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Mohammad Saad proves smarter, drums up support in quarantine
Lucknow/New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Mohammad Saad, the Amir (head) of the Tablighi Jamaat that has emerged as a corona hotspot, is, undoubtedly, an intelligent man and has proved smarter than the establishment.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Yogi indicates UP lockdown may be lifted from April 15
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has indicated that the lockdown in Uttar Pradesh would be lifted from April 15 in a phased manner.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
More restrictions in Kabul as COVID-19 cases increase
Kabul, April 5 (IANS) Due to a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Kabul with one virus-related death, the Governor of the Afghan capital said authorities will impose more restrictions in the city to stop the spread of the disease.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Modi reminds to turn off lights for 9 minutes at 9 pm
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reminded the country to switch off lights for nine minutes at 9 p.m.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan reports 5th corona death, cases rise to 210
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) An 82-year-old man from Jaipur became the fifth casualty in Rajasthan due to coronavirus, confirmed health officials here, adding that six new cases have been reported on Sunday taking the total tally to 210 in the state.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Two wild elephants rescued in Kerala
Wayanad (Kerala), April 5 (IANS) A group of forest officials on Sunday morning toiled for over 3 hours to rescue two wild elephants which had accidentally fallen into a pond in a private estate at Meppadi near here.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Quarantined man jumps off Delhi hospital building, breaks legs
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A man quarantined at the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash (LNJP) Hospital here allegedly jumped from a building to escape, fracturing his legs in the process, police said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mohammad Saad's plush farmhouse in Shamli
Shamli (UP), April 5 (IANS) Spread over 24 bighas, protected by high wall and an electrified fence and secured by ferocious dogs - this is the sprawling farmhouse owned by Tablighi Jamaat chief Mohammad Saad in Kandhla in Shamli district.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Defence PSUs, OFB pitch in to fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As the country battles against the coronavirus, the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) of the Ministry of Defence have pitched in for support in manufacture and supply of ventilators, sanitisers and protective equipment.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indians in no mood to buy smartphones, sharp contraction ahead
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Smartphone players are unable to gauge the full impact of lockdowns and global recession and there is going to be a sharp contraction as consumers are in no mood to spend on buying new devices and rather focus on stocking essential items like groceries and other daily needs.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Russia criticised for sending aid in hope of easing sanctions
Moscow, April 5 (IANS) Medical aid sent by Russia to Italy and the US has sparked criticism and suspicion that Moscow was trying to improve its image and get sanctions lifted, a media report said.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
FICCI recommends special liquidity line for NBFCs
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) FICCI has suggested announcement of a special liquidity line for non-banking financial companies (NBFC) from banks among other measures to support the NBFCs amid the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hyderabad cop injured in attack by unidentified men
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Policemen and medical professionals, who are in the forefront to combat spread of Covid-19, are becoming the targets of the attacks by unruly elements amid lockdown.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
M.A.C's Viva Glam campaign pledges $10 million to COVID-19 relief fund
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) M·A·C Cosmetics recently announced that its VIVA GLAM campaign - which supports organizations and programs providing essential needs and services to vulnerable communities - will accelerate a $10 million USD donation to 250 organizations internationally,including India enabling them to continue their vital services in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Keir Starmer replaces Jeremy Corbyn as UK's Labour leader
London, April 5 (IANS) Keir Starmer, a former human rights lawyer and an MP since 2015, has replaced Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the UKs main opposition Labour Party, after the latter's resignation following a crushing defeat in the December 2019 general elections.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Music to unite and sail through the dark times
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) Renowned playback singer Kailash Kher will oragnise a live concert from his home from 9.10 pm on 5th April for 30 Minutes to stand in solidarity and pay tribute to the discipline and spirit of service the nation has exhibited during the lockdown.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The lockdown makeover for your home
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) People have had no option but to retreat to their homes, to try and warding off the pandemic with precautionary sanitary measures without letting it impede the work flow of their lives.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ayurvedic ingredients to include in your skincare regime
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) Now is a great time to indulge in self-care to combat the anxiety caused by uncertainty. There are some ingredients readily available at your home which you might not know but are mentioned in Ayurveda and have many health benefits for your skin.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Stay physically active during lockdown: Govt
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) : The Union government on Sunday issued an advisory for people to keep themselves physically and mentally active amid the nationwide lockdown.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Why don't you sleep on it!
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) Sleep, is vital for good health and wellbeing; which is often overlooked while we're in the rat race. But in times of COVID-19, many who don't usually get the luxury to sleep in, or for long hours, have finally got the chance to catch up on their snooze time.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Trump backs firing of COVID-19-stricken carrier's captain
Washington, April 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he supported the ousting of Brett Crozier, captain of aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which has been hit by a COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
A virtual tour of Orlando for your little ones
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) Whether you want to soar down a rollercoaster, or have some fun touring theme parks, a virtual tour of Orlando could be a good getaway for all the young travel-bunnies stuck at home.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Want long term weight loss? Fitness is the mantra
New York, April 5 (IANS) If you want a longer healthier life, read this carefully. The more fit you are when you start a weight-loss programme, the more weight you could lose, compared to those who are very out of shape, say researchers.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mental health related queries see 50% spike since lockdown
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) According to a recent survey conducted by the Indian Psychiatry Society, there has been a 20 per cent rise in mental illness cases.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Trump signals possible tariffs on oil imports amid low prices
Washington, April 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he would impose tariffs on oil imports to protect the American energy sector if necessary, showing support for the industry battered by rock-bottom prices amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
NGO distributes ration among Rohingya refugees in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare, NGO 'Save the Children' India has begun distributing free dry ration among Rohingya refugees living here.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Music connects one with all
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) Despite being in the midst of a pandemic and a nationwide lockdown, what amazes 'Saree Ke Fall Sa' singer Nakash Aziz is that people have found novel ways to collaborate, create and present content.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Beware of 'smart phone pinky' syndrome
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) On an average, a person spends well beyond five hours on a smartphone, every day. Due to the lockdown, idle time has increased which has led to drastic increase in the number of screen time.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Taimur makes 'pasta' necklace for mom Kareena
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan ditched designers' jewellery to wear a necklace made by his little son, Taimur.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
9 terrorists killed in 24 hours in J&K
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) In separate incidents, one soldier lost life and two were injured as the Indian security forces killed nine terrorists in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Rohit reminded me of Inzamam in early days: Yuvraj
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh said that Rohit Sharma reminded him of Pakistan batting great Inzamam-ul-Haq in the Indian limited overs captain's early days in international cricket.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pay cut of Premier League players will hurt tax returns: PFA
London, April 5 (IANS) England's Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) questioned the Premier League's decision to slash players' salaries by 30 per cent.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
US starts airlifting citizens from India
New York, April 5 (IANS) The US has started airlifting American nationals from India who were stranded because of the coronavirus clampdown.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National
Radhakishan Damani contributes Rs 100 cr to PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Promoter of Avenue Supermarts, Radhakishan Damani has contributed Rs 100 crore to the PM-CARES Fund for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sri Lanka conducts first-ever online tea auctions
Colombo, April 5 (IANS) The Colombo Tea Auction, one of largest and oldest ongoing tea auctions in the world, conducted it's first online sessions amid the coronavirus pandemic, local media reported.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Musk defends sending non-invasive ventilators to NY hospitals
San Francisco, April 5 (IANS) Elon Musk has responded to critics who said that Tesla and SpaceX CEO sent non-invasive breathing aids to New York City Hospitals which could not be used to treat severe COVID-19 cases.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Delhi AQI continues to be satisfactory
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The national capital continues to enjoy a better quality of air with the AQI recorded under the 'satisfactory' category at 82.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Knife attack in France probed over terrorism link
Paris, April 5 (IANS) French authorities have launched a terror probe into a knife attack that left two dead and several injured earlier in the country's southeastern region.
2020-04-05
Category: International, France,Politics
Modi pays tribute to Jagjivan Ram on anniversary
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to freedom fighter and politician Jagjivan Ram on his birth anniversary.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How Google Chrome OS can help students with disabilities at home
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As nearly 1.5 billion students adjusting to learning from home globally, Google is leveraging Chromebook accessibility tools to help students with disabilities, who are finding this adjustment even more difficult without hands-on classroom instruction and support from teachers and learning specialists.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Cantonment area in Lucknow sealed off
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The cantonment area in Lucknow has been sealed off and civilian movement in the area has been completely banned. Army personnel in essential services will be allowed movement in the cantonment area while others have been asked to remain off roads till further orders.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Taking corona war to skies in UP's Gorakhpur, through kites
Gorakhpur, (Uttar Pradesh), April 5 (IANS) Many residents of Gorakhpur district are taking their fight against the coronavirus to the skies - quite literally.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Iran to launch 'smart distancing' plan to fight COVID-19
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that authorities will launch a "smart distancing" plan to continue the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Delhi constable who helped Jamaatis cross border, suspended
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Delhi Police have suspended a constable who was helping the Jamaatis to cross Delhi-UP border under the protection of 'khaki'. Constable Imran was posted with the security branch of Delhi Police. He allegedly took people linked to Nizamuddin's Tablighi Jamaat and corona suspects to Ghaziabad.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Akhilesh says lack of PPE real challenge
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Taking a jibe at the lamp-lighting suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a couplet in Hindi, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said lack of PPE for healthcare workers and insufficient test kits are the real challenge facing the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Why Tablighis are on a dark and deadly mission (Comment)
In the early 70s, Indian missions in West Asia received a curt directive from South Block: do not issue visas to applicants travelling to attend the international conference (Ijtema) of the Tablighi Jamaat, Missionaries for purification of Muslims, at their Markaz (centre) in New Delhi. There were Arab applicants, of course, but also some from the West, including the US.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,National,Opinion/Commentary
No signs of ceasefire in Libya after 1-yr armed conflict
Tripoli, April 5 (IANS) A year after the armed conflict started between the eastern-based Libyan army and the UN-backed government for the control of the capital Tripoli, the fighting continued in Libya despite international calls for a ceasefire.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
It is good India is a 'Union' of states (Column: Spy's Eye)
The episode of corona virus infliction that embraced most Indian states, tested the strength of our federal architecture in a manner that was entirely new -- for the first time the whole population of India was exposed to a shared threat to life without the distinction of caste, creed and region making it imperative for the states to completely fall in line behind the Centres decision of a total lockdown to protect all citizens.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
A Congressman in Kerala provides succour to the hapless
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) A 43-year-old Congressman Niyaz Bharathi, in an act of good samaritan, delivered two truckloads of essential items worth over Rs one lakh to be distributed to 110 families living in trying times in a tea estate.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Coronavirus kills one more in TN, death toll four
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) The coronavirus on Sunday claimed its fourth victim in Tamil Nadu with a 60-year old male breathing his last at Stanley Hospital here.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
US researchers design low-cost face shields to fight COVID-19
New York, April 5 (IANS) To meet the critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare and other front line workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers in the US have designed low-cost plastic face shields which are being made available to manufacturers.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Suffering skin damage from face masks? Experts offer remedies
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Doctors, nurses and healthcare personnel fighting COVID-19 from the front lines have to spend many hours a day wearing face masks. Although it offers invaluable protection, health experts have stressed that sweating and the rubbing of the masks against the nose may lead to significant skin damage.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israeli medic attacked in Jerusalem
Jerusalem, April 5 (IANS) An israeli medic was attacked while visiting the Jewish ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem to take coronavirus samples, said authorities.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Dhoni's Vizag knock felt like he had tasted blood: Nehra
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra feels that the factor that helped M.S. Dhoni stand out among his contemporary wicketkeepers in the early part of his career was the fact that he made the most of the opportunities he got.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Spain overtakes Italy in number of COVID-19 cases
Madrid, April 5 (IANS) The overall number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Spain has increased to 126,168, overtaking Italy's tally of 124,632, making it the worst-affected European nation in terms of infections.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Spain,International
Display resolve to fight COVID-19 by lighting lamps: VP
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday urged the people to light candles at 9 p.m. to come together and display the collective resolve to fight COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
19 killed in Mexico shootout
Mexico City, April 5 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed in a shootout between rival gangs in Mexico's Chihuahua state, authorities said.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Singer Kanika Kapoor is finally corona negative
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for Coronavirus after returning to India from London, has finally tested negative for the deadly virus in her sixth test.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
I had sympathy with Pietersen over IPL: Strauss
London, April 5 (IANS) Former England captain Andrew Strauss admitted that he may not have handled batsman Kevin Pietersen well enough. Pietersen's troubles with his teammates and management came to define Strauss's final months as captain of England and the early part of the captaincy of his successor Alastair Cook.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak gives stranded Afghans 4-day window to leave
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) At the special request of the Afghanistan government, Pakistan has decided to allow a four-day window to stranded Afghan nationals wishing to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Coronavirus cases reach 3,374 in India, with 77 deaths
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Sunday said 77 deaths were reported across the country due to Coronavirus, and the total number of cases so far has risen to 3,374.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jamaatis misbehave with hospital staff in Kanpur
Kanpur, April 5 (IANS) Yet another case of Tablighi Jamaat members, admitted to a hospital here, misbehaving with the hospital staff has come to light.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
UP corona count touches 257, 98 are Jamaatis
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) With 75 more people being confirmed positive for the Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours, the total number of Corona cases in the state has risen to 257.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Sindh to hire private counsel to plead Daniel Pearl case appeal
Karachi, April 5 (IANS) The Sindh government has decided to hire a private counsel to plead appeal against the provincial high court's order to acquit and release the accused in the case of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was abducted and beheaded in Pakistan 18 years ago, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Current F1 Championship should be cancelled: Ecclestone
London, April 5 (IANS) Former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone feels that the 2020/21 Championship should be cancelled. With the first eight races, including the iconic Monaco Grand Prix, either cancelled or postponed, the 89-year-old feels that it is difficult to imagine enough races to go through due to the coronavirus situation.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Male Stars: Best of both worlds (Column: B-Town)
Marriage puts paid to a female stars career while some are wise enough to marry and settle down sensing the peak is over. Some of them do stage a comeback after a gap in character roles, because a known face as a character artiste playing mother or bhabhi or so on is more acceptable.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Argentinian football unlikely to resume before June: President
Buenos Aires, April 5 (IANS) Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez said that the country's football competitions - halted since March 17 because of the coronavirus outbreak - are unlikely to resume before June.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Palm Sunday a closed door affair for Kerala churches
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) As the country and the world has been struck by the coronavirus pandemic, Palm Sunday was a closed door affair for churches across the Kerala.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Trump calls Modi to ask for hydroxychloroquine (Ld)
New York, April 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for hydroxychloroquine and the Indian leader has agreed to bring the "full strength" of India-US partnership to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
IMF may delay release of 3rd tranche to Pak: Report
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) might delay the release of a third tranche worth $450 million for Pakistan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'COVID-19 cases in Pak may top 50,000 by April end'
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan might be over 50,000 by the end of April ? 2,392 critical patients needing intensive care, 7,024 serious patients and 41,482 others who would have mild symptoms and just require isolation at their homes, the Supreme Court was informed.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Little data to predict Indian strain of COVID-19 less virulent: CCMB director (Interview)
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) There is very little data available at this stage to suggest that Indian strand of coronavirus is less virulent compared to the countries suffering large numbers of fatalities, a top Indian scientist said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as death toll surges past 8,400 (Ld)
New York, April 5 (IANS) US president Donald Trump warned Americans that the country is headed into a few brutal weeks ahead where "there will be a lot of death", and also circled back to his riff on reopening the economy as the coronavirus death toll surged past 8,400, overwhelming the domestic health care system.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National
Asim Riaz posts poetic mush for Himanshi Khurana
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Asim Riaz has shared a lovey-dovey post for his "Bigg Boss 13" housemate and lady love, Punjabi singer-actress Himanshi Khurrana.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: Trump calls Modi to ask for hydroxychloroquine
New York, April 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for hydroxychloroquine, a medicine in short supply that could help with facing the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National
15 Tablighi Jamaat members including 5 Indonesian women clerics held
Ghaziabad, April 5 (IANS) At least 15 Tablighi Jamaat members including five Indonesian women clerics who are suspected to be infected with the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) have been held by Ghaziabad police and sent to a quarantine home.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Neena Kulkarni: Marathi films are content-driven, people notice now
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Veteran actress Neena Kulkarni who is constantly balancing theatre, film, television and OTT, feels it is great that regional cinema is being celebrated by the larger audience, beyond regions. She believes regional cinema, especially Marathi cinema, is always known for its content.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Amal Sehrawat: Acting is a seasonal job
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) "Choti Sarrdaarni" actor Amal Sehrawat thinks showbiz is quite unpredictable and one needs to secure oneself with an alternate source of income.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Reese Witherspoon says motherhood made her a 'better person'
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Hollywood star Reese Withersppon says she became a "better person" when she had her daughter Ava and always chooses her roles with her child in mind, as she wants to promote positive female role models.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Germany approach 90,000
Berlin, April 5 (IANS) More than 89,300 COVID-19 cases and at least 1,250 deaths have been registered as of Saturday afternoon across Germany, according to evaluations of a local media outlet which took into account the latest figures from all federal states.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Germany,National
US COVID-19 deaths top 8,000
New York, April 5 (IANS) The total number of deaths of COVID-19 in the US topped 8,000 as of 2.30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, according to the data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National
Iran urges EU to defy US sanctions amid COVID-19 pandemic
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) Iran's envoy to Belgium on Saturday asked the European Union to oppose US sanctions on Iran amid the surge of COVID-19 pandemic, state TV reported.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 claims over 15,000 lives in Italy, ICUs see first drop of patients
Rome, April 5 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 15,000 lives in locked-down Italy, as the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries has risen to 124,632, according to the fresh data released by the country's Civil Protection Department on Saturday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Italy,National
US COIVD-19 deaths surpass 8,000
New York, April 5 (IANS) The total deaths of COVID-19 in the US topped 8,000 as of 2.30 p.m. on Saturday (local time), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National
Containing corona: RSS pitches in with help in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh workers in Rajasthan have shifted their focus to helping the poor and migrant labourers following the lockdown called to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
One killed in clash over opening quarantine centre in Bengal
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) One youth was killed and another was injured in a clash between two groups on Saturday over opening a Covid-19 quarantine centre in West Bengal's Birbhum district, the police said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid-19 crumbles healthcare hierarchy in MP; many officials down (Ld)
Bhopal, April 4 April 5 (IANS) The bureaucracy was crippled in Madhya Pradesh by Saturday night due to the coronavirus effect. Even the Health Department hierarchy had crumbled under the burgeoning crisis with its Principal Secretary Pallavi Jain Govil and Additional Director (Health) Veena Sinha testing positive for the dreaded virus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Markaz attendees to add to COVID-19 patient count in Delhi
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the number of coronavirus cases might increase in the capital in the coming two-three days.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Little data to predict Indian strain of coronavirus less virulent: CCMB director (Interview)
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) There is very little data available at this stage to suggest that Indian strand of coronavirus is less virulent compared to the countries suffering large numbers of fatalities, a top Indian scientist said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Germany, France accuse US of 'wild west' approach on face masks
Washington/London, April 5 (IANS) Germany and France have accused the US of confiscating thousands of protective face masks and protective gear meant for their countries, calling it "an act of modern piracy".
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kalaburgi police force yoga session on lockdown violators, gift candles
Kalaburgi (Karnataka), April 5 (IANS) Even as police across the country are grappling with the issue of dealing with lockdown regulation violators, police in the city have been quite innovative when it comes to punishing local violators.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Passengers can make bookings from April 15 onwards: AirAsia
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India on Saturday said that passengers can continue to make their bookings for flights that wil be operated from April 15 onwards.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UN chief reiterates global ceasefire appeal as world fights COVID-19 (Ld)
United Nations, April 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said that the international community should focus only on the battle against its common enemy of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is sweeping the entire world and bringing tremendous socio-economic impacts.
2020-04-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US dollar rises on risk aversion
New York, April 4 (IANS) The US dollar climbed in late trading on Friday as the COVID-19 pandemic restrained market participants' appetite for risk.
2020-04-04
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Tablighi case: Over 500 foreigners found living in Delhi mosques
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Over 500 foreign Muslim preachers have been found to be staying in more than 15 mosques in the national capital, police said. These foreign nationals are hiding in different places as they are unable to move out of the country due to the lockdown announced by the Central government in view of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Iran urges removal of US sanctions amid COVID-19 spread
Tehran, April 4 (IANS) The US "cruel and illegal" sanctions against Iran have caused difficulties for ordinary Iranians' access to medicine and medical equipment and services amid the COVID-19 spread, Esmaeil Baqaei Hamaneh, Iran's envoy to the UN office in Geneva, said on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
UN chief reiterates global ceasefire appeal as world fights COVID-19
United Nations, April 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said the international community should focus only on the battle against its common enemy of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is sweeping the entire world and bringing tremendous socio-economic impacts.
2020-04-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Of 46, only 8 Tablighi members attended Nizaumddin Markaz: Goa CM
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said, that only eight out of the 46 members of the Tablighi Jamaat who are currently quarantined in Goa, have attended religious events in Nizamuddin -- a COVID-19 hotspot -- in the national capital, where the virus was reportedly transmitted to dozens of other participants.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Friday ends with 3 new cases and 2 discharges for AP
Amaravati, April 4 (IANS) With just 3 samples testing positive between 10 a.m. and 10.30 p.m., the number of COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh climbed marginally to 164, on Friday. According to the bulletin issued by the state's nodal officer, two cases were reported from East Godavari district while the third case came in from Visakhapatnam.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Big hike in Madhya Pradesh COVID-19 cases
Bhopal/Indore, April 4 (IANS) The blame game continued in Madhya Pradesh as the government and the ruling party kept fretting and fuming over the role of minority community in the spread of coronavirus as positive cases rose dramatically from 121 in the afternoon to 154 by 11.30 p.m. on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Civil servants' job reserved for J&K residents
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) In a historic decision by changing Jammu and Kashmir domicile rules, the Centre on Friday issued an order declaring that all civil servant jobs in the newly created Union Territory will be reserved for its residents.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Health workers stage protest at Covid-19 hospital in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) A section of nurses and health workers at a state-run hospital in South Kolkata earmarked for the treatment of Covid-19 patients on Friday staged a demonstration and laid siege on the room of the superintendent, alleging that the health facility lacked the infrastructure to handle such an infectious disease.
2020-04-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Amidst Covid-19, AP exports 1,530 MT of aqua products
The aqua products are being exported thorough Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, and Krishnapatnam ports with 270 MT shipped on Friday alone.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
COVID-19: Jagan Mohan Reddy supports PM's April 5 plan
Amaravati, April 4 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has expressed support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal to light a lamp, candle or shine a mobile flashlight during a nationwide 9 minute lights shutdown on April 5.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Karnataka seeks public funds to fight coronavirus
Bengaluru, April 4 (IANS) Bracing for a long war against the coronavirus pandemic, the Karnataka government has sought donations from the public, including the industry, corporates, traders, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society to meet the rising expenditure in containing the spread of the dreaded virus, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Odisha reports 15 Covid-19 cases, highest in a single day
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha has gone up to 20 with 15 new cases getting reported on Friday, the highest in a single day.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Orissa,National
Toyota discontinues Etios series, Corolla Altis in India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Toyota's Etios series and Corolla Altis model will no more be seen at the dealers as the company has stopped production of the models.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
High-speed internet to remain suspended in J&K
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) High-speed internet will continue to remain suspended across the Union Territory of Jammu until April 15, an order issued by Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary, J&K Home Department, said on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Tablighi Jamaat spurs political slugfest between MIM, BJP in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) In Telangana, the BJP is locking horns with Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen chief and MP Asaduddin Owaisi over the issue of Tablighi Jamaat returnees spreading COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Agri machinery shops, truck repair shops on highways can now open
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry, in an order on Friday, allowed shops of agricultural machinery and its spare parts to remain open during the national lockdown. Repair shops for trucks on highways have also been included in that list.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'luru police cars attend to commoners' emergencies
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) The city police have deployed the department's 250 emergency response vehicles to attend to 4,500 requests from commoners amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown, a top police officer said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
After 3 COVID-19 cases, Bomikhal area in Bhubaneswar sealed
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday sealed Bomikhal area here after three COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the area.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
Now, ICMR to go for Covid-19 therapeautic trial with WHO
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) With coronavirus wrecking havoc across the globe including India, a therapeutic trial for Covid-19 is on the cards.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Modi, Netanyahu discuss ways to tackle coronavirus crisis
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had a telephone conversation with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu as the two leaders discussed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the response strategies adopted by their respective governments to the health crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Three people quarantine themselves in tent in Bengal
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Three villagers in West Bengal's Nadia district spent days in a tent away from the human habitation to quarantine themselves after returning from Odisha in order to prevent the spread of Covid 19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan records 46 new COVID-19 cases; total up to 179
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) Recording the highest number of corona positive cases in a day, Rajasthan on Friday reported a total of 46 COVID-19 cases including nine evacuees from Iran, which took the total tally to 179 in the state out of which 33 are Tablighi Jamaat members, confirmed health officials.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Maulana Saad responds to Crime Branch's notice, denies wrong-doing
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Mohd Saad Kandhalvi admitted that the Delhi Police's Crime Branch has registered a criminal case against him and it had sent him a notice for questioning, while also responding to the charges against him.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
United Airlines to repatriate US citizens from New Delhi
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) US-basd United Airlines will begin operating repatriation flights for US citizens from New Delhi from April 5.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP invokes Vajpayee to make '9 baje, 9 minute' a success
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday invoked its mentor and former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee's iconic poem "Ao fir se diya jalaye" to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign urging all citizens to light a candle at 9 p.m. on Sunday for nine minutes to show their solidarity with the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa hotel shut down, staff quarantined for hosting COVID-19 patient
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) The North Goa district administration on Friday shut down a hotel near Panaji, after it was revealed that the state's sixth COVID-19 positive person had checked into it after his return from Mozambique via Mumbai last month.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National
Air India halts bookings till Apr 30; awaits clarity on lockdown deadline
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) National carrier Air India has halted bookings for flights till April 30. According to sources, the airline is awaiting clarity from the Centre, on whether or not the lockdown deadline of April 14 will be extended.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
If I feel like sleeping, will do that: Mamata on PM's call to light up
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday described as a "personal matter" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to citizens to light a candle or diya on April 5 to show solidarity with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and said she would sleep if she felt like it.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Northern Railway converts 83 coaches into isolation wards in one day
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Northern Railway on Friday converted 83 wagons into isolations wards for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) patients, taking the total number of isolation coaches to 174.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Government seeks to dispel myths on April 5 lighting appeal
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to people to light candle, diyas or even mobile flashlights on 9 pm on Sunday to show solidarity in the country's collective fight against the coronavirus pandemic, social media was full of videos and posts about the "scientific benefits" of venture.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vikrant Massey gets a beautiful b'day wish from fiancee Sheetal Thakur
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Vikrant Massey on Friday turned a year older, and his fiancee Sheetal Thakur penned a beautiful wish for him.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karnataka Muslim leaders tell Tablighis to take COVID-19 test
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Karnataka's Muslim leaders on Friday urged all Tablighi Jamaat returnees from New Delhi's Nizamuddin to take a COVID-19 test for quarantine if they turn positive.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
You have won me over: Gambhir thanks RCB
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir on Friday thanked Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for acknowledging the contribution he made to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
With India shut down, EC defers Rajya Sabha poll further
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Election Commission has further defered the Rajya Sabha polls, originally slated for March 26, in view of Covid-19 pandemic, saying that fresh date to be announced later.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ICJ moves UNHRC against China for Covid-19 reparation
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The International Council of Jurists (ICJ) and All India Bar Association have moved the United Nations Human Rights Council seeking compensation from China for "surreptitiously developing a biological weapon capable of mass destruction."
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gujarat corona toll 9, total positive cases 95
Gandhinagar, April 3 (IANS) One more person died on Friday in Ahmedabad due to corona virus infection, taking the death toll in Gujarat to 9. Till Friday, 95 persons have been found positive in the state.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Lifeline Udan: 119 tonnes of medical supplies flown across India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Centre on Friday said that under the "Lifeline Udan" initiative, 97 flights have transported 119 tonnes of medical supplies across the country till April 2.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 effect: Kailash Kher set for virtual concert
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Singer Kailash Kher is looking forward to "dispel the darkness spread by coronavirus" by playing live from his home on April 5.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi gears up as COVID patient count increases
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the coronavirus patient count is increasing in the city, the Delhi government and its Health Department has started making more preparations to deal with the numbers.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
MHA sets up two new Covid-19 helplines
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has introduced two new helpline numbers in its control room to help needy amid the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19 fears: No bail for Rana Kapoor
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) A Mumbai court refused to grant bail to Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, and he will continue to remain in judicial custody till April 16, his lawyer said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UNESCAP suggests removal of tariffs on essential medical supplies
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the world reels under the scourge of coronavirus pandemic, a report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) says that countries should remove tariffs and unnecessary non-tariff measures on the import of essential medicines, medical equipment and related inputs.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Tablighi Jamaat members misbehaved with Delhi doctors too
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Not just Ghaziabad, the members of the Tablighi Jamaat admitted to Delhi hospital also misbehaved with the doctors, however, with enhanced security and counselling, the behaviour improved.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Two more die in Delhi; toll 6, most positive cases from Jamaat
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The corona toll rose to six in Delhi on Friday with two new deaths in the last 24 hours during which 93 new positive cases were reported, taking the total to 386.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Geetika Vidya: I was told 25 is too old an age to become an actress
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Geetika Vidya who impressed the audience and critics alike with her performance in films like "Soni" and "Thappad", says she is content with the wisdom that she has gained by living life on her own terms, and has never been bogged down by what others advised.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Maharashtra records 6 Covid-19 deaths in day, cases approach 500
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) In the highest single day toll so far, Maharashtra recorded six deaths due to Covid-19 on Friday and the number of positive cases shot up by 67 from 423 to 490, officials said here.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Soul legend Bill Withers passes away
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Soul legend Bill Withers is no more. He passed away at the age of 81 on Friday of heart complications, according to a statement issued by his family.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Railways transports over 4L wagons of essential items in a week
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In the first week of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Indian Railways transported over 4 lakh wagons of essential items across India to meet the damands, officials said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: Guterres warns terrorists may take advantage of pandemic
United Nations, April 3 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that terrorists could be taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic devastating large areas of the world.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Delhi approves for food grains to non PDS beneficiaries
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday approved for food grains to the non PDS beneficiaries during the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Medical tourism suffers badly in India amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) NITI Aayog and Ministry of Commerce had recently included medical travel industry in one of the 12 'champion sectors' they wished to promote under the services promotion council. But the $9-billion India's health & medical tourism industry stands still under the severe blow of corona outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Social distancing is the new unity: Ganguly
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Former India captain and Board of Control of Cricket in India President Sourav Ganguly on Friday appealed for people to stay indoors and maintain social distancing as India grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19 system in place, AP eyes rescuing its people from other states
Amaravati, April 3 (IANS) With COVID-19 infrastructure in place, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is now intensifying efforts to aid people of the state, stranded in other states. He has also called for effective monitoring and quarantine measures for the persons who returned to the state from the Tablighi Jamaat event at Delhi in March.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Aditya Birla Group to donate Rs 500 cr to fight COVID-19
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Aditya Birla Group on Friday said that it is committed to contribute Rs 500 crore to various COVID-19 relief measures.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Two more die of corona in Telangana; 75 new cases
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Two more people died of coronavirus in Telangana on Thursday, taking the death toll in the state to 11 while 75 new positive cases were reported, officials said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Covid-19 cases may peak in India by April end: ICS (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Chest Society (ICS) has evaluated that India is likely to experience its peak in terms positive Covid-19 cases by the end of April.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal appreciates SRK's efforts, actor says he's always there for Delhi
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) That Shah Rukh Khan has a soft corner for his hometown Delhi is often reflected in his words. On Friday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted words of appreciation for the superstar, lauding his contribution for the nation in this hour of crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
OYO reaches out to embassies to accommodate stranded foreigners
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Hospitality major OYO has reached out to embassies of over 15 countries to accommodate foreign nationals stranded in India amid the coronavirus crisis and the ongoing lockdown.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Ghungroo' singer Shilpa Roy gets emotional on guru Hariharan's b'day
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) National Award-winning singer Hariharan has received a very special birthday message from his student Shilpa Rao, who is best known for singing "Ghungroo" in "War".
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Telangana CM backs PM's call to light lamps
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday urged the people in the state to light lamps on April 5 at 9 P.M. as desired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
MHA directs states to implement agriculture exemptions
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Taking note of failures in implementation of lockdown exemptions in agriculture sector, the Home Ministry on Friday directed the states to communicate with all field agencies about the move.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MHA to blacklist 360 more foreigners linked to Tablighi Jamaat
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Home Ministry has started the blacklisting process against 360 more foreigners who have gone to their native places after taking part in Tablighi Jamaat congregation amid the novel coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Revv to offer over 1,000 cars to healthcare workers at zero fee
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Self-drive car rental startup Revv on Friday said it will offer over 1,000 cars at zero fee to assist healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Make sure everyone is safe before thinking when to start league: Ancelotti
London, April 3 (IANS) Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said that he hopes all clubs can resume training at the same time to ensure fair play if the Premier League is to resume. England's top flight, as is the case with all other sports in the country, has been suspended since the coronavirus outbreak gained steam in the United Kingdom.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Former record holder Kipsang arrested for breaking COVID-19 curfew
Nairobi, April 3 (IANS) Kenya's suspended former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang was among the 20 people who were arrested on Thursday night for violating a curfew imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Stern action against transporters involved in irregularities: Hussain
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Imran Hussain on Friday warned the transporters that those found involved in any irregularities can face stern action as per law, including lodging of FIR and arrest.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COVID-19: Abhishek Bachchan shares video thanking essential service employees
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan has taken to Instagram to share a heartwarming video where he thanks all essential service employees who continue to serve the nation amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's tally of corona positive 2,547; Maha worst hit
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in India stood at 2,547, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC employees contribute their salaries to raise Rs 1 crore for PM-CARES
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Supreme Court employees, except class IV employees, donated their salaries to form a corpus of Rs 1.06 crore to contribute to PM Citizens' Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES) fund to provide relief to the poor and destitute patients in need of food and shelter, as the country fights the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gathering of migrant workers, Tablighi Jamaat causes setback: Prez (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In his second unpresidented communication with all Governors, Lieutenant Governors (LGs) and Administrators, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday expressed concern that gathering of migrant workers and Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi caused a setback to the efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UPL commits Rs 75 cr to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Agricultural solutions provider UPL on Friday pledged Rs 75 crore to PM-CARES Fund for assisting in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tahira Kashyap starts her series titled 'The Lockdown Tales'
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap Khurrana on Friday started her series, "The Lockdown Tales", to cheer up the mood of people amidst the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi govt launches online learning activities for students
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) To ensure that the learning process is not affected during the 21-day lockdown due to coronavirus, the Delhi government has launched the first phase of its online learning activities with children -- with one assignment a day for students up to Class 8.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
SC gives relief to NDTV, quashes IT notice
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In a major relief to New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV), the Supreme Court on Friday allowed its appeal to quash the notice issued by the Income Tax Department seeking reassessment of income assessment for the financial year 2007-08 for allegedly round-tripping hundreds of crores of rupees from foreign sources.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Odisha's corona positive cases rise to 9
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Three more COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Odisha taking the total number of positive cases to 9 in the state, said Health department on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
Health officials on their toes as COVID-19 cases spike in MP
Indore/Bhopal, April 3 (IANS) The COVID-19 positive cases continue to rise unabated in Madhya Pradesh, touching 121, a spike of 21 cases in 24 hours, even as health workers are leaving no stone unturned in the fight against the pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Bhopal-based R&D company get ICMR nod for developing COVID-19 testing kits
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A Bhopal-based research and development company has got approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for developing Real-Time PCR detection kit for SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19).
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
38 active cases in Bengal, 12 recover (Ld)
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) The number of active Covid 19 cases went up to 38 in West Bengal on Friday while nine patients fully recovered, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National
It was an emotional win for entire nation: Tendulkar on 2011 WC win
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Team India completed nine years of lifting the 2011 World Cup on Thursday and reacting to that momentous occasion when India beat Sri Lanka, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar said it was an emotional win for the entire nation and not just the cricket team.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Army medics at Delhi's Narela Covid-19 centre to look after Tablighi Jamaat workers
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Indian Army medical teams were rushed to the quarantine centre in Delhi's Narela area on Friday where some of the Covid-19 positive Tablighi Jamaat workers are being kept. This the first time the army has been deployed to assist the civil administration in Delhi in the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Lockdown diaries: Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi turns personal chef for wife, kids
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi has turned a personal chef for his doting kids and wife.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
M&M not to inject any fresh equity into SYMC
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has decided not to infuse fresh equity into its South Korea-based subsidiary SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC)in light of the COVID 19 impact.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Big B hopes homeopathy will cure coronavirus, netizens unimpressed
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan feels homeopathic medicine may come up with ways to counter the coronavirus. At the same time, he is hopeful that India will lead the world in finding a treatment for the deadly virus which has turned into a pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Who are Sewa Bharti that's daily feeding 75,000 Delhiites amid lockdown?
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) One may not have heard of them so much, but one organisation is feeding 75,000 people of Delhi on a daily basis during this pan-India shutdown and preparing to feed twice as many people.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: My Team 11 donates Rs 5 lakh to the PM Cares Fund
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) Fantasy sports platform My Team 11 announced on Friday that it has donated a sum of Rs 5 lakh to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
More Mumbai cos. donate towards Covid-19 relief
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Several Mumbai companies have donated towards the cause of Covid-19 relief works on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Long exposure to high-risk patients raises risk of corona in healthcare workers: ICS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Chest Society (ICS) has found that the long working bours and continuous exposure to high-risk patients is the cause for the increasing risks of COVID-19 positivity among healthcare workers.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi's crime graph dips amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed to break the chain of the deadly coronavirus has also helped in bringing down the crime graph in the national capital.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sushant Divgikar is India's 1st drag artiste in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Model-actor Sushant Divgikar has become India's first drag artiste to feature the esteemed Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List, for Class 2020. He features in the list of 'The Arts' honorees as well as in the 'Celebrities category.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Centre to SC: Shut 'PIL shops' till India wins corona battle
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Friday told the Supreme Court, citing PILs filed by activists Harsh Mander and Swami Agnivesh, that professional "PIL shops" must be locked down till India wins the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
PM Modi thanks athletes for support in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked athletes for showing their support towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Modi addressed the nation on Friday morning before interacting with a number of athletes. Post the interaction, the athletes tweeted their support in the fight against the novel disease. Over 2,300 coronavirus cases have been reported in India, including 56 deaths and the number is rising.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Coronavirus cases in Gautam Buddha Nagar reach 50
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) With the number of positive patients touching the 50 mark in Gautam Buddha Nagar, and Meerut at the second position with 25 cases, the coronavirus on Friday reached out to other districts in Uttar Pradesh too.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
3 more test positive in Karnataka with Tablighi connect
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Three more Tablighi Jamaat pilgrims have tested Covid-19 positive in Karnataka, raising the state's tally to 128, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
20 COVID-19 cases in Assam, NE tally rises to 24
Guwahati/Agartala, April 3 (IANS) With more fresh positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the region, the total number of cases in the northeast went up to 24 on Friday, including 20 in Assam, ministers and officials said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Assam,National
COVID-19: LaLiga urges clubs to introduce pay cuts
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) Spanish football's top flight league, also known as LaLiga, urged its clubs to introduce pay cuts as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the country into declaring a state of emergency.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Premier League to resume when normalcy returns, wage cut to be discussed
London, April 3 (IANS) The Premier League shareholders met on Friday and among the major decisions taken with an eye on the coronavirus outbreak across the world, it has been decided that the league will not resume in the beginning of May and will only happen once the pandemic is brought under control and it is considered safe for the people.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
11 CISF jawans at Mumbai airport test Covid-19 positive
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) In a huge scare, at least 11 jawans of CISF posted at Mumbai Airport tested Covid-19 positive, official sources said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Covid-19 clarity: Now see mighty Dhauladhars from Punjab plains
Jalandhar, April 3 (IANS) With nature reclaiming its space, now you can see the mighty Dhauladhar range of Himachal Pradesh from plains of Punjab!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Gathering of migrants, Jamaat event caused setback, Prez tells Guvs, LGs (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In his second communication with all Governors, Lieutenant Governors (LGs) and Administrators, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that gathering of migrant workers and Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi caused a setback to the efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dortmund's stadium to become COVID-19 treatment center
Berlin, April 3 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund is to make its home stadium, the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's largest football stadium, available to help the fight against the coronavirus with immediate effect, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
IIT Hyderabad-incubated startup develops low-cost ventilator
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad-incubated startup Aerobiosys Innovations has developed a low-cost, portable, emergency-use ventilator, the institute said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology
COVID-19 count rises to 38 in Bengal, 12 recover
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 cases went up to 38 in West Bengal on Friday, while nine patients have fully recovered, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Odisha's sixth Covid-19 patient has Tablighi connect
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) The sixth Covid-19 patient in Odisha from Cuttack had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi's Nizamuddin area last month, state government's spokesperson Subroto Bagchi said on Friday, adding that the authorities have started contact tracing for this person.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
Best of NCPA's shows at home
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Dont let the lockdown dull you spirits. The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), is showcasing the best of events from its archives on YouTube including exclusive videos specially curated from NCPA's extensive library.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
DRDO develops portable backpack for sanitisation equipment
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In a quest for developing indigenous solutions to combat the coronavirus Pandemic, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed portable backpack for area sanitisation equipment.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
KV staff donate over Rs 10 crore to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Pitching in to help manage the Covid-19 outbreak, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and its staff have voluntarily contributed over Rs 10 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Ekta Kapoor gives up one-year salary of 2.5cr for employees
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Popular producer Ekta Kapoor is giving up her one-year salary of Rs 2.5 crore at Balaji Telefilms to ensure her employees dont suffer during the lockdown, which was announced last month owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Japan football, baseball leagues postponed further
Tokyo, April 3 (IANS) The Japanese professional baseball league and football J-League will continue to be postponed due to the global spread of coronavirus, it was announced here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi LG asks Health Dept to get medical essentials for frontline workers
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Friday directed the Health department to plan and procure medical essentials and ensure safety and well-being of the frontline health workers, as they fight against the coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jesse Eisenberg has 'never seen' a superhero film or a Bond film!
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Actor Jesse Eisenberg may have played the DC villain Lex Luthor in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", but he claims he has never watched a superhero film -- for that matter, not even a James Bond film or anything from "Star Wars" or "Star Trek"!
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5 more test positive, tally rises to 75 in J&K
Jammu, April 3 (IANS) With five more persons testing positive on Friday, the number of Covid-19 cases is Jammu and Kashmir has gone up to 75.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Give respect, dignity and assure safety to front line workers: Bhaker
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Teen shooting star Manu Bhaker on Friday put her weight firmly behind doctors, nurses, police and urged for their safety as they fight the coronavirus risking their lives.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Stock market tumbles, Sensex settles below 28,000 (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Indian stock markets plummeted on Friday with the BSE Sensex falling over 670 points to settle below the psychological mark of 28,000.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
With repair shops closed, farmers fear delay in crop harvests
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) While the government tries to push up the supply of essential items like flour and cereals, farmers across the country say that due to the lockdown, machines used in agricultural activities cannot be repaired because the necessary shops have not been certified as essential services.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Varsities told to inform students about PM's appeal
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday wrote to universities and colleges to apprise students and the faculty about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to light candles at 9 p.m. for 9 minutes on April 5.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Jamaat returnee, 2 nurses test corono positive in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 3 (IANS) Gurugram registered five fresh positive cases of coronavirus on Friday. One of the infected persons has direct links to Tablighi Jamaat as he participated in the event in Hazrat Nizamudin.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Haryana,National
Delhi govt launches COVID-19 helpline chatbot
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday launched a COVID-19 helpline chatbot to provide updated information on coronavirus in the city.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala CM welcomes PM's call to light lamps on Apr 5
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to light lamps on Sunday at 9 p.m. for 9 minutes to dispel the darkness caused by the coronavirus pandemic is a good act, as any display of brightness will always be welcomed.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Himachal to make appointments of health workers
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday decided to make appointments of medical and para-medical staff on an outsource basis for three months in the health department.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Arjun Bijlani makes egg bhurji for breakfast: No take 2
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Television actor Arjun Bijalni took over the kitchen to make some "egg bhurji" for breakfast but said that there's no take two!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19 cases continue global advance, toll above 54,000 (3rd Ld, correcting figure in para 1)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The global coronavirus toll was over 54,000 on Friday evening with Italy (13,915), Spain (10,935) and the US (6,058) accounting for well over half the fatalities, while the number of cases were fast approaching a million, as per the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt tweets celebs' videos to appeal to people to stay indoors
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) After the Prime Minister held a video conferencing with sportspersons to emphasise on social distancing, the Press Information Bureau has started tweeting videos of celebrities to appeal to people to stay indoors.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Follow advisories issued by govt and doctors: Bajrang
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Ace wrestler Bajrang Punia on Friday appealed on Twitter to follow the advisories issued by the government and doctors amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
For a change, Yamuna flows cleaner and full
Agra April 3 (IANS) After a long while, river Yamuna is flowing full and cleaner at this time of the year.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
WI's U-19 tour of England postponed due to scheduling issues
St. John's (Antigua), April 3 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have agreed to postpone the planned West Indies U-19 tour of England, scheduled for August and September 2020 due to scheduling clashes.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
107 foreigners under quarantine in Haryana
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Vijai Vardhan on Friday said 107 foreigners who have attended the congregation in Delhis Nizamuddin Markaz in March, were kept under quarantine after returning to the state.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National
Reduced trading hours for currency, debt markets amid COVID-19
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) In a major move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday reduced the trading hours for foreign exchange and bond markets by around four hours, with an aim to thwart risks and impact on liquidity amid reduced staff and logistical support.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
This app to provide overview of COVID-19 pandemic globally
London, April 3 (IANS) Researchers have created a web application that provides an overview of the coronavirus pandemic across the globe, in a way that is more interactive than other maps and statistics.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Would never believe if someone told me I would be what I am, says Kohli
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Virat Kohli is arguably the best batsman in the world at present across formats, but if someone would have told him he would sit on top of so many records back when he started off, the Indian captain would tell that person to "get lost".
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Bollywood promotes Maharashtra govt's free distress helpline
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood stars have taken up the responsibility to spread the word about the Maharashtra government's free distress helpline to tackle the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
M'rashtra leaders slam PM's 'light' call on April 5
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) All major political parties in Maharashtra, including the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for lighting candles, lamps or mobile torches on April 5 at 9 pm, here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vir Das excited to be back in fiction space with a strange character
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Stand-up comedian and actor Vir Das, who is looking forward to his upcoming web series "Hasmukh", says performing in front of a live audience is extremely different from being in a fictional film or series.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Dolby On' app comes to India on Android (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Dolby On which is music video recording and streaming app on Friday launched its Android versions in India for free.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Disappointing but glad Oly has been cancelled: Mo Farah
London, April 3 (IANS) Legendary runner Mo Farah has said that while it is disappointing to see the Tokyo Olympics postponed by a year, he also made it clear that delaying the Games was the best possible solution keeping in mind the impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on the world.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
102 new Covid-19 cases in TN; total 411 (Roundup)
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 102 positive coronavirus cases, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state to 411.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Sample testing criteria for Covid-19 may be revised: Health Min
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that there was a possibility of revising sample criteria for testing Covid-19, if the need arose.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kartik Aaryan is 'ageing gracefully' in lockdown!
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan on Friday posted a hilarious picture that shows him in his old version.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
John Mayer reacts to Jessica Simpson's memoir revelations
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Singer John Mayer says he doesn't need to read about his relationship with singer Jessica Simpson in her recently released memoir, as he was there.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Bollywood promotes Maharashtra govt's free distress helpline
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood stars have taken up the responsibility to spread the word about the Maharashtra government's free distress helpline to tackle the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
If I feel like sleeping, I will do that: Mamata on PM's call to light candles
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to the citizens to light a candle or diya at 9 p.m. on April 5 to show solidarity with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday described it as a 'personal matter', saying those agreed with the PM should follow his direction, "but if I feel I will sleep, I will do that".
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National
HRD Ministry writes to education organizations about corona safety
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Friday wrote to educational organizations to apprise them about use of COVID-19 tracking application, AarogyaSetu.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
COVID-19: Hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin mix dangerous for heart
New York, April 3 (IANS) As the combined use of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin to treat coronavirus patients gains momentum, cardiologists are advising caution because both medications can increase the risk for dangerous abnormal heart rhythms.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Nine new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Kerala on Friday reported nine new coronavirus positive cases, taking the total number of such cases to 251, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National
Kejriwal holds videoconference with MLAs on corona relief work (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday held a meeting with all MLAs from the city through videoconference to discuss the relief work carried out in their respective Assembly segments amid the lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's forex reserves rise by $5.65 bn
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $5.65 billion during the week ended March 27.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Clubs risk Champions League axe if seasons not completed: UEFA
Paris, April 3 (IANS) The current football season, stopped abruptly due to the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, should be played to a conclusion feel UEFA and Europe's top clubs who have stated that teams may be excluded from the next Champions League if their domestic competitions are ended prematurely.
2020-04-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Ali Fazal's poetic mush makes Richa Chadha blush
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) At a time when the world is in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bollywood actor Ali Fazal took time out to post a romantic post for his lady-love, actress Richa Chadha.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Covid-19 cases continue global advance, toll above 54,000
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The global coronavirus toll was over 54,00 on Friday evening with Italy (13,915), Spain (10,935) and the US (6,058) accounting for well over half the fatalities, while the number of cases were fast approaching a million, as per the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
This day that year: Brathwaite takes WI to T20 WC glory
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) West Indies dramatically won their second T20 World Cup title four years ago in Kolkata by beating England by four wickets in the final. And it will always be remembered for Carlos Brathwaite's four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes that took the Windies home at the Eden Gardens.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Yogi ensures long haul for Tablighis in UP
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath faces the toughest challenge of his political career in the prevailing scenario when members of the Tablighi Jamaat are proving to be major "Corona carriers".
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Debina Bonnerjee donates Rs 1 lakh to PM-CARES fund
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee, who has been urging people to stay home and practice basic hygiene, has donated Rs 1 lakh to PM-CARES.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
DJ Diplo finds pop star Charli XCX is 'so exciting'
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) American deejay Diplo finds friend Charli XCX "so exciting", because he feels the singer has "so much charisma".
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Nadda calls Cong 'anti-national' in intra-party videoconference
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) BJP national President JP Nadda on Friday held a meeting with party leaders in Uttar Pradesh through videoconference, during which he flayed the Congress and accused the opposition party of holding 'anti-national views'.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal to address parents, children on March 4
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia will interact with teachers and parents of all the schools in the city on Saturday and will help them in 'Parenting in the times of Corona'.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Corporate leaders face economic challenge of a lifetime
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the new coronavirus pandemic hits enterprises and individuals alike -- businesses large and small shut their doors and millions retreat to enforced isolation -- the magnitude of the crisis confronts corporate leaders with the economic challenge of a lifetime, a new report has stressed.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Taj Group salutes medics with hotel rooms in Mumbai, Goa, Noida
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), which runs the Taj group of hotels, has thrown open its doors for the medical staff combating the Covid-19 pandemic, an official spokesperson said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Mrunal Thakur is Kushal Tandon's 'soul mate'
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actors Mrunal Thakur and Kushal Tandon cannot seem to stop gushing about each other lately.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ambulance drivers at forefront in fight against COVID-19
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) In the fight against the outbreak of coronavirus not only health workers and doctors are taking the lead, but the ambulance drivers who are always on a move to attend medical emergencies are also at the forefront.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Afridi feels PCB failed to set strong example against corruption
Lahore, April 3 (IANS) Former skipper Shahid Afridi feels that repeated cases of Pakistan players either being approached by bookies or them failing to report approaches is due to the failure of the Pakistan Cricket Board to set strong examples. Umar Akmal is the latest player who failed to report an approach made during the Pakistan Super League.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Kaneria asks Yuvraj, Bhajji to help minorities in Pakistan
Lahore, April 3 (IANS) Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has requested India cricketers Yuvraj and Harbhajan Singh to help minorities in the country fight the battle against coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
MHA, 6 UTs without legislation to donate Rs 89 cr to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday announced that its team, Union Territories (UTs) without legislation and Central Police organisations will jointly donate their one-day salary amounting Rs 89 crore in PM-CARES Fund in fight against COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
30 new Covid-19 cases reported in R'sthan, tally up to 166
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) The coronavirus positive count continued to maintain an upward curve in Rajasthan on Friday with 30 new cases, taking the total tally to 166 which includes 29 members of the Tablighi Jamaat who were at the congregation in Delhis Nizamuddin Markaz in March, said Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Sarah Hyland not happy with her 'Modern Family' ending
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Actress Sarah Hyland has expressed disappointment with the way the track of her character Haley Dunphy is being ended on "Modern Family".
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Tablighi-corona bond gets stronger, 7 more positive in Agra
Agra, April 3 (IANS) The connection between coronavirus and those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi is getting stronger by the hour, making the entire scenario rather scary as of the 28 samples of Tablighis sent for testing in Agra, seven have tested positive.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Centre notifies appointment of 3 judicial officers as judges of J&k HC
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Centre on Friday notified the appointment of three judicial officers as judges of the common High Court of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vidyut Jammwal wows fans with tree-climbing skills
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) While B-Town celebs are busy finding ways to workout inside their homes amid the lockdown, actor Vidyut Jammwal has found an innovative way to sweat it out! On Friday morning, the actor took to Instagram to share a video where he can be seen climbing a tree!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siemens India commits Rs 20 crore in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Siemens India, one of the leading producers of energy-efficient technologies, on Friday said it would contribute Rs 20 crore towards India's fight against COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Where are the kitchens, Delhi Congress asks Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Congress in Delhi on Friday questioned the Delhi government on the availability of community kitchens promised for the migrant labourers in the wake of lockdown to contain coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Dolby On' app for Android, iOS arrives in India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Dolby On which is music video recording and streaming app on Friday launched its iOS as well as Android versions in India for free.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Decision on curfew extension depends on situation'
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said any decision on extending the statewide curfew beyond would depend on the prevailing situation relating to coronavirus, which he was personally monitoring on a day-to-day basis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Retail prices of essentials rise in Kerala amid lockdown
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) The prices of essential items have risen between 5 and 20 per cent in Kerala amid the nationwide lockdown, and these could further balloon by the time it ends on April 14.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Not all men idolise Western ideals of muscularity
London, April 3 (IANS) Contrary to the common belief, non-Western men are generally less hung up about their body image and pursuing a muscular physique than their Western counterparts, reveals a study.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
OUP India supports learners, teachers with free online access
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Students and teachers in both the school and higher education streams have been provided free access to the Continue Learning @home initiative of Oxford University Press (OUP), the world's largest university press, is aimed at creating a home learning environment and ensuring that the delivery of education is not disrupted during the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced on Thursday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
How COVID-19 changed retail, shopping behaviour of people
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) The widespread restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic changed shopping behaviour dramatically with many people stocking up on hand sanitisers and toilet papers, while shelters across the US are running out of pets to adopt as consumers take comfort in a new companion, said a new report.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Neil Patrick Harris thanks husband for 'countless adventures'
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris is glad that he met his now-husband David Burtka 16 years ago, and thanked him for giving him "countless adventures".
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
PhonePe launches #i4India movement to fight COVID-19
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Digital payments major PhonePe on Friday announced the launch of a national movement called #i4India after its #100CrorePledge to help India fight the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic went viral last week.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Jamiat asks Muslims to offer Friday prayers from home
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind president on Friday appealed to all Muslims to offer Friday prayers from home amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
647 confirmed corona cases linked to Jamaat, says govt
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) There are at least 647 confirmed cases of coronavirus found to have links with Tablighi Jamaat in the last two days, the government said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
102 persons test positive for Covid-19 in TN; total 411
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 102 positive coronavirus cases, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state to 411.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Army veterans write to PM, claim Ganga water can cure COVID-19
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A group of 100 army veterans devoted to reviving river Ganga's pristine nature has written to the Prime Minister to conduct detailed research to assess the capacity of Ganga water against biological challenges such as coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
India's 'Mobiliser in Chief' in times of Covid-19 shutdown
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India, like most nations, is manoeuvring through a very delicate time with its 133 crore people in a 21-day-long nationwide shutdown, affecting the supply of essential goods as well as people's morale. While industry and services have already taken a beating, those who haven't faced the economic ramifications are overwhelmed with the idea of working from home, often resulting in domestic confrontations and worse, as per the national women's' panel. However, in this hour of absolute crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his message seems to have worked magic in containing the disgruntlement of people facing hardships, including those who have not voted for his BJP.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala elderly couple recovers from Covid-19, leaves for home
Kottayam (Kerala) April 3 (IANS) An octogenarian couple in Kerala who was under treatment at the Kottayam Medical College hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, was discharged on Friday after recovery.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National
COVID-19: 259 tested positive from Markaz; 384 total patients in Delhi
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) With a total of 259 people testing positive from Nizamuddin Markaz, the coronavirus tally of Delhi reached 384 on Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
IOC aims to follow existing schedule for postponed Oly
Tokyo, April 3 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said the competition and session schedule for Tokyo 2020 will largely be in place for the postponed Olympics in 2021, although adaptations might be needed subject to venue availability.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Sandeep Chaudhary 'proud & honoured' to make Forbes' 30 Under 30 list
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) At this time of distress when the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, Indias star Para Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary had a moment of pride. Chaudhary, the World record holder in F44 category, has made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list in Entertainment and Sports category for the year 2020.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Mumbai expo centre to house 10k homeless
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) The NESCO Group's Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) has opened its sprawling expo halls in Goregaon east to house thousands of stranded and lockdown-hit migrants, labourers and the homeless, an official said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Telugu actor-politician Balakrishna gives Rs 1cr in aid of COVID-19 fight
Hyderabad, 3 April (IANS) Telugu actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna has donated Rs 1.25 crore towards the fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He has donated Rs 50 lakh each to CM relief funds of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Rs 25 lakh towards the 'Corona Crisis Charity' welfare of cine workers of Telugu filmdom, which was initiated by Chiranjeevi.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Cong raises issue of PPE for health workers after PM's video message
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Congress has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Friday's video message where he asked the people to light candles on April 5 at 9 p.m.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
When Punjab cops fight corona, their wives stitch masks
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) When their husbands are in the field to fight coronavirus, the better halves are ensuring free food distribution to cater to the poor in Punjab's Ropar district.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National
Wage cuts can happen in the near future for England: Woakes
London, April 3 (IANS) England all-rounder Chris Woakes said that while no wage cuts have been put in place for the players yet, it is something that he expects will happen in the near future.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian football stars make the most of staying at home
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The All India Football Federation on Thursday started a #FitWithIndianFootball campaign which will see the star players of the country spread awareness about how to keep fit during the widespread quarantine.As part of the campaign the different stars of Indian football, right from the Indian Senior Mens and Womens Team to Indian Arrows to Indian U-17 Womens World Cup squad to all age group national team players will be displaying and explaining to fans several training regime using a football.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Alcoholic villager booked for violating lockdown after son's plaint
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Police has booked an alcoholic resident of Rajokri village on the charge of violating the lockdown following a complaint by his own son.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
App developed to locate essential supplies amid lockdown in B'luru
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) With the 21-day Covid lockdown disrupting supply chain since March 25, a city-based techie developed an application (app) to enable the people locate essential supplies in the neighbourhood, said his start-up on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
Supply chain disruption eases, labour woes continue
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) With government stepping up efforts to ensure supplies of essential commodities, there was an improvement in the supply chain as flour millers, distributors and retailers said on Friday that things are getting better gradually. However, complete restoration in the supply chain could be possible only when scarcity of labourers is sorted out, they said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Haryana bans fees collection by private schools
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) The Haryana government on Friday directed all private schools in the state not to pressurise the parents of the students to deposit fees until the lockdown period is over, thus banning all types of fees collection with immediate effect.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Awareness about covid-19 higher in tier-1 cities: Study
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Awareness about covid-19 is higher in tier-1 cities in comparison to tier-2 and tier-3 cities, found a joint survey by the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay researchers.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
COVID-19: National leg cricket league indefinitely postponed
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Leg cricket is an emerging sport that has made its mark with young athletes all over India. While it isnt just as popular as the game of cricket, it derives inspiration from the game. Leg cricket has its own rules and is played in a completely different format to its namesake. The upcoming league was to be organised in July, but considering the situation of the pandemic that the world is facing right now, the league has been postponed until further notice.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Zoom CEO sorry as privacy, security concerns mar video meetings
San Jose, April 3 (IANS) Video meeting app Zooms Founder and CEO Eric Yuan has apologized for the privacy and security issues or "Zoom-bombing" being reported in his app that has seen a surge in usage globally as people work from home during lockdowns.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Argentina,Technology
Two Tablighi Jamaat attendees test Covid-19 positive in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Two members of the Tablighi Jamaat, who were at the congregation in Delhis Nizamuddin Markaz in March, tested positive for the coronavirus disease in Punjab, taking the total number of such cases to 49, officials said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National
MHA asks states to get tough with those who attack health workers
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Home Ministry has written to state governments to take strict action in incidents of attacks on health professionals and frontline workers and ensure the security of the medical fraternity.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sadar Bazaar in Lucknow sealed;, Jamaat activists found in mosque
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) The entire Sadar Bazaar area in Lucknow has been sealed by the police after a group of Tablighi Jamaat members were found to staying inside a mosque in the area.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Need testing machines in NE, North Bengal; protect docs: Bhutia to Modi
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into getting COVID-19 testing machines to North East and North Bengal on an urgent basis, also requesting him to take strict action against the attackers who struck the doctors in Indore. Former India captain Bhutia was among the 49 eminent sports personalities who PM Modi spoke to on Friday regarding spreading awareness about the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
DD's 'Ramayan' garners highest ratings for a Hindi GEC show since 2015
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Late Ramanand Sagar's mythological serial "Ramayan", which is over three-decade-old, made a historic comeback on the small screen by garnering highest ratings for a Hindi GEC show since 2015.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Power, RE sector PSUs to donate Rs 925 cr to PM-CARES fund
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Central Public Sector Centre Enterprises (CPSEs) under the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy have decided to contribute Rs 925 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund), which has been created by the Prime Ministers Office to provide relief to the needy people in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Darshan Raval: I am a self-taught musician
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) From participating in the singing reality show "India's Raw Superstar" in 2014 to lending voice to the chartbuster songs like "Chogada" in "LoveYatri" , "Kamariya" in "Mitron" and "Mehrama" in "Love Aaj Kal", the Ahmedabad-bred singer Darshan Raval feels fortunate to be able to carve a niche for himself in Indian music industry.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Smith, Jayawardene lead Warne's greatest SL, SA XIs
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne named his greatest Sri Lanka and South Africa XI during an Instagram live session out of those he has played against in his illustrious 15-year international career .
2020-04-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
TN CM warns of strict action against lockdown violators
C0hennai, April 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday warned of strict action against those violating the nationwide lockdown in the southern state.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
SC asks Karnataka, Kerala to amicably resolve border issue
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the governments of Karnataka and Kerala to amicably resolve the border issue amid the three-week nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Will Smith to host, executive produce 16-episode stand-up comedy series
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith is set to host and executive produce a 16-episode stand-up comedy series called "This Joka".
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Suspended cop Davinder Singh's police custody extended
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday extended the police custody of suspended Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police officer Davinder Singh till April 10.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Burdwan blast accused was behind Barpeta JMB module: NIA
Dispur, April 3 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday revealed that Burdwan blast accused Sahanur Alom was behind the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) module busted in Barpet district of Assam in December-end last year.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism
IndusInd Bank promoters seek RBI nod for raising stake to 26%
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) IndusInd Bank on Friday said that its promoters have sought Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) approval for increasing their permissible holding to 26 per cent.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
New reduced timings for G-sec, forex markets: RBI
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India on Friday notified new market timings for the government bond, forex markets, while maintaining the duration of other key banking related activities.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yogi prepares for post lockdown scenario in UP
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday held a meeting with top officials to discuss ways and means to meet the challenges after the lockdown is lifted.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Paras Chhabrra missing Mahira Sharma amid COVID-19 lockdown?
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Is Paras Chhabrra missing his "Bigg Boss 13" housemate Mahira Sharma in the time of nationwide lockdown? An Instagram video post that Paras has posted with the hashtag #Pahira would suggest as much.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
4 LeT militants, 3 associates arrested in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) Four Lashkar e Taiba militants and three of their associates were arrested on Friday in Handwara area of J&K's Kupwara district, police said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Lockdown step: 'Home delivery' of FIR in Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarnagar, April 3 (IANS) As some people are not following the 21-day nationwide lockdown called to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Muzaffarnagar police has decided to start 'home delivery' of FIRs against those violating government orders.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
K'taka govt Youtube channel to train Covid-19 healthcare workers
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Karnataka government has launched 'Jagruti Karnataka', a Youtube channel to train grassroots level health workers in Covid-19 treatment, a top official said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Media,Politics
UP government cancels bank holidays in lockdown period
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has cancelled bank holidays on Mahavir Jayanti (April 6) and Good Friday (April 10).
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
AI can predict corona patients' risk if they need ventilators
London, April 3 (IANS) As companies the world over commit to make ventilators to meet the demand, researchers are now developing computer models based on artificial intelligence (AI) that calculate the risk of an individual patient's need for a ventilator or intensive care.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Technology
Star Sports finds a way to keep fans 'Cricket Connected'
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) In staying true to providing innovative and meaningful content for cricket fans and viewers, Indias leading sports broadcaster, Star Sports, through digital connectivity, has introduced a new show called Cricket Connected. The show aims to engage cricket-starved fans and keep them connected to the sport they love.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19: Around 50 doctors, medics test positive in India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In India, around 50 doctors and medical staff have tested positive for coronovirus (Covid-19), raising the eyebrows of the Union Health Ministry, sources said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
'PM urged us to take active part in Covid-19 activities'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Legendary India athlete P.T.Usha on Friday said the video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was well timed and has given all a big boost.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Sports
Supply of essential items remains far from smooth in Delhi
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) More than a week after the 21-day lockdown was imposed in the country, the supplies of essential items in Delhi are far from smooth. Branded essential items have disappeared from the shelves of kirana stores, though open items like sugar, flour, rice, pulses are available.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pak Interior Minister played role in acquittal of Pearl case convict (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi/Washington, April 3 (IANS) Pakistan's Minister for Interior and former chief of its internal spy agency Brigadier Ijaz Ahmed Shah may have played a role in the acquittal of Omer Sheikh, the terrorist whose death sentence was commuted in the Daniel Pearl beheading case.
2020-04-03
Category: International, India,Terrorism
Top health experts to have live fitness sessions on social media
New Delhi April 3 (IANS) Renowned health and fitness experts Mickey Mehta, Luke Coutinho, meditation coach Ronak Gajjar, nutritionist Heena Bhimani and several others are coming together under the Fit India Movement to ensure that countrymen have access to the best health, fitness and wellness sessions from the comfort of their homes during the lockdown owing to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
6 NE states seal borders with Assam
Guwahati/Agartala, April 3 (IANS) After Assam reported 16 positive COVID-19 cases, all the attendees of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin, six Northeastern states sealed the interstate borders and barred the general entry from Assam, ministers and officials said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Assam,National
5G iPhones can still arrive on schedule: Foxconn
Taipei, April 3 (IANS) Taiwan-based electronics contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd or Foxconn has reportedly said that the production of the 5G iPhones is likely to start on schedule for the fall launch of the new handsets.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
Now, drones to monitor Friday prayers at Noida mosques
Noida, April 3 (IANS) In an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the Noida administration to deploy drone cameras for monitoring the Friday prayers in the city mosques.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
11 more Tablighi Jamaat participants quarantined in Bengal
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government has quarantined 11 people from West Midnapore district who attended the religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi, official sources said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Prashant Kishor calls for well-thought plan to combat Covid
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to light candles on Sunday at 9 p.m. for nine minutes amid the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, election strategist Prashant Kishor called for a well-thought-out plan and response to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Now, a documentary on COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) A new documentary film attempts to uncover the story of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Public can withdraw cash from India Post ATMs in TN circle
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) People can withdraw money from their post office saving accounts as well as public/private banks through all automatic teller machines (ATM) of India Post in Tamil Nadu Postal Circle.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Atletico slash players, coaching staff's salaries by 70%
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) Former Spanish league champions Atletico Madrid has cut 70 per cent of the salaries of its players and coaching staff. The club said that this agreement will help them supplement the salaries of 430 employees who will be temporarily suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak in Spain.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Robotic nurses to deliver medicine, food to TN corona patients
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Now technology proves the connection between food and medicine. From serving food at upmarket restaurants, robots are now being deployed to serve medicine to COVID-19 patients in Tamil Nadu in an attempt to reduce the infection risk for nurses.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Tablighi Jamaat: 26 Questions police asks Maulana Saad
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Twenty six questions were posed to Mohammad Saad, the organiser of a religious meet here in Nizamuddin Markaz that has turned out to be the lone booster of staggering increase in the number of positive coroanvirus cases and deaths throughout the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Religion
Rohit's daughter imitates Bumrah's bowling action
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Rohit Sharma's one-year daughter Samaira has tried to ace Jasprit Bumrah's lethal sling-arm action which was captured in a video shared by the ace Indian pacer on social media.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Extend moratorium on debt repayment: EEPC
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) of India has urged the government to extend the moratorium on debt repayment as the top markets for engineering exports are under lockdown that is in place to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Wash tractors with soap after use: Goa advisory to farmers
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) Farm implements like tractors, power tiller, transport vehicles have to be washed with soap water each time after use, the Goa Agriculture Department said in its advisory to farmers on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National
Non-life insurers surprised over fall in emergency claims
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Non-life insurers are surprised to see a drastic reduction in reporting of emergency admissions/operations and related claims and wonder whether the people have turned healthy during the lockdown or a silent 'health' bomb is ticking.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Tamannaah: Practise compassion towards less privileged amidst COVID-19 crisis
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia urges people to be more compassionate towards the underprivileged people, especially at a time when the world is dealing with the pandemic of coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Haryana villagers refuse to let officials quarantine 20 Jamaat followers
Faridabad, April 3 (IANS) Amid a spike in coronavirus positive cases in India after the evacuation of hundreds of people from Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in Delhi, residents of a Haryana village forced authorities to not quarantine 20 Jamaat followers from abroad at a nearby college premises, police sources said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Haryana,National
Police team attacked in UP's Kannauj
Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh), April 3 (IANS) A police team was attacked in Kannauj district of uttar Pradesh on Friday afternoon when they tried to stop a family from offering 'namaaz' collectively.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LNJP, GB Pant to shut OPD services amid spike in corona cases
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday announced the shutting down of the out patient department (OPD) services of its two premier hospitals -- Lok Nayak and G.B. Pant -- amid the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the city.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Spoke with PM Modi about managing period post April 14: Tendulkar
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to 49 sports personalities that included cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic. The country is currently under a 21-day lockdown as it looks to fight back against the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Chalo dinner tim': How Anushka hijacked Virat's live chat with Pietersen
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was in for some bossy banter from his wife, actress Anushka Sharma, during his recent live video interaction with Kevin Pietersen, and the former England captain couldn't resist taking a goodnatured jibe at Kohli's situation.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
World's largest radio telescope shut down
Santiago, April 3 (IANS) The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world's largest radio telescope, has temporarily closed operations due to the spread of COVID-19 in Chile, the observatory said in an announced.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Iraq,Science/Tech
China coffee chain stocks plummet after alleged fake sales figures
Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Chinese cafe chain Luckin Coffee lost around 75.6 per cent of its stock value as of Friday after announcing an internal investigation into alleged fake sales figures.
2020-04-03
Category: International, China,Politics
Light physical activity good for stroke survivors
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that stroke survivors who engaged in a lot of light physical activity such as taking leisurely walks or attending to non-strenuous household chores reported fewer physical limitations than their more sedentary peers.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
IIT-R develops low cost portable ventilator for covid-19 patients
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee(IIT-R) has recently hit headlines after a team of researchers at the institute developed a low cost portable ventilator that might prove useful for the survival of COVID-19 patients.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Goa man wishes COVID-19 to Jamaat harassers; arrested
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) Police in North Goa's Bicholim town on Friday arrested one Mohsin Shaikh for allegedly making objectionable references related to the Tablighi Jamaat and the spread of COVID-19 to harass the Jamaat members on social media.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mixed response in Karnataka to PM's call to light lamps
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to light lamps on Sunday at 9 p.m. for 9 minutes to dispel the darkness caused by the coronavirus pandemic evoked a mixed response from the people in Karnataka.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Congress hits out at Kerala govt over 'forced contribution'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in Kerala on Friday asked State Finance Minister Thomas Issac to tone down his "threats" over contribution from employees' salary to the state fund to fight coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Cuttack also under 48-hr shutdown, after Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak (Ld)
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) After announcing total shutdown in state capital Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak town, the Odisha government on Friday extended the shutdown to Cuttack city after a coronavirus positive case was detected in that city, the sixth in the state.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
Chinese youth footballers donate medical supplies to Spain
Changsha, April 3 (IANS) More than 10,000 medical masks and gloves donated by youth football players from Changsha in central China's Hunan Province are being sent to support Spain's fight against COVID-19, according to Tengyo Sports chairman Tan Di.
2020-04-03
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Haryana sees 8 coronavirus cases; total rises to 43
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Haryana on Friday reported eight cases of coronavirus patients, taking the total number of cases to 43 in the state, the government said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National
489 people go home after completing quarantine in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) Another batch of 489 people, mostly students, were allowed to go home on Friday after completely quarantine in Srinagar.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Cisco expands product portfolio for small businesses
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) As the world battles COVID-19, networking giant Cisco on Friday said it is doubling down its focus on serving small businesses by offering customers and partners a simple, secure and flexible portfolio with new solutions.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
COVID-19: Odisha reports 6th positive case
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Odisha reported its 6th novel coronavirus positive case in Cuttack, said the Health department on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
There may be no more tennis this year: Wimbledon chief
London, April 3 (IANS) All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said that it is no longer unrealistic to say that there may be no more tennis this year. Speaking a day after Wimbledon got cancelled for the first time since the Second World War, Lewis said that he is hopeful that the US Open and the French Open, which was rescheduled earlier, can take place but it is a difficult situation at the moment.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
And now, an edutaintment portal for students during corona in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) If not for Covid-19, the nearly 4.5 million students would have begun their annual holidays.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education
Kareena, Karisma, Ranbir, Riddhima in rare pic with grandpa Raj Kapoor
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor on Friday re-posted a rare picture throwback picture from her childhood on Instagram, which was originally put up on social media by her elder sister Karisma Kapoor.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Enough PPE kits with Hindu Rao hospital, only 2 doctors resigned'
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus crisis, various reports from Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital (HRH) claimed that some contractual doctors of the hospital resigned citing lack of safety equipment while dealing with COVID-19 patients. However, the Commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation Varsha Josh denied the reports and claimed that there were adequate arrangements in the hospital.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Robot triplets unveiled as Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games mascots
Hangzhou, April 3 (IANS) Three sporty robots representing the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hangzhou in eastern China were on Friday unveiled as the official mascots of the 2022 Asian Games.
2020-04-03
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Massive sanitization drive begins in UP
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Google Maps offers user location data to health officials
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Google Maps is offering user location data to help public health officials spot increase or decrease of movement across high-level categories of places ? such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces and residential areas.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Taj city on alert as COVID-19 tally goes up
Agra, April 3 (IANS) Agra is on alert as the number of COVID-19 positive cases has gone up to 20. Four more samples of suspected victims from Krishna Colony were sent for testing on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Peru limits movement by gender to stem COVID-19 spread
Lima, April 3 (IANS) Peru has begun enforcing strict new measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease, restricting public movement by gender, a media report said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
It's going to be pretty tight: Cummins on IPL 13 fate
Melbourne, April 3 (IANS) Australia pacer Pat Cummins on Friday said he is in regular touch with his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) about the fate of the league which currently hangs in balance because of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Google donates 4,000 Chromebooks, free Wi-Fi to California students
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Google has announced to provide 4,000 Chromebooks and 1,00,000 Wi-Fi hotspots for rural students in California, who are studying from home due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lockdown diaries: Pankaj Tripathi gets time to watch the sunset
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Amid the 21-day COVID-19 lockdown in the country, actor Pankaj Tripathi is getting time to see the sunset, and has urged people to take up creative hobbies and enjoy this time while it lasts.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 10,000 arrested in Sri Lanka for violating curfew
Colombo, April 3 (IANS) Police in Sri Lanka said on Friday said over 10,000 people had been arrested from across the country for violating an island-wide curfew which has been in place since March 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Shastri calls Yuvraj legend after failing to tag 2011 WC star
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri was put on a spot after he tagged only Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar in a video of India winning the 2011 World Cup. Replying to the tweet, Man of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh had said that Shastri should have tagged him and M.S. Dhoni. But Shastri came up with a brilliant reply, calling him legend.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kim Kardashian, Matthew McConaughey visit online college classes during isolation
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and other celebrities surprised fans by dropping in at online college classes while isolating at home due to coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Andhra Pradesh confirms first covid-19 death
Amaravati, April 3 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh (AP) government on Friday reported the state's first death associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
SC dismisses PIL seeking hotels' conversion into quarantine centres
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an application seeking directions for conversion of hotels, resorts and guesthouses across the nation to shelter homes, quarantine centres and isolation wards.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
PMs April 5 blackout call puts power sector on alert mode to maintain grid stability
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for a 9-minute blackout at 9 p.m. on Sunday, has shaken the babus in the power ministry who have put themselves in a huddle to quickly devise a strategy to prevent the April 5 event from creating ground for a possible grid collapse and resultant blackout throughout the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi series has a new writer
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Theres some hope that Ewan McGregors upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series will come out of the lumber, with the makers enlisting Joby Harold as the new writer for the series.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
B'luru duo arrested for illegal liquor sale amid lockdown
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Two persons were arrested for illegally selling liquor at exorbitant price, violating the Covid lockdown, a police official said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK emergency business loan scheme revamped after criticism
London, April 3 (IANS) The UK government's emergency loans scheme for businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic has been revamped following strong criticism, a media report said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
India's share in world market cap below historic average: Report
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) As the Indian stocks markets reels under the coronavirus crisis, a report by Motilal Oswal says that Indiaa¿s share in the global market capitalization is below the historic average.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nicole Kidman to star in 'Pretty Things' adaptation
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Hollywood star Nicole Kidman will be starring in the series adaptation of the novel "Pretty Things".
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mental health also important during lockdown: Rahane
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Friday highlighted the importance of mental health in times of distress, lauding the Maharashtra government for its effort in the cause as the state and country battles the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
13 people got infected from first corona patient in Bihar
Patna, April 3 (IANS) There is a steady increase in the number of people contracting coronavirus in Bihar with 13 people in the state getting infected after coming in contact with the first coronavirus patient. This patient, who lived in Munger, died during treatment on March 22. He had a travel history to Qatar.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Bihar,National
Hrithik Roshan: Coronavirus should be afraid of my dad
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan is all pumped up, and the reason is his father Rakesh Roshan.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Digvijaya switches off cell phone after harassing calls (Ld)
Bhopal, April 3 (IANS) Harassed by unsolicited calls on his mobile phone for the past four-five days, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh said on Friday that he had complained to police and also switched off his cell phone.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
UNGA adopts resolution for 'intensified' intl co-operation
United Nations, April 3 (IANS) The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution on COVID-19, calling for "intensified" international cooperation to defeat the pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Paresh Rawal's son Aditya to debut as actor in OTT film
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Veteran actor Paresh Rawal's son Aditya is all set to make his acting debut with the ZEE5 original film "Bamfaad".
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Union Health Minister boosts corona warriors morale
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, on Friday visited Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital in Delhi to take stock of the preparedness against the coronavirus pandemic in India.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa casino group donates Rs 51L for COVID-19 relief work
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) The Deltin group which operates several offshore and onshore casinos in Goa, on Friday, donated Rs. 51 lakh towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National
172 corona cases in UP, 42 are Tablighis
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) With reports coming in from other testing centres, the Covid-19 tally in Uttar Pradesh has now touched 172.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Dhillon Group donates Rs 5.05 crore for COVID-19 fight
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) D-MART of the Dhillon Group has donated Rs 5.05 crore to the Punjab Chief Minister Relief fund to fight COVID-19 in what Amarinder Singh welcomed as a highly magnanimous gesture that will contribute significantly to the state's battle in the current crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National
Big B dedicates 'Coolie' song to doctors, lauding their efforts
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has taken to social media to laud the selfless performance of doctors and paramedical staff across the world in the battle against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Digvijaya switches off cell phone after harassing calls
Bhopal, April 3 (IANS) Harassed by unsolicited calls on his mobile phone for the past four-five days, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said on Friday that he had complained to police and also switched off his cell phone.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Foreigners from 41 countries joined Tablighi meet in Delhi amid corona crisis
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Indonesia, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka are among 41 top countries from where over 960 foreigners visited India and participated in Tablighi Jamaat activities organised at Islamic headquarters in Nizamuddin amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to government data.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Kejriwal holds video conference meeting with AAP MLAs
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Delhi Cheif Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday held a meeting with all Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs via video conference to discuss the relief work carried out by them in their respective assemblies amid lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Opposition attacks Modi for failing to address economic woes
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people to light candles on Sunday at 9 p.m. for nine minutes amid the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, the opposition on Friday slammed him saying symbolism was important, but serious consideration was equally important to address financial anxieties of the people.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
When 3 species of our human ancestor roamed the Earth
New York, April 3 (IANS) In a fascinating discovery that will force scientists to rewrite our species' evolutionary history, an international team has unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus -- the first of our ancestors to be nearly human-like ? which is dated to be two million years old.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
UK PM still showing COVID-19 symptoms: Downing Street
London, April 3 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still showing symptoms of coronavirus the day before his seven-day quarantine period was supposed to end, Downing Street has confirmed.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Edgbaston Stadium to become COVID-19 testing centre
London, April 3 (IANS) The Edgbaston Stadium will be used as the NHS in a bid to help in the battle against COVID-19 with Warwickshire donating it for the cause.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
18 sporting programs to feature in 3rd Asian Youth Games
Kuwait City, April 3 (IANS) The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has announced the sports program for the 3rd Asian Youth Games in Shantou, China in November 2021.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Bhilwara's 'maha curfew' from Friday till April 13: Official
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) In a bid to contain the coronavirus spread, a "maha (mega) curfew" has been enforced in Rajasthan's Bhilwara from Friday till April 13, District Collector Rajendra Bhatt said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
WHO to launch second Solidarity Trial for coronavirus vaccine
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Friday, said that it is soon going to launch a second protocol for the Solidarity Trial.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer in 'Call Me By Your Name' sequel
Director Luca Guadagnino confirmed to the portal La Republica that the film is in developement, reports aceshowbiz.com.
2020-04-03
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'A Quiet Place: Part II' gets a new release date
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) The Emily Blunt-starrer "A Quiet Place: Part II", which was scheduled to release in March, will now open on September 4 this year.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Another tests positive for coronavirus in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Another person has tested positive for the novel coronavirus
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
48-hour shutdown in Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak over COVID-19
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) The Odisha government has announced a complete shutdown in Bhubaneswar city and Bhadrak town for 48 hours starting 8 p.m. on Friday to prevent community transmission of COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
London's Heathrow airport to close 1 runway amid traffic fall
London, April 3 (IANS) London's Heathrow airport will close one of its runways next week as air traffic continues to fall globally amid the coronavirus pandemic, it announced on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
YRF come forward to support Bollywood wage earners
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) One of Bollywood's most powerful production houses, Yash Raj Films (YRF), has pledged to support to protect Bollywood daily wage earners and their family during the COVID-19 pandemic. The production house will be giving Rs 1.5 crore, according to an industry source.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
WHO team in Tonk Rajasthan as corona cases jump from 4 to 16 in a day
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) A team from the World Health Organisation, on Friday, arrived in Rajasthan's Tonk district to survey the situation as Covid -19 cases alarmingly spiked from 4 to 16 within 24 hours
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: SA cricketers symptom-free after returning from India
Johannesburg, April 3 (IANS) The South African teams chief medical officer Shuaib Manjra has said that the Proteas have completed a 14-day period of self isolation after returning from India and the players were symptom free. The team returned from India on March 18 after the three-match ODI series was called off due to the coronavirus outbreak. But the players will remain in lockdown for the next two weeks.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Apeiron's drug shows promise to fight COVID-19
Toronto, April 3 (IANS) An experimental drug developed by Austria-based Apeiron Biologics has been found to effectively block the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts, says a new study.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
SC notice to Centre on PIL seeking wages to migrant workers
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from Centre on a PIL filed by activists Harsh Mander and Anjali Bhardwaj seeking directions to the Centre and state governments to ensure payments of minimum wages to all migrant workers within a week, amid the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun' sequel pushed to December 23
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Hollywood star Tom Cruise's "Top Gun: Maverick", the much-anticipated sequel of the 1986 hit "Top Gun", will now release on December 23 instead of original release date June 24.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stay put in place of work: PMK to workers in other states
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Condoling the demise of Lokesh Balasubramani, a Tamil youth who collapsed and died on Thursday while attempting to walk to his hometown in Namakkal from Nagpur, PMK founder S. Ramadoss urged workers to stay put in their places of work.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Over 300,000 paedophiles in UK will exploit lockdown'
London, April 3 (IANS) At least 300,000 people in the UK pose a sexual threat to children as paedophiles look to exploit the coronavirus lockdown, the National Crime Agency (NCA) warned on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
TCS World 10K Bengaluru now to be held on Sept 13
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Procam International on Friday announced that the 13th edition of 'World Athletics Gold Label Race, Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru will be held on September 13, 2020.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Athletics
Bihar DM gets life threat for announcing COVID-19 screening
Darbhanga, April 3 (IANS) The District Magistrate of Bihar's Darbhanga, Tyagrajan S.M., got a life threat over Facebook when he announced screening of people in a post. The accused has offered a bounty of Rs 2 lakh to whoever kills the DM.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Bihar,National
Ranveer reveals how Deepika 'devoured' Khilji in the dead of the night
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranveer Singh has shared his actress-wife Deepika Padukone's midnight guilty pleasure!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Plans on ice for now but want to play ISL soon: Real Kashmir co-owner
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) I-League side Real Kashmir FCs co-owner Sandeep Chattoo wants to see the team play in the Indian Super League (ISL) in five years' time ideally, but with the current situation forcing all plans to stay put, the management has no option but to wait until the skies clear up.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Gardening helps grow positive body image too
London, April 3 (IANS) Finding time for nature through gardening can be helpful as it promotes positive body image, say researchers led by a scientist of Indian-origin.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
This startup leads India's race to build low-cost ventilators (IANS interview)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Sensing the critical need of ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients, a bunch of engineers associated with an Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)-incubated company -- Nocca Robotics -- is leading the race to build low-cost ventilators in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Authorities ask visitors to Phoenix Mall to be cautious
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation has asked all those who had visited the upmarket Phoenix Mall here between March 10-17 to be cautious as three employees of Lifestyle Store located there have been tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
CAIT writes to FM for trade relief package, interest waiver
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to seek a relief package for traders, including waiver on loan interest for lockdown period.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gujarat Covid-19 patient shares her hospital experience
Ahmedabad, April 3 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is providing personal healing to the novel coronavirus patients (Covid-19) in the state, as he is interacting with them from time to time by taking the feedback from the patients, one of the patients discharged said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Gujarat,National
COVID-19 puts SA woman cricketer's wedding plans on hold
Johannesburg, April 3 (IANS) South Africas Lizelle Lee has been forced to postpone her wedding amid the nationwide lockdown in the country imposed due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Five held for obstructing B'luru Asha worker as NRC enumerator
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) City police has arrested five men for restraining an Asha worker from discharging Covid-19 duty and falsely accused her of collecting data for the National Register of Citizens (NRC), an official said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 security men injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, April 3 (IANS) Six security men were injured on Friday in an unprovoked firing by the Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police sources said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Odisha discharges first Covid-19 patient after recovery
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) The first coronavirus (COVID-19) patient of Odisha has recovered completely and was discharged from hospital after being tested negative, Health officials said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
NZ amends law to support COVID-19-affected businesses
Wellington, April 3 (IANS) The New Zealand government will introduce a legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help firms facing insolvency due to COVID-19 to remain viable and save jobs.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Disney Plus arrives in India, plans start at Rs 399 per year
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Disney on Friday launched its streaming service Disney Plus (Disney+) in India via Hotstar, a popular on-demand video platform, at a starting price of Rs 399 a year.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
'Yogi Bear' voice actress Julie Bennett dies due to COVID-19 at 88
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Julie Bennett, actress who voiced cartoon character Yogi Bear's love interest has passed away from coronavirus complications. She was 88.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IOC announces new deadline for Olympic qualification period
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday that the new deadline for the qualification period for the postponed Tokyo Olympics has been set to June 29, 2021. It further stated that International Federations (IF) of each sport retain full discretion for defining their own respective deadlines and pathways.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
US embassy employee tests COVID-19 positive in Delhi
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) One employee of the US embassy in Delhi has tested positive for COVID-19, the official spokesperson said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Washington extends stay-at-home order till May 4
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Washington state Governor Jay Inslee announced a month-long extension of his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" emergency order till May 4 to contain the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Allu Arjun to son: Know what love is after you came into my life
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun penned an emotional note on his son Ayaan's birthday on Friday, with a cute picture of the little boy with his birthday cake.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
US tracking security issues including possible civil unrest: Juster
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster has said that the mission was "tracking security issues around the country, including concerns about possible civil unrest", amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, India,National,Politics
34 test COVID-19 positive in UP, tally reaches 155
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) In what seems to be a sudden spurt in COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, 34 patients have tested positive at the King George's Medical University (KGMU) laboratory.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Laptop sales surge in India as firms empower workforce at home
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) While several industries reel under the COVID-19 lockdown impact in India, PC and laptop majors like HP and Lenovo have seen a massive surge in bulk buying from corporates and enterprises to keep their workforce stay home, safe and connected.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Haryana may take help from AYUSH doctors to tackle crisis
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) To meet the shortage of doctors in various hospitals, the Haryana government is considering to take services of AYUSH doctors. The state government will soon take a decision on this.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tablighis who misbehaved with nurses to be booked under NSA
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to book members of the Tablighi Jamaat who misbehaved with the female nursing staff in a hospital in Ghaziabad, under the National Security Act (NSA).
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
SBI gives staggered withdrawal plan to Jan Dhan accounts
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The State Bank of India has decided to allow withdrawals from Jan Dhan accounts only in a staggered manner to prevent rush of account holders looking for cash during the difficult period of Covid-19 induced lockdown.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Most people think being vegetarian is for super health
New York, April 3 (IANS) What motivates nonvegetarians to follow a plant-based diet? Most people who consider becoming vegetarian do so for their health, say researchers, adding that, environment and animal rights was less motivational.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bollywood condemns attacks on doctors, health workers, cops
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood celebs have taken to social media to condemn the gruesome incidents of physical assault and stone pelting at doctors and cops in different parts of the country including Indore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad among other places.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maoism, ageing vs growing old (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Read about how India's internet boom was guided to prosperity; examine the genesis of Maoism in the country and finally, 10 tips on ageing the right way.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Andhra officials shake hands with man recovered from coronavirus
Amaravati, April 3 (IANS) Avoiding handshake is a key social distancing norm in the wake of global pandemic coronavirus, but top politicians and officials in a town in Andhra Pradesh shook hands with a man as the latter walked out of a hospital after treatment for Covid-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
US economy to decline by 7% in Q2: Report
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The US Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the country's GDP will decline by more than 7 per cent in the second quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic, its said in a report.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
7-year-old among new Gujarat COVID-19 cases, toll touches 8
Gandhinagar, April 3 (IANS) A 78-year-old man from Godhra died on Friday due to the coronavirus infection, taking the death toll in Gujarat to 8. Till Friday, total 95 persons were found positive in the state, including a seven-year-old among the new cases.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
No vision of future, Tharoor slams PM's speech
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and MP from here Shashi Tharoor has slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message on Friday morning in which he urged the people to light lamp on Sunday at 9 p.m.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
COVID-19: Kerala announces new loan schemes for MSMEs, others
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) State-owned Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC) on Friday announced three new loan schemes to help MSME units tide over the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
COVID-19: PM Modi urges sports personalities to keep spreading awareness
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to eminent sports personalities that included the likes of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu and chess legend Viswanathan Anand as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No one around the world knows when will football resume: FIFA boss
Asuncion, April 3 (IANS) Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has admitted "no one around the world knows" when the football will resume.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
COVID-19: UP cracks whip, to invoke NSA against attackers
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Taking a tough stand in the wake of attack on officials amid the coronavirus scare, the Yogi Adityanath government has directed for strict action, including under the National Security Act (NSA), against those who attack police and other officials in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bolster efforts to contain COVID-19 spread: Prez to Guvs
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday advised all Governors and Lieutenant Governors (LGs) to bolster efforts to contain and manage the spread of novel coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lahore HC launches email system for bail orders
Lahore, April 3 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) has launched a new 'email system for the district judiciary of Pakistan's Punjab province to send out bail orders to avoid coronavirus infection by following social distancing rules, a media report said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Muslim sects slam Tablighi Jamaat over coronavirus spread
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) There is widespread condemnation for the Tablighi Jamaat as reports indicate that the spread of coronavirus has intensified after the congregation in Delhi last month.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
M'rashtra thwarts Delhi-like Tablighi catastrophe in Palghar
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) The Maharashtra government nipped in the bud a potential catastrophe by refusing permission for Tablighi Jamaat convention in Palghar last month, official sources said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus pandemic to render 18.5mn jobless in Pak
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) The Pakistan government has estimated that 12.3 million to 18.5 million people in the country will lose their jobs and the economy will sustain massive losses in just three months due to "moderate to severe shocks from the coronavirus outbreak", it was reported on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Coronavirus: Total tally surges past 2300 in India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in India surged to 2301, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Police beef up security at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) A posse of policemen in protective gear was deployed at government-run Gandhi Hospital here, where a majority of coronavirus patients are undergoing treatment, a day after an attack on doctors.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Non-smokers with COPD at higher risk of lung cancer: Study
Seoul, April 3 (IANS) Researchers have found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is linked to a heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
21 new corona cases in Rajasthan, tally up to 154
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) A total of 21 new coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Rajasthan on Friday taking the total tally to 154 in the state. This includes 23 Tablighi Jamaat members, 18 evacuees from Iran who are in Army Wellness centres in Jaisalmer and Jodhpur and 2 Italians who earlier tested positive and later were turned negative, said health officials here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
3 sent to jail for attacking officials in UP
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), April 3 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested and sent to jail for allegedly pelting stones at police and administrative officers who were enforcing the lockdown in Rampur's Bhabbal Puri locality on Wednesday evening.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Utter Nonsense: Cong on Modi's 9 mins-9 pm coronavirus appeal
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Reacting strongly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal on Friday to the people to light lamps, torches, candles or even use mobile phone's flashlights for 9 minutes at 9 p.m. on April 5 to mark India's fight against COVID-19, Congress has called it as an "utter nonsense".
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Elephant Kalpana: A year of freedom to celebrate!
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) 45-year-old Kalpana, previously a begging elephant, is celebrating a year of freedom at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation & Care Centre in Mathura! Kalpanas rescue in 2019 was brought to the attention of millions.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Over-sanitising? Here's how to keep your skin soft
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) Washing hands or sanitising them regularly with an alcohol-based handrub is one of the top ways one can avoid getting infected by - and further spreading - the deadly Coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pak to start week-long repatriation flight programme
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Pakistan is set to start a week-long repatriation flight programme from Saturday to bring back its nationals stranded overseas because of disruption of flights and tightening of travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Harshdeep Kaur on COVID-19: People want to listen to meditative music
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) Tagging music to be therapeutic in these difficult times, 'Zaalima' singer Harshdeep Kaur says people are liking listening to meditative music while dealing with the Coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Searches for remote work surge in India as social distancing takes hold
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) Job seekers across the country are showing greater interest in working remotely amid the COVID-19 crisis, showed a data by job site Indeed.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ways to have better sex tonight
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) A person's sex life hugely depends on their individual preferences, coupled with that of their partner. Sexual needs and preferences are best handled through one-on-one dialogue. But, if something is really not working, it must be tabled, so both of you can work on or around it.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Akhilesh offers help to Yogi in corona relief
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) Chief Akhilesh Yadav has offered to help in distribution of food items and medicines in the remote areas of Uttar Pradesh if the state government is ready.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Sleep: The most underrated antioxidant
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) Have you ever wondered what is the importance of day and night, what is the role of sleep, how do we set a good circadian rhythm? Well all this revolves around the hormone melatonin!!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Cathay Pacific to cut more flights
Hong Kong, April 3 (IANS) Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has seen its passenger traffic collapse to as little as 0.6 per cent of its normal 100,000 daily passenger volume, the airline told staff on Friday, as it increased its flight reductions to 97 per cent in April.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Children in UP come forward with piggy banks to fight corona
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Children in Uttar Pradesh, obviously inspired by the campaign against Coronavirus, are now taking their piggy banks to the nearest police stations to make their contribution to PM CARES fund.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Police warn arrest of those 'inciting people on domicile law' in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) J&K police on Friday said it will arrest those trying to incite people on the new domicile law.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Let's build up a new energy to fight COVID-19 crisis: Shastri
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh have urged countrymen to support Prime Minister Narendra Modis call to gather and show COVID-19 pandemic, the strength of Indian unity and 'light'.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
University of Pittsburgh reports successful COVID-19 vaccine trial
New York, April 3 (IANS) As governments the world over frantically look for a treatment for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, after successful animal tests.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,National,Science/Tech
Vertical transmission of COVID-19 not detected so far
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) More than 130 million women give birth around the world each year. During pregnancy, changes in the immune system make women generally more susceptible to respiratory infections. During the ongoing pandemic, anxiety can quickly multiply, especially if you're pregnant or if you just delivered your little one.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
10 easy steps to build a stronger immune system
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) We often see how people around us get affected by viral infections and fevers easily; they have to keep making visits to the doctor at regular intervals.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Detox Diet for Liver Cleansing
New Delhi, April 3 (IANSlife) Your live is the second largest organ in the human body with a complex structure and function. It plays a vital role in your digestive system. It processes all the food and liquid intake in the body, including medication. Therefore, it is impossible to survive without the functioning of the liver.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Cong slams Jamaat members for misbehaving with health staff
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Congress has slammed the members of Tablighi Jamaat who have been allegedly misbehaving with the frontline warriors of coronavirus. Jamaat members have been put in quarantine after many were found Covid-19 positive in the congregation which they attended at Nizamuddin.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COVID-19: Telangana's small farmer with big heart donates Rs 50k
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) At a time when farmers across the country are worried over losses amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown, a small farmer from Telangana has come forward to donate Rs 50,000 for COVID-19 relief measures.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Wuhan continues communities management against outbreak rebound
Wuhan, April 3 (IANS) Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated last December, on Friday asked its residents to stay at home and avoid nonessential outings in an attempt to prevent a rebound of the outbreak.
2020-04-03
Category: International, China,International
Google to shut down 'Neighbourly' app
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Google has announced that it is shutting down its Q&A social app Neighbourly on May 12, as the project did not take off as expected.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Australian states close borders due to pandemic
Canberra, April 3 (IANS) Australian states have closed their borders in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Andhra reports 12 new cases, tally rises to 161
Amaravati, April 3 (IANS) Twelve more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh since Thursday night, taking the state's total such cases to 161.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Dhawan turns into Jitendra, dances to Bollywood classic
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is making good of the lockdown21 time that he got to spend with his family amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
S.Korea implements order to restrict foreigners' activities
Seoul, April 3 (IANS) South Korea's Justice Ministry said on Friday that it has implemented an administrative order that restricts the scope of activities for all foreign arrivals for the first time over the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
COVID-19: Modi to speak to Ganguly, Tendulkar, Kohli & Sehwag among others
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be speaking to eminent sports personalities like BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli among others as he tries his best to reach the masses as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
500 people remain under quarantine in N.Korea: State media
Seoul, April 3 (IANS) Around 500 people remain under coronavirus quarantine across North Korea, state media reported on Friday, a sharp drop from some 2,280 a week earlier as Pyongyang keeps lifting the quarantine for persons with no symptoms during the isolation period.
2020-04-03
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Modi boosts citizen moral amid Lockdown21, tasks them to light up on Sunday (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday once again reached out to the nation amid the Lockdown21 to spread a message of positivity, community and strength and he urged each one to light up a candle or diya on April 5 at 9 p.m. for nine minutes to dispel the darkness and gloom brought by the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala doctors diillusioned over no pay hike
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Doctors working in various state-run Medical Colleges in Kerala are a disillusioned lot amid their fight against the coronavirus scare as they are still awaiting the pay hike promised four years ago.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Bharat Biotech to develop intranasal coronavirus vaccine
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech is developing a unique intranasal vaccine for Coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Bolsonaro defends move to open businesses
Brasilia, April 3 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the self-isolation measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, while defending the move to open businesses and rebuking the country's Health Minister saying he lacked humility to manage the crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Kerala politicians welcomes April 5 lighting event
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Kerala politicians on Friday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to light up lamps on April 5 night amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus scare.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Virat Kohli reveals real story behind 'chiku' nickname
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) India mens cricket team skipper Virat Kohli has revealed the real story about his nickname 'chiku and how it was popularised by veteran wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni who shouted it many times during a cricket game from behind the stumps.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hr curfew on Mecca, Medina
Riyadh, April 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina as part of precautionary measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus, it was reported.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Equity market falls, Sensex drops below 28,000 mark
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Indian stock market fell over 1 per cent on Friday morning, with the BSE Sensex trading below the psychological level of 28,000.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Afghan govt, Taliban prisoners swap postponed for 3rd time
Kabul, April 3 (IANS) Exchange of prisoners between the Afghan government and Taliban militants has been postponed for the third time, local media said in a report.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
2 nurses at Delhi hospital test coronavirus positive
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Two nursing officers working at Delhi State Cancer Institute have tested positive for coronavirus, said the health department of Delhi government on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Spotify adds Siri support to its Apple Watch app
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Swedish music streaming app Spotify has updated its app to take advantage of Siri support on Apple Watch in watchOS 6, with version 8.5.52 available now on the App Store.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iranian Parliament Speaker tests COVID-19 positive
Tehran, April 3 (IANS) Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Turkey,International
'It's horrible', says Indian-American doctor on COVID-19 frontlines
New York, April 3 (IANS) "It's horrible, horrible, people are dying in the emergency room (ER)," said an Indian-American doctor on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic describing the grim conditions at hospitals here where patients are lined up in the hallways, freezer trucks are parked outside to store bodies and the ambulance crews received orders to not bring in cardiac arrest cases they couldn't revive.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
COVID-19: IOA contributes Rs 71 lakh to PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has contributed a sum of Rs 71, 14,002 towards Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) set up in fight against coronavirus pandemic in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Google gives $6.5mn to help fight coronavirus misinformation
San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Google has announced $6.5 million in funding to fact-checkers and non-profit prganisations fighting misinformation globally around novel coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Tablighi Jamaat is factory of corona: VHP
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has termed the Tablighi Jamaat as a factory of the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics