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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
Pak allows cargo trucks to cross over into Afghanistan
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to allow movement of cargo trucks and containers to cross-over into Afghanistan thrice a week starting from Friday onwards on the neighbouring countrys request amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gwyneth Paltrow gets 'moral support' from kids while working from home
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, also the founder of the lifestyle brand Goop, is enjoying working from home with a little "moral support" from her children -- Apple, 15, and Moses, 14.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New York curve flattening but deaths spike, 40% tests continue to be positive
New York, April 9 (IANS) New York's "battle on the mountaintop" against coronavirus is raging, its death toll rose by a record number for a second consecutive day, hospitalisations are slowing and its curve is flattening as a result of social distancing efforts but 40 per cent of tests are still coming out positive in this US hotspot that has been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
4th COVID-19 death in J&K, positive cases surge to 159
Jammu, April 9 (IANS) A 65-year old woman died yesterday of coronavirus infection as the death toll rose to four in J&K.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Saudi-led coalition announces Yemen ceasefire
Sanaa, April 9 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen has declared a ceasefire, according to officials.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
'Sadak 2' gives you a different kind of Mahesh Bhatt: Akshay Anand
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actor Akshay Anand had been directed by Mahesh Bhatt back in 1998 in the film "Zakhm". After 1999's "Kartoos", Bhatt gave up the responsibilities of a director. Now he is back in the director's chair for the upcoming "Sadak 2", and Anand, who is working with him again, couldn't be more thrilled about it.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chelsea Handler makes a mask out of bra
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Comedian Chelsea Handler has turned her bra into a protective face mask.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nikkhil Advani: Vir Das will be interesting to watch in 'Hasmukh'
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Nikkhil Advani's upcoming show "Hasmukh" features Vir Das as a reluctant killer, and the Bollywood filmmaker says people will be surprised to watch the popular stand-up comedian in the his new avatar.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Dow rallies 780 points amid hopes in virus battle
New York, April 9 (IANS) US stocks rallied with the Dow closing up about 780 points amid growing hopes in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Coronavirus fatalities in France rise by 541 to 7,632
Paris, April 9 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic continued its rampage in France with 541 additional deaths in hospitals in the last 24 hours, bringing the toll in sanitary establishments to 7,632, Director General of Health Jerome Salomon said.
2020-04-09
Category: International, France,National,Health/Medicine
Julie Bowen: It's not a kind business to women over 40
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen feels the industry isn't very kind to women over 40, and that's why it is important to step back a bit and explore the world behind the camera.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Tales From The Loop: Sci-fi with humane touch (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
"Tales From The Loop" (Amazon Prime series); Cast: Rebecca Hall, Jonathan Pryce, Paul Schneider, Duncan Joiner; Created by: Nathaniel Halpern; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2020-04-09
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Oil prices rebound as traders await OPEC meeting
New York, April 9 (IANS) Oil prices gained as market participants eagerly awaited a key meeting by the world's major oil producers on output cuts.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Global COVID-19 cases surpass 1.5 million
New York, April 9 (IANS) Global confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 1.5 million on Wednesday afternoon local time, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Trump renews attack on WHO over coronavirus
Washington, April 9 (IANS) US President Donald Trump renewed his attack on the World Health Organization (WHO) as he said that the US will make a determination on WHO funding.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
"Please quarantine politicizing COVID": WHO chief
Geneva, April 9 (IANS) "Please quarantine politicizing COVID. If we want to win, we shouldn't waste time pointing fingers," World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged here, saying "Unity is the only option to defeat this virus."
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
UN chief defends WHO after Trump threat
United Nations, April 9 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underscored the necessity of the World Health Organization (WHO) during the COVID-19 crisis in the face of a threat by US President Donald Trump to withhold funds for the UN agency.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Study shows autoimmunity may be rising in US
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Autoimmunity, a condition in which the body's immune system reacts with components of its own cells, appears to be increasing in the United States, according to a release of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
With Sanders out, US presidential race intensifies with Trump-Biden (Ld)
New York, April 9 (IANS) Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the US presidential election has been set as a contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden after the socialist Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic race for nomination.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Iraqi political blocs push to replace PM-designate
Baghdad, April 9 (IANS) The Iraqi Kurdish and some Sunni political blocs pushed to support the nomination of intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi to replace the current Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurfi to form a new government.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
CM orders sealing of COVID-19 hotspots in MP
Bhopal, April 9 (IANS) Hotspots of coronavirus outbreak -- Indore, Bhopal and Ujjain -- should be completely sealed to check spread of infection from and to these towns, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan directed the officers during a review meeting.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Man assaults 2 female doctors of Safdarjung, case registered
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A case has been registered against a resident of Delhi's Gautam Nagar on Thursday for allegedly assaulting two female doctors of Safdarjung Hospital.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Not just India, Jamaat a super spreader of virus in Pak too
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat, the super spreader of the coronavirus in India seems to have caused a spike in the coronavirus positive cases in Pakistan also.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Over 800 people stranded in virus-hit Wuhan return to Beijing
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) The first batch of 866 people stranded in virus-hit Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, has arrived in Beijing by a train after Wuhan lifted its outbound travel restrictions on the same day.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,Politics
President Trump praises, thanks PM Modi profusely for HCQ
New Delhi/Washington, April 9 (IANS) The US president Donald Trump on Thursday profusely praised and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his decision to supply hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 disease, to some of the most affected nations.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Quantum jump in MP with 72 fresh cases
Bhopal, April 9 (IANS) In possibly the biggest jump over 24 hours, Madhya Pradesh recorded 72 fresh cases of coronavirus cases sending the total spiralling to 385 on Wednesday. Of these 40 new cases were reported from Indore district which now has a total of 213, say the health department sources.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
AIIMS Covid-19 patient Jamaat attendee, staff advised quarantine
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A 72-year-old patient at AIIMS, who tested positive for coronavirus, has been admitted to the trauma centre, which is currently functioning as a dedicated Covid-19 centre. At least 30 healthcare workers were advised to go for self-quarantine when it was found that they came in contact with him.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
1,300 Tablighis from K'taka attended Nizamuddin meet: CM
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) About 1,300 members of the Tablighi Jamaat from Karnataka attended a congregation at their centre (markhaz) in New Delhi's Nizamuddin in March, said state Chief Minister B.S. Yediyyurappa on Wednesday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Wimbledon organisers to get over £100 million from insurance: Reports
London, April 9 (IANS) The 2020 edition of the Wimbledon had to be cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, but The All England Club is set to pocket over £100 million due to the insertion of a virus-related clause in the insurance policy post the SARS outbreak.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Bengaluru airport turns 'boneyard' with several aircraft grounded
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) The Bengaluru airport has turned into a boneyard, with several passenger aircraft being grounded due to the Covid-19 induced lockdown since March 25, the operator said on Wednesday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Each quarantine centre in Delhi to have ACP
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi District Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday directed the appointment of an Assistant Commissioner of Police in every quarantine centre in all the districts to maintain law and order.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
72-year-old tests positive for coronavirus, 30 AIIMS health workers in quarantine
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) At least 30 healthcare workers, on Wednesday, were advised to go for self quarantine when it was found that they came in contact with a coronavirus positive patient. The healthcare workers include doctors, nurses and technicians at the Cardio-Neuro Centre in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi's Maharaja Agrasen Hospital asked to shut OPD
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in West Punjabi Bagh here has been asked to shut its OPD and take steps to contain the spread of Covid-19 after eight positive cases were sourced from the hospital.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana issues guidelines for body disposal of other faiths' Covid-19 dead
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The Telangana government has issued guidelines for handling disposal of bodies of Covid-19 fatalities belonging to the Hindu and Christian faiths.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
3 Bangladeshi infiltrators arrested in Bengal
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) Three Bangladeshi infiltrators, including one who posted a morphed photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media, were arrested in 24 Parganas (North) district, police said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Face mask compulsory in Delhi, even in cars
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday announced that face masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house, including while traveling in personal or official vehicles.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Those catching Covid-19 despite precautions are not at fault: Health Ministry
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Health Ministry has issued an advisory to dispel the social stigma around those infected with the Covid-19 virus and essential services providers.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NAREDCO seeks $200 bn relief for the entire economy
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Real estate industry body NAREDCO has requested the Centre for $200 billion relief for the entire economy to meet the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sanders drops out of Democrats' presidential nomination race
New York, April 8 (IANS) The socialist contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders, has dropped out of the race paving the way for former Vice President Joe Biden to become the party's unchallenged candidate to take on President Donald Trump in November.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Opinion/Commentary
Lady cop plays good Samaritan in MP
Khurai (MP), April 8 (IANS) Shrishti Shrotriya has won the hearts of her superiors in the police department as a diligent policewoman. Fellow citizens in Khurai, however, love her for being the good Samaritan that she is.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Woman flees with two kids from Kolkata quarantine, caught
Kokata, April 8 (IANS) A woman fled from the West Bengal government's quarantine centre in Kolkata's New Town early on Wednesday along with her two children.
2020-04-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala opposition for 500 tests per lakh people to contain Covid-19
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala has sent a set of recommendations to the Prime Minister to contain the spread of the virus and ways of "exiting" the lockdown.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lifeline Udan: 240 tonnes of medical supplies flown across India (Ld)
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday said that under the Lifeline Udan initiative, 161 flights have transported around 240 tonnes of medical supplies across the country till April 7.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
12 containment clusters in Hyderabad to check Covid-19
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Municipal authorities in Greater Hyderabad have set up 12 containment clusters to contain the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata attacks centre for allowing Tablighi Jamaat event
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) In a veiled attack at the centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that those who had given permission for the Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation in Delhi are now complaining about the state government not doing its duty in containing Covid-19 by quarantining the attendees.
