Capital's new record: 24,000 cases in a day

NEW DELHI, April 18 -- Delhi recorded 24,000 cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, the highest single-day tally since the pandemic began ravaging countries across the world, with chief minister Arvind Kejriw... Read More

Modi calls for symbolic participation in Kumbh Mela as cases among seers rise

New Delhi/HARIDWAR, April 18 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the ongoing Mahakumbh, which started in Haridwar on April 1 and is scheduled to end on April 30, should now have symbolic ... Read More


New Delhi, April 18 -- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Narendra Modi government on Saturday, saying it has no strategy against Covid-19 amid a surge in infections. "This government has no str... Read More

Everyone above 25 must be able to get vaccinated: Sonia at CWC meet

New Delhi, April 18 -- The Congress Working Committee (CWC), in a virtual meeting, on Saturday decided to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce the vaccination age to 25 from the current 45 years... Read More

India cases cross 260k, Modi holds review meet

New Delhi, April 18 -- India on Saturday reported more than a quarter million new infections of Covid-19 as nearly 1,500 people lost their lives to the viral disease - both numbers the highest-ever re... Read More

Helplines proving to be of little help

Lucknow, April 18 -- Even as the spike in Covid-19 cases touches a new high daily, complaints of harried residents against the Integrated Covid Command Control Centre (ICCCC) and various helplines kee... Read More

ICCC tele caller tells Covid patient 'to go and die'

Lucknow, April 18 -- Santosh Kumar Singh, a Covid+ resident of Lucknow, was shocked when a caller from the Integrated Covid Command Centre (ICCC) told him 'to go and die' after he complained that the ... Read More

From food to medicine, students out to help poor

LUCKNOW, April 18 -- A group of students from various colleges in Lucknow is distributing food to people living in the slums of the city, even as the state government has increased restrictions in the... Read More

Is the BJP on a sticky wicket in western UP?

MEERUT, April 18 -- The ongoing panchayat elections will be a litmus test for the ruling BJP in western UP amid the farmers' movement. Political and social equations in western UP seem somewhat skewe... Read More

'Covid norms with special kids impossible'

LUCKNOW, April 18 -- Social distancing norms and 50 per cent cut in staff have added to the woes of the shelter homes dealing with special children. Those who run these homes say maintaining social di... Read More