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Coronavirus: India tally 4,789; downward trend in new cases
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Tuesday brought some relief for India in terms of new cases of coronavirus reported in the last 24 hours, as after three days, the number of new cases has shown a downward trend.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi Covid-19 tally mounts to 576; 2 new deaths reported
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The total number of positive coronavirus cases in the national capital went up to 576 on Tuesday with 51 new cases getting reported in the last 24 hours.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
MPs to get over Rs 1 lakh monthly allowance for one year
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) All Members of Parliament (MPs) will be paid Rs 1.03 lakh per month for "constituency allowance" and "office expense" for a period of one year from April 1.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19 tally reaches 314 in AP, govt reaches out to pvt hospitals for ventilators
Amaravathi, April 7 (IANS) With 10 more positive cases emerging from the tests conducted during the day, Andhra Pradesh's tally of Covid-19 cases reached 314 by Tuesday evening.
2020-04-07
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India, Oman ready to support each amid Covid-19 crisis
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India and Oman on Tuesday agreed to provide "possible support" to each other as the Covid-19 pandemic has created havoc across the globe.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Philanthropists urge CSR foundations to join hands to fight Covid-19
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji, philanthropist and Chairperson of Arghyam, Rohini Nilekani, and Vidya Shah, CEO of EdelGive Foundation, have issued a joint appeal to CSR foundations and philanthropic organisations to urgently come together and focus on protecting the most vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus crisis in India.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Netflix to let parents take greater control of what kids watch
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Amid surge in demand for digital services due to the COVID-19 lockdown, streaming giant Netflix on Tuesday launched new, improved controls on its service to help parents, guardians and elders prevent children from watching adult TV shows and movies on the platform.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Economy likely to contract by 4.5% in Q4FY2020: ICRA
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Ratings agency ICRA on Tuesday predicted that India's economy is likely to witness a sharp contraction of 4.5 per cent during Q4FY2020 and is expected to gradually recover to post a GDP growth of just 2 percent in FY2021.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Reconsider MPLADS fund suspension, Manish Tewari writes to PM
New Delhi April 7 (IANS) Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to reconsider the decision to suspend the MPLADS funds for two years, saying the decision will not help the fight against Covid-19, but will only " harm" the cause.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
4 hospitals with 3,500 beds in Delhi to give free COVID treatment
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Lok Nayak Hospital (LNH) along with G.B. Pant Hospital (GBPH), Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in the national capital have been asked to keep aside 3,500 beds for free COVID-19 treatment for the positive cases.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rs 1 crore for kin of health workers who die of COVID-19
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday has issued an order to provide compensation of Rs 1 crore for doctors, nurses, paramedical staff or sanitation workers, if they die of COVID-19 while on duty.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
iGOT course to train new Covid-19 warriors unveiled
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) As the first line of healthcare professionals are engaged in the fight against coronavirus, the Centre, here on Tuesday, launched an online course to train the second line of health workers to replace the frontline warriors as well as to tackle exponential increase in cases.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Shree Maruti Courier joins fight against Covid-19 pandemic
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Shree Maruti Courier Services has committed support to India's fight against the coronavirus outbreak, including a contribution of Rs 1.08 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SpiceJet transports 1,400 tonnes cargo in 14 days
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) In the past 14 days of the lockdown, budget carrier SpiceJet has emerged as a cargo major by transporting over 1,400 tonnes of goods, mainly medical supplies, across the country. It's almost double of all other airlines combined.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Lifeline Udan': 200 tons of medical supplies reach across India
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said that 200 tonnes of medical supplies have been transported across the country under the Centre's 'Lifeline Udan' initiative.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC seeks Centre's response on plea to evacuate students from UK
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre to evacuate Indian students stranded in the UK without delay, and until their evacuation provide them accommodation, health and medical support.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Govt releases Covid-19 SOP, cases to be divided into 3 groups
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) For the management of Covid-19 cases, the government, here on Tuesday, released the guidance document on appropriate handling of suspect/confirmed Covid-19 cases and divided them into three categories on the basis of their severity.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
On this day: Jayasuriya blitz takes Singapore by storm
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) On this day in 1996, Sanath Jayasuriya slammed a 17-ball 50 to bedazzle the crowd in Singapore during the final of the Singer Cup but his 28-ball 76 blitzkrieg went in vain as Pakistan won the match by 43 runs.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
containment strategy has yielded good results: Health Ministry
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said the strategies adopted by the government to contain coronavirus are yielding good results in many parts of the country.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Most firms see rise in cyberattacks during pandemic: Survey
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Most organisations have seen a rise in security threats and attacks during the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey by cybersecurity firm Check Point said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
COVID-19: MB, EB to join campaign encouraging people to stay active
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will be taking part in a global United Nations and World Health Organisation (WHO) campaign aimed to encouraging people to remain "active" during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
10 early signs of Parkinson's Disease
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) While the focus remains on the pandemic its easy to forget that there are many other illnesses which patients are struggling with.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Myth or Fact: Can Laryngitis lead to loss of voice
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) On World Health Day we look at something as simple as your voice and how essential it is to maintain its health.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
COVID-19: Domestic violence spikes, stakeholders call for action
New Delhi, April 7 (IANSlife) India, like many other countries, is in a complete lockdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Not surprisingly, as anxieties rise outside and families are required to stay indoors, pent-up anger and frustration has found a horrifying outlet: Domestic violence.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Amid lockdown, Yuzvendra returns with home edition of 'Chahal TV'
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Tuesday brought back the 'Chahal TV' show ? this time the "home edition" due to the ongoing lockdown period amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India hiring declines 18% in March, Delhi-NCR most affected
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Overall hiring activity in India declined by 18 per cent in March, with travel and airlines, hospitality and retail industries witnessing a massive 56 per cent drop in offering jobs as compared to March last year, leading job portal Naukri.com said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
JSW Steel prepares to resume all operations post lockdown
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) JSW Steel on Tuesday said that it is making preparations to restart operations at all its units once the nationwide lockdown is lifted.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Covid-19 cases reach 4,421 in India, Maharashtra worst affected with 52 deaths (Ld, correcting Para 1)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) With India in the third week of its 21-day nationwide lockdown, the total active cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday reached 3,981 with Maharashtra continuing to be the worst-hit with 868 total confirmed cases and 52 deaths so far, followed by Tamil Nadu.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Private players donate generously in combating Covid-19
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The private sector in the country is lending a helping hand at the hour of need in the battle against the deadly coronavirus. It has its own way of sharing the burden at a time when many are looking up to the government for food, shelter and other requirements.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC issues guidelines for video conferencing across courts
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Courts, at all levels, must respond to the call of social distancing and ensure that court premises do not contribute to the spread of coronavirus, said the Supreme Court on Monday, passing a slew of directions for all courts in the country extensively using video-conferencing as a medium to conduct hearings.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Irfan calls for 'fire trucks' after netizens slam him
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the citizens to come out and light candles, diyas or torch lights for nine minutes on Sunday night at 9 p.m. to show solidarity against the coronavirus outbreak, there was unusual scenes with people bursting crackers. Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan took to social media saying it was all good till people started bursting crackers and that hasnt gone down well with some who have started abusing him.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
More staff test positive at Delhi Cancer Institute
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) One more doctor and 11 nursing staff at the Delhi State Cancer Institute reported positive for coronavirus on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Differences emerge in Congress over MPLAD funds cut
New April 6 (IANS) Differences have emerged within the Congress over the suspension of MPLAD funds for two years to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, though party leader Jairam Ramesh has supported the governments move.
2020-04-06
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
NHAI constructs 3,979 km of NHs, highest ever in a fiscal
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The National Highways Authority of India on Monday said that it has accomplished construction of 3,979 km of national highways in the financial year 2019-20.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Tablighi Jamaat chief has not shown vision, scientific approach'
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat chief, Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, who is at the centre of the controversy for holding a large global congregation at a time of spreading coronavirus -- despite advice of veterans -- which led to a wider spread of the disease across the country, has been faulted by community leaders and intellectuals for his misjudgements.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Railways develops disinfectant tunnel to combat Covid-19
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Indian Railways has developed a disinfection tunnel to sanitise people for just Rs 10,000, officials said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 cases cross the 300-mark in AP
Amaravathi, April 6 (IANS) The number of persons testing positive for Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 300-mark by 6 p.m. on Monday. The state's nodal officer for Covid-19 stated that 37 new cases have been detected from the tests conducted between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
2020-04-06
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Covid-19: 525 cases reported so far in Delhi
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in the national capital went up to 525 on Monday, recording an increase by 22 new cases in the last 24 hours.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Plea in SC to restrain media from demonising Muslim community
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court by Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind seeking direction to the Centre to stop the dissemination of fake news and take strict action against the sections of the media spreading bigotry and communal hatred in connection with Nizamuddin Markaz.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Lockdown decision will be declared at right time: Javadekar
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Amid apprehensions that the lockdown period may be extended due to the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the government would announce its move at the "right time".
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19: Medical fraternity wants no GST on hand sanitisers
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In the wake of the increasing threat of Covid-19, the medical fraternity has asked the government to consider withdrawing GST on hand sanitiser and masks in these 'difficult times'.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BYJU'S witnesses 150% surge in new students
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As the nation goes through the lockdown, ed-tech major BYJU'S said that it has witnessed a 150 per cent increase in the number of new students learning on its app after announcing free access in March 2020.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology
COVID-19: Why you shouldn't rush to get hydroxychloroquine
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Even as the National Task Force for COVID-19 constituted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recommended the use of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine for prophylaxis (read preventing) for SARS-CoV-2 infection for "high risk population", everyone should not rush to get the medicine, doctors have warned.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
FICCI CASCADE, TRACIT warning on illicit products during coronavirus
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) FICCI CASCADE (Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy) jointly with the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT), has issued a statement warning consumers about the risks and growing availability of fake, falsified and substandard medical, healthcare and other products.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Black day in India's Covid-19 fight, 693 cases and 30 deaths
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) It was a black day in India's fight against the spread of coronavirus cases, as 693 new cases were found in 24 hours - the highest number in a day recorded so far, taking the total count to 4,067. Also, 30 deaths were reported in a day, which is one-third of the total number of deaths in the country so far.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Dhanraj Pillay donates Rs 5 lakh to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Hockey wizard Dhanraj Pillay has contributed Rs 5 lakh to the PM-CARES fund as the country fights the coronavirus outbreak. The world has come to a standstill due to the pandemic and sporting events across the globe have either been cancelled or suspended.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
J&K: 5 terrorists, 5 soldiers killed in year's bloodiest gunfight
New Delhi/Srinagar, April 6 (IANS) Five Indian Army special forces soldiers and five terrorists were killed in Sunday's hand-to-hand combat and gunfight on the Line of Control, in this year's bloodiest encounter in any operation against militants in Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CMS Info Systems announces FREE 'CMS Cash2home' service
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Unprecedented times call for extraordinary measures. The 21-day lockdown underway across India due to the dreaded coronavirus outbreak has led to citizens grappling with accessing several services. CMS Info Systems, Indias largest cash and payments solutions company, is offering 'Cash2home, an innovative and free doorstep cash delivery service to help senior citizens and disabled get cash safely at home without needing to step out.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Angrezi Medium' family reunites virtually
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Irrfan Khans "Angrezi Medium" released at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to hit India, resulting in closure of theatres around the country. Now with the film finding its way onto the digital medium, the movies team got a chance to reunite, virtually, and watch it together.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Social distancing the norm as DJB tankers supply water
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With hundreds of Delhi areas dependent on Delhi Jal Board tankers for daily supply of potable water, the scene nowadays around tankers supplying the elixer of life amid the coronavirus lockdown is in stark contrast to what it was during normal times.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine