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Covid-19: One more dies in TN, 50 more test positive; total cases 621
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) With one more person succumbing to COVID-19, the death toll in Tamil Nadu due to coronavirus increased to six while 50 more positive cases reported on Monday took the total such cases in the state to 621, the Health Secretary said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Ezra Miller appears to throttle, shove female fan in video
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) A video circulating online shows actor Ezra Miller apparently throttling a female fan in Iceland and shoving her, although it is not clear what sparked off the incident.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
COVID-19: Why you shouldn't rush to get hydroxychloroquine
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Even as the National Task Force for COVID-19 constituted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recommended the use of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine for prophylaxis (read preventing) for SARS-CoV-2 infection for "high risk population", everyone should not rush to get the medicine, doctors have warned.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
FICCI CASCADE, TRACIT warning on illicit products during coronavirus
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) FICCI CASCADE (Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy) jointly with the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT), has issued a statement warning consumers about the risks and growing availability of fake, falsified and substandard medical, healthcare and other products.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Black day in India's Covid-19 fight, 693 cases and 30 deaths
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) It was a black day in India's fight against the spread of coronavirus cases, as 693 new cases were found in 24 hours - the highest number in a day recorded so far, taking the total count to 4,067. Also, 30 deaths were reported in a day, which is one-third of the total number of deaths in the country so far.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Top MP bureaucracy courts coronavirus, go into isolation
Bhopal, April 6 (IANS) With several members of the top bureaucracy in Madhya Pradesh testing Covid-19 positive and the number of coronavirus cases rising at an alarming rate, questions have cropped up on the officials attending meetings with the Chief Minister in the war room.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Dhanraj Pillay donates Rs 5 lakh to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Hockey wizard Dhanraj Pillay has contributed Rs 5 lakh to the PM-CARES fund as the country fights the coronavirus outbreak. The world has come to a standstill due to the pandemic and sporting events across the globe have either been cancelled or suspended.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
J&K: 5 terrorists, 5 soldiers killed in year's bloodiest gunfight
New Delhi/Srinagar, April 6 (IANS) Five Indian Army special forces soldiers and five terrorists were killed in Sunday's hand-to-hand combat and gunfight on the Line of Control, in this year's bloodiest encounter in any operation against militants in Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Google gifting 3 months of Stadia Pro to YouTube Premium users
San Francisco, April 6 (IANS) Google has reportedly started gifting three months of Stadia Pro to YouTube Premium members via email.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Minerva Academy donates Rs 5 lakh towards Covid-19 relief funds
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) As the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly all around the world, Minerva Academy owner Ranjit Bajaj has donated Ra 5 lakh in 4 different donations towards the Punjab Chief Minister's COVID Relief Fund (Rs 1 Lakh), Haryana CORONA Relief Fund (Rs 1 Lakh), PM Cares Fund (Rs 2 Lakh) and Indian Red Cross Society, Chandigarh (Rs 1 Lakh) to help medical workers and hospitals fight the global pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Justin Theroux's romantic dinner with his ladylove
New York, April 6 (IANS) Actor Justin Theroux enjoyed a "date night" with his dog Kuma as he served his rescued dog dinner by candlelight.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
COVID19: 13 new cases in Kerala, positive patients under treatment 266
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday informed that there are 13 new coronavirus positive cases in the state, taking the total number of cases in the state to 266.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National
China football team completes training camp in Dubai
Beijing, April 6 (IANS) The Chinese men's football team has completed a good training camp in a time made tough by COVID-19, said its naturalized striker Ai Kesen on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Social distancing junked at Maha BJP legislator's home
Nagpur, April 6 (IANS) The pleas by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to remain indoors and maintain 'social distancing' were apparently junked at the home of Wardha's Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Dadarao Y. Keche.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India won in Australia largely due to absence of Warner, Smith: Waqar
Lahore, April 6 (IANS) Former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis feels India's Test series win in Australia in 2018 was argely due to the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
CMS Info Systems announces FREE 'CMS Cash2home' service
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Unprecedented times call for extraordinary measures. The 21-day lockdown underway across India due to the dreaded coronavirus outbreak has led to citizens grappling with accessing several services. CMS Info Systems, Indias largest cash and payments solutions company, is offering 'Cash2home, an innovative and free doorstep cash delivery service to help senior citizens and disabled get cash safely at home without needing to step out.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP may use 'positives' to widen political base in TN
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coming eighth in terms of votes in Tamil Nadu in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, it has a long way to go to establish itself in the state, but there are several positive signs that may shorten its growth phase, say party officials and a political analyst.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
china
Beijing, April 6 (IANS) The Chinese men's football team has completed a good training camp in a time made tough by COVID-19, said its naturalized striker Ai Kesen on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Private bus fares for Bangluru to other cities skyrocket
Bengluru, April 6 (IANS) Fares of private buses from here to other cities have sky-rocketed for April 15 onward journeys in anticipation of lifting of the lockdown.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Tom Holland has split with girlfriend, say reports
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) "Spider-Man" actor Tom Holland has reportedly split with girlfriend Olivia Bolton.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Have battled quite hard with depression: Cycling star Cavendish
London, April 6 (IANS) British cycling star Mark Cavendish has revealed he successfully came out of a two-year battle with clinical depression, saying he was "dark" but is now on the "other side".
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
SGPC, DSGMC to get rice, wheat at PDS rates
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said the Centre has allowed Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Delhi Shiromani Gurdwara Management Committee to procure rice and wheat at the public distribution system (PDS) rates for serving the people hit by coronavirus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
'Angrezi Medium' family reunites virtually
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Irrfan Khans "Angrezi Medium" released at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to hit India, resulting in closure of theatres around the country. Now with the film finding its way onto the digital medium, the movies team got a chance to reunite, virtually, and watch it together.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mumbai, Pune pvt hospitals isolated as 130 staff test Covid-19 positive
Mumbai/Pune, April 6 (IANS) In a huge health scare, two major private hospitals, one in Mumbai and another in Pune have been declared as "containment zones" after at least 130 staffers including doctors, nurses and patients were found Covid-19 positive, officials said here on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Social distancing the norm as DJB tankers supply water
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With hundreds of Delhi areas dependent on Delhi Jal Board tankers for daily supply of potable water, the scene nowadays around tankers supplying the elixer of life amid the coronavirus lockdown is in stark contrast to what it was during normal times.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Karan Wahi wishes girlfriend Uditi a happy birthday
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) It's actor Karan Wahi's girlfriend Uditi Singh's birthday today, and the former has penned a loved-up post for her.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Urvashi Rautela stuns in killer black outfit
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Actress-former beauty queen Urvashi Rautela sure knows how to keep her fans regaled in these boring times of lockdown. Urvashi has been posting a series of oomph-loaded snapshots and videos on her social media over the past few days, and fans are loving it. She has done it again on Monday, posting a photo in a stunning, body-hugging black outfit that, she admits, gave her trouble because she "couldn't really sit in" it!
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP's Covid-19 cases surge past 300 mark; 50 pc from Jamaat
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh crossed the 300 mark on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Railways attended 1.25 lakh calls on its helplines in 10 days
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Indian railways has attended over 1.25 lakh calls from its newly formed Railway Control Office during the first 10 days of the 21-day nationwide lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis, officials said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gujarat Police hunt for Tablighi member, register case (Ld)
Gandhinagar, April 6 (IANS) The Gujarat Police said on Monday that it was looking for a Tablighi Jamaat member suspected to be coronavirus positive but who had gone into hiding since the nationwide lockdown, even as four more Tablighi members were found positive during the day.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Gujarat police hunt for Tablighi, registers case
Gandhinagar, April 6 (IANS) The Gujarat Police said on Monday that it was looking for a Tablighi Jamaat member suspected to be coronavirus positive but who had gone into hiding since the nationwide lockdown, even as four more Tablighi members were found positive during the day.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
3 more test positive, total COVID-19 cases rise to 109 in J&K
Jammu, April 6 (IANS) Three more people tested positive on Monday taking the number of COVID-19 patients in Jammu & Kashmir to 109.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Enrique Iglesias' daddy-daughter dance with his two-month baby
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Pop superstar Enrique Iglesias has shared a video of him dancing with his two-month-old daughter Mary, who sits in her fathers lap.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19 crisis may increase global protectionism: Report
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As economies and several industries witness near standstill amid the coronavirus pandemic, a KPMG report says that the crisis may lead to greater protectionism globally.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hyderabad zoo on alert to protect animals from Covid-19
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) With a tiger at a New York Zoo testing positive for Covid-19, the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP), one of the largest zoos in the country, here on Monday, sounded an alert.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Kerala HC helps pet owner buy cat food
Kochi, April 6 (IANS) A cat owner on Monday got help from the Kerala High Court to go out of and buy food for his pets, after the police refused his application. The court also said it would pass a general order to this effect.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National
States deploy NCC cadets to fight Covid-19 pandemic
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The civil and the police administration had started deploying senior division NCC cadets in the fight against coronavirus pandemic, said the Ministry of Defence, here on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
CINTAA urges members to pitch in with financial aid
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Amid the ongoing lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, the Cine And TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) has appealed to A-list members as well as masses to pitch in with rations and funds as donation for daily wage workers.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amidst lockdown, Kerala HC comes to rescue of a cat owner
Kochi, April 6 (IANS) A cat owner on Monday got succour from the Kerala High Court, when it allowed him to go out and buy food for his pets, after the police refused his application.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
PM asks for graded plan to slowly open departments in non-hotspot areas
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that a graded plan to slowly open departments where hotspots are not existing should be made.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Director Eric Rivas starts work on COVID-19 pandemic film
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Director Eric Rivas, known for the "Vamp Biker" series, says he has started work on a movie about the coronavirus pandemic in spite of his stars being in isolation due to the lockdown.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
COVID-19: CRPF officers, men in contact with infected doctor test negative
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A group of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officers and other personnel who came in contact with novel coronavirus infected doctor of the paramilitary force have tested negative, the force said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kolkata sweet shop comes up with Corona Sandesh, Corona Cake
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) Now the dreaded coronavirus has a sweet avatar. A famous Bengali sweet shop chain in Kolkata has come up with its new offerings -- Corona Sandesh and Corona Cake -- to spread awareness about the deadly Covid-19 disease declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
2020-04-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National
MHA directs states to ensure oxygen supply
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday instructed the states to ensure the supply of oxygen in hospitals, saying that it is a very critical medical item amid the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Animals in Lucknow Zoo face lockdown blues
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) It is not only humans who are facing the hardships during the national lockdown. Animals too are facing problems, mainly food.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
What Liam did to stay balanced after split from Cyrus
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Actor Liam Hemsworth says exercise helped him stay "balanced" after his split with pop star Miley Cyrus.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Coronavirus opportunity for India to unite as one: Rahul
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A day after the nation showed unity and solidarity against the coronovirus on the call of the Prime Minister, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi sees an "opportunity" for the country to "unite" despite differences and forge one purpose to defeat the deadly virus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Youth Cong lends helping hand to stranded refugees in Delhi
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Youth Congress came out in support of the Hindu refugee families from Pakistan, after they were left stranded without groceries and other essential food materials in Majlis Park area of Delhi following the nationwide lockdown.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Here's why Richa Chadha was initially depressed in lockdown
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) From cooking to brooming and entertaining fans by making the news parody series, Richa Chadha has been making the best use of her lockdown hours.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: 563 tested, 7 positive in Goa, says Minister
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Seven of the 563 sample tested for coronavirus so far by the Goa Directorate of Health Services have tested positive, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Goa,National
J&K: 5 terrorists, 5 soldiers killed in year's bloodiest gunfight
Srinagar, April 6 (IANS) Five army soldiers and five terrorists were killed in Sunday's gunfight on the LoC, in this year's bloodiest gunfight in any operation against the terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Spitting corona patients in HP to be booked for attempt to murder
Shimla, April 6 (IANS) A coronavirus positive patient spitting on someone will be booked on charge of attempt to murder, Himachal Pradesh Director General of Police S.R. Mardi said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
This railwayman feeds thousands daily - without taking a rupee!
