New Delhi, May 8 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 9 pm: NATION DEL125 LDALL VIRUS Hundreds more test positive for COVID-19; Health Ministry says 'learn to live with virus' New Delhi: Amid a continuing rise in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry on Friday said people should 'learn to live with the virus' while the nationwide tally of confirmed infections crossed 57,000 and the death toll neared 1,900.
BOM18 MH-LDALL ACCIDENT Maha: 16 migrant workers crushed to death by goods train Aurangabad: Sixteen migrant workers sleeping on rail tracks while returning to Madhya Pradesh were crushed to death by a goods train in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on Friday, police said.
DEL122 LOCKDOWN-INDIA-LD-EVACUATION India to expand 'Vande Bharat Mission' beginning May 15 New Delhi: India will expand from next week its mega mission to evacuate stranded Indians from abroad by including countries like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Germany, Spain and Thailand, official sources said on Friday.
DEL88 LOCKDOWN-2NDLD RAHUL COVID-19: Rahul Gandhi asks PM to devolve power, take states into confidence New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday exhorted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to devolve power and make the states partners in efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, contending that 'if we keep this fight in PMO, we will lose'.
DEL127 MEA-VIRUS-AFRICA Coronavirus: India sending medicines to 25 African countries New Delhi: India is dispatching medicines to more than 25 African countries as part of assistance for them to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday.
DEL109 LOCKDOWN-LD CBSE COVID-19 lockdown: Pending class 10, 12 CBSE exams to be held from July 1-15, says HRD minister New Delhi: Pending Class 10 and 12 CBSE exams, which were postponed due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown, will be conducted from July 1 to 15, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Friday.
DEL103 LOCKDOWN-INDIANS-LD FLIGHTS Over 400 stranded Indians flown back home from Bangladesh, Singapore New Delhi/Srinagar: Over 400 stranded Indians, including medical students, were brought back home on Friday from Bangladesh and Singapore in two Air India aircraft as part of the government's mega repatriation mission Vande Bharat.
DEL111 LOCKDOWN-MIGRANT-TRAIN 251 Shramik Special Trains operated so far, nearly 3 lakh migrants ferried: Railways New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Friday said it has operated 251 Shramik Special trains since May 1 and ferried home nearly three lakh migrants stranded in various parts of the country due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
LEGAL LGD25 VIRUS-SC-LD MIGRANTS SC stays Orissa HC order asking state to allow only COVID-19 negative migrants to return New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday stayed an interim order of the Orissa High Court which had asked the state government to ensure that all migrants, who are in queue to enter Odisha, should be tested negative of COVID-19 before boarding the conveyance.
LGD18 SC-BABRI DEMOLITION SC fixes Aug 31 as new deadline for judgement in Babri Masjid demolition case New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday extended by three months the time for completion of trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case involving BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti and said that judgement should be delivered by August 31.
LGM5 TN-HC-LIQUOR HC orders closure of liquor shops in TN; Allows online sales with door delivery Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday ordered closure of all state-run liquor outlets in Tamil Nadu, a day after they reopened following easing of COVID-19 lockdown curbs, saying there was total violation of guidelines, but allowed door delivery through online mode.
LGD22 VIRUS-SC-LD LIQUOR SC asks states to consider online sales, home delivery of liquor New Delhi, May 8 (PTI) The Supreme Court Friday asked states to consider non-direct contact or online sales and home delivery of liquor during the lockdown period to prevent the spread of coronavirus on account of crowding at the shops.
FOREIGN FGN15 VIRUS-US-H1B-LD SENATORS COVID-19: Top senators urge Trump to temporarily suspend all new guest worker visas, including H-1B Washington: Four top Republican senators have urged President Donald Trump to suspend all new guest worker visas for 60 days and certain categories of new guest worker visas, including the H-1B, for at least a year or until unemployment figures return to normal levels in the US amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
FGN33 VIRUS-BANGLA-LD INDIANS 1st batch of 168 Indian students stranded in Bangladesh leaves for home Dhaka: The first batch of 168 Indian students, stranded in Bangladesh due to the coronavirus-linked global travel restrictions, left for home on Friday on board a special Air India flight, officials said here. By Anisur Rahman FGN25 VIRUS-MALDIVES-INDIANS-EVACUATION COVID-19: Over 700 Indians stranded in Maldives set to sail back home under 'Operation Samudra Setu' Male: India on Friday began evacuating over 700 of its citizens by sea from the Maldives who were stranded in the scenic island due to the COVID-19 linked international travel restrictions. PTI IJT