Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 28, follows tier-based system to allow relaxation | All you need to know

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to extend lockdown in the state until June 28, following consultations with medical experts. However, some Covid-19 restrictions have been eased in certain districts. TIER-BASED SYSTEM Districts in Tamil Nadu have been divided into three tiers. Teir-1 comprises 11 districts…

Virus mutation beyond control, Covid-appropriate behaviour needed to avoid next wave: AIIMS doctor

With many states easing Covid-related restrictions and crowds returning to markets, the threat of a third Covid-19 wave looms large on the country. Dr Neeraj Nischal, Assistant Professor Department of Medicine at Delhi AIIMS, has said while we cannot control further mutations in the Covid-19 virus, Covid-appropriate…

Central agencies harassing us, better to align with BJP: Sena MLA to Maha CM Thackeray

Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik in a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked him to align the party with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to save the party members from being harassed by central investigation agencies. Pratap Sarnaik wrote, “My personal opinion is that it is better to be…

A tall tale: 10-storey building in China constructed within 28 hours | Watch

In an astonishing feat that has taken social media by storm, a real estate developer in China has constructed a 10-storey earthquake-resistant residential building within 28 hours. Broad Group, the developer of the building, shared a video of the construction in China’s Changsha city, which has gone viral. The real…

Rajnath Singh Meets Lieutenant Governors Of Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today held separate meetings with the Lieutenant Governors of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is learnt to have apprised the defence minister about the security scenario in the Union Territory. “The Lieutenant Governor…

Cannot pay Rs 4 lakh compensation to Covid victims, would exhaust disaster funds: Centre tells SC

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that Rs 4 lakh compensation cannot be paid to all those who died due to Covid-19 as it would exhaust the disaster relief funds. The Centre’s affidavit came in response to a PIL seeking “minimum standards of relief” and ex-gratia payment to Covid-19 deceased. The…

India Sees Less Than 60,000 Fresh Covid Cases For First Time In 81 Days

India’s Covid chart continued to show improvement today, with the country recording 58,419 cases, the lowest in 81 days. India, the second-worst hit country, now has 2.98 crore cases. Active cases now comprise 2.44% of the total infections. Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus: Active cases have decreased…

Brazil Passes Half A Million Covid Deaths, Experts Warn Of Worse Ahead

Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world’s second-deadliest outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government’s refusal to back social distancing measures. Only 11% of Brazilians have been fully vaccinated and epidemiologists warn…

Four Killed, Four Badly Injured In Plane Crash In Siberia

Four people were killed and four badly injured on Saturday when a small plane crashed in Russia’s Kemerovo region in southwestern Siberia, the local emergency medical service said. TASS news agency earlier said at least seven people were killed when the twin-engine L-410 crashed near the Tanay aerodrome, which…

PM Modi’s trusted aide, ex-IAS officer AK Sharma appointed vice president of UP BJP

The Uttar Pradesh BJP unit has appointed its state MLC AK Sharma, a former IAS officer, as its state vice president. BJP state unit’s chief Swatantra Dev Singh made the announcement of the new appointment on Saturday. AK Sharma is also considered Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most-trusted bureaucrat as he…