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CBIC launches drive to complete duty refund to exporters by month-end
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Customs department has launched a "special refund and drawback disposal drive" to prioritise processing of all refund claims of exporters.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hussain, Laxman to headline this week's 'Cricket Connected'
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) After an exciting first episode of Cricket Connected, Star Sports have brought on board former England captain Nasser Hussain and Team India legends V.V.S Laxman, Gautam Gambhir and Kris Srikkanth for the second instalment that will be aired on Saturday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
N. Korea set to hold parliamentary meeting
Seoul, April 10 (IANS) North Korea's rubber-stamp legislature was to hold a once-or-twice-a-year session on Friday, with economic and public health issues expected to take centre stage amid its ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Redouble efforts to fight COVID-19: Navy chief to staff
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said that the force has to redouble efforts in the fight against Coronavirus as it is the last bastion in the national effort against the pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
COVID-19: Assam reports 1st death, total cases 29
Guwahati/Agartala, April 10 (IANS) Assam reported its first death due to novel coronavirus on Friday even as the state's total positive cases went up to 29, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Tendulkar hardest batsman to get out because of technical strength: Clarke
Melbourne, April 10 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke has said legendary India batter Sachin Tendulkar was the hardest batsman to get out as he didnt have any technical weakness.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
No monkey business in Himachal amid lockdown!
Shimla, April 10 (IANS) For the monkeys, it's no more business as usual in Himachal Pradesh tourist resorts, for now.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Disney+ Hotstar India garners 8 million subscribers in 1 week
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Disney's video on-demand streaming service Disney Plus (Disney+) has garnered approximately 8 million paid subscribers for its Disney+ Hotstar video streaming service in India in just one week of arrival.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Why 'Four More Shots Please!' celebrates men and women
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Rangita Pritish Nandy was always certain that she wanted to celebrate women, their flaws, their highs and lows through her show "Four More Shots Please!", but without male-bashing.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
OPEC+ postpones deal on large oil cut pending Mexico (Ld)
Vienna, April 10 (IANS) The meeting of OPEC+ ministers and other producers ended on Friday without a final agreement on the oil-production cuts following negotiations on stabalizing the market after Mexico's withdrawal.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mindfulness may benefit patients with irritable bowel syndrome
New York, April 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that adults with irritable bowel syndrome experienced fewer gastrointestinal symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness programme meant to reduce stress.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
UAE-based Indian expat sacked, faces jail for insulting Islam
Dubai, April 10 (IANS) An Indian expat in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was facing police action after being fired for insulting Islam on social media, a media report said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Terror groups may use virulent coronavirus strains to strike: Guterres
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Terror groups may gain access to virulent strains of the novel coronavirus and use it to launch a bio-terror attack, UN Secretar-General Antonio Guterres has warned.
2020-04-10
Category: International, India,National,Terrorism
No slots available: Bigbasket, Grofers fail to deliver essentials in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi/Noida, April 10 (IANS) With the state governments ring-fencing 22 corona hotspots in Noida, 13 in Ghaziabad, 9 in Gurugram and 25 in Delhi, the NCR region went through an unprecedented frenzy over the supply of essential items on Friday, with leading online delivery platforms Bigbasket, Grofers and Milkbasket once again failing to rise to the occasion as 21-day lockdown entered its final phase.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Telangana Cabinet to meet on Saturday to mull lockdown extension
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) The Telangana Cabinet will meet here on Saturday afternoon to likely decide on extending the nationwide lockdown in the state beyond April 14.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi's AQI satisfactory as fossil fuel emission declines
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Air pollution in the national capital region stood in the "satisfactory" category, with 60 per cent reduction in nitrogen dioxide poisonous gas.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ricky Ponting reveals the best over he ever faced
Melbourne, April 10 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has said that Andrew Flintoff's fiery and magical over during the 2005 Ashes Test against England at Edgbaston was the "best over" he ever faced in his playing days.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Honeymooning UAE-based Indian couple stranded in Maldives
Dubai, April 10 (IANS) A newly-wed Dubai-based Indian couple, who travelled to the maldives for their honeymoon, were now stranded in the island nation amid travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Wadhawans picnic fracas: Maha IPS officer sent on leave(Lead)
Satara/Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday sent on 'compulsory leave' an IPS officer and Principal Secretary (Special) Amitabh Gupta for allegedly allowing the scam-tainted Wadhawan brothers and others to travel from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar on Wednesday at the height of the lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana mom rides 1,400 km on scooty to bring back son
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) At a time when people's moment within their neighbourhoods has curtailed due to coronavirus induced lockdown, a burka-clad woman from Telangana rode 1,400 km on her scooty to bring back her son stuck in Andhra Pradesh.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Masks are now compulsory: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said wearing a mark is compulsory in the state to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala Christians 'observe' Good Friday sitting at home
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) It's been an experience that has never happened before as Christian's in Kerala , on Friday was seen either glued to online streaming or engaged in small prayers at one's home , as the Good Friday mass in churches on account of Covid-19 spread has been limited to just five , including the priest and his associates.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Did Jamaatis distribute sweets to passengers in UP?
Agra, April 10 (IANS) In a disturbing revelation, it has now been found that while returning from the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi last month, many of the members purchased a sweet, 'petha', from Agra and distributed it to friends and co-travelers during their journey.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana mom rides 1,400 km on scooty to bring back son
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) At a time when people's moment within their neighbourhoods has curtailed due to coronavirus induced lockdown, a burka-clad woman from Telangana rode 1,400 km on her scooty to bring back her son stuck in Andhra Pradesh.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Jeevika workers make 5.88 lakh face masks in Bihar
Patna, April 10 (IANS) The Bihar government has roped in workers under the Jeevika scheme to manufacture around 5.88 lakh face masks till date to help fight the battle against coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
To ensure social distancing, DM Baramulla orders daylong closure of banks
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) District magistrate Baramulla has ordered closure of all banks in the district for Friday to ensure social distances as crowds were recently seen thronging bank branches in violation of the prohibitory orders.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Boeing mulling plan to cut 10% workforce: Report
Washington, April 10 (IANS) US airplane giant Boeing was mulling a plan to cut about 10 per cent of its workforce amid the fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a media report.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
No point of having IPL behind closed doors: Madan Lal
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Former India cricketer Madan Lal feels any decision on the fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League can be taken only once the situation improves completely amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Asking me to return not with good intent: Kannan Gopinathan
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) Kannan Gopinathan, a young officer who quit the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) last year in August, said on Friday that the new directive asking him to return to service is not with good intent.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two Rs 500 notes create mayhem in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) In these pandemic times, it took two Rs 500 currency notes to create mayhem in Lucknow's Paper Mill colony.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
23-day-old baby dies of COVID-19 in Philippines
Manila, April 10 (IANS) A 23-day old baby succumbed to COVID-19 in the Philippines, it was reported on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Philippines,International
Mexico delays deal reached by OPEC+ to cut oil output
Kuwait City, April 10 (IANS) Mexico suspended the agreement reached by all OPEC+ group members at Thursday's meeting to reduce oil production by about 10 million barrels per day, Kuwait's oil minister Khaled al-Fadhel said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Italy COVID-19 toll reaches 18,279, highest in the world
Rome, April 10 (IANS) Italy's COVID-19 death toll rose by 610 in the last 24 hours to 18,279, the highest in the world, even as pressure on the country's hospitals continued to ease with a fall in the number of patients in intensive care units, the Civil Protection Agency said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Italy,International
Mayawati for action against BJP MP for assault on Dalit official
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) BSP president Mayawati has demanded stern action against Subrat Pathak, the BJP MP from Kannauj, for his involvement in a case of assault against a Dalit tehsildar.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Apple iPhone 9 spotted on Chinese e-commerce website
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is expected to launch iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 soon and now a third-party retailer in China is accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 9 on Jingdong (JD.com).
2020-04-10
Category: International, China,Technology
Covid-19 scare drives away OPD patients in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) Once teeming with patients requiring treatment of various diseases, government and private hospitals across Kerala have witnessed a dramatic and drastic fall in people visiting their Out-Patient Departments (OPDs) ever since India's first coronavirus patient was reported from the state on January 30.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Historic NY shipyard now home to assembly lines for masks
New York, April 10 (IANS) The Brooklyn Navy Yard, birthplace of historic vessels such the USS Missouri which hosted the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, was now home to improvised assembly lines turning out masks for medical workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Even if IPL is held without fans, it'll be a great event: Cummins
Melbourne, April 10 (IANS) Australian pacer Pat Cummins has said that safety of fans should be the priority amid the global coronavirus pandemic and that's why if a situation arises, he won't mind playing the Indian Premier League (IPL) before empty stands.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Google bans Zoom for workers, makes its Meet app free till Sep 30
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) Citing privacy and security concerns, Google has banned video meeting app Zoom for its employees which is not surprising as Google itself has a popular enterprise tool called Meet as part of its G Suite offering that is sufficient for video meetings.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lockdown diaries: Avneet Kaur is trying out new things
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) "Aladdin Naam Toh Suna Hoga" actress Avneet Kaur is enjoying a new kind of busy schedule at home during the nationwide lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Yemen govt, Houthis trade accusations amid ceasefire
Sanaa, April 10 (IANS) The Yemen government and the Houthis have traded accusations over a series of strikes, a day after a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-backed rebels declared a temporary ceasefire to focus attention on battling efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Allahabad varsity professor with Jamaat links quarantined, booked
Prayagraj (UP), April 10 (IANS) A professor of the Allahabad University (AU), who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi but did not inform police about this, has now been quarantined with his family at a guest house in Kareli area since Thursday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Men flee village where cops were attacked
Bareilly (UP), April 10 (IANS) The Chaudhary Karampur village, where police personnel including ASP Abhishek Varma, were attacked by a mob on April 6, now wears a deserted look.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Ahmed Patel demands relief from power bill for EWS consumers
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) After the central government announced economic package on Covid-19, Congress treasurer Ahmed Patel on Friday demanded relief for power consumers belonging to economically weaker sections from the power bill.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rs 300 crore pledged for tech-focused Gurugram biz school
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A group of leading business stalwarts, top academics and senior bureaucrats on Thursday announced that they will invest Rs 300 crore to build Masters Union School of Business, a new age institution in Gurugram with razor sharp focus on technology to create the next-gen of business professionals for the digital economy.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education,Technology
Normal life returns to Wuhan amid strong restrictions
Wuhan, April 10 (IANS) Life in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province where the global coronavirus pandemic originated last December, was slowly returning to normal as the citys residents emerge from two months of quarantine and confinement.
2020-04-10
Category: International, China,International
Apple creates 30 iPad-based activities for kids at home
San Jose, April 10 (IANS) As millions of children stay home owing to the new coronavirus pandemic while schools are closed, Apple has created 30 iPad-based educational activities for kids.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Argentina,Technology
Wadhawans' picnic permission: Maha IPS officer sent on leave
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday sent on 'compulsory leave' an IPS officer and Principal Secretary (Special) Amitabh Gupta for allegedly allowing the scam-tainted Wadhawan brothers and others to travel from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar on Wednesday at the height of the lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sports Ministry swings into action to help stranded Olympian in US
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has assured all possible help to hockey Olympian and member of the 1975 World Cup winning team, Ashok Diwan, who is currently stranded in the US due to travel restrictions in place amid global COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Afghanistan continues with prisoner release despite Taliban protest
Kabul, April 10 (IANS) The Afghan government said a staggered prisoner release process would continue despite the Talibans withdrawal in protest against what it called an unacceptable initiative for peace.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Facebook sues Indian American techie over deceptive ads on COVID-19
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) Facebook has filed a lawsuit against Indian-American software architect Basant Gajjar who violated the companys policies by providing 'cloaking software and services designed to circumvent automated ad review systems, and ultimately run deceptive ads on both Facebook and Instagram.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diaspora,Technology
Amid pandemic, fake news a challenge for forces in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) While the entire administration, including the security forces are fighting the oronavirus pandemic in Kashmir, anti-social elements continue to indulge in spreading rumour and fake news.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK PM out of intensive care but remains in hospital
London, April 10 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital for coronavirus treatment, according to the Downing Street.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
COVID-19: India's total cases reach 6,412, with 199 deaths
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India reached 6,412 on Friday, including foreign nationals, with 5,709 active cases, the Health Ministry said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Case filed in hate video case in UP
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), April 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police have filed a case against unnamed persons and are trying to trace the people who have recorded and circulated a video on WhatsApp, calling for boycotting the vendors of the minority community in colonies.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Belarus national found dead in Varanasi
Varanasi, April 10 (IANS) A 55-year-old tourist from Belarus, who was staying in a guest house of Shivala area in Bhelupur police circle since February 28, was found dead in his room on Thursday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Redouble efforts in fight against COVID-19, Navy chief urges force
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh has exhorted the personnel in the force to redouble their efforts in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Former Proteas Test cricketer du Preez passes away
Johannesburg, April 10 (IANS) Former South Africa spinner and Zimbabwe selector, John Harcourt du Preez has died at the age of 77 after prolonged illness.