2020-04-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
April 14 declared as Central govt holiday
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The government on Wednesday announced that April 14, the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, will be a holiday for all Central government offices throughout the country.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
4 medical personnel in Andhra test positive
Amaravati, April 8 (IANS) Four healthcare personnel in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district on Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
All passes issued to people in GB Nagar hotspots cancelled: DM
Noida, April 8 (IANS) Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj on Wednesday announced that passes issued by all departments to the residents of identified hotspots in the district stand cancelled except for health, police and sanitation workers.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
AP CM condoles Indian-American journalist's demise in NYC
Amaravati, April 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday condoled the death of US-based senior Indian journalist Kanchibhotla Brahmanandam, popularly known as Brahm.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diaspora,Media,Politics
AP building Covid-19 warrior force as tally touches 348
Amaravati, April 8 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh rose to 348 as the day drew to a close on Wednesday. The evening media bulletin issued by the state nodal officer noted that 19 new cases were detected through the tests conducted between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
13 Tablighis among 23 new cases in Jaipur; Rajasthan tally at 383
Jaipur, April 8 (IANS) A total of 23 new COVID-19 cases, including 13 Tablighi Jamaat members, were reported in Jaipur on Wednesday amongst the 40 new cases reported in state which took the total number of corona patients in Rajasthan to 383, confirmed health officials.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana orders 5 lakh PPEs for healthcare workers
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Telangana government has placed order for five lakh Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and another five lakh N95 masks for healthcare workers in government hospitals who are in the forefront in combating coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Yet to hear officially about PM's video conference with CMs
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she was yet to hear anything officially from the Centre about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled video conference with the CMs on April 11 about the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Corona crisis: Mumbai's congested Dharavi causes big worry (Ld)
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) As the second Covid-19 patient died on Wednesday and a 13th person reported positive in the past five days from Dharavi in central Mumbai on Wednesday, state and civic health authorities were alarmed over the implications in the most congested locality on the planet which is also Asia's biggest slum.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Don't worry, we'll beat these tough times soon: Faridabad DC
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) As Faridabad in the National Capital Region has emerged as a hotspot for coronavirus with 28 cases surfacing in the area, taking Haryana's tally to 141, the authorities have geared up to fight the Covid-19 outbreak.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Boris Johnson improving, sitting up now: Chancellor Sunak
London, April 8 (IANS) Covid-19-infected UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who will spend his fourth night in hospital and second in intensive care, is improving, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Yet to hear officially about PM's video conference: Mamata
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she was yet to hear anything officially from the Centre about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheculed video conference with the CMs on April 11 about the Covid 19 pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Continue lockdown in Karnataka shotspots: Panel
Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) The 21-day lockdown should continue after April 14 for at least two more weeks in coronavirus-hit hotspots like Bengaluru and Mysuru in Karnataka, said a panel of eminent doctors on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Urvashi Dholakia launches her chat show
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Dholakia has launched her digital chat show called "Trending Now".
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
13 hotspots in Ghaziabad, 22 in Noida district to be sealed (Ld)
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Ghaziabad administration on Wednesday released the list of 13 hotspots in the district which will be sealed to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Corona in Delhi: 669 test positive; 93 new cases from Markaz
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With 93 reported positive in the last 24 hours from the Nizamuddin Markaz patients at the quarantine centers, the total coronavirus cases in the national capital reached 669 on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus: Total tally stands at 5,274 in India; 149 dead
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The total tally of novel coronavirus cases in India reached up to 5,274 on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry. As per the Ministry data, of the total number, 4,714 are active cases, 149 are dead, one has migrated, while 410 people have been discharged after recovery.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
One lakh random Covid-19 tests to help identify Delhi's hotspots
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With the delivery of 1 lakh coronavirus rapid testing kits, the Delhi government will on Friday launch a massive testing drive across the city to identify the hotspots in order to contain the spread of the Covid-19.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka BJP leader demands Press Council to stand up to Jamaat
New Delhi/Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) After a member of Tablighi Jamaat decided to intimidate media outlets for carrying a factual news report by IANS, support is pouring in from all across India.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sec 144 should continue in Goa after lockdown: Ministers (Ld)
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) Most ministers in Goa on Wednesday urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to continue with prohibitory orders until the coronavirus threat ended, even as several other ministerial colleagues called for extension of the 21-day lockdown by a few more days.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
One corona patient out of seven has recovered in Goa
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) One person from seven COVID-19 positive patients in Goa has recovered, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
7 more corona cases in Gujarat; tally 186
Gandhinagar, April 8 (IANS) Seven more positive cases on top of Wednesday morning's four positive detected took the total positive coronavirus count in Gujarat to 186. Till Wednesday, 16 deaths due to coronavirus were reported in the state.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Ronaldo keeping fit inside multi-million dollar mansion
Lisbon, April 8 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the richest sportspersons in the world and is currently stuck at his home in Madeira, Portugal amid the coronavirus pandemic. His house however is not one to make anyone feel claustrophobic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
20 coronavirus hotspots sealed in Delhi: Sisodia (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday announced that it has sealed 20 coronavirus hotspots across the city and all movements in these areas are completely barred.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Goldman Sachs halves India's FY21 GDP growth to 1.6%
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The outlook for the Indian economy looks bleak as the Goldman Sachs has revised its forecast for the country's real GDP growth rate for the financial year 2020-21 to 1.6 per cent.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab to ramp up corona tests ten times
Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) The Punjab government on Wednesday announced ramping up its Covid-19 testing capability by ten times with the procurement of 5 RTPCR and 4 RNA extraction machines at a cost of Rs 2.31 crore, and is also preparing to launch rapid testing from April 10 to check the spread of the contagion.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Army reaches out to poor in Chennai and Nilgiris
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) The Indian Army under the aegis of Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) reached out to underprivileged and marginalised sections of the society in Chennai and Wellington.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Coal investments can risk post-Covid economic stimulus: Carbon Tracker
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) China and other nations could be burdened with uneconomic and climate-unfriendly coal power for decades if they build new capacity to stimulate their economies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a move China appears to be already considering, Carbon Tracker warned in a new report on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Now Delhi makes face masks compulsory at public places
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) After Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, the Delhi government on Wednesday announced that face masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their homes.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
DM seals Bengali Market area in Delhi after 3 corona cases
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The New Delhi District Magistrate has "contained" the Bengali Market area, along with Babar Road, Todarmal Road, Babar Lane and School Lane after three positive cases were found in the Bengali Market area.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Google makes Stadia Pro free for 2 months in 14 countries
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Google on Wednesday announced to make its Cloud gaming service Stadia Pro free for two months, waiving off the $130 entry fee in 14 countries, as people stay home owing to COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Red zones, buffer zones announced in Kulgam district
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) The District Magistrate of Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, on Wednesday issued an order announcing red zones and buffer zones in Kulgam district after the detection of the first Covid-19 case in the district in south Kashmir.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
India Inc seeks urgent stimulus package worth Rs 9-Rs 11 lakh cr (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India Inc has requested the Centre to immediately institute a stimulus package ranging from Rs 9 to Rs 11 lakh crore to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 outbreak.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
57,000 masks to be smuggled to Bengaluru seized in Mumbai
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Continuing its crackdown against the smuggling mafia exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic, Mumbai Police's Crime Branch raided an illegal mask manufacturing unit in Agripada and seized over 57,000 3-ply facial masks, an official said here on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maha Covid-19 deaths shoot up to 72, cases go to 1,135 (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Maharashtra recorded eight new Covid-19 deaths, including an 85-year woman - the oldest victim so far -- on Wednesday while the number of positive cases shot up by 117 to touch 1,135, officials said.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
20 Indonesians, 9 Kyrgyzstan Tablighis booked in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) 20 Indonesians and nine more Kyrgyzstani Tablighis were booked in Karnataka for allegedly violating visa rules and involving in religious activity without legal permission, the police said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Extend lockdown period till April 30 to contain Covid-19: CAIT (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged the Centre to extend the lockdown period till April 30 to curb the spread of Covid-19.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amid volatility, stock market ends in red, Sensex down 173 points (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) The Indian equity indices went through a roller-coaster ride on Wednesday with both the BSE Sensex and the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traversing through the green and red territories throughout the day before ending on a negative note.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
"Pushpavalli' actor Manish Anand has a 'complex character' in upcoming film
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actor Manish Anand, who has appeared in the web series "Pushpavalli", is awaiting the release of his movie called "The Tenant" alongside actress Shamita Shetty. He says he portrayed a complex character that he enjoyed playing.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
49 new cases take Telangana's count to 453
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) As many as 49 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Telangana since Tuesday night, taking the total number of cases in the state to 453, State Health Minister Etela Rajender said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Muslims urged to pray at home on Shab-e-Barat
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Islamic institutions and scholars have appealed to Muslims to offer prayers at their homes on Shab-e-Barat or the holy night on Thursday, in view of coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdown.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Jada Pinkett Smith 'dealing with old fear patterns' in quarantine
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Actress Jada Pinkett Smith says "fear" from COVID-19 has made her want to drink again after being sober for 20 years.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Free egg with lunch at Amma Canteens in TN's Madurai
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) The government-subsidised Amma Canteens, which cater to the the poor, in Tamil Nadu's Madurai will serve free eggs as part of its lunch menu, a minister announced on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Video meet app Zoom sued by investor over security issues
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Zoom Video Communications has been sued by one of its shareholders who alleged that the company kept some of its security flaws hidden.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
COVID-19: 12 more test positive in Gurugram; 10 Tablighis
Gurugram, April 8 (IANS) Twelve more COVID-19 cases emerged in Gurugram on Wednesday with 10 of them directly connected to the Tablighi Jamaat who had actively participated in the Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
PCB to conduct virtual fitness tests amid lockdown
Lahore, April 8 (IANS) Pakistan will conduct fitness tests on players virtually amid the lockdown in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to conduct tests for its contracted domestic and international players on April 20 and 21, according to ESPNCricinfo.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
EGMs now allowed via video conference, other audio-visual means
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on Wednesday issued a circular allowing companies to hold Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs) through video conferencing (VC) or other audiovisual means (OAVM), complemented with e-voting facility or simplified voting through registered emails.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sealing frenzy hits Noida, people descends on markets to hoard
Noida, April 8 (IANS) Panic buying, serpentine queues and evaporating stocks became a reality for all Noida residents on Wednesday afternoon after the Uttar Pradesh government announced sealing hotspots in 15 districts including Gautam Buddh Nagar. As many as 12 clusters and 34 localities are identified in the district and will be sealed from Wednesday night.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Honey Singh to come up with a bilingual song (Ld)
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) His new track "Loca" is wowing the fans, and pop star Yo Yo Honey Singh is already all set to come up with his next song, titled "Moscow Suka". The upcoming number, featuring Neha Kakkar, will be a mix of Punjabi and Russian language.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Govt directs Delhi depts to cut all expenses
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday directed all its departments to cut their expenses drastically, except paying salaries to the employees.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Set up multi-party working group on COVID-19: Parties to PM
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on COVID-19 on Wednesday, various political parties demanded that a working group should be constituted with representatives of all parties.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Varun Dhawan to judge online talent hunt show
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Bollywood star Varun Dhawan will be hunting for the best talent among youngsters across the nation through an online talent hunt show titled 'Entertainer No 1.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Coronavirus: Is India testing enough?
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said that it has so far conducted 1,21,271 tests. The World Health Organisation has also stressed more and more testing. With over 5,000 cases at present in the country, is India testing enough for novel coronavirus?
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
20 corona hotspots sealed in Delhi: Sisodia (Ld)
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday announced that it has sealed 20 coronavirus hotspots across the city so far and all movements will be completely barred in those areas.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mourinho admits mistake after flouting social distancing rules
London, April 8 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho admitted he was wrong after overseeing a makeshift training session with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. British government rules allows people to exercise outdoors only with members of their household.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ReNew Power commits Rs 20 cr for fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) ReNew Power on Wednesday announced that it will contribute a total of Rs 20 crore for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Will wait to hear from PM about lockdown's future: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that everone will wait to hear what the Prime Minister has to say on the future of the present lockdown and until then there is no need to make any assumptions.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
KJo's son Yash finds 'dad's' movies 'boring'
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar's toddler son Yash isn't a big fan of his father's film.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jaypee Group contributes Rs 4.22 crore for fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jaypee Group on Wednesday said that it has contributed Rs 4.22 crore through various channels to fight against the pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
20 corona hotspots sealed in Delhi: Sisodia
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday announced that it has sealed 20 coronavirus hotspots across the city so far and all the movement will be completely barred in those areas.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Panic in UP as hotspots declared in 15 districts
Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) With COVID-19 hotspots in 15 districts being completely sealed in Uttar Pradesh, panic gripped people in the UP capital as they abandoned social distancing and rushed out to stock up on groceries and essential items.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rita Wilson on why she fell for Tom Hanks
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Singer-actress Rita Wilson says she fell in love with her husband, actor Tom Hanks, as she loves "a good storyteller".
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
22 hotspots in Noida, Greater Noida to be sealed to control Covid-19
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Gautam Budh Nagar administration has identified 22 hotspots in Noida and Greater Noida which will be sealed in a stringent measure to curb the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana bans spitting in public places
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) The government of Telangana has banned spitting in public places as part of its measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Shilpa Shetty teaches son how to pluck brinjals
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Shilpa Shetty Kundra is using her quarantine days to spend quality time with her son Viaan. In her latest Instagram video, the actress can be seen teaching her son how to pluck brinjals from a plant and instructing the child not to touch green chillies in their garden.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jay Bhanushali gets emotional as daughter calls him 'papa'
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) It was an emotional moment for actor Jay Bhanushali when he heard his little daughter says "papa" for the first time.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Dena Bank case accused denied bail on Covid-19 grounds
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) A Special CBI court here on Wednesday rejected the bail application of a key accused in Rs 245 crore Dena Bank fraud case despite his appeal that he could get infected with Covid-19 in jail.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lockdown diaries: Shama Sikander learns mother's recipe
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander is learning her mother's recipe in the kitchen and is investing her energies into the positives during the lockdown period.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
R.T. Krishnan is next IIM-Bangalore director
Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) The board of governors of India's premier business school, Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B), appointed Rishikesha T. Krishnan as the new director, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Going to face very tough 1 or 2 quarters: Prashant Ruia
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) As the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing nation-wide lockdown severely impacts across sectors, Essar Capital Director Prashant Ruia has said the the company would face a tough time in the coming one or two quarters.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bhima-Koregaon: SC gives last chance to Navlakha, Teltumbde to surrender
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed activists Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde, allegedly accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, to surrender within a week.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ponting calls 2005 Ashes series as one of the all-time great ones
Sydney, April 8 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has said the 2005 Ashes was one of the most enthralling contests that he has been part of.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Suniel Shetty reveals why he switched to comedy
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actor Suniel Shetty started off as an action hero and then he switched to comedy with "Hera Pheri" in 2000.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengaluru most preferred city to work for IT professionals: Survey
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Despite its nerve-wracking traffic snarls, Bengaluru is still the most preferred city to work among IT professionals in the country, while Delhi-NCR is the least preferred among the top five cities for techies, said a survey on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sonakshi Sinha to people abandoning pet dogs: You are idiots
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha has a harsh message for all those who are abandoning their pet dogs amid the COVID 19 pandemic. Calling them "idiots", she has criticised such people for their "ignorance" and "inhuman" behaviour.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
85-year-old woman among 5 new corona deaths in Mumbai
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 deaths increased by 5 in Mumbai, taking the total toll to 45, while the positive cases recorded the steepest hike at 106, totaling to 696, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha DGP warns against assault on health workers
Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) Odisha Police DG Abhay on Wednesday instructed the police officers to take strong legal action against persons who are involved in assaulting and misbehaving with doctors, health workers and other medical staff on duty.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Kajol reveals she 'likes' Raavan
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol has revealed that she 'likes' Raavan, that too on an occasion like Hanuman Jayanti!
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Temples feel pinch of Covid-19, Sabarimala goes online
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) Covid-19 has also taken a heavy toll on temples also and Kerala's Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which is losing precious revenues with all their temples now closed, has now decided to take recourse online bookings for rituals.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
COVID-19: Farah Khan's daughter sells her sketches for stray animals
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Farah Khan's daughter Anya has been doing her bit in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, urging people to help stray animals amid the ongoing health crisis.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Covid-19 suspect dies in Goa quarantine facility: CM
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) A 38-year-old man suspected to have contracted the coronavirus infection, who was admitted to the quarantine ward of a state government hospital, died on Wednesday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Anushka Sharma reminisces of the time she could go out wearing shades, not masks
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma on Wednesday shared a throwback picture from the time she was promoting the 2018 film "Sui Dghaaga" along with co-star Varun Dhawan.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Containing corona: SC orders police security for doctors, medical staff
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Centre, states/Union Territories and police authorities to provide police security to doctors and medical staff in hospitals and places, including quarantine facilities, where patients are diagnosed for suspected COVID-19.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
COVID-19 inspires a prayer song
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actor-comedian Paritosh Tripathi has teamed up with singer Brijesh Shandilya, who has sung in films like "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" and "Baadhaai Ho", and actor-director Kunal Hriday, to record a song inspired by the coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
MP rejig a stopgap move, top health officials in isolation
Bhopal, April 8 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government finally rejigged the Health Department on Tuesday night, bringing Additional Chief Secretary Mohd Suleiman as the Commissioner (health) and appointing former Bhopal Collector Sudam Khade as the Director (health). From all indications, it seems to be a stopgap arrangement.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
SC asks pvt labs to conduct corona test for free
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered all coronavirus infection patients to be tested free of cost.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kenyan refugee Olympic athlete braves COVID-19
Nairobi, April 8 (IANS) Refugee Olympic team flag bearer Rose Nathike, who competed in 800m race at R Games in 2016, has called on the world never to give up hope and always to look up to a brighter tomorrow.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
33 more cases take J&K Covid-19 tally to 158
Jammu, April 8 (IANS) A total of 33 people more tested positive in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the total number of Covid-19 patients in the Union Territory to 158.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
This day that year: Manu Bhaker announces herself with CWG record
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Manu Bhaker on Wednesday shared a screenshot of her holding up the gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Manu had gone into the multisport event in Gold Coast, Australia with great hopes and she ended up breaking the Games record on her way to the title.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Indigenous test kits to boost AP's capabilities in Covid-19 management
Amaravati, April 8 (IANS) Paving the way for indigenous medical equipment manufacturing in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday launched Covid-19 testing kits manufactured by the Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ).
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Film producer Karim Morani tests COVID-19 positive, confirms daughter Zoa
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) After his two daughters Zoa and Shaza, film producer Karim Morani has also tested positive for COVID 19. The producer is reportedly admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati hospital.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Corona crisis: Mumbai's congested Dharavi is a big cause for worry
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) As the 13th person reported Covid-19 positive in the past five days from Dharavi in central Mumbai on Wednesday, state and civic health authorities were worried over the implications in the most congested locality on the planet which is also Asia's biggest slum.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Home remedy to prevent Covid-19 lands 10 people in hospital
Amaravati, April 8 (IANS) Ten persons in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district landed in hospital after trying a home remedy suggested in a TikTok video to protect themselves from getting infected by coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Late Paul Walker's daughter shares a sweet video tribute
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Late actor Paul Walker's daughter Meadow has shared an unseen video of the actor seven years after his death.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cong for action against Tablighi Jamaat for law violations
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Joining the chorus for action against the Tablighi Jamaat for organising a congregation at Nizammudin despite prohibitory orders, the Congress said, on Wednesday, it had maintained the stand that action should be taken against the law violators.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ministries' spending in wake of stressed cash position restricted
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In view of the stressed cash position arising out of Covid-19 and the consequential lock down, the government has decided to modify its cash management system restricting expenditure of ministries between 15 -20 per cent of the budgeted level in the April-June quarter of the current financial year.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Big B recites father Harivansh Rai Bachchan's poem on hope
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) On Wednesday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan tried to spread some hope amid the ongoing health crisis triggered off by the COVID-19 pandemic. He recited a poem by his late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan to inspire people.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Urgent need for financial assistance to fishermen: MS Swaminathan
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) With the annual fishing ban to enable breeding of fish to start from April 15, there is an urgent and immediate need for assistance for India's marine fishermen, said noted agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
COVID-19: Italy's former indoor European champion Sabia dies
Rome, April 8 (IANS) Italy's twice Olympic 800 meters finalist and the former European indoor champion Donato Sabia has died from coronavirus aged 56, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Athletics
44 vaccines, 70 drugs -- yet a long journey to corona drug
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) As top drug makers, scientists and independent researchers join an unprecedented race to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes deadly COVID-19 disease, the ordinary souls are left confused, grappling with claims making rounds on social media as if a COVID-19 drug or a vaccine is just around the corner.
2020-04-08
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Door-to-door survey underway in many parts of country: Health Ministry
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said that local administrations in many parts of the country are conducting door-to-door surveys as the number of COVID-19 cases have increased in the country.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lifeline Udan: 240 tonnes of medical supplies flown across India
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday said that under the "Lifeline Udan" initiative, 161 flights have transported around 240 tonnes of medical supplies across the country till April 7.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Kerala plans online medical consultation facility for NRKs
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to launch a medical online facility for the non-resident Keralites (NRKs) in the wake of increase in number of deaths due to Covid-19.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Demand for OTT content, educational, fitness apps up in India
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With the COVID-19 lockdown keeping most people at home, Indians are now spending more time on over-the-top (OTT) media services and educational and fitness apps than ever, a report said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
IT Dept directed to release tax refunds up to Rs 5 lakhs immediately
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The government has decided to issue all the pending income tax refunds up to Rs 5 lakh, immediately as part of its efforts to provide relief to the business entities and individuals hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Older entrepreneurs more successful than younger counterparts
New York, April 8 (IANS) Researchers have found that older entrepreneurs have slightly higher satisfaction levels and greater financial success than younger entrepreneurs.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Honey Singh to come up with a bilingual song next
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) His new track "Loca" is wowing the fans, and pop star Yo Yo Honey Singh is already all set to come up with his next song. The upcoming number will be a mix of Punjabi and an international language.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19 puts things into perspective for burger craving Neesham
Auckland, April 8 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham is known as much for his cricket as he is for his skills on social media. And with the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, Neesham took to tell his followers how this lockdown has given him new perspective on life and that he would kill for a fried chicken burger.
2020-04-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Sania shares photo of 'confused' Izhaan holding a racquet
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Tennis star Sania Mirza on Wednesday shared a photo of her son, Izhaan, with a tennis racquet in hand, looking confused. "I am pretty sure he's thinking what the fuss is all about? #IzhaanMirzaMalik". Sania said in her Twitter post.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Tennis
Guard booked after 3 of Delhi family test corona positive
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A guard said to be a Tablighi Jamaat follower has been booked after three members of a family in Delhis Defence Colony area tested positive for coronavirus, police sources said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Anxious about the health of my family and friends: Wood
London, April 8 (IANS) England fast bowler Mark Wood said that the coronavirus pandemic has "burst the bubble" that sportspersons exist in. Cricket calendars around the world has come to a grinding halt due to the pandemic that has claimed nearly 85,000 lives thus far.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UP suspends MLA fund, legislators' pay to be cut 30%
Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, here on Wednesday, passed a resolution suspending the MLAs fund for one year, which will help the state garner Rs 1,500 crore for Covid-19 fund.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cluster-based testing in Jaipur to check community spread
Jaipur, April 8 (IANS) The Rajasthan government is adopting a cluster-based testing approach in the the state capital's Ramganj area, which has emerged as a coranavirus hotspot with the number of Covid-19 cases rising each day.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
48 more test positive in TN, tally rises to 738
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals in Tamil Nadu went up to 21 on Wednesday while the death toll increased by one to eight persons, Health Secretary Beela Rajesh said.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Vicky Kaushal's lazy selfie draws hilarious response from brother Sunny
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Vicky Kaushal shared a photograph of himself lazing on a couch. Seeing the picture, his brother, actor Sunny Kaushal, was in the mood for banter, and he Vicky saying their mother wanted them to do some dusting.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Now, face masks compulsory in Mumbai, Thane, Pune
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) In a first for the country, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday made face masks as compulsory part of attire for all citizens in Mumbai Metropolitan Region and Pune Metropolitan Region who want to move around in any public places for whatever reasons.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
TN banana farmers go bananas on slippery lockdown
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) It is a plant that is entirely useful for human beings and no component of it goes waste. But due to the national lockdown, the crop planted on hundreds of acres in Tamil Nadu is going waste and in the process has put the farmers to great distress.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Panic buying after UP announces sealing of hotspots in 15 districts
Noida, April 8 (IANS) Alreading facing 21-day countrywide lockdown, panic was triggered across the Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar and its neighbouring Ghaziabad district with people started rushing to buy groceries and essentials after the state government announced sealing hotspots in 15 districts.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Asymptomatic persons acting as corona carriers a big challenge: Ministry
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said asymptomatic people as carriers of infection is one of the biggest challenges to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM assures support to industrialists amid pandemic
Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced that a task force would soon be set up to find ways for the state to gradually get out of the unprecedented lockdown that is in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
COVID-19: 9 new cases in Kerala, total under treatment 259
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that there were 9 new coronavirus cases taking the states total number presently under treatment to 259.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
108 foreigners among 177 Tablighi attendees quarantined: Mamata
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government has quarantined 177 people including 108 foreigners who attended the religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Aon Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Haryana MLAs to give 30% salary for Covid-19 fund
Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) An all-party meeting called by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday decided that the legislators would contribute at least 30 per cent of their salary for one year for the Haryana Corona Relief Fund.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Virtual tribute to Pandit Ravi Shankar by daughter Anoushka and wife
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The late Grammy award-winner sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankars wife Sukanya and daughter Anoushka Shankar have given a special virtual tribute on his 100th birth anniversary.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
No decision yet on extending curfew: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) Hours after issuing an advisory that also talked on extending the statewide curfew to tackle the coronavirus pandemic till April 30, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday clarified that there was no decision to extend it.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
14 more test positive in J&K, tally mounts to 136
Jammu, April 8 (IANS) Fourteen more persons tested positive for Covid-19 in J&K on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory to 136.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
China coach expects to call up more naturalized players: Reports
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) The Chinese men's football team is expected to feature more naturalized players as head coach Li Tie has reportedly decided to treat them as his priority.
2020-04-08
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Important to be ready for when football returns to normalcy: Solskjaer
Manchester, April 8 (IANS) The sporting world has come to a standstill, but Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear that things will return to normalcy and he wants his boys to be ready for that.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Shweta Tiwari turns 'barber', gives son haircut amid lockdown
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Television star Shweta Tiwari channeled her inner "barber" to give her son Reyansh Kohli a haircut amid the 21-day lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Praneeth contributes to fight against coronavirus
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) 2019 Badminton World Championship bronze medallist Sai Praneeth has made a donation of Rs 4 lakh to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Praneeth said that his donation is going to the relief funds put up by the Prime Minister and the Telangana Chief Minister.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Bengal forms three task forces to bolster fight against Covid-19
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government has formed three task forces on economy, enforcement of lockdown and restrictions in a bid to streamline its response to combat the Novel Coronavirus infection, Chief Minister Mamata Banejree said here on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Selena Gomez: US was 'formed by those who came from other countries'
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez has challenged US President Donald Trump and his administration to do better on the issue of immigration.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Realme offers support for 25,000 people via Zomato initiative
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Realme on Wednesday announced to offer support 25,000 people for two weeks, as part of 'Feed the Daily Wager initiative by the online delivery platform Zomato.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
AIIMS to launch training module for health staff to manage COVID cases of pregnant women
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said that it has launched a training programme in association with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi for the healthcare staff for managing suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases among pregnant women.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Support a poor family to show me your respect: PM
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Modi has urged Indians with economic means to financially support one poor family till the coronavirus outbreak continues.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Don't communalise Tablighi Jamaat's mistake: Pawar
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) At a meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with all political parties' floor leaders in Parliament, here on Wednesday, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar raised the issue of Tablighi Jamaat.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Pot calling kettle black': BJP asks for NIA probe, VHP calls out Jamaat's terror links
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday lashed out at the Tablighi Jamaat for shooting the messenger.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Panel on jail decongestion upset over lack of action
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A high-powered committee constituted for taking steps to decongest prisons in the wake of coronavirus has expressed its deep anguish after it found that no steps were taken to implement its resolution on remission of sentence to the convicts.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filter coronavirus'
Seoul, April 8 (IANS) Both surgical and cotton masks were found to be ineffective for preventing the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) from the coughs of patients with COVID-19, according to a new study.
2020-04-08
Category: International, South Korea,National
Karishma Tanna has become 'totally filmy' in lockdown
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actress Karishma Tanna says the lockdown has made her totally filmi.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Smart Tech' can help India manage global crisis better
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Leveraging the power of "Smart Tech" -- 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 -- can help India create an efficient crisis management system which can ensure minimal impact due to any man-made or natural crisis, a new report from market research firm techARC said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Avast launches mobile browser with better data encryption
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Digital security provider Avast on Wednesday released an Android version of its secure browser to extend its platform support beyond Windows and Mac on desktop to mobile devices.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Adani Gas reduces prices of CNG, Domestic PNG
Ahmedabad, April 8 (IANS) Adani Gas Ltd. (AGL), the city gas distribution business of the Adani Group, has announced reduction in the prices of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Domestic Piped Natural Gas (PNG) across its various geographical areas with effect from April 9.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
Bangladesh covid-19 death toll rises to 20 as cases spike
Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 20 in Bangladesh, after three more patients died from the infection on Wednesday, according to IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kylie Jenner is world's youngest self-made billionaire 2nd year in a row
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Reality TV star and make-up czarina Kylie Jenner becomes the youngest self-made billionaire in the world for the second year in a row.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CSA to include fitness clauses in player contracts: Boucher
Cape Town, April 8 (IANS) South Africa head coach Mark Boucher on Wednesday said Cricket South Africa (CSA) will pencil in fitness clauses into player contracts in the future so that a minimum standard is maintained for selection.
2020-04-08
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
PM indicates shutdown to stay, final decision after meet with CMs
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In what can be seen as a movement towards extension of the ongoing shutdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told all the floor leaders of various parties in the Parliament that the kind of response and suggestions he has received does not indicate that the lockdown should be lifted, said sources.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Notice an attack on freedom of press and expression'
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) The legal notice served to various media outlets by a member of the Tablighi Jamaat is nothing but an attack on the freedom of press and expression, an official of Chennai Press Club said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
EU fails to reach economic deal after 16 hours negotiation
Brussels, April 8 (IANS) The European Union Economy and Finance ministers have failed to reach an agreement on a set of measures to mitigate the economic impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the worst-affected member states despite more than 16 hours of negotiation.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Lockdown diaries: Ed Sheeran copes up by gardening
London, April 8 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran has developed a love of gardening during lockdown, and is spending his time growing fruit and vegetables.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Portugal sets up emergency relief fund to assist Nepalis
Kthmandu, April 8 (IANS) Portugal has set up an emergency relief fund to assist the Nepali diaspora amid the covid-19 crisis.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Europe,Portugal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UP will now seal hotspots in districts till April 15
Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to 'firmly implement' the lockdown and 'completely seal' the hotspots in 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh that have emerged as Corona hotspots.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sophia Bush's act of kindness during quarantine time
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) "One Tree Hill" star Sophia Bush took to Instagram to share a "bright spot on this #quarantine Tuesday" with fans and followers.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IBM offers help to India's agritech start-ups
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With the COVID-19 lockdown bringing new challenges to the agricultural sector in India, IBM is offering the agritech start-ups a 30-day free trial of its Operations Dashboard from The Weather Company (TWC) to help these firms with supply chain operations.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
MP struggles with corona positive count
Bhopal/Indore, April 8 (IANS) Confusion prevailed in Bhopal and other major Covid 19-hit towns of Madhya Pradesh till past midnight on Tuesday over the tally of positive cases. While the state government stuck to the figure 290 in 14 towns, the figure had crossed 300 by 11 p.m.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Kiara Advani shows how she dresses up for calls amid lockdown
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani tickled the funny bone by sharing a photograph showing how she dresses up for video calls.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mohanlal interacts with health workers, sings for them
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) Superstar Mohanlal, now holed up in his Chennai residence since the nationwide lockdown began, on Wednesday interacted with Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja and about 250 health professionals across the state and appreciated their great service to the society.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Ellen DeGeneres slammed by netizens for joking about coronavirus
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Comedian-host Ellen DeGeneres is being slammed on Twitter for joking that self-isolating in her mansion here "is like being in jail".
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'RIL may gain market share in oil & gas industry post Covid-19'
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Reliance Industries Lts (RIL) is likely to gain market share in the energy segment after the coronavirus crisis is over, according to a report by Morgan Stanley.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Require Rs 11 lk cr package to mitigate Covid-19 impact: PHD Chamber
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Industry body PHD Chamber has asked the Centre to provide Rs 11 lakh crore stimulus package to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
COVID-19: Warner does a Jadeja, asks fans for reaction
Sydney, April 8 (IANS) Australia opener David Warner has been constantly interacting with fans on social media as the world is under lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. And with the fate of this years IPL hanging in balance? even though it was set to start from March 29 ? Warner took to Instagram to show fans a shoot from last year where he is wielding the bat like a sword just as Ravindra Jadeja does after scoring a fifty.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India records 773 new corona cases, 32 deaths: Ministry
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India recorded 773 coronavirus positive cases and 32 deaths in the past twenty-four hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Melissa Etheridge: Aniston, Pitt will always remain friends
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Hollywood's Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston might look beautiful together, but they are nothing more than just good friends.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Can't leave lower-ranked players behind, need change: Mouratoglou
New York, April 8 (IANS) Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou slammed tennis administrators for not giving enough assistance to lower ranked players. The tennis season has been on hold since March due to the coronavirus pandemic and with no matches or tournaments to play, earnings have dried up for those players who don't have the cushion of earnings from sponsorships.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
PSG launch crowdfunding platform to fight COVID-19
Paris, April 8 (IANS) French heavyweights Paris St Germain have decided to launch a crowdfunding platform to help the local hospitals fight the coronavirus outbreak, the French champions said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
IOC releases revised Tokyo 2020 qualification principles
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released revised Tokyo 2020 qualification principles according to which allocated quotas remain valid and International Federations (IFs) could extend the age eligibility criteria for the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
No community transmission in India yet: WHO Regional Head (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Given that many parts of India are witnessing large number of cases of Covid-19, experts have expressed their views on community transmission, but speaking exclusively to IANS Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of the World Health Organisation's South-East Asia region, said that currently cases in India have been traceable so there is no community transmission.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Minimum $200 bn stimuli needed to support economy: Assocham
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Industry body Asocham has urged the Centre for a stimulus package of at least $200-$300 billion over the next 12-18 months to support the Indian economy.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trump's rebuke of WHO puts spotlight on chief Tedros' role in pandemic
New Delhi/Washington, April 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's accusation against the World Health Organization (WHO) that it is biased in favour of China and is responsible for misleading the world about novel coronavirus has triggered a furore about the global health bodys role in spreading the pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kajal Aggarwal bakes carrot cake, shares recipe with fans
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) This lockdown period has brought to limelight the culinary skills of many of our filmstars. After Alia Bhatt recently stunned everyone with her grain-free paleo banana bread, it is now the turn of South actress Kajal Aggarwal to show off her carrot cake-baking skills.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Sony unveils new PlayStation 5 controller
Tokyo, April 8 (IANS) The Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony has unveiled the new wireless game controller for PlayStation 5, calling it 'DualSense' to better reflect its new capabilities.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Japan,Technology
'Don't take currency from Muslims': Rumours after Tablighi COVID-19 link (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The exposure of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in the national capital and some social media videos have spread a myth in society and a message is being circulated that "don't receive money from Muslims" to avoid transmission of the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
OYO announces furlough in select global markets; India safe
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) As the travel and hospitality industry goes through a near-standstill scenario amid the coronavirus crisis, hospitality major OYO on Wednesday announced furloughs or temporary leaves of 60-90 days for its employees in the US and select other markets, while keeping its staff in India untouched from the move.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Madhuri shares throwback image with lockdown message
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene has shared a gorgeous black and white photograph of herself along with a special message.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'India First' should be the govt motto: Congress on Trump remark
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Congress has slammed the Centre for "cowing to the threats of retaliation by the US President" on supply of hydroxychloroquine, which is out of stock in the retail medical shops.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bob Odenkirk's 'Nobody' pushed to February 2021
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) "Better Call Saul" actor Bob Odenkirks upcoming thriller film "Nobody" has been postponed until 2021.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China eves' star set to rejoin team after Wuhan lockdown lifted
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) Chinese women's national team playmaker Wang Shuang, who has been stranded in Wuhan since late January, is set to rejoin the national team as the lockdown on the then-epicenter of COVID-19 has been lifted on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Sri Lankan PM urges unity in fight against covid-19
Colombo, April 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday urged political parties and the public to cooperate with the government's efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic which had so far infected over 180 people in the country.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Politics
Split in Tablighi Jamaat must have helped save many lives
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) A split in the Tablighi Jamaat, a couple of years ago, might have saved many lives as more people would have thronged the organisation's Delhi headquarters, which has emerged as the country's biggest coronavirus vector.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Shefali Jariwala: Am not pregnant, just over-ate
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actress-dancer Shefali Jariwala's recent Instagram post created a buzz that she is pregnant with her first child.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Now, face masks made compulsory in Mumbai
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) In a first for the country, face masks have been made compulsory for all Mumbai citizens wanting to move around in the city, in any public places for whatever reasons, according to a BMC notification here on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Akhtar proposes match between Kaif's son and his
Lahore, April 8 (IANS) Shoaib Akhtar has proposed a match between his son Mikael Ali and that of Mohammad Kaif, Kabir after the latter said it must have been easy to hit the former Pakistan speedster during his playing days.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Bedroom air filters help asthmatic children breathe easier
New York, April 8 (IANS) Using a bedroom air filter that traps fine particles of pollution with diameters smaller than 2.5 micrometres can significantly improve breathing in asthmatic children, according to a new study.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Technology
Jake Gyllenhaal shares why Heath Ledger refused an Oscars opening act
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal says late star Heath Ledger "refused" to participate in an Oscars opening act on being told that he'd be poking fun at the gay romance in their film "Brokeback Mountain".
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Olympic qualification period suspended until December 1
Monaco, April 8 (IANS) World Athletics has announced that the qualification period for the Tokyo Olympic Games will be suspended from April 6 to November 30, 2020.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Athletics
Celiac disease linked to increased risk of premature death
New York, April 8 (IANS) People with celiac disease have increased risk of dying prematurely despite increased awareness of the disease in recent years and better access to gluten-free food, say researchers.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Oppo, Ericsson, MediaTek conduct voice and video calls on 5G
Stockholm, April 8 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand Oppo on Wednesday announced that it has successfully conducted voice and video calls solely based on the next-generation 5G network.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Sweden,Technology
Iran says US cannot veto its loan request to IMF
Tehran, April 8 (IANS) An Iranian Vice President said the US cannot block Iran's request for a 5 billion US dollars' loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for fighting the novel coronavirus, state TV reported Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy,Politics
Karnatka teams up with Ola, Uber for non-Covid-19 emergencies
Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) The Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department has teamed up with ride-hailing platforms Ola and Uber to ferry non-Covid-19 emergency supplies to hospitals amid lockdown, according to Health Minister B. Sriramulu.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Mizoram, 5th state in NE to get COVID-19 testing lab
Aizawl, April 8 (IANS) After Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura, another Northeastern state, Mizoram have also set up a COVID-19 sample testing laboratory at the Zoram Medical College and Hospital in Aizawl, officials said here on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
Support industry via banks, CII recommends to Centre
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Industry body CII has recommended to the Centre for providing a fiscal support package, for FY21, limited to 2 per cent of the GDP and to support enterprises through banks.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Young smokers less likely to give up smoking as adults
New York, April 8 (IANS) The younger you start smoking, the more likely you are to smoke daily as an adult, even into your 40s, and the harder it will be to quit, warn researchers.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Remake of 'The Night Of The Hunter' in the works
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) A remake of the 1955 classic thriller "The Night Of The Hunter", starring Robert Mitchum and Shelly Winters, is under development in Hollywood.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kerala medical institute develops disinfectant gateway
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) Kerala's premier medical institute SCTIMST (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology) has risen to the occasion when it has developed the Chitra Disinfectant Gateway, a boon during the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Lahiri rebooting his game during coronavirus shutdown
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Golfer Anirban Lahiri has said that the ongoing enforced break on the sport due to coronavirus outbreak does not change his personal scenario much.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Golf
New Zealand tour helped me grow in confidence: Samson
Kochi, April 8 (IANS) India wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has not had a lot of chances to stake a claim but he is happy with sharing the dressing room with the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma while learning from them.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
'War room' set up can help firms lead through COVID-19 crisis
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) As businesses across the world find themselves in the midst of complex challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experts suggest that having a robust strategy, including a "war room", set up in which a small dedicated team is empowered to take quick decisions and execute them, may help businesses sail through the crisis.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
COVID-19: McCullum happy to be home even though he misses IPL carnage
Auckland, April 8 (IANS) The coronavirus outbreak might have put the fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League hanging in balance, but Kolkata Knight Riders coach Brendon McCullum is looking to make the most of the time he is getting at home due to the postponement of the league which was expected to get underway on March 29.
2020-04-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Extend lockdown period to contain Covid-19: CAIT
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged the Centre to extend the lockdown period to curb the spread of Covid-19.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Air pollution linked to higher Covid-19 death rates
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Long-term exposure to polluted air could lead to increase in death rate of people infected with deadly coronavirus, concluded a recent study which forms a clear correlation between the two factors.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Southee, Devine win top honours at NZCPA awards
Auckland, April 8 (IANS) New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee and women's team captain Sophie Devine won the top honours at the New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA) awards. Southee won the Players' Cap award while Devine won the CPA Players' award.
2020-04-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Varun Dhawan provides meals to doctors, healthcare staff
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan has decide to provide free meals for doctors and healthcare staff who are leading the nation's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stokes, Perry named Wisden's leading cricketers of 2019
London, April 8 (IANS) England's Ben Stokes and Ellyse Perry of Australia were on Wednesday named the Leading Cricketers of 2019 by Wisden Almanack.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Supply & margins tight for retailers, Chennai Corp. to ease supplies (Ld)
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) With supply of essential items remaining tight amid the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus, it is the retailers who are feeling the squeeze on their profit margins in Tamil Nadu.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Bharti AXA Life Insurance appoints Parag Raja as MD & CEO
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Leading private insurer Bharti AXA Life Insurance today announced the appointment of Parag Raja as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, subject to the requisite IRDAI approval.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
15 UP districts to be sealed till April 30
Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to "completely seal" 15 districts that have emerged as coronavirus hotspots, from Wednesday midnight till April 30.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Section 144 should continue in Goa, even after lockdown: Ministers
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) Most ministers in Goa on Wednesday urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to continue with prohibitory orders until the coronavirus threat ended, even as several other ministerial colleagues called for extension of the 21-day lockdown by a few more days.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Former England striker Greaves admitted to hospital
London, April 8 (IANS) Former England forward Jimmy Greaves is being treated in hospital for an unspecified illness.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
New 'smart toilet' can look for signs of disease
New York, April 8 (IANS) An Indian American scientist-led team from Stanford University has developed a disease-detecting "precision health" smart toilet that is meant to monitor users for multiple signs of illness.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Probe launched against Ren Zhiqiang over covid-19 crisis
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) China's top anti-corruption body has opened an investigation against property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang, who has been highly critical of the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-08
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vijayan has long standing grouse against Mullapally: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday said that everyone knows that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has a long standing grouse against State Congress president Mullapally Ramachandran.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kaley Cuoco says lockdown forced her to move in with husband
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) The COVID-19 lockdown has forced actress Kaley Cuoco to move in with her husband Karl Cook of more than a year.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Thank you to the incredible people in the health services: Klopp
London, April 8 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, the doctors, nurses and health workers have been working overtime to ensure that those affected get timely treatment. And Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has thanked them for standing up and fighting the pandemic like heroes.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kerala village takes up David Warner's challenge, shaves off hair
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) Even though Australian super batsman David Warner wished for a challenge from Indian captain Virat Kohli to shave off the hair on his head, it has been accepted by youths and children at a Kerala village.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Sports
Urvashi Rautela's bikini breakfast in the pool
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Urvashi Rautela is one celebrity who keeps entertaining fans with her sizzlng pictures and videos every now and then, helping them bust the boredom and stress of lockdown. Her latest post on Instagram is a video where the actress can be seen enjoying a scrumptious breakfast spread on a tray that is floating her!
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Microsoft opens Project xCloud beta signups in 11 European nations
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Microsoft has announced to open its game-streaming service xCloud game streaming beta to 11 more countries across Europe.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Can harvesting be allowed now, Tomar to find answer
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Centre is deliberating on keeping farmers and farming outside the purview of the lockdown amid demands for the shutdown extension, said government sources.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Karnataka registers fifth COVID death
Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) A 65-year-old man from Karnataka's Kalaburagi with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) is the fifth COVID-19 fatality in the state, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Bhubaneswar MC declares Satya Nagar as containment zone
Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sealed Satya Nagar area and declared it a containment zone after a coronavirus positive case was reported in the area.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Essar Ports' cargo handling grows 23% in FY20
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Essar's Ports business, which operates four terminals on the east and west coasts of India, has registered a 23.5 per cent growth in cargo volumes in FY20, with a throughput of 49.22 million tonnes (MT).
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odisha govt to rope in AYUSH personnel to combat COVID-19
Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to rope in 1,620 AYUSH personnel to combat COVID-19 in the state, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Orissa,National
Relationship blues for newly weds amid lockdown: Psychiatrist
Jaipur, April 8 (IANS) Newly wedded couples with roots in Jaipur, who returned to join their jobs in New York, Singapore and Bangkok after tying the knot here, are facing relationship blues, including depression, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
PL players helping COVID-19 cause financially is complicated: Shearer
London, April 8 (IANS) Former England striker and Newcastle United great Alan Shearer has said the onus is on the Premier League players on how they want to help in the fight against the financial effects of coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Industry needs stimulus package of Rs 9-Rs 10 lakh cr: FICCI survey
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Indian industry requires an immediate stimulus package of Rs 9-Rs 10 lakh crore, which would account for 4-5 per cent of the country's GDP, to recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis and the ongoing nationwide lockdown, according to a survey by FICCI.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SC says doctors, nurses are 'warriors', need protection
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday termed doctors, nurses and healthcare workers as warriors in the fight against coronavirus and said they need to be protected.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nizamuddin Railway station employee found corona positive
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A 59-year-old employee of Indian Railways who is posted at the Nizamuddin station has been tested positive for coronavirus. The man has a few months left for retirement.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
When Tom Holland was helped by a beggar!
London, April 8 (IANS) Actor Tom Holland gave $120 to a homeless man who had helped him out by lending him money for a shopping trolley.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Way Rohit interacts with players, you can tell he's a leader: Uthappa
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) ESPNcricinfo has launched a new show called 'One on One #Workfromhome, where the host catches up with cricketers over video-chat during this global time-out to discuss their career, life-goals, personal matters and ways of dealing with social distancing. The first guest on the debut episode of the show is Rajasthan Royals batsman Robin Uthappa.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hyderabad man creates corona car for public awareness
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Hyderabad's K. Sudhakar, known for making whacky cars in unimaginable shapes and forms, has now come out with a car in the coronavirus model to create public awareness about the dreaded virus.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Handle COVID-19 layoffs with compassion during social distancing
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Millions have lost their jobs and more are set to sit home without work. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), nearly 195 million full-time workers are at job loss risk as industries after industries are shutting operations.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
French top leagues reach agreement on temporary pay cut
Paris, April 8 (IANS) Clubs and players in France's top two football leagues Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 have reached a non-binding agreement on a temporary pay cut amid the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-04-08
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Extend lockdown period to contain Covid-19: CAIT
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In a surprising move, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged the Centre to extend the lockdown period to curb the spread of Covid-19.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kejriwal holds videoconference with Delhi MPs
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday held videoconference with members of Parliament from the national capital, saying all have to unitedly fight against the coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nehra hoping for clearance for IPL to happen in Oct
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League hangs in balance as the coronavirus outbreak has seen sporting events across the world come to a standstill. After the likes of Steve Smith and Jos Buttler, now even former Chennai Super Kings pacer Ashish Nehra feels that the cash-rich league should take place.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Harry Styles sells merchandise to raise funds for Covid-19 relief
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles will be selling merchandise such as T-shirts to raise funds for the fight against the spread of the COVID-19.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Pune company develops rapid diagnostic kits for COVID-19
Pune, April 8 (IANS) A two-year old Pune-based start-up, funded by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), has developed rapid diagnostic kits for screening of COVID-19, an official said here on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Trump gets angry as evidence contradicts his corona narrative
Washington, April 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump was testy and rude at a presser as his alleged contempt for science and disdain for experts opposing his political actions seem to derail his narrative on the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Vedanta starts limited operation of its value added biz in Goa
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Vedanta has started limited operation of its value added business in Goa conforming to the advisories issued for such operations during the time of COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maulana Saad in quarantine in south east Delhi: Sources
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Maulana Muhammad Saad Kandhalvi who is at the centre of controversy for holding a congregation of the Tablighi Jamaat despite prohibitory orders from the government is living in self quarantine at the residence of his close associate in south east Delhi, said sources.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Allu Arjun's new film is on sandalwood smuggling, confirms second poster
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) On the occasion of Telugu star Allu Arjun's 37th birthday, the makers of his upcoming film took to social media to announce the title of his next film, and also share the posters.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Hockey India contributes Rs 21 lakh to Odisha Chief Minister's Relief Fund
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Amid the current situation surrounding COVID-19 pandemic, Hockey India on Wednesday announced a contribution of Rs 21 lakh towards the Odisha Chief Minister's Relief Fund in order to help the hockey-loving state in its fight against the global pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
COVID-19: ACA launches emergency fund to assist players
Melbourne, April 8 (IANS) The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) on Wednesday launched an Emergency Assistance Fund of $ 250,000 to provide interim relief to former and current players, who are waiting for government aid amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has brought the entire sporting calendar to a grinding halt.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
IANS hits back at Tablighi Jamaat
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Indias largest independent news agency, Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) sent a legal notice to a member of the Tablighi Jamaat after he attempted to selectively harass and criminally intimidate the agencys media subscribers for running an IANS exclusive report on the Islamic missionarys dubious background on their digital editions.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
MERS vaccine may hold promise for COVID-19 prevention
New York, April 8 (IANS) Researchers have developed a vaccine that fully protects mice against a lethal dose of MERS, a close cousin of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
'No question of BCCI charging DD for cricket archives amid lockdown'
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With the coronavirus outbreak bringing life to a standstill, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shared archive footage of Indian cricket with the government so that fans can relive old memories. In fact, while these footage can cost a bomb in normal circumstances, they have been handed over to DD Sports without charging a penny.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Country folk legend John Prine dies of COVID-19 complications
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Country folk singer John Prine, who received a Grammy lifetime achievement award this year, passed away due to complications of coronavirus. He was 73.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Temple trust releases its logo on Hanuman Jayanti
Ayodhya, April 8 (IANS) The Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has released its official logo on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Losing touch in PubG, Dhoni switches to Call of Duty
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India pacer Deepak Chahar has revealed that former skipper M.S. Dhoni has "lost touch" at PubG and how therefore switched to Call of Duty.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Art sale to celebrate Southeast Asian women artists
New Delhi, April 8 (IANSlife) An online-only art sale, featuring paintings of women across southeast Asia, is a rich window into diverse cultures and distinctive rituals into the region including countries like Indonesia, Vietnam and Burma.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Nehra hoping for clearanece for IPL to happen in October
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League hangs in balance as the coronavirus outbreak has seen sporting events across the world come to a standstill. After the likes of Steve Smith and Jos Buttler, now even former Chennai Super Kings pacer Ashish Nehra feels that the cash-rich league should take place.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
New horizons in cancer care
New Delhi, April 8 (IANSlife) Degradation of environment and changing lifestyle is leading to an increase in cancer incidences across the country. Protecting the environment and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help prevent cancer.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UP records fourth death due to coronavirus
Agra, April 8 (IANS) Coronavirus claimed its fourth victim in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday when a woman undergoing treatment in S N Medical College in Agra died.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
For your chill zone
New Delhi, April 8 (IANSlife) The summers are finally trickling in and as we look forward to the holiday season or even spending time at home, the summers can be quite unforgiving and it becomes that time of the year where many of us try to keep (our) cool. As the searing heat blankets the entire country, there is a desire to just remain in a cool zone of your home that is relaxing and comfortable.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Matt Damon: You can save lives just by staying away
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, actor Matt Damon says while other generations have been asked to do extraordinary things, we are just being asked to stay at home.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Applications open for 2021 International Woolmark Prize
New Delhi, April 8 (IANSlife) Applications for the prestigious International Woolmark Prize are now open.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Labs should not overcharge for COVID-19 tests, observes SC
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested private labs should not charge exorbitantly for COVID-19 tests, and asked the Centre to explore a mechanism wherein the amount spend on these tests could be reimbursed.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Airtel Xstream offers free unlimited access to premium kids content
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced that the entire kids content library on Airtel Xstream is now free for all Airtel Thanks customers.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Campaign to support disaster-affected artistes
New Delhi, April 8 (IANSlife) The countrywide lockdown in India due to the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing in great financial uncertainty for everyone, and particularly for the poorest of poor, the most vulnerable, the most marginalised.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Women of 'Sakhi Mandal' manufacturing sanitizers in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 8 (IANS) When country is facing crisis of masks and sanitizers to contaoin the spread of coronavirus, women of 'Sakhi Mandal' in Jharkhand have shown the path to manufacturers by making sanitizers.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Bihar,National
The power of virgin coconut oil
New Delhi, April 8 (IANSlife) A common misconception is that one must invest in exotic food to help boost your immunity levels and ensure good health.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ayodhya monkeys angry with hunger amid lockdown
Ayodhya, April 8 (IANS) Monkeys in Ayodhya are an angry as well as hungry lot these days. While the national lockdown has led to a total absence of tourists in the holy city, the monkeys have no one to feed them. In the past 24 hours, the monkeys have attacked and bitten 39 people.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Yuvraj's performance under Dhoni was impeccable, feels Nehra
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Even though Yuvraj Singh believes he didnt get as much support from M.S. Dhoni during his playing days as compared to Sourav Ganguly, former India pacer Ashish Nehra feels the former all-rounder played brilliantly under the veteran wicket-keeper batsman.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ensure availability of essential goods: Home ministry to states
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has directed all the states to ensure the availability of essential goods during the 21-day national lockdown period by fixing stock limits and capping of prices.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
No harm in song recreations, if done well: Tulsi Kumar
New Delhi, April 8 (IANSlife) Playback singer Tulsi Kumar, who was much-appreciated for her soulful voice in the 'Kabir Singh' song 'Tera Ban Jaunga', and has been part of recreated tracks like 'O Saki Saki' and 'Sheher Ki Ladki.'
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Using technology to bridge the gap in healthcare
New Delhi, April 8 (IANSlife) As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, Kota-based healthcare startup Aayu is helping Indian patients consult with qualified doctors and to order necessary medicines, irrespective of their geographical limitations.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Supply of essentials gets tight, retailers feel the pinch in TN
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) With supply of essential items remaining tight amid the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare, it is the retailers who are feeling the squeeze on their profit margins in Tamil Nadu.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Congress CMs bat for lifting of lockdown in phases
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With Pudducheri Chief Minister V. Narayansami ready to write to the Centre for the extension of the lockdown, majority of Congress-ruled states are of the view that the lockdown should not be lifted in haste but in a phased manner.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Luxury eating at the comfort of home
New Delhi, April 8 (IANSlife) Your favourite comfort food at your doorstep with a click of the mouse?
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Smriti Irani lauds FDCI for COVID-19 Support Fund
New Delhi, April 8 (IANSlife) Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has sent a video message to the all the fashion designers, stakeholders and supporters of the Indian fashion fraternity.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Early bedtime may help children maintain healthy weight
Sydney, April 8 (IANS) Dear parents, kindly take note. Researchers have found that going to bed early and following a consistent bedtime routine may help reduce children's risk of becoming overweight or obese.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Karnataka records 5th COVID-19 death, tally reaches 181
Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) Karnataka recorded fifth COVID-19 death, even as its positive cases rose by six to 181, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Crowds at UP banks as lockdown extension appears possible
Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) With newspapers and television channels announcing the possibility of the national lockdown being extended, people, on Wednesday, started rushing to the banks that witnessed substantial crowds.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tough task for Himachal's wildlife staff amid pandemic
Shimla, April 8 (IANS) Fearing a rise in poaching in Himachal Pradesh with economic instability and vulnerability owing to COVID-19 pandemic, brave wildlife wing staff are working overtime to protect the species, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Seven civilians gunned down in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 8 (IANS) Anti-government militants have gunned seven civilians in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, local police said Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
WHO South-East Asia Region needs 1.9 mn more nurses, midwives
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Countries in the World Health Organization's South-East Asia Region which includes India need to redouble efforts to strengthen and expand their nurses and midwives cadre by 1.9 million to achieve health for all by 2030, said the global health agency.
2020-04-08
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 set to derail India's affordable housing segment: Anarock
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The coronavirus crisis and the ongoing lockdown in India will severely affect the country's affordable housing sector, according to a report by Anarock Property Consultants.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Bigger economic package to fight COVID-19 on cards, announcement soon
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The government may come out with another big package to address the demand and supply side issues facing the country, but its contours and timing of the announcement is yet to be worked out, senior government officials privy to the development said.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BoB launches loan scheme for retail customers
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, public sector lender Bank of Baroda has launched "Baroda Personal Loan COVID 19" for its existing retail loan customers (home loan, auto loan & loan against property).
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
14-month-old boy among 16 dead due to corona in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, April 8 (IANS) Four more coronavirus positive cases were detected in Gujarat on Wednesday morning, taking the total positive cases to 179 in the state. With two more deaths, the total death toll has risen to 16 in the state, the health officials said.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Apple releases iOS, iPadOS updates with bug fixes
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Apple has released iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 with focus on bug fixes, performance improvements and security enhancements.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Roger Federer throws volleying at home challenge
Zurich, April 8 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer has come out with a new volley challenge for his fans who have been advised to stay home during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Beware, drones eye lockdown violators in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) The city police have started deploying drones to keep an eye on the people and vehicles to identify violators, and also to better strategise police force use amid the COVID-19 lockdown, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Overnight tests detect 15 new cases in AP, COVID-19 tally 329
Amaravati, April 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning. This follows overnight tests conducted on samples between 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. on Wednesday, said the state nodal officer.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Adobe appoints new Asia Pacific business head
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Software major Adobe on Wednesday appointed senior business leader Simon Tate as president of its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Lockdown extension: PM's meeting with parties hold answer
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In what may hold many answers to possibility of an extension of the ongoing nationwide lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting with Parliamentary floor leaders of different parties this Wednesday morning. However, there is unlikely to be any immediate announcement, before April 11, say sources.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Australia 'exposed' to global medical supply shortage: Cormann
Canberra, April 8 (IANS) Australia's Finance Minister Mathias Cormann on Wednesday warned that the nation's medical stockpile has been "somewhat exposed" to international shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Child among 5 new cases in Rajasthan, total cases 348
Jaipur, April 8 (IANS) Five more positive cases were reported in Rajasthan on Wednesday, including a 4-year-old child in Jaipur, taking the total cases to 348 in the state with death toll six, health officials said.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Maha COVID-19 cases shoot up by 60 to touch 1,078
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 positive cases shot up by 60 since Tuesday night, taking the total number of infectees from 1,018 to 1,078, as the number of death cases stood at 64, officials said here on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
COVID-19: Buttler's 2019 WC final shirt raises 65k pounds
London, April 8 (IANS) England batsman Jos Butter has raised more than 65,000 pounds for two London-based hospitals by auctioning the shirt which he wore in the 2019 World Cup final.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pregnant woman rescued from Sopore amid terror encounter (2nd Ld)
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday rescued a pregnant woman from the Sopore gunfight site while keeping the holed up militants pinned down through sustained retaliatory gunfiring, police said.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Covid-19: Global death toll surges past 80,000
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The novel coronavirus death toll across the world crossed 80,000 on Wednesday, according to the data released Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus cases get past 5000 in India, 149 deaths
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) As the country enters the third week of its 21-day lockdown, the total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus surged to 5,194 and the death toll touched 149 on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Give cash to poor, consult states before lifting lockdown: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, who was one of the first leaders to advocate for the lockdown, on Wednesday suggested that before any decision on lifting of the lockdown is taken, states should be consulted. He also demanded that the government give cash to the poor.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Qatar denies allegations of 2022 FIFA WC bribes
Doha, April 8 (IANS) The organisers of the FIFA World Cup in have denied the allegations contained within court papers made public in the US.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
APAC firms set to face more carve-out acquisition delays
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses in the APAC region are much more likely than those in other regions to experience carve-out acquisition delays (33 per cent), against 18 per cent of those in the Americas and 16 per4 cent in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region, a new report said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi Police ASI tests corona positive, shifted to AIIMS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Panic gripped in a Delhi police residential colony in Kalkaji after an assistant sub-inspector tested coronavirus positive. The society where the ASI lived has been sealed.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Stock market turn green, Sensex up 700 points
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) The Indian equity indices pared initial losses on Wednesday, with the BSE Sensex gaining over 700 points.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Canadian F1 Grand Prix postponed due to COVID-19
Ottawa, April 8 (IANS) The 2020 Canadian Grand Prix, which was scheduled for June 12-14, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Motorsports
OnePlus confirms 30W Warp wireless charging in next device
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is set to launch 'OnePlus 8' series of smartphones on April 14 and has confirmed that one of the variant will support the Warp Charge 30 Wireless feature.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Hitting Akhtar must be easy: Kaif's son tells him
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) While many in the cricket fraternity, including former players, believe it was not a pleasant experience facing Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar in their playing days, Mohammad Kaifs son feels otherwise.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
It looks it needed a virus to turn you spiritual: Jaggi Vasudev
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Stressing that right now, peoples fear of the Coronavirus was essentially because mortality was staring them in the face and they were realising how fragile human life is, Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru, adds, "Because people believe they are immortal, once in a while, when something reminds them of their mortality, they become tortured. But if you are consciously reminded every moment that you are mortal, if every cell in the body is constantly aware that it is going to be terminated, then life is a total ease.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Hyderabad hospitals bank on e-consultation in challenging times
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) The coronavirus-fuelled lockdown has not only confined people to their homes, but has also badly impacted the functioning of hospitals, landing both the non COVID-19 patients and doctors in a dilemma.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Political docu-series talks of Anna Hazare movement and its impact
Chicago, April 8 (IANS) Chicago-Based medical specialist Dr Munish Raizada has come up with his debut political documentary series titled "Transparency: Pardarshita".
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
6 million paying customers now on Google's G Suite
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Googles G Suite now has six million paid customers, up from 5 million in February last year and the companys video calling service Meet is witnessing 25 times more traction since January.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump lambastes WHO, says will 'give funding a good look'
New York, April 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has lashed out at the World Health Organisation for not giving sound advice and favouring China over the US as he hinted at taking a relook at the WHO funding from his country.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tendulkar, Kohli find spot in Clarke's list of greatest batsmen
Brisbane, April 8 (IANS) Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has come out with a list of seven greatest batsmen he played alongside or against during his playing days.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Heavy firing between security forces & militants in Sopore, J&K
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) Heavy firing exchanges started on Wednesday between holed up militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Facebook Gaming launches virtual tournaments
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Facebook Gaming has launched a new feature called tournaments to help people stay connected through games.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft buys corp.com to save Windows users from hackers
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation has agreed to buy the domain corp.com from a private owner for an undisclosed sum, in an effort to prevent cybercriminals from abusing it owing to a problem known as "namespace collision".
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
News of migrants stranded without food in Rahul's constituency, a bluff
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) Kerala officials on Wednesday refuted news about 35 migrant workers, including many from Amethi, were stranded in Karuvarakundu in Malappuram district without food and ration items, and that Union Minister Smriti Irani had to come to their rescue.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Coronavirus cases get past 5000 in India, 149 deaths
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With India in the third week of its 21-day lockdown, the total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus surged to 5,194, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Arjun Bhati sells trophies to contribute towards COVID-19 fight
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Young Indian golfer Arjun Bhati has pledged to donate Rs 4.30 lakh towards Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund as country battles against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
National capital's air quality improves a notch
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Air pollution in the national capital region improved a notch on Wednesday, with a 60 per cent reduction in nitrogen oxide poisonous gas.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump's decisions force Canada to step up its medical production
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Canada has presented a plan to step up production of face masks and other medical equipment amid attempts by the US President Donald Trump to restrict exports of masks, and global competition for medical equipment.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Criminal shot in the mouth, body thrown in field
Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 8 (IANS) A 40-year-old history sheeter, Azizullah, was shot dead in Jaunpur on Tuesday. The criminal was shot in the mouth and his body was thrown into a wheat field in Hauz Chitarsari area under the Kotwali police circle.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Patient pooling' of COVID-19 cases in UP
Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will now start 'patient polling' in the state in order to ensure optimum use of medical facilities for Corona patients.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Formal UP MP booked for violating safety protocol
Azamgarh (UP), April 8 (IANS) Former MP and senior Samajwadi Party leader, Ramakant Yadav, has been booked for violating safety protocols of the coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Facebook tells group admins to share live health feed with members
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) In fresh attempt to help users get reliable information on new coronavirus, Facebook will now show members of COVID-19 related groups an educational pop-up directing them to credible information from health organisations.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
DRDO installs disinfection chamber at AIIMS on trial basis
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In the ongoing fight against COVID-19 pandemic, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has installed its newly developed full body disinfection chamber at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Minors fined for using forged travel pass
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), April 8 (IANS) Two minors forged an 'authorisation letter', imitating the signatures of former Gautam Buddha Nagar District Magistrate B. N. Singh, to travel during the lockdown.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid corona outbreak, 15 monkey deaths create alarm in UP
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh), April 8 (IANS) The death of 15 monkeys over the past two days in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district has led to panic.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Surrey cancel Michael Neser's contract amid COVID-19 pandemic
London, April 8 (IANS) Surrey have cancelled Australian pacer Michael Neser's contract for this year's domestic season due to uncertainty over County cricket in England amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Nasser has thus become the first overseas player to be affected by the coronavirus situation in England.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Markets open in red on Wednesday
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lockdown hard on kids with special needs
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With schools, hospitals and therapy centres closed during the 21-day nationwide lockdown in India, everyone is facing challenges but children with special and additional needs are the hardest hit.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Facebook quietly launches private dating app only for couples
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Facebook has quietly launched a new app just for couples who can connect to each other intimately like a personal dating app especially in these social distancing times in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Smith excited to see how Jaiswal, Parag would perform in IPL 13
Jaipur, April 8 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith is looking forward to how the younger players in the squad, particularly all-rounder Riyan Parag and batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal, perform in the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Father kills son over a glass of milk in UP
Pilibhit (UP), April 8 (IANS) A man allegedly shot dead his teenage son and then killed himself over a dispute over a glass of milk.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
With 193 Tablighi cases UP COVID-19 tally reaches 348
Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) The number of corona positive cases in Uttar Pradesh has risen to 348 with 193 cases being directly linked to Tablighi Jamaat returnees.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Muller extends stay at Bayern Munich until 2023
Berlin, April 8 (IANS) Star mid-fielder Thomas Muller has signed a new two-year contract at Bayern Munich, thus extending his stay until June 2023.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
New guidelines for UP forest staff after corona scare
Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) The principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF), UP, has issued new guidelines to ensure the well-being of forest staff after the report of a tiger testing positive for Corona virus in a New York zoo came in.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Twitter CEO donates $1 billion from his Square equity
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday announced to set aside $1 billion from his equity in his financial services and mobile payment company Square to support global relief efforts towards COVID-19.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Encounter underway in Kashmir, militants trapped
Jammu, April 8 (IANS) An encounter started in Armpora Sopore in north Kashmir early wednesday. A group of miliants were trapped in the Cordon which was laid by the security forces Tuesday evening.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison on bail
Asuncion, April 8 (IANS) Ronaldinho will be allowed to leave jail after a Paraguayan judge granted his request for house arrest, prosecutors have said.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Saqib Saleem to celebrate b'day in quarantine with sister Huma
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actor Saqib Saleem turns a year older on Wednesday, and he plans to spend his special day with his sister, actress Huma S Qureshi, at home because he cannot go out due to the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tamannaah: There are a lot of misconceptions about me
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia tells you that she prefers to prove her versatility as an actor across different film industries as opposed to finding space only in Bollywood. She adds that people tend to think she is "out of work" because she is not visible enough in Bollywood.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Paresh Rawal's son Aditya: No fear of comparison with dad
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Veteran actor Paresh Rawal's son Aditya is all set to enter the film industry, and is prepared for the extra scrutiny and extra pressure that comes with the tag of being a "star kid". He says he isn't bothered about being compared with his father as he is so "far ahead" in his career.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
African Americans have higher rates of COVID-19 infection in US
Washington, April 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said evidence shows African Americans having higher rates of COVID-19 infection in the United States.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
COVID19 attack rate 14 in 1,000 in New York City: White House
New York, April 8 (IANS) The coronavirus continues to attack nearly 14 in 1,000 people in New York City and 7 in 1000 across New York State on a day when this COVID-19 hotspot recorded its biggest single-day surge in death toll from the pandemic that has killed more than 12,700 Americans and sickened nearly 400,000 across 50 states.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,National
Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care
London, April 8 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson spends a second night in intensive care as he continues to receive treatment for coronavirus.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
EU sends medical team to Italy to help fight COVID-19
Brussels, April 8 (IANS) A team of European doctors and nurses from Romania and Norway is being dispatched to Milan and Bergamo to help Italian medical staff battle the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union (EU) said in a statement.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
New York reports 731 death in one day
New York, April 8 (IANS) The US state of New York lost 731 lives to COVID-19 from Monday to Tuesday, bringing the state's death toll to 5,489 while marking the deadliest 24 hours yet since the pandemic took hold here, said Governor Andrew Cuomo.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,National
Lockdown diaries: Bhavesh Kumar honing his acting skills
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) "P Se Pyaar F Se Faraar" actor Bhavesh Kumar, who already has two Bollywood movies in his kitty, says he is using the self-isolation time to brush up his acting skills.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Urvashi Rautela sets the mercury soaring with a bedroom pic
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress and former beauty queen Urvashi Rautela has done it again! Maintaining current form, she has uploaded yet another fresh oomph-loaded picture for her fans. This time the actress strikes a sultry pose in her bedroom.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vivek Dahiya would love to work with wife Divyanka again
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actor Vivek Dahiya, who met his wife Divyanka Tripathi for the first time on the sets of the TV show "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein", says he would love to work with her again.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Italy counts 135,586 COVID-19 cases
Rome, April 8 (IANS) Italy registered 135,586 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 17,127 fatalities, according to fresh figures from the Civil Protection Department managing the COVID-19 emergency.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Italy,National
US stocks end lower as market momentum evaporates
New York, April 8 (IANS) US equities surrendered their earlier gains to finish lower as market momentum eased in late session.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
A desi song on coronavirus gets Rajasthani twist
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Indo-Western fusion band Swaraag has come out with a song titled "Ja ja re Corona Virus", which has a Rajasthani folk touch to it.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Naomi Campbell won't be the same after COVID-19 pandemic ends
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Supermodel Naomi Campbell says she will not be same anymore after the coronavirus pandemic ends.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Palestine warns Israel against annexation policy
Ramallah, April 8 (IANS) Palestine warned Israel against pressing ahead with annexation policy amid its process to form a new government.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Saudi Health Minister predicts huge increase of COVID-19 cases
Riyadh, April 8 (IANS) Studies by Saudi and international experts on epidemics predicted a huge increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Iran FM urges US to stop sanctions on oil exports
Tehran, April 8 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the US government to stop sanctions on Iran's oil exports.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Neeraj Pandey opens up on 'Special Ops' season 2
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey has confirmed the second season of his debut web series, "Special Ops". Season one of the espionage thriller show was launched on Hotstar earlier this year and became an instant hit.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19 deaths surpass 10,000 in France
Paris, April 8 (IANS) As France entered its fourth week of lockdown, the coronavirus epidemic still hit hard, claiming 1,417 more deaths in hospitals and nursing homes, making the combined fatalities at 10,328, a French health official said.
2020-04-08
Category: International, France,National
IATA predicts risk to 25 mn jobs in aviation, related sectors
Geneva, April 8 (IANS) International Air Transport Association on Tuesday predicted that some 25 million jobs globally are at risk with airline shutdown due to Covid-19 crisis.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy
2 Kolkata pavement dwellers test positive for coronavirus
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) In an alarming development, two pavement dwellers who earn their living by begging, have been detected positive for the novel coronavirus infection, officials said.
2020-04-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Healthium maintains production for healthcare amid lockdown
Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) Leading medical devices firm Healthium Medtech is maintaining production to meet demand for healthcare amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the company said.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
5 held for attacking cops in old Bhopal
Bhopal, April 8 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on Tuesday evening for attacking a police posse who went to enforce lockdown in the old city area. Two policemen asking people to stay indoors were allegedly stabbed when a mob attacked them.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
40 cr Indian workers may sink into poverty due to COVID-19: ILO (Ld)
Geneva, April 8 (IANS) About 40 crore workers in India working in the informal economy are at risk of falling deeper into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
Crowd swarm trains as Wuhan lifts outbound travel ban
Wuhan, April 8 (IANS) As cars queued up at expressway toll gates and passengers prepared to board trains to leave Wuhan, the megacity in central China started lifting outbound travel restrictions from Wednesday after almost 11 weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-08
Category: International, China,Politics
Karnataka opens Covid-19 dashboard
Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar has inaugurated a Covid-19 dashboard, an information basket in the fight against the dreaded virus, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJP MP alleges politics in distributing relief materials in Jhargram
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) BJP MP from Jhargram Kunar Hembram on Tuesday alleged that a number of tribal families in his constituency were not given relief materials as the recommendation letters had his signature.
2020-04-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
195 million full-time workers at job loss risk globally: ILO
Geneva, April 8 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to wipe out 6.7 per cent of working hours globally in the second quarter of 2020 - equivalent to 195 million full-time workers, which far exceeds the effects of the 2008-09 financial crisis, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned on Tuesday.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Modi & team to discuss shutdown future with Parliament floor leaders on Wednesday
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with Parliamentary floor leaders of different parties on Wednesday morning at 11 am through video conference, to decide the future course of action as far as coronavirus outbreak in India is concerned, among other key issues.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DRDO disinfection chamber put up at AIIMS for Covid control
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A disinfectant chamber developed by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) was on Tuesday put up at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Strict lockdown at Gujarat's Covid-19 hotspots, cases reach 175
Gandhinagar, April 7 (IANS) With a total of 175 positive cases in the state and 14 deaths as of Tuesday, the Gujarat government announced that intense survey, under the Cluster Containment Strategy, will be continued in 24 identified hotspots in five major cities - Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Be less judgmental of police, medicos: K'taka DGP
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) People should be less judgmental of police and medical professionals discharging high risk jobs amid Covid-19 lockdown, said a top Karnataka police official on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
42 new cases in Rajasthan; total tally at 343
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) Rajasthan on Tuesday reported 42 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 343 in the state, said health officials.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Kolkata gets its first disinfectant tunnel
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) Kolkata on Tuesday got its first automatic disinfectant tunnel at the city's colonial era New Market.
2020-04-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Covid-ravaged New York sees highest daily toll, deaths cross 5,000
New York, April 7 (IANS) New York state, which has become the coronavirus epicentre of the US, on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike in its death toll, taking the total to over 5,000, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,National
No fresh cases in Noida Sec 8, cluster containment exercise on: DM
Noida, April 7 (IANS) Soon after some reports emerged that a person has tested positive for Covid-19 in Sector 8, Noida, Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas LY refuted the reports and clarified that no new case has surfaced in the area.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
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
Andhra extends IPS officer's suspension period
Amaravati, April 7 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday extended suspension period of senior police officer A.B. Venkateswara Rao for another four months.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
RBI issues directions to access domestic forex derivative markets
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) The Reserve Bank on Tuesday issued final directions which aim to ease access to the domestic foreign exchange derivative markets for residents and non-residents from June 1 this year.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
L&T's smart technology solutions to help combat Covid-19
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) L&T Smart World & Communication, a business unit of Larsen & Toubro, has rolled out smart technology solutions to combat Covid-19 in 20 major cities across India.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
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
All Microsoft events to be digital-only till July 2021
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) In a strong message for tech giants as new coronavirus continues its unabated growth globally particularly in the US, Microsoft is planning to make all its events ? internal as well as external ? digital-only till July 2021.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Karnataka for phased lifting of lockdown in state
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) With fingers crossed, a besieged Karnataka government is looking forward to a phased lifting of the 21-day lockdown from April 15, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
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
Would love to win a Test series in India: Smith
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) Australian batsman Steve Smith said that winning a Test series in India is something that he hopes he can do in his career. Australia have won only four Test series in India and their last win came in 2005, five years before Smith made his debut.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
(RELEASE at 7am) Ali Fazal: Team 'Mirzapur' is home for me
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal is thrilled to reunite with some of the team members of the hit web series "Mirzapur" for a romantic music video.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
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