Centre coordinates with states to ensure undisrupted farm activities

The agriculture ministry is coordinating with the state governments to facilitate and ensure that harvesting and allied activities are not disrupted due to the pandemic, a senior official told ET. “Harvesting is in full swing. Out of the total wheat sown in 31.58 million hectares, 55% has already been harvested in the country, with Rajasthan … Read more

Over 81% wheat area harvested; pulses & oilseeds harvest over amid pandemic: Government

The government on Sunday said over 81 per cent of wheat sown area has been harvested so far, while harvest of pulses and oilseeds has been completed amid the Covid-19 pandemic situation. Farmers are harvesting rabi (winter) crops sown in the 2020-21 crop year (July-June). Wheat is the main rabi crop. Releasing the latest data, … Read more

Delhi, 9 states account for 75 pc of new COVID-19 cases: Health Ministry

India’s cumulative recoveries have surged to 1,36,48,159 with 1,93,279 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan reported 75.01 per cent of the new COVID-19 cases registered in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. India added a … Read more

Karnataka reports biggest single day spike of 17,489 COVID cases, 80 deaths

Karnataka on Saturday logged its biggest single day spike of 17,489 new cases of COVID-19 and 80 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 11,41,998 and the toll to 13,270. The state had previously reported its biggest single day spike of 14,859 cases on Friday. A total of over 2,34,48,009 samples have been … Read more

Coronavirus Live Updates: Get ready for ‘Maha Lockdown’, says minister; DCGI gives nod to Sputnik V Covid vaccine

India has more than 12 lakh active cases at the present. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh) Coronavirus India Lockdown LIVE tracker, Covid Live updates: The ugly reality of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has hit home as India overtook Brazil to become the second worst-hit nation in the world. India has arrived at … Read more

Karnataka: Rule on seat capacity in cinemas at 50% applicable from April 7

Following a request from the Kannada film industry, the Karnataka government on Saturday said its order capping the seating capacity in theatres at 50 per cent in certain districts would now be applicable from April 7. “The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce has made a request to the Chief Minister to allow cinema halls to … Read more

Coronavirus in India Live Updates: India stares at mega health emergency as Centre sounds alarm over worsening Covid situation

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic will hit India’s health infra and we are already seeing the signs. After Centre’s warning, what will states do? (Photos: Reuters/PTI/Indian Express) 2021 Coronavirus Cases in India Live Updates: As India prepares to go for the third phase of the Covid vaccination drive from tomorrow i.e April 1st, … Read more

Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Angry over unsatisfactory compliance of Covid protocols, DGCA explores ‘on the spot’ fines at airports

A health worker prepares a Covid jab at a vaccination centre in Delhi. (Express Photograph by Tashi Tobgyal) Covid-19 Lockdown in India Live News: Will full lockdown return? India has been struggling with this question amid the constant rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the country. While the Centre has made it clear … Read more

Coronavirus Lockdown 2021 Live Updates: Active cases in India spike to nearly 3.5 lakh, WHO sounds alarm over increased global death count

A woman receives a dose of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in Indonesia’s Bali. Despite some reluctance in Europe, Asian nations including India are using Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid jabs for inoculating people. (Reuters photo) Lockdown news today Coronavirus Lockdown 2021 Live News: India is experiencing not only a forceful second wave of the coronavirus but also seeing alarming … Read more

Collegium split over selection of woman judge to Supreme Court

(This story originally appeared in on Mar 18, 2021) NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court‘s five-member collegium headed by CJI S A Bobde failed to reach consensus over recommending Justice B V Nagarathna, a judge of Karnataka High Court, for appointment as judge of the SC as some said it would lead to supersession of many … Read more