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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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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 cases rise in capital but Delhi sets off fireworks
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As the nation came together to show solidarity and unity by switching off lights and lighting candles and diyas for nine minutes at 9 p.m. on Sunday, many places in Delhi NCR also saw crackers being burst even as the capital saw another death and cases rise to above 500.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
TN lights traditional lamps, switches off lights for 9 minutes
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Heeding the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people here and in other places in Tamil Nadu switched off their home lights and lit traditional lamps, candles and switched on their mobile phone flashlights for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Telangana CM seeks PM's intervention for supply of gunny bags
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Facing scarcity of gunny bags to procure paddy from farmers, Telangana has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open manufacturing units in West Bengal and transportat bags through special trains.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi call up Stalin, asks about health
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called DMK President M.K.Stalin and enquired about his and his family's health.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Congress leader light lamps for causes
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill has posted of a video of him lighting lamps as the Prime Minister appealed to all to show unity and solidarity but while lighting the each lamp he gave different reasons.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oil lamps flicker as lights go off in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 5 (IANS) Lakhs of oil lamps and wax candles flickered for 9 minutes from 9 pm, as lights went off in thousands of homes across India's tech hub on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Indians comes together
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) As a gesture and acknowledgement to all those who are on the frontlines in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak, Indians came together for a nine-minute show of solidarity at 9 pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Power engineers ensure India sails through '9 min lights off'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As people across the country switched off the lights of their homes at 9 p.m. on Sunday on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, power engineers across the country ensured that the 9 minutes of blackout does not lead to a collapse of the power grid across the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
62 more test positive for Covid-19 in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Telangana reported 62 new positive cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, officials said. However, there were no deaths.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Queen Elizabeth to make special address nation amid Covid-19
London, April 5 (IANS) As the UK reels under the coronavirus scourge with the national toll nearing 5,000 and total cases almost at 50,000, Queen Elizabeth II will on Sunday evening make a special address to the nation - the fifth of her nearly seven-decade-long reign -- to rally the people.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics