Schools, colleges to re-open only after consultation with stakeholders: MHA

schoolNew Delhi, June 01: The Union Home Ministry has asked states to consult stakeholders before opening schools and colleges. The MHA asked the states to consult the stakeholders and then provide feedback to the Centre on re-opening of schools and colleges.

The guidelines issued by the MHA speaks of re-opening schools and colleges during phase II of unlocking the country. A decision on this would be taken after July 1, the MHA had also said in its order issued on Saturday.

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Next phase of lockdown: States want strict implementation of guidelines in containment zones

lockdown-8New Delhi, May 29: With the lockdown 4.0 set to come to an end on May 31, several states want curbs only in the containment zones. In the existing lockdown, states were given a bigger hand to decide on the curbs.

Many states have been getting representation to open schools, religious institutions and also hotels.

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Centre all set to re-define migrant workers

migrants-newNew Delhi, May 28: The Centre is all set to re-define migrant workers. This would enable migrants access to social security and health benefits under the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation.

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Will the COVID-19 lockdown be extended: Here is what to expect

lockdown-33New Delhi, May 28: A lockdown 4.0 comes close to an end, the government is working out measures to face the challenge ahead of May 31. Testing will be further ramped up and stringent curbs could be imposed in some cities, which have been reporting a high number of cases.

While there would substantial easing of curbs in many parts of the countries, those areas which are reporting a high number of cases could be further contained.

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Ram Temple trust chief offers prayers at shrine after 28 years

Mahant Nritya Gopal Das

Ayodhya, May 27: Ram temple trust chairman Mahant Nritya Gopal Das has offered prayers at the Ram Lalla shrine here on what is said to be his first visit to the makeshift temple in nearly three decades.

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India now stands at fifth position globally in terms of active COVID-19 cases

corona-hospNew Delhi, May 25: India, now stands among the world’s top ten countries in terms of COVID-19 cases. The number of cases in India is now over 1,37,000 and the death toll stands at 4,000.

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RBI Governor to address media at 10 am today

shaktikantadasNew Delhi, May 22: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das will address the media at 10 am today.

The briefing comes a week after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a financial stimulus package in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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WHO gives nod for probe into coronavirus outbreak

corona88New Delhi, May 19: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that it would initiate an independent probe into the COVID-19 response. A majority of the member countries said that it wanted a probe on the issue.

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Lockdown 4.0: Bengal to maintain status quo

mamata-banerjee-mn1New Delhi, May 18: The West Bengal government decided to carry on with the arrangements already in place after receiving no fresh advisory from the Union government on Sunday, when the lockdown 3.0 is ending, the state home department said.

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India joins 62 nations to seek probe into outbreak of coronavirus

corona88New Delhi, May 18: India has joined 62 other nations in backing a EU motion at the World Health Assembly for an independent inquiry into the outbreak of the coronavirus. The meeting will take place today.

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