Nagpur, April 6 (IANS) Amid industrialists, corporate houses, celebs, businessmen and the wealthy donating huge sums of money to help people in times of coronavirus pandemic, a railways employee is showing he also cares - and is proving it.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Sara Ali Khan's lockdown mantra: Riyaz, training, repetition
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Actress Sara Ali Khan has tips for her fans to beat lockdown boredom -- especially the Monday blues during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shreyas Iyer would middle the ball even at 4, says dad Santosh
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) The coronavirus outbreak has given the Indian cricketers an unplanned break from the game and while they have been staying indoors to fight the pandemic, they have also been engaging with fans on social media to bring some joy on the faces of the followers and well-wishers. And in a recent episode of 'Spicy Pitch on Cricbuzz, Shreyas Iyers father Santosh revealed how his son middled the ball even at the age of 4.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
German leagues start restricted training in small groups
Berlin, April 6 (IANS) To prepare for a possible early May continuation of the 2019/2020 season, most of Germany's top tier clubs started training on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Uber partners Flipkart to deliver essential items in 3 cities
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Ride-hailing company Uber on Monday announced a partnership with etailer Flipkart to help provide essentials items to people in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
B'luru civic body readies ration kits for construction workers
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) The city civic body has made arangements to supply dry ration kits to migrant construction workers, a top official said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump sends $2.9 million aid, awaits hydroxychloroquine supply from India
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Donald Trump administration has provided $2.9 million to aid India's fight against the coronavirus disease.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Aliens' actor Jay Benedict succumbs to COVID-19
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) "Aliens" actor Jay Benedict has tragically passed away after suffering complications from the coronavirus. He was 68.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AIIMS RDA urges PM to protect healthcare workers
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Resident Doctors' Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, here on Monday, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing concern over targeting of doctors and other healthcare professionals for raising genuine issues related to Covid-19.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Post $3 mn fund raise, Lido Learning plans to hire 500 online tutors
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Days after raising $3 million as part of its Series-B funding round, ed-tech startup Lido Learning plans to hire around 500 online tutors across the country in April.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cong seeks probe into death of Kerala cop from coronavirus
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Even as the Congress led opposition in Kerala supported the efforts to contain the Covid-19 spread in the state, a top leader on Monday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to conduct a detailed probe into the death of former state police official Abdul Azeez.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National
Cabinet approves 30% salary cut for MPs, MPLADS suspended
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance amending the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 to reduce allowances and pension by 30 per cent with effect from April 1, for a year.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Badshah contacts 'Boro loker biti lo' creator, promises him aid, credit
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Rapper Badshah has been facing plagiarism charges on social media lately over his new single "Genda phool", after netizens pointed out portions of the song have been lifted from the popular Bangla folk hit of the seventies, "Boroloker biti lo", created by veteran Bengali artiste Ratan Kahar. Now, Badshah has finally reached out to the impoverished Kahar via video call, promising him recognition and monetary aid.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bhopal records first Covid-19 death, 14 new cases
Bhopal, April 6 (IANS) A 55-year-old man from the old city area became the first victim of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Bhopal on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
2,500 rail coaches ready to house 40k isolation patients
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With novel coronavirus cases on the increase in the country, the Railways has so far converted over 2,500 coaches into isolation wards in 10 days since the nationwide lockdown began.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana to promote class 10 students without science exam
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Haryana government has decided to promote all students from class 1 to class 10 without any examination. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that no students would be detained in any class and will be promoted without any examinations.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Realme X2 Pro Master Edition wins Red Dot Design Award
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme on Monday announced that its X2 Pro Master Edition smartphone has won the 'Red Dot Design Award.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
These are difficult times, we shouldn't think about cricket: Waqar
Lahore, April 6 (IANS) Pakistan bowling coach and legendary pacer Waqar Younis is not worried about the long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying he hopes cricket will resume soon after the world has seen the end of the deadly virus which has wreaked havoc and has claimed thousands of lives.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Ahmed Patel welcomes cut in MPs' allowances
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) After the Union cabinet decided to reduce allowances of members of Parliament by 30 per cent for one year, Congress leader Ahmed Patel welcomed the step and said in difficult times it was necessary.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ABB India joins Nasscom to help industry hire IoT professionals
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) ABB India on Monday announced a partnership with Nasscom to develop standardised qualification criterion for two IoT-related job roles -- IoT network communications and IoT cybersecurity.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Over 25K Tablighi Jamaat attendees quarantined, 1,445 positive cases from congregation
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Out of the 4,067 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country, 1,445 have been epidemiologically linked to Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin, while 693 positive cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ankit Panth challenges RR player Riyan Parag to Counter-Strike battle
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Ankit Panth has been one of Indias most popular gaming athletes for over a decade. Going by the screen name 'V3nom, Ankit and his friends of Team Brutality have steadily climbed up the rungs of the Counter-Strike scene. While he has faced some tough opponents in the professional gaming space, he also makes it a point to engage with people who love gaming but dont pursue it as a career option. And now, he has challenged Rajasthan Royals player Riyan Parag.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
U.B. Pravin Rao appointed Nasscom Chairman
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Monday appointed Infosys Chief Operating Officer (COO) U.B. Pravin Rao the Chairman for 2020-21.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
TN BJP celebrates party's 40th Foundation Day
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday celebrated the party's 40th Foundation Day in a simple manner with the nation fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India-Australia ready to share COVID-19 research efforts
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As the number of COVID-19 patients has swelled past a million in just over three months across the globe, India and Australia on Monday agreed to share "collaborative research efforts" in the context of the health crisis.
2020-04-06
Category: International, India,National
Big B trolled again for posting fake #9pm9minutes satellite image
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Trolls have been having a field day ever since Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan started sharing posts related to COVID-19. The iconic actor is yet again being trolled on social media after he posted a fake #9pm9minutes satellite image of India.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: Punjab urges Centre for insurance cover to officials
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) To boost the morale of government staff involved in the battle against COVID-19, the Punjab Cabinet has urged the Centre to provide insurance cover to all officers and officials working for the containment of the virus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,National
COVID-19: Pankaj Advani donates Rs 5 lakh to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Ace cueist Pankaj Advani has jumped in to help those in need in these troubled times by donating Rs 5 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic. Sporting events across the globe have come to a standstill with some being cancelled while others have been postponed.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
3 more soldiers involved in Kashmir LoC gunfight die
Srinagar, April 6 (IANS) Three more soldiers injured in a gunfight on the Line of Control (LoC) between infiltrating terrorists and security forces succumbed on Monday, taking the death toll of soldiers killed in this operation to eight.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Researchers use AI to predict battery health, safety
London, April 6 (IANS) Researchers have designed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can predict battery health with 10 times higher accuracy than current industry standard.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
CZA asks zoos to remain on high alert
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Central Zoo Authority (CZA) on Monday asked all the zoos across the country to remain on high alert and collect samples for Covid-19 testing after a tiger in the US Bronx Zoo tested postive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India stay inside, we're still in middle of a fight: Gambhir
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Reminding citizens that India is "still in middle of a fight" amid the coronavirus outbreak, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has lashed out at those who burst crackers on Sunday evening.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kajol's tips on how to spend time amid lockdown impresses Madhuri
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Actress Kajol has come up with an innovative way to tell her fans how to spend time at home during the coronavirus lockdown. She recently took to social media and shared a series of pictures of herself to give netizens meaningful advice in a humorous way.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Taliban spokesman appeals to Imran Khan to rescue his family
New Delhi/Kabul, April 6 (IANS) Former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan, who escaped from the custody of Pakistani security agencies in February this year, has accused the Pakistan Army of kidnapping ten members of his family.
2020-04-06
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism
Canara Bank slashes interest rates on loans upto 35 bps
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Canara Bank has reduced its Marginal Cost of Funds Based Lending Rate (MCLR) on Loans and Advances across all tenors with effect from April, for the amalgamated entity.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dr Dang Labs' India's 1st drive through COVID-19 test Centre
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In a first of its kind in the country, Dr Dang Labs on Monday launched a testing drive through a COVID-19 testing Centre on the western side of the national capital's Punjabi Bagh area.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: 10 areas in 4 Gujarat cities put under cluster containment
Gandhinagar, April 6 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Monday declared 10 Muslim- dominated areas in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Bhavnagar -- where Tablighi Jamaat members returned from Delhi -- as hotspots and put them under Cluster Containment Strategy with the help of civic and police officials.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Halle Berry hits back at trolls
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry has hit back after receiving negative comments about her son wearing heels, saying it is important to "laugh and have some compassion".
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NY schools log out of Zoom, adopt Microsoft Teams
New York, April 6 (IANS) In yet another setback for popular video meeting app Zoom, New York City has banned its use for remote learning purposes in schools until further review and update due to security concerns.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Education,Technology
Misplaced priorities: Pakistan's attempts at raking up Kashmir
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The outbreak of Covid-19 has unleashed a number of paradoxes. On one hand, countries are pooling resources, consolidating medical and scientific expertise and enforcing never-seen-before mass lockdowns to prevent and slow the rate of infections and deaths. Multilateral organisations such as World Health Organisation (WHO) and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi) and national laboratories around the world are experimenting and working on the fastest way to bring this affliction to an end. On the other, there are some countries and non-state actors which still haven't been able to transcend their myopic and frankly, obtuse views on national security.
2020-04-06
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
John Krasinski, Emily Blunt's surprise for young fan
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker John Krasinski teamed up with composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original cast of "Hamilton" to surprise a young fan through his YouTube show "Some Good News".
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Karnataka Wakf tells Tablighis to take Covid-19 test
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) Worried over the fallout of coronavirus spread if not contained, the state-run Karnataka Wakf board appealed to all Tablighi Jamaat returnees to take the Covid test at the earliest, a top official said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
COVID-19: Campaign on spreading awareness via Bollywood dialogues
New Delhi, April 6 (IANSlife) In the light of COVID-19 outbreak causing a global health crisis, many have stepped up to creatively spread awareness on social distancing.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Lebanese Prez urges Int'l Support Group for financial assistance
Beirut, April 6 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday urged the International Support Group (ISG) for the country to financially support its reforms program.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Share profit from fuel with Public: Congress
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Congress has asked the government to share the "profit" of Rs 20 lakh crore earned in last six years from the sale of gas, diesel and petrol with the public as due to pandemic people are suffering the most. Give healing touch by "subventions, injections and subsidies", the Congress said.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ConnectIN Esports launches 1st-ever FIFA Pro League India
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) The first-ever FIFA Pro League India (PLI) for leading professional esports athletes in the country will be organised by ConnectIN Esports from Wednesday and culminate with the Final Gameweek beginning May 31.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
HC reserves order on Christian Michel's interim bail
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its order on the interim bail application filed by Christian Michel James, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland deal, in both CBI and ED cases against him.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bhumi's social distancing tips for Madhya Pradesh kids through video calls
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar is giving social distancing tips to hundreds of children in Madhya Pradesh via video calls.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
European countries bust int'l gang on fraud, laundering charges
Sofia, April 6 (IANS) Authorities in Germany, Austria, Serbia and Bulgaria have dissolved an international organized crime group responsible for fraudulent trading in financial instruments and money laundering, the Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office here said in a statement on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Bulgaria,Politics
Hyderabad start-up develops faces shields, goggles for COVID warriors
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) With the growing demand for protective equipment for healthcare professionals treating COVID-19 patients, a Hyderabad-based start-up has developed 3D-printed face shields and goggles.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Police team attacked by lockdown violators in UP
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), April 6 (IANS) Scores of people, on Monday, attacked a police team that was trying to enforce lockdown in the area.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid lockdown, e-learning learning curve to replace face-to-face teaching
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the education system online, a challenge which could test the schools' ability to provide quality learning for all. Digital technology replaces face-to-face teaching, paving the way for visual learning and to deliver lessons to children at home.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Tehsildar injured in stone-pelting by sand mafia in MP
Gawalior, April 6 (IANS) Even as the country is under a 21-day nationwide lockdown, sand mafia in Madhya Pradesh is active and has injured a Tehsildar who was part of a patrol team, a senior officer said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Last of those hurt in NZ volcano eruption discharged
Wellington, April 6 (IANS) The last batch of people who were injured in the Whakaari/White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand, have been discharged from hospital, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Meet the good samaritans to stranded tourists in Delhi's Paharganj
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) It's a sunny day in Delhi and in normal times the tourists would have been enjoying in the national capital and the hotel staff happily serving them for those extra bucks, but difficult situations have forced both to stand together, wait in queues for food and hope for the lockdown period not to get extended.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
70-year-old dies inside old age home, 2 arrested
Greater Noida, April 6 (IANS) An elderly man in a government-run old-age home at Dankaur has died under mysterious circumstances. Police believe that the death occurred due to injuries inflicted upon the elderly person.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vidhu Vinod Chopra wanted to tell the tale of Kashmiri Pandits' exodus for over a decade
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's "Shikara", set against the backdrop of the Kashmiri Pandit exodus from the Kashmir Valley in 1990, released in February but he has been wanting to tell a story on the incident for long.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MyTeam11 launches sports quiz contest
Jaipur, April 6 (IANS) Fantasy sports platform MyTeam11 on Monday announced the launch of the MyTeam11 Quiz, a sports quiz contest for sports fans.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Other Sports
Focus on all classes of people: Kamal tells Modi
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) Actor-cum-politician Kamal Haasan, President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus on all sections of the society while combating the Coronavirus attack and its impact on the nation and not just the middle-class.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Karnataka's fourth Covid victim's wife, brother test positive
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) The wife and brother of Karnataka's fourth Covid victim from Bagalkot have tested positive, along with 10 more, raising the total number of coronavirus cases to 163, an official said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Grateful if you can help get PPE: Kejriwal to Gambhir
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Soon after former India cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir pledged to donate Rs 1 crore to the Delhi government for cornavirus fight, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the availability of PPE kits and not money was the issue, as he urged the MP to help in getting these kits.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Cops serve second notice to Tablighi Jamaat chief Saad
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Delhi Police has served a second notice to Mohammad Saad, Tablighi Jamaat chief, on Monday and sought additional information and documents from him pertaining to congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B-Town objects to bursting of crackers during #9pm9minute
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the bursting of crackers by many citizens on Sunday evening. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the nation to switch off lights and light up torches, candles, lamps and cellphone torches as a mark of solidarity to the nation's COVID-19 warriors, many people got into Diwali mood and burst cracker, too.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China football team ends quarantine after re-testing negative
Beijing, April 6 (IANS) China's men's football team has ended its 14-day medical quarantine on Monday after all the players tested negative for COVID-19.
