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'Discussed the way ahead in post-Covid era': PM Modi after CMs meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a marathon meeting via video conferencing with chief ministers of states and UTs on the Covid-19 situation in the country. Indian Railway opened booking of tickets on IRCTC portal for train travel which is set to resume in a graded manner from Tuesday.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 11, 2020 23:30 IST
'Discussed the way ahead in post-Covid era': PM Modi after CMs meeting
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a meeting via video conferencing with chief ministers and asked them to spell out how they want to deal with the lockdown regime after May 17 when the third spell of the lockdown expires.

The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 67,152. So far, 2,206 have lost their lives due to the infection. Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh are among the worst affected states that together account for almost half the number of cases and around 72% deaths in the country.

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On the global spectrum, nations like France and Spain are gradually easing lockdown restrictions despite the risk of a second wave of the pandemic.

10:56 PM IST

'Discussed the way ahead in post-Covid era': PM Modi after CMs meeting

PM Modi tweeted about his meeting with CMs late on Monday evening. "Had an extensive meeting with CMs. Each CM shared their perspective on battling COVID-19. We discussed the way ahead in the post-COVID era, the challenges in healthcare, education and other sectors."

10:49 PM IST

Resuming train services needed to rev up economic activity: PM Modi

Referring to the resumption of train Services, Prime Minister Modi in his video conference with the chief ministers, said, this is needed to rev up the economic activity, but said that all the routes will not be resumed. Prime Minister said only a limited number of trains would ply.

10:00 PM IST

Reservations issued to over 54,000 passengers till 9:15 PM: Railways

As people continued to book tickets on IRCTC, the railways website, by 9:15 PM, approximately 30,000 PNRs had been generated and reservations were issued to more than 54,000 passengers, said an Indian Railways official: ANI

09:44 PM IST

107 Indians return from Bangladesh

Under the Vande Bharat Mission, 107 Indians returned to Mumbai from Dhaka, Bangladesh today on an Air India flight on Monday evening.

09:28 PM IST

After marathon session with CMs, PM Modi says working to open economy

09:05 PM IST

Maharashtra records 36 more deaths, toll reaches 868

Maharashtra's death toll also jumped to 868 as 36 deaths recorded on Monday. Of them, 20 were in Mumbai, five in Solapur, three in Pune, two in Thane and one each in Ratnagiri, Amravati, Nanded, Aurangabad and Wardha. In addition, one patient from Uttar Pradesh died in Mumbai

08:58 PM IST

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally crosses 23,000-mark

Maharasthra's Covid-19 case count reaches to 23,401 as 1,230 new cases registered on Monday

08:39 PM IST

Lockdown should be in full in containment, red zones: MP CM

Madhya Pradesh CM at the meeting with PM Modi: Lockdown should be full in containment and red zone. And night curfew should be imposed.

08:37 PM IST

One more Delhi area decontained

One more area in Delhi was decontained on Monday. House No. A-30 in Mansarover Garden has been de-contained, reports ANI.

The total number of containment zones in the national capital now stand at 81. No new addition in containment zones today.

08:35 PM IST

With 347 new Covid-19 cases, Gujarat's tally reaches 8,542

Gujarat reports 347 new Covid-19 cases and 20 deaths, taking total case count to 8,542 and fatalities to 513: PTI quoting a health official

08:34 PM IST

Lockdown should continue: Himachal CM

Himachal Pradesh chief minister recommends extension of lockdown.

08:29 PM IST

Bihar CM wants lockdown extended, says train movement shouldn't be allowed

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar asks Centre's support for Covid-19 testing facilities. He also recommended that the lockdown should continue till May-end so that whosoever are coming back can be quarantined and recover.

Train movement should not be allowed, I suggest this as a former railway minister, he said.

08:18 PM IST

Jharkhand seeks financial help from Centre

Jharkhand CM seeks financial help for the state at the meeting with PM Modi.

08:08 PM IST

Give relaxation to farming sector, economic activities if extending lockdown: Sikkim

Sikkim CM: If the Centre decides to go ahead with the lockdown, the farming sector and economic activities should have relaxation

07:56 PM IST

57 new Covid-19 cases in Dharavi, tally past 900 now: BMC

With 57 new cases, coronavirus tally in Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi rises to 916: PTI quoting BMC official

First published: May 11, 2020 05:53 IST