2020-04-10
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Facebook 'Quiet Mode' silences push notifications on mobile
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) Facebook has announced a "Quiet Mode" on its main app which will mute or pause most push notifications to help you focus on your family and friends, sleep without distraction or manage how you spend your time at home.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eurogroup Finance Ministers agree on COVID-19 package
Brussels, April 10 (IANS) The Eurogroup Finance Ministers have agreed on a financial package worth half a trillion euros to combat the fallouts from the coronavirus pandemic, but without the so-called Eurobonds.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Lockdown more stringent in UP, vehicles banned in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) The Lucknow administration has released a new set of rules, making the lockdown even more stringent. The order issued by Lucknow district magistrate Abhishek Prakash, late on Thursday night, has banned all vehicular movement in the state capital from 9.30. a.m. to 6 p.m.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bayern's Champions League goal remains same, says Muller
Berlin, April 10 (IANS) Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller is not quite sure about how to approach games behind closed doors. The 30-year-old Bavarian-born forward is the kind of player to be most affected by playing games devoid of the usual emotional atmosphere.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
16.8mn Americans seek unemployment aid amid pandemic
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Newly released data has revealed that 6.6 million Americans filed initial unemployment claims last week, bringing the three-week total to a staggering 16.8 million and underscoring the mounting economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kenya rugby season cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis
Nairobi, April 10 (IANS) Kenya's domestic rugby season has been cancelled, thus becoming the latest sporting casualty of the global coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Over 200 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast: IOM
Tripoli, April 10 (IANS) More than 200 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, said the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
2020-04-10
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Lockdown diaries: Payal Ghosh takes to gardening
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actress Payal Ghosh has taken to gardening during the quarantine period.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russia, US, Saudi agree to coordinate actions on oil market stabilization
Moscow, April 10 (IANS) Russia, the US and Saudi Arabia have agreed to coordinate actions on stabilizing oil markets and minimize the impact of oil price volatility on global economy, the Kremlin said in a statement on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
FIBA announces revised global basketball calendar
Mies (Switzerland), April 10 (IANS) World basketball governing body FIBA has announced an updated version of its global basketball calendar in wake of coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-10
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
All benches of Pak SC to start work from April 13
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) All the benches of the Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) will gradually resume work from April 13 despite the increase in the coronavirus cases in the country, it was reported on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak extends intl, domestic flights suspension till April 21
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) The Pakistan government has extended the suspension of domestic and international flight operations in the country until April 21 in a bid to contain the coronavirus spread, said a notification issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
2020-04-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan pledges $3m in SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) Pakistan has pledged to contribute $3 million in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support regional efforts in the fight against the global pandemic, it was reorted.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New Zealand reported decline in new coronavirus cases
Wellington, April 10 (IANS) New Zealand has managed to do something that many countries wish they could achieve: for four straight days, it has reported a decline in new coronavirus cases.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Paresh Rawal: Was surprised to know my son has signed a film as an actor
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Paresh Rawal's son Aditya is all set to make his acting debut in the upcoming digital film "Bamfaad", but the National Award-winning veteran actor always thought that Rawal junior would be a writer because he had studied creative writing. The proud father, however, is emotional and overwhelmed seeing his son on screen.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Merkel says coronavirus restrictions sufficient for now
Berlin, April 10 (IANS) The further tightening of restrictions on daily life in Germany is not necessary at present, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after a cabinet meeting dedicated to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Germany,Politics
UN chief highlights impacts of COVID-19 on women
United Nations, April 10 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the impacts of COVID-19 on women.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
COVID-19 fatality rate to be 10 times higher than influenza: WHO chief
Geneva, April 10 (IANS) The fatality rate of COVID-19 is estimated to be 10 times higher than influenza, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Iran urges IMF to process anti-COVID-19 loan request
Tehran, April 10 (IANS) The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) on Thursday asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to process Iran's request for an emergency anti-coronavirus loan.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
US death toll crosses 16,500; 11% under 25 years testing positive: White House
New York, April 10 (IANS) In the US, 11 out of 100 people under the age of 25, 17 per cent of those in the 25 to 45 age group and 21 per cent of those between 45 and 65 years who presented with symptoms have tested positive for coronavirus, according to age-wise testing data available for the first time from the White House on a day when America's death toll climbed past the 16,500 mark with total confirmed cases more than 462,000.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Neha Kakkar: We don't get paid for singing in Bollywood
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) She has belted out some of the biggest foot-tapping hits including "Garmi", "Aankh marey", "O saki", "Dilbar" and "Kala chashma" among many others, and enjoys as much popularity as any top singer in contemporary Bollywood. Yet, Neha Kakkar tells you, that singers hardly ever get paid in the film industry.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Brad Pitt's awkward experience with make-up artist
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt shares a good rapport with his make-up artist, Jean Black.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UN chief calls for unity of Security Council over COVID-19
United Nations, April 10 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for unity of the Security Council over the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Spain PM sees 'fire coming under control'
Madrid, April 10 (IANS) Spain is close to passing the worst of its coronavirus outbreak, the prime minister said, as the Spanish parliament approved a 15-day extension to the national state of emergency.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Spain,National,Health/Medicine
US starts clinical trial of HCQ for COVID-19 treatment
Washington, April 10 (IANS) A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug, for the treatment of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 has begun in the United States, according to a release of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
More than 2mn coronavirus tests completed in US: Trump
Washington, April 10 (IANS) President Trump said there have been more than 2 million coronavirus tests conducted in the US.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 90,000 worldwide
New York, April 10 (IANS) The death toll from COVID-19 exceeded 90,000 worldwide on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
France's COVID-19 deaths top 12,000, ICU cases report decline
Paris, April 10 (IANS) French hospitals registered a one-day loss of 424 COVID-19 patients, taking the total toll to 8,044, while some 4,166 elderly people living at nursing homes had died of the virus since the epidemic began, a health official said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, France,National,Health/Medicine
Iran welcomes nomination of al-Kadhimi as Iraqi PM
Tehran, April 10 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday welcomed the nomination of Mustafa al-Kadhimi as new Iraqi prime minister, according to the state TV.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Halle Berry did 'John Wick 3' to kick ageism in the face
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry says she did "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" as it gave her a chance to kick ageism in the face.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
U.S. stocks rise after jobless blowout, Fed stimulus
New York, April 10 (IANS) US stocks gained after another massive jump in the country's initial jobless claims and the Federal Reserve's latest move to support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UK lockdown to continue as coronavirus deaths keep rising
London, April 10 (IANS) Britain's coronavirus lockdown is to continue as the country heads towards one of its biggest holiday weekends of the year while the death toll keeps growing.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Turkish forces shell Kurdish positions in N Syria
Damascus, April 10 (IANS) The Turkish forces shelled positions of the Kurdish forces in northern Syria, a war monitor reported.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Delhi updates hotspot list, now marks 25 places
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday updated the list of hotspots in the national capital adding a few more places taking the total number of high-risk COVID-19 areas to 25.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SHO Mundka, 3 others under self-quarantine
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The SHO of Mundka police station in outer Delhi district along with his three subordinates self-quarantined themselves, sources said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Key officials of Bengal district hospitals tested for COVID-19
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) The superintendent of Howrah district Hospital and a senior health official of North Bengal Medical College hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus infection, sending the authorities scurrying to quarantine a large number of doctors, nurses and health workers who came in contact with them recently.
2020-04-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
When Maanvi Gagroo was asked to 'compromise'
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Bollywood actress Maanvi Gagroo has revealed a sordid casting couch experience that she once had to suffer, involving a web series maker.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
#DilSeThankYou keeps trending as B-Town stars salute Mumbai Police
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The hashtag #DilSeThankYou has kept trending on Twitter all of Thursday and well into Friday, which is hardly surprising because it includes the tweets of Bollywoods A-list. What catches your attention about this particular trend, which had garnered an impressive 51.3k tweets in less than 24 hours, is the reason.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
50 contractual doctors resign in Gwalior
Gwalior, April 10 (IANS) At a time when Madhya Pradesh is facing acute shortage of doctors, 50 doctors appointed on contractual basis at Jayarogya Hospital of Government Gajra Raja Medical College here resigned on Thursday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Provide ration to needy Pak displaced families: CM
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the state government will provide ration to the families displaced from Pakistan who are now residing in any district of the state.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan makes masks compulsory in urban areas, mandis
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said it should be ensured that people compulsorily wear mask in 196 urban areas (municipal corporations, municipalities and municipal councils) and agriculture markets (mandis) of the state to prevent spread of corona pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka Police launch fake news busting platform
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) Karnataka Police on Thursday launched a dedicated fake news busting website, the state police chief announced.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
100 days and running: Coronavirus has only got deadlier
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) April 9 marked the 100th day of the first cases of new coronavirus being reported, which began its deadly journey from a seafood market in Wuhan in China and brought the entire world to its knees.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
DU postpones all examinations amid COVID-19 outbreak
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak all examinations of the Delhi University have been postponed till further order, the varsity administration said on Thursday night.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Police beat AIIMS Bhopal doctors with sticks
Bhopal April 10 (IANS) A group of young doctors, including a woman, returning from emergency duty at the AIIMS here sustained injuries when police beat them up with sticks.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Four-year-old among 80 new Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) A total of 80 cases, including 39 in Jaipur, were reported on Thursday in Rajasthan taking the total tally to 463, ealth officials said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
India slams China for raking up Kashmir at UN
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The government on Thursday slammed China at the United Nations for raking up India's internal matters and its failure to recognize Pakistan's cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
War against virus: The new nightingales of India, lighting the lamp of hope (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) As thousands of nurses across the country light the lamps of hope in the hospitals, several leading ladies play a vital role in India's war room to contain the spread of dreaded pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Unusual mini-ozone hole opens over the Arctic
London, April 10 (IANS) As the world fights the new coronavirus pandemic, climate change is back to threaten us as over the last month, a new unusual hole in the ozone layer has started to form over the Arctic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Indore continues to bear COVID-19 brunt
Bhopal/Indore, April 10 (IANS) With 41 new cases of coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours, the number of patients in the state reached 426 by Thursday night while the death toll has reached 33.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Karnataka postpones all board exams
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) With the nationwide 21-day Covid-19 lockdown set to continue for another two weeks, Karnataka has postponed board exams for class 10 and one paper of class 12, state education minister S. Suresh Kumar said on Thursday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Plea in SC seek protective gear for sanitation workers
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking direction to state governments and Union Territories to ensure the protection of the right to life of sanitation workers, who are essential services providers, against the backdrop of nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ayurveda has no cure for Covid-19: Goa CM
Panaji, April 10 (IANS) Amid confident claims made by Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik, that British Crown Prince Charles was cured of Covid-19 with the help of alternative medicines, including ayurvedic treatment, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday insisted that ayurveda had no cure for novel coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Azadpur Mandi to have full body sanitizer machine
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Delhi's Azadpur Mandi will install a full body sanitizer machine from Friday to check the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
UK PM moved out of intensive care
London, April 10 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Borish Johnson has been moved out of intensive care unit, a spokesperson for the UK Prime Minister said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus case tally in Northeast rises to 34, Assam tops
Guwahati/Agartala, April 10 (IANS) One more Covid-19 case was detected in Assam on Thursday night, taking the state's positive cases to 29 while the total number of positive cases in the northeastern region climbed to 34, ministers and officials said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
IB officials donate one-day salary in PM-CARES fund
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) All the officials of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Thursday donated their one-day salary totalling to Rs 3.5 crore to the PM-CARES Fund to support the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Manipur Deputy Chief Minister stripped of portfolios
Imphal, April 9 (IANS) Amidst the country's all-out battle against the spread of Covid-19, in a major political development in the BJP ruled Manipur on Thursday, the state's Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar Singh was stripped of all his portfolios after four ministers of NPP were asked to quit from the saffron party-led alliance government.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
3 patients in Delhi Cancer Institute test Covid-19 positive
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) After 21 staffers of the Delhi State Cancer Institute, three patients admitted to the hospital also tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Govt exempts Covid-19 medical equipment from customs duty
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The government on Thursday exempted various medical equipment from levy of basic customs duty and health cess in order to allow cheaper imports of these critical devices that are required in large numbers in the country to contain coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Epic rescuer Air India faces precarious financial position
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Air India may have deployed epic rescue flights from Wuhan to Milan to evacuate Indians stranded in the Covid-19 hit countries, but the pandemic has ensured that its financials reached a precarious position.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Misinformation biggest challenge besides corona: Health Minister
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said one of the biggest challenges he was facing apart from fighting coronavirus was fighting against misinformation.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Don't take advance fees from students, Raj CM tells schools
Jaipur, April 9 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Thursday ordered schools in the state in the not to take students' fees in advance till the lockdown continues in the wake of COVID-19.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education
India's Covid-19 tally mounts to 5,865, 477 recovered
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that a total of 5,865 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been reported so far in the country. Of these, 5,218 are active cases.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'No community transfer in Delhi, 60% cases from Markaz alone'
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Delhi Health Department on Thursday said that no community transfer of the coronavirus infection is happening in the city and about 60 per cent of the total cases are from Nizamuddin Markaz alone.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
21 more COVID-19 cases in Gujarat; total 262, 17 deaths.
