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Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had arrived to watch.The launch preparations took place in the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed an estimated 100,000 Americans

08:25:00 on 28 May

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The US death toll is higher than fatalities from the seasonal flu going back to the 1957-1958 season, when 116,000 died.The coronavirus has killed more people than the AIDS epidemic did from 1981 through 1989

02:58:22 on 28 May

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'Home deliveries of essential medicines like IFA, Calcium, ORS, Zinc, contraceptives etc can be organized in containment zones,' said Health Ministry.In case the number of beneficiaries is more, then additional sessions/clinics could be organized

01:29:02 on 28 May

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Many diplomats designated to new roles and stations utilized flights operated for repatriation to reach workplaces

01:37:56 on 28 May

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The Middle East is just one of the world's many regions struggling to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak. After first peaking in China, where it began, then Europe, now it's the Americas that is seen as the main epicenter

01:54:51 on 28 May

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KCR held separate meetings with ministers and officials on the COVID-19 situation and implementation of lockdown, among others and took decisions on several issues.State-run RTC buses have been exempted from night time curfew restrictions and will be allowed to ply to their destinations

12:44:02 on 28 May

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The Fed's beige book survey of economic conditions showed US economic activity continued to fall sharply in recent weeks in all regions, with auto sales falling sharply and tenants unable to pay rent

12:52:08 on 28 May

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The move is likely to come as a relief for travel agents as they would now have the flexibility to return the refunds to customers.Prior to the lockdown, the two airlines allowed refunds to be held only in a credit shell for customers, he added

01:12:49 on 28 May

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The US president’s offer is seen by analysts as playing to a domestic audience in US on an election year.Trump’s Twitter post came hours after China said the border situation with India was ‘stable’

01:18:12 on 28 May

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Influx of migrant workers from cities into villages triggers a fresh wave of infections in areas that had been relatively untouched by the coronavirus.The now two-month-long lockdown has ruined the livelihoods of millions of migrants, mostly daily wage earners

01:22:26 on 28 May

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Locust swarms may continue arriving for four more months, but they may not lead to a food crisis, believe officials

01:28:05 on 28 May

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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced the decision Wednesday, a week after the government in Beijing declared its intention to pass a national security law curtailing the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong citizens

01:28:37 on 28 May

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Passengers had travelled on SG-8194 (Ahmedabad-Delhi) & SG-8152 (Delhi-Guwahati).'The operating crew has been quarantined and SpiceJet is coordinating with government agencies in notifying other passengers who had travelled with them,' the airline said

11:32:15 on 27 May

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Mint Lite is a quick update to bring you up to speed on all the news you need to know—and some things that are just fun to know—in five minutes before you start your day

11:38:41 on 27 May

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The LG Secretariat spreads to two parts, which includes the bungalow where around 40 officials works.The bungalow where staff members sit is being disinfected by authorities, sources said

11:47:31 on 27 May

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After Singapore and the UK, the Indian government has open-sourced Aarogya Setu, one of the fastest growing contact tracing apps in the world. Mint analyses how it works and the concerns around it

10:40:49 on 27 May

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Districts adjoining NCR have reduced access to prevent covid.While the exact scale of Delhi’s border woes may not have been quantified before, the issue has drawn the attention of everyone from the high court to the Supreme Court

10:49:11 on 27 May

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'A first of its kind initiative 'State Health Register' will be a robust and standardized health repository of all citizens,' Karnataka’s Medical Education Minister K.Sudhakar said in a statement.

10:53:15 on 27 May

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Presently, there are over 1,000 isolation beds at the BKC Modular Hospital, while the Racecourse Modular Hospital at Mahalaxmi has 300 beds and 650 beds are operational at NSCI dome in Worli

11:00:43 on 27 May

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The political scene in Maharashtra is hot after a BJP leaders demanded imposition of the President's rule in the state citing the present government's failure in handling the coronavirus situation

11:09:59 on 27 May

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France's cancellation, which effectively bans the drug for covid-19, was confirmed by the health ministry.The WHO said a safety panel would act by mid-June to evaluate the drug's use in its multi-country trial of potential covid-19 treatments

09:33:27 on 27 May

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A discussion in the Nepalese parliament to clear a constitutional amendment that would formalize the new map has been postponed, news agency ANI said

09:41:56 on 27 May

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The WHO Foundation is being created as an independent grant-making entity that will support the organization's efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges

10:03:49 on 27 May

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The death toll in the state also rose to 938 after 23 more fatalities were reported since Tuesday.The total number of recoveries in the state now stands at 7,547

10:04:47 on 27 May

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The court has ordered that MoC shall provide TSIL the comments received from the concerned State Government(s) on the aspect whether the delay in achieving the milestones is attributable to TSIL

10:04:55 on 27 May

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Critical services for women, children should be provided irrespective of their covid status.Denial of service can impact maternal and newborn mortalities, the health ministry says

10:19:32 on 27 May

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In a telephone conversation, PM Modi recalled Rajapaska’s contributions to the development of Sri Lanka in his long political career, and wished him all the best for his future,' a statement from the Indian foreign ministry said

09:35:42 on 27 May

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The statements by Siddaramaiah comes at a time when the political opposition has been sharpening its criticism of the government’s handling of the covid-19 crisis

09:49:14 on 27 May

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Dust storm and thunderstorm with winds gusting up to 60 kilometers per hour are likely over Delhi-NCR on May 29-30, said IMD.The all-time record for Safdarjung in May is 47.2 degrees Celsius. It was recorded on May 29, 1944

08:36:09 on 27 May

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Manish Sisodia also stressed that maintaining social distancing, sanitisation among others would be of utmost priority when the reopening takes place.The national capital, with 14,465 covid-19 cases is one of the worst affected States by the infection in the country

08:37:34 on 27 May

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Oli is seeking other parties' views on the issue and called the all-party meeting to forge national consensus.The Constitution amendment proposal was to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday but it could not be done after Oli said that he wanted to hold an all-party meeting to discuss the matter

08:51:36 on 27 May

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Domestic services resumed on Monday after a gap of two months, and 428 flights were operated within the country that day.'Till 5pm on day 3 today, there have already been 354 departures & 288 arrivals with a total of 47,917 people at various airports,' said Puri

08:54:22 on 27 May

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The death toll in the state increased to 1,897 after 105 more fatalities were reported in the state since Tuesday.So far, 17,918 Covid-19 positive patients have been cured in the state, said health minister Rajesh Tope

09:11:35 on 27 May

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The political row breaks out a day before Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yediyurappa is scheduled to inaugurate the flyover in Yelahanka, in northern Bengaluru

09:11:50 on 27 May

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Locust invasion warning in Odisha

Farmers residing in bordering areas of the state have been asked to remain alert and take immediate preventive steps.

05:49:23 on 27 May

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Rating agency Crisil on Tuesday had said the Indian economy may shrink by 5% in fiscal 2021, adding this recession could be the country's fourth since Independence and perhaps the worst to date

07:52:06 on 27 May

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India's covid-19 fatality rate is 2.86%, as against the world average of 6.36 per cent, the ministry said..The country has been registering new cases in excess of 6,000 daily since the past six days

08:05:39 on 27 May

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The state's infrastructure is 'stretched to its limit' following the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan, she said.'We are facing a very tough situation and we need time and space to tackle it,' Mamata said, ahead of the slated arrival of 11 Shramik Special trains to the state today

08:20:18 on 27 May

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A Bhubaneswar resident has lodged a complaint with the police that he was duped of around ₹1 lakh after placing order for home delivery of liquor.The excise department in a public notice said it has noticed that in the garb of online delivery of liquor, some people are receiving orders and payments

07:28:55 on 27 May

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The death toll in the state increased to 133 after six more fatalities were reported since Tuesday.Of the new cases reported, 138 patients were returnees from Maharashtra followed by one from Telangana and other states who were tested positive in the state

06:42:08 on 27 May

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The sale of prasadam was halted due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to combat coronavirus.Tirupati laddu is the sweet offered as Naivedhyam to Lord Venkateswara at the shrine

06:47:56 on 27 May

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Americans taking pay cuts 'might have little, and in some cases maybe nothing, left over after that for discretionary purchases'

07:02:16 on 27 May

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Nearly 80% of total Shramik trains are destined for various destinations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, said Ministry of Railways.IRCTC has distributed over 74 lakh free meals and more than 1 crore water bottles to travelling migrants so far

07:04:58 on 27 May

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Several areas along the LAC in Ladakh and North Sikkim have witnessed major military build-up by both the Indian and Chinese armies recently, in a clear signal of escalating tension and hardening of respective positions by the two sides

05:18:56 on 27 May

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Tensions are running high between the US and China too with differences over trade overshadowed by public spats over the covid-19 pandemic.The Indian foreign ministry was yet to react to the offer but in the past, India has resisted offers from Trump to mediate between India and Pakistan

05:25:06 on 27 May

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The city’s civic body has said it was looking to complete projects where work has begun and may not be able to start new ones listed in its ₹10,895.84 crore budget for this year

05:38:15 on 27 May

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In a pair of tweets issued Wednesday morning from his iPhone, Trump said that social media sites are trying to silence conservative voices, and need to change course or face action.Twitter shares fell 1.65% in early trading in New York after Donald Trump’s tweet

06:13:03 on 27 May

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India’s newly appointed Permanent Representative to the UN, TS Tirumurthy reached New York by an Air India flight that was to bring back Indians wishing to come back home from the US

12:20:43 on 27 May

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The court observed that the video recording raises serious issues of public concern in the present-day context and said that the status of functional and responsive helpline numbers should be placed before it

03:31:49 on 27 May

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Goa CM Pramod Sawant had on Tuesday said that 90% of new cases in Goa are the people who have arrived from Maharashtra.Goa's COVID-19 case count stands at 67

04:37:10 on 27 May

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'We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute,' tweeted Trump.Trump's comments come in the backdrop of the continuing standoff between the militaries of India and China at the Line of Actual Control

05:21:33 on 27 May

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All the rakes will be run as part of the trial beginning Thursday.The Metro Railway had earlier said that strict social distancing norms would be maintained at every point from entry to travelling by the trains after recommencement of services

05:24:10 on 27 May

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Kerala launches BevQ app to sell liquor

Kerala, which has the highest per capita alcohol consumption in India, rolled out the app to deliver e-tokens for liquor purchase.The app is the state's exit-strategy to open alcohol shops closed due to the lockdown in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic

05:26:56 on 27 May

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More liquidity needs to be pumped in the market to boost the coronavirus-hit economy and states should come forward with ₹20 trillion, while another ₹10 trillion can be harnessed from public-private investment, said Nitin Gadkari

04:09:13 on 27 May

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India is still in the ascending limb of the epidemic, said Prof D Prabhakaran, Director, Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions.On low mortality rate in India and possible reasons for it, he said we will know if the mortality is actually low when the epidemic ends

01:50:41 on 27 May

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Tejas is an indigenous fourth generation aircraft, equipped with a fly-by-wire flight control system, integrated digital avionics, and multimode radar

02:16:51 on 27 May

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'All flight travellers moving to/from the Mumbai Airport can do so without an e-pass,' Mumbai police tweeted.The domestic flights were allowed to operate with reasonable restrictions, from May 25

02:18:59 on 27 May

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Passengers who are flying to Kolkata need to follow a host of guidelines issued by West Bengal government.India on Monday commenced the domestic flight services after two months

12:31:16 on 27 May

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The foundation plans to distribute over 3.5 lakh masks, 50,000 PPE kits and 4,500 sterilisation units, manufactured by these firms over the next two-three months

12:35:06 on 27 May

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More than a story of the Great Indian Dream, the story of short-term migrants is one of desperation. Without the social capital of well-established long-term migrants, they found it hard to stay put in India's big cities

01:23:37 on 27 May

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There are 428 government and 182 private labs for COVID-19 testing across all states and UTs in the country.The earlier upper ceiling of ₹4500 is not applicable now

11:35:32 on 27 May

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Harvard health expert Ashish Jha said coronavirus is a '12-18 months' problem and the world is not going to be free of this till 2021.The expert also called for the need for aggressive testing strategy for high-risk areas

11:50:48 on 27 May

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In Mumbai, a migrant labourer family sold three goats to buy air tickets but the flight got cancelled.IndiGo said it has now booked tickets for the workers at no extra charge

12:21:33 on 27 May

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Punjab showed one of the best recovery rates in India, over 90% people were cured from the disease.India registered one of the lowest COVID-19 fatality rates in the world, the health ministry said

10:30:04 on 27 May

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Bihar continued to see the highest growth rate in infections in the past seven days, with the case tally more than doubling in the period

10:35:06 on 27 May

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The decision to allow off-premise sales may help in mitigating losses, but breweries in Bengaluru are unsure of what the future holds if authorities only allow sale of existing stock

11:19:28 on 27 May

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Jingping comments came in the backdrop of the continuing standoff between the militaries of India and China at the Line of Actual Control

08:11:41 on 27 May

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The new PPE kit developed by IIT Delhi free of bacteria or virus penetration.Priced at ₹905 (including GST), the PPE overall would cost around ₹300 for one time given the option to reuse

09:01:58 on 27 May

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Locusts entered Rajasthan from Pakistan earlier this month, and then drifted into other parts of western India.Desert locusts are a regular feature in the country but on a very small scale

09:28:37 on 27 May

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Drones, tractors and cars have been sent out to track the voracious pests and spray them with pesticides.Eight to 10 swarms, each measuring around a square kilometre are active in parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh

09:59:48 on 27 May

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Within hours, people in Gorakhpur and adjoining areas were in a state of panic.People have their own reasons for the panic - some logical, some illogical

10:18:01 on 27 May

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It was the first time Twitter fact-checked Trump's tweets.Trump reacted: 'Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election

10:26:11 on 27 May

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The dog park was inaugurated by Bhaskar Rao, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru (city).A special demonstration of anti-terrorist dog warfare, vehicle hijacking, drug and bomb tracing by the canines were done

08:36:02 on 27 May

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January-March quarter of fiscal 2019-20 was quite fruitful for banks in terms of stressed asset resolution and recovery under IBC, with lenders realising 64% of their dues

