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    Schools across Delhi-NCR have sprung into action following a spike in Covid cases and are taking various measures, including frequent sanitisation, to restrict the spread of the virus to a minimum and thus avoid shutdown of the campus.

    A day after a clash erupted in Patiala, Punjab Police arrested as many as three accused on April 30. Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Pareek, while talking to ANI, informed that the curfew in th... Leyen begins her visit to India on Sunday during which she will hold extensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on further ramping up two-way engagement in areas of trade, connectivity, energy, climate change and security. Delhi on Tuesday reported Covid cases rising to 1,204, against 1,011 on the previous day, while there was one more death, as per the Health Department bulletin. The Covid positivity rate was at 4.64 p... india casino no deposit bonus New Delhi: A fire has broken out at the Ghazipur landfill site; 8 fire brigade vehicles are present on the spot. The fire broke out for the second time within a month at the site. The pension fund regulator said that the pension scheme had seen this tremendous success due to the active participation of all categories of banks. A substantial portion of the visit will be in Copenhagen where the PM will take part in the second India Nordic summit besides bilateral summit. Indo-Denmark ties have come of age in recent years. Delhi Disaster Management Authority officials are slated to meet tomorrow and sources suggest mask mandate, as well as hybrid mode of education for schools, could be discussed in the meet. China suspended scientific cooperation after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to Russian Academy of Sciences president Alexander Sergeev. ET has learnt Russia has reached out to India for collaboration in specific sectors following Beijing's move. In the recently held meeting of the DDMA, the penalty on not wearing of masks was brought back and it was decided that the schools will not be shut but a more detailed set of SOPs will be released., The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded as 98.75 per cent, the ministry said. A reduction of 886 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.55 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.58 per cent, according to the ministry.
    With several festivals coming up, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Sunday urged people to stay alert to the threat from the coronavirus and continue to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour such as wearing masks and frequently washing hands. In his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, Modi said in the coming days the festival of Eid, Akshaya Tritiya, birth anniversary of Bhagwan Parashuram and Vaishakh Budh Purnima will be celebrated.
    "Heatwave conditions in isolated pockets very likely to prevail over Punjab, Haryana-Delhi, south Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand during 18th-19th," the IMD said in a bulletin.

    The Japan government on Tuesday informed the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of a new plan that does not include India in transporting humanitarian aid supplies to Ukrainian refugees on Japanese Self-Defense Forces (SDF) aircraft, ET has learnt.

    A call about the blaze was received at 4:46 am and nine fire tenders were rushed to the spot, said Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg.

    While Eshwarappa ruled out resigning claiming innocence, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said he will talk to his cabinet colleague and take a call after discussing a few issues with him.
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-24 08:55:17 )