In times of a lockdown, why the courts matter

India, April 9 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement on March 24 to put India under a nationwide lockdown was followed by a notification that contained a list of essential services that would... Read More

Help the poor: PM on call to give him a standing ovation

New Delhi, April 9 -- People who want to show respect to Narendra Modi should come forward to help the poor during the crisis triggered by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Prime Minister said o... Read More

Newspaper Society opposes suggestion to suspend govt ads

New Delhi, April 9 -- The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) and the Association of Radio Operators for India (AROI) strongly opposed on Wednesday a suggestion by Congress president Sonia Gandhi that the ... Read More

Mass antibody testing key to calibrated exit from lockdown

India, April 9 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has steadily scaled up his government's response to the coronavirus disease pandemic, starting with the screening of international passengers on January ... Read More

Make pvt lab tests free, govt could reimburse: SC

NEW DELHI, April 9 -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday made tests for the coronavirus disease in private laboratories free, and asked the government to pass the necessary orders so as to make this possi... Read More

Akhilesh demands NSA against Kannauj MP

Lucknow, April 9 -- Samajwadi Party national chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said National Security Act should be invoked against BJP MP from Kannauj Subrat Pathak and his supporters for allegedly a... Read More

Not possible to lift lockdown: PM

NEW DELHI, April 9 -- "It's not possible to lift the lockdown abruptly," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a meeting with the floor leaders of political parties in Parliament in the strongest messa... Read More

Make Covid tests free, SC tells govt

NEW DELHI, April 9 -- The Supreme Court asked the central government on Wednesday to ensure that testing facility for Covid-19 is made available free of cost to all citizens. At present, private labo... Read More

Trump praises India day after 'retaliation' warning

New Delhi, April 9 -- US President Donald Trump on Wednesday changed course and supported the Narendra Modi government stand's on hydroxychloroquine, praising India's handling of the coronavirus pande... Read More

FDCI's Covid-19 support efforts lauded

India, April 9 -- In a video message which went viral on Instagram (garnering close to 3 lakh views till the time of going to press), Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, expressed her grat... Read More