2020-04-06
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
TN to receive 1 lakh Coronavirus rapid test kits
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) With the demand for quicker testing for Coronavirus infection Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palanswami on Monday said orders have been placed for 1 lakh rapid testing kits.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Former New Zealand cricketer Jock Edwards passes away
Wellington, April 6 (IANS) Big-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman Jock Edwards, who represented New Zealand in six Tests and eight ODIs, has passed away. He was 64.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
51 people in S.Korea tests positive for COVID-19 after recovering
Seoul, April 6 (IANS) Fifty-one people in South Korea, who recovered after contracting COVID-19, have tested positive again, but the results might have been due to the reactivation of the novel coronavirus, health authorities here said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, South Korea,International
295 FIRs, 3,243 arrests, Rs 1 cr fine on Rajasthan lockdown violators
Jaipur, April 6 (IANS) A total of 295 FIRs have been registered, 3,243 persons arrested, and fine totalling over Rs one crore imposed on lockdown violators in Rajasthan, Additional Director General of Police BL Soni told IANS.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP in Kerala, one step forward and two backwards
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) There was nothing much to cheer about for the Kerala unit of the BJP on its foundation day on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
E3 2020 to be held in June next year
San Francisco, April 6 (IANS) The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has notified its partners that 'reimagined E3 2021 will be held from June 15 to 17 next year.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Have never felt so helpless, says stranded Real Kashmir coach
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) With their stay getting extended in Srinagar due to unavailability of chartered flights from the valley, Real Kashmir FC coach David Robertson is losing sleep thinking about his ailing mother back in Scotland and how he has never felt so helpless before.
2020-04-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Pak-Afghan border crossings opened temporarily
Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday opened two major border crossings with Afghanistan to allow stranded Afghan citizens to return home, officials said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Vidyut Jammwal uses ancient martial art to light and put out his candles!
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Along with other B-Towners, actor Vidyut Jammwal too responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to switch off and light up on Sunday night at 9pm, but with a difference. Instead of lighting and blowing off his candles the traditional way, Vidyut exercised the ancient Indian martial art of Kalaripayattu to get the job done.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How's that not out: Warne reacts to clip of bowling to Sachin
Melbourne, April 6 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, sportspersons as well as fans have taken to social media to relive old memories and one such video doing the rounds is from the first India-Australia Test in the 1998 series. The video sees Shane Warne hitting Sachin Tendulkars pad and appealing for a leg-before only for the umpire to turn it down. Tendulkar went on to smash an unbeaten 155 in that innings.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
With corona cases surging, lockdown may be extended
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) With the number of Covid-19 patients rising alarmingly in Uttar Pradesh and threatening to cross the 300 mark, the Yogi Adityanath government is now reviewing its decision of lifting the lockdown on April 15.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
How to keep your office sanitized during COVID-19 times
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In a bid to help fight against the new coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), health experts have shared some tips for disinfecting your office to stop the spread of the virus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Forest fire near Chernobyl spikes radiation levels
Kiev, April 6 (IANS) A forest fire surrounding the abandoned nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in Ukraine has caused a spike in radiation levels, authorities have confirmed.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Google shows food, night shelters in 30 Indian cities
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Google on Monday said it has started showing the locations of food shelters and night shelters in cities across India on its services like Maps, to help people especially migrant workers find relief centers with ease.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
India has enough ventilators for the present: Healthcare experts
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With the Indian government leaving no stone unturned in engaging start-ups and other manufacturers to bridge the demand-supply gap for ventitators, several healthcare experts said on Monday that the country was in a much better position vis-a-vis the vital equipment to tackle coronavirus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Saad ignored threat of Covid-19 advised by veterans
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) At the centre of controversy of Tablighi Jamaat, its chief Maulana Saad Kandhalvi ignored the suggestions given by veterans of the religious cult for postponing the congregation last month.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Fortis-Mohali designates separate Emergency for Covid-19 patients
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Fortis Hospital in Mohali on Monday announced that it has designated a separate Emergency wing for treating Covid-19 suspects and patients.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
If there is a bad ball, it must be hit: Shafali (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) She might be all of 16, but Indias latest cricketing sensation Shafali Verma means business. Going into the World T20 in Australia as a youngster in the Indian team filled with heavyweights like Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana, Shafali stamped her authority to even rise to the top of the T20 rankings for batswomen during the tournament. But she says the journey has just begun.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chris Hemsworth to Indian fans: Was looking forward to be back in India
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth says he was "incredibly excited" about coming to India to celebrate his upcoming Netflix film "Extraction". Hemsworth was scheduled to be in Mumbai on March 16 to promote the film that has been shot in India. The promotional tour was called off due to the global coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
COVID-19: Vishwanathan Anand to play online chess to raise funds
Dubai, April 6 (IANS) Six Indian chess players, including former world champion Vishwanathan Anand, will play online chess with fans on April 11 to raise funds to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Firms should allocate funds for crisis management: PwC survey
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As companies go through a tough phase amidst the coronavirus pandemic, a PwC survey says that companies should separately allocate funds for crisis management.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Saudi Arabia-Russia oil talks delayed
Riyadh, April 6 (IANS) Global oil prices remain on edge after Saudi Arabia and Russia postponed a meeting scheduled to be held on Monday about a deal to cut output as the coronavirus pandemic hits demand, it was reported.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Home delivery of fish likely in Goa soon, says advisory
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Goans may get their fish home delivered, with the state government keen on cracking down on open sale of fish which often leads to fish aficionados abandoning social distancing norms.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Despite Russia-Saudi difference, global effort begins to stabilise oil prices
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A bigger global effort to stabilise oil prices involving all major oil producers including the US has begun to see that the current crisis does not escalate further putting several oil producers closure to bankruptcies.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Singapore quarantines 20,000 migrant workers
Singapore, April 6 (IANS) Singapore has told 20,000 foreign workers, a lot of them from South Asia, to stay in their dormitories for 14 days as coronavirus cases surge in the city state, it was reported on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Renewables account for three quarters of new capacity in 2019: IRENA
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the 179 GW added in 2018.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odisha gets its third COVID-19 hospital in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Odisha has inaugurated one more hospital in the state capital to tackle the COVID-19 situation.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Orissa,National
UP man gets cough, cold; commits suicide
Banda (UP), April 6 (IANS) A 35-year-old man, suffering from cough and cold, committed suicide by hanging himself in Jamalpur village in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Channing Tatum turns to dating app
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum has taken to dating application after his split with singer Jessie J again.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Help the needy, among PM's five requests to BJP workers
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked BJP workers to follow his five requests amid the fight against novel coronavirus or COVID-19.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kamal Haasan pens open letter criticisng PM Modi's lockdown decision
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-politician Kamal Haasan has written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that the decision to impose a 21-day national lockdown, in a bid to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, was a wrong one.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
68 UP cops tonsure head, resolve to defeat Covid-19
Agra, April 6 (IANS) In an unprecedented scene, more than 60 police personnel in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district have shed their hair to send out a message of solidarity in fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Swiggy raises additional $43 million in Series I round
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Food delivery platform Swiggy on Monday announced it has received an additional $43 million funding as part of its ongoing Series I round.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SMS medical college canteen sealed, operator tests positive
Jaipur, April 6 (IANS) The SMS Medical College canteen in Jaipur has been sealed as its operator tested Covid-19 positive on Sunday, confirmed health officials, adding that the store room of the canteen has also been sealed to check the virus spread.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Test more, treat more should be the mantra: Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday appealed to the citizens to raise their voice for "testing" more people to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Srinagar mayor anguished at crowds at J&K Bank branches
Srinagar, April 6 (IANS) Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu on Monday expressed deep concern over the huddling of customers at the branches of Jammu and Kashmir bank.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
5 rockets land near US oil company in Iraq
Baghdad, April 6 (IANS) Five rockets landed near the sites of a US oil company in Iraq's Basra province on Monday without causing casualties, a security source said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
63 pc men among corona positive cases in M'rashtra: Govt data
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Men are more susceptible to the deadly novel coronavirus than women, data released on Monday by the Maharashtra government showed.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Four-year-old kids are as overconfident as bankers: Study
London, April 6 (IANS) Researchers have found that children as young as four have the same levels of overconfidence as business executives, bankers and physicians when it comes to taking risks.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Shia cleric slams communalisation of corona war
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) Maulana Ali Hussain Qummi, secretary of the All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) has said in a statement that at a time when people are dying due to the coronavirus, it is wrong to burst crackers and light lamps.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Villagers in Punjab wage war against Covid-19
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) People in the areas of Punjab have shown the way to fight and contain Covid-19 amid the stringent curfew restrictions through self-isolation, while ensuring smooth movement of essentials.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,National
Cold War N-bomb tests reveal true age of whale shark
Sydney, April 6 (IANS) Atomic bomb tests conducted during the Cold War have helped scientists for the first time correctly determine the age of whale sharks, a new study reveals.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Chennithala urges M'rashtra to help corona positive Kerala nurses
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) After 40 Kerala nurses serving in a private hospital in Mumbai tested positive, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Monday spoke to Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope and urged for proper care for them.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National
RJD's Rabri Devi, Tej Pratap light lanterns on PM's call
Patna, April 6 (IANS) Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi lit a lantern, the party's election symbol.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Raghubir Yadav: I try to find goodness in bad projects
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Actor Raghubir Yadav has had some hits and misses since he took up acting all those years ago. He says he generally doesnt perceive projects as extremely good or bad. In fact, he "picks out the drawbacks" in a good project.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Foetal drug therapy for deafness shows promise
New York, April 6 (IANS) Delivering drug to the foetus as it develops in the womb may one day treat Usher syndrome, a genetic disorder characterised by deafness and progressive vision loss affecting an estimated 4 to 17 of every 100,000 people, suggests new research.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Vihari picks Rohit Sharma as best ODI opener
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a standstill, Indian cricketers have taken to social media to interact with fans as they spend 21-day in lockdown. And batsman Hanuma Vihari in a Twitter session named Sachin Tendulkar as his favourite cricketer.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Thai govt dismisses rumours on 24-hour curfew
Bangkok, April 6 (IANS) The Thai government on Monday dismissed rumours that a 24-hour curfew would be imposed in the country replacing the current six-hour curfew due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Entrance exams including JNU, UGC NET, PhD, NEET, TTE postponed
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to postpone entrance exams including JNU, UGC, NET and IGNOU PhD and several others keeping in mind the lockdown.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Minor son of corona patient tests positive in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) A two-and-a-half-years-old son of a woman doctor from Canada, who was the first coronavirus positive patient in Lucknow, has now tested positive for the deadly virus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw moots COVID-19 blood bank in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson of Biocon Limited, has suggested to the Telangana government to set up COVID-19 blood bank.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
COVID-19 cases in AP touch 266, highest number in Kurnool
Amaravati, April 6 (IANS) With samples of a further 14 persons testing positive, the number of COVID-19 infected persons in Andhra Pradesh rose to 266 on Monday morning. The state nodal officer said that the data pertains to test results obtained between 6 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m. on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Chinese high jumper Zhang Guowei announces retirement
Beijing, April 6 (IANS) China's star high jumper Zhang Guowei has made the decision to retire, the 28-year-old athlete has confirmed.
2020-04-06
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Delhi air quality turns foul as firecrackers go off during 9pm 9 min call (Ld)
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Air pollution in the national capital and its surrounding regions spiked drastically on Monday, a day after people bursted firecrackers to "challenge the darkness" as a sign of participation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for switching off lights and lighting diyas and lamps to fight against coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Duffy recounts horrific rape, kidnapping of past
London, April 6 (IANS) Singer Duffy has opened up about being raped, drugged and held captive for weeks in the past, saying she is sharing her harrowing "dark" story to help "others who have suffered the same".
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anurag Srivastava takes over as new MEA spokesperson
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Anurag Srivastava took charge as the new spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs on Monday, replacing Raveesh Kumar who held the position for around three years.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
IEDs continue posing threat to Afghans
Kabul, April 6 (IANS) Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and the explosive remnants of war (ERW) kill or maim more than 120 people in Afghanistan every month, authorities said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
8 Jamaatis test positive in UP's Sitapur
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), April 6 (IANS) Eight members of the Tablighi Jamaat, who had attended a meeting in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz last month that spiked cases throughout the country, have tested positive for Corona virus in Sitapur.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UP BJP leader takes to celebratory firing to mark 9baje9minute (Ld)
Balrampur (Uttar Pradesh), April 6 (IANS) A video showing a Uttar Pradesh BJP leader Manju Tiwari firing in the air with a revolver on Sunday night to mark the battle against corona, has gone viral on the social media. A probe has been ordered in the matter.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sehwag posts video of child spelling out COVID-19 directives
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Dashing former India opener Virender Sehwag on Monday urged people to follow coronavirus dos and don'ts strictly by sharing a video of a child who is spelling out the directives perfectly.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Would love for WT20 to happen in a perfect world: Cummins
Sydney, April 6 (IANS) He might have been the biggest buy in this years Indian Premier League auction, but Australia pacer Pat Cummins still puts the World T20 at the end of the year over the cash-rich league if he has to pick one as the world has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Crackers leave Delhi gasping as firecrackers go off during 9pm 9 min call
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Air pollution in the national capital and its surrounding regions spiked drastically on Monday, a day after people bursted firecrackers to "challenge the darkness" as a sign of participation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for switching off lights and lighting diyas and lamps to fight against coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Airtel Payments Bank partners with Bharti AXA General to cover COVID-19 protection
New Delhi, April 6 (IAN) Airtel Payments Bank has partnered with Bharti AXA General Insurance to offer simple and focused health insurance plans for providing financial protection against COVID-19, an infectious diseases caused by a new virus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tesla-made ventilators won't arrive in time: NY Governor
New York, April 6 (IANS) The ventilators that Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised to make wont be ready in time for the coronavirus pandemic, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,National,Technology
'Jaws' actor Lee Fierro dies of coronavirus at 91
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Lee Fierro, an actor best known for playing Mrs Kintner in Steven Spielberg's cult creature feature "Jaws", has died of complications from coronavirus. She was 91.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mumbai hospital isolated after 29 staff test positive
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has declared the Wockhardt Hospital near Mumbai Central a containment zone after at least 29 staff including 3 doctors and 26 nurses were found Covid-19 positive last week, officials said.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana deploys COVID-19 monitoring system app
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) The Telangana government has deployed India's first automated 'COVID-19 Monitoring System App' to identify, undertake live surveillance, track, monitor, and provide real-time analytics.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology
DD Sports to show India's matches during the 2000s
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Cricket fans in the country will get a chance to peek out of their doom and gloom during lockdown and the stress of coronavirus as BCCI and the government will give them a chance to jog down memory lane and relive India's glorious matches of the 2000s.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Uranus' unusual properties due to ancient giant icy impact
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) Early in the history of our solar system, Uranus was struck by a small icy planet -- roughly 1-3 times the mass of the Earth -- which tipped the young planet over, and left behind unusual properties in its moons and ring system, says a study.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech
UK PM still in hospital over 'persistent COVID-19 symptoms' (2nd Ld)
London, April 6 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to remain in a hospital here after he was admitted due to "persistent coronavirus symptoms", the Downing Street has confirmed.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Identification of hotspots, rate of doubling to determine lockdown timeline: ICMR
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Identification of hotspots will be a crucial step in determining lifting of the lockdown at the national and regional level, according to Raman R. Gangakhedkar, Head Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Arjun Kapoor pledges aid, support in fight against COVID-19
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor has pledged to donate to various COVID-19 relief funds.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stay strong & stay home: Kidambi Srikanth urges people
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As India battles the coronavirus pandemic, ace badminton player Kidambi Srikanth has urged people to stay home and utilise this lockdown period to spend time with their close ones.The country is currently under a 21-day lockdown as it looks to fight back against the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Identification of hotspots, rate of doubling to determine lockdowntimeline: ICMR
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Identification of hotspots will be a crucial step in determining lifting of the lockdown at the national and regional level, according to Raman R. Gangakhedkar - Head Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Top Bollywood producer's daughter is Covid-19 positive
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Bollywood went into a tizzy after it emerged that the daughter of a top producer, the name behind Shah Rukh Khan films like Ra.One and Chennai Express - has tested Covid-19 positive, here on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Allu Arjun participates in 9 pm, 9 min for India call
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun was among many celebrities who responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 9pm, 9 minute call on Sunday night to express solidarity in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
COVID-19 patient from Tablighi Jamaat spits on doctor in UP
Kanpur, April 6 (IANS) A 33-year-old man from Meerut, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi last month and had tested positive for COVID-19, allegedly created ruckus at the Sarsaul Community Health Centre in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city, where he had been quarantined.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Jharkhand reports fourth COVID-19 positive case
Ranchi, April 6 (IANS) Another woman has tested positive for the coronavirus in the state capital on Monday, taking the count of such cases in the state to four, health officials said..
2020-04-06
Category: India, Bihar,National
6 Tablighis among 8 new COVID-19 patients in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 6 (IANS) A 60-year-old COVID-19 patient died in Rajasthan's Kota on late Sunday night, taking the toll to six in the state. Eight new corona positive cases, which includes six Tablighi members, were also reported, taking the total tally to 274 in the state, said health officials here on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Bite-size mobile streaming service Quibi now in India
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The much-hyped mobile streaming service Quibi that offers "quick-bite" original content of 10 minutes or less for smartphone users has arrived in India, offering users a new entertainment platform starting Monday amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Lockdown effective along international borders in NE: Govt
Agartala, April 6 (IANS) The ongoing lockdown in the eight northeastern states, including Sikkim, has been effectively enforced along the region's 5,500 km international borders with five countries, Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh said.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Corona Warriors: Delhi's Bangla Sahib Gurudwara arranging food for 40,000 people every day
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) While the Covid-19 nationwide lockdown has forced people to stay inside their homes, the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has ramped up one of its mega kitchens here to prepare food for over 40,000 needy people across the city.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Salman Khan bravely says he is scared, urges fans to stay at home
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) In his new social media video, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has urged fans to stay at home during the lockdown, adding that he can bravely admit feeling scared under the circumstances.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Practise pilates for agility
New Delhi, April 6 (IANSlife) As we stay in, practise social distancing and isolation, taking care of our health becomes very important.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The beauty benefits of Oats
New Delhi, April 6 (IANSlife) Oats have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It has nutritive properties both internally and externally.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Age old traditions to boost immunity
New Delhi, April 6 (IANSlife) The modern lifestyle mantra revolves around the concept of "Detox". Magazines and social media continuously feed us with umpteen choices and the newest trends in foods and beverages that promise us health.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
How about a 'Quarantini'?
New Delhi, April 6 (IANSlife) Self-isolation isnt always a bad thing, especially if you have a well-stocked bar! The only catch, not all of us know how to make our go-to cocktail at home! We called in the experts from Diageo India to help us perfect our amateur run as bartenders.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Simple Vastu Tips to cleanse negativity
New Delhi, April 6 (IANSlife) The ongoing pandemic has brought the world to a massive slow down. With over 3,000 confirmed cases and counting, India is already bracing up for an unprecedented health crisis.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
JLO, Malaika join online yoga programme
New Delhi, April 6 (IANSlife) Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Malaika Arora, Aishwarya Dhanush and Mark Mastrov (known as the Steve Jobs of Fitness) have joined the 14-day immunity builder programme through live yoga sessions, aimed at immunity building and fitness in 25 countries around the world.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
S.Korea COVID-19 cases fall below 50 since Feb
Seoul, April 6 (IANS) South Korea recorded fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases on Monday, marking the lowest number since late February, as the nation extended strict guidelines on social distancing.
2020-04-06
Category: International, South Korea,International
G20 economies likely to contract in 2020: Moody's
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As the coronavirus crisis severely impacts the global economy, a report by Moody's Investor Service said that the economies of G20 countries may witness a contraction in the first half of 2020.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UP BJP leader takes to celebratory firing to mark 9baje9minute
Balrampur (Uttar Pradesh), April 6 (IANS) A video showing a BJP leader Manju Tiwari firing in the air with a revolver on Sunday night to mark the battle against Corona, has gone viral on the social media. A probe has been ordered in the matter.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chahal trolls Mumbai Indians with hilarious reply
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, known for his witty style on social media, once again brought his hilarious side to the fore as he trolled IPL franchise Mumbai Indians.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Work from Home Without Ruining Your Relationships
New Delhi, April 6 (IANSlife) Back in the 1950s researchers wanted to understand what people value the most in relationships. Out of a 100 calls that were audited, researchers discovered that the most frequently used word was "I".
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Are we any closer to parity in gender pay scales
New Delhi, April 6 (IANSlife) As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, gender equality and corporate transparency, global retail major RB has recently issued reports on gender pay in its top five markets around the globe, including India in the companys first global Gender Pay Report.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Many will never recover: AD Singh on impact of lockdown on Indian restaurant industry
New Delhi, April 6 (IANSlife) By the time things return to normal as a result of the lockdown people will probably have built much stronger habits of eating in and as such the percentage going out will drop substantially, feels founder and Managing Director of Olive Group of Restaurants, A.D. Singh.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
S.Korea to hold parliamentary elections on April 15
Seoul, April 6 (IANS) South Korea will hold parliamentary elections on April 15 at 14,330 polling stations across the nation amid the coronavirus pandemic, the election watchdog said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Star Sports to show fans the best of India-Pak clashes
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Cricket as a sport with the passage of time has seen the birth of some of the greatest rivalries. The earliest one dates back as far as 1882 when England beat Australia in Australia which saw the formation of The Ashes which is still an intense contest today. Cricket has seen many other rivalries and off late the intense and hard-fought contests between India and Australia have been often talked about and debated at length. However, for any hard-crore Indian cricket aficionado, nothing comes close or will ever take the place of the epic contests played between geographic neighbours India and Pakistan.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Chandigarh Municipality to do drone-based sanitisation
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) Bagging the latest order for anti-coronavirus sanitization from the Chandigarh Municipality, Chennai-based Garuda Aerospace mulls a mix of transport mode to execute the orders, said a top company official.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
16 more corona positive cases in Guj, 11 from Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar, April 6 (IANS) As more and more persons from the Tablighi Jamaat, who visited the Nizamuddin Markaz, are tested and quarantined, the total number of positive cases is increasing in Gujarat. Monday saw the total positive cases climb to 144 with 11 deaths in the state so far.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Medicines run dry as coronavirus lockdown hits Kashmir pharmacies
Srinagar, April 6 (IANS) Although people in Kashmir are strictly abiding by the social distancing norms in order to keep coronavirus infection at bay and help prevent its spread, but those locked up in their homes cannot miss to go out to buy life saving drugs.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Mumbai-Pune Expressway traffic to speed up as old bridge razed
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) The traffic on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway is expected to speed up as the demolition of a 189-year old unused bridge was taken up from Sunday, officials said.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Intel official says Trump fired him for doing his job
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) who first notified lawmakers of a whistleblower complaint that led to US President Donald Trump's impeachment, said he was fired by Trump just because he fulfilled his duty "faithfully".
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Americans asked to brace for 'saddest', 'hardest' week (Ld)
New York, April 6 (IANS) With a dire warning from Surgeon General of the US Jerome Adams, the country braced for the "saddest" week ahead even as it saw glimmers of hope in the dip in new cases and deaths in the coronavirus pandemic's epicentre New York and an abatement in Washington state where it began.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,International
Rapido ties up with essential suppliers to aid last-mile deliveries
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Online bike taxi aggregator Rapido on Monday announced a partnership with essential suppliers such as Bigbasket, Big Baazar and Spencer's Retail for aiding last-mile deliveries in more than 90 cities as the ongoing lockdown restricts essential supplies for millions of Indians.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Make strategy before lifting lockdown: Chhattisgarh CM
New Delhi/Raipur, April 6 (IANS) Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that before allowing interstate travel after the lockdown period is over, the government should make strategy to screen the passengers and put in place a mechanism to filter the coronavirus cases to make sure it does not spread from one place to another.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tim Cook to give virtual commencement speech for Ohio varsity
San Francisco, April 6 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver a "virtual commencement address" for Ohio State University students graduating in 2020 on May 3.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Education,Technology
B'luru civic body uses 2 hotels as quarantine centres
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) The city civic body has used only two hotels so far to quarantine Covid-19 cases even though it has notified 16 properties for the purpose, an official said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Crude oil prices fall as 'OPEC+' delays meet on output cut
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Crude oil prices declined on Monday as OPEC and other major oil producers including Russia delayed their meeting to discuss on output cuts.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
COVID-19 prevention measures in SL likely to extend
Colombo, April 6 (IANS) Stringent measures taken against the coronavirus pandemic in Sri Lanka is likely to continue until after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year which falls on April 14, with constant evaluation of the situation to continue with the support of medical, security and legal expertise, the Presidents Media Division (PMD) said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Grandmother, two girls die in Bihar fire
Patna, April 6 (IANS) In two incidents of fire in Bihar, an old woman and her two granddaughters died while several houses burnt in Munger and East Champaran districts respectively. At least one of these incidents took place during the 9baje9minute activity on Sunday, the authorities informed on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Policeman injured in accidental firing in Srinagar
Srinagar, April 6 (IANS) A local police constable was injured in accidental firing on Monday in high security Gupkar Road area of Srinagar city.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhoni owns Malinga in IPL: Styris
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris believes that MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings has been able to produce the most uncapped players for India and thats why they are a better franchise as compared to Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19 deaths up in Brazil as citizens defy restrictions
Brasilia, April 6 (IANS) Brazil recorded 852 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 11,000 and 486 deaths in just over a month, while people in Sao Paulo took to the streets to protest social isolation measures.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
NY COVID-19 deaths top 4k, warning of 'hardest' week ahead
New York, April 6 (IANS) Authorities in New York, the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, announced that the disease has claimed 4,159 lives and infected 122,031 others in the state, while the US's surgeon general said that the coming week will be a "Pearl Harbor moment... our 9/11 moment".
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,International
Cabinet to meet at 1 p.m. via video conference
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In a rare practice of its kind, the cabinet will be meeting through Video Conferencing at 1 p.m. on Monday to take stock of the prevailing Covid-19 outbreak in the country and mull over Lockdown decision.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mumbai Indians have 'slight edge' for Chennai Super kings: Manjrekar
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar feels Mumbai Indians have come through the ranks in the recent editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and hold a slight edge over MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) when one looks at the history of the tournament.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
China frees human rights lawyer
Beijing, April 6 (IANS) China has freed human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang after he spent nearly five years behind bars for "subversion of state power", a charge often used by the Chinese government against activists and dissidents.
2020-04-06
Category: International, China,Politics
Your hand grip can reveal if you are at diabetes risk
New York, April 6 (IANS) Muscular weakness is known to be associated with Type 2 diabetes and researchers now report that hand grip can help doctors perform time-efficient screening tool for diabetes.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
With 2 new positive cases, Agra tally goes up to 50
Agra, April 6 (IANS) With two new cases confirmed positive early Monday, the total number of Covid-19 patients receiving treatment at Agra's SN Medical College, has gone up to 50.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Taliban blames US for violating Afghan peace agreement
Kabul, April 6 (IANS) The Taliban has blamed the US for violating an agreement for peace in Afghanistan which was signed between the two sides on February 29 in Doha.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Formula 1 in 'very fragile state', warns McLaren boss
London, April 6 (IANS) McLaren boss Zak Brown has said that the coronavirus pandemic has plunged Formula One into "a very fragile state".
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Pope marks Holy Week alone for 1st time in history
Vatican City, April 6 (IANS) Pope Francis held the Palm Sunday mass alone in the St Peters Basilica here for the first time in history due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics
PepsiCo India commits 25,000 testing kits, over 50 lakh meals
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Extending its support to the fight against coronavirus pandemic, PepsiCo India has committed to provide 25,000 testing kits to healthcare and diagnostic facilities.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Guterres urges gender violence end amid 'horrifying' global surge
United Nations, April 6 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all governments to adopt measures against the "horrifying global surge in domestic violence", following the lockdowns imposed by authorities around the world to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Covid-19: Brands tie up to tide over crisis, reach customers
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Various brands spanning different industries have come together to pool in their infrastructure to reach customers and tide over the lockdown-caused supply chain disruption.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Eat fiber-rich food daily to cut breast cancer risk
New York, April 6 (IANS) Having fiber-rich food like wholegrain breakfast cereals including fruits, vegetables and whole grains can reduce breast cancer risk, says a new study.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Everest climber Mohinder Singh gives Rs 5 lakh to fight COVID-19
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) As a goodwill gesture, former ITBP Commandant and Everest climber Mohinder Singh, 76, has contributed Rs 5 lakh from his pension to Punjab Chief Ministers Coronavirus Relief Fund.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Sports
Suspected corona patient dies in Haryana during escape attempt
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) A 55-year-old suspected Covid-19 patient died on Monday after falling from the sixth floor of a government hospital in Karnal town in Haryana as he tried to escape by tying bedsheets together to make a rope.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Support for Aus PM surges to record high
Canberra, April 6 (IANS) Popular support for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has surged to a record high amid the coronavirus crisis, according to a new poll.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Gambhir pledges Rs 50 lakh more to battle COVID-19
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Former India cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir has pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh more to the Delhi Government for procurement of medical equipment and treatment of COVID-19 patients in the national capital.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Libya's east-based army kills 41 UN-backed govt troops (Ld)
Tripoli, April 6 (IANS) Libya's east-based army said it killed 41 troops of the UN-backed government forces , as the armed conflict between the two sides to take control of the capital Tripoli continues.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Battle Royale game 'Apex Legends' to add Duos mode
San Francisco, April 6 (IANS) Respawn Entertainment has announced that its free-to-play Battle Royale game "Apex Legends" will get a permanent duos playlist, starting April 7.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tribal communities join battle against coronavirus
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Stringent instructions on social distancing and personal hygiene amidst coronavirus outbreak have extended its roots into forest-dwelling tribal communities, where people are now learning to keep themselves safe from the deadly virus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Aus states urged to keep borders open for communications industry
Canberra, April 6 (IANS) An Australian Minister has written to state and territory governments urging them to exempt telecommunications companies, postal services, logistics companies and news organizations from restrictions on movement.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Microsoft joins digital platform WalkMe to boost Dynamics 365 sales
San Francisco, April 6 (IANS) Microsoft has announced a strategic partnership with leading digital adoption platform WalkMe to help increase Dynamics 365 adoption among enterprises to utilise the technology efficiently and productively.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US job market not in free fall, says Fed official
Washington, April 6 (IANS) While a recent study showed that US unemployment rate could jump to 32 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American job market was not in "free fall", a senior Federal Reserve official said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Post fire crackers use during 9baje9minute activity, air quality deteriorates
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The air quality index in the national capital taht had been good since the Lockdown21 was enforced, witnessed a marginal deterioration on Monday, said the Centre run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). It slipped from 'Good' to the 'Satisfactory' category.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Singer Kanika Kapoor discharged from hospital
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has finally been discharged from the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) after her second report for Coronavirus also tested negative.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Corona deaths top 100 in India, 490 new cases in 12 hours
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Monday said 109 deaths were reported across the country due to Coronavirus, and the total number of infected cases so far has risen to 4067.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
J&K refutes news about dearth of equipment
Srinagar, April 6 (IANS) The J&K Health Department has refuted news report that there is dearth of COVID-19 fighting medical equipment in the union territory. A statement issued by them said J&K has 223 ventilators, 91 in Jammu and 132 in Kashmir.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Anti-malarial drug trial against COVID-19 to be used in Detroit hospital
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine will be used in a trial covering 3,000 patients at a hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and the results will be tracked in a formal study, said US Vice President Mike Pence.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,International
T20 WC organisers unfazed despite potential clash with other sports
Melbourne, April 6 (IANS) Organisers of the ICC T20 World Cup are optimistic of organising of a successful tournament even if it directly competing with Australia's football codes due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
1.6 mn people in US underwent COVID-19 tests: Trump
Washington, April 6 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has claimed that some 1.6 million people in country underwent testing for the COVID-19.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,International
UP BJP celebrates Foundation Day with thanksgiving to corona warriors
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh is celebrating the party's 40th Foundation Day, on Monday, by undertaking a signature campaign to thank the "corona warriors", who are working on the frontline in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic that has claimed nearly 70,000 deaths world wide.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
London's Heathrow airport to shut 2 terminals
London, April 6 (IANS) London's Heathrow Airport will shut two terminals in the coming weeks due to a significant reduction in the number of passenger flights amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
3rd corona death in UP, parts of Varanasi, Lucknow sealed
Varanasi/Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) A 55-year-old resident of Varanasi died on April 3 at the Sir Sundar Lal hospital in BHU of lung infection. His report on Sunday night revealed that he was Coronavirus positive.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana to use CMRF money to procure PPEs
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) The government of Telangana has decided to use the funds donated for the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) for the protective equipment and masks for doctors and other healthcare workers involved in dealing with coronavirus cases.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Man booked for objectionable post on COVID-19
Prayagraj (UP), April 6 (IANS) The Prayagraj police, on Sunday, booked a man for allegedly hurting the sentiments of a minority community with an objectionable post on the social media regarding coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
US obstruction of IMF loan crimes against humanity: Iran
Tehran, April 6 (IANS) The US obstructing a loan by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Iran to help the country fight the cronavirus pandemic amounts to "crimes against humanity", a top Iranian official said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Veteran music director M.K.Arjunan, who gave Rahman his break, dead
Kochi, April 6 (IANS) Veteran music director M.K.Arjunan, who gave music maestro A.R.Rahman the opportunity to debut on the key board, passed away at his home early on Monday, said family sources. he was 87.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Two more Jamaat members test positive in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Two more members of the Tablighi Jamaat, who returned from the congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz in March, were tested positive for coronavirus in Punjab on Monday, taking their total number to eight.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Bayern Munich players return to training
Munich, April 6 (IANS) Top flight German football club Bayern Munich has confirmed that its first team will return to training in "small groups" from Monday amid the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed thousands of lives across the world.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Third corona death in UP, curfew in parts of Varanasi
Varanasi, April 6 (IANS) A 55-year-old resident of Varanasi died on April 3 at the Sir Sundar Lal hospital in BHU of 'lung infection. His report on Sunday night revealed that he was Coronavirus positive.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Parts of Lucknow sealed, alert in Lakhimpur
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) Four localities of the old city area in the state capital have been sealed while an alert has been sounded in the Lakhimpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Ousted captain of US aircraft carrier tests COVID-19 positive
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Captain Brett Crozier, commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt who was ousted after saying the US Navy was not doing enough to halt a coronavirus outbreak on board the aircraft carrier, has tested positive for the virus, a media report said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,International
KGMU doubles its capacity for corona tests
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) The King George's Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow has doubled its capacity for Covid-19 confirmatory tests.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Cops begin home delivery of FIRs for lockdown violators
Muzaffarnagar (UP), April 6 (IANS) The Muzaffarnagar police has started 'home delivery' of FIR to lockdown violators.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
French club doctor commits suicide after COVID-19 diagnosis
Paris, April 6 (IANS) French Ligue 1 club Reims were left with nothing but mourning as they came to know that long-serving doctor Bernard Gonzalez committed suicide after getting diagnosed with coronavirus.
2020-04-06
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Scotland's CMO resigns after violating lockdown rules
Edinburgh, April 6 (IANS) Scotland's Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Catherine Calderwood has resigned after breaching the lockdown imposed by the UK government in the wake of the coronavirus pandmic, by visiting her second home, it was reported.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
What Sonakshi Sinha will do after COVID-19 crisis is over
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha is hoping for the coronavirus crisis to end soon, and says she would like to dive into the sea once all this is over.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Washington to send ventilators COVID-19-hit states
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that the state will return more than 400 ventilators received from the Strategic National Stockpile to help states with the higher numbers of COVID-19 cases.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,International
Facebook, Instagram up after UK users hit by outage
London, April 6 (IANS) Facebook and Instagram went down for the PC and desktop users in the UK on Sunday evening although mobile access was in perfect shape.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Gabriela Sabatini 'doubts' tennis can return in 2020
Buenos Aires, April 6 (IANS) Argentinian tennis great Gabriela Sabatini has cast doubt over whether the professional tennis circuit will resume this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Tennis
Abe to declare state of emergency as COVID-19 cases surge
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to declare a state of emergency in the country due to the recent surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo and other major cities, government sources said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Islamabad HC declares overcrowding in jails unconstitutional
Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has declared that overcrowding in jails was unconstitutional and ruled that a prisoner can sue the government and prison authorities for inhumane treatment during incarceration, it was reported on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PIA halts flight operations from Karachi
Karachi, April 6 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suspended its flight operations from Karachi in view of the Sindh governments "forcible" quarantining of its pilots over fear that they might be coronavirus carriers, a media report said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Vicky Kaushal finally becomes pro at omelette flipping
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) After many failed attempts of flipping an omelette, actor Vicky Kaushal has finally nailed it!
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Val Kilmer hasn't dated anyone in 20 years
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Actor Val Kilmer says he hasn't had a girlfriend in two decades, admitting that he is "lonely part of every day".
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran to gradually ease anti-coronavirus restrictions
Tehran, April 6 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the existing restrictions imposed to curb the COVID-19 spread in the country would be eased gradually in the following weeks, official IRNA news agency reported.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Saudi launches e-service for return of citizens abroad
Riyadh, April 6 (IANS) The Saudi Foreign Ministry announced the launch of e-service for Saudi citizens abroad wishing to return to the kingdom over COVID-19 concerns, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Israeli police arrest Palestinian Jerusalem Governor
Jerusalem, April 6 (IANS) Israeli authorities arrested the Palestinian Authority's Jerusalem governor over "illegal" activities, Israel's police said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Libya's former PM dies in Egypt from COVID-19
Cairo, April 6 (IANS) Libyan former Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril died in the Egyptian capital Cairo from COVID-19 at the age of 68, a Libyan source in Cairo said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
France's coronavirus deaths top 8,000
Paris, April 6 (IANS) With the total coronavirus fatalities swelling to 8,078 while the number of critically-ill patients increasing less rapidly, French authorities warned that the virus "continues to hit hard," urging people to continue to respect the confinement.
2020-04-06
Category: International, France,National
Mugdha Godse: Lockdown is the time to reboot our lives
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Actress Mugdha Viera Godse believes that the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown is an ideal time for reboot, and one should make most of it.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Germany reports over 90,000 COVID-19 cases
Frankfurt, April 6 (IANS) The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany climbed to 91,714 as of 0:00 local time on Sunday, with a death toll of 1,342, according to data from Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the country's disease control authority.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,National
Tiger tests positive for coronavirus at Bronx Zoo
New York , April 6 (IANS) A tiger in New York City has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a news release from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rita Ora falls very hard in love
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Singer Rita Ora is very serious when it comes to love.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US equities post weekly losses amid COVID-19 crisis
New York, April 6 (IANS) US equities pulled back in the week when various data showed the coronavirus already hurt the economy and the country continued to see a hefty number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Italy records lowest daily COVID-19 deaths in three weeks
Rome, April 6 (IANS) Italy registered 525 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours, the lowest one-day total since March 19, health officials said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Italy,National
Libya's east-based army kills 6 UN-backed gov't troops
Tripoli, April 6 (IANS) The east-based army of Libya announced the killing of six troops of the UN-backed government's forces in the south of Tripoli, as the armed conflict between the two rivals continues.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Boris Johnson admitted to hospital
London, April 6 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital on Sunday.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
US COVID-19 deaths top 9,000
New York, April 6 (IANS) The total number of deaths of COVID-19 in the United States topped 9,000 as of 1.30 p.m. Sunday local time (1730 GMT), according to the data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Boris Johnson admitted to hospital
London, April 6 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Economic recovery to take at least 2-3 quarters: PE funds
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The situation during the ongoing COVID-19 will be grim and the recovery thereafter will also take time as private equity experts fear that more people will die from hunger than pandemic in India most people under estimating the gravity and period of impact, which at the very least will take two to three quarters.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Queen tells UK 'we will succeed' in fight against COVID-19
London, April 6 (IANS) As the UK reels under the coronavirus scourge with the national toll nearing 5,000 and total cases almost at 50,000, Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday made a special address to the nation - the fifth of her nearly seven-decade-long reign -- to rally the people.
2020-04-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
Northeast joins nation in lighting diyas, candles on PM's call
Guwahati/Agartala, April 6 (IANS) Incredible solidarity was observed across the northeast to unite gainst the threat of Covid-19 and to cheer all those fighting against it with the people switching off the lights of their homes at 9 p.m. on Sunday night and lighting diyas, candles, torches or mobile flashlights.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
COVID-19 cases in Turkey rise to 27,069
Ankara, April 6 (IANS) Turkey's total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed to 27,069, with 3,135 new patients reported in last 24 hours, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
MP corona cases cross 215, Bhopal hit hard
Bhopal/Indore, April 6 (IANS) Midway through the 21-day lockdown in Madhya Pradesh coronavirus cases kept up a rising trend. The total corona positive cases touched 215.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Jagan Reddy leads AP in 9 minutes of solidarity
Amaravati, April 6 (IANS) At 9 p.m. on Sunday Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy switched off the lights of his home and stood with the candles for nine minutes to show solidarity with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to light lamps, candles or torches as a sign of national unity against COVID-19.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Odisha sees coronavirus cases rise to 39
Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Eighteen more coronavirus cases were reported in Odisha on Sunday, taking the state's total cases to 39, officials said.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Orissa,National
Odisha joins nation in lighting lamps
Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Odisha joined the nation to express solidarity with people in battle against COVID-19 by lighting earthen lamps and candles at 9 p.m. on Sunday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Orissa,National
Candles, diyas flicker as lights go off in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) Lakhs of oil lamps and candles flickered for 9 minutes from 9 p.m., as lights went off in thousands of homes across Karnataka, including India's tech hub on Sunday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Telangana BJP MLA leads protest, chanting 'Chinese virus go back'
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) BJP's lone MLA in Telangana Raja Singh led a unique protest against coronavirus Sunday night by raising slogans of "Chinese virus go back".
