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Month March 2020

Covid-19: Nizamuddin markaz says 1500 members broke away before quarantine

By early March, Covid-19 cases were surging across the world and in India. A lockdown in the country was several days away. Ignoring the pandemic, an estimated 2500 Sunni Muslim men belonging to several nationalities, each identically dressed in white… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen file for bail on medical grounds citing coronavirus outbreak

Sadaf Modak31 March 2020 Poet P Varavara Rao (in pic) and retired professor Shoma Sen, among the nine persons accused in the Elgaar Parishad case, have sought temporary bail on medical grounds from a special court. (File Photo) CITING THE… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – 3 nurses catch virus while tending to patients with no Covid-19 signs

All Personnel Who Dealt With Patients At 2 Pvt Hospitals Isolated Sumitra Deb Roy & Malathy Iyer TNN Mumbai: Three nurses in two major private hospitals in the city contracted the novel coronavirus while attending to patients who came in… Continue Reading →

UP migrant workers ‘sanitised’ by chemical bath on road

Bareilly: Bareilly, UP:  Close your eyes and those of your children, order personnel in protective gear, as a group of men, women and children squat on the road. Next comes a spray of bleach and many cry out as their… Continue Reading →

Mumbai Man posts fake message of army deployment in city, gets arrested

Rumour Virus: At Least Four Others Booked Mateen Hafeez, V Narayan & Pradeep Gupta TNN Think twice before you hit ‘Send’ to forward that message you received on social media. People who are circulating messages without checking their efficacy are… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra quarantines all 1.8L outstation workers in state

Prafulla.Marpakwar@timesgroup.com Mumbai: Alarmed by a spurt in Covid-19 cases, the state government on Monday quarantined all 1.8 lakh migrant workers and labourers across the state till April 14. A senior bureaucrat told TOI that following the 21-day nationwide lockdown declared by Prime… Continue Reading →

NREGA Sangharsh Morcha- FM’s package for NREGA workers a ‘misnomer’ as Rs 6,000 crore wage payments pending.

‘ Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement of providing an average of Rs 2,000 extra per household through the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is a misnomer, NREGA Sangharsh Morcha, a civil rights organization working among NREGA workers… Continue Reading →

Muslims take body of Hindu neighbour for cremation in UP

Piyush.Rai Meerut: A crowd of mourners, most of them wearing white and brown skull caps, baffled onlookers as they carried a body to the cremation ground in UP’s Bulandshahr amid chants of “Ram naam satya hai”. Ravi Shankar, in his… Continue Reading →

India says no plan to extend coronavirus lockdown as poor struggle

Published:  March 30, 2020 13:32:25 Slum dwellers in Ahmedabad receive free food packets during a 21-day nationwide lockdown – Amit Dave/Reuters India has no plans to extend a 21-day lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on… Continue Reading →

Open letter to Union Health Minister on isolation and quarantine (COVID-19)

Dr Harsh Vardhan Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Nirman Bhawan New Delhi Re: Concern with regard to isolation and quarantine of patients suspected of or diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dear Sir, We,… Continue Reading →

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