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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
Cong raises issue of PPE for health workers after PM's video message
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Congress has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Friday's video message where he asked the people to light candles on April 5 at 9 p.m.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
When Punjab cops fight corona, their wives stitch masks
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) When their husbands are in the field to fight coronavirus, the better halves are ensuring free food distribution to cater to the poor in Punjab's Ropar district.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National
Wage cuts can happen in the near future for England: Woakes
London, April 3 (IANS) England all-rounder Chris Woakes said that while no wage cuts have been put in place for the players yet, it is something that he expects will happen in the near future.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian football stars make the most of staying at home
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The All India Football Federation on Thursday started a #FitWithIndianFootball campaign which will see the star players of the country spread awareness about how to keep fit during the widespread quarantine.As part of the campaign the different stars of Indian football, right from the Indian Senior Mens and Womens Team to Indian Arrows to Indian U-17 Womens World Cup squad to all age group national team players will be displaying and explaining to fans several training regime using a football.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Alcoholic villager booked for violating lockdown after son's plaint
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Police has booked an alcoholic resident of Rajokri village on the charge of violating the lockdown following a complaint by his own son.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
App developed to locate essential supplies amid lockdown in B'luru
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) With the 21-day Covid lockdown disrupting supply chain since March 25, a city-based techie developed an application (app) to enable the people locate essential supplies in the neighbourhood, said his start-up on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Supply chain disruption eases, labour woes continue
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) With government stepping up efforts to ensure supplies of essential commodities, there was an improvement in the supply chain as flour millers, distributors and retailers said on Friday that things are getting better gradually. However, complete restoration in the supply chain could be possible only when scarcity of labourers is sorted out, they said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Haryana bans fees collection by private schools
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) The Haryana government on Friday directed all private schools in the state not to pressurise the parents of the students to deposit fees until the lockdown period is over, thus banning all types of fees collection with immediate effect.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Awareness about covid-19 higher in tier-1 cities: Study
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Awareness about covid-19 is higher in tier-1 cities in comparison to tier-2 and tier-3 cities, found a joint survey by the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay researchers.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
COVID-19: National leg cricket league indefinitely postponed
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Leg cricket is an emerging sport that has made its mark with young athletes all over India. While it isnt just as popular as the game of cricket, it derives inspiration from the game. Leg cricket has its own rules and is played in a completely different format to its namesake. The upcoming league was to be organised in July, but considering the situation of the pandemic that the world is facing right now, the league has been postponed until further notice.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Zoom CEO sorry as privacy, security concerns mar video meetings
San Jose, April 3 (IANS) Video meeting app Zooms Founder and CEO Eric Yuan has apologized for the privacy and security issues or "Zoom-bombing" being reported in his app that has seen a surge in usage globally as people work from home during lockdowns.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Argentina,Technology
Two Tablighi Jamaat attendees test Covid-19 positive in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Two members of the Tablighi Jamaat, who were at the congregation in Delhis Nizamuddin Markaz in March, tested positive for the coronavirus disease in Punjab, taking the total number of such cases to 49, officials said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National
MHA asks states to get tough with those who attack health workers
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Home Ministry has written to state governments to take strict action in incidents of attacks on health professionals and frontline workers and ensure the security of the medical fraternity.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sadar Bazaar in Lucknow sealed;, Jamaat activists found in mosque
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) The entire Sadar Bazaar area in Lucknow has been sealed by the police after a group of Tablighi Jamaat members were found to staying inside a mosque in the area.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Need testing machines in NE, North Bengal; protect docs: Bhutia to Modi
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into getting COVID-19 testing machines to North East and North Bengal on an urgent basis, also requesting him to take strict action against the attackers who struck the doctors in Indore. Former India captain Bhutia was among the 49 eminent sports personalities who PM Modi spoke to on Friday regarding spreading awareness about the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
DD's 'Ramayan' garners highest ratings for a Hindi GEC show since 2015
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Late Ramanand Sagar's mythological serial "Ramayan", which is over three-decade-old, made a historic comeback on the small screen by garnering highest ratings for a Hindi GEC show since 2015.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Power, RE sector PSUs to donate Rs 925 cr to PM-CARES fund
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Central Public Sector Centre Enterprises (CPSEs) under the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy have decided to contribute Rs 925 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund), which has been created by the Prime Ministers Office to provide relief to the needy people in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Darshan Raval: I am a self-taught musician
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) From participating in the singing reality show "India's Raw Superstar" in 2014 to lending voice to the chartbuster songs like "Chogada" in "LoveYatri" , "Kamariya" in "Mitron" and "Mehrama" in "Love Aaj Kal", the Ahmedabad-bred singer Darshan Raval feels fortunate to be able to carve a niche for himself in Indian music industry.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Smith, Jayawardene lead Warne's greatest SL, SA XIs
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne named his greatest Sri Lanka and South Africa XI during an Instagram live session out of those he has played against in his illustrious 15-year international career .
2020-04-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
TN CM warns of strict action against lockdown violators
C0hennai, April 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday warned of strict action against those violating the nationwide lockdown in the southern state.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
SC asks Karnataka, Kerala to amicably resolve border issue
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the governments of Karnataka and Kerala to amicably resolve the border issue amid the three-week nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Will Smith to host, executive produce 16-episode stand-up comedy series
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith is set to host and executive produce a 16-episode stand-up comedy series called "This Joka".
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Suspended cop Davinder Singh's police custody extended
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday extended the police custody of suspended Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police officer Davinder Singh till April 10.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Burdwan blast accused was behind Barpeta JMB module: NIA
Dispur, April 3 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday revealed that Burdwan blast accused Sahanur Alom was behind the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) module busted in Barpet district of Assam in December-end last year.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism
IndusInd Bank promoters seek RBI nod for raising stake to 26%
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) IndusInd Bank on Friday said that its promoters have sought Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) approval for increasing their permissible holding to 26 per cent.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
New reduced timings for G-sec, forex markets: RBI
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India on Friday notified new market timings for the government bond, forex markets, while maintaining the duration of other key banking related activities.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yogi prepares for post lockdown scenario in UP
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday held a meeting with top officials to discuss ways and means to meet the challenges after the lockdown is lifted.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Paras Chhabrra missing Mahira Sharma amid COVID-19 lockdown?
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Is Paras Chhabrra missing his "Bigg Boss 13" housemate Mahira Sharma in the time of nationwide lockdown? An Instagram video post that Paras has posted with the hashtag #Pahira would suggest as much.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
4 LeT militants, 3 associates arrested in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) Four Lashkar e Taiba militants and three of their associates were arrested on Friday in Handwara area of J&K's Kupwara district, police said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Lockdown step: 'Home delivery' of FIR in Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarnagar, April 3 (IANS) As some people are not following the 21-day nationwide lockdown called to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Muzaffarnagar police has decided to start 'home delivery' of FIRs against those violating government orders.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
K'taka govt Youtube channel to train Covid-19 healthcare workers
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Karnataka government has launched 'Jagruti Karnataka', a Youtube channel to train grassroots level health workers in Covid-19 treatment, a top official said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Media,Politics
UP government cancels bank holidays in lockdown period
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has cancelled bank holidays on Mahavir Jayanti (April 6) and Good Friday (April 10).
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
AI can predict corona patients' risk if they need ventilators
London, April 3 (IANS) As companies the world over commit to make ventilators to meet the demand, researchers are now developing computer models based on artificial intelligence (AI) that calculate the risk of an individual patient's need for a ventilator or intensive care.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Technology
Star Sports finds a way to keep fans 'Cricket Connected'
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) In staying true to providing innovative and meaningful content for cricket fans and viewers, Indias leading sports broadcaster, Star Sports, through digital connectivity, has introduced a new show called Cricket Connected. The show aims to engage cricket-starved fans and keep them connected to the sport they love.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19: Around 50 doctors, medics test positive in India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In India, around 50 doctors and medical staff have tested positive for coronovirus (Covid-19), raising the eyebrows of the Union Health Ministry, sources said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
'PM urged us to take active part in Covid-19 activities'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Legendary India athlete P.T.Usha on Friday said the video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was well timed and has given all a big boost.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Sports
Supply of essential items remains far from smooth in Delhi
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) More than a week after the 21-day lockdown was imposed in the country, the supplies of essential items in Delhi are far from smooth. Branded essential items have disappeared from the shelves of kirana stores, though open items like sugar, flour, rice, pulses are available.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pak Interior Minister played role in acquittal of Pearl case convict (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi/Washington, April 3 (IANS) Pakistan's Minister for Interior and former chief of its internal spy agency Brigadier Ijaz Ahmed Shah may have played a role in the acquittal of Omer Sheikh, the terrorist whose death sentence was commuted in the Daniel Pearl beheading case.
2020-04-03
Category: International, India,Terrorism
Top health experts to have live fitness sessions on social media
New Delhi April 3 (IANS) Renowned health and fitness experts Mickey Mehta, Luke Coutinho, meditation coach Ronak Gajjar, nutritionist Heena Bhimani and several others are coming together under the Fit India Movement to ensure that countrymen have access to the best health, fitness and wellness sessions from the comfort of their homes during the lockdown owing to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
6 NE states seal borders with Assam
Guwahati/Agartala, April 3 (IANS) After Assam reported 16 positive COVID-19 cases, all the attendees of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin, six Northeastern states sealed the interstate borders and barred the general entry from Assam, ministers and officials said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Assam,National
5G iPhones can still arrive on schedule: Foxconn
Taipei, April 3 (IANS) Taiwan-based electronics contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd or Foxconn has reportedly said that the production of the 5G iPhones is likely to start on schedule for the fall launch of the new handsets.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
Now, drones to monitor Friday prayers at Noida mosques
Noida, April 3 (IANS) In an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the Noida administration to deploy drone cameras for monitoring the Friday prayers in the city mosques.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
11 more Tablighi Jamaat participants quarantined in Bengal
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government has quarantined 11 people from West Midnapore district who attended the religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi, official sources said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Prashant Kishor calls for well-thought plan to combat Covid
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to light candles on Sunday at 9 p.m. for nine minutes amid the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, election strategist Prashant Kishor called for a well-thought-out plan and response to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Now, a documentary on COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) A new documentary film attempts to uncover the story of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Public can withdraw cash from India Post ATMs in TN circle
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) People can withdraw money from their post office saving accounts as well as public/private banks through all automatic teller machines (ATM) of India Post in Tamil Nadu Postal Circle.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Atletico slash players, coaching staff's salaries by 70%
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) Former Spanish league champions Atletico Madrid has cut 70 per cent of the salaries of its players and coaching staff. The club said that this agreement will help them supplement the salaries of 430 employees who will be temporarily suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak in Spain.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Robotic nurses to deliver medicine, food to TN corona patients
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Now technology proves the connection between food and medicine. From serving food at upmarket restaurants, robots are now being deployed to serve medicine to COVID-19 patients in Tamil Nadu in an attempt to reduce the infection risk for nurses.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Tablighi Jamaat: 26 Questions police asks Maulana Saad
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Twenty six questions were posed to Mohammad Saad, the organiser of a religious meet here in Nizamuddin Markaz that has turned out to be the lone booster of staggering increase in the number of positive coroanvirus cases and deaths throughout the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Religion
Rohit's daughter imitates Bumrah's bowling action
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Rohit Sharma's one-year daughter Samaira has tried to ace Jasprit Bumrah's lethal sling-arm action which was captured in a video shared by the ace Indian pacer on social media.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Extend moratorium on debt repayment: EEPC
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) of India has urged the government to extend the moratorium on debt repayment as the top markets for engineering exports are under lockdown that is in place to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Wash tractors with soap after use: Goa advisory to farmers
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) Farm implements like tractors, power tiller, transport vehicles have to be washed with soap water each time after use, the Goa Agriculture Department said in its advisory to farmers on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National
Non-life insurers surprised over fall in emergency claims
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Non-life insurers are surprised to see a drastic reduction in reporting of emergency admissions/operations and related claims and wonder whether the people have turned healthy during the lockdown or a silent 'health' bomb is ticking.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Tamannaah: Practise compassion towards less privileged amidst COVID-19 crisis
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia urges people to be more compassionate towards the underprivileged people, especially at a time when the world is dealing with the pandemic of coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Haryana villagers refuse to let officials quarantine 20 Jamaat followers
Faridabad, April 3 (IANS) Amid a spike in coronavirus positive cases in India after the evacuation of hundreds of people from Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in Delhi, residents of a Haryana village forced authorities to not quarantine 20 Jamaat followers from abroad at a nearby college premises, police sources said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Haryana,National
Police team attacked in UP's Kannauj
Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh), April 3 (IANS) A police team was attacked in Kannauj district of uttar Pradesh on Friday afternoon when they tried to stop a family from offering 'namaaz' collectively.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LNJP, GB Pant to shut OPD services amid spike in corona cases
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday announced the shutting down of the out patient department (OPD) services of its two premier hospitals -- Lok Nayak and G.B. Pant -- amid the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the city.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Spoke with PM Modi about managing period post April 14: Tendulkar
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to 49 sports personalities that included cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic. The country is currently under a 21-day lockdown as it looks to fight back against the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Chalo dinner tim': How Anushka hijacked Virat's live chat with Pietersen
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was in for some bossy banter from his wife, actress Anushka Sharma, during his recent live video interaction with Kevin Pietersen, and the former England captain couldn't resist taking a goodnatured jibe at Kohli's situation.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
World's largest radio telescope shut down
Santiago, April 3 (IANS) The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world's largest radio telescope, has temporarily closed operations due to the spread of COVID-19 in Chile, the observatory said in an announced.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Iraq,Science/Tech
China coffee chain stocks plummet after alleged fake sales figures
Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Chinese cafe chain Luckin Coffee lost around 75.6 per cent of its stock value as of Friday after announcing an internal investigation into alleged fake sales figures.
2020-04-03
Category: International, China,Politics
Light physical activity good for stroke survivors
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that stroke survivors who engaged in a lot of light physical activity such as taking leisurely walks or attending to non-strenuous household chores reported fewer physical limitations than their more sedentary peers.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
IIT-R develops low cost portable ventilator for covid-19 patients
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee(IIT-R) has recently hit headlines after a team of researchers at the institute developed a low cost portable ventilator that might prove useful for the survival of COVID-19 patients.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Goa man wishes COVID-19 to Jamaat harassers; arrested
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) Police in North Goa's Bicholim town on Friday arrested one Mohsin Shaikh for allegedly making objectionable references related to the Tablighi Jamaat and the spread of COVID-19 to harass the Jamaat members on social media.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mixed response in Karnataka to PM's call to light lamps
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) 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 evoked a mixed response from the people in Karnataka.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Congress hits out at Kerala govt over 'forced contribution'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in Kerala on Friday asked State Finance Minister Thomas Issac to tone down his "threats" over contribution from employees' salary to the state fund to fight coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Cuttack also under 48-hr shutdown, after Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak (Ld)
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) After announcing total shutdown in state capital Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak town, the Odisha government on Friday extended the shutdown to Cuttack city after a coronavirus positive case was detected in that city, the sixth in the state.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
Chinese youth footballers donate medical supplies to Spain
Changsha, April 3 (IANS) More than 10,000 medical masks and gloves donated by youth football players from Changsha in central China's Hunan Province are being sent to support Spain's fight against COVID-19, according to Tengyo Sports chairman Tan Di.
2020-04-03
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Haryana sees 8 coronavirus cases; total rises to 43
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Haryana on Friday reported eight cases of coronavirus patients, taking the total number of cases to 43 in the state, the government said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National
489 people go home after completing quarantine in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) Another batch of 489 people, mostly students, were allowed to go home on Friday after completely quarantine in Srinagar.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Cisco expands product portfolio for small businesses
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) As the world battles COVID-19, networking giant Cisco on Friday said it is doubling down its focus on serving small businesses by offering customers and partners a simple, secure and flexible portfolio with new solutions.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
COVID-19: Odisha reports 6th positive case
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Odisha reported its 6th novel coronavirus positive case in Cuttack, said the Health department on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
There may be no more tennis this year: Wimbledon chief
London, April 3 (IANS) All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said that it is no longer unrealistic to say that there may be no more tennis this year. Speaking a day after Wimbledon got cancelled for the first time since the Second World War, Lewis said that he is hopeful that the US Open and the French Open, which was rescheduled earlier, can take place but it is a difficult situation at the moment.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
And now, an edutaintment portal for students during corona in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) If not for Covid-19, the nearly 4.5 million students would have begun their annual holidays.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education
Kareena, Karisma, Ranbir, Riddhima in rare pic with grandpa Raj Kapoor
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor on Friday re-posted a rare picture throwback picture from her childhood on Instagram, which was originally put up on social media by her elder sister Karisma Kapoor.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Enough PPE kits with Hindu Rao hospital, only 2 doctors resigned'
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus crisis, various reports from Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital (HRH) claimed that some contractual doctors of the hospital resigned citing lack of safety equipment while dealing with COVID-19 patients. However, the Commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation Varsha Josh denied the reports and claimed that there were adequate arrangements in the hospital.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Robot triplets unveiled as Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games mascots
Hangzhou, April 3 (IANS) Three sporty robots representing the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hangzhou in eastern China were on Friday unveiled as the official mascots of the 2022 Asian Games.
2020-04-03
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Massive sanitization drive begins in UP
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Google Maps offers user location data to health officials
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Google Maps is offering user location data to help public health officials spot increase or decrease of movement across high-level categories of places ? such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces and residential areas.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Taj city on alert as COVID-19 tally goes up
Agra, April 3 (IANS) Agra is on alert as the number of COVID-19 positive cases has gone up to 20. Four more samples of suspected victims from Krishna Colony were sent for testing on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Peru limits movement by gender to stem COVID-19 spread
Lima, April 3 (IANS) Peru has begun enforcing strict new measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease, restricting public movement by gender, a media report said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
It's going to be pretty tight: Cummins on IPL 13 fate
Melbourne, April 3 (IANS) Australia pacer Pat Cummins on Friday said he is in regular touch with his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) about the fate of the league which currently hangs in balance because of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Google donates 4,000 Chromebooks, free Wi-Fi to California students
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Google has announced to provide 4,000 Chromebooks and 1,00,000 Wi-Fi hotspots for rural students in California, who are studying from home due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lockdown diaries: Pankaj Tripathi gets time to watch the sunset
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Amid the 21-day COVID-19 lockdown in the country, actor Pankaj Tripathi is getting time to see the sunset, and has urged people to take up creative hobbies and enjoy this time while it lasts.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 10,000 arrested in Sri Lanka for violating curfew
Colombo, April 3 (IANS) Police in Sri Lanka said on Friday said over 10,000 people had been arrested from across the country for violating an island-wide curfew which has been in place since March 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Shastri calls Yuvraj legend after failing to tag 2011 WC star
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri was put on a spot after he tagged only Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar in a video of India winning the 2011 World Cup. Replying to the tweet, Man of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh had said that Shastri should have tagged him and M.S. Dhoni. But Shastri came up with a brilliant reply, calling him legend.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kim Kardashian, Matthew McConaughey visit online college classes during isolation
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and other celebrities surprised fans by dropping in at online college classes while isolating at home due to coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Andhra Pradesh confirms first covid-19 death
Amaravati, April 3 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh (AP) government on Friday reported the state's first death associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
SC dismisses PIL seeking hotels' conversion into quarantine centres
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an application seeking directions for conversion of hotels, resorts and guesthouses across the nation to shelter homes, quarantine centres and isolation wards.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
PMs April 5 blackout call puts power sector on alert mode to maintain grid stability
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for a 9-minute blackout at 9 p.m. on Sunday, has shaken the babus in the power ministry who have put themselves in a huddle to quickly devise a strategy to prevent the April 5 event from creating ground for a possible grid collapse and resultant blackout throughout the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi series has a new writer
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Theres some hope that Ewan McGregors upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series will come out of the lumber, with the makers enlisting Joby Harold as the new writer for the series.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
B'luru duo arrested for illegal liquor sale amid lockdown
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Two persons were arrested for illegally selling liquor at exorbitant price, violating the Covid lockdown, a police official said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK emergency business loan scheme revamped after criticism
London, April 3 (IANS) The UK government's emergency loans scheme for businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic has been revamped following strong criticism, a media report said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
India's share in world market cap below historic average: Report
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) As the Indian stocks markets reels under the coronavirus crisis, a report by Motilal Oswal says that Indiaa┬┐s share in the global market capitalization is below the historic average.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nicole Kidman to star in 'Pretty Things' adaptation
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Hollywood star Nicole Kidman will be starring in the series adaptation of the novel "Pretty Things".
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mental health also important during lockdown: Rahane
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Friday highlighted the importance of mental health in times of distress, lauding the Maharashtra government for its effort in the cause as the state and country battles the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
13 people got infected from first corona patient in Bihar
Patna, April 3 (IANS) There is a steady increase in the number of people contracting coronavirus in Bihar with 13 people in the state getting infected after coming in contact with the first coronavirus patient. This patient, who lived in Munger, died during treatment on March 22. He had a travel history to Qatar.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Bihar,National
Hrithik Roshan: Coronavirus should be afraid of my dad
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan is all pumped up, and the reason is his father Rakesh Roshan.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Digvijaya switches off cell phone after harassing calls (Ld)
Bhopal, April 3 (IANS) Harassed by unsolicited calls on his mobile phone for the past four-five days, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh said on Friday that he had complained to police and also switched off his cell phone.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
UNGA adopts resolution for 'intensified' intl co-operation
United Nations, April 3 (IANS) The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution on COVID-19, calling for "intensified" international cooperation to defeat the pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Paresh Rawal's son Aditya to debut as actor in OTT film
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Veteran actor Paresh Rawal's son Aditya is all set to make his acting debut with the ZEE5 original film "Bamfaad".
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Union Health Minister boosts corona warriors morale
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, on Friday visited Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital in Delhi to take stock of the preparedness against the coronavirus pandemic in India.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa casino group donates Rs 51L for COVID-19 relief work
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) The Deltin group which operates several offshore and onshore casinos in Goa, on Friday, donated Rs. 51 lakh towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National
172 corona cases in UP, 42 are Tablighis
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) With reports coming in from other testing centres, the Covid-19 tally in Uttar Pradesh has now touched 172.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Dhillon Group donates Rs 5.05 crore for COVID-19 fight
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) D-MART of the Dhillon Group has donated Rs 5.05 crore to the Punjab Chief Minister Relief fund to fight COVID-19 in what Amarinder Singh welcomed as a highly magnanimous gesture that will contribute significantly to the state's battle in the current crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National
Big B dedicates 'Coolie' song to doctors, lauding their efforts
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has taken to social media to laud the selfless performance of doctors and paramedical staff across the world in the battle against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Digvijaya switches off cell phone after harassing calls
Bhopal, April 3 (IANS) Harassed by unsolicited calls on his mobile phone for the past four-five days, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said on Friday that he had complained to police and also switched off his cell phone.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Foreigners from 41 countries joined Tablighi meet in Delhi amid corona crisis
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Indonesia, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka are among 41 top countries from where over 960 foreigners visited India and participated in Tablighi Jamaat activities organised at Islamic headquarters in Nizamuddin amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to government data.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Kejriwal holds video conference meeting with AAP MLAs
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Cheif Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday held a meeting with all Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs via video conference to discuss the relief work carried out by them in their respective assemblies amid lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Opposition attacks Modi for failing to address economic woes
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people to light candles on Sunday at 9 p.m. for nine minutes amid the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, the opposition on Friday slammed him saying symbolism was important, but serious consideration was equally important to address financial anxieties of the people.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
When 3 species of our human ancestor roamed the Earth
New York, April 3 (IANS) In a fascinating discovery that will force scientists to rewrite our species' evolutionary history, an international team has unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus -- the first of our ancestors to be nearly human-like ? which is dated to be two million years old.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
UK PM still showing COVID-19 symptoms: Downing Street
London, April 3 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still showing symptoms of coronavirus the day before his seven-day quarantine period was supposed to end, Downing Street has confirmed.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Edgbaston Stadium to become COVID-19 testing centre
London, April 3 (IANS) The Edgbaston Stadium will be used as the NHS in a bid to help in the battle against COVID-19 with Warwickshire donating it for the cause.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
18 sporting programs to feature in 3rd Asian Youth Games
Kuwait City, April 3 (IANS) The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has announced the sports program for the 3rd Asian Youth Games in Shantou, China in November 2021.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Bhilwara's 'maha curfew' from Friday till April 13: Official
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) In a bid to contain the coronavirus spread, a "maha (mega) curfew" has been enforced in Rajasthan's Bhilwara from Friday till April 13, District Collector Rajendra Bhatt said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
WHO to launch second Solidarity Trial for coronavirus vaccine
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Friday, said that it is soon going to launch a second protocol for the Solidarity Trial.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer in 'Call Me By Your Name' sequel
Director Luca Guadagnino confirmed to the portal La Republica that the film is in developement, reports aceshowbiz.com.
2020-04-03
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'A Quiet Place: Part II' gets a new release date
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) The Emily Blunt-starrer "A Quiet Place: Part II", which was scheduled to release in March, will now open on September 4 this year.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Another tests positive for coronavirus in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Another person has tested positive for the novel coronavirus
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
48-hour shutdown in Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak over COVID-19
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) The Odisha government has announced a complete shutdown in Bhubaneswar city and Bhadrak town for 48 hours starting 8 p.m. on Friday to prevent community transmission of COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
London's Heathrow airport to close 1 runway amid traffic fall
London, April 3 (IANS) London's Heathrow airport will close one of its runways next week as air traffic continues to fall globally amid the coronavirus pandemic, it announced on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
YRF come forward to support Bollywood wage earners
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) One of Bollywood's most powerful production houses, Yash Raj Films (YRF), has pledged to support to protect Bollywood daily wage earners and their family during the COVID-19 pandemic. The production house will be giving Rs 1.5 crore, according to an industry source.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
WHO team in Tonk Rajasthan as corona cases jump from 4 to 16 in a day
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) A team from the World Health Organisation, on Friday, arrived in Rajasthan's Tonk district to survey the situation as Covid -19 cases alarmingly spiked from 4 to 16 within 24 hours
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: SA cricketers symptom-free after returning from India
Johannesburg, April 3 (IANS) The South African teams chief medical officer Shuaib Manjra has said that the Proteas have completed a 14-day period of self isolation after returning from India and the players were symptom free. The team returned from India on March 18 after the three-match ODI series was called off due to the coronavirus outbreak. But the players will remain in lockdown for the next two weeks.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Apeiron's drug shows promise to fight COVID-19
Toronto, April 3 (IANS) An experimental drug developed by Austria-based Apeiron Biologics has been found to effectively block the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts, says a new study.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
SC notice to Centre on PIL seeking wages to migrant workers
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from Centre on a PIL filed by activists Harsh Mander and Anjali Bhardwaj seeking directions to the Centre and state governments to ensure payments of minimum wages to all migrant workers within a week, amid the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun' sequel pushed to December 23
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Hollywood star Tom Cruise's "Top Gun: Maverick", the much-anticipated sequel of the 1986 hit "Top Gun", will now release on December 23 instead of original release date June 24.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stay put in place of work: PMK to workers in other states
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Condoling the demise of Lokesh Balasubramani, a Tamil youth who collapsed and died on Thursday while attempting to walk to his hometown in Namakkal from Nagpur, PMK founder S. Ramadoss urged workers to stay put in their places of work.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Over 300,000 paedophiles in UK will exploit lockdown'
London, April 3 (IANS) At least 300,000 people in the UK pose a sexual threat to children as paedophiles look to exploit the coronavirus lockdown, the National Crime Agency (NCA) warned on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
TCS World 10K Bengaluru now to be held on Sept 13
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Procam International on Friday announced that the 13th edition of 'World Athletics Gold Label Race, Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru will be held on September 13, 2020.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Athletics
Bihar DM gets life threat for announcing COVID-19 screening
Darbhanga, April 3 (IANS) The District Magistrate of Bihar's Darbhanga, Tyagrajan S.M., got a life threat over Facebook when he announced screening of people in a post. The accused has offered a bounty of Rs 2 lakh to whoever kills the DM.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Bihar,National
Ranveer reveals how Deepika 'devoured' Khilji in the dead of the night
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranveer Singh has shared his actress-wife Deepika Padukone's midnight guilty pleasure!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Plans on ice for now but want to play ISL soon: Real Kashmir co-owner
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) I-League side Real Kashmir FCs co-owner Sandeep Chattoo wants to see the team play in the Indian Super League (ISL) in five years' time ideally, but with the current situation forcing all plans to stay put, the management has no option but to wait until the skies clear up.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Gardening helps grow positive body image too
London, April 3 (IANS) Finding time for nature through gardening can be helpful as it promotes positive body image, say researchers led by a scientist of Indian-origin.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
This startup leads India's race to build low-cost ventilators (IANS interview)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Sensing the critical need of ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients, a bunch of engineers associated with an Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)-incubated company -- Nocca Robotics -- is leading the race to build low-cost ventilators in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Authorities ask visitors to Phoenix Mall to be cautious
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation has asked all those who had visited the upmarket Phoenix Mall here between March 10-17 to be cautious as three employees of Lifestyle Store located there have been tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
CAIT writes to FM for trade relief package, interest waiver
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to seek a relief package for traders, including waiver on loan interest for lockdown period.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gujarat Covid-19 patient shares her hospital experience
Ahmedabad, April 3 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is providing personal healing to the novel coronavirus patients (Covid-19) in the state, as he is interacting with them from time to time by taking the feedback from the patients, one of the patients discharged said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Gujarat,National
COVID-19 puts SA woman cricketer's wedding plans on hold
Johannesburg, April 3 (IANS) South Africas Lizelle Lee has been forced to postpone her wedding amid the nationwide lockdown in the country imposed due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Five held for obstructing B'luru Asha worker as NRC enumerator
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) City police has arrested five men for restraining an Asha worker from discharging Covid-19 duty and falsely accused her of collecting data for the National Register of Citizens (NRC), an official said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 security men injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, April 3 (IANS) Six security men were injured on Friday in an unprovoked firing by the Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police sources said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Odisha discharges first Covid-19 patient after recovery
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) The first coronavirus (COVID-19) patient of Odisha has recovered completely and was discharged from hospital after being tested negative, Health officials said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
NZ amends law to support COVID-19-affected businesses
Wellington, April 3 (IANS) The New Zealand government will introduce a legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help firms facing insolvency due to COVID-19 to remain viable and save jobs.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Disney Plus arrives in India, plans start at Rs 399 per year
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Disney on Friday launched its streaming service Disney Plus (Disney+) in India via Hotstar, a popular on-demand video platform, at a starting price of Rs 399 a year.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
'Yogi Bear' voice actress Julie Bennett dies due to COVID-19 at 88
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Julie Bennett, actress who voiced cartoon character Yogi Bear's love interest has passed away from coronavirus complications. She was 88.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IOC announces new deadline for Olympic qualification period
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday that the new deadline for the qualification period for the postponed Tokyo Olympics has been set to June 29, 2021. It further stated that International Federations (IF) of each sport retain full discretion for defining their own respective deadlines and pathways.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
US embassy employee tests COVID-19 positive in Delhi
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) One employee of the US embassy in Delhi has tested positive for COVID-19, the official spokesperson said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Washington extends stay-at-home order till May 4
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Washington state Governor Jay Inslee announced a month-long extension of his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" emergency order till May 4 to contain the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Allu Arjun to son: Know what love is after you came into my life
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun penned an emotional note on his son Ayaan's birthday on Friday, with a cute picture of the little boy with his birthday cake.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
US tracking security issues including possible civil unrest: Juster
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster has said that the mission was "tracking security issues around the country, including concerns about possible civil unrest", amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, India,National,Politics
34 test COVID-19 positive in UP, tally reaches 155
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) In what seems to be a sudden spurt in COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, 34 patients have tested positive at the King George's Medical University (KGMU) laboratory.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Laptop sales surge in India as firms empower workforce at home
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) While several industries reel under the COVID-19 lockdown impact in India, PC and laptop majors like HP and Lenovo have seen a massive surge in bulk buying from corporates and enterprises to keep their workforce stay home, safe and connected.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Haryana may take help from AYUSH doctors to tackle crisis
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) To meet the shortage of doctors in various hospitals, the Haryana government is considering to take services of AYUSH doctors. The state government will soon take a decision on this.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tablighis who misbehaved with nurses to be booked under NSA
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to book members of the Tablighi Jamaat who misbehaved with the female nursing staff in a hospital in Ghaziabad, under the National Security Act (NSA).
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
SBI gives staggered withdrawal plan to Jan Dhan accounts
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The State Bank of India has decided to allow withdrawals from Jan Dhan accounts only in a staggered manner to prevent rush of account holders looking for cash during the difficult period of Covid-19 induced lockdown.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Most people think being vegetarian is for super health
New York, April 3 (IANS) What motivates nonvegetarians to follow a plant-based diet? Most people who consider becoming vegetarian do so for their health, say researchers, adding that, environment and animal rights was less motivational.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bollywood condemns attacks on doctors, health workers, cops
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood celebs have taken to social media to condemn the gruesome incidents of physical assault and stone pelting at doctors and cops in different parts of the country including Indore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad among other places.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maoism, ageing vs growing old (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Read about how India's internet boom was guided to prosperity; examine the genesis of Maoism in the country and finally, 10 tips on ageing the right way.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Andhra officials shake hands with man recovered from coronavirus
Amaravati, April 3 (IANS) Avoiding handshake is a key social distancing norm in the wake of global pandemic coronavirus, but top politicians and officials in a town in Andhra Pradesh shook hands with a man as the latter walked out of a hospital after treatment for Covid-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
US economy to decline by 7% in Q2: Report
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The US Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the country's GDP will decline by more than 7 per cent in the second quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic, its said in a report.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
7-year-old among new Gujarat COVID-19 cases, toll touches 8
Gandhinagar, April 3 (IANS) A 78-year-old man from Godhra died on Friday due to the coronavirus infection, taking the death toll in Gujarat to 8. Till Friday, total 95 persons were found positive in the state, including a seven-year-old among the new cases.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
No vision of future, Tharoor slams PM's speech
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and MP from here Shashi Tharoor has slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message on Friday morning in which he urged the people to light lamp on Sunday at 9 p.m.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
COVID-19: Kerala announces new loan schemes for MSMEs, others
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) State-owned Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC) on Friday announced three new loan schemes to help MSME units tide over the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
COVID-19: PM Modi urges sports personalities to keep spreading awareness
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to eminent sports personalities that included the likes of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu and chess legend Viswanathan Anand as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No one around the world knows when will football resume: FIFA boss
Asuncion, April 3 (IANS) Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has admitted "no one around the world knows" when the football will resume.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
COVID-19: UP cracks whip, to invoke NSA against attackers
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Taking a tough stand in the wake of attack on officials amid the coronavirus scare, the Yogi Adityanath government has directed for strict action, including under the National Security Act (NSA), against those who attack police and other officials in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bolster efforts to contain COVID-19 spread: Prez to Guvs
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday advised all Governors and Lieutenant Governors (LGs) to bolster efforts to contain and manage the spread of novel coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lahore HC launches email system for bail orders
Lahore, April 3 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) has launched a new 'email system for the district judiciary of Pakistan's Punjab province to send out bail orders to avoid coronavirus infection by following social distancing rules, a media report said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Muslim sects slam Tablighi Jamaat over coronavirus spread
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) There is widespread condemnation for the Tablighi Jamaat as reports indicate that the spread of coronavirus has intensified after the congregation in Delhi last month.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
M'rashtra thwarts Delhi-like Tablighi catastrophe in Palghar
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) The Maharashtra government nipped in the bud a potential catastrophe by refusing permission for Tablighi Jamaat convention in Palghar last month, official sources said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus pandemic to render 18.5mn jobless in Pak
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) The Pakistan government has estimated that 12.3 million to 18.5 million people in the country will lose their jobs and the economy will sustain massive losses in just three months due to "moderate to severe shocks from the coronavirus outbreak", it was reported on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Coronavirus: Total tally surges past 2300 in India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in India surged to 2301, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Police beef up security at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) A posse of policemen in protective gear was deployed at government-run Gandhi Hospital here, where a majority of coronavirus patients are undergoing treatment, a day after an attack on doctors.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Non-smokers with COPD at higher risk of lung cancer: Study
Seoul, April 3 (IANS) Researchers have found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is linked to a heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
21 new corona cases in Rajasthan, tally up to 154
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) A total of 21 new coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Rajasthan on Friday taking the total tally to 154 in the state. This includes 23 Tablighi Jamaat members, 18 evacuees from Iran who are in Army Wellness centres in Jaisalmer and Jodhpur and 2 Italians who earlier tested positive and later were turned negative, said health officials here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
3 sent to jail for attacking officials in UP
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), April 3 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested and sent to jail for allegedly pelting stones at police and administrative officers who were enforcing the lockdown in Rampur's Bhabbal Puri locality on Wednesday evening.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Utter Nonsense: Cong on Modi's 9 mins-9 pm coronavirus appeal
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Reacting strongly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal on Friday to the people to light lamps, torches, candles or even use mobile phone's flashlights for 9 minutes at 9 p.m. on April 5 to mark India's fight against COVID-19, Congress has called it as an "utter nonsense".
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Elephant Kalpana: A year of freedom to celebrate!
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) 45-year-old Kalpana, previously a begging elephant, is celebrating a year of freedom at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation & Care Centre in Mathura! Kalpanas rescue in 2019 was brought to the attention of millions.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Over-sanitising? Here's how to keep your skin soft
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) Washing hands or sanitising them regularly with an alcohol-based handrub is one of the top ways one can avoid getting infected by - and further spreading - the deadly Coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pak to start week-long repatriation flight programme
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Pakistan is set to start a week-long repatriation flight programme from Saturday to bring back its nationals stranded overseas because of disruption of flights and tightening of travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Harshdeep Kaur on COVID-19: People want to listen to meditative music
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) Tagging music to be therapeutic in these difficult times, 'Zaalima' singer Harshdeep Kaur says people are liking listening to meditative music while dealing with the Coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Searches for remote work surge in India as social distancing takes hold
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) Job seekers across the country are showing greater interest in working remotely amid the COVID-19 crisis, showed a data by job site Indeed.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ways to have better sex tonight
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) A person's sex life hugely depends on their individual preferences, coupled with that of their partner. Sexual needs and preferences are best handled through one-on-one dialogue. But, if something is really not working, it must be tabled, so both of you can work on or around it.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Akhilesh offers help to Yogi in corona relief
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) Chief Akhilesh Yadav has offered to help in distribution of food items and medicines in the remote areas of Uttar Pradesh if the state government is ready.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Sleep: The most underrated antioxidant
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) Have you ever wondered what is the importance of day and night, what is the role of sleep, how do we set a good circadian rhythm? Well all this revolves around the hormone melatonin!!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Cathay Pacific to cut more flights
Hong Kong, April 3 (IANS) Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has seen its passenger traffic collapse to as little as 0.6 per cent of its normal 100,000 daily passenger volume, the airline told staff on Friday, as it increased its flight reductions to 97 per cent in April.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Children in UP come forward with piggy banks to fight corona
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Children in Uttar Pradesh, obviously inspired by the campaign against Coronavirus, are now taking their piggy banks to the nearest police stations to make their contribution to PM CARES fund.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Police warn arrest of those 'inciting people on domicile law' in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) J&K police on Friday said it will arrest those trying to incite people on the new domicile law.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Let's build up a new energy to fight COVID-19 crisis: Shastri
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh have urged countrymen to support Prime Minister Narendra Modis call to gather and show COVID-19 pandemic, the strength of Indian unity and 'light'.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
University of Pittsburgh reports successful COVID-19 vaccine trial
New York, April 3 (IANS) As governments the world over frantically look for a treatment for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, after successful animal tests.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,National,Science/Tech
Vertical transmission of COVID-19 not detected so far
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) More than 130 million women give birth around the world each year. During pregnancy, changes in the immune system make women generally more susceptible to respiratory infections. During the ongoing pandemic, anxiety can quickly multiply, especially if you're pregnant or if you just delivered your little one.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
10 easy steps to build a stronger immune system
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) We often see how people around us get affected by viral infections and fevers easily; they have to keep making visits to the doctor at regular intervals.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Detox Diet for Liver Cleansing
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) Your live is the second largest organ in the human body with a complex structure and function. It plays a vital role in your digestive system. It processes all the food and liquid intake in the body, including medication. Therefore, it is impossible to survive without the functioning of the liver.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Cong slams Jamaat members for misbehaving with health staff
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Congress has slammed the members of Tablighi Jamaat who have been allegedly misbehaving with the frontline warriors of coronavirus. Jamaat members have been put in quarantine after many were found Covid-19 positive in the congregation which they attended at Nizamuddin.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COVID-19: Telangana's small farmer with big heart donates Rs 50k
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) At a time when farmers across the country are worried over losses amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown, a small farmer from Telangana has come forward to donate Rs 50,000 for COVID-19 relief measures.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Wuhan continues communities management against outbreak rebound
Wuhan, April 3 (IANS) Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated last December, on Friday asked its residents to stay at home and avoid nonessential outings in an attempt to prevent a rebound of the outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: International, China,International
Google to shut down 'Neighbourly' app
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Google has announced that it is shutting down its Q&A social app Neighbourly on May 12, as the project did not take off as expected.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Australian states close borders due to pandemic
Canberra, April 3 (IANS) Australian states have closed their borders in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Andhra reports 12 new cases, tally rises to 161
Amaravati, April 3 (IANS) Twelve more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh since Thursday night, taking the state's total such cases to 161.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Dhawan turns into Jitendra, dances to Bollywood classic
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is making good of the lockdown21 time that he got to spend with his family amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
S.Korea implements order to restrict foreigners' activities
Seoul, April 3 (IANS) South Korea's Justice Ministry said on Friday that it has implemented an administrative order that restricts the scope of activities for all foreign arrivals for the first time over the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
COVID-19: Modi to speak to Ganguly, Tendulkar, Kohli & Sehwag among others
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be speaking to eminent sports personalities like BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli among others as he tries his best to reach the masses as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
500 people remain under quarantine in N.Korea: State media
Seoul, April 3 (IANS) Around 500 people remain under coronavirus quarantine across North Korea, state media reported on Friday, a sharp drop from some 2,280 a week earlier as Pyongyang keeps lifting the quarantine for persons with no symptoms during the isolation period.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Modi boosts citizen moral amid Lockdown21, tasks them to light up on Sunday (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday once again reached out to the nation amid the Lockdown21 to spread a message of positivity, community and strength and he urged each one to light up a candle or diya on April 5 at 9 p.m. for nine minutes to dispel the darkness and gloom brought by the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala doctors diillusioned over no pay hike
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Doctors working in various state-run Medical Colleges in Kerala are a disillusioned lot amid their fight against the coronavirus scare as they are still awaiting the pay hike promised four years ago.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Bharat Biotech to develop intranasal coronavirus vaccine
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech is developing a unique intranasal vaccine for Coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Bolsonaro defends move to open businesses
Brasilia, April 3 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the self-isolation measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, while defending the move to open businesses and rebuking the country's Health Minister saying he lacked humility to manage the crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Kerala politicians welcomes April 5 lighting event
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Kerala politicians on Friday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to light up lamps on April 5 night amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus scare.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Virat Kohli reveals real story behind 'chiku' nickname
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) India mens cricket team skipper Virat Kohli has revealed the real story about his nickname 'chiku and how it was popularised by veteran wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni who shouted it many times during a cricket game from behind the stumps.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hr curfew on Mecca, Medina
Riyadh, April 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina as part of precautionary measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus, it was reported.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Equity market falls, Sensex drops below 28,000 mark
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Indian stock market fell over 1 per cent on Friday morning, with the BSE Sensex trading below the psychological level of 28,000.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Afghan govt, Taliban prisoners swap postponed for 3rd time
Kabul, April 3 (IANS) Exchange of prisoners between the Afghan government and Taliban militants has been postponed for the third time, local media said in a report.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
2 nurses at Delhi hospital test coronavirus positive
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Two nursing officers working at Delhi State Cancer Institute have tested positive for coronavirus, said the health department of Delhi government on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Spotify adds Siri support to its Apple Watch app
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Swedish music streaming app Spotify has updated its app to take advantage of Siri support on Apple Watch in watchOS 6, with version 8.5.52 available now on the App Store.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iranian Parliament Speaker tests COVID-19 positive
Tehran, April 3 (IANS) Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Turkey,International
'It's horrible', says Indian-American doctor on COVID-19 frontlines
New York, April 3 (IANS) "It's horrible, horrible, people are dying in the emergency room (ER)," said an Indian-American doctor on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic describing the grim conditions at hospitals here where patients are lined up in the hallways, freezer trucks are parked outside to store bodies and the ambulance crews received orders to not bring in cardiac arrest cases they couldn't revive.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
COVID-19: IOA contributes Rs 71 lakh to PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has contributed a sum of Rs 71, 14,002 towards Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) set up in fight against coronavirus pandemic in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Google gives $6.5mn to help fight coronavirus misinformation
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Google has announced $6.5 million in funding to fact-checkers and non-profit prganisations fighting misinformation globally around novel coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Tablighi Jamaat is factory of corona: VHP
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has termed the Tablighi Jamaat as a factory of the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shia leaders demand ban on Tablighi Jamaat
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) After the Dargah Ala Hazrat in Bareilly, it is now the Shia clerics who are demanding a ban on the Tablighi Jamaat in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Lets dispel darkness of corona with 9 mins of light at 9 pm on April 5: PM
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Days after the stupendous success of the 'Janata curfew ', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to citizens to light candles and diyas on April 5 at 9 p.m. for nine minutes to dispel the darkness and gloom brought by the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus. He termed it as an attempt to show coronavirus, the strength of Indian unity and 'light'.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Saudi Arabia calls for urgent meeting of OPEC+ states
Riyadh, April 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has called for an urgent meeting of the OPEC+ group and other countries in an effort to reach a fair agreement to restore the desired balance of oil markets, state media reported.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Cover atheist Muslims from neighbouring countries under CAA: Taslima Nasrin
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) "If the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is about giving citizenship to the persecuted in the neighbouring countries, I appeal to the Government of India to extend it to atheists and persecuted Muslims too. Just like Hindus, Christians and Buddhists are discriminated against in Bangladesh and Pakistan, atheists and activists who criticise Islam are hacked to death in Muslim nations, be it Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Afghanistan. In most cases, the well-off manage to get political asylum and settle in Europe or America, but what about the others? India must come forward," says writer Taslima Nasrin, best-known for 'Lajja', who has been in exile for more than 25 years after a fatwa was issued against her for 'criticising Islam' by a fundamentalist Islamic organisation in 1993.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Facebook removes fake accounts tied to France, Egypt
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Facebook has removed several fake accounts, Pages and Groups tied to France and Egypt, including some posts that spread misinformation around novel coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Quarantined migrants breach lockdown in UP
Hathras/Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 3 (IANS) Upset over being kept away from their families, migrant workers who have been quarantined in various districts in Uttar Pradesh, have now started running away from the shelters.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Boeing to offer employees voluntary layoffs
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Boeing is initiating a voluntary layoff (VLO) plan to try to stem the financial strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, Dave Calhoun, the company's president and CEO, said in a letter to employees.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Facebook announces $40mn to help small businesses in US
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Facebook has announced $40 million in grants for 10,000 small businesses in the US to help them get through these challenging time.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kamal Nath seeks probe in alleged starvation death
Bhopal, April 3 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath has demanded a judicial probe into the alleged starvation death of a 55-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district. He has also sought the post-mortem report to be made public, and a financial aid of Rs 10 lakh to the victim's family.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
NZ Cricket switches to 4-day week, tours sidelines amid crisis
Wellington, April 3 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has postponed the women's tour of Sri Lanka, that was slated for later this month, confirmed chief executive David White on Friday. He also said the upcoming tours of the mens team to Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland and the West Indies, planned for June and July, are "most unlikely".
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Top Iranian commander warns US against threatening security
Tehran, April 3 (IANS) Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Baqeri has warned the US that Tehran will respond severely if Washington does anything to undermine the security of the Islamic Republic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Democratic National Convention delayed until August
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The US Democratic National Convention (DNC) which would decide on the part's presidential nominee, has been delayed until August due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event's organizers said.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
UEFA hopes to restart football league in July & August
Paris, April 3 (IANS) Although the European football has been currently shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, the governing body UEFA is aiming to resume the leagues in July and August.
2020-04-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Maradona offers pay cut to help Gimnasia through crisis
Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS) Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has offered to take a pay cut to help Gimnasia La Plata cope with the coronavirus crisis, according to the club's president.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Global COVID-19 cases crosses 1 million mark: Johns Hopkins
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally has crossed the 1 million mark, according to the new tally from Johns Hopkins University.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,International
US cruise ship Coral Princess confirms 12 COVID-19 cases
Washington, April 3 (IANS) At least 12 people on board US cruise ship Coral Princess have tested positive for COVID-19, the company said, making the vessel yet another one of its kind to be hit by the disease.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Coronavirus-stricken cruise ships allowed to dock in Florida
Miami, April 3 (IANS) Two cruise ships with passengers infected by the novel coronavirus were allowed to dock in the US state of Florida, ending a 12-day voyage at sea desperately searching for a pier.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Raids in Delhi-NCR to nab COVID-19 suspects, notice to Maulana Saad
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Police Crime Branch conducted raids at several places in the national capital and surrounding areas till late Thursday in search of those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi last month as they are suspected to be infected with the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump again tests negative for COVID-19: White House
Washington, April 3 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has tested negative for COVID-19 for a second time, the White House announced.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,International
Darshan Raval: I am a self-taught musician
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) From participating in the singing reality show "India's Raw Superstar" in 2014 to lending voice to the chartbuster songs like "Chogada" in "LoveYatri" , "Kamariya" in "Mitron" and "Shayad" in "Love Aaj Kal", the Ahmedabad-bred singer Darshan Raval feels fortunate to be able to carve a niche for himself in Indian music industry.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Neil Nitin Mukesh's perky cuppa for wife Rukmini
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh treated his wife Rukmini, who has been "tirelessly working without any help", by making her a cup of dalgona coffee.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump govt to issue new guidelines on wearing masks in public
New York, April 3 (IANS) The Donald Trump administration indicated that updated guidance will be issued "in the next several days" suggesting Americans wear face coverings when they are outside their home, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 5,600 Americans, sickened more than 230,000 in the country and more than a million globally.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,National,Politics
Rishina Kandhari: I can play anything from tough cop to sexy siren
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actress Rishina Kandhari, who has been part of shows such as "Diya Aur Baati Hum" and "Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai", feels her versatility is her strength.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sharma and the Besharams collaborate with The Dharavi Dream Project
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Urban fusion band Sharma and the Besharams, led by vocalist Vasuda Sharma, has teamed up with artistes MC Siddu and Bunny420 from The Dharavi Dream Project have teamed up for the track "Jazbaa (Reprise)".
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Woman arrested in UP for killing husband
Agra, April 3 (IANS) The wife of an industrial worker has been arrested for allegedly murdering her husband at Khanda village in Uttar Pradesh, 30 km from Agra, police said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sriti Jha: Good books are my zone
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actress Sriti Jha says she is making the most of her free time due to the lockdown by reading a lot of novels at home.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Flora Saiini's patriotic short film set for release
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actress Flora Saini, who had earlier featured in the hit Bollywood film "Stree" and the web series "Gandii Baat", is excited because her short film "Motherland" will soon be available online.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Seized medical supplies in US to be given to health care workers
New York, April 3 (IANS) The hoarded personal protective equipment seized by the FBI in a price-gouging investigation will be distributed to New York and New Jersey health care workers to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Selma Blair having incredible time during self-isolation
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Actress Selma Blair says she is having an "incredible" time during self-isolation as it gives her a chance to spend more time with her son.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
World food prices drop as COVID-19 clamps down on demand
Rome, April 3 (IANS) World food prices declined sharply in March, as every sub-index saw prices fall as demand fell amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a study released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
2020-04-03
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy
Umesh Kamat: Marathi actors get more scope to explore various mediums
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Renowned Marathi actor Umesh Kamat, who recently appeared in the new season of the couple drama "Aani Kay Hava", says that Marathi actors have the advantage of exploring all the avenues of acting -- whether it is stage, TV, cinema or web shows -- as opposed to actors of other film industries like Bollywood and Tollywood.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
COVID-19: US Navy removes Captain Brett Crozier who raised alarm
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt has been removed after saying the US Navy was not doing enough to halt a coronavirus outbreak on board the aircraft carrier.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 death toll hits 299 in Brazil, infections reach 7,910
Brasilia, April 3 (IANS) The death toll from the novel coronavirus climbed to 299 in Brazil as the number of confirmed cases went from 6,836 to 7,910, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Brazil,National
US stocks end higher amid rallying energy shares
New York, April 3 (IANS) US equities finished Thursday's session higher, underpinned by solid gains in energy shares.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Aamir Khan trends after Babita Phogat's tweet, wrestler clarifies
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan started trending on Twitter early on Friday for no rational reason. It all started after netizens noticed a cryptic tweet by Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler Babita Phogat, which she posted late on Thursday night.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US dollar climbs amid recession fears
New York, April 3 (IANS) The US dollar gained in late trading on Thursday as worries of a possible coronavirus-fuelled global recession boosted the demand for the currency.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Goans are more susegado, than people in other states, says CM
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) Amid continuing complaints over irregular food supply in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said, that the living condition of the local population was more 'susegado', compared to those in other states.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
COVID-19: India to get $1B emergency funding from World Bank (Ld)
United Nations, April 3 (IANS) The World Bank has announced that India is to receive $1 billion in emergency financing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,National
Odisha CM appeals to house owners to waive off 3-month rent
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday appealed the house owners to waive off or at least defer the rent by 3 months in view of the lockdown due to the deadly COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
World Bank Group earmarks $1 bn financial support to India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The World Bank Group has earmarked $1 billion emergency financing support to India to curb the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid-19 cases near 1 million, death toll cross 51,000
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The global coronavirus toll crossed 51,000 late on Thursday with Italy (13,915) and Spain (10,096) accounting for nearly half the fatalities, while the number of cases were fast approaching a million, with the US having over a fifth of them, as per the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
NSA slapped against Indore attack culprits
Bhopal, April 3 (IANS) A tough-sounding tweet from Madhya Pradesh Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the threat of invoking the National Security Act (NSA) against Md Mustafa, Md Gulrez, Shoaib and Majeed who were arrested on Thursday for pelting stones on health workers in Indore's Tatpatti Bakhal area on Wednesday may have sent the desired message to anti-social elements.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Coronavirus victims are martyrs: Owaisi
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Thursday that those who died due to Covid-19 are martyrs.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Case filed against Jamaat members for 'obscene behaviour' in Gzb hospital (Ld)
Ghaziabad, April 3 (IANS) A case for obscene behaviour, non-cooperation and other charges was filed against some inmates of an isolation ward for suspected coronavirus patients at a hospital here, Ghaziabad Police said on Thursday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
British Airways reaches agreement with unions, 30k cabin crew to be on furlough
London, April 3 (IANS) Global airline major British Airways on Thursday said that it has reached an agreement with trade unions to place more than 30,000 cabin crew and ground-based employees in April and May on furlough.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Singareni miners demand payment for layoff period
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) A day after government-owned Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) announced temporary layoffs of underground mines in view of ongoing nation-wide lockdown, some trade unions on Thursday served strike notice demanding payment of full wages for the lockdown period among others.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Covid-19 dents bike, 3-wheeler March sales
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Two-wheeler and three-wheeler offtake receded on a year-on-year basis in March as depressed demand sentiment along with uncertainty regarding Covid-19 dented sales.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global Covid-19 toll crosses 50,000, cases near million mark
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The global coronavirus toll crossed 50,000 late on Thursday with Italy (13,915) and Spain (10,003) accounting for nearly half the fatalities, while the number of cases were fast approaching a million, with the US having over a fifth of them, as per the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi riots: Police arrest PhD student, family cries foul
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) A PhD student has been arrested by Delhi Police teams probing the anti-CAA violence in northeast Delhi. The arrested student is alleged to have been involved in plotting the violence on February 24-25.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tablighi explosion: Active Covid-19 cases rise to 1,860; 53 dead
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) After the Tablighi Jamaat connection to coronavirus cases in India exploded, India's total active cases reached 1,860 on Thursday evening.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Defying lockdown, crowd gathers at Bengal temples for Ram Navami
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Defying the ongoing lockdown, people gathered in strength before Ram temples to offer prayerson Ram Navami while congestion in several large daily markets in the city threw social distancing norms out of the window on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Ghaziabad hospital staff complain against Jamaat members' 'obscene behaviour'
Ghaziabad, April 2 (IANS) Following complaints of "objectionable behaviour" by many members of Tablighi Jamaat -- in some instances singing obscene songs before the nursing staff -- a joint probe by Ghaziabad police chief and Additional District Magistrate has been ordered.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Karnataka clocks 14 Covid-19 cases in 7 hours
Bengaluru, April 2 (IANS) Karnataka recorded 14 Covid-19 positive cases in seven hours, raising the total number of cases in the state to 124, an official said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Five Bengal cops injured in attacks for trying to enforce lockdown
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) One sub-inspector was among five police personnel injured as police teams came under attacks in two districts of West Bengal while trying to disperse gatherings and enforce the coronavirus-induced lockdown, an officer said.
2020-04-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid-19 positive cases in Andhra rise to 149
Amaravati, April 2 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 positive cases in Andhra Pradesh rose to 149 as six more tested positive since Thursday evening.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Taking greater steps after protests over workers' condition: Amazon
Washington, April 2 (IANS) After being slammed by legislators, unions and employees about health safety across its workforce at warehouses amid the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon on Thursday said that it is taking major steps to protect the workers.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United States,Technology
IGL announces reduction in CNG & PNG prices
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) In a major relief to customers facing lockdown in wake of Covid-19 pandemic, Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) on Thursday announced a major cut in the selling prices of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG), consequent upon the government reducing the prices of domestically produced natural gas.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
27 new cases take Telangana's tally to 154
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) Telangana on Thursday reported 27 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 154.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Home Secy seeks to clarify states, UTs' exemption doubts
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote to Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories clarifying exemptions of specific services that several had doubts about.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Second confirmed coronavirus case in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 2 (IANS) Jharkhand has got its second confirmed case of coronavirus as a 50-year-old man of Hazaribagh district has been tested positive.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Bihar,National
Facebook launches Messenger app for desktop
San Francisco, April 2 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday launched a Messenger app for MacOS and Windows so one can video chat on their desktop and stay connected with friends and family all over the world.
2020-04-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Strict measures prevented Covid-19 spread in Gurugram'
Gurugram, April 2 (IANS) Despite having large number of residents having foreign travel history, the COVID-19 cases in Gurugram are not increasing as compared to other states including neighbouring Delhi.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Haryana,National
Delhi minister asks for vigilance team to conduct surprise checks on food trucks
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Delhi Food and Civil Supply Minister Imran Hussain has directed his department to constitute a 'Vigilance Team' to conduct surprise checks on the movement of trucks from FCI Godowns to Fair Price shops in the city and also to check distribution of foodgrains by the FPS dealers to the beneficiaries.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
UN Human Rights chief criticises India's quarantine measures
United Nations, April 2 (IANS) While India is fighting to stop the spread of Covid-19, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet, on Thursday criticised the quarantine measures put in place in the country, saying they stigmatise people.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United States,National
COAI writes to FM seeking relief for telcos amid corona crisis
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking immediate relief for the telecom operators, including rationalisation of regulatory levies and liquidity support due to the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maha Covid-19 death toll 20, total positive cases 423 (Intro Roundup)
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The Covid-19 death toll in Maharashtra shot up from 16 to 20 even as the number of positive cases rose by 88 - from 335 to 423 - on Thursday, officials said here.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
PM tells Karnataka to ensure strict lockdown, social distancing
Bengaluru, April 2 (IANS) Noting that the situation in the world due to the coronavirus pandemic was worrying, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Karnataka to ensure strict lockdown and social distancing to minimise losses, a senior official said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Supply disruption fuels price hike in atta, daal and edible oils
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The prices of flour (atta), pulses, 'besan' and edible oils have gone up due to disruption in the supply chain following the 21-day countrywide lockdown called to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Delhi has over 2k 'Covid exclusive' beds; PPE kits required urgently'
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the city has over 2,000 'COVID exclusive' beds of which only 750 are occupied, adding that PPE kits and masks are required urgently for the medical staff.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
ECoR to convert 261 coaches as quarantine facilities
Bhubaneswar, April 2 (IANS) East Coast Railway (ECoR) has initiated steps for conversion of 261 coaches to serve as quarantine facilities to combat COVID-19, said an official on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Orissa,National
COVID-19: Gujarat man found positive; total cases 88; 7 deaths
Gandhinagar, April 2 (IANS) A 27-year-old man from Bhavnagar tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday evening, taking the total positive cases in Gujarat to 88.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Militants kill man in J&K's Anantnag
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) Militants on Wednesday shot and killed a civilian in Anantnag district.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Promoters, insiders barred from buying shares till June 30
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) In a bid to curb insider trading, security market regulator, Sebi has reportedly prohibited promoters and insiders from buying company shares till June 30, as companies have been given extra time to report earnings with the stock exchanges.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
On this highway, villagers erect checkposts, offer sanitisers to keep Covid-19 at bay (IANS Specia)
Faridabad, April 2 (IANS) On the eighth day of the nationwide lockdown to fight Covid-19, as the police struggle to convince people to stay home at many places across the country, the story here on the Faridabad-Sohna highway, 59 km from Delhi, is quite different.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata government sows confusion on Bengal Covid-19 toll
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government on Thursday entangled itself in a mess about the coronavirus death toll, with health officials and the Chief Secretary coming up with contradictory figures.
2020-04-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National
'Dill diyan gallan' singer Neha Bhasin: I have been shamed for my costumes
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Singer Neha Bhasin, who is best known for her tracks "Nai jana" and "Dill diyan gallan", has opened up about the days when she was slammed by people for talking about butt in her song "Apple bottoms".
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bayern fine Boateng for violating coronavirus guidelines
Munich, April 2 (IANS) German champions Bayern Munich said on Thursday that they have fined defender Jerome Boateng for leaving Munich without the club's permission, thus transgressing their guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-02
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Housing sales across top cities may fall 25-35%: Anarock
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) As the real estate sector receives yet another jolt with the coronavirus crisis, a report by Anarock Property Consultants says that housing sales across seven major cities in the country is likely to decline 25-35 per cent in 2020.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tablighi super spreaders cause Covid-19 explosion in India
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Tablighi Jamaat connection to coronavirus cases in India is exploding as these super spreaders criss-cross the country to reach their hometowns.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Citing transmission of COVID-19, Haryana bans chewing gum
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Haryana government has banned sale and use of chewing gum till June 30, as its spitting towards another person is likely to contribute in transmission of the coronavirus infection.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Belgium set to become 1st European country to end league season
Brugge, April 2 (IANS) Belgium is set to be the first country in Europe to officially end its football league with Club Brugge, based in the national capital of the country, set to be declared champions. Brugge are 15 points ahead of the second placed Gent with one game to go before the season-end playoffs.
2020-04-02
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Lockdown SOP; evacuation of foreign nationals exempted
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Home Ministry on Thursday exempted from lockdown norms the transit arrangements for foreign nationals in India and release of those quarantined after they arrived in India after February 15.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Palash Sen, Ankur Tewari to hit the virtual stage
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Music artistes like Palash Sen, Ankur Tewari and Nikhita Gandhi are set for virtual performances that can be enjoyed by fans in the comfort of their homes.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Maha RERA extends completion deadline for realty projects by 3 months
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) In a major relief for developers, the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) on Thursday extended the completion deadline for all registered projects by three months.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Three Tablighi attendees test corona positive in Himachal
Shimla, April 2 (IANS) Three people in Himachal Pradesh who have returned to the state after attending a religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat markaz in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi were tested coronavirus positive on Thursday, an official said.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Karisma Kapoor pledges support to fight against coronavirus
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, actress Karisma Kapoor has revealed that she along with her children, Samaira and Kiaan, will be extending financial support to the PM-CARES Fund and Maharashtra CM's Relief Fund.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's shutdown due to Covid-19 may not end on April 14
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) If you are waiting to watch a movie, the day this shutdown ends, think again. Government sources indicate that the shutdown may not just end on April 14 itself, as initially planned. PM Narendra Modi is believed to have told Chief Ministers that it is a long drawn battle.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Riteish, Genelia make goofy dishwashing video to wish Ajay Devgn on b'day
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Ajay Devgn celebrated his 51st birthday on Thursday, and his "Total Dhamaal" co-star Riteish Deshmukh sent him a hilarious wish on his special day.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Many held in Delhi for black-marketing of goods, medicines
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) To check black-marketing of goods under essential commodities and enforce lockdown measures following coronavirus outbreak, a joint team of Delhi police and the state government on Thursday raided a number of shops in the national capital and seized goods worth lakhs of rupees and arrested a few traders, sources said.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't need to behave differently as I am captain: Kohli
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) A lot is said about Virat Kohli's on-field aggression crossing the line at times, but the Indian captain on Thursday asserted that he does not feel the need to behave differently as he is the captain and he can never play without having that fire in his belly.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Shah Rukh's appeal: 'India and Indians are one family'
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has tweeted to state that this is the time when all Indians must be united as "one family" and "do our little bit to look after each other".
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Corona: Telangana man buried after due procedure
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) A man who died of Covid-19 at a government-run hospital here on Wednesday was given a quiet burial at a graveyard in Telangana's Nirmal town in the early hours of Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Will book Indore attack culprits under NSA: MP CM
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government will take stern action against those who attacked the doctors and paramedic team in Indore on Wednesday and the accused will be booked under the National Security Act (NSA), Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
2 from Markaz HQ die, Delhi corona toll 4; 141 new cases
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in the national capital reached 293 on Thursday with 141 new patients testing positive, and two more deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest recorded spike in patient count in a day in the city. The two new deaths reported were of the persons evacuated from Nizamuddin's Markaz Tablighi Jamaat headquarters.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt unveils Aarogya Setu COVID-19 tracker app
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Indian government has unveiled an app called Aarogya Setu designed to alert users if they have come in close proximity with any COVID-19 positive patient.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bengal umpires and coaching staff make contributions to fight COVID-19
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) The umpires of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) have come forward to lend their helping hand to the West Bengal State Relief Fund set up for corona aid.
2020-04-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
After Nizamuddin incident, Punjab prohibits all gatherings
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) Taking a tough stand in the light of Delhi's Nizamuddin incident, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday prohibited all gatherings, including religious, and said the state would impose a total ban on all congregations, irrespective of the religion involved.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Punjab,National
TN's Tiruppur gets disinfectant tunnel spray
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu entering the deep dark 'coronavirus tunnel' with no light at the end, the knitwear town Tiruppur has got a different kind of a tunnel that tries to keep the people safe.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Maha Covid-19 death toll rises to 19, total cases now 416 (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The Covid-19 death toll in Maharashtra shot up from 16 to 19 even as the number of positive cases rose to 416 on Thursday, officials said here.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Test cricket has made me a better person: Kohli
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Test cricket might struggle to grab eyeballs, especially in the sub-continent, but the tradtitional five-day grind has made the game's present icon Virat Kohli a better person, the Indian captain said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Congress seeks special burial spots for Covid-19 victims
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and ex-minister Naseem Khan on Thursday demanded the government allot special burial spots in existing cemeteries or elsewhere for the burial of Muslim Covid-19 victims.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
BSF donates over Rs 33 cr to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has joined hands with others in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic by contributing Rs 33.28 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
JNU warns students against violating lockdown norms
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) A day after a JNU student claimed to have been thrashed by security guards for attempting to go out of the campus during the lockdown, the university administration here on Thursday asked campus residents to follow Covid-19 guidelines or face disciplinary action.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ensure smooth disbursal of PM-GKY money: States, UTs asked
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The central government here on Thursday asked states to ensure smooth disbursal of Rs 27,500 crore financial package under the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana (PM-GKY). The disbursal will begin on Friday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corona cases hit 100 mark in MP
Bhopal/Morena (MP), April 2 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh corona positive cases hit the 100 mark on Thursday with Morena joining the affected towns with two positive cases on Thursday evening.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Seven districts in Kerala declared Covid-19 hotspots
Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said seven of the state's 14 districts have been declared "hotspots" as they account for 226 of the total 256 coronavirus cases in the state.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Kerala,National
Delhi govt seeks more cops to handle Markaz patients
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Health and Family Welfare Department of Delhi, here on Thursday, wrote to the police for deployment of adequate forces at hospitals and quarantine centres, to prevent any disturbance at hospitals and isolation centres.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
India's air passenger growth to contract 20-25% in FY21: Report
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Passenger growth in the Indian aviation industry is likely to contract 20-25 per cent in financial year 2020-21, according to a CARE Ratings report.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt should have called all party meet over COVID-19: Cong
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday extended its support in containing the coronavirus outbreak but said that the government should have called all party meet to discuss measures to contain the pandemic spread.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Enjoy batting with Dhoni, ABD the most: Virat Kohli
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) M.S. Dhoni and AB de Villiers are the two batters Virat Kohli loves batting with the most, the Indian captain said on Thursday during a social media interaction with former England batsman Kevin Pietersen.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
India to take call on allowing foreign flights post lockdown
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India will take a call on a case-by-case basis to allow international flights ferrying stranded Indians post the lockdown period, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
LNJP docs demand police protection from unruly Tablighi Jamaat patients
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The attendees of Markaz Nizamuddin's Tablighi Jamaat are giving a tough time to the medical staff at Delhi's Loknayak Jai Prakash Hospital with their unruly behaviour, to the extent that the Director of the hospital has demanded police protection.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
AI enters into charter flight agreements with 4 countries (Ld)
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India has entered into commercial charter flight agreements with four countries to repatriate their citizens.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kristen Bell was told she wasn't pretty enough at auditions
Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) Hollywood star Kristen Bell says people told her she wasn't "pretty enough" at the start of her career, which made her think if she would make it as an actress in the industry.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Administration orders probe over abusing doctor in Assam
Silchar (Assam), April 2 (IANS) The district administration in southern Assam's Cachar district ordered a probe of reported manhandled of a government doctor while on duty by a BJP MLA, officials said on Thursday. Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Kishore Nath strongly denied the incident.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata Knight Riders donates to PM-CARES fund
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be contributing to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund that has been formed for combating the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made in a joint statement released by co-owner and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's group of companies with the other entities also making a slew of other contributions.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19 positive cases in Andhra rise to 143
Amaravati, April 2 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 positive cases in Andhra Pradesh rose to 143 on Thursday as 32 people tested positive since Wednesday night.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
157 Tablighi Jamaat attendees from Kerala identified: CM
Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 (IANS) 157 Keralites who attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting at Delhi recently had been identified, said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Kerala,National
BMC reveals identity of 5th COVID-19 patient in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 2 (IANS) In view of larger public interest, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday revealed the identity of the fifth COVID-19 patient from Odisha.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Orissa,National
TN reports 75 new cases, total climbs to 309
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Thursday announced 75 new coronavirus cases, taking the infected count to 309.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Zomato launches Gold Support Fund to support restaurant staff
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Food delivery platform Zomato on Thursday announced a Gold Support Fund with the aim of supporting restaurant workers who are facing the possibility of losing their livelihoods due COVID-19 shutdowns.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Warrant not needed to search hidden Jamaat members: Goa CM
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) Forty six persons who arrived in Goa after attending the Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi's Nizamuddin area last month, have been quarantined and police are instructed to search for them everywhere, even in people's homes, without a search warrant, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
MG Motor to incentivize 'quick-to-produce' ventilator design
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) In its efforts against Covid-19, automobile manufacturer MG Motor India on Thursday commenced a challenge to find a quick-to-produce ventilator design.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India blacklists 960 foreigners, cancels visas for Tablighi links
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India on Thursday blacklisted 960 foreigners involved in Tablighi Jamaat activities and also cancelled their tourist visas for violating the lockdown measures imposed nationwide to break the chain of novel coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
IAF C-130 aircraft takes essential medicines to Maldives
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India has sent essential medicines and hospital consumables to the Maldives to assist the counrty in their fight against COVID-19.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Taapsee Pannu recalls the time she secretly got her hair straightened
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has shared a throwback video of the time when she had coloured her beautiful curly hair with a mix of blue and purple hues thinking black is "overdone". The actress has also revealed that she had secretly got her hair straightened thinking "no one would notice", when she was in twelfth standard.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cyient's drone-based tech helping implement Hyderabad lockdown
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) Global engineering and technology solutions company Cyient is providing drone-based surveillance technology to Telangana Police to help it implement the Covid-19 related lockdown in Hyderabad.A
2020-04-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology
Blood from coronavirus survivors might save lives
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted the emergency investigational use of blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19 as a possible antidote for the deadly disease.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Swiggy launches new initiative to feed the needy
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Food delivery platform Swiggy on Thursday said it has partnered with various commercial kitchens, NGOs and state governments to provide daily meals to thousands of underprivileged, daily wagers and stranded migrant labourers during the 21-day lockdown period.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
COVID-19: VHP jumps into cremation row in Maharashtra
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad lashed out at the Maharashtra government on Thursday for backtracking on an order to compulsorily cremate all those who died of COVID-19. The VHP also accused the NCP-Cong-Shiv Sena government of practicing appeasement politics and playing with the health of citizens as India battles coronavirus.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Maha corona death toll is 19, total positive cases 416
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The Covid-19 death toll shot up from 16 to 19 even as the number of positive cases rose by 81 -- from 335 to 416 -- in Maharashtra on Thursday, officials said.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Senior Oyo staff take 25-50% salary cut
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) To help hospitality unicorn Oyo tide over the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, its entire executive leadership team has taken a voluntary pay cut, starting at 25 per cent and going up to 50 per cent, the company said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Technology
SWR zone to convert 312 coaches into Covid wards
Bengaluru, April 2 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) zone will convert 312 coaches into isolation wards to provide Covid quarantine facilities, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National
PM asks to include Kerala NSS, NCC cadets as volunteers
Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Kerala to induct present and former NSS and NCC cadets as Covid-19 volunteers.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Kerala,National
Mahesh Babu's 'Sarileru Neekevvaru' sets new TV rating record
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) After raking in blockbuster collections at the box-office, Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu's new film "Sarileru Neekevvaru" has now broken a record on television.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
91 Andhra attendees of Tablighi meet test positive
Amaravati, April 2 (IANS) As many as 91 people from Andhra Pradesh who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi have tested positive for Covid-19, officials said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Chahal, Pant enjoy own banter as Kohli chats with KP
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Yuzvendra Chahal and Rishabh Pant were having their own banter in the comments section of Kevin Pietersen's interview with Virat Kohli on Instagram. Pietersen has been interviewing cricketers since the past week and has thus far spoken to Rohit Sharma and Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
RAI seeks 4% interest subvention for 9 months for retail sector
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Retailers Association of India (RAI) has written to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seeking interest subvention of 4 per cent for nine months to reduce the burden of interest along with an extension of the moratorium on loan repayment till nine months.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DRDO develops bio suit to keep health professionals safe
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a bio suit to keep the medical, paramedical and other personnel engaged in combating COVID-19 safe from the deadly virus.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Oliver Kahn heads Bayern's coronavirus task force
Berlin, April 2 (IANS) Originally, Oliver Kahn was meant to go through several months of education at the Bavarian powerhouse Bayern Munich. From 2021 on, the former German international was set to succeed Bayern Munich's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
2020-04-02
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Dua Lipa cuts down smoking, alcohol to protect voice
London, April 2 (IANS) Singer Dua Lipa has reduced intake of alcohol and cigarettes to save her voice.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Army airlifts critically ill woman from LoC to Srinagar
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) The Indian Army's Snow Leopard Brigade on Thursday airlifted a pregnant woman stranded at Dawar, near Line of Control for last four days, to Srinagar for treatment. The critically ill woman is undergoing treatment at Lal Ded Hospital.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Nizamuddin Markaz: 2 deaths, 108 test for Covid-19 in Delhi
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With 55 new cases in the last 24 hours and two deaths reported, the total coronavirus cases from the Tablighi Jamaat's Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi reached 108 in Delhi on Thursday, doubling the city's patient count to 219.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
SMC installs first disinfectant tunnel at Srinagar Hospital
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Thursday installed and made operational the first disinfectant tunnel for decontamination and sanitisation at the CD Hospital Dalgate here amid the Coronavirus outbreak in the region.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Pak Tablighi Jamaat halts operations, 14 more test positive
Lahore, April 2 (IANS) After some of its members tested positive for the coronavirus, the leadership of Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan has announced it will accept the government's guidelines and halt operations.
2020-04-02
Category: International, Pakistan,International
India's domestic air passenger traffic up 8.4% in Feb
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic grew by 8.4 per cent in February on a year-on-year basis, as per the data furnished by International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Daniel Pearl's parents call acquittal of his murderers 'mockery of justice'
New Delhi/Washington, April 2 (IANS) The British-born terrorist involved in the kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl 18 years ago, is set to be free after a Pakistani court commuted his death sentence to seven years in prison on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
'Exponential growth' as world prepares for 1mn cases, 50K deaths (Ld)
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With new coronavirus cases set to breach the 1-million mark, the world is witnessing an "exponential growth" which is a bad sign as the number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
NCC cadets may be deployed to fight Covid-19
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The civil authorities can avail the National Cadet Corps' services in the Covid-19 fight, according to the Ministry of Defence, here on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rachel Bloom becomes a mother
Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star Rachel Bloom took to Instagram to reveal that she gave birth to her first child.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
COVID-19: Ignoring social distancing norm cost Indore dearly
Indore, April 2 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's Indore, which is known for its cleanliness, is now struggling with the novel coronavirus. There may be many reasons behind it but the biggest reason is not following the social distancing norms. Also, despite the initial cases, the necessary arrangements were not made in time.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
A digital brave new world
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Teamwork Arts, producer of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), on Thursday announced its new literature series ? 'JLF presents Brave New World', a virtual initiative to celebrate books, their power and positivity.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez get VIP access to gym closed to public
Miami, April 2 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and fiance Alex Rodriguez were spotted at their regular gym here, even though it is closed to the public amid the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bengal death toll rises to seven, cases cross 50
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) With four more deaths during the past 24 hours, the death count from Covid-19 shot up to 7 in West Bengal on Thursday, as 16 more persons tested positive for the coronavirus infection taking the disease tally to 53, the state Health Department said.
2020-04-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Defence ministry mobilises ex-servicemen in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has mobilised services of ex-servicemen community of armed forces as a part of augmentation of precious human resources to assist the state administration in fight against COVID-19.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Covid-19: Maha develops 1-minute AI-driven self-test
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) In a unique initiative, the Maharashtra government has developed a quick, one-minute Artificial Intelligence-driven self-assessment test for Covid-19 to enable people determine their current risk levels, officials said here on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
US unemployment surges, claims hit 6.6 million
New York, April 2 (IANS) The US unemployment has hit a new high amid the coronavirus scare.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Police on hunt to nab B'luru Asha worker attackers
Bengaluru, April 2 (IANS) City police are on the lookout for the people who attacked an Asha on duty to collect data on COVID-19, an official said Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Indian Navy rescues 10 fishermen stuck due to lockdown
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Indian Navy rescued of 10 fishermen stranded onboard fishing boat, of Tamil Nadu origin, off Kochi coast, the force said Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Golden Temple ex-Hazoori Raagi dies of Covid-19
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) A day after testing positive for coronavirus, Padma Shri Nirmal Singh Khalsa, former Hazoori Raagi of the Golden Temple, died of cardiac arrest in Amritsar on Thursday morning.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Punjab,National
Shilpa Shetty pens emotional note to Mumbai
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Mumbai is called the city that never sleeps. People here are always on the move. But due to the coronavirus lockdown, silence has been prevailing in the streets of the city of dreams for almost 8 days now. And seeing the empty roads since Janata Curfew, actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra couldn't stop herself from praising Mumbaikars.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mindfulness app may prevent anxiety, burnout in doctors
New York, April 2 (IANS) As novel coronavirus cases continue to increase, health professionals on the front lines face frightening realities, rising anxiety and the very real potential for burnout, and to deal with such situations, mindfulness app can be helpful, say researchers.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
COVID-19: Meghalaya govt tracks health status, movement of suspect cases
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) In a move to curb the spread of coronavirus, Meghalaya government has devised a digitally-enabled monitoring mechanism to keep a vigil on the health status and movement of people suspected to be infected with the deadly virus.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: 21 new cases in Kerala; 2 attended Tablighi Jamaat; total 256
Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that there were 21 new coronavirus positive cases taking the total number in the state to 256.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Kerala,National
HP announces COVID-19 relief for partners, customers
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) PC and printer major HP Inc. on Thursday announced a variety of relief initiatives aimed at arming its global channel partner community to effectively navigate the operational and financial challenges associated with COVID-19.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kohli, Tendulkar, Lara, Anwar & de Villiers: Hafeez's top 5 batsmen
Lahore, April 2 (IANS) Former Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez named his top five batsmen of all time in a Q&A session on Twitter.
2020-04-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
When Janet Jackson wanted to go bald
Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) American pop singer-actor Janet Jackson thinks bald women look "beautiful" and was keen to shave her head ahead of her 1993 world tour.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19 measures firmly in place: AP CM assures PM
Amaravati, April 2 (IANS) Appraising the Prime Minister on the measures taken in the state, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy assured him that necessary resources are being deployed to handle the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Delhi govt launches COVID-19 helpline on WhatsApp
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday launched a dedicated WhatsApp helpline number that would act as a central source for accurate, trustworthy and up-to-date information on coronavirus.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Urvashi Rautela repeats bikini in new video, trolls have a field day
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) B-Town hottie and internet sensation Urvashi Rautela seems to have developed a relationship with isolation during the period of lockdown. The actress calls it 'isolationship' on Instagram. However, that she is repeatedly sharing pictures and videos in the same bikini on social media, did not skip the watchful eyes of netizens.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IANS, reporting 24x7
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Late last month, the New York-based India Abroad shut down its print edition, bringing an end to a storied 50-year run. Unfortunately, some amateur media watchers have confused this with the closure of IANS, or the Indo-Asian News Service.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
We'll celebrate coming out of a nightmare together: Infantino
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The coronavirus outbreak has not only brought the world to a standstill, but also sporting events across the world have either been cancelled or suspended and that holds true for football matches also. But FIFA President Gianni Infantino is confident of coming back stronger.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Up to airlines to take bookings post lockdown: Civil Aviation Min
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Domestic airlines are free to accept ticket bookings for flights that will be operated post the current lockdown deadline, Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sanjay Dutt's lockdown mantra: Eat well, stay healthy, keep exercising
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt might not be in the gym but he is ensuring that he stays fit even if he is locked in his home like most people due to coronavirus.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Munnar brothers face a tough time
Munnar (Kerala), April 2 (IANS) As the nationwide lockdown, announced to limit coronavirus infection, has hit all walks of life; two brothers, here, who earned their living by lending their horses to tourists for a ride, are distraught.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Kerala,National
Oly postponement gives time to prepare better: Gurjit Kaur
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) Indian drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur feels the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics is disappointing but it gives her more time to prepare. The coronavirus outbreak forced the Olympics to be pushed to next year. Gurjit was due to go for her first Games.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Railways transported 7,195 wagons of food grains in 3 days
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Thursday said that in the three days it transported 7,195 wagons of food grains across the country amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Private hospital in J&K's Pulwama found doing 'business as usual'
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) A private hospital was sealed by authorities in Pulwama district on Wednesday when officials found the hospital was doing "business as usual".
2020-04-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Ajay Devgn turns 51, B-Town wishes pour i(lead)n for birthday boy
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) As Ajay Devgn turned 51 on Thursday, B-Towners took to social media to wish the star a very happy birthday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajinikanth's TV debut on 'Into The Wild' is a TV rating topper
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanths television debut on the Discovery channel show "Into The Wild with Bear Grylls" has not surprisingly turned out a superhit affair.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz