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AIR suspends external services programmes till March 31
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) All India Radio (AIR) has suspended the services of its external service division (ESD) till March on account of the exigency measures being taken due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
Send workers, Telangana's unusual request to Bihar
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) At a time when migrant workers from several states were returning home due to nation-wide Coronavirus lockdown, Telangana has urged Bihar to send back the latter's workers employed in rice mills in Telangana.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
J&K govt ropes in pvt hospitals, nursing homes to ramp up isolation facilities
Jammu, March 29 (IANS) The J&K government has roped in private hospitals and nursing homes to create additional isolation facilities across Jammu and Kashmir for treating COVID-19 patients.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Nobel laureates Banerjee, Duflo to aid Bengal awareness drive
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Nobel laureate couple Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Esther Duflo will work with the West Bengal government in increasing awareness about the novel coronavirus disease now raging in the country.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Companies should provide food, shelter for outside workers: TN CM
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday ordered companies employing workers from other states tocontinue to provide food, shelter and medical facilities to them.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Telangana to give Rs 500, rice to every migrant worker
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) The government of Telangana on Sunday announced that it will provide 12 kg rice and Rs 500 cash to each of the 3.5 lakh migrant labourers from other states.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Karnataka man tests Covid-19 negative after suicide
Bengaluru, March 29 (IANS) An Udupi man in coastal Karnataka committed suicide fearing that he contracted Covid-19 but his blood test turned out to be negative, an official said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Senior Delhi officials face action for messing up Covid-19 situation
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Two senior Delhi government officials were suspended from duty for failing to control the mass exodus of migrant population from the city and inept handling of the crowd, and an explanation sought from two others, an official statement said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kotak Mahindra Bank, CEO commit Rs 50 cr to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Bank and its CEO Uday Kotak have together committed a total of 50 crore to the PM-CARES Fund for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DRDO body suit to protect doctors from Covid-19
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) A body suit developed by India's premier research and development organisation DRDO can protect doctors and other health workers attending on Covid-19 patients.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Three more Covid-19 cases in Bengal, count now 21
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Three persons, including an Army doctor, were on Sunday detected with the coronavirus infection here - in the first case of a medico getting afflicted with the dreaded Covid-19 in West Bengal, where the disease count has now gone up to 21.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Odisha seeks PM's nod for unemployment dole to MGNREGS workers
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the state to grant unemployment allowance to over 36.10 lakh workers of the rural job guarantee scheme in the 21-day lockdown period, which has been enforced for Covid-19.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Covid-19 positive cases cross 1,000 mark in India, Delhi sees 23 more
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The total tally of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 1,000 mark on Sunday to reach 1,024, with Delhi saw spike of 23 cases in a single day, the Union Health Ministry said.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Business Immunity Platforms gets over 1.75 lakh visitors in a week
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The recently-launched Business Immunity Platform (BIP) has received over 1.75 lakh visitors so far from over 50 countries.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
N-E states intensify war against spread of corona (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala, March 29 (IANS) With two positive coronavirus cases found last week, the northeastern states on Sunday further stepped up their efforts to reach out to people and maintain the supply of essentials.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Assam,National
Lockdown period to be excluded from timeline for resolution process
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) In a major relief for companies going through insolvency under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), the IBBI on Sunday said that the period of lockdown will not be counted within the timeline for resolution process.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Two more Covid-19 cases in Bengal, count now 20
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Two persons, including an Army doctor, were on Sunday detected with the coronavirus infection here - in the first case of a medico getting afflicted with the dreaded Covid-19 in West Bengal, where the disease count has now gone up to 20.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National
China develops nanomaterial to combat coronavirus: Report
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) A team of Chinese scientists has reportedly developed a novel way to combat the new coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease which has killed over 32,000 people globally.
2020-03-29
Category: International, China,Technology
Former Turkey goalkeeper Rustu in hospital with coronavirus
Istanbul, March 29 (IANS) Former Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber, the country's most capped player, is in a "critical period" in hospital with coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Bengal orders employers to pay full and timely wages to workers (Ld)
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Saturday came up with a series of measures to prevent movement of migrant labourers, directing district administrations to arrange for temporary shelters and provisions of food, and all employers to pay full wages on the due day to the workforce irrespective of whether their establishments are under closure during the lockdown period to combat the coronavirus infection.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Punjab Police taps social media to urge people to follow lockdown rules
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) In a bid to persuade people to follow the 21-day nationwide lockdown to break the transmission chain of coronavirus in Punjab, the state police has come up with a unique idea of reaching out to the people to stay indoors.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
Covid-19: Veteran groundsman Maheshwar Shaw donates Rs 2,000
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Kolkata Maidan veteran groundsman Maheshwar Shaw contributed a sum of Rs 2,000 from his salary to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund for the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Tottenham striker Son returns to South Korea for 'personal reasons'
London, March 29 (IANS) English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min has been allowed to fly home to South Korea for "personal reasons".
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Two Indian Army men test corona positive
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) After the first case of a soldier testing positive from Ladakh Scouts in Leh, the Indian Army recorded two more COVID-19 positive cases on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
How about a re-run of Game of Thrones?: Ashwin
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Senior India off-spinner R. Ashwin wants a re-run of popular TV series 'Game of Thrones' at a time the world is on lockdown virtually due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
35 of a pilgrim group from UP booked for evading Covid-19 norms
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), March 29 (IANS) Thirty-five people of a group of 37 that returned from a religious trip from Saudi Arabia, have been booked for hiding their travel history and defying the quarantine.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Dhoni once said he wants to make Rs 30 lakh and live peacefully: Jaffer
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Former India opener and domestic legend Wasim Jaffer has revealed that all M.S. Dhoni wanted when he started off was to make Rs 30 lakh and live peacefully in Ranchi.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NITI Aayog chief lauds Indian firm's COVID-19 test kit
Pune, March 29 (IANS) The CEO of National Institute for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) Amitabh Kant has lauded the efforts of a molecular diagnostics company, Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt. Ltd for developing the country's first indigenous COVID-19 test kits within six weeks.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Adani Foundation contributes Rs 100 cr to PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Adani Foundation has contributed Rs 100 crore to the PM CARES Fund for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala CM warns creators of migrant workers' protest
Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Sunday, said the protest by migrant labourers in the Kottayam district shouldn't have happened and those behind it would "be brought to book".
2020-03-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Hardik is a good singer in the team: Chahal
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) In the current Indian team Hardik Pandya is a good singer, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has revealed.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Finance Act changes resident's definition for income tax purposes
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The definition of a resident for Income Tax purposes is now stay in India limited to 120 days as compared to 182 days earlier.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Kerala CM calls up PM, seeks reopening of K'taka border
Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday first wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then called him up, requesting that the border between Karnataka and Kerala at Mangalore and Coorg should remain open for movement of patients and goods.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
COVID-19: ITTF suspends events until June 30
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Executive Committee decided to suspend all planned ITTF events and activities involving international travel until June 30 as it discussed the effects of COVID-19 on the international table tennis event schedule on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Stop movement of people across cities, seal borders: Centre to states
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday directed the states to strictly follow the nationwide lockdown norms and stop the movement of people across the cities, advising them to arrange shelter, food and other facilities for migrant labourers at their workplace.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Year of celebrations for us, but now face toughest task of our lifetime, says apex nurses body (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) As various nurses unions across India were preparing to celebrate 2020 as the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" declared by World Health Organisation (WHO), the 12 lakh nurse fraternity in the country had to abruptly encounter one of the worst medical crisis of history, the spread of pandemic COVID-19.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Take a cue and find it in you to lend a helping hand by supporting the fight against Covid-19
March 29 March 29 (IANSlife) While many of us fret about the lack of things to do while we are homebound and in lockdown, heres something you can do, pitch in and help out by donating. It doesnt matter how small or large your contribution is, but every penny counts in the long fight against the pandemic which looms large.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,IANS Life
Telangana's 11 corona patients to be discharged
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Telangana on Sunday reported three new Covid-19 positive cases, taking the total to 70 while 11 of them will be discharged from hospitals after treatment on Monday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Global pandemic warning was given last year: WHO ex-Chief
London, March 29 (IANS) World Health Organisation's (WHO) former Director General Gro Harlem Brundtland has expressed concern over the global lack of "preparedness" for a worldwide pandemic despite a warning being made in September last year, reports said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Have Alia and Ranbir moved in together? Video triggers rumours
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Are Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor living in together? A video trending on social media is being considered as evidence by many fans to boost such a speculation.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 more corona positive cases in Goa; tally reaches 5 (Ld)
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Two more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Goa, taking the state's tally of positive coronavirus cases to five.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Goa,National
Govt relaxes rules on supply of hygine products, newspapers
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A fresh Home Ministry guideline on Sunday gave relaxation in interstate movement of grocery items such as hygine products like hand washes, soaps, disinfectants and body wash shampoo; and supply of newspaper during lockdown to contain COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Iran's Covid-19 death toll rises to 2,640
Tehran, March 29 (IANS) Iran reported 123 additional fatalities due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on Sunday, taking the death toll in the country to 2,640, the country's Health Ministry said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Turkey,National
Railways develops wash basin that operates without touching
Dhanbad, March 29 (IANS) In the time of social distancing to combat coronavirus, the Indian Railways has developed a wash basin in which the water tap and the soap dispenser are mechanically operated without touch.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
A time to lend support
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) While many of us fret about the lack of things to do while we are homebound and in lockdown, heres something you can do, pitch in and help out by donating. It doesnt matter how small or large your contribution is, but every penny counts in the long fight against the pandemic which looms large.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Health Minister contributes to PMCARES fund
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Sunday announced to contribute 1 crore rupees from his MPLADS budget and his one month salary to PM relief fund 'PMCARES' to combat coronavirus disease in the country.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
This is a crucial phase, stay indoors: Shastri
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday urged everyone to stay indoors, saying the "only thing flying around the world like a tracer bullet is this bloody Corona".
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19: Two cured and discharged, 8 new cases in TN
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Two Covid-19 patients were discharged from a Tamil Nadu hospital while eight persons were found to be coronavirus positive on Sunday as the fifth day of the nationwide lockdown passed off peacefully in the state.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Elderly advised not to go to hospital for a check up
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The government has issued a health advisory for the elderly population during the Covid-19 pandemic which includes advising them not to go for routine checkups to hospital.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bodies of 3 Sikhs killed in Kabul to be back on Monday: Harsimrat
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday said bodies of three Sikhs killed in the Kabul gurdwara attack, whose families were based in India, would be brought back to the country on Monday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Terrorism
Andhra cuts down lockdown relaxation in urban areas
Amaravati, March 29 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday decided to reduce relaxation in the lockdown by two hours in urban areas as part of new measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
7 more corona positive cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 29 (IANS) The Karnataka government confirmed seven more positive corona cases, raising the total cases to 83, an official said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Covid-19: DSGMC appeals to people to help poor and needy
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Delhi SIkh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Sunday appealed to common citizens and corporate houses to donate money or grocery items for the poor and marginalised at any of the nearest Gurdwaras to arrange food for the needy people during the 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bengal asks employers to pay full wages to workers
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The West Bengal government here on Saturday took a series of measures to prevent movement of migrant labourers.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Maha's Covid-19 death toll 8, positive cases cross 200 (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) A 45-year old man with no known history of foreign travel has died in Maharashtra's Buldhana due to Covid's-19, raising the state fatality numbers to eight, while the number of infected breached the 200 mark to touch 203 on Sunday, officials said.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
IndiGo, SpiceJet operate special Delhi-Jodhpur flights
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Airline majors IndiGo and SpiceJet on Sunday operated two relief flights from Delhi to Jodhpur.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas enjoy romantic afternoon walk
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck and actress Ana de Armas were recently spotted enjoying a romantic afternoon walk here.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka joins Cong state chiefs meet, seeks help for distressed
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday participated in a meeting, via videoconferencing, of all state presidents to assess and discuss the preparedness of state units and party organisations in fighting the Covid-19 spread.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
14 test positive for coronavirus on Royal Caribbean ship
Miami, March 29 (IANS) Fourteen crew members aboard Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), reports said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,National
'Raavan' Arvind Trivedi is nostalic watching 'Ramayan' re-run
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Gujarati veteran actor Arvind Trivedi became a household name all over India playing Raavan in Ramanand Sagar's mythological serial of the eighties, "Ramayan", which has been revived on Doordarshan in the wake of the nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Without COVID-19, Dhoni & Rohit would have taken over Wankhede
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) In an ideal world, not brought down to its haunches by the coronavirus pandemic, the much-awaited 13th edition of the Indian Premier Legaue (IPL) would have kickstarted on Sunday with all eyes on M.S. Dhoni as he would lead his Chennai Super Kings side against reigning champions Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Isolation, less migration key factors for less corona spread in N-E: Experts
Guwahati/Agartala, March 29 (IANS) Northeast India's topographical isolation, less congestion of people and fewer international migration, largely due to the mountainous region are the factors that have so far restricted the spread of COVID-19, experts said.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Govt approves 47 private labs for Covid-19 tests
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) With the number of Covid-19 cases rising, the government has allowed 47 private labs across the country to conduct tests.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Covid-worried' German state finance minister found dead
Berlin, March 29 (IANS) A German provincial Finance minister, who was reportedly worried about the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, has been found dead, having allegedly committed suicide, reports said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Germany,National
J&K sets up helplines for migrant workers, more needed
Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) The J&K Labour Department has set up helplines for migrant labourers who arrived here before the lockdown was announced, according to officials, here on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Govt urged to issue necessary passes to all organisations to process salaries
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Industry body PHD Chamber has urged the Central government to issue certain number of necessary passes to all organisations, irrespective of essential or non-essential manufacturing and services units, to process the salaries of their employees.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Relax utilisation of emergency relief grants: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) To combat the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to amend the conditions for utilisation of the 14th Finance Commission grants for emergency relief in urban areas.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
2 more Covid-19 positive cases in Goa; total tally reaches 5
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Two more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Goa, taking the state's tally of positive coronavirus cases to five.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Goa,National
Youngest sportsperson Esha donates Rs 30,000
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Teenage shooter Esha Singh on Sunday decided to donate Rs 30,000 to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
Himachal to release undertrials on 3-month temporary bail
Shimla, March 29 (IANS) A high-powered committee, headed by Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, has decided to give three-month temporary bail to undertrials to prevent the spread of coronavirus, according to state officials, here on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
COVID-19: 2 Chinese female ice hockey players test positive
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) Two players of China's women's ice hockey team tested positive for COVID-19 after flying back home from the United States, the Chinese Ice Hockey Association announced in a statement on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Ministry issues SOP to health workers on dealing with corona patients
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Health Ministry has issued guidelines and standard operating procedure to the health workers dealing with the Covid-19
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: Trump backs off New York quarantine, CDC advises self-restraint
New York, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has backed off his threat to quarantine Covid-19's epicentre, New York City area, but the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory asking people from there to not to travel.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,National
Bus travel is now free in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has directed the UP-State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) not to charge bus fares from stranded passengers who are being ferried to their destinations.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
30% retailers may shut shop in 6 months if no govt support: RAI
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) About 30 per cent of Indian retailers may be out of business in six months time if the government does not provide them support amidst the nation-wide lockdown, Retailers Association of India (RAI) CEO Kumar Rajagopalan said.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Focus on customers, employees, 6 month cash flow: Ram Charan to companies
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) In the times of Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing crisis in several companies, management expert and business advisor to companies, Ram Charan has said that companies should focus on customers and employee safety first.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Borders sealed, yet their long journey on foot continues
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Thousands of labourers were left stranded at several places in Delhi and neighbouring Ghaziabad and Greater Noida on Sunday as the Central government asked states to strictly follow the 21-day nationwide lockdown and stop the movement of people across the cities.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Maha's Covid-19 death toll now 8, 196 cases positive
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) A 45-year old man with no known history of foreign travel has died in Maharashtra's Buldhana due to suspected Covid-19 complications, raising the state's death toll to eight, officials said here on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Gauhar Khan shakes a leg on Badshah's 'Genda Phool'
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Actress Gauhar Khan shook-a-leg on rapper Badshah's latest number "Genda Phool", on the Chinese short video application TikTok.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Priyanka for free call, data services for fleeing migrants
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has urged the leading telcom companies, like Vodafone, Airtel, Jio and BSNL, to make phone calls and internet data services free on the "humanitarian grounds" for the distressed migrant workers amid the coronavirus epidemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19: Rs 2.5-cr grant challenge for medtech entrepreneurs
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) In order to speedily augment the supply of ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF) on Sunday threw a challenge #Innovate2BeatCOVID for medtech entrepreneurs.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Covid-19: Railways gives 11,000 food packets across country
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) With thousands of migrants left stranded in cities across the country in the wake of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to stop spread of novel coronavirus, the Railways on Sunday said it served lunch to over 11,000 people across India.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
106 new coronavirus cases in 24 hrs, says Health Ministry
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) At least 106 new novel coronavirus cases have been reported in India in last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Astronauts' urine can help build moon bases for journey to Mars
London, March 29 (IANS) European researchers have found that astronauts urine could be used as a plasticizer in the concrete of the structures ? to build bases on moon in the coming decades for deep space exploration.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Punjab to provide take-home medicines to addicts
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) In a major relief to addicts undergoing de-addiction treatment, the Punjab government on Sunday allowed 198 Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment Clinics, 35 government de-addiction centres and 108 licensed private centres to provide them take-home doses for two weeks to tide over the lockdown period.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
F1 World C'ship could finish in January: Ferrari boss
London, March 29 (IANS) As Formula 1 seeks to salvage the 2020 season affected severely by the cornavirus pandemic, the world championship could be extend into January next year, says Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Google starts rolling out new account switcher on Play Store
San Francisco, March 29 (IANS) Google last year announced that it will roll out a new account switcher to its apps, which lets users easily manage all their Google settings, and now the company has begun rolling the feature on its Play Store.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kerala docs up in arms over liquor to those with 'withdrawal symptoms'
Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) Medical professionals are now up in arms over the Kerala government's decision to make alcohol available, through the Excise Department, for those with alcohol craving based on prescription by a doctor.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Kerala,National
Missed delivering groceries again? Say thank you than sorry
New York, March 29 (IANS) If you have missed delivering groceries or milk once again in these social distancing and lockdown times, learn to regain consumers trust again, by just saying a polite thank you at the end of your conversation.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
With preachers testing positive, Tablighi Jamaat under spotlight
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Ten Indonesian preachers who tested positive for Covid-19 in Telangana last week and some people of two other nationalities being quarantined has brought Tablighi Jamaat into focus.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Akshay is Twinkle's 'driver from Chandni Chowk'!
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Author-entrepreneur Twinkle Khanna was driven to the hospital by her actor husband Akshay Kumar, whom she called her "driver from Chandni Chowk". The jocular quip was a reference to the fact that Akshay grew up in the Old Delhi locality of Chandni Chowk.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't pay heed to unverified reports Covid reports: SKIMS Director
Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Director, Shere-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Dr A.G. Ahanger on Sunday appealed to people not to pay heed to unverified reports attributed to him on social media about the spread of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 death toll in Malaysia rises to 34
Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) A total of 34 people have died of the COVID-19 in Malaysia as of Sunday with 150 newly confirmed cases, bringing the total to 2,470, said the Health Ministry.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Malaysia,National
Courts use SMS service to spread corona awareness in J&K, Ladakh
Jammu, March 29 (IANS) In order to disseminate information and make lawyers as well as litigants aware about the coronavirus pandemic, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir is using Short Messaging Services (SMS).
2020-03-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
VHP cancels '84-kosi parikrama' in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, March 29 (IANS) As the COVID-19 crisis worsens in the country, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has cancelled the '84-kosi parikrama' that was to begin on April 8.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Two cured of Covid-19, discharged from hospital in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Two Covid-19 patients were discharged from a Tamil Nadu hospital even as the the fifth day of the nationwide lockdown passed off peacefully in the state.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Rajkummar Rao donates to COVID-19 relief funds
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao is doing his bit to fight the coronavirus pandemic. He has contributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's relief fund, Chief Minister's (Maharashtra) relief fund and Zomato Feeding India to help feed families in need.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Is your toddler consuming added sugar?
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Nearly two-thirds of infants and almost all toddlers consume added sugars in their average daily diets; primarily in the form of flavoured yogurts and fruit drinks, a study has found.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pakistan deploys army to fight Covid-19
Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan Army has deployed troops across the country, including Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), to assist civilian authorities in containing the spread of Covid-19.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Salman Khan donates to industry workers before PM fund
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has decided to extend help to 25,000-odd daily wage workers of the film industry whose lives have been affected by the ongoing national lockdown that has brought all filming activity in Bollywood to a grinding halt.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manufacturing-only recession spreads to services sector: KPMG report
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic is unique in that it is a supply shock, a demand shock, and also a market shock and as production is curtailed around the world, many firms will not have necessary inputs, a new report has warned.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Central issues guidelines for public places' decontamination
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Central government has issued guidelines on decontamination of common public places, including offices, in the wake of coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Investing in solutions to smartened up your home one step at a time
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Young home buyers are driven by technology. They are at the forefront of experiencing and consuming the best of modern innovation in their daily lifestyle, and are easily able to adapt to the smart home. As industry experts bring together Artificial Intelligence and IoT, to build homes fit for the new generation keeping in mind-- affordability, security, aesthetics, convenience in their smart home.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Home remedies for healthy hair
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Utilise this time to indulge in selfcare which we often neglect because of our busy schedules.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Decision to relax curfew in Chandigarh gets court's consent
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Coming as a big succour for the local authorities, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Sunday stamped relaxations granted by the Chandigarh administration daily for eight hours amidst the curfew to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab CM asks industrial units to start work to stop exodus
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) To address the problem of migrant labourers and prevent their exodus amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked all industrial units and brick-kilns to commence operations while adopting safety provisions.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National
No supply shortage at Azadpur mandi, profiteers warned
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Azadpur Mandi is receiving adequate supply of fruits and vegetables despite 21-day nationwide lockdown, according to Mandi Chairman Adil Ahmad Khan.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mary Kom posts supercharged at-home fitness session
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Fitness is all about persistence; a commitment to a year round routine, which doesn't waiver even with a quarantine or during an emergency. And who better to prove this than champion MC Mary Kom.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Tips to keep your fashion jewellery rust free
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Procuring favourite designer fashion jewellery pieces is a prominent part of the modern day woman.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Activities for kids at home during this lockdown
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) The nationwide lockdown has left children under house arrest. During this period, parents should know how to keep their these little energy balls engaged and manage their time effectively.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Delhi traffic cop composes song on migrants' plight
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Pictures and videos of thousands of migrant labourers at Anand Vihar and Kaushambi bus terminals became a rage on the internet in no time. A Delhi Traffic policeman on Sunday composed a song on the plight of these migrant workers.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Health-boosting beverages for the quarantine
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Want to have a quick, refreshing drink that also boosts your health and immunity? Look no further, these recipes don't come out of a bottle and are healthier options suggests Chef Ayesha Nallaseth, Culinary Product Specialist, Tupperware India.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
COVID-19: BFI motivates boxers through video conferencing
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) became the first national sports federation in the country to reach out to its players through video conferencing to guide and motivate them during the 21-day lockdown as India battles COVID-19.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Ensuring financial stability during the pandemic
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) In uncertain times such as these, and while governments and communities across the world are trying to figure out how to prevent an economic crisis, it becomes imperative for us to take care of our finances.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
4 fresh Covid-19 cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh on Sunday reported four new coronavirus cases in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district and one in Bareilly. Thus, the number of Covid-19 cases in the Gautam Buddh Nagar increased to 31, according to District Magistrate B.N. Singh.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cooking is meditation: Chef Saransh Goila spurs on lockdown creativity in food
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Celebrity chef Saransh Goila, has an interesting digital quarantine initiative going on - he goes live on Instagram every morning with his celebrity friends from various fields - cooking. He does so as he deems it important to spread joy in the community at a time when loneliness is at it's peak during the Coronavirus lockdown in India. His mantra? "Isolated but not alone."
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Markets hint to recovery in the coming week (Column: Market Watch)
A week can be a very long time and last week was a classic example. It began with the markets falling very sharply and the BSESENSEX losing just about 4,000 points on Monday. Tuesday saw the markets trading in a comparatively narrow range of just about 800 points on BSESENSEX. Tuesday night was also the time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown beginning 12 midnight of Tuesday the 24/25th March. Wednesday saw markets gain 2,000 points. Thursday saw the FM announcing measures to ensure that the poorest of poor had food and money to tide over the present crisis.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Opinion/Commentary
Banks across Punjab to open on March 30-31
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Banks will open across Punjab on March 30 and 31 to facilitate people in their financial transactions amid the curfew restrictions, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National
KJo's little boy thinks Big B can 'take away' coronavirus!
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar's latest video with his son Yash on COVID-19 has a quirky Amitabh Bachchan connect.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi sets up 2 temporary shelters in schools for migrants
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) With thousands of migrants thronging the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh borders and trying to return to their native states by any available transport or even foot, the Arvind Kejriwal government has started setting up temporary shelters for them at its schools.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Noida-returnee tests corona-positive in UP's Bareilly
Bareilly (UP), March 29 (IANS) With the first corona-positive case reported in Bareilly district on Sunday, the district administration has launched a massive sanitization drive.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Special parcel trains to ferry essential items
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Sunday said that it has decided to run special parcel trains to ensure the supply of essential items like dairy products, medical equipments and medicines on several routes during the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Fortis Healthcare sets up isolation wards at its 28 hospitals
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Sunday said it has initiated a 360 degree action plan to meet the challenges of treating COVID19 patients, with setting up isolation wards at its 28 facilities across the country.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ananya Panday crosses 10 mn followers on Insta, has sweet message for Ananians
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Actress Ananya Panday has crossed 10 million followers on Instagram, and she has a sweet note for her fans, whom she fondly called Ananians.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: England captain Knight joins NHS volunteer scheme
London, March 29 (IANS) England captain Heather Knight said that she has joined UK's National Health Service's (NHS) volunteer scheme amidst the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Knight said that she will be helping in transporting medicines and spreading awareness about the pandemic in the United Kingdom.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Olympic flame to be kept in Tokyo
Tokyo, March 29 (IANS) The Olympic flame will be displayed in Fukushima for a month before being kept in Tokyo, local reports said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Cybersecurity firm K7 Computing gives products at no cost
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Domestic cybersecurity firm K7 Computing on Sunday said that it is providing cybersecurity products for use at no cost for laptops, desktops, Android smartphones and endpoint protection in the organisations.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Lockdown shows same haste as in demonetization: Congress
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) After the Prime Minister on Sunday offered his apology for the inconvenience caused to people following a countrywide lockdown, the Congress attacked the government for "inept handling" of the situation and and high prices of testing kits for Covid-19.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala Cricket Association to donate Rs 50 lakh to fight Covid-19
Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided to contribute Rs 50 lakh to the BCCI that has pledged Rs 51 crore to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund, to fight against the Covid-19 outbreak.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Spain sees over 800 Covid-19 deaths in a day, toll crosses 6,000
Madrid, March 29 (IANS) Spain, which is following Italy the world's second-most coronavirus-affected country, saw its largest number of fatalities in a 24-hour period so far, taking the death toll to 6,528 as on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Spain,National
Jennifer Garner's b'day surprise for assistant in the time of COVID-19 outbreak
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner made sure to celebrate her assistant Maureen Grosser's birthday by planning a sweet drive-by outside her California home, despite normal life being paralysed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
They lived for days at quarantine centre, a banyan tree
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Seven migrant workers, who came back home to West Bengal's Purulia district from Chennai amidst the Coronavirus-induced lockdown, perched themselves on a banyan tree to remain in quarantine, in the absence of separate room for self-isolation in their small huts.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Railway hospitals now open to Central govt staff
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) To help the government to cope with the rush at government hospitals across the country amid the coronavirus crisis, the Indian Railways on Sunday said its hospitals will now remain open for Central government employees.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Manjrekar reminds everyone of Sunday
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar reminded the people of the country that it is a Sunday and also showed how he believes technique is the key to attain perfection in life.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Lockdown diaries: Shruti Haasan picks strong women as guests for online session
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Actress-singer Shruti Haasan has been active on social media ever since the lockdown began a few days ago. She has been sharing recipes along with hair and skin care tips. The actress has now decided to go live on Instagram with interactions featuring select guests.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Twitter slams Goa govt for food shortage, CRPF deployment
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Amid growing unease over inability of food and essential items in Goa and the state government's decision to give central paramilitary forces a "free hand" to punish curfew violators, several voices on Twitter have attempted to highlight the plight of a population which has been facing a lockdown as a food shortage for as many as eight days in a row.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Goa,National
COVID-19 lockdown: 'Gully Boy' actor Vijay Varma has a quiet birthday
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) "Gully Boy" fame actor Vijay Varma, who turned a year older on Sunday, is having a quiet birthday due to the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Our responsibility to maintain hygiene, stay at home: Chhetri
Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) India's all-time leading scorer Sunil Chhetri featured in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) campaign to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and requested people to do all they can to overcome "these challenging times".
2020-03-29
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Delhi breathes easy as air quality improves
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak has emerged as a silver lining with a drastic improvement in quality of air in the national capital.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Stop movement of people across cities, seal borders: Centre to states
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday directed the states to strictly follow the nationwide lockdown norms and stop the movement of people across the cities, advising them to arrange shelter, food and other facilities for migrant labourers at their workplace.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Milind Deora says no time for politics as Cong attacks govt
Mumbai/New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) As several senior Congress leaders including Shashi Tharoor and Kapil Sibal attacked the Centre for its inept handling of the COVID-19 threat and the exodus of the migrant labourers, party leader Milind Deora said that this is no time for politics.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Atletico Mineiro boss Sampaoli eyes Santos quartet
Rio de Janeiro, March 29 (IANS) Atletico Mineiro's new head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, could sign up to four players from his former club Santos, as he attempts to bolster his squad for the 2020 Brazilian Serie A season.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Rahul expresses Cong's solidarity with govt in COVID-19 fight
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday expressed his party's solidarity with the government in the time of crisis and also suggested measures to overcome the panic and insulate the economy.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oly boss warns federations of 'major challenge' in deciding costs
Tokyo, March 29 (IANS) It will be a "major challenge" on deciding who covers the additional costs arising from the postponement of the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori has warned International Federations.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Trying to keep myself positive and busy: Hanuma Vihari
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari has said he is utilising the time he has got during the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak in trying to improve his fitness. Vihari had last played for India in their second Test against New Zealand that ended on March 2.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Amid plummeting food stock, Goa CM's political stock takes beating
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) While Goa battles dwindling stock of essential supplies and panic grocery-buying amid the ongoing lockdown, one stock which may have taken a solid beating could well be Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's political goodwill and his ability to govern.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Oppo donates Rs 1 crore to PM relief fund
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Chinese manufacturer Oppo on Sunday said that it has donated Rs 1 crore to Prime Minister's National Relief Fund and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's Distress Fund to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
2 more test COVID-19 positive, tally reaches 56 in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 29 (IANS) Two more positive cases were registered on Sunday in Rajasthan taking the tally of COVID-19 positive cases to 56 in the state.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
COVID-19: Odisha govt asks officials to emphasise on contact tracing
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday asked all District Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to emphasise on surveillance and contact tracing to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Orissa,National
'Mann Ki Baat' doctor rues over shortage of equipment (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Personal protection equipment should be provided to doctors because if they have to fight the war against COVID-19 with insufficient gadgets, they are going to lose it, said Doctor Mahendra Atmaram Borse, who appeared on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Johns Hopkins University ties itself in knots over alarmist economist
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) In a controversy triggered by the economist Ramanan Lakshminarayan's alarmist report on the extent of coronavirus pandemic in India, John Hopkins University tied itself in several knots over the weekend.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Thai prison set ablaze following riot
Bangkok, March 29 (IANS) A prison in Thailand was set ablaze on Sunday following a riot between inmates over the coronavirus pandemic, police said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
SpiceJet pilot tests positive for coronavirus
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) SpiceJet on Sunday said that one of its pilots has tested positive for novel coronavirus infection.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
UP CM on streets to check lockdown arrangements
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday took to the roads here to make a reality check of the arrangements made during the lockdown.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
CBI joins COVID-19 fight, officials to donate one-day salary
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) In fight against novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, country's premiere investigating agency CBI has decided to extend monetary support to the government in the need of the hour with its officials pledging to donate their one-day salary in PM-CARES fund.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Migrant labourers in Kerala want to go home, stage protest
Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) In violation of the lockdown in force in Kerala, over a thousand migrant labourers hailing from various states on Sunday gathered at Payipadu near Changnacherry in Kottayam district and demanded that they be sent back home.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Kerala,National
Netanyahu, Gantz make 'significant progress' in coalition talks
Jerusalem, March 29 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz wrapped up an all-night meeting on Sunday in terms of a unity government, which they were hoping to finalize later in the day, a media report said here.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Israel,Politics
UK local authorities not ready for deaths from COVID-19
London, March 29 (IANS) As the coronavirus outbreak intensifies across the globe as well as in the UK, British experts have made stark warnings about the impact of COVID-19 on local authorities.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt to train MBBS students for COVID-19
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to give extensive training to MBBS students so that they can be deployed to combat the coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Ostracised: Air crew, returnees face flak, rumours but no empathy
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) As fears of coronavirus spread grows, air crews are often faced with stigma and not salute for their contribution in rescuing Indians, mainly pilgrims or students, who were stranded abroad. It's a phenomenon that often repeats across metros, when air crews, doctors and even journalists and their families face the ordeal of being ostracised on a daily basis. Lately, Air India and IndiGo's air crew faced such situations, as many of them were asked by neighbours to vacate their homes, just out of fear that they might be asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus. This, even while many of them were on a self-imposed quarantine or are currently working as essential services providers.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Telugu farmers stare at major crisis amid lockdown
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Farmers in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh could be heading for a major crisis as the 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus has affected the harvest of Rabi crops.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Shahid makes pancakes for wife Mira
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor took over the kitchen to treat his wife Mira Rajput with some pancakes.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shahid makes pancakes for wife Mira
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor took over the kitchen to treat his wife Mira Rajput with some pancakes.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CRPF pickets in Goa, after police fail to contain panic-buying
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Two battalions of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed in Goa on Sunday, after three days of panic-buying across the state, which forced the police to use force against shoppers crowding outside grocery stores.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
NRAI urges landlords to waive rents for restaurants till June
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Hit by the coronavirus crisis and the nation-wide lockdown, the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) has urged landlords in the food and beverage (F&B) or restaurant industry to waive their rents and the common area maintenance charges till June or till the lockdown lasts.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Now, Tharoor accuses PM of announcing lockdown in haste
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not giving enough time to the people to prepare before a nationwide lockdown was imposed.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
William-Kate urge Britons to look after their mental health
London, March 29 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry and his wife Kate Middleton have given their support to a campaign to protect people's mental health during the coronavirus pandemic in the country, a media report said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Over 10,000 Indians stranded in Kyrgyzstan
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Over 10,000 Indian students from across India are stranded in the Osha State University (OSU), Kyrgyzstan who desperately want to return, a student from the varsity said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
49-day lockdown necessary to stop COVID-19 resurgence in India: Study
1New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Two Indian-origin researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have come up with a new mathematical model that predicts a flat 49-day nationwide lockdown -- or sustained lockdown with periodic relaxation extending over two months -- may be necessary to prevent COVID-19 resurgence in India.
2020-03-29
Category: India, New Delhi,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
AIIMS issues COVID-19 document for health care workers
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi has issued a preparedness document to address the cases of novel Coronavirus in the country.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Abuse victims still allowed to leave home: Priti Patel
London, March 29 (IANS) UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has said that domestic abuse victims were still allowed to leave their homes to seek help despite restrictions on people's movements imposed by the British government due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Jack Ma, Alibaba foundations donate medical supplies to India
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation have donated essential medical supplies to India along with six more countries -- Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Is it gossip you're missing the most while working from home?
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) If you are feeling a little low while working from home despite having all the facilities that one typically gets at the office or, even more, coffee, lunch time or even a short nap at home, it could be because you are missing out on neutral gossiping with colleagues.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
What exactly is Kashmir's 'Tabligi group'?
Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Tabligi group, a Kashmiri voluntary preaching group known locally and outside as 'Allah Wallay', has been in the news for all the wrong reasons after one of its prominent members died of coronavirus infection in Srinagar last week.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Blair Underwood refused 'Sex And The City' due to black stereotype
Blair Underwood refused to star on 'Sex And The City' due to black stereotypeLos Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actor Blair Underwood originally passed up the chance to appear on hit TV drama series "Sex and the City" because he refused to be the token black character.
2020-03-29
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Robbie Williams reunites with family after three-week quarantine
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams has reunited with his family after ending a three-week quarantine.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Gwyneth Paltrow enjoys virtual cocktail hour with friends
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is practising social distancing amid coronavirus outbreak. She recently took the digital route to enjoy a cocktail hour with her childhood friends.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prez donates one month salary to PM CARES fund
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday announced to contribute his one month salary to Prime Minister's relief fund to fight novel coronavirus crisis and also appealed to citizens to donate funds to defeat the pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kareena shares 'in-house Picasso' Taimur's drawing
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan shared a drawing made by her toddler son Taimur Ali Khan, whom she lovingly tagged as the "in-house Picasso".
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
5 more test positive, Kashmir COVID-19 tally jumps to 38
Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Five more cases have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir on Sunday taking the tally of positive cases to 38 in J&K.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
ISRO to design ventilators, make hand sanitisers
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Designing simple to operate ventilators, manufacturing of sanitisers, oxygen canisters and masks while putting on hold manufacture of rockets is what Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), part of ISRO, is doing to meet the emergency needs of the people and owing to lockdown, said top official.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Cricketer Richa donates Rs 1 lakh in fight against COVID-19
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) All-rounder Richa Ghosh, who represented India in the Women's T20 World Cup earlier this month, on Sunday donated Rs 1 lakh to the Bengal Chief Minister's relief fund in fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports
Shia LaBeouf seen wearing wedding ring during outing with Ex
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actor Shia LaBeouf was spotted wearing his wedding ring during a recent outing with his former wife Mia Goth.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Goyal, 13 lakh railway staff to donate Rs 151 cr for PM-CARES
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people to donate one-day salaries to fight novel coronavirus, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that he and all railway employees will donate a total of Rs 151 crore for the PM Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Suspected COVID-19 patient dies in quarantine in Goa
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) A 68-year-old female patient, with no travel history outside Goa and who was in quarantine due to suspected COVID-19 symptoms, died at 3 a.m. on Sunday, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Migrants, food markets are trouble spots in UP
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) Large congregation of migrant labourers and food grain outlets are emerging as major trouble spots in Uttar Pradesh even as the threat of coronavirus moving into the third stage of community transmission looms large.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
COVID-19: Ajinkya Rahane to donate Rs 10 Lakh
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has decided to donate Rs 10 lakh to the Maharastra Chief Minister's Relief Fund as the country fights the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Stay home like the Pujara family, says BCCI
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday posted images of batsman Cheteshwar Pujara with his family at his home.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
S.Korea to enforce mandatory 2-week quarantine for all arrivals
Seoul, March 29 (IANS) South Korea will enforce a two-week mandatory coronavirus quarantine for all entrants from overseas starting from Wednesday, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Sunday, amid a steady inflow of imported infections.
2020-03-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Consolidated guidelines issued on containment of coronavirus (Ld)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The central and state governments on Sunday issued consolidated guidelines for the containment of coronavirus in the wake of a 21-day countrywide lockdown. These will be in force till April 14.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Want to do more action movies, says Priyanka Chopra
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has done some daring stunts in movies. She says she wants to do more as she enjoys action films.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
One more dead in Mumbai, Maha cases are 193
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) A 40-year woman succumbed to COVID-19 in Mumbai even as the number of positive cases rose to 193 in Maharashtra, an official said here on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
New framework to identify best trees to curb air pollution
London, March 29 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new framework for selecting the best trees for fighting air pollution that originates from our roads.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
ICC pays tribute to Joginder amid COVID-19 outbreak
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Joginder Sharma, the former India fast bowler who famously bowled the decisive last over of the 2007 World T20 final in which India beat Pakistan, has been involved in the battle against coronavirus. Joginder joined the police force in his home state of Haryana after retiring from the game Deputy Superintendent of Police in the state.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
More Chinese tourist sites resume operations
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) More Chinese tourist sites reopened on Sunday after remaining closed for almost two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in the city of Wuhan last December.
2020-03-29
Category: International, China,Politics
Ramdas Athawale works & plays with son to kill lockdown blues
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) A fortnight after giving a rocking new medical anthem to the country, 'Go, Corona Go', Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale has retreated a couple of steps, albeit temporarily.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
COVID-19: Disneyland to remain closed for indefinite period
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Disneyland will remain closed indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic, park officials have confirmed.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Neymar lends support to campaign to help poor in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, March 29 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has backed a campaign to help underprivileged families in Brazil cope with the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Germany to airlift 150 people from Kerala on Tuesday
Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) Come Tuesday, about 150 people mostly German nationals who have been stuck in Kerala due to the 21-day lockdown, will be flown out on a chartered flight arranged by the German government.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diplomacy
This day that year: Sehwag hits two 300s four years apart
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Virender Sehwag is one of only our players to have managed to score a triple hundred more than once in their Test career. He was also the first Indian batsman to do so and the feat remained untouched till Karun Nair scored 303 against England in December 2016.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Five labourers killed in Gurugram road mishap
Gurugram, March 29 (IANS) Five labourers were crushed to death by a speeding truck near Kundli Manesar Palwal expressway here, police said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Philippines accuses Communist rebels of violating ceasefire
Manila, March 29 (IANS) The Philippines government on Sunday accused the Communist rebels of the New People's Army (NPA) of violating a ceasefire announced by their leader last week following the UN's call for a global halt to armed clashes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Maha COVID-19 tally reaches 193, 6 dead
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 193 in Maharashtra, besides six dead so far, here on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
COVID-19: 5th death in Gujarat, total cases 61
Gandhinagar, March 29 (IANS) An Ahmedabad resident died of coronavirus infection, taking the COVID-19 death toll in Gujarat to five, even as the total number of coronavirus patients rose to 61 with three more positive cases coming to light on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Steve Smith's captaincy ban ends amidst coronavirus outbreak
Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Former Australian captain Steve Smith is free to captain the national team again after his 2-year captaincy ban came to an end on Sunday. This would be of little significance however with no cricket coming up in Australia, or anywhere in the world, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Trudeau's wife gets 'all clear' after COVID-19 diagnosis
Ottawa, March 29 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said on Sunday that she has received clearance from her doctor after she was tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this month.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Laxman's footwork against spin reminded Chappell of Doug Walters
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) V.V.S Laxman's famous 281 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata during the 2001 Test between India and Australia is among the finest innings against top-class leg spin, according to former Australian skipper Ian Chappell.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Fresh guidelines issued on containment of coronavirus
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The central and state governments on Sunday issued consolidated guidelines for the containment of coronavirus in the wake of a 21-day countrywide lockdown.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Air crew & returnees face flak, rumours but no empathy
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) As fears of coronavirus spread grows, air crews are often faced with stigma and not salute for their contribution in rescuing Indians, mainly pilgrims or students, who were stranded abroad. It's a phenomenon that often repeats across metros, when air crews, doctors and even journalists and their families face the ordeal of being ostracised on a daily basis. Lately, Air India and IndiGo's air crew faced such situations, as many of them were asked by neighbours to vacate their homes, just out of fear that they might be asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus. This, even while many of them were on a self-imposed quarantine or are currently working as essential services providers.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Donations by companies to PM CARES Fund to come under CSR
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has said that donations made by companies to the Prime Minister's Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) will be considered as expenditure on corporate social responsibility.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rules relaxed for EPF withdrawals amid COVID-19
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Union Labour and Employment Ministry has notified amendment to the Employees' Provident Funds (EPF) Scheme to allow withdrawal of non-refundable advance by the members in the event of COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Spanish Princess becomes 1st royal to die from COVID-19
London, March 29 (IANS) Princess Maria Teresa of Spain has died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first royal victim of the disease, it was reported.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Goa ropes in Swiggy, Zomato for grocery, food delivery
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) In face of failed efforts to run a volunteer-based system to home-deliver essential goods for nearly a week now, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday announced that food delivery apps like Swiggy and Zomato had been roped in to deliver food and grocery items to peoples homes.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa ropes in Swiggy, Zomato for grocery, food delivery
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) In face of failed efforts to run a volunteer-based system to home-deliver essential goods for nearly a week now, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday announced that food delivery apps like Swiggy and Zomato had been roped in to deliver food and grocery items to peoples homes.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Goa,National
Govt leaving people to their fate, alleges Congress
New Delhi/Jalandhar, March 29 (IANS) Continuing its attack on the central government on the issue of migrant workers, the Congress on Sunday said thousands are left stranded and have been forced to take the long walk home without any assistance and many have been subjected to police atrocities.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Debina Bonnerjee enjoys doing fantasy fiction genre
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee, who is currently portraying the villainous role of Mallika on "Aladdin", feels that fantasy fiction genres like these are great fun to be associated with.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Bhushan Kumar to donate Rs 11 crore to PM CARES Fund
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) T-series honcho Bhushan Kumar has pledged to donate Rs 11 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative PM CARES Fund and Rs 1 crore to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund, Maharashtra to lend support to the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
108-yr-old becomes 'UK's oldest' coronavirus victim
London, March 29 (IANS) A 108-year-old woman, who survived the two World Wars and the outbreak of the Spanish flu, died within hours of testing positive for coronavirus, becoming the UK's oldest fatality due to the disease, a media report said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
FIR against AAP MLA on charge of defaming Yogi
Noida, March 29 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against AAP MLA Raghav Chadha on charge of defaming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Strict isolation effective in lowering mortality rates: Study
New York, March 29 (IANS) Amid the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have revealed that strict and early isolation and other preventative mandates may be really effective in minimising the spread and impact of a disease outbreak.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
'Search' for missing NRIs in Punjab who travelled with 'coronavirus'
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Elderly Baldev Singh is no more, dollar rich Punjabs first coronavirus casualty.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National
Follow lockdown, says PM in 'Mann Ki Baat'
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday during his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' appealed to people not to violate nationwide lockdown imposed to fight against COVID-19 pandemic and follow the norms even as he apologised for taking harsh steps to contain the spread of the virus and stressed upon "increasing social distancing but reducing emotional distancing."
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian-origin UK Minister provides update on PM's health
London, March 29 (IANS) Alok Sharma, the UK's Indian-origin Secretary of State for Business, has insisted that Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to play the leading role in the countrys fight against the coronavirus pandemic even after he was diagnosed with the disease, it was reported.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Politics
Australia announces $678mn health support package
Canberra, March 29 (IANS) The Australian government on Sunday announced an A$1.1 billion ($678 million) funding package to support the country's most vulnerable amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Australia,Politics
For devout Kerala Christians it's going to be a long haul
Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) For the Church going devout Christians in Kerala, it has now dawned on them that it's going to be a long haul lockdown, as a result of which a visit to their parish church is now out of question.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Be calm, follow what doctors say, advises cured Kerala resident
Kottayam (Kerala), March 29 (IANS) A Kerala couple under treatment for coronavirus infection have since been cured and have a message for others to sail through the crisis: Be calm and just listen to and follow the instructions of health professionals.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Indian-American publication ends print edition after 50 yrs
New York, March 29 (IANS) The New York city-based India Abroad, the iconic ethnic Indian-American weekly newspaper with a 50-year-long legacy, has announced the shut down of its print edition.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Media
COVID-19: Google cancels April Fools' jokes
San Francisco, March 29 (IANS) Google has decided to cancel this years April Fools prank out of respect for those fighting new coronavirus pandemic globally.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Weak demand to hit India smartphone market the most in 2020
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) More than the supply concerns, weakening demand due the uncertainties brought about by the novel coronavirus is set to impact the India smartphone market the most, according to a projection by market research firm techARC.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Twitter deletes tweet by Trump's attorney for corona misinformation
San Francisco, March 29 (IANS) Twitter has deleted a tweet posted by US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Republican activist Charlie Kirk for violating its rules over novel coronavirus misinformation.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Why 4-hour notice for 21-day lockdown, Modiji: Sibal
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) With thousands of migrant labourers forced to walk hundreds of km back to their native states, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly making no proper preparations before announcing the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to novel coronavirus spread.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Inadequate transport, atrocities, rumours fuel reverse migration in UP
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) Malls and markets are empty, roads are mostly barren but bus stations, railway stations and even railway tracks are brimming with activity in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Knicks owner tests positive for coronavirus
Washington, March 29 (IANS) New York Knicks owner James Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus, the team confirmed in a statement on Saturday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Modi apologises for harsh steps to fight COVID-19
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday during his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' apologised for taking harsh steps to fight COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
B'desh extends ban on all passenger flights until April 7
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has extended ban on all domestic flights and almost all international flights to April 7 amid a shutdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Earth Hour marked digitally amid COVID-19 pandemic
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) The annual observation of Earth Hour took place this year in a digital form in various places across the world due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: International, China,Politics
UP sugar mills to produce hand sanitizers
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) To boost production of hand sanitizers, the Uttar Pradesh government has given permission to 24 sugar mills to manufacture the same.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Curfew in 6 SL districts to continue indefinitely
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) A curfew currently in force in Sri Lanka's Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutura, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna districts would continue until further notice due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country, the Presidents Media Division (PMD) said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Coronavirus: Total tally stands at 979 in India
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The total number of positive coronavirus people in India so far, reached up to 979 on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Video conferencing app Zoom to stop sending data to Facebook
San Francisco, March 29 (IANS) Popular video conferencing Zoom has updated its iOS app to remove the software development kit (SDK) that was providing users data to Facebook through the 'Login with Facebook feature.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Paytm to contribute Rs 500 crore for PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) To support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, India's leading digital payments and financial services platform Paytm on Sunday said it is aiming to contribute Rs 500 crore to the PM CARES Fund.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Wuhan reopens more bus routes
Wuhan, March 29 (IANS) China's Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated last December, on Sunday reopened more bus routes, as the city gets its public transportation system back on track after almost two month of lockdown.
2020-03-29
Category: International, China,International
Cong to address media through video conferencing
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Congress has decided to do the daily press briefing via video conferencing and journalists, who want to join, can do it via a video link provided by the party.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lockdown: Delhi's air quality improves to 'good' category
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Amid the 21-day lockdown enforced to contain the spread of coronavirus, the air quality in the national capital improved to a 'good' category on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Afghan govt team violates US-Taliban deal'
Kabul, March 29 (IANS) The Taliban has said that it had some reservations about the peace negotiating team formed by the Afghan government, saying it violated the deal the militant group signed with the US last month, a media report said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Poultry industry reeling under corona impact
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) First the rumours that consumption of chicken can cause coronavirus, and now the lockdown. The poultry industry across the country is reeling under a double whammy.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Over 200 Iran evacuees reach Army facility in Rajasthan
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A batch of 275 people evacuated from the coronavirus-hit Iran on Sunday, were taken to the Army Wellness Facility set up at the Jodhpur Military Station in Rajasthan, a defence official said.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kabul residents flout lockdown rules
Kabul, March 29 (IANS) Many residents of Kabul paid little attention to the coronavirus lockdown imposed by the Afghan government due to the coronavirus pandemic and treated the day more like a holiday, a media report said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
2nd COVID-19 death in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir recorded its second COVID-19 death on Sunday after a patient being treated in a hospital here succumbed. The total number of coronavirus postive patients in the Union territory was 33.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Spain extends measures to contain COVID-19 spread
Madrid, March 29 (IANS) All non-essential workers in Spain must stay home for the next two weeks, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, as the government extended measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus throughout the country.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Wheat procurement after middle of April, no word from FCI
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) With the country under a 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 14 due to coronavirus crisis, procurement of wheat in the new Rabi season will start only after the middle of next month.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two catalysts which have changed India and US for good (Comment)
What will the world look like after the coronavirus induced shut down? I am not in possession of a crystal ball for global survey but I can activate my intuition on the basis of two stories I have covered. I was in the US for the 2016 Presidential elections and I have followed the 2020 drama within the Democratic Party. In both the campaigns Democrats have been in convulsions not to select a nominee but to keep out the one they do not want -- Bernie Sanders. And now they are all mimicking the Sanders platform. The coronavirus has brought out in bold relief, the idea of Bernie Sanders as the panacea for the general distress. The platform the senator from Vermont stood on was total anathema to the great American establishment, its soul torn between Mammon and Joe McCarthy. The pandemic has brought the powerful establishment to its knees. People now matter and democracy begins to look like one. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans will ever mention Sanders by name. That would be like eating crow. But they are all furtively lifting the Sanders manifesto. The idea of Sanders in todays context is larger than the possible nomination of Joe Biden.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary
Panama to allow COVID-19-hit cruiseliner through canal
Panama City, March 29 (IANS) Panama's health authorities announced that they had authorized the Zaandam cruise liner, which reported four coronavirus deaths and two positive cases amonf the people on aboard, to pass through the Panama Canal.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Striking a fine balance is the key to success (Column: Spy's Eye)
The unprecedented and unfamiliar 'life and deat' crisis that the corona pandemic has created in the perception of the people at large in India, is throwing up a new challenge of dealing with mass anxiety that seemed to be growing in this long haul. Since it is the 'fear of the unknown that had the most unsettling effect on any ones sanity, dissemination of right information about the character and pattern of spread of the virus has to be kept up through news bulletins, government hand outs and interviews in credible media at this point of time. Circulation of unauthentic warnings and scare stories on social media has become a malaise and informed citizens should stop forwarding these messages.
2020-03-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Gautam Gambhir donates Rs 1 crore to PM CARES fund
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Former Indian batsman and Lok Sabha MP Gautam Gambhir said that he has released Rs one crore out of his MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) towards the relief efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
'Missing' posters put up in Sonia's Rae Bareli
Rae Bareli, March 29 (IANS) Politics continues to pay out even in times of crisis and lockdown in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Lebanon clears protest camps to contain COVID-19
Beirut, March 29 (IANS) Lebanese security forces have dismantled the remains of protest camps set up in Beirut's Martyrs Square by demonstrators who poured into the streets of the capital city last October, the government said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Ronaldo to donate ventilators in hometown
Lisbon, March 29 (IANS) Madeira-born Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo and his manager Jorge Mendes are going to donate five ventilators to the Regional Health Service of Madeira, Lusa News Agency reported on Saturday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Cricket
Kanika Kapoor tests coronavirus positive for fourth time
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has tested positive for Coronavirus for the fourth consecutive time, causing considerable concern to her family.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Himanshu Malhotra: We need to be mentally strong at the moment
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) As the nation struggles to keep indoors, actor Himanshu Malhotra says that its important to be mentally strong to be able to stay happy during this quarantine period.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP govt orders quarantine for those returning home
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered quarantine for approximately one lakh people who have arrived in the state from other parts of the country in the last three days.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Cancel County season if it can't be played in full: Cook
London, March 29 (IANS) Former England captain Alastair Cook said that the England and Wales Cricket Board should cancel the County Championship if the season cannot be played in full. Cook said that considering the circumstances around the coronavirus pandemic, it will be more rewarding to play a full tournament rather than a shortened County season.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Female stars: Marriage and career (Column: B-Town)
Does marriage affect a filmstar's career? Does a marriage affect a star's following, popularity? Or does it even kill careers? That has been the ever looming question, raised time and again.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two young brothers dead, parents blame health department
Agra, March 29 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Prakash Nagar locality of Shah Ganj area, following sudden death of two kids -- Mayank (7) and Veer (5) -- who died. The parents claimed that the boys only had simple cough and cold.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Trump gives up quarantine on New York (Ld)
Washington, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a new travel advisory for the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, scaling back from an earlier suggestion to quarantine those areas.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
UP to release 11,000 prisoners on bail during corona crisis
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) In keeping with the directives of the Supreme Court, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to release over 11,000 prisoners lodged in 71 jails in the state, in view of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Walking from Delhi to MP, man dies in Agra
Agra, March 29 (IANS) A 39-year-old man, who had walked almost 200 kilometers from Delhi to reach his home in Morena in Madhya Pradesh, collapsed and died in Agra on Saturday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Sri Lanka reports first COVID-19 death
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said that a 60-year-old man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has died while being under critical care at the National Infectious Disease Hospital on the outskirts of Colombo.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UP COVID-19 tally reaches 61, no fresh case from Lucknow
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) The COVID-19 tally in Uttar Pradesh touched 61 on Saturday night with 11 new cases reported from different districts -- the maximum number of cases reported in a single day so far.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
People with COVID-19 symptoms can't board flights, trains: Trudeau
Ottawa, March 29 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that anyone showing any symptoms of the novel coronavirus won't be allowed to board domestic flights and trains from Monday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Accused of scam, Goa mayor wants accuser to take 'coconut' oath
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Accused of allegedly diverting rations meant for home-delivery during the ongoing 21-day curfew, to a store run by his brother, the Mayor of Goa's only municipal corporation now wants the accuser to perform a 'coconut' oath ritual to prove the charge.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
N.Korea fires 2 short-range ballistic missiles: Seoul
Seoul, March 29 (IANS) North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea on Sunday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, the latest in a series of projectile launches even as the country is on high alert against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Maha baby flung into thorny bushes recovers, gets home
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) A newborn female infant, who was abandoned and flung into thorny bushes in Maharashtra's Beed district last month, has finally recovered and discharged from a private hospital, a doctor said here on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Pak's western, eastern borders to be closed for 2 more weeks
Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to keep its western borders with Iran and Afghanistan as well as its eastern border with India closed for two more weeks due to the cornavirus pandemic, a top government official sad here.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ramdas Athawale works & plays with son to kill lockdown blues (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) A fortnight after giving a rocking new medical anthem to the country, 'Go, Corona Go', Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale has retreated a couple of steps, albeit temporarily.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Brian Cox: I think about taking it easy
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) "Succession" star Brian Cox feels actors never retire, but fade out gently. At 73, he is enjoying the peak of his career, though he sometimes thinks about "taking it a bit easy".
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: British PM warns Britons, things to get worse
London, March 29 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned the coronavirus crisis "will get worse before it gets better", in a letter being sent to every UK household.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
First death of COVID-19 reported in New Zealand
Wellington, March 29 (IANS) A woman in her 70s was confirmed the first death case of COVID-19 in New Zealand, announced New Zealand government on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: UN donates 250,000 surgical masks to US
United Nations, March 29 (IANS) In a reversal of the common image of UN health aid going to poor nations, the world organisation has donated 250,000 surgical masks to the United States, one of the richest nations in the world.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
More health workers infected with COVID-19 in S. Africa
Cape Town, March 29 (IANS) South Africa has seen a growing number of health workers infected with COVID-19, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 batters Italy as lockdown deadline nears
Rome, March 29 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic continued to claim victims in Italy as the deadline for the end of the government's national lockdown drew closer and experts warned it is too soon to lift restrictions.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Lockdown binge guide: Switch on the Hollywood factor
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Upset with no Hollywood movies releasing due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic? You can turn to streaming platforms to keep yourself entertained with stories from all over the world.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19 cases in Turkey climb to 7,402, with 108 deaths
Ankara, March 29 (IANS) In the past 24 hours in Turkey, 16 more people lost their lives due to COVID-19, raising the death toll to 108, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 aid: Liam Payne provides support to food banks
London, March 29 (IANS) Singer Liam Payne is pitching in to provide meal donations that will aid food banks located in the Midlands, England.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Dua Lipa was confused about releasing album amid COVID-19
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) International pop sensation Dua Lipa, who recently released her new album "Future Nostalgia" was initially confused about dropping the songs due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
US reports more than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths
Washington, March 29 (IANS) The United States has reported more than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Delhi Police issues WhatsApp numbers for newspaper hawkers
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Delhi Police issued WhatsApp numbers for newspaper hawkers so that they can get their movement pass (curfew pass) made from their homes itself.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sisi, Nahyan discuss anti-COVID-19 efforts
Cairo, March 29 (IANS) Egyptian President Adel-Fattah al-Sisi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed on Saturday efforts exerted to combat the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
US records first infant death due to COVID-19
Washington, March 29 (IANS) The US has recorded its first death from an infant who tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles above capital
Riyadh, March 29 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has intercepted missiles above the capital of Riyadh, Al Arabia TV reported on Saturday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
When fear of losing to hunger defeated fear of coronavirus
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a nationwide lockdown in a battle against deadly coronavirus, a sea of migrant workers reached Anand Vihar Interstate Bus Terminal hoping to reach back to their hometowns. 
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
COVID-19: Trump considering quarantining New York area
New York, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he is considering ordering a quarantine of the New York City area, which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 epidemic.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kangana Ranaut feels COVID-19 could be 'potential bio war'
Mumbai, March 29 ((IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut feels the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could be a "potential bio war" unleashed in a scenario where nations are trying to gain economic supremacy over each other.
2020-03-29
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kangana Ranaut feels COVID-19 could be 'potental bio war'
Mumbai, March 29 ((IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut feels the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could be a "potential bio war" unleashed in a scenario where nations are trying to gain economic supremacy over each other.
2020-03-29
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CDDEP endorses IANS report on COVID-19 study co-authored by Johns Hopkins faculty
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) has endorsed an IANS report on a stody "COVID-19 for India Updates" and confirmed that it is co-authored by faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the work for the same was done at Princeton University.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gulzar pens a poetic appeal in support of lockdown
Mumbai. March 29 (IANS) Eminent poet-filmmaker-author Gulzar has penned a few lines in his inimitable poetic style, as an appeal for adherence during on the ongoing national lockdown.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Faculty of Johns Hopkins University authored COVID-19 report on India (IANS Impact)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A story by IANS on the impact of coronavirus in India earlier this week was based on a study done by a faculty of Johns Hopkins University, the institution has said in a tweet.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Covid-19 world toll crosses 30,000, cases over 640,000
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases across the world rose to 640,589 as on Saturday evening, with the US leading with 115,547 cases, while the global death toll rose to 30,249 according to data from the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
BSF officer test positive for COVID-19 in MP
Bhopal, March 29 (IANS) A 57-year-old BSF officer posted in BSF Academy, Tekanpur near Gwalior tested positive for coronavirus in Gwalior region on Saturday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Trump considering quarantine on New York
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is considering a quarantine on New York and surrounding areas of New Jersey and Connecticut as coronavirus cases continue to jump, making these areas the worst affected in the US.
2020-03-29
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
One killed, five injured in mishap as migrants rush home
Mhow (Madhya Pradesh), March 29 (IANS) A 24-year-old labourer Mukesh Sikarwar, was killed and five others travelling were wounded when the auto-rickshaw carrying them to MP's Morena district overturned on Saturday here, police said.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 640,000 Covid-19 cases worldwide, toll nears 30,000
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases across the world rose to 640,589 as on Saturday evening, with the US leading with 112,468 cases, while the global death toll touched 28,794, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Exempt Divyangjans from attending essential services: DoPT
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Saturday instructed the ministries to exempt employees with disability or 'Divyangjans while drawing up the roster of staff who are required to attend essential services within their respective ministries or departments.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Coronavirus: Total tally stands at 979 in India
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The total number of positive coronavirus people in India so far, reached up to 979 on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Video conferencing app Zoom to stop sending data to Facebook
San Francisco, March 29 (IANS) Popular video conferencing Zoom has updated its iOS app to remove the software development kit (SDK) that was providing users data to Facebook through the 'Login with Facebook feature.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Paytm to contribute Rs 500 crore for PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) To support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, India's leading digital payments and financial services platform Paytm on Sunday said it is aiming to contribute Rs 500 crore to the PM CARES Fund.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Wuhan reopens more bus routes
Wuhan, March 29 (IANS) China's Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated last December, on Sunday reopened more bus routes, as the city gets its public transportation system back on track after almost two month of lockdown.
2020-03-29
Category: International, China,International
Cong to address media through video conferencing
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Congress has decided to do the daily press briefing via video conferencing and journalists, who want to join, can do it via a video link provided by the party.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lockdown: Delhi's air quality improves to 'good' category
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Amid the 21-day lockdown enforced to contain the spread of coronavirus, the air quality in the national capital improved to a 'good' category on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Afghan govt team violates US-Taliban deal'
Kabul, March 29 (IANS) The Taliban has said that it had some reservations about the peace negotiating team formed by the Afghan government, saying it violated the deal the militant group signed with the US last month, a media report said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Poultry industry reeling under corona impact
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) First the rumours that consumption of chicken can cause coronavirus, and now the lockdown. The poultry industry across the country is reeling under a double whammy.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Over 200 Iran evacuees reach Army facility in Rajasthan
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A batch of 275 people evacuated from the coronavirus-hit Iran on Sunday, were taken to the Army Wellness Facility set up at the Jodhpur Military Station in Rajasthan, a defence official said.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kabul residents flout lockdown rules
Kabul, March 29 (IANS) Many residents of Kabul paid little attention to the coronavirus lockdown imposed by the Afghan government due to the coronavirus pandemic and treated the day more like a holiday, a media report said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
2nd COVID-19 death in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir recorded its second COVID-19 death on Sunday after a patient being treated in a hospital here succumbed. The total number of coronavirus postive patients in the Union territory was 33.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Spain extends measures to contain COVID-19 spread
Madrid, March 29 (IANS) All non-essential workers in Spain must stay home for the next two weeks, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, as the government extended measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus throughout the country.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Wheat procurement after middle of April, no word from FCI
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) With the country under a 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 14 due to coronavirus crisis, procurement of wheat in the new Rabi season will start only after the middle of next month.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two catalysts which have changed India and US for good (Comment)
What will the world look like after the coronavirus induced shut down? I am not in possession of a crystal ball for global survey but I can activate my intuition on the basis of two stories I have covered. I was in the US for the 2016 Presidential elections and I have followed the 2020 drama within the Democratic Party. In both the campaigns Democrats have been in convulsions not to select a nominee but to keep out the one they do not want -- Bernie Sanders. And now they are all mimicking the Sanders platform. The coronavirus has brought out in bold relief, the idea of Bernie Sanders as the panacea for the general distress. The platform the senator from Vermont stood on was total anathema to the great American establishment, its soul torn between Mammon and Joe McCarthy. The pandemic has brought the powerful establishment to its knees. People now matter and democracy begins to look like one. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans will ever mention Sanders by name. That would be like eating crow. But they are all furtively lifting the Sanders manifesto. The idea of Sanders in todays context is larger than the possible nomination of Joe Biden.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary
Panama to allow COVID-19-hit cruiseliner through canal
Panama City, March 29 (IANS) Panama's health authorities announced that they had authorized the Zaandam cruise liner, which reported four coronavirus deaths and two positive cases amonf the people on aboard, to pass through the Panama Canal.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Striking a fine balance is the key to success (Column: Spy's Eye)
The unprecedented and unfamiliar 'life and deat' crisis that the corona pandemic has created in the perception of the people at large in India, is throwing up a new challenge of dealing with mass anxiety that seemed to be growing in this long haul. Since it is the 'fear of the unknown that had the most unsettling effect on any ones sanity, dissemination of right information about the character and pattern of spread of the virus has to be kept up through news bulletins, government hand outs and interviews in credible media at this point of time. Circulation of unauthentic warnings and scare stories on social media has become a malaise and informed citizens should stop forwarding these messages.
2020-03-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Gautam Gambhir donates Rs 1 crore to PM CARES fund
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Former Indian batsman and Lok Sabha MP Gautam Gambhir said that he has released Rs one crore out of his MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) towards the relief efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
'Missing' posters put up in Sonia's Rae Bareli
Rae Bareli, March 29 (IANS) Politics continues to pay out even in times of crisis and lockdown in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Lebanon clears protest camps to contain COVID-19
Beirut, March 29 (IANS) Lebanese security forces have dismantled the remains of protest camps set up in Beirut's Martyrs Square by demonstrators who poured into the streets of the capital city last October, the government said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Ronaldo to donate ventilators in hometown
Lisbon, March 29 (IANS) Madeira-born Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo and his manager Jorge Mendes are going to donate five ventilators to the Regional Health Service of Madeira, Lusa News Agency reported on Saturday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Cricket
Kanika Kapoor tests coronavirus positive for fourth time
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has tested positive for Coronavirus for the fourth consecutive time, causing considerable concern to her family.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Himanshu Malhotra: We need to be mentally strong at the moment
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) As the nation struggles to keep indoors, actor Himanshu Malhotra says that its important to be mentally strong to be able to stay happy during this quarantine period.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP govt orders quarantine for those returning home
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered quarantine for approximately one lakh people who have arrived in the state from other parts of the country in the last three days.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Cancel County season if it can't be played in full: Cook
London, March 29 (IANS) Former England captain Alastair Cook said that the England and Wales Cricket Board should cancel the County Championship if the season cannot be played in full. Cook said that considering the circumstances around the coronavirus pandemic, it will be more rewarding to play a full tournament rather than a shortened County season.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Female stars: Marriage and career (Column: B-Town)
Does marriage affect a filmstar's career? Does a marriage affect a star's following, popularity? Or does it even kill careers? That has been the ever looming question, raised time and again.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two young brothers dead, parents blame health department
Agra, March 29 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Prakash Nagar locality of Shah Ganj area, following sudden death of two kids -- Mayank (7) and Veer (5) -- who died. The parents claimed that the boys only had simple cough and cold.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Trump gives up quarantine on New York (Ld)
Washington, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a new travel advisory for the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, scaling back from an earlier suggestion to quarantine those areas.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
UP to release 11,000 prisoners on bail during corona crisis
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) In keeping with the directives of the Supreme Court, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to release over 11,000 prisoners lodged in 71 jails in the state, in view of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Walking from Delhi to MP, man dies in Agra
Agra, March 29 (IANS) A 39-year-old man, who had walked almost 200 kilometers from Delhi to reach his home in Morena in Madhya Pradesh, collapsed and died in Agra on Saturday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Sri Lanka reports first COVID-19 death
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said that a 60-year-old man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has died while being under critical care at the National Infectious Disease Hospital on the outskirts of Colombo.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UP COVID-19 tally reaches 61, no fresh case from Lucknow
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) The COVID-19 tally in Uttar Pradesh touched 61 on Saturday night with 11 new cases reported from different districts -- the maximum number of cases reported in a single day so far.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
People with COVID-19 symptoms can't board flights, trains: Trudeau
Ottawa, March 29 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that anyone showing any symptoms of the novel coronavirus won't be allowed to board domestic flights and trains from Monday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Accused of scam, Goa mayor wants accuser to take 'coconut' oath
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Accused of allegedly diverting rations meant for home-delivery during the ongoing 21-day curfew, to a store run by his brother, the Mayor of Goa's only municipal corporation now wants the accuser to perform a 'coconut' oath ritual to prove the charge.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
N.Korea fires 2 short-range ballistic missiles: Seoul
Seoul, March 29 (IANS) North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea on Sunday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, the latest in a series of projectile launches even as the country is on high alert against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Maha baby flung into thorny bushes recovers, gets home
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) A newborn female infant, who was abandoned and flung into thorny bushes in Maharashtra's Beed district last month, has finally recovered and discharged from a private hospital, a doctor said here on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Pak's western, eastern borders to be closed for 2 more weeks
Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to keep its western borders with Iran and Afghanistan as well as its eastern border with India closed for two more weeks due to the cornavirus pandemic, a top government official sad here.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ramdas Athawale works & plays with son to kill lockdown blues (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) A fortnight after giving a rocking new medical anthem to the country, 'Go, Corona Go', Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale has retreated a couple of steps, albeit temporarily.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Brian Cox: I think about taking it easy
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) "Succession" star Brian Cox feels actors never retire, but fade out gently. At 73, he is enjoying the peak of his career, though he sometimes thinks about "taking it a bit easy".
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: British PM warns Britons, things to get worse
London, March 29 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned the coronavirus crisis "will get worse before it gets better", in a letter being sent to every UK household.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
First death of COVID-19 reported in New Zealand
Wellington, March 29 (IANS) A woman in her 70s was confirmed the first death case of COVID-19 in New Zealand, announced New Zealand government on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: UN donates 250,000 surgical masks to US
United Nations, March 29 (IANS) In a reversal of the common image of UN health aid going to poor nations, the world organisation has donated 250,000 surgical masks to the United States, one of the richest nations in the world.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
More health workers infected with COVID-19 in S. Africa
Cape Town, March 29 (IANS) South Africa has seen a growing number of health workers infected with COVID-19, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 batters Italy as lockdown deadline nears
Rome, March 29 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic continued to claim victims in Italy as the deadline for the end of the government's national lockdown drew closer and experts warned it is too soon to lift restrictions.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Lockdown binge guide: Switch on the Hollywood factor
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Upset with no Hollywood movies releasing due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic? You can turn to streaming platforms to keep yourself entertained with stories from all over the world.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19 cases in Turkey climb to 7,402, with 108 deaths
Ankara, March 29 (IANS) In the past 24 hours in Turkey, 16 more people lost their lives due to COVID-19, raising the death toll to 108, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 aid: Liam Payne provides support to food banks
London, March 29 (IANS) Singer Liam Payne is pitching in to provide meal donations that will aid food banks located in the Midlands, England.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Dua Lipa was confused about releasing album amid COVID-19
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) International pop sensation Dua Lipa, who recently released her new album "Future Nostalgia" was initially confused about dropping the songs due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
US reports more than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths
Washington, March 29 (IANS) The United States has reported more than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Delhi Police issues WhatsApp numbers for newspaper hawkers
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Delhi Police issued WhatsApp numbers for newspaper hawkers so that they can get their movement pass (curfew pass) made from their homes itself.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sisi, Nahyan discuss anti-COVID-19 efforts
Cairo, March 29 (IANS) Egyptian President Adel-Fattah al-Sisi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed on Saturday efforts exerted to combat the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
US records first infant death due to COVID-19
Washington, March 29 (IANS) The US has recorded its first death from an infant who tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles above capital
Riyadh, March 29 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has intercepted missiles above the capital of Riyadh, Al Arabia TV reported on Saturday.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
When fear of losing to hunger defeated fear of coronavirus
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a nationwide lockdown in a battle against deadly coronavirus, a sea of migrant workers reached Anand Vihar Interstate Bus Terminal hoping to reach back to their hometowns. 
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
COVID-19: Trump considering quarantining New York area
New York, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he is considering ordering a quarantine of the New York City area, which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 epidemic.
2020-03-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kangana Ranaut feels COVID-19 could be 'potential bio war'
Mumbai, March 29 ((IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut feels the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could be a "potential bio war" unleashed in a scenario where nations are trying to gain economic supremacy over each other.
2020-03-29
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kangana Ranaut feels COVID-19 could be 'potental bio war'
Mumbai, March 29 ((IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut feels the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could be a "potential bio war" unleashed in a scenario where nations are trying to gain economic supremacy over each other.
2020-03-29
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CDDEP endorses IANS report on COVID-19 study co-authored by Johns Hopkins faculty
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) has endorsed an IANS report on a stody "COVID-19 for India Updates" and confirmed that it is co-authored by faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the work for the same was done at Princeton University.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gulzar pens a poetic appeal in support of lockdown
Mumbai. March 29 (IANS) Eminent poet-filmmaker-author Gulzar has penned a few lines in his inimitable poetic style, as an appeal for adherence during on the ongoing national lockdown.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Faculty of Johns Hopkins University authored COVID-19 report on India (IANS Impact)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A story by IANS on the impact of coronavirus in India earlier this week was based on a study done by a faculty of Johns Hopkins University, the institution has said in a tweet.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Covid-19 world toll crosses 30,000, cases over 640,000
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases across the world rose to 640,589 as on Saturday evening, with the US leading with 115,547 cases, while the global death toll rose to 30,249 according to data from the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
BSF officer test positive for COVID-19 in MP
Bhopal, March 29 (IANS) A 57-year-old BSF officer posted in BSF Academy, Tekanpur near Gwalior tested positive for coronavirus in Gwalior region on Saturday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Trump considering quarantine on New York
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is considering a quarantine on New York and surrounding areas of New Jersey and Connecticut as coronavirus cases continue to jump, making these areas the worst affected in the US.
2020-03-29
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
One killed, five injured in mishap as migrants rush home
Mhow (Madhya Pradesh), March 29 (IANS) A 24-year-old labourer Mukesh Sikarwar, was killed and five others travelling were wounded when the auto-rickshaw carrying them to MP's Morena district overturned on Saturday here, police said.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 640,000 Covid-19 cases worldwide, toll nears 30,000
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases across the world rose to 640,589 as on Saturday evening, with the US leading with 112,468 cases, while the global death toll touched 28,794, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Exempt Divyangjans from attending essential services: DoPT
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Saturday instructed the ministries to exempt employees with disability or 'Divyangjans while drawing up the roster of staff who are required to attend essential services within their respective ministries or departments.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Manipur Speaker finally disqualifies minister for defection
Imphal, March 28 (IANS) Amid the country's all-out fight against the spread of the COVID-19, the Manipur Speaker on Saturday disqualified a senior state minister as a member of the 60-member house.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
'Aggressive testing led to discovery of more positive cases in J&K'
Jammu, March 28 (IANS) Appealing people not to panic because of the spurt in positive Covid-19 cases, J&K Chief Secretary, B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said on Saturday that aggressive testing has led to the discovery of more number of cases.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
In Noida, as corona positive cases mount, foreign links emerge
Gautam Buddh Nagar, March 28 (IANS) If district health officials are to be believed then, it is clear that coronavirus has struck in Noida and Greater Noida through foreigner contacts. The district has reported 23 corona positive cases.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Tamil Nadu to implement containment zone plan on Sunday
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) With the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state going up to 42, the Tamil Nadu government has chalked out a detailed containment plan in 10 districts where these cases have been reported, said an official.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Bengaluru serves free food to needy during lockdown
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) India's tech city Bengaluru rose up to the cause of serving free food to the needy hit by the COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Three more found Coronavirus positive in Bengal, total now 18
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Three more women were detected with the coronavirus infection in West Bengal on Saturday, taking the disease count to 18 in the state.
2020-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National
3 new cases in Bhilwara, one in Ajmer takes Raj tally to 54
Jaipur, March 28 (IANS) Four new coronavirus cases -- three in the state's 'epicentre' Bhilwara and the first one in Ajmer, were reported in Rajasthan on Saturday, taking the state's total to 54, health officials said.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
India to be fastest growing G20 economy on Covid-19 impact as global economy shrinks
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India will emerge as the fastest growing economy among the G20 countries even as Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has slashed Indias GDP growth forecast to 2.1 per cent from 6 per cent in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
First Coronavirus death in Telangana, 8 more test positive (2nd Lead)
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) Telangana on Saturday reported first death due to coronavirus while eight more persons tested positive, taking the total number to 67.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Italy's Covid-19 death toll crosses 10,000
Rome, March 28 (IANS) Coronavirus-ravaged Italy on Saturday saw its death toll cross 10,000 - well over a third of the global toll which has crossed 29,000.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Italy,National
Undeterred by Covid-19, govt goes ahead with PSU banks merger
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The government is going ahead with the plan to consolidate public sector banks, undeterred by the spread of Covid-19 that has disrupted business across the country, including banking operations.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Silent carriers can be dangerous in spread of Covid-19, reveals data from Wuhan
Hong Kong, March 28 (IANS) Latest classified data released by Chinese government suggests that "silent carriers" of Covid-19 virus could be playing a dangerous role in electrifying the spread of the pandemic across the globe.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
SC's Justice Ramana donates Rs 3 lakh for coronavirus relief
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Justice N.V. Ramana, the second seniormost Supreme Court Judge after Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, on Saturday donated Rs 1 lakh each to Prime Minister's Relief Fund and the relief funds of the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for helping people facing difficulties during coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
South Goa administration ropes in Zomato for food delivery
Panaji, March 28 (IANS) The South Goa district administration on Saturday roped in food delivery service Zomato to deliver takeaway foods in Margao town and nearby areas.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Goa,National
Assam tea garden guard dies in market, family claims lynched
Silchar (Assam), March 28 (IANS) An Assam Tea Security Force (ATSF) guard died in the state's Cachar district on Saturday, with his family claiming he was lynched by a mob while enforcing the ongoing lockdown at a market. Police, however, said he died of high blood pressure after a quarrel.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mobile vegetable marts bring cheer to Hyderabadi homes
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) Taking the concept of farmers' produce market a step further in times of COVID-19, the Telangana government has introduced mobile farmer's bazaars in the capital city.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
COVID-19: BCCI joins hands with state bodies to donate Rs 51 cr
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The BCCI on Saturday decided to contribute Rs 51 crore to the Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund as the government fights against the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Assam tea garden guard dies in market, family claims lynching
Silchar (Assam), March 28 (IANS) An Assam Tea Security Force (ATSF) guard died in Cachar district of southern Assam on Saturday, following which his family claimed he was lynched by a mob while enforcing the ongoing lockdown at a market, but police said his death was due to a quarrel and high blood pressure.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Assam,National
AEPC seeks halt in NPA declaration, freezing EMIs for 1 year
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has sought a suspension in declaration of non-performing assets (NPA) and raising the moratorium period on term loan EMIs to one year.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amit Shah holds meet on COVID-19, reviews supply of daily needs
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday evening met key officials and discussed with them the situation across the country following the 21-day shutdown.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
12 new Covid-19 positive cases in Karnataka
Benglauru, March 28 (IANS) Karnataka recorded 12 new positive Covid-19 cases, raising the total to 76, an official said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National
COVID-19: Ronaldo agrees to 3.8 million Euro wage cut
Turin, March 28 (IANS) Juventus and Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a 3.8 million Euro wag cut from the Italian champions as the club deals with the closure of all matches due to the coronavirus crisis in the country.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Delhi deploys 570 buses to drop migrants to border
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Delhi government on Saturday said 570 buses have been deployed to drop migrants to the Uttar Pradesh border, expecting the Yogi Adityanath government to press buses in the neighbouring state.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Medical teams on COVID-19 survey attacked in Jaipur
Jaipur, March 28 (IANS) A medical health team formed to conduct the COVID-19 survey in a minority community area had to run for their lives on Saturday when a big crowd in Kailashpuri area in Jaipur snatched the team members' phones, manhandled them and tore down the documents they were carrying for the survey, said health officials.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
J&K Bank donates Rs 5 cr towards J&K Relief Fund
Jammu, March 28 (IANS) Chairman and MD of J&K Bank, R.K. Chibber, on Saturday presented a cheque of Rs 5 crore to J&K Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu as a contribution to the J&K Relief Fund towards the efforts being undertaken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy
Ajrun Kapoor: Katrina Kaif is the best
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor is all praise for Katrina Kaif.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Arti Singh: Doing household chores isn't a big deal
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Arti Singh, who was locked up in the "Bigg Boss" house a few months ago, has been home alone during the lockdown period. While many have been discussing the stress of not having house help and having to do household chores, Arti has no qualms about it.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Implementation of Basel-III norms deferred till Jan 2023
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the implementation of Basel-III norms for banking services has been deferred by a year till January 1, 2023.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sitharaman asks banks to ensure liquidity flow, smooth ops
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday asked public and private sector banks to ensure uninterrupted banking operations and flow of liquidity.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi corona patient count 49; 2nd death reported
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) With nine new coronavirus cases and one death in the last 24 hours, the total number of people tested positive in Delhi has reached 49 on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ashley Lobo takes digital route for dance
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Amidst nationwide lockdown, choreographer Ashley Lobo and his team have gone digital.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NE states battle to curb Covid-19 spread, maintain supplies (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala, March 28 (IANS) The northeastern states battled with issues of curbing the novel coronavirus pandemic while maintaining a non-stop supply of essentials, vegetables and medical necessities, all for which the region is largely reliant on the rest of India.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Assam,National
Lockdown diaries: Juhi Parmar teaches fans to make homemade soaps
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) After teaching her viewers how to make homemade masks and sanitisers, actress Juhi Parmar is back with another video on her YouTube channel, this time giving tips on how to make organic soaps at home.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Exodus of farm hands hits Rajasthan farmers hard
Jaipur, March 28 (IANS) After locust attack and hailstorm, Rajasthan farmers are facing a new set of problems: untimely rain and exodus of migrant farm workers to their native states amid the croronavirus scare and the lockdown.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Kerala CM unhappy with Karnataka on border closure (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that with the Karnataka government closing its interstate borders, the free movement of Kerala vehicles carrying essential commodities is being restricted.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Karanvir Bohra gets Arjun Bijlani for 21-question series online
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actor Karanvir Bohra is utilising the best of his creative skills during this current home 21-day quarantine phase. He has brought in his celebrity friends like Arjun Bijlani for a 21-question series on Instagram.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Twinkle Khanna reveals why hubby Akshay Kumar gave 25cr to PM CARES Fund
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) On Saturday, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar announced that he will donate Rs 25 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's PM CAREs fund in order to do his part to support the government's battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. His wife Twinkle Khanna has revealed what urged Akshay to take this decision of donating such a whopping amount.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 600,000 Covid-19 cases worldwide, toll nears 29,000
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases across the world rose to 618,043 as on Saturday evening, with the US leading with 104,865 cases, while the global death toll touched 28,823, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Bollywood celebrities donate to PM CARES Fund
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund), and soon a slew of Bollywood celebrities came forward to contribute their bit to help the Indian Government in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
5 more test Covid-19 positive in J&K, total reaches 33
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) An alarming spurt in the number of COVID-19 positive cases occurred in J&K on Saturday as five more tested positive for the dreaded virus, taking the total to 33.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
COVID-19 effect: Bolshoi Theatre goes online for connoisseurs
Moscow, March 28 (IANS) Western classical music and ballet connoisseurs have a reason to cheer for in these times of coronavirus lockdown. The prestigious Bolshoi Theatre is currently streaming a few of its classic performances of the past following its closure owing to restrictions in Russia to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
BCCI to contribute Rs 51 crore in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The BCCI on Saturday decided to contribute Rs 51 crore to the Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund as the government fights against the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
First Covid-19 death in Telangana, 6 more test positive (Ld)
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) A 74-year-old man from Hyderabad has become the first victim of coronavirus in Telangana.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
JNU staff to donate a day's salary in fight against corona
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Teachers and the non-teaching staff of Jawaharlal Nehru University will be contributing a day's salary to fighting coronavirus, according to Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar Mamidala.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Amarinder seeks release Rs 2,088 crore GST
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday sought urgent intervention of the Union Finance Minister to mitigate the crisis caused by COVID-19 outbreak in the state, including immediate release of GST compensation arrears of Rs 2,088 crore.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
PM Modi hails Suresh Raina for donation to relief fund
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday praised batsman Suresh Raina for the donation that he said he has pledged to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
6 dead as Maharashtra COVID-19 cases hit 181 (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Health authorities here confirmed the death of a senior Mumbai doctor due to COVID-19 even as the number of positive cases rose to 181 in Maharashtra on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
LS Speaker urges MPs to use MPLADS fund for relief measures
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday urged MPs to allocate Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS fund in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahul raises questions over migrant crisis due to lockdown
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government may have arranged buses to take migrant workers to their homes amid lockdown, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday evening tweeted a video, in which migrant workers are seen queuing up for transport, to hit out at the central and the UP governments.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IAS officer who helped thousands of migrants get bus rides
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Over half a dozen officers, including the District Magistrate and SSP of Ghaziabad, had to camp for hours at the Kaushambi bus station in Uttar Pradesh on the Delhi border to handle the surging crowd of migrant labourers rushing home. It was then that an intrepid IAS officer from Lucknow showed his management skills.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Railway coaches being converted into isolation wards
Guwahati, March 28 (IANS) In a unique endeavour, the Indian railways has started work to convert train coaches into isolation wards to deal with rush of COVID-19 patients, railway official said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Assam,National
Kerala reports one death, six new cases
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Saturday one coronavirus patient died, six new cases were registered and four patients turned negative.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National
Don't throng tshops to buy mangoes, fish: Goa CM
Panaji, March 28 (IANS) Goans tend to "go crazy" when it comes to mangoes and fish, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday, urging them not to throng vendors selling the king of fruits and fish and maintain social distancing in the wake of the nationwide lockdown that is in place to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bhumi urges India to participate in Earth Hour
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) On Earth Hour on Saturday, Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar has urged India to contribute towards climate conservation. She says
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google commits $800 million to support SMBs, health workers
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) In biggest donation yet from any global tech giant, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced the company will provide over $800 million to support small and medium businesses (SMBs), health organisations, governments and health workers on the frontline of global COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology,Business/Economy
COVID-19: India's total corona count reaches 909
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Amid growing concerns about the spread of coronavirus in India came more worrying news on Saturday: the country's total corona-affected patient count, including those who have been cured, has crossed 900. The number now stands at 909.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vijayan, Congress condemn police official for punishing people
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday condemned the act of Kannur Superintendent of Police Yathish Chandra, who was seen punishing three people by making them squat on the road, as they ventured out on the streets.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Lockdown diaries: Vivek Dahiya brings out his 'inner chef'
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actor Vivek Dahiya has turned "chef Vivek Dahiya" during the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Now you can get curfew pass in Punjab via COVA app
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) People in Punjab can now get their curfew passes for emergencies, report mass gatherings, know home quarantine patients and foreign returned travellers and do a lot more on the COVA app, which will also soon provide facility of groceries, the state government said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National
Netizens troll prime time journalist for asking Taimur to give a flying kiss
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan's three-year-old son Taimur is quite frequently seen on social media. The little boy recently made a 'special appearance' in a live interview where his father Saif was interacting with a news TV journalist about the coronavirus lockdown, on a video call.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'New dates for Olympics can be declared next week'
Tokyo, March 28 (IANS) 2020 Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee chief Yoshiro Mori said on Saturday that the new dates for the postponed Olympic Games could be decided by the end of next week.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Maha COVID-19 positive count 169; 6 dead
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The health authorities have confirmed the death of a senior Mumbai doctor due to COVID-19 even as the number of positive cases rose to 169 in Maharashtra on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Staying healthy is important at the moment, not sports: Kipchoge
Nairobi, March 28 (IANS) Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has called on athletes worldwide to be careful and remain healthy to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: 'Space constraints leave Indian players at disadvantage'
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indian cricketers have a disadvantage due to the lack of space they have to train during the ongoing lockdown that has been imposed to tackle coronavirus, according to Rajasthan Royals physio John Gloster.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Over 3,800 held in Gujarat, police warns housing societies, youth
Gandhinagar, March 28 (IANS) The Gujarat police on the 4th day of the nationwide lockdown on Saturday arrested more than 3,800 people in the state for violating the rules following the COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
PM creates fund to fight Covid-19, urges citizens to donate
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday created a micro donation fund so that citizens from any walks of life can contribute any amount they can to fight the Covid-19 outbreak that has gripped the nation.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Google bans Infowars app over fake coronavirus video
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) Google has banned the Infowars Android app from its Play Store for posting fake claims about new coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NCPCR advisory for migrant children caught in lockdown
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), here on Saturday, took suo motu cognisance of children moving with their migrant families, and those living on streets/child care institutions.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
IRCTC distributes 2,500 meals to the poor, needy
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Indian Railways' catering arm the Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), here on Saturday, distributed from its base kitchen over 2,500 meals to the poor and the needy through the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Rotary Club.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Many coronavirus-hit nations call out China for 'aid' fraud
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Chinese Communist Party regime headed by President Xi Jinping, which drew flak for its cover up of the coronavirus outbreak, is now being called out for sending and selling faulty medical equipment as "humanitarian aid" to several countries around the world.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kathy Griffin back home after hospitalisation over COVID-19 scare
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Comic Kathy Griffin is out of hospital after suffering symptoms she feared were related to COVID-19.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Barcelona to donate masks to help fight COVID-19
Madrid, March 28 (IANS) Barcelona has decided to joins hands with the Catalonia government in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak and will provide masks so that people can wear them and stay safe from the deadly virus. The masks are set to be supplied to nursing homes so that doctors and nurses can make use of them to treat the patients.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
India has 909 active corona cases, total tally crosses 1,000
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Amid growing concerns about the spread of coronavirus in India came more worrying news on Saturday: the country's total corona-affected patient count, including those who have been cured, has crossed 1,000. The number now stands at 1,008.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Punjab empowers urban bodies to help poor during lockdown
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A day after the Punjab Chief Minister authorised village heads to use panchayat funds, Amarinder Singh here on Saturday empowered the urban local bodies to buy medicines and food for people suffering due to lockdown.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Cong sets up task force to fight coronavirus
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) To step up the fight against coronavirus in the party-ruled states, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, here on Saturday, set up a task force.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Gully Boy' sweeps Critics' Choice Film Awards
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar's "Gully Boy" was a favourite at Critics' Choice Film Awards this year.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
First coronavirus death in Telangana, six more test positive
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) Telangana on Saturday reported first death due to coronavirus while six more persons tested positive.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Covid-19: India's plan to build gas economy receives setback
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indias plan to develop a gas economy with the cleaner fuel gradually becoming the mainstay of countrys energy security needs has received a major setback as the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted demand, resulting in curtailed operations globally.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress objects to police punishing 3 for violating lockdown
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday hit out at the Kannur Superintendent of Police Yathish Chandra who was seen in a video clipping punishing three persons by asking them to do squats for violating lockdown rules.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National
Covid-19: IndiGo offers to ferry meds, equipment
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Countrys largest airline by market share, IndiGo, has offered to assist the government by ferrying medicine, equipment, and other relief samples across the country.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Neha Kakkar 'overwhelmed' on garnering 34.7mn Instagram followers
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Bollywood singer Neha Kakkar has amassed a whopping 34.7 million fan following on Instagram. She says she finds it very reassuring to have her work recognised by so many people across the world.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Hyundai's CSR arm to bring testing kits from S Korea
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) has announced immediate order of "COVID-19 Advanced Diagnostic Testing Kits" from South Korea which will be distributed in consultation with the Centre and state governments to the hospitals.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
European season has to resume by June end: UEFA chief
Lyon (Switzerland), March 28 (IANS) UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin said that the European league season has to restart by late June or it would be lost.
2020-03-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Discoms now get three month moratorium on payments to power producers
ew Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The government has decided to provide three months moratorium to the financially stressed state Discoms on their payment dues to power generating companies as it looks to prevent power shutdowns during Covid-19 induced nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-28
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy
Telangana Guv donates a month's salary to CM relief fund
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundarajan has donated her one month salary to Chief Minister's Relief Fund as a token contribution towards controlling the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
DJ Diplo praises queer artistes for changing the way music exists
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) American DJ Diplo has credited queer artistes for the evolution of music in recent history.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
J&K Police donates two days' salary to COVID-19 relief fund
Jammu, March 28 (IANS) J&K Police on Saturday decided to contribute towards the national COVID-19 relief fund. An order issued by the UT's police headquarters said it has been decided that all gazetted ranks of police will contribute two days' salary and all non-gazetted ranks will contribute one day's salary towards the COVID-19 relief fund.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Sukhdev Singh will be next Chief secretary of Jharkhand
Ranchi, March 28 (IANS) Sukhdev Singh, a 1987 batch IAS officer, will be the next Chief secretary of Jharkhand, according to a notification issued by the state government on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Varun Dhawan turns rapper to post lockdown video
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The ongoing lockdown period is sure giving actors a time to explore their creativity. Some are busy cooking, others brooming, still others are writing poems while some are trying to be singers.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Five villages in Jammu zone made 'red zones' after Covid-19 cases
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Five villages in Rajouri district of Jammu & Kashmir's Jammu division have been declared as 'red zones' to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, authorities said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
JHU disassociates itself from study on India's possible Covid-19 gloom (Ld)
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) In a brewing controversy over the alarmist Ramanan Lakshminarayan whose report predicted gloom and doom for India due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University in a tweet has dissociated itself from him.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Digital learning firms likely to reap the most of lockdown
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) As India goes into a lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, physical presence at educational institutions and businesses are next to nil and digital learning companies seem to be the new saviours for the students and workforce.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odisha govt provides food, shelter to migrant workers
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) Amid the news of migrant workers walking to return home due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Odisha government on Saturday said it has already started giving food and shelter to the workers.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Orissa,National
COVID-19: Kiren Rijiju donates Rs 1 crore from MPLADS Fund
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has donated Rs 1 crore as the country fights against the coronavirus outbreak. Sports personalities across all disciplines have come forward and donated as India looks to win a battle against the pandemic that has seen countries across the globe come to a standstill.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Nadda holds video conference with 4 state units on corona
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) BJP President J.P. Nadda on Saturday interacted with state party presidents of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh through video conferencing where measures related to containing the coronavirus pandemic were prominently discussed.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
149 new cases since Friday, 17 states working on dedicated COVID-19 hospitals
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Health ministry officials on Saturday said 149 new coronavirus cases, which includes two deaths, have been reported since Friday. With this, the total positive cases in the country have hit 873.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nusrat pays surprise visit to Kolkata market, hands out masks
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Notwithstanding the grim scenario of an ongoing lockdown, people at a south Kolkata market had much to cheer on Saturday, as actor-turned-MP Nusrat Jahan was in their midst, distributing masks and highlighting the need for social distancing to fight the highly infectious Covid-19 disease.
2020-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National
5 more infected in Noida, Greater Noida
Gautam Budh Nagar, March 28 (IANS) Five more coronavirus cases sprung up in the Noida-Greater Noida cities of Uttar Pradesh adjacent to the national capital. The district administration also took several drastic steps on Saturday in view of the increasing COVID-19 victims and the problems caused to the general population.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
HC notice to Chandigarh Admin for relaxing lockdown
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday issued notice of motion to the Chandigarh Administration and others for relaxing the lockdown imposed to check the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National
Hundreds of Indian students stuck in Kyrgyzstan: Athawale
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Several hundred Indian students studying at Kyrgyzstan's Osh State University have been stranded in the Central Asian nation since the past few days due to the flight ban in India, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said here on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diaspora
Inaccurate info on social media, don't stop your pills: Scientists
New York, March 28 (IANS) Amid the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have advised that heart and kidney patients should keep taking their medicines as inaccurate medical information has flooded social media and other channels.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
AFI wishes Hadadi speedy recovery after COVID-19 infection
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) wished Iranian discus thrower Ehsan Hadadi a speedy recovery after the latter had tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Lockdown taking an emotional toll on senior citizens
New Delhi/Kolkata/Dehradun, March 28 (IANS) Much before the 21-days nationwide lockdown came into force, Manju Saha, 73, had locked herself in at her up-scale Lake Gardens apartment in Kolkata to avoid the coronavirus infection. To pass time, she plays online Ludo with her grandson.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Akshay Kumar donates Rs 25 crore to PM CARES Fund
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has donated Rs 25 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative PM CARES Fund to lend support to the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Suresh Raina pledges Rs 52 lakh in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India and Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina has pledged Rs 52 lakh in the fight against coronavirus. While he is set to give Rs 31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund, he will hand Rs 21 lakh to the UP CMs Disaster Relief Fund.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kohli wasn't the only one to struggle in NZ: Hesson
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson feels that India were probably the best equipped team to have played a Test series in New Zealand in recent years even though they ended up losing 2-0. India were completely outplayed by the Kiwis, losing the first Test by 10 wickets and the second by seven. But the former Kiwi coach begs to differ and feels that the conditions were tough.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Delhi distributes food at over 800 locations to 4 lakh people: Kejriwal
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged the migrants to stay back in the city during the lockdown and said his government is serving lunch and dinner to over four lakh people at more than 800 locations.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sacked Infy techie sent to 7-day police custody for Covid-19 prank
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) A sacked techie of software major Infosys was arrested for allegedly posting a prank tweet to spread coronavirus, a police officer said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre to states, UTs: Provide shelter, food to homeless
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Mass exodus of migrant workers employed in the informal sector is emerging as a big issue amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued another advisory urging all states and Union Territories (UTs) to take immediate relief measures to provide temporary accommodation, food, clothing, medical care etc, to homeless people, including migrant workers stranded due to the lockdown.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rishi Kapoor says govt should open liquor shops amid lockdown, gets trolled
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) At a time when citizens have been panic-hoarding grocery and food to last the lockdown period, Rishi Kapoor feels the government should allow liquor shops to function in the evenings to prevent black marketing.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Uruguayan football federation lays off 400, including coach Tabarez
Montevideo, March 28 (IANS) The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) has laid off 400 members of its staff, including men's first team coach Oscar Tabarez, who has led the side since 2006 and won a Copa America title with them.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Absolutely love the way Raina does his business at CSK: Hogg
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Brad Hogg has picked countryman David Warner and Chennai Super Kings deputy Suresh Raina as the best batsmen in the powerplay overs when it comes to the Indian Premier League.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
GSI DG urges staffers to donate one day's salary to PMNRF
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Geological Survey of India (GSI) Director General M. Sridhar here on Saturday urged the organisation's staffers to contribute one day's salary from the pay bills of April towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF), set up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Five J&K villages declared 'red zone' to check Covid-19 spread
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Five villages in Rajouri district of Jammu & Kashmir's Jammu division have been declared as 'red zones' to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, authorities said on Friday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
K-Pop star given 1-year jail term for sharing footage of rape victims
Seoul, March 28 (IANS) K-pop star Choi Jong Hoon has been sentenced to one year in jail for filming his rape victims and sending the footage to his friends.
2020-03-28
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz
Taapsee Pannu doesn't like putting nailpaint
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has been revisiting her phone's gallery to pass her time amid coronavirus lockdown. On Saturday, she posted a throwback picture that shows her all dressed up in ethnic saree.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Big B slammed by netizens for suggesting flies can spread COVID-19
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, who is quite active on social media, is still getting flak in the virtual world for a video he tweeted a couple of days ago where he talked of Chinese experts discovering that the common housefly, which sits on excreta, can transmit the coronavirus -- a fact which was denied by the health ministry.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big B slammed by netizens for suggesting flies can spread COVID-19
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, who is quite active on social media, is still getting flak in the virtual world for a video he tweeted a couple of days ago where he talked of Chinese experts discovering that the common housefly, which sits on excreta, can transmit the coronavirus -- a fact which was denied by the health ministry.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Set up task force to coordinate with industry: USIBC
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Centre should set up a task force to coordinate with the industry groups regarding resources, essential goods and services and technical capabilities that they can provide for responding to COVID-19, a US-India Business Council (USIBC) has recommended.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I support 'brave decision' to postpone Olympics: Osaka
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Rising tennis star Naomi Osaka on Saturday said Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a brave decision of postponing 2020 Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
'Red Zone' scare in Hyd'bad, GHMC steps in to clear the air
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) With confusion and panic setting in different areas of Hyderabad over reported declaration of some areas as 'Red Zones' in the wake of the emerging COVID-19 scenario, the authorities stepped in to control the damage.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
'Contagion' stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet reunite for COVID-19 campaign
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Hollywood actors Matt Damon and Kate Winslet have reunited with other stars of the 2011 virus thriller "Contagion" for a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to warn people about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: Major broadcasters make TV channels free for public
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, Sony, Star, Zee and the Viacom have decided to waive all tariffs and charges for four channels for a period of two months, the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Azad urges Shah to help stranded J&K students, labourers
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Amid countrywide lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, here on Saturday, raised with Union Home Minister Amit Shah the issue of students and labourers from Jammu and Kashmir stranded across the country.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lockdown effect: NGOs in N-E begin drives to feed stray animals
Guwahati/Agartala, March 28 (IANS) Several NGOs in northeastern states have come forward to feed the stray animals, specialy dogs, cows and monkeys, who are facing starvation due to the countrywide lockdown following coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Assam,National
Jurnee Smollett files for divorce from Josiah Bell
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) "Birds Of Prey" actress Jurnee Smollett and musician Josiah Bell have split after almost 10 years of marriage.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No new coronavirus patient in Punjab so far on Saturday
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) No new case of coronavirus was reported from Punjab on Saturday, the government said. Meanwhile, the state's first case -- of an NRI belonging to Hoshiarpur -- was discharged after cured.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National
A-I to ferry essential supplies across India
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) National carrier Air India will operate scores of cargo flights on Saturday to transport essential supplies to different regions of the country.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP to feed 30 lakh poor families in Bengal during lockdown
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to feed 30 lakh poor families in West Bengal daily during the lockdown, called to prevent spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
After hectic parleys Karnataka opens borders with Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) After two days of hectic parleys at the highest level, on Saturday, Karnataka finally relented and opened three border routes which are entry to Kerala for vehicles carrying essential commodities.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Delhi LG, CM appeal to donate for COVID-19 relief
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed to the citizens to extend a helping hand to the government and donate funds to the 'Lieutenant Governor/Chief Minister Relief Fund' to fight coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Apple may launch several Macs with ARM-based processors in 2021
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) A recent research note from famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple could launch their first ARM-based MacBook in 2021.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology