NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday sought replies from Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur on a plea by JNU student and anti-CAA activist Sharjeel Imam seeking clubbing of multiple FIRs levelling sedition charges against him for allegedly making inflammatory speeches. The top court gave another opportunity to theContinue Reading

After being suspended for two months, due to the coronavirus lockdown, domestic air travel is set to resume in India today. With all domestic (air/ rail/ inter-State bus) travel to resume, the Health Ministry issued new guidelines for inter-State travel and international arrivals, stating that only COVID-asymptomatic domestic passengers/ internationalContinue Reading

A gloom has set in upon the staff of King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, the biggest municipality-run hospital in central Mumbai’s Parel area. Everyone associated with the hospital looks dejected. Around 1,000 resident doctors work without adequate food, nurses fear for their safety as they file in, all norms ofContinue Reading

Lockdown 4.0, which comes into effect on May 18, will see shops and markets  — except those in malls —  opening, and autos, buses and cabs operating within the State guidelines. E-commerce companies will be allowed to deliver all goods, including those considered non-essential. However, hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, malls,Continue Reading

Representative image NEW DELHI: The Centre will amend the Essential Commodities Act to provide for notifying stock limits for a retailer or wholesaler only if retail prices increase abnormally—by 100% in case of perishable items like onion, potato and tomato and 50% in the case of non-perishable essential commodities. TheContinue Reading

MUMBAI: A high-powered committee appointed by the Maharashtra government has decided to temporarily release around 50 per cent prisoners to decongest jails across the state in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The committee, comprising Bombay High Court Justice A A Sayed, Additional Chief Secretary of state Home department SanjayContinue Reading