Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has called the ban on 59 Chinese apps “a digital strike” by India on China. Speaking at a virtual BJP rally in Bengal, the minister said the apps were banned to protect data of Indians
India's novel coronavirus case tally climbed to 5,85,493 with a single day spike of 18,653 on Wednesday morning. The death toll climbed to 17,400 after 507 new fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, ending Wednesday morning
Announcing the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced that the government is working to make 'One Nation One Ration Card' a reality soon
No reimposition of lockdown is being planned in Delhi, tweeted chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, quelling rumours of a possible shutdown amid a sharp rise in the coronavirus cases in the national capital
The infections in India inched closer to 5.5 lakh-mark with 19,459 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. The toll also rose to 16,459 after 380 deaths were reported. Of the 5,48,318 cases, 3.2 lakh patients have recovered, while 2.1 lakh infections are still active. Amid the surge, several states have reimposed full or partial lockdown, while others like Telangana are pondering on imposing fresh curbs. The last one lakh cases in India have been added in less than a week
In a clear reference to China, PM said that India knows how to maintain friendship, but it can certainly look someone in the eye and retaliate. He paid tribute to the Indian soldiers and said that our brave-hearts have shown that they won’t let any harm be done to 'Mother India'. Their valour will always be remembered. Families who lost their sons, still want to send their other children to defence forces. Their spirit and sacrifice is venerable, PM said
Huge swarms of locust have now reached Gurgaon and covered large tracts of the region in Haryana. Several areas in Gurgaon saw swarms of locust covering the skies on Saturday. High alert has been issued in adjoining districts of Delhi as well
With over 18,000 new coronavirus cases, India now has a total of 5,08,953 positive cases. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data, India now has 1,97,387 active cases and 2,95,881 cured cases
Meanwhile, the Indian Railways has converted many rail coaches into isolation centres to extend a helping hand in combating the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed over 14,000 lives in the country so far.
A massive fire has broken out at a factory in the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) in Sanand area of Ahmedabad. 27 fire tenders have rushed to the spot as the massive blaze raged over the buildings.