Punjab tops in transporting food grains during lock down

Punjab tops the tally for transporting maximum food grains, accounting 46% of the total 16.94 lakh tonnes of food grains moved across the country to feed the poor during lock down. Haryana (18%),...

'Substantial recovery' likely against IL&FS external debt worth Rs 94,000 cr: Injeti Srinivas

NEW DELHI: With multi-pronged strategies in place for IL&FS resolution, the government expects "substantial recovery" against the group's Rs 94,000 crore external debt and the recovered amount could be much more than the...

Covid-19: Niti Aayog CEO writes to NGOs for assistance in relief measures

NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has written to over 92,000 NGOs appealing them to assist the government in identifying Covid-19 hotspots and delivering services to vulnerable groups. Kant, who is heading the...

After the virus: What world will we live in?

One day, the battle against the novel coronavirus will be won. But the world that emerges may look very different from the one we lived in before the pandemic began. Over 60,000 people have...

Centre releases Rs 1250 crore for procurement of pulses

NEW DELHI: The centre has decided to allow procurement of gram (chana) and lentils (masur) in 13 states at minimum support price (MSP) during lockdown without waiting for any formal proposal from states...

UK coronavirus deaths could reach 7,000 to 20,000: Neil Ferguson

LONDON: UK deaths from the coronavirus could rise to between about 7,000 and 20,000 under measures taken to slow the spread of the virus, Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial College in London...

Government sets up group to coordinate COVID-19 related response activities

The government on Sunday notified the empowered group set up for coordination with private sector, NGOs and international organisations for COVID-19 related response activities. "Empowered group has been constituted to address the issues...

Indian macroeconomic situation bleak, set to worsen if lockdown continues: Jean Dreze

The Indian macroeconomic situation is bleak and all set to get worse if local or national lockdowns continue for some more time, renowned economist Jean Dreze said on Sunday. Dreze further said that due...

Centre amends mining law, exempts several activities from green clearance

NEW DELHI: Removal of sand deposits from agricultural fields after floods will not require green clearance now, with the Centre amending the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act. In its notification, the Ministry...

China reports 30 new coronavirus cases; nine districts in Wuhan classified as ‘low-risk'

BEIJING: China has reported 30 new cases of the novel coronavirus, including five locally transmitted infections, even as nine of the 13 administrative districts of virus-hit Wuhan city were declared ‘low-risk areas' signifying...