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
52% CEOs expect job losses post lockdown: CII Survey
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Around 52 per cent of top corporate bosses in India anticipate that job losses will occur after the nation-wide lockdown is lifted, according to a CII CEO Snap Poll.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid-19 cases rise in capital but Delhi sets off fireworks
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As the nation came together to show solidarity and unity by switching off lights and lighting candles and diyas for nine minutes at 9 p.m. on Sunday, many places in Delhi NCR also saw crackers being burst even as the capital saw another death and cases rise to above 500.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
TN lights traditional lamps, switches off lights for 9 minutes
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Heeding the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people here and in other places in Tamil Nadu switched off their home lights and lit traditional lamps, candles and switched on their mobile phone flashlights for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Telangana CM seeks PM's intervention for supply of gunny bags
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Facing scarcity of gunny bags to procure paddy from farmers, Telangana has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open manufacturing units in West Bengal and transportat bags through special trains.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi call up Stalin, asks about health
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called DMK President M.K.Stalin and enquired about his and his family's health.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Congress leader light lamps for causes
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill has posted of a video of him lighting lamps as the Prime Minister appealed to all to show unity and solidarity but while lighting the each lamp he gave different reasons.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oil lamps flicker as lights go off in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) Lakhs of oil lamps and wax candles flickered for 9 minutes from 9 pm, as lights went off in thousands of homes across India's tech hub on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Power engineers ensure India sails through '9 min lights off'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As people across the country switched off the lights of their homes at 9 p.m. on Sunday on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, power engineers across the country ensured that the 9 minutes of blackout does not lead to a collapse of the power grid across the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indians comes together
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) As a gesture and acknowledgement to all those who are on the frontlines in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak, Indians came together for a nine-minute show of solidarity at 9 pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Power engineers ensure India sails through '9 min lights off'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As people across the country switched off the lights of their homes at 9 p.m. on Sunday on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, power engineers across the country ensured that the 9 minutes of blackout does not lead to a collapse of the power grid across the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
62 more test positive for Covid-19 in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Telangana reported 62 new positive cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, officials said. However, there were no deaths.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
B'Town switches off and lights up to thank Corona Warriors
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) On Sunday evening, Bollywood stars joined the rest of India and responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to light candles, lamps, torches and cellphone torches for nine minutes at 9pm, as a gesture of thanks to the Corona Warriors and to fight the darkness of the COVID 19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Queen Elizabeth to make special address nation amid Covid-19
London, April 5 (IANS) As the UK reels under the coronavirus scourge with the national toll nearing 5,000 and total cases almost at 50,000, Queen Elizabeth II will on Sunday evening make a special address to the nation - the fifth of her nearly seven-decade-long reign -- to rally the people.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
KCR, Governor lead Telangana in lighting lamps
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan led the state in lighting the lamps and candles Sunday night in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call as a mark of solidarity in the fight against covid-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
9 pm, 9 minutes: Kerala CM's official residence turns off lights
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has switched off the lights at his official residences and took to the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to turn off electric lights and use candles, diyas and flashlights for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday to commemorate the countrys fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National
India switches off power, and lights up to thank 'Corona warriors'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Even as there were over 3,500 coronavirus cases on Sunday and the death count reached 83, India overwhelmingly responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call on Sunday night. Right at 9 p.m., Indians switched off its lights and lit candles or flashed mobile torches for nine minutes to express solidarity with "Corona warriors".
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
AP's corona tally touches 252
Amaravathi, April 5 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 26 new cases on Sunday evening, taking the state's tally of COVID-19 cases to 252. The state government has also placed the residential locations of people testing positive for coronavirus, on a 'red alert' list, to enable greater monitoring and also ensure that such areas are quarantined properly.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Modi invites TN CM for meeting with party leaders on April 8
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami to participate in the coming meeting of Parliamentary party leaders on the Covid-19 issues on behalf of the AIADMK.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bhopal to impose complete lockdown from midnight
Bhopal, April 5 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has ordered a complete lockdown in the state capital from Sunday midnight in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
#9pm9Minutes: Unity key to fight COVID-19, says Goa CM
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his family posed with lamps as part of the #9PM9Minutes programme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as a means to encourage heathcare professionals in the battle against COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National
LoC flare-up: Three Pak soldiers injured in Indian Army action
Srinagar, April 5 (IANS) In a sudden flare-up, five terrorists and three Indian soldiers were killed and three Pakistan soldiers injured in two separate incidents on the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday in Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
No salon, no helping hand -- issues that hassle people
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Mrs Khurana, a housewife, in Supertech Capetown of Noida, has been losing her patience as unwashed clothes are piling up due to non-availability of washermen.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala CM discusses Covid-19 issues with diaspora leaders
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday held a video conference with top diaspora leaders and heard about the difficulties faced by Keralites in various countries in the wake of Covid-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
5 more Tablighis test positive in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) Five more Tablighi Jamaat members, including three women, who attended the congregation in New Delhi's Nizamuddin area in March and returned to Karnataka, tested coronavirus positive, an official said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Man City not to seek coronavirus furlough offer
London, April 5 (IANS) Manchester City has said they will not be furloughing employees at the taxpayer's expense despite a number of English Premier League clubs taking advantage of the British government's scheme to fund non-playing staff during the coronavirus epidemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Foreigners leaving India by special flights from Delhi
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Amid tight security and highly sanitised departure area, foreigners working in embassies, various industries and NGOs are leaving India, sources said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
20 cases in Gujarat on Sunday, including infant; total at 128
Gandhinagar, April 5 (IANS) In just a week's time, the number of positive cases of coronavirus in Gujarat has more than doubled from 61 to 128. Sunday saw the maximum number of positive cases in a day with 20, including a 14-month-old baby from Jamnagar.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
No deadline to complete Champions League, says UEFA
London, April 5 (IANS) There is no deadline of August 3 to complete this season's Champions League, the UEFA has said rubbishing reports by German broadcaster ZDF which quoted its chief as saying the tournament had to be finished by that time frame.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
MPs, experts join hands to form COVID-19 action group
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Joining hands in the fight against the coronavirus and its impact on various sectors, at least 14 parliamentarians, partners from venture capital funds, organizations and experts working on health and public policy have formed an action group.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Three persons die after drinking down paint varnish in TN
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Three persons in Tamil Nadu's Chengalpattu district died after consuming paint varnish mixed with water as they were not able to get liquor, police said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India faces greatest economic emergency since Independence: Raghuram Rajan
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said that due to the coronavirus crisis, India currently faces the greatest economic emergency since its independence.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Panel to streamline supply chain set up
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) An empowered committee on logistics and supply chain has been set up and several steps been taken to ensure smooth movement of goods, besides resolving problems faced by the food processing industry.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
COVID-19: 47 new cases within 24 hours in Rajasthan, total 253
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) A total of 47 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Rajasthan on Sunday taking the total tally to 253 in the state, confirmed health officials.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Three Pak soldiers killed in LoC firing: Sources
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Three Pakistan Army soldiers, including a JCO, have suffered casualties after the Indian Army retaliated to ceasefire violation carried out by Pakistan at Poonch sector in Jammu & Kashmir on Sunday, defence sources said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
'Healthcare workers risking lives without protective gears'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that the health care personnel in India are "risking" their lives without personal protective equipment (PPE).
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pietersen keeps 186 vs India among top three Test knocks
London, April 5 (IANS) Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has kept his swashbuckling 186 against India in Mumbai among his top three knocks in Test cricket.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
No dearth in supply of essential commodities for NE: Minister
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Sunday announced here that regular air cargo supplies, including essential commodities and medical equipment, are reaching the northeast and there is no dearth of any items in the days to come.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
(RELEASE at 8am) Sohum Shah: I believe our industry will survive this phase
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) National Award-winning actor-producer Sohum Shah believes the Indian film industry will survive the phase of COVID-19 lockdown, just as it has survived many theats in the past.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Neymar plays football with his dogs, video goes viral
Rio de Janiero, April 5 (IANS) With all football postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, footballers are mostly engrossed in dribbling with toilet roll, a challenge which has gained steam on social media.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Legal Metrology team raids shops, imposes fines in Delhi
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Delhi's Legal Metrology Department conducted 10 surprise inspections at grocery shops across the city and initiated six prosecution actions against defaulting retailers and manufacturing companies totaling more than Rs 1 lakh.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mumbai with 11 of state's 45 Covid-19 deaths, Maha cases at 748
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) A total of 13 persons, including several women, died in Maharashtra on Sunday due to Covid-19 - highest number of fatalities in a single day till date - taking the state's toll to 45, while the number of positive cases in Maharashtra increased by 113 to take the total to 748, officials said here.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Detractors smell political one-upmanship in PM's 'lights off-lamps on' event
New Delhi/Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Criticism of the Prime Minister's various initiatives is not something unusual from his rivals and detractors. But the Prime Minister's call for a 'lights out- lamps on' show of defiance on Sunday night is raising hackles on the other side of the political divide. Rivals like former Karnatak Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy have alleged that the event is a backdoor tribute to the BJP and its origins in the erstwhile Jan Sangh.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong demands fund boost for states with high Covid-19 cases
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Congress has demanded increase in the state disaster risk management fund (SDRMF) for states that have registered maximum number of Covid-19 cases.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corona cases reach 3,577, Delhi emerges worst-affected
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Sunday said the total tally of cases in Delhi has left behind the worst-hit Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. With 503 in the national capital, the total tally of coronavirus cases reached 3,577. The updated data was put out by the Health Ministry in the evening.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
States told to prepare SOP for pharma sector
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Central government on Sunday directed the states to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to ensure inter-state movement of pharmaceutical employees, while maintaining proper protocols and social distancing.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Yuvraj pledges to donate Rs 50 lakh in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Former India star batsman Yuvraj Singh on Sunday pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh to the PM CARES Fund to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
M&M opens kitchens at 10 locations for feeding the needy
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A In a bid to provide food to the needy and underprivileged amid the nation-wide lockdown, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has opened its kitchens at 10 locations across the country for feeding the underpriviledged and those in need of food.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Harbhajan, wife to distribute ration to 5,000 families
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Veteran India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and wife Geeta Basra on Sunday pledged to distribute ration to 5,000 families.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Summer temperature won't help contain coronavirus: WHO
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Though many experts have expressed optimism towards the onset of summer in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday said high temperature would not finish the virus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Railways' PPE kit passes DRDO test
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The railways has passed the test conducted by DRDO for the Personal Protection Equipment manufactured by Jagadhari workshop to fight Covid-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Punjab reports another coronavirus death; total 6
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Punjab on Sunday reported one more coronavirus death, taking the state's death toll to six.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,National
10 Jamaat's Malaysian attendees detained at Chennai airport
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Immigration officials at Chennai International Airport on Sunday detained 10 Malaysian nationals who had travelled to India under tourist visa and had attended the conference held by Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi last month.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi starts 'e-coupon' for ration to non-PDS beneficiaries
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) After the Delhi government announced that it will give rations to the non-ration card holders, it has also started issuing 'e-coupons' to the poor to get the food grains free of cost.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID in Delhi: One death, 58 new cases in 24 hours
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The national capital has reported one more death, taking the toll to seven, and 58 more positive cases of coronavirus, taking the total tally on Sunday to 503.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Multiplex association calls for deferring rent, CAM
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) With screening of films suspended, the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) has urged malls and their developers to waive rent dues and common area maintenance (CAM) charges during the lockdown and the recuperating period.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Robert Downey Jr. remembers friends, relatives lost over past weeks in b'day post
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr., who turned 55 on April 4, wrote a Facebook post on Sunday to remember friends and relatives his family has lost over the last several weeks, like so many. He also shared a selfie wearing mask and gloves with his words on social media. The actor, donning a hat, flashes the victory sign in the picture.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
IOA thanks NSFs, SOAs for contribution towards Covid-19 relief
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Sunday thanked the National Sports Federations (NSF) and State Olympic Associations (SOA) around the country for their monetary contribution towards fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Lockdown Impact: Ganga gets cleaner in Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi/Kanpur, April 5 (IANS) The national lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19 has thrown up something to smile about.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Complaint against Bengali writer's daughter for derogatory post against PM
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) A police complaint has been lodged against the daughter of eminent Bengali writer Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay for allegedly making derogatory remarks in a social media post about Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection to his call for switching off lights and lighting up candles on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Big B, Rajinikanth, Priyanka come up with short film on coronavirus
Mumbai, April 5 ( IANS) As the world is facing a severe health crisis due to the outbreak of coronavirus, a slew of celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt among many others, have come together to create awareness about COVID-19 through a short film, titled "Family".
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yamuna is cleaner due to lockdown, say people residing nearby
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Yamuna river, the lifeline of Delhi, is looking more cleaner than before due to lockdown of factories and small industrial units in Haryana and Delhi, and people residing near its banks are witnessing the welcome change in the course of one of the country's most revered rivers.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nagpur police uses still from SRK's 'Chennai Express' for corona awareness
Nagpur, April 5 (IANS) Nagpur Police has come up with an innovative idea to spread awareness among people about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Swara Bhasker rescues black kite, names it 'Changez'
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) During the coronavirus lockdown, a special guest paid a visit to actress Swara Bhasker. And that special guest is none other than a wild baby black kite bird.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haryana coronavirus cases rise to 76
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Six new patients were registered in Haryana on Sunday, five from Muslim-dominated Nuh, taking the total coronavirus patients to 76, the government said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,National
Airtel recharge now available at ATMs, grocery stores
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) In a bid to make it convenient for Airtel subscribers to recharge their prepaid phones, the company has started offering recharging facilities at ATMs, grocery stores and chemist shops.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa priest suggests alternative to PM's 'light lamp' call
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) A video of a Catholic priest from the St. Francis Xavier parish in South Goa advising the faithful to not adhere to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to light a lamp at 9 p.m. has gone viral.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National
Covid-19: Two die in TN, 86 tests positive (Roundup)
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) With the death of two more persons attributed to coronavirus, the death toll due to COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu went up to five on Sunday and the number of persons who had tested positive for virus infection was 86, said a senior official.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Ankita Lokhande's society sealed after neighbour tests COVID-19 positive
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) A residential building in the city's Malad area, where several celebrities including actress Ankita Lokhande stays, has been entirely sealed off after a man in the complex tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sukhbir seeks PM's intervention on Indian students in Australia
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of welfare of Indian students who are facing problems in Australia due to lockdown with his Australian counterpart.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Delhi issues SOPs for disposal of Covid-19 victims' bodies
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Delhi government has issued an SOP for disposal of the dead bodies of Covid-19 affected persons to ensure that no further infection is caused.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Karnataka braces for larger Covid-19 spread
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) The Karnataka government has formulated protocols to tackle any big rise in number of Covid-19 cases, according to an official here on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Take steps to avoid big gatherings, Yogi tells religious leaders
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday evening interacted with about 376 religious leaders through video conferencing and urged them to ensure that there were no big gatherings of their community.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Delhi govt providing lunch, dinner to around 6.5 lakh people daily
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Amid the lockdown, the Delhi government has enhanced its capacity to feed the poor and is now serving two-time cooked meals to over 6.5 lakh people daily.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hailey Bieber learnt to appreciate little things amid COVID-19
Los Angeles April 5 (IANS) Model Hailey Bieber is spending quality time with her husband, singer Justin Bieber amidst the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Stay indoors to fight battle against COVID-19: Sonu Nigam
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Renowned Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam, who was born in Faridabad in Haryana, on Sunday appealed to the people to stay indoors to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Why autism disorder is more common in boys
New York, April 5 (IANS) Neuron offers clues to why autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more common in boys than in girls, say researchers. They found that a single amino acid change in the "NLGN4" gene, which has been linked to autism symptoms, may drive this difference in some cases.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
This is insult to Hyderabad, Aurangabad: Owaisi
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision not to invite him to the video conference with floor leaders of political parties on covid-19 is an insult to the people of Hyderabad and Aurangabad.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi extends term of empanelled pvt hospitals till June 30
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Amid the lockdown, the Delhi government has extended till June 30 the terms of the empanelled private hospitals and centres for providing medical facilities.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Expedite online disposal requests amid Covid-19 crisis: EPFO
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has instructed its field offices to expedite disposal of online requests enabling provident fund members in financial distress to apply online for availing non-refundable advance.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jharkhand reports third coronavirus case
Ranchi, April 5 (IANS) Jharkhand reported third coronavirus case on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Bihar,National
FinMin staff, PSUs contribute Rs 430 cr to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Employees of the Union Ministry of Finance and public sector enterprises, including banks, under it have contributed Rs 430.13 crore to the PM-CARES Fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic, according to an official statement, here on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India expresses interest to host Asian Cup 2027
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) India has submitted its expression of interest to host the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Rapid diagnostic test kits only for specific areas: Govt
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Sunday said that the rapid diagnostic test kits will be available soon, but only in specific areas such as areas reporting clusters or containment zones and in large migration gatherings and evacuees centres.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Himachal man commits suicide for social boycott over Jamaat links
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) A 38-year-old man belonging to the Gujjar community in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday committed suicide owing to social boycott by locals for his links with those who returned from the congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz in March.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Telangana DGP denies reports about Covid-19 test
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) The Telangana police chief on Sunday denied reports that he ordered all police officers to undergo Covid-19 test.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Eight corona deaths in Mumbai, 103 new cases
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Eight persons died due to Covid-19 in Mumbai while the number of positive cases in the city increased by 103 to touch 433 here on Sunday, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Turmoil in Howrah over burial of Covid-19 suspect
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) A stretch close to the AJC Bose Botanic Garden, Shibpur, became volatile after locals clashed with the police over the burial of a Covid-19 suspect.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
8 cases up Covid-19 patients under treatment in Kerala to 256
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Eight new cases on Sunday have taken the total number coronavirus positive people under treatment in Kerala to 256.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National
Earth's crust is shaking less as people stay home
London, April 5 (IANS) The COVID-19 lockdowns globally have not only made air breathable or rivers clean but have also resulted in the way our Earth moves, as researchers now report a drop in seismic noise (the hum of vibrations in the planets crust) because transport networks, real estate and other human activities have been shut down.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Science/Tech
Switch off lights, be marked, warns TMC leader; BJP seeks action
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) In what can be termed as an ugly turn of politis over '9 baje, 9 minute' event, a member of the West Bengal child's rights body and a known "TMC intellectual" Prasun Bhoumick has taken to Facebook to put a post warning people of Bengal against switching off lights on Sunday at 9PM, as urged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to show solidarity with Corona warriors like doctors, nurses, and police.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Covid-19: 3 Keralites die abroad
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Three non-resident Keralites (NRKs), two men and one woman, died of Covid-19 in foreign countries on Sunday. They died in Ireland, the USA (New York) and Saudi Arabia.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National
Need to build a method to win games: SL coach Arthur
Colombo, April 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur feels the T20 squad needs some adjustments and a method to win games, ahead of the World Cup later this year.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Lighting a diya to salute commitment of sanitation warriors: Sachin
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will light a diya for the sanitation 'warriors' working overtime even during lockdown to keep surroundings clean, he said on Sunday when the country is supposed to light candles, torches or phone flashes at 9 p.m. for 9 mins as requested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Quarantine in Oz made China's women football players more mature: Coach
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) The Chinese women's football players grew and became more mature after they went through unexpected quarantine and hardships to play an inspiring Olympic qualification campaign, said Jia Xiuquan, head coach of the Chinese side.
2020-04-05
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Cong posses 9 Covid-9 questions to PM
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Demanding compensation for Covid-19 deaths, the Congress, here on Sunday, said the Centre should transfer the fund to states and posed nine questions to the Prime Minister in response to the Sunday 9 p.m. lamp lighting event.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Badminton worlds to be rescheduled amid Olympic clash
London, April 5 (IANS) The Badminton World Championships next year are set to be rescheduled because of a clash with the new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
How corona-recovered patients can improve lung function
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Since all the focus is on finding and treating people who are corona-positive, what about those who have recovered from the deadly COVID-19 disease and are trying to get their life back to normal? Are they going to face reduced lung capacity for the rest of their lives?
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Former Honduras President embroiled in FIFA graft case dies
Mexico City, April 5 (IANS) Rafael Callejas, the former Honduras President convicted in the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal, died in the United States on Saturday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Air India flight brings 21 tons of medical supplies from China
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) National carrier Air India has brought in 21 tons of critical medical supplies from China for treatment of coronavirus infected people.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
2 more test COVID-19 positive in Odisha, tally at 23
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha mounted to 23 as two more persons tested positive in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, said the health department.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Orissa,National
Ronaldo wink was nothing, I was wrong: Rooney on 2006 WC saga
London, April 5 (IANS) England football star Wayne Rooney has said that his lowest point came in the 2006 World Cup quarter-final game against Portugal, where he was sent off.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Corona cases double in 4.1 days in India: Health Ministry
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday said the rate of doubling of coronavirus cases in India is currently observed as 4.1 days. This increase has been observed due to Tablighi Jamaat incident. It was 7.4 days earlier, it said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Penguin releases e-book on coronavirus' evolution and myths
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Penguin Random House India on Sunday released an e-book, published under its Ebury Press imprint, on the history, evolution, facts and myths around coronavirus, before the subsequent release of its physical form in the market. "The Coronavirus: What you Need to Know about the Global Pandemic' has been written by Dr Swapneil Parikh, Maherra Desai and Dr. Rajesh M. Parikh, is available on e-commerce websites.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
Can't remember the last time I had such a long break: Sindhu
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion PV Sindhu said that she was mentally prepared to hear news of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics before the International Olympic Committee made it official.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Corona tally in UP reaches 276; 48 new cases
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The coronavirus tally in Uttar Pradesh has risen to 276 with 48 new cases testing positive on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Virtual prayers by churches mark Palm Sunday
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) The Holy Week, or the week before Easter, began Sunday but Christians celebrated the occasion with virtual prayers at their homes in view of the ongoing nationwide lockdown to prevent spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
This is how to disinfect your office in corona times
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As a preventive measure against new coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic, the Health Ministry has issued fresh guidelines for disinfecting public places including offices in areas reporting COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Netflix to release extra episode of 'Tiger King'
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Netflix will be releasing an extra episode of "Tiger King" next week, according to the zoo owner Jeff Lowe, who appeared on the hit docu-series.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Demand for fuel at doorstep shoots up in NCR amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Demand for fuel at doorstep from bulk and stationed equipment users has increased during lockdown period in the National Capital Region, according to a statement by Hamsafar, a doorstep fuel provider.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No threat to power grid, says Telangana minister
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Telangana's Energy Minister G. Jagdish Reddy on Sunday said that switching off lights across the country for nine minutes from 9 pm on Sunday, as called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, posed no risk to the power grid.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Women initiate rough sex nearly as often as men: Study
New York, April 5 (IANS) If you think only men initiate rough sex you might be wrong, as researchers have revealed that women initiate consensual rough sexual behaviours as often as men.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil youths reach hometown hitchhiking, walking from Maharashtra
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Seven youths hailing from Tiruvarur district reached Tamil Nadu covering about 1,000 km from Solapur in Maharashtra hitchhiking and walking since March 29.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Mob attacks health workers in Thoothukudi
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) A group of people assaulted healthcare workers near Kovilpatti in the Thoothukudi district of the state when they tried to take family members of a Covid-19 patient for tests, said the police on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Karan Johar's son calls him 'boring'
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) It seems coronavirus lockdown has turned filmmaker Karan Johar into a paparazzo, as he's been seen capturing and posting videos of his children, Yash and Roohi, all the time.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telangana police forms Whatsapp groups for doctors' security
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Police officials across Telangana were Sunday directed to form Whatsapp groups with doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in dealing with Covid-19 cases to ensure their security.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Hoteliers to give 45K isolation rooms, 700K meals daily
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India has offered 45,000 rooms for quarantine for both tourists and domestic travellers stuck at various locations due to the India lockdown, besides the medical fraternity, an official said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Over 28K migrant relief camps shelter 12.5 lakh people: MHA
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday said that over 12.5 lakh people have been shifted in about 28,000 migrant relief camps across India amid the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Light lamps to ward off coronavirus, exhorts Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) Reminding of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa exhorted the people of the state to turn off electric bulbs and light lamps on Sunday at 9 p.m. for 9 minutes.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Crime Branch team visits Markaz, drone used to map Shamli farmhouse of Jamaat chief
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A Delhi Police Crime Branch team is making the rounds of Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in Nizamuddin area to look for evidence against Maulana Muhammad Saad Kandhalvi, who has claimed to be in quarantine.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
IMA: Social distancing pivotal in preventing community transmission
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Community transmission or Stage 3 of the coronavirus outbreak threat looms large and social distancing has played a major role in avoiding India's progress into it, said Dr R.N. Tandon, Secretary General, Indian Medical Association.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Google data reveals how India moves during COVID-19 times
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) There was -77 per cent decrease in peoples movement at retail and recreational places in India at the end of March, along with -65 per cent drop at grocery and pharmacy locations, according to Googles first 'COVID-19 Community Mobility Report.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Delhi Cabinet's nod for procuring PPE kits from local firms
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet has given the nod for procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits by city hospitals from local manufacturers and suppliers at market rate not exceeding Rs 1,087.47, amid an increasing demand amid the coronavirus spread.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ban Tabhleeghi Jamaat, seal Markaz's bank account, demands VHP
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) After the massive Tableeghi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin has proved to be a super spreader of coronavirus, the VHP on Sunday demanded that the organisation be banned, and even alleged that it has terror links.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dr Sarin: Corona cases may spiral, reduced mobility is recommended after lockdown (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) After the Tablighi Jamaat incident, the number of the coronavirus positive cases is doubling and it could spiral up in the coming week, but there is no need to panic, said Dr S.K. Sarin, an eminent Delhi-based gastroenterologist at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS).
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Alves as much a fitness freak as Ronaldo: Parma coach D'Aversa
Milan, April 5 (IANS) Italian club Parma defender Bruno Alves is as much a fitness freak as Juventus star and his Portugal teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and drinks quail eggs after training, according to coach Roberto D'Aversa.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Ahead of floor leaders meet, Modi dials up party heads
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Ahead of his meet with the floor leaders of parties in the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in one of his first such initiative amid 21 day lockdown, on Sunday called up the heads of various political parties.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rakul Preet: Believe in giving back to the society
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Amid the lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, actress Rakul Preet Singh is helping over 200 families living in a slum close to her home in Gurugram. She says that it is a "small effort" to express her gratitude.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kartik Aaryan dreams of getting coronavirus vaccine
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan has been unleashing his humorous side amidst coronavirus lockdown. On Sunday, he posted a video that shows him standing on the top of a car and waving his hand to the gathered crowd.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Elton John donates $1 million to HIV/Aids charity
London, April 5 (IANS) A Legendary singer Elton John has pledged $1 million to his Aids Foundation in the hope that it isn't forgotten amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
This day in 2005: Dhoni announced arrival with blistering ton against Pak
Visakhapatnam, April 5 (IANS) On this day, 15 years ago, MS Dhoni announced himself in international cricket with a bludgeoning hundred against Pakistan here and never looked back.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
PM thanks Mammootty for supporting his lamp-lighting call
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked superstar Mammootty for supporting his call to the people to switch off lights and light earthern lamps, candles, or ever flash lights from mobile phones at 9pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
14 more test positive in J&K, Covid-19 total rises to 106
Jammu, April 5 (IANS) Continuing an upward surge, 14 more tested positive for coronavius on Sunday in J&K, taking the total number to 106.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
5 terrorists, 3 soldiers killed in J&K LoC gunfight (2nd LD)
Srinagar, April 5 (IANS) Two more soldiers injured in the anti-infiltration operation along the Line of control (LoC) in J&K's Keran sector on Sunday have succumbed, defence sources said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Muslim body gives free medicines to poor in TN's Melapalayam
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Finding that daily wagers did not have money to buy medicines for chronic ailments in Melapalayam and surrounding areas, Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaat on Sunday started distributing free medicines to the poor belonging to all religions, said an official.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Prince Charles's office dismisses Indian Minister's ayurveda claim
London, April 5 (IANS) The office of UK's Prince Charles has dismissed a claim made by an Indian Union Minister that the British heir to the throne was cured of COVID-19 through ayurveda and homeopathy treatment from a Bengaluru-based holistic resort. Prince Charles' office said he had only followed the medical advice of the NHS and "nothing more".
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Odisha govt not to extend 48-hour shutdown in 3 cities
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday said it would not extend the 48-hour shutdown enforced in state capital Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Bhadrak town as no threat of community transmission of coronavirus was found in the areas.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Orissa,National
Send us home in Kashmir, lockdown may kill my son, says father of child discharged from AIIMS (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A Kashmiri father of a three-year-old child, who was discharged after two heart surgeries at AIIMS Delhi in a span of eight days last month, is left with only prayers as his son has developed breathing problems and because of the prolonged lockdown, the family is unable to get the required medical care for the child.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Males over 50 with chronic diseases at higher death risk
New York, April 5 (IANS) Researchers have found that males over 50 with non-communicable chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart disease are at greater risk of death from coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Agra's truck repair shops shut, drivers stuck
Agra, April 5 (IANS) Teeming with both people and vehicles during normal times, the Transport Nagar and Baluganj in the city of the Taj now wear a desolate look due to the nationwide lockdown since March 24 midnight.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Ponting shares his 'favourite piece of memorabilia'
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Ricky Ponting on Sunday shared a photograph of the Australian baggy green that he wore throughout his Test career and the new one that he had received from his wife Rianna Jennifer Cantor and Cricket Australia when he retired in 2012.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
East Bengal rope in Iran's Indian-origin winger Omid Singh
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) City soccer giants East Bengal have roped in Iran's Indian-origin winger Omid Singh on a two-year deal, a top official confirmed on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Taimur makes 'pasta' necklace for mom Kareena
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan ditched designers' jewellery to wear a necklace made by her little son, Taimur.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jubin Nautiyal on importance of virtual concerts
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Singer Jubin Nautiyal feels it is important to have virtual concerts to keep people entertained amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Union Minister shamed Goa with Prince Charles claim: Congress
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik, who is a BJP Lok Sabha MP from North Goa, has "put Goa to shame" by wrongly claiming that heir to the British throne Prince Charles was cured of COVID-19 due to Ayurvedic and homeopathy treatment.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
COVID-19: Increase funds to hotspot states: Ahmed Patel
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Congress leader Ahmed Patel has demanded that the central government increase disaster risk management funds to states with high number of cases of coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Charlize Theron's too exhausted to do method acting
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron says having children left her too exhausted to commit to method acting.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Messi is a genius, pure talent: Kaka
Sau Paulo, April 5 (IANS) Brazilian football great Kaka said that he leans towards Lionel Messi in the debate of who among the Argentine and his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Football
Shaan to come up with a song on 'coronavirus warriors'
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Singer Shaan has created a song about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The track is basically a tribute to the people who have been trying their best to save the nation from COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cooped up, Indians rediscover fauna out there!
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Locked in since the midnight of March 24 due to the coronavirus scare, people across India have rediscovered an array of fauna they have been living amid all the hustle and bustle of city life without perhaps even realising.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Everyone need not wear PPE, Health Minister tells doctors
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday visited AIIMS' dedicated centre for COVID19 in Haryana's Jhajjar. The Minister spoke to the medical staff and took stock of preparedness over COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Let's take a pledge to defeat Corona together: Manu Bhaker
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Teen shooting star Manu Bhaker on Sunday urged citizens of the country to turn off all lights at home at 9 pm and lights candles, torches or phone flashes for 9 mins in their pledge to defeat coronavirus together.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Mini Mathur recalls hosting 'Indian Idol'
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) A Former VJ and actress Mini Mathur on Sunday went down memory lane and reminisced her experience anchoring popular singing reality TV show "Indian Idol".
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kylie Jenner wants to have 'seven kids'
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Reality TV star and make-up czarina Kylie Jenner has admitted that she wants to have "seven kids", but she is "not ready" at this point in time.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Double-murder rocks Lucknow during lockdown
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) A double murder rocked the state capital on Sunday during lockdown when a man and a girl were killed by the girl's family for having an affair.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
B'desh announces $8bn stimulus package
Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) Bangladesh on Sunday announced a stimulus package of 727 billion taka ($8 billion) to help cushion the economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
COVID-19: Our life depends on winning this 'test match', says Rohit
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Star India opener Rohit Sharma on Sunday urged the people of the country to not let their guard down in fight against COVID-19 and join the great India team huddle by lighting candles, torches or phone flashes at 9 p.m. for 9 mins.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Why Air India evacuating foreign nationals, asks Congress
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Air India is busy in evacuating foreigners who are stranded in India to their destinations and winning accolades but the Congress has raised the issue of safety of the crew and alleged that "Govt is risking our pilots and crew and why foreign countries are not using their airlines."
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AP's corona tally touches 226 as tests continue
Amaravathi, April 5 (IANS) The COVID-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh has reached 226, by 9 a.m. on Sunday. In all, 34 samples tested positive in the 12 hours between 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Sumeet Vyas, Ekta Kaul to become parents
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Actors Sumeet Vyas and Ekta Kaul, who tied the knot in 2018, are expecting their first child together.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Violators pelt stones at police amid shutdown in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) A group of violators pelted stones on police personnel at Kesharpur area in Odisha's Cuttack city during the shutdown for COVID-19 containment on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Orissa,National
Lost job in lockdown, Haryana daily-wager pleads help
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Losing job and unable to feed his family owing to nationwide lockdown, a desperate daily-wager has put out a poster outside his home in Panchkula town in Haryana, pleading help him out.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Punjab,National
26 covid-19 cases in Assam, NE tally rises to 30
Guwahati/Agartala, April 5 (IANS) With a 57-year-old ex-BSF jawan tested positive for coronavirus from northeast on Sunday, the total number of cases in this region went up to 30, including 26 in Assam, ministers and officials said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Assam,National
Filipinos celebrate Holy Week in quarantine
Manila, April 5 (IANS) For the first time since World War II, the Philippines has suspended its Holy Week processions with Catholic devotees celebrating the start of the festival on Sunday by praying at home and joining mass online during a strict coronavirus quarantine.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Religion
Dubai-returned couple test Covid positive in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) A couple, who returned to the city from Dubai in the UAE two weeks ago, tested positive for coronavirus, taking the number of such cases to 146 in Karnataka, an official said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Life insurance policy holders get 30 more days to pay premium
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) In a major relief for life insurance policy holders amid the cornavirus crisis, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has extended the deadline for paying premium of life insurance policies, by another 30 days, which were originally scheduled to be paid in March and April.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
4 HM terrorists among nine killed in 24 hours in J&K
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) In separate incidents, one soldier lost his life and two were injured as the Indian security forces killed nine terrorists, including four from the Hizbul Mujahideen, in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
California pledges to combat healthcare supply fraud
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) California Governor Gavin Newsom said that the state has launched an official website to deal with the shortage of medical supplies and help combat rampant healthcare fraud amid the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gen Bipin Rawat visits COVID-19 camp in Delhi
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Sunday visited COVID-19 camp in Delhi at Narela and interacted with the doctors, including those from the Army.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Coronavirus: Govt scales up containment strategy
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As the total tally of novel coronavirus crosses 3000 mark the government has scaled up the cluster containment strategy of COVID-19 in the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Let's show our health warriors that we are behind them'
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli on Sunday urged the people of the country to stand united and back the health warriors as they fight the coronavirus pandemic from the forefront, by lighting candles, torches or phone flashes at 9 p.m. for 9 mins.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Xiaomi working on 144MP camera smartphone: Report
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is reportedly working on a new smartphone that features a whopping 144MP camera sensor.
2020-04-05
Category: International, China,Technology
Zac Efron never wants to get in 'Baywatch' shape again
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron says he has no desire to get back in the "good shapea that he was in while filming the movie "Baywatch".
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Goa govt launches app to track quarantined suspects
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Amid repeated pleas by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant urging those in home-quarantine not to leave their homes, the state Health Department on Sunday launched COVIDLocator, a GPS-based app to keep track of quarantined persons.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Technology
Tribal Gujjars, Bakarwals advised to suspend seasonal migration in J&K
Jammu, April 5 (IANS) In view of the ongoing lockdown in J&K, a noted tribal researcher on Sunday appealed to the Gujjar and Bakarwal (goatherds) community to suspend their seasonal migration to the highland pastures.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Aus launches criminal probe into cruise ship disembarkation
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Australian authorities on Sunday launched a criminal probe into how passengers of a cruise ship were allowed to disembark in Sydney despite some exhibiting flu-like symptoms.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Kobe, Bauman among latest inductees into 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant and former International Basketball Federation (FIBA) secretary general Patrick Baumann are both to be posthumously inducted into the Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Wedding of Jamaat chief Saad's daughter put off
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The controversy over Tablighi Jamaat and the spread of coronavirus has forced the postponement of the wedding of Jamaat chief Mohammad Saad's daughter.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Act against Stanley Hospital over corona patient death: TN MP
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) K. Navas Kani, Member of Parliament from Ramanathapuram, on Sunday demanded action against Stanley Hospital for alleged carelessness in the wake of death of a 71-year-old person due to coronavirus.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Lockdown shuts out wood supply for cremation grounds
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other celebrations have been put off due to the lockdown but in Uttar Pradesh, shortage of wood for cremations may now make the dead wait for their last journey as well.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Covid-19: NITI Aayog seeks help from UN agencies, pvt sector
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) An empowered group under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant is coordinating with international organisations incuding UN agencies and World Bank along with the private sector for the fight against the coronavirus crisis, an official statement said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yamuna riverbed gives refuge to migrants amid lockdown (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) It's 9.30 p.m. and hundreds of people have started making a beeline for night shelters near Yamuna river to spend their nights in relative comfort. However, scores have to shift to the river bed under teh open skies owing to the overcrowded space, flouting government's directions of maintaining social distancing amid the novel coronavirus crisis that has claimed 77 lives across the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Don't come out of homes on Shab-e-Barat, urges Delhi Police
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) : The Delhi Police on Sunday advised people not to come out of their homes to celebrate Shab-e-Barat on April 8 and 9 in view of the nationwide lockdown due to cornavirus crisis and warned of stern action against lockdown violators.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
AI-based 'smart' communication way to go during a pandemic
New York, April 5 (IANS) Daily life during a pandemic means social distancing and finding new ways to remotely connect with friends, family and co-workers via Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based 'smart systems could play a major role in keeping our conversations on track, say researchers.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Kashmiri students in Jaisalmer quarantine want to be sent back home
Srinagar, April 5 (IANS) Kashmiri medical students in Iran who arrived in India on March 15 now in the Jaisalmer quarantine facility say their quarantine period is over but there is still no clarity when they can return home to Kashmir to reunite with their families.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
5G COVID-19 conspiracy theories dangerous nonsense: UK Secy
London, April 5 (IANS) UK Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove has called the conspiracy theories linking 5G masts with the spread of the novel coronavirus as "dangerous nonsense", the media reported.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NDMC contractual employee tests positive, medical staff quarantined
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A contractual employee of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), deployed at Charak Palika Hospital has been tested positive for COVID-19. The hospital administration has now sent about 30 members of the medical staff into quarantine, an official in Charak Palika Hospital said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cash is King - Conserve Cash
The markets were under pressure in the week gone by and lost on three of the four trading days. BSESENSEX was down 2,224.84 points or 7.46 per cent at 27,590.75 points whilst NIFTY was down 576.45 points or 6.66 per cent at 8,083.80 points.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary
Patty Jenkins wants to make third 'Wonder Woman' film
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Patty Jenkins has hinted that she wants to make a third "Wonder Woman" film.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Adam Levine denies pregnancy rumours
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine shut down the pregnancy rumours, saying his wife Behati Prinsloo would "punch" him in the face if he asked for a third baby.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
When animals are taken care of, a Kerala magician cries for govt aid
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) A 64-year-old internationally acclaimed Kerala magician Samraj held a solo magic show in front of empty chairs at his home at Mavelikera, as Covid-19 pandemic has struck hard leaving 5,000 people who work as support staff in the entertainment sector like orchestra, magic, besides light and sound ,in dire straits.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National