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Covid-19 cases rise in capital but Delhi sets off fireworks
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As the nation came together to show solidarity and unity by switching off lights and lighting candles and diyas for nine minutes at 9 p.m. on Sunday, many places in Delhi NCR also saw crackers being burst even as the capital saw another death and cases rise to above 500.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
TN lights traditional lamps, switches off lights for 9 minutes
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Heeding the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people here and in other places in Tamil Nadu switched off their home lights and lit traditional lamps, candles and switched on their mobile phone flashlights for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Telangana CM seeks PM's intervention for supply of gunny bags
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Facing scarcity of gunny bags to procure paddy from farmers, Telangana has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open manufacturing units in West Bengal and transportat bags through special trains.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi call up Stalin, asks about health
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called DMK President M.K.Stalin and enquired about his and his family's health.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Congress leader light lamps for causes
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill has posted of a video of him lighting lamps as the Prime Minister appealed to all to show unity and solidarity but while lighting the each lamp he gave different reasons.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oil lamps flicker as lights go off in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) Lakhs of oil lamps and wax candles flickered for 9 minutes from 9 pm, as lights went off in thousands of homes across India's tech hub on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Indians comes together
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) As a gesture and acknowledgement to all those who are on the frontlines in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak, Indians came together for a nine-minute show of solidarity at 9 pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Power engineers ensure India sails through '9 min lights off'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As people across the country switched off the lights of their homes at 9 p.m. on Sunday on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, power engineers across the country ensured that the 9 minutes of blackout does not lead to a collapse of the power grid across the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
62 more test positive for Covid-19 in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Telangana reported 62 new positive cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, officials said. However, there were no deaths.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Queen Elizabeth to make special address nation amid Covid-19
London, April 5 (IANS) As the UK reels under the coronavirus scourge with the national toll nearing 5,000 and total cases almost at 50,000, Queen Elizabeth II will on Sunday evening make a special address to the nation - the fifth of her nearly seven-decade-long reign -- to rally the people.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
KCR, Governor lead Telangana in lighting lamps
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan led the state in lighting the lamps and candles Sunday night in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call as a mark of solidarity in the fight against covid-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
9 pm, 9 minutes: Kerala CM's official residence turns off lights
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has switched off the lights at his official residences and took to the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to turn off electric lights and use candles, diyas and flashlights for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday to commemorate the countrys fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National
India switches off power, and lights up to thank 'Corona warriors'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Even as there were over 3,500 coronavirus cases on Sunday and the death count reached 83, India overwhelmingly responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call on Sunday night. Right at 9 p.m., Indians switched off its lights and lit candles or flashed mobile torches for nine minutes to express solidarity with "Corona warriors".
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
AP's corona tally touches 252
Amaravathi, April 5 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 26 new cases on Sunday evening, taking the state's tally of COVID-19 cases to 252. The state government has also placed the residential locations of people testing positive for coronavirus, on a 'red alert' list, to enable greater monitoring and also ensure that such areas are quarantined properly.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Modi invites TN CM for meeting with party leaders on April 8
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami to participate in the coming meeting of Parliamentary party leaders on the Covid-19 issues on behalf of the AIADMK.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bhopal to impose complete lockdown from midnight
Bhopal, April 5 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has ordered a complete lockdown in the state capital from Sunday midnight in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
#9pm9Minutes: Unity key to fight COVID-19, says Goa CM
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his family posed with lamps as part of the #9PM9Minutes programme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as a means to encourage heathcare professionals in the battle against COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National
LoC flare-up: Three Pak soldiers injured in Indian Army action
Srinagar, April 5 (IANS) In a sudden flare-up, five terrorists and three Indian soldiers were killed and three Pakistan soldiers injured in two separate incidents on the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday in Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
No salon, no helping hand -- issues that hassle people
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Mrs Khurana, a housewife, in Supertech Capetown of Noida, has been losing her patience as unwashed clothes are piling up due to non-availability of washermen.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala CM discusses Covid-19 issues with diaspora leaders
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday held a video conference with top diaspora leaders and heard about the difficulties faced by Keralites in various countries in the wake of Covid-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
5 more Tablighis test positive in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) Five more Tablighi Jamaat members, including three women, who attended the congregation in New Delhi's Nizamuddin area in March and returned to Karnataka, tested coronavirus positive, an official said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Man City not to seek coronavirus furlough offer
London, April 5 (IANS) Manchester City has said they will not be furloughing employees at the taxpayer's expense despite a number of English Premier League clubs taking advantage of the British government's scheme to fund non-playing staff during the coronavirus epidemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Foreigners leaving India by special flights from Delhi
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Amid tight security and highly sanitised departure area, foreigners working in embassies, various industries and NGOs are leaving India, sources said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
20 cases in Gujarat on Sunday, including infant; total at 128
Gandhinagar, April 5 (IANS) In just a week's time, the number of positive cases of coronavirus in Gujarat has more than doubled from 61 to 128. Sunday saw the maximum number of positive cases in a day with 20, including a 14-month-old baby from Jamnagar.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
No deadline to complete Champions League, says UEFA
London, April 5 (IANS) There is no deadline of August 3 to complete this season's Champions League, the UEFA has said rubbishing reports by German broadcaster ZDF which quoted its chief as saying the tournament had to be finished by that time frame.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Covid-19: 3 Keralites die abroad
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Three non-resident Keralites (NRKs), two men and one woman, died of Covid-19 in foreign countries on Sunday. They died in Ireland, the USA (New York) and Saudi Arabia.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National
Need to build a method to win games: SL coach Arthur
Colombo, April 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur feels the T20 squad needs some adjustments and a method to win games, ahead of the World Cup later this year.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Quarantine in Oz made China's women football players more mature: Coach
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) The Chinese women's football players grew and became more mature after they went through unexpected quarantine and hardships to play an inspiring Olympic qualification campaign, said Jia Xiuquan, head coach of the Chinese side.
2020-04-05
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Cong posses 9 Covid-9 questions to PM
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Demanding compensation for Covid-19 deaths, the Congress, here on Sunday, said the Centre should transfer the fund to states and posed nine questions to the Prime Minister in response to the Sunday 9 p.m. lamp lighting event.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Badminton worlds to be rescheduled amid Olympic clash
London, April 5 (IANS) The Badminton World Championships next year are set to be rescheduled because of a clash with the new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
How corona-recovered patients can improve lung function
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Since all the focus is on finding and treating people who are corona-positive, what about those who have recovered from the deadly COVID-19 disease and are trying to get their life back to normal? Are they going to face reduced lung capacity for the rest of their lives?
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Former Honduras President embroiled in FIFA graft case dies
Mexico City, April 5 (IANS) Rafael Callejas, the former Honduras President convicted in the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal, died in the United States on Saturday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Air India flight brings 21 tons of medical supplies from China
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) National carrier Air India has brought in 21 tons of critical medical supplies from China for treatment of coronavirus infected people.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
2 more test COVID-19 positive in Odisha, tally at 23
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha mounted to 23 as two more persons tested positive in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, said the health department.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Orissa,National
Ronaldo wink was nothing, I was wrong: Rooney on 2006 WC saga
London, April 5 (IANS) England football star Wayne Rooney has said that his lowest point came in the 2006 World Cup quarter-final game against Portugal, where he was sent off.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Corona cases double in 4.1 days in India: Health Ministry
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday said the rate of doubling of coronavirus cases in India is currently observed as 4.1 days. This increase has been observed due to Tablighi Jamaat incident. It was 7.4 days earlier, it said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Penguin releases e-book on coronavirus' evolution and myths
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Penguin Random House India on Sunday released an e-book, published under its Ebury Press imprint, on the history, evolution, facts and myths around coronavirus, before the subsequent release of its physical form in the market. "The Coronavirus: What you Need to Know about the Global Pandemic' has been written by Dr Swapneil Parikh, Maherra Desai and Dr. Rajesh M. Parikh, is available on e-commerce websites.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
Corona tally in UP reaches 276; 48 new cases
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The coronavirus tally in Uttar Pradesh has risen to 276 with 48 new cases testing positive on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Virtual prayers by churches mark Palm Sunday
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) The Holy Week, or the week before Easter, began Sunday but Christians celebrated the occasion with virtual prayers at their homes in view of the ongoing nationwide lockdown to prevent spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
This is how to disinfect your office in corona times
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As a preventive measure against new coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic, the Health Ministry has issued fresh guidelines for disinfecting public places including offices in areas reporting COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Netflix to release extra episode of 'Tiger King'
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Netflix will be releasing an extra episode of "Tiger King" next week, according to the zoo owner Jeff Lowe, who appeared on the hit docu-series.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
No threat to power grid, says Telangana minister
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Telangana's Energy Minister G. Jagdish Reddy on Sunday said that switching off lights across the country for nine minutes from 9 pm on Sunday, as called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, posed no risk to the power grid.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Women initiate rough sex nearly as often as men: Study
New York, April 5 (IANS) If you think only men initiate rough sex you might be wrong, as researchers have revealed that women initiate consensual rough sexual behaviours as often as men.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil youths reach hometown hitchhiking, walking from Maharashtra
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Seven youths hailing from Tiruvarur district reached Tamil Nadu covering about 1,000 km from Solapur in Maharashtra hitchhiking and walking since March 29.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Mob attacks health workers in Thoothukudi
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) A group of people assaulted healthcare workers near Kovilpatti in the Thoothukudi district of the state when they tried to take family members of a Covid-19 patient for tests, said the police on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Telangana police forms Whatsapp groups for doctors' security
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Police officials across Telangana were Sunday directed to form Whatsapp groups with doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in dealing with Covid-19 cases to ensure their security.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Mohammad Saad proves smarter, drums up support in quarantine
Lucknow/New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Mohammad Saad, the Amir (head) of the Tablighi Jamaat that has emerged as a corona hotspot, is, undoubtedly, an intelligent man and has proved smarter than the establishment.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Yogi indicates UP lockdown may be lifted from April 15
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has indicated that the lockdown in Uttar Pradesh would be lifted from April 15 in a phased manner.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
More restrictions in Kabul as COVID-19 cases increase
Kabul, April 5 (IANS) Due to a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Kabul with one virus-related death, the Governor of the Afghan capital said authorities will impose more restrictions in the city to stop the spread of the disease.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Modi reminds to turn off lights for 9 minutes at 9 pm
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reminded the country to switch off lights for nine minutes at 9 p.m.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics