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B'luru churches, devotees connect digitally on Good Friday
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) Most churches in the city used popular video streaming apps to virtually conduct the Good Friday service, considering congregations are barred from gathering on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
47 locked up in MP after defying lockdown
Chhattarpur (MP), April 10 (IANS) Raj Nagar sub-divisional magistrate Swapnil Wankhede ordered 47 quarantined persons to be locked up in their houses for 12 hours on Friday as they kept stepping out in defiance of his orders.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Railways transported 6.75L wagons with essential items since Mar 23
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown to cut the chain of transmission of novel coronavirus, Indian Railways has ferried 6.75 lakh wagons with essential items across the country to ensure supply basic necessities.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
10 more patients cured of COVID-19 in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) Ten more patients have recovered and tested negative of COVID-19 in Odisha, said the health department on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana cop called back to hospital after false negative report
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) A suspended Telangana Police official, who was sent home after treatment for Covid-19, was Friday called back to hospital after an apparent error in his test result.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Now Trinamool-run KMC contradicts Bengal govt's Covid-19 toll
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) The exact number of Covid 19 deaths in West Bengal is becoming nothing short of a mystery.
2020-04-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Ebola resurfaces in DRC, dashes WHO's hope to declare its end
Johannesburg, April 10 (IANS) As the World Health organization (WHO) prepared to announce end of Ebola outbreak, doctors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday reported a fresh case of Ebola.
2020-04-10
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Export sector may lose over 15 mn jobs without relief measures: FIEO
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Exports as a sector may lose over 15 million jobs unless immediate relief measures are announced, Federation of Indian Export Organisations has said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Now Arunachal CM praises Telangana Police for prompt action
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) After Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju, Telangana Police has received appreciation from Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu for responding to distress call from a group of Arunachali students who were evicted from paying guest accommodation in Hyderabad.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Ayurveda solutions to be included in contingency plans to contain Covid-19
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Ministry of AYUSH has proposed to include Ayurveda solutions in the district level contingency plans being drawn up to contain Covid-19 in all districts across the country.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hydroxychloroquinine to be prescribed for Rajasthan cops too
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) Soon after a Rajasthan Police constable tested corona positive here on Friday, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health, Rohit Kumar Singh ordered police personnel serving in affected areas be prescribed hydroxychloroquinine under medical supervision as per the recommendations made by the National Task Force on Covid-19.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Reliance donates Rs 5 crore for Telangana CM Relief Fund
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited and Reliance Foundation led by Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani respectively have contributed Rs 5 crore to Telangana Chief Minister's Relief Fund for COVID-19 relief efforts.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Gujarat to now focus on undetected areas, devoid of virus presence
Gandhinagar, April 10 (IANS) After assessing that the detection of corona positive cases in hotspots of the state has reached a saturation point, the Gujarat government has now decided to divert its focus on other areas of the state where the virus has not shown its presence.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Apple and Google join hands on COVID-19 contact tracing tech
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) Apple and Google on Friday announced a joint effort to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the new coronavirus, with user privacy and security central to the design.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Technology
Fishing, aquaculture industry exempted from lockdown measures
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Centre on Friday exempted the operations of "fishing (marine) and aquaculture industry" from the lockdown measures imposed to contain the spread of transmission of Covid-19.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Taxi driver offers hospital built in sister's memory for Covid-19
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Two years back, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi was moved by the way taxi driver Saidul Lashkar single-handedly turned his grief for a sister - who died as he failed to hospitalise her because of monetary problems - into a hospital in her name.
2020-04-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Spitting in public places banned in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) Spitting in public places has been banned in Rajasthan from Friday onwards in view of the health and safety of the common people in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, said Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Rohit Kumar Singh.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Jagan government sacks SEC amid row over local body polls
Amaravati, April 10 (IANS) Cracking the whip, the Andhra Pradesh government Friday removed N. Ramesh Kumar as the State Election Commissioner (SEC) soon after issuing an ordinance to reduce the SEC's term to three years.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Telangana CM directs strict implementation of lockdown
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday directed officials to strictly implement lockdown in the state, saying only its proper implementation could check the spread of coronavirus as proved in some countries.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Areas in Zakir Nagar sealed, Delhi now has 30 containment zones
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Delhi government on Friday declared five more areas in the city as containment zones, taking the total number of Covid-19 hotspots sealed in the national capital to 30.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan reports record 98 new cases, total now 561
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) Rajasthan on Friday reported 98 corona cases, including 53 in Jaipur, taking the total number to 561 with total eight deaths so far, Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Cardiac patients test positive for COVID-19 at Delhi hospital
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) In a shocking incident, two patients admitted to a Delhi hospital for cardiac problems have tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Plea in SC seek mass Covid testing, especially in hotspots
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to prioritise mass testing to identify and treat coronavirus infected persons, especially in the hotspot areas identified across the country.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kohli, Ishant laud Delhi Police for work during lockdown
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli and Test fast bowler Ishant Sharma lauded the Delhi Police for the work they have been putting in during the lockdown in the national capital.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19 claims 13 lives in Maha, Mumbai notches highest new cases (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Covid-19 claimed 13 lives in Maharashtra on Friday, while Mumbai recorded 132 new positive cases -- the highest in a single day -- officials said here.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
58% Indians might get infected: Punjab Chief Minister
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has extended the lockdown in the state, as he feared "worst" to come. He said 58 per cent of India might get affected by coronavirus and Punjab could see a spike in cases.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nat Geo comes up with a film on COVID-19 pandemic
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, National Geographic has come up with a film titled "Combating COVID-19".
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Testing, prevention are key: Sonia
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi held a video conference with all state Congress Committee Presidents on Friday to chart out a comprehensive strategy to combat and contain the threat of Covid-19 in India.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Joaquin Phoenix almost set himself on fire before entering rehab
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix checked into a rehabilitation centre after director Werner Herzog highlighted his reckless ways following a near-death car crash.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Police constable tests corona positive in Jaipur
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) A 36-year-old police constable posted at Jaipur Police Commissionerate here has tested corona positive on Friday. This is said to be the first case of a policeman in the state being infected with coronavirus, confirmed police officials.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
70 more positive cases found in Gujarat; Friday's total 116; 2 deaths
Gandhinagar, April 10 (IANS) The continued intensified surveillance and testing for the coronavirus in the 24 hotspots declared in Gujarat's five major cities, yielded 70 more positive cases on Friday evening with a total of 116 positive cases registered in the state, following aggressive testing by the authorities.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Producer of Big B-starrer 'Chehre' pitches in for daily wage workers
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Till the other day, producer Anand Pandit was busy completing the shoot of his upcoming film "Chehre", starring Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic spread, and all filming activity came to a halt.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Covid 19: More Kerala prisoners to get parole
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) The Kerala government on Friday came out with an order which will enable all prisoners parole of up to 30 days. The prisoners include men above 60 years and women above 50 years, who are not sentenced in major crimes.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Full-body sanitisation machines at Delhi's Azadpur market
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) To contain the spread of Covid-19, the Delhi government on Friday installed two sanitisation tunnels spraying disinfectant automatically on people at the gates of Azadpur Mandi --Asia's largest wholesale market.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Retired teacher dies after falling from roof while playing badminton
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) A 60-year old retired school teacher died after he slipped and fell from the roof of his single-storied house while playing badminton to stave off the boredom of the lockdown in West Bengal's Bankura district, the police said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 out of 8 test positive in Srinagar, belong to religious congregation
Jammu, April 10 (IANS) Seven out of the eight persons who tested positive on Friday in Srinagar district are part of a religious congregation and they belong to Kerala.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Man who assaulted Safdarjung docs sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A man, who was recently arrested for allegedly attacking two female resident doctors of Safdarjung Hospital in South Delhi's Gautam Nagar, was denied bail and sent to judicial custody by a court here on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Assam sees first Covid-19 death, second case in Tripura (2nd Lead)
Guwahati/Agartala, April 10 (IANS) Assam reported its first death due to coronavirus on Friday while one more positive case was detected in Tripura, taking the northeast region's active cases to 34.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Azhar Khan: 'Season's Greetings' is about hope and happiness
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Budding actor Azhar Khan, who plays Celina Jaitley's boyfriend in the upcoming film "Seasons Greetings", informs that the film deals with a mother-daughter relationship and a transgender character in a sensitive way.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jewel, Deepak Chopra's docu-film explores mindfulness as a way to bust COVID-19 fear
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Producers Jewel and Deepak Chopra have decided to release their documentary feature, "The Mindfulness Movement", digitally, owing to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
As tally touches 381, AP targets 133 red zones in war against corona
Amaravati, April 10 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 16 fresh cases which were detected through COVID-19 tests conducted in the course of the day. With this the state's tally has touched 381, on day-17 of the national lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
COVID in Delhi: 183 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 900-mark
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) With 183 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the total coronavirus cases in the national capital has reached 903 on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Face masks mandatory in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 10 (IANS) The Gurugram district administration has made it mandatory for residents to wear face masks every time they step out of their homes.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Foodgrains to needy in Bengaluru amid lockdown
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) With prospects of the 21-day lockdown being extended beyond April 14, the civic body started distributing foodgrains and medicines to hundreds of needy across the city, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
16 new cases pushes Telangana's Covid-19 tally to 487
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) Sixteen persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Telangana on Friday, pushing the state's tally to 487.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
AP govt sacks SEC amid row over local body polls
Amaravati, April 10 (IANS) In a significant development, Andhra Pradesh government on Friday removed N. Ramesh Kumar as the State Election Commissioner (SEC) soon after issuing an ordinance to reduce the SECs term from five years to three years.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Singer Vivek Hariharan receives special message for 'Panchayat' song
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Singer Vivek Hariharan, who lent his voice for the title song of the new web series "Panchayat", received a very special message from the lead actor of the show, Jitendra Kumar.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Najafgarh village turned into containment zone
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The area around the Dindarpur village in the Najafgarh area here has been made a containment zone after three of a family tested positive for coronavirus, with one of them having travel history to the Nizamuddin Markaz.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lifeline Udan: Over 258 tonnes of medical supplies flown across India
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Centre on Friday said that under the Lifeline Udan initiative, over 180 flights have transported around 258.24 tonnes of medical supplies across the country till April 9.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Army targets Pak terror launch pad across LoC (Ld, revising headline)
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) In retaliatory action against Pakistan army's unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K's Kupwara district on Friday, the Indian army has targeted a terror launch pad, an ammunition dump and artillery positions of Pakistan.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Retaliatory action on LoC causes heavy damage on terror pads, Pakistan defence positions LEAD
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) In retaliatory action against Pakistan army's unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K's Kupwara district on Friday, the Indian army has targeted a terror launch pad, an ammunition dump and artillery positions of Pakistan.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Arsenal to help deliver 15 tons of emergency supplies
London, April 10 (IANS) Arsenal will be providing 30,000 free meals and help in delivering 15 tonnes of emergency supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic, the club said in a statement on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Short film fest on OTT platform soon
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Cine lovers are in for an online short film festival soon, which will bring stories of myriad hues and emotions. As part of the festival, nine films across diverse genres of love, drama, thriller, comedy, and family drama will be streamed.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Infection rate only 2%, no community transmission yet: Ministry (Ld)
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that there is no community transmission in India yet and the rate of the infection of novel Coronavirus is low.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Parents of Army hero forced to take arduous road journey for his last rites
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Bureaucratic system amid lockdown over COVID threat forced parents of Indian Army Colonel Navjot Singh Bal, a gallantry award winner who lost his battle against cancer, to embark on a 2,000-km road journey to see their brave son for the last time.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
'Ventilators' duty free import will deter prospective players'
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Duty-free imports of ventilators will make the prospective manufacturers like the automotive companies, start-ups and others to have a rethink on their investment plans while snuffing out innovation, a top medical device industry official said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Amy Schumer sued for posting photos of herself
New York, April 10 (IANS) Stand-up comedian-actress Amy Schumer has been sued for posting two paparazzi photos of herself on Instagram.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Why April 10 will always be special day for Jatin Sarna
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actor Jatin Sarna features in the new digital film "Bamfaad" and will soon be seen essaying former cricketer Yashpal Sharma in "83", Kabir Khan's film on India's first cricket World Cup win in 1983. While "Bamfaad" opened on Friday, "83" was originally scheduled to open on the same day, before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the makers to postpone the film.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: Former England World Cup winner Hunter under medical treatment
London, April 10 (IANS) Former England defender Norman Hunter, who was part of England squad that won the World Cup in 1966, is receiving treatement in hospital for COVID-19, his former club Leeds United said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
People in Western India more fearful of contracting coronavirus
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A large number of people residing in Western India are afraid that they might contract the deadly coronavirus, which has wreaked havoc in the country, the IANS C-Voter Covid Tracker's Index of Panic revealed on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
Index of Panic goes down as people become alert
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Index of Panic over the coronavirus epidemic has dissipated as complacency among the masses goes down, according to the IANS C- Voter Covid Tracker.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
Need volunteers if we think beyond April 14 lockdown: Javadekar
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Acknowledging that some states have already extended the shutdown beyond April 14 to contain coronavirus, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said: "These are only some ways we can win this battle. We realize that if we have to get ready for another 15 days, we need to be prepared. We will need volunteers".
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mumbai police cracks whip on social media, Group Admins
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The Mumbai Police on Friday cracked the whip against fake content on social media and Group Admins of WhatsApp groups will be personally liable if such misleading stuff is found circulating.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology
168 US nationals airlifted from Hyderabad to Mumbai
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) A total of 168 US nationals stranded in Hyderabad were flown out to Mumbai on two special Air India flights from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Gwyneth Paltrow was fired from her first job at 12
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, now the successful founder of a lifestyle company, was fired from her first job when she was just 12.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
50% with low income & education aware of coronavirus infection
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Close to 50 per cent of people from the lower income group and having low level of education -- bottom of the pyramid -- are aware that the threat from coronavirus is real, and not exaggerated, according to the IANS C-Voter Covid Tracker's Index of Panic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
Maguire to supply food packages for elderly in hometown
London, April 10 (IANS) Manchester United and England centre back Harry Maguire and his family will be supplying food packages of everyday essentials to the elderly in and around his hometown.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Never felt abandoned during COVID-19 outbreak: Wang Shuang
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) Chinese women's football star Wang Shuang said on her return to the national team that she had never felt abandoned despite being stuck in Wuhan for COVID-19 outbreak for 76 days.
2020-04-10
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Punjab Police register case against banned Sikhs of Justice
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Punjab Police on Friday booked Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and his banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for seditious automated calls aimed at instigating the people, particularly the youth, against the state government during the COVID-19 curfew.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Justin Timberlake feels 24-hour parenting is 'not human'
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Singer Justin Timberlake said that things are going smoothly between him and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, as they both deal with the difficulties of social distancing and parenting around the clock.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IMA asks Shah for central law against assault on healthcare workers
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah, expressing concerns over rising incidents of assaults on healthcare workers. It has demanded to bring a central legislation to deal strictly with such issues.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
With limited supply, Noida supermarkets, shops running out of stock
Noida, April 10 (IANS) Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown called to combat the spread of coronavirus, grocery stores and supermarkets are running out of stocks for essential items here, with suppliers claiming limited items in their inventory.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Indians are less afraid over Covid-19
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) In what may bring a sigh of relief to the government, which is trying hard to calm the people in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the IANS C-Voter Covid Tracker's Index of Panic has gone down in the third week as the levels of complacency have gone down among the masses.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
Six FC Barcelona board members resign, question management
Barcelona, April 10 (IANS) Six FC Barcelona board members have stepped down and told President Josep Maria Bartomeu they are not pleased at how the club is being managed.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Dia Mirza goes Insta live with celebrities for a cause
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza's digital session, "#DownToEarthWithDee", will feature celebrity guests who share a common love for nature. The session will be held every Wednesday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ronaldo moves out of seven-storey mansion: Reports
Lisbon, April 10 (IANS) Juventus and Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly moved out of his seven-story mansion in his hometown Madeira to a rented complex near a quaint fishing village.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Wealthy Indians panic less, finds IANS C-Voter survey
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) In its third week, the IANS C-Voter Covid Trackers Index of Panic reveals certain clear socio-economic trends amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kunal Kemmu shares pic of the 'two halves' of his heart
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu on Friday posted a monochrome picture of his wife Soha Ali Khan and his daughter Inaaya.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hardik wishes brothers on Siblings Day, calls them best
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Even as the world is fighting the coronavirus outbreak, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya took to social media to look at the brighter side of life and wished the world on Siblings Day as he also posted a photo with his own and cousin brothers.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
328 international passengers fly out of Chennai airport
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Scoot Tiger Airlines and Druk Air flights on Friday took off with a total of 328 passengers from Chennai International Airport, officials said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Johnny Lever's hilarious warning to coronavirus
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Comedian Johnny Lever has been doing his best to lighten up the mood of people in the midst of coronavirus outbreak. On Friday, he uploaded a hilarious video on social media in which he is seen giving warning to the deadly virus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NCP, Congress slam BJP over Wadhawan picnic fracas
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Even as the Central Bureau of Investigation entered the picture, the ruling Nationalist Congress Party-Congress slammed the Opposition BJP for wrongly targeting the Maha Vikas Aghadi government over the scam-tainted Wadhawan brothers' sojourn in Mahabaleshwar hill station which ended in a quarantine facility, here on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
RAI urges against panic-buying, assures enough food stock
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Urging people not to resort to panic buying, the Retailers Association of India (RAI) has said that there is adequate stock of essential food products including grains and pulses.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bank sealed in Kolkata after officer's mother tests positive for Covid-19
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) A branch of a public sector bank in south Kolkata was sealed on Friday after the mother of a bank official tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Partial 'Darbar Move' ordered in J&K due to Covid-19
Jammu, April 10 (IANS) The 'Darbar Move' - the six-monthly shifting of top government offices in J&K between the summer and the winter capitals of Srinagar and Jammu - will take place partially this year because of the pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Good Friday commemorated in TN
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) With the state under lockdown due to the spread of coronavirus, Christians in Tamil Nadu commemorated Good Friday - the crucifixion of Jesus Christ - from their homes sans the church services.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion
DJ Aqeel takes the party to living rooms of fans!
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) DJ Aqeel will play live music for fans online to help them bust the lockdown blues.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Federer brings out funny side with Nadal remark to a fan
Zurich, April 10 (IANS) His humour as good as his forehand, tennis legend Roger Federer was tongue in cheek when he replied to a fan's post on social media during his volleying at home challenge.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
2 minor girls among 48 COVID-19 cases in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) Two minor girls are among 48 COVID-19 positive cases detected in Odisha, said the health department on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Work from home changed sleep schedule of 67% Indians: Survey
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) Working from home has altered sleep schedules of about 67 per cent of people in India with more people now sleepinig after 11 pm than prior to start of the lockdown period, said a survey on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
TAIPA asks BSNL to urgently clear Rs 1,500 cr dues
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Tower & infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has urged the state-run telecom major BSNL to clear dues worth Rs 1,500 crore as its members, the tower companies, are facing cash crunch.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Purab Kohli has 'fully recovered' from COVID-19
London, April 10 (IANS) Actor Purab Kohli on Friday took to social media and assured fans that he and his family have fully recovered from a bout of the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's forex reserves declines by $902 mn
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves declined by $902 million during the week ended April 3. According to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement, the overall forex reserves decreased to $474.66 billion from $475.56 billion reported for the week ended March 27.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
MHA helplines getting flooded with calls amid lockdown (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Five more days are still left before the 21-day nationwide lockdown comes to an end, provided it is not extended, but lakhs of migrant workers stranded at various locations across the country have almost lost their patience and are calling the dedicated Covid-19 control room helplines set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) everyday seeking various helps.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Assess your govt's work on Covid, Sonia asks state chiefs
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Congress' interim President Sonia Gandhi on Friday held a meeting with the party's state chiefs against the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic and sought to know how the government in their states is working on the issue and what the party is doing to help out people in distress.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
COVID 19: 7 new cases in Kerala, total under treatment 238
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K.Shailaja on Friday said that there were 7 new coronavirus positive cases in the state, taking the total number currently under treatment to 238.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Mark Waugh shares pic of old bats, Sanga doesn't have any
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh on Friday tweeted a photo of his old bats that he said he found while cleaning his garage.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rituparno Ghosh tribute film to get OTT release on Bengali New Year
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The release date of Celina Jaitley's comeback film, which has been presented as a tribute to late Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, has finally been locked as April 15, the day of Poila Boishak or Bengali New Year.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Shahjahanabad society in Delhi sealed after Tablighi Jamaat cases
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Over 240 families of the Shahjahanabad society in national capital came to know about the sealing of their society through television on Wednesday night to contain the spread of Covid-19, after six people related to Tablighi Jamaat tested positive.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana seeks tax exemptions for medicines, equipment
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) Telangana on Friday sought tax exemption for medicines and medical equipment to combat the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
BCPL gets clearance for manufacturing hydroxychloroquine
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Central Public Sector Undertaking Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited (BCPL) on Friday got clearance from drug control authorities to manufacture Hydroxychloroquine, which is being considered effective in treating Covid-19 patients.
2020-04-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
BEL co-develops system for remote health monitoring
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Uttarkhand's Rishikesh have co-developed a remote monitoring system to combat coronavirus, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
No mask, no fuel in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) A day after the Odisha government made wearing face mask compulsory in public, the petroleum dealers on Friday decided not to dispense fuel to the customer who is not wearing a mask.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
One dead, 77 new corona patients in TN; total tally 911
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) As many as 77 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of Covid-19 patients in the state to 911, said Chief Secretary K. Shanmugam on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Noida society grapples on after second day of sealing
Noida, April 10 (IANS) Its been two days now since the Gautam Buddha Nagar administration decided to seal the Palm Olympia society in Noida Extension west area to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Jallianwala Bagh to remain closed till June 15
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, which was scheduled to be opened for public on April 13, will now be opened on June 15, the Tourism Ministry said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 : Assam reports first death, total active cases 28 (Ld)
Guwahati/Silchar, April 10 (IANS) Assam reported its first death due to novel coronavirus on Friday even as the five samples of state's existing 28 positive cases tested negative in the last checks, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
CSK share picture of Dhoni mowing his lawn amidst lockdown
Ranchi, April 10 (IANS) Former India captain M.S. Dhoni was spotted mowing his lawn in his farmhouse here, the picture of which was shared by his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
2020-04-10
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Coronavirus: India's total tally stands at 6,761, 515 recovered
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Thursday, said a total 6,761 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been reported so far in the country.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana corona hotspots lie in Delhi's neighbourhood
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) With five new cases surfacing in Haryana on Friday, the total number of coronavirus cases rose to 161. Among the active cases, nearly 80 per cent of them belong to the Tablighi Jamaat, health officials said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Urvashi Rautela sets social media ablaze in black swimsuit
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Every time she posts a photograph of herself, the mercury soars! The actress-former beauty queen Urvashi Rautela has taken to social media to post yet another sizzling picture.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Names of social meeting apps being used to distribute cyberthreats
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Whether you want to use Zoom, Skype, Webex, Slack or other social meeting application, always make sure that you use the authentic tools as cyber criminals will try to trick you to use similar sounding tools in order to distribute adwares and malwares, researchers from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky warned on Friday .
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Congress asks PM to protect jobs of H-1B visa holders
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Congress on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impress upon the US not to terminate the H1B visa of Indians living in the country.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dilip Kumar thanks fans for their prayers and wishes on Shab-e-baraat
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The legendary Dilip Kumar took to Twitter to express gratitude to fans for their wishes and prayers on Shab-e-baraat.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google now offers a braille keyboard for Android
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) Google has launched a new braille keyboard named TalkBack to simplify smartphone typing for those who are suffering from visual impairment.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Stop all movement across borders with Pak, B'desh: Shah to BSF
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah has directed the Border Security Force (BSF) to stop all the cross-border movement across the India-Pakistan and India-Bangladesh borders amid COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
'Moana' star Auli'i Cravalho comes out as bisexual
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) "Moana" star Auli'i Cravalho used TikTok and lyrics from an Eminem song to come out as bisexual.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Transporters, daily wagers hit hard by lockdown in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) In Kashmir, public transporters and daily wagers who lost their livelihood in the lockdown and also post Article 370 abrogation on August 5, 2019 have been worst hit.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Obese kids may be at higher bone fracture risk
London, April 10 (IANS) Researchers say that pre-school children who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of bone fractures during childhood than normal-weight pre-schoolers,
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hima Das requests everyone to take COVID-19 more seriously
Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das urged everyone in her state to take the COVID-19 pandemic more seriously after Assam reported its first death due to novel coronavirus on Friday even as the state's total positive cases went up to 29, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Athletics
Blake Lively tempted to 'swipe right' for hubby Ryan Reynolds' trainer
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Hollywood actress Blake Lively has her eyes on her husband Ryan Reynolds' trainer.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reliance Foundation Hospital to reward 'medical warriors' with extra salary
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The management of Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital has decided to reward its 'medical warriors' currently engaged in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic at various locations, with extra salary, besides other benefits, an official said here on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
32mn livelihoods at risk, economy to shrink 20% if lockdown on till mid-May
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) If the India lockdown continues till mid-May along with moderate relaxation after the end of 21-day lockdown on April 14, it could put 32 million livelihoods at risk and swell non-performing loans (NPLs) by seven percentage points, resulting in the economy contracting sharply by around 20 per cent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, with ?2 to ?3 per cent growth for fiscal year 2021, a new report warned on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Business/Economy
Delhi gives Rs 5,000 each to another 7,200 workers
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Days after releasing Rs 5,000 each to over 32,000 construction workers through Delhi Labour Welfare Board, the government has given an equal amount to 7,242 additional workers to deal with financial crisis due to coronavirus lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UP IAS officer makes website for corona advice, track patients
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A young IAS officer in Uttar Pradesh has put his tech-savvy to good use to come up with a website which has a tool to alert authorities about a suspected coronavirus patients and at the same time offer advice to users.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 effect on VCs to be seen after pandemic subdues: Report
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) With the coronavirus pandemic severely hitting businesses, a report by Wizikey has said that major impact of the outbreak on Venture Capitals (VCs) will be seen after the outbreak subdues.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ayushmann Khurrana salutes frontline warriors with special poem
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana has expressed his gratitude to the COVID frontline warriors reciting a poem he wrote for them.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amazon extends its global relief fund to Indian delivery partners
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) E-commerce major Amazon has extended the 'Amazon Relief Fund' to its delivery partners -- associates of the Delivery Service Partner Programme, Amazon Flex programme and trucking partners providing middle-mile logistics support -- in India in view of the the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maha probes Wadhawan picnic fracas, CBI enters scene (Roundup)
Satara/Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday ordered a probe against a senior IPS officer who allegedly permitted the scam-tainted Wadhawan brothers and others to travel from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar flouting state and national lockdown norms, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid community spread fears, Punjab extends curfew
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) After Odisha, the Punjab Cabinet led by Amarinder Singh on Friday decided to extend curfew in the state till May 1.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Sukhwinder Singh unveils a prayer song
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Singer Sukhwinder Singh has released a prayer song in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sealing limited to 2 Bengaluru civic wards: Official (2nd Lead)
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) Seal-down orders are limited only to two wards in the city to curb Covid cases, said a top civic body official on Friday, urging news channels to avoid speculation.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Get ready for MNREGA to begin from April 15: Agri Min told states
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) In what can spark off further speculation about exemptions during probable extension of the ongoing nationwide shutdown, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday that he has asked all states to keep a plan ready to start MNREGA work from April 15, if the situation allows.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HCQ stock available thrice the country's needs; first list of its export cleared: Centre
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Centre on Friday said it has stock of 3.28 crore hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets, three times the projected domestic requirement. It also approved the first list of countries for the HCQ export.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
A Najafgarh village is Delhi's new containment zone
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The area around the Dindarpur village in the Najafgarh are here has been made a containment zone after three of a family tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Jamie Dornan defends Gal Gadot's 'Imagine' video
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Actor Jamie Dornan has come forward to defend actress Gal Gadot's "Imagine" video, which went viral but was deemed "out of touch" by many social media users.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Punjab brings private hospitals under ambit for corona battle
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet led by Amarinder Singh on Friday approved the Punjab Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Ordinance 2020, to bring the state's private hospitals under the umbrella of the Covid-19 battle.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Working with FIFA on new dates for U-17 World Cup: AIFF chief
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel on Friday said that the federation and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) is working with football's global governing body FIFA to come up with an earliest possible timeline to host the U-17 Women's World Cup.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
As world fights corona, China flexes its military muscle
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) While the rest of the world is struggling against the coronavirus pandemic as hundreds continue to die every day, the Xi Jinping regime has been vigorously carrying out its ambitious defence exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.
2020-04-10
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Economy will be lifted by agriculture sector: Union Minister (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Kailash Chaudhary, on Friday said that the agriculture sector will lift the economy out of the present corona affected crisis which has halted all economic activity. He said the Central Government has given an exemption to agriculture and allied areas during the nationwide lockdown to ensure that there was no shortage of food items.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Infection rate only 2%, no community transmission yet: Health Ministry
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday that there is no community transmission of Covid-19 in the country yet and the rate of the infection is still low.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
One Direction plan a special treat for fans to mark 10th anniversary
London, April 10 (IANS) Singer Liam Payne and his One Direction bandmates are currently in talks for a special project.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Beckham one of the best of all time in midfield: Brazilian Ronaldo
London, April 10 (IANS) Brazilian football great Ronaldo has said that former England captain and his Real Madrid teammate David Beckham is one of the best players of all time.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Tablighi leader Saad willing to meet police at Jamaat HQ: Sources
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Some of the co-accused booked along with Tablighi Jamaat leader Maulana Mohammad Saad Kandhalvi for the Nizamuddin Markaz fiasco had revealed his location in Zakir Nagar area and that he was willing to meet Crime Branch officials at the groups headquarters, sources in Delhi Police Crime Branch said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Athiya Shetty pitches in with dry ration, hygiene kits
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, actress Athiya Shetty is doing her bit to help the poor. Through her mother Mana Shetty' organisation, Save The Children India, Athiya is pitching in with the distribution of dry ration, hygiene kits and also direct bank transfers.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stay fit, stay in, stay safe: Rohit's mantra in lockdown
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, sportspersons have been looking to interact with fans to not only keep them entertained, but also to guide them in these difficult times as also keep them aware of the dos and don'ts. Taking to Instagram, Rohit Sharma once again highlighted the importance of staying fit even during lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Taika Waititi teases 'Thor: Love And Thunder' details
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Taika Waititi has teased a few details about his upcoming Marvel movie "Thor: Love And Thunder" with Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cristiano Ronaldo obsessed with winning, says Szczesny
Warsaw, April 10 (IANS) The Polish goalkeeper of Juventus FC Wojciech Szczesny praised his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo as the Portuguese "is obsessed with winning and he thinks just about work, even at trainings".
2020-04-10
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Manushi Chhillar raises awareness through Unicef campaign
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Former Miss World Manushi Chhillar has been approached by UNICEF to be a part of their campaign to raise awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centre directs states, UTs not to allow religious gatherings
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Ahead of ensuing festivals this month, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday directed all the states and the Union Territories (UTs) not to allow any social or religious gathering and ensure strict compliance of lockdown to contain spread of Covid-19.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
23 more test positive in J&K, tally mounts to 207
Jammu, April 10 (IANS) Twenty-three more persons tested positive on Friday in J&K as the total number of Covid-19 patients crossed the 200-mark.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Should alcohol be brought under essential services during lockdown?
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The COVID-19 restrictions have quite understandably made life difficult for many. But it may not be possible for everyone to imagine what those with untreated alcohol use disorder go through when they do not get to drink at all.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
For social distancing, this man builds tree-house IN UP village
Hapur (UP), April 10 (IANS) This farmer has taken the concept of social distancing to a whole new level. He has built a tree-house for himself and stays there to maintain a distance form all.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Rihanna buys ventilator for dad as he recovers from COVID-19
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Pop star Rihanna helped keep her father Ronald Fenty's spirits up after she got to know he has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Prannoy requests Star Sports to show badminton with other sports
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Badminton star H.S. Prannoy has called for more sports apart from cricket to be shown on sports channels. Tagging Star Sports, Prannoy tweeted that kids can benefit if other sports are also showcased at a time when live sports have been frozen due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
2 lakh people arrived in Jharkhand after lockdown: CM
Ranchi, April 10 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren held an all- party meeting on Friday and informed the state parties that around two lakh people arrived in the state after lockdown was imposed.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Have to be available 24/7, can't say no: DSP Joginder Sharma
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Joginder Sharma, who was one of the heroes of Indias 2007 World T20 win, is currently serving the country in another capacity amid the ongoing fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Delhi hero develops shields with 3-D printers for health workers
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Since the Covid-19 crisis gripped the nation, the safety and security of those fighting against the pandemic at the forefront is the talk of the town.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tiger Shroff shares video of first double landing, fans are awestruck
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Action star Tiger Shroff has always been synonymous fitness and body flexibility. The actor keeps entertaining fans by sharing videos of workout and stunts. In his latest videoposted on Friday, Tiger flaunts his first double landing, and he sure does it effortlessly!
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Be friends with your diary again amid lockdown:Thespians
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) While the Corona crisis is at its peak forcing India's largest democracy to stay home, thespians have some ideas to make your lockdown worth a time.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Gurpreet keeping tab on parents working in frontline from Sydney
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Far away in distant Sydney, India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is praying everyday that his parents, both police officers, are safe and sound as they continue working in the frontline in Chandigarh amid the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-04-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Begum Akhtar's pupil Shanti Hiranand dies at 87
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Padma Shri recipient and disciple of Begum Akhtar, noted Indian vocalist Shanti Hiranand passed away early Friday morning in Gurugram. She was 87.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Taxpayers seeking revision of lower withholding tax will not get benefit of automatic 3-month extension
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Businesses seeking lower TDS/TCS (tax deduction at source /tax collected at source) for FY21 in view of the impact of Covid-19 outbreak on business will have to apply afresh with the income tax department and wait for its order.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Azamgarg SP offers reward for info on Jamaatis
Azamgarh (UP), April 10 (IANS) In an innovative idea to gather information about members of the Tablighi Jamaat who are not coming forward to identify themselves, the Azamgarh police has offered a reward of Rs 5,000 for anyone who gives information about them.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Over 37K migrant relief camps shelter 14.3 lakh people: MHA
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday said that over 14.3 lakh people have been shifted to about 37,978 migrant relief camps across India amid the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Wildlife samples to be tested for coronavirus soon
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Amid growing concern over transmission of coronavirus in wildlife animals and pets, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), among many others, have been permitted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Health Ministry to conduct testing on them.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab extends curfew till May 1
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) After Orissa, the Punjab Cabinet led by Amarinder Singh on Friday decided to extend curfew in the state by 21 days till May 1.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Don't release Wadhawans without our permission, CBI to Maharashtra authorities
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has written to the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of Maharashtra's Satara to not release the scam-tainted Wadhawan brothers without its permission.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress accuses Kerala govt of transferring corona data to US firm
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF in Kerala on Friday asked the Pinarayi Vijayan government to investigate how the data on Covid-19 patients and suspects is being fed into the server of a US-based marketing firm, Sprinklr.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
States demand more testing kits, ventilators, PPE from Centre
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday held a meeting via video conferencing with health ministers of different states for taking stock of the preparedness regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Alcohol de-addiction centres get crisis calls from family members
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) The alcohol de-addiction centres here are receiving calls for emergency counselling from the family members of tipplers as the state-owned liquor shops are closed due to Covid-19 lockdown, said counsellors.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
66,036 in quarantine, UP coronavirus tally reaches 431
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is monitoring nearly 66,036 persons who have been in quarantine for coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
HRD Minister urges students to download Aarogya Setu app
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank on Friday urged students across the country to download the Aarogya Setu mobile app, which his ministry launched a week ago.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics,Technology
SpiceJet ferries medical essentials from Hybd to Ho Chi Minh City
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday said that it operated an international cargo flight from Hyderabad to Ho Chi Minh City ferrying essential medical supplies.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Why money can still not buy love or friendship
New York, April 10 (IANS) Money can't buy love or friendship is an old adage and researchers now say that individuals who base their self-worth on their financial success often feel lonely in everyday life.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hope for belated start to season in August: Coe
London, April 10 (IANS) World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said that he is still hoping for a belated start to the athletics season from August. In a statement put out by World Athletics on Friday, Coe said that if possible, the global athletics governing body would like to hold the season between August and October.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
NZ unable to travel to India for FIH Hockey Pro League matches
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The New Zealand Vantage Black Sticks Men's Team are unable to complete the Asian leg of the FIH Hockey Pro League due to the COVID-19 crisis across the globe. The New Zealand men's team was slated to face the Indian team on May 23 and 24 in Bhubaneswar.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Omar criticises suspension of Internet in Kupwara
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) Former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday criticised the administrative decision to suspend internet service in Kupwara district in the wake of heavy shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran and Tangdhar sectors.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
IYC turns its HQ into community kitchen to feed needy
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) in the national capital has turned its Raisina road headquarter space into a community kitchen to serve food to the stranded and homeless during the lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rijiju pats Hyd police for action against supermarket
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju on Friday praised Telangana police for its prompt action against a supermarket in Hyderabad after two youths from Manipur were denied entry in an alleged case of racial discrimination.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Kashmiri artistes reinvent rare weaving technique
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) In the face of the lockdown in Kashmir, two artistes -- Majid and Fayaz Mir -- have found a way to make the most of Pashmina art by developing a rare weaving technique that was lost 60 years back.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
Seal down only in 2 wards, don't speculate: B'luru official (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) The seal down orders are limited to only two wards in Bengaluru to curb Covid-19 cases, said a civic body official on Friday, urging news channels to desist from speculation.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
You look like Tarzan, but bowl like Jane: Flintoff to Akhtar
London, April 10 (IANS) Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has been known to get into the skin of opposition players and that has also seen his team suffer like when he exchanged verbal volleys with Yuvraj Singh and saw Stuart Broad pay the price as the Indian batsman hit six sixes off the pacer in the 2007 WT20 game. Flintoff has now recalled a game where he engaged in a duel with Shoaib Akhtar only to see his stumps go for a walk in the park.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ministry: Corona infection rate is low; no community transmission yet
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Friday said the infection rate from coronavirus is not huge according to the samples collected and there is no community transmission in the country so far.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Manipur villagers turn saviours for lockdown-hit people
Imphal, April 10 (IANS) Amidst the nationwide lockdown, when crores of Indians are struggling to procure essential items, a remote village in Manipur has set an example by distributing free vegetables to thousands of people.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal 'complete failure' in Covid handling: Bidhuri & Gambhir
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Arvind Kejriwal has been a "total failure", says BJP's South Delhi MP Member of Parliament from Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri, when asked to evaluate the Delhi Chief Minister's effort during the shutdown in wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhi too found him short of efficiency.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Watch select Apple TV+ originals for free in India
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) As people stay home during the lockdowns and social distancing times, Apple on Friday made some shows from its Apple TV+ streaming platform free for users, to watch via its Apple TV app, for a limited time in over 100 countries and regions including in India.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Amazon building its own corona-testing lab to test employees
Seattle, April 10 (IANS) Amid the call to shut its warehouses and protect front-line employees from the COVID-19 disease, Amazon has announced to build its own coronavirus testing lab and test more employees at its warehouses and other facilities.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Technology
500-plus corona cases daily, ICMR suggests rate of positive cases between 3-5%
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Since last week, the Health Ministry has observed a staggering rise daily in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the country -- nearly 500-plus cases daily with a few exceptions where the number has gone below 400 cases -- a pattern which indicates a worrying trend after solid implementation of the nationwide lockdown and sealing of hotspots.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lockdown diaries: Kajal Aggarwal learns to make khasta samosas from mum
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) South star Kajal Aggarwal has turned into quite an expert chef thanks to lockdown quarantine! The actress recently showed off her skills at baking a carrot cake, and now she is trying her hand at whipping up the perfect Punjabi khasta samosa.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Sanjivani: Even with exports, India can maintain anti-malaria drug stocks (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) With domestic pharmaceutical majors ramping up their capacity to monthly churn out around 25-30 crore anti-malaria pills --Hydroxychloroquine, India can easily manage to export the drug and maintain robust domestic stocks as well, industry insiders and experts said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ICMR: 40% SARI patients had no travel or contact history
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A study by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) indicates patients with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI), who contracted the coronavirus infection, did not have any travel or contact history. ICMR, an important body in the country's fight against the deadly coronavirus infection, concluded 39.2 per cent of COVID-19 cases did not report any history of contact with a known case or international travel.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
UP govt transfers money to daily wagers hit by lockdown
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday transferred Rs 1,000 as financial aid to over 11 lakh construction workers each amid the nationwide lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tendulkar to help 5k Mumbai people with ration amid COVID-19 crisis
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has pledged to help around 5,000 people for a month in Shivaji Nagar and Govandi area of Mumbai through an NGO amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Andhra official drinks sanitiser, mistaking it for water
Amaravati, April 10 (IANS) A Health Department official in Andhra Pradesh on Friday took ill after consuming a sanitiser, mistaking it for drinking water.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
TN medical expert group for extending lockdown by two weeks
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) The medical expert group set up by the Tamil Nadu government has recommended that the lockdown be extended in the state by two more weeks, said a group member on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Harvey Weinstein survives COVID-19
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has survived COVID-19, and has been released from a 14-day quarantine.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India can afford extended lockdown but only with a stimulus (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) As speculation is rife over the possible extension of the national lockdown, economists and industry insiders have contended that India can afford such a move given that a robust fiscal policy response for the industry is initiated.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
False-negative COVID-19 test results may lead to chaos: Study
New York, April 10 (IANS) As COVID-19 testing becomes more widely available, it's vital that health care providers and public health officials understand its limits and the impact false results can have on efforts to curb the pandemic, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
NDMC issues showcause notice to Bangla Pastry Shop in Bengali Market
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Two days after the Delhi government declared the Bengali Market in Todermal Road as one the Covid-19 hotspots and sealed the area, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Friday issued a showcause notice to the Bangla Pastry Shop in the market for violation of the health licence issued by it.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lockdown diaries: Janhvi Kapoor gets sister Khushi to be her hairdresser
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Its's Siblings Day today, and actress Janhvi Kapoor has posted a video to share how her younger sister Khushi has turned hairdresser for her, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Longest stringy thing floating in ocean surprises scientists
Sydney, April 10 (IANS) A month-long scientific expedition exploring the submarine canyons near Ningaloo in the Indian Ocean has led to the discovery of what could be the longest animal ever recorded.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Apple iOS 14 likely to let users try apps without installing them
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportedly developing a new feature that would allow iOS 14 users to interact with a third-party app without installing them.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ensure last-mile outreach through regional languages: PMO
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Friday directed the Empowered Groups to ensure last-mile outreach through communication in regional languages amid the Union government's ongoing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Fans call for Lee-Hesh reunion after Twitter exchange
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Avid Indian tennis fans, who have been fed on a diet of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi winning Grand Slams together while growing up, have called for the pair to join hands again with the Olympics slated next year.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
Darkest night will end: Rijiju on Good Friday
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asked people to have "positive hope" on Good Friday. The sports calendar has come to a grinding halt due to the coronavirus pandemic with even the Olympics being postponed to next year.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Celine Dion tweaks 'My heart will go on' for COVID-19 days
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Singer Celine Dion revisited her iconic song "My heart will go on", and tweaked it to encourage people to practice social distancing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Don't use Goans as guinea pigs in corona fight: state Congress
Panaji, April 10 (IANS) The opposition Congress on Friday accused Chief Minister Pramod Sawant of using Goans as "guinea pigs" in the battle against COVID-19, after his government's deicison to also use ayurveda in the treatment of corona positive and suspected cases.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Here's how Varun will celebrate once COVID-19 pandemic ends
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan has shared how he will celebrate once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Close to two lakh given online counselling in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) With Covid-19 striking hard across Kerala, the state Mental Health Authority has stepped up its psycho-social support programme and by now they have given online counselling to 1.81 lakh people.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Prosus commits Rs 100 cr for India's fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Prosus, the global consumer Internet group of Naspers, has committed Rs 100 crore to the PM-CARES Fund for India's fight against the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
KCA providing online training to 165 umpires
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) About 165 cricket umpires are now being trained online by the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Remember that volley winning us a few Grand Slams: Paes to Bhupathi
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Tennis legend Leander Paes has heaped praise on his former Grand Slam winning partner Mahesh Bhupathi, saying he always had 'mad' skills and he remembers the volleys which won the pair a few Grand Slams.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
AC Milan & Inter to lock horns in first-ever 'virtual derby'
London, April 10 (IANS) Serie A giants AC Milan will be facing off Inter Milan in their first-ever virtual derby on Saturday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Stranded Brits to be flown back from B'luru on April 20
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) A chartered aircraft would fly back Britons stranded in this tech city to London on April 20, a top diplomat said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Jolie concerned about children safety during COVID-19 lockdown
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has urged Americans to keep in touch with at-risk families during the COVID-19 lockdown and report any form of child abuse fears to the authorities.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lockdown diaries: Sara, Ibrahim share throwback 'knock-knock' jokes
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) At a tense time due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, actress Sara Ali Khan and her brother Ibrahim Ali Khan made many chuckle with a throwback "knock-knock" joke on social media.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Movement of corona suspects from Nepal to India: Intel
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Suspected Coronavirus positive Indian Muslim nationals are being pushed from Nepal to India, the intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a paramilitary force, has said, alerting the government and security agencies.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Over 1 million Canadians lost jobs in March
Ottawa, April 10 (IANS) More than one million Canadians lost their jobs in March, as the country locked down to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Canada,Politics
With cases on the rise, TN yet to chalk out lockdown exit strategy
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) With no downward trend seen in the number of people testing positive for coronavirus and a possibility of the state moving into the community spread stage (third stage) looming large, Tamil Nadu is yet to chart out any lockdown exit strategy.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
After masks, Kerala jail produces gowns for health workers
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) After successfully producing the masks, the Central Prison here has now entered into the production of gowns and uniforms for medical professionals, who are in the forefront of fighting the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National
Salman Khan eats leaves for breakfast along with his horse, says it's 'damn good'
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has shared a funny video where he can be seen chewing leaves along with his horse!
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two Bengaluru civic wards sealed to contain Covid-19 spread
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) City civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has sealed two wards to contain the Covid-19 spread, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Heavy shelling continues in J&K's Kupwara district
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) Heavy shelling between Indian and Pakistani troops on the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday in J&K's Kupwara district created panic among people living close to the border.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Irresponsible to start any tournament without 100% safety: Infantino
Zurich, April 10 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has brought football around the world to a grinding halt and FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that it would be irresponsible to start any tournament without ensuring that the situation is 100 per cent safe.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
IIT-K develops PPE costing less than Rs 100 each
Kanpur (UP), April 10 (IANS) A team of researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, have developed a cheaper alternative to the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kit to help overcome its shortage for frontline workers battling the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab to lift partial lockdown only for farmers
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Punjab Chief Captain Amrinder has said that the state will be lifting partial lockdown only for farmers from April 15 and for this a mechanism has been put in place to ensure social distancing and other precautions.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Seriously thinking on extending lockdown: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday indicated that his government was seriously thinking of extending the lockdown as the time did not appear to be right for lifting the restrictions.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Operation SHIELD' makes Dilshad Garden Coronavirus-free
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Delhi government's 'Operation SHIELD' has completely stopped the transmission of coronavirus in Dilshad Garden with no new cases reported in the last 10 days, Delhi's health department said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Beckham, family thanks frontline workers for fight against COVID-19
London, April 10 (IANS) Decorated former England football captain David Beckham has thanked all the frontline workers who are risking their lives in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic saying it was "another week of hard work".
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
When Joaquin Phoenix threw up backstage before TV interview
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Intense anxiety before a TV interview once made Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix throw up backstage.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Drinking green tea may help treat food allergies
Tokyo, April 10 (IANS) If you are a tea lover, there is good news as researchers have revealed that consuming green tea can help combat food allergies. A food allergy occurs when your immune system over reacts to a food or a substance in a food. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, found that drinking green tea increases the abundance of gut bacteria that helps suppress allergic immune responses.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Japan,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
We have to look at alternatives: Giles on Eng-WI series in June
London, April 10 (IANS) With the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a standstill, England team director Ashley Giles has said that he doesnt see the series against West Indies happening in June. This comes after Australias tour of Bangladesh was called off on Thursday. England were scheduled to play 3 Tests against West Indies in June.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Art Central Hong Kong announces special edition online catalogue
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Continuing its long-standing partnership with Artsy since 2015, Art Central Hong Kong has announced a special Artsy online catalogue to support the galleries and artists of its canceled 2020 edition at no cost to those participating.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bhumi learns hydroponics farming from mother amid lockdown
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar has decided to learn the science of hydroponics farming from her mother Sumitra Pednekar during the COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hansal Mehta: 'Masakali' remake is 'awful, ear shattering'
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has reacted to the remake version of Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman's iconic number "Masakali", calling it "awful" and "ear shattering". While a few cringe, somebody is laughing his way to the bank, he added.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Telangana makes wearing of masks compulsory
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) Continuing its efforts to check the spread of coronavirus, the Telangana government has made wearing of face masks compulsory for people whenever they step out of their homes.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Played 'less aggressively' due to repercussions of sandpaper-gate, says Cummins
Melbourne, April 10 (IANS) Australia fast bowler Pat Cummis has said that because of the repercussions of the infamous Newlands ball-tampering scandal, they played "less aggressively" against India in the 2018-19 Test series which they lost at home.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tokyo bars, eateries to shut by 8 p.m. daily
Tokyo, April 10 (IANS) Bars and restaurants in Tokyo were on Friday ordered to shut down by 8 p.m. daily as part of the Japanese governments strict measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Japan,Politics
COVID-19: Salman thanks all for 'understanding' gravity of the situation
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has thanked everyone for "listening and understanding" about lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus in India.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two youths dressed as doctors hunt for drugs, arrested
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) Two youths, wearing doctor's aprons, were arrested by the Lucknow police on Friday from the Polytechnic crossing. The youths had come out of their houses in search of drugs, mainly heroin.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SPs of Bihar border districts alerted about infiltration
Bettiah, April 10 (IANS) Amid the countrywide lockdown, reports of infiltration through the Nepal border in Bihar have been received. Bettiahs District Magistrate Kundan Kumar said this in a letter he wrote to the Superintendent of Police and other officers of the border districts of Narkatiaganj and Bettiah.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Bihar,National
England cathedrals to broadcast Easter services online
London, April 10 (IANS) Two of England's well-known cathedrals will broadcast Easter services online amid a lockdown in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic, the media reported on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Religion
10 foreigners arrested in TN, to be tested for corona
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu police has arrested 10 foreigners belonging to different countries in Mayiladuthurai district staying in a mosque for violating their visa norms, said a police officer.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Rapper Raja Kumari: Pt Ravi Shankar was first person to bless me in my artistic career
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Indian-American rapper-songwriter Raja Kumari has paid a tribute to the late Grammy award-winner sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar and said that he was the first person to bless her.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sometimes u slip on those pies too: Yuvraj reminds KP
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen on Thursday shared a tweet by the official twitter handle of English Cricket where he is seen playing his famous switch hit. He captioned his tweet, 'Smacking pies!' And Yuvraj Singh trolled the Englishman and wrote: "Well sometimes u slip on those pies too."
