Cabinet approves 30 pc salary cut for MPs

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance amending the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 to reduce allowances and pension by 30 per cent with effect from April 1, for a year. The…

HRD ministry postpones all entrance exams

New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has decided to postpone entrance exams including JNU, UGC, NET and IGNOU PhD and several others keeping in mind the lockdown. Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh…

Virus hope in Europe; drop in number of deaths

London: Europe's hardest-hit nations saw some tentative signs of hope in the fight against the coronavirus on Monday but the United States braced for its "Pearl Harbour moment" as the country's death toll raced towards 10,000. The virus has…

Queen delivers special COVID-19 address

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II delivered only her fourth emergency address in a 68-year reign to urge Britain and Commonwealth nations to "remain united and resolute". "I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how…

Restrictions in Sri Lanka until Tamil New Year

Colombo: The stringent measures taken by Sri Lanka to stem the spread of novel coronavirus will continue until the Sinhala and Tamil New Year on April 14 and a team of experts headed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will monitor the COVID-19…

Pak court empowers inmates to sue government

Islamabad: A Pakistani court has declared that overcrowding in jails is unconstitutional and ruled that a prisoner can sue the government and prison authorities for inhuman treatment during imprisonment, media reports said on Monday. The…

Pakistan cancels Baisakhi celebrations

Lahore: Pakistan has cancelled the Baisakhi celebrations at Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Punjab province from April 14, in which around 2,000 Sikhs from India were to participate, due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country, authorities said…

Bangladesh curbs congregation at mosques

Dhaka: Bangladesh on Monday suspended prayers for the public at mosques across the country in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus after four more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 12.…

Pot Pourri

Tiger tests positive for¬†coronavirus at Bronx Zoo New York: A tiger in New York City has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a news release from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The four-year-old female Malayan…

Practise pilates for agility

As we stay in, practise social distancing and isolation, taking care of our health becomes very important. Maintaining the healthy state is very important in order to avoid contracting the COVID-19, says a fresh guideline by the WHO. While…