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OCI Cardholders Rules For Re-Issue Of Overseas Citizen Of India Cards Eased

The government has now simplified the process of issuing Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards. According to the new rule, an individual registered as an OCI cardholder after turning 20 does not need a new card on the issue of a fresh passport. Notably, the old rule required the re-issuing of passports after an individual turns 50 citing facial changes due to old age.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 01:20 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Overseas Job, NRIs, Passport, OCI cards

Courtesy: NDTV

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Delhi Becomes Worst COVID-19 Hit City In India

Indian capital Delhi, with a single-day spike of 17,282 cases, on April 14 has surpassed Mumbai to become the worst affected city in India. Delhi also recorded over 100 COVID-19 deaths in the same period. Reportedly, the city has witnessed a 234% increment in new cases from April 4-13. Delhi will currently undergo a weekend lockdown from 10 pm on April 16 to 5 am on April 19. 

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 11:20 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Delhi, Mumbai, Covid-19, Weekend Lockdown

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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Election Commission Gives notice to Sayantan Basu over Inflammatory Speech

The Election Commission of India on April 15 gave notice to BJP leader Sayantan Basu following inflammatory remarks over the Cooch Behar CRPF firing incident at a poll rally in Baranagar. The remarks were in violation of the model code of conduct and provisions of the Representation of the People Act. In addition, the body gave a deadline of 24 hours to explain his stand.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 11:00 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: EC, Bengal Elections, Indian Politics, mamta banerjee

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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MHA Provides Work From Home Option For Officers

With rising Covid-19 cases in Delhi, the Ministry of Home Affairs has put forth a work-from-home option for 50% of its undersecretary level officers on April 16. But deputy secretary and employees above that rank will have to report to the office anytime between 9 am to 10 am to avoid rush during the commute. Employees from containment zones have been exempted from coming to the office.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 10:42 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: MHA, Ministry of Home Affairs, Work From Home, Coronavirus

Courtesy: News18

Ranjit Sinha

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Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha Died Due To Covid-19

Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha died in the morning on April 16. He was 68. According to reports, it is believed to be a Covid-related death. He was confirmed positive for coronavirus on April 15 in the evening. Sinha, a 1974-batch officer of the Bihar cadre was appointed CBI chief in 2012.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 10:32 AM / by Harsh V Singh

Tags: Ranit Sinha, Covid-19, CBI

Courtesy: The Times of India

Public gathering at Maha Kumbh Mela, Haridwar.

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Niranjani Akhada To Conclude Kumbh Mela From April 17 After Death Of Nirwani Akhada

Following the death of Nirwani akhada's Mahamandaleshwar Kapil Dev Das, who died at the age of 65 due to COVID-19 on April 13, Niranjani akhada announced to exit the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, from April 17. The decision was made after the drastic increase in COVID-19 cases among the saints in Haridwar. According to a health official, 68 top seers of Haridwar have tested positive for Coronavirus between April 5 and 14.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 10:22 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Niranjani Akhada, Kumbh Mela, Kapil Das Dev, Nirwani Akhada, Covid-19

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Central Govt To Provide Oxygen Supply At Hospitals Under PM Cares Fund

Amid oxygen scarcity at COVID facilities, the government on April 16 announced that over 100 hospitals will receive oxygen plants funded by the PM cares funds. Reportedly, the fund will also sanction the installation of 162 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plants which will facilitate hospitals to develop their own medical oxygen. While several states have been complaining about the shortage of oxygen supply, the government has denied those… read-more

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 10:20 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: oxygen, Corona Crisis, PM Cares Fund, Covid Hospital

Courtesy: NDTV

Nizamuddin Markaz

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Delhi HC Permits 50 Devotees To Offer Namaz At Nizamuddin Markaz

The Delhi High Court's Justice Pratibha M Singh issued an order allowing 50 devotees to offer Nawaz at the Nizamuddin Markaz. If all the other religious place in Delhi are functional, then Markaz should also allow to offer Nawaz, says Delhi HC. Earlier, the Delhi Wafq Board had initially requested to permit 50 people each on all the three floors.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 09:53 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: New Delhi, Delhi High Court, Nizamuddin Markaz, Ramzan

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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Uttarakhand Govt Announces New COVID Guidelines; Restricts Public Gatherings

Uttarakhand government has announced a fresh COVID-19 guidelines on April 16, to tackle increasing number of cases. The government has capped the maximum capacity of 200 people to attend religious and social gatherings. While gyms and public transport will be operated at 50% of their occupancy, coaching centres and swimming pools will remain shut until next order.. Besides, a night curfew from 10:30 PM to 5 AM will be imposed.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 09:20 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Uttarakhand, Lockdown, COVID-19 outbreak, Uttarakhand Government

Courtesy: Times Now


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Delhi Court Grants Bail To Activist Umar Khalid Under Delhi Riot Case

The Delhi Court has granted bail on April 15, to ex-JNU student and activist Umar Khalid under a riot case in Delhi. According to Delhi crime branch, Khalid, a 33-year-old was with a part of group that organised meeting at Shaheen Bagh few weeks before the riots. The court said, "Khalid cannot be permitted to remain behind bars on the basis of such a sketchy material against him." 

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 09:12 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Umar Khalid, Delhi Court, India, Activist, Delhi Riots

Courtesy: NDTV