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52% CEOs expect job losses post lockdown: CII Survey
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Around 52 per cent of top corporate bosses in India anticipate that job losses will occur after the nation-wide lockdown is lifted, according to a CII CEO Snap Poll.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid-19 cases rise in capital but Delhi sets off fireworks
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As the nation came together to show solidarity and unity by switching off lights and lighting candles and diyas for nine minutes at 9 p.m. on Sunday, many places in Delhi NCR also saw crackers being burst even as the capital saw another death and cases rise to above 500.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
TN lights traditional lamps, switches off lights for 9 minutes
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Heeding the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people here and in other places in Tamil Nadu switched off their home lights and lit traditional lamps, candles and switched on their mobile phone flashlights for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Telangana CM seeks PM's intervention for supply of gunny bags
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Facing scarcity of gunny bags to procure paddy from farmers, Telangana has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open manufacturing units in West Bengal and transportat bags through special trains.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi call up Stalin, asks about health
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called DMK President M.K.Stalin and enquired about his and his family's health.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Congress leader light lamps for causes
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill has posted of a video of him lighting lamps as the Prime Minister appealed to all to show unity and solidarity but while lighting the each lamp he gave different reasons.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oil lamps flicker as lights go off in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) Lakhs of oil lamps and wax candles flickered for 9 minutes from 9 pm, as lights went off in thousands of homes across India's tech hub on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Power engineers ensure India sails through '9 min lights off'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As people across the country switched off the lights of their homes at 9 p.m. on Sunday on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, power engineers across the country ensured that the 9 minutes of blackout does not lead to a collapse of the power grid across the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indians comes together
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) As a gesture and acknowledgement to all those who are on the frontlines in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak, Indians came together for a nine-minute show of solidarity at 9 pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Power engineers ensure India sails through '9 min lights off'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As people across the country switched off the lights of their homes at 9 p.m. on Sunday on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, power engineers across the country ensured that the 9 minutes of blackout does not lead to a collapse of the power grid across the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
62 more test positive for Covid-19 in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Telangana reported 62 new positive cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, officials said. However, there were no deaths.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
B'Town switches off and lights up to thank Corona Warriors
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) On Sunday evening, Bollywood stars joined the rest of India and responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to light candles, lamps, torches and cellphone torches for nine minutes at 9pm, as a gesture of thanks to the Corona Warriors and to fight the darkness of the COVID 19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Queen Elizabeth to make special address nation amid Covid-19
London, April 5 (IANS) As the UK reels under the coronavirus scourge with the national toll nearing 5,000 and total cases almost at 50,000, Queen Elizabeth II will on Sunday evening make a special address to the nation - the fifth of her nearly seven-decade-long reign -- to rally the people.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
KCR, Governor lead Telangana in lighting lamps
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan led the state in lighting the lamps and candles Sunday night in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call as a mark of solidarity in the fight against covid-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
9 pm, 9 minutes: Kerala CM's official residence turns off lights
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has switched off the lights at his official residences and took to the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to turn off electric lights and use candles, diyas and flashlights for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday to commemorate the countrys fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National
India switches off power, and lights up to thank 'Corona warriors'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Even as there were over 3,500 coronavirus cases on Sunday and the death count reached 83, India overwhelmingly responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call on Sunday night. Right at 9 p.m., Indians switched off its lights and lit candles or flashed mobile torches for nine minutes to express solidarity with "Corona warriors".
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
AP's corona tally touches 252
Amaravathi, April 5 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 26 new cases on Sunday evening, taking the state's tally of COVID-19 cases to 252. The state government has also placed the residential locations of people testing positive for coronavirus, on a 'red alert' list, to enable greater monitoring and also ensure that such areas are quarantined properly.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Modi invites TN CM for meeting with party leaders on April 8
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami to participate in the coming meeting of Parliamentary party leaders on the Covid-19 issues on behalf of the AIADMK.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bhopal to impose complete lockdown from midnight
Bhopal, April 5 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has ordered a complete lockdown in the state capital from Sunday midnight in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
#9pm9Minutes: Unity key to fight COVID-19, says Goa CM
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his family posed with lamps as part of the #9PM9Minutes programme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as a means to encourage heathcare professionals in the battle against COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National
LoC flare-up: Three Pak soldiers injured in Indian Army action
Srinagar, April 5 (IANS) In a sudden flare-up, five terrorists and three Indian soldiers were killed and three Pakistan soldiers injured in two separate incidents on the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday in Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
No salon, no helping hand -- issues that hassle people
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Mrs Khurana, a housewife, in Supertech Capetown of Noida, has been losing her patience as unwashed clothes are piling up due to non-availability of washermen.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala CM discusses Covid-19 issues with diaspora leaders
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday held a video conference with top diaspora leaders and heard about the difficulties faced by Keralites in various countries in the wake of Covid-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
5 more Tablighis test positive in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) Five more Tablighi Jamaat members, including three women, who attended the congregation in New Delhi's Nizamuddin area in March and returned to Karnataka, tested coronavirus positive, an official said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Man City not to seek coronavirus furlough offer
London, April 5 (IANS) Manchester City has said they will not be furloughing employees at the taxpayer's expense despite a number of English Premier League clubs taking advantage of the British government's scheme to fund non-playing staff during the coronavirus epidemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Foreigners leaving India by special flights from Delhi
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Amid tight security and highly sanitised departure area, foreigners working in embassies, various industries and NGOs are leaving India, sources said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
20 cases in Gujarat on Sunday, including infant; total at 128
Gandhinagar, April 5 (IANS) In just a week's time, the number of positive cases of coronavirus in Gujarat has more than doubled from 61 to 128. Sunday saw the maximum number of positive cases in a day with 20, including a 14-month-old baby from Jamnagar.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
No deadline to complete Champions League, says UEFA
London, April 5 (IANS) There is no deadline of August 3 to complete this season's Champions League, the UEFA has said rubbishing reports by German broadcaster ZDF which quoted its chief as saying the tournament had to be finished by that time frame.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
MPs, experts join hands to form COVID-19 action group
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Joining hands in the fight against the coronavirus and its impact on various sectors, at least 14 parliamentarians, partners from venture capital funds, organizations and experts working on health and public policy have formed an action group.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Three persons die after drinking down paint varnish in TN
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Three persons in Tamil Nadu's Chengalpattu district died after consuming paint varnish mixed with water as they were not able to get liquor, police said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India faces greatest economic emergency since Independence: Raghuram Rajan
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said that due to the coronavirus crisis, India currently faces the greatest economic emergency since its independence.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Panel to streamline supply chain set up
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) An empowered committee on logistics and supply chain has been set up and several steps been taken to ensure smooth movement of goods, besides resolving problems faced by the food processing industry.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
COVID-19: 47 new cases within 24 hours in Rajasthan, total 253
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) A total of 47 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Rajasthan on Sunday taking the total tally to 253 in the state, confirmed health officials.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Three Pak soldiers killed in LoC firing: Sources
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Three Pakistan Army soldiers, including a JCO, have suffered casualties after the Indian Army retaliated to ceasefire violation carried out by Pakistan at Poonch sector in Jammu & Kashmir on Sunday, defence sources said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
'Healthcare workers risking lives without protective gears'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that the health care personnel in India are "risking" their lives without personal protective equipment (PPE).
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pietersen keeps 186 vs India among top three Test knocks
London, April 5 (IANS) Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has kept his swashbuckling 186 against India in Mumbai among his top three knocks in Test cricket.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
No dearth in supply of essential commodities for NE: Minister
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Sunday announced here that regular air cargo supplies, including essential commodities and medical equipment, are reaching the northeast and there is no dearth of any items in the days to come.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
(RELEASE at 8am) Sohum Shah: I believe our industry will survive this phase
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) National Award-winning actor-producer Sohum Shah believes the Indian film industry will survive the phase of COVID-19 lockdown, just as it has survived many theats in the past.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Neymar plays football with his dogs, video goes viral
Rio de Janiero, April 5 (IANS) With all football postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, footballers are mostly engrossed in dribbling with toilet roll, a challenge which has gained steam on social media.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Legal Metrology team raids shops, imposes fines in Delhi
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Delhi's Legal Metrology Department conducted 10 surprise inspections at grocery shops across the city and initiated six prosecution actions against defaulting retailers and manufacturing companies totaling more than Rs 1 lakh.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mumbai with 11 of state's 45 Covid-19 deaths, Maha cases at 748
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) A total of 13 persons, including several women, died in Maharashtra on Sunday due to Covid-19 - highest number of fatalities in a single day till date - taking the state's toll to 45, while the number of positive cases in Maharashtra increased by 113 to take the total to 748, officials said here.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Detractors smell political one-upmanship in PM's 'lights off-lamps on' event
New Delhi/Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Criticism of the Prime Minister's various initiatives is not something unusual from his rivals and detractors. But the Prime Minister's call for a 'lights out- lamps on' show of defiance on Sunday night is raising hackles on the other side of the political divide. Rivals like former Karnatak Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy have alleged that the event is a backdoor tribute to the BJP and its origins in the erstwhile Jan Sangh.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong demands fund boost for states with high Covid-19 cases
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Congress has demanded increase in the state disaster risk management fund (SDRMF) for states that have registered maximum number of Covid-19 cases.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corona cases reach 3,577, Delhi emerges worst-affected
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Sunday said the total tally of cases in Delhi has left behind the worst-hit Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. With 503 in the national capital, the total tally of coronavirus cases reached 3,577. The updated data was put out by the Health Ministry in the evening.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
States told to prepare SOP for pharma sector
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Central government on Sunday directed the states to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to ensure inter-state movement of pharmaceutical employees, while maintaining proper protocols and social distancing.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Yuvraj pledges to donate Rs 50 lakh in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Former India star batsman Yuvraj Singh on Sunday pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh to the PM CARES Fund to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
M&M opens kitchens at 10 locations for feeding the needy
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A In a bid to provide food to the needy and underprivileged amid the nation-wide lockdown, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has opened its kitchens at 10 locations across the country for feeding the underpriviledged and those in need of food.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Harbhajan, wife to distribute ration to 5,000 families
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Veteran India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and wife Geeta Basra on Sunday pledged to distribute ration to 5,000 families.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Summer temperature won't help contain coronavirus: WHO
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Though many experts have expressed optimism towards the onset of summer in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday said high temperature would not finish the virus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Railways' PPE kit passes DRDO test
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The railways has passed the test conducted by DRDO for the Personal Protection Equipment manufactured by Jagadhari workshop to fight Covid-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Punjab reports another coronavirus death; total 6
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Punjab on Sunday reported one more coronavirus death, taking the state's death toll to six.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,National
10 Jamaat's Malaysian attendees detained at Chennai airport
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Immigration officials at Chennai International Airport on Sunday detained 10 Malaysian nationals who had travelled to India under tourist visa and had attended the conference held by Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi last month.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi starts 'e-coupon' for ration to non-PDS beneficiaries
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) After the Delhi government announced that it will give rations to the non-ration card holders, it has also started issuing 'e-coupons' to the poor to get the food grains free of cost.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID in Delhi: One death, 58 new cases in 24 hours
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The national capital has reported one more death, taking the toll to seven, and 58 more positive cases of coronavirus, taking the total tally on Sunday to 503.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Multiplex association calls for deferring rent, CAM
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) With screening of films suspended, the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) has urged malls and their developers to waive rent dues and common area maintenance (CAM) charges during the lockdown and the recuperating period.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Robert Downey Jr. remembers friends, relatives lost over past weeks in b'day post
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr., who turned 55 on April 4, wrote a Facebook post on Sunday to remember friends and relatives his family has lost over the last several weeks, like so many. He also shared a selfie wearing mask and gloves with his words on social media. The actor, donning a hat, flashes the victory sign in the picture.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
IOA thanks NSFs, SOAs for contribution towards Covid-19 relief
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Sunday thanked the National Sports Federations (NSF) and State Olympic Associations (SOA) around the country for their monetary contribution towards fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Lockdown Impact: Ganga gets cleaner in Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi/Kanpur, April 5 (IANS) The national lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19 has thrown up something to smile about.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Complaint against Bengali writer's daughter for derogatory post against PM
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) A police complaint has been lodged against the daughter of eminent Bengali writer Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay for allegedly making derogatory remarks in a social media post about Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection to his call for switching off lights and lighting up candles on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Big B, Rajinikanth, Priyanka come up with short film on coronavirus
Mumbai, April 5 ( IANS) As the world is facing a severe health crisis due to the outbreak of coronavirus, a slew of celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt among many others, have come together to create awareness about COVID-19 through a short film, titled "Family".
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yamuna is cleaner due to lockdown, say people residing nearby
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Yamuna river, the lifeline of Delhi, is looking more cleaner than before due to lockdown of factories and small industrial units in Haryana and Delhi, and people residing near its banks are witnessing the welcome change in the course of one of the country's most revered rivers.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nagpur police uses still from SRK's 'Chennai Express' for corona awareness
Nagpur, April 5 (IANS) Nagpur Police has come up with an innovative idea to spread awareness among people about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Swara Bhasker rescues black kite, names it 'Changez'
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) During the coronavirus lockdown, a special guest paid a visit to actress Swara Bhasker. And that special guest is none other than a wild baby black kite bird.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haryana coronavirus cases rise to 76
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Six new patients were registered in Haryana on Sunday, five from Muslim-dominated Nuh, taking the total coronavirus patients to 76, the government said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,National
Airtel recharge now available at ATMs, grocery stores
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) In a bid to make it convenient for Airtel subscribers to recharge their prepaid phones, the company has started offering recharging facilities at ATMs, grocery stores and chemist shops.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa priest suggests alternative to PM's 'light lamp' call
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) A video of a Catholic priest from the St. Francis Xavier parish in South Goa advising the faithful to not adhere to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to light a lamp at 9 p.m. has gone viral.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National
Covid-19: Two die in TN, 86 tests positive (Roundup)
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) With the death of two more persons attributed to coronavirus, the death toll due to COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu went up to five on Sunday and the number of persons who had tested positive for virus infection was 86, said a senior official.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Ankita Lokhande's society sealed after neighbour tests COVID-19 positive
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) A residential building in the city's Malad area, where several celebrities including actress Ankita Lokhande stays, has been entirely sealed off after a man in the complex tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sukhbir seeks PM's intervention on Indian students in Australia
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of welfare of Indian students who are facing problems in Australia due to lockdown with his Australian counterpart.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Delhi issues SOPs for disposal of Covid-19 victims' bodies
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Delhi government has issued an SOP for disposal of the dead bodies of Covid-19 affected persons to ensure that no further infection is caused.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Karnataka braces for larger Covid-19 spread
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) The Karnataka government has formulated protocols to tackle any big rise in number of Covid-19 cases, according to an official here on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Take steps to avoid big gatherings, Yogi tells religious leaders
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday evening interacted with about 376 religious leaders through video conferencing and urged them to ensure that there were no big gatherings of their community.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Delhi govt providing lunch, dinner to around 6.5 lakh people daily
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Amid the lockdown, the Delhi government has enhanced its capacity to feed the poor and is now serving two-time cooked meals to over 6.5 lakh people daily.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hailey Bieber learnt to appreciate little things amid COVID-19
Los Angeles April 5 (IANS) Model Hailey Bieber is spending quality time with her husband, singer Justin Bieber amidst the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Stay indoors to fight battle against COVID-19: Sonu Nigam
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Renowned Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam, who was born in Faridabad in Haryana, on Sunday appealed to the people to stay indoors to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Why autism disorder is more common in boys
New York, April 5 (IANS) Neuron offers clues to why autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more common in boys than in girls, say researchers. They found that a single amino acid change in the "NLGN4" gene, which has been linked to autism symptoms, may drive this difference in some cases.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
This is insult to Hyderabad, Aurangabad: Owaisi
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision not to invite him to the video conference with floor leaders of political parties on covid-19 is an insult to the people of Hyderabad and Aurangabad.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi extends term of empanelled pvt hospitals till June 30
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Amid the lockdown, the Delhi government has extended till June 30 the terms of the empanelled private hospitals and centres for providing medical facilities.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Expedite online disposal requests amid Covid-19 crisis: EPFO
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has instructed its field offices to expedite disposal of online requests enabling provident fund members in financial distress to apply online for availing non-refundable advance.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jharkhand reports third coronavirus case
Ranchi, April 5 (IANS) Jharkhand reported third coronavirus case on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Bihar,National
FinMin staff, PSUs contribute Rs 430 cr to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Employees of the Union Ministry of Finance and public sector enterprises, including banks, under it have contributed Rs 430.13 crore to the PM-CARES Fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic, according to an official statement, here on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India expresses interest to host Asian Cup 2027
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) India has submitted its expression of interest to host the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Rapid diagnostic test kits only for specific areas: Govt
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Sunday said that the rapid diagnostic test kits will be available soon, but only in specific areas such as areas reporting clusters or containment zones and in large migration gatherings and evacuees centres.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Himachal man commits suicide for social boycott over Jamaat links
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) A 38-year-old man belonging to the Gujjar community in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday committed suicide owing to social boycott by locals for his links with those who returned from the congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz in March.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Telangana DGP denies reports about Covid-19 test
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) The Telangana police chief on Sunday denied reports that he ordered all police officers to undergo Covid-19 test.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Eight corona deaths in Mumbai, 103 new cases
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Eight persons died due to Covid-19 in Mumbai while the number of positive cases in the city increased by 103 to touch 433 here on Sunday, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Turmoil in Howrah over burial of Covid-19 suspect
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) A stretch close to the AJC Bose Botanic Garden, Shibpur, became volatile after locals clashed with the police over the burial of a Covid-19 suspect.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
8 cases up Covid-19 patients under treatment in Kerala to 256
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Eight new cases on Sunday have taken the total number coronavirus positive people under treatment in Kerala to 256.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National
Earth's crust is shaking less as people stay home
London, April 5 (IANS) The COVID-19 lockdowns globally have not only made air breathable or rivers clean but have also resulted in the way our Earth moves, as researchers now report a drop in seismic noise (the hum of vibrations in the planets crust) because transport networks, real estate and other human activities have been shut down.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Science/Tech
Switch off lights, be marked, warns TMC leader; BJP seeks action
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) In what can be termed as an ugly turn of politis over '9 baje, 9 minute' event, a member of the West Bengal child's rights body and a known "TMC intellectual" Prasun Bhoumick has taken to Facebook to put a post warning people of Bengal against switching off lights on Sunday at 9PM, as urged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to show solidarity with Corona warriors like doctors, nurses, and police.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Covid-19: 3 Keralites die abroad
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Three non-resident Keralites (NRKs), two men and one woman, died of Covid-19 in foreign countries on Sunday. They died in Ireland, the USA (New York) and Saudi Arabia.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National
Need to build a method to win games: SL coach Arthur
Colombo, April 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur feels the T20 squad needs some adjustments and a method to win games, ahead of the World Cup later this year.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Lighting a diya to salute commitment of sanitation warriors: Sachin
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will light a diya for the sanitation 'warriors' working overtime even during lockdown to keep surroundings clean, he said on Sunday when the country is supposed to light candles, torches or phone flashes at 9 p.m. for 9 mins as requested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Quarantine in Oz made China's women football players more mature: Coach
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) The Chinese women's football players grew and became more mature after they went through unexpected quarantine and hardships to play an inspiring Olympic qualification campaign, said Jia Xiuquan, head coach of the Chinese side.
2020-04-05
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Cong posses 9 Covid-9 questions to PM
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Demanding compensation for Covid-19 deaths, the Congress, here on Sunday, said the Centre should transfer the fund to states and posed nine questions to the Prime Minister in response to the Sunday 9 p.m. lamp lighting event.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Badminton worlds to be rescheduled amid Olympic clash
London, April 5 (IANS) The Badminton World Championships next year are set to be rescheduled because of a clash with the new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
How corona-recovered patients can improve lung function
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Since all the focus is on finding and treating people who are corona-positive, what about those who have recovered from the deadly COVID-19 disease and are trying to get their life back to normal? Are they going to face reduced lung capacity for the rest of their lives?
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Former Honduras President embroiled in FIFA graft case dies
Mexico City, April 5 (IANS) Rafael Callejas, the former Honduras President convicted in the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal, died in the United States on Saturday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Air India flight brings 21 tons of medical supplies from China
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) National carrier Air India has brought in 21 tons of critical medical supplies from China for treatment of coronavirus infected people.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
2 more test COVID-19 positive in Odisha, tally at 23
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha mounted to 23 as two more persons tested positive in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, said the health department.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Orissa,National
Ronaldo wink was nothing, I was wrong: Rooney on 2006 WC saga
London, April 5 (IANS) England football star Wayne Rooney has said that his lowest point came in the 2006 World Cup quarter-final game against Portugal, where he was sent off.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Corona cases double in 4.1 days in India: Health Ministry
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday said the rate of doubling of coronavirus cases in India is currently observed as 4.1 days. This increase has been observed due to Tablighi Jamaat incident. It was 7.4 days earlier, it said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Penguin releases e-book on coronavirus' evolution and myths
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Penguin Random House India on Sunday released an e-book, published under its Ebury Press imprint, on the history, evolution, facts and myths around coronavirus, before the subsequent release of its physical form in the market. "The Coronavirus: What you Need to Know about the Global Pandemic' has been written by Dr Swapneil Parikh, Maherra Desai and Dr. Rajesh M. Parikh, is available on e-commerce websites.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
Can't remember the last time I had such a long break: Sindhu
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion PV Sindhu said that she was mentally prepared to hear news of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics before the International Olympic Committee made it official.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Corona tally in UP reaches 276; 48 new cases
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The coronavirus tally in Uttar Pradesh has risen to 276 with 48 new cases testing positive on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Virtual prayers by churches mark Palm Sunday
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) The Holy Week, or the week before Easter, began Sunday but Christians celebrated the occasion with virtual prayers at their homes in view of the ongoing nationwide lockdown to prevent spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
This is how to disinfect your office in corona times
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As a preventive measure against new coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic, the Health Ministry has issued fresh guidelines for disinfecting public places including offices in areas reporting COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Netflix to release extra episode of 'Tiger King'
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Netflix will be releasing an extra episode of "Tiger King" next week, according to the zoo owner Jeff Lowe, who appeared on the hit docu-series.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Demand for fuel at doorstep shoots up in NCR amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Demand for fuel at doorstep from bulk and stationed equipment users has increased during lockdown period in the National Capital Region, according to a statement by Hamsafar, a doorstep fuel provider.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No threat to power grid, says Telangana minister
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Telangana's Energy Minister G. Jagdish Reddy on Sunday said that switching off lights across the country for nine minutes from 9 pm on Sunday, as called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, posed no risk to the power grid.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Women initiate rough sex nearly as often as men: Study
New York, April 5 (IANS) If you think only men initiate rough sex you might be wrong, as researchers have revealed that women initiate consensual rough sexual behaviours as often as men.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil youths reach hometown hitchhiking, walking from Maharashtra
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Seven youths hailing from Tiruvarur district reached Tamil Nadu covering about 1,000 km from Solapur in Maharashtra hitchhiking and walking since March 29.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Mob attacks health workers in Thoothukudi
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) A group of people assaulted healthcare workers near Kovilpatti in the Thoothukudi district of the state when they tried to take family members of a Covid-19 patient for tests, said the police on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Karan Johar's son calls him 'boring'
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) It seems coronavirus lockdown has turned filmmaker Karan Johar into a paparazzo, as he's been seen capturing and posting videos of his children, Yash and Roohi, all the time.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telangana police forms Whatsapp groups for doctors' security
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Police officials across Telangana were Sunday directed to form Whatsapp groups with doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in dealing with Covid-19 cases to ensure their security.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Hoteliers to give 45K isolation rooms, 700K meals daily
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India has offered 45,000 rooms for quarantine for both tourists and domestic travellers stuck at various locations due to the India lockdown, besides the medical fraternity, an official said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Over 28K migrant relief camps shelter 12.5 lakh people: MHA
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday said that over 12.5 lakh people have been shifted in about 28,000 migrant relief camps across India amid the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Light lamps to ward off coronavirus, exhorts Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) Reminding of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa exhorted the people of the state to turn off electric bulbs and light lamps on Sunday at 9 p.m. for 9 minutes.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Crime Branch team visits Markaz, drone used to map Shamli farmhouse of Jamaat chief
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A Delhi Police Crime Branch team is making the rounds of Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in Nizamuddin area to look for evidence against Maulana Muhammad Saad Kandhalvi, who has claimed to be in quarantine.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
IMA: Social distancing pivotal in preventing community transmission
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Community transmission or Stage 3 of the coronavirus outbreak threat looms large and social distancing has played a major role in avoiding India's progress into it, said Dr R.N. Tandon, Secretary General, Indian Medical Association.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Google data reveals how India moves during COVID-19 times
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) There was -77 per cent decrease in peoples movement at retail and recreational places in India at the end of March, along with -65 per cent drop at grocery and pharmacy locations, according to Googles first 'COVID-19 Community Mobility Report.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Delhi Cabinet's nod for procuring PPE kits from local firms
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet has given the nod for procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits by city hospitals from local manufacturers and suppliers at market rate not exceeding Rs 1,087.47, amid an increasing demand amid the coronavirus spread.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ban Tabhleeghi Jamaat, seal Markaz's bank account, demands VHP
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) After the massive Tableeghi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin has proved to be a super spreader of coronavirus, the VHP on Sunday demanded that the organisation be banned, and even alleged that it has terror links.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dr Sarin: Corona cases may spiral, reduced mobility is recommended after lockdown (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) After the Tablighi Jamaat incident, the number of the coronavirus positive cases is doubling and it could spiral up in the coming week, but there is no need to panic, said Dr S.K. Sarin, an eminent Delhi-based gastroenterologist at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS).
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Alves as much a fitness freak as Ronaldo: Parma coach D'Aversa
Milan, April 5 (IANS) Italian club Parma defender Bruno Alves is as much a fitness freak as Juventus star and his Portugal teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and drinks quail eggs after training, according to coach Roberto D'Aversa.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Ahead of floor leaders meet, Modi dials up party heads
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Ahead of his meet with the floor leaders of parties in the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in one of his first such initiative amid 21 day lockdown, on Sunday called up the heads of various political parties.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rakul Preet: Believe in giving back to the society
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Amid the lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, actress Rakul Preet Singh is helping over 200 families living in a slum close to her home in Gurugram. She says that it is a "small effort" to express her gratitude.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kartik Aaryan dreams of getting coronavirus vaccine
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan has been unleashing his humorous side amidst coronavirus lockdown. On Sunday, he posted a video that shows him standing on the top of a car and waving his hand to the gathered crowd.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Elton John donates $1 million to HIV/Aids charity
London, April 5 (IANS) A Legendary singer Elton John has pledged $1 million to his Aids Foundation in the hope that it isn't forgotten amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
This day in 2005: Dhoni announced arrival with blistering ton against Pak
Visakhapatnam, April 5 (IANS) On this day, 15 years ago, MS Dhoni announced himself in international cricket with a bludgeoning hundred against Pakistan here and never looked back.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
PM thanks Mammootty for supporting his lamp-lighting call
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked superstar Mammootty for supporting his call to the people to switch off lights and light earthern lamps, candles, or ever flash lights from mobile phones at 9pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
14 more test positive in J&K, Covid-19 total rises to 106
Jammu, April 5 (IANS) Continuing an upward surge, 14 more tested positive for coronavius on Sunday in J&K, taking the total number to 106.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
5 terrorists, 3 soldiers killed in J&K LoC gunfight (2nd LD)
Srinagar, April 5 (IANS) Two more soldiers injured in the anti-infiltration operation along the Line of control (LoC) in J&K's Keran sector on Sunday have succumbed, defence sources said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Muslim body gives free medicines to poor in TN's Melapalayam
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Finding that daily wagers did not have money to buy medicines for chronic ailments in Melapalayam and surrounding areas, Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaat on Sunday started distributing free medicines to the poor belonging to all religions, said an official.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Prince Charles's office dismisses Indian Minister's ayurveda claim
London, April 5 (IANS) The office of UK's Prince Charles has dismissed a claim made by an Indian Union Minister that the British heir to the throne was cured of COVID-19 through ayurveda and homeopathy treatment from a Bengaluru-based holistic resort. Prince Charles' office said he had only followed the medical advice of the NHS and "nothing more".
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Odisha govt not to extend 48-hour shutdown in 3 cities
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday said it would not extend the 48-hour shutdown enforced in state capital Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Bhadrak town as no threat of community transmission of coronavirus was found in the areas.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Orissa,National
Send us home in Kashmir, lockdown may kill my son, says father of child discharged from AIIMS (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A Kashmiri father of a three-year-old child, who was discharged after two heart surgeries at AIIMS Delhi in a span of eight days last month, is left with only prayers as his son has developed breathing problems and because of the prolonged lockdown, the family is unable to get the required medical care for the child.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Males over 50 with chronic diseases at higher death risk
New York, April 5 (IANS) Researchers have found that males over 50 with non-communicable chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart disease are at greater risk of death from coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Agra's truck repair shops shut, drivers stuck
Agra, April 5 (IANS) Teeming with both people and vehicles during normal times, the Transport Nagar and Baluganj in the city of the Taj now wear a desolate look due to the nationwide lockdown since March 24 midnight.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Ponting shares his 'favourite piece of memorabilia'
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Ricky Ponting on Sunday shared a photograph of the Australian baggy green that he wore throughout his Test career and the new one that he had received from his wife Rianna Jennifer Cantor and Cricket Australia when he retired in 2012.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
East Bengal rope in Iran's Indian-origin winger Omid Singh
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) City soccer giants East Bengal have roped in Iran's Indian-origin winger Omid Singh on a two-year deal, a top official confirmed on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Taimur makes 'pasta' necklace for mom Kareena
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan ditched designers' jewellery to wear a necklace made by her little son, Taimur.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jubin Nautiyal on importance of virtual concerts
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Singer Jubin Nautiyal feels it is important to have virtual concerts to keep people entertained amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Union Minister shamed Goa with Prince Charles claim: Congress
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik, who is a BJP Lok Sabha MP from North Goa, has "put Goa to shame" by wrongly claiming that heir to the British throne Prince Charles was cured of COVID-19 due to Ayurvedic and homeopathy treatment.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
COVID-19: Increase funds to hotspot states: Ahmed Patel
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Congress leader Ahmed Patel has demanded that the central government increase disaster risk management funds to states with high number of cases of coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Charlize Theron's too exhausted to do method acting
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron says having children left her too exhausted to commit to method acting.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Messi is a genius, pure talent: Kaka
Sau Paulo, April 5 (IANS) Brazilian football great Kaka said that he leans towards Lionel Messi in the debate of who among the Argentine and his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Football
Shaan to come up with a song on 'coronavirus warriors'
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Singer Shaan has created a song about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The track is basically a tribute to the people who have been trying their best to save the nation from COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cooped up, Indians rediscover fauna out there!
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Locked in since the midnight of March 24 due to the coronavirus scare, people across India have rediscovered an array of fauna they have been living amid all the hustle and bustle of city life without perhaps even realising.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Everyone need not wear PPE, Health Minister tells doctors
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday visited AIIMS' dedicated centre for COVID19 in Haryana's Jhajjar. The Minister spoke to the medical staff and took stock of preparedness over COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Let's take a pledge to defeat Corona together: Manu Bhaker
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Teen shooting star Manu Bhaker on Sunday urged citizens of the country to turn off all lights at home at 9 pm and lights candles, torches or phone flashes for 9 mins in their pledge to defeat coronavirus together.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Mini Mathur recalls hosting 'Indian Idol'
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) A Former VJ and actress Mini Mathur on Sunday went down memory lane and reminisced her experience anchoring popular singing reality TV show "Indian Idol".
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kylie Jenner wants to have 'seven kids'
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Reality TV star and make-up czarina Kylie Jenner has admitted that she wants to have "seven kids", but she is "not ready" at this point in time.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Double-murder rocks Lucknow during lockdown
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) A double murder rocked the state capital on Sunday during lockdown when a man and a girl were killed by the girl's family for having an affair.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
B'desh announces $8bn stimulus package
Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) Bangladesh on Sunday announced a stimulus package of 727 billion taka ($8 billion) to help cushion the economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
COVID-19: Our life depends on winning this 'test match', says Rohit
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Star India opener Rohit Sharma on Sunday urged the people of the country to not let their guard down in fight against COVID-19 and join the great India team huddle by lighting candles, torches or phone flashes at 9 p.m. for 9 mins.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Why Air India evacuating foreign nationals, asks Congress
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Air India is busy in evacuating foreigners who are stranded in India to their destinations and winning accolades but the Congress has raised the issue of safety of the crew and alleged that "Govt is risking our pilots and crew and why foreign countries are not using their airlines."
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AP's corona tally touches 226 as tests continue
Amaravathi, April 5 (IANS) The COVID-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh has reached 226, by 9 a.m. on Sunday. In all, 34 samples tested positive in the 12 hours between 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Sumeet Vyas, Ekta Kaul to become parents
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Actors Sumeet Vyas and Ekta Kaul, who tied the knot in 2018, are expecting their first child together.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Violators pelt stones at police amid shutdown in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) A group of violators pelted stones on police personnel at Kesharpur area in Odisha's Cuttack city during the shutdown for COVID-19 containment on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Orissa,National
Lost job in lockdown, Haryana daily-wager pleads help
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Losing job and unable to feed his family owing to nationwide lockdown, a desperate daily-wager has put out a poster outside his home in Panchkula town in Haryana, pleading help him out.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,National
26 covid-19 cases in Assam, NE tally rises to 30
Guwahati/Agartala, April 5 (IANS) With a 57-year-old ex-BSF jawan tested positive for coronavirus from northeast on Sunday, the total number of cases in this region went up to 30, including 26 in Assam, ministers and officials said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Assam,National
Filipinos celebrate Holy Week in quarantine
Manila, April 5 (IANS) For the first time since World War II, the Philippines has suspended its Holy Week processions with Catholic devotees celebrating the start of the festival on Sunday by praying at home and joining mass online during a strict coronavirus quarantine.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Religion
Dubai-returned couple test Covid positive in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) A couple, who returned to the city from Dubai in the UAE two weeks ago, tested positive for coronavirus, taking the number of such cases to 146 in Karnataka, an official said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Life insurance policy holders get 30 more days to pay premium
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) In a major relief for life insurance policy holders amid the cornavirus crisis, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has extended the deadline for paying premium of life insurance policies, by another 30 days, which were originally scheduled to be paid in March and April.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
4 HM terrorists among nine killed in 24 hours in J&K
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) In separate incidents, one soldier lost his life and two were injured as the Indian security forces killed nine terrorists, including four from the Hizbul Mujahideen, in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
California pledges to combat healthcare supply fraud
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) California Governor Gavin Newsom said that the state has launched an official website to deal with the shortage of medical supplies and help combat rampant healthcare fraud amid the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gen Bipin Rawat visits COVID-19 camp in Delhi
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Sunday visited COVID-19 camp in Delhi at Narela and interacted with the doctors, including those from the Army.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Coronavirus: Govt scales up containment strategy
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As the total tally of novel coronavirus crosses 3000 mark the government has scaled up the cluster containment strategy of COVID-19 in the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Let's show our health warriors that we are behind them'
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli on Sunday urged the people of the country to stand united and back the health warriors as they fight the coronavirus pandemic from the forefront, by lighting candles, torches or phone flashes at 9 p.m. for 9 mins.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Xiaomi working on 144MP camera smartphone: Report
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is reportedly working on a new smartphone that features a whopping 144MP camera sensor.
2020-04-05
Category: International, China,Technology
Zac Efron never wants to get in 'Baywatch' shape again
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron says he has no desire to get back in the "good shapea that he was in while filming the movie "Baywatch".
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Goa govt launches app to track quarantined suspects
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Amid repeated pleas by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant urging those in home-quarantine not to leave their homes, the state Health Department on Sunday launched COVIDLocator, a GPS-based app to keep track of quarantined persons.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Technology
Tribal Gujjars, Bakarwals advised to suspend seasonal migration in J&K
Jammu, April 5 (IANS) In view of the ongoing lockdown in J&K, a noted tribal researcher on Sunday appealed to the Gujjar and Bakarwal (goatherds) community to suspend their seasonal migration to the highland pastures.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Aus launches criminal probe into cruise ship disembarkation
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Australian authorities on Sunday launched a criminal probe into how passengers of a cruise ship were allowed to disembark in Sydney despite some exhibiting flu-like symptoms.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Kobe, Bauman among latest inductees into 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant and former International Basketball Federation (FIBA) secretary general Patrick Baumann are both to be posthumously inducted into the Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Wedding of Jamaat chief Saad's daughter put off
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The controversy over Tablighi Jamaat and the spread of coronavirus has forced the postponement of the wedding of Jamaat chief Mohammad Saad's daughter.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Act against Stanley Hospital over corona patient death: TN MP
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) K. Navas Kani, Member of Parliament from Ramanathapuram, on Sunday demanded action against Stanley Hospital for alleged carelessness in the wake of death of a 71-year-old person due to coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Lockdown shuts out wood supply for cremation grounds
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other celebrations have been put off due to the lockdown but in Uttar Pradesh, shortage of wood for cremations may now make the dead wait for their last journey as well.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Covid-19: NITI Aayog seeks help from UN agencies, pvt sector
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) An empowered group under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant is coordinating with international organisations incuding UN agencies and World Bank along with the private sector for the fight against the coronavirus crisis, an official statement said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yamuna riverbed gives refuge to migrants amid lockdown (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) It's 9.30 p.m. and hundreds of people have started making a beeline for night shelters near Yamuna river to spend their nights in relative comfort. However, scores have to shift to the river bed under teh open skies owing to the overcrowded space, flouting government's directions of maintaining social distancing amid the novel coronavirus crisis that has claimed 77 lives across the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Don't come out of homes on Shab-e-Barat, urges Delhi Police
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) : The Delhi Police on Sunday advised people not to come out of their homes to celebrate Shab-e-Barat on April 8 and 9 in view of the nationwide lockdown due to cornavirus crisis and warned of stern action against lockdown violators.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
AI-based 'smart' communication way to go during a pandemic
New York, April 5 (IANS) Daily life during a pandemic means social distancing and finding new ways to remotely connect with friends, family and co-workers via Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based 'smart systems could play a major role in keeping our conversations on track, say researchers.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Kashmiri students in Jaisalmer quarantine want to be sent back home
Srinagar, April 5 (IANS) Kashmiri medical students in Iran who arrived in India on March 15 now in the Jaisalmer quarantine facility say their quarantine period is over but there is still no clarity when they can return home to Kashmir to reunite with their families.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
5G COVID-19 conspiracy theories dangerous nonsense: UK Secy
London, April 5 (IANS) UK Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove has called the conspiracy theories linking 5G masts with the spread of the novel coronavirus as "dangerous nonsense", the media reported.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NDMC contractual employee tests positive, medical staff quarantined
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A contractual employee of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), deployed at Charak Palika Hospital has been tested positive for COVID-19. The hospital administration has now sent about 30 members of the medical staff into quarantine, an official in Charak Palika Hospital said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cash is King - Conserve Cash
The markets were under pressure in the week gone by and lost on three of the four trading days. BSESENSEX was down 2,224.84 points or 7.46 per cent at 27,590.75 points whilst NIFTY was down 576.45 points or 6.66 per cent at 8,083.80 points.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary
Patty Jenkins wants to make third 'Wonder Woman' film
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Patty Jenkins has hinted that she wants to make a third "Wonder Woman" film.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Adam Levine denies pregnancy rumours
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine shut down the pregnancy rumours, saying his wife Behati Prinsloo would "punch" him in the face if he asked for a third baby.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
When animals are taken care of, a Kerala magician cries for govt aid
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) A 64-year-old internationally acclaimed Kerala magician Samraj held a solo magic show in front of empty chairs at his home at Mavelikera, as Covid-19 pandemic has struck hard leaving 5,000 people who work as support staff in the entertainment sector like orchestra, magic, besides light and sound ,in dire straits.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National
Maha adds 26 new Covid-19 positive cases, total 661
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 positive cases in Maharashtra increased by 26 taking the total from 635 to 661, officials said here on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Ronaldo on course to $1 billion in career earnings
Lisbon, April 5 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo is en route to becoming first football player and third sportsman overall to cross $1 billion in career earnings. This is despite the fact that Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to a wage cut of nearly 4 million Euros with his club Juventus so as to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
AP tally touches 226 as tests continue non-stop
Amaravati, April 5 (IANS) The COVID-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh has risen to 226, by 9 a.m. on Sunday. In all, 34 samples tested positive in the 12 hours between 9 p.m on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
UK PM's pregnant fiancee 'on the mend' after showing COVID-19 symptoms
London, April 5 (IANS) Carrie Symonds, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pregnant fiance, has said that she was "on the mend" after spending the "past week in bed with the main symptoms of coronavirus", it was reported.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Arjun Kapoor bids emotional adieu to Bill Withers
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) With heavy hearts, actor Arjun Kapoor paid his last respect to the legendary singer Bill Withers, who died a few days ago.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Mark Hamill pens thank you note for 'Star Wars' fans
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Actor Mark Hamill has penned a thank you letter for the "Star Wars" fans, saying it has been an "extraordinary journey".
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Over 200k jobs at private airports on the axe; industry seeks intervention
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The COVID-19 unleashed headwinds which have deeply impacted the airline and hospitality sector, now pose a major risk to the job security of over 2,00,000 workforce employed with the country's private airport operators.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Experts pin hope on blood-related therapie
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Even as a group of scientists are racing against time to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 so that new infections can be prevented, experts are now pinning a lot of hope on effectiveness of blood-related therapies being investigated in some countries.At the centre of these blood-related therapies are the people who have recovered from the dreaded disease.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amusing to read ICA chief's comment on pay cut: Gavaskar
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has lambasted India Cricketers' Association (ICA) President Ashok Malhotra for saying that Indian cricketers will have to take pay cuts due to sporting events being suspended across the globe amid the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Pak cleric, 6 others booked for violating govt order
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) A case has been registered against Pakistani cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz and six others for disobeying a government order imposed against prayer congregations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Over 10,000 new registrations during lockdown: GSTN
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) on Sunday said that tax officials have processed around 10,077 cases of new registration during the first 10 days of the nationwide lockdown, from March 25 to April 3.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
On this day: Waugh brothers become first twins to play in a Test for Oz
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) There are not too many instances of twins playing Test cricket for their country in the same team. The most famous of these are Australia's Waugh brothers. The pair played for the first time in the same Australian team on April 5, 1991 and went on to play 108 Test matches together.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Two more die in TN, death toll climbs to five
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) With the death of two more persons attributed to coronavirus, the death toll due to COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu went up to five on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Robbie Williams on overcoming coronavirus symptoms
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams has shared that he suffered coronavirus symptoms while spending three weeks in isolation away from his family amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Hollywood
Pakistan is Brazil of cricket because of raw talent: Wasim
Lahore, April 5 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Dean Jones and Pakistan fast bowling great Wasim Akram noted the talent pool that Pakistan brings into cricket, with the latter stating that the country is to the sport what Brazil is to football.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
ICMR issues advisory for rapid antibody test at hotspots
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued an advisory for carrying out antibody testing for all symptomatic individuals in coronavirus hotspots in the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Body of 100-year old deceased handed over to family in J&K
Jammu, April 5 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday decided to hand over the body of the 100-year old man to his family after his test report for COVID-19 was received as negative in J&K's Udhampur district.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Seoul church to face legal action for holding service
Seoul, April 5 (IANS) The Seoul city government said on Sunday that it will take legal action against a Protestant church for breaking the South Korean capital's administrative order not to hold mass gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Karan Singh Grover, Bipasha Basu pen birthday messages for Arti Singh
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" fame contestant Arti Singh, whoA turned a year older on Sunday, has received adorable birthday wishes from her friends -- especially Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hope to see stadiums full by August: Trump
Washington D.C., April 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump told top officials of American sports leagues that he hopes live sports events with fans in stadiums can start sooner than later.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Other Sports
High-tech tracker developed to track tiny animals
New York, April 5 (IANS) Researchers have created a tracker that will record the activities of tiny or small animals that fly around and crowd together in caves and hollow trees.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Technology
Aus spinner O'Keefe retires from first class cricket
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Australian spinner Steve O'Keefe has retired from First Class cricket after being denied a new contract for his domestic side New South Wales.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Two more staff at Cancer Institute in Delhi test positive
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Two more nursing staff at the Delhi State Cancer Institute have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
DM warns Noida officials playing truant with dismissal
Gautam Buddh Nagar, April 5 (IANS) Suhas L.Y., the new District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, has warned district officials, missing from the fight against coronavirus, of dismissal from service if they failed to report for duty in 24 hours.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Don't miss your daily workout, not even in lockdown
London, April 5 (IANS) Being in isolation without access to gyms and sports clubs should not mean people stop exercising, say researchers, adding that daily exercise plays an important role in helping to maintain a healthy immune system.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gujarat registers highest 14 cases in a day, 1 death
Gandhinagar, April 5 (IANS) Just a day after crossing the hundred mark of coronavirus positive cases in the state, Gujarat saw the highest number of positive cases recorded in a day on Sunday morning, with 14 new cases and one death.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Bill Gates announces funding to develop 7 COVID-19 vaccines
New York, April 5 (IANS) Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has announced his foundation is paying for the construction of facilities that will manufacture seven promising coronavirus vaccines and the best two vaccines would be picked up for final trials.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
France knife attack probed over terrorism link
Paris, April 5 (IANS) French authorities have launched a terror probe into a knife attack that left two dead and several others injured in the country's southeastern region.
2020-04-05
Category: International, France,Politics
Man shot dead in UP for remark against Jamaat
Prayagraj, April 5 (IANS) A young man was shot dead at a tea stall here when he made a comment against the Tablighi Jamaat.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Mohammad Saad proves smarter, drums up support in quarantine
Lucknow/New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Mohammad Saad, the Amir (head) of the Tablighi Jamaat that has emerged as a corona hotspot, is, undoubtedly, an intelligent man and has proved smarter than the establishment.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Yogi indicates UP lockdown may be lifted from April 15
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has indicated that the lockdown in Uttar Pradesh would be lifted from April 15 in a phased manner.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
More restrictions in Kabul as COVID-19 cases increase
Kabul, April 5 (IANS) Due to a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Kabul with one virus-related death, the Governor of the Afghan capital said authorities will impose more restrictions in the city to stop the spread of the disease.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Modi reminds to turn off lights for 9 minutes at 9 pm
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reminded the country to switch off lights for nine minutes at 9 p.m.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan reports 5th corona death, cases rise to 210
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) An 82-year-old man from Jaipur became the fifth casualty in Rajasthan due to coronavirus, confirmed health officials here, adding that six new cases have been reported on Sunday taking the total tally to 210 in the state.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Two wild elephants rescued in Kerala
Wayanad (Kerala), April 5 (IANS) A group of forest officials on Sunday morning toiled for over 3 hours to rescue two wild elephants which had accidentally fallen into a pond in a private estate at Meppadi near here.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Quarantined man jumps off Delhi hospital building, breaks legs
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A man quarantined at the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash (LNJP) Hospital here allegedly jumped from a building to escape, fracturing his legs in the process, police said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mohammad Saad's plush farmhouse in Shamli
Shamli (UP), April 5 (IANS) Spread over 24 bighas, protected by high wall and an electrified fence and secured by ferocious dogs - this is the sprawling farmhouse owned by Tablighi Jamaat chief Mohammad Saad in Kandhla in Shamli district.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Defence PSUs, OFB pitch in to fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As the country battles against the coronavirus, the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) of the Ministry of Defence have pitched in for support in manufacture and supply of ventilators, sanitisers and protective equipment.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indians in no mood to buy smartphones, sharp contraction ahead
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Smartphone players are unable to gauge the full impact of lockdowns and global recession and there is going to be a sharp contraction as consumers are in no mood to spend on buying new devices and rather focus on stocking essential items like groceries and other daily needs.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Russia criticised for sending aid in hope of easing sanctions
Moscow, April 5 (IANS) Medical aid sent by Russia to Italy and the US has sparked criticism and suspicion that Moscow was trying to improve its image and get sanctions lifted, a media report said.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
FICCI recommends special liquidity line for NBFCs
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) FICCI has suggested announcement of a special liquidity line for non-banking financial companies (NBFC) from banks among other measures to support the NBFCs amid the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hyderabad cop injured in attack by unidentified men
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Policemen and medical professionals, who are in the forefront to combat spread of Covid-19, are becoming the targets of the attacks by unruly elements amid lockdown.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
M.A.C's Viva Glam campaign pledges $10 million to COVID-19 relief fund
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) M·A·C Cosmetics recently announced that its VIVA GLAM campaign - which supports organizations and programs providing essential needs and services to vulnerable communities - will accelerate a $10 million USD donation to 250 organizations internationally,including India enabling them to continue their vital services in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Keir Starmer replaces Jeremy Corbyn as UK's Labour leader
London, April 5 (IANS) Keir Starmer, a former human rights lawyer and an MP since 2015, has replaced Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the UKs main opposition Labour Party, after the latter's resignation following a crushing defeat in the December 2019 general elections.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Music to unite and sail through the dark times
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) Renowned playback singer Kailash Kher will oragnise a live concert from his home from 9.10 pm on 5th April for 30 Minutes to stand in solidarity and pay tribute to the discipline and spirit of service the nation has exhibited during the lockdown.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The lockdown makeover for your home
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) People have had no option but to retreat to their homes, to try and warding off the pandemic with precautionary sanitary measures without letting it impede the work flow of their lives.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ayurvedic ingredients to include in your skincare regime
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) Now is a great time to indulge in self-care to combat the anxiety caused by uncertainty. There are some ingredients readily available at your home which you might not know but are mentioned in Ayurveda and have many health benefits for your skin.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Stay physically active during lockdown: Govt
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) : The Union government on Sunday issued an advisory for people to keep themselves physically and mentally active amid the nationwide lockdown.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Why don't you sleep on it!
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) Sleep, is vital for good health and wellbeing; which is often overlooked while we're in the rat race. But in times of COVID-19, many who don't usually get the luxury to sleep in, or for long hours, have finally got the chance to catch up on their snooze time.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Trump backs firing of COVID-19-stricken carrier's captain
Washington, April 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he supported the ousting of Brett Crozier, captain of aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which has been hit by a COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
A virtual tour of Orlando for your little ones
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) Whether you want to soar down a rollercoaster, or have some fun touring theme parks, a virtual tour of Orlando could be a good getaway for all the young travel-bunnies stuck at home.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Want long term weight loss? Fitness is the mantra
New York, April 5 (IANS) If you want a longer healthier life, read this carefully. The more fit you are when you start a weight-loss programme, the more weight you could lose, compared to those who are very out of shape, say researchers.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mental health related queries see 50% spike since lockdown
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) According to a recent survey conducted by the Indian Psychiatry Society, there has been a 20 per cent rise in mental illness cases.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Trump signals possible tariffs on oil imports amid low prices
Washington, April 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he would impose tariffs on oil imports to protect the American energy sector if necessary, showing support for the industry battered by rock-bottom prices amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
NGO distributes ration among Rohingya refugees in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare, NGO 'Save the Children' India has begun distributing free dry ration among Rohingya refugees living here.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Music connects one with all
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) Despite being in the midst of a pandemic and a nationwide lockdown, what amazes 'Saree Ke Fall Sa' singer Nakash Aziz is that people have found novel ways to collaborate, create and present content.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Beware of 'smart phone pinky' syndrome
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) On an average, a person spends well beyond five hours on a smartphone, every day. Due to the lockdown, idle time has increased which has led to drastic increase in the number of screen time.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Taimur makes 'pasta' necklace for mom Kareena
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan ditched designers' jewellery to wear a necklace made by his little son, Taimur.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
9 terrorists killed in 24 hours in J&K
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) In separate incidents, one soldier lost life and two were injured as the Indian security forces killed nine terrorists in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Rohit reminded me of Inzamam in early days: Yuvraj
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh said that Rohit Sharma reminded him of Pakistan batting great Inzamam-ul-Haq in the Indian limited overs captain's early days in international cricket.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pay cut of Premier League players will hurt tax returns: PFA
London, April 5 (IANS) England's Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) questioned the Premier League's decision to slash players' salaries by 30 per cent.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
US starts airlifting citizens from India
New York, April 5 (IANS) The US has started airlifting American nationals from India who were stranded because of the coronavirus clampdown.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National
Radhakishan Damani contributes Rs 100 cr to PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Promoter of Avenue Supermarts, Radhakishan Damani has contributed Rs 100 crore to the PM-CARES Fund for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sri Lanka conducts first-ever online tea auctions
Colombo, April 5 (IANS) The Colombo Tea Auction, one of largest and oldest ongoing tea auctions in the world, conducted it's first online sessions amid the coronavirus pandemic, local media reported.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Musk defends sending non-invasive ventilators to NY hospitals
San Francisco, April 5 (IANS) Elon Musk has responded to critics who said that Tesla and SpaceX CEO sent non-invasive breathing aids to New York City Hospitals which could not be used to treat severe COVID-19 cases.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Delhi AQI continues to be satisfactory
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The national capital continues to enjoy a better quality of air with the AQI recorded under the 'satisfactory' category at 82.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Knife attack in France probed over terrorism link
Paris, April 5 (IANS) French authorities have launched a terror probe into a knife attack that left two dead and several injured earlier in the country's southeastern region.
2020-04-05
Category: International, France,Politics
Modi pays tribute to Jagjivan Ram on anniversary
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to freedom fighter and politician Jagjivan Ram on his birth anniversary.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How Google Chrome OS can help students with disabilities at home
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As nearly 1.5 billion students adjusting to learning from home globally, Google is leveraging Chromebook accessibility tools to help students with disabilities, who are finding this adjustment even more difficult without hands-on classroom instruction and support from teachers and learning specialists.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Cantonment area in Lucknow sealed off
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The cantonment area in Lucknow has been sealed off and civilian movement in the area has been completely banned. Army personnel in essential services will be allowed movement in the cantonment area while others have been asked to remain off roads till further orders.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Taking corona war to skies in UP's Gorakhpur, through kites
Gorakhpur, (Uttar Pradesh), April 5 (IANS) Many residents of Gorakhpur district are taking their fight against the coronavirus to the skies - quite literally.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Iran to launch 'smart distancing' plan to fight COVID-19
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that authorities will launch a "smart distancing" plan to continue the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Delhi constable who helped Jamaatis cross border, suspended
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Delhi Police have suspended a constable who was helping the Jamaatis to cross Delhi-UP border under the protection of 'khaki'. Constable Imran was posted with the security branch of Delhi Police. He allegedly took people linked to Nizamuddin's Tablighi Jamaat and corona suspects to Ghaziabad.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Akhilesh says lack of PPE real challenge
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Taking a jibe at the lamp-lighting suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a couplet in Hindi, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said lack of PPE for healthcare workers and insufficient test kits are the real challenge facing the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Why Tablighis are on a dark and deadly mission (Comment)
In the early 70s, Indian missions in West Asia received a curt directive from South Block: do not issue visas to applicants travelling to attend the international conference (Ijtema) of the Tablighi Jamaat, Missionaries for purification of Muslims, at their Markaz (centre) in New Delhi. There were Arab applicants, of course, but also some from the West, including the US.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,National,Opinion/Commentary
No signs of ceasefire in Libya after 1-yr armed conflict
Tripoli, April 5 (IANS) A year after the armed conflict started between the eastern-based Libyan army and the UN-backed government for the control of the capital Tripoli, the fighting continued in Libya despite international calls for a ceasefire.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
It is good India is a 'Union' of states (Column: Spy's Eye)
The episode of corona virus infliction that embraced most Indian states, tested the strength of our federal architecture in a manner that was entirely new -- for the first time the whole population of India was exposed to a shared threat to life without the distinction of caste, creed and region making it imperative for the states to completely fall in line behind the Centres decision of a total lockdown to protect all citizens.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
A Congressman in Kerala provides succour to the hapless
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) A 43-year-old Congressman Niyaz Bharathi, in an act of good samaritan, delivered two truckloads of essential items worth over Rs one lakh to be distributed to 110 families living in trying times in a tea estate.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Coronavirus kills one more in TN, death toll four
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) The coronavirus on Sunday claimed its fourth victim in Tamil Nadu with a 60-year old male breathing his last at Stanley Hospital here.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
US researchers design low-cost face shields to fight COVID-19
New York, April 5 (IANS) To meet the critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare and other front line workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers in the US have designed low-cost plastic face shields which are being made available to manufacturers.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Suffering skin damage from face masks? Experts offer remedies
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Doctors, nurses and healthcare personnel fighting COVID-19 from the front lines have to spend many hours a day wearing face masks. Although it offers invaluable protection, health experts have stressed that sweating and the rubbing of the masks against the nose may lead to significant skin damage.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israeli medic attacked in Jerusalem
Jerusalem, April 5 (IANS) An israeli medic was attacked while visiting the Jewish ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem to take coronavirus samples, said authorities.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Dhoni's Vizag knock felt like he had tasted blood: Nehra
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra feels that the factor that helped M.S. Dhoni stand out among his contemporary wicketkeepers in the early part of his career was the fact that he made the most of the opportunities he got.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Spain overtakes Italy in number of COVID-19 cases
Madrid, April 5 (IANS) The overall number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Spain has increased to 126,168, overtaking Italy's tally of 124,632, making it the worst-affected European nation in terms of infections.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Spain,International
Display resolve to fight COVID-19 by lighting lamps: VP
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday urged the people to light candles at 9 p.m. to come together and display the collective resolve to fight COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
19 killed in Mexico shootout
Mexico City, April 5 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed in a shootout between rival gangs in Mexico's Chihuahua state, authorities said.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Singer Kanika Kapoor is finally corona negative
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for Coronavirus after returning to India from London, has finally tested negative for the deadly virus in her sixth test.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
I had sympathy with Pietersen over IPL: Strauss
London, April 5 (IANS) Former England captain Andrew Strauss admitted that he may not have handled batsman Kevin Pietersen well enough. Pietersen's troubles with his teammates and management came to define Strauss's final months as captain of England and the early part of the captaincy of his successor Alastair Cook.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak gives stranded Afghans 4-day window to leave
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) At the special request of the Afghanistan government, Pakistan has decided to allow a four-day window to stranded Afghan nationals wishing to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Coronavirus cases reach 3,374 in India, with 77 deaths
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Sunday said 77 deaths were reported across the country due to Coronavirus, and the total number of cases so far has risen to 3,374.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jamaatis misbehave with hospital staff in Kanpur
Kanpur, April 5 (IANS) Yet another case of Tablighi Jamaat members, admitted to a hospital here, misbehaving with the hospital staff has come to light.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
UP corona count touches 257, 98 are Jamaatis
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) With 75 more people being confirmed positive for the Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours, the total number of Corona cases in the state has risen to 257.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Sindh to hire private counsel to plead Daniel Pearl case appeal
Karachi, April 5 (IANS) The Sindh government has decided to hire a private counsel to plead appeal against the provincial high court's order to acquit and release the accused in the case of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was abducted and beheaded in Pakistan 18 years ago, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Current F1 Championship should be cancelled: Ecclestone
London, April 5 (IANS) Former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone feels that the 2020/21 Championship should be cancelled. With the first eight races, including the iconic Monaco Grand Prix, either cancelled or postponed, the 89-year-old feels that it is difficult to imagine enough races to go through due to the coronavirus situation.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Male Stars: Best of both worlds (Column: B-Town)
Marriage puts paid to a female stars career while some are wise enough to marry and settle down sensing the peak is over. Some of them do stage a comeback after a gap in character roles, because a known face as a character artiste playing mother or bhabhi or so on is more acceptable.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Argentinian football unlikely to resume before June: President
Buenos Aires, April 5 (IANS) Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez said that the country's football competitions - halted since March 17 because of the coronavirus outbreak - are unlikely to resume before June.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Palm Sunday a closed door affair for Kerala churches
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) As the country and the world has been struck by the coronavirus pandemic, Palm Sunday was a closed door affair for churches across the Kerala.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Trump calls Modi to ask for hydroxychloroquine (Ld)
New York, April 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for hydroxychloroquine and the Indian leader has agreed to bring the "full strength" of India-US partnership to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
IMF may delay release of 3rd tranche to Pak: Report
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) might delay the release of a third tranche worth $450 million for Pakistan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'COVID-19 cases in Pak may top 50,000 by April end'
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan might be over 50,000 by the end of April ? 2,392 critical patients needing intensive care, 7,024 serious patients and 41,482 others who would have mild symptoms and just require isolation at their homes, the Supreme Court was informed.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Little data to predict Indian strain of COVID-19 less virulent: CCMB director (Interview)
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) There is very little data available at this stage to suggest that Indian strand of coronavirus is less virulent compared to the countries suffering large numbers of fatalities, a top Indian scientist said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as death toll surges past 8,400 (Ld)
New York, April 5 (IANS) US president Donald Trump warned Americans that the country is headed into a few brutal weeks ahead where "there will be a lot of death", and also circled back to his riff on reopening the economy as the coronavirus death toll surged past 8,400, overwhelming the domestic health care system.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National
Asim Riaz posts poetic mush for Himanshi Khurana
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Asim Riaz has shared a lovey-dovey post for his "Bigg Boss 13" housemate and lady love, Punjabi singer-actress Himanshi Khurrana.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: Trump calls Modi to ask for hydroxychloroquine
New York, April 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for hydroxychloroquine, a medicine in short supply that could help with facing the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National
15 Tablighi Jamaat members including 5 Indonesian women clerics held
Ghaziabad, April 5 (IANS) At least 15 Tablighi Jamaat members including five Indonesian women clerics who are suspected to be infected with the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) have been held by Ghaziabad police and sent to a quarantine home.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Neena Kulkarni: Marathi films are content-driven, people notice now
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Veteran actress Neena Kulkarni who is constantly balancing theatre, film, television and OTT, feels it is great that regional cinema is being celebrated by the larger audience, beyond regions. She believes regional cinema, especially Marathi cinema, is always known for its content.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Amal Sehrawat: Acting is a seasonal job
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) "Choti Sarrdaarni" actor Amal Sehrawat thinks showbiz is quite unpredictable and one needs to secure oneself with an alternate source of income.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Reese Witherspoon says motherhood made her a 'better person'
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Hollywood star Reese Withersppon says she became a "better person" when she had her daughter Ava and always chooses her roles with her child in mind, as she wants to promote positive female role models.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Germany approach 90,000
Berlin, April 5 (IANS) More than 89,300 COVID-19 cases and at least 1,250 deaths have been registered as of Saturday afternoon across Germany, according to evaluations of a local media outlet which took into account the latest figures from all federal states.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Germany,National
US COVID-19 deaths top 8,000
New York, April 5 (IANS) The total number of deaths of COVID-19 in the US topped 8,000 as of 2.30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, according to the data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National
Iran urges EU to defy US sanctions amid COVID-19 pandemic
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) Iran's envoy to Belgium on Saturday asked the European Union to oppose US sanctions on Iran amid the surge of COVID-19 pandemic, state TV reported.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 claims over 15,000 lives in Italy, ICUs see first drop of patients
Rome, April 5 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 15,000 lives in locked-down Italy, as the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries has risen to 124,632, according to the fresh data released by the country's Civil Protection Department on Saturday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Italy,National
US COIVD-19 deaths surpass 8,000
New York, April 5 (IANS) The total deaths of COVID-19 in the US topped 8,000 as of 2.30 p.m. on Saturday (local time), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National
Containing corona: RSS pitches in with help in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh workers in Rajasthan have shifted their focus to helping the poor and migrant labourers following the lockdown called to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
One killed in clash over opening quarantine centre in Bengal
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) One youth was killed and another was injured in a clash between two groups on Saturday over opening a Covid-19 quarantine centre in West Bengal's Birbhum district, the police said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid-19 crumbles healthcare hierarchy in MP; many officials down (Ld)
Bhopal, April 4 April 5 (IANS) The bureaucracy was crippled in Madhya Pradesh by Saturday night due to the coronavirus effect. Even the Health Department hierarchy had crumbled under the burgeoning crisis with its Principal Secretary Pallavi Jain Govil and Additional Director (Health) Veena Sinha testing positive for the dreaded virus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Markaz attendees to add to COVID-19 patient count in Delhi
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the number of coronavirus cases might increase in the capital in the coming two-three days.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Little data to predict Indian strain of coronavirus less virulent: CCMB director (Interview)
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) There is very little data available at this stage to suggest that Indian strand of coronavirus is less virulent compared to the countries suffering large numbers of fatalities, a top Indian scientist said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Germany, France accuse US of 'wild west' approach on face masks
Washington/London, April 5 (IANS) Germany and France have accused the US of confiscating thousands of protective face masks and protective gear meant for their countries, calling it "an act of modern piracy".
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kalaburgi police force yoga session on lockdown violators, gift candles
Kalaburgi (Karnataka), April 5 (IANS) Even as police across the country are grappling with the issue of dealing with lockdown regulation violators, police in the city have been quite innovative when it comes to punishing local violators.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Passengers can make bookings from April 15 onwards: AirAsia
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India on Saturday said that passengers can continue to make their bookings for flights that wil be operated from April 15 onwards.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UN chief reiterates global ceasefire appeal as world fights COVID-19 (Ld)
United Nations, April 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said that the international community should focus only on the battle against its common enemy of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is sweeping the entire world and bringing tremendous socio-economic impacts.
2020-04-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US dollar rises on risk aversion
New York, April 4 (IANS) The US dollar climbed in late trading on Friday as the COVID-19 pandemic restrained market participants' appetite for risk.
2020-04-04
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Tablighi case: Over 500 foreigners found living in Delhi mosques
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Over 500 foreign Muslim preachers have been found to be staying in more than 15 mosques in the national capital, police said. These foreign nationals are hiding in different places as they are unable to move out of the country due to the lockdown announced by the Central government in view of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Iran urges removal of US sanctions amid COVID-19 spread
Tehran, April 4 (IANS) The US "cruel and illegal" sanctions against Iran have caused difficulties for ordinary Iranians' access to medicine and medical equipment and services amid the COVID-19 spread, Esmaeil Baqaei Hamaneh, Iran's envoy to the UN office in Geneva, said on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
UN chief reiterates global ceasefire appeal as world fights COVID-19
United Nations, April 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said the international community should focus only on the battle against its common enemy of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is sweeping the entire world and bringing tremendous socio-economic impacts.
2020-04-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Of 46, only 8 Tablighi members attended Nizaumddin Markaz: Goa CM
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said, that only eight out of the 46 members of the Tablighi Jamaat who are currently quarantined in Goa, have attended religious events in Nizamuddin -- a COVID-19 hotspot -- in the national capital, where the virus was reportedly transmitted to dozens of other participants.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Friday ends with 3 new cases and 2 discharges for AP
Amaravati, April 4 (IANS) With just 3 samples testing positive between 10 a.m. and 10.30 p.m., the number of COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh climbed marginally to 164, on Friday. According to the bulletin issued by the state's nodal officer, two cases were reported from East Godavari district while the third case came in from Visakhapatnam.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Big hike in Madhya Pradesh COVID-19 cases
Bhopal/Indore, April 4 (IANS) The blame game continued in Madhya Pradesh as the government and the ruling party kept fretting and fuming over the role of minority community in the spread of coronavirus as positive cases rose dramatically from 121 in the afternoon to 154 by 11.30 p.m. on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Civil servants' job reserved for J&K residents
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) In a historic decision by changing Jammu and Kashmir domicile rules, the Centre on Friday issued an order declaring that all civil servant jobs in the newly created Union Territory will be reserved for its residents.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Health workers stage protest at Covid-19 hospital in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) A section of nurses and health workers at a state-run hospital in South Kolkata earmarked for the treatment of Covid-19 patients on Friday staged a demonstration and laid siege on the room of the superintendent, alleging that the health facility lacked the infrastructure to handle such an infectious disease.
2020-04-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Amidst Covid-19, AP exports 1,530 MT of aqua products
The aqua products are being exported thorough Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, and Krishnapatnam ports with 270 MT shipped on Friday alone.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
COVID-19: Jagan Mohan Reddy supports PM's April 5 plan
Amaravati, April 4 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has expressed support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal to light a lamp, candle or shine a mobile flashlight during a nationwide 9 minute lights shutdown on April 5.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Karnataka seeks public funds to fight coronavirus
Bengaluru, April 4 (IANS) Bracing for a long war against the coronavirus pandemic, the Karnataka government has sought donations from the public, including the industry, corporates, traders, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society to meet the rising expenditure in containing the spread of the dreaded virus, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Odisha reports 15 Covid-19 cases, highest in a single day
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha has gone up to 20 with 15 new cases getting reported on Friday, the highest in a single day.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Orissa,National
Toyota discontinues Etios series, Corolla Altis in India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Toyota's Etios series and Corolla Altis model will no more be seen at the dealers as the company has stopped production of the models.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
High-speed internet to remain suspended in J&K
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) High-speed internet will continue to remain suspended across the Union Territory of Jammu until April 15, an order issued by Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary, J&K Home Department, said on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Tablighi Jamaat spurs political slugfest between MIM, BJP in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) In Telangana, the BJP is locking horns with Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen chief and MP Asaduddin Owaisi over the issue of Tablighi Jamaat returnees spreading COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Agri machinery shops, truck repair shops on highways can now open
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry, in an order on Friday, allowed shops of agricultural machinery and its spare parts to remain open during the national lockdown. Repair shops for trucks on highways have also been included in that list.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'luru police cars attend to commoners' emergencies
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) The city police have deployed the department's 250 emergency response vehicles to attend to 4,500 requests from commoners amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown, a top police officer said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
After 3 COVID-19 cases, Bomikhal area in Bhubaneswar sealed
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday sealed Bomikhal area here after three COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the area.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
Now, ICMR to go for Covid-19 therapeautic trial with WHO
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) With coronavirus wrecking havoc across the globe including India, a therapeutic trial for Covid-19 is on the cards.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Modi, Netanyahu discuss ways to tackle coronavirus crisis
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had a telephone conversation with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu as the two leaders discussed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the response strategies adopted by their respective governments to the health crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Three people quarantine themselves in tent in Bengal
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Three villagers in West Bengal's Nadia district spent days in a tent away from the human habitation to quarantine themselves after returning from Odisha in order to prevent the spread of Covid 19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan records 46 new COVID-19 cases; total up to 179
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) Recording the highest number of corona positive cases in a day, Rajasthan on Friday reported a total of 46 COVID-19 cases including nine evacuees from Iran, which took the total tally to 179 in the state out of which 33 are Tablighi Jamaat members, confirmed health officials.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Maulana Saad responds to Crime Branch's notice, denies wrong-doing
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Mohd Saad Kandhalvi admitted that the Delhi Police's Crime Branch has registered a criminal case against him and it had sent him a notice for questioning, while also responding to the charges against him.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
United Airlines to repatriate US citizens from New Delhi
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) US-basd United Airlines will begin operating repatriation flights for US citizens from New Delhi from April 5.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP invokes Vajpayee to make '9 baje, 9 minute' a success
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday invoked its mentor and former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee's iconic poem "Ao fir se diya jalaye" to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign urging all citizens to light a candle at 9 p.m. on Sunday for nine minutes to show their solidarity with the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa hotel shut down, staff quarantined for hosting COVID-19 patient
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) The North Goa district administration on Friday shut down a hotel near Panaji, after it was revealed that the state's sixth COVID-19 positive person had checked into it after his return from Mozambique via Mumbai last month.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National
Air India halts bookings till Apr 30; awaits clarity on lockdown deadline
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) National carrier Air India has halted bookings for flights till April 30. According to sources, the airline is awaiting clarity from the Centre, on whether or not the lockdown deadline of April 14 will be extended.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
If I feel like sleeping, will do that: Mamata on PM's call to light up
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday described as a "personal matter" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to citizens to light a candle or diya on April 5 to show solidarity with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and said she would sleep if she felt like it.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Northern Railway converts 83 coaches into isolation wards in one day
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Northern Railway on Friday converted 83 wagons into isolations wards for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) patients, taking the total number of isolation coaches to 174.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Government seeks to dispel myths on April 5 lighting appeal
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to people to light candle, diyas or even mobile flashlights on 9 pm on Sunday to show solidarity in the country's collective fight against the coronavirus pandemic, social media was full of videos and posts about the "scientific benefits" of venture.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vikrant Massey gets a beautiful b'day wish from fiancee Sheetal Thakur
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Vikrant Massey on Friday turned a year older, and his fiancee Sheetal Thakur penned a beautiful wish for him.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karnataka Muslim leaders tell Tablighis to take COVID-19 test
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Karnataka's Muslim leaders on Friday urged all Tablighi Jamaat returnees from New Delhi's Nizamuddin to take a COVID-19 test for quarantine if they turn positive.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
You have won me over: Gambhir thanks RCB
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir on Friday thanked Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for acknowledging the contribution he made to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
With India shut down, EC defers Rajya Sabha poll further
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Election Commission has further defered the Rajya Sabha polls, originally slated for March 26, in view of Covid-19 pandemic, saying that fresh date to be announced later.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ICJ moves UNHRC against China for Covid-19 reparation
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The International Council of Jurists (ICJ) and All India Bar Association have moved the United Nations Human Rights Council seeking compensation from China for "surreptitiously developing a biological weapon capable of mass destruction."
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gujarat corona toll 9, total positive cases 95
Gandhinagar, April 3 (IANS) One more person died on Friday in Ahmedabad due to corona virus infection, taking the death toll in Gujarat to 9. Till Friday, 95 persons have been found positive in the state.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Lifeline Udan: 119 tonnes of medical supplies flown across India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Centre on Friday said that under the "Lifeline Udan" initiative, 97 flights have transported 119 tonnes of medical supplies across the country till April 2.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 effect: Kailash Kher set for virtual concert
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Singer Kailash Kher is looking forward to "dispel the darkness spread by coronavirus" by playing live from his home on April 5.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi gears up as COVID patient count increases
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the coronavirus patient count is increasing in the city, the Delhi government and its Health Department has started making more preparations to deal with the numbers.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
MHA sets up two new Covid-19 helplines
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has introduced two new helpline numbers in its control room to help needy amid the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19 fears: No bail for Rana Kapoor
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) A Mumbai court refused to grant bail to Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, and he will continue to remain in judicial custody till April 16, his lawyer said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UNESCAP suggests removal of tariffs on essential medical supplies
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the world reels under the scourge of coronavirus pandemic, a report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) says that countries should remove tariffs and unnecessary non-tariff measures on the import of essential medicines, medical equipment and related inputs.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Tablighi Jamaat members misbehaved with Delhi doctors too
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Not just Ghaziabad, the members of the Tablighi Jamaat admitted to Delhi hospital also misbehaved with the doctors, however, with enhanced security and counselling, the behaviour improved.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Two more die in Delhi; toll 6, most positive cases from Jamaat
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The corona toll rose to six in Delhi on Friday with two new deaths in the last 24 hours during which 93 new positive cases were reported, taking the total to 386.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Geetika Vidya: I was told 25 is too old an age to become an actress
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Geetika Vidya who impressed the audience and critics alike with her performance in films like "Soni" and "Thappad", says she is content with the wisdom that she has gained by living life on her own terms, and has never been bogged down by what others advised.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Maharashtra records 6 Covid-19 deaths in day, cases approach 500
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) In the highest single day toll so far, Maharashtra recorded six deaths due to Covid-19 on Friday and the number of positive cases shot up by 67 from 423 to 490, officials said here.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Soul legend Bill Withers passes away
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Soul legend Bill Withers is no more. He passed away at the age of 81 on Friday of heart complications, according to a statement issued by his family.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Railways transports over 4L wagons of essential items in a week
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In the first week of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Indian Railways transported over 4 lakh wagons of essential items across India to meet the damands, officials said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: Guterres warns terrorists may take advantage of pandemic
United Nations, April 3 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that terrorists could be taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic devastating large areas of the world.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Delhi approves for food grains to non PDS beneficiaries
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday approved for food grains to the non PDS beneficiaries during the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Medical tourism suffers badly in India amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) NITI Aayog and Ministry of Commerce had recently included medical travel industry in one of the 12 'champion sectors' they wished to promote under the services promotion council. But the $9-billion India's health & medical tourism industry stands still under the severe blow of corona outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Social distancing is the new unity: Ganguly
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Former India captain and Board of Control of Cricket in India President Sourav Ganguly on Friday appealed for people to stay indoors and maintain social distancing as India grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19 system in place, AP eyes rescuing its people from other states
Amaravati, April 3 (IANS) With COVID-19 infrastructure in place, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is now intensifying efforts to aid people of the state, stranded in other states. He has also called for effective monitoring and quarantine measures for the persons who returned to the state from the Tablighi Jamaat event at Delhi in March.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Aditya Birla Group to donate Rs 500 cr to fight COVID-19
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Aditya Birla Group on Friday said that it is committed to contribute Rs 500 crore to various COVID-19 relief measures.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Two more die of corona in Telangana; 75 new cases
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Two more people died of coronavirus in Telangana on Thursday, taking the death toll in the state to 11 while 75 new positive cases were reported, officials said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Covid-19 cases may peak in India by April end: ICS (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Chest Society (ICS) has evaluated that India is likely to experience its peak in terms positive Covid-19 cases by the end of April.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal appreciates SRK's efforts, actor says he's always there for Delhi
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) That Shah Rukh Khan has a soft corner for his hometown Delhi is often reflected in his words. On Friday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted words of appreciation for the superstar, lauding his contribution for the nation in this hour of crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
OYO reaches out to embassies to accommodate stranded foreigners
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Hospitality major OYO has reached out to embassies of over 15 countries to accommodate foreign nationals stranded in India amid the coronavirus crisis and the ongoing lockdown.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Ghungroo' singer Shilpa Roy gets emotional on guru Hariharan's b'day
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) National Award-winning singer Hariharan has received a very special birthday message from his student Shilpa Rao, who is best known for singing "Ghungroo" in "War".
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Telangana CM backs PM's call to light lamps
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday urged the people in the state to light lamps on April 5 at 9 P.M. as desired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
MHA directs states to implement agriculture exemptions
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Taking note of failures in implementation of lockdown exemptions in agriculture sector, the Home Ministry on Friday directed the states to communicate with all field agencies about the move.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MHA to blacklist 360 more foreigners linked to Tablighi Jamaat
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Home Ministry has started the blacklisting process against 360 more foreigners who have gone to their native places after taking part in Tablighi Jamaat congregation amid the novel coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Revv to offer over 1,000 cars to healthcare workers at zero fee
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Self-drive car rental startup Revv on Friday said it will offer over 1,000 cars at zero fee to assist healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Make sure everyone is safe before thinking when to start league: Ancelotti
London, April 3 (IANS) Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said that he hopes all clubs can resume training at the same time to ensure fair play if the Premier League is to resume. England's top flight, as is the case with all other sports in the country, has been suspended since the coronavirus outbreak gained steam in the United Kingdom.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Former record holder Kipsang arrested for breaking COVID-19 curfew
Nairobi, April 3 (IANS) Kenya's suspended former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang was among the 20 people who were arrested on Thursday night for violating a curfew imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Stern action against transporters involved in irregularities: Hussain
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Imran Hussain on Friday warned the transporters that those found involved in any irregularities can face stern action as per law, including lodging of FIR and arrest.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COVID-19: Abhishek Bachchan shares video thanking essential service employees
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan has taken to Instagram to share a heartwarming video where he thanks all essential service employees who continue to serve the nation amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's tally of corona positive 2,547; Maha worst hit
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in India stood at 2,547, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC employees contribute their salaries to raise Rs 1 crore for PM-CARES
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Supreme Court employees, except class IV employees, donated their salaries to form a corpus of Rs 1.06 crore to contribute to PM Citizens' Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES) fund to provide relief to the poor and destitute patients in need of food and shelter, as the country fights the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gathering of migrant workers, Tablighi Jamaat causes setback: Prez (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In his second unpresidented communication with all Governors, Lieutenant Governors (LGs) and Administrators, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday expressed concern that gathering of migrant workers and Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi caused a setback to the efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UPL commits Rs 75 cr to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Agricultural solutions provider UPL on Friday pledged Rs 75 crore to PM-CARES Fund for assisting in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tahira Kashyap starts her series titled 'The Lockdown Tales'
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap Khurrana on Friday started her series, "The Lockdown Tales", to cheer up the mood of people amidst the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi govt launches online learning activities for students
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) To ensure that the learning process is not affected during the 21-day lockdown due to coronavirus, the Delhi government has launched the first phase of its online learning activities with children -- with one assignment a day for students up to Class 8.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
SC gives relief to NDTV, quashes IT notice
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In a major relief to New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV), the Supreme Court on Friday allowed its appeal to quash the notice issued by the Income Tax Department seeking reassessment of income assessment for the financial year 2007-08 for allegedly round-tripping hundreds of crores of rupees from foreign sources.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Odisha's corona positive cases rise to 9
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Three more COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Odisha taking the total number of positive cases to 9 in the state, said Health department on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
Health officials on their toes as COVID-19 cases spike in MP
Indore/Bhopal, April 3 (IANS) The COVID-19 positive cases continue to rise unabated in Madhya Pradesh, touching 121, a spike of 21 cases in 24 hours, even as health workers are leaving no stone unturned in the fight against the pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Bhopal-based R&D company get ICMR nod for developing COVID-19 testing kits
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A Bhopal-based research and development company has got approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for developing Real-Time PCR detection kit for SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19).
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
38 active cases in Bengal, 12 recover (Ld)
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) The number of active Covid 19 cases went up to 38 in West Bengal on Friday while nine patients fully recovered, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National
It was an emotional win for entire nation: Tendulkar on 2011 WC win
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Team India completed nine years of lifting the 2011 World Cup on Thursday and reacting to that momentous occasion when India beat Sri Lanka, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar said it was an emotional win for the entire nation and not just the cricket team.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Army medics at Delhi's Narela Covid-19 centre to look after Tablighi Jamaat workers
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Indian Army medical teams were rushed to the quarantine centre in Delhi's Narela area on Friday where some of the Covid-19 positive Tablighi Jamaat workers are being kept. This the first time the army has been deployed to assist the civil administration in Delhi in the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Lockdown diaries: Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi turns personal chef for wife, kids
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi has turned a personal chef for his doting kids and wife.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
M&M not to inject any fresh equity into SYMC
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has decided not to infuse fresh equity into its South Korea-based subsidiary SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC)in light of the COVID 19 impact.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Big B hopes homeopathy will cure coronavirus, netizens unimpressed
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan feels homeopathic medicine may come up with ways to counter the coronavirus. At the same time, he is hopeful that India will lead the world in finding a treatment for the deadly virus which has turned into a pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Who are Sewa Bharti that's daily feeding 75,000 Delhiites amid lockdown?
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) One may not have heard of them so much, but one organisation is feeding 75,000 people of Delhi on a daily basis during this pan-India shutdown and preparing to feed twice as many people.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: My Team 11 donates Rs 5 lakh to the PM Cares Fund
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) Fantasy sports platform My Team 11 announced on Friday that it has donated a sum of Rs 5 lakh to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
More Mumbai cos. donate towards Covid-19 relief
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Several Mumbai companies have donated towards the cause of Covid-19 relief works on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Long exposure to high-risk patients raises risk of corona in healthcare workers: ICS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Chest Society (ICS) has found that the long working bours and continuous exposure to high-risk patients is the cause for the increasing risks of COVID-19 positivity among healthcare workers.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi's crime graph dips amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed to break the chain of the deadly coronavirus has also helped in bringing down the crime graph in the national capital.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sushant Divgikar is India's 1st drag artiste in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Model-actor Sushant Divgikar has become India's first drag artiste to feature the esteemed Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List, for Class 2020. He features in the list of 'The Arts' honorees as well as in the 'Celebrities category.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Centre to SC: Shut 'PIL shops' till India wins corona battle
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Friday told the Supreme Court, citing PILs filed by activists Harsh Mander and Swami Agnivesh, that professional "PIL shops" must be locked down till India wins the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
PM Modi thanks athletes for support in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked athletes for showing their support towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Modi addressed the nation on Friday morning before interacting with a number of athletes. Post the interaction, the athletes tweeted their support in the fight against the novel disease. Over 2,300 coronavirus cases have been reported in India, including 56 deaths and the number is rising.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Coronavirus cases in Gautam Buddha Nagar reach 50
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) With the number of positive patients touching the 50 mark in Gautam Buddha Nagar, and Meerut at the second position with 25 cases, the coronavirus on Friday reached out to other districts in Uttar Pradesh too.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
3 more test positive in Karnataka with Tablighi connect
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Three more Tablighi Jamaat pilgrims have tested Covid-19 positive in Karnataka, raising the state's tally to 128, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
20 COVID-19 cases in Assam, NE tally rises to 24
Guwahati/Agartala, April 3 (IANS) With more fresh positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the region, the total number of cases in the northeast went up to 24 on Friday, including 20 in Assam, ministers and officials said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Assam,National
COVID-19: LaLiga urges clubs to introduce pay cuts
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) Spanish football's top flight league, also known as LaLiga, urged its clubs to introduce pay cuts as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the country into declaring a state of emergency.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Premier League to resume when normalcy returns, wage cut to be discussed
London, April 3 (IANS) The Premier League shareholders met on Friday and among the major decisions taken with an eye on the coronavirus outbreak across the world, it has been decided that the league will not resume in the beginning of May and will only happen once the pandemic is brought under control and it is considered safe for the people.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
11 CISF jawans at Mumbai airport test Covid-19 positive
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) In a huge scare, at least 11 jawans of CISF posted at Mumbai Airport tested Covid-19 positive, official sources said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Covid-19 clarity: Now see mighty Dhauladhars from Punjab plains
Jalandhar, April 3 (IANS) With nature reclaiming its space, now you can see the mighty Dhauladhar range of Himachal Pradesh from plains of Punjab!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Gathering of migrants, Jamaat event caused setback, Prez tells Guvs, LGs (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In his second communication with all Governors, Lieutenant Governors (LGs) and Administrators, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that gathering of migrant workers and Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi caused a setback to the efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dortmund's stadium to become COVID-19 treatment center
Berlin, April 3 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund is to make its home stadium, the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's largest football stadium, available to help the fight against the coronavirus with immediate effect, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
IIT Hyderabad-incubated startup develops low-cost ventilator
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad-incubated startup Aerobiosys Innovations has developed a low-cost, portable, emergency-use ventilator, the institute said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology
COVID-19 count rises to 38 in Bengal, 12 recover
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 cases went up to 38 in West Bengal on Friday, while nine patients have fully recovered, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Odisha's sixth Covid-19 patient has Tablighi connect
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) The sixth Covid-19 patient in Odisha from Cuttack had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi's Nizamuddin area last month, state government's spokesperson Subroto Bagchi said on Friday, adding that the authorities have started contact tracing for this person.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
Best of NCPA's shows at home
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Dont let the lockdown dull you spirits. The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), is showcasing the best of events from its archives on YouTube including exclusive videos specially curated from NCPA's extensive library.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
DRDO develops portable backpack for sanitisation equipment
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In a quest for developing indigenous solutions to combat the coronavirus Pandemic, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed portable backpack for area sanitisation equipment.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
KV staff donate over Rs 10 crore to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Pitching in to help manage the Covid-19 outbreak, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and its staff have voluntarily contributed over Rs 10 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Ekta Kapoor gives up one-year salary of 2.5cr for employees
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Popular producer Ekta Kapoor is giving up her one-year salary of Rs 2.5 crore at Balaji Telefilms to ensure her employees dont suffer during the lockdown, which was announced last month owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Japan football, baseball leagues postponed further
Tokyo, April 3 (IANS) The Japanese professional baseball league and football J-League will continue to be postponed due to the global spread of coronavirus, it was announced here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi LG asks Health Dept to get medical essentials for frontline workers
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Friday directed the Health department to plan and procure medical essentials and ensure safety and well-being of the frontline health workers, as they fight against the coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jesse Eisenberg has 'never seen' a superhero film or a Bond film!
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Actor Jesse Eisenberg may have played the DC villain Lex Luthor in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", but he claims he has never watched a superhero film -- for that matter, not even a James Bond film or anything from "Star Wars" or "Star Trek"!
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5 more test positive, tally rises to 75 in J&K
Jammu, April 3 (IANS) With five more persons testing positive on Friday, the number of Covid-19 cases is Jammu and Kashmir has gone up to 75.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Give respect, dignity and assure safety to front line workers: Bhaker
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Teen shooting star Manu Bhaker on Friday put her weight firmly behind doctors, nurses, police and urged for their safety as they fight the coronavirus risking their lives.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Stock market tumbles, Sensex settles below 28,000 (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Indian stock markets plummeted on Friday with the BSE Sensex falling over 670 points to settle below the psychological mark of 28,000.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
With repair shops closed, farmers fear delay in crop harvests
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) While the government tries to push up the supply of essential items like flour and cereals, farmers across the country say that due to the lockdown, machines used in agricultural activities cannot be repaired because the necessary shops have not been certified as essential services.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Varsities told to inform students about PM's appeal
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday wrote to universities and colleges to apprise students and the faculty about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to light candles at 9 p.m. for 9 minutes on April 5.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Jamaat returnee, 2 nurses test corono positive in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 3 (IANS) Gurugram registered five fresh positive cases of coronavirus on Friday. One of the infected persons has direct links to Tablighi Jamaat as he participated in the event in Hazrat Nizamudin.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Haryana,National
Delhi govt launches COVID-19 helpline chatbot
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday launched a COVID-19 helpline chatbot to provide updated information on coronavirus in the city.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala CM welcomes PM's call to light lamps on Apr 5
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to light lamps on Sunday at 9 p.m. for 9 minutes to dispel the darkness caused by the coronavirus pandemic is a good act, as any display of brightness will always be welcomed.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Himachal to make appointments of health workers
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday decided to make appointments of medical and para-medical staff on an outsource basis for three months in the health department.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Arjun Bijlani makes egg bhurji for breakfast: No take 2
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Television actor Arjun Bijalni took over the kitchen to make some "egg bhurji" for breakfast but said that there's no take two!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19 cases continue global advance, toll above 54,000 (3rd Ld, correcting figure in para 1)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The global coronavirus toll was over 54,000 on Friday evening with Italy (13,915), Spain (10,935) and the US (6,058) accounting for well over half the fatalities, while the number of cases were fast approaching a million, as per the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt tweets celebs' videos to appeal to people to stay indoors
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) After the Prime Minister held a video conferencing with sportspersons to emphasise on social distancing, the Press Information Bureau has started tweeting videos of celebrities to appeal to people to stay indoors.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Follow advisories issued by govt and doctors: Bajrang
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Ace wrestler Bajrang Punia on Friday appealed on Twitter to follow the advisories issued by the government and doctors amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
For a change, Yamuna flows cleaner and full
Agra April 3 (IANS) After a long while, river Yamuna is flowing full and cleaner at this time of the year.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
WI's U-19 tour of England postponed due to scheduling issues
St. John's (Antigua), April 3 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have agreed to postpone the planned West Indies U-19 tour of England, scheduled for August and September 2020 due to scheduling clashes.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
107 foreigners under quarantine in Haryana
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Vijai Vardhan on Friday said 107 foreigners who have attended the congregation in Delhis Nizamuddin Markaz in March, were kept under quarantine after returning to the state.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National
Reduced trading hours for currency, debt markets amid COVID-19
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) In a major move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday reduced the trading hours for foreign exchange and bond markets by around four hours, with an aim to thwart risks and impact on liquidity amid reduced staff and logistical support.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
This app to provide overview of COVID-19 pandemic globally
London, April 3 (IANS) Researchers have created a web application that provides an overview of the coronavirus pandemic across the globe, in a way that is more interactive than other maps and statistics.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Would never believe if someone told me I would be what I am, says Kohli
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Virat Kohli is arguably the best batsman in the world at present across formats, but if someone would have told him he would sit on top of so many records back when he started off, the Indian captain would tell that person to "get lost".
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Bollywood promotes Maharashtra govt's free distress helpline
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood stars have taken up the responsibility to spread the word about the Maharashtra government's free distress helpline to tackle the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
M'rashtra leaders slam PM's 'light' call on April 5
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) All major political parties in Maharashtra, including the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for lighting candles, lamps or mobile torches on April 5 at 9 pm, here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vir Das excited to be back in fiction space with a strange character
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Stand-up comedian and actor Vir Das, who is looking forward to his upcoming web series "Hasmukh", says performing in front of a live audience is extremely different from being in a fictional film or series.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Dolby On' app comes to India on Android (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Dolby On which is music video recording and streaming app on Friday launched its Android versions in India for free.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Disappointing but glad Oly has been cancelled: Mo Farah
London, April 3 (IANS) Legendary runner Mo Farah has said that while it is disappointing to see the Tokyo Olympics postponed by a year, he also made it clear that delaying the Games was the best possible solution keeping in mind the impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on the world.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
102 new Covid-19 cases in TN; total 411 (Roundup)
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 102 positive coronavirus cases, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state to 411.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Sample testing criteria for Covid-19 may be revised: Health Min
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that there was a possibility of revising sample criteria for testing Covid-19, if the need arose.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kartik Aaryan is 'ageing gracefully' in lockdown!
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan on Friday posted a hilarious picture that shows him in his old version.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
John Mayer reacts to Jessica Simpson's memoir revelations
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Singer John Mayer says he doesn't need to read about his relationship with singer Jessica Simpson in her recently released memoir, as he was there.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Bollywood promotes Maharashtra govt's free distress helpline
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood stars have taken up the responsibility to spread the word about the Maharashtra government's free distress helpline to tackle the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
If I feel like sleeping, I will do that: Mamata on PM's call to light candles
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to the citizens to light a candle or diya at 9 p.m. on April 5 to show solidarity with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday described it as a 'personal matter', saying those agreed with the PM should follow his direction, "but if I feel I will sleep, I will do that".
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National
HRD Ministry writes to education organizations about corona safety
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Friday wrote to educational organizations to apprise them about use of COVID-19 tracking application, AarogyaSetu.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
COVID-19: Hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin mix dangerous for heart
New York, April 3 (IANS) As the combined use of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin to treat coronavirus patients gains momentum, cardiologists are advising caution because both medications can increase the risk for dangerous abnormal heart rhythms.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Nine new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Kerala on Friday reported nine new coronavirus positive cases, taking the total number of such cases to 251, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National
Kejriwal holds videoconference with MLAs on corona relief work (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday held a meeting with all MLAs from the city through videoconference to discuss the relief work carried out in their respective Assembly segments amid the lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's forex reserves rise by $5.65 bn
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $5.65 billion during the week ended March 27.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Clubs risk Champions League axe if seasons not completed: UEFA
Paris, April 3 (IANS) The current football season, stopped abruptly due to the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, should be played to a conclusion feel UEFA and Europe's top clubs who have stated that teams may be excluded from the next Champions League if their domestic competitions are ended prematurely.
2020-04-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Ali Fazal's poetic mush makes Richa Chadha blush
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) At a time when the world is in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bollywood actor Ali Fazal took time out to post a romantic post for his lady-love, actress Richa Chadha.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Covid-19 cases continue global advance, toll above 54,000
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The global coronavirus toll was over 54,00 on Friday evening with Italy (13,915), Spain (10,935) and the US (6,058) accounting for well over half the fatalities, while the number of cases were fast approaching a million, as per the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
This day that year: Brathwaite takes WI to T20 WC glory
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) West Indies dramatically won their second T20 World Cup title four years ago in Kolkata by beating England by four wickets in the final. And it will always be remembered for Carlos Brathwaite's four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes that took the Windies home at the Eden Gardens.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Yogi ensures long haul for Tablighis in UP
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath faces the toughest challenge of his political career in the prevailing scenario when members of the Tablighi Jamaat are proving to be major "Corona carriers".
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Debina Bonnerjee donates Rs 1 lakh to PM-CARES fund
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee, who has been urging people to stay home and practice basic hygiene, has donated Rs 1 lakh to PM-CARES.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
DJ Diplo finds pop star Charli XCX is 'so exciting'
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) American deejay Diplo finds friend Charli XCX "so exciting", because he feels the singer has "so much charisma".
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Nadda calls Cong 'anti-national' in intra-party videoconference
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) BJP national President JP Nadda on Friday held a meeting with party leaders in Uttar Pradesh through videoconference, during which he flayed the Congress and accused the opposition party of holding 'anti-national views'.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal to address parents, children on March 4
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia will interact with teachers and parents of all the schools in the city on Saturday and will help them in 'Parenting in the times of Corona'.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Corporate leaders face economic challenge of a lifetime
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the new coronavirus pandemic hits enterprises and individuals alike -- businesses large and small shut their doors and millions retreat to enforced isolation -- the magnitude of the crisis confronts corporate leaders with the economic challenge of a lifetime, a new report has stressed.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Taj Group salutes medics with hotel rooms in Mumbai, Goa, Noida
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), which runs the Taj group of hotels, has thrown open its doors for the medical staff combating the Covid-19 pandemic, an official spokesperson said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Mrunal Thakur is Kushal Tandon's 'soul mate'
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actors Mrunal Thakur and Kushal Tandon cannot seem to stop gushing about each other lately.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ambulance drivers at forefront in fight against COVID-19
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) In the fight against the outbreak of coronavirus not only health workers and doctors are taking the lead, but the ambulance drivers who are always on a move to attend medical emergencies are also at the forefront.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Afridi feels PCB failed to set strong example against corruption
Lahore, April 3 (IANS) Former skipper Shahid Afridi feels that repeated cases of Pakistan players either being approached by bookies or them failing to report approaches is due to the failure of the Pakistan Cricket Board to set strong examples. Umar Akmal is the latest player who failed to report an approach made during the Pakistan Super League.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Kaneria asks Yuvraj, Bhajji to help minorities in Pakistan
Lahore, April 3 (IANS) Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has requested India cricketers Yuvraj and Harbhajan Singh to help minorities in the country fight the battle against coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
MHA, 6 UTs without legislation to donate Rs 89 cr to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday announced that its team, Union Territories (UTs) without legislation and Central Police organisations will jointly donate their one-day salary amounting Rs 89 crore in PM-CARES Fund in fight against COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
30 new Covid-19 cases reported in R'sthan, tally up to 166
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) The coronavirus positive count continued to maintain an upward curve in Rajasthan on Friday with 30 new cases, taking the total tally to 166 which includes 29 members of the Tablighi Jamaat who were at the congregation in Delhis Nizamuddin Markaz in March, said Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Sarah Hyland not happy with her 'Modern Family' ending
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Actress Sarah Hyland has expressed disappointment with the way the track of her character Haley Dunphy is being ended on "Modern Family".
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Tablighi-corona bond gets stronger, 7 more positive in Agra
Agra, April 3 (IANS) The connection between coronavirus and those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi is getting stronger by the hour, making the entire scenario rather scary as of the 28 samples of Tablighis sent for testing in Agra, seven have tested positive.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Centre notifies appointment of 3 judicial officers as judges of J&k HC
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Centre on Friday notified the appointment of three judicial officers as judges of the common High Court of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vidyut Jammwal wows fans with tree-climbing skills
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) While B-Town celebs are busy finding ways to workout inside their homes amid the lockdown, actor Vidyut Jammwal has found an innovative way to sweat it out! On Friday morning, the actor took to Instagram to share a video where he can be seen climbing a tree!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siemens India commits Rs 20 crore in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Siemens India, one of the leading producers of energy-efficient technologies, on Friday said it would contribute Rs 20 crore towards India's fight against COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Where are the kitchens, Delhi Congress asks Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Congress in Delhi on Friday questioned the Delhi government on the availability of community kitchens promised for the migrant labourers in the wake of lockdown to contain coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Dolby On' app for Android, iOS arrives in India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Dolby On which is music video recording and streaming app on Friday launched its iOS as well as Android versions in India for free.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Decision on curfew extension depends on situation'
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said any decision on extending the statewide curfew beyond would depend on the prevailing situation relating to coronavirus, which he was personally monitoring on a day-to-day basis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Retail prices of essentials rise in Kerala amid lockdown
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) The prices of essential items have risen between 5 and 20 per cent in Kerala amid the nationwide lockdown, and these could further balloon by the time it ends on April 14.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Not all men idolise Western ideals of muscularity
London, April 3 (IANS) Contrary to the common belief, non-Western men are generally less hung up about their body image and pursuing a muscular physique than their Western counterparts, reveals a study.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
OUP India supports learners, teachers with free online access
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Students and teachers in both the school and higher education streams have been provided free access to the Continue Learning @home initiative of Oxford University Press (OUP), the world's largest university press, is aimed at creating a home learning environment and ensuring that the delivery of education is not disrupted during the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced on Thursday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
How COVID-19 changed retail, shopping behaviour of people
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) The widespread restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic changed shopping behaviour dramatically with many people stocking up on hand sanitisers and toilet papers, while shelters across the US are running out of pets to adopt as consumers take comfort in a new companion, said a new report.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Neil Patrick Harris thanks husband for 'countless adventures'
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris is glad that he met his now-husband David Burtka 16 years ago, and thanked him for giving him "countless adventures".
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
PhonePe launches #i4India movement to fight COVID-19
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Digital payments major PhonePe on Friday announced the launch of a national movement called #i4India after its #100CrorePledge to help India fight the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic went viral last week.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Jamiat asks Muslims to offer Friday prayers from home
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind president on Friday appealed to all Muslims to offer Friday prayers from home amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
647 confirmed corona cases linked to Jamaat, says govt
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) There are at least 647 confirmed cases of coronavirus found to have links with Tablighi Jamaat in the last two days, the government said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
102 persons test positive for Covid-19 in TN; total 411
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 102 positive coronavirus cases, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state to 411.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Army veterans write to PM, claim Ganga water can cure COVID-19
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A group of 100 army veterans devoted to reviving river Ganga's pristine nature has written to the Prime Minister to conduct detailed research to assess the capacity of Ganga water against biological challenges such as coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
India's 'Mobiliser in Chief' in times of Covid-19 shutdown
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India, like most nations, is manoeuvring through a very delicate time with its 133 crore people in a 21-day-long nationwide shutdown, affecting the supply of essential goods as well as people's morale. While industry and services have already taken a beating, those who haven't faced the economic ramifications are overwhelmed with the idea of working from home, often resulting in domestic confrontations and worse, as per the national women's' panel. However, in this hour of absolute crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his message seems to have worked magic in containing the disgruntlement of people facing hardships, including those who have not voted for his BJP.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala elderly couple recovers from Covid-19, leaves for home
Kottayam (Kerala) April 3 (IANS) An octogenarian couple in Kerala who was under treatment at the Kottayam Medical College hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, was discharged on Friday after recovery.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National
COVID-19: 259 tested positive from Markaz; 384 total patients in Delhi
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) With a total of 259 people testing positive from Nizamuddin Markaz, the coronavirus tally of Delhi reached 384 on Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
IOC aims to follow existing schedule for postponed Oly
Tokyo, April 3 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said the competition and session schedule for Tokyo 2020 will largely be in place for the postponed Olympics in 2021, although adaptations might be needed subject to venue availability.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Sandeep Chaudhary 'proud & honoured' to make Forbes' 30 Under 30 list
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) At this time of distress when the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, Indias star Para Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary had a moment of pride. Chaudhary, the World record holder in F44 category, has made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list in Entertainment and Sports category for the year 2020.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Mumbai expo centre to house 10k homeless
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) The NESCO Group's Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) has opened its sprawling expo halls in Goregaon east to house thousands of stranded and lockdown-hit migrants, labourers and the homeless, an official said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Telugu actor-politician Balakrishna gives Rs 1cr in aid of COVID-19 fight
Hyderabad, 3 April (IANS) Telugu actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna has donated Rs 1.25 crore towards the fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He has donated Rs 50 lakh each to CM relief funds of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Rs 25 lakh towards the 'Corona Crisis Charity' welfare of cine workers of Telugu filmdom, which was initiated by Chiranjeevi.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion