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Three recovered Covid-19 patients released from Bengal hospital
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Amidst the grim scenario of three deaths and rising number of Covid-19 cases in West Bengal so far, there was some heartening news on Tuesday with three of the patients recovering completely and getting released from the ID Hospital, Beliaghata here.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Fake news triggered labourers' migration, can't be ignored: SC
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its satisfaction with the measures taken by the Centre to contain the spread of coronavirus but expressed serious concern over the circulation of fake news across various news platforms - electronic, print or social media -- which triggered an exodus of migrant workers from the cities.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Donations made to PM-CARES Fund eligible for 100% tax deduction
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) In a move to encourage contributions for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the government has decided to make all donations towards the PM-CARES Fund eligible for 100 per cent tax deduction.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maha Covid-19 positive cases shoot to 302, 11 deaths (Intro Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) A 50-year old man died due to Covid-19 at a government hospital in Palghar, raising the total toll in Maharashtra to 11, officials said here late in Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Social distancing a potent weapon to fight COVID-19 in J&K
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) With the increase in rate of transmission of COVID-19 the medical advice points toward the curtailment of social contact, which is key to reducing the spread of this deadly infection in Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Galgotias Varsity students asked to submit fees by Apr 7
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday wrote to the Uttar Pradesh government complaining about a notice issued by the Galgotias University regarding the last date of submission of fees for the present semester.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
All establishments to pay full stipend to apprentices during lockdown: MSDE
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As a part of the government's commitment to fight the spread of the coronavirus and fully support the public, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on Tuesday notified all the establishments under designated and optional trade to pay full stipend to apprentices engaged with them.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jaipur's walled city sealed, SDRF to make flag marches in area
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) : After clamping curfew in the walled city three days back, the Jaipur administration from Tuesday evening totally sealed it in wake of 12 coronavirus positive patients being reported from the area, making it another Covid-19 hotspot after Bhilwara which has reported 27 cases out of total 93 cases in the state.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Tablighi Jamaat: Police nab 15 foreigners in Delhi
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Police sprang into action on Tuesday as an FIR was registered against the Markaz Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin. Police in the districts also joined the Crime Branch as soon as the case was registered.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Banks must keep open for PM's 27.5K cr package distribution: Govt
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As the government is set to disburse Rs 27,500 crore financial package under the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana this week and the coming weeks,the government has directed states and UTs to ensure functioning of all bank branches, cash management and maintenance agencies of ATMs amid the national lockdown.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Uber launches 24/7 service to transport frontline healthcare workers
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in India, ride-hailing giant Uber said on Tuesday that it has launched a new service, UberMedic, to transport frontline healthcare workers.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: India reports 1,397 cases, 35 deaths
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India reached 1,397 on Tuesday, including the foreign nationals, with 1,238 active cases, the Union Health Ministry said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
ED in COVID-19 fight donates to PM fund
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday announced that its officials have donated their one-day salary in the PM-CARES fund created to meet the needs in the fight against coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
89 Tablighi Jamaatis quarantined in Agra
Agra, March 31 (IANS) Agra Police have so far rounded up 89 faithfuls who are believed to have attended the Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation in Nizammuddin Markaz in New Delhi from March 13-15 from different mosques and localities in the city.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Jaipur civic body arranges 15,000 chapatis a day for strays
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) The Jaipur Municipal Corporation has come out in support of stray animals roaming around hungry on streets during the lockdown period by pitching in NGOs who are supplying around 15,000 chapatis daily for the strays and birds, said officials.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Sue China in ICJ for waging bio-war, Ex-Central minister urges govt
Itanagar, March 31 (IANS) A former Central Minister and sitting legislator from Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Indian government to file a case of Biological Warfare against China and ask for compensation.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Apple may launch iPhone 9 on April 5: Report
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple may launch iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 on April 5 as the image of its protective case has appeared at online retailer Best Buy in the US.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Xiaomi logs robust growth in 2019 despite downturn
Hong Kong, March 31 (IANS) Chinese conglomerate Xiaomi on Tuesday announced that its total revenue for 2019 exceeded 200 billion Chinese Yuan for the first time, reaching 205.8 billion Chinese Yuan, up 17.7 per cent year-on-year.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy,Technology
Air India may fly in medical equipment from China starting April 3
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Air India is likely to transport critical medical equipment and supplies from China starting April 3.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
23 new cases, COVID-19 patient count in Delhi reaches 120
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Crossing the 100-mark, the total cases of coronavirus patients in Delhi reached 120 on Tuesday, with 23 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Doctors above 60 years, should avoid OPD services: Goa IMA
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Doctors in Goa above the age of 60 years have been urged not to treat patients in private out-patient departments (OPD), the Goa chapter of the Indian Medical Association has urged on Tuesday, even as the state government urged private practitioners to resume practice and start operating clinics and hospitals to prevent stress on government health infrastructure.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
AICF Prez dismisses Secy, 12 state bodies call for general body meeting
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) At a time when the election process in the All India Chess Federation (AICF) is underway, its President P.R. Venketrama Raja has dismissed AICF Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan from the post.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
LNJP, GTB, among hospitals dedicated for COVID-19 in Delhi
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday earmarked six hospitals in the city for dedicated treatment of coronavirus patients, including the Lok Nayak, Guru Teg Bahadur and G.B. Pant hospitals.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
14 fresh COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan; tally rises to 93
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) As many as 14 cases, including four cases of Rajasthan residents and 10 evacuees from Iran, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the total positive cases in Rajasthan to 93, health officials said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Non-communicable ailments bad for Covid-19 patients: Doctor
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) The existing non-communicable diseases, responsible for 72 per cent deaths globally, have been an aggravating factor for Covid-19 adverse outcome, according to an expert with the PGI Hospital, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Pietersen roasts Shehzad in hilarious Instagram banter
Lahore, March 31 (IANS) Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has been interviewing cricketers through Instagram live ever since the cricket calendar grinded to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Govt sharply cuts small savings rates, PPF to get just 7.1% now
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The government on Tuesday steeply cut interest rates on various small savings schemes in line with sharp cut in policy rates announced by the Reserve Bank of India on Friday where it reduced repo rate by 75 basis points.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maha corona positive cases shoot to 302, 10 deaths (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) In the sharpest spurt since lockdown started, Maharashtra notched a staggering 302 Covid-19 positive cases with the highest number from Mumbai, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
IRCTC serves over 30,000 meals to needy at 20 places
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), here on Tuesday, provided over 30,000 meals to the needy at 20 places across the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
15 attendees of Tablighi meet test positive in Telangana
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) Fifteen people, who attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi, and their contacts tested positive for coronavirus in Telangana on Monday, Health Minister Etela Rajender said
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
10 schools in Patparganj turned into hunger relief camps
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia here on Tuesday converted 10 schools in his Patparganj Assembly constituency into hunger relief camps, to serve lunch and dinner to about 20,000 people.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bengal corona toll now three, one lakh home-quarantined in a single day
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) The death count from COVID 19 rose to three in West Bengal with the swab sample of a deceased woman turning out to be positive on Tuesday, triggering a series of protest demonstrations by nurses of a state-run hospital who alleged that the authorities had refused to keep her in isolation.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Tablighi Jamaat effect: TN gets 57 new cases to reach 124 (Roundup)
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Compounding its woes, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported a near doubling of its coronavirus positive cases with 57 fresh cases, including those who attended the Islamic congregation in Delhi and even a doctor, taking the state's total number to 124.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Vodafone Idea extends prepaid validity for 10 cr feature phones
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Vodafone Idea on Tuesday announced extension of the validity of prepaid plans for 10 crore subscriber low-income feature phone users till April 17 in view of the coronavirus crisis and the nation-wide lockdown.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tablighi Jamaat shares links with terror outfits (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat, the global organisation of Islamic missionaries, which may be the biggest carrier of Covid-19 infection in India, has had a long history of ties with Pakistan-based banned terror outfits like Harkat-ul-Mujahideen.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
LG gives additional charge of Transport to Manisha Saxena
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Days after the Additional Chief Secretary (Transport) in the Delhi government was suspended for failing to enforce the COVID-19 lockdown in national capital, 1996-batch IAS Manisha Saxena on Tuesday was given additional charge of Secretary-cum-Commissioner (Transport)with immediate effect.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Huawei posts 5.6% profit growth in 2019
Shenzhen, March 31 (IANS) Chinese telecom giant Huawei here on Tuesday said its profit in 2019 reached 62.7 billion yuan, ($8.9 billion), an increase of 5.6 per cent over 2018. It's also its weakest profit growth in three years amid tensions with the US.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Indore tops MP Covid-19 cases, Marqaz attendees to be tracked
Bhopal/Indore, March 31 (IANS) From the""cleanlines"" city, Indore has turned into corona capital of Madhya Pradesh in just a week, since March 24. With 17 people testing positive on Tuesday, Indore's Covid-19 tally has jumped from 27 to 44, which is 66 per cent of MP's total cases.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Mark Wahlberg's daughter does his make-up, nails
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Actor Mark Wahlberg's youngest daughter Grace pampered her father with a bold manicure and lots of make-up.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Corona impact: 70% pay cut for Odisha CM, ministers
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday announced deferment in gross salary of Chief Minister, ministers, MLAs and all India service officers as the COVID-19 lockdown and subsequent expenditure have impacted the state economy.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Hospital innovates device to multiply capacity of a ventilator
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A Delhi-based hospital innovated a device that multiplies the capacity of single ventilator to four. At a time when paucity of ventilators may pose a big threat before the country amid rising cases of coronavirus, such innovation may come as a boon.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 effect: James Corden calls home-schooling 3 kids a nightmare
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) TV host and actor James Corden, who has three children with wife Julia, finds it difficult to teach students at home amid coronavirus pandemic
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three more hotels in Lucknow acquired for doctors
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) The Lucknow administration has acquired three more luxury hotels in the state capital to serve as quarantine for doctors working at the King George's Medical University.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Delhi police detain, let off over 3,000 for violating lockdown
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Police has started acting tough against lockdown violators, detaining as many as 3,763 people so far under the Delhi Police Act and later letting them off after a warning.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
No information on Tablighi Jamaat returnees: Goa CM
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) The Goa government has no information as to whether persons from Goa attended the religious function organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi's Nizamuddin area, which has resulted in several COVID-19 cases and also triggered coronavirus eruptions in other parts of the country.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
No pressure, but dream to don India colours soon: Gopal
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' bowling all-rounder Shreyas Gopal on Tuesday said he does harbour ambitions of playing for India someday but is not putting too much pressure on himself by thinking about it all the time.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Mudit Nayar: I was never a sports guy
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actor Mudit Nayar will be seen playing football in the upcoming epsiodes of "Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein", though he admits he isn't much into sports in real life.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: Goa faces fresh snag, virology lab malfunctions within 24 hrs
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Amid ongoing shortage of food and medicinal supplies, Goa's battle against COVID-19 hit yet another snag after a newly set-up virology lab inaugurated on Monday, malfunctioned within 24 hours.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
24 test Covid-19 positive in Nizamuddin, area sanitised
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has deployed 40 Dengue Breeding Checking (DBC) and 50 sanitation workers for mass disinfection in the Nizamuddin area, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian football team members contribute in fight against coronavirus
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri said in a tweet that the members of the team have come together and "put on table a sum that has been sent to the PM-Cares Fund" to help in the fight against coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
YouTube sensation Harsh Beniwal recalls B'wood debut film 'SOTY 2'
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Delhi guy Harsh Beniwal, who is a YouTube sensation, looks back at his Bollywood debut in last year's "Student Of The Year 2" with pride.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
200 teams fan out to locate 603 Tablighi Jamaatis in Hyd
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) The Telangana government has initiated damage control measures after it emerged that the major transmission of COVID-19 cases in the state took place through the people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation in Delhi two weeks ago.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Barca boss stands with players in salary pay cut issue
Madrid, March 31 (IANS) FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has tried to calm troubled waters at the club over the 70 percent reduction in pay that the club's first team squad announced they would accept for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Odisha govt tracking people returning from Tablighi Jamaat event
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) The state government is tracking people returning from the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin to Odisha, said an official on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Orissa,National
Guv Malik comes to aid of Kashmiris stranded in Goa
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik, a former Governor of erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir state, came to the assistance of Kashmiris stranded in Goa on account of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, after a plea for help on Twitter by a Goa-based Kashmiri businessman went viral.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
Centre to borrow Rs 4.88 lakh cr in April-Sept FY21
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Union Government plans to borrow Rs 4.88 lakh crore in the first half of the financial year 2020-21.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2,572 people held in Gujarat for violating lockdown
Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) The Gujarat Police claimed to have arrested over 300 people for violation of lockdown norms, using the drone technology. In total 2,572 people have been arrested and 6,884 vehicles seized.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Assam man tests corona positive; third case in N-E
Guwahati/Silchar, March 31 (IANS) A 52-year-old man from Assam on Tuesday tested positive for coronavirus, making it the third case in the northeastern region of India, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Assam,National
Around 8,000 sailors stranded abroad, talks on with MHA: Goa CM
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) One of the biggest issues concerning Goa amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is that nearly 7,000 to 8,000 Goan sailors are stranded in different ports-of-call and ships across the world, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Diaspora
Amruta Khanvilkar donates 1 lakh in fight against COVID-19
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) "Malang" actress Amruta Khanvilkar has contributed Rs one lakh to the Maharashtra CM Relief Fund to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Mamata contributes Rs 10 lakh for fight against COVID-19
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that she would be contributing Rs 5 lakh to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund and a like amount to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund to support the country's efforts in fighting COVID-19.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Indian origin Pixar animator talks of 'real demand' for original content in genre
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The animation world is booming with fresh and creative content, feels Tarun Lakshminarayan, Indian origin animator at Pixar who is excited about "a lot of new and original films" the studio is leading the charge with.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
216 foreigners among 1,746 persons stayed in Nizamuddin Markaz
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) There were 216 foreign nationals among 1,746 people lodged at the Tablighi Jamaat's Nizamuddin Markaz facility as on March 21, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced 'Janata curfew' across India to contain Covid-19 spread.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
DU staff to contribute day's salary in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the entire country in lockdown mode owing to COVID-19 outbreak, the Delhi University has decided to extend help in the fight against the deadly virus. The varsity administration has decided to contribute one day's salary to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF), university officials said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
FIR registered against Jamaat, case goes to Crime Branch
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against the management of Tablighi Jamaat headquartered in south Delhi's Nizamuddin area and handed over the probe to the Crime Branch, top police sources said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Coronavirus cases spiked due to late info by people: Health Ministry
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A total of 1,251 total cases and 32 deaths have been reported so far in India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pranati Rai Prakash excited about her web series 'Mannphodganj Ki Binny'
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Pranati Rai Prakash is happy to be part of the web series "Mannphodganj Ki Binny", which narrates the story of a woman looking to make her dreams come true while staying in touch with traditional values.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Vijayan hopeful about opening of Kerala-Karnataka border
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Tuesday despite talks with Union Ministers about opening the border with Karnataka, it had not happened.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Six from Puducherry attended Tablighi meet: CM
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy said, here on Tuesday, six people from the Union territory had attended the Islamic conference organised by Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi this month.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Maharashtra cases rise to 302, 10 deaths
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) In the sharpest spurt since lockdown started, Maharashtra notched a staggering 302 COVID-19 positive cases with the highest number from Mumbai, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
ABVP, DUSU launch online remedial classes for students
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) To help students during the lockdown, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) have launched online remedial classes for students of Delhi.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
How PM and his core team is keeping India safe (IANS SPECIAL)
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The government's containment strategy regarding the dreaded COVID-19 virus appears to be working. When one compares India's position vis-a-vis G7 nations, the curve seems to be flattening out.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
6 new cases reported in J&K; 15,001 under observation
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) The J&K government on Tuesday informed that six new positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all from Kashmir division and contacts of previous positive cases, have been reported thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 55.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Over 3,000 jailbirds released in Bengal to negate Covid-19 threat
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Over 3,000 undertrials and convicted prisoners have been freed by the West Bengal government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, a senior minister said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
How PM Modi and his 11 expert teams work round the clock to save India from COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Determined to contain the dreaded virus from spreading in the community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his big team of experts are working tirelessly to monitor minute-to minute development of any happening related to the pandemic in the country. From the announcement of the 21 day lockdown to various key strategies of preventing community transmission in the world's second most populated country, PM Modi's decisions are based on massive research and collective opinion of top experts.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
RailTel donates Rs 2 cr to PM-CARES to fight Covid-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The RailTel, a public sector undertaking (PSU) of the Railway Ministry, here on Tuesday, donated Rs 2 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation Fund (PM-CARES) from its corporate social responsibility fund for FY20 to combat the coronavirus infection.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Testing facility begins at SCB Medical College in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha's Cuttack on Tuesday started COVID-19 testing facility as the state government gears up to test more people amid the outbreak of coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Orissa,National
Covid-19 shocker: BMC to requisition all vacant premises
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) In a shocker for Mumbaikars, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has decided to requisition all vacant premises in Mumbai to house Covid-19 vulnerable persons, Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi announced here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Rohit Shetty donates Rs 51 lakh to help industry workers
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has donated Rs 51 lakh to Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), to help daily wage film workers who have been left without jobs since the lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
8 Indonesians booked booked, quarantined
Bijnor (UP), March 31 (IANS) A case has been registered against eight Indonesian Muslims who were found living in the Jamunwali mosque in Bijnor and had come for the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi's Nizamuddin.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
JioPhone users to get free 100 mins call, 100 SMS till April 17
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Reliance Jio has come up with several relief measures for JioPhone users with 100 minutes of free call and 100 free SMS till April 17 among other relaxations.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Retail sector lost $30 bn in 15 days due to Covid-19: CAIT
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Retailers have incurred around $30 billion losses in the past 15 days due to the lockdown announced by the government to contain Covid-19 spread, according to the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Haryana's coronavirus cases spike to 29
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) With the total number of coronavirus cases in Haryana rising to 29 on Tuesday, seven in less than 24 hours, Chief Secretary Keshni Anand Arora issued directions to follow protocol relating to quarantine.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National
Delhi aims to feed 12 lakh people daily from Wednesday: Kejriwal
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Delhi government is getting ready to serve lunch and dinner to about 12 lakh people from Wednesday with additional 2,000 food distribution centres across the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
When Jenna Dewan lost a dance battle to fiance Steve Kazee
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jenna Dewan, who has wooed fans with her moves in the film "Step Up", lost a dance battle to her fiancé Steve Kazee.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No salary cuts for SA players in the 2020-21 season, says CEO
Cape Town, March 31 (IANS) Cricket South Africas acting CEO Jacques Faul has made it clear that the coronavirus outbreak will have no effect on the salary of the players for the 2020-2021 season, but also pointed that future salaries might have to be looked at keeping in mind the impact of the pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Soren inaugurates CM kitchen in Ranchi to feed poor
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) Inaugurating a CM Kitchen in the state capital, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday said that his government was committed to ensure that no one went without food during the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
Google rolls out India-specific website on COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Google on Tuesday rolled out an India-specific website on coronavirus that delivers comprehensive information about the pandemic, and how to stay productive during this time.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Everybody not required to wear masks in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) Everybody is not required to wear a mask in Karnataka, amidst the COVID-19 contagion, a top official said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Carry your own bag, wash plastic packets from grocery stores
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As grocery stores become the only point of contact for people during the nationwide lockdown, experts advise that people must practice social distancing and take enough precautions while visiting grocery stores.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Dalmia Bharat joins Covid-19 fight, donates Rs 25 cr to PM Fund
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Business conglomerate Dalmia Bharat Group has committed Rs 25 crore to the PM-Cares Fund as part of its endeavour to assist the government's efforts against COVID 19.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Algeria postpones 2021 Mediterranean Games to 2022
Algiers, March 31 (IANS) Algeria on Tuesday announced the postponement of the 19th Mediterranean Games scheduled for June 2021 in the western province of Oran over concerns of the spread of COVID-19.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Algeria,Sports,Athletics
2 youths in Raj made to clean quarantine ward for roaming
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) With an aim to teach a lesson to those wandering on streets during the lockdown period, officials in a town in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district to clean the quarantine wards in the city for two hours everyday for three days.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Janhvi Kapoor can still smell mom Sridevi in her dressing room
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The lockdown period has allowed actress Janhvi Kapoor to realise the importance of the little things of life. Taking to social media, Janhvi penned a post sharing what she has learnt during this time.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bala Devi joins AFC's 'Break The Chain' campaign
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Indian women's football team captain Bala Devi joined the Asian Football Confederation's break the chain campaign. The campaign is for raising awareness of the need for social distancing as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
10 'hotspots' identified as Covid-19 cases surge in India
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As the number of Covid-19 cases surge in India, the government has reportedly identified 10 "hotspots" where higher viral transmission has been detected.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ali Fazal channels inner Batman to help people in need
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ali Fazal channeled his inner Batman to help people in desperate need for food.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kareena-Saif choose UNICEF over PM-Cares for COVID-19 donation, netizens unhappy
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor on Tuesday took to Instagram and announced that she along with husband Saif Ali Khan would be donating to UNICEF, GIVE INDIA and the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), in the fight agaist the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Govt extends validity of lower withholding tax till June 30
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The government has extended the validity of all lower withholding tax orders, secured by assessees, by three months till June 30 to mitigate the hardship caused by Covid-19-related disruptions.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
CRPF chief increases HoDs' financial powers to fight COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) In a fight with COVID-19, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General A.P. Maheshwari has increased the financial power of force offices and departments heads to procure medicines, sanitisers and personal protective gears. It has been increased from Rs 25,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
No wearing smartwatches in field of play: ECB
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The England Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday banned cricketers from wearing smartwatches on the field of play in all upcoming matches, tightening its anti-corruption regulations in the wake of live streaming in county cricket.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NTA postpones JEE (Main) exams to last week of May
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The National Testing Agency on Tuesday said that it was postponing the JEE (Main) April 2020 examinations scheduled on April 5, 7 to 9 and April 11. The testing agency has now proposed to conduct these exams in the last week of May 2020.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
216 foreigners among 1,746 stayed in Nizamuddin Markaz
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) There were as many as 261 foreign nationals among 1,746 people lodged at the Tablighi Jamaat's Nizamuddin Markaz facility as on March 21, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced 'Janata curfew' across India to contain COVID-19 spread.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kejriwal says situation under control; no community transmission
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Even as the number of coronavirus cases has been increasing in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that local transmission is under control in the city and community transmission has not started yet.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-J&K leader's son denied bail on Covid-19 ground
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) A special CBI court rejected the bail plea of Hilal Ahmad Rather in the Rs 177 crore Jammu and Kashmir Bank fraud case, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lockdown diaries: Alia Bhatt taking online creative writing classes
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has opted to hone her creativity in an entirely new direction during the nationwide lockdown, in the wake of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. She has taken to an online creative writing course.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rate of corona transmission less in India than in other countries: Ministry
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said the country had fewer corona cases than in other countries. "Thousands of new cases and hundreds of deaths are being reported every day in various countries. In India 1,071 confirmed cases and 29 deaths have been reported so far," said Joint Health Secretary Lav Agarwal told media.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 drives surge in online sales of groceries, computers
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sales in certain categories, including groceries, cold medications, fitness equipment and computers (with more people now working from home) have surged in the US, according to the Adobe Digital Economy Index unveiled on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
1,300 Punjab cops moved from VIP duties to battle corona
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder on Tuesday ordered withdrawal of 1,300 policemen from the VIP duties, including from his own security, and their deployment in the battle against the coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National
11 million children at cancer death risk by 2050: Lancet
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Without additional investment in childhood cancer care, 11 million children aged 14 years and younger are expected to die from cancer over the next 30 years worldwide, warn researchers including one from Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket.
2020-03-31
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Student groups reach out to lockdown-hit people
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the social welfare organisations to support the government amid the coronavirus epidemic, three student groups are setting their own examples.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's core industries output rose by 5.5% in Feb
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The output pace of India's eight major industries accelerated in February 2020 by 5.5 per cent from a rise of 1.4 per cent reported in January 2020.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ease process of certification for maximum testing kits: Cong
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Congress on Tuesday said that the India was inching closer to reach to stage three of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and asked the government to ease the process of certification to get maximum number of testing kits without compromising quality.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Young couple commits suicide
Agra, March 31 (IANS) Bodies of 21-year-old Gopal Saini and his 20-year-old wife Priya were found hanging with a rope in their room, on Tuesday, in Ramswaroop colony under Shah Ganj police station.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal to test, quarantine those who attended Jamaat gathering
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) The West Bengal government was identifying those from the state who participated in the religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi and would put them on 14-day quarantine, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
IOA mulls releasing funds to NSFs if they promise to fulfill norms
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is considering releasing financial grants to those National Sports Federations (NSF) and State Olympic Associatons (SOA) who are yet to submit documents for the same.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Meeting app Zoom tops download charts in Feb, March: Report
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With more and more people working from home due the novel coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing tool Zoom Cloud Meetings topped download charts globally throughout February and March, according to data from app analytics platform App Annie.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Covid delays IL&FS China asset sale, Singapore bondholders asked to defer winding up
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) ITNL Offshore PTE Ltd (IOPL), a Singapore-based subsidiary of IL&FS owned ITNL, on Tuesday said the company is "committed to engaging in consensual discussion with Trustees wrt its obligations under the Notes and distribution of any recoveries from repayment of loan".
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yuvraj stands with Afridi in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, sportspersons are trying their best to donate and help the needy as much as they can in these trying times. And former India all-rounder has joined hands with former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi to help those in need.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Xiaomi commits Rs 15 crore towards COVID-19 relief in India
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced that it will donate Rs 15 crore for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in India.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
BWF freezes rankings amid COVID-19 pandemic
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation on Tuesday froze the world rankings, saying standings as on March 17 will be the basis for entry and seedings when it begins as the international calendar has been thrown in choppy waters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Delhi flats sanitised to quarantine suspected corona cases
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) In order to create an isolation facility for suspected corona-infected individuals from Nizamuddin locality, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC)'s health department on Tuesday reached Bakkarwala area to sanitise the flats.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Showcause notice to Ranchi DC for violating lockdown on minister's order
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has issued a showcause notice to Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Mahimapat Rey for violating the lockdown on the directive of a state minister. It was alleged that the DC had allowed 11 buses to ply during lockdown on March 29.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
Ajay Devgn: Rumours around Kajol, Nysa's health baseless
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has rubbished rumours related to his actress-wife Kajol and daughter Nysa's health.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN extends time for payment of property tax, loans
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) In a relief to the people put to hardships due to coronavirus crisis, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday extended the time for making due payments for various loans and other payments by three months.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Spike in Covid-19 cases due to lack of support in some locations: Govt
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As the number of positive coronavirus cases witnessed a spike on Tuesday, the government said that it was due to "lack of support in some locations", possibly hinting at the outbreak seen in Nizamuddin Markaz in the national capital where thousands of people are now being traced.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
78 complete quarantine in Kashmir, send home
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) As many as 78 people completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine in Kashmir on Tuesday and were given a warm send-off by police and staff of a city hotel where they were staying.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Chrissy Teigen wishes her implants 'Happy 10th Anniversary', but wants them out now
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen has made a witty quip about her breast implants, which she went for a decade ago.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Global cues, oil stocks push markets higher, Sensex gains (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Positive global cues pushed the key Indian equity indices higher on the last day of the financial year 2019-20.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Global cues, oil stocks push markets higher, Sensex gains (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Positive global cues pushed the key Indian equity indices higher on the last day of the financial year 2019-20.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yogi working 20 hours a day during Navratri to combat Covid-19
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) He is fasting for nine days during 'Navratri' and is still working for around 20 hours a day.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Banks will automatically defer your EMIs by three months
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Customers who receive EMI payment notice at the beginning of every month can heave a sigh of relief as banks have decided to defer receiving such payments for a period of three month under the terms of a Covid 19- RBI package announced on Friday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengaluru police busts fake mask racket, arrest one
Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) The police claimed to have busted a fake N95 mask making racket, arrested one person and seized 12,000 such masks, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yuvraj stands with Afidi in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, sportspersons are trying their best to donate and help the needy as much as they can in these trying times. And former India all-rounder has joined hands with former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi to help those in need.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
DMK Trust offers auditorium as isolation ward
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) The DMK Trust Managing Trustee M.K. Stalin has offered the auditorium located in its party headquarters compound to Greater Chennai Corporation to be used as a patient ward for the coronavirus- affected.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
COVID-19: Jharkhand reports first positive case
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) A young woman with travel history to Malaysia has tested positive for coronavirus infection, which is the first such case in Jharkhand, a senior officer said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
Priyanka hails Congress' COVID-19 preparedness
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday hailed the work done by the party governments in Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh to combat the spread of the novel coronavius (COVID-19).
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After a lull, politics surfaces during COVID times in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) In Kerala everything boils down to politics and after a lull following COVID-19, politics took centre stage with State Congress president Mullapally Ramachandran on Tuesday asking Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to be frugal at a time when the state was passing through the toughest times due to paucity of funds.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Kerala,National
Motorola Razr's first sale delayed to April 15
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Lenovo-owned smartphone brand Motorola on Tuesday announced that it is delaying the April 2 sale of foldable flagship Moto Razr to April 15 in India due to the nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Lockdown: Home delivery of liquor in Kerala announced
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Even as the Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) on Tuesday said that they will observe a statewide black day on Wednesday, the Kerala government has come out with guidelines that they will supply three litres of liquor every week to those showing withdrawal symptoms, to their homes.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Assam to quarantine all returnees from Delhi's Tablighi Jamaat (Ld)
Guwahati, March 31 (IANS) The Assam government on Tuesday asked the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police of all the 33 districts to take swift and strict measures to ensure that all those who returned to the state after attending a religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi are put on quarantine.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Assam,National
Extend the World Test Championship, suggests Misbah
Lahore, March 31 (IANS) Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should consider extending the World Test Championships as the cricket calendar is frozen due to the coronavirus pandemic. With countries around the world grappling with the fast spreading disease, cricket, like all other sports, has come to a standstill.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Waqar Younis thanks wife and other doctors, calls them true heroes
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a standstill, doctors, nurses and health experts across the world have been working 24x7 to ensure that they can save people from the clutches of the pandemic. And former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis has thanked his doctor wife and the rest from the fraternity for being the real heroes.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
USFDA allows use of hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine to treat COVID-19
New York, March 31 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of two anti-malaria drugs to treat patients infected by the coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Research on therapeutic and drug development has started: DBT
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), which functions under the Ministry of Science and Technology, on Tuesday informed Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan that research on therapeutic and drug development has already started to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: TTFI contributes to PM's Relief Fund
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has pledged its full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modis appeal at a time when the country is faced with battling COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Tourism ministry launches 'Stranded in India' portal
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, there are numerous foreign tourists stranded in India due to shutdown of air transport. Keeping the problem in mind, the Ministry of Tourism has come up with a portal to disseminate information regarding the services that can be availed by foreign tourists who are stuck.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Punjab's Ropar police combats Covid-19 by involving locals
Ropar (Punjab), March 31 (IANS) Leading the battle from the front against the 'invisible enemy' coronavirus, the local police have motivated people in at least 424 villages -- almost 70 per cent of the total population -- in this district to self-isolate to check the pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Priyanka, Nick contribute towards COVID-19 relief funds
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her pop singer husband Nick Jonas have contributed to several charities to lend support to the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ISL 2019-20 viewership records a 51 per cent growth
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Super League 2019-20 (ISL), the top tier league in India, echoed the dawn of a new age in Indian football. The tournament opener between footballing powerhouses Kerala Blasters FC and ATK on October 20 saw viewership double compared to the previous season.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Lockdown diaries: Juhi Chawla shares trick for healthy hair
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla, who recently came back from London and is currently observing self-quarantine with her family, is doing what she loves and swears by -- organic living.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ITC to produce 1,25,000 litres of hand sanitisers
Shimla, March 31 (IANS) ITC's perfume facility in Himachal Pradesh has commenced production of sanitisers to cater to the soaring demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
AAP MLA questions police for inaction in Nizamuddin Markaz case
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amantullah Khan on Tuesday said he had informed the DCP South East and ACP Nizamuddin on March 23 that about 1,000 people were trapped in Nizamuddin Markaz, questioning them for their inaction.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Katy Perry embraces her blackheads in 'quarantine selfie'
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry is embracing all of herself, even her blackheads.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Disney+ to launch in India on April 3
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Disney's streaming service Disney Plus (Disney+) will arrive in India on April 3.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
84% Indians feel COVID-19 recovery will take up to 1 year
Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) Nearly 84 per cent Indians feel that recovery from new coronavirus epidemic will take 6 months to one year time, a new survey said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi to have 2,500 food distribution centres
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Delhi government will now have 2,500 food distribution centres, up from 500, to ensure social distancing against coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Randeep Hooda excited about his Hollywood debut
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actor Randeep Hooda is all set to make his Hollywood debut in the Netflix film "Extraction", starring Chris Hemsworth, and the actor is naturally super excited.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Developing nations to lose $800 bn in export revenue in 2020
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The economic fallout from the Covid-19 shock is ongoing and increasingly difficult to predict but there are clear indications that things will get much worse for developing economies before they get better, a new report has said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Railways to convert 20k coaches into isolation wards
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Tuesday said that it will modify 20,000 of its passenger train coaches into quarantine centres to accommodate over 3.2 lakh novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients across the country.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian footballers join hands in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With COVID-19 creating havoc, several members of the Indian football team have come forward to lend a helping hand by contributing for the cause.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Cyient to support production of Covid-19 medical equipment
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) Cyient, a global engineering and technology solutions company, here on Tuesday, announced that it had received clearance for its Mysore facility to run MedTech manufacturing lines to support production of medical equipment that were critical in the fight against Covid-19.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology
Paper-based device to soon detect COVID-19 in sewage
London, March 31 (IANS) Researchers are working on a new paper-based device that can be used to detect SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) within the wastewater of communities infected with the virus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Salman Khan's nephew Abdullah Khan no more
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Salman Khan's nephew Abdullah Khan passed away on Monday. As per reports, the 38-year-old was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai owing to heart-related ailments.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: 1,500 TN attendees at Tablighi event, 5 test positive (2nd Ld)
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu officials were on Tuesday busy tracing persons who had attended a congregation at Tablighi Jamaat's international headquarters Nizamuddin Markaz in southwest Delhi, pointing out that around 1,500 persons from the southern state had gone there.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Centre to SC: 3 out 10 moving from cities to villages likely to carry corona
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court there is a possibility that 3 out of 10 people moving from cities to rural areas could be carrying coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nizamuddin area sanitised after 24 tested corona positive
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Even as the Delhi Police on Tuesday continued to evacuate people from the Nizamuddin Markaz, the entire area of the southwest Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti and Nizamuddin west was sanitised by the sanitation workers.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Stiff salary cuts for Maha govt staff
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced a stiff salary cut for March to be paid in two instalments, for all staff right from Chief Minister to ministers and legislators, cadre officers, officials and other employees in the state.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ozzy Osbourne cancels Parkinson's treatment trip due to COVID-19
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled a trip to Switzerland to see an immunity expert.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Honor 30S with Kirin 820 5G chipset launched in China
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Honor on Tuesday launched 'Honor 30S' which is touted as its first 5G smartphone of this year.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,Technology
In wake of COVID-19, govt hikes MGNREGS wages by Rs 20
New Delhi: March 31 (IANS) In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the Department of Rural Development in collaboration with the state governments has increased the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) wages by Rs 20.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sportspersons are role models, should be careful of behaviour: Miandad
Karachi, March 31 (IANS) Pakistan batting great Javed Miandad said that young players should avoid being distracted by their lifestyle and the noise around them and focus on their game to find success in their careers.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Kumble joins fight against COVID-19, contributes to funds
Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) Former India captain Anil Kumble on Tuesday joined the bandwagon to help India fight the coronavirus pandemic as the legendary leg-spinner made his contributions to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund as well Karnataka Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
10 evacuees from Iran test corona positive
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Around 10 evacuees from Iran staying at Indian Army's quarantine bases in Rajatshan's Jaisalmer have tested positive for coronavirus, sources said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kashmir newspaper distributors suspend work from April 1
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) Newspaper distributors of Kashmir decided on Tuesday to suspend distribution from April 1 asking newspaper hawkers to stay home.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media
Rihanna wants three or four kids before decade ends
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Singer Rihanna wants to become a mum of three before the end of the decade.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
SBI employees pledge Rs 100 cr to PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) In the fight against COVID-19, around 2,56,000 employees of the country's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), have decided to contribute two days' salary to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Hera Pheri' is 20 years old
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Priyadarshans iconic comedy "Hera Pheri" was released 20 years ago on this date, and the film has gone on to be regarded as a cult entertainer among Bollywood buffs.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
85% path-labs down shutters in India lock-down (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Amid the unprecedented India lockdown, a staggering 85 per cent of India's 100,000 pathological laboratories, an important component of the public health services, have downed shutters, industry players said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
The Hundred: Sales of tickets postponed due to coronavirus
London, March 31 (IANS) In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the tickets sale for the inaugural edition of 'The Hundred competition has been postponed.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: NTA extends last dates for entrance test forms
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday extended the last date for submission of entrance test forms at seven major educational institutions.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
No rule change for govt employees to retire on March 31
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As most of the Central government employees have been attaining the age of retirement on March 31 (Tuesday), the government clarified that they will retire from the service the same day irrespective of whether they are working from home or office.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
4th Covid-19 death in Punjab
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Barely a day after testing positive for coronavirus, a 65-year-old man with no travel history abroad died in the PGI hospital here on Tuesday, taking the death toll owing to virus to four in Punjab, doctors said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 pandemic far from over in Asia-Pacific region: WHO
Manila, March 31 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic was "far from over" in the Asia-Pacific region, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Tuesday, urging member countries to work together to halt the spread of the deadly disease.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Philippines,International
Dalai Lama supports Modi's initiative to tackle COVID-19
Dharamsala, March 31 (IANS) In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday expressed his support for his efforts to control the growing threat of the coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
How Miley Cyrus helped Millie Bobby Brown get her accent right
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown has admitted that she was able to perfect her American accent by watching Miley Cyrus' show "Hannah Montana".
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
No evidence against ibuprofen's use in COVID-19 patients: Study
London, March 31 (IANS) Researchers led by King's College London have found that there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Amy Adams ready to reprise 'Enchanted' role in future sequel
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) "Enchanted" actress Amy Adams is ready to consider returning in a sequel to the hit 2007 fantasy film.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't drink alcohol to cope with lockdown: Ministry
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Far from giving you relief, using tobacco and alcohol during the lockdown period may make things worse and even reduce your immunity, the Health Ministry warned on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Red Cross urges stricter measures as virus spreads across Africa
Nairobi, March 31 (IANS) Even though Africa continues to be one of the least affected continents by the coronavirus, the spread of the deadly disease is picking up speed and the Red Cross has urged for immediate containment measures.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Sidharth Shukla can't wait to be back at work
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Shukla says a lot of projects are on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, adding that he is waiting for the health crisis to pass so that he can "be back to work".
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
CMs, student body concerned over racial bias against NE people
Aizawl/Shillong, March 31 (IANS) When the country is in all out war against COVID-19, Chief Ministers of northeastern states and North East Students' Organisation have raised serious concern over the alleged incidents of racial discrimination in different parts of the country against the people of the region, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi Tablighi Jamaat attendees escaped scanner in Telugu states
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) Authorities in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were so focussed on screening of foreign returnees that they failed to realise that the attendees of Tablighi Jamaat, a religious meeting in Delhi, would be the biggest cause of spread of Covid-19 and fatalities in the states.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
1,830 persons who attended Tablighi Markaz in Delhi identified
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Police has identified 1,830 persons, including 501 from Tamil Nadu and 216 from Assam, who attended a religious congregation at the Tablighi Jamaat's international headquarters in southwest Delhi from March 13-15, even as 24 coronavirus positive cases have been reported from among those who congregated.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TECNO India extends warranty by 2 months amid Covid-19 lockdown
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) TECNO India on Tuesday announced implementation of a two-month warranty extension policy for its smartphones whose warranty expires during the period between March 20-May 31.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pipeline explosion halts Iran's gas flow to Turkey
Tehran, March 31 (IANS) Iran's gas flow to Turkey was halted on Tuesday because of an explosion in a pipeline near country's border inside Turkey, an energy official said here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
German nationals stranded in Hyderabad evacuated
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) A group of 39 German nationals stranded in Hyderabad were evacuated by a special relief flight operated by Air India from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Lata Mangeshkar contributes Rs 25 lakh to Maharashtra CM Relief Fund
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Playback legend Lata Mangeshkar has donated Rs 25 lakh to the Maharashtra CM Relief Fund to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SC to Centre: Arrange bhajan, namaz to prevent panic among migrants
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to rope in community leaders of various faiths to conduct 'bhajan-kirtan' and 'namaz' to check panic among migrant workers in shelter homes amid the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Google stops selling Pixel 3 smartphones
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Google has stopped selling it's third generation Pixel 3 and 3XL smartphones on its online store.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
6 more test positive in J&K, total 55
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 positive cases continued to surge on Tuesday with six more testing positive in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
China probes company that sold COVID-19 test kits to Spain
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) China has launched an investigation into Shenzhen Bioeasy Biotechnology, a Chinese company that sold a batch of coronavirus test kits to Spain which authorities said were faulty, an official source said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,Politics
Smith not lone option for Test captaincy, says Paine
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Australias Test skipper Tim Paine isnt getting any younger at 35, but the captain has made it clear that former skipper Steve Smith isnt the only guy in fray to take over when the wicket-keeper calls it a day. The Sandpaper Gate fiasco in 2018 saw Paine take over as Australia skipper.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Chinese Olympic Committee supports IOC decision on new dates
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) The Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) released a statement on Tuesday to express its firm support to the International Olympic Committee's decision on the new dates for Tokyo 2020.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Air pollution trapped in ice shed light on 12th Century Britain
London, March 31 (IANS) Ancient air pollution trapped in ice has revealed new details about life and death in 12th Century Britain, according to a study published on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Yogi determined to check Tablighi fallout in UP
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Tuesday, held a high level meeting to discuss ways to check fallout of the Tablighi Jamaat conference in Delhi that is said to have led to the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
COVID-19: Another Mohalla Clinic doctor in Delhi tests positive
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A doctor posted at a Mohalla Clinic in Delhi's Babarpur has tested positive for coronavirus, with authorities asking patients who visited the clinic at the Janta Mazdoor Colony between March 12 and 20 to self-quarantine at home for 15 days.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Aahana Kumra: Consent for me is everything
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Aahana Kumra says she didnt grow up understanding the meaning of consent, adding that she feels it is a very important conversation everybody must be having.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
South Africa's Devon Conway cleared to play for New Zealand
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that South Africa-born batsman Devon Conway, who plays for Wellington, will be eligible to play for New Zealand from August 28.
2020-03-31
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
'No revenue loss for NBFCs on 3 month moratorium on loan repayments'
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The three month moratorium on term loan repayments given by Reserve Bank of India will not result in any revenue loss for lending banks and NBFCs as borrowers opting for deferment will either have to extend their tenure else increase the quantum of EMIs, Emkay has said in its latest report on RBI's decisions on NBFCs.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vaughan the greatest England captain I've played against: Warne
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Kevin Pietersen, Graham Gooch and Andrew Flintoff are among the England players to feature in Shane Warne's greatest Ashes XI consisting of players he had faced and played with in his illustrious 15-year-career. The spinner chose Michael Vaughan as the captain of his greatest England XI and Alla Border to lead the Ashes XI.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Singapore court upholds gay sex ban
Singapore, March 31 (IANS) A Singapore court has dismissed a bid to overturn a law that criminalises gay sex, dealing a blow to the city-states LGBT movement, a media report said.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
UK supermarket sales in March 'busier than Christmas'
London, March 31 (IANS) Supermarket sales across the UK in March beat all previous records as shoppers stocked up for a long period at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to consumer analysts.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Aditya Roy Kapoor prepares for 'Ek Villain' sequel over video calls
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actor Aditya Roy Kapur has started preparing for his role in the upcoming sequel of "Ek Villain" through extensive discussions with director Mohit Suri over video calls.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Major lapse: Buses full of migrants allowed out of Ranchi
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) As the fear of community spread of coronavirus looms large, a major lapse on the part of the Jharkhand government officials has emerged in Ranchi. The District Magistrate allowed 8 buses full of people to move out of the city on March 29 without getting them medically tested.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
American Airlines to seek $12bn in state aid
Washington, March 31 (IANS) American Airlines has confirmed that it will seek $12 billion of financial support from the US government because of the impact due to the cooronavirus pandemic, the media reported on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
COVID-19: Neeraj donates Rs 3 lakh to relief funds to combat crisis
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Asian Games gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Tuesday said he has donated a total of Rs 3 lakh to the central and Haryana state relief funds to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: Bhuvan Bam donates his March 2020 YouTube earnings
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Comedian and YouTube sensation Bhuvan Bam has donated his entire YouTube earnings from the month of March to aid the battle against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in India.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Samsung provides masks, PPE kits to hospitals in India
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Samsung on Tuesday said it has started supporting local authorities in various states in their preventive drive to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus by providing thousands of Preventive Masks and Personal Preventive Equipment (PPE) kits to hospitals.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
24 from religious gathering test positive, Markaz cries foul
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With 24 people who attended a religious congregation in south Delhi testing positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, the government said the authorities have evacuated over 1,000 people from the area and that more evacuations are underway.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
8 pvt labs to conduct corona tests in Delhi, three in Gurugram (Ld)
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A total of 13 hospitals/laboratories are now authorised in Delhi to conduct tests on suspected coronavirus patients, including five government and eight in the private sector, to hasten the screening process. In Gurugram, three private labs have been roped in.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
With another fresh COVID-19 case, total in Bihar rises to 16
Patna, March 31 (IANS) Bihar reported another new case of the novel coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections to 16 and one death, health officials said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
Islamic missionaries of Tablighi Jamaat may be biggest carrier of Covid-19 in South Asia
New Delhi/Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) In a strange pattern, members of Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic proselytizing group, have been found unrestrainedly preaching in large religious gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic restrictions in several countries in Asia, leading to hundreds of infections.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
After 'Ramayan' telecast, here are the memes!
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Doordarshan's decision to re-run popular shows of the eighties -- particularly "Ramayan" -- has come as a nostalgic rush for many, but many others are also quite amused. The outcome is a surfeit of memes about the show all over social media, which have been lately.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Swiggy sets up COVID-19 relief fund for its delivery partners
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Food delivery platform Swiggy on Tuesday said it has set up a relief fund called 'Swiggy Hunger Savior Covid Relief Fund which will be used towards the safety and welfare of delivery partners and their families.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
This day that year: Tendulkar crosses 10,000-run barrier in ODIs
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Batting great Sachin Tendulkar retired from One Day International (ODI) cricket in 2012 with a whopping 18,426 runs to his name. His extraordinary record over the course of 463 matches, which came at an average of 44.83, included 49 centuries.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
45 from Karnataka visited Nizamuddin mosque, 1 dead
Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) One of the 45 pilgrims from Karnataka who visited Nizamuddin Jamaat mosque in New Delhi in early March died of COVID-19, said Health Minister B. Sriramulu on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Number of foreigners found living in UP mosques
Lucknow/ Meerut, March 31 (IANS) A number of foreigners who may have attended the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi, have been found to be staying in various places in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Air India flies out 160 stranded passengers to Frankfurt
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) An Air India flight with 160 stranded travellers from Germany and Europe flew out to Frankfurt on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
ISSF backs new Oly dates, allocated quotas to be valid
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) The International Sports Shooting Federation (ISSF) voiced support for the new dates of the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games in a statement on Monday and confirmed all allocated quota places will remain valid.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
US Marines' deployment to northern Australia cancelled
Canberra, March 31 (IANS) The Australian government has cancelled a deployment of US Marines to the country's Northern Territory (NT) region amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Live Coronavirus found in spit and poop even after recovery
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) In an alarming find, Chinese doctors have recovered live coronavirus in spit and human excreta in samples from recovering COVID-19 patients.The study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, found that some patients had positive, real-time fluorescence polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results for SARS-CoV-2 in the sputum or faeces after the pharyngeal swabs became negative.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine
Social distancing in snow: Federer practises 'trick shots'
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic which has brought the sporting calendar to a grinding halt, tennis star Roger Federer is trying whatever he can to remain in touch with the sport and hone his skills.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
On April 1, don't fool around with COVID-19: Maha Minister
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) On the eve of April 1 -- All Fools' Day -- the Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh appealed to the people not to fool around with COVID-19 rumours or messages, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Chengdu Games to maintain summer timing after Oly new dates
Lausanne, March 31 (IANS) The International University Sports Federation (FISU) voiced its support on Tuesday for the revised dates for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, while conforming that the Chengdu 2021 World University Games will be held in August, 2021 as planned with only a two-day modification.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
IPL can happen in Oct-Nov if T20 WC is postponed: BCCI official
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a standstill, sporting events across the world have either been postponed or cancelled and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now looking at the October-November window to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). But the move can only be possible if the ICC decides to postpone the mens T20 World Cup that is to be held later in the year.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India calls to further enhance affordable access to medicines
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India has called for working towards creating a global framework for further enhancing affordable access to medicines for fighting pandemics and facilitating easier movement of health professionals across national borders.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Residents lock down 4 floors of Gurugram condominium
Gurugram, March 31 (IANS) Residents of an upscale condominium in Gurugram have locked four floors of a tower after a resident came down with high fever on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Haryana,National
If no community spread lockdown should not be extended: AAP MP
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid nationwide lockdown and exodus of migrant labourers who are facing hardships, Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Gupta on Tuesday said that lockdown should not be "extended", if the coronovirus is contained.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Validity of DLs, documents linked to MV Act extended
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Considering the problems being faced by people amid lockdown, the government has announced to extend till June end the validity of all driving licences and other documents related to Motor Vehicle Act expiring on February 1 and June 30.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Houseparty app offers $1 million reward for proof of sabotage
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Video conferencing desktop and mobile application Houseparty has said that it would pay a $1 million bounty to find out the entity behind what the company described as a paid commercial smear campaign.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
AP locates 369 participants of Delhi Tablighi Jamaat event
Amaravati, March 31 (IANS) Even as the authorities are rushing to locate the persons from the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat conference at Nizamuddin in Delhi, the AP government has managed to locate 369 people from the state.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
317 Europeans evacuated from Goa, 1,200 more by weekend (Ld)
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) At least 317 Germans and European passengers were evacuated from Goa early on Tuesday, the official Twitter handle of the Goa International Airport said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
COVID-19: 3 pvt labs in Gurugram authorised to conduct tests
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Three private laboratories in Gurugram in neighbouring Haryana have been authorised to conduct tests for suspected coronavirus cases to help authorities diagnose such cases with speed.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kanika tests COVID-19 positive for 5th time (Ld)
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth sample test for COVID-19 has also come out to be positive.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
David Warner shaves head in support of COVID-19 workers
Melbourne, March 31 (IANS) Australia opener David Warner has shaved his head in support of those working on the frontline for COVID-19.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
AP cop horses it out to create COVID-19 awareness
Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh), March 31 (IANS) The dusty village roads of sleepy hilltown Peapully, in Kurnool district, woke up to the sight of a cop on horseback. It turned out that local police sub-inspector Marthu Shankar was on an awareness campaign about COVID-19.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Social distancing, isolation key to contain COVID-19 local transmission
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Social distancing and isolation is an important intervention to contain local and community transmission of the coronavirus outbreak, says a doctor at Fortis hospital who successfully treated three COVID-19 patients.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
US renews sanction waivers on Iran
Washington, March 31 (IANS) The US has renewed sanctions waivers on Iran, allowing foreign companies to continue work at Iranian nuclear facilities to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Maharashtra COVID-19 cases 225, Mumbai's 42 reports awaited
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 positive cases increased to 225 on Tuesday, while 42 cases announced by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) have yet to be confirmed by lab reports, officials said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
New NASA mission to study causes of solar particle storms
Washington, March 31 (IANS) NASA is planning to launch a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms -- known as solar particle storms -- into planetary space.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Former world champion Eunice Sum trains despite COVID-19 threat
Nairobi, March 31 (IANS) Kenya's Eunice Sum, the 2013 world 800m champion, has said she has continued with her training alone, keeping a safe distance from her training partners in order to beat the coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Sensex up 1,000 points, Nifty gains 300 (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Rally continued in the Indian stock market on Tuesday afternoon as the BSE Sensex rose over 1,000 points. The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose 300 points to trade above the 8,500 mark. The gains were in tandem with the rise in Asian markets.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Markaz, Sufi shrine in Nizamuddin are two different places
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) After the report of 24 people testing coronavirus positive at the markaz Nizamuddin, people are getting confused as Nizamuddin is also associated with famous sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya whose grave attracts lakhs of people during the year, but the markaz and the Dargah are at different places and there are different stories too.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Cong MLAs in Uttarakhand contribute Rs 15 lakh each
Dehradun, March 31 (IANS) Eleven Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand have contributed Rs 15 lakh each from their MLA funds to help the needy and buy medical equipment in their respective constituencies to fight coronavirus amid the nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Indian-American Congressional candidate tests positive for COVID-19
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Indian-American Suraj Patel, who worked as a campaign staffer for former President Barack Obama and was now a candidate for a Congressional seat in New Yorks 12th District, announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but has since recovered after a period of isolation, a media report said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
UP Vidhan Sabha to remain shut down till April 14
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha has extended its shutdown to April 14.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Lower power demand during lockdown to increase DISCOM dues: Kotak
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The 17 per cent drop in power demand under the current lockdown, will further expose the weakness in the business model of distribution utilities, leading to a further spike in outstanding dues that have risen to Rs 86,600 crore in January 2020 from Rs 41,900 crore in January 2019, Kotak Institutional equities said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Selena Gomez stalking Justin Bieber on Instagram?
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez recently liked and unliked two photographs of pop singer Justin Bieber on Instagram, making some fans wonder if she is stalking her former boyfriend even as others felt her Instagram account could have been hacked.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Horse rider' Jadeja in full tilt, posts video on social media
Rajkot, March 31 (IANS) Ravindra Jadeja's passion for horse riding came to the fore during the 21-day lockdown period as the India all-rounder was seen in action nearby his home premises.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Erica Fernandes finds cooking therapeutic
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Erica Fernandes has lots of time in hand now due to the nationwide lockdown. So, she is now whipping up some of her favourite dishes in the kitchen.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively extend monetary help
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) The Hollywood couple of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively has donated $400,000 to New York hospitals to aid the battle against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
COVID-19 death rates vary from 0.0016% to 7.8% as per age: Lancet
London, March 31 (IANS) Death rates from COVID-19 vary substantially, ranging from 0.0016 per cent in 0 to 9-year-olds to 7.8 per cent for people aged 80 and above, according to an estimate based on analysis of large number of confirmed cases in mainland China.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Neha Kakkar breaks down in video of her latest song
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Singer Neha Kakkar, who often gets emotional on TV shows, broke down while shooting for the video of her latest song titled "Jinke liye".
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Gujarat: 3 more positive for covid-19, total 73
Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) Three more positive cases were detected in Gujarat, the health authorities announced on Tuesday, taking the total detected positive Corona virus cases to 73.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala Govt doctors to observe black day on Wednesday
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) The Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) on Tuesday said that they will observe a state wide black day on Wednesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
India commences 'Hub & Spoke' lifeline cargo services
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday said that "Hub & Spoke" lifeline cargo services have been commenced to ferry essential medical supplies throughout the country.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Don't send industrial staff on forced leave: Haryana Deputy CM
Gurugram, March 31 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala has appealed to industrialists, entrepreneurs and other businessmen in the state not to not send their employees on forced leave amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus crisis.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy
Merino wool could be a solution for global microplastics problem
New Delhi, March 31 (IANSlife) Merino wool does not contribute to the issue of microplastics in oceans, a new study has revealed.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Allu Arjun has a special fan in Disha Patani
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) Alllu Arjun is undoubtedly one of Telugu cinema's most charismatic and stylish actors. He's also a fantastic dancer. While Allu Arjun's fan enjoy and replicate his dance moves, he has now also earned a special fan in Bollywood actress Disha Patani.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
National Gallery of Modern Art goes virtual in 66th year
New Delhi, March 31 (IANSlife) The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is celebrating its 66th Foundation Day, amid the COVID-19 lockdown, with a virtual tour of its repository of several thousand artworks.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Food Soldier' initiative of RAI to ease essential supplies
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Retailers Association of India (RAI) has partnered with the Centre and other players in the retail and food segment to launch, the 'Food Soldier Project', an initiative to ease supply of essential products in the wake of the ongoing nation-wide lockdown.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bangladesh might extend shutdown of offices
Dhaka, March 31 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday signalled that the shutdown of offices and workplaces due to the coronavirus pandemic may be extended to April 9.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bariatric surgery before diabetes leads to greater weight loss: Study
New York, March 31 (IANS) Obese patients may lose more weight if they undergo bariatric surgery before they develop diabetes, a study suggests.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Alter your skincare regime to follow your menstrual cycle
New Delhi, March 31 (IANSlife) Within a 28-day cycle our complexion can change drastically; from crystal clear one minute, to pimples the next, super dry and flaky to oily and unpleasantly shiny. Whether you are a pimple popper or a diligent skincare devotee, we just cant win against the spots and zits that Aunt Flo brings in.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
SL reports 2nd COVID-19 death, cases reach 122
Colombo, March 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka has recorded its second COVID-19 death, as the total cases increased in the island nation to 122, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Informed about people stuck due to lockdown, says markaz
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) At the centre of the storm after 24 coronavirus positive cases have been found in Tablighi Jamaat, the markaz Nizamuddin where 1500 people were stuck, has issued a statement that they informed the officials and sought permission to evacuate them but were denied.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sneak peek into lives of NBA stars during COVID-19
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) While the rest of the world may complain about having to spend a fortnight or two at home, some of the NBA stars seem to have found an entertaining and productive approach to crush boredom; whether it be making TikTok videos or shooting a few hoops with their families.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Home remedies not recommended to remove acne scars
New Delhi, March 31 (IANSlife) Stuck at home and suddenly have a breakout or acne scars? It's important to note, it'e best not to try to cure with home remedies or products available at your local chemist. Don't pop your pimples in order to prevent scarring; wait it out till you get professional help.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Australia tour of Bangladesh 'unlikely' to go ahead
Melbourne, March 31 (IANS) Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has said that the teams upcoming tour to Bangladesh slated to be held in June is unlikely, conceding that one doesnt need to be an "Einstein" for that amid the global crisis due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Australia tour of Bangladesh 'unlikely' to go ahead
Melbourne, March 31 (IANS) Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has said that the teams upcoming tour to Bangladesh slated to be held in June is unlikely, conceding that one doesnt need to be an "Einstein" for that amid the global crisis due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Deoband also had an event, one tested positive for coronavirus
Saharanpur, March 31 (IANS) The Darul Uloom in Deoband did not send any of its members fort the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in New Delhi.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Tablighi Jamaat: Cases of COVID-19 attendees rise in TN
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Even as the Tamil Nadu government is checking out the Coronavirus infection symptoms in the those persons who had attended the Islamic conference held in Delhi, five persons who had travelled to the national capital have tested positive for the virus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Try your wine before you buy it
New Delhi, March 31 (IANSlife) The concept of 'try before you buy applies most to wines.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sony Pictures Networks India and WWE expand partnership in India
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited, (SPN) and WWE (NYSE: WWE) on Tuesday announced a five-year extension with an expanded broadcast agreement that will deliver WWEs weekly flagship programming and localized content in India and the Indian subcontinent, making SPN the exclusive home to WWE in-ring content across its television and digital platforms.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Elon Musk unfollows girlfriend Grimes on Twitter again
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has unfollowed his girlfriend and Canadian singer Grimes on Twitter after the 32-year-old musician shared a cryptic message on the platform.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Anne Hathaway to star in 'French Children Don't Throw Food'
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway is set to star in an adaptation of "French Children Don't Throw Food".
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
N.Korea slams Pompeo over remarks on increased pressure
Seoul, March 31 (IANS) North Korea has slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for seeking continued international pressure against Pyongyang while calling for the resumption of dialogue, state media reported.
2020-03-31
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Vicky Kaushal donates 1 crore to COVID-19 relief funds
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal is donating Rs 1 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's relief fund and Chief Minister's (Maharashtra) relief fund, to lend support to the ongoing battle with COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
The car door was open and the wallet's gone: Tim Paine
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) The coronavirus outbreak has seen the world come to a standstill and even though sporting events across the globe have either been cancelled or suspended, sportspersons are trying to stay in shape by training indoors and that has seen Australia's Test skipper Tim Paine's car being broken into and wallet stolen.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Akshay Kumar's sweet gesture for Nupur Sanon's 'Filhall' unplugged
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Budding singer Nupur Sanon's chemistry with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar in the music video of B. Praak's mellifluous hit "Filhall" enthralled all. Now that Nupur has come up with an unplugged version of the song, Akshay is a also part of it. She says the number wouldn't be the same without him.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Japan to ban entry to people from 73 countries
Tokyo, March 31 (IANS) Japan said Tuesday that it would ban people from more than a third of the world, including the US, from entering the country to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Japan,Politics
COVID-19: NSFs contribute Rs 29 lakh till now towards PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The National Sports Federations (NSFs) have so far made a contribution of Rs 29.50 lakhs towards to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) established for fight against coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bihar seals inter-state borders
Patna, March 31 (IANS) Bihar has sealed all its inter-state borders amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus crisis.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
Bihar seals inter-state borders
Patna, March 31 (IANS) Bihar has sealed all its inter-state borders amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus crisis.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
First ever heatwave recorded in Antarctica
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Even the world's coldest continent is not immune to rising global temperatures, with scientists recording the first-ever heatwave event in Antarctica over the 2019-20 summer period.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Making future leaders out of today's children
New Delhi , March 31 (IANSlife) India has one of largest youth populations in the world, and it's important to nurture leadership in the upcoming generation and make our children great leaders.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum
The Hague, March 31 (IANS) Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh's painting "Spring Garden" from 1884 was stolen from a museum in The Netherlands.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
COVID-19: Showing resilience through self-regulation
New Delhi, March 31 (IANSlife) Self-regulation skills include goal-directed behaviour, which allows us to delay gratification in the short term to achieve desired outcomes in the long term. For instance to stay at home during the entire lockdown period, will enable us to secure a safe life for ourselves, the family and community in the future.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Nizamuddin markaz: 24 test positive for corona, 1,033 evacuated
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Tuesday that 24 people have been found corona positive in the Nizamuddin markaz that has turned into ground zero of the new cases spiralling out of control following an ijtima in mid-March.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Saudi Arabia attacks Yemeni capital amid escalating tensions
Sanaa, March 31 (IANS) A coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched at least 15 airstrikes on the Yemeni capital of Sanaa held by the Shia Houthi rebels amid escalating tensions despite the looming threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Air pollution linked to increased dementia risk
London, March 31 (IANS) People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, warn researchers.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rohit Sharma donates 80 lakhs in fight towards COVID-19
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) India cricketer Rohit Sharma on Tuesday donated Rs 80 lakhs in support of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Tablighi Jamaat: Yogi cuts short visit, Muslim leaders seek probe
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has cut short his programme after visiting Ghaziabad and is returning to Lucknow to hold a high-level meeting with officials in view of the Tablighi Jamaat conference that has spurred the COVID-19 cases.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Dine with Emilia Clarke by donating for COVID-19 relief
London, March 31 (IANS) Want to dine with "Game Of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke? The actress is auctioning off a virtual dinner with her in exchange for donations for coronavirus relief.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
11 new COVID-19 cases in Raj, total tally 83
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) Rajasthan on Tuesday reported 11 fresh COVID-19 cases, including seven evacuees from Iran, taking the total count to 83, confirmed health officials.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Lockdown diaries: Diljit Dosanjh flaunts his culinary skills
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh has donned the chef's hat amid lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Drugs used on COVID-19 patients can cause severe side effects'
Paris, March 31 (IANS) French health authorities have issued a warning about the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and other medications being used to treat patients infected with the novel coronavirus, saying around 30 people who had been administered these medicines suffered severe side-effects.
2020-03-31
Category: International, France,International
No retirement function: Kerala Minister as many exit worklife
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Tuesday reiterated that there should be no event where people gather and it applies to retirement functions as well with a host of government officials set to end their career on the day.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Garima Jain, Akash Choudhary join 'XXX' season 2
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Garima Jain and Akash Choudhary of "Splitsvilla" fame have been roped in for the finale episode of the web series "XXX" season 2.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Garima Jain, Akash Choudhary join 'XXX' season 2
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Garima Jain and Akash Choudhary of "Splitsvilla" fame have been roped in for the finale episode of the web series "XXX" season 2.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
South Korean schools to reopen with online classes
Seoul, March 31 (IANS) South Korean authorities announced on Tuesday that the new school year will begin from April 9 after a five-week delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that classes will be conducted over the Internet to prevent a recurrence of the outbreak.
2020-03-31
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
317 Europeans, mostly Germans evacuated from Goa
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Three hundred and seventeen Germans and European passengers were evacuated from Goa early on Tuesday, the official Twitter handle of the Goa International Airport said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Punjab CM apprises Bihar counterpart on migrants
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday talked to his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar on phone, apprising him about the welfare of migrants from his state.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National
Tablighi Jamaat: TN checks on its attendees as cases spike
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government is in the process of checking out for Coronavirus infection symptoms on those persons who had attended the Islamic conference held in Delhi, said officials.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Mallya reiterates offer to return bank dues, seeks Centre's help
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Tuesday reiterated his offer to return the money he owed to a consortium of Indian banks, and sought Centres help in view of the nationawide lockdown in India.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
After Twitter, FB deletes Bolsonaro videos for 'misinformation'
Brasilia, March 31 (IANS) Following a similar move by the microblogging platform Twitter, social media giant Facebook hs also removed videos in which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro challenged the isolation measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Technology
COVID-19: Lord's opens up for NHS & local community in UK
London, March 31 (IANS) In light of the current situation regarding the outbreak of Covid-19, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has decided to help the medical staff by providing them parking space available at the Lords Cricket Ground. In a statement, the MCC said it has also decided to provide storage areas for the Wellington Hospital in the UK.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
China's economy could fall sharply due to COVID-19: World Bank
Washington, March 31 (IANS) The World Bank has predicted that China's economy could fall sharply in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with a growth estimate of 2.3 per cent in the baseline scenario and just 0.1 per cent in the lower-case scenario.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Microsoft 365 offers new personal, family subscriptions from April 21
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Microsoft has unveiled its new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions which are designed to replace and enhance the existing Office 365 consumer plans.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Haryana CM's principal secy accused of flouting quarantine rules
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) A senior most bureaucrat in Haryana has been accused of flouting quarantine rules by reporting to work after returning from the US.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National
T'gana faces uphill task identifying Nizamuddin Markaz returnees from Delhi
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) Rattled by the death of six persons due to coronavirus, authorities in Telangana are set to launch an intensive drive on Tuesday to identify and quarantine all those who had attended Tablighi Jamaat meeting in New Delhi.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Tablighi HQ evacuated, 11 corona positive cases among evacuees
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat's international headquarters in southwest Delhi, where around 1,400 persons were stuck in the wake of a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been evacuated even as at least 11 corona positive cases from among those evacuated have been confirmed.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Equity indices rise, Sensex up 700 points
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a positive note on Tuesday with the BSE Sensex trading over 700 points higher.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Brazil Senate approves minimum income for workers
Brasilia, March 31 (IANS) The Brazilian Senate has approved a minimum income bill to help workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Apple hardware teams learning new ways for upcoming devices
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Apple hardware teams are battling new set of challenges owing to strict security guidelines and travel restrictions as the tech giant prepares for the prototyping of next devices.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jamaat campaign against India led to US hearings, resolutions on Kashmir (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi/Washington, March 31 (IANS) Two Islamic charities, linked to the banned Islamist outfit Jamaat-e-Islami, ran a persistent disinformation campaign against India leading to hearings and resolutions on Kashmir in the US Congress last year.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Rohit Sharma donates 80 lakhs to get India 'back on its feet'
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) India cricketer team opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday donated Rs 80 lakhs in support of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
UN envoy regrets lack of progress in M-E peace process
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov said he regretted the lack of progress on the ground, expressing concern over Israeli settlements and its plans to annex Palestinian land.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sensex up over 600 points on global cues
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened on a positive note on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bharti Enterprises commits Rs 100cr for fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Sunil Bharti Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises on Tuesday committed a Rs 100 crore commitment to support the combat against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 tests in US reach 1mn, total cases increase to 164,274 (Ld)
Washington, March 31 (IANS) The US has tested 1 million people in its stepped-up effort to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, while the total number of cases has increased to 164,274.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,International
US Navy ship arrives in NYC to ease pressure on city hospitals
New York, March 31 (IANS) The US Navy Ship (USNS) Comfort arrived in New York bringing 1,000 hospital beds to help relieve the city's overwhelmed hospital system amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,International
UP may release 1,000 children lodged in juvenile homes
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) In keeping with the Supreme Court directives, the Yogi Adityanath government is planning to release over 1,000 children lodged in 24 juvenile homes in the state.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rohit Sharma finds new fan in Haider Ali, Pak's rising talent
Lahore, March 31 (IANS) Pakistans rising talent Haider Ali has revealed that Rohit Sharma is his idol and he would wants to bat like the star India opener.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Hog deer meat seized in Pilibhit, three held
Pilibhit (UP), March 31 (IANS) More than 18 kilograms of hog deer meat was seized by the forest field force at the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) on Monday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran bans Nature Day celebrations in parks
Tehran, March 31 (IANS) Iran has asked its citizens to avoid Nature Day celebration in parks and the countryside to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Private hospitals, clinics to reopen in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has allowed private hospitals and clinics to reopen across Uttar Pradesh.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UNSC voices concern over COVID-19's devastating impact on Syria
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has expressed concerns over the humanitarian situation in Syria and the potential devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the war-torn country.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Treat labourers with dignity, they build India: Congress
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A day after the migrant workers were sprayed with chemical in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, the Congress on Tuesday slammed the government saying treat the labourers with dignity as they build India.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ambulance staff work without masks, sanitisers in UP
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) The ambulance drivers and attending staff in government hospitals are up in arms over the delay in providing them with masks, sanitisers and also their salaries.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Xiaomi's Wuhan HQ resumes operations
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has said that its Wuhan Headquarters has officially resumed its operations.
2020-03-31
Category: International, China,Technology
Pak universities asked to start online classes
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) Pakistan's Higher Education Commission (HEC) has directed all universities and accredited institutions in the country to start online classes for the students staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, said a notification.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ronaldo bought iMacs for entire Juventus team after red-card booking
London, March 31 (IANS) Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has revealed that star striker Cristiano Ronaldo had to buy iMacs for the entire team after he was given a red card in his first Champions League match for the Italian club.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Air Canada to temporarily lay off 16,500 staff
Ottawa, March 31 (IANS) Air Canada said that it will temporarily lay off 16,500 employees starting this week due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Facebook acquires AR display maker Plessey
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Facebook has acquired British company Plessey, a maker of Micro-LED displays for Augmented Reality (AR) devices, for an undisclosed sum.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Impossible to predict recession depth right now: Ex-Fed Chair
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Former US Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that the American economic downturn stemming from the coronavirus pandemic has been "rapid and sharp", and it was currently impossible to predict the depth of the recession.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
COVID-19: Telangana govt to cut salaries of its staff
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) In a clear indication of the tough times that COVID-19 has wrought upon the state, the Telangana government, on Monday, resorted to tightening its purse strings. With economic activity coming to a standstill and the government having to initiate a bevy of humanitarian measures due to the 21-day lockdown, revenue flow has come to a standstill in the state.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
World Athletics to postpone 2021 World Championships to 2022
Paris, March 31 (IANS) The World Athletics has supported the new dates of the Tokyo Olympic Games and has also promised to postpone the 2021 World Athletics Championships to 2022.
2020-03-31
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Tiger attack claims 4th victim in UP's Pilibhit reserve
Pilibhit (UP), March 31 (IANS) Big cat near the Mala forest range of Pilibhit tiger reserve has claimed its fourth victim -- a 28-year-old farmer.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Aus states warn against breaking strict new lockdown laws
Canberra, March 31 (IANS) Australian states on Tuesday warned the public to abide by new social distancing and isolation rules imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic or face severe consequences including jail time.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Facebook pledges $100mn to support corona-hit news industry
San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Facebook has pledged to invest an additional $100 million to support journalists at a time when ad revenues are declining due to the economic impact of the new coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Kanika Kapoor tests COVID-19 positive for fifth time
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth sample test for COVID-19 has also come out to be positive.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
UP: Helpline calls for rasgulla, 'paan', pizza, football
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Nine days into the lockdown, people are now craving for their favourite food and some are reaching out to the police helpline to satiate their desire.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
UNSC unanimously adopts resolution on peacekeepers' safety, security
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted Resolution 2518, a first of its kind, vowing to take all-dimensional measures to ensure the safety and security of peacekeepers.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss dies with COVID-19
London, March 31 (IANS) Lancashire cricket club chairman David Hodgkiss has died after contracting coronavirus. He was 71.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tablighi Jamaat: UP sounds high alert in 18 districts
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Eighteen districts in Uttar Pradesh have been put on high alert after reports that people from these districts attended the Tablighi Jamaat, a religious congregation of about 2000 people in Nizamuddin in Delhi from March 13 to 15.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Pregnant woman walks 200 km to her home in UP
Jalaun (UP), March 31 (IANS) A pregnant woman and her husband, working as daily wagers at a construction site in Noida for five years, have walked over 200 km to reach their village Aunta in Rath area of Jalaun district.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Second COVID-19 death in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Kerala registered its second COVID-19 death on Tuesday morning when 68-year-old former Kerala Police official Abdul Azeez passed away at the Medical College hospital here, said health officials.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Kerala,National
HK's Lam reiterates zero tolerance for quarantine breaches
Hong Kong, March 31 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday reiterated zero tolerance against breaching mandatory quarantine orders on inbound travellers, urging members of the public for self-discipline and cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
FIG to restart Oly qualifications after passing through global health crisis
Geneva, March 31 (IANS) International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has stated that it will restart Olympic qualifications "once this global health crisis is behind us" indicating at the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
Get close again in the time of COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Finally got over the excitement of working from home, binge watching even mediocre series on OTT platforms? Is playing chef and cleaning the house getting on the nerves now? Well, its time to reconnect with things that make you feel alive -- again.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Pak Supreme Court stops prisoners release
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court has suspended the high courts orders for the release of under-trial prisoners due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Coronavirus claims 7 lives in a day in Pak
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan has increased to 23 after seven fatalities were reported in a day, while the number of confirmed cases jumped to 1,775, a media report said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sharif exempted from appearing in sugar mills corruption case
Lahore, March 31 (IANS) An accountability court has exempted former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his nephew Yousuf Abbas from appearing in proceedings of the Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM) corruption case till filing of a reference by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Migrating labourers disrupt production; retailers fear shortage of essential items (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As grocery stores, across the country, are grappling with panic buying and dwindling supplies of fresh stocks, the exodus of labourers have added more fuel to the fire by affecting the entire supply chain of essential commodities, ranging from wheat flour to pulses and biscuits to edible oils.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
The classic Bollywood feel-good binge guide for lockdown stress
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) While we get to watch new films all the time, the lockdown could be a golden chance to catch up with a few classics across genres. Digital platforms are overflowing with them, and you would literally be spoilt for choice selecting some really enjoyable stuff that has come out of Bollywood over the decades. Twenty-one days, it would seem, is too short a time to catch up with what really defines vintage Bollywood and is available in the OTT libraries.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Arjan Bajwa eager to play Air Force pilot on screen
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actor Arjan Bajwa says after playing Colonel Sunil Sheoran in his digital debut, "State Of Siege: 26/11", he now wishes to play an Air Force pilot on screen.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
First coronavirus cases reported in LA homeless population
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Two people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles are infected with coronavirus - the first known cases among the homeless population in the county, according to Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
UP CM orders to open all private hospitals immediately
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered to immediately open all private hospitals which are closed due to the nationwide lockdwon.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 death toll in US tops 3,000
Washington, March 31 (IANS) The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States has topped 3,000, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,National
Merkel tests negative for coronavirus for third time
Berlin, March 31 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has tested negative for coronavirus for the third time, her spokesperson Steffen Seibert said.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Trump, Putin talk over phone on COVID-19, global issues
Washington, March 31 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to combat COVID-19 and other global issues during a phone conversation, the White House said.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
COVID-19: Hina Khan sketches India in lock and chain
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Amid the nationwide lockdown, actress Hina Khan took to sketching to show the present situation of the country.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Netanyahu tests negative for COVID-19 after his aide's infection
Jerusalem, March 31 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was tested negative for the novel coronavirus, his office said, after one of his aides has contracted the virus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Italy to extend lockdown "at least" until April 12
Rome, March 31 (IANS) Italy's top health official said on Monday the nationwide coronavirus lockdown in place since March 10 would be extended until "at least" April 12, nine days beyond its original deadline.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Italy,National
US starts airlift of citizens from B'desh; coordinating with India
New York, March 31 (IANS) The US government has begun airlifting its citizens stuck Bangladesh because of coronavirus pandemic and is coordinating with India to arrange flights from there for its nationals, according to a State Department official.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Fauci confident US will be battle ready for COVID-19 this Fall
New York, March 31 (IANS) America's top infectious diseases doctor Anthony Fauci fully anticipates that the coronavirus will hit again this Fall but he is confident the US will be playing a "very different ball game" by then and have both therapeutic drugs and possibly a vaccine on the ready.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Divya Khosla Kumar: World would be so dry without women
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress and filmmaker Divya Khosla Kumar feels the world would be so dry without women, adding that several women around her are very inspiring.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dow jumps nearly 700 points after US extends social distancing policies
New York, March 31 (IANS) US stocks finished noticeably higher with the Dow up nearly 700 points after the country extended measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US has over 160,000 COVID-19 cases
Washington, March 31 (IANS) The United States has reported more than 160,000 COVID-19 cases, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Here's how Sourabh Raaj Jain is utilising lockdown period
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The year 2019 was a busy one for actor Sourabh Raaj Jain, who was simultaneously participating in "Nach Baliye 9" and shooting for "Chandragupta Maurya". With the current lockdown in the country, the actor, currently seen in "Patiala Babes", is catching up on films and spending time with his family.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Shama Sikander takes up vegan diet, ayurveda
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander has turned vegan and has also taken up ayurveda.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lizzo urges people to spread love amid COVID-19 crisis
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) "Good as hell" hitmaker Lizzo has urged people to spread happiness amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Doordarshan set to bring back Golden Era of television
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Doordarshan is all set to make staying at home more enjoyable for people during the lockdown by bringing its Golden Era shows back on television. The following shows are scheduled for re-telecast
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
Penguin releases 'Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution'
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Why is Royal Challengers Bangalore one of the worst-performing teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL), despite having batsman like A.B. de Villiers and Chris Gayle, and being captained by Virat Kohli?
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
COVID-19 cases in Italy exceed 100,000; over 11,000 deaths
Rome, March 31 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic claimed 11,591 lives in locked-down Italy up to Monday, as the cumulative number of cases reached 101,739, according to the latest data by the Civil Protection Department managing the national emergency response.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Start-ups use Zoom app to lay off staff
London, March 31 (IANS) Tech start-ups worldwide are cutting jobs as the coronavirus pandemic undermines their ability to make money.
2020-03-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
1,600 foreigners stranded in Goa, many to depart by April 3, 4: CM
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Nearly 1,600 foreigner nationals are stuck in Goa, due to the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown in place in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Youth Congress launches helpline to help people amid lockdown
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Youth Congress after direction from the central leadership launched a nationwide helplines to help the stranded and impoverished people in any manner possible.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Warning issued to those hiding travel history after arrival in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) District Magistrates in different districts of Kashmir issued a strong warning on Monday evening to those who have entered the Valley after March 1 and have not so far revealed their travel history to the authorities.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Jaipur sees steep hike with 10 new patients, Raj total 79
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) Recording a steep hike, Jaipur on Monday recorded 10 new positive coronavirus cases, leaving officials worried if the state capital, where the number has gone up to 20, is turning into another epicentre after Bhilwara which has the highest number of patients in the state at 26.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
RIL board meet on April 2 for fund raising through NCD issue
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will hold a board meeting on April 2 in a fund raising exercise through issuance of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) on private placement basis.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telangana's COVID-19 death trail points to Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) Alarm bells began to ring loud late on Monday night, with a cryptic tweet by Telangana Chief Minister's Office announcing the death of six people due to COVID-19.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
7 held as two Trinamool groups clash over relief distribution
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Seven persons were arrested on Monday in connection with a clash involving random bombing and brickbatting between two groups of workers of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress over distribution of relief related to the ongoing lockdown here, police said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tourism Minister, son volunteer to sanitise Bhopal streets
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid lockdown when even Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded efforts for sanitation workers to tackle the COVID-19 scare, the Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel along with his son reached Bhopal to voluntarily sanitise the streets.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Apollo Hospitals announces initiative for affordable accommodation
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals Group on Monday announced 'Project Stay I', an initiative, with partnership with SBI, OYO, Hisdustan Unilever among others to creating isolation rooms in hotels with medical supervision for quarantine.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Corona positive cases from Nizamuddin religious gathering spread across states, 6 dead in Telangana
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A religious congregation of 2000 people at a mosque in Delhi's Nizamuddin area which has thrown up several corona positive cases is a ticking time bomb as six of the persons who returned to Telangana have died from the virus and positive cases are emerging from at least five regions including J&K, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
India sees highest spike in Covid-19 cases, total reaches 1,251
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India on Monday witnessed one of the sharpest spike in the number of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as 227 people tested positive in 24 hours, taking the country's total to 1,251 with 32 deaths. However, 102 people have been cured.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
MP stares at horrific scene as migrant labour returns
Bhopal, March 31 (IANS) It could take weeks before the impact of more than 125,000 labourers jostling with each other to cross the borders into Madhya Pradesh from different states would be known.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Need strict vigilance against smuggling of fake medicine: CBIC Chairman
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), Ajit Kumar, on Monday asked his staff to be extra vigilant against the smuggling of fake medicines and personal protective gears, which has surged with criminal organisations turning the Covid-19 pandemic into an opportunity to carry out fraudulent activities.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Italy 2nd country after US to cross 1 lakh COVID-19 cases
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Italy has become the second country after the US to cross 1 lakh COVID-19 cases globally.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indore reports 1 death and 7 fresh COVID-19 cases
Indore, March 31 (IANS) COVID-19 woes returned to haunt Indore after Sunday's breather as seven out of eight patients were tested positive on Monday in Madhya Pradesh were from the city.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
J&K HC issues several directions to government on Covid-19 steps
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) The J&K High Court on Monday issued a series of directions to the government and its departments, while hearing public interest litigation pertaining to spread of coronavirus in the Union Territory.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Six new Covid-19 cases surface in Telangana
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) The cumulative tally of COVID-19 cases in Telangana stood at 61, with 6 new positive cases emerging on Monday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Helpline for Srinagar residents without ration cards
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) Srinagar administration has opened helpline numbers for those who don't have ration cards to place their demands for foodgrains in view of the prevailing situation.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Pulwama DM warns of criminal action for hiding travel history
Pulwama, March 31 (IANS) Amid COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, hiding travel history and contact history with the COVID-19 positive cases has further endangered the lives of people.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Hero Group pledges Rs 100 cr for Covid-19 relief efforts
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Hero Group has pledged Rs 100 crore as aid for the ongoing Covid-19 relief-efforts in India.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Specified G-secs to be opened for NRIs from April 1: RBI
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Reserve Bank on Monday notified that some categories of government securities will be opened fully for non-resident investors, and will continue to be open for the domestic investors.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Specified G-secs to be opened for NRIs from April 1: RBI
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Reserve Bank on Monday notified that some categories of government securities will be opened fully for non-resident investors, and will continue to be open for the domestic investors.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Have lemon juice, cake, eggs: Mamata urges health workers
Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday advised hospital staff to have warm lemon water juice twice a day and asked the authorities to provide high protein food like boiled eggs, bananas and cake to health workers in the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus infection.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Can safely assume Asia Cup isn't a possibility: BCCI official
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The coronavirus outbreak has not only brought the world to a standstill, it has also created a scenario where the fate of sporting activities in the next six months hangs in balance. While the 2020 Olympic has already been postponed and the start of IPL-13 suspended, the 2020 Asia Cup is also likely to be given a skip this year.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ronaldinho's smile has 'disappeared' in Paraguayan prison
Rio de Janeiro, March 30 (IANS) Ronaldinho's famous smile has "disappeared" after more than three weeks in a Paraguayan jail, according to one of the few people allowed to visit him.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Black-clad men hurl petrol bombs at HK police station
Hong Kong, March 30 (IANS) A Hong Kong police station came under attack on Monday after three black-clad men hurled petrol bombs into the compound, sparking a search for the perpetrators amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Delhi govt to provide accommodation to doctors in Hotel Lalit
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to provide accommodation to the doctors working in the Lok Nayak and G.B. Pant Hospitals at Hotel Lalit.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Passengers who flew in Vistara on March 22 on notice
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) In a public appeal, the state Directorate of Health Services on Monday said, that those who travelled on a Vistara flight from Mumbai to Goa on March 22, which incidentally carried a COVID-19 positive patient, should report to the health authorities without delay.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Goa,National
Varanasi DM poses as commoner, catches profiteers
Varanasi, March 30 (IANS) A trader in Varanasi was caught on the wrong foot on Sunday when district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma and SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary went to a shop in Chetganj area to buy essential commodities, posing as a commoner.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soap opera star John Callahan passes away after 'massive stroke'
Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) American soap opera star John Callahan has passed away after suffering a stroke. He was 66.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Boost immunity and don't fret over pH level of coronavirus
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Amid the new coronavirus scare are several health myths going viral on social media platforms and one of those is: Improve your pH levels as "the pH for coronavirus varies from 5.5 to 8.5".
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vaishno Devi pilgrims stranded In Jammu
Jammu, March 30 (IANS) Hundreds of Vaishno Devi pilgrims from various parts of the country are stranded in Jammu due to the ongoing countrywide lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
RJ Mantra's daily love dose in the time of isolation
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Actor-RJ Mantra's house of podcasts, MnM Talkies, has launched a daily audioseries called "Love In The Time Of Corona" - divided by quarantine, united by a cellphone.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Vaishno Devi pilgrims stranded In Jammu
Jammu, March 30 (IANS) Hundreds of Vaishno Devi pilgrims from various parts of the country are stranded in Jammu due to the ongoing countrywide lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Kartik Aaryan contributes Rs 1 crore to PM-Cares fund
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan has contributed Rs 1 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's PM-Cares fund in support of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Boxer Saunders apologises for domestic violence 'advice' video
London, March 30 (IANS) WBO super middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders has issued an apology for a video in which he can be seen advising men how to hit their female partners during the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19 shutdown leads to sharp drop in Dhaka crime rate
Dhaka, March 30 (IANS) Due to a shutdown across Bangladesh over the coronavirus pandemic, the crime rate in the capital Dhaka has dropped sharply, a media report said on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Lockdown pushes 60.9 % Indians to pay more for essential items
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) As many as 60.9 per cent Indians divulged that they are getting essential items at higher prices pursuant to an unprecedented nation-wide shutdown, a survey revealed on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
US-based firm's N95 face masks decontamination tech gets FDA nod
San Francisco, March 30 (IANS) In a bid to curb shortage of critical equipment to fight the novel coronavirus, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given nod to the limited use of a technology from Ohio-based Battelle which can decontaminate N95 face masks for reuse.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
Tiger Shroff plays football in the drawing room to stay active
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Unable to hit the gym owing to the lockdown, Bollywood star Tiger Shroff has taken to playing football at home, besides of course keeping up with his workout regime.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitter deletes videos of Bolsonaro visiting Brasilia
Brasilia, March 30 (IANS) Microblogging site Twitter has blocked two videos posted on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's official handle showing his visit to several parts of capital Brasilia in violation of health recommendations to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Technology
John Krasinski spreads 'Some Good News' with YouTube show
Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, actor John Krasinski wants to spread some good news around the world. So, he has launched a YouTube show titled "Some Good News" with his "The Office" co-star Steve Carell as a guest.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
46% believe COVID-19 conveys nature's message: Survey
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) With the total number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and death toll increasing worldwide and unsettling the system, about 46 per cent people felt the virus outbreak was a message from the nature, a survey claimed.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Covid-19: John Prine in critical condition
Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) Singer-songwriter John Prine, who received a Grammy lifetime achievement award this year, is in critical condition with symptoms of coronavirus.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
3 more test positive in J&K, tally rises to 41
Jammu, March 30 (IANS) Three more persons tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday raising the total number of infected people to 41 in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Vietnam daily suspends operation after staff infected with COVID-19
Hanoi, March 30 (IANS) An English-language newspaper in Vietnam on Monday announced that it will suspend its print edition after a staff member was tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
In worst case scenario, 200,000 Americans could die from COVID-19: WH (Ld)
New York, March 30 (IANS) Sending out a dire warning, the White House has projected America's peak death toll from the novel coronavirus was likely in two weeks coinciding with Easter weekend and in a worst case scenario, a total of 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could eventually succumb to the disease
2020-03-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
57.5% believe coronavirus situation will get better over next month
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Amid the rapid increase in the number of positive coronavirus cases in the country, 57.5 per cent people believe the situation will get better over the next month, while 17.6 per cent believe it will get worse. The total positive cases in India have surged past 1,000, and resulted in 29 deaths.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Neymar denies flouting social distancing protocols
Rio de Janeiro, March 30 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar has denied suggestions that he ignored social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus outbreak by playing footvolley with friends at his mansion near Rio de Janeiro.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Rana Daggubati advises fans to stay at home
Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Telugu star Rana Daggubati has advised his fans to stay at home. Given the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the National award-winner star has urged people to follow precautions and stay at home during the lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Modi greets Rajasthan on state day
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Rajasthan on the state day and wished the progress of the people will continue.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian evacuee from Iran tests COVID-19 positive in Raj
Jaipur, March 30 (IANS) An Indian airlifted from Iran amongst over 1,036 evacuees has tested positive for the coronovirus in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, confirmed health officials on Monday, adding that the total tally in state now stands at 60.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
94% do not have symptoms of flu: Survey
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 14 to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), about 94 per cent of people said that they don't have the symptoms of the flu like high fever, cold, dry cough, a survey report claimed on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Japan to ban entry of travellers from US, Europe, China, S.Korea
Tokyo, March 30 (IANS) Japanese authorities have planned to ban the entry of foreigners who have recently visited the US, most parts of Europe, China and South Korea as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, it was reported on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Kerala Police makes first arrest of migrant over protests
Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) Hours after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed his displeasure against the protest by migrant labourers in the Kottayam district and said those behind it would "be brought to book", the police registered the first arrest of a migrant labourer hailing from West Bengal.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Kerala,National
Leopard spotted in Chandigarh amid lockdown
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) With the prevailing eerie silence in Chandigarh owing to the curfew to limit the spread of coronavirus, a leopard from the nearby Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary entered the city in the wee hours of Monday and was spotted in a plush Sector 5 residential area, police said.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Over 83% trust Modi govt will handle COVID-19 crisis well
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) As the Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, 83.5 per cent people from various states "trust in government" in handling the crisis.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
IRDAI bans capital gearing treaties with reinsurers
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Banning Capital Gearing treaties between primary and reinsurers, Indian insurance regulator has asked the insurers to phase out such treaties already entered with timelines.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Country music icon Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus
Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) Grammy-winning country music legend Joe Diffie has died from complications related to the coronavirus. He was 61.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Afridi, not Sehwag, redefined opening in Test cricket, says Akram
Lahore, March 30 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes it was Shahid Afridi and not Virender Sehwag who redefined the concept of opening the batting in Test cricket.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
74% people dependent on traditional media for info on COVID-19: Survey
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) About 74 per cent of people are dependent on traditional media for any updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has affected 1,071 people across the country, a survey revealed.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Afridi, not Sehwag, redefined opening in Test cricket, says Akram
Lahore, March 30 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes it was Shahid Afridi and not Virender Sehwag who redefined the concept of opening the batting in Test cricket.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Anushka, Virat donate to COVID-19 relief, source pegs amount at Rs 3cr
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and he husband, cricketer superstar Virat Kohli, have pledged to support the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Chief Minister's (Maharashtra) Relief Fund in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic. A source in the industry close to the couple told IANS that Virat and Anushka have jointly donated Rs. 3 crore towards the cause.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Home cooking during lockdown pushes up LPG demand
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The demand for cooking gas in the country surged in March as people are cooking more at home while remaining indoors during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lockdown21: 45.8% agree threat is not exaggerated
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) As we head close to the end of the first week of the three-week nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak, 45.8% of people believe the threat from the coronavirus is not exaggerated.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Aus cruise ship passengers to be quarantined on famous island
Canberra, March 30 (IANS) An idyllic island off Australia's west coast, known for its native marsupials, will now host nationals who were onboard a cruise ship and have been forced to quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Australia,Politics
31.4% Indians hoarded essential items for over 3-weeks: Survey
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) With essential items flying off the shelves in the wake of the country-wide lockdown, a surprising 31.4 per cent Indians revealed that they have already hoarded ration and medicines for more than three-weeks, a survey revealed on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Deadly coronavirus makes 87.2 % Indians hygiene conscious
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) An unprecedented 87.2 per cent of Indians have become vigilant towards their personal hygiene at a time when the world is facing the wrath of deadly coronavirus which spreads through coughing and sneezing.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Air India, Alliance Air ferrying medical supplies: Govt
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Centre on Monday said that it has pressed Air India and its subsidiary Alliance Air into providing cargo services to ferry medical supplies to different parts of the country.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Index of panic up but trust in Modi govt intact: IANS CVoter Covid Tracker
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The index of panic as per the IANS CVoter Gallup International Association Covid Tracker has shot up in the week ending March 29 with more people, around 22 per cent, afraid that they or someone in the family can catch the coronavirus.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
S.Korea's online food sale almost doubles amid pandemic
Seoul, March 30 (IANS) South Korea's online food sale almost doubled last month as consumers refrained from moving outside their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, a government report revealed on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
COVID-19: India reports 1,071 cases, 942 active
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India has reached 1,071 on Monday, including the foreign nationals, with 942 active cases, the Union Health Ministry said.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
How people with mental disorder can live longer
London, March 30 (IANS) Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors would provide the greatest benefit in increasing life expectancy among those with severe mental illness in these difficult times, report researchers.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Elderly couple in TN home delivered 10kg rice bags to poor
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Despite the nation being under lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, an 80-year-old couple - R. Sekkappan and S. Nagammai - in Madurai hit the ground to home deliver about 840 bags of 10kg rice to daily wagers in Okkur village in Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Mentally at Wankhede, physically at home: Suryakumar Yadav
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) In an ideal world, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) would have kickstarted on Sunday with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. However, thats not the case because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought life to a standstill not only in India but across the world.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Modi lauds Omar Abdullah for avoiding gathering on uncle's death
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appreciated former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for avoiding large gathering on uncle's death.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Puerto Rican, Venezuelan rum distilleries collaborate against COVID-19
Caracas/San Juan, March 30 (IANS) Two rum distilleries in Puerto Rico and one in Venezuela have decided to reallocate a significant portion of the alcohol to manufacture disinfectant gel and antiseptics, as well as to bottling it as high-proof alcohol for sanitary use.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Maharashtra COVID-19 positive cases touch 215
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra touched 215 with 12 new testing positive, health officials said here on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Baseless: Govt on claims Lockdown21 will be extended
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Debunking viral reports on social media that claimed government will extend the 21-day lockdown, the Centre on Monday denied them as 'baseless'.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kanika Kapoor missing her family
Lucknow, March 30 (IANS) Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor who tested positive for Corona virus and has been in hospital for more than a fortnight now, is now missing her family.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 15 seconds in India
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reduced the Status video limit from 30 seconds to 15 seconds in India to cut strain on Internet networks during the coronavirus lockdown in the country as millions of people have started sharing videos in Status.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Steel industry faces inventory build, liquidity issues
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The performance of domestic steel makers is likely to be adversely impacted in Q1 FY2021 as a result of Covid-19 pandemic and the 21-day nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Godfrey Phillips India suspends operations in all its plants
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Godfrey Phillips India on Monday said it has suspended the operations in all its plants and factories in view of the nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US city mayor bars COVID-19-stricken cruise ship from docking
Miami, March 30 (IANS) Dean Trantalis, the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, said that he would not allow the Zaandam cruise liner, which reported four coronavirus deaths and two positive cases among the people on aboard, to dock in the US city's port.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United States,International
Lives of poor matter or not: Congress on mass exodus
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Highlighting the mass exodus of migrant labourers from the big cities to their respective states on foot, the Congress on Monday attacked the Narendra Modi government, questioning if lives of poor matter or not. The Congress urged the government to ensure that they reach home safely.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: One more tests positive in Punjab; total cases 39
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) After two days of hiatus, one more patient in Punjab was tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, taking the total count to 39 with two deaths, both elderly, officials said.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Punjab,National
Apple Watch Series 6 may feature touch ID fingerprint sensor
San Francisco, March 30 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to include a touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the crown of its upcoming Watch Series 6.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Madhya Pradesh breathes easy on corona
Bhopal, March 30 (IANS) On day five since the outbreak and subsequent lockdown, Madhya Pradesh has had a mixed luck on coronavirus on Sunday, officials said on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Lockdown: Vadra exercising, helping in household chores
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Businessman Robert Vadra on Monday shared his routine during the coronavirus lockdown, saying he is utilising his time in exercising and helping out in the house in every way possible.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COVID-19 cases in US reach 142,502: Johns Hopkins University
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US has increased to 142,502, the highest in terms of infections globally, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).
2020-03-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
Scrap Premier League if not completed by June: Harry Kane
London, March 30 (IANS) Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, England captain Harry Kane has said that the Premier League season should be scrapped if it cannot be completed by the end of June.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mobile hand-wash facility for slums in Andhra town
Amaravati, March 30 (IANS) Authorities in an Andhra Pradesh town are providing mobile hand-wash facility for slum dwellers to help protect themselves from coronavirus.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Lockdown: Modi shares fitness routine, yoga videos
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday shared his fitness routine during the coronavirus lockdown with the public, saying practising Yoga has been an integral part of his life for many years.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 98% of China's major industrial firms resume work
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) China's manufacturing sector has steadily advanced production resumption, with 98.6 per cent of major industrial firms resuming work amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: International, China,Politics
Bhaker pledges to donate one lakh towards COVID-19 fight
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Ace Indian shooter Manu Bhaker has plegded to donate a sum of Rs one lakh in fight against coronavirus pandemic. Bhaker has donated the amount to Haryana relief fund set up for COVID-19 patients.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Boy slips, dies while flying kite in UP district
Sambhal (UP), March 30 (IANS) A 16-year-old boy died after slipped from the terrace while flying kite at Sarai locality in Gunnaur area in Sambhal on Sunday, police said.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yogi writes to all CMs to take care of UP people
Lucknow, March 30 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has written to all chief ministers, requesting them to take adequate care of people from Uttar Pradesh, living in their respective states.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Asymptomatic patients as infective as ones with COVID-19 symptoms
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are as virulent and infective as symptomatic ones and those having no clinical symptoms but tested positive for new coronavirus can infect several healthy people, according to new studies.
2020-03-30
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine
S.Korea to grant 'disaster relief money' for households
Seoul, March 30 (IANS) The South Korean government will grant "emergency disaster relief money" to a majority of the country's households in a one-off stimulus program to help with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, President Moon Jae-in said Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Kerala millionaires lend a helping hand
Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) In trying times, Kerala has always benefitted from the cash rich Keralite's. Business magnate M.K. Yusuf Ali has announced Rs 10 crore, Ravi Pillai Rs 5 crore and then there has been contributions in kind.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Food vendor held for offering coronavirus cure
Meerut (UP) , March 30 (IANS) A food vendor has been arrested in Meerut for offering a 'miracle' cure for coronavirus, police said.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Transgendres in UP provide food, water to migrants
Bareilly/Prayagraj (UP), March 30 (IANS) They face a social stigma and are usually shunned by society, yet, transgenders in Bareilly and Prayagraj are coming forward to provide food and water to migrant labourers who are returning home after the lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Pakistani squash great Azam Khan dies of coronavirus
London, March 30 (IANS) Great Pakistani squash player Azam Khan has died of novel coronavirus. He was 95.
2020-03-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
N.Korea says it tested 'super-large' multiple rocket launchers
Seoul, March 30 (IANS) North Korea has tested "super-large" multiple rocket launchers, Pyongyang's state media reported on Monday, a day after South Korea's military said the country fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles.
2020-03-30
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Equity indices in red, Sensex down 700 points
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Indian stock markets opened on a negative note on Monday with the BSE Sensex trading over 700 points lower.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Microsoft Cloud services witness massive 775% jump
San Francisco, March 30 (IANS) Microsoft has seen a huge 775 per cent increase in its Cloud services in regions that have enforced social distancing or 'shelter-in-place orders.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
AQI 'satisfactory' in Delhi; clear sky
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The nation capital on Monday witnessed a clear sky with the AQI recorded in the 'satisfactory' category at 58.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
AC Milan goalie asks for help for 67-yr-old woman stuck in Goa
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has asked for assistance about a elderly woman who is stuck in Goa amid the lockdown imposed in India in wake of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
US-led coalition forces hand K1 military base to Iraqi forces
Baghdad, March 30 (IANS) The US-led international coalition forces, tasked with fighting the Islamic State (IS) terror group, withdrew from the K1 military base in Kirkuk and handed over to the Iraqi forces.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
4 Lucknow hotels acquired, turned into quarantine centres
Lucknow, March 30 (IANS) The Lucknow administration, on Monday, acquired four luxury hotels, which would serve as the quarantine centres for medical and para-medical staff involved in treating corona patients.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Staying at home only way to save nation: Sisodia
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said even in the most developed nations of the world, the Coronavirus patients are not able to get the treatments in the hospital due to the patients load, urging people to stay at home to save India from such situation.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal to extend national lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise
Kathmandu, March 30 (IANS) Due to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Nepal, the government in the Himalayan nation has decided to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown by eight more days.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics