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No oxygen, endless minutes of fear: Reina on COVID-19 battle
London, April 1 (IANS) Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has said he was unable to breathe for 25 minutes while struggling with coronavirus symptoms in what he describes as "endless minutes of fear".
2020-04-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Kochi fintech start-up waives interest on farmer loans
Kochi, April 1 (IANS) With COVID-19 striking hard, Kochi-based fintech start-up Spoon has waived interest and processing charges worth Rs 25 lakh on agro-loans the company distributed to 136 farmers in the Nilgiris.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Away from lockdown, ocean scientists, vessel crew all at sea
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) With India under a 21-day COVID-19 lockdown, about 110 persons - scientists and crew members - on board of four research vessels belonging to National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) have decided to wait it out on the water carrying out their work, said a top official.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Shefali Jariwala's TikTok debut on Asim Riaz's song 'Mere angne mein'
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actress-dancer Shefali Jariwala has debuted on TikTok with a video of the song "Mere angne mein", originally picturised on her former "Bigg Boss" co-contestant Asim Riaz and actress Jacqueline Fernandez.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: PM Modi to hold video meet with CMs Thursday
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a video conferencing with the Chief Ministers on Thursday morning and discuss the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lindsay Lohan working on music comeback
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan is making a return to music after a 12-year hiatus.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Economists propose Rs 3.6 lakh crore cash transfer during three months of lockdown
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Nearly three hundred economists, social scientists, workers' organizations and former civil servants have made an appeal for a cash transfer scheme costing Rs 3.6 lakh crore for three months as a mitigation measure for the lockdown due to Covid 19.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Woman shot dead in UP for telling cops about arrivals in village
Mainpuri (UP), April 1 (IANS) A young woman was shot dead on Wednesday for informing the police of people who had reached her village in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri after the lockdown.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heavy drinking can easily add 4 cm to your waistline
London, April 1 (IANS) Daily drinkers, please take note. Researchers now reveal that heavy drinking in old age was linked to a 1.5 inch (4cm) larger waist and increased stroke risk in men.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka to bail out farmers, growers hit by lockdown
Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) In the backdrop of a 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus spread, the Karnataka government has decided to bail out farmers and growers suffering losses due to steep fall in demand and transport bottlenecks, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Form task force to handle students' mental health: Minister tells IITs
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Wednesday instructed the IITs that mental health related challenges faced by students during the lockdown period should be addressed by all institutes.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
TikTok donates 4L hazmat suits, 2L masks to Indian doctors
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Chinese short video platform TikTok on Wednesday donated 400,000 hazmat medical protective suits and 200,000 masks worth Rs 100 crore in order to help doctors and other medical professionals tackle the spread of COVID-19 in India.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
J&K politicians flay provisions, timing of new domicile order
Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) The J&K domicile order, notified on Tuesday, evoked criticism from almost all mainstream political parties with even those who promised people relief and reconciliation through this order coming out in the open vocally expressing their opposition to it.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Indian IT spending set for slowdown, growth targets hit: IDC
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Indian IT industry is set to experience a slowdown in terms of discretionary IT spending, contract renewals and new deals getting signed as enterprises recalibrate by cost structure in coming months, an IDC report said on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
400 stranded Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims sheltered in Jammu city
Jammu, April 1 (IANS) Around 400 pilgrims of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine who could not return to their homes are safely sheltered in Jammu city.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Plea in SC for WHO-graded gear for medical professionals treating corona patients
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought Centre's response to a plea seeking direction to ensure availability of World Health Organization-graded protective gear for all medical professionals and health workers involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Demi Rose wants to be a superhero and bust coronavirus
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Model Demi Rose says she wishes that she was a superhero so she could kick a** of coronavirus.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Heartfulness helpline to cope with lockdown stress
Hyderabad, April 1 (IANS) The Heartfulness Institute with its global headquarters near here has set up a 24X7 helpline for citizens to deal with the stress due to coronavirus lockdown in the country.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
No need for extra spectrum to maintain network quality: COAI
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said, here on Wednesday, no additional spectrum was required for maintaining the network stability and quality.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Private banks, NBFCs to continue EMIs, if not informed
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Unlike the public sector banks, customers of private banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) would continue to pay EMIs on their term- loans unless an specific instruction is issued, as per the Covid-19 RBI package.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Lockdown diaries: Malaika Arora has dished out besan ladoos
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actress-model Malaika Arora can cook too! Those who have a sweet tooth should visit her Instagram story, to check out besan ladoos she has dished out.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IAF airlifts 25 tonnes of medical supplies in three days
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Air Force has airlifted nearly 25 tonnes of essential medical supplies in the last three days from across the country.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Plea in SC to implement price control, management of face masks, sanitisers
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre to ensure fair and equitable distribution of surgical/N95 masks, hand sanitisers and liquid soap to the public in order to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Don't forget about personal fitness during quarantine: Hardik
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Hardik Pandya could have set the stage on fire on his return from injury in the home ODI series against South Africa. But with the coronavirus wrecking havoc, the three-match affair had to be postponed as virtually all sporting events, including the Tokyo Olympics, came to a jolting halt.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
467 shelters set up in Haryana to house migrants: CM
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that 467 relief shelters to house and feed 70,000 persons had been set up in the northern state in the wake of exodus of migrant labourers amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pay 21-day advance wages to MNREGA workers: Sonia to PM
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi has written to the Prime Minister urging him to arrange advance payments for MNREGA workers in support of nearly eight crore rural workers in the country.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ajay Devgn gives Rs 51 lakh for industry workers amid COVID-19 crisis
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn will be donating Rs 51 lakh to Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) to aid daily wage film workers, who have been left without jobs due to the lockdown amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Yamraj' helps police with Covid-19 awareness in Andhra's Kurnool
Kurnool, April 1 (IANS) With Covid-19 numbers on the rise in the state, the Andhra Pradesh Police have resorted to various innovative measures to create awareness of the deadly disease. On Wednesday, police in a town in Kurnool, took the "help" of Yamaraj, the Hindu god of death, to drive home the message of coronavirus and its dangers.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Indian Navy transports COVID-19 samples for testing from Goa to Pune
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Indian Navy has transported samples of suspect cases for COVID-19 testing from Goa to Pune, the force said on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hyundai India sells only 32,279 units in March
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Hit hard by the Covid-19 outbreak, Automobile major Hyundai Motor India on Wednesday reported sales of only 32,279 units in March. Notably, the current sales figure cannot be compared on a YoY basis due to prevalence of extraordinary circumstances.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tarantino reveals how 'shy' Brad Pitt nailed his shirtless scene
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says Brad Pitt was happy to take off his shirts for a scene in their film "Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood", although the actor is "shy" in real life.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Spotify expands deal with Warner Music Group, Indian users to gain
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Swedish music streaming service Spotify on Wednesday said it has renewed its global licensing partnership with Warner Music Group and its users in India will now have access to artists of that label.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
342 Karnataka residents visited Nizamuddin: Minister
Benglauru, April 1 (IANS) The Karnataka government has confirmed that 342 persons from the state had gone to the Tablighi group's headquarters in Nizamuddin area of southwest Delhi, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Govt sets up national monitoring dashboard on COVID-19 grievances
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The government has set up a National Monitoring Dashboard where novel coronavirus or COVID-19 related grievances received in Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System with all ministries, departments, states and Union Territories are monitored on priority basis by a technical team.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Smartphone prices up in India after GST rate hike
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Several smartphone manufacturers like Apple, Xiaomi, Realme and Vivo on Wednesday increased prices of their devices in India due to the GST hike from 12 per cent to 18 per cent which became applicable from April 1.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Complete mapping of markaz attendees on war footing: Govt
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In a frantic search of thousands of people who were participants of Tablighi Jamaat congregation here in Nizamuddin area, the government on Wednesday directed the states and Union Territories (UTs) and police chiefs to complete the contact tracing exercise on a "war footing" to check the COVID-19 spread.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
COVID-19: Hong Kong suspends all league matches
Hong Kong, April 1 (IANS) Cricket Hong Kong on Wednesday announced that it is suspending all league matches this weekend to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Cricket
Big boost to online doctor consultation during lockdown
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry had on March 27 urged people to take advantage of telemedicine services during the ongoing lockdown. Since then, the online doctor consultation has shown a big boost of approximately 60 per cent.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Armaan Malik: Whoever I am today is because of Bollywood music
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik, who launched an English song titled "Control" last month, says he hasn't forgotten his Bollywood roots.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Daniel Radcliffe amused by coronavirus Twitter hoax about him
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe says he was amused by the coronavirus hoax about him on Twitter.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AI to predict future diabetes cases with 94% accuracy
Tokyo, April 1 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) their trained computer model predicted the future incidence of diabetes with an overall accuracy of 94.9 per cent.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Asian Youth Games to be held in China in November 2021
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) on Wednesday said that the coastal city of Shantou in southern China will remain as hosts of the third Asian Youth Games that will be held from November 20 to 28, 2021.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
From South Korea to India, religious sects become corona hotspots
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) South Korea did a very good job of mapping the people affected by virus using technology and by February 17, the countrys tally of COVID-19 patients was just 30 with zero deaths.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
13 new COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, tally reaches 106
Jaipur, April 1 (IANS) A total of 13 new cases of COVID-19 positive patients was reported on Wednesday in Jaipur, taking the total tally to 89 in Rajasthan which when counted with 17 evacuees from Iran, who tested positive in Jodhpur, counted 106 in state, confirmed health officials.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Sophie Turner: COVID-19 lockdown is like a prison for Joe Jonas
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) "Game Of Thrones" star Sophie Turner is "kind of loving" being in quarantine with pop star husband Joe Jonas.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
In Assam, 5 who returned from Jamaat event test corona positive
Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal, April 1 (IANS) Five people have so far tested positive for coronavirus in Assam, who attended the congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi and the number of positive cases in the state might cross the double digit, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Assam,National
No talks around Kohli & boys taking pay cut: BCCI Treasurer
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Sportspersons being asked to take pay cuts have been making news ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus brought the world to a standstill. But Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Treasurer Arun Dhumal has made it clear that there is no such thought process at present when it comes to the salary of the Indian cricketers.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Fourth doctor tested positive in Delhi
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Another doctor of a hospital in Delhi has been tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total count of doctors affected by the infection to four.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Priyanka Chopra to donate $100,000 to women doing their bit in health crisis
Priyanka Chopra to donate $100,000 to women doing their bit in health crisis
2020-04-01
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: Ganguly visits Belur Math after 25 years, helps needy
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday visited Belur Math, the global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, to hand over 2000kgs of rice for the needy in his bid to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
NDMC deploys staff to maintain greenery amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Amid the nationwide lockdown to limit coronavirus infection, the local civic body has started a drive to protect greenery and horticulture from neglect in the Lutyens' Delhi.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC to Centre: Take fresh tests of 250 COVID positive cases stranded in Iran
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to conduct fresh tests and examine the possibility of bringing back 250 Indian pilgrims stranded in Qom, Iran, who have tested positive for coronavirus and yet to be evacuated.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Over 1,000 from Telangana attended Tablighi meet: Minister
Hyderabad, April 1 (IANS) Over 1,000 from Telangana attended Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi and barring 160 all of them were traced, State Health Minister Eatala Rajender said on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
In Jharkhand, hot meals on wheels for lockdown affected
Chaibasa, April 1 (IANS) The district authorities in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum have taken up an initiative to provide hot food to the people who have been stranded due to the nationwide lockdown enforced to curb the COVID-19 spread. For this, 'Meals on the Wheels' vehicles are doing the rounds in Chaibasa and Chakradharpur sub-division and providing food to the people.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Bihar,National
Realme smartphones get costly after GST hike
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Realme on Wednesday announced that it has increased its smartphone prices following the Indian government's move to increase GST rate from 12 per cent to 18 per cent, which came into effect from April 1.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nora Fatehi: Memes don't affect me
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi feels she is the "meme-queen", and says that memes dont affect her.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Paytm First Games triples user base amid COVID-19 lockdown
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India's leading gaming destination Paytm First Games on Wednesday announced it has seen a 200 per cent increase in its user base in the last one month.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Emma Watson is fascinated with kink culture
London, April 1 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson has confessed that she is fascinated with kink culture.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Four IS militants killed in raid in Iraq
Baghdad, April 1 (IANS) The Iraqi force on Wednesday killed four Islamic State (IS) militants during a raid on their hideout in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a police source said.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security
Lockdown diaries: Nidhhi Agerwal turns baker
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Bollywood actress Nidhhi Agerwal turned to baking cakes amid the lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Realtors mull investing in digital space for property viewing: Report
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Real estate players are looking to invest more in the digital space for property views and walk-through, as the sector goes through absolute standstill amidst the nation-wide lockdown, according to a report by 360 Realtors.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Within 20 days, despite lockdown in Iran, 1,142 Indians returned: Centre to SC
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court it has already facilitated the return of 1,142 Indians -- 787 pilgrims, 219 students, 136 others "under intense operational constraints after restrictions were instituted for public health reasons in Iran, where it was difficult to organize transport, accommodation and other logistics".
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 pandemic will leave more people bankrupt than dead: Akhtar
Lahore, April 1 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar believes the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has brought the entire world to a standstill, will leave more people bankrupt than dead.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' cast to entertain fans online
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) The cast of the superhit TV comedy series, "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah", aims to continue spreading happiness by entertaining fans on the show's social media platforms.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
LS Secretariat staff pledge Rs 45 lakh for PM-CARES
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Contributing to the efforts to tackle novel coronavirus crisis in the country, the Lok Sabha Secretariat employees have pledged to donate their one-day salaries totalling Rs 45 lakh to PM-CARES fund.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cop inspires people to fight corona via Punjabi song
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) A baton wielding Punjab Police officer has sung a song to inspire people to stay indoors and make the fight against coronavirus a success.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Punjab,National
We are behind Aus & Eng in fitness, but not skill: Harmanpreet
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India's T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur has said India's domestic scructure is "five-six years behind" Australia and England, adding that skill wise they are at par with them.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
You have lost the plot: Neesham trolls ICC
Auckland, April 1 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) looked to trick cricket fans on April Fool's day with a post on Instagram in which it asked fans to spot Indian captain Virat Kohli among hundreds of pictures of KL Rahul.
2020-04-01
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Tablighi Jamaat: Maulana Saad's audio goes viral, 6 booked
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) An audio clip which is going viral on social media has stunned the authorities, as someone can be heard saying that "there is no need of social distancing also it is not written anywhere in our religion". There are claims that this voice is of Mohammad Saad Kandhawali, the head of Markaz Tablighi Jamaat.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Star Sports to bring back memories of India's 2011 WC win
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Its been 9 years since Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed that six in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka which changed the face of Indian cricket. That epic moment, coupled with Ravi Shastris fervent commentary, will reverberate forever in the hearts of every Indian cricket fan.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
No Food: Quarantined workers complain
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) Thousands of migrant labourers are now locked up in over 3,000 quarantine centers in various districts. However, according to reports, arrangements for food and social distancing are inadequate in these centres.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
J.Lo-backed yoga chain to help build immunity during global lockdown
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez-backed yoga chain, SARVA, will launch a 14-day Immunity Builder Program across 25 countries like Germany, France, China and the US. The virtual yoga sessions will help people remain calm and fit along with boosting their immunity during the lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Kashmir parties slam domicile order, call it insulting
Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) Taking a strong exception to the central government order defining domicile law for Jammu and Kashmir, the Apni Party (JKAP) president Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday demanded that the order be put in abeyance till the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Here's why Taapsee Pannu can't have a tattoo on her neck
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu is a tattoo lover. She already has two tattoos. She also wanted to get a neck tattoo, but cannot get herself inked on that spot because of professional constraints as an actress.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Eight civilians killed in roadside explosion in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 1 (IANS) At least eight members of the same family were killed and two others injured on Wednesday after their vehicle was hit by a roadside explosion in Afghanistan's restive southwestern province of Helmand, a police official told EFE.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Roll back decision on small savings interest rates: Congress
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Congress has termed the reduction in interest rates in small savings as "irrational" and has demanded a rollback of the decision, and introduction of a loan interest waiver scheme in the backdrop of the worsening economic crisis.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COVID-19: Rs 1 cr for family if Delhi health staff died
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that Rs 1 crore will be given to the family of a health care professional if he or she died while dealing with coronavirus patients.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 effect: Harry Styles stranded in California
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles has shared that he is "stuck" in California and is unable to fly home to the UK due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Anushka reflects on her realisations during COVID-19 lockdown
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma has had time for some reflection in life during the nationwide lockdown, and says that she has realised just having food, water, a roof over her head and the good health of her family are most important.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Olympic flame handed over to Fukushima in low-key ceremony
Tokyo, April 1 (IANS) The Olympic flame was handed over to officials in the Fukushima prefecture in a low-key ceremony on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Maruti Suzuki sells only 83,792 vehicles in March
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday reported sales of only 83,792 vehicles in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has dampened economic activity. Accordingly, the company said that March's sales figures cannot be compared on a YoY basis, due to the prevalence of extraordinary circumstances.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Apple iPhones get costly after GST hike
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Apple on Wednesday increased prices of its iPhones in India due to the GST hike from 12 per cent to 18 per cent which became applicable from April 1.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
2nd UP corona death in Meerut
Meerut, April 1 (IANS) The second coronavirus patient died on Wednesday in Meerut medical college. His son-in-law is also admitted in the same hospital with Covid-19 infection. Both of them had been on ventilator since the past two days.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Madhuri teams up with ace choreographers to offer free dance classes online
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Madhuri Dixit Nene feels that dance is one of the best forms of workout. As most people are locked in their homes now due to the nationwide lockdown, the veteran actress has teamed up with Kathak exponent Birju Maharaj and choreographers like Saroj Khan, Terence Lewis, and Remo D'souza to offer dance lessons on DancewithMadhuri.com.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN CM appeals to Tablighi conference returnees to self-report
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday said about 515 persons from the state who had returned after attending the Islamic religious conference held by Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi have been identified.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Congress slams one-upmanship between Goa CM, minister
Panaji, April 1 (IANS) The internal power struggle and one-upmanship between Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane is derailing Goa's efforts to combat COVID-19, the Congress on Wednesday alleged.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Tablighi meet attendee dies in Hyderabad, no info on cause
Hyderabad, April 1 (IANS) An active member of Tablighi Jamaat, who had attended the Delhi meeting of the organization, died at a private hospital in Hyderabad. There was no information or confirmation yet on the cause of death.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
80,000 litres of milk thrown in drain in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu stopping all incoming supplies of milk from the northern districts of Kerala, in Palakkad district on Wednesday around 80,000 litres of milk was poured into the drain by farmers.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Kerala,National
Ex-Marseille President dies after contracting coronavirus
Paris, April 1 (IANS) Former Marseille President Pape Diouf has died after contracting coronavirus, the club has announced. Diouf was 68 and was president between 2005 and 2009 when Marseille finished second in Ligue 1 twice and reached two French Cup finals, as per a BBC report.
2020-04-01
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
NASA astronauts rehearse upcoming crew mission to ISS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Amid rapid spread of COVID-19, joint teams from NASA and SpaceX executed in March a full simulation of launch and docking of the Crew Dragon spacecraft which will take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Jagan's volunteer system helps AP disburse pension at home
Amaravati, April 1 (IANS) Thanks to a network of village and ward volunteers it had put in place on Independence Day this year, the Andhra Pradesh government has been able to smoothly execute its coronavirus containment measures and deliver social welfare schemes.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Lockdown diaries: Hrithik hones piano skills, Sussanne photobombs
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Amid lockdown, Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has been trying to hone his piano skills even as his former wife Sussanne Khan photobombs him.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trail of COVID-19 infection carried far and wide by Kashmiri Tabligi victim
Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) The chequered travel history of the first COVID-19 victim of J&K reads like a roller coaster ride of the dreaded virus travelling to places the authorities are now falling short of breath to re-visit in order to trace the route of coronavirus spread.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Religion
Most smartphone apps have 'backdoor secrets' for hackers
New York, April 1 (IANS) Cybersecurity researchers have discovered that a large number of mobile phone applications contain hardcoded 'backdoor secrets' allowing hackers to access private data or block content provided by users.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology
NBA: All Lakers players free of COVID-19 symptoms
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) NBA team Los Angeles Lakers has announced that all its all players are symptom-free of COVID-19 after a completing a 14-day period of home isolation.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Couldn't have asked for better ball: Ponting thanks Adams
Sydney, April 1 (IANS) Ricky Ponting is among Australia's greatest ever batsmen across formats. Additionally, he also came to be known for being the face of Australia's uncompromising attitude of winning at all costs in the years that he led a team that lost only a handful of matches across formats.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Dwayne Johnson confirms 'Hobbs & Shaw' sequel
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has revealed that a "Hobbs & Shaw" sequel is in development, and he is excited about it.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Use firefighters to disinfect hot-spot areas: Delhi LG
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday advised officials to deploy firefighters to disinfect vulnerable neighbourhoods, especially the hot spots, quarantine centres, among others to check the spread of novel coronavirus.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
This AI system can empower doctors in diagnosing skin diseases
Seoul, April 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a deep learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can accurately classify cutaneous skin disorders, predict malignancy, suggest primary treatment options, and serve as an ancillary tool to enhance the diagnostic accuracy of clinicians. With the assistance of this system, the diagnostic accuracy of dermatologists, as well as the general public, was significantly improved, said the study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
2020-04-01
Category: International, South Korea,National,Technology
Badshah defends against 'Genda Phool' plagiarism charge: Am trying to reach out to original lyricist
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) After being deluged with plagiarism charges by netizens over his latest track "Genda Phool", rapper Badshah has defended himself saying he has been trying to reach out to the creator of the original track but to no avail.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: Young footballers have shown young India is ready: Rijiju
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has lauded the Indian men's football team and former players for their helping hand towards the fight against COVID-19, saying young athletes have shown the way.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
3 more test positive in Punjab; total cases 44
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) Three more tested positive in Punjab on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 44, officials said.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Punjab,National
COVID-19: Premji foundation donates Rs 1,000 cr
Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) The Azim Premji Foundation has donated Rs 1,000 crore for a comprehensive on-ground response to contain coronavirus outbreak in the country, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
82 MP residents who attended Tablighi Jamaat identified
Bhopal, April 1 (IANS) Of the 107 people from Madhya Pradesh who attended the Tablighi Jamaat held in Delhi, 82 have been identified and are being kept in isolation. The search for the remaining persons is going on.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
COVID-19: Suspension on grassroots football extended in Australia
Melbourne, April 1 (IANS) Football Federation Australia (FFA) on Wednesday announced that in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the temporary suspension to sanctioned grassroots football competitions and associated training would remain in place until May 31.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Fitbit Charge 4 with built-in GPS, Spotify launched in India
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Global wearable brand Fitbit on Wednesday launched its new fitness band Charge 4 with features like built-in GPS, Spotify, sleep tracking and other new features.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Doval visited Nizamuddin, took stock of situation amid evacuation
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Even as the Delhi Police was evacuating hundreds of people from Tablighi group's international headquarters Nizamuddin Markaz, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval visited the southwest Delhi area to take stock of the situation.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
1st coronavirus death in UP
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 1 (IANS) A 25-year-old man from Basti district, who died on Monday evening in Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College, has become the first COVID-19-linked death in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Scientists identify 8 strains of coronavirus
New York, April 1 (IANS) Even as researchers across the world work overtime to understand evolution of the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, scientists have identified at least eight strains of coronavirus doing the rounds globally.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,National
Pakistan's COVID-19 positive cases surpass 2,000 mark
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 2,039, with 26 deaths reported across the country, according to the latest data released on the website of the Health Ministry on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
COVID 19: How graphic designs can help save lives
Sydney, April 1 (IANS) As graphic artists the world over churn out infographics for various research papers and studies on the new coronavirus pandemic, new research reveals that they a bigger role to play in making right information and precautionary measures more accessible to the people.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Australia,National
Coronavirus: Overall tally crosses 1600 mark in India
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The total tally of novel coronavirus cases in India crossed 1600 mark on Wednesday, said the health ministry.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
UP lawmakers give funds for journos' masks
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) Several politicians in Uttar Pradesh have allocated money from their respective MLA LADS funds to provide face masks and sanitizers for journalists on reporting duty.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Premji foundation donates Rs 1,000 crore to fight COVID-19
Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) The Azim Premji Foundation has donated Rs 1,000 crore for a comprehensive on the ground response to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Bangladesh reports sixth COVID-19 death
Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) Bangladesh reported the sixth death from COVID-19 on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hungarian swimming champion Kapas diagnosed with COVID-19
Budapest, April 1 (IANS) Hungarian Olympic bronze medallist Boglarka Kapas has announced on her Facebook page that she tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Athletics
Railways first uncovered COVID-19 positive in Tablighi Jamaat
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The deadly spread of coronavirus pandemic in India was stalled in its tracks earlier this week by Indian Railways. It is learnt that vigilant railway authorities first provided an input on March 21 about the movement of Tablighis, at the centre of now exploding controversy. The inputs by the authorities on congregation of people from various COVID-19 affected-countries at Delhis Nizamuddin area of Tablighi Jamaat finally culminated in the state machinery and law enforcement agencies action to trace the Coronovirus positive people across the country, the government said.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Reliance Jio likely to witness limited lockdown impact: Report
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Reliance Jio is likely to witness limited impact due to the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown, according to a report by Motilal Oswal.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
China lockdown may have prevented 7 lakh COVID-19 cases
London, April 1 (IANS) Researchers claim that China's control measures during the first 50 days of the novel coronavirus pandemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to cities outside of Wuhan by several days and, by interrupting transmission nationwide, prevented more than 700,000 infections across the country.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Kerala identifies 300 suspected of having attended Tablighi Jamaat
Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) With Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asking the State Police to locate all those who have visited the Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin in Delhi, around 300 of them have been identified from various parts of the state.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Kerala,National
Long working hours can cause underactive thyroid
Seoul, April 1 (IANS) Working from home? Read this carefully. Researchers have found that adults who work long hours are more likely to have hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid.