Gandhinagar, April 9 (IANS) Continued intensified surveillance and testing for the coronavirus in the hotspots declared in Gujarat's major cities yielded 21 more positive cases on Thursday evening.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
New crew safely reaches space station
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, along with Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Technology
9 areas in Gurugram, including upscale Laburnum, declared containment zones (Ld)
Gurugram, April 9 (IANS) The district administration of Gurugram has identified nine areas and declared them as 'containment zones' in the wake of the fast spreading coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Digital Easter celebration with musicians organised in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) With the coronavirus pandemic forcing banning of all gatherings, including for religious events, an NGO has decided to go organise a digital Easter celebration on Friday with top musicians.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Maha notches highest daily Covid-19 deaths, 229 more cases (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) With 25 deaths, Maharashtra on Thursday recorded its highest single-day toll, while 229 new coronavirus cases were recorded, health officials said here.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
AP reports 15 new cases, 2 deaths on Thursday evening
Amaravati, April 9 (IANS) With 15 new cases getting reported on Thursday evening, Andhra Pradesh's tally of Covid-19 cases reached 363. As per the medical bulletin issued by the state nodal officer, the tests were conducted between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
No shortage of ventilators in Karnataka, claims minister
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) With the number of coronavirus cases rising by the day in the state, albeit gradually, Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar on Thursday claimed that there was no shortage of ventilators in the state.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Wadhawan brothers spotted in Mahabaleshwar; quarantined
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The scam-tainted Wadhawan brothers -- who are out on bail in the Yes Bank/DHFL fraud cases -- were reportedly spotted in the famed hill-station of Mahabaleshwar, and have now been shunted into quarantine, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader said here on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Don't participate in gatherings, Delhi govt staff told
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's office has asked all the staff to not participate in the gatherings, including sitting in groups at canteens.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal govt revokes permit of 28 ration dealers for cheating
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government has revoked the permit of 28 ration dealers for allegedly giving inadequate amount of commodities to people and ordered filing of FIRs against those forcibly snatching the items for free distribution among the public during the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior minister said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Cheer for frontline workers: Federer urges fans in Wimbledon video
London, April 9 (IANS) Wimbledon on Thursday tweeted a video montage featuring clips from previous editions of the grass court Grand Slam with Roger Federer providing narration.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Indian MMA governing bodies unite with a message against UFC 249
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) With the recent announcement of UFC 249 going ahead despite the global COVID-19 pandemic and all events being canceled or postponed, UFC President Dana White has been the center of extreme and expected criticism. Sports federations, health experts and other promotions have been vocal in opposing the decision made by the UFC.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Arrival of wheat, onion, potato, mango, banana dips 50-95% in lockdown
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) National daily arrivals of several crops like wheat, chana dal, onion, potato, apple, banana and mango are down by 50-95 per cent compared to last year since the lockdown on March 24 due to lack of trucks and shortage of labour.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's Feb industrial production expands by 4.5%
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Higher manufacturing and mining sector's output accelerated the growth rate of India's factory production by 4.5 per cent in February from 2.08 per cent reported for January 2020.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Prepare containment plans to tackle Covid-19: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday asked the Deputy Commissioners to prepare containment plans as well as set up committees to implement them to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Govt issues guidelines on blood donation amid coronavirus
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday issued guidelines for blood transfusion services in the country amid novel coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
MHA helplines addressed 300 plus Covid-19 queries on Wed
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) In its effort to help the needy amid the coronavirus induced nationwide lockdown, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs said on Thursday that it has addressed over 300 queries on Wednesday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hyd supermarket staff booked for denying entry to 2 from NE
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The police in Hyderabad on Thursday booked a grocery supermarket manager and its two security personnel after two persons from the northeast were allegedly denied entry for 'looking like foreigners'.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ibrahimovic trains at Hammarby, sparks speculation on future
Stockholm, April 9 (IANS) Zlatan Ibrahimovic is training with Swedish club Hammerby with the Serie A suspended due to coronavirus. Ibrahimovic, who plays for Italian club AC Milan, has been at his home in Sweden as football in Italy is suspended till April 13.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Bengaluru roads made 1-way to block lockdown violators (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) In a stringent measure to enforce the 21-lockdown to contain the coronavirus spread, the Bengaluru police turned many roads into one-way across the city for preventing violators riding or driving, police said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Missing from the radar, Maulana Saad communicates with Jamaatis via audio messages (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Under self-quarantine after being blamed for grossly violating the norms of the Epidemic Diseases Act, the Amir (chief) of Tablighi Jamaat, Maulana Saad, continues to communicate with Jamaatis through audio messages.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
States to decide on pulse procurement: Centre amid shutdown extension buzz
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The government has left it to the states on when to start procurement of pulses and oilseeds under the Price Support Scheme (PSS), amid buzz of an extension of the ongoing 21-day nationwide shutdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two OPD patients in Ganga Ram Hospital test Covid-19 positive
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Two OPD patients in the Ganga Ram Hospital tested positive positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka records highest corona positive cases in one day (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) Karnataka registered the highest number of Covid positive cases in a single day, 16, raising the total to 197 on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana doubles salary of doctors, paramedical staff
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday announced the doubling of salaries of doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, testing staff, class IV employees, and all those who come in direct contact with Covid-19 patients.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Bangaluru roads made one-way to block lockdown violators
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) In a stringent measure to enforce the 21-lockdown to contain the coronavirus spread, the Bengaluru police turned many roads into one-way across the city for preventing violators riding or driving, police said on Wednesday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Truly rare situation now, rebound can be robust: Fed Chair on US economy
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Describing the current circumstances as rare, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell on Thursday said that the economic rebound of the world's largest economy can be robust when the crisis is over.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
IndianOil ties up LPG imports, fully geared for higher gas demand
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) has tied up higher LPG imports for April and May to ensure uninterrupted availability of bulk cooking gas fuel for its bottling plants and meet additional demand in the course of Covid-19 crisis.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
States to decide when to start pulse procurement: Centre
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Centre has left it to states to decide when to start procurement of pulses and oilseeds under the Price Support Scheme (PSS) amid buzz of an extension of the ongoing 21-day shutdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Mamata permits partial opening of tea gardens
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Thursday permitted partial opening of tea gardens with limited number of workers and allowed plying of a few taxis for emergency service and home delivery purposes among a series of fresh relaxations to the ongoing lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Micro plan to conduct medical survey in Covid-19 hotspots in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 9 (IANS) The Gurugram district administration has decided to implement a micro containment plan to cordon off areas within 3-km radius of places where corona-infected patients have emerged so far.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Neymar will always be welcomed back at Barca: Suarez
Montevideo, April 9 (IANS) Neymar would always be welcome back at Barcelona, said striker Luis Suarez. The Brazilian's return to the Spanish champions has picked up steam again after reports emerged that Neymar is interested to push for a move in the summer transfer window.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
From Telangana to UP to fight coronavirus
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday, lauded a 'Corona warrior' - Ram Krishna of Telangana who has travelled almost 1,500 km to reach Lucknow and contribute to the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Police to tighten lockdown in Mumbai's 'carefree' Dharavi
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) In a major development, the Maharashtra government will soon deploy State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) contingents to enforce total lockdown in Dharavi and other slums in Mumbai, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Wuhan women footballers return to national team
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) Three Chinese women's international footballers including former Paris Saint-Germain forward Wang Shuang have returned to the national team from Wuhan after the city's lockdown was lifted on Wednesday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Real estate lost Rs 1 lakh cr so far amid corona crisis: NAREDCO
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India's real estate sector is likely to have lost about Rs 1 lakh crore so far amid the coronavirus crisis and the nation-wide lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pleasant showers in Chennai
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) The people of Chennai, confined to their homes due to Covid-19 lockdown, on Thursday evening were in for a pleasant surprise.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
In Rabi season, Centre hikes daily procurement limit under PSS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Centre has approved the enhancement, from 25 quintals to 40 quintals, of daily procurement limit per farmer per day under the Price Support Scheme (PSS), where government agencies like Nafed, SPAC and other state-owned agencies procure pulses and oil seeds at minimum support price (MSP).
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telangana ropes in UoH students for corona surveillance
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) As part of its containment strategy to tackle the COVID-19 spread in the state, the Telangana government has drafted students of Public Health, from the University of Hyderabad (UoH).
2020-04-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Lockdown diaries: Ed Sheeran turns gardener
London, April 9 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran has reportedly turned into a keen gardener amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Aligarh gets its first Civid-19 patient
Aligarh, April 9 (IANS) Aligarh reported its first Covid-19 positive case on Thursday. The 22-year-old man, who tested positive, is a resident of Ferozabad and had come to Aligarh on March 12 to attend a Jamaat event in the city.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sandeepa's 'big day' is all about hand washing, looking out of window
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actress Sandeepa Dhar took to Instagram, where she shared a few photographs of herself posing in front of the camera.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Smriti Irani makes masks herself at home with needle, thread
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Union minister Smriti Irani is busy stitching masks herself with a needle and thread at home during the lockdown. She also released a picture of herself making a mask on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Star Sports to show best of kabaddi action during lockdown
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic has halted all sporting events across the world leading to a dearth of live sports content, but Star Sports on Thursday announced it will give fans a chance to relive some of kabaddis most iconic moments.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
SC seeks response from J&k, Centre on restoring 4G services
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking direction to restore 4G internet services in the Union Territory amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
AnantU proposes to scale up Covid-19 recovery facilities
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Ajay Piramal-led design university -- Anant National University (AnantU) -- has approached the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to transform any vacant space into Covid-19 recovery facility.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
TN CM announces Rs 10 lakh aid for deceased cop's kin
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, here on Thursday, announced a solatium of Rs 10 lakh to the family of a cop who died of heart attack while on Covid-19 lockdown duty. He also announced a job to a member of the deceased cop's family based on their educational qualification.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ISL: Carlos Pena announces retirement from professional football
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Carlos Peña on Thursday announced his retirement from playing professional football at the age of 36.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind chief complains of harassment of social activists
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Chief Sadatullah Hussaini said on Thursday that the organization has written to Union Home Minister about alleged police action against several of its activists providing relief to the needy during the lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amid nationwide lockdown, surge in bootlegging across country
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) During the 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), cases of liquor smuggling and bootlegging across the country also saw a spike. Police and excise officials across the country arrested several people and seized the liquor from the bootleggers.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Work from home? No problem as IBM India is doing it almost 100%
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Scaling its infrastructure to meet the high demand for online traffic and enabling employees to be highly productive has helped IBM India make a successful transition to work from home, a top company executive said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Tanuj Virwani directs short film amid COVID-19 pandemic
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus lockdown, actor Tanuj Virwani, who was last seen in "Inside Edge" and "Code M", has come up with a short film, titled "Urban Incarceration".
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Meet BJP's 2 controversial faces who helped Delhi when needed
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) One was accused of hate speech before communal riots broke out in Delhi in February this year and the other is still remembered for his slap on Prashant Bhushan years ago over the lawyer's position on Kashmir. But the two seem to have worked to create an unique identity for themselves as 'dial a help'.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Hum Paanch' returns on TV, Rakhi Vijan is excited
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actress Rakhi Vijan is thrilled about her iconic series "Hum Paanch" coming back on the small screen after more than 15 years.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: Real Madrid players take voluntary pay cut
Madrid, April 9 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid have become the latest club to apply pay cuts to help in the cause of the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
TN tiger deaths: Forest Department begins probe
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Forest Department is probing the death of two tigers in the Annamalai Tiger Reserve in the state's Coimbatore district, officials said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India can export anti-malaria drug and maintain domestic stocks: Experts
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) With domestic pharmaceutical majors ramping-up their capacity to churn out around 30 crore anti-malaria pills -- Hydroxychloroquine, India can easily manage to export the drug and maintain robust domestic stocks, industry insiders and experts said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ali Fazal, Surbhi Jyoti star in Vishal Mishra's new song on past love
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Singer-composer Vishal Mishra has come up with a song that talks about his past love experience. Its music video sees Ali Fazal pairing up with Surbhi Jyoti.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
One more dies in Telangana, 18 new cases
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) One more person died of coronavirus in Telangana on Thursday, taking the death toll to 12, Health Minister Eatala Rajender said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
96 more test Covid-19 positive in TN, total tally 834
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) A total of 96 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu during the past 24 hours taking the total number of positive cases to 834, a health official said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Yami Gautam reveals qualities she wants in her partner
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) "Good cook" and "good humour" are the two essential qualities that actress Yami Gautam wants in her life partner.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
YES BANK and Reliance General Insurance launch COVID-19 health insurance plan
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) YES BANK in partnership with Reliance General Insurance has announced the launch of COVID-19 Protection Insurance Cover, a benefit policy being offered as a group cover to YES BANK customers, in line with the Bank's commitment to support customers during these unprecedented times.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
50,000 tonnes of stale fish seized and destroyed in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said in the past one week, 50,000 kgs of stale fish that was being taken for sale across the state has been confiscated and destroyed.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Lockdown diaries: Neena Gupta mows the lawn
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actress Neena Gupta is putting her lockdown time to good use by mowing the lawn.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Corona in Delhi: 720 test positive; 51 new cases, 3 deaths in 24 hours
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) With 51 more patients reporting positive in the last 24 hours, the number of coronavirus cases in the national capital reached 720 on Thursday. The national capital reported three new deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the corona toll 12 since the outbreak of the infection.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
KJo's kids dislike his version of 'Channa mereya', B-Town agrees
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) It seems filmmaker Karan Johar's kids Roohi and Yash are not a great fan of his musical sense.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Painter' Shami shares video of his sketches on social media
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) A 21-day lockdown has brought out the artist in Mohammad Shami with the India pacer sharing a video of him painting during the lengthy forced break.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
PCB refers Umar Akmal matter to Disciplinary Panel
Lahore, April 9 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday said that it has referred Umar Akmal's case to the disciplinary panel as the batsman "has not requested for a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal".
2020-04-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
India's Feb industrial production expands by 4.5%
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Higher manufacturing and mining sector's output accelerated the growth rate of India's factory production by 4.5 per cent in February from 2.08 per cent reported for January 2020.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Market Rebound: Sensex surges 1,265 points to reclaim 31,000 (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The Indian stock market witnessed a rally on Thursday as the BSE Sensex jumped over 1,200 points to reclaim the psychological mark of 31,000.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PPEs not required by all, no need to panic: Govt (Ld)
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The government has roped in 30 indigenous manufacturers to meet the growing demand of personal protectection equipment (PPE). "Orders for 1.7 crore PPEs and 49,000 ventilators have been placed and their supply has begun," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary at the Health Ministry, on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mumbai, Pune record 16 more Covid-19 deaths, Maha toll 88
Mumbai/Pune, April 9 (IANS) In the highest single day fatalities so far, Mumbai and Pune on Thursday recorded 9 and 7 Covid-19 deaths respectively, taking Maharashtra's toll to 88, officials said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
COAI to TRAI: Needy subscribers well-supported, subsidise further coverage
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has said that the telecom service providers have taken adequate measures to ensure that the under-privileged subscribers get the required benefits and are well connected during the lockdown period.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lockdown diaries: Preity loves to work out with her pet dog
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Preity Zinta sure loves to work out with her pet dog.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mandela told me he was glad I didn't tour apartheid SA: Richards
Sydney, April 9 (IANS) Viv Richards has revealed that former South African President Nelson Mandela had thanked him for not going to the country as part of the infamous West Indies rebel tours between 1982 and 1984.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Railway to run parcel express trains in NE to ferry essentials
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) Amid the lockdown, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will start operating parcel express trains in northeast region from April 11 to ferry essential commodities, both government and private, to the northeastern states, officials said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Covid-19: UNSC to meet on pandemic impact
United Nations, April 9 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) is set to hold a secret meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday amid divisions on recognising its origin and international action.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Ramiz, Shoaib Malik engage in ward of words over retirement talk
Karachi, April 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan captains Ramiz Raja and Shoaib Malik engaged in war of words after the former called for senior players to retire gracefully.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Unsung IAS heroes in COVID-19 fight
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) As the country has been passing through an unprecedented crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, a section of civil servants have been tirelessly managing the country's system round-the-clock and sacrificing various things that are not known to everybody.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Butt asks former players to stay away from commenting on corruption
Lahore, April 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt who served a ban for a spot-fixing scandal that broke out during his teams tour of England in 2010 has said that players who have served bans should be treated equally and not discriminated against.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Twelve fresh Covid-19 cases in Bengal
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) With twelve fresh Covid 19 infections reported, and three other patients recovering in West Bengal, the number of active cases in the state now stands at 80, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Microsoft may delay Surface Neo dual-screen PC release
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) On its webpage introducing Surface Neo, Microsoft still says that the dual screen device will be coming this holiday season, but reports suggest that it may be released at a later date than originally planned.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
10 multi-disciplinary teams sent to 9 states: Govt
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, here on Thursday, 10 multi-disciplinary teams had been despatched to 9 states to coordinate the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
One man turned Ramganj into Covid-19 hotspot, infected 106
Jaipur, April 9 (IANS) He came to the state capital from Oman on March 19, violated with impunity all the guidelines issued to check the spread of Covid-19 infection.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt okay with 'traditional schooling' for their kids
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Former Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reportedly want their children to now have "traditional schooling".
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Operation SHIELD' on in Delhi's containment zones: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the government is running "Operation SHIELD" at 21 "containment zones" to protect the people from coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Desist from naming Markaz in health bulletins: Delhi minorities panel
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Delhi Minorities Commission has asked the Health Secretary to stop mentioning the name of the Nizamuddin Markaz in its health bulletins as the Delhi government has been mentioning the names of Covid-19 patients from the Markaz separately.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Italian tourist succumbs to corona in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 9 (IANS) An Italian tourist, infected with coronavirus, died on Thursday after over 40 days of treatment at Gurugram's Medanta hospital.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Haryana,National
18 musical icons unite for virtual concerts
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Musical icons including Asha Bhosle, SP Balasubramaniam, Udit Narayan, Pankaj Udhas, Talat Aziz, Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam, Shaan and Kailash Kher, will get together for virtual concerts to show solidarity to the people who are at the frontline in the battle against COVID 19.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
12 new Covid-19 cases in Kerala, total active cases now 258
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said 12 new coronavirus positive cases were reported, taking the total number presently under treatment to 258.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Defence Colony turns fortress after 3 of family test positive
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A thick layer of dust on vehicles parked on deserted roads, police patrolling units deployed at almost every junction of roads, nothing similar to the famous scenes of Delhi's posh Defence Colony.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab ministers set example on cremation of coronavirus victims
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) When the 'near and dear ones' refused to come near the dead fearing coronavirus infection, two Cabinet ministers in Punjab on Thursday set an example by attending the cremation of a virus victim.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
'Decision to extend lockdown depends on various factors'
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday said the decision to extend the lockdown in the state to prevent the spread of coronavirus will be taken after looking at various aspects.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kareena shares throwback beach pic with hubby Saif and son Taimur
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan posted a throwback photograph of herself at the beach.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 held for assaulting Delhi man, dubbing him corona positive
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Police have booked and arrested three persons on charge of assaulting a man on the pretext that he was coronavirus positive and connected to the Tablighi Jamaat.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Friend and pet dog helping Labuschagne train in lockdown
Melbourne, April 9 (IANS) Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne is taking throwdowns with a taped tennis ball from his friend while his pet dog is acting as a wicketkeeper to make sure the run-machine loses none of his batting skills during the lockdown period.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Microsoft logs 2.7 billion meeting minutes on March 31
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) As the salary day progressed amid COVID-19 lockdowns, Microsoft registered a new daily record of 2.7 billion meeting minutes in a single day on March 31 -- 200 per cent increase from 900 million on March 16, the company announced on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bella Thorne forgoes tenants' rents amid lockdown
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Actress Bella Thorne has waived her tenants' rent to ease their stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
MP COVID-19 death rate twice that of India's
Bhopal, April 9 (IANS) The alarming acceleration of the COVID-19 death rate in Madhya Pradesh has baffled healthcare officials. There has been a reshuffle of the staff but to little avail.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Misconduct with medical staff not to be tolerated: Delhi CM
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, here on Thursday, said the people misbehaving with the healthcare personnel would face the strict punishment.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
80-year-old lady becomes Karnataka's 6th Covid-19 victim
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) An 80-year-old woman from Karnataka's Gadag with history of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) has succumbed to Covid-19, an official said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Alaya F: Nepotism is a reality
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actress Alaya F, daughter of Pooja Bedi, says nepotism is a reality in Bollywood but insists she did not take her mother's help to secure her debut movie.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
76-yr-old man dies; 37-yr-old doc tests positive in Jodhpur
Jaipur, April 9 (IANS) A 76-year-old man from Jodhpur became the seventh patient in Rajasthan to die from coronavirus on Thursday while a 37-year-old doctor who was involved in house-to-house survey in the same city tested positive on Thursday, confirmed Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
B Praak drops his new song, 'Kuch bhi ho jaye'
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Singer B Praak has come up with his new Punjabi track, "Kuch Bhi Ho Jaye".
2020-04-09
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz
Pak seeks custody of ISIS terrorist who killed Sikhs in Kabul
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) The Imran Khan government on Thursday asked Afghanistan to hand over the recently arrested Islamic State terrorist, responsible for the deadly terror attack on Sikhs in Kabul to Pakistan.
2020-04-09
Category: International, India,Terrorism
Lockdown diaries: Nilu Kohli enjoys being mom-in-law in real life
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) "Choti Sarrdaarni" actress Nilu Kohli has often taken up roles of a mother-in-law in TV shows. Now amidst the nationwide lockdown, she is trying to be the best mother-in-law in real life.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi has 3,734 beds ready for COVID-19 patients: LG office
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi has a total of 3,734 beds for COVID-19 patients at both government and private hospitals, Lt. Governor's office said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt imposes penalty for not wearing masks in public
Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) With the rise in the number of COVID-19 positive cases, the Odisha government has made not wearing a mask in public an offence and decided to impose fines on offenders from Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Manchester United donates medical equipments to NHS
Manchester, April 9 (IANS) Apart from putting their facilities at their stadium Old Trafford on a reserve list as temporary blood donation centre, Manchester United has also decided to support the National Health Service (NHS) by donating medical equipments as they fight the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Cricketer Rishi Dhawan fined for curfew violation in HP
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Former India international and Himachal Pradesh all-rounder Rishi Dhawan (28) was fined on Thursday for roving in a luxury car in his hometown Mandi in violation of curfew norms in place to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rapper Divine creates tribute track for COVID-19 warriors
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Rapper Divine has created a special track titled "Project salaam" that acknowledges the heroic efforts of India's Corona Warriors across medical, civic and law enforcement fields.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rigorous testing key to fight COVID-19: Johns Hopkins epidemiologist
New York, April 9 (IANS) Countries that have conducted widespread testing have done fairly well in the fight against COVID-19 and those struggling to contain the spread of the pandemic may do well to follow their lead, according to epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo, a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in the US.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Jharkhand girl 'starves to death', NCW takes cognisance
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The National Commission for Women on Thursday said that it has taken cognisance of an incident in which a disabled girl died due to hunger in Jharkhand.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
China's SC rules in favor of Michael Jordan over trademark dispute
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) has overturned earlier rulings by Beijing courts to favor U.S. basketball legend Michael Jordan's trademark appeal against a Chinese sportswear firm that allegedly infringed upon his naming rights.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
PPEs not required by all, no need to panic: Govt
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The government has roped in 20 domestic manufacturers to meet the growing demand of personal protective equipment (PPE). "Orders for 1.7 crore PPEs and 49,000 ventilators have been placed and their supply has begun," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary at the Health Ministry, here on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Truck drivers stranded amid lockdown, hundreds await unloading
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) With the country under a 21-day nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus scare, public attention is largely focused on lakhs of poor and daily-wagers rendered jobless and hungry, but there is another category of people also bearing the brunt: Truck drivers.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Business/Economy
Fighting corona: ICMR to seek nod for convalescent plasma therapy
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday said that it is finalising the protocol for convalescent plasma therapy for the treatment of severely ill Covid-19 patients.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala CM writes to PM for permission to raise funds
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to allow states to raise funds as the financial condition of all states has reached a difficult position due to diversion of funds to fight Covid-19.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
SpiceJet plane brings back medical supplies from Singapore
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Budget airline SpiceJet on Thursday said that it has operated the first cargo freighter on the Chennai-Singapore-Chennai route carrying critical medical equipment and Covid-19 related medical supplies.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Not ad curbs but revival package for small papers: IJU
New Delhi/Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) Several journalists' bodies in the country have reacted with dismay to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's suggestion to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban governmental advertisement spending in mass media, as part of austerity measures, and that these funds be diverted for fighting COVID-19 instead.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Elizabeth Hurley gets creative during lockdown
London, April 9 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Hurley is filming a murder mystery with her 18-year-old son Damian while in lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Islamic State launches rocket attack on Bagram air base in Kabul
New Delhi/Kabul, April 9 (IANS) The Islamic State Khorasan Province launched yet another rocket attack on Bagram air base on Thursday, making it their third such assault this year in Afghanistan.
2020-04-09
Category: International, India,Terrorism
Corona figures: Gujarat has highest mortality rate, Kerala lowest
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) In the ongoing corona pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home-state Gujarat has earned the dubious distinction of notching the highest mortality rate while Kerala down south has the lowest, though Maharashtra leads both in terms of the maximum deaths due to Covid-19 and positive cases, according to official data released here on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Lifestyle changes may cut future stroke risk in women
New York, April 9 (IANS) Women in their 50s, kindly take note. Middle age may not be too late for you to reduce stroke risk by quitting smoking, daily exercising, maintaining weight and making healthy food choices, according to a new study.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Barcelona had touched base: Former Man United defender Ferdinand
London, April 9 (IANS) Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he was offered a deal by Barcelona around 2008 to join the Spanish club, but he rejected the deal. He was part of the United set-up when the club was considered one of the best in the world of football.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
French watchdog tells Google to pay news firms for using their content
London, April 9 (IANS) The French anti-competition watchdog on Thursday asked tech giant Google to negotiate with publishers and news agencies on paying them proper remuneration for re-using their content on its platforms.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Akasa and The Yellow Diary unite for a new single
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Amid lockdown blues, singer Akasa Singh has collaborated with the Mumbai-based alternative rock band, The Yellow Diary, for a song titled "Dhoondti firaan".
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Navy offers ration for migrants in Mumbai
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) To help the needy amid the Covid-19 lockdown, the Navy provided ration packets, comprising basic food items, to Maharashtra government for distribution among stranded migrant labourers in Mumbai.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong seeks stimulus for industry to tide over lockdown
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) After the government announced the Rs 15,000 crore Covid-19 emergency response and health system preparedness package, the Congress, here on Thursday, raised the issue of "stimulus package" to the industry, which was facing closure due to lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Modern Family' spin-off series on the cards?
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) "Modern Family" co-creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd say they are considering a spin-off series featuring the gay couple Mitch and Cam.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Didn't mind if I died while batting: Richards on not using helmets
Sydney, April 9 (IANS) West Indies batting great Viv Richards was famous for preferring not to use a helmet. Richards faced some of the most vicious fast bowlers in the history of the game at a time when restrictions on bouncers weren't around and in a chat with former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, the 68-year-old said that he was comfortable with the risk that came with not wearing a helmet.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
84% Indians staying at home to protect against Covid-19: Survey
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) As many as 84 per cent of people in India are staying at home to ward off the Covid-19 threat, according to the latest Ipsos poll.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 forces Gloucestershire to call off deal with Pujara
London, April 9 (IANS) India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara's deal with Gloucestershire for the first six matches of the County Championship has been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is spreading rapidly in the United Kingdom.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ola Group donates Rs 5 crore towards PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 9 (IAMS) Ola Group on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 5 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund to support COVID-19 relief measures at a national level.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
80% Covid-19 patients in Haryana belonged to Jamaat: Vij
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Nearly 80 per cent of the coronavirus cases in Haryana belonged to the Tablighi Jamaat, said Health Minister Anil Vij, here on Thursday. "Of the 134 coronavirus patients in the state, 106 belonged to the Tablighi Jamaat," he said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 situation in Srinagar alarming, says DM
Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) Spread of coronavirus in the Srinagar district was described as alarming by the administration, here on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
New red, buffer zones for Kashmir as COVID-19 cases rise
Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) As Kashmir witnesses a major jump in Covid positive cases over the last two days many new areas have now been designated as red and buffer zones.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
PM hails role of saints & seers in containing corona
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated the role of religious leaders in disseminating the information on social distancing and staying indoors at a time of coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
COVID-19: Patna hospital microbiology HoD suspended
Patna, April 9 (IANS) Patna Medical College and Hospitals Microbiology Department head Dr Satyendra Narayan Singh has been suspended on the charge of dereliction of duty in the testing of coronavirus samples, a health official said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Jennifer Stone ready to join COVID-19 battle as registered nurse
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) At a time when several global personalities are making donations to fight the battle against the novel coronavirus, Hollywood actress Jennifer Stone has decided to fight the pandemic as a registered nurse.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mamata to attend video conference with PM
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would attend the video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 11 regarding measures to tackle the Covid 19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India, Russia to provide Covid-19 medical help to each other
New Delhi/Moscow, April 9 (IANS) India and Russia on Thursday agreed to facilitate each other's emergent needs of medicine and equipment to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Lakhs of unregistered workers not able to get govt aid during lockdown: BMS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) RSS labour wing, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has called the lockdown "an emergency like situation where 10 per cent of the unorganized and migrant workforce is being driven towards starvation.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Marico's India business sees 'low single-digit' fall in volume
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) FMCG major Marico has registered a 'low single-digit' decline in its sale volumes in India during the January-March quarter of the financial year 2020-21.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chris Hemsworth has incredible zest to learn: 'Extraction' co-star Priyanshu Painyuli
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Chris Hemsworth's upcoming starrer "Extraction" has been shot largely in India and with a talented set of Indian actors in important roles. Among them is "Bhavesh Joshi Superhero" actor Priyanshu Painyuli.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka favours lockdown for 2 more weeks: CM
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) The Karnataka Cabinet is in favour of extending the 21-day nationwide lockdown by two weeks to fight the coronavirus scare, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russian rescued from flooding beach cave by Goa lifeguards
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Lifeguards in Goa on Thursday rescued a middle-aged Russian from a beach cave near Keri beach, amid the 21-day lockdown imposed in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pietersen relives his switch hit days, jokes with Styris
London, April 9 (IANS) Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen relived his days of switch hits and tagged New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris in a social media post with a video clip of one the games where he is seen executing the unorthodox shot to perfection.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Swachhata App's revised version for coronavirus queries launched
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a revised version of the existing 'Swachhata-MoHUA' application to handle queries specific to coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Flipkart joins Spencers Retail for doorstep delivery in Hyderabad
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Etailer Flipkart on Thursday announced a pilot with retail chain store Spencers to introduce hyperlocal deliveries of groceries and essentials, beginning from Hyderabad.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Goa refuses to let cruise liner enter Mormugao port
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Citing the Centre's guidelines on quarantining of seafarers, the Goa government, here on Thursday, refused to allow a cruise liner with 600 crew -- 100 of them Goans -- to enter the Mormugao Port, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National
NDMC carries out disinfection drive in Bengali Market area
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A day after the Delhi government sealed Bengali Market area of New Delhi after it was found to be one of the hotspots for COVID-19 transmission, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Thursday sanitised the entire locality along with Babar Road.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Google Hangouts Meet is now Google Meet
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Google has confirmed that Hangouts Meet is no longer a Hangouts product and will simply be known as Google Meet.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Many COVID-19 patients show late symptoms: Chhattisgarh CM
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Chief Ministers, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has cautioned that many COVID-19 patients show symptoms very late and this is the reason why rapid testing is required to contain the virus.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Universe may not be expanding same way in every direction
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A new study using data from NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory and European Space Agency's XMM-Newton challenges one of the fundamental ideas of cosmology that everything looks the same in all directions if you look over large enough distances.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Railways takes Karnataka fodder to Gujarat cattle
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) zone has shipped 14 wagons full of fodder and husk to Ranoli, Gujarat to feed the cattle amid the lockdown, an official said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National
62-year-old doctor's death takes Indore Covid-19 toll to 22
Indore, April 9 (IANS) Indore recorded on Thursday morning the first death of a doctor in Madhya Pradesh due to coronavirus. His death takes the Covid-19 toll in Indore to 22 and in the state to 30.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Startups begin layoffs in India as business comes to a halt
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The VC funding is drying up for startups in the wake of the nationwide lockdown and the result is seen in several startups laying off employees at their various India offices.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Warner applauds SRH for donating Rs 10 crore
Sydney, April 9 (IANS) The world has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak and sporting events across the globe have either been cancelled or suspended. Those in position of strength have come together to help the needy in these trying times and IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad are the latest to have donated in the fight against COVID-19 and that saw skipper David Warner praise the outfit.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Boonbox repurposes business model to help rural India fight COVID-19
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Rural assisted commerce platform Boonbox that delivers smartphone and white goods to villages and towns with \ population of less than 20,000 people on Thursday announced that it is repurposing its organisation to serve rural India in its fight against COVID-19.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SpiceJet transports medical equipment from Singapore
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Budget airline SpiceJet on Thursday said that it has operated the first cargo freighter on the Chennai-Singapore-Chennai route carrying critical medical equipment and Covid-19 related medical supplies .
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Do we need new ventilator protocol to treat COVID-19 in India?
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) With the coronavirus pandemic striking hard and spreading rapidly in India, a big question arises whether we need a new COVID-19 ventilator protocol to treat infected patients in the country?
2020-04-09
Category: International, India,National
Soundarya Sharma turns T-shirt into mask
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Actress Soundarya Sharma, who is currently stuck in Los Angeles, has used her T-shirt to make a mask during lockdown due to COVID-19.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Negotiating an exit strategy (Column: Spy's Eye)
Optimistic readings of experts including the Director of AIIMS, Delhi about the effectiveness of the 21-day lockdown in mitigating the danger of 'community spread' of the corona virus in India, were in the backdrop when Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the Chief Ministers through tele-conferencing on April 2 for reviewing the pandemic scene. He emphasised that there would be no 'business as usual' but urged them to deliberate on a staggered 'exit strategy' to be shared with the Centre to help the decision-making on whether the lockdown was to be extended or not.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Opinion/Commentary
Stealing, smuggling, buying liquor at premium during lockdown
Lucknow/Hyderabad/Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) Lockdown days have been tough for people across the states in terms of movement, food and grocery. The days have been tougher for those looking for their daily stock of liquor. How do they manage?
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
'Homecoming' season 2 teases new mystery starring Janelle Monae
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) After its 2018 debut season starring Julia Roberts, the web series "Homecoming" returns with actress Janelle Monae taking the second season of the show forward, as a new character telling a new mysterious story.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Andhra serving fruits, dry fruits at quarantine centres
Amaravati, April 9 (IANS) Those kept in quarantine centres in Andhra Pradesh are being served fruits, dry fruits and eggs to boost their immunity.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
COVD-19: AIFF starts online tutorial classes for referees
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) In a bid to keep referees fit during the lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has started online tutorial classes for them.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Frontline workers in corona war in UP's hinterland risk lives to collect vital info (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) In the frontline of a grim battle against coronavirus are over nine lakh Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers -- mainly women. Their primary task is to work as an interface between the community and the public health system. Plus, there are over 3.5 million Anganwadi workers -- again, mainly women -- whom the state governments have enlisted to fight the virus.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
540 new cases, guard against fake news, says Health Ministry
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Thursday emphasised that people should not fall for fake news as it said 540 new cases of coronavirus infection and 17 more deaths have been reported since Wednesday and 10 teams of coronavirus specialists have been sent to nine states.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Father, son shot dead in UP district
Lakhimpur (UP), April 9 (IANS) A 48-year-old man and his 25-year-old son were shot dead on Wednesday when they were on way to purchase grain in Mankipura village under Fardana police station of the district.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
67 new cases take UP Covid-19 count to 410
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) With 67 new cases in the past 24 hours, the tally of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday reached 410. Of these, 221 are Tablighi Jamaat attendees.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
24 more test positive in J&K, tally mounts to 184
Jammu, April 9 (IANS) Twenty-four more people tested positive for Covid-19 in J&K on Thursday, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 184.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Paine rubbishes Clarke's statement on Australia being nice to Kohli Paine rubbishes Clarke's statement on Australia being nice to Kohli
Sydney, April 9 (IANS) Australian Test captain Tim Paine rubbished Michael Clarke's claims that the team "sucked up to India" and were being nice to Virat Kohli during the 2018/19 Test series in Australia so as to ensure good deals when the Indian Premier League comes around.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Online courses for primary teachers of dyslexia students
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) The Madras Dyslexia Association and National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)-IIT Madras are offering online teaching courses that provide remedial support to children with Specific Learning Difficulties, free of cost.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
Railways distributed food to over 8.5 lakh people in 12 days
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the Indian railways claimed to have distributed food to more than 8.5 lakh people in 12 days, who are stranded at different locations across the country.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two Tablighi factions may come together after markaz fiasco
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The Tablighi Jamaat, which is at the centre of controversy for holding a large congregation in the heart of the city despite prohibitory orders due to coronavirus pandemic and which had split a few years ago into two factions, may come together, sources have said, adding that there is a strong possibility as sympathizers want this to happen.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
This is what Vir and Ranvir did inside an elevator!
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actor and stand-up comedian Vir Das was recently stuck inside an elevator with co-star Ranvir Shorey and director Nikhil Gonsalves of the upcoming web show, "Hasmukh".
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Yechury criticises govt over lower Covid-19 testing
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) On Thursday when India's coronavirus case count was at 5,734, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury criticised the government over less Covid-19 tests.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Suspension of ban on sex determination faces criticism
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has suspended the rules governing a law which imposes a blanket ban on prenatal sex determination for over two months, a move which is being widely criticised for its future consequences and possibility of spike in sex-selective abortions in the country.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Himachal firms manufacturing hydroxychloroquine to meet demand: CM
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said that state-based pharmaceutical majors were manufacturing hydroxychloroquine to meet worldwide demand in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Australia's two-Test series against B'desh postponed
Sydney, April 9 (IANS) Australias two-Test series against Bangladesh has been called off with an eye on the coronavirus outbreak. The matches which were to be played in Chattogram and Dhaka were part of the World Test Championship of the ICC. The series was to be played in June.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bollywood thanks Mumbai Police for their service amid lockdown
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Bollywood stars and celebrities have taken to social media to express gratitude to Mumbai Police for their extraordinary efforts to maintain law and order in the city amid the COVID 19 lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Southampton 1st EPL side to announce players deferring salaries
London, April 9 (IANS) Southampton have announced that their players will defer part of their salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first English Premier League side to do so.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Railways prepares 5.8 lakh face masks, 41k litres of sanitiser
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the transmission of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the Indian Railways has manufactured over 5.8 lakh reusable face masks and more than 40,000 liters of hand sanitier at its different production units across the country.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal asks private schools not to raise fees
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Thursday asked private schools not to increase tution fees for the new academic year in view of the situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Mohali woman, 81, defeats coronavirus in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) An 81-year-old woman, who defeated coronavirus in Punjab, here on Thursday urged people to stay indoor to protect themselves from the infection.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala Police launches sanitisation bus
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) State police chief Loknath Behra, here on Thursday, launched a sanitisation bus for cops doing round the clock duty to curb the spread of Covid-19.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
47 new cases take Rajasthan tally to 430, 24 districts hit
Jaipur, April 9 (IANS) The spurt in coronavirus cases -- from 83 to 430 in 8 days -- in Rajasthan has worried the government officials. The coronavirus infection has spread to 24 out of 33 districts in the state by Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Late Aretha Franklin's partner dies after contracting COVID-19
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Late singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin's longtime partner William Wilkerson, who is also known as Willie Wilkerson Jr., is no more. He passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three more staff test positive at Delhi's Cancer Institute
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Three more staff, including a doctor, at the Delhi State Cancer Institute here have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total such cases to 21, a senior officer said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Bhuvan Bam, Arunabh Kumar start initiative for daily wage earners
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Daily wage earners have been badly hit due to the COVID-19 lockdown, and Arunabh Kumar, founder of The Viral Fever (TVF), along with YouTubers like Bhuvan Bam and Prajakta Koli, has started an initiative called #CreatorsforWorkers to pitch in with help.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India slips to 71st rank in fixed broadband speed: Ookla
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) As the networks are under strain during the lockdown, India slipped two positions in terms of fixed broadband speed to 71st rank in March, according to Ookla's March Speedtest Global Index.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
New regulation wave coming to safeguard businesses from hackers
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) As cybercriminals pose new challenges to legitimate businesses, countries across the world will see increased regulation on a variety of topics from a variety of regulators in 2020 and beyond, a new report has stressed.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Bhupathi takes up Paes' 'Frying Pan' challenge
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Former tennis player Mahesh Bhupati took up Leander Paes' 'Frying Pan' challenge, admitting that he could not do it as well as his former doubles partner.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Lisa Kudrow joins Steve Carell in web series 'Space Force'
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow will be joining actor Steve Carell in the Netflix comedy "Space Force".
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
It's for govt to decide, not Akhtar: Lal on Ind-Pak series
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Former India fast bowler Madan Lal on Thursday rejected Shoaib Akhtars proposal of having a bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan in order to raise funds for the coronavirus pandemic, saying such decisions are made by the government only after taking all the things into consideration.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Taraji P. Henson out with free virtual therapy
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Actress Taraji P. Henson has set-up an initiative to provide free therapy to underserved communities impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China football team fatigued after COVID-19 hit training camp
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China's men's football team players had grown mentally fatigued at a training camp prolonged by COVID-19.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Cong asks Kerala CM to end wastes, shore up Covid-19 fund
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) The Congress has listed out 15 ways by which the Kerala government can find additional resources to meet the expenditure on fighting Covid-19.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Cannot change perception, but I am as good as my team: Azhar Ali
Lahore, April 9 (IANS) While saying that he cannot change general perception of him being a defensive skipper, Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali on Thursday asserted that a leader is as good as his team and the conditions on offer and there has to be a balance to be successful.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Adam Sandler, Jimmy Fallon root for social distancing with 'Don't touch grandma' song
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Hollywood actor Adam Sandler and comedian Jimmy Fallon have helped raise awareness of safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new song titled "Don't touch grandma".
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Katy Perry to name daughter after late grandmother
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry is reportedly planning to name her daughter after her late grandmother Ann Pearl Hudson.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Newborns in China experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) As coronavirus rapidly spreading in every corner of the globe, Chinese researchers have found that newborns infected with COVID-19 in China experienced mild symptoms, and the babies may be at risk of catching the virus from their mother during pregnancy.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Trump campaign spokeswoman becomes press secretary
Washington, April 9 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has appointed his campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany to be the next White House Press Secretary, replacing Stephanie Grisham, it was reported.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Microsoft executive posts first image shot on Surface Duo
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Microsoft's Windows and hardware chief Panos Panay has shared a photo on Instagram and it is the first publicly available picture known to be taken with the Surface Duo smartphone.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
itel engages with its fans to help feed the needy
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) To keep its customers, employees and channel partners engaged in a meaningful way amid COVID-19 lockdown, itel mobile, the leading smartphone brand from Transsion India, has launched innovative engagement and wellness challenges for its fans across its digital social platforms which further would help feeding the needy.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Big B shares video expressing gratitude to supply warriors amid lockdown
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has taken to social media to express gratitude to the people associated with supplying and delivering necessary items, at a time when the entire nation is witnessing a lockdown owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ITC provides food items to the needy across 17 states
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) FMCG major ITC, on Thursday, said that it is working closely with district administrations across 17 states in the country to provide essential food items like flour, noodles, biscuits and juices and hygiene products like soaps for people in distress.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
In lockdown, liquor not smuggled but sold at premium in UP
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Liquor smuggling may not be happening on a large scale during the lockdown, but it is available at a premium in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
K.M. Mani's first death anniversary a low affair
Kottayam (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) The first death anniversary of Kerala politician K.M. Mani, the leader of the third biggest ally of the Congress-led UDF, the Kerala Congress (Mani), was observed solemnly on Thursday on account of Covid-19 lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Cricket behind closed doors fine as long as safety is assured: Azhar
Lahore, April 9 (IANS) Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali on Thursday backed playing cricket behind closed doors if need be, saying provided health and public safety is not compromised the game can resume whenever time is right.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Iraqi PM-designate won't participate in new govt formation
Baghdad, April 9 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurfi said on Thursday that he will not participate in the formation of a new government, after major political blocs have pushed for the nomination of intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi to replace him.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Abhishek Bachchan misses mom Jaya on her b'day as she's in Delhi due to lockdown
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan has penned an emotional post for his mother, veteran actress Jaya Bachchan, who celebrates her birthday on Thursday. Jaya Bachchan is currently in Delhi, unable to fly back home owing to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yediyurappa lauds nurse on duty as her kid waits at home
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa praised a nurse on coronavirus duty for 15 days without break even as her daughter waited for her at home, said an official here on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Ramdas Athawale welcomes decision to suspend MPLAD schemes
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Union minister Ramdas Athawale has welcomed the Centre's decision to suspend the MP Local Area Development Schemes (MPLADS) for two years, and urged all the state governments to take steps to scrap the MLA Local Area Development (MLALAD) fund for two years as it will provide additional funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Late John Prine's wife: Take this virus seriously
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Singer-songwriter John Prines wife has shared an emotional note after his death, urging people to "take this virus seriously".
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19 situation can worsen in coming days: Imran
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Urging people to maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that the situation in the country due to the pandemic could worsen in the days to come, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Lockdown: Delhi Police chief holds video meet with officers
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Police Commissioner on Thursday held a video meet with more than 50 IPS officers to chalk out strategy to deal with the situation arising out of the lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exporters seek Rs 30,000 cr interest-free working capital loan
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Industry body Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) has urged the government to immediately provide Rs 30,000 crore worth of interest-free working capital term loan to exporting companies for easing their working capital liquidity issues and prevent large- scale unemployment that could follow post-lockdown, especially in the labour intensive sectors.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
COVID-19: Sonu Sood offers his Juhu hotel for healthcare workers
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood has offered his Juhu hotel for healthcare workers including doctors, nurses and the para medical staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lock people in homes, ease their needs: Chennai corporation
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Lock the people inside their homes, shut down the non-essential stores and deliver the essential items to the doorsteps of the people while surveying and identifying potential suspects for virus infection are the measures taken by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Gujarat orders for 50K test kits from abroad
Gandhinagar, April 9 (IANS) With rising number of coronavirus cases, the Gujarat government has ordered for 50,000 RAT (rapid anti-bodies testing) kits from abroad, in addition to kits to be received from the central government.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Usual hustle bustle missing at Hyderabad Airport
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The usual hustle bustle of passengers and screaming noise of landing and taking-off aircrafts is missing for more than 15 days at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the country which has now turned into a virtual parking lot for the flying machines.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
COVID-19: Black Sabbath icon Tony Iommi to auction guitar
London, April 9 (IANS) The iconic rock band Black Sabbath's guitarist Tony Iommi has decided to auction personal belongings to raise money for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
RBI's Monetary Policy Report forecasts global recession
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Outlining a grim picture for the global economy amid the coronavirus crisis, the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Monetary Policy Report says that the global economy may slump into recession in 2020.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Not sure Wimbledon-like insurance policy exists in India: BCCI official
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The news that the The All England Tennis Club is set to pocket around 100 million pounds from insurance claims after the cancellation of this years Wimbledon has led to questions as to why didnt the BCCI think on including a virus-related clause in the insurance policy for the IPL. But the board says policies vary from place to place.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Maha Guv may nominate Thackeray as MLC
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) With all elections postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday passed a resolution requesting Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to nominate Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray as a Member of Legislative Council, official sources said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Before Sandpaper-gate row, Australia were 'out of control': Gould
London, April 9 (IANS) Former ICC umpire Ian Gould has stated that Australia were "out of control" before the infamous sandpaper-gate controversy which rocked the cricketing world two years back.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka police beat coronavirus fear with music
Colombo, April 9 (IANS) Police in Sri Lanka were using music to help people in coronavirus-hit areas to stay calm and beat the health scare amid the rising number of cases in the island-nation.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Centre clears Covid-19 emergency package for states, UTs
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Central government has approved a Covid-19 emergency response and health system preparedness package in a bid to strengthen the national and state health systems.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 documentary to shed light on pandemic
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A new series attempts to give an in-depth look at the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian-origin Miss England returns to NHS as junior doctor
London, April 9 (IANS) Indian-origin Bhasha Mukherjee, the reigning Miss England, has returned to the National Health Service (NHS) as a junior doctor, saying it was "natural" that she continued her job during the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Politics
It is 'fidayeen' attack by Jamaatis: Shia Board chief
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Waseem Rizvi, the Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Central Shia Waqf Board, has said that the Tablighi Jamaat had planned a 'fidayeen' attack on India by spreading the deadly coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
GB Pant no more designated COVID hospital
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday removed GB Pant Hospital from its list of designated COVID-19 hospitals "keeping in view the difficulties faced by the general patients receiving treatment at Pant Hospital in super specialty streams".
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 could push half a billion people into poverty: UN
United Nations, April 9 (IANS) The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could increase global poverty by as much a half a billion, said a UN study into the financial and human cost of the global crisis.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
AR Rahman, Prasoon Joshi upset with recreated version of 'Masakali'
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman and lyricist Prasoon Joshi don't seem happy with a new recreated version of their 2009 gem, "Masakali". The duo had created the song for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's film "Delhi-6", and on Thursday joined a growing band of social media users who have conveyed their disappointment over the new number.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Some players you don't mess with, Kohli one of them: Latif
Lahore, April 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif said in a Youtube video that opposition would be better off if they don't engage with Indian captain Virat Kohli in a verbal duel. Latif recalled India's series in Australia in 2014, which was when Kohli took over the Test captaincy from M.S. Dhoni after the latter retired from the longest format of the game before the fourth and final Test of the series in Adelaide.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Karnataka records 6th death, total cases 191
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) Karnataka registered death of its sixth coronavirus patient even as total positive cases rose by 10 to 191, an official said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Lockdown tightened in Mumbai's 'carefree' Dharavi
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The police and health authorities have tightened the lockdown in Dharavi, Asia's biggest slum amid growing fears of coronavirus spreading here, officials said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Beijing Half Marathon 2020 postponed due to COVID-19
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) The Beijing Half Marathon, a core event of the annual Beijing International Running Festival slated for mid-April, will be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, local organisers announced on Wednesday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Those who attended militant's funeral will be booked: Police
Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) Those who attended the funeral of the slain JeM militant on Wednesday in Kashmir's Sopore will be booked for violating prohibitory orders, police said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Woman who revealed Clinton-Lewinsky scandal dies
Washington, April 9 (IANS) An US civil servant whose revealed the affair between former US President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern, has died, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Two more COVID-19 cases in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) Two more COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Odisha taking the total number to 44 on Thursday, said the Health Department.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Orissa,National
Over 1,800 weddings postponed in Lucknow in lockdown
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Over 1,800 weddings, scheduled to be held in Lucknow during April and May have been postponed due to the lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Therapy dogs may help lower doctors' stress
New York, April 9 (IANS) Interacting with a therapy dog for couple of minutes may help lower stress in physicians and nurses working in emergency departments, say researchers.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Centre's failure to stop inbound flights led to virus spread'
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Blaming the Union government, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that "failure" to stop the inbound flights to the country has led to the spread of coronavirus as the disease has evolved in some other country and travelled to India through "carriers".
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India & Pakistan need to fight COVID-19 together, says Akhtar
Lahore, April 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan speedster has come out with an "out of a box" idea of proposing a three-match series against India in order to raise funds for both the countries amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
CIL allows LC as payment for coal instead of cash
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) As part of efforts to provide relief to the power sector in the period of the lockdown, the country's largest coal producer Coal India Ltd (CIL) has allowed power companies to use Letter of Credit for payment of coal instead of cash advance that is mandated for supplies made under the Fuel Supply Agreements (FSA).
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ronaldinho released from jail, placed under house arrest
Asuncion, April 9 (IANS) Former Brazil star forward Ronaldinho has been released from jail and placed under house arrest in Paraguay.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
88% Indians say lockdown should be extended: Poll
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to increase in the country, at least 88 per cent Indians feel that the 21-day nationwide lockdown, scheduled to end on April 14, should be extended further, a new poll said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Aus police raids cruise ship, seizes black box
Sydney, April 9 (IANS) Australian police on Thursday raided and seized the black box of the Ruby Princess cruise ship, the country's biggest source of the novel coronavirus cases, to shed light on how some 2,700 passengers were allowed to disembark from the ship on March 19 in Sydney despite displaying flu-like symptoms.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Bihar: 9 of a family test corona positive, tally up to 51
Patna, April 9 (IANS) At least 12 fresh coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Bihar and 9 of them are members of the same family in Siwan. With this, the total number of infected persons in the state has gone up to 51, health officials said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Microsoft tests news consumption app for Windows 10
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Microsoft has introduced the beta version of a news consumption app for Windows 10. Called News Bar, the app is currently only available for people in the US using Windows 10 PCs.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Big B misses wife Jaya on her birthday as she is stuck in Delhi
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is missing his wife Jaya Bachchan on her 72nd birthday, as she is stuck in Delhi owing to the lockdown. The veteran actor took to his blog to express his feelings.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Strictly implement containment in high risk zones: Delhi LG
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday held a review meeting with Delhi Disaster Management Authority officials and directed them to strictly implement the containment strategy in the high risk coronavirus zones.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Star Sports to bring best memories from F1 tracks for fans
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Nothing excites a Formula One fan more than the sight of smoking tyres, the ear-splitting sound of the V6 turbo engine and, of course, the enthralling duels on the track. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the much-awaited 2020 season of F1. To fill the void, Star Sports will provide fans the opportunity to relive some of the best Formula One rivalries and races over the years.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Motorsports
Sweeping lockdown makes India weak: Rajiv Bajaj
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto has lashed out at the Central government for imposing a national lockdown which he says, "will only make India weak".
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
UK lockdown could be extended into May: Report
London, April 9 (IANS) Ministers were said to be preparing to extend the UK lockdown into May, with advisers insisting the coronavirus peak could still be 10 days away, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Big B distributing 2000 food packets across Mumbai daily
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has started distributing 2000 packets of food daily to provide lunch and dinner to the needy across Mumbai amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This gesture in addition to providing monthly ration to one lakh households of daily wage workers associated with the All India Film Employees Confederation.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Not being able to train with coaches biggest challenge in lockdown: Boro
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) A lengthy lockdown can take a toll on the mind of any athlete, but teen boxer Ankushita Boro is more concerned about her downtime in practice and not being able to get sparring partners as she continues to work on her game and weight category with an eye on the 2024 Paris Olympics.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
No new cases overnight, AP tally remains 348
Amaravati, April 9 (IANS) No new COVID-19 cases have been detected in Andhra Pradesh in the tests that were conducted overnight. As per the health bulletin issued by the state nodal officer on Thursday morning, 217 samples were tested in the 12 hours beginning 6 p.m. on Wednesday. However, not even one of the samples tested positive.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Global semiconductor revenue set for steep decline in 2020
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The new coronavirus pandemic will hit the semiconductor supply and demand, leading to a decline of 0.9 per cent in worldwide semiconductor revenue this year, a Gartner report said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Two more Jamaat returnees traced in UP's Mau district
Mau (UP), April 9 (IANS) The Mau police has succeeded in tracing two more Tablighi Jamaat attendees in the district. They have been quarantined and their samples have been sent for testing.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Constitution Club supplying food for 10K poor daily in Delhi
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) With thousands of poor and daily-wagers stuck in Delhi amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare, the Constitution Club of India too has chipped in to feed the hungry, supplying meals thrice a day for over 10,000 needy persons across the national capital.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
LaLiga clubs rise to challenge in fight against COVID-19
Madrid, April 9 (IANS) Every gesture, no matter how small it may seem, is important when fighting a global pandemic. In the time of COVID-19, it is essential for communities to be pulling in the same direction and to working together, firstly by staying at home and secondly by finding other innovative and thoughtful ways to contribute.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kareena Kapoor recalls shooting for 'Veere Di Wedding' post pregnancy
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) "Veere Di Wedding" will always be special for Kareena Kapoor Khan as it marked the actress' comeback after she gave birth to her son, Taimur.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tariff ceiling removal can revive renewables investments
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy's (MNRE) decision to remove tariff ceilings from renewable energy tenders will give the beleaguered industry a much-needed leg-up, CRISIL Research has said in a report.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'HK mask ban legal when aimed at unauthorised demonstrations'
Hong Kong, April 9 (IANS) A Hong Kong appeal court on Thursday overturned part of an earlier ruling which found the governments controversial ban on masks unconstitutional, declaring the measure imposed at the height of the civil unrest last year was valid.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Mahesh Babu thanks Telangana Police in COVID-19 battle
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu on Thursday took a moment to appreciate the efforts of the Telangana Police for working day and night to ensure that the nationwide lockdown, implemented to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, is a success.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Goa Cong MLAs to donate 30 pc salary to Covid-19 relief fund
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) A day after Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said, that all state BJP MLAs had announced donation of 30 per cent of their annual salary towards COVID relief funds, the Congress in Goa on Thursday followed the suit.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Apple retailers in China offer steep discounts on iPhone 11 series
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) Multiple third-party resellers in China are offering discounts on the iPhone 11 lineup in an attempt to bolster demand during a time when consumer confidence and spending is low due to new coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,Technology
#9PM9Minutes led to decline in TV viewership
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India united for Prime Minister Narendra Modis #9PM9Minutes programme on April 5, and the outcome was the lowest ever total television viewership for those nine minutes since 2015.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka registers sixth Covid-19 fatality
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) Karnataka has recorded its sixth death owing to Covid-19, even as positive cases rose by 10 to 191, an official said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha extends lockdown till April 30
Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday decided to extend the lockdown period till April 30 to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. It also decided to keep the educational institutions closed till June 17.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Unicef raises N. Korea aid budget by $3 mn
Seoul, April 9 (IANS) Unicef said it has set this year's budget for North Korea aid projects at US$22.5 million, up about $3 million from last year, the media reported on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Ban from cricket was torture, says Prithvi Shaw
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Young Indian opener Prithvi Shaw has opened up on the doping ban he received last year, saying the period off the cricket was a "torture".
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
S.Korean schools resume classes online
Seoul, April 9 (IANS) Tens of thousands of South Korean middle school and high school seniors on Thursday returned to school via remote learning, as classrooms remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic that has infected 10,424 people in the country.
2020-04-09
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Oil companies to report big losses as lockdown shrinks sales
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) including Indian Oil, BPCL, HPCL may see significant erosion in the earnings during the January-March quarter of FY20 even though low crude and product prices jacked up their margins on the sale of petrol and diesel.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ranveer, Deepika channel inner Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Bollywood couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone channelled their inner Mickey and Minnie Mouse in a new post on social media that seems to be amusing fans to bits.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa faces bankruptcy, CM release white paper: Cong
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday demanded that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant should release a white paper on the financial status of Goa, claiming that his regime had pushed the state into bankruptcy.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Scope of CPEC to be enhanced in 2nd phase: Pak official
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is making steady progress, and its scope will be further enhanced in the second phase, a top official said here.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Team India trainers constantly monitoring Kohli & boys' fitness on AMS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The world has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak and sporting events have all either been suspended or cancelled. But there is no break from staying fit for the Indian cricketers as they have not only been given customised workout charts for this period, but also their progress is constantly assessed on the Athlete Monitoring System (AMS) by trainer Nick Webb and physio Nitin Patel.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Malayalam streaming service launches premium service in US
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Neestream, a new streaming platform that caters to the Malayalam-speaking population across the globe, has launched its premium services which is only currently available in the US and Canada for now.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Kerala all set to conduct plasma therapy
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) With the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) now giving nod to Kerala to conduct plasma therapy, the team of medical professionals is all set to do it.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Study reveals life-threatening adverse effects of hydroxychloroquine
Toronto, April 9 (IANS) In the rush to treat the hundreds of thousands of people infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19), many, including the US President Donald Trump have supported the use of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. However, a new study shows weak evidence on its effectiveness against the disease.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Beware of fake news, warns Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) Spreading false news is punishable, do not trust unauthorized news, appealed Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
NASA selects Masten Space Systems to deliver cargo to Moon
Washington, April 9 (IANS) NASA has selected a California-based company called Masten Space Systems to deliver and operate eight payloads to the Moon's South Pole in 2022, to help lay the foundation for human expeditions to the lunar surface beginning in 2024.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Odisha govt extends lockdown till April 30
Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) Odisha government on Thursday decided to extend the lockdown period for another 15 days to combat COVID-19.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Orissa,National
Delhi journalist booked for remarks against Modi, Yogi
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Prashant Jagdish Kanojia, a Delhi-based freelance journalist, has been booked for posting objectionable remarks on social media against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
COVID-19: 55 new corona cases in Gujarat, total 241
Gandhinagar, April 9 (IANS) Gujarat on Thursday reported 55 new coronavirus positive cases -- the highest number reported in a day -- and one death, taking the total such cases in the state to 241 and the death toll to 17.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
UP journos condemn Tablighi attack on media
Lucknow, April (IANS) The legal notice served to various media outlets by the Tablighi Jamaat has received widespread condemnation from journalists and their organisations.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Taiwanese company Foxconn to make ventilators at its US plant
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Taiwan-based electronics contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd or Foxconn has partnered with a US-based medical firm Medtronic to produce ventilators at its Wisconsin plant.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Service to the differently-abled
New Delhi, April 9 (IANSlife) Udaipur-based Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) that works towards the inclusive welfare of differently-abled individuals is providing meals and masks and financial assistance for free medical treatment to the underprivileged amid the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. The NGOs Corona Relief Seva wing is providing 2,000 food packets per day across the city.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Celebrate Baisakhi with top musicians
New Delhi, April 9 (IANSlife) Celebrate Baishaki with some of the most sought-after artistes of the Indian music industry, right from the comfort of your house.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Misconfiguration top cyber security risk on Cloud: Report
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) Misconfigurations are the primary cause of cyber security issues in the Cloud, according to a new report.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Defence/Security
US records 2nd highest COVID-19 deaths globally
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The US has recorded nearly 2,000 coronavirus deaths for a second consecutive day, taking the total toll to 14,817, the second highest in the world after Italy which has 17,669 fatalities, according to the latest update by the Washington-based Johns Hopkins University.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,International
Gin recipes to try now
New Delhi, April 9 (IANSlife) From classic martinis to fruity mixes, the brilliant bottle of gin can be versatile. Here's how you can make some interesting gin fares with Tranquery London Dry Gin from the house of Diageo and some easily available ingredients. Read to know more:
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bhaane joins hand with Friendicoes to feed stray animals
New Delhi, April 9 (IANSlife) Millions of stray animals co-habiting in our cities depend on food and water from passers-by, markets, restaurants and local businesses. While the growing Covid-19 pandemic has sent most of us into the comfort of our homes, along with the shutdown of public establishments- strays across the city have been rendered helpless and hungry.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Jharkhand reports first death due to coronavirus
Ranchi, April 9 (IANS) Jharkhand has reported First death due to coronavirus and total of number positive cases in the state has gone up to 13, health officials said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Social distancing key to fight COVID-19: Survey
New Delhi, April 9 (IANSlife) As India speculates a probable extension of the ongoing nationwide lockdown beyond April 14, a whopping 89 per cent of Indians think social distancing is the most vital measure to combat the spread of COVID-19 and fight it more efficiently, says a survey.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Build your dream office at home
New Delhi, April 9 (IANSlife) Millions of people around the globe have started working from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Among the frequent conversations over the internet on how to be productive in this situation, there are many trends being followed like setting up work hours and dressing up for work.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Comedians dependent on live shows: Amit Tandon
New Delhi, April 9 (IANSlife) One of India's leading stand-up comedians Amit Tandon, says that comedy is feeling the heat of the Coronavirus outbreak, with most performers unable to do live shows, and the internet bringing in only limited revenue.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UAE-based Indian witnessed father's funeral on FB Live
Dubai, April 9 (IANS) An Indian woman based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had to see her father's funeral on Facebook Live due to the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Tell children the Easter story through art
New Delhi, April 9 (IANSlife) A virtual tour by UK's National Gallery is a go-to resource to teach your little ones about Easter, even if you can't physically visit the gallery.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ex-hockey player stuck in US, urges Indian authorities to help
California, April 9 (IANS) Former hockey player Ashok Diwan, who is currently stranded in US, has urged the Indian authorities to help him out amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has brought the entire world to a standstill.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Hockey
Set on a virtual tour to New South Wales, Australia
New Delhi, April 9 (IANSlife) While you may not be able to fulfil your travel plans right now because of the unfavourable situation prevailing in the world due to the pandemic Covid-19, keep the love for wanderlust brewing. Set out on a visual journey to the lovely destination of New South Wales in Australia.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
No action plan for resuming train services from Apr 15: Railways
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Indian railways on Thursday denied all media reports that claimed confirmed decision has been made to resume 'train operations' from April 15, after the 21-day nationwide lockdown ends.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka unveils website for COVID-19 news
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) The Karnataka government has unveiled a dedicated Covid website to disseminate authentic information, Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Food supplies given to 22 Indian workers stranded in Sharjah
Sharjah, April 9 (IANS) Following a distress call on Twitter, the Consulate Genera of India in Dubai provided food supplies to a group of 22 stranded Indian workers, who were seeking employment in Sharjah, it was reported.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Himachal's lone CPI-M MLA donates salary to fight COVID-19
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) As a goodwill gesture, Himachal Pradesh's lone Communist Party of India (Marxist) Legislator Rakesh Singha has announced to donate his salary as a lawmaker for the Chief Minister's Relief Fund to fight Covid-19.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sensex surges 1,000 points, auto stocks soar
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The Indian stock markets surged on Thursday with the BSE Sensex gaining over 1,000 points.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jharkhand reports first death due to coronavirus
Bokaro (Jharkhand), April 9 (IANS) A 75-year-old man died of coronavirus in Bokaro district of Jharkhand in the wee hours of Thursday, the first death in the state due to the infection.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
China intensifies screening of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China has urged intensified detection and prompt response to people infected with the novel coronavirus but showing no symptoms, a circular issued by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,International
Restaurants, auto, realty sector to take 1-2 yrs to revive: Report
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) As the coronavirus crisis and subvsequent nationwide lockdown severely impact the Indian economy, a FICCI survey has said that few sectors like restaurants, auto and real estate may take around 12 to 24 months to recover.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
TN police paints vehicles violating lockdown
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police in Salem district on Thursday started giving a dash of yellow paint on the front and back fenders of vehicles as a measure to restrict their movement.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mercy plea of man who killed B'desh's founding prez rejected
Dhaka, April 9 (IANS) The mercy petition of a man who has been sentenced to death for the killing of Bangladesh's founding President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has been rejected by incumbent President President Md Abdul Hamid, a media report said.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Robert Kennedy's great-grandson's body found after canoe accident
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The body of former US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's great-grandson Gideon McKean has been recovered in an estuary after he went missing with his mother in a canoe last week, media reported.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Wayanad coffee growers in trouble as exports to Italy in jeopardy
Wayanad, April 9 (IANS) With Italy the biggest importer of 'Indian Robusta', a popular variety of coffee turning the biggest hotspot of covid-19, thousands of kilometres away, coffee growers in the hilly district of Wayanad are not that pleased.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National
Now, experience Airbnb from your home
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Global travel company Airbnb on Thursday launched 'Online Experiences', a new way for people to connect, travel virtually and earn income during the COVID-19 crisis - all throughout participating from their individual homes.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Police search for COVID-19 patient discharged by mistake in TN
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police are searching for a Covid-19 patient who was discharged by a hospital in Villupuram district by mistake, said police.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Have vitamin D-rich food for healthier heart
London, April 9 (IANS) Want to live longer with a healthy heart? Start consuming vitamin D-rich food as researchers have found that consuming foods high in vitamin D can have heart-protective effects.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Number of corona positive cases in Bihar goes up to 43
Patna, April 9 (IANS) With four more fresh COVID-19 positive cases reported in Bihar, the total number of infected persons in the State has gone up to 43. All the fresh cases are women and from the district of Siwan.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
UK PM 'responding to treatment' in intensive care
London, April 9 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was "responding to treatment" for coronavirus at intensive care in a London hospital and remained clinically stable, his official spokesman said.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Manufacture of 20K-25K face masks taken up in Jharkhand district
Ranchi, April 9 (IANS) With the demand for face masks increasing in the wake of spurt in coronavirus cases across the country, 20-25 thousand face masks are being manufactured in Devghar district of Jharkhand.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Korir urge sportsmen to lead campaign against COVID-19
Nairobi, April 9 (IANS) African 800m silver medallist Emmanuel Korir has called on athletes to utilise their celebrity status to lead the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Tesla announces pay cuts, furloughs non-essential workers
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has announced pay cuts for all salaried employees and will furlough hourly workers until May 4 in the US, due to coronavirus pandemic which has forced the company to shut down most of its operations.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gmail, Snapchat and Nest restored after brief outage
London, April 9 (IANS) Gmail, Snapchat and the smart home device Nest were officially back up on Thursday after suffering a brief outage on Googles Cloud Platform.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Cong expels 2 more leaders in UP
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) At a time when all the political parties are focusing on dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, the Congress in Uttar Pradesh is busy with its own internal politics.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Aus Treasurer rules out early lifting of COVID-19 restrictions
Canberra, April 9 (IANS) Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Thursday shot down calls from business leaders for the government to lift restrictions imposed in the country against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
US supermarket uses delivery robots amid pandemic
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Since the end of March, a US supermarket has deployed six robots to help deliver purchases, in an effort to comply with the social distancing measures to mitigate the novel coronavirus' impact.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mukesh Ambani with $44bn top Indian in Forbes world billionaires' list
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani has been ranked 17th in the latest world billionaires list by Forbes with a net worth of $44.3 billion ? once again leading the tally from Indias perspective.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Noida: UP govt launches helpline number for public needs
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Soon after the 22 hotspots in the Noida district were identified to be sealed to contain the spread of coronavirus, the administration has launched an integrated control room for meeting the needs of the public during these restrictions.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Times like these bring friends closer: Modi after Trump's praise
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) "Times like these bring friends closer," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after US President Donald Trump thanked him for clearing the export of anti-malarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, to the US.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will always remember how Sachin danced after 2011 WC win: Harbhajan
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has revealed that after the memorable 2011 World Cup victory, legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar was so happy that he didnt care about people around him and was dancing with everyone, probably for the first time in his life, to celebrate one of the most memorable achievements in Indian cricket.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Afghan government releases 1st group of Taliban prisoners
Kabul, April 9 (IANS) The Afghanistan government has released a first batch of 100 Taliban prisoners as a part of a prisoner-swap process expected to pave way for the intra-Afghan talks, according to official sources.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Covid-19 leaves Kerala cement dealers in dire straits
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) Cement dealers in Kerala are now in dire straits as over a million cement bags are lying in shops and godowns, as all sorts of construction activities on account of coronavirus pandemic has come to a standstill.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Italy fatality rate maintains downward trend
Rome, April 9 (IANS) The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Italy rose to 17,669 since the outbreak began in late February following a jump of 542 in the last 24 hours, a figure in line with several consecutive days of slowdown.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Italy,International
Junior doctors defy social distancing beat pharmacist
Bahraich (UP) April 9 (IANS) The junior resident doctors of Bahraich medical college allegedly beat up the Chief Pharmacist of the district hospital and his subordinates when they asked the doctors to maintain social distancing.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Saudi-led coalition announces unilateral ceasefire in Yemen (Ld)
Sanaa, April 9 (IANS) The Saudi-United Arab Emirates (UAE) coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen said that it would cease hostilities for two weeks.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Women to get free sanitary napkins in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) In a much-awaited decision, the Lucknow district administration has decided to provide free sanitary napkins, soaps and hand sanitizers to women at their homes.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Lucknow man stuck in Bareilly found dead
Bareilly (UP), April 9 (IANS) A 28-year-old resident of Lucknow was found hanging in a guesthouse in Bareilly, police said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid lockdown, Paes comes up with 'Frying Pan' challenge
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes has come up with a new 'Frying Pan' challenge, urging fans to take up the same as they spend time at their homes during the ongoing lockdown in wake of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Wuhan sees 620,000 public transport users after lockdown lifted
Wuhan, April 9 (IANS) The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated last December, witnessed over 620,000 people using public transport on the day a 76-day lockdown, imposed to stem the spread of the disease, was lifted.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,International
Rajasthan reports 30 new cases including 9 Jamaatis
Jaipur, April 9 (IANS) A total of 30 more coronavirus positive cases, including nine Tablighi Jamaat members and three of their contacts, have been reported in Rajasthan on Thursday taking the total tally to 413, confirmed health officials.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Jeff Bezos tops Forbes billionaires list, ex-wife MacKenzie makes debut
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) In COVID-19 times, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has maintained his top slot as worlds richest man with a net worth of $113 billion, followed by Bill Gates at $98 billion, according to the latest Forbes 34th annual worlds billionaires list.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Covid-19 leaves Kerala churches 'poorer'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) With the coronavirus pandemic striking hard, Kerala churches have taken a sound beating in all respects, financially and religiously.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Bolsonaro thanks India for allowing export of raw materials for hydroxychloroquine
Brasilia, April 9 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has thanked India for allowing export of raw materials to increase the production of hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug used to treat the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Man arrested for assaulting 2 female doctors in South Delhi
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A man in his early 40s has been arrested in connection with the incident relating to the alleged assault on two female doctors in South Delhi's Gautam Nagar area.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kay Kay Menon: I lack the skill to market myself
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actor Kay Kay Menon says he lacks the skills to promote or market himself, adding that his expertise lies in performing and not promoting.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sankat Mochan music fest to be held digitally this year
Varanasi, April 9 (IANS) The much-awaited annual Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh, a celebration of music and dance at the Sankat Mochan temple, will be held this year too despite the lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Kanika Kapoor to be questioned after April 20
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Kanika Kapoor, who was discharged from hospital on April 6 after being successfully treated for coronavirus, will be interrogated by the Uttar Pradesh Police after she completes the 14-day quarantine period, as advised by the doctors.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire at KGMU Trauma Centre, no casualties
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) A major fire broke out on the second floor of the Trauma Centre at the King George's Medical University (KGMU), late on Wednesday night.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Allahabad varsity helpline caught in lockdown pressure
Prayagraj (UP), April 9 (IANS) The Allahabad University (AU) has launched a helpline for its students, dealing with mental health issues like anxiety and depression during the lockdown period.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
John Wright appointed Derbyshire cricket club president
London, April 9 (IANS) Former New Zealand batsman John Wright has been appointed president of the Derbyshire cricket club. He replaces Harold Rhodes, who served as president over the past year.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Patients who visited Agrasen Hospital in self quarantine
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Patients who visited Delhi's Maharaja Agrasen Hospital between March 13 and April 7 have been asked to go for self quarantine, after eight cases sourced the infection from the hospital.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Sensex up 900 points, Nifty reclaims 9,000 mark
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Thursday with the BSE Sensex rising over 900 points points and Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange trading over psychological 9,000 mark.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
COVID-19 total tally reaches 5,734, 166 dead: Ministry data
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The total tally of novel coronavirus cases in India reached up to 5,734 on Thursday, the data of Union Health Ministry said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Samsung, Facebook donate smartphones, video-calling devices
London, April 9 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung has announced to donate 2,000 smartphones to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK and Facebook is giving away 2,050 Portal video-calling devices.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Aus Parliament passes 'biggest economic lifeline' in history
Canberra, April 9 (IANS) The Australian Parliament on Thursday passed the government's wage subsidy scheme, deemed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison as "the biggest economic lifeline" in the country's history, as a response to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandmic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
World Athletics C'ships moved ahead to avoid clash with Tokyo Games
Paris, April 9 (IANS) The World Athletics Championships have been rescheduled to 15-24 July in 2022, following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
The US presidential elections and future of India-US relations (Comment)
As the coronavirus pandemic dominates global news in the United States, progress toward the next presidential election scheduled to be held on November 3 moves slowly forward. President Donald Trump had no real opposition in the Republican party and is running for re-election. And it has now become apparent that former Vice President Joe Biden will be his opponent as the Democratic candidate for president.
2020-04-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
NZ enforces compulsory quarantine for all arrivals
Wellington, April 9 (IANS) Starting from Thursday, every New Zealander boarding a flight to return home will be required to undergo quarantine or "managed isolation" in an approved facility for a minimum of 14 days, as part of the country's latest response to curb COVID-19.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
County players relinquish domestic prize money of £1 million
London, April 9 (IANS) In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, County players in England have agreed to relinquish 1 million pound of domestic prize money to assist 18 first-class counties.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Twitter tells users it's sharing more personal data with advertisers
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) In a weird move apparently to bring in more ad dollars, Twitter has rolled back a privacy setting that allowed users to stop sharing some personal data with its advertisers, saying the update will help the company "continue operating as a free service."
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UK driver pleads guilty to 2019 Essex lorry deaths
London, April 9 (IANS) A British driver has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants, who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in the UK's Essex county last year.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Palestine starts emergency budget
Ramallah, April 9 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to start an emergency budget in the Palestinian territories amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Trudeau announces updates to programs dealing with COVID-19 impact
Ottawa, April 9 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced updates to his previously released programs to help the country's businesses and young people deal with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Canada,Politics
F1 2020 could start behind closed doors: Official
London, April 9 (IANS) Formula One motorsport managing director Ross Brawn has said that in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 season could potentially be held behind closed doors.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Iran slams IMF's rejection of application for anti-coronavirus loan
Tehran, April 9 (IANS) Calling it "unacceptable" and "unfair", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) decision to reject Tehran's application for a loan to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
CONMEBOL seeks FIFA rescue fund for stricken clubs
Rio de Janeiro, April 9 (IANS) Alejandro Dominguez, President of South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), has called for creation of an emergency fund to help financially stricken clubs during the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Trump thanks Modi twice for allowing pre-ordered HCQ export
New York, April 9 (IANS) Calling him "terrific", US President Donald Trump has thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi twice for allowing the export of pre-ordered hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to help his country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,International
Anya Singh: There's a lot more liberty on digital platforms
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Actress Anya Singh, who has worked on the big screen as well as the digital space, says that there is a lot more liberty for actors in web series as there is no censorship.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Guterres urges support for WHO after Trump's threat (Ld)
United Nations, April 9 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged support for the World Health Organization (WHO) after US President Donald Trump threatened to freeze American funding.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,International
With tourists missing, Goa lifeguards feed hungry stray dogs
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Packs of hungry dogs now roam Goa's beaches, instead of throngs of eager tourists, ever since the state went into lockdown mode last month, following the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
EU Fin Mins fail to reach deal on COVID-19 response
Brussels, April 9 (IANS) European Union (EU) Finance Ministers have failed to reach an agreement on the economic response to the coronavirus pandemic, President of the Eurogroup Mario Centeno said.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Libyan govt declares western, central military zones
Tripoli, April 9 (IANS) The UN-backed Libyan government has declared Western and Central military zones, banning movement of vehicles without prior permission.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics