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Be less judgmental of police, medicos: K'taka DGP
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) People should be less judgmental of police and medical professionals discharging high risk jobs amid Covid-19 lockdown, said a top Karnataka police official on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
42 new cases in Rajasthan; total tally at 343
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) Rajasthan on Tuesday reported 42 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 343 in the state, said health officials.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Kolkata gets its first disinfectant tunnel
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) Kolkata on Tuesday got its first automatic disinfectant tunnel at the city's colonial era New Market.
2020-04-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Covid-ravaged New York sees highest daily toll, deaths cross 5,000
New York, April 7 (IANS) New York state, which has become the coronavirus epicentre of the US, on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike in its death toll, taking the total to over 5,000, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,National
No fresh cases in Noida Sec 8, cluster containment exercise on: DM
Noida, April 7 (IANS) Soon after some reports emerged that a person has tested positive for Covid-19 in Sector 8, Noida, Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas LY refuted the reports and clarified that no new case has surfaced in the area.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus: India tally 4,789; downward trend in new cases
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Tuesday brought some relief for India in terms of new cases of coronavirus reported in the last 24 hours, as after three days, the number of new cases has shown a downward trend.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi Covid-19 tally mounts to 576; 2 new deaths reported
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The total number of positive coronavirus cases in the national capital went up to 576 on Tuesday with 51 new cases getting reported in the last 24 hours.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
MPs to get over Rs 1 lakh monthly allowance for one year
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) All Members of Parliament (MPs) will be paid Rs 1.03 lakh per month for "constituency allowance" and "office expense" for a period of one year from April 1.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19 tally reaches 314 in AP, govt reaches out to pvt hospitals for ventilators
Amaravathi, April 7 (IANS) With 10 more positive cases emerging from the tests conducted during the day, Andhra Pradesh's tally of Covid-19 cases reached 314 by Tuesday evening.
2020-04-07
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra extends IPS officer's suspension period
Amaravati, April 7 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday extended suspension period of senior police officer A.B. Venkateswara Rao for another four months.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
RBI issues directions to access domestic forex derivative markets
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) The Reserve Bank on Tuesday issued final directions which aim to ease access to the domestic foreign exchange derivative markets for residents and non-residents from June 1 this year.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
L&T's smart technology solutions to help combat Covid-19
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) L&T Smart World & Communication, a business unit of Larsen & Toubro, has rolled out smart technology solutions to combat Covid-19 in 20 major cities across India.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
India, Oman ready to support each amid Covid-19 crisis
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India and Oman on Tuesday agreed to provide "possible support" to each other as the Covid-19 pandemic has created havoc across the globe.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Philanthropists urge CSR foundations to join hands to fight Covid-19
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji, philanthropist and Chairperson of Arghyam, Rohini Nilekani, and Vidya Shah, CEO of EdelGive Foundation, have issued a joint appeal to CSR foundations and philanthropic organisations to urgently come together and focus on protecting the most vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus crisis in India.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Netflix to let parents take greater control of what kids watch
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Amid surge in demand for digital services due to the COVID-19 lockdown, streaming giant Netflix on Tuesday launched new, improved controls on its service to help parents, guardians and elders prevent children from watching adult TV shows and movies on the platform.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Economy likely to contract by 4.5% in Q4FY2020: ICRA
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Ratings agency ICRA on Tuesday predicted that India's economy is likely to witness a sharp contraction of 4.5 per cent during Q4FY2020 and is expected to gradually recover to post a GDP growth of just 2 percent in FY2021.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
All Microsoft events to be digital-only till July 2021
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) In a strong message for tech giants as new coronavirus continues its unabated growth globally particularly in the US, Microsoft is planning to make all its events ? internal as well as external ? digital-only till July 2021.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Karnataka for phased lifting of lockdown in state
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) With fingers crossed, a besieged Karnataka government is looking forward to a phased lifting of the 21-day lockdown from April 15, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Reconsider MPLADS fund suspension, Manish Tewari writes to PM
New Delhi April 7 (IANS) Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to reconsider the decision to suspend the MPLADS funds for two years, saying the decision will not help the fight against Covid-19, but will only " harm" the cause.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Would love to win a Test series in India: Smith
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) Australian batsman Steve Smith said that winning a Test series in India is something that he hopes he can do in his career. Australia have won only four Test series in India and their last win came in 2005, five years before Smith made his debut.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
(RELEASE at 7am) Ali Fazal: Team 'Mirzapur' is home for me
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal is thrilled to reunite with some of the team members of the hit web series "Mirzapur" for a romantic music video.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
4 hospitals with 3,500 beds in Delhi to give free COVID treatment
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Lok Nayak Hospital (LNH) along with G.B. Pant Hospital (GBPH), Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in the national capital have been asked to keep aside 3,500 beds for free COVID-19 treatment for the positive cases.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Alert in Karnataka zoos to keep animals free of infection
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Karnataka zoos are alert and have taken precautions to keep their inmates virus free, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Rs 1 crore for kin of health workers who die of COVID-19
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday has issued an order to provide compensation of Rs 1 crore for doctors, nurses, paramedical staff or sanitation workers, if they die of COVID-19 while on duty.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal identifies seven coronavirus hotspots
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Tuesday identified seven areas in the state, including Kolkata, as hotspots of coronavirus infection.
2020-04-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana's corona count crosses 400 with 40 new cases
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Telangana on Tuesday reported 40 new cases COVID-19, taking the total number to 404.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Lifeline Udan: 200 tonnes of medical supplies reach across India (Ld)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday that 152 flights have transported 200 tonnes of medical supplies to different parts of the country under the Centre's 'Lifeline Udan' initiative between March 26 and April 6.
2020-04-07
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,IANS Life
Corona case count in North-East rises to 33
Guwahati/Agartala, April 7 (IANS) One more COVID-19 positive case was detected in Assam on Tuesday night, taking the state's active cases to 28 while the total number of positive cases in the northeastern region rose to 33, ministers and officials said.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Maha corona deaths reach 64, positive cases breach 1000-mark (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Covid-19 continued to march north in Maharashtra on Tuesday claiming 12 more lives to total 64 deaths and 150 new cases, taking the number of positive cases to 1,018, officials said.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
25 new cases, 2 deaths in Delhi in last 24 hours: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that in the last 24 hours, two deaths and 25 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported from the national capital.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Was one of the 12 or 13 spinners tried after Warne: Smith
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) World no.1 ranked Test batsman Steve Smith said that he has always been more of a batsman than a bowler. Smith had made his initial foray into international cricket as a leg-spinner and in a chat with New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi on the Rajasthan Royals Facebook page, said that he was just one of many players that Australia tried out to fill the spot left vacant by the legendary Shane Warne.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Corona positive staff at cancer institute were asymptomatic: Hospital
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) One doctor and 16 nursing staff from the Delhi State Cancer Institute, who were tested positive for the coronavirus were, asymptomatic -- producing or showing no symptoms of the virus, the hospital said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal corona death toll now 5
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) The coronavirus death count in West Bengal rose to five on Tuesday while the state now has 69 active coronavirus patients, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Goa cabinet to meet on Wed to discuss on lockdown relaxation
Panaji, April 7 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday hinted at a possible relaxation of norms at the end of the 21-day lockdown to fight the Covid-19 pandemic on April 14.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Stock market logs biggest single day gain, Sensex up 2,476 pts (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) The Indian equity indices recorded their biggest single day gain on Tuesday with the BSE Sensex gaining over 2,400 points.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Aditya Narayan shares first look of upcoming single 'Main dooba rahoon'
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Singer Aditya Narayan shared the first look of his upcoming song "Main dooba rahoon" on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
All international hockey meets for India called off till June
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Two FIH Pro League ties involving the senior men's team, junior men's Asia Cup and senior women's Asian Champions Trophy are among a clutch of international hockey events, where India was slated to take part, that have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Haryana sees 33 positive cases, majority Jamaat members
Chandigarh, April 7 (IANS) Haryana on Tuesday reported 33 cases of coronavirus, the highest in a single day, with most of them being Tablighi Jamaat members, health officials said.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Yuvi paa was my first crush when I came into the team: Rohit
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Rohit Sharma on Tuesday said his first cricket crush was Yuvraj Singh when he came into the Indian team set-up.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kerala allows partial reopening of mobile recharge shops
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said mobile recharge shops will be opened on Sundays while all automobile workshops and spare parts shops will be opened on Sundays and Thursdays.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National
Aspiring talent can now give auditions online
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Amidst the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the production house Yoodlee Films has decided to go online for its auditions.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
You gave in to Trump's threats: Sibal to PM
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Congress leader Kapil Sibal has slammed the Prime Minister for lifting temporary ban on hydroxychloroquine and paracetamol which are presumed as preventive life saving drug for front line workers against COVID-19.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi Minister to donate one-month salary to CM relief fund
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Delhi Cabinet Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday said hat he will be donating a month's salary to the Chief Minister Relief Fund to help in the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
K'taka HC quashes PIL seeking liquor sale during lockdown
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday quashed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking liquor sale 'for a few hours daily' during the 21-day lockdown thats in place to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hopefully we can get an IPL: Steve Smith
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The world might be in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, but cricket players across the globe have made it clear that they would love to have an IPL this year even if not right away. And speaking to Ish Sodhi in a podcast organised by Rajasthan Royals, skipper Steve Smith said the same.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19: Nuh, Palwal, Faridabad surpass Gurugram
Gurugram, April 7 (IANS) Nuh, Palwal and Faridabad districts of Haryana are turning into new Covid-19 hot spots as the number of cases in these districts surpassed Gurugram on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Vedanta provides 10,000 meals daily in Delhi
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Mining and energy major Vedanta on Tuesday said that in its effort to support the needy and under privileged during the current lockdown, it has been distributing 10,000 meals per day to daily wage earners, slum dwellers, and laborers in the national capital since April 1.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi explores partnership with Khan Academy for online classes
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) As the Delhi government schools started online classes for students entering class 12 from the new session, it has initiated talks with the 'Khan Academy' to explore an elaborate learning program for the students in the higher classes.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Delhi establises 111 shelter home for migrants; fewer occupancy
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Since the lockdown was announced, the Delhi government has set up 111 shelter homes, specifically for the migrant workers across the city, with less than 5,000 migrants staying in the shelters.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Matthew McConaughey plays virtual bingo with senior facility residents
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, along with his wife Camila Alves and his mother Kay, hosted a game of bingo for senior residents at a senior citizens' living community in Texas.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
6 Malaysian Tablighis hiding in Hyderabad booked
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Tuesday booked six Malaysians hiding in a mosque in the city after attending Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi last month.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Agra has 63 Covid-19 positive cases
Agra, April 7 (IANS) With 13 more samples found coronavirus positive by the KGMU Lucknow laboratory, the number of Covid-19 cases here on Tuesday rose to 63.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Shah directs officials to stop hoarding, black marketeering
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah has directed his ministry officials to ensure that there is no hoarding or black marketeering of essential commodities across the country during the lockdown period thats in place to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mohan Babu adopts eight Andhra villages
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Veteran Telugu actor and producer Mohan Babu and his actor son Vishnu Manchu have adopted eight villages in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district for the lockdown period.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
'Unfortunate' how Trump 'threatens' Modi over hydroxychloroquine: AAP MP
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh on Tuesday called it "unfortunate" the way US President Donald Trump "threatened" Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the export ban on the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Do contact mapping of Jamaat's corona positive: Himachal CM
Shimla, April 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday issued directions for an extensive campaign of contact mapping of coronavirus infected people belonging to Tablighi Jamaat.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
SBI reduces MCLR by 35 basis points across all tenors
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Lending major State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday reduced the marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) by 35 basis points across tenors.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
2014 Lord's ton and 79 in 2015 WC Rahane's favourite knocks
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Indian Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said in a QnA session on Twitter that he rates the 103 he scored against England at Lord's during the 2014 Test series and the 79 he scored against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the 2015 World Cup as his two favourite innings from his career.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Anu Malik unveils song to spread joy amid COVID-19 crisis
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Singer-composer Anu Malik has come up with a new track titled "Happy happy rehne ka please don't worry", urging people to stay happy amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SC extends tenure of TDSAT chairperson by three months
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the tenure of the chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) by three months and queried the Centre why tribunal members were not appointed since October 2019.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid-19: IRCTC suspends Tejas from April 15 to 30
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Tuesday said it has decided to suspend the services of its three premium trains from April 15 to April 30 in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
118 Covid-19 cases, 37,713 under surveillance in JK
Jammu, April 7 (IANS) The J&K administration has placed 37,713 people under surveillance. According to the daily media bulletin on Covid-19, here on Tuesday, of the 125 positive cases, 118 are active positive, 4 have recovered and 3 died.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah is bankrupt
London, April 7 (IANS) Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah has allegedly gone bankrupt after her accountant Ben White couldn't deal with a 650,000-pound tax bill.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Ganga Ram to be non-Covid 19 hospital, commence virtual OPD
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The main Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here is now a non Covid-19 hospital and no suspected or proven cases of Covid-19 will be admitted till further orders.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
19 railway stations in AP awarded ISO certification
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) In a matter of pride for South Central Railway (SCR), as many as 19 railway stations in its Vijayawada Division, received the prestigious accreditation of Environment Management System ISO 14001:2015 certification for a period of 3 years.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Sachiin J. Joshi offers his hotel as quarantine facility
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actor Sachiin J. Joshi, who is stranded in Dubai, has offered his hotel here to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to quarantine COVID-19 positive patients coming from abroad.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Selena Gomez not looking for love
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez says having a boyfriend is "nowhere near the top" of her priority list amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Peter Andre grateful to have an extra large bed
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre and his wife Emily have been taking extra precautions during COVID-19. He is grateful he has got an extra large bed because it's "perfect for social distancing" from his doctor wife.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Not too many guys to look upto in this team: Yuvraj to Rohit
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Former India star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday said there is not enough role models in the current Indian team to look upto besides Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who play all three formats, adding that the line of respect for seniors has become thin.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Six Thai nationals booked in TN for preaching
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) A case was registered in Tamil Nadu's Erode against six Thai nationals for indulging in religious preaching in violation of the visa norms, police said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
DMC appeals to all Muslims to spend Shab-e Bara'at at home
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Delhi Minorities Commission on Tuesday urged Muslims to not step out for the 'Shab-e Bara'at' and spend the time at home offering prayers amid the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
8 Tablighis from Kyrgyzstan held for visa violation in K'taka
Bidar (Karnataka), April 7 (IANS) Eight Kyrgyzstanis, affiliated to the Tablighi Jamaat, were booked in Karnataka's Bidar for allegedly violating visa regulations, a police officer said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Kerala's best actor traces his roots, makes masks
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Indrans, 63, a hugely popular award winning comedian and character artiste who has donned the grease paint for over 500 films in a career spanning four decades, on Tuesday returned to his erstwhile profession of tailoring and stitched a face mask.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National
Railways develops low-cost ventilator 'Jeevan'
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Indian Railways has developed a low-cost ventilator named 'Jeevan' at its Kapurthala coach factory as the country faces ventilator's shortage amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The ventilator will cost around Rs 10,000 without the compressor.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arjun Kapoor to go on virtual date to raise funds for daily wage earners
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) After supporting COVID-19 relief funds, actor Arjun Kapoor is all set to go on a virtual date to raise money for daily wage earners of the film industry.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
42 more Tablighi attendees identified in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 7 (IANS) The Odisha government has identified 42 more persons who had returned to the state after taking part in the religious congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi, said an official on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Ganga Ram to be non-Covid-19 hospital, commence virtual OPD
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The main Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here is now a non-Covid-19 hospital and no suspected or proven case of Covid-19 will be admitted there till further orders.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
WeWork sues SoftBank over withdrawal of $3 bn tender offer
New York, April 7 (IANS) WeWork on Tuesday said that it has filed a lawsuit against SoftBank Group Corp after the latter withdrew its $3 billion tender offer for additional WeWork shares as agreed last year.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Hyderabad firm, Australian varsity to develop Covid-19 vaccine
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) A Hyderabad-based vaccine maker and an Australian university have joined forces to develop a prophylatic, active, single-dose immunisation against coronavirus.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Badshah deposits 5 lakh to 'Boro loker biti lo' creator Ratan Kahar's account
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Badshah has kept his word. The rapper, who had promised to help out "Boro loker biti lo" original creator on "humanitarian grounds", has done his bit and deposited Rs 5 lakh to the veteran folk artiste's bank account.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Amid corona, SCR to boost supply with 32 speed parcel trains
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Even as passenger rail traffic has come to a standstill, the railways are continuously transporting essential commodities across the country. Sixteen days into the 21-day national lockdown, called to contain COVID-19, the South Central Railways is preparing to run 32 speed parcel trains.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Why do Delhi cops hope to find in deserted Markaz building? (IANS SPECIAL)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Tablighi Jamaat story refuses to die down as more details emerge of the sheer scale of irresponsibility and mishandling of the situation by the organisers of the Islamic religious gathering and the police.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 new cases in Kerala, total corona count 266
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said there were 9 new coronavirus positive cases in the state, taking the total number under treatment to 266.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
BJD has highest income among 37 regional parties: ADR report
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has emerged as the party with the highest income among regional parties, as per a report published by Association for Democratic Reform (ADR).
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hospital beds to be used for moderate to severe Covid-19 cases
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has released a document on management of Covid-19 cases, dividing them into three categories depending on the severity of the disease.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Paras Chhabra, Mahira Sharma set to wed?
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) A few days after "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Paras Chhabra hinted that he was missing Mahira Sharma amid the COVID-19 lockdown, a "wedding card" of the two is going viral now.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
One more death in TN, 69 more test positive; tally 690
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) The death toll in Tamil Nadu due to Covid-19 increased to seven and the number of patients who got discharged from hospital went up to 17, said Health Secretary on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Disha Patani looks gorgeous in post-workout pic
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress and fitness enthusiast Disha Patani has shared a gorgeous post work-out photograph herself.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Govt needs to take up mental health issues during lockdown: Experts
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) As the lockdown forced Indians to isolate themselves, mental health experts have urged them to stay positive and not resort to self-harm, domestic violence or substance abuse.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC says no blanket order for old inmates' release
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to pass a order directing the central and state governments to examine granting parole or interim bail to prisoners - above 50 years, suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and respiratory problems - amid the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ayushmann sings 'Happy Birthday' for fan following her daughters' request
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana has sung the "Happy Birthday" song while strumming his guitar for a lady whose daughters requested him to wish their mother on her special day.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HLL Lifecare develops rapid antibody diagnostic kit for corona
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Kerala capital city-headquartered HLL Lifecare Limited, a Central Government Enterprise under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has developed the rapid antibody diagnostic kit for COVID 19 and the result will be ready in 20 minutes.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Non-medical personnel at highest risk for psychological distress
Singapore, April 7 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that non-medical healthcare personnel are at the highest risk for psychological distress during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Singapore,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
JLo pushes Reese Witherspoon to do 'Legally Blonde 3'
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez asked her actress friend Reese Witherspoon to make another "Legally Blonde" sequel during an impromptu Instagram Live chat.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Over 50% luxury homes launched in last 3 years stays unsold
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Demand for luxury homes stays muted as more than half of the high-end units launched in the past three years in over nine prime Indian residential markets have remain unsold, according to a report by PropTiger.com.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Army preparing to take over Delhi's civil corona facility
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Indian Army is preparing to take over the medical screening at Delhi's Narela camp set up for the coronavirus suspects, sources said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Karan Tacker: I see no reason to look down upon TV content
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Popular television actor Karan Tacker, who is being praised for his debut digital role in "Special OPs", says that TV and digital entertainment can be celebrated parallel to each other, and there is no point looking down upon television content.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India's economy to likely contract by 4.5% in Q4FY2020: ICRA
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Ratings agency ICRA on Tuesday predicted that India's economy is likely to witness a sharp contraction of 4.5 per cent during Q4FY2020 and is expected to gradually recover to post a GDP growth of just 2 percent in FY2021.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Paranoid Jaipur residents start blocking vegetables vendors
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) As the lockdown continues, the people in the Rajasthan capital are turning quite apprehensive about Covid-19 and in some parts of the city are even refusing to buy vegetables and groceries.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Govt fixes three days' time to resolve 10.5K Covid-19 grievances
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) In a simultaneous effort, the government is not only providing essential goods and other facilities to the people amid the Covid-19 crisis, but it is also focussing on redressal of a total of 10,659 public grievances linked to the pandemic, which it received in the first six days of this month.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Olympic flame display ends after Japanese PM declares emergency
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) The Olympic flame display in northeastern Fukushima will end after only five days as Japan prepares for a state of emergency.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Intel commits another $50 million to fight COVID-19
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) Global chip-making giant Intel on Tuesday pledged an additional $50 million to combat the novel coronavirus through accelerating access to technology at the point of patient care, speeding scientific research and ensuring access to online learning for students.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Mahesh Babu suggests 'fear distancing' to avoid fake news about COVID-19
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Apart from social distancing, we also need to practice "fear distancing", suggests Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu. This is extremely necessary at a time when fake news and myths are circulating about the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
PFA head donates 500,000 pounds to players' NHS fund
London, April 7 (IANS) Professional Footballers Association head Gordon Taylor has donated 500,000 pounds ($617,000) to the Premier League players fund for the National Health Service (NHS), British media reported on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Asim to Himanshi: I am with you no matter what they say or do
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Asim Riaz put an end to all speculations about his alleged break-up with housemate and singer Himanshi Khurana.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
TN CM Public Relief Fund gets Rs 79 cr for Covid-19 relief
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund (CMPRF) has received about Rs 79.74 crore as donations from the public and organisations towards coronavirus relief works, said the state government.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Arjun Kapoor attempts cooking, calls himself a 'fake baker'
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) The lockdown is bringing out hidden talents of Bollywood stars who are utilising the quarantine time honing up their skills performing household chores. Actor Arjun Kapoor, for one, taken interest in baking. However, he prefers to call himself a "fake Baker".
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC agrees to hear plea for interrupted food supply to zoos
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to examine a PIL seeking uninterrupted food supply and medical treatment for animals in zoos amid the three-week nationwide lockdown.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
'Bhilwara model' cannot be replicated in Delhi, says AAP MP
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The much talked-about 'Bhilwara Model' in Rajasthan to contain the coronavirus pandemic cannot be replicated in Delhi due to "high density population," according to Aam Aadmi Party MP Sushil Gupta. "Isolation is the solution," he told IANS on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Sidharth Malhotra: Look out for mental health in these times
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) On World Health Day, actor Sidharth Malhotra has stressed on the need to work on mental health along with physical health, saying everyone needs to remain "extremely positive, hopeful and appreciate all the basic things in life".
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Matt Le Blanc shares info on 'Friends' reunion special
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Actor Matt Le Blanc has shared a bit of information on the reunion special of "Friends", after it was put on hold amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
J&K reports 3rd Covid-19 death, total cases rise to 125
Jammu, April 7 (IANS) One Covid-19 patient died while 15 more tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, taking the total number of positive cases in J&K to 125.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
PM Modi lauds star-studded short film 'Family' for its 'relevant messages'
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested his millions of Twitter followers to watch the star-studded video "Family" that campaigns in favour of staying at home during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. He says it is a "great video with relevant messages".
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mamata's decision on corona death audit angers opposition
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government's decision to empower a new death audit committee to pronounce whether a patient has perished due to Covid-19 has resulted in opposition parties smelling a ploy to suppress the number of casualties due to the dreaded infection.
2020-04-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid-19 cases rise to 4,421, no decision on extending lockdown: Health Ministry
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday that India has reported 4,421 positive Covid-19 cases so far.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
CPM urges against polarisation bid by using Tablighi case
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) In a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, here on Tuesday, expressed "serious concern" over a particular community being blamed for the Covid-19 spread by certain sections.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan to return hydroxychloroquine stock
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Tuesday said it would return the entire stock of 'hydroxychloroquine 300 mg' tablets and 25 per cent of 'hydroxychloroquine 200/400 mg' tablets to private firms from where it had purchased the drug in the wake of corona outbreak.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Purab Kohli, family had COVID-19 in London, still recovering
London, April 7 (IANS) Veejay-turned-actor Purab Kohli, who is currently in London, has shared that he and his family observed symptoms of COVID-19 and that they might have been infected by the coronavirus, as per his general physician.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Covid-19: Women, kids wait for ration, food on Noida streets
Noida, April 7 (IANS) Its 3 p.m. and about 50 women are braving the sun as they wait for the food and ration to be delivered to their doorstep or in their colonies by the near the Atta market area in Sector 18 here by the state government or the police . But it seems the luck today is not in their favour, as no one has come.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
IAF lifts personnel, 3,500 kg of medical equipment from Chennai to Bhubaneshwar
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft has lifted personnel and 3,500 kg of medical equipment of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) from Chennai to Bhubaneshwar for setting up Covid-19 testing labs and related facilities in Odisha.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 brought the best and worst out of TikTok
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The popular and highly controversial short video-sharing platform TikTok has once again hogged the limelight even as India battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
LaLiga looking at dates towards end of June for possible restart
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Spanish league president Javier Tebas said that the 2019/20 domestic season will not have to be cancelled and will be played out, although it will be a delayed finish. Tebas said that La Liga is working in conjecture with the European football governing body for a possible date to restart the league.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Extraction' trailer: Chris Hemsworth on action mode in India
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The trailer of Chris Hemsworths upcoming film "Extraction" is finally out and it runs high on action, drama, emotion and wit by taking the Hollywood actor on a thrilling ride through the bylanes of India, for a deadly mission to take on an Indian and Bangladeshi drug lord.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bhilwara model to be applied across Rajasthan: Minister
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) The rise in coronavirus cases in the state would be controlled on the basis of the Bhilwara model, Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma said, here on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana improves health parameters in six-year journey
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) India's youngest state Telangana, like other states and countries, is celebrating World Health Day on Tuesday at a time when COVID-19 has brought everything to a standstill and impacted even the delivery of healthcare services to non-COVID patients.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Amid corona crisis, people shower flowers on Nagpur cops
Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 7 (IANS) It was almost like attending a wedding procession for Nagpur Police personnel, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Antic got offers from China last year, Chinese media reports
Beijing April 7 (IANS) Radomir Antic received offers from Chinese clubs last year, but the former Atletico Madrid coach, whose death was mourned by the Chinese clubs and players he coached, declined, a Chinese newspaper reported on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
CRPF trooper killed by militants in J&K
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) A CRPF trooper was killed on Tuesday in a firing incident by militants in J&K's Bijbehara town.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
GTech lends support to COVID-19 relief activities in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) The Group of Technology Companies (GTech), the industry body of Information Technology (IT) companies in Kerala, on Tuesday lent a helping hand to the COVID-19 relief activities in the state.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Scientists block pancreatic cancer by disrupting cellular pH balance
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) A team of US scientists has found a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by disrupting their cellular pH equilibrium ? a discovery that can herald a new approach to treat the deadliest form of cancer.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
JK Rowling shares breathing techniques to recover from Covid-19
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Amid the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, acclaimed author J.K. Rowling has shared a post on her Twitter account, showing techniques she used to overcome the symptoms of Covid-19 after two weeks of illness.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Four Tablighis among 12 new cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Karnataka reported 12 new coronavirus positive cases, including four Tablighi returnees, during the last 19 hours to take the total cases in the state to 175, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Covid-19: How Modi government is running the country from home
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The government has been advocating strict social distancing norms and work for home, for a month now in wake of the coronavirus outbreak. As of Tuesday, India has surpassed 4,400 coronavirus cases with 114 deaths at least. While 133 crore Indians remain locked down inside and most of the urban workforce working from home, how is the government of India and its top ministers running the show from their home, themselves?
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COVID-19: Hrithik to facilitate 1.2 lakh cooked meals for the needy
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan has decided to provide 1.2 lakh nutritious cooked meals for those who are unable to provide for themselves in these times of COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
iGOT course to train new Covid-19 warriors unveiled
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) As the first line of healthcare professionals are engaged in the fight against coronavirus, the Centre, here on Tuesday, launched an online course to train the second line of health workers to replace the frontline warriors as well as to tackle exponential increase in cases.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Shefali Shah: My family isn't COVID-19 positive, my FB account is hacked
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actress Shefali Shah on Tuesday said her Facebook account has been hacked and that details of "her family getting coronavirus", posted by the hacker, are absolutely false.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: Unadkat and family donate to fight pandemic
Rajkot, April 7 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, sportspersons across the globe have donated to help those in need and pacer Jaydev Unadkat did the same on Tuesday as he donated to the PM-CARES Fund as well as the Gujarat Chief Ministers Relief Fund.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Away from their families, cops in Kashmir enforcing lockdown
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) In Kashmir, policemen are out on the roads enforcing the lockdown thats in place to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Fired for 'breaking' pandemic rules, ex-Amazon employee demand action
New York, April 7 (IANS) After being fired by Amazon for breaking COVID-19 pandemic rules at its New York warehouse last week, ex-employee Chris Smalls has returned, demanding the warehouse be closed down after employees were tested positive for new coronavirus.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Technology
Groupe PSA to reschedule launch of its SUV in India
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) French automobile maker Groupe PSA in India on Tuesday announced that it will re-time the launch of its model Citroen C5 Aircross sports utility vehicle (SUV) to the first quarter of 2021.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Jeetendra's '3am friend' calls actor an 'unbelievable support system'
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Bollywood's dance icon Jeetendra turned 78 today and his close friend, veteran producer Anand Pandit, fondly recalls how the actor's life lessons and advice helped him survive in the industry. He also terms Jeetendra as his "3am friend".
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
99 US citizens stuck in Hyderabad airlifted
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) A special relief flight of Air India on Tuesday airlifted 99 US citizens stuck in Hyderabad.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Shree Maruti Courier joins fight against Covid-19 pandemic
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Shree Maruti Courier Services has committed support to India's fight against the coronavirus outbreak, including a contribution of Rs 1.08 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Third corona death in J&K
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) Another COVID-19 patient died on Tuesday in a Srinagar hospital, taking the toll of coronavirus deaths to three in J&K.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
'Invested Rs 3,707 cr for 50 pc in solar JV with Adani'
Ahmedabad, April 7 (IANS) French oil and gas group, TOTAL SA on Tuesday said that through its step-down subsidiary it has invested Rs 3,707 crore for 50 per cent partnership with Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) in a joint venture (JV).
2020-04-07
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
SpiceJet transports 1,400 tonnes cargo in 14 days
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) In the past 14 days of the lockdown, budget carrier SpiceJet has emerged as a cargo major by transporting over 1,400 tonnes of goods, mainly medical supplies, across the country. It's almost double of all other airlines combined.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Barrister Babu' child star Aura meditates for good health
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Child actor Aura Bhatnagar, who is popularly known as Bondita in the television show "Barrister Babu", takes inspiration from her mother to learn Yoga. The eight-year-old says it helps her stay positive and happy all day.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
LG may launch 5G smartphone under new brand in May
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) LG Electronics is likely to launch a new 5G-enabled and cheaper smartphone under a new brand name next month.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Owaisi targets govt for dithering on hydrozychloroquine exports to US
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi has renewed his tirade against the government for allegedly relaxing the export norms for Hydroxychloroquine.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Lifeline Udan': 200 tons of medical supplies reach across India
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said that 200 tonnes of medical supplies have been transported across the country under the Centre's 'Lifeline Udan' initiative.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC seeks Centre's response on plea to evacuate students from UK
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre to evacuate Indian students stranded in the UK without delay, and until their evacuation provide them accommodation, health and medical support.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chinese clubs and players mourn the passing of Radmiro Antic
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) Shandong Luneng and Hebei China Fortune, the two Chinese top-flight clubs which Radmiro Antic coached toward the end of his career, along with several Chinese players, were in mourning for the death of the former Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona coach on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Govt releases Covid-19 SOP, cases to be divided into 3 groups
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) For the management of Covid-19 cases, the government, here on Tuesday, released the guidance document on appropriate handling of suspect/confirmed Covid-19 cases and divided them into three categories on the basis of their severity.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Pujara contributes towards PM-CARES fund
Rajkot, April 7 (IANS) India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara said that he and his family have contributed to the Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) which has been set up to aid in the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
On this day: Jayasuriya blitz takes Singapore by storm
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) On this day in 1996, Sanath Jayasuriya slammed a 17-ball 50 to bedazzle the crowd in Singapore during the final of the Singer Cup but his 28-ball 76 blitzkrieg went in vain as Pakistan won the match by 43 runs.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
containment strategy has yielded good results: Health Ministry
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said the strategies adopted by the government to contain coronavirus are yielding good results in many parts of the country.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP MP assaults official in UP's Kannauj
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) BJP MP from UP's Kannauj parliamentary seat, Subrat Pathak, allegedly assaulted a 'tehsildar' in his house.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Most firms see rise in cyberattacks during pandemic: Survey
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Most organisations have seen a rise in security threats and attacks during the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey by cybersecurity firm Check Point said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Suspected coronavirus-hit drug plant shut in Karnataka
Mysuru, April 7 (IANS) The drug-making plant of pharma major Jubilant Life Sciences at Nanjangud near here has been shut down after it was suspected to have been infected by coronavirus from a container that came from China with raw materials, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Walk-in kiosk for swab collection ready in Kochi
Kochi, April 7 (IANS) A walk-in kiosk for swab collection for Covid-19 is now ready in Kochi, a health official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab gives 24-hr deadline to untraced Tablighi attendees
Chandigarh, April 7 (IANS) The Punjab government on Tuesday gave a 24-hour deadline to around two dozen Tablighi Jamaat followers, who came to the state after visiting Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz in March, to report their whereabouts to the nearest police station, or else face criminal prosecution.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Neymar has to be more professional like Ronaldo, Messi: Zico
Rio de Janeiro, April 7 (IANS) Brazil legend Zico said that the one thing separating Neymar from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is professionalism. Long touted as the successor to the crown of best player in the world after Ronaldo and Messi wind down, Neymar has not hit the heights that were expected of him when he made the world record switch to Paris St Germain from Barcelona in 2017.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Trial in Britain for cell therapy treatment of Covid-19
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Researchers at Queen's University Belfast are leading a UK-wide clinical trial, offering an innovative cell therapy treatment for Covid-19 patients with acute respiratory failure.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Science/Tech
Selena Gomez to give part of album sales to COVID-19 relief fund
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez will be releasing a new Deluxe Edition of her new album "Rare" with a portion of the proceeds going to the COVID-19 relief fund.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
It is a day to appreciate every healthcare professional: Bumrah
Ahmedabad, April 7 (IANS) On World Heath Day, India star pacer Jasprit Bumrah urged people of the country to appreciate every healthcare professional putting their lives on the line to fight COVID-19, by staying indoors.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Prices of essential edible items go down in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 7 (IANS) Jharkhand seems to be fighting the cornonavirus pandemic effectively on every front.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Sayani Gupta finds it hard to laugh on cue
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actress Sayani Gupta says she finds laughing on cue hard, adding that it "is sometimes harder than yawning on cue".
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' lands Amazon in legal soup
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) The Rachel Brosnahan-starrer blockbuster series, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is in for legal trouble. An author, who claims the concept of the hugely popular series has been copied from her book, has sued Amazon Studios, the streaming service hosting the show.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
German wind turbine maker Senvion to sell India operations
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Insolvent German wind turbine maker Senvion GmbH has finally decided to exit India operations by selling its local manufacturing operation to a strategic investor.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
POCO to launch true-wireless earphones in India soon
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand POCO on Tuesday said it will launch its first non-smartphone device, a true-wireless (TWS) earphones in India
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
LVPEI develops full face protective gear for Rs 50
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) At a time when there are many reports on shortage of personal protective equipment, the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute's Centre for Innovation (LVPEI) on Tuesday said it has developed a low-cost, easy to manufacture, indigenous 'Open Source Visor' (Full-face protective gear) at Rs 50 for their clinicians and frontline staff.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Markaz chief ready to join probe, says lawyer
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat Markaz's chief Muhammad Saad Kandhalvi, said to be absconding, is in quarantine and will come out in 8-9 days, according to an advocate representing the organisation.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Lives of people more important, lockdown can be extended: MP CM
Bhopal, April 7 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday indicated that the lockdown can be extended in the state and a decision will be taken after assessing the Covid-19 situation.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Himachal CM, ministers to take 30pc pay cut
Shimla, April 7 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Tuesday decided to reduce salaries and honorariums of the Council of Ministers and legislators by 30 per cent for a year.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Assam MLA held for comments on Covid-19 quarantine centres
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) An opposition MLA in Assam was arrested on Tuesday for "controversial comments about the situations of quarantine facilities and hospitals for coronavirus patients" in the state, police said.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
SpiceJet operates first cargo-on-seat flight
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Budget airline SpiceJet on Tuesday operated the country's first cargo-on-seat flight carrying vital supplies in the passenger cabin and belly space from Delhi to Chennai.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IndiGo operates relief flights at own cost
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Budget airline IndiGo on Tuesday said that it is in the process of operating more than 30 relief flights "free of cost" to aide the Centre's efforts in curbing Covid-19.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Airtel leads in video experience, Jio in 4G availability: Report
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Airtel topped in terms of video experience and Reliance Jio led in 4G availability during December to February, according to a report by Opensignal.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lockdown diaries: Billie Eilish enjoys being alone
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Grammy award-winning singer Billie Eilish says she is an "introverted loner", and is happily spending a lot of time alone during the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Sunil Gavaskar donates Rs 59 lakh towards COVID-19 relief fund
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has made a donation of Rs. 59 lakhs towards COVID-19 relief fund.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Army helping Kashmiris amid Covid-19 outbreak
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) The Indian Army is helping ordinary Kashmiris amid the deadly Covid-19 outbreak. A video released by the army shows soldiers reaching out to the people in the valley and helping them to deal with the enormous crisis.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Amid corona crisis, Akshay Patra kitchen sticks to public service
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) While the country is under lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Akshay Patra foundation is utilising its mega kitchens to feed the ones in need.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Josh Gad back as beloved snowman Olaf
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Actor Josh Gad is returning as the beloved snowman Olaf from the "Frozen" universe, with a series of new shorts titled "At Home With Olaf".
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Discoms' overdues may jump 50% on longer lockdown
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Power sector reforms will be one of the biggest casualties of the current nationwide lockdown to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, as falling demand and slowing cash position is expected to substantially increase the losses of power distribution companies with their overdues to generation companies rising between 30 per cent and 50 per cent in less than a years time.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kareena aces 'work from home' with a pout
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) After treating fans with a workout pout last week, Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor Khan has now aced "work from home" with a signature pout.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't go to sleep with an empty stomach: Kyrgios offers food for needy
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has offered to drop food to those in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kyrgios posted in his Instagram handle that anyone in need of food or water can message him and he will drop it off at their doorstep.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
1,500 litres of chemical to make sanitizer seized in B'luru
Benglauru, April 7 (IANS) The city police seized 1,500 litres of liquid chemicals kept ready to produce illegal hand sanitizer, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP's coronavirus count 308, including 168 Tablighis: Yogi
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that the number of Corona positive persons in the state was 308, which includes 168 Tablighi Jamaat returnees in the state.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Centre to SC: Nearly 85 lakh provided food, over 6 lakh given shelter
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that in 578 districts of the country, a solid network of state governments and Union Territories along with NGOs is operational to implement relief measures for the people, including migrant workers, affected by the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
ISL: Delgado signs fresh one-year deal with Bengaluru FC
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Bengaluru FC, on Tuesday, announced that midfielder Dimas Delgado would spend a fourth year with the club after the Spaniard put pen to paper in a new one-year deal that keeps him with the Blues till the end of the 2020-21 season.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Nagpur's Good Samaritan astonishes Maharashtra CM (IANS IMPACT)
Mumbai/Nagpur, April 7 (IANS) It was a momentous Tuesday for Nagpur man Khushroo Poacha when Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray called him up and took an overview of his charitable activities, done without donation of a single rupee.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Lockdown diaries: Richa Chadha takes up meditation
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has chosen the World Health Day on April 7 to talk about the importance of emotional health during these uncertain times of COVID-19 pandemic. She says she has made it a habit to get up and meditate every day.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala stays ahead of other states in health services
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Covid-19 cases notwithstanding, Kerala continues to lead states in terms of health parameters as the World Health Day, a global health awareness day, is being celebrated on Tuesday (April 7).
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
90 tonnes air cargo of medical kits, medicines sent to NE
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) Over 90 tonnes of air cargo, comprising medical kits, personal protective gears and medicines, have been transported to north-eastern states from Delhi and other places, according to officials on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Assam,National
BSF extends leaves of personnel till April 21
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Taking preventive measures amid lockdown, the Border Security Force (BSF) has asked its formations to extend leaves of their personnel, due to join this month, up to April 21.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Ana De Armas gushes about Hollywood's 'handsome' leading men
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Actress Ana De Armas has gushed over the "handsome" leading men with whom she has worked with, saying she was "shaking" when she met actor Ryan Gosling.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lockdown may get extended as Modi govt 'considering requests'
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Multiple state governments and experts have requested the Central Government to extend the ongoing 21-day lockdown further and the Modi government is considering their suggestions, say government sources.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lockdown diaries: What's Adah up to between washing bartans and doing jhaadu?
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Ever since the COVID-19 lockdown happened, Bollywood stars have been doing their chores in the absence of house help. Adah Sharma has taken to social media to share a few racy photographs of herself, saying these were actual pictures taken during the break between "washing bartans (dishes) and doing jhaadu (sweeping)".
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hindu Mahasabha leader held in UP for vile remark
Aligarh, April 7 (IANS) Hindu Mahasabha national secretary Pooja Shakun Pandey has been arrested by the Aligarh Police for making an objectionable statement.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Rijiju checks on facilities being provided to athletes at SAI centres
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The world has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak and sporting events across the globe have either been cancelled or suspended. But Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday held a video conference with regional directors of SAI centres across the country to check on the facilities available for the athletes.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Nasscom, IT Ministry to help you upgrade AI skills for free
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) As you work from home due to COVID-19 lockdown, here comes an opportunity to upgrade your emerging tech skills including Artificial Intelligence (AI), thanks to a new initiative that was launched by IT industrys apex body Nasscom and Union IT Ministry on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education,Technology
Punjab reduces power tariff for consumers
Chandigarh, April 7 (IANS) To further mitigate the hardships faced by the people amid the lockdown, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a reduction in the fixed charges for electricity consumers, along with deferment of the deadline for payment of bills.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Increase in prices of essential commodities in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Even as authorities in Kerala claim that a vigil is on to prevent blackmarketing and profiteering by shopkeepers amid the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare, price of essential items continue to rise in the coastal state.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Musk building ventilators using Tesla car technology
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has posted a video on its YouTube channel, showing its engineers are working on designing ventilators from Tesla Model 3 parts.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lockdown diaries: JLo is homeschooling her twins
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has revealed that she has been homeschooling her twins ever since the lockdown started due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dubai challenges residents in 'Marathon at Home'
Dubai, April 7 (IANS) Dubai residents will be stepping up and putting on their running shoes to participate in a 'Marathon at Home. The initiative has been launched by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), in collaboration with ASICS Middle East and 5:30 Run club and will take place under the umbrella of DSCs 'Be Fit, Be Safe and #stayhome campaigns.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
Srinagar DM announces curbs on holy night of Shab-e-Barat
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Iqbal Choudhary on Tuesday barred all religious gatherings on the occasion of the upcoming Shab-e-Barat in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
ODIs need a Test Championship-like revamp, believes Warne
Brisbane, April 7 (IANS) Spin legend Shane Warne feels one day internationals (ODIs) are losing relevance far too often and there should be something done on the lines of ICC Test Championship to revive the 50-over format.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Abe declares state of emergency over COVID-19 (Ld)
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in several regions of the country, a move that expands the powers of the local authorities in containing the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Japan,Politics
IIT-G develops low-cost system to disinfect areas
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) on Tuesday said its researchers have developed a low-cost UVC LED-based disinfection system amid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Assam,Technology
Taapsee Pannu recalls 'proud' moment of becoming school's head girl
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu says she was an extremely bright student in school and, for her excellence, she was even chosen head girl of her school.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Xiaomi patents new smartphone with waterfall display
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has patented a new smartphone with waterfall display.
2020-04-07
Category: International, China,Technology
Contingency plans can minimise impact of event cancellations
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) With widespread cancellation of technology events across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibitors and event hosts can fill lead generation gaps using alternative strategies, global market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US car insurers refund drivers stuck at home
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Car insurers in the US were refunding millions of dollars to customers stuck at home during the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns, said a media report on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
DCPCR helpline to counsel children amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) on Tuesday launched a helpline to provide counseling support to children and parents in carrying out "meaningful engagement and constructive day-to-day functioning" during the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
RBI extends overdraft facility for State, UT govts
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) To ease the cashflow mismatches which might occur due to Covid-19 lockdown, the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday extended the time period for States and Union Territories to avail overdraft facilities.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Meetings keep Javadekar busy during lockdown
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Union ministers have been on their toes since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an unprecedented nationwide lockdown on March 24 to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Developers sit on unsold inventory worth Rs 3.7 lakh cr: JLL
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Housing units worth Rs 3.7 lakh crore remain unsold across the top seven cities in the country as of March-end, according to a JLL report.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sensex up 2,500 points; banking, energy stocks rise (3rd Ld)
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) A relief rally was witnessed on the Indian stock market on Tuesday, with the BSE Sensex rising over 2,500 points.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Real Kashmir sign Kashif Siddiqui & announce tie-up with Oxford United
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC has officially signed former Arsenal youth and Northampton Town player Kashif Siddiqi on loan. With this loan signing, the club also announced its official partnership with Oxford United Football Club, a collaboration that will present a number of football, philanthropic and commercial opportunities.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Odisha reports first COVID-19 death
Bhubaneswar, April 7 (IANS) Odisha has reported its first COVID-19 death after a 72-year-old man died at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, said the Health department on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Orissa,National
Varsities to contact students by phone, mail, social media
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Various central universities, colleges and educational institutions, which are closed due to the lockdown, will now establish direct contact with their students. The social media platforms, phone calls, emails and other digital mediums will be adopted to establish daily contact with students. This is being done so that the students and educational institutions remain in contact even during the lockdown period.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Rajasthan CM demands inquiry into Delhi Markaz
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has demanded an "inquiry" by a retired or sitting Supreme Court Judge into the Markaz issue which is at the centre of controversy for holding such a large congregation in the heart of Delhi despite prohibitory orders.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China reports no COVID-19 deaths for first time
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) China reported no coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, the first time since it started publishing daily figures in January following the emergence of the virus in Wuhan city last December, according to the country's National Health Commission.
2020-04-07
Category: International, China,International
TN CM clears MLALADS fund use for corona relief
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said he has cleared utilization of Rs 1 crore from all members of the legislative assembly Local Area Development Scheme (MLALADS) for Covid-19 relief works.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bruce Willis, Demi Moore self-isolate together
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Former star couple Bruce Willis and Demi Moore have reunited with two of their three daughters and are staying together through the quarantine phase.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Karnataka guv donates 30% of salary to PM Cares Fund
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala donated 30 per cent of his salary to the PM Cares Fund, set up to fight coronavirus outbreak across the country, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Damien Martyn shares old pic with 'champion' MS Dhoni
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Former Australia batsman Damien Martyn on Tuesday shared an old photograph with veteran India wicket-keeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Last leg of lockdown to see tougher measures in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, April 7 (IANS) As the spread of COVID-19 by the Jamaatis have reached alarming proportions in some pockets of the Himalayan state, Uttarakhand's Trivendra Singh Rawat government is contemplating to take tough decisions in the last week of the lockdown.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Vijay Deverakonda: Leave medical masks for doctors, go for homemade options
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Telugu superstar Vijay Deverakonda has urged fans to use homemade masks and continue to remain safe at home.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Viv best I have seen, Kohli pushing the conversation: Warne
Brisbane, April 7 (IANS) Viv Richards is the greatest batsman he has ever seen, but Virat Kohli is "pushing that conversation" feels Australia spin legend Shane Warne.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
AIIMS asks healthcare workers to reuse N95 masks
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi, on Tuesday issued a circular on N95 masks, asking the healthcare workers to re-use them after disinfecting the masks.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Health to take precedence over economy in lockdown review: Naidu
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said that between the health of the people and stabilization of the economy being debated, the former shall take precedence over the later.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bukhari, Naqvi appeal to Muslims to stay indoors on Shab-e-Barat
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Amid the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that the Central Waqf Council has asked state Waqf Boards to appeal to Muslims to observe the lockdown during Shab-e-Barat festival on April 8 and 9.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
On migrant workers, Centre tells SC govt monitoring helpline daily
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court it was "on top of the situation" in connection with issues of migrant workers amid the nationwide lockdown, and that the Home Minister is daily monitoring the helpline set up for the workers.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lockdown diaries: Anushka plays boardgame with Virat, her parents
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma shared a photograph where she can be seen playing a boardgame with her cricketer-husband Virat Kohli and her parents, Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma and Ashima Sharma.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Railways to prepare PPEs for doctors, medical staff
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Just days after the DRDO approved the personal protective equipment (PPEs) made by the Northern Railway, the Indian railways has geared up to prepare thousands of PPEs at 17 workshops across the country to help the medical personnel.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Suspending MPLAD scheme is undemocratic: Stalin
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) The DMK President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday said the Central government's decision to suspend the Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) Scheme for two years instead of allocating additional funds for Covid-19 relief work is not a democratic decision.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pak SC sets aside orders on prisoner release due to pandemic
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interim order, recalling the bails granted to under-trial prisoners by the high courts of Sindh and Islamabad and ordered authorities to arrest all detainees who had been released due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Postponed Euro can work in Italy's favour: Mancini
Rome, April 7 (IANS) Italy manager Roberto Mancini said that the postponement of Euro 2020 is good news for his team. The 16th edition of the European Championship was scheduled to be held from June 12 to July 12 this year but the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic had forced European football's governing body UEFA to defer it to next year.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Travel passes being issued to blood donors amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) As stringent restrictions on movement of people are in force across the country, blood donors are being issued travel passes by organisations who are racing against time to meet the ever-growing requirement of blood.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rajasthan CM bats for phased withdrawal of lockdown
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A day after Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao made a strong case for the continuation of the ongoing lockdown, Rajasthan Chief Minister has called for its phased withdrawal.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung releases another Galaxy S20 update to fix camera issues
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) Samsung has issued a new update for the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra in China which brings the April security patch as well as some camera improvements.
2020-04-07
Category: International, China,Technology
Four Tablighis in 12 new Covid-19 cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Karnataka registered 12 new Covid-19 positive cases, including four Tablighi returnees during the last 19 hours, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Promote Mumbai FY-SY college students to next class: BUCTU
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) In view of the massive disruption in academics during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bombay University and College Teachers Union (BUCTU) has asked the varsity to promote all FY and SY students pending their exams and results, here on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Study touting hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 cure didn't meet standard: Publisher
London, April 7 (IANS) A study that first claimed that anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for the novel coronavirus and triggered US President Donald Trump enthusiasm for its widespread use, has now been slammed by the same group that publishes the journal in which the paper first appeared.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Aishwarya Rai's 23-year-old dance clip from unreleased film goes viral
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) A video featuring on-set shots of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in her early Bollywood days, from a film that was never completed, has been doing the rounds of social media all of Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Table Tennis World Championships deferred to September
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) The table tennis world team championships have been delayed once again over concerns around the COVID-19 outbreak across the world, the organizers said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
Abe declares state of emergency over COVID-19
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a month-long state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures in an effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Uber, Lyft behind more crashes at pick-up, drop locations
New York, April 7 (IANS) In normal times, ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft in modern cities cause a spike in the number of collisions between motorists and pedestrians at pick-up and drop-off locations, a new study has revealed.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Technology
Suspected coronavirus-hit drug plant shut in Karnataka
Mysuru (Karnataka), April 7 (IANS) The drug-making plant of pharma major Jubilant Life Sciences at Nanjangud near Mysuru has been shut down after it was suspected to have been contaminated by coronavirus from a container that came from China with raw materials, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National
You shouldn't get out if the ball is not hitting the stumps: Smith
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A lot has been said about Steve Smiths batting technique with the likes of Rashid Khan also copying it on social media. In a podcast by Rajasthan Royals, skipper Smith has finally spoken about his unorthodox technique to New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Man convicted of killing B'desh's founding prez arrested
Dhaka, April 7 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh Bangladesh on Tuesday arrested a man convicted of killing the country's founding President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, often addressed as the "father of the nation".
2020-04-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Zomato begins grocery delivery in 80 Indian cities
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) After initial hiccups, Zomato has started grocery delivery in over 80 Indian cities with supplying essentials and is set to launch takeaway service in Australia and Portugal to support restaurants, its CEO Deepinder Goyal said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Bhilwara becomes global model by breaking corona chain: CM
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) Bhilwara has become a global role model by breaking the corona chain with efforts made by the state government which include screening of 5 crore people and testing lakhs of households still date, said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
What makes Saturn's upper atmosphere so hot
Washington, April 7 (IANS) New analysis of data from NASA's Cassini mission may finally explain why the upper layers in the atmospheres of gas giants -- Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune -- are hot, just like Earth's.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
India denies it removed ban on hydroxychloroquine under US threat
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday denied that it lifted the partial ban on the export of hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug used for Covid-19 disease, under the "threat of retaliation" by the US in international trade of medical supplies.A
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Occupancy of Tata-led Indian Hotels at 40-45% in March
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) As the coronavirus pandemic and the eventual lockdown has hit the hospitality industry hard, the occupancy level of the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), a subsidiary of the Tata Group conglomerate, fell to about 40-45 per cent, a report by brokerage firm AnandRathi said.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Keanu Reeves: Cinema is a lot like painting
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Hollywood star Keanu Reeves sees similarities between cinema and painting.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Haryana sees 22 more Jamaat positive cases, tally rises to 119
Chandigarh, April 7 (IANS) Haryana on Tuesday reported 23 cases of coronavirus patients, out of them 22 were Tablighi Jamaat members and one was a health worker, state Health Minister Anil Vij said.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Punjab,National
Another densely populated locality declared red zone in Srinagar
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) Authorities on Tuesday declared the densely populated Eidgah locality of Srinagar city as the red zone.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Key Taliban commander killed in foiled attack
Kabul, April 7 (IANS) A Taliban commander and his bodyguard were killed after security forces foiled an attack in Afghanistan's Takhar province, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Chris Evans persuaded to take on 'Captain America' by his mother
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Hollywood star Chris Evans should thank his mother for taking up the popular role as Captain America after she urged him to reconsider turning down the Marvel blockbuster.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Escaped corona Jamaati patient arrested in UP
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), April 7 (IANS) Within hours of escaping from a hospital on Tuesday morning in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district, the COVID-19 patient was arrested and sent back to the hospital, police said.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ayushmann Khurrana: 'Muskurayega India' hopes for a brighter future
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) One of the most talented actors of Bollywood, Ayushmann Khurrana, is among several stars to feature in the video of the song, "Muskurayega India". He says the song resonates the situation of today and hopes for a brighter and better future.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Still believe I have a World Cup in me: Uthappa
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Robin Uthappa still believes he has a World Cup left in him. Uthappa was part of India's 2007 T20 World Cup winning team but was dropped from the Indian team in mid-2008 and ever since hasn't featured regularly.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Harry-Meghan reveal name of new charity
London, April 7 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have announced the name of their new charitable venture after they formally stepped down as senior royals in March, it was reported on Tueday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Active COVID-19 cases surge past 300 mark in Andhra
Amaravati, April 7 (IANS) In a bit of a relief for Andhra Pradesh, only one new case was reported from the tests conducted overnight in the state.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Hafeez, Shoaib should retire gracefully: Ramiz
Lahore, April 7 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja said that veterans Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik should retire from cricket with "respect and grace" and make way for younger players.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
IRCTC ensuring supply of prepared meals amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has lent its hand for the people as it has ramped up food production at all of its kitchens across the country since the announcement of 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of novel coronavirus and provided meals to over 4 lakh people.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi has '5 T plan' to fight coronavirus: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) To fight the increasing cases of novel coronavirus in the city, the Delhi government has chalked out a 'five T plan' -- testing, tracing, treatment, team work, and tracking and monitoring.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN govt waives cold storage charges till April 30
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday announced waived cold storage and market cess till April 30.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Easy money in T20 leagues hurting national interest, says Waqar
Lahore, April 7 (IANS) Former Pakistan skipper and current bowling coach Waqar Younis believes that T20 cricket has made players far more comfortable in life and that has ended up creating a scenario where national interest takes a backseat.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Jeetendra, Bollywood's 'Jumping Jack', turns 78
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) How is Ravi Kapoor now? Have we forgotten him? If you are unable to fathom what we are talking about, Ravi Kapoor is the original name of one of Bollywood's biggest superstars of all time and the ladies' heartthrob of his era -- Jeetendra!
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Market Rally: Sensex rises 2,000 points, Nifty up 500 (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) The BSE Sensex surged over 2,000 points on Tuesday afternoon as rally continued in the Indian stock markets.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India series gave insight to O'Keefe on Test cricket
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) Steve OKeefe might have retired from the game, but the Australia spinner will forever be remembered for spinning a web over Virat Kohlis Indian team in the Pune Test which they ultimately won to take a 1-0 lead in the series. But for OKeefe, it was an experience of a lifetime and one he cherishes the most.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
GoDaddy acquires Neustar's Registry business
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Internet names and registrations management major GoDaddy on Tuesday announced it is acquiring Neustars Registry business for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2020.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian-origin surgeon dies of COVID-19 in UK
London, April 7 (IANS) An "incredibly dedicated" Indian-origin surgeon has died in the UK after testing positive for COVID-19, a media report said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
COVID-19 active cases in northeast rise to 32, Assam alone 27
Guwahati/Agartala, April 7 (IANS) One more COVID-19 positive case was detected in Assam on Tuesday taking the state's active cases to 27 while the total number of positive cases in the northeastern region rose to 32, ministers and officials said.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Assam,National
Shopclues offers 48-hour delivery of essential items in Delhi, Gurugram
Gurugram, April 7 (IANS) E-commerce platform ShopClues on Tuesday announced a quick two-day delivery of essential items for its customers in Delhi and Gurugram.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology
Scrap Central Vista project, Sonia's 5 suggestions to Modi
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A day after her telephonic conversation with the Prime Minister on the fight against Covid-19, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting five measures to curb government "expenditure" and to divert money in fighting the deadly virus.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CSIO's new machine to disinfect more effectively, help fight coronavirus
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Chandigarh-based CSIO has developed an electrostatic disinfectant machine which will help in the fight against coronavirus in the country.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Postponing the Games represents a big challenge: IOC
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Postponing of Tokyo Olympics 2020 has thrown a huge challenge to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who will now have their plates full in the coming months in trying to make it happen in 2021 along with working on the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
No decision on Lockdown21: GOM led by Rajnath on COVID-19
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a group of ministers meeting to decide the plan of action by the Centre on COVID-19. The meeting took place at Singh's residence. However, there was no decision taken on whether to end the lockdown on April 14 or extend it, in the meeting, say sources who attended the GOM.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Boeing to launch 2nd uncrewed test flight to space station
Washington, April 7 (IANS) After a flawed initial flight last year, Boeing has decided to launch its commercial space capsule called Starliner to the International Space Station (ISS) for another uncrewed flight test for NASA.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Technology
More tests in Guj hotspots see 19 positive, tally reaches 165
Gandhinagar, April 7 (IANS) With increased testing in the state's declared COVID-19 hotspots, Gujarat reported 19 more positive cases on Tuesday. The state now has 165 total positive cases and 12 deaths. More positive cases in the state are expected by the evening.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Dinesha Devnarain named SA women's U19 head coach
Johannesburg, April 7 (IANS) Former South Africa all-rounder Dinesha Devnarain has been appointed in a dual role as the first full-time womens Under-19s and as the Cricket South Africa (CSA) womens National Academy head coach.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Now, Tharoor slams Trump's remark
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) After Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, other party leaders Shashi Tharoor and Jaiveer Shergill on Tuesday slammed US President Donald Trump's alleged threat to retaliate in case India did not supply a drug requested for by Trump to fight coronavirus.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Doctors belong to their patients
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) On the occasion of the World Health Day this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is honouring the contribution of nurses, health care workers and midwives in keeping the world healthy.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Corona cases in India at 4421, Maharashtra worst hit (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) With India in the third week of its 21-day nationwide lockdown, the total active cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday reached 3,981 with Maharashtra continuing to be the worst-hit with 868 total confirmed cases and 52 deaths so far, followed by Tamil Nadu.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
'UK PM not on ventilator, but received oxygen support' (2nd Ld)
London, April 7 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been moved to intensive care in a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, was not "on a ventilator", but has "received some oxygen support", said Cabinet Minister Michael Gove on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Priority is health, we can talk sports later: Gopichand
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Staying positive and fit is national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand's advice to his students for pulling through the ongoing three-week lockdown in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Kerala Congress gives food for thought to govt on Covid-19
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) While committing full support to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government in the fight against Covid-19, Kerala Congress leaders on Tuesday pointed areas where the government can ramp up activities and asked that there should be no forceful collection of one month salary from the state government employees.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mega filmi 'Family' tracks Big B's shades in new COVID-19 awareness movie
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Iconic actor Amitabh Bachchan has come together with several cine idols from all over India as well as new-age Bollywood superstars Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, to feature in a quirky, all-new video that campaigns in favour of staying at home during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. Superstars from across India seen in the four-minute, 39-second video are Rajinikanth, Mohanlal, Mammootty, Chiranjeevi, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Shiva Rajkumar, Sonalee Kulkarni and Diljit Dosanjh.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Gabriel Barbosa reveals wish to see Neymar at Flamengo
Rio de Janeiro, April 7 (IANS) Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa believes Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar would be a perfect fit at the Rio de Janeiro club, should he decide to return to his native Brazil.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Apple to acquire VR firm NextVR for $100 million: Report
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is planning to acquire California-based virtual reality company NextVR in a deal said to be worth $100 million, the media reported.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
IB office in Bhubaneswar sealed, staff in quarantine
Bhubaneswar, April 7 (IANS) All employees of the Central Intelligence Bureau (IB) office in Bhubaneswar have been asked to remain in home quarantine after one employee came in contact with a COVID-19 positive patient, said an official on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Orissa,National
Kohli's gestures have helped build team spirit, says Gavaskar
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Team sport is all about bonhomie and creating a good culture and former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes that a lot of credit for the Indian team doing well is how former captain M.S. Dhoni and current skipper Virat Kohli treat the boys in the team.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sleep well to boost immunity
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) Amid the lockdown, social distancing and "work from home", we are increasingly spending more time within four walls. Our humble bed has become a permanent station for many us to do office work, binging on our favourite series, news and spending the extra time on hand with family. Ironically, while we stay longer in bed, at times our sleep cycle is compromised due to breaking away from regular work cycle, lack of physical activity, etc.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Yogi offers 'Team 11' panels in every district
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to set up 'Team 11' -- a team of dedicated officers dealing with the coronavirus cases -- in every district.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Beauty gurus to watch on social media
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) Staying in at home may be a daunting task but for all the makeup junkies, with the blessing of free internet and online content they can binge their way to learning new tricks, tips and many more.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
COVID-19: Big shame IPL is not going ahead, says Buttler
London, April 7 (IANS) Stressing that IPL is "massive" in stature, England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler believes its a "big shame" that the lucrative T20 tournament cannot be held at the moment due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Time to pause and enrich the business
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The fashion industry worldwide is going through a rough time, and India is no exception.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Majority of Australian businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic
Canberra, April 7 (IANS) Two-thirds of Australian businesses have lost money as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, official figures revealed on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Politics
SRK, Priyanka for Lady GaGa's mega COVID-19 fundraiser concert
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas along with names like Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney have united for pop star Lady Gaga's One World: Together At Home, a mega live-streamed and televised benefit concert in support of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Covid-19 solidarity response fund and in celebration of health workers around the world.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Fashion: The tiktok way
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) Fashion has become a popular theme on TikTok, with some of Indias most popular fashion creators sharing their personal fashion statement on the platform, inspiring millions of users.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Singapore-based Indian-origin appointed high court judge
Singapore, April 7 (IANS) Singapore President has appointed Indian-origin Judicial Commissioner Dedar Singh Gill as a judge of the High Court from August 1, the Prime Minister's Office said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Singapore,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Processed food and how it impacts your health
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) Soft drinks, ketchup, jams, tinned fruits and potato chips - all these taste delicious and are convenient, but it is important to note that they are examples of processed foods and large quantities may be harmful to your health.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UP villagers ban entry of outsiders, prefer 'quarantine'
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) The intensive campaign against the coronavirus has created awareness in the rural interiors of Uttar Pradesh to such an extent that villagers in several districts are now banning the entry of outsiders completely.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Women can actually be better, safe drivers than men
London, April 7 (IANS) Busting a common myth that women are bad at wheels, researchers now say that male drivers are more dangerous on the road and are also more likely to drive more dangerous types of vehicles.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mehbooba shifted to official residence, detention continues
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) Authorities on Tuesday shifted former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti to her official residence in the high security Gupkar Road in Srinagar.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
How to be at our healthiest best during this crisis
new Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) On World Health Day we reflect on the most immediate need for one and all, to be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. Today there is no bigger issue than health, as the world fights against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
3 railway hospitals in Karnataka ready to treat corona patients
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Three railway hospitals in Karnataka are ready to treat coronavirus positive patients, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National
HK's Lam rejects calls for voluntary pay freeze
Hong Kong, April 7 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has dismissed calls from across the political spectrum to take a voluntary pay freeze, after it was revealed her annual salary had increased to HK$5.21 million ($672,000), a media report said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Rahul Gandhi red flags Hydroxylchloroquine export to US
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has red flagged the export of hydroxylchloroquine to the United states and said that the "life saving" drug should be made available to the country first.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
COVID-19: Your child's mental health during self-isolation
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) Children and young adults account for 42 percent of the worlds population; this age group is very susceptible to entering into an emotional crisis while the world is busy containing the pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
How essential are these 'non-essentials' in govt list
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) What and how essential are 'essentials' that are not listed in the government's list of essentials in Uttar Pradesh?
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Muslim body seeks PM's help to stop anti-community hate content
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Amid the posting of hate content on the social media against the Muslims after the Tablighi Markaz fiasco, a conglomeration of community bodies on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act to stop hate-mongering on these platforms.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
When families refuse to lit pyre of Covid-19 patients in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 7 (IANS) In Punjab as family members have been staying away to perform the last rites of suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease, it is government functionaries who have been coming forth and doing rituals religiously.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Punjab,National
Indian Navy helps Goa to set up COVID-19 testing centre
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Goa will now have its own coronavirus testing centre. Till now samples were sent to Pune for testing. The Indian Navy has been roped in to bring a medical expert along with the coronavirus testing kit from Pune. The state government had sought help of the force soon after lockdown in the state.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
UAE-based Indian in trouble over Islamophobic post
Abu Dhabi, April 7 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates-based Indian national was in trouble over an Islamophobic post on social media and hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims, a media report said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora,Politics
WhatsApp limits frequently forwarding messages to 1 chat at a time
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) In a bid to curb the flow of misinformation in COVID-19 times, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced to introduce a new limit on frequently forwarding messages where a WhatsApp user can forward such messages to one chat at a time.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
23 new cases take Maharashtra tally to 891
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 23 new Covid-19 cases, with the total jumping from 868 to 891, besides a total of 52 deaths till Monday, including a 30-year-old pregnant woman, officials said here.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Zoom, USISPF to provide free video access for schools
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) on Tuesday announced that it is partnering with video meeting app Zoom to provide free access to the video technologies for K-12 (primary and secondary) education institutions in India. The current lockdown globally due to the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in many schools transitioning to video conferencing.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sensex surges 1,500 points to reclaim 29,000 mark
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Indian stock markets witnessed a rally on Tuesday with the BSE Sensex gaining over 1,500 points to reclaim the psychological level of 29,000.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Gold, silver rule high on Indian futures trade market
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Riding positive indicators from markets abroad, gold traded on a new record high on the futures trade market in India.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Indian expat in UAE dies of 'COVID-19 viral infection'
Dubai, April 7 (IANS) A 38-year-old Indian expat from the state of Kerala has died of a "COVID-19 viral infection" in Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), his colleagues hav said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
COVID-19: MB, EB to join campaign encouraging people to stay active
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will be taking part in a global United Nations and World Health Organisation (WHO) campaign aimed to encouraging people to remain "active" during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Bangladesh restricts gatherings at places of worship
Dhaka, April 7 (IANS) Bangladesh has ordered places of worship, including mosques, to restrict the presence of people gathering for prayers amid the coronavirus pandemic due to fears of community transmission of the disease, a media report said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Training of Indian astronauts put on hold temporarily in Russia
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) The training of four Indian astronauts in Russia has been put on hold for some time as a preventive measure against the spread of coronovirus, said a senior official of the Indian space agency.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
10 early signs of Parkinson's Disease
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) While the focus remains on the pandemic its easy to forget that there are many other illnesses which patients are struggling with.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Myth or Fact: Can Laryngitis lead to loss of voice
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) On World Health Day we look at something as simple as your voice and how essential it is to maintain its health.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Islamabad to remain under lockdown for another 8 days
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Pakistan's capital city Islamabad has extended the ongoing lockdown for another eight days as the number of COVID-19 patients rose to 82, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
COVID-19: Domestic violence spikes, stakeholders call for action
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) India, like many other countries, is in a complete lockdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Not surprisingly, as anxieties rise outside and families are required to stay indoors, pent-up anger and frustration has found a horrifying outlet: Domestic violence.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Jamaati corona patient escapes from UP hospital
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), April 7 (IANS) A 65-year-old corona positive patient, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi last month, escaped from the hospital on Tuesday after breaking the glass pane and cutting the wire mesh on the window.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
COVID-19: Rajasthan reports 24 new cases, tally rises to 325
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) Rajasthan on Tuesday reported 24 new novel coronavirus cases, taking the total such cases to 325 in the state, said Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
N.Korea could simplify parliamentary meet: Official
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) North Korea could simplify procedures for an upcoming parliamentary meeting, as the country was making all-out efforts to prevent the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, an official from South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Tata Power Solar bags contract for constructing 300 MW power project
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Tata Power Solar has bagged the contract to build the 300 MW CPSU-II for NTPC at Rs 1,730.16 crore.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
S Korea mulls wristbands to prevent self-isolators going out
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) South Korea is considering using electric wristbands to prevent people in self-isolation from going outside, an official said on Tuesday, amid growing concerns over people breaching the rules and spreading the coronavirus.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Amid lockdown, Yuzvendra returns with home edition of 'Chahal TV'
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Tuesday brought back the 'Chahal TV' show ? this time the "home edition" due to the ongoing lockdown period amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India hiring declines 18% in March, Delhi-NCR most affected
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Overall hiring activity in India declined by 18 per cent in March, with travel and airlines, hospitality and retail industries witnessing a massive 56 per cent drop in offering jobs as compared to March last year, leading job portal Naukri.com said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
ZEE commits financial relief to its over 5,000 daily-wagers
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Media and entertainment company ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEE) on Tuesday committed itself to a financial relief to over 5,000 daily-wage earners working directly or indirectly for the company in its overall production ecosystem.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Tough times for non corona patients in UP
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) Even as the Yogi Adityanath government is working overtime to strengthen the healthcare faculties to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, the non-coronavirus patients are facing a tough time.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Aussie players 'sucked up' to Kohli to protect IPL deals: Clarke
Melbourne, April 7 (IANS) Former captain Michael Clarke believes current Australian players were too scared to "sledge" Virat Kohli and in order to protect their million dollars IPL deals, they "sucked up" to the India captain which resulted in their cricket becoming "soft".
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Surgical masks good to be used for COVID-19 treatment
Toronto, April 7 (IANS) Common medical masks are fine for all other COVID-19 treatments, say researchers, adding that the use of surgical masks did not increase viral respiratory infection or clinical respiratory illness.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
JSW Steel prepares to resume all operations post lockdown
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) JSW Steel on Tuesday said that it is making preparations to restart operations at all its units once the nationwide lockdown is lifted.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Covid-19 cases reach 4,421 in India, Maharashtra worst affected with 52 deaths (Ld, correcting Para 1)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) With India in the third week of its 21-day nationwide lockdown, the total active cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday reached 3,981 with Maharashtra continuing to be the worst-hit with 868 total confirmed cases and 52 deaths so far, followed by Tamil Nadu.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Trump offers help to treat ailing UK PM
Washington, April 7 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has offered help to treat UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was moved to intensive care in a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms "worsened".
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Etihad Airways to test health assessment technology
Abu Dhabi, April 7 (IANS) UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways announced that it would trial a new technology at the Abu Dhabi airport that allows to spot travellers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of COVID-19.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Togo,Politics
France reports highest COVID-19 deaths since pandemic started
Paris, April 7 (IANS) France has reported its highest single-day death toll since the coronavirus pandemic started in the country, Health Minister Olivier Veran said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, France,International
Delhi air quality remains in 'moderate' category
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Air pollution in the national capital region remained in the moderate category on Tuesday, with a 63 per cent reduction in nitrogen oxide poisonous gas.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
New 13-inch MacBook Pro may launch next month
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportedly launching a new 13-inch MacBook Pro next month with the codename J223.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
4 in 10 Indian adults victim of identity theft, men more prone
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Nearly four in 10 Indian adults (39 per cent) have experienced some sort of identity theft in their lifetime, with 10 per cent in 2019 alone, a new report said on Monday, adding that identity theft and cybercrime appear to be more common among men than women in the country.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Economic issue not Tablighi connect will have political fallout in 2021 TN polls
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Worried about the social alienation of their community because of anti-Muslim messages in the social media and 'categorisation by the government and the media as `Tablighi Jamaat cluster' while reporting the number of people affected by Covid-19 in the state, Muslim political leaders say there will not be any political fallout in the 2021 assembly elections due to this.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Harbhajan for closed-door IPL, says won't mind playing without fans
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes a lot of lives are on line amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and thats why the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) should be organised only when the situation improves.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Aus Cardinal freed after child sexual abuse convictions quashed
Canberra, April 7 (IANS) Cardinal George Pell was freed from prison on Tuesday after the High Court of Australia overturned his convictions for the sexual abuse of two boys in the 1990s.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Great Barrier Reef undergoes worst mass bleaching event
Canberra, April 7 (IANS) The Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system located in northeast Australia, has suffered its worst mass coral bleaching in recent years, a group of scientists said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Taliban pulls out of prisoner swap talks with Afghan govt
Kabul, April 7 (IANS) The Taliban on Tuesday said that it was pulling out of prisoner swap talks with the Afghan government over the delay in the release of insurgent leaders that would have kick-started broader peace negotiations under an agreement with the US.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
T'gana police book 10 Indonesians who had tested positive
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Telangana police have registered a case against 10 Indonesians who tested positive for COVID-19 last month while on a preaching mission in Karimnagar.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Philippines extends COVID-19 lockdown until April 30
Manila, April 7 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday approved the extension of a lockdown and strict quarantine measures for Luzon island until April 30 to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Hackers' forum hacked, database dumped on Dark Web
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) Cybercriminal have broken into a fellow rival hacers forum that trades in stolen Instagram, Twitter and other accounts, and dumped the database on the Dark Web for all to grab.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Woman tests positive in Jharkhand, total cases 4
Ranchi, April 7 (IANS) With one more coronavirus positive case coming to the fore, the total such cases in Jharkhand has risen to four. Three of these cases are connected to the Tablighi Jamaat followers.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Bihar,National
Imran reshuffles federal cabinet
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has reshuffled the federal cabinet by changing portfolios and making fresh appointments in different Ministries and Ministerial Departments, his office said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
World Health Day: Amid corona cloud, PM, Cong thank health staff
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) As India has entered the third week of its 21-day nationwide lockdown and its total active cases of Coronavirus reached 3,981, this year's World Health Day, unlike other years, assumed huge significance for lawmakers.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Former England all-rounder Peter Walker passes away
London, April 7 (IANS) Former England all-rounder Peter Walker, who played three Tests -- all against South Africa in 1960, has died at the age of 84.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Trudeau promises more aid for Canadians
Ottawa, April 7 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his government will soon make emergency benefits accessible for citizens who do not currently qualify.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Pak resorts to unprovoked firing on LoC
Jammu, April 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Army on Tuesday resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew
Riyadh, April 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has imposed a 24-hour curfew in cities including the capital Riyadh, as part of precautionary measures against the coronavirus pandemic, state media reported.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Microsoft hires Apple veteran for hardware, AI division
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) Microsoft has hired former senior Apple executive Ruben Caballero for its hardware division that makes HoloLens Mixed Reality headsets.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Liverpool reverse furlough decision; apologise to fans
Liverpool, April 7 (IANS) After facing fierce criticism, Liverpool have reversed their decision to place some non-playing staff on temporary leave.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
California loans 500 ventilators to US national stockpile
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that his state will lend 500 ventilators to the Strategic National Stockpile inventory in order to help other hard-hit states like New York to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Prince Charles cured by Ayurveda, Homeopathy: Minister
Panaji, April 7 (IANS) British Crown Prince Charles has been "101 per cent" cured of COVID-19 using Ayurveda and Homeopathy treatment, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik has insisted, claiming the reason why the Prince's office may have denied acknowledging the cure, is because England does not formally recognise Ayurveda, as a medical science.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Sensex up 1,300 points on positive global cues
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Tuesday with the BSE Sensex surging over 1,300 points in early trade.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Coronavirus cases reach 4421 in India, with 114 deaths
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) As India has entered the third week of its 21-day nationwide lockdown, the total number of active cases of Coronavirus has reached 3981 on Tuesday morning. Maharashtra continues to remain the worst affected with 748 total confirmed cases so far and 45 deaths followed by 621 total cases in Tamil Nadu. The southern state has witnessed 5 deaths so far.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Take close look at incarceration during COVID-19: Guterres
United Nations, April 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants governments to consider the plight of prisoners during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,International
Ex-Atletico, Real Madrid & Barcelona boss Radomir Antic dies
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Serbias Radomir Antic, who is famed as to be the only person to manage Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona, has died after prolonged illness. He was 71.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
3 UP jails get disinfection cabins
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) Three jails in Uttar Pradesh have set up 'disinfection cabins' to ensure the safety of inmates and jail staff against the coronavirus. These have come up in Ghaziabad, Hardoi and Agra jails.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Facebook asks for users' data to generate COVID-19 'heat maps'
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) Facebook is asking users in the US to participate in a voluntary survey from Carnegie Mellon University to help health researchers generate new insights on how to respond to the crisis, including "heat maps" of self-reported symptoms.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
UP shooter announces reward for arrest of Tablighi chief
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) Acclaimed shooter Vartika Singh has announced a reward of Rs 51,000 for anyone who helps in the arrest of Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Mohammad Saad Kandhalvi.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
NZ Health Minister apologizes for breaking lockdown rules
Wellington, April 7 (IANS) New Zealand Health Minister David Clark on Tuesday apologized for breaching the country's COVID-19 lockdown rules after he drove to a beach for a family outing and went to a public domain for a mountain bike ride.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
31 localities in UP districts sealed in lockdown
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) More than 31 localities in various districts in Uttar Pradesh have been sealed completely, preventing any movement in the areas. The localities that have been sealed off are those where Coronavirus positive cases have been found in the past 48 hours.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
US death toll likely much higher: Report
Washington, April 7 (IANS) "The true death toll (in the US) is likely much higher" than what has been reported, a media report said, citing concerns expressed by hospital officials, doctors, public health experts and medical examiners from a wide array of localities in the country.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,International
India lifts partial ban on hydroxychloroquine after Trump's request
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The government has decided to lift a partial ban on hydroxychloroquine after US President Donald Trump requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to export the drug to aid America's fight against the deadly Covid-19 disease.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fruit vendor held for licking bananas in UP
Mathura, April 7 (IANS) A 25-year-old fruit vendor has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for allegedly licking bananas before selling them.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
COVID-19: British Open cancelled, other events rescheduled
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a new and reconfigured 2020 golf schedule has been announced by the world's golf organisations which features the cancellation of the British Open and new dates for the three remaining major championships.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
18 corona cases in Himachal, 4 more Jamaatis test positive
Shimla, April 7 (IANS) Four more members of the Tablighi Jamaat, who returned from the congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz in March, have tested positive for the coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh, taking their total number to 11.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Indian-American journalist dies of COVID-19 in New York
New York, April 7 (IANS) Indian-American journalist Brahm Kanchibotla has died of COVID-19 that is ravaging New York, the epicentre of the pandemic in the US.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Malayalam actor Kalinga Sasi passes away
Kozhikode (Kerala) April 7 (IANS) Popular drama artiste and in recent times a film star who did cameo roles -- Kalinga Sasi alias V. Chandrakumar passed away at a private hospital, here, in the wee hours of Tuesday, said family sources.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Pak govt cancels Baisakhi celebrations at Gurdwara Punja Sahib
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Pakistan government has cancelled Baisakhi celebrations scheduled to begin on April 14 at the Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Punjab province, in which 3,000 Sikhs from India and 2,000 from elsewhere were to participate.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Officials took bribes for Qatar WC bid, say US prosecutors
New York, April 7 (IANS) Former Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president Ricardo Teixeira was among several officials to accept bribes in Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup, according to an indictment made public in a US court.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
FATF to review steps taken by Pakistan in June
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Pakistans performance to meet international commitments and standards in the fight against money laundering and terror financing will be reviewed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) at its meeting slated to be held in Beijing on June 21-26, a government official said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Trump says he'd be surprised if Modi didn't allow hydroxychloroquine export
New York, April 7 (IANS) While India has lifted its ban on exports of hydroxychloroquine to the US, President Donald Trump has said that he would be surprised if Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not allow it.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,International
UK PM moved to intensive care as COVID-19 symptoms worsen (Ld)
London, April 7 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms "worsened", according to the Downing Street.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Back from Cairo, engineer deconstructs stigma in isolation
Panaji, April 7 (IANS) The visitors to Cairo usually pick up a cartouche, an ornate nameplate embellished with hieroglyph insignia as a souvenir, but Edgar Julian Remedios drew a short straw.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Kal Penn and the art of surviving Hollywood stereotypes
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Kal Penn has lived through Hollywood's phase of stereotypes and understands what it means to not see yourself being truly represented on TV.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Switch to medical dramas on World Health Day
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) It's World Health Day on Tuesday, so let's salute doctors and nurses who are doing their best to help the victims of COVID-19. While you continue to help them by maintaining social distancing, indulge in catching up a few medical dramas that have been winning hearts for years.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Sobhita Dhulipala: I am not anxious about the future
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actress Sobhita Dhulipala, who had three films on floor when lockdown stopped all shooting activity in the film industry, says she is trying to keep her body and mind healthy instead of feeling anxious about not being "productive" in these times of isolation.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
New Zealand extends State of National Emergency
Wellington, April 7 (IANS) New Zealand Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare announced Tuesday that the State of National Emergency to support the COVID-19 response will be extended a second time for a further seven days.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
COVID-19 giving rise to unexpected UN spending
United Nations, April 7 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic is giving a rise to some unexpected spending at the United Nations and the world body's liquidity crisis is continuing, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said at the daily virtual news briefing.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
US won't be normal till entire population is protected: Fauci
New York, April 7 (IANS) America's top infectious diseases doctor on the White House task force indicated that America is unlikely to go back to a pre-coronavirus normal until the entire population is protected by therapeutics, followed by a vaccine.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,National
Second potential COVID-19 vaccine in US starts safety test
Washington, April 7 (IANS) A second US company is poised to begin safety test of a vaccine against COVID-19.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,National
Urvashi Sharma takes up craft-making for charity
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Amid the ongoing lockdown, actress Urvashi Sharma is using her time to make items of craft through which she aims to raise funds.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amrita Prakash: I prefer showing my natural energy, beauty
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) "Patiala Babes" actress Amrita Prakash says she prefers flaunting her natural energy and beauty while keeping skin healthy.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vaccines against COVID-19 won't be tested in Africa: WHO
Geneva, April 7 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that Africa will not become testing ground for any vaccines against COVID-19.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Netanyahu, Putin agree to cooperate against coronavirus
Jerusalem, April 7 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to coordinate efforts to curb the outbreak of the novel coronavirus during a phone call, the prime minister's office said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Iran in talks with countries to swap prisoners amid COVID-19
Tehran, April 7 (IANS) Iranian Deputy Justice Minister Mahmoud Abbasi said that Iran is in talks with some countries to exchange prisoners amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, official IRNA news agency reported.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Wall Street rallies more than 7% after last week's sell-off
New York, April 7 (IANS) US stocks surged with all three major averages closing up more than 7 per cent, after a setback in the previous week amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Domestic violence in Arab region worsens amid COVID-19: UN
Beirut, April 7 (IANS) Domestic violence and social challenges faced by women and girls in the Arab region have worsened after the outbreak of COVID-19, a new policy brief by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Henry Golding, wife foster dog amid COVID-19
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) "Crazy Rich Asians" star Henry Golding and his wife Liv Lo have fostered a dog on the advice of their friend and actress Olivia Munn.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lockdown diaries: Evan Rachel Wood takes piano lessons
Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS) Actress Evan Rachel Wood is learning to play the piano amid the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Some places have turned into COVID-19 hotspots: AIIMS Director
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Coronavirus outbreak in India is still at stage two in most of the places however, several places in country have turned into the hotspot of the virus as community transfer has started in those places but still the situation in India is much better as compared to the world, said All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
11-yr-old girl offers her piggy bank to help poor (IANS Special)
Dehradun, April 7 (IANS) The deadly coronavirus outbreak has taken a huge toll over the mankind but it has also united the people of the country who are extending their helping hand to support those who are not able to feed themselves due to lack of work amid 21-day nationwide lockdown.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
US adds Russian white supremacist group to terrorist blacklist
Washington, April 7 (IANS) The US State Department announced that it has designated Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) and its three leaders as specially designated global terrorists, the first time that the department has designated a racially or ethnically motivated terrorist group.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
EU provides US $14 mn to support UN activities in Libya
Tripoli, April 7 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) has provided 13 million euros (US $14 million) to support UN activities in Libya.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Police arrest father, son for objectionable post on PM
Gautam Buddh Nagar, April 7 (IANS) Noida police arrested father and son for making objectionable comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and posting it.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
France's coronavirus death toll jumps to nearly 9,000
Paris, April 7 (IANS) France reported 833 more coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to 8,911, while infections, both confirmed in hospitals and "confirmed or possible" cases from nursing homes, jumped to 98,010.
2020-04-07
Category: International, France,National
COVID-19 cases in MP reach 256 with 23 new cases
Bhopal, April 7 (IANS) The coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh reached 256 on Monday night as 23 cases were reported in the last 12 hours.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy essential workers, NZ PM tells kids
Wellington, April 7 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday assured the nation's children that the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are indeed essential workers but it might be "difficult" for them to get to every home in the current situation.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Politics
UK PM Johnson in ICU, Foreign Secy to deputise
London, April 7 (IANS) Coronavirus-positive UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was admitted to a hospital here after his symptoms became "persistent", was shifted the intensive care unit on Monday after his condition "worsened".
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
NPPA tweets DGFT order to prohibit export of hydroxychloroquine without exceptions
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has prohibited the export of hydroxychloroquine without any exceptions.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Bond girl' Honor Blackman passes away
London, April 7 (IANS) British actress Honor Blackman, who became the oldest 'Bond girl' when she starred across Sean Connery in "Goldfinger", has died of old-age complications at the age of 94, reports said on Monday
2020-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US COVID-19 deaths top 10,000
New York, April 7 (IANS) The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States topped 10,000 as of 1.20 p.m. local time (1720 GMT), according to the data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,National
79 including 39 doctors of Kolkata hospital quarantined
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) 79 personnel including doctors, nurses and health workers of Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital were sent on quarantine and a ward closed down on Monday after the test results of a youth received after his death detected him coronavirus positive.
2020-04-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Rajasthan's corona tally passes 300 with 35 new cases
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) A total of 35 new corona cases have been reported in Rajasthan on Monday taking the total number to 301, confirmed health officials here.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Decision to suspend MPLADS will hurt poor, rethink it: Tewari
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday welcomed the government's decision to cut 30 per cent salaries of MPs but urged the government to reconsider its decision to suspend the MPLADS fund for two years.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kannada celluloid comedian 'Bullet' Prakash dead
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Kannada's popular comedian 'Bullet' Prakash (44) died at a private hospital in the city following multi-organ failure, an official said on Monday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Maximum testing for 15 hotspots in Gujarat, cases rise to 146
Gandhinagar, April 7 (IANS) With the states tally of Covid-19 positive cases rising to 146 on Monday, including 12 deaths, the Gujarat government has announced that maximum testing will be conducted in 15 identified hotspots under the Cluster Containment Strategy in four major cities of Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Bhavnagar.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Kerala should follow Centre in cutting pay of MLAs: BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) BJP's Kerala state President K.Surendran on Monday asked the state government to take a cue from the Centre and reduce pay and perks of legislators.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala MPs have mixed response to pay, perks cut of law makers
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Lok Sabha members from Kerala had mixed reactions to the Union Cabinet's decision to reduce the salaries, allowances and pensions of law-makers by 30 per cent for an year in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and to suspend the MPLADS for the next two years.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Private players donate generously in combating Covid-19
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The private sector in the country is lending a helping hand at the hour of need in the battle against the deadly coronavirus. It has its own way of sharing the burden at a time when many are looking up to the government for food, shelter and other requirements.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SWR chips in with 7,295 masks, 1,200 litres of sanitiser
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) zone has chipped in with 7,295 masks and 1,200 litres of hand sanitizer to meeting the shortage amid Covid pandemic, an official said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
SC issues guidelines for video conferencing across courts
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Courts, at all levels, must respond to the call of social distancing and ensure that court premises do not contribute to the spread of coronavirus, said the Supreme Court on Monday, passing a slew of directions for all courts in the country extensively using video-conferencing as a medium to conduct hearings.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Telangana CM announces gift for healthcare workers
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday announced 10 per cent incentive on gross salary of the employees of Medical and Health Department as the CM's gift in recognition of their services in combating Covid-19.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Irfan calls for 'fire trucks' after netizens slam him
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the citizens to come out and light candles, diyas or torch lights for nine minutes on Sunday night at 9 p.m. to show solidarity against the coronavirus outbreak, there was unusual scenes with people bursting crackers. Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan took to social media saying it was all good till people started bursting crackers and that hasnt gone down well with some who have started abusing him.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Active cases in northeast rise to 31, 26 in Assam
Agartala /Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) With a 45-year-old woman testing positive for coronavirus in Tripura on Monday night, the total number of cases in the northeastern region went up to 31, including 26 in Assam, officials said.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Tripura,National
Odisha's Covid-19 cases rise to 40
Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) The total positive coronavirus cases in Odisha touched 40 after a man from Kendrapada, who had returned from Dubai last month, was confirmed positive for the disease on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Orissa,National
Bengal Imams appeal to Muslims to stay home in Shab-e-Barat
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) The West Bengal Imam Association on Monday appealed to the Muslim community to abide by the lockdown and stay away from organising processions or gatherings and visiting burial grounds on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat later this week.
2020-04-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
More staff test positive at Delhi Cancer Institute
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) One more doctor and 11 nursing staff at the Delhi State Cancer Institute reported positive for coronavirus on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Everything used to demonise Muslims: Owaisi
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said that everything is being used to demonise Muslims in India.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Differences emerge in Congress over MPLAD funds cut
New April 6 (IANS) Differences have emerged within the Congress over the suspension of MPLAD funds for two years to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, though party leader Jairam Ramesh has supported the governments move.
2020-04-06
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
NHAI constructs 3,979 km of NHs, highest ever in a fiscal
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The National Highways Authority of India on Monday said that it has accomplished construction of 3,979 km of national highways in the financial year 2019-20.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid-19 claims pregnant woman, 7 men in Maha, 868 cases (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Maharashtra on Monday recorded 7 Covid-19 deaths, including a 30-year old pregnant woman, and the total positive cases in the state shot up by 120 from Sunday's 748 to 868, health officials said here.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
'Tablighi Jamaat chief has not shown vision, scientific approach'
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat chief, Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, who is at the centre of the controversy for holding a large global congregation at a time of spreading coronavirus -- despite advice of veterans -- which led to a wider spread of the disease across the country, has been faulted by community leaders and intellectuals for his misjudgements.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Railways develops disinfectant tunnel to combat Covid-19
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Indian Railways has developed a disinfection tunnel to sanitise people for just Rs 10,000, officials said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 cases cross the 300-mark in AP
Amaravathi, April 6 (IANS) The number of persons testing positive for Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 300-mark by 6 p.m. on Monday. The state's nodal officer for Covid-19 stated that 37 new cases have been detected from the tests conducted between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
2020-04-06
Category: India, New Delhi,National
K'taka bans visit to Muslim shrines, cemetery on April 9
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) The Karnataka government banned visit to Muslim shrines and graveyards on April 9 for prayers to mark 'Shab-e-Barat' due to the 21-day lockdown in force to prevent the coronavirus spread, an official said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
Covid-19: 525 cases reported so far in Delhi
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in the national capital went up to 525 on Monday, recording an increase by 22 new cases in the last 24 hours.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Plea in SC to restrain media from demonising Muslim community
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court by Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind seeking direction to the Centre to stop the dissemination of fake news and take strict action against the sections of the media spreading bigotry and communal hatred in connection with Nizamuddin Markaz.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Lockdown decision will be declared at right time: Javadekar
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Amid apprehensions that the lockdown period may be extended due to the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the government would announce its move at the "right time".
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat to be self-reliant to fight Covid-19
Gandhinagar, April 6 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Monday announced that it is confident on readying itself for being self-reliant to fight the battle against the Covid-19 threat. The officials expressed that the state is fully ready to fight against any dire situation with 'Make in Gujarat' health care products.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt tells people to wear masks outside homes
Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday directed the people to wear any available form of masks while stepping out of their houses to fight the coronavirus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Orissa,National
(RELEASE at 7am) Neha Sharma tries T-shirt Challenge, invites sister Aisha
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Amid self-isolation in the time of coronavirus outbreak, "bored" actress Neha Sharma is trying out the new fad on social media called the T-shirt Challenge.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Covid-19: Medical fraternity wants no GST on hand sanitisers
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In the wake of the increasing threat of Covid-19, the medical fraternity has asked the government to consider withdrawing GST on hand sanitiser and masks in these 'difficult times'.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BYJU'S witnesses 150% surge in new students
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As the nation goes through the lockdown, ed-tech major BYJU'S said that it has witnessed a 150 per cent increase in the number of new students learning on its app after announcing free access in March 2020.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology
BJP faces uphill task to emerge as alternative to TRS
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) A year after dealing a big blow to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) by bagging four Lok Sabha seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) still appears far from reaching its goal of emerging as an alternative to the ruling party.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Smriti's help brings succour to Amethi labourers stuck in Wayanad (Ld)
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) Thirty-five migrant workers, including many from Amethi, left stranded in Karuvarakundu in Malappuram district of Kerala amid the nationwide lockdown got food and ration items due to the intervention of Union Minister Smriti Irani, who is the BJP MP from Amethi.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala's IMA unit wants further three weeks lockdown
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association on Monday pitched for the present lockdown to be extended by another three weeks, to save the gains of the present three weeks.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National
COVID-19: 30 more test positive in Telangana, total 364
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) The number of coronavirus positive cases in Telangana rose to 364 as 30 more people tested positive on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Raghav Chadha visits Yamuna for inspection
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman Raghav Chadha on Monday inspected the Yamuna from Wazirabad to Kalindi Kunj barrage here after reports claimed that there is an improvement in the water quality amid the lockdown thats in place to fight the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After airlifting from Rajouri, CRPF moves ailing man to Chandigarh
Srinagar, April 6 (IANS) He had started his mission to cycle 2,000 km from Mumbai to meet his ailing father in Rajouri in J&K when the CRPF intervened.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
COVID-19: Udit Narayan picks songs for son Aditya's stay-at-home gig
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Singer-host Aditya Narayan's playlist for his stay-at-home performance has been selected by his dad and singer Udit Narayan.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Engineering goods mfg units should be first to reopen: EEPC
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) of India has recommended to the Centre that manufacturing units of engineering goods should be first to reopen post the lockdown period.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
COVID-19: 1.65 lakh masks distributed to Jammu villagers
Jammu, April 6 (IANS) As many as 165,811 masks were distributed among rural people in Jammu division on Monday by the Rural Development Department , officials said.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Smriti's help brings succour to Amethi labourers stuck in Wayanad
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) Thirty-five migrant workers, including many from Amethi, left stranded in Karuvarakundu in Malappuram district of Kerala amid the nationwide lockdown were evacuated with help from Union Minister Smriti Irani, who is the BJP MP from Amethi.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala's GIFT to assess Covid-19 impact on state
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday informed announced that state-owned Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT) have been asked to find out the impact of Covid-19 on the state's economy.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National
Pernod Ricard India Foundation pledges support in fight against Covid-19
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Pernod Ricard India Foundation has committed to extend support to the state healthcare departments and public service and delivery professionals at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in India, including a contribution of Rs 15 crore towards the cause.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Birth of Corona in Jaisalmer enthuses bird lovers
Jaipur, April 6 (IANS) Amid all the Covid-19 gloom, a Great Indian Bustard (GIB) chick born at the Desert National Park in Jaisalmer a week ago, has been named Corona.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cong welcomes cut in MPs' grants, flays MPLAD's suspension
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Congress has supported the reduction in allowances of members of Parliament and pensions of ex-MPs for one year by the government to augment funds for the battle against coronavirus, but criticised suspension of MPLAD (local area development) funds as "a huge disservice to the constituents".
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India services PMI growth eases in March
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Outbreak of Covid-19 decelerated the growth of India's service sector activity in March, an economic data point showed on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
India's Covid-19 tally surges past 4,200; Maha leads with 748
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India is 4281, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Abhijit Banerjee on Bengal's expert panel
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government on Monday roped in Nobel laureate economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee as a member of newly formed Global Advisory Board for a Covid-19 Response Policy in the state.
2020-04-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
PGI-Chandigarh to contribute Rs 2.15 crore to PM-CARES Fund
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Keeping in view the Covid-19 pandemic, the PGI Hospital here has decided to contribute one day's salary of all the categories of employees towards the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund).
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,National
Rly traffic service team formulates exit plan for 21-day lockdown
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi indicated on Monday that a graded opening up of the 21-day lockdown will be initiated, a team from the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) has come up with a detailed exit strategy in order to restore normalcy while ensuring safety of the citizens.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: PSL team uses Bumrah no-ball photo to spread awareness
Lahore, April 6 (IANS) Pakistan Super League franchise Islamabad United used a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball picture to spread awareness about COVID-19, creating a flutter on social media.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
PNB Housing Fin to raise $75mn from JICA to finance mortgage loans
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) PNB Housing Finance Ltd will raise $75 million from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), with co-financing of $25 million by Citibank (Citi) for the purpose of providing affordable housing to low income households in India based on the Facility for Accelerating Financial Inclusion in Asia.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telangana CM urges PM to extend lockdown by couple of weeks
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday suggested that the nationwide lockdown should be extended for a couple of weeks to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
IIT Roorkee develops mobile app to tackle COVID-19
Roorkee, April 6 (IANS) In a bid to help the government deal with COVID-19, researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) have developed a mobile application that can track movement of people with the disease and also can do geofencing around him or her.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Technology
Doctor drives 540 km in lockdown to reach poor patient home
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) The milk of human kindness continues to flow from the heart despite the global gloom over the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
'Mukesh Ambani's wealth falls 28%, not among top 10 richest'
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As the coronavirus crisis erodes stock markets and share values, Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani's wealth has declined by $19 billion (Rs 1.33 lakh crore) or 28 per cent, according to a report by Hurun Research.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Larry David comes out to defend Woody Allen
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Comedian Larry David says he doesn't think filmmaker Woody Allen "did anything wrong" after reading his memoir.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pep Guardiola's mother dies of coronavirus
Madrid, April 6 (IANS) The 82-year-old mother of Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has died of COVID-19, the English Premier League club reported on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Diane Kruger wears mask, disposable gloves to the grocers
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Actress Diane Kruger was well armed with face mask and disposable gloves for grocery shopping here amid the lockdown.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
150 held in Kolkata for bursting crackers
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) The Kolkata police has arrested 150 persons so far for bursting firecrackers on Sunday night, a senior officer said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sam Smith enjoys a walk amid coronavirus lockdown
London, April 6 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith was seen engrossed in music during a walk amid the global lockdown due to COVID-19.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
IAF airlifts medical supplies from Bagdogra to Gangtok
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft lifted medical supplies from West Bengal's Bagdogra to Sikkim's Gangtok on Monday for COVID-19 patients.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Rope in Indian embassies to test NRIs abroad, says Congress
New Delhi April 6 (IANS) The Congress has demanded urgent measures to deal with the alleged increasing number of coronavirus positive cases and casualties among the Non-Resident Indian communities abroad and demanded tests for them.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP thrives in Karnataka to be back in power (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) formation day is subdued in Karnataka amid the lockdown, as its cadres and leaders are busy helping its state government in waging a war with the deadly coronavirus, an official said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Bengaluru civic body to screen women, kid at labour camps
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) would check health of all pregnant, lactating mothers and children below five years at migrant labour camps, an official said here on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Ankit Tiwari's new track 'Dushman' is about COVID-19
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) "Aashiqui 2" fame singer Ankit Tiwari has created a song titled "Dushman", about the ongoing health crisis due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Covid-19 claims 4 men in Mumbai, 57 new cases
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Mumbai recorded four new Covid-19 deaths - all males - and the number of positive cases increased by 57, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said here on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Divinaa: Times ahead could be tough for budding actors like me
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Actress Divinaa Thackur, who features in the web series "Who's Your Daddy", says that budding actors like herself might just face a problem as the film industry is going through a tough time due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 184 tonnes of medical supplies flown across India
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Centre on Monday said that under the "Lifeline Udan" initiative, 132 flights have transported over 184 tonnes of medical supplies across the country.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
French club doctor commits suicide after COVID-19 infection
Paris, April 6 (IANS) Bernard Gonzalez, a French doctor working for Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims who had contracted the COVID-19, has committed suicide at the age of 60 while in confinement at home with his wife, also infected.
2020-04-06
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Bengaluru top cop warns social media hate mongers
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) City-based social media enthusiasts have been warned not to spread hate amid the Covid pandemic. "Lot of unwanted hate is being created on social media. Pray don't be party to share, forward and liking such messages," tweeted Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao, here on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Open golf championship cancelled due to coronavirus
London, April 6 (IANS) The 149th Open Championship has been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Priyank Sharma confirms relationship with Benafsha with loved-up pic
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Actor Priyank Sharma has made his relationship with "Bigg Boss 11" housemate Benafsha Soonawala official with a mushy photo online.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Commoners come out to serve cops, other corona warriors
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) To mitigate the misery faced by the people due to the 21-day lockdown, announced by the government to contain the coronavirus infection, the common people have come out in large numbers and are extending helping hands to those in need.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
U'khand Tablighis who are hiding to be tried for murder: DGP
Dehradun, April 6 (IANS) The Uttarakhand Police on Monday warned Tablighi Jamaat members who are hiding in the state that they should either surrender themselves to the police or health department teams, otherwise the police will take strict legal measures against them after midnight.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
COVID-19 effect: Ekta Kapoor forced to take off her rings due to soap allergy!
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Due to her staunch belief in astrology, producer Ekta Kapoor has always been spotted wearing numerous rings and bracelets. However, on Monday, she took off her rings after developing an allergy that was triggered off by the over-use of soap and sanitiser, in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Commoners ensure Corona warriors stay hydrated
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Since the country got hit with the coronavirus crisis and then a lockdown to control it, many people came in to help the ones in need.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National