2020-04-01
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi's 3rd doctor tests positive, cancer institute shut
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Days after two Mohalla Clinic doctors got coronavirus infection, another doctor in the city has tested positive to COVID-19, resulting in shutting down of the Delhi State Cancer Institute for sanitisation.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Players to go head-to-head in 'NBA 2K Players Tournament'
New York, April 1 (IANS) National Basketball Association (NBA), 2K and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have announced the 'NBA 2K Players Tournament', an NBA 2K20 gameplay tournament between 16 current NBA players.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Lockdown cripples online delivery platforms, users helpless
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A week into the nationwide lockdown and online delivery platforms like Bigbasket and Grofers are still suffering from operational issues along with lack of manpower to even fulfill the orders they accepted before the lockdown came into force from March 24th midnight.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
B'luru police arrest man selling pricey fake thermal screeners
Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) City police arrested a man for selling counterfeit thermometers at an exorbitant price, used for thermal screening and seized 70 instruments, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
COVID-19: RBI offers more sops to ease compliance burden
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has announced new measures to ease the compliance burden on sectors of the Indian economy most affected by the coronavirus scare.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Cruzeiro president Rocha tests positive for coronavirus
Rio de Janiero, April 1 (IANS) Cruzeiro president Jose Dalai Rocha said on Tuesday he is recovering well after becoming the third club official to be struck down by COVID-19.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
US, Italy strain more virulent than one in India: Top Indian microbiologists
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The strain of new coronavirus in India is not as virulent as the ones which are devastating Italy, Spain and the US. In an in depth genomic analysis of rapidly revolving SARS-CoV-2(COVID-19) viruses, top Indian microbiologist Rup Lal, and his team of 16 scientists have discovered that strain found in India, matches with the sequence of new coronavirus found in Wuhan, and is less virulent.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Jack Black's hilarious 'quarantine dance' debut on TikTok
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Hollywood star Jack Black made his debut on TikTok with a gleeful shirtless 'quarantine dance'.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Two India's, one struggles for survival other play antakshari'
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In a reference to the present situation arising out of the lockdown, which has led to the exodus of migrant labourers, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said there were two types of people in the country, one was at home and the other was struggling to reach home.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Astronomers find best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Using the combined power of two X-ray observatories and the keen vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found the best evidence for a black hole of an elusive class known as "intermediate-mass".
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Was Rishi Kapoor's cryptic tweet about Tablighi Jamaat?
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has posted a cryptic tweet on the uncertainty of what might happen tomorrow. Even though he did not mention any particular event or incident, his tweet has left netizens speculating if he is referring to the ongoing Tablighi Jamaat row in the wake of the escalating COVID-19 crisis.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sidhu part of Warne's all-time India XI, Ganguly named captain
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Australia spin legend Shane Warne on Wednesday included Navjot Singh Sidhu in his all-time Indian XI he played against and picked Sourav Ganguly as the captain of the team.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: AIFF donates Rs 25 lakh to PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In wake of the crisis caused by Covid 19 pandemic, All India Football Federation has pledged to contribute Rs 25 lakh to the PM CARES Fund.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
COVID-19 update: Idris Elba feeling better, but in 'limbo' amid pandemic
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Actor Idris Elba said he and his wife Sabrina are "asymptomatic" after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, but are still feeling the effects of the global pandemic.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No coronavirus case, says TN's Isha Yoga Centre
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) The Coimbatore based Isha Yoga Centre on Wednesday said no coronavirus affected persons are with it and foreign nationals who had visited the centre were requested to observe 28-day quarantine period.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
COVID-19: 8 more positive cases in Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar, April 1 (IANS) Eight new coronavirus positive cases were reported in Gujarat on Wednesday, all of them in state's financial capital Ahmedabad. Till now, 82 active positive cases are present in Gujarat, with six deaths due to corona outbreak.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Ayushmann, Tahira support Delhi women ragpickers amid COVID-19
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana and his wife, author-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap, have come out in support of women ragpickers in New Delhi during the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: Twitter divided after Yuvraj & Harbhajan support Afridi
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India's 2011 World Cup heroes Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh got mixed reactions after the pair joined hands with former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi to help those in need during the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Doval visits Nizamuddin to take stock of evacuation
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) When the Delhi Police early on Wednessday was evacuating the people from the Nizamuddin Markaz, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval visited the area to take stock of the situation.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala moots salary challenge, ministers to give Rs 1 lakh each
Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) The Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet that met here on Wednesday has given the in-principle clearance to have a salary challenge from all state government employees to collect funds to handle the various activities of Covid-19 of the Kerala government.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
When wild out of woods, stars start 'twinkling' in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) The chuckling mountains and wildlife are so far away yet so near with COVID-19 clearing the air, literally!
2020-04-01
Category: India, Punjab,National
Tesla plans to supply FDA-approved ventilators free of cost
San Francisco, April 1 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that he and his companies have access to additional FDA-approved ventilators that can be shipped free of cost to hospitals within regions where the electric car maker delivers.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mumbai City FC CEO Indranil leaves club for new opportunity
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Mumbai City FC have announced that CEO, Indranil Das Blah, has left the club to pursue a new opportunity.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Same technique for sweeping a ball & sweeping the floor: Manjrekar
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) While at home doing the household chores, former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar said he discovered that sweeping a cricket ball and sweeping the floor require the same technique.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Now, TV's other 'Ramayan' returns on Ram Navami
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) With Ramanand Sagar's popular eighties mythological serial "Ramayan" returning on Doordarshan to entertain viewers amid the nationwide lockdown, another "Ramayan", which had originally released in 2012 on Zee Tv, is also set to re-telecast from Ram Navami on April 2.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
36 hours operation, 2361 evacuated from Markaz: Sisodia
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Amid centre of controversy for holding congregation despite prohibitory orders, the Nizamuddin Markaz of Tablighi Jamaat has been totally evacuated, said Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
J&K new domicile rule: Person who lives in UT for 15 years is eligible
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Any person who has resided in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of 15 years will now be deemed as domicile of the union territory, the Central government stated in the latest gazette notification on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
43 new COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati, April 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday reported 43 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of cases in the state to 87.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Prez,PM greet people of Odisha on Utkala Dibasa
Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Utkala Dibasa.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
Men with erectile dysfunction may be at high death risk
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Men who suffer problems with their sexual performance or suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) are at higher risk of death regardless of their testosterone levels, claim researchers.
2020-04-01
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Test your culinary skills with these recipes
New Delhi, April 1 (IANSlife) Locked up in your home with absolutely nothing to do. Why not test your culinary skills? Top chefs and experts bring you healthy and easy home recipes.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Let the music play
New Delhi, April 1 (IANSlife) While some of us are either listening to the radio, attending a virtual concert, others are looking at picking up a new skill to occupy their hours.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Light up your home
New Delhi, April 1 (IANSlife) Lockdown Week-two, and most of us have made the best use of this to clean and refurbish our homes, amongst other stuff.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Star Wars' actor Andrew Jack dies of coronavirus
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Actor Andrew Jack, best known as the man who played Caluan Ematt in the "Star Wars" series of films, has passed away two days after contracting the novel coronavirus. He was 76.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hockey India contributes Rs 25 lakhs towards COVID-19 fight
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Hockey India on Wednesday pledged to contribute Rs 25 lakhs towards the PM Cares Fund in a bid to join country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Make work-from-home less stressful with Ayurveda
New Delhi, April 1 (IANSlife) Staying calm all the time during a lockdown can be difficult. On top of that if you are working from your home, things can get stressful, for you and others around you. But, Ayurveda can come to your rescue.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Will not give up until I win gold at Olympics: Mary Kom
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Six-time World Champion Mary Kom on Wednesday reiterated that her dream is to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics and for that she will try her level best and keep fighting until she achieves her goal.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Transform your home into an entertainment zone
New Delhi, April 1 (IANSlife) As the lockdown period extends, days seem to be longer and monotony crops in. Most of us tend to hunt for new and exciting things to do. Watching TV, playing video games can surely beat time, but it's not gratifying until there is more to do.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Flixjini: Your personal streaming advisor
New Delhi, April 1 (IANSlife) Are you tired of flipping streaming platforms to find good content to watch? If yes, Flixjini is here to your rescue as it launches in India.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Embrace at-home fermentation to maximise nutrition
New Delhi, April 1 (IANSlife) 2.7 billion people globally have been called on to stay home; this includes 130 crore Indians in the wake of the pandemic. The entire family can get involves in activities together-- like the long forgotten, organic and natural method of cooking: fermentation
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Tips: Getting groceries during quarantine
New Delhi, April 1 (IANSlife) The country is in a nationwide lockdown, and many are limiting their trips to the grocery or departmental store. Here is how to make essential shopping safe while you are quarantined.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
US toll at 4,055 passes grim 9/11 mark, prepares for worst (Ld)
New York, April 1 (IANS) As the number of deaths from coronavirus passed the grim milestone of the toll of 9/11, the US stared at questions about its preparedness and the stark prospects of more than 100,000 people dying in the pandemic.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
Covid-19: 25 rail staff quarantined in Moradabad, Bareilly
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A total of 25 staff of the Railways have been quarantined as a precautionary measure after the son of one employee who returned from Noida was found novel coronavirus positive.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt postpones strategic sale of BPCL by a month due to COVID-19
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The government has postponed strategic disinvestment process of country's second biggest oil refiner and retailer Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) by over a month in wake of prevailing situation arising out of COVID-19.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Perks and privileges of ex-J&K CMs withdrawn
Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) The perks and privileges of former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir have been withdrawn thereby repealing the long list of privileges enjoyed by former Chief Ministers since 1984.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Keeping Up with Kardashians' season finale shot using iPhones amid lockdown
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) The season finale of the popular reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" has been completed using not professional cameras but Iphones!
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Time for a world full of compassion, peace: Amjad Ali Khan on COVID-19
New Delhi, April 1 (IANSlife) Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, feels the Coronavirus is, "almost like a big earthquake that has shaken the entire world."
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
1,550 Israelis evacuated over a week from India amid lockdown
Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) Around 1,550 Israelis left stranded in India due to 21-day nationwide lockdown since March 24 midnight have flown back home over the week in seven flights, a diplomat said on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diplomacy
Equity indices plunge, Sensex down 1,100 points (Ld)
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Stock markets tumbled on Wednesday with the BSE Sensex falling over 1,100 points.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Have enough capacity to see us through next season: CSA CEO
Johannesburg, April 1 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) has revealed a four-point plan to play its part in countering the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed more than 36,000 lives so far and brought the globe to a standstill.
2020-04-01
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Kerala actor Prithviraj, film crew stuck in Jordan, seek evacuation
Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) Top Kerala actor Prithviraj and award winning director Blessy and 56 others are stuck in Jordan after shooting of a movie was stopped there following restrictions in the wake of coronavirus crisis and have sought help to return home.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Kerala,National
Housing insecurity may increase kidney disease risk
New York, April 1 (IANS) Housing insecurity -- high housing costs or unsafe living conditions that prevent self-care and threaten independence -- may have negative effects on kidney health, warn researchers.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Disruptions in supply chain affecting life in UP
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) Flour is in short supply, fresh leafy vegetables have virtually disappeared, bread is off the shelves and the disruptions in the supply chain are now taking the toll on life in lockdown.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Rahul Gandhi sends aid to Amethi, helps people in lockdown
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) After his electoral loss from Amethi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi's love for his constituency has not diminished. He has sent truckload of wheat and other supplies to Amethi to be distributed among the poor who are facing the brunt of lockdown.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL franchises turn to WhatsApp groups to answer player queries
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) With the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a standstill, sporting events across the globe have either been suspended or called off. Similarly, the fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) now hangs in balance. The uncertainty has seen players checking with franchises on the situation and road ahead and that has in turn seen the teams communicate with them on WhatsApp groups.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Trump warns US of 'very painful' weeks ahead in COVID-19 fight
Washington, April 1 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that the coming two to three weeks would be "very, very painful" for the country and that the novel coronavirus is estimated to claim at least 100,000 lives.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
Samsung Display to discontinue LCD panel production: Report
Seoul, April 1 (IANS) Samsung Display has decided to shut production of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels in South Korea and China till the end of this year.
2020-04-01
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Tablighi attendees should self-report to officials: MMK (Ld)
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Manithaneya Makkal Katchi on Tuesday urged Muslims who had returned to Tamil Nadu from Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in Delhi to self-report to the Health Department, even as 50 such persons from the southern state have so far tested positive for coronavirus infection.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
J&K govt searching for people who attended Delhi Markaz
Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government is searching for the people who visited the Tablighi Jamaat religious gathering at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi in mid March and returned to the union territory.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
6.88 lakh persons surveyed in TN under corona containment plan
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Around 6.88 lakh individuals residing in 182,815 houses in 16 districts of Tamil Nadu have been surveyed under the Coronavirus Containment Plan.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Coronavirus droplets could travel up to 27 feet: MIT scientist
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) New coronavirus droplets could travel up to 27 feet as a sneeze or a cough results in a turbulent gas cloud that could contain SARS-CoV-2 droplets, an MIT researcher has claimed in a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
2020-04-01
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
Airlines may post $39B net loss in April-June Q
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The aviation industry that is going through a tough phase amid the coronavirus crisis, is likely to register a net loss of $39 billion during April-June 2020, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tablighi attendees should self-report to officials: MMK
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Manithaneya Makkal Katchi on Tuesday urged Muslims who had returned to Tamil Nadu from Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in Delhi to self-report to the Health Department, even as five such persons from the southern state have so far tested positive for coronavirus infection.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Yogi govt begins distribution of free ration to poor
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government, on Wednesday, started distributing free ration to the poor and daily wage earners.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
After 'Corona' girl, a boy named 'lockdown' in UP
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), April 1 (IANS) While most are wishing that Corona and lockdown do not make a return, there are some who are keeping it in their home forever.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka CM donates a year's salary to COVID-19 relief fund
Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Wednesday announced donating his one-year salary to the relief fund set up to fight COVID-19.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Team India needs someone like Upton for dealing with personal issues, says Yuvraj
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh believes the current Indian team needs a "good guy" who can talk to the players about their off-field issues so that their performance on the field improves.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Wrong time to reduce interest rates on small savings'
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has slammed the government for reducing the interest rates om small savings and PPF and said it may be "technically correct but it's wrong time" as the country is amid lockdown due to fear of Covid-19 and people have no way of income.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
BHU women scientists develope corona testing kit
Varanasi, April 1 (IANS) Women researchers at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have developed a new testing method for COVID-19. The team has already patented the method.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
24 villages declared COVID-19 red zones in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir administration has declared 24 villages across Kashmir as red zones in the wake of outbreak of COVID-19 in the valley.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
No new corona positive case in Rajasthan, tally at 93
Jaipur, April 1 (IANS) No new coronavirus positive case has been reported on Wednesday till 9 a.m in Rajasthan, state health officials said.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
COVID-19: One more death in M'rashtra; total cases 321
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) A 75-year-old man died due to Covid-19 in Mumbai, taking the number of such casualties to 12 in Maharashtra, where 19 new corona positive cases reported since Tuesday night took the total cases to 321, health officials said here on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Dargah Aala Hazrat seeks ban on Tablighi Jamaat
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), April 1 (IANS) The Dargah Aala Hazrat Trust has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers for Home and External Affairs and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, demanding immediate ban on Tablighi Jamaat for continuing with its Markaz congregation at Nizamuddin in the national capital despite a lockdown.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Religion
AP dy CM denies Markaz visit, warns of legal action
Vijayawada, April 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh deputy chief minister Amjad Basha denied he visited Tablighi Jamaat event at Delhi's Nizamuddin during his March 2 visit to the national capital.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
81 passengers from other countries found asymptomatic in TN
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) A total of 81 passengers from other countries have been found to be coronavirus asymptomatic in Tamil Nadu, said the state government.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Punjab residents shower rose petals on sanitation workers
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) As a goodwill gesture, residents in Punjab's Nabha are showering rose petals on sanitation workers to clean the town and reduce the risk of coronavirus.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Punjab,National
Delhi Markaz evacuated, asymptomatic sent to quarantine
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) At the centre of storm for holding congregation during prohibitory orders, Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz has been evacuated by authorities and evacuees were sent to quarantine as 24 cases of coronovirus positive have been detected till Tuesday late night.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
UP farmer commits suicide fearing coronavirus infection
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), April 1 (IANS) A farmer from a Mathura village, who was suffering from fever and cold, committed suicide to 'save his entire village from being infected with coronavirus', said police.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nearly 125 from Haryana, 9 from Punjab attended Tablighi meet
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) Nearly 125 people belonging to Haryana have attended a religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi's Nizamuddin and all of them are under quarantine in the state to prevent coronavirus spread, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Punjab,National
Migrants in anxiety, they need healing touch: Govt
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has issued guidelines to deal with the crisis of migrant labourers who are facing harsh treatment by law enforcement agencies in various parts of the country due to nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Complaint filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping
Lakhimpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 1 (IANS) Over 40 people in Lakhimpur district have filed complaints against China's President Xi Jinping over coronavirus situation in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Buttler to auction WC final shirt to raise funds
London, April 1 (IANS) England batsman Jos Butter has announced that he will putting the shirt -- which he wore in the 2019 World Cup final -- on auction in order to raise funds for two London-based hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ford to make 50,000 ventilators in next 100 days
San Francisco, April 1 (IANS) US automaker Ford has said it will make 50,000 ventilators over the next 100 days, starting April 2, at its Rawsonville plant in Michigan in the US to meet the critical demand.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
Markets open in red on Wednesday
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Apple likely to buy $200mn worth LCD assets from Japan Display
Tokyo, April 1 (IANS) Apple is reportedly buying $200 million worth of assets like LCD equipment from troubled panel maker Japan Display, the media reported on Wednesday.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Japan,Technology
ECB announces financial aid following coronavirus crisis
London, April 1 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced a financial aid package worth 61 million pounds to help cricket in the country withstand the impact of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Vietnam's COVID-19 cases rise to 212
Hanoi, April 1 (IANS) Vietnam's Ministry of Health has said that five more local citizens tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 212.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,National
17 from Himachal attended Tablighi Jamaat, says CM
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said 17 people belonging to the state attended a religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi's Nizamuddin area and they were under 14 days of surveillance in Delhi.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Bundesliga considering 'ghost games' in May
Berlin, April 1 (IANS) Germany's 36 professional football clubs are set to make an effort to finish the 2019/20 national league season by the end of June.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Facebook expands Community Help feature for COVID-19 efforts
San Francisco, April 1 (IANS) Facebook has announced to expand its Community Help feature as part of COVID-19 efforts which will help people offer help to those affected by the new coronavirus pandemic, as well as donate to nonprofit organisations.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
UP govt tracks, quarantines majority of Tablighi attendees
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has identified and quarantined nearly 95 per cent persons who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi in March.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Apple acquires weather app Dark Sky, to shut Android version
San Francisco, April 1 (IANS) Apple has acquired popular weather app Dark Sky and will shut down the Android and Wear OS apps in July. Terms of the deal was not disclosed.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Beijing 2022 organisers to evaluate impact of new Olympic dates
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) With the Tokyo Olympic Games rescheduled to the summer of 2021, Beijing 2022 organisers have said they will evaluate the impact of the new dates to ensure the success of the Olympic Winter Games.
2020-04-01
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Yogi gets strict as COVID-19 tally in UP reaches 103
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) The coronavirus tally in Uttar Pradesh crossed the 100 mark to reach 103 by Tuesday night.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
UP ambulance staff gets salaries, waits for masks
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) After the association of ambulance employees in some districts announced a flash strike on Tuesday over non-payment of salaries for two months and lack of protective gear in the coronavirus pandemic, they were promptly paid their wages for February and assured that the salary for March would be disbursed soon.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
US toll at 3,899 passes grim 9/11 mark, prepares for worst
New York, April 1 (IANS) As the number of deaths from coronavirus passed the grim milestone of the toll of 9/11, the US stared at questions about its preparedness and the stark prospects of more than 100,000 people dying in the pandemic.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,National
DD's 'Ramayan' triggers off feminism debate on Twitter
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) With Ramanand Sagar's popular eighties mythological serial "Ramayan" back on Doordarshan, the Indian audience has got a chance to revisit the epic story all over again. The show has set off social media discussion, too.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sonequa Martin-Green: 'Star Trek' role inspired me as wife, mother
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Sonequa Martin-Green is the first woman of colour to lead a "Star Trek" show, and the actress says the experience has inspired her as an actor, as a woman, as an artist, as a wife, as a mother and as a friend.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Spain reports 9,222 new COVID-19 cases
Brussels, April 1 (IANS) Spain's health authorities confirmed that the country's total number of coronavirus cases increased by 9,222 to 94,417, a higher daily rise in new cases than on Sunday and Monday, when 6,549 and 6,398 new cases were confirmed respectively.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
9 staff members at UN Office in Geneva contract coronavirus
Geneva, April 1 (IANS) The United Nations Office in Geneva confirmed nine cases of coronavirus among its staff as of March 30, said Alessandra Vellucci, director of the UN Information Service in Geneva.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Lockdown diaries: Male TV stars 'share the load' with spouses at home
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) With the nationwide lockdown shutting out domestic help access from homes, many television stars such as Vijayendra Kumeria, Rohitashv Gour, Arjun Bijlani and Karanvir Bohra are ensuring that the responsibility of household chores does not fall solely on their wives.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Disha draws inspiration from Sofia Vergara for new video
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Bollywood actress Disha Patani took inspiration from Hollywood star Sofia Vergara's character Gloria from the popular sitcom "Modern Family" for a new video.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
82 Tablighi Jamaat participants identified in MP
Bhopal, April 1 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh government claimed to have identified 82 out of 107 persons who attended a religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
COVID-19 as most challenging crisis since WWII: UN Chief
United Nations, April 1 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the COVID-19 pandemic is the most challenging crisis since the Second World War as it represents a threat to everybody.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
Italy mourns COVID-19 victims as death toll rises over 12,000
Rome, April 1 (IANS) Italy observed a minute of silence for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic as their numbers rose above 12,000.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Priyank Sharma opens up about his first love
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actor Priyank Sharma says that dance has always been his first love, and he is making effective use of his home quarantine time by dancing it out.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Akshay Oberoi up for TV shows by Ekta Kapoor
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi has been on the stage, done short and feature films, as well as web series. He is also open to doing television shows by popular producer Ekta Kapoor with whom he has already done some projects.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Americans should be prepared for 1-2 lakh death toll: White House
New York, April 1 (IANS) The Donald Trump administration revealed for the first time multiple predictive models that are being used to estimate its grim assessment of a 100,000-200,000 coronavirus death toll in the country and stressed that community adherence to social distancing guidelines will be the game changer that will flatten the curve.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,National
US stocks end lower amid spread of COVID-19
New York, April 1 (IANS) US stocks finished lower in choppy trading amid the fast spread of COVID-19 in the United States.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Syria's air defences respond to Israeli missile strike
Damascus, April 1 (IANS) The Syrian air defences responded to an Israeli missile strike in the central province of Homs, state TV reported.
2020-04-01
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
UN envoy warns against political brinkmanship in Afghanistan
United Nations, April 1 (IANS) A UN envoy for Afghanistan warned against political brinkmanship in the war-torn country -- at a time when COVID-19 is making the situation even more complex.
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
Death toll from COVID-19 passes 40,000 worldwide
Washington, April 1 (IANS) The death toll from COVID-19 has passed 40,000 worldwide, according to the tally from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).
2020-04-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
Coronavirus cases in France reach 52,128, death toll at 3,523
Paris, April 1 (IANS) The coronavirus cases in France have reached 52,128, with a death toll of 3,523, General Director of Health Jerome Salomon announced at a daily briefing.
2020-04-01
Category: International, France,Politics
FTP 2015-2020 extended for one year
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India's Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 has been extended for one year.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tehsilar urges for criminal action against Tablighi Jamaat participants
Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) In a letter to to the Deputy Commissioner Kathua in J&K Office of Tehsildar Nagri Parole has requested to start criminal proceedings against those who had taken part in Tableegi Jamat gathering at Nizamuddin Delhi but hadn't disclosed their travel history.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Authorities playing blame game over Nizamuddin Markaz
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) As the Nizamuddin Markaz turns out to be a epicentre of coronavirus spread not only in the city but also across country, authorities have started blame game regarding the same.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
33 in Gurugram linked to Tablighi event taken for Covid-19 testing
Gurugram, April 1 (IANS) A total of 33 people, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi's Nizamuddin or were family members of the attendees, were traced by teams of police and health officials in two separate operations in Gurugram on Tuesday and were taken to two different hospitals to be tested for coronavirus, an official said.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Haryana,National
Covid-19 positive cases cross 100-mark in Karnataka (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) Covid-19 positive cases crossed the 100-mark in Karnataka after 13 more tested positive in the last 24 hours, raising the state's tally 101, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Refinery products push India's core industries output to 11-month high
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Healthy production of electricity and refinery products pushed the output pace of India's eight major industries to an 11-month high of 5.5 per cent in February from a revised rise of 1.4 per cent reported for January 2020.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Security men on duty with Srinagar Mayor sent to isolation
Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) J&K authorities on Tuesday decided to keep in isolation the security guards of Srinagar Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattu, after the brother of a generator operator on duty with the Mayor tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Lakshmi Mittal companies pledge Rs 100 crore to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Global industrialist Lakshmi N. Mittal on Tuesday said that his companies in India have committed Rs 100 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES) for the ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts countrywide.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Platform launched to establish connect between help seekers and help givers
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In a bid to facilitate help to the people in need during the 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country, two civil society organisations -- Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) and Connecting Dreams Foundation (CDF) -- have come together to launch a platform to establish a hassle free connect between help seekers and help givers.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Four men feign death of one to reach home in J&K's Poonch
Jammu, April 1 (IANS) Four villagers on Tuesday feigned the death of one of them to jump the lockdown to reach their home in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
COVID-19 positive cases rise to 4 in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) A 29-year-old male from Odisha's Bhadrak district with travel history to Dubai has been tested COVID-19 positive, said the Health department on Tuesday.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Orissa,National
Video shows cop berating Tablighi Jamaat management over COVID-19 fears
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A video has gone viral on social media on Tuesday showing SHO of Nizamuddin, Mukesh Walia berating the management of Markaz Tabligi Jamaat over the large crowds at the event that led to the current crisis of coronavirus cases.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Covid-19 positive cases from Nizamuddin event at 93, cause national spike
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The number of coronavirus positive cases linked to the Nizamuddin Markaz where the Tablighi Jamaat held a congregation of thousands has risen to 93.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
Three recovered Covid-19 patients released from Bengal hospital
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Amidst the grim scenario of three deaths and rising number of Covid-19 cases in West Bengal so far, there was some heartening news on Tuesday with three of the patients recovering completely and getting released from the ID Hospital, Beliaghata here.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Fake news triggered labourers' migration, can't be ignored: SC
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its satisfaction with the measures taken by the Centre to contain the spread of coronavirus but expressed serious concern over the circulation of fake news across various news platforms - electronic, print or social media -- which triggered an exodus of migrant workers from the cities.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Donations made to PM-CARES Fund eligible for 100% tax deduction
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) In a move to encourage contributions for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the government has decided to make all donations towards the PM-CARES Fund eligible for 100 per cent tax deduction.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maha Covid-19 positive cases shoot to 302, 11 deaths (Intro Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) A 50-year old man died due to Covid-19 at a government hospital in Palghar, raising the total toll in Maharashtra to 11, officials said here late in Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Social distancing a potent weapon to fight COVID-19 in J&K
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) With the increase in rate of transmission of COVID-19 the medical advice points toward the curtailment of social contact, which is key to reducing the spread of this deadly infection in Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Galgotias Varsity students asked to submit fees by Apr 7
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday wrote to the Uttar Pradesh government complaining about a notice issued by the Galgotias University regarding the last date of submission of fees for the present semester.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
All establishments to pay full stipend to apprentices during lockdown: MSDE
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As a part of the government's commitment to fight the spread of the coronavirus and fully support the public, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on Tuesday notified all the establishments under designated and optional trade to pay full stipend to apprentices engaged with them.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jaipur's walled city sealed, SDRF to make flag marches in area
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) : After clamping curfew in the walled city three days back, the Jaipur administration from Tuesday evening totally sealed it in wake of 12 coronavirus positive patients being reported from the area, making it another Covid-19 hotspot after Bhilwara which has reported 27 cases out of total 93 cases in the state.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Tablighi Jamaat: Police nab 15 foreigners in Delhi
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Police sprang into action on Tuesday as an FIR was registered against the Markaz Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin. Police in the districts also joined the Crime Branch as soon as the case was registered.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Banks must keep open for PM's 27.5K cr package distribution: Govt
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As the government is set to disburse Rs 27,500 crore financial package under the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana this week and the coming weeks,the government has directed states and UTs to ensure functioning of all bank branches, cash management and maintenance agencies of ATMs amid the national lockdown.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Uber launches 24/7 service to transport frontline healthcare workers
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in India, ride-hailing giant Uber said on Tuesday that it has launched a new service, UberMedic, to transport frontline healthcare workers.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: India reports 1,397 cases, 35 deaths
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India reached 1,397 on Tuesday, including the foreign nationals, with 1,238 active cases, the Union Health Ministry said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
ED in COVID-19 fight donates to PM fund
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday announced that its officials have donated their one-day salary in the PM-CARES fund created to meet the needs in the fight against coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
89 Tablighi Jamaatis quarantined in Agra
Agra, March 31 (IANS) Agra Police have so far rounded up 89 faithfuls who are believed to have attended the Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation in Nizammuddin Markaz in New Delhi from March 13-15 from different mosques and localities in the city.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Jaipur civic body arranges 15,000 chapatis a day for strays
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) The Jaipur Municipal Corporation has come out in support of stray animals roaming around hungry on streets during the lockdown period by pitching in NGOs who are supplying around 15,000 chapatis daily for the strays and birds, said officials.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Sue China in ICJ for waging bio-war, Ex-Central minister urges govt
Itanagar, March 31 (IANS) A former Central Minister and sitting legislator from Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Indian government to file a case of Biological Warfare against China and ask for compensation.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Apple may launch iPhone 9 on April 5: Report
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple may launch iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 on April 5 as the image of its protective case has appeared at online retailer Best Buy in the US.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Xiaomi logs robust growth in 2019 despite downturn
Hong Kong, March 31 (IANS) Chinese conglomerate Xiaomi on Tuesday announced that its total revenue for 2019 exceeded 200 billion Chinese Yuan for the first time, reaching 205.8 billion Chinese Yuan, up 17.7 per cent year-on-year.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy,Technology
Air India may fly in medical equipment from China starting April 3
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Air India is likely to transport critical medical equipment and supplies from China starting April 3.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
23 new cases, COVID-19 patient count in Delhi reaches 120
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Crossing the 100-mark, the total cases of coronavirus patients in Delhi reached 120 on Tuesday, with 23 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Doctors above 60 years, should avoid OPD services: Goa IMA
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Doctors in Goa above the age of 60 years have been urged not to treat patients in private out-patient departments (OPD), the Goa chapter of the Indian Medical Association has urged on Tuesday, even as the state government urged private practitioners to resume practice and start operating clinics and hospitals to prevent stress on government health infrastructure.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
AICF Prez dismisses Secy, 12 state bodies call for general body meeting
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) At a time when the election process in the All India Chess Federation (AICF) is underway, its President P.R. Venketrama Raja has dismissed AICF Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan from the post.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
LNJP, GTB, among hospitals dedicated for COVID-19 in Delhi
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday earmarked six hospitals in the city for dedicated treatment of coronavirus patients, including the Lok Nayak, Guru Teg Bahadur and G.B. Pant hospitals.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
14 fresh COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan; tally rises to 93
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) As many as 14 cases, including four cases of Rajasthan residents and 10 evacuees from Iran, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the total positive cases in Rajasthan to 93, health officials said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Non-communicable ailments bad for Covid-19 patients: Doctor
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) The existing non-communicable diseases, responsible for 72 per cent deaths globally, have been an aggravating factor for Covid-19 adverse outcome, according to an expert with the PGI Hospital, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Pietersen roasts Shehzad in hilarious Instagram banter
Lahore, March 31 (IANS) Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has been interviewing cricketers through Instagram live ever since the cricket calendar grinded to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Govt sharply cuts small savings rates, PPF to get just 7.1% now
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The government on Tuesday steeply cut interest rates on various small savings schemes in line with sharp cut in policy rates announced by the Reserve Bank of India on Friday where it reduced repo rate by 75 basis points.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maha corona positive cases shoot to 302, 10 deaths (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) In the sharpest spurt since lockdown started, Maharashtra notched a staggering 302 Covid-19 positive cases with the highest number from Mumbai, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
IRCTC serves over 30,000 meals to needy at 20 places
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), here on Tuesday, provided over 30,000 meals to the needy at 20 places across the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
15 attendees of Tablighi meet test positive in Telangana
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) Fifteen people, who attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi, and their contacts tested positive for coronavirus in Telangana on Monday, Health Minister Etela Rajender said
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
10 schools in Patparganj turned into hunger relief camps
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia here on Tuesday converted 10 schools in his Patparganj Assembly constituency into hunger relief camps, to serve lunch and dinner to about 20,000 people.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bengal corona toll now three, one lakh home-quarantined in a single day
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) The death count from COVID 19 rose to three in West Bengal with the swab sample of a deceased woman turning out to be positive on Tuesday, triggering a series of protest demonstrations by nurses of a state-run hospital who alleged that the authorities had refused to keep her in isolation.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Tablighi Jamaat effect: TN gets 57 new cases to reach 124 (Roundup)
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Compounding its woes, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported a near doubling of its coronavirus positive cases with 57 fresh cases, including those who attended the Islamic congregation in Delhi and even a doctor, taking the state's total number to 124.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Vodafone Idea extends prepaid validity for 10 cr feature phones
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Vodafone Idea on Tuesday announced extension of the validity of prepaid plans for 10 crore subscriber low-income feature phone users till April 17 in view of the coronavirus crisis and the nation-wide lockdown.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tablighi Jamaat shares links with terror outfits (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat, the global organisation of Islamic missionaries, which may be the biggest carrier of Covid-19 infection in India, has had a long history of ties with Pakistan-based banned terror outfits like Harkat-ul-Mujahideen.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
LG gives additional charge of Transport to Manisha Saxena
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Days after the Additional Chief Secretary (Transport) in the Delhi government was suspended for failing to enforce the COVID-19 lockdown in national capital, 1996-batch IAS Manisha Saxena on Tuesday was given additional charge of Secretary-cum-Commissioner (Transport)with immediate effect.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Huawei posts 5.6% profit growth in 2019
Shenzhen, March 31 (IANS) Chinese telecom giant Huawei here on Tuesday said its profit in 2019 reached 62.7 billion yuan, ($8.9 billion), an increase of 5.6 per cent over 2018. It's also its weakest profit growth in three years amid tensions with the US.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Indore tops MP Covid-19 cases, Marqaz attendees to be tracked
Bhopal/Indore, March 31 (IANS) From the""cleanlines"" city, Indore has turned into corona capital of Madhya Pradesh in just a week, since March 24. With 17 people testing positive on Tuesday, Indore's Covid-19 tally has jumped from 27 to 44, which is 66 per cent of MP's total cases.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Mark Wahlberg's daughter does his make-up, nails
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Actor Mark Wahlberg's youngest daughter Grace pampered her father with a bold manicure and lots of make-up.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Corona impact: 70% pay cut for Odisha CM, ministers
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday announced deferment in gross salary of Chief Minister, ministers, MLAs and all India service officers as the COVID-19 lockdown and subsequent expenditure have impacted the state economy.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Hospital innovates device to multiply capacity of a ventilator
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A Delhi-based hospital innovated a device that multiplies the capacity of single ventilator to four. At a time when paucity of ventilators may pose a big threat before the country amid rising cases of coronavirus, such innovation may come as a boon.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 effect: James Corden calls home-schooling 3 kids a nightmare
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) TV host and actor James Corden, who has three children with wife Julia, finds it difficult to teach students at home amid coronavirus pandemic
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three more hotels in Lucknow acquired for doctors
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) The Lucknow administration has acquired three more luxury hotels in the state capital to serve as quarantine for doctors working at the King George's Medical University.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Delhi police detain, let off over 3,000 for violating lockdown
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Police has started acting tough against lockdown violators, detaining as many as 3,763 people so far under the Delhi Police Act and later letting them off after a warning.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
No information on Tablighi Jamaat returnees: Goa CM
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) The Goa government has no information as to whether persons from Goa attended the religious function organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi's Nizamuddin area, which has resulted in several COVID-19 cases and also triggered coronavirus eruptions in other parts of the country.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
No pressure, but dream to don India colours soon: Gopal
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' bowling all-rounder Shreyas Gopal on Tuesday said he does harbour ambitions of playing for India someday but is not putting too much pressure on himself by thinking about it all the time.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Mudit Nayar: I was never a sports guy
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actor Mudit Nayar will be seen playing football in the upcoming epsiodes of "Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein", though he admits he isn't much into sports in real life.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: Goa faces fresh snag, virology lab malfunctions within 24 hrs
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Amid ongoing shortage of food and medicinal supplies, Goa's battle against COVID-19 hit yet another snag after a newly set-up virology lab inaugurated on Monday, malfunctioned within 24 hours.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
24 test Covid-19 positive in Nizamuddin, area sanitised
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has deployed 40 Dengue Breeding Checking (DBC) and 50 sanitation workers for mass disinfection in the Nizamuddin area, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian football team members contribute in fight against coronavirus
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri said in a tweet that the members of the team have come together and "put on table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund" to help in the fight against coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
YouTube sensation Harsh Beniwal recalls B'wood debut film 'SOTY 2'
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Delhi guy Harsh Beniwal, who is a YouTube sensation, looks back at his Bollywood debut in last year's "Student Of The Year 2" with pride.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
200 teams fan out to locate 603 Tablighi Jamaatis in Hyd
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) The Telangana government has initiated damage control measures after it emerged that the major transmission of COVID-19 cases in the state took place through the people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation in Delhi two weeks ago.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Barca boss stands with players in salary pay cut issue
Madrid, March 31 (IANS) FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has tried to calm troubled waters at the club over the 70 percent reduction in pay that the club's first team squad announced they would accept for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Odisha govt tracking people returning from Tablighi Jamaat event
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) The state government is tracking people returning from the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin to Odisha, said an official on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Orissa,National
Guv Malik comes to aid of Kashmiris stranded in Goa
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik, a former Governor of erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir state, came to the assistance of Kashmiris stranded in Goa on account of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, after a plea for help on Twitter by a Goa-based Kashmiri businessman went viral.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
Centre to borrow Rs 4.88 lakh cr in April-Sept FY21
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Union Government plans to borrow Rs 4.88 lakh crore in the first half of the financial year 2020-21.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2,572 people held in Gujarat for violating lockdown
Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) The Gujarat Police claimed to have arrested over 300 people for violation of lockdown norms, using the drone technology. In total 2,572 people have been arrested and 6,884 vehicles seized.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Assam man tests corona positive; third case in N-E
Guwahati/Silchar, March 31 (IANS) A 52-year-old man from Assam on Tuesday tested positive for coronavirus, making it the third case in the northeastern region of India, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Assam,National
Around 8,000 sailors stranded abroad, talks on with MHA: Goa CM
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) One of the biggest issues concerning Goa amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is that nearly 7,000 to 8,000 Goan sailors are stranded in different ports-of-call and ships across the world, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Diaspora
Amruta Khanvilkar donates 1 lakh in fight against COVID-19
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) "Malang" actress Amruta Khanvilkar has contributed Rs one lakh to the Maharashtra CM Relief Fund to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Mamata contributes Rs 10 lakh for fight against COVID-19
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that she would be contributing Rs 5 lakh to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund and a like amount to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund to support the country's efforts in fighting COVID-19.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Indian origin Pixar animator talks of 'real demand' for original content in genre
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The animation world is booming with fresh and creative content, feels Tarun Lakshminarayan, Indian origin animator at Pixar who is excited about "a lot of new and original films" the studio is leading the charge with.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
216 foreigners among 1,746 persons stayed in Nizamuddin Markaz
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) There were 216 foreign nationals among 1,746 people lodged at the Tablighi Jamaat's Nizamuddin Markaz facility as on March 21, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced 'Janata curfew' across India to contain Covid-19 spread.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
DU staff to contribute day's salary in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the entire country in lockdown mode owing to COVID-19 outbreak, the Delhi University has decided to extend help in the fight against the deadly virus. The varsity administration has decided to contribute one day's salary to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF), university officials said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
FIR registered against Jamaat, case goes to Crime Branch
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against the management of Tablighi Jamaat headquartered in south Delhi's Nizamuddin area and handed over the probe to the Crime Branch, top police sources said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Coronavirus cases spiked due to late info by people: Health Ministry
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A total of 1,251 total cases and 32 deaths have been reported so far in India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pranati Rai Prakash excited about her web series 'Mannphodganj Ki Binny'
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Pranati Rai Prakash is happy to be part of the web series "Mannphodganj Ki Binny", which narrates the story of a woman looking to make her dreams come true while staying in touch with traditional values.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Vijayan hopeful about opening of Kerala-Karnataka border
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Tuesday despite talks with Union Ministers about opening the border with Karnataka, it had not happened.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Six from Puducherry attended Tablighi meet: CM
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy said, here on Tuesday, six people from the Union territory had attended the Islamic conference organised by Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi this month.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Maharashtra cases rise to 302, 10 deaths
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) In the sharpest spurt since lockdown started, Maharashtra notched a staggering 302 COVID-19 positive cases with the highest number from Mumbai, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
ABVP, DUSU launch online remedial classes for students
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) To help students during the lockdown, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) have launched online remedial classes for students of Delhi.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
How PM and his core team is keeping India safe (IANS SPECIAL)
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The government's containment strategy regarding the dreaded COVID-19 virus appears to be working. When one compares India's position vis-a-vis G7 nations, the curve seems to be flattening out.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
6 new cases reported in J&K; 15,001 under observation
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) The J&K government on Tuesday informed that six new positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all from Kashmir division and contacts of previous positive cases, have been reported thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 55.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Over 3,000 jailbirds released in Bengal to negate Covid-19 threat
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Over 3,000 undertrials and convicted prisoners have been freed by the West Bengal government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, a senior minister said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
How PM Modi and his 11 expert teams work round the clock to save India from COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Determined to contain the dreaded virus from spreading in the community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his big team of experts are working tirelessly to monitor minute-to minute development of any happening related to the pandemic in the country. From the announcement of the 21 day lockdown to various key strategies of preventing community transmission in the world's second most populated country, PM Modi's decisions are based on massive research and collective opinion of top experts.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
RailTel donates Rs 2 cr to PM-CARES to fight Covid-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The RailTel, a public sector undertaking (PSU) of the Railway Ministry, here on Tuesday, donated Rs 2 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation Fund (PM-CARES) from its corporate social responsibility fund for FY20 to combat the coronavirus infection.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Testing facility begins at SCB Medical College in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha's Cuttack on Tuesday started COVID-19 testing facility as the state government gears up to test more people amid the outbreak of coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Orissa,National
Covid-19 shocker: BMC to requisition all vacant premises
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) In a shocker for Mumbaikars, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has decided to requisition all vacant premises in Mumbai to house Covid-19 vulnerable persons, Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi announced here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Rohit Shetty donates Rs 51 lakh to help industry workers
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has donated Rs 51 lakh to Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), to help daily wage film workers who have been left without jobs since the lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
8 Indonesians booked booked, quarantined
Bijnor (UP), March 31 (IANS) A case has been registered against eight Indonesian Muslims who were found living in the Jamunwali mosque in Bijnor and had come for the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi's Nizamuddin.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
JioPhone users to get free 100 mins call, 100 SMS till April 17
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Reliance Jio has come up with several relief measures for JioPhone users with 100 minutes of free call and 100 free SMS till April 17 among other relaxations.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Retail sector lost $30 bn in 15 days due to Covid-19: CAIT
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Retailers have incurred around $30 billion losses in the past 15 days due to the lockdown announced by the government to contain Covid-19 spread, according to the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Haryana's coronavirus cases spike to 29
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) With the total number of coronavirus cases in Haryana rising to 29 on Tuesday, seven in less than 24 hours, Chief Secretary Keshni Anand Arora issued directions to follow protocol relating to quarantine.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National
Delhi aims to feed 12 lakh people daily from Wednesday: Kejriwal
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Delhi government is getting ready to serve lunch and dinner to about 12 lakh people from Wednesday with additional 2,000 food distribution centres across the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
When Jenna Dewan lost a dance battle to fiance Steve Kazee
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jenna Dewan, who has wooed fans with her moves in the film "Step Up", lost a dance battle to her fiancé Steve Kazee.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No salary cuts for SA players in the 2020-21 season, says CEO
Cape Town, March 31 (IANS) Cricket South Africas acting CEO Jacques Faul has made it clear that the coronavirus outbreak will have no effect on the salary of the players for the 2020-2021 season, but also pointed that future salaries might have to be looked at keeping in mind the impact of the pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Soren inaugurates CM kitchen in Ranchi to feed poor
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) Inaugurating a CM Kitchen in the state capital, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday said that his government was committed to ensure that no one went without food during the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
Google rolls out India-specific website on COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Google on Tuesday rolled out an India-specific website on coronavirus that delivers comprehensive information about the pandemic, and how to stay productive during this time.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Everybody not required to wear masks in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) Everybody is not required to wear a mask in Karnataka, amidst the COVID-19 contagion, a top official said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Carry your own bag, wash plastic packets from grocery stores
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As grocery stores become the only point of contact for people during the nationwide lockdown, experts advise that people must practice social distancing and take enough precautions while visiting grocery stores.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Dalmia Bharat joins Covid-19 fight, donates Rs 25 cr to PM Fund
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Business conglomerate Dalmia Bharat Group has committed Rs 25 crore to the PM-Cares Fund as part of its endeavour to assist the government's efforts against COVID 19.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Algeria postpones 2021 Mediterranean Games to 2022
Algiers, March 31 (IANS) Algeria on Tuesday announced the postponement of the 19th Mediterranean Games scheduled for June 2021 in the western province of Oran over concerns of the spread of COVID-19.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Algeria,Sports,Athletics
2 youths in Raj made to clean quarantine ward for roaming
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) With an aim to teach a lesson to those wandering on streets during the lockdown period, officials in a town in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district to clean the quarantine wards in the city for two hours everyday for three days.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Janhvi Kapoor can still smell mom Sridevi in her dressing room
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The lockdown period has allowed actress Janhvi Kapoor to realise the importance of the little things of life. Taking to social media, Janhvi penned a post sharing what she has learnt during this time.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bala Devi joins AFC's 'Break The Chain' campaign
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Indian women's football team captain Bala Devi joined the Asian Football Confederation's break the chain campaign. The campaign is for raising awareness of the need for social distancing as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
10 'hotspots' identified as Covid-19 cases surge in India
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As the number of Covid-19 cases surge in India, the government has reportedly identified 10 "hotspots" where higher viral transmission has been detected.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ali Fazal channels inner Batman to help people in need
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ali Fazal channeled his inner Batman to help people in desperate need for food.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kareena-Saif choose UNICEF over PM-Cares for COVID-19 donation, netizens unhappy
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor on Tuesday took to Instagram and announced that she along with husband Saif Ali Khan would be donating to UNICEF, GIVE INDIA and the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), in the fight agaist the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Govt extends validity of lower withholding tax till June 30
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The government has extended the validity of all lower withholding tax orders, secured by assessees, by three months till June 30 to mitigate the hardship caused by Covid-19-related disruptions.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
CRPF chief increases HoDs' financial powers to fight COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) In a fight with COVID-19, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General A.P. Maheshwari has increased the financial power of force offices and departments heads to procure medicines, sanitisers and personal protective gears. It has been increased from Rs 25,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
No wearing smartwatches in field of play: ECB
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The England Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday banned cricketers from wearing smartwatches on the field of play in all upcoming matches, tightening its anti-corruption regulations in the wake of live streaming in county cricket.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NTA postpones JEE (Main) exams to last week of May
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The National Testing Agency on Tuesday said that it was postponing the JEE (Main) April 2020 examinations scheduled on April 5, 7 to 9 and April 11. The testing agency has now proposed to conduct these exams in the last week of May 2020.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
216 foreigners among 1,746 stayed in Nizamuddin Markaz
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) There were as many as 261 foreign nationals among 1,746 people lodged at the Tablighi Jamaat's Nizamuddin Markaz facility as on March 21, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced 'Janata curfew' across India to contain COVID-19 spread.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kejriwal says situation under control; no community transmission
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Even as the number of coronavirus cases has been increasing in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that local transmission is under control in the city and community transmission has not started yet.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-J&K leader's son denied bail on Covid-19 ground
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) A special CBI court rejected the bail plea of Hilal Ahmad Rather in the Rs 177 crore Jammu and Kashmir Bank fraud case, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lockdown diaries: Alia Bhatt taking online creative writing classes
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has opted to hone her creativity in an entirely new direction during the nationwide lockdown, in the wake of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. She has taken to an online creative writing course.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rate of corona transmission less in India than in other countries: Ministry
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said the country had fewer corona cases than in other countries. "Thousands of new cases and hundreds of deaths are being reported every day in various countries. In India 1,071 confirmed cases and 29 deaths have been reported so far," said Joint Health Secretary Lav Agarwal told media.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 drives surge in online sales of groceries, computers
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sales in certain categories, including groceries, cold medications, fitness equipment and computers (with more people now working from home) have surged in the US, according to the Adobe Digital Economy Index unveiled on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
1,300 Punjab cops moved from VIP duties to battle corona
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder on Tuesday ordered withdrawal of 1,300 policemen from the VIP duties, including from his own security, and their deployment in the battle against the coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National
11 million children at cancer death risk by 2050: Lancet
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Without additional investment in childhood cancer care, 11 million children aged 14 years and younger are expected to die from cancer over the next 30 years worldwide, warn researchers including one from Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket.
2020-03-31
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Student groups reach out to lockdown-hit people
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the social welfare organisations to support the government amid the coronavirus epidemic, three student groups are setting their own examples.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's core industries output rose by 5.5% in Feb
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The output pace of India's eight major industries accelerated in February 2020 by 5.5 per cent from a rise of 1.4 per cent reported in January 2020.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ease process of certification for maximum testing kits: Cong
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Congress on Tuesday said that the India was inching closer to reach to stage three of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and asked the government to ease the process of certification to get maximum number of testing kits without compromising quality.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Young couple commits suicide
Agra, March 31 (IANS) Bodies of 21-year-old Gopal Saini and his 20-year-old wife Priya were found hanging with a rope in their room, on Tuesday, in Ramswaroop colony under Shah Ganj police station.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal to test, quarantine those who attended Jamaat gathering
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) The West Bengal government was identifying those from the state who participated in the religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi and would put them on 14-day quarantine, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
IOA mulls releasing funds to NSFs if they promise to fulfill norms
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is considering releasing financial grants to those National Sports Federations (NSF) and State Olympic Associatons (SOA) who are yet to submit documents for the same.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Meeting app Zoom tops download charts in Feb, March: Report
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With more and more people working from home due the novel coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing tool Zoom Cloud Meetings topped download charts globally throughout February and March, according to data from app analytics platform App Annie.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Covid delays IL&FS China asset sale, Singapore bondholders asked to defer winding up
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) ITNL Offshore PTE Ltd (IOPL), a Singapore-based subsidiary of IL&FS owned ITNL, on Tuesday said the company is "committed to engaging in consensual discussion with Trustees wrt its obligations under the Notes and distribution of any recoveries from repayment of loan".
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yuvraj stands with Afridi in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, sportspersons are trying their best to donate and help the needy as much as they can in these trying times. And former India all-rounder has joined hands with former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi to help those in need.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Xiaomi commits Rs 15 crore towards COVID-19 relief in India
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced that it will donate Rs 15 crore for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in India.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
BWF freezes rankings amid COVID-19 pandemic
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation on Tuesday froze the world rankings, saying standings as on March 17 will be the basis for entry and seedings when it begins as the international calendar has been thrown in choppy waters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Delhi flats sanitised to quarantine suspected corona cases
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) In order to create an isolation facility for suspected corona-infected individuals from Nizamuddin locality, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC)'s health department on Tuesday reached Bakkarwala area to sanitise the flats.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Showcause notice to Ranchi DC for violating lockdown on minister's order
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has issued a showcause notice to Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Mahimapat Rey for violating the lockdown on the directive of a state minister. It was alleged that the DC had allowed 11 buses to ply during lockdown on March 29.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
Ajay Devgn: Rumours around Kajol, Nysa's health baseless
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has rubbished rumours related to his actress-wife Kajol and daughter Nysa's health.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN extends time for payment of property tax, loans
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) In a relief to the people put to hardships due to coronavirus crisis, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday extended the time for making due payments for various loans and other payments by three months.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Spike in Covid-19 cases due to lack of support in some locations: Govt
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As the number of positive coronavirus cases witnessed a spike on Tuesday, the government said that it was due to "lack of support in some locations", possibly hinting at the outbreak seen in Nizamuddin Markaz in the national capital where thousands of people are now being traced.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
78 complete quarantine in Kashmir, send home
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) As many as 78 people completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine in Kashmir on Tuesday and were given a warm send-off by police and staff of a city hotel where they were staying.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Chrissy Teigen wishes her implants 'Happy 10th Anniversary', but wants them out now
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen has made a witty quip about her breast implants, which she went for a decade ago.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Global cues, oil stocks push markets higher, Sensex gains (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Positive global cues pushed the key Indian equity indices higher on the last day of the financial year 2019-20.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Global cues, oil stocks push markets higher, Sensex gains (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Positive global cues pushed the key Indian equity indices higher on the last day of the financial year 2019-20.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yogi working 20 hours a day during Navratri to combat Covid-19
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) He is fasting for nine days during 'Navratri' and is still working for around 20 hours a day.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Banks will automatically defer your EMIs by three months
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Customers who receive EMI payment notice at the beginning of every month can heave a sigh of relief as banks have decided to defer receiving such payments for a period of three month under the terms of a Covid 19- RBI package announced on Friday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengaluru police busts fake mask racket, arrest one
Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) The police claimed to have busted a fake N95 mask making racket, arrested one person and seized 12,000 such masks, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yuvraj stands with Afidi in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, sportspersons are trying their best to donate and help the needy as much as they can in these trying times. And former India all-rounder has joined hands with former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi to help those in need.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
DMK Trust offers auditorium as isolation ward
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) The DMK Trust Managing Trustee M.K. Stalin has offered the auditorium located in its party headquarters compound to Greater Chennai Corporation to be used as a patient ward for the coronavirus- affected.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
COVID-19: Jharkhand reports first positive case
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) A young woman with travel history to Malaysia has tested positive for coronavirus infection, which is the first such case in Jharkhand, a senior officer said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
Priyanka hails Congress' COVID-19 preparedness
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday hailed the work done by the party governments in Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh to combat the spread of the novel coronavius (COVID-19).
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After a lull, politics surfaces during COVID times in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) In Kerala everything boils down to politics and after a lull following COVID-19, politics took centre stage with State Congress president Mullapally Ramachandran on Tuesday asking Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to be frugal at a time when the state was passing through the toughest times due to paucity of funds.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Kerala,National
Motorola Razr's first sale delayed to April 15
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Lenovo-owned smartphone brand Motorola on Tuesday announced that it is delaying the April 2 sale of foldable flagship Moto Razr to April 15 in India due to the nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Lockdown: Home delivery of liquor in Kerala announced
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Even as the Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) on Tuesday said that they will observe a statewide black day on Wednesday, the Kerala government has come out with guidelines that they will supply three litres of liquor every week to those showing withdrawal symptoms, to their homes.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Assam to quarantine all returnees from Delhi's Tablighi Jamaat (Ld)
Guwahati, March 31 (IANS) The Assam government on Tuesday asked the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police of all the 33 districts to take swift and strict measures to ensure that all those who returned to the state after attending a religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi are put on quarantine.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Assam,National
Extend the World Test Championship, suggests Misbah
Lahore, March 31 (IANS) Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should consider extending the World Test Championships as the cricket calendar is frozen due to the coronavirus pandemic. With countries around the world grappling with the fast spreading disease, cricket, like all other sports, has come to a standstill.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Waqar Younis thanks wife and other doctors, calls them true heroes
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a standstill, doctors, nurses and health experts across the world have been working 24x7 to ensure that they can save people from the clutches of the pandemic. And former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis has thanked his doctor wife and the rest from the fraternity for being the real heroes.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
USFDA allows use of hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine to treat COVID-19
New York, March 31 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of two anti-malaria drugs to treat patients infected by the coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Research on therapeutic and drug development has started: DBT
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), which functions under the Ministry of Science and Technology, on Tuesday informed Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan that research on therapeutic and drug development has already started to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: TTFI contributes to PM's Relief Fund
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has pledged its full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modis appeal at a time when the country is faced with battling COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Tourism ministry launches 'Stranded in India' portal
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, there are numerous foreign tourists stranded in India due to shutdown of air transport. Keeping the problem in mind, the Ministry of Tourism has come up with a portal to disseminate information regarding the services that can be availed by foreign tourists who are stuck.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Punjab's Ropar police combats Covid-19 by involving locals
Ropar (Punjab), March 31 (IANS) Leading the battle from the front against the 'invisible enemy' coronavirus, the local police have motivated people in at least 424 villages -- almost 70 per cent of the total population -- in this district to self-isolate to check the pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Priyanka, Nick contribute towards COVID-19 relief funds
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her pop singer husband Nick Jonas have contributed to several charities to lend support to the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ISL 2019-20 viewership records a 51 per cent growth
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Super League 2019-20 (ISL), the top tier league in India, echoed the dawn of a new age in Indian football. The tournament opener between footballing powerhouses Kerala Blasters FC and ATK on October 20 saw viewership double compared to the previous season.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Lockdown diaries: Juhi Chawla shares trick for healthy hair
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla, who recently came back from London and is currently observing self-quarantine with her family, is doing what she loves and swears by -- organic living.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ITC to produce 1,25,000 litres of hand sanitisers
Shimla, March 31 (IANS) ITC's perfume facility in Himachal Pradesh has commenced production of sanitisers to cater to the soaring demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
AAP MLA questions police for inaction in Nizamuddin Markaz case
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amantullah Khan on Tuesday said he had informed the DCP South East and ACP Nizamuddin on March 23 that about 1,000 people were trapped in Nizamuddin Markaz, questioning them for their inaction.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Katy Perry embraces her blackheads in 'quarantine selfie'
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry is embracing all of herself, even her blackheads.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Disney+ to launch in India on April 3
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Disney's streaming service Disney Plus (Disney+) will arrive in India on April 3.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
84% Indians feel COVID-19 recovery will take up to 1 year
Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) Nearly 84 per cent Indians feel that recovery from new coronavirus epidemic will take 6 months to one year time, a new survey said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi to have 2,500 food distribution centres
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Delhi government will now have 2,500 food distribution centres, up from 500, to ensure social distancing against coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Randeep Hooda excited about his Hollywood debut
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actor Randeep Hooda is all set to make his Hollywood debut in the Netflix film "Extraction", starring Chris Hemsworth, and the actor is naturally super excited.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Developing nations to lose $800 bn in export revenue in 2020
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The economic fallout from the Covid-19 shock is ongoing and increasingly difficult to predict but there are clear indications that things will get much worse for developing economies before they get better, a new report has said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Railways to convert 20k coaches into isolation wards
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Tuesday said that it will modify 20,000 of its passenger train coaches into quarantine centres to accommodate over 3.2 lakh novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients across the country.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian footballers join hands in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With COVID-19 creating havoc, several members of the Indian football team have come forward to lend a helping hand by contributing for the cause.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Cyient to support production of Covid-19 medical equipment
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) Cyient, a global engineering and technology solutions company, here on Tuesday, announced that it had received clearance for its Mysore facility to run MedTech manufacturing lines to support production of medical equipment that were critical in the fight against Covid-19.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology
Paper-based device to soon detect COVID-19 in sewage
London, March 31 (IANS) Researchers are working on a new paper-based device that can be used to detect SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) within the wastewater of communities infected with the virus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Salman Khan's nephew Abdullah Khan no more
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Salman Khan's nephew Abdullah Khan passed away on Monday. As per reports, the 38-year-old was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai owing to heart-related ailments.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: 1,500 TN attendees at Tablighi event, 5 test positive (2nd Ld)
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu officials were on Tuesday busy tracing persons who had attended a congregation at Tablighi Jamaat's international headquarters Nizamuddin Markaz in southwest Delhi, pointing out that around 1,500 persons from the southern state had gone there.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Centre to SC: 3 out 10 moving from cities to villages likely to carry corona
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court there is a possibility that 3 out of 10 people moving from cities to rural areas could be carrying coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nizamuddin area sanitised after 24 tested corona positive
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Even as the Delhi Police on Tuesday continued to evacuate people from the Nizamuddin Markaz, the entire area of the southwest Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti and Nizamuddin west was sanitised by the sanitation workers.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Stiff salary cuts for Maha govt staff
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced a stiff salary cut for March to be paid in two instalments, for all staff right from Chief Minister to ministers and legislators, cadre officers, officials and other employees in the state.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ozzy Osbourne cancels Parkinson's treatment trip due to COVID-19
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled a trip to Switzerland to see an immunity expert.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Honor 30S with Kirin 820 5G chipset launched in China
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Honor on Tuesday launched 'Honor 30S' which is touted as its first 5G smartphone of this year.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,Technology
In wake of COVID-19, govt hikes MGNREGS wages by Rs 20
New Delhi: March 31 (IANS) In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the Department of Rural Development in collaboration with the state governments has increased the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) wages by Rs 20.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sportspersons are role models, should be careful of behaviour: Miandad
Karachi, March 31 (IANS) Pakistan batting great Javed Miandad said that young players should avoid being distracted by their lifestyle and the noise around them and focus on their game to find success in their careers.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Kumble joins fight against COVID-19, contributes to funds
Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) Former India captain Anil Kumble on Tuesday joined the bandwagon to help India fight the coronavirus pandemic as the legendary leg-spinner made his contributions to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund as well Karnataka Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
10 evacuees from Iran test corona positive
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Around 10 evacuees from Iran staying at Indian Army's quarantine bases in Rajatshan's Jaisalmer have tested positive for coronavirus, sources said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kashmir newspaper distributors suspend work from April 1
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) Newspaper distributors of Kashmir decided on Tuesday to suspend distribution from April 1 asking newspaper hawkers to stay home.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media
Rihanna wants three or four kids before decade ends
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Singer Rihanna wants to become a mum of three before the end of the decade.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
SBI employees pledge Rs 100 cr to PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) In the fight against COVID-19, around 2,56,000 employees of the country's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), have decided to contribute two days' salary to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Hera Pheri' is 20 years old
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Priyadarshans iconic comedy "Hera Pheri" was released 20 years ago on this date, and the film has gone on to be regarded as a cult entertainer among Bollywood buffs.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
85% path-labs down shutters in India lock-down (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Amid the unprecedented India lockdown, a staggering 85 per cent of India's 100,000 pathological laboratories, an important component of the public health services, have downed shutters, industry players said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
The Hundred: Sales of tickets postponed due to coronavirus
London, March 31 (IANS) In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the tickets sale for the inaugural edition of 'The Hundred competition has been postponed.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: NTA extends last dates for entrance test forms
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday extended the last date for submission of entrance test forms at seven major educational institutions.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
No rule change for govt employees to retire on March 31
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As most of the Central government employees have been attaining the age of retirement on March 31 (Tuesday), the government clarified that they will retire from the service the same day irrespective of whether they are working from home or office.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
4th Covid-19 death in Punjab
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Barely a day after testing positive for coronavirus, a 65-year-old man with no travel history abroad died in the PGI hospital here on Tuesday, taking the death toll owing to virus to four in Punjab, doctors said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 pandemic far from over in Asia-Pacific region: WHO
Manila, March 31 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic was "far from over" in the Asia-Pacific region, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Tuesday, urging member countries to work together to halt the spread of the deadly disease.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Philippines,International
Dalai Lama supports Modi's initiative to tackle COVID-19
Dharamsala, March 31 (IANS) In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday expressed his support for his efforts to control the growing threat of the coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
How Miley Cyrus helped Millie Bobby Brown get her accent right
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown has admitted that she was able to perfect her American accent by watching Miley Cyrus' show "Hannah Montana".
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
No evidence against ibuprofen's use in COVID-19 patients: Study
London, March 31 (IANS) Researchers led by King's College London have found that there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Amy Adams ready to reprise 'Enchanted' role in future sequel
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) "Enchanted" actress Amy Adams is ready to consider returning in a sequel to the hit 2007 fantasy film.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't drink alcohol to cope with lockdown: Ministry
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Far from giving you relief, using tobacco and alcohol during the lockdown period may make things worse and even reduce your immunity, the Health Ministry warned on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Red Cross urges stricter measures as virus spreads across Africa
Nairobi, March 31 (IANS) Even though Africa continues to be one of the least affected continents by the coronavirus, the spread of the deadly disease is picking up speed and the Red Cross has urged for immediate containment measures.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Sidharth Shukla can't wait to be back at work
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Shukla says a lot of projects are on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, adding that he is waiting for the health crisis to pass so that he can "be back to work".
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
CMs, student body concerned over racial bias against NE people
Aizawl/Shillong, March 31 (IANS) When the country is in all out war against COVID-19, Chief Ministers of northeastern states and North East Students' Organisation have raised serious concern over the alleged incidents of racial discrimination in different parts of the country against the people of the region, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi Tablighi Jamaat attendees escaped scanner in Telugu states
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) Authorities in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were so focussed on screening of foreign returnees that they failed to realise that the attendees of Tablighi Jamaat, a religious meeting in Delhi, would be the biggest cause of spread of Covid-19 and fatalities in the states.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
1,830 persons who attended Tablighi Markaz in Delhi identified
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Police has identified 1,830 persons, including 501 from Tamil Nadu and 216 from Assam, who attended a religious congregation at the Tablighi Jamaat's international headquarters in southwest Delhi from March 13-15, even as 24 coronavirus positive cases have been reported from among those who congregated.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TECNO India extends warranty by 2 months amid Covid-19 lockdown
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) TECNO India on Tuesday announced implementation of a two-month warranty extension policy for its smartphones whose warranty expires during the period between March 20-May 31.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pipeline explosion halts Iran's gas flow to Turkey
Tehran, March 31 (IANS) Iran's gas flow to Turkey was halted on Tuesday because of an explosion in a pipeline near country's border inside Turkey, an energy official said here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
German nationals stranded in Hyderabad evacuated
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) A group of 39 German nationals stranded in Hyderabad were evacuated by a special relief flight operated by Air India from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Lata Mangeshkar contributes Rs 25 lakh to Maharashtra CM Relief Fund
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Playback legend Lata Mangeshkar has donated Rs 25 lakh to the Maharashtra CM Relief Fund to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SC to Centre: Arrange bhajan, namaz to prevent panic among migrants
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to rope in community leaders of various faiths to conduct 'bhajan-kirtan' and 'namaz' to check panic among migrant workers in shelter homes amid the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Google stops selling Pixel 3 smartphones
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Google has stopped selling it's third generation Pixel 3 and 3XL smartphones on its online store.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
6 more test positive in J&K, total 55
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 positive cases continued to surge on Tuesday with six more testing positive in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
China probes company that sold COVID-19 test kits to Spain
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) China has launched an investigation into Shenzhen Bioeasy Biotechnology, a Chinese company that sold a batch of coronavirus test kits to Spain which authorities said were faulty, an official source said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,Politics
Smith not lone option for Test captaincy, says Paine
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Australias Test skipper Tim Paine isnt getting any younger at 35, but the captain has made it clear that former skipper Steve Smith isnt the only guy in fray to take over when the wicket-keeper calls it a day. The Sandpaper Gate fiasco in 2018 saw Paine take over as Australia skipper.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Chinese Olympic Committee supports IOC decision on new dates
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) The Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) released a statement on Tuesday to express its firm support to the International Olympic Committee's decision on the new dates for Tokyo 2020.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Air pollution trapped in ice shed light on 12th Century Britain
London, March 31 (IANS) Ancient air pollution trapped in ice has revealed new details about life and death in 12th Century Britain, according to a study published on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Yogi determined to check Tablighi fallout in UP
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Tuesday, held a high level meeting to discuss ways to check fallout of the Tablighi Jamaat conference in Delhi that is said to have led to the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
COVID-19: Another Mohalla Clinic doctor in Delhi tests positive
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A doctor posted at a Mohalla Clinic in Delhi's Babarpur has tested positive for coronavirus, with authorities asking patients who visited the clinic at the Janta Mazdoor Colony between March 12 and 20 to self-quarantine at home for 15 days.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Aahana Kumra: Consent for me is everything
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Aahana Kumra says she didnt grow up understanding the meaning of consent, adding that she feels it is a very important conversation everybody must be having.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
South Africa's Devon Conway cleared to play for New Zealand
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that South Africa-born batsman Devon Conway, who plays for Wellington, will be eligible to play for New Zealand from August 28.
2020-03-31
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
'No revenue loss for NBFCs on 3 month moratorium on loan repayments'
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The three month moratorium on term loan repayments given by Reserve Bank of India will not result in any revenue loss for lending banks and NBFCs as borrowers opting for deferment will either have to extend their tenure else increase the quantum of EMIs, Emkay has said in its latest report on RBI's decisions on NBFCs.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vaughan the greatest England captain I've played against: Warne
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Kevin Pietersen, Graham Gooch and Andrew Flintoff are among the England players to feature in Shane Warne's greatest Ashes XI consisting of players he had faced and played with in his illustrious 15-year-career. The spinner chose Michael Vaughan as the captain of his greatest England XI and Alla Border to lead the Ashes XI.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Singapore court upholds gay sex ban
Singapore, March 31 (IANS) A Singapore court has dismissed a bid to overturn a law that criminalises gay sex, dealing a blow to the city-states LGBT movement, a media report said.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
UK supermarket sales in March 'busier than Christmas'
London, March 31 (IANS) Supermarket sales across the UK in March beat all previous records as shoppers stocked up for a long period at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to consumer analysts.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Aditya Roy Kapoor prepares for 'Ek Villain' sequel over video calls
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actor Aditya Roy Kapur has started preparing for his role in the upcoming sequel of "Ek Villain" through extensive discussions with director Mohit Suri over video calls.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Major lapse: Buses full of migrants allowed out of Ranchi
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) As the fear of community spread of coronavirus looms large, a major lapse on the part of the Jharkhand government officials has emerged in Ranchi. The District Magistrate allowed 8 buses full of people to move out of the city on March 29 without getting them medically tested.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
American Airlines to seek $12bn in state aid
Washington, March 31 (IANS) American Airlines has confirmed that it will seek $12 billion of financial support from the US government because of the impact due to the cooronavirus pandemic, the media reported on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
COVID-19: Neeraj donates Rs 3 lakh to relief funds to combat crisis
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Asian Games gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Tuesday said he has donated a total of Rs 3 lakh to the central and Haryana state relief funds to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: Bhuvan Bam donates his March 2020 YouTube earnings
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Comedian and YouTube sensation Bhuvan Bam has donated his entire YouTube earnings from the month of March to aid the battle against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in India.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Samsung provides masks, PPE kits to hospitals in India
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Samsung on Tuesday said it has started supporting local authorities in various states in their preventive drive to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus by providing thousands of Preventive Masks and Personal Preventive Equipment (PPE) kits to hospitals.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
24 from religious gathering test positive, Markaz cries foul
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With 24 people who attended a religious congregation in south Delhi testing positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, the government said the authorities have evacuated over 1,000 people from the area and that more evacuations are underway.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
8 pvt labs to conduct corona tests in Delhi, three in Gurugram (Ld)
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A total of 13 hospitals/laboratories are now authorised in Delhi to conduct tests on suspected coronavirus patients, including five government and eight in the private sector, to hasten the screening process. In Gurugram, three private labs have been roped in.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
With another fresh COVID-19 case, total in Bihar rises to 16
Patna, March 31 (IANS) Bihar reported another new case of the novel coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections to 16 and one death, health officials said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
Islamic missionaries of Tablighi Jamaat may be biggest carrier of Covid-19 in South Asia
New Delhi/Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) In a strange pattern, members of Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic proselytizing group, have been found unrestrainedly preaching in large religious gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic restrictions in several countries in Asia, leading to hundreds of infections.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
After 'Ramayan' telecast, here are the memes!
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Doordarshan's decision to re-run popular shows of the eighties -- particularly "Ramayan" -- has come as a nostalgic rush for many, but many others are also quite amused. The outcome is a surfeit of memes about the show all over social media, which have been lately.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Swiggy sets up COVID-19 relief fund for its delivery partners
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Food delivery platform Swiggy on Tuesday said it has set up a relief fund called 'Swiggy Hunger Savior Covid Relief Fund which will be used towards the safety and welfare of delivery partners and their families.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
This day that year: Tendulkar crosses 10,000-run barrier in ODIs
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Batting great Sachin Tendulkar retired from One Day International (ODI) cricket in 2012 with a whopping 18,426 runs to his name. His extraordinary record over the course of 463 matches, which came at an average of 44.83, included 49 centuries.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
45 from Karnataka visited Nizamuddin mosque, 1 dead
Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) One of the 45 pilgrims from Karnataka who visited Nizamuddin Jamaat mosque in New Delhi in early March died of COVID-19, said Health Minister B. Sriramulu on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Number of foreigners found living in UP mosques
Lucknow/ Meerut, March 31 (IANS) A number of foreigners who may have attended the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi, have been found to be staying in various places in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Air India flies out 160 stranded passengers to Frankfurt
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) An Air India flight with 160 stranded travellers from Germany and Europe flew out to Frankfurt on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
ISSF backs new Oly dates, allocated quotas to be valid
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) The International Sports Shooting Federation (ISSF) voiced support for the new dates of the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games in a statement on Monday and confirmed all allocated quota places will remain valid.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
US Marines' deployment to northern Australia cancelled
Canberra, March 31 (IANS) The Australian government has cancelled a deployment of US Marines to the country's Northern Territory (NT) region amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Live Coronavirus found in spit and poop even after recovery
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) In an alarming find, Chinese doctors have recovered live coronavirus in spit and human excreta in samples from recovering COVID-19 patients.The study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, found that some patients had positive, real-time fluorescence polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results for SARS-CoV-2 in the sputum or faeces after the pharyngeal swabs became negative.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine
Social distancing in snow: Federer practises 'trick shots'
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic which has brought the sporting calendar to a grinding halt, tennis star Roger Federer is trying whatever he can to remain in touch with the sport and hone his skills.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
On April 1, don't fool around with COVID-19: Maha Minister
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) On the eve of April 1 -- All Fools' Day -- the Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh appealed to the people not to fool around with COVID-19 rumours or messages, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Chengdu Games to maintain summer timing after Oly new dates
Lausanne, March 31 (IANS) The International University Sports Federation (FISU) voiced its support on Tuesday for the revised dates for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, while conforming that the Chengdu 2021 World University Games will be held in August, 2021 as planned with only a two-day modification.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
IPL can happen in Oct-Nov if T20 WC is postponed: BCCI official
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a standstill, sporting events across the world have either been postponed or cancelled and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now looking at the October-November window to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). But the move can only be possible if the ICC decides to postpone the mens T20 World Cup that is to be held later in the year.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India calls to further enhance affordable access to medicines
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India has called for working towards creating a global framework for further enhancing affordable access to medicines for fighting pandemics and facilitating easier movement of health professionals across national borders.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Residents lock down 4 floors of Gurugram condominium
Gurugram, March 31 (IANS) Residents of an upscale condominium in Gurugram have locked four floors of a tower after a resident came down with high fever on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Haryana,National
If no community spread lockdown should not be extended: AAP MP
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid nationwide lockdown and exodus of migrant labourers who are facing hardships, Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Gupta on Tuesday said that lockdown should not be "extended", if the coronovirus is contained.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Validity of DLs, documents linked to MV Act extended
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Considering the problems being faced by people amid lockdown, the government has announced to extend till June end the validity of all driving licences and other documents related to Motor Vehicle Act expiring on February 1 and June 30.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Houseparty app offers $1 million reward for proof of sabotage
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Video conferencing desktop and mobile application Houseparty has said that it would pay a $1 million bounty to find out the entity behind what the company described as a paid commercial smear campaign.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
AP locates 369 participants of Delhi Tablighi Jamaat event
Amaravati, March 31 (IANS) Even as the authorities are rushing to locate the persons from the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat conference at Nizamuddin in Delhi, the AP government has managed to locate 369 people from the state.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
317 Europeans evacuated from Goa, 1,200 more by weekend (Ld)
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) At least 317 Germans and European passengers were evacuated from Goa early on Tuesday, the official Twitter handle of the Goa International Airport said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
COVID-19: 3 pvt labs in Gurugram authorised to conduct tests
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Three private laboratories in Gurugram in neighbouring Haryana have been authorised to conduct tests for suspected coronavirus cases to help authorities diagnose such cases with speed.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kanika tests COVID-19 positive for 5th time (Ld)
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth sample test for COVID-19 has also come out to be positive.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
David Warner shaves head in support of COVID-19 workers
Melbourne, March 31 (IANS) Australia opener David Warner has shaved his head in support of those working on the frontline for COVID-19.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
AP cop horses it out to create COVID-19 awareness
Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh), March 31 (IANS) The dusty village roads of sleepy hilltown Peapully, in Kurnool district, woke up to the sight of a cop on horseback. It turned out that local police sub-inspector Marthu Shankar was on an awareness campaign about COVID-19.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Social distancing, isolation key to contain COVID-19 local transmission
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Social distancing and isolation is an important intervention to contain local and community transmission of the coronavirus outbreak, says a doctor at Fortis hospital who successfully treated three COVID-19 patients.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
US renews sanction waivers on Iran
Washington, March 31 (IANS) The US has renewed sanctions waivers on Iran, allowing foreign companies to continue work at Iranian nuclear facilities to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Maharashtra COVID-19 cases 225, Mumbai's 42 reports awaited
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 positive cases increased to 225 on Tuesday, while 42 cases announced by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) have yet to be confirmed by lab reports, officials said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
New NASA mission to study causes of solar particle storms
Washington, March 31 (IANS) NASA is planning to launch a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms -- known as solar particle storms -- into planetary space.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Former world champion Eunice Sum trains despite COVID-19 threat
Nairobi, March 31 (IANS) Kenya's Eunice Sum, the 2013 world 800m champion, has said she has continued with her training alone, keeping a safe distance from her training partners in order to beat the coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Sensex up 1,000 points, Nifty gains 300 (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Rally continued in the Indian stock market on Tuesday afternoon as the BSE Sensex rose over 1,000 points. The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose 300 points to trade above the 8,500 mark. The gains were in tandem with the rise in Asian markets.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy