Congress seeks calls from jobless

New Delhi: The Congress on Thurs-day launched a helpline to register unemployed youth across the country and demanded that the government bring out a National Register of Unemployed (NRU) using those numbers. The programme launc-hed by the Indian Youth Congress would include apart from the help line, protests across the country by the district units of…

China locks down 5 cities over coronavirus

Beijing: China on Thursday locked down five cities, including Wuhan, suspending all public transport in an unprecedented move to contain the coronavirus that has infected over 630 people and left 18 others dead, dampening the celebrations of the Lunar New Year. On Thursday evening, Chinese officials announ-ced suspension of public transport in five cities — Huanggang,…

Seed body moots export policy, promotion council

The Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) has requested the central government for a national policy for exports to ensure a smooth process between central government, state governments, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) and ports. A special cell under the ministry of agriculture should be formed to deal with export promotion and facilitation such…

Coronavirus infects Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia

Hyderabad: The confirmation of coronavirus in a nurse from Kerala working in Saudi Arabia is the first case of an Indian health worker being affected by the virus. Before this reported case, only people who have travelled to or from Wuhan in China who have been infected. Earlier, reports confirmed that 30 nurses working at the…

No nod for Charminar protest against CAA, NRC

Hyderabad: There was uncertainty on Thursday over the proposed protests announced by the United Muslim Action Committee (UMAC) and the Telangana-AP JAC against CAA-NPR-NRC owing to doubts about according police permission for both programmes, though a clear picture began to emerge by late evening. Police authorities did not disclose anything about the status of the petitions….

Surat and Vadodara witnessed continued imposition of Section 144

Though a draft amendment introduced by petitioners, on Wednesday, in the Gujarat High Court (HC) challenging the continuous prohibitory orders issued under Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) section 144, read with certain provisions of the Gujarat Police (GP) Act, mentioned three recent orders issued in Ahmedabad city, it has been observed that Vadodara and Surat too have…