09:17:39 on 27 May

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The death toll from the virus zoomed to 172 in last 24 hours, the second highest reported so far in a single day.Coronavirus has so far claimed 1,792 lives in Maharashtra, highest in any state in India

09:18:29 on 27 May

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Farmers in Nashik have said that they are facing losses as they are unable to sell onions at fair prices.'Our earnings are not even supporting the expense of fuel to carry them to market,' a farmer said

08:17:24 on 27 May

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Of the total cases, 151 are active cases admitted in different private and government hospitals whereas 166 have been discharged

01:33:03 on 27 May

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SC refused to entertain a plea challenging a Delhi High Court order in which it had declined to direct linking of social media accounts with Aadhaar, PAN or voter ID card for weeding out fake accounts

01:33:45 on 27 May

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The Americas have registered more than 2.4 million cases of the new coronavirus and more than 143,000 deaths from the resulting covid-19 respiratory disease.Latin America has passed Europe and the United States in daily infections

01:41:02 on 27 May

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A recent survey highlighted disparities that have contributed to regional imbalances in favour of southern districts.Over 4.8 million homes had senior citizens, persons with co-morbid conditions or other conditions that require care

01:42:14 on 27 May

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Union health secretary holds review meeting with officials of states seeing a surge in cases.Migrant movement has helped the novel coronavirus spread through rural areas

01:48:41 on 27 May

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Both Congress-ruled and BJP-led states have joined hands to demand MGNREGS’ ambit be widened.States have demanded that infrastructure works be included in MGNREGA

01:53:23 on 27 May

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The four states that are the worst hit by the pandemic in India have been forced to consider out-of-the-box options as they find themselves struggling to cope with a surge in patients needing ever more doctors, nurses and paramedics

02:15:09 on 27 May

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Apart from India, the rating agency revised downward its growth estimates for Eurozone and the UK, leading to a deeper global recession forecast in 2020.The rating agency said the collapse in global economic activity may be close to bottoming out

12:29:13 on 27 May

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Stranded medical tourists seek way out

India has been a draw for patients from South Asia, West Asia and even developed countries

12:38:39 on 27 May

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'As per the guidelines, protocols for institutional quarantine has been revised to seven days followed by seven days home quarantine after medical assessment,' read the letter

12:41:41 on 27 May

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'It appears all reports about the safety and efficacy of HCQ has not been considered before giving the decision to put HCQ clinical trial on hold,' the health ministry said in an email.WHO's decision came days after India expanded the scope of HCQ to be used as prophylaxis or preventive treatment

12:51:43 on 27 May

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Several rounds of talks at the level of brigade commanders have not yielded any result so far

01:05:47 on 27 May

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According to a health bulletin, the national capital recorded 412 fresh cases.LG Baijal directed ramping up of health infrastructure

01:12:10 on 27 May

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Advocates representing Haryana and Uttar Pradesh informed the bench that they have already filed response on the matter.The plea argued that residents of NCR who have family members or loved ones residing on either side of the inter-state border within the NCR are facing harassment in crossing border

01:20:58 on 27 May

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For re-booking of the flights, the changes can be done through Air India call centre, AI booking offices only and Authorised AI travel agents, the carrier said.However, in case of any change in the route, 'only the re-routing charges will be waived but applicable difference of fare will be charged'

11:32:22 on 26 May

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However, according to official sources, the decision will be subject to Centre's guidelines on the next course of lockdown

11:32:39 on 26 May

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Airports, airlines manage resumption of air travel with greater efficiency on Day 2, but the fortunes of the country’s carriers will hinge on the economy

11:57:04 on 26 May

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Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had on 9 May said that Maharashtra has not been able to break the chain of coronavirus spreading in the state.The state's mortality rate was 7.6% in April. It is now down 3.25%

12:01:44 on 27 May

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Within minutes of the post, Shah Mehmood Qureshi was trolled by Twitter users.

12:09:52 on 27 May

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The second phase of the mission was to end on May 22. However, the government extended it till June 13.In the first phase of the mission from May 7 to 15, the government evacuated around 15,000 people from 12 countries.

10:33:56 on 26 May

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The security staff returned from Delhi on 25 May on board a domestic flight, said District Public Relations Office, Ludhiana

10:45:17 on 26 May

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The confusion comes at a time when stories of migrant workers walking and cycling hundreds of kilometers is being reported from across the country.The incident added to fears and confusion among migrant workers who are stranded in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka

11:09:48 on 26 May

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Heavy rains and gusty winds lashed Bengaluru on Tueesday evening that brought down many trees across the city.Two women--a 21-year old and a 42-year old--died in two separate rain related incidents in the city

11:20:58 on 26 May

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The state argued that this was to prevent from a potential community spread break out, which it does not have currently, from a large arrival of undocumented returnees

10:27:06 on 26 May

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