More states make masks in public compulsory

NEW DELHI: Delhi, Mumbai, and the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha on Wednesday made the wearing of face masks mandatory for people stepping out of their homes. In the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, the mandatory masks rule announced Wednesday was limited to all officers, staff […]

Tablighi chief traced to Delhi’s residence

NEW DELHI: Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad Khandalvi has finally been traced to his residence in Zakir Nagar. It is now being ascertained whether he has been infected by novel coronavirus. His kin had earlier told the cops that he was in quarantine. Delhi Police will now get him tested […]

Com dept pitches for limited restarting of mfg

NEW DELHI: The commerce and industry ministry has pitched for resumption of manufacturing activity, especially for exports, in a limited manner, with companies following safety and other norms. Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal told representatives from export promotion councils and trade bodies on Wednesday that his department is in […]

Govt to clear pending I-T refunds up to Rs 5L

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday unveiled a raft of measures to ensure availability of cash in the system, including speeding up of refunds worth Rs 18,000 crore linked to income tax returns, customs and GST, while deciding to prioritise spending on areas like health, pharma, food, rural development, railways […]

Covid-19: Delhi govt seals 13 more zones

NEW DELHI/NOIDA: Thirteen areas in the capital, 22 in Noida and 13 in Ghaziabad were sealed on Wednesday midnight as the Delhi and UP governments stepped up a cluster containment exercise to break the novel coronavirus infection chain in the NCR. While the sealing in Delhi will be periodically reviewed, […]

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