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Messi denies move to Inter, role in Ronaldinho bail
Buenos Aires, April 10 (IANS) FC Barcelona superstar footballer Lionel Messi has denied reports of him moving to Italian giants Inter Milan.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
UFC 249 cancelled after request from ESPN and Disney
New York, April 10 (IANS) UFC 249 has been cancelled after weeks of back and forth on the headliners and the location amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UFC said in a statement that while it was fully prepared to go ahead with the event, ESPN and Disney requested the postponement until further notice.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
User claims Anurag Kashyap is rolling a joint in video, filmmaker says it's tobacco
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) A video featuring Anurag Kashyap seems to have landed the filmmaker in trouble. A user has complained to Mumbai Police that Kashyap is actually "rolling a joint" in the video, which is "illegal in India". Soon afterwards, the filmmaker responded claiming he was rolling up tobacco.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Boris Johnson must rest up, says UK PM's father
London, April 10 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson "must rest up" after he was moved from intensive care with coronavirus, his father said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Several arrested in Sopore for attending last rites of militant
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) Several people were arrested during raids by police for attending the last rites of a militant in Sopore.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
9 contacts of earlier corona cases turn positive in Karnataka (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) Nine contacts of previous coronavirus positive cases turned positive among 10 new cases which surfaced in the last 19 hours, raising the total in Karnataka to 207, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Researchers develop cheap anti-coronavirus face shield
Tokyo, April 10 (IANS) In a bid to fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), Japanese researchers have developed an extremely cheap anti-coronavirus face shield, using a clear plastic file as the shield.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Japan,National
Singapore teachers stop using Zoom after 'serious' incidents
Singapore, April 10 (IANS) Singapore on Friday suspended the use of video-conferencing tool Zoom by its teachers, after "very serious incidents" during a home-based lesson.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Smartphone downswing alarming in India, to last longer: Report
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The downswing in smartphone industry had already started before lockdowns in countries like India and with retail stores now shut, online channels selling essential items like groceries and consumers in no mood for device replacement, the slowdown will be deep and last longer than in China, a new report said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Fearing corona, Telangana farmer puts masks on goats
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) After a tiger in a zoo in the US tested positive for coronavirus, a farmer in Telangana came out with an innovative idea to save his goats from the deadly virus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: How 'The Batman' is dealing with the villainous virus
London, April 10 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, filmmaker Matt Reeves says he is spending his time looking for ways to move forward with "The Batman", which stars Robert Pattinson in the title role.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Let's fight corona jointly, Modi tells Netanyahu, Bolsonaro
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu that the country is committed to jointly fight the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
COVID-19: 9 fire brigade vehicles flagged off to sanitise Noida hotspots
Gautam Buddh Nagar, April 10 (IANS) Commissioner of Police Alok Singh on Friday flagged off nine fire brigade vehicles to santitise 22 hotspots in Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt asks private schools to reduce/defer fees
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday advised all private educational institutions to consider reduction/deferment of school fees from April to June in view of the lockdown which has been imposed to reign in coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
COVID lockdown: Tinder conversations up by 39 per cent
New Delhi, April 10 (IANSlife) Dating app Tinder has some interesting trends to reveal during the lockdown! Conversations have been up by an average of 39 per cent, but here's what interesting-- the average length of conversations is 28 per cent longer, it revealed.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
American band The Aces feel people need music more than ever now
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) American alternative pop band The Aces made a bold move by releasing their new song, "Lost Angeles", amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. They promise to continue to give their fans new music as they feel people need music more than ever right now.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Can Iron worsen Malaria infection?
New Delhi, April 10 (IANSlife) Iron is an essential mineral for most of organisms. The body cannot make enough healthy red blood cells, if it lacks the required quantity of iron. The lack of red blood cells is called iron deficiency anemia.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
3 Chinese women footballers given all-clear after national team return
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) Former Paris Saint-Germain forward Wang Shuang and two other Chinese women's national team members have tested negative for COVID-19 upon returning to the team's training base from Wuhan, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
COVID-19: 8th death reported in Rajasthan, total cases 489
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) Death of an eighth patient due to coronavirus was reported in Rajasthan, even as 26 new corona positive cases in the state on Friday took the total cases to 489, health officials said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 takes toll on thieves; crime rates drop in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) Covid-19 appears to have taken a toll on thieves, as incidents of crime across Kerala has come down significantly, since the lockdown came into force.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How to beat indigestion during pregnancy
New Delhi, April 10 (IANSlife) Healthy mothers and happy babies go hand in hand!! If you are an expecting mother there will be many changes taking place in the body that will cause irritation or discomfort.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Big B almost believed 'blindness is on its way'
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has expressed concern over the condition of his vision. The veteran actor is afraid that he might just turn blind.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump says to 'expedite help' for American farmers
Washington, April 10 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he has directed his Agriculture Secretary to "expedite help" to American farmers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Parcel train with masks reaches Jammu
Jammu, April 10 (IANS) A parcel train carrying masks arrived in Jammu on Friday as part of bringing the essential medical supplies to Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Cricket vs COVID-19: Former players reiterate measures against pandemic
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) tweeted a video of former cricketers Isa Guha, Lisa Sthalekar and Anjum Chopra reiterating the safety measures that need to be taken amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
How to teach kids about Coronavirus
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The novel Coronavirus has not just left our medical practitioners and researchers searching for solutions, but its also parents who find it hard to explain the phenomenon to young children, in a creative, calm way.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mumbai police cracks whip on social media, Group Admins
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The Mumbai Police on Friday cracked the whip on Social Media against fake content and Group Admins of WhatsApp groups as personally liable if such misleading stuff is found circulating.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Politics
Digital gift options to keep you happy during lockdown
New Delhi, April 10 (IANSlife) Lockdown should not stop anyone from making their beloved feel special.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
US shares see biggest weekly gain in 46 years
Washington, April 10 (IANS) US stocks have just recorded their biggest weekly gain since 1974 despite the bleak economic outlook due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Friday/.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
72% Indian firms see COVID-19 impact going beyond 6 months
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) While the COVID-19 effect is being felt by industries across the spectrum, 72 per cent of the organisations in India believe that its full impact will be felt beyond six months, an EY survey said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
COVID-19: ITF chief takes 30 % pay cut to help 'job retention scheme'
London, April 10 (IANS) Amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, the International Tennis Federation has announced a slew of measures to help its staff with ITF president David Haggerty taking a voluntary pay cut.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Four more corona cases in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) Odisha has reported four more COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of coronavirus patients to 48, officials said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Akshay Kumar donates 3cr for rapid testing kits, PPE
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Akshay Kumar has donated Rs 3 crore to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the manufacture of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), masks, and rapid testing kits, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: Five new cases in Agra, total 89
Agra, April 10 (IANS) With five more coronavirus positive cases reported in Agra district in Uttar Pradesh, its total number of such cases has gone up to 89.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Indian-origin player in Bundesliga shines in simulated game
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Sarpreet Singh, the first Indian-origin player in the Bundesliga continues to dazzle, this time off the field.
2020-04-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Railways convert 270 coaches into Covid wards in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) South Western Railway (SWR) zone has chipped in with 270 coaches converted into Covid quarantine wards to increase isolation facilities in the country, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Microsoft giving 3-months paid parental leave to help kids study at home
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) Microsoft has announced three-months paid parental leave for its workers are schools are shut and parents are learning to cope with children taking online classes at home.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
9 contacts of previous Covid cases turn positive in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) Nine contacts of previous corona positive cases turned positive among 10 new cases which surfaced in the last 19 hours, raising the total in Karnataka to 207, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
UK to charter flights to fly its nationals stranded in India
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) The UK will be using charter flights from various Indian cities to ferry its nationals stranded across the country.
2020-04-10
Category: International, India,National
IMF Chief predicts worst economic fallout since Great Depression
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) As the world deals with the coronavirus crisis, the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva has said that the world may face the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New York using mass graves amid outbreak: Report
New York, April 10 (IANS) Images have emerged of coffins being buried in a mass grave in New York City, as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak continues to rise in the epicentre of the pandemic in the US, a media report said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,International
2 cases from Anantapur push AP tally to 365
Amaravati, April 10 (IANS) With two confirmed cases reported from tests conducted overnight, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh climbed marginally to 365 on Friday morning. The media bulletin issued by the state nodal officer stated that the two new cases were detected from Anantapur district.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Never saw Sachin, Dhoni or Rohit obsess over weight training: Ramji
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Last time India won an ICC event, Champions Trophy in 2013, Ramji Srinivasan was the man training M.S. Dhonis warhorses. And it was the same man who kept Team India fit and healthy during the 2011 World Cup journey. At a time when the world has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, who better than Ramji to suggest ways to stay fit and healthy while staying indoors.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
46 new cases in Gujarat take total to 308; 19 deaths
Gandhinagar, April 10 (IANS) With the continued and intensified surveillance and testing of coronavirus infection inside the hotspots of Gujarat, the health authorities said on Friday that 46 new confirmed positive cases have been detected in the last 12 hours in the state. Gujarat has now crossed the 300 mark with 308 positive cases and 19 deaths.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
FIG to reschedule Olympic qualifiers
Geneva, April 10 (IANS) 75 per cent of the 324 places for gymnastics at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been allocated, and qualification events to decide the remaining participants will be re-scheduled once social distancing regulations are eased, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
Social media can help gauge economic impact of COVID-19
London, April 10 (IANS) Analysis of content that businesses post on Facebook or other social media platforms can help chart the economic impact and their recovery in countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, says a study.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Technology,Business/Economy
34 Rohingya camps in B'desh put on lockdown
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities have put 34 Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar as well as the entire district on lockdown amid a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, it was reported.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Netflix, Amazon Prime flouting India tobacco regulations: Study
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) On-demand streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video which have become increasingly popular among young people in India are flouting the nation's regulations on exposure to tobacco imagery in any media platform, a global team of researchers has warned.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Maha sees surge in Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 1,390
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 positive cases in Maharashtra increased by 26 on Friday morning, taking the count of such cases to 1,390, officials said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Norway PIO hailed for providing free food amid pandemic
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, an Indian-origin owner of restaurants in Oslo has been providing free Indian food to doctors, nurses and others on the frontline.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Two held in UP's Unnao for rumour-mongering over corona
Unnao (UP), April 10 (IANS) Two persons were arrested from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh on Friday on charge of circulating an audio clip that claimed that those quarantined for suspected coronavirus infection were given injections to kill them, an official said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Food aid for Houthi-controlled Yemen to be halved
Sanaa, April 10 (IANS) The World Food Programme (WFP) is set to halve aid to parts of Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas due to a funding crisis, a media report said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Rahul hails ASHA, Anganwadi workers, ANMs for corona fight
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hailed the work done by Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), Auxiliary Nurses and Midwives (ANMs) and Anganwadi workers in fighting coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
With KTR, help for many in distress is only a tweet away
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) "My mom needs to undergo bypass surgery. Pls, help us to get NOC for her travel to Hyd Star hospitals from Vijayawada due to COVID-19 lockdown. Thank You,"A someone tweeted from New Zealand. "We will take care brother @KTRoffice please contact and assist, came the reassurance.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Time to encourage people to wear face masks as a precaution
London, April 10 (IANS) Amid the rapid spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe, researchers have stressed that it's time to encourage people to wear face masks as a precautionary measure on the grounds that we have little to lose and potentially something to gain.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Need to ramp up testing and treatment: Priyanka to Yogi
New Delhi/Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday wrote to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to emphasize upon the need to test and treat more people and has said that the population of the state is around 23 crore but only 7000 tests have been done.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung designing custom Exynos chip for Google: Report
Seoul, April 10 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly designing a custom Exynos chip for Google.
2020-04-10
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
CBIC launches drive to complete duty refund to exporters by month-end
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Customs department has launched a "special refund and drawback disposal drive" to prioritise processing of all refund claims of exporters.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hussain, Laxman to headline this week's 'Cricket Connected'
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) After an exciting first episode of Cricket Connected, Star Sports have brought on board former England captain Nasser Hussain and Team India legends V.V.S Laxman, Gautam Gambhir and Kris Srikkanth for the second instalment that will be aired on Saturday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
N. Korea set to hold parliamentary meeting
Seoul, April 10 (IANS) North Korea's rubber-stamp legislature was to hold a once-or-twice-a-year session on Friday, with economic and public health issues expected to take centre stage amid its ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Redouble efforts to fight COVID-19: Navy chief to staff
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said that the force has to redouble efforts in the fight against Coronavirus as it is the last bastion in the national effort against the pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
COVID-19: Assam reports 1st death, total cases 29
Guwahati/Agartala, April 10 (IANS) Assam reported its first death due to novel coronavirus on Friday even as the state's total positive cases went up to 29, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Tendulkar hardest batsman to get out because of technical strength: Clarke
Melbourne, April 10 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke has said legendary India batter Sachin Tendulkar was the hardest batsman to get out as he didnt have any technical weakness.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
No monkey business in Himachal amid lockdown!
Shimla, April 10 (IANS) For the monkeys, it's no more business as usual in Himachal Pradesh tourist resorts, for now.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Disney+ Hotstar India garners 8 million subscribers in 1 week
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Disney's video on-demand streaming service Disney Plus (Disney+) has garnered approximately 8 million paid subscribers for its Disney+ Hotstar video streaming service in India in just one week of arrival.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Why 'Four More Shots Please!' celebrates men and women
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Rangita Pritish Nandy was always certain that she wanted to celebrate women, their flaws, their highs and lows through her show "Four More Shots Please!", but without male-bashing.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
OPEC+ postpones deal on large oil cut pending Mexico (Ld)
Vienna, April 10 (IANS) The meeting of OPEC+ ministers and other producers ended on Friday without a final agreement on the oil-production cuts following negotiations on stabalizing the market after Mexico's withdrawal.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mindfulness may benefit patients with irritable bowel syndrome
New York, April 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that adults with irritable bowel syndrome experienced fewer gastrointestinal symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness programme meant to reduce stress.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
UAE-based Indian expat sacked, faces jail for insulting Islam
Dubai, April 10 (IANS) An Indian expat in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was facing police action after being fired for insulting Islam on social media, a media report said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Terror groups may use virulent coronavirus strains to strike: Guterres
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Terror groups may gain access to virulent strains of the novel coronavirus and use it to launch a bio-terror attack, UN Secretar-General Antonio Guterres has warned.
2020-04-10
Category: International, India,National,Terrorism
No slots available: Bigbasket, Grofers fail to deliver essentials in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi/Noida, April 10 (IANS) With the state governments ring-fencing 22 corona hotspots in Noida, 13 in Ghaziabad, 9 in Gurugram and 25 in Delhi, the NCR region went through an unprecedented frenzy over the supply of essential items on Friday, with leading online delivery platforms Bigbasket, Grofers and Milkbasket once again failing to rise to the occasion as 21-day lockdown entered its final phase.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Telangana Cabinet to meet on Saturday to mull lockdown extension
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) The Telangana Cabinet will meet here on Saturday afternoon to likely decide on extending the nationwide lockdown in the state beyond April 14.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi's AQI satisfactory as fossil fuel emission declines
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Air pollution in the national capital region stood in the "satisfactory" category, with 60 per cent reduction in nitrogen dioxide poisonous gas.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ricky Ponting reveals the best over he ever faced
Melbourne, April 10 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has said that Andrew Flintoff's fiery and magical over during the 2005 Ashes Test against England at Edgbaston was the "best over" he ever faced in his playing days.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Honeymooning UAE-based Indian couple stranded in Maldives
Dubai, April 10 (IANS) A newly-wed Dubai-based Indian couple, who travelled to the maldives for their honeymoon, were now stranded in the island nation amid travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Wadhawans picnic fracas: Maha IPS officer sent on leave(Lead)
Satara/Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday sent on 'compulsory leave' an IPS officer and Principal Secretary (Special) Amitabh Gupta for allegedly allowing the scam-tainted Wadhawan brothers and others to travel from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar on Wednesday at the height of the lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana mom rides 1,400 km on scooty to bring back son
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) At a time when people's moment within their neighbourhoods has curtailed due to coronavirus induced lockdown, a burka-clad woman from Telangana rode 1,400 km on her scooty to bring back her son stuck in Andhra Pradesh.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Masks are now compulsory: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said wearing a mark is compulsory in the state to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala Christians 'observe' Good Friday sitting at home
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) It's been an experience that has never happened before as Christian's in Kerala , on Friday was seen either glued to online streaming or engaged in small prayers at one's home , as the Good Friday mass in churches on account of Covid-19 spread has been limited to just five , including the priest and his associates.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Did Jamaatis distribute sweets to passengers in UP?
Agra, April 10 (IANS) In a disturbing revelation, it has now been found that while returning from the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi last month, many of the members purchased a sweet, 'petha', from Agra and distributed it to friends and co-travelers during their journey.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana mom rides 1,400 km on scooty to bring back son
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) At a time when people's moment within their neighbourhoods has curtailed due to coronavirus induced lockdown, a burka-clad woman from Telangana rode 1,400 km on her scooty to bring back her son stuck in Andhra Pradesh.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Jeevika workers make 5.88 lakh face masks in Bihar
Patna, April 10 (IANS) The Bihar government has roped in workers under the Jeevika scheme to manufacture around 5.88 lakh face masks till date to help fight the battle against coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
To ensure social distancing, DM Baramulla orders daylong closure of banks
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) District magistrate Baramulla has ordered closure of all banks in the district for Friday to ensure social distances as crowds were recently seen thronging bank branches in violation of the prohibitory orders.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Boeing mulling plan to cut 10% workforce: Report
Washington, April 10 (IANS) US airplane giant Boeing was mulling a plan to cut about 10 per cent of its workforce amid the fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a media report.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
No point of having IPL behind closed doors: Madan Lal
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Former India cricketer Madan Lal feels any decision on the fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League can be taken only once the situation improves completely amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Asking me to return not with good intent: Kannan Gopinathan
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) Kannan Gopinathan, a young officer who quit the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) last year in August, said on Friday that the new directive asking him to return to service is not with good intent.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two Rs 500 notes create mayhem in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) In these pandemic times, it took two Rs 500 currency notes to create mayhem in Lucknow's Paper Mill colony.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
23-day-old baby dies of COVID-19 in Philippines
Manila, April 10 (IANS) A 23-day old baby succumbed to COVID-19 in the Philippines, it was reported on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Philippines,International
Mexico delays deal reached by OPEC+ to cut oil output
Kuwait City, April 10 (IANS) Mexico suspended the agreement reached by all OPEC+ group members at Thursday's meeting to reduce oil production by about 10 million barrels per day, Kuwait's oil minister Khaled al-Fadhel said on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Italy COVID-19 toll reaches 18,279, highest in the world
Rome, April 10 (IANS) Italy's COVID-19 death toll rose by 610 in the last 24 hours to 18,279, the highest in the world, even as pressure on the country's hospitals continued to ease with a fall in the number of patients in intensive care units, the Civil Protection Agency said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Italy,International
Mayawati for action against BJP MP for assault on Dalit official
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) BSP president Mayawati has demanded stern action against Subrat Pathak, the BJP MP from Kannauj, for his involvement in a case of assault against a Dalit tehsildar.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Apple iPhone 9 spotted on Chinese e-commerce website
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is expected to launch iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 soon and now a third-party retailer in China is accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 9 on Jingdong (JD.com).
2020-04-10
Category: International, China,Technology
Covid-19 scare drives away OPD patients in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) Once teeming with patients requiring treatment of various diseases, government and private hospitals across Kerala have witnessed a dramatic and drastic fall in people visiting their Out-Patient Departments (OPDs) ever since India's first coronavirus patient was reported from the state on January 30.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Historic NY shipyard now home to assembly lines for masks
New York, April 10 (IANS) The Brooklyn Navy Yard, birthplace of historic vessels such the USS Missouri which hosted the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, was now home to improvised assembly lines turning out masks for medical workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Even if IPL is held without fans, it'll be a great event: Cummins
Melbourne, April 10 (IANS) Australian pacer Pat Cummins has said that safety of fans should be the priority amid the global coronavirus pandemic and that's why if a situation arises, he won't mind playing the Indian Premier League (IPL) before empty stands.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Google bans Zoom for workers, makes its Meet app free till Sep 30
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) Citing privacy and security concerns, Google has banned video meeting app Zoom for its employees which is not surprising as Google itself has a popular enterprise tool called Meet as part of its G Suite offering that is sufficient for video meetings.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lockdown diaries: Avneet Kaur is trying out new things
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) "Aladdin Naam Toh Suna Hoga" actress Avneet Kaur is enjoying a new kind of busy schedule at home during the nationwide lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Yemen govt, Houthis trade accusations amid ceasefire
Sanaa, April 10 (IANS) The Yemen government and the Houthis have traded accusations over a series of strikes, a day after a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-backed rebels declared a temporary ceasefire to focus attention on battling efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Allahabad varsity professor with Jamaat links quarantined, booked
Prayagraj (UP), April 10 (IANS) A professor of the Allahabad University (AU), who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi but did not inform police about this, has now been quarantined with his family at a guest house in Kareli area since Thursday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Men flee village where cops were attacked
Bareilly (UP), April 10 (IANS) The Chaudhary Karampur village, where police personnel including ASP Abhishek Varma, were attacked by a mob on April 6, now wears a deserted look.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Ahmed Patel demands relief from power bill for EWS consumers
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) After the central government announced economic package on Covid-19, Congress treasurer Ahmed Patel on Friday demanded relief for power consumers belonging to economically weaker sections from the power bill.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rs 300 crore pledged for tech-focused Gurugram biz school
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A group of leading business stalwarts, top academics and senior bureaucrats on Thursday announced that they will invest Rs 300 crore to build Masters Union School of Business, a new age institution in Gurugram with razor sharp focus on technology to create the next-gen of business professionals for the digital economy.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education,Technology
Normal life returns to Wuhan amid strong restrictions
Wuhan, April 10 (IANS) Life in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province where the global coronavirus pandemic originated last December, was slowly returning to normal as the citys residents emerge from two months of quarantine and confinement.
2020-04-10
Category: International, China,International
Apple creates 30 iPad-based activities for kids at home
San Jose, April 10 (IANS) As millions of children stay home owing to the new coronavirus pandemic while schools are closed, Apple has created 30 iPad-based educational activities for kids.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Argentina,Technology
Wadhawans' picnic permission: Maha IPS officer sent on leave
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday sent on 'compulsory leave' an IPS officer and Principal Secretary (Special) Amitabh Gupta for allegedly allowing the scam-tainted Wadhawan brothers and others to travel from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar on Wednesday at the height of the lockdown.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sports Ministry swings into action to help stranded Olympian in US
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has assured all possible help to hockey Olympian and member of the 1975 World Cup winning team, Ashok Diwan, who is currently stranded in the US due to travel restrictions in place amid global COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Afghanistan continues with prisoner release despite Taliban protest
Kabul, April 10 (IANS) The Afghan government said a staggered prisoner release process would continue despite the Talibans withdrawal in protest against what it called an unacceptable initiative for peace.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Facebook sues Indian American techie over deceptive ads on COVID-19
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) Facebook has filed a lawsuit against Indian-American software architect Basant Gajjar who violated the companys policies by providing 'cloaking software and services designed to circumvent automated ad review systems, and ultimately run deceptive ads on both Facebook and Instagram.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diaspora,Technology
Amid pandemic, fake news a challenge for forces in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) While the entire administration, including the security forces are fighting the oronavirus pandemic in Kashmir, anti-social elements continue to indulge in spreading rumour and fake news.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK PM out of intensive care but remains in hospital
London, April 10 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital for coronavirus treatment, according to the Downing Street.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
COVID-19: India's total cases reach 6,412, with 199 deaths
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India reached 6,412 on Friday, including foreign nationals, with 5,709 active cases, the Health Ministry said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Case filed in hate video case in UP
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), April 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police have filed a case against unnamed persons and are trying to trace the people who have recorded and circulated a video on WhatsApp, calling for boycotting the vendors of the minority community in colonies.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Belarus national found dead in Varanasi
Varanasi, April 10 (IANS) A 55-year-old tourist from Belarus, who was staying in a guest house of Shivala area in Bhelupur police circle since February 28, was found dead in his room on Thursday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Redouble efforts in fight against COVID-19, Navy chief urges force
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh has exhorted the personnel in the force to redouble their efforts in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Former Proteas Test cricketer du Preez passes away
Johannesburg, April 10 (IANS) Former South Africa spinner and Zimbabwe selector, John Harcourt du Preez has died at the age of 77 after prolonged illness.
2020-04-10
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Facebook 'Quiet Mode' silences push notifications on mobile
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) Facebook has announced a "Quiet Mode" on its main app which will mute or pause most push notifications to help you focus on your family and friends, sleep without distraction or manage how you spend your time at home.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eurogroup Finance Ministers agree on COVID-19 package
Brussels, April 10 (IANS) The Eurogroup Finance Ministers have agreed on a financial package worth half a trillion euros to combat the fallouts from the coronavirus pandemic, but without the so-called Eurobonds.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Lockdown more stringent in UP, vehicles banned in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) The Lucknow administration has released a new set of rules, making the lockdown even more stringent. The order issued by Lucknow district magistrate Abhishek Prakash, late on Thursday night, has banned all vehicular movement in the state capital from 9.30. a.m. to 6 p.m.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bayern's Champions League goal remains same, says Muller
Berlin, April 10 (IANS) Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller is not quite sure about how to approach games behind closed doors. The 30-year-old Bavarian-born forward is the kind of player to be most affected by playing games devoid of the usual emotional atmosphere.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
16.8mn Americans seek unemployment aid amid pandemic
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Newly released data has revealed that 6.6 million Americans filed initial unemployment claims last week, bringing the three-week total to a staggering 16.8 million and underscoring the mounting economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kenya rugby season cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis
Nairobi, April 10 (IANS) Kenya's domestic rugby season has been cancelled, thus becoming the latest sporting casualty of the global coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Over 200 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast: IOM
Tripoli, April 10 (IANS) More than 200 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, said the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
2020-04-10
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Lockdown diaries: Payal Ghosh takes to gardening
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actress Payal Ghosh has taken to gardening during the quarantine period.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russia, US, Saudi agree to coordinate actions on oil market stabilization
Moscow, April 10 (IANS) Russia, the US and Saudi Arabia have agreed to coordinate actions on stabilizing oil markets and minimize the impact of oil price volatility on global economy, the Kremlin said in a statement on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
FIBA announces revised global basketball calendar
Mies (Switzerland), April 10 (IANS) World basketball governing body FIBA has announced an updated version of its global basketball calendar in wake of coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-10
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
All benches of Pak SC to start work from April 13
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) All the benches of the Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) will gradually resume work from April 13 despite the increase in the coronavirus cases in the country, it was reported on Friday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak extends intl, domestic flights suspension till April 21
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) The Pakistan government has extended the suspension of domestic and international flight operations in the country until April 21 in a bid to contain the coronavirus spread, said a notification issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
2020-04-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan pledges $3m in SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) Pakistan has pledged to contribute $3 million in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support regional efforts in the fight against the global pandemic, it was reorted.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New Zealand reported decline in new coronavirus cases
Wellington, April 10 (IANS) New Zealand has managed to do something that many countries wish they could achieve: for four straight days, it has reported a decline in new coronavirus cases.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Paresh Rawal: Was surprised to know my son has signed a film as an actor
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Paresh Rawal's son Aditya is all set to make his acting debut in the upcoming digital film "Bamfaad", but the National Award-winning veteran actor always thought that Rawal junior would be a writer because he had studied creative writing. The proud father, however, is emotional and overwhelmed seeing his son on screen.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Merkel says coronavirus restrictions sufficient for now
Berlin, April 10 (IANS) The further tightening of restrictions on daily life in Germany is not necessary at present, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after a cabinet meeting dedicated to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Germany,Politics
UN chief highlights impacts of COVID-19 on women
United Nations, April 10 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the impacts of COVID-19 on women.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
COVID-19 fatality rate to be 10 times higher than influenza: WHO chief
Geneva, April 10 (IANS) The fatality rate of COVID-19 is estimated to be 10 times higher than influenza, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Iran urges IMF to process anti-COVID-19 loan request
Tehran, April 10 (IANS) The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) on Thursday asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to process Iran's request for an emergency anti-coronavirus loan.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
US death toll crosses 16,500; 11% under 25 years testing positive: White House
New York, April 10 (IANS) In the US, 11 out of 100 people under the age of 25, 17 per cent of those in the 25 to 45 age group and 21 per cent of those between 45 and 65 years who presented with symptoms have tested positive for coronavirus, according to age-wise testing data available for the first time from the White House on a day when America's death toll climbed past the 16,500 mark with total confirmed cases more than 462,000.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Neha Kakkar: We don't get paid for singing in Bollywood
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) She has belted out some of the biggest foot-tapping hits including "Garmi", "Aankh marey", "O saki", "Dilbar" and "Kala chashma" among many others, and enjoys as much popularity as any top singer in contemporary Bollywood. Yet, Neha Kakkar tells you, that singers hardly ever get paid in the film industry.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Brad Pitt's awkward experience with make-up artist
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt shares a good rapport with his make-up artist, Jean Black.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UN chief calls for unity of Security Council over COVID-19
United Nations, April 10 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for unity of the Security Council over the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Spain PM sees 'fire coming under control'
Madrid, April 10 (IANS) Spain is close to passing the worst of its coronavirus outbreak, the prime minister said, as the Spanish parliament approved a 15-day extension to the national state of emergency.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Spain,National,Health/Medicine
US starts clinical trial of HCQ for COVID-19 treatment
Washington, April 10 (IANS) A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug, for the treatment of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 has begun in the United States, according to a release of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
More than 2mn coronavirus tests completed in US: Trump
Washington, April 10 (IANS) President Trump said there have been more than 2 million coronavirus tests conducted in the US.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 90,000 worldwide
New York, April 10 (IANS) The death toll from COVID-19 exceeded 90,000 worldwide on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
France's COVID-19 deaths top 12,000, ICU cases report decline
Paris, April 10 (IANS) French hospitals registered a one-day loss of 424 COVID-19 patients, taking the total toll to 8,044, while some 4,166 elderly people living at nursing homes had died of the virus since the epidemic began, a health official said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, France,National,Health/Medicine
Iran welcomes nomination of al-Kadhimi as Iraqi PM
Tehran, April 10 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday welcomed the nomination of Mustafa al-Kadhimi as new Iraqi prime minister, according to the state TV.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Halle Berry did 'John Wick 3' to kick ageism in the face
Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry says she did "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" as it gave her a chance to kick ageism in the face.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
U.S. stocks rise after jobless blowout, Fed stimulus
New York, April 10 (IANS) US stocks gained after another massive jump in the country's initial jobless claims and the Federal Reserve's latest move to support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UK lockdown to continue as coronavirus deaths keep rising
London, April 10 (IANS) Britain's coronavirus lockdown is to continue as the country heads towards one of its biggest holiday weekends of the year while the death toll keeps growing.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Turkish forces shell Kurdish positions in N Syria
Damascus, April 10 (IANS) The Turkish forces shelled positions of the Kurdish forces in northern Syria, a war monitor reported.
2020-04-10
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Delhi updates hotspot list, now marks 25 places
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday updated the list of hotspots in the national capital adding a few more places taking the total number of high-risk COVID-19 areas to 25.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SHO Mundka, 3 others under self-quarantine
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The SHO of Mundka police station in outer Delhi district along with his three subordinates self-quarantined themselves, sources said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Key officials of Bengal district hospitals tested for COVID-19
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) The superintendent of Howrah district Hospital and a senior health official of North Bengal Medical College hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus infection, sending the authorities scurrying to quarantine a large number of doctors, nurses and health workers who came in contact with them recently.
2020-04-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
When Maanvi Gagroo was asked to 'compromise'
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Bollywood actress Maanvi Gagroo has revealed a sordid casting couch experience that she once had to suffer, involving a web series maker.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
#DilSeThankYou keeps trending as B-Town stars salute Mumbai Police
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) The hashtag #DilSeThankYou has kept trending on Twitter all of Thursday and well into Friday, which is hardly surprising because it includes the tweets of Bollywoods A-list. What catches your attention about this particular trend, which had garnered an impressive 51.3k tweets in less than 24 hours, is the reason.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
50 contractual doctors resign in Gwalior
Gwalior, April 10 (IANS) At a time when Madhya Pradesh is facing acute shortage of doctors, 50 doctors appointed on contractual basis at Jayarogya Hospital of Government Gajra Raja Medical College here resigned on Thursday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Provide ration to needy Pak displaced families: CM
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the state government will provide ration to the families displaced from Pakistan who are now residing in any district of the state.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rajasthan makes masks compulsory in urban areas, mandis
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said it should be ensured that people compulsorily wear mask in 196 urban areas (municipal corporations, municipalities and municipal councils) and agriculture markets (mandis) of the state to prevent spread of corona pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka Police launch fake news busting platform
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) Karnataka Police on Thursday launched a dedicated fake news busting website, the state police chief announced.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
100 days and running: Coronavirus has only got deadlier
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) April 9 marked the 100th day of the first cases of new coronavirus being reported, which began its deadly journey from a seafood market in Wuhan in China and brought the entire world to its knees.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National
DU postpones all examinations amid COVID-19 outbreak
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak all examinations of the Delhi University have been postponed till further order, the varsity administration said on Thursday night.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Police beat AIIMS Bhopal doctors with sticks
Bhopal April 10 (IANS) A group of young doctors, including a woman, returning from emergency duty at the AIIMS here sustained injuries when police beat them up with sticks.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Four-year-old among 80 new Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 10 (IANS) A total of 80 cases, including 39 in Jaipur, were reported on Thursday in Rajasthan taking the total tally to 463, ealth officials said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
India slams China for raking up Kashmir at UN
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The government on Thursday slammed China at the United Nations for raking up India's internal matters and its failure to recognize Pakistan's cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
War against virus: The new nightingales of India, lighting the lamp of hope (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) As thousands of nurses across the country light the lamps of hope in the hospitals, several leading ladies play a vital role in India's war room to contain the spread of dreaded pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Unusual mini-ozone hole opens over the Arctic
London, April 10 (IANS) As the world fights the new coronavirus pandemic, climate change is back to threaten us as over the last month, a new unusual hole in the ozone layer has started to form over the Arctic.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Indore continues to bear COVID-19 brunt
Bhopal/Indore, April 10 (IANS) With 41 new cases of coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours, the number of patients in the state reached 426 by Thursday night while the death toll has reached 33.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Karnataka postpones all board exams
Bengaluru, April 10 (IANS) With the nationwide 21-day Covid-19 lockdown set to continue for another two weeks, Karnataka has postponed board exams for class 10 and one paper of class 12, state education minister S. Suresh Kumar said on Thursday.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Plea in SC seek protective gear for sanitation workers
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking direction to state governments and Union Territories to ensure the protection of the right to life of sanitation workers, who are essential services providers, against the backdrop of nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ayurveda has no cure for Covid-19: Goa CM
Panaji, April 10 (IANS) Amid confident claims made by Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik, that British Crown Prince Charles was cured of Covid-19 with the help of alternative medicines, including ayurvedic treatment, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday insisted that ayurveda had no cure for novel coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Azadpur Mandi to have full body sanitizer machine
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Delhi's Azadpur Mandi will install a full body sanitizer machine from Friday to check the spread of coronavirus.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
UK PM moved out of intensive care
London, April 10 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Borish Johnson has been moved out of intensive care unit, a spokesperson for the UK Prime Minister said.
2020-04-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus case tally in Northeast rises to 34, Assam tops
Guwahati/Agartala, April 10 (IANS) One more Covid-19 case was detected in Assam on Thursday night, taking the state's positive cases to 29 while the total number of positive cases in the northeastern region climbed to 34, ministers and officials said.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
IB officials donate one-day salary in PM-CARES fund
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) All the officials of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Thursday donated their one-day salary totalling to Rs 3.5 crore to the PM-CARES Fund to support the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Manipur Deputy Chief Minister stripped of portfolios
Imphal, April 9 (IANS) Amidst the country's all-out battle against the spread of Covid-19, in a major political development in the BJP ruled Manipur on Thursday, the state's Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar Singh was stripped of all his portfolios after four ministers of NPP were asked to quit from the saffron party-led alliance government.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
3 patients in Delhi Cancer Institute test Covid-19 positive
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) After 21 staffers of the Delhi State Cancer Institute, three patients admitted to the hospital also tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Govt exempts Covid-19 medical equipment from customs duty
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The government on Thursday exempted various medical equipment from levy of basic customs duty and health cess in order to allow cheaper imports of these critical devices that are required in large numbers in the country to contain coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Epic rescuer Air India faces precarious financial position
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Air India may have deployed epic rescue flights from Wuhan to Milan to evacuate Indians stranded in the Covid-19 hit countries, but the pandemic has ensured that its financials reached a precarious position.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Misinformation biggest challenge besides corona: Health Minister
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said one of the biggest challenges he was facing apart from fighting coronavirus was fighting against misinformation.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Don't take advance fees from students, Raj CM tells schools
Jaipur, April 9 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Thursday ordered schools in the state in the not to take students' fees in advance till the lockdown continues in the wake of COVID-19.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education
India's Covid-19 tally mounts to 5,865, 477 recovered
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that a total of 5,865 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been reported so far in the country. Of these, 5,218 are active cases.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'No community transfer in Delhi, 60% cases from Markaz alone'
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Delhi Health Department on Thursday said that no community transfer of the coronavirus infection is happening in the city and about 60 per cent of the total cases are from Nizamuddin Markaz alone.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
21 more COVID-19 cases in Gujarat; total 262, 17 deaths.
Gandhinagar, April 9 (IANS) Continued intensified surveillance and testing for the coronavirus in the hotspots declared in Gujarat's major cities yielded 21 more positive cases on Thursday evening.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
New crew safely reaches space station
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, along with Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Technology
9 areas in Gurugram, including upscale Laburnum, declared containment zones (Ld)
Gurugram, April 9 (IANS) The district administration of Gurugram has identified nine areas and declared them as 'containment zones' in the wake of the fast spreading coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Digital Easter celebration with musicians organised in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) With the coronavirus pandemic forcing banning of all gatherings, including for religious events, an NGO has decided to go organise a digital Easter celebration on Friday with top musicians.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Maha notches highest daily Covid-19 deaths, 229 more cases (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) With 25 deaths, Maharashtra on Thursday recorded its highest single-day toll, while 229 new coronavirus cases were recorded, health officials said here.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
AP reports 15 new cases, 2 deaths on Thursday evening
Amaravati, April 9 (IANS) With 15 new cases getting reported on Thursday evening, Andhra Pradesh's tally of Covid-19 cases reached 363. As per the medical bulletin issued by the state nodal officer, the tests were conducted between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
No shortage of ventilators in Karnataka, claims minister
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) With the number of coronavirus cases rising by the day in the state, albeit gradually, Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar on Thursday claimed that there was no shortage of ventilators in the state.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Wadhawan brothers spotted in Mahabaleshwar; quarantined
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The scam-tainted Wadhawan brothers -- who are out on bail in the Yes Bank/DHFL fraud cases -- were reportedly spotted in the famed hill-station of Mahabaleshwar, and have now been shunted into quarantine, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader said here on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Don't participate in gatherings, Delhi govt staff told
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's office has asked all the staff to not participate in the gatherings, including sitting in groups at canteens.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal govt revokes permit of 28 ration dealers for cheating
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government has revoked the permit of 28 ration dealers for allegedly giving inadequate amount of commodities to people and ordered filing of FIRs against those forcibly snatching the items for free distribution among the public during the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior minister said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Cheer for frontline workers: Federer urges fans in Wimbledon video
London, April 9 (IANS) Wimbledon on Thursday tweeted a video montage featuring clips from previous editions of the grass court Grand Slam with Roger Federer providing narration.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Indian MMA governing bodies unite with a message against UFC 249
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) With the recent announcement of UFC 249 going ahead despite the global COVID-19 pandemic and all events being canceled or postponed, UFC President Dana White has been the center of extreme and expected criticism. Sports federations, health experts and other promotions have been vocal in opposing the decision made by the UFC.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Arrival of wheat, onion, potato, mango, banana dips 50-95% in lockdown
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) National daily arrivals of several crops like wheat, chana dal, onion, potato, apple, banana and mango are down by 50-95 per cent compared to last year since the lockdown on March 24 due to lack of trucks and shortage of labour.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's Feb industrial production expands by 4.5%
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Higher manufacturing and mining sector's output accelerated the growth rate of India's factory production by 4.5 per cent in February from 2.08 per cent reported for January 2020.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Prepare containment plans to tackle Covid-19: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday asked the Deputy Commissioners to prepare containment plans as well as set up committees to implement them to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Govt issues guidelines on blood donation amid coronavirus
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday issued guidelines for blood transfusion services in the country amid novel coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
MHA helplines addressed 300 plus Covid-19 queries on Wed
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) In its effort to help the needy amid the coronavirus induced nationwide lockdown, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs said on Thursday that it has addressed over 300 queries on Wednesday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hyd supermarket staff booked for denying entry to 2 from NE
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The police in Hyderabad on Thursday booked a grocery supermarket manager and its two security personnel after two persons from the northeast were allegedly denied entry for 'looking like foreigners'.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ibrahimovic trains at Hammarby, sparks speculation on future
Stockholm, April 9 (IANS) Zlatan Ibrahimovic is training with Swedish club Hammerby with the Serie A suspended due to coronavirus. Ibrahimovic, who plays for Italian club AC Milan, has been at his home in Sweden as football in Italy is suspended till April 13.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Bengaluru roads made 1-way to block lockdown violators (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) In a stringent measure to enforce the 21-lockdown to contain the coronavirus spread, the Bengaluru police turned many roads into one-way across the city for preventing violators riding or driving, police said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Missing from the radar, Maulana Saad communicates with Jamaatis via audio messages (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Under self-quarantine after being blamed for grossly violating the norms of the Epidemic Diseases Act, the Amir (chief) of Tablighi Jamaat, Maulana Saad, continues to communicate with Jamaatis through audio messages.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
States to decide on pulse procurement: Centre amid shutdown extension buzz
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The government has left it to the states on when to start procurement of pulses and oilseeds under the Price Support Scheme (PSS), amid buzz of an extension of the ongoing 21-day nationwide shutdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two OPD patients in Ganga Ram Hospital test Covid-19 positive
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Two OPD patients in the Ganga Ram Hospital tested positive positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka records highest corona positive cases in one day (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) Karnataka registered the highest number of Covid positive cases in a single day, 16, raising the total to 197 on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana doubles salary of doctors, paramedical staff
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday announced the doubling of salaries of doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, testing staff, class IV employees, and all those who come in direct contact with Covid-19 patients.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Bangaluru roads made one-way to block lockdown violators
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) In a stringent measure to enforce the 21-lockdown to contain the coronavirus spread, the Bengaluru police turned many roads into one-way across the city for preventing violators riding or driving, police said on Wednesday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Truly rare situation now, rebound can be robust: Fed Chair on US economy
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Describing the current circumstances as rare, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell on Thursday said that the economic rebound of the world's largest economy can be robust when the crisis is over.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
IndianOil ties up LPG imports, fully geared for higher gas demand
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) has tied up higher LPG imports for April and May to ensure uninterrupted availability of bulk cooking gas fuel for its bottling plants and meet additional demand in the course of Covid-19 crisis.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
States to decide when to start pulse procurement: Centre
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Centre has left it to states to decide when to start procurement of pulses and oilseeds under the Price Support Scheme (PSS) amid buzz of an extension of the ongoing 21-day shutdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Mamata permits partial opening of tea gardens
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Thursday permitted partial opening of tea gardens with limited number of workers and allowed plying of a few taxis for emergency service and home delivery purposes among a series of fresh relaxations to the ongoing lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Micro plan to conduct medical survey in Covid-19 hotspots in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 9 (IANS) The Gurugram district administration has decided to implement a micro containment plan to cordon off areas within 3-km radius of places where corona-infected patients have emerged so far.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Neymar will always be welcomed back at Barca: Suarez
Montevideo, April 9 (IANS) Neymar would always be welcome back at Barcelona, said striker Luis Suarez. The Brazilian's return to the Spanish champions has picked up steam again after reports emerged that Neymar is interested to push for a move in the summer transfer window.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
From Telangana to UP to fight coronavirus
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday, lauded a 'Corona warrior' - Ram Krishna of Telangana who has travelled almost 1,500 km to reach Lucknow and contribute to the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Police to tighten lockdown in Mumbai's 'carefree' Dharavi
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) In a major development, the Maharashtra government will soon deploy State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) contingents to enforce total lockdown in Dharavi and other slums in Mumbai, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Wuhan women footballers return to national team
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) Three Chinese women's international footballers including former Paris Saint-Germain forward Wang Shuang have returned to the national team from Wuhan after the city's lockdown was lifted on Wednesday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Real estate lost Rs 1 lakh cr so far amid corona crisis: NAREDCO
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India's real estate sector is likely to have lost about Rs 1 lakh crore so far amid the coronavirus crisis and the nation-wide lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pleasant showers in Chennai
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) The people of Chennai, confined to their homes due to Covid-19 lockdown, on Thursday evening were in for a pleasant surprise.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
In Rabi season, Centre hikes daily procurement limit under PSS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Centre has approved the enhancement, from 25 quintals to 40 quintals, of daily procurement limit per farmer per day under the Price Support Scheme (PSS), where government agencies like Nafed, SPAC and other state-owned agencies procure pulses and oil seeds at minimum support price (MSP).
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telangana ropes in UoH students for corona surveillance
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) As part of its containment strategy to tackle the COVID-19 spread in the state, the Telangana government has drafted students of Public Health, from the University of Hyderabad (UoH).
2020-04-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Lockdown diaries: Ed Sheeran turns gardener
London, April 9 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran has reportedly turned into a keen gardener amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Aligarh gets its first Civid-19 patient
Aligarh, April 9 (IANS) Aligarh reported its first Covid-19 positive case on Thursday. The 22-year-old man, who tested positive, is a resident of Ferozabad and had come to Aligarh on March 12 to attend a Jamaat event in the city.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sandeepa's 'big day' is all about hand washing, looking out of window
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actress Sandeepa Dhar took to Instagram, where she shared a few photographs of herself posing in front of the camera.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Smriti Irani makes masks herself at home with needle, thread
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Union minister Smriti Irani is busy stitching masks herself with a needle and thread at home during the lockdown. She also released a picture of herself making a mask on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Star Sports to show best of kabaddi action during lockdown
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic has halted all sporting events across the world leading to a dearth of live sports content, but Star Sports on Thursday announced it will give fans a chance to relive some of kabaddis most iconic moments.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
SC seeks response from J&k, Centre on restoring 4G services
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking direction to restore 4G internet services in the Union Territory amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
AnantU proposes to scale up Covid-19 recovery facilities
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Ajay Piramal-led design university -- Anant National University (AnantU) -- has approached the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to transform any vacant space into Covid-19 recovery facility.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
TN CM announces Rs 10 lakh aid for deceased cop's kin
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, here on Thursday, announced a solatium of Rs 10 lakh to the family of a cop who died of heart attack while on Covid-19 lockdown duty. He also announced a job to a member of the deceased cop's family based on their educational qualification.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ISL: Carlos Pena announces retirement from professional football
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Carlos Peña on Thursday announced his retirement from playing professional football at the age of 36.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind chief complains of harassment of social activists
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Chief Sadatullah Hussaini said on Thursday that the organization has written to Union Home Minister about alleged police action against several of its activists providing relief to the needy during the lockdown.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amid nationwide lockdown, surge in bootlegging across country
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) During the 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), cases of liquor smuggling and bootlegging across the country also saw a spike. Police and excise officials across the country arrested several people and seized the liquor from the bootleggers.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Work from home? No problem as IBM India is doing it almost 100%
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Scaling its infrastructure to meet the high demand for online traffic and enabling employees to be highly productive has helped IBM India make a successful transition to work from home, a top company executive said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Tanuj Virwani directs short film amid COVID-19 pandemic
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus lockdown, actor Tanuj Virwani, who was last seen in "Inside Edge" and "Code M", has come up with a short film, titled "Urban Incarceration".
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Meet BJP's 2 controversial faces who helped Delhi when needed
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) One was accused of hate speech before communal riots broke out in Delhi in February this year and the other is still remembered for his slap on Prashant Bhushan years ago over the lawyer's position on Kashmir. But the two seem to have worked to create an unique identity for themselves as 'dial a help'.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Hum Paanch' returns on TV, Rakhi Vijan is excited
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actress Rakhi Vijan is thrilled about her iconic series "Hum Paanch" coming back on the small screen after more than 15 years.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: Real Madrid players take voluntary pay cut
Madrid, April 9 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid have become the latest club to apply pay cuts to help in the cause of the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
TN tiger deaths: Forest Department begins probe
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Forest Department is probing the death of two tigers in the Annamalai Tiger Reserve in the state's Coimbatore district, officials said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India can export anti-malaria drug and maintain domestic stocks: Experts
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) With domestic pharmaceutical majors ramping-up their capacity to churn out around 30 crore anti-malaria pills -- Hydroxychloroquine, India can easily manage to export the drug and maintain robust domestic stocks, industry insiders and experts said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ali Fazal, Surbhi Jyoti star in Vishal Mishra's new song on past love
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Singer-composer Vishal Mishra has come up with a song that talks about his past love experience. Its music video sees Ali Fazal pairing up with Surbhi Jyoti.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
One more dies in Telangana, 18 new cases
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) One more person died of coronavirus in Telangana on Thursday, taking the death toll to 12, Health Minister Eatala Rajender said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
96 more test Covid-19 positive in TN, total tally 834
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) A total of 96 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu during the past 24 hours taking the total number of positive cases to 834, a health official said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Yami Gautam reveals qualities she wants in her partner
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) "Good cook" and "good humour" are the two essential qualities that actress Yami Gautam wants in her life partner.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
YES BANK and Reliance General Insurance launch COVID-19 health insurance plan
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) YES BANK in partnership with Reliance General Insurance has announced the launch of COVID-19 Protection Insurance Cover, a benefit policy being offered as a group cover to YES BANK customers, in line with the Bank's commitment to support customers during these unprecedented times.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
50,000 tonnes of stale fish seized and destroyed in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said in the past one week, 50,000 kgs of stale fish that was being taken for sale across the state has been confiscated and destroyed.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Lockdown diaries: Neena Gupta mows the lawn
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actress Neena Gupta is putting her lockdown time to good use by mowing the lawn.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Corona in Delhi: 720 test positive; 51 new cases, 3 deaths in 24 hours
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) With 51 more patients reporting positive in the last 24 hours, the number of coronavirus cases in the national capital reached 720 on Thursday. The national capital reported three new deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the corona toll 12 since the outbreak of the infection.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
KJo's kids dislike his version of 'Channa mereya', B-Town agrees
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) It seems filmmaker Karan Johar's kids Roohi and Yash are not a great fan of his musical sense.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Painter' Shami shares video of his sketches on social media
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) A 21-day lockdown has brought out the artist in Mohammad Shami with the India pacer sharing a video of him painting during the lengthy forced break.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
PCB refers Umar Akmal matter to Disciplinary Panel
Lahore, April 9 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday said that it has referred Umar Akmal's case to the disciplinary panel as the batsman "has not requested for a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal".
2020-04-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
India's Feb industrial production expands by 4.5%
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Higher manufacturing and mining sector's output accelerated the growth rate of India's factory production by 4.5 per cent in February from 2.08 per cent reported for January 2020.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Market Rebound: Sensex surges 1,265 points to reclaim 31,000 (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The Indian stock market witnessed a rally on Thursday as the BSE Sensex jumped over 1,200 points to reclaim the psychological mark of 31,000.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PPEs not required by all, no need to panic: Govt (Ld)
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The government has roped in 30 indigenous manufacturers to meet the growing demand of personal protectection equipment (PPE). "Orders for 1.7 crore PPEs and 49,000 ventilators have been placed and their supply has begun," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary at the Health Ministry, on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mumbai, Pune record 16 more Covid-19 deaths, Maha toll 88
Mumbai/Pune, April 9 (IANS) In the highest single day fatalities so far, Mumbai and Pune on Thursday recorded 9 and 7 Covid-19 deaths respectively, taking Maharashtra's toll to 88, officials said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
COAI to TRAI: Needy subscribers well-supported, subsidise further coverage
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has said that the telecom service providers have taken adequate measures to ensure that the under-privileged subscribers get the required benefits and are well connected during the lockdown period.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lockdown diaries: Preity loves to work out with her pet dog
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Preity Zinta sure loves to work out with her pet dog.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood