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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
Important to counter claims that AYUSH can cure COVID-19: PM
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) After meeting media czars and radio jockeys, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met representatives of the AYUSH sector on Saturday to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak. In what is seen as a major step to debunk rumours, the Prime Minister underlined the importance of countering and factchecking unsubstantiated claims of AYUSH having a cure for the disease, adding that AYUSH scientists, ICMR, CSIR and other research organisations must come together for evidence-based research.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Depp allowed to go ahead with defamation case against Amber Heard
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp has been allowed to pursue his $50 million defamation suit against his former wife and actress Amber Heard.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delhi Police doing commendable job in testing times: Manika Batra
ew Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Star India paddler Manika Batra on Saturday praised the Delhi Police, saying they are doing a commendable job amid the testing times which the country is going through due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
NCR gets fresh air, clear sky amid coronavirus scare
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The national capital region (NCR) has been witnessing fresh air and clear sky as the 21-day lockdown continues.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
COVID-19: Test opener Mayank turns 'chef'
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) The 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country has seen the Indian cricketers also stay indoors -- a rarity thanks to the busy international calendar these days. And while the likes of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are busy helping their families by doing the laundry, Test opener Mayank Agarwal has turned chef.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Darshan Raval's 'Bhula Dunga' with #SidNaaz crosses over 30 mn views
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Singer-composer Darshan Raval's latest track "Bhula Dunga", which has "Bigg Boss" stars Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill featuring in the video, has crossed over 30 million views in just a few days of its release.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tata Trusts announces Rs 500 cr to fight COVID-19
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) In one of the biggest gestures of corporate benevolence, the Tata Trusts on Saturday announced an amount of Rs 500 crore to fight the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the world.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt to provide Rs 3,000 each to street vendors
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced financial assistance of Rs 3,000 each to street vendors across 114 urban local bodies (ULBs) in view of lockdown across the state for Covid-19.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Orissa,National
Borrow from RBI and give Rs 1 lakh cr to states: TN CM to Modi
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday requested the Central government to grant Rs 9,000 crore to the state for coronavirus impact relief works after borrowing from Reserve Bank of India.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Ryan Gosling to star in 'Project Hail Mary'
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) After "First Man", actor Ryan Gosling is space-bound yet again with another astronaut movie. The actor is set to star in and produce "Project Hail Mary".
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ryan Reynolds in talks to star in 'Dragon's Lair'
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) "Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds is in talks to star in and produce a live-action feature adaptation of the 1980s arcade game "Dragons Lair".
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Maharashtra Covid-19 count increases to 167
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The Covid-19 incidence was lower in Maharashtra with only 10 new positive coronavirus cases reported on Saturday, raising the number to 167, officials said.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Half my time goes in taking care of my daughter: Pujara
Rajkot, March 28 (IANS) Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that most of his time at home during the lockdown goes in taking care of his daughter. Pujara like all Indian cricketers is at home during the 21-day lockdown that has been declared by the Indian government in the battle against the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Ayushmann Khurrana: Disturbing to see people not complying with lockdown
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana was shocked to read and see videos of some people not adhering to the lockdown and has urged everyone to stay at home due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
10 new COVID-19 positive cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Karnataka recorded 10 new positive COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 74, an official said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National
7 more test positive for Covid-19 in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) In a spurt in Covid-19 positive cases in Kashmir on Saturday, seven more cases have surfaced in Srinagar, taking the tally of positive cases to in J&K to 25.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Kalyan Jewellers earmarks Rs 10 crore to fight COVID-19
Thrissur, March 28 (IANS) Kalyan Jewellers, has announced that it would set aside Rs 10 crore towards the cause of fighting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The company will partner with local and government bodies to ensure that the funds are allocated in a meaningful and efficient manner.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National
Home-quarantined youth in TN bites, kills woman
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) In a bizarre case in Theni district in Tamil Nadu, a 32-year-old Sri Lanka-returned youth who was home quarantined killed an old woman two street away by biting her on Friday, police said.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
NTPC converts hospitals into dedicated Covid-19 units
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), India's largest power producer, has stepped up vigil against Covid-19 by converting its hospitals into dedicated coronavirus units.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Amid COVID-19 lockdown, KL Rahul energises self 'indoors'
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Despite the lockdown in place amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, India batsman K.L. Rahul is making sure he keeps himself in good shape by working out at his home.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat's 4th corona victim: Woman from Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar, March 28 (IANS) Within a week of a 67-year-old male from Surat succumbing to coronavirus last Sunday, the deadly virus claimed one more life in the state on Saturday after an Ahmedabad woman died due to coronavirus, taking the total death toll to four. The virus has infected another 50 people.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, first since Covid-19 lockdown
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) For the first time since India went into the lockdown mode in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COVID-19: 208 in hospital isolation in Bengal
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Two hundred eight persons including 14 confirmed COVID-19 patients - one of them a nine month old baby girl, the country's youngest Coronavirus positive case - are admitted in the isolation wards of various hospitals in West Bengal where one person has died of the disease so far.
2020-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Rohit wants citizens to do their bit for the planet on Saturday
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Even as the coronavirus outbreak has seen the world come to a standstill, leading to a healthier atmosphere due to less pollution on roads, Indias limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma has requested the citizens to go a step further and do their bit on Saturday for Earth Hour.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Lyft refers its drivers to jobs at Amazon as ridership falls
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) As the world reels under the new coronavirus pandemic, ride hailing company Lyft is now referring drivers to jobs at Amazon in a partnership between the two companies designed to alleviate financial hardships from a massive drop in ride-hailing services.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eat plant-based diet, avoid dairy products to prevent asthma
New York, March 28 (IANS) Suffering from asthma? Read this carefully. Following a plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma, while dairy products and high-fat foods raise the risk, a new study suggests.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tom Hanks, wife back in US after COVID-19 battle
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Hollywood star Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have returned to the US after spending more than two weeks in quarantine in Australia following their COVID-19 diagnosis.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
COVID-19: Global hospitality industry checks out amid poor occupancy
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) New Coronavirus pandemic has forced the global hospitality industry to checkout abruptly, as occupancy has gone down up to 100 per cent in some of the most-affected countries, according to a new report.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Adviser runs out after UK PM tests COVID-19 positive
London, March 28 (IANS) Dominic Cummings, a senior adviser to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, was seen running out of Downing Street after the latter announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, it was reported.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Oxford University to recruit 500 volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trial
London, March 28 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking for over 500 healthy volunteers to test if their vaccine, called 'ChAdOx1 nCoV-19', can prevent the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
IOA asks NSFs their tentative roadmap for postponed Olympics
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has asked for details of how the National Sports Federations (NSFs) are approaching the postponed Tokyo Olympics.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Fun fact: Tendulkar was at non striker's end in Ganguly's 1st & last int'l match
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, the two Indian greats, are counted among one of the most destructive pairs to have played the game of cricket, especially ODIs in which the record of the duo is exemplary.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Legal marijuana products too strong for pain relief: Study
New York, March 28 (IANS) More than 90 per cent of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown that doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, according to new research.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tencent working on cloud gaming platform with Huawei
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Tencent Games, the world's largest gaming company with hits like PUBG: Mobile and Arena of Valor, is creating a cloud gaming platform with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei.
2020-03-28
Category: International, China,Technology
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says no action films please!
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has tried her hand at romantic comedy, sports drama and comedy drama movies. But the "soft-hearted person" says action genre is not her cup of tea.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wildlife regain turf amid Covid-19 lockdown
Lucknow, March 28 (IANS) Humans are under lockdown following the COVID-19 scare but animals are enjoying a free run on empty roads. Videos and photographs of wild animals walking on empty roads have been making waves on the social media.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Siddhant opens up on his nepotism snide to Ananya Panday
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) "Gully Boy" actor Siddhant Chaturvedi has opened up on his nepotism remark, which many perceived as a snide towards actress Ananya Panday. He says the Internet made a thing out of it and edited the clip to make it look like he has got a thug life.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Oxford invites 500 volunteers for Covid-19 vaccine trial
London, March 28 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Oxford have sought over 500 healthy volunteers to test the efficacy of their vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, against coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Ranveer Singh's dance tribute to 4 dancing superstars of yesteryears
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Bollywood's livewire star Ranveer Singh paid tribute to four of Bollywood's biggest dancing superstars -- Mithun Chakraborty, Govinda, Shammi Kapoor and Jeetendra -- in a performance at a recent award show.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 Goan villages bar outsiders from entering
Panaji, March 28 (IANS) Three Goan villages, two of them remote hamlets, have set up blockades to prevent outsiders from entering amid the 21-day curfew in the state.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa announces relief package for 19,000 construction workers
Panaji, March 28 (IANS) Nearly 19,000 registered construction workers in Goa will get a monetary package as well as a one-time relief in view of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Goa's Labour Minister Jennifer Monserrate said here on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
DD back with Mahabharat, Byomkesh Bakshi, Circus on public demand
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) After Doordarshan announced on Friday that its popular eighties epic "Ramayan" would be aired from Saturday, the audience started demanding for other popular old television shows of that era be re-telecast.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
DD back Mahabharat, Byomkesh Bakshi and Circus on public demand
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) After Doordarshan announced on Friday that its popular eighties epic "Ramayan" would be aired from Saturday, the audience started demanding for other popular old television shows of that era be re-telecast.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Covid-19 test now available on Practo for Rs 4,500
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Leading digital healthcare platform Practo on Saturday said it has partnered with diagnostic lab chain Thyrocare to conduct Covid-19 detection tests authorised by the government and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
2020-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
J&K sets up helpline for stranded residents
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) To help stranded Jammu and Kashmir residents in the national capital and other parts of the country due to lockdown, the J&K Resident Commission has set up a 24x7 dedicated helpline centre.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telangana declares 'red zones' in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) With 14 fresh Covid-19 cases in Telangana in just one day, the state government here on Saturday intensified anti-coronavirus measures. The state government declared several areas of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation as the 'red zones'.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Taapsee Pannu does not like putting on nail paint
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has been revisiting her phone's gallery to pass her time amid the coronavirus lockdown. On Saturday, she posted a throwback picture that shows her all dressed up in an ethnic saree.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Star Sports will bring to fans 50 of the greatest IPL games from Sunday
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) With live cricket put on hold, Star Sports brings back the best matches of the IPL to help fans relive their favourite memories from the tournament. The IPL has always evoked wild emotions amongst its vociferous fans and this time too, Star Sports will bring back the same thrill.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Wuhan market shrimp seller may be COVID-19 patient zero: Report
London, March 28 (IANS) A shrimp seller at the wet market in the Chinese city of Wuhan believed to be the centre of the coronavirus pandemic, may be the first person to have tested positive for the disease, a media report said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Paes to perform 'live workout' with doubles partner Ebden
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Indian tennis great Leander Paes will be doing a live workout with his doubles partner Matthew Ebden on Saturday on his Twitter handle. Paes tweeted a video earlier in the day in which he made the announcement.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Maruti Suzuki in partnerships to produce ventilators, masks, PPEs
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday said it has entered into an arrangement with AgVa Healthcare to scale up the production of ventilators.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kohli is not a guy to mess around: Shastri
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Head coach Ravi Shastri believes Virat Kohli is the "boss" of the Indian team who leads from the front in each and every aspect of the game.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
China's Wu Lei confident of future despite COVID-19 infection
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Chinese football star Wu Lei on Saturday said that his wife has also tested positive for COVID-19, adding that he is confident the virus won't affect his career as all his symptoms have completely disappeared.
2020-03-28
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Indian-American woman charged for killing her son
Houston, March 28 (IANS) An Indian-American woman from Sugar Land, Texas, has been charged for the murder of her four-year-old son, who was found dead on March 21 at the family's home, according to media reports.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Evacuate Sikhs stranded in Afghanistan: Punjab CM
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday urged foreign affairs minister S. Jaishankar to bring stranded Sikh families back from war-ravaged Afghanistan to India.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Politics
UoH faculty member cracks corona code, cuts development cycle from 15 years to 10 days
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) Amid a frightening picture being painted by coronavirus concerns across the world, there's a ray of hope emerging from the University of Hyderabad (UoH). In what could be a welcome breakthrough for the country and even the world, a faculty member of the biochemistry department has developed a possible vaccine against the dreaded coronavirus infection.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
COVID-19 may cause cardiac injuries in patients without heart conditions
New York, March 28 (IANS) Researchers now claim that COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Six more test corona positive in Gujarat, total 53
Gandhinagar, March 28 (IANS) The health authorities announced on Saturday that six more coronavirus positive cases have been detected in Gujarat, taking the number of positive cases to 53.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Indian workers seek US visa extensions amid corona crisis
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Indian workers across America have sought extensions of their US visas over concerns of losing work status due to soon-to-expire visas or delayed extensions, a media report said.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Jharkhand CM reaching out to people to help in crisis
Ranchi, March 28 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is making all out efforts to help the people of the state now under lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Timeline of decisions taken by govt so far
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India's response to the COVID-19 has been pre-emptive, pro-active. India had already put in place a comprehensive response system at its borders much before WHO declared it as a public health emergency of international concern on January 30.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 pandemic severely affects logistics industry
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted the logistics sector, both in India and globally, as marketplayers say that global capacity has gone down 70 per cent and freight rates have shot up by 6-8 per cent.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Live online workshops a wonderful initiative during lockdown: Gopichand
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) At a time when athletes have been restricted to their homes owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has launched a series of live online workshops with experts in sports science and sports management to engage athletes and help them enhance their knowledge.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Abu Dhabi Hindu temple hold online 'satsangs'
Abu Dhabi, March 28 (IANS) With religious services suspended across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the coronavirus pandemic, a Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi has been holding a webcast of weekly 'satsang sabha' on Friday evenings in an effort to help the faithful remain calm, a media report said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora,Politics,Religion
Evacuate people stranded within, outside J&K: Bukhari
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) President Altaf Bukhari on Saturday demanded immediate evacuation of J&K residents, including students and labourers staying away from their homes within and outside the country.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Labourers are country's backbone, please help them: Priyanka
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday said labourers are country's backbone and they should be helped as mass exodus of migrants started with the lockdown in the country.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Plea in SC seeking food, shelter of migrant workers
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The issue of exodus of migrant workers has reached the Supreme Court. A PIL has been filed in the apex court seeking direction to the local administration/ police authorities across India to immediately identify stranded migrant workers and shift them to the nearest government shelter homes with proper food, water, medicines and under medical supervision, in a dignified manner, until the coronavirus lockdown continues.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pietersen gives himself & son 'tennis ball' haircut
London, March 28 (IANS) Former England captain Kevin Pietersen gave himself and his son a haircut. In an Instagram post Pietersen could be seen cutting his son's hair in what he calls the tennis ball cut.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mrunal Thakur shares benefits of missing work amid COVID-19
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actors, no doubt, must be missing going to sets and performing in front of the cameras amid coronavirus lockdown, but there are several benefits too of staying home. And Mrunal Thakur has listed one important advantage i.e. getting time to take care of one's skin.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
High-speed internet ban hampering journalism in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) At the day break photojournalists in Kashmir pack their bags with cameras and equipment to film the stories of coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
ADB gives B'desh $300,000 in aid against COVID-19
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an emergency grant of $300,000 to aid Bangladeshs fight against the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Higher interest if you defer EMI payment for three months
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Be ready to pay higher interest on your outstanding loan if you decide not to pay EMIs on your home or auto loan for the next three months under a moratorium announced by by the Reserve Bank of India on Friday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Johns Hopkins's tweet on economist Lakshminaryan's controversial report creates flutter, then disappears
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) In a controversy brewing over the alarmist Ramanan Lakshminarayan whose report predicted gloom and doom for India due to novel coronavirus pandemic, a tweet from Johns Hopkins University dissociating itself from him, created flutter on social media and then mysteriously vanished.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
UN concerned over release of convicted SL soldier
Colombo, March 28 (IANS) The UN has expressed concerns over the release of a convicted Sri Lankan soldier, who was sentenced in 2015 for the murder of eight civilians after more than a decade long trial, a media report said.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'The Great Escape' by 225 migrants in containers from Telangana to Rajasthan (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) In the current 'national lockdown', a group of around 225 migrants - including a lone young woman and her two minor kids - pulled off a daring escape from coronavirus, travelling some 2,000 km from Hyderabad (Telangana) to their native villages in Bikaner-Nagaur in Rajasthan, clocking 60 hours in three container trucks.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Evacuate Sikhs stranded in Afghanistan: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday sought the intervention of the Minister of External Affairs for evacuation of Sikh families stranded in Afghanistan.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Politics
Fasting for weight loss: Know the pros and cons
New Delhi, March 28 (IANSlife) Across India, fasting is generally linked with religious beliefs, and people fast before or during traditional rituals. On the other hand, fasting also has many health benefits and some of its pitfalls.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Remember first Test as skipper for Martyn & Lehmann's batting'
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday shared photographs of the jerseys from his first Test as captain where his former teammates had signed the shirt and left messages.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Mohun Bagan contribute 20 lakh in fight COVID-19
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) City football giants Mohun Bagan on Saturday announced that they will donate Rs 20 lakh towards West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund to help medical workers and hospitals fight the global coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Will COVID-19 derail the luxury vehicle market?
New Delhi, March 28 (IANSlife) The pan India lockdown and the current global situation, it's only a few sectors in the e-commerce segment which have witnessed an upsurge in their sales.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
COVID-19: Virtual therapy picking pace for Coronavirus anxiety
New Delhi, March 28 (IANSlife) As people struggle to cope with the feelings of loneliness, anxiety, frustration, and a fear of what's coming next, e-consults focussed on mental health are gradually picking pace. With the country in lockdown and people stuck at home due to the Coronavirus many find it unable to cope with the constraint, fear and anxiety, be it for their welfare, businesses or for the future.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Wildlife SOS rescues Cobra snake found inside scooter
New Delhi, March 28 (IANSlife) Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, a large venomous cobra snake was found to have taken refuge inside a scooter parked at the Sarai Kale Khan bus station in Delhi. The owner of the scooter, who is a priest from a nearby temple was shocked when he suddenly heard loud hissing from inside his scooter.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
How old is too old for a safe pregnancy?
New Delhi, March 28 (IANSlife) When should you have a child? Modern parents are choosing to complete their professional courses, earn 10-12 years of work experience, and then think about possibly having a child. But, as per an infertility expert, by then problems relating to infertility and bad obstetrical history could arise.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
COVID-19: Surviving lockdown with Sound based therapy
New Delhi, March 28 (IANSlife) How are you handling your daily routine while in lockdown? Is the anxiety of the situation overwhelming? What steps can you take to help yourself in these trying times. Sudhanshu Rai, Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, shares some key Sound based therapy tips to enable you to stay healthy both physically and mentally.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
We not giving up: DJ Bravo comes out with song on COVID-19
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) At a time when the entire world is battling against the coronavirus outbreak, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has come out with a new song to boost the morale of the people.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
If Kashmir survives the storm, we would be borne into a new World
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) With the surfacing up of another COVID-19 positive case late on Friday who had come into contact with the 'Tabligi' (Preacher), now deceased, fears are rising whether the dead preacher has left behind trail of devastation that is slowly, but steadily haunting the people down in J&K.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Javadekar watches 'Ramayan' during lockdown
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) After a re-telecast began of Ramanand Sagar's iconic epic serial 'Ramayan', Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Saturday watched the first episode sitting at home after the lockdown imposed in the country.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's total Corona tally hits 873 with 775 active cases (Ld)
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) At a time when the country is looking for updates on new corona patients and what is India's current Corona tally, Health ministry could provide only one update through Friday. However, the latest tally on Saturday morning says, India's total Corona affected patient count has hit 873.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kasargode the new hotspot of Covid-19 in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) Kasargode, a district at the northern tip of Kerala, has reported 76 coronavirus positive cases, turning into a new hotspot in the state, taking the total number of infected cases to 164. A huge percentage of cases in Kasargode are those who returned from abroad and their contacts.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National
Cleaning the house is not easy, took me 2 hours: Rohit to KP
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Indias limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma has been spending quality time with his family after the government called for a 21-day lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak and in a chat session with Kevin Pietersen, the Mumbai Indians skipper revealed that he has been helping in household chores.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Lockdown imposed in Kabul due to hike in COVID-19 cases
Kabul, March 28 (IANS) Afghan authorities have imposed a lockdown in the capital city of Kabul starting from Saturday for at least a period of three weeks as the country witnessed an increade in the number of coronavirus cases.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Some COVID-19 patients still have virus even after symptoms go
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Amid the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still carried the coronavirus pathogen for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.
2020-03-28
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine
Tesla reduces staff at Nevada Gigafactory due to corona fears
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) Tesla has announced that it is reducing the number of on-site workers at its Nevada gigafactory by 75 per cent in response to the growing spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US varsity starts decontamination of N95 masks for reuse
New York, March 28 (IANS) In the wake of a critical shortage of N95 face masks that block the novel coronavirus, researchers at Duke University in the US have confirmed a way to use existing vapourised hydrogen peroxide methods to clean the masks so they can be reused.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,National,Science/Tech
'My gut feel is Dhoni's India ambitions might be over'
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) With uncertainty looming over the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, celebrated cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle feels it might be the end of the road for M.S. Dhoni as far as his ambitions of playing for India are concerned.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
TN CM lauds people who maintain social distance at market
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday appreciated the people of Coimbatore for buying vegetables in a disciplined manner while following the required social distancing norms.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kohli making most of quarantine, gets haircut from Anushka
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) It is not often that the Indian cricketers get time off the field, but the coronavirus outbreak has seen then get a break and the players are looking to not only follow the diktat of the government and stay indoors, but also looking to make the most of it by spending time with their loved ones. Skipper Virat Kohli can be seen getting a haircut from wife Anushka Sharma in a latest Instagram post.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
US caseload will reflect social distancing impact only 10 days later: WH
New York, March 28 (IANS) The US coronavirus caseload over the next 10 days will not reflect the impact of mitigation strategies and social distancing guidelines in place since the last two weeks, the White House warned as the country surged past the 100,000 mark for confirmed cases and deaths topped 1,500.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,International
Court sends Hizb terrorist to police custody in DSP Davinder Singh case
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A Delhi court has sent a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorist to police custody till April 4, in connection with a case in which Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Davinder Singh was earlier arrested.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala reports first death from COVID-19
Kochi, March 28 (IANS) The first COVID-19 death has been reported from Kerala, here, said a State Minister on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National
Tamil Nadu reports 2 new Coronavirus positive cases
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Saturday reported two new Coronavirus positive cases while one affected person was fully cured and discharged.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Shirley Setia: I get nervous and scared while talking to strangers
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) New Zealand-based singer-actress Shirley Setia is all set to make her Bollywood debut this year. But before that, she has already just featured in the Netflix film, "Maska".
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Spain bans lay-offs amid coronavirus crisis
Madrid, March 28 (IANS) The Spanish government has banned layoffs during the coronavirus pandemic in the country, saying it had put enough measures in place for temporary leaves to be granted to employees instead.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Lockdown Diaries: Jaiveer Shergill cooks mixed vegetable
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Congress spokesperson and lawyer Jaiveer Shergill, who is on a '21-Day-21-Dish' challenge cooked mixed vegetables on day 3 of the shutdown.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
India was proactive in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The central government on Saturday stated that country's response to COVID-19 has been pre-emptive, pro-active and graded. Lauding the efforts taken, the government said that India had put in place a comprehensive response system at its borders much before World Health Organization declared it as a public health emergency of international concern.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rapper Scarface on living with coronavirus
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Rapper Scarface has opened up about living with the novel coronavirus, saying he is "scared to death".
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Birds flock Peru beaches amid absence of humans
Lima, March 28 (IANS) Seagulls, cormorants, pelicans, boobies and other birds have flocked to the beaches in Peru's capital cit of Lima due to human absence in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Leicestershire County appoint Sean Jarvis as new CEO
London, March 28 (IANS) Leicestershire County cricket club has appointed Sean Jarvis as its new Chief Executive Officer. Jarvis, a current Board Director, will take up his new position on June 24.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Moscow to shut down amid COVID-19 pandemic
Moscow, March 28 (IANS) The Russian capital of Moscow, Europe's most populous city, is shutting down in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
How life can get better as we age
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Life can get better with age with mindfulness because older people have the wisdom and time to use mindfulness as a means to improve overall wellbeing, according to a new study.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Cyber security risk increases amid 'work from home' trend
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) With companies across the globe turning to work from home, via the online medium amid the COVID-19 outbreak, threats to cyber security have increased.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Endangered animals sighted in Mexican Caribbean
Mexico City, March 28 (IANS) Endangered animals such as jaguars, leatherback turtles, great curassow birds and crocodiles have been sighted in the urban areas and even in hotels of Cancun and the Riviera Maya in the Mexican Caribbean region that have been empty of people following restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
'Difficult decisions' to come, say Premier League, EFL & PFA
London, March 28 (IANS) Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers' Association have said that "difficult decisions" will be taken in order to counter the impact of coronavirus pandemic on English football.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Puma found roaming Chilean capital during COVID-19 curfew
Santiago, March 28 (IANS) A puma was found roaming the empty streets of the Chilean capital city of Santiago amid a curfew imposed by the government in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Jeff Bezos pulls out of $90 million LA property deal
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has pulled out of a deal to purchase the "Enchanted Hill," a prized Beverly Crest development site from late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the media reported.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Kamal Haasan home quarantine notice, needling by govt'
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Hours after the 'home quarantine' notice was stuck outside the actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's old residence, the Greater Chennai Corporation removed the same saying it was done by mistake.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Aus announces stricter isolation rules as COVID-19 cases top 3,300
Canberra, March 28 (IANS) Australia on Saturday announced stricter isolation rules as the overall number of coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 3,378.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Omar shares meme seeking essential services status for barbers
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah has shared a meme on quarantine which says barbers should be included in essential services unless the society wants more bearded men like Omar.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Stick to govt's directives, appeal Kerala religious bodies
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) In a show of unity, cutting across caste communities and religious line, top religious and social leaders in Kerala on Saturday appealed to all in the state to adhere to the government's directives so as to help check the spread of Covid-19, which has taken a heavy toll in the state.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
COVID-19 infected sailors on US carrier quarantined in Guam
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Lou Leon Guerrero, the Governor of Guam, has confirmed that a group of American Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt infected with the novel coronavirus have been quarantined on the US island territory.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
To chase American dream, Dane Piedt ends Proteas career
Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) Off-spinner Dane Piedt, who made nine appearances for South Africa, has ended his Proteas career and will now relocate to the US with whom he dreams about playing the World Cup.
2020-03-28
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Shangri-La Dialogue 2020 cancelled over COVID-19 pandemic
Singapore, March 28 (IANS) The Shangri-La Dialogue 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
India under lockdown, Home Minister mum: Sibal
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday said Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been keeping mum while the country is going through an unprecedented lockdown and migrants are struggling.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Air New Zealand crewmembers test COVID-19 positive
Wellington, March 28 (IANS) Air New Zealand said on Saturday that eight crew members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Forced break a 'welcome rest' for Indian players: Shastri
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri believes the forced break for the Indian players which has come due to the coronavirus pandemic is a "welcome rest" as they can now re-energise themselves and get some much-needed rest.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
US Navy hospital ship docks at LA port for COVID-19 relief
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) A US Navy hospital ship has docked at the Port of Los Angeles to aid California's COVID-19 response as the number of new confirmed cases continued to surge.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Now go live on Facebook without phone or an account
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) As demand for live video increases during COVID-19 lockdown, Facebook is allowing non-users watch live streams from mobile devices too which was until now only available on desktop.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Policeman on curfew duty dies of heart attack in Punjab
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A 48-year-old policeman, who was on duty to implement the curfew to prevent spread of coronavirus, died of a heart attack in Patiala district on Saturday, official said.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trudeau announces increase in wage subsidy for businesses
Ottawa, March 28 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an increase, from 10 per cent to 75 per cent, in the wage subsidy for small and medium-sized businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Total coronavirus cases in India cross 800, 19 dead
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) There are at least 775 active Covid-19 cases in India at present, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday, taking the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 873.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Lockdown woes of UP farmers
Lucknow, March 28 (IANS) The coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown have not only left industries and businesses reeling under its impact, but it is the farming sector which has been hit the hardest considering India is an agrarian country and agriculture sector is the backbone of our economy.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
US arranges airlifting citizens stuck in India
New York, March 28 (IANS) The US government was arranging to airlift American citizens stuck in India because of the lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a State Department official.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,International
Abbott's portable test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) In what could be the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), US-based healthcare technology maker Abbott has unveiled a test that can deliver positive results in as little as five minutes.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 stress leads to spike in domestic violence globally
San Francisco/Paris, March 28 (IANS) With more than one-fifth of the world's population now staying home owing to lockdowns and social distancing, there has been a spike in domestic violence cases across the world and law enforcement agencies are flooded with such calls.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
80 inmates escape from prison in Iran
Tehran, March 28 (IANS) At least 80 inmates escaped from a prison in Iran's Kurdistan province, it was reported.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Domestic passenger flights to resume operations in Hubei
Wuhan, March 28 (IANS) Domestic passenger flights will resume operations in China's Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, except in the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, according to country's civil aviation regulator.
2020-03-28
Category: International, China,International
Rahul urges people to provide food, shelter to migrants heading home
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appealed to the general public and his party workers and ministers to provide food and shelter to the homebound migrants moving on foot passing through their towns, cities and villages.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
France extends coronavirus lockdown by 2 weeks: PM
Paris, March 28 (IANS) The French government has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown by two weeks until April 15 to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced.
2020-03-28
Category: International, France,Politics
Google Duo increases group calling limit to 12 participants
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) Google has updated its popular Duo chat app by increasing the group video user limit from 8 to 12 people into a single group call to help more people stay connected and practice social distancing.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump uses defence powers to force GM to make ventilators
New York, March 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has invoked special defence powers to force auto giant General Motors to make ventilators urgently needed to treat coronavirus patients after the company had backtracked on earlier promises and haggled over prices.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,International
Haryana man kills family, commits suicide
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A-36-year-old grocery seller in Haryana's Panipat town on Saturday allegedly shot dead his wife and two children with his licensed pistol before killing himself, the police said.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK should expect 6 months of lockdown, warns health chief
London, March 28 (IANS) Another six months in lockdown should be expected in order to prevent a second outbreak of the coronavirus in the UK, warned the country's deputy chief medical officer.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Time for an Indian cricketer to reflect & rejuvenate (Column: Close-in)
The deadly coronavirus has brought a complete lockdown to cricket around the world as well. One has never ever experienced such a catastrophe with every country around the globe under a threat of such magnitude.
2020-03-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Online cultural events entertain quarantined Egyptians
Cairo, March 28 (IANS) The Cairo Opera House organised an online concert by famed Egyptian composer and pianist Omar Khairat amid a ban on public gatherings and the closure of theatres and cinemas amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Microsoft sells stake in Israeli face recognition firm
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) Microsoft has announced to divest its stake in third-party Israeli facial recognition company AnyVision despite an investigation that cleared the firm of any unethical practices.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump taps Navarro to coordinate DPA use amid COVID-19
Washington, March 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that economist Peter Navarro will coordinate the use of the Defense Production Act (DPA), a wartime law the former recently invoked to cope with the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Six killed as truck carrying labourers meets with accident
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) Six persons were killed when a truck carrying labourers back to their villages in Karnataka was rammed by a lorry on Outer Ring Road on Hyderabad outskirts early Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Diamond League suspends 3 more track meets due to COVID-19
Stockholm, March 28 (IANS) The Diamond League has postponed three of its athletic meetings scheduled in May in the wake of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Athletics
Total cases in India cross 800, 748 active
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) There are at least 748 active COVID-19 cases in India at present, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday, taking the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 834.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
US Disney parks to remain closed 'until further notice'
Washington, March 28 (IANS) The Walt Disney Co. announced that its theme park resorts in Florida and California will remain closed indefinitely "until further notice" amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Apple launches COVID-19 website, app with screening tool
San Francisco, March 28 (IANS) Apple has launched a COVID-19 website and app with a screening tool and other information about the new coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Pak cricketers allowed to participate in max 4 leagues
Lahore, March 28 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board has released its new No Objection Certificate (NOC) policy according to which all centrally contracted players will be allowed to participate in a maximum of four foreign leagues, including the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
2020-03-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Facilitate stranded migrant workers: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday asked local authorities to facilitate the people, especially migrant workers, who are stranded in the state with the imposition of lockdown and want to return to their natives places.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pak to set up youth force to help with COVID-19 response
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his government has decided to set up a "Corona Tigers Relief Force" which would enlist youth volunteers from across the country to help deal with coronavirus relief efforts.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
NBA stars Gobert, Mitchell cleared of coronavirus
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have recovered from coronavirus, the NBA has revealed.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Pak permits nationwide movement of goods
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) Amid rising coronavirus cases in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan has lifted the ban on the nationwide movement of goods and decided to allow opening of food-related industries to ensure adequate supply of essential items.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
COVID-19: Goa unearths its own 'patient number 31'
Panaji, March 28 (IANS) In the ongoing COVID-19 saga, Goa may have found its own equivalent of South Korea's patient number 31, an infamous title conferred upon he country's 31st patient, who is believed to have spread the deadly virus to numerous people in Seoul.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Goa,National
Mamata violating lockdown norms: Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of violating the ongoing coronavirus induced lockdown by hitting the streets regularly, state BJP President Dilip Ghosh has wondered why people would abide by the law when she's herself was breaking it.
2020-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Centre sends 10,000 coronavirus testing kits to Bengal
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The central government has sent 10,000 testing kits for detecting coronavirus infection to West Bengal, an official said.
2020-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Chandigarh lockdown relaxations retrograde step: PGI doctors
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) Doctors at the prestigious PGI hospital here have slammed the Chandigarh Administration for its decision to allow daily relaxation in the lockdown from Saturday, says it was a retrograde step.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National
IMF hints at helping Pak to fight off COVID-19 impact
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced that it would consider Pakistans request for financial assistance to shore up the countrys foreign exchange reserves and budgetary support due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its economy, it was reported on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Albert Rop, Asian Games silver medallist, banned for doping
Nairobi, March 28 (IANS) Asian Games 5,000m silver medallist Albert Rop, who ditched his Kenyan passport to run for Bahrain, has been banned from competition for two years on doping-related charges.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
IMA spokesperson apologises for saying Goa doctors quarantined
Panaji, March 28 (IANS) Shekhar Salkar, a former president and current spokesperson of the Goa chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), has tendered a public apology for saying that 50 per cent of doctors at the Goa Medical College have been quarantined due to suspected infection of COVID-19.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
US enacts largest relief package in history
New York, March 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed the largest economic stimulus package in history worth about $2 trillion to rescue the nation from the clutches of the coronavirus pandemic after Congress in a rare show of unity passed it.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,International
When Lisa Ray thought Bani J was 'so shy'
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Lisa Ray says she thought Bani J was a shy person at the start of their shoot for a web series that casts them as a lesbian couple.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two more test COVID-19 positive in J&K, tally rises to 18
Jammu, March 28 (IANS) Two more persons from Rajouri district of J&K have tested positive raising the number of COVID-19 patients to 18 in the union territory.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Anveshi Jain: Women deemed available if they talk of sexual desire
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) "Gandi Baat 2" fame actress Anveshi Jain, who plays a sexologist in her Telugu film debut "Commitment", says that society tends to tag women as 'available' if they talk about their sexual desire openly.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Turkey to cancel all int'l flights over COVID-19 fears
Istanbul, March 28 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said all international flights would be cancelled as part of the fight against COVID-19.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000
Cairo, March 28 (IANS) Iran announced 144 new deaths from COVID-19 and 2,926 new cases of infection. Meanwhile, Turkey's number of COVID-19 infections kept rising fastly as the second hardest-hit country in the Middle East.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Wuhan reports zero increase in COVID-19 cases
Wuhan, March 28 (IANS) No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported on Friday in Wuhan, the former hardest-hit city in central China's Hubei Province.
2020-03-28
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Faruk Kabir's list of 21 things for 21-day lockdown
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actor-director Faruk Kabir, known for making the web film "377 Ab Normal", is making the most of this 21-day lockdown period.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
With 969 deaths in one day, Italy's tally crosses 9000 mark
Rome, March 28 (IANS) The cumulative number of coronavirus cases in Italy reached 86,498 on Friday, exceeding the total figure registered in China, according to data by the Civil Protection Department coordinating the national emergency response.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Italy,National
Why Lionel Richie 'hates' his buddy Stevie Wonder
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Iconic singer Lionel Richie has a special bond with legendary musician Stevie Wonder, but says he hates to get around him.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Tunisians self-isolate in factory to make masks
Tunis, March 28 (IANS) Employees at a Tunisian factory are churning out 50,000 face masks a day and other protective medical gear after opting to go into lockdown at work.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Tunisia,Politics
Jesy Nelson does not pay attention to trolls anymore
London, March 28 (IANS) Singer Jesy Nelson, who tried to take her life after being trolled, is learning how to pay no heed to trolls and haters.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
78 COVID-19 cases confirmed among UN staff globally
Geneva, March 28 (IANS) 78 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among the United Nations (UN) staff worldwide as of now, a UN official said.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
26 COVID-19 cases in MP with 3 more test positive
Bhopal, March 28 (IANS) A 53-year-old railway guard in Bhopal and two more members of the Jabalpur-based jeweller's staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday bringing the state's tally to 26.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
People feeding stray cattle, monkeys in Agra
Agra, March 28 (IANS) Thousands of stray cows, dogs and monkeys are been provided with green fodder, toasts and bananas in Agra by the locals after reports suggested that animals were turning aggressive and violent due to lack of food.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
32,000 COVID-19 cases in France, nearly 2,000 deaths
Paris, March 28 (IANS) The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France has risen by 13 per cent within a day to reach a total of 32,964 as of Friday, the 11th day of national lockdown imposed to contain the outbreak, Health General Director Jerome Salomon said.
2020-03-28
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Wall Street tumbles after US tops world in COVID-19 cases
New York, March 28 (IANS) US stocks ended significantly lower amid the fast-growing spread of coronavirus in the country.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Woman in Bengal held for spreading fake news on COVID-19
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) A 29-year-old woman was arrested on Friday night for allegedly posting a "fake news" on social media that a doctor in the state's ID hospital, Beliaghata, has contracted the coronavirus infection, a city police officer said.
2020-03-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WhatsApp sees 40% increase in usage in time of pandemic
London, March 28 (IANS) As COVID-19 pandemic envelopes the world, WhatsApp has seen a 40 per cent increase in usage, according to a study by Kantar, a data and consulting company.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Technology
SBI special payments for staff in branches during lockdown
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) has announced special payments to its staff who are manning bank branches during the nationwide lockdown to battle COVID-19.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Nearly 1 lakh new corona cases in 24 hours globally, US leads
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The new coronavirus cases surged by nearly one lakh in a single day to reach almost six lakh COVID-19 positive patients globally on Thursday, with the US on the top of the list with nearly one lakh cases alone.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
"Migrants fleeing Delhi is like driving without seat belt"
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Former BJP MP Balbir Punj on Friday equated stranded migrant workers who are making a journey back to their villages on foot with Singer Kanika Kapoor who was tested positive and booked for negligence after he partied with political who's who in Lucknow. Punj blasted at both, calling both equally irresponsible.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GM wants top dollar for ventilators: Trump
Washington, March 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at General Motors for demanding "top dollars" for manufacturing ventilators that are in short supply to treat COVID-19 patients.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Corona fear robs Raj's Gangaur Festival of all fervour
Jaipur, March 28 (IANS) The renowned festival of Gangaur passed off silently as women kept themselves indoors within their houses and celebrated the festival via video conferencing due to nationwide lockdown because of coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Arrange for students' food and transport, NSUI tells DU
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The National Students Union of India on Friday wrote to the Delhi University demanding proper arrangement of meals and sanitation for varsity students living in hostels or in rented accommodation.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Odisha govt ensures food, shelter for 5,547 migrant workers
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) The Odisha government has ensured food and shelter for around 5,547 migrant workers from other states who are stranded in Odisha in the wake of the nationwide lockdown to combat the Covid-19 outbreak, an official said on Friday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
India ready to dispatch rapid response teams to Nepal to fight Covid-19
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India is ready to dispatch rapid response teams to Nepal for assisting them with the present Covid-19 situation there, Lieutenant General Anup Banerji, DG Armed Forces Medical Services, said on Friday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Police in NE states supplying food, people fear shortages (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala, March 27 (IANS) Police in different northeastern states on Friday have started supplying cooked or packaged food to the needy people while people are becoming more scared fearing that the availability of essentials would be scarce from early next week.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Assam,National
Bengal govt files FIR for spreading fake news on Covid-19
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Friday filed an FIR with the cyber crime branch of Kolkata Police against a "fake news" on social media that a doctor in the state's ID hospital, Beliaghata, has contracted the coronavirus infection, an official said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid-19: US Congress passes largest relief package in history
New York, March 27 (IANS) Displaying uncharacteristic political solidarity, the US Congress has voted the largest ever economic stimulus package worth about $2 trillion to rescue the nation from the clutches of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,National
Covid-19: One more tests positive in Delhi
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) With a new coronavirus case surfacing on Friday, the total number of people tested positive for the dreaded virus in Delhi has reached 40.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
If Indians can be evacuated from abroad, why not assist those stranded here: Ahmed Patel
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Friday raised questions over the migration of the workers walking on their feet to their home towns in far off places and asked the government if it can evacuate Indian citizens stranded in foreign countries, why not assist those stranded in the country.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN relaxes some restrictions, tightens others
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palanniswami on Friday announced several new measures amid the lockdown, relaxing some restrictions and tightening some stipulations announced earlier.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Reaping trouble in time of Covid-19 as MP labourers return
Bhopal, March 27 (IANS) The corona curfew has underlined a labour paradox in Madhya Pradesh. Of nearly 60,000 labourers -- mostly daily wagers -- rendered jobless due to lockdown, around 30,000 have been forced to return home from Gujarat even as some farmers in Madhya Pradesh are complaining of delay in harvesting operations for want of workforce.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Curfew imposed in parts of Jaipur after two Covid-19 cases
Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) Curfew has been clamped in the walled city of Jaipur on Friday after two positive corona cases were traced from Ramganj, confirmed Additional Chief Secretary Home Rajeev Swaroop.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
11 hospitals, 3,400 beds earmarked for COVID-19 treatment in J&K
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) J&K government has earmarked 11 hospitals as COVID-19 hospitals and also reserved 3,400 beds for treatment and quarantine of affected people in the union territory.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Covid-19: NRI medic offers hospital to govt
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As India wages a war against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, an Indian-born entrepreneur, Shamsheer Vayalil, has come forward to offer his support towards setting up a hospital exclusively for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Five more test positive for Covid-19 in Bengal, count now 15
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The coronavirus count in West Bengal shot up to 15 on Friday, with five members of the same family testing positive for the disease, state health officials said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Bhajji tweets of Korean show 'predicting' COVID-19, video now missing from his Twitter
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Cricketer Harbhajan Singh has tweeted about a Korean Netflix show named "My Secret Terrius", which had seemingly predicted the coronavirus outbreak in 2018 in one of its early episodes.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Positive coronavirus cases in TN go up to 38
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) The total number of coronavirus positive cases in Tamil Nadu have gone up to 38 with nine new cases being reported in the state on Friday, health officials said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Safdarjung Hospital designates special block for Covid-19 cases
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Safdarjang Hospital here has designated a block for the treatment of Coronavirus patients.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
4,603 special camps for migrant labourers in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that so far 4,603 special camps exclusively for the migrant labourers in the state have been opened.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National
Staff with disabilities will be out of govt duty roster
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Persons with Disabilities have been exempt from the duty roster being drawn up for the staff required to attend essential services in ministries and departments as a measure to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
It is clear world in recession, says IMF chief
Washington, March 27 (IANS) The coronavirus has taken the world economy to a recession which will be as bad or worse than the financial meltdown of 2009, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Five more tests positive for Covid-19 in Bengal
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Five members of a family tested postive for coronavirus in West Bengal on Friday, taking the total count of the cases to 15 in the state.
2020-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Covid-19: Gujarat reports three more positive cases
Gandhinagar, March 27 (IANS) Gujarat was ready to take a sigh of relief on Friday afternoon with no new Covid-19 positive case reported in the state during last 24 hours, but the respite was short-lived as health authorities confirmed three more positive cases from Rajkot taking the total number of infected patients to 47.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Six booked in Kashmir for violating lockdown curbs
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) On the directions of District Magistrate Bandipora in J&K, the police on Friday booked six persons for violating restriction orders issued by the adminstration.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Infosys sacks techie for coronavirus prank on Twitter
Bengaluru, March 27 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Friday sacked a techie for an inappropriate tweet amid Coronavirus contagion.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Kejriwal addresses C-40 leaders, commits to contain COVID-19
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday represented India and the national capital in a global meet organised by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, to discuss strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic, saying the city cannot afford to lose a single life to COVID-19 or from starvation.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
First images of Covid-19 virus in India released
Pune, March 27 (IANS) The first images from India of what the coronavirus looks like are out. The images of the coronavirus have been caught by a team of ICMR-NIV scientists in Pune.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Karnataka sees third Covid-19 fatality, cases rise to 64
Bengaluru, March 27 (IANS) Karnataka recorded its third Covid-19 death and nine more positive cases, raising the state's total to 64, an official said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Three more corona positive cases in Gujarat, all from Rajkot
Gandhinagar, March 27 (IANS) Gujarat health authorities announced on Friday that three more corona positive cases have been detected, all of them from Rajkot. The state has so far detected 47 positive cases.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Sonia writes to PM, seeks help for stranded migrant workers
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Congress' interim President Sonia Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to draw his attention to the plight of migrant workers, who have been caught in the biggest ever reverse migration process as states closed borders forcing them to return to their hometowns on foot.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shops in Chandigarh to open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) All shops in Chandigarh selling essential commodities such as foodgrain, groceries, fruits, vegetables, milk, meat and fish will remain open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily till further orders, the administration said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
CGHS to reimburse OPD medicines cost to beneficiaries
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In the wake of novel Coronavirus spread in the country, the Directorate General of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) has urged the beneficiaries not to visit CGHS Wellness Centres.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Srinagar admin to home-deliver foodgrains and LPG
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) In view of restrictions on public movement put in place in an effort to contain spread of the coronavirus infection, the Srinagar administration starting tomorrow plans to deliver foodgrains and LPG cylinders at the doorstep of residents of the district.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
FIR against cop abusing Kashmiris to stay indoors
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) A J&K policeman in Sopore on Friday was removed from services and booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after a video went viral on social media showing him using abusive language calling people to stay indoors.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Athletes can compete in 2021 if doping bans expire: WADA chief
Montreal, March 27 (IANS) World Anti-Doping Agency President Witold Banka said that the athletes who are serving doping bans can participate in the postponed Tokyo Olympics. The Olympics, which were to start in July, have been postponed to next year due to the coronavirus situation.
2020-03-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
7 new cases take Rajasthan's Covid-19 total to 50 (2nd Lead)
Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) A total of seven new Covid-19 positive cases were registered in Rajasthan on Friday taking the state's tally to 50, health officials said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Govt releases SOP as part of hospital management for COVID-19
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Health Ministry has released the standard operating procedure (SOP) for reallocation of residents, PG students and nursing students as part of hospital management of COVID-19.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
March 22-April 14 to be treated under force majeure: Railways
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Friday announced that the period from March 22 till April 14 will be treated under 'force majeure' and during this period no demurrage, wharfage, stacking, stabling, detention and ground usage charge will be leviable.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Baseball jerseys to be used for making masks, hospital gowns
New York, March 27 (IANS) The jerseys for the new season of Major League Baseball (MLB) will be used for making protective masks and gowns for medical professionals who are at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata govt to review lockdown related situation on March 31
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a 21-day lockdown in the country to combat the deadly coronavirus outbreak, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that her government would hold a review on March 31 and "take a decision if the situation does not change".
2020-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Are startups ready with any Covid-19 solution: DST checking
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As India lurks on the threshold of stage three in the Covid-19 pandemic that has claimed over 24,000 lives globally, 165 startups with innovative solutions dealing with preventive, diagnostics, assistive and curative fronts to combat the coronavirus have responded to a national call to combat the public health crisis by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt to provide food to homeless in urban areas
Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday asked the district collectors to provide food to the destitute, homeless and beggars free of cost in urban areas of the state during the lockdown for coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Orissa,National
I foresee a huge scary scenario in Goa: CM
Panaji, March 27 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said he foresaw a "huge scary scenario" in Goa over the ongoing COVID-19 crisis amid chaos and panic in the state over delivery of essential supplies.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Goa,National
Delhi govt conducts raid; imposes fine on overcharging
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Delhi government has started raiding shops and manufacturing units to check overpricing during the lockdown and imposed fines on those found violating rules.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
No congregational Friday prayers in Hyderabad mosques
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Mosques across Hyderabad and rest of Telangana witnessed unprecedented scenes on Friday as the weekly prayers were attended by a handful of people - not more than five in each mosque.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
M'rashtra Covid-19 count 156, army sounded for 'medical help' (4th Ld)
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) In the highest incidence of COVID-19 positive cases in the country so far, Maharashtra's count shot up by 31 in the past 24 hours to stand at 156 now, even as a worried government wrote to the army to be prepared for 'medical assistance' if required, officials said here on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Agriculture operations added in lockdown exempted category
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Friday added agricultural operations and related services as essential services during the 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed till April 14 amid the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Railways' helpline to share information on Covid-19
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Keeping in view the increasing number of novel coronavirus patients across the country, the Indian Railways has extended the use of its 24-hour helpline numbers -- 138 and 139 -- to answer queries related to the pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
AEPC seeks more relief to protect apparel export industry
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Welcoming the 75 basis points repo rate cut by RBI, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Chairman A. Sakthivel on Friday said that more financial relief needs to be provided to the apparel export industry to tide of the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Corona migrants: Punjab asks tehsildars to issue curfew passes
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Sensing hardship being faced by migrant labourers with the imposition of lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Punjab government on Friday authorised all tehsildars 9local revenue officials) to issue curfew passes to enable them to return to their native places.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
New date for Oly to be decided in 3 weeks, allocated quotas valid
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) The new date for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be decided at the earliest possible in the next three weeks and the Olympic quotas that were already allocated will still be valid, a source with the IOC told Xinhua news agency on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Covid-19: KV offer its school buildings for isolation wards
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Pitching in to help manage the Covid-19 outbreak, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has directed all its regional offices to allow the use of classrooms of Kendriya Vidyalaya buildings to temporary house suspected coronavirus cases.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mask shortage: Tripura CM asks people to use 'gamocha'
Agartala, March 27 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in an innovative idea on Friday urged the people to use the 'gamocha' (handmade cotton towel) if they are unable to get face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tripura,National
Sensex falters after initial surge, ends in red on growth worries (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) The much-awaited repo rate cut was not enough to enthuse the stock markets on Friday as the BSE Sensex ended 131 points lower.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Priyanka forms 'highway task force' to help migrant labourers
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has constituted a highway task force for people who have been stranded or are forced to take the long walk back home due to the lack of transportation facility in the wake of the nationwide lockdown that is in place to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Medical opinion should guide public interest, not clamour: Bombay HC
Panaji, March 27 (IANS) While directing the Goa government to put in place an efficient system for home-delivery of essential goods and keep grocery stores open during the lock-down period, the Bombay High Court in Goa on Friday also said that state authorities must not be "over-influenced" by public pressure and that public interest should be guided by scientific and medical opinion.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Civilian shot dead by militants in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) Militants shot and killed a civilian in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Friday, police said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
17 tested negative in Himachal
Shimla, March 27 (IANS) A total of 17 people tested negative against Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) R.D. Dhiman said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
COVID-19 count shoots from 125 to 156 in 24 hours (3rd Ld)
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) In the highest incidence so far, Maharashtra's COVID-19 positive cases count shot up by 31 in the past 24 hours to stand at 156 now, health officials said here on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Covid-19: NEET and JEE (Main) exams postponed
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In the wake of Covid-19 outbreak, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to postpone the ensuing NEET (UG) and JEE (Main) May 2020 examinations, Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
BSES takes safety measures against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In the light of the coronavirus pandemic raging worldwide, Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES on Friday announced that, as an essential service, the company is taking all appropriate measures to ensure reliable power supply to its consumers without compromising the safety of its employees
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
War against Covid-19: India starts work for vaccine, scientists burn midnight oil (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In its big fight against the dreaded Covid-19 virus, India's premier institute for developing vaccines, the National Institute of Immunology (NII), has formed a core team of ten topmost scientists from different streams to begin its most challenging project, to develop a vaccine for treating the virus which has devastated the world.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
T.I. to play Aretha Franklin's onetime lover in 'Genius: Aretha'
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Rapper-actor T.I. has been added to the cast of an upcoming Aretha Franklin TV project as her one-time lover, fashion designer Ken Cunningham.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
COVID-19: 200 additional isolation beds readied at Jammu hospital
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) J&K Financial Commissioner (Health) and Medical Education Department Atal Dulloo said on Friday that preparations are under way to open additional isolation rooms and wards, as well as intensive care unit beds to effectively cater to COVID-19 cases.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Corona RNA found in cruise ship cabins even after 17 days: CDC
New York, March 27 (IANS) In what could change the entire debate about how long new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) survives on the surface, new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that the coronavirus RNA was present even after 17 days on Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,National
SBI passes on entire 75 bps rate cut to borrowers
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In a major relief for its customers, the State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday said that it would pass on the entire 75 basis point rate cut to its retail borrowers.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
This spyware targeting mobile users in Southeast Asia
Moscow, March 27 (IANS) Actors behind the 'LightSpy' spyware campaign targeting users in Southeast Asia distribute links to malicious websites, mimicking the original ones that are likely to be frequented by potential victims, researchers from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Modi extends best wishes to Covid-19 positive UK counterpart
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Soon after his UK counterpart Boris Johnson on Friday revealed that he had tested positive for Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took extended his wishes for his speedy recovery.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Food producers urge govt to restore supply chain
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Major manufacturers of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), food producers and suppliers have urged government to restore supply chains of essential commodities following disruption in transportation and labour shortage since the complete lockdown against coronavirus.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
National capital finally breathes as toxic smog clears up
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) With no vehicles plying on the roads or industries coughing up smoke due to the nationwide lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak, the air quality of the national capital improved drastically on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
39 more positive Covid-19 cases, situation grave: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that the situation does not look good as 39 more coronavirus positive cases -- the highest on a single day so far -- were registered, taking the state's total to 164.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National
Covid-19: Global death toll crosses 25,000; US tops number of cases
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The global death toll from coronavirus crossed 25,000 as on Friday evening, as per the data from the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre, with Italy reporting the maximum fatalities at 8, 215, followed by Spain at 4, 858 and China's Hubei at 3,174.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Cannavaro's 14-day isolation in China ends
Guangzhou, March 27 (IANS) The coach of Guangzhou Evergrande Fabio Cannavaro released a video on his Instagram account on Friday, sending out messages that his mandatory quarantine in China is over.
2020-03-27
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Eden curator donates one month's salary to WB relief fund
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Veteran Eden Gardens pitch curator Sujan Mukherjee has requested the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to donate his one months salary to West Bengal Emergency Relief Fund to join the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
PDP expresses dismay over reports of police excesses in J&K
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) Calling for collective and meaningful efforts to contain the spread of deadly COVID-19, Peoples Democratic Party on Friday urged administration to take immediate measures to check alleged excesses by police and paramilitary personnel while enforcing lockdown across the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Shreyas Talpade's pet brings emotional peace during COVID-19
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor Shreyas Talpade feels that at a time when people are forced to stay indoors, pets can take over the job to keep the family calm.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
United to offer fans refund if season is not resumed
Manchester, March 27 (IANS) Manchester United told fans that it remains committed to finishing the current season, but it will refund season tickets in case the remaining games are not played or if played behind closed doors.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Audio stories for kids to keep them entertained during lockdown
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) A new story podcast album series titled "Munna Chachu: Chaturiya Ki Kahaiya" has been launched with kids as the target audience, in the time of quarantine.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Amid lockdown, SC grants Rs 4 lakh to woman rendered homeless
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown to contain the outbreak of coronavirus, the Supreme Court on Friday directed a Delhi-based family to pay Rs 4 lakh interim payment to a woman rendered homeless after being thrown out of a guest house.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kejriwal, Sisodia appeal to migrants not to leave Delhi
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Amid migration of labourers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia urged them to stay back as food and accommodation were being arranged for them by the government.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shibani Kashyap's new tune: 'Corona ko hai harana'
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) At a time when people across the globe are finding ways to bust COVID-19 anxiety, singer Shibani Kashyap, popular for songs like "Sajnaa aa bhi jaa" and "Zinda hoon main", has written, composed and sung "Corona ko hai harana".
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Gujarat: Over 2,200 arrested for lockdown violation
Gandhinagar, March 27 (IANS) The Gujarat Police on the third day of the nationwide lockdown arrested more than 2,200 people in the state for violating the lockdown enforced following the COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Suyyash Rai shaves off beard after 5 yrs, feels like 'chilla hua anda'
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor-singer Suyyash Rai has undergone a huge makeover, shaving off his beard after five years.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India to participate in solidarity trial of coronavirus vaccine: ICMR
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Indian Council for Medical Research said on Friday that India is likely to participate in the solidarity trial of coronavirus vaccine to be conducted by the World Health Organization.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
PM Modi to RJs: Spread news of recovery, celebrate corona warriors
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with Radio Jockeys (RJs) via video conference where he appreciated the role played by the RJs in spreading awareness about COVID-19. He said it is praiseworthy that even in lockdown, RJs are discharging their responsibility and recording programmes from home.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rocker Nitish Pires stuck on road due to COVID-19 lockdown
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Rock singer and biker Nitish Pires, who started a 13-city tour called Fateh Inspire India in March, had to cancel his gigs due to the coronavirus outbreak and the nationwide lockdown. Amidst this situation, he has been facing a lot of ordeals as he is stuck on road.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
After PM, UK Health Secretary also tests positive for coronavirus
London, March 27 (IANS) Shortly after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday announced he had tested positive for coronavirus and would work in self-isolation, Health Secretary Matt Hancock also said that he was also infected with the disease.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
COVID-19: SDMC opens bank account for relief fund
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Friday opened a bank account where anyone can contribute funds which will be utilised to contain the spread of coronavirus and also to help the affected persons, the civic body said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Haryana to provide food, shelter to migrant labourers
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) In view of the 21-day lockdown, the Haryana government on Friday decided to provide food and shelter to the migrant labourers and the homeless in temporary community shelters.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
Health Ministry orders PSU to provide ventilators
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that it has given orders to Public Sector Undertakings to provide ventilators in order to handle the surge in novel coronavirus cases in the country.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: 'We are planning for ICC World T20 to go ahead'
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board met on Friday via teleconference and even as the coronavirus outbreak saw the 2020 Tokyo Olympics being postponed by a year, the international body is still confident of hosting the World T20 later in the year in Australia.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SP MP Beni Prasad Varma passes away
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) Former union minister and SP MP Beni Prasad Varma passed away here in Lucknow on Friday, following a prolonged illness. He was 79.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal govt removes cops from duty excesses during lockdown
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government removed seven-eight police personnel from duty for committing excesses on the people during the ongoing lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
La Liga footballers, artists to come together for COVID-19 cause
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Over 50 artists and footballers are poised to come together on Saturday, to take part in 'LaLiga Santander Fest, a global charity festival organised by LaLiga in partnership with Santander Bank, Universal Music Group and the rest of the league's sponsors, as well as players, clubs, artists and GTS.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Klopp in tears after hearing people singing YNWA for nurses
London, March 27 (IANS) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he started crying immediately after he saw a video footage of people singing "You'll Never Walk Alone", the club's theme song, to medical staff in a hospital with patients being treated during the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Swwapnil Joshi wants 'Samantar' to be dubbed in Bengali
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Marathi actor Swwapnil Joshi is garnering praise for his performance in the new web series "Samantar", and the show has been dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. He feels the series should now be dubbed in Bangla because Bengalis are among the most evolved audiences and constitute great connoisseurs of entertainment.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Govt approves Rs 5,751 crore for 8 disaster-hit states
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Centre on Friday decided to provide additional assistance of Rs 5,751.27 crore to eight states who faced disasters such as landslides, floods, drought and cyclone during 2019.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hrithik's quirky post urging people to stay at home
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Hrithik Roshan's latest post is a hit, but for a change it is not the superstar but his pet dog that is drawing a lot of attention.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian Navy transports shipment of 60,000 masks from Delhi to Goa
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As movement of trucks remained on a standstill following the nationwide lockdown, the Indian Navy transported a shipment of 60,000 masks from the national capital to Goa on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala IAS officer skips quarantine, traced in UP; suspended (2nd Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram/Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) A junior IAS officer, Anupam Mishra, who was recommended self-isolation in the wake of his recent foreign travel, avoided his quarantine and was later traced to his home in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur city. He has been suspended from service.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Hrithik's quirky post urging people to stay at home
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Hrithik Rsohan's latest post is a hit, but for a change it is not the superstar but his pet dog that is drawing a lot of attention.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary,Bollywood
Chandy has 'withdrawal' symptoms over lockdown
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is passing through one of his toughest times, as the swarming crowds that collect around him -- he says they are his biggest source of energy -- have been missing following the lockdown.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National
ICC approves accounts for 2019 World Cup; welcomes Ganguly on board
Dubai, March 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board met on Friday via teleconference in lieu of planned meetings to discuss urgent matters for decision only, due to COVID-19. The impact of the pandemic on the sport globally was discussed.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Corona makes NRIs feel the heat in India
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Gone are the days when being an NRI would get you envy back home in Indian villages and tier-two cities. Coronavirus outbreak has unsettled the equation, often with sad ramifications.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri to conduct online master classes
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Owing to the outbreak of COVID-19, when social distancing is a mandatory practice, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has decided to utilise the nationwide lockdown period of 21 days in a productive manner by conducting online master classes,
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Southern Railway units making sanitisers, masks and cots
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) With the shortage in hand sanitisers, masks, aprons and even cots in the market due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the various production units under Southern Railway have started making the same for captive use.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab Police distribute 1.9 lakh food packets
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Punjab Police on Friday scaled up its relief operations across the state through the distribution of nearly 1.9 lakh food packets and set up medical camps in various districts, while facilitating the movement of about 3000 trucks carrying essentials.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
Kerala IAS officer skips quarantine, traced in UP; suspended (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) A junior IAS officer, Anupam Mishra, who was recommended self-isolation in the wake of his recent foreign travel, avoided his quarantine and was later traced to his home in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city. He has been suspended from service.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Ola group donates Rs 20 crore, creates fund for drivers, families (Ld)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Ride-hailing platform Ola on Friday launched 'Drive the Driver Fund under Ola Foundation, with Rs 20 crore donation from Ola group and its employees that will support auto-rickshaw, cab, kaali-peeli and taxi drivers during the tough COVID-19 times.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Compassionate approach required to deal with COVID-19: Rahul
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Amid reverse migration from the metros and people walking towards their native places as they are left with no option in the absence of public and private transport and absence of food and livelihood, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that a more nuanced and compassionate approach is required to deal with this crisis.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Djokovic donates 1 million to Serbia in COVID-19 fight
Madrid, March 27 (IANS) Serbian world no.1 Novak Djokovic is donating 1 million Euros to help his country buy equipment required to combat against coronavirus. Djokovic told a Serbian news channel that the amount will be used for the purchase of "life-saving respirators and other sanitary equipment."
2020-03-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Shilpa Shetty cleans up garden, pens heartfelt note for house help
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra considers sweeping as one of the best workouts during coronavirus lockdown.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jharkhand CM donates funds for COVID-19 relief
Ranchi, March 27 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Ranchi BJP MP Sanjay Seth and others have donated for measures taken to deal and curb coronavirus in the state.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Bihar,National
Deepika's travel idea amid COVID-19 lockdown has netizens in splits
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone on Friday shared a meme about how one can go from one room to another in their houses if they want to 'travel' amid coronavirus lockdown.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Covid-19 to help OTT audio platforms increase revenue
Bengaluru, March 27 (IANS) With most of the people now staying at home due to the nationwide lockdown currently in force to counter the spread of Covid-19, the over-the-top (OTT) audio platforms may see rise in their revenues, a report said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Chennai Port buys 67% stake from govt for Rs 2,383 crore
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) The Chennai Port Trust on Friday acquired about 67 per cent stake held by the Central government in the country's first corporate port Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) for Rs 2,383 crore, said a top official of Chennai Port.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
10 new Covid-19 positive cases in Telangana, total 59 (Ld)
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Telangana continues to report new Covid-19 cases with 10 people testing positive on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
COVID-19: SC goes virtual; hearings conducted on video-conferencing
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) For the first time in its history the Supreme Court Friday began conducting hearings through video conferencing after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a three-week nationwide lockdown to contain the outbreak of coronavirus.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
India need Dhoni's experience in World T20: Coach
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) M.S. Dhoni should be part of India's T20 World Cup squad even if he does not play the Indian Premier League (IPL), due to the coronavirus outbreak, feels his childhood coach Keshav Banerjee.
2020-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Pangolins may have carried coronavirus between bats, humans
New York, March 27 (IANS) While previous studies had suggested that bats or snakes may have been responsible for the SARS-CoV-2 or coronavirus transmission, a new study indicates another animal may be the missing link -- pangolins, also called anteaters.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,National
Covid-19: Kerala takes care of stray dogs too
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that the state has a large population of stray dogs and now with a total lockdown on account of Covid-19, they are in dire straits and the local bodies should ensure that they get food.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
No need to pay EMIs of home, auto, farm loans till May 31 (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) An average Indian who has taken a home or an auto loan and a farmer under the stress of a crop loan from banks and NBFCs, can now have a sigh of relief, as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed the lenders to put a halt on the instalment payments till the end of May.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Warring SJM backs Nirmala and RBI Guv; says, 'Well Done'
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The government saw a face of the RSS' economic wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Friday that it is not quite used to - throwing its support behind it.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Third Covid-19 death, 7 more positive cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 27 (IANS) Karnataka recorded third Covid-19 death and seven new positive cases, which have taken the state's total to 62, an official said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Priya Bapat: I am spending time reading fans messages after 'Aani Kay Hava'
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Celebrated Marathi actress Priya Bapat, who plays the female protagonist in the Marathi web series "Aani Kay Hava" says that her isolation time is spent reading fan messages. Seh adds that she is planning to interact with her fans.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Railways appeals 13.5 lakh staff to donate one-day's pay
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Keeping in view the novel coronavirus crisis across the country, the Railways urged its 13.5 lakh employees to voluntarily donate one-day salary to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to help combat the disease.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Here's why Kajol loves wearing sarees
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Be it off-screen or on-screen, actress Kajol has often seen wearing sarees. She says the six-yard outfit makes her feel more comfortable.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aesthetics of silence
March 27, New Delhi (IANS) Witnessing the trauma, sheer brutality, absolute insensitivity and degradation of human respect during Partition, when he along with his father helped people cross over to India, never left his mindscape.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Rlwys offers its land for vegetable market in Varanasi
Varanasi/New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The railways on Thursday provided its land for a vegetable market in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi as people, ignoring calls for social distancing for combating coronavirus, throng vegetable markets.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Navy ferries face masks to Goa
Panaji, March 27 (IANS) The Indian Navy on Friday pressed its reconnaissance aircraft to contribute to the fight against coronavirus, ferrying 60,000 face masks for health workers in Goa.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Anveshi Jain to play sexologist in Telugu debut movie
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actress Anveshi Jain is set to debut in Telugu films in Lakshmikanth Chenna's film "Commitment", where she will
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
SC relaxes March 31 deadline for BS VI vehicles
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the sale of BS-IV compliant vehicles for 10 days, barring NCR-Delhi, after the lifting of the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by the Prime Minister from Tuesday midnight due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Another fake order on 4G restoration in J&K pops up
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) Another fake order announcing restoration of 4G Internet in J&K was doing the rounds in the Union Territory on Friday even as authorities denied any such move.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pankaj Tripathi reminisces about his theatre days
March 27 (IANS) Actor Pankaj Tripathi has been earning laurels with every role. Today, he is considered as one of the most versatile actors of the industry. According to him, it's theatre that helped him to become successfulartiste.
2020-03-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No evidence countries with malaria immune against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) There is no evidence to suggest that countries with malaria are at lower risk of getting new coronavirus cases, nor has it been proved that people living in these countries have developed any 'herd immunity' against the disease, health experts have stressed.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jameela Jamil: Great to show our culture to the world
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Actress Jameela Jamil feels it is important to portray girls as heroes on screen, and says she would have benefited with such content while growing up.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Free match-making platform for COVID-19 researchers launched
London, March 27 (IANS) In a bid to tackle the new coronavirus pandemic, a free online match-making service has launched to help COVID-19 researchers find one another across the globe, check out funding opportunities and get to work tackling the virus faster.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Technology
COVID-19 effects: 'Supernatural', 'The Flash' season endings pushed
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) "Supernatural" fans will have to wait a little longer to find out how the show ends.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Apple planning 'Face ID' feature on MacBooks iMacs
San Francisco, March 27 (IANS) Apple is reportedly working to bring the Face ID to future iMacs and MacBooks. The face ID security system debuted on iPhone X and since then, it has become standard in all iOS handsets.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ola group donates Rs 20 crore, creates fund for drivers, families
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Ride-hailing platform Ola on Friday launched 'Drive the Driver Fund under Ola Foundation with Rs 20 crore donation from Ola group and its employees that will support auto-rickshaw, cab, kaali-peeli and taxi drivers globally during the tough COVID-19 times.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Himani Shivpuri: World Theatre Day is important for us
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) World Theatre Day commemorates the art form and all those associated with it. Actress Himani Shivpuri says the day celebrated on March 27 every year, is an important one for artistes like her.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lockdown in Delhi: CM says situation becoming smooth
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As the nationwide 21-day lockdown entered its third day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that things are slowly becoming smooth in the city with the government equipped to deal with any spurt in COVID-19 cases.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shirdi, Kolhapur temples donate for coronavirus relief
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Two prominent temple trusts in Maharashtra on Friday donated Rs 51 crore and Rs 2 crore to the government for providing various kinds of reliefs in the ongoing 'war against virus' in the state, officials said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion
Actors celebrate love for stage on World Theatre Day
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) On World Theatre Day, actors including Himani Shivpuri and Shikha Talsania, have confessed their love for the stage, saying that performing theatre remains a close experience for them.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 new corona cases in Rajasthan; tally at 46
Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) Three more corona patients were reported from Rajasthan on Friday taking the total tally to 46 in the state, said state health officials.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
What can I do if there is no bread? Have handmade rotis instead: Mamata
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday lost her cool when asked about the shortage of bread in the market due to the coronavirus induced lockdown, and said that people should instead make handmade rotis as there is "bound to be some sufferings during calamities".
2020-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National
5% increase in DA for Rajasthan govt employees
Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) Amid the ongoing corona crisis, the Rajasthan government on Friday brought good news for the state government employees by announcing an increase of 5% in dearness allowance, raising the DA from 12% to 17%.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
ECB mulls coronavirus checkpoints at cricket grounds
London, March 27 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board might install coronavirus checkpoints and isolation units at grounds as they look to resume the game behind closed doors.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Five more test corona positive in Punjab; tally 38
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Five more tested positive for coronavirus in Punjab on Friday, taking the total number to 38 people which comprise 27 close-knit family members and friends of a 70-year-old man who died last week, health officials said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
Covid-19: NDMC sanitation drive across Lutyens' Delhi
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In wake of COVID-19 outbreak, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) continued its sanitation drive across its jurisdiction, and on Friday sanitised important establishments like Parliament and the Safdarjung Hospital.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Govt issues comprehensive disability guidelines
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The government on Friday issued a "comprehensive disability inclusive guidelines" to all the states and Union Territories (UTs) for protection and safety of persons with disabilities in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Badshah: It's time for India to be heard globally
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Rapper Badshah feels it is time for India to be heard globally, and says that he will continue pursuing his focus on putting Indian Music on the world stage.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
European shooting Olympic qualifier cancelled: ISSF
Munich, March 27 (IANS) The European Shotgun Championship and European Rifle/Pistol Qualification Championship for the 2020 Olympics have been cancelled, the International Shooting Sport Federation said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Athletics
Western Army Command takes steps to fight coronavirus
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) The Western Army Command on Friday said it has expeditiously undertaken various effective measures to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 among its ranks and their families across cantonments and military stations in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
Facebook launches Messenger chatbot to share COVID-19 info
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook on Friday launched Messenger Chatbot with Health Ministry and MyGov in India to raise awareness around CIDIC-19 disease.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Sitharaman lauds RBI rate cut, says need quick transmission
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) After the RBI Governor announced an emergency rate cut on Friday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman lauded the move and stressed the need for lower cost of retail loans and that reduced interest rate needs quick transmission.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
COVID-19: Barcelona cut wages of players
Madrid, March 27 (IANS) Barcelona have become the first Spanish football club to officially announce a pay cut for players and club staff as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kriti Sanon is 'very much protective' about little sister Nupur
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Sisters Kriti and Nupur Sanon seems to share a great rapport with each other. Kriti, especially, is very protective about her little sister Nupur.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yogi sets up Team 11 to deal with corona crisis
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has set up Team 11 to monitor the situation in various sectors amid COVID-19 and the subsequent nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
COVID-19: Odisha CM announces Rs 2,200-cr package for the poor
Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a relief package of Rs 2,200 crore for the weaker sections of society in view of the lockdown to fight COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
COVID-19: Rishi Kapoor says India must declare Emergency, gets trolled
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) The government of India must declared Emergency to battle the coronavirus outbreak, Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor opined. Many on social media, however, don't like the idea.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thalassemic kids face shortage of blood during lockdown
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Thalassemic children, who are the regular recipient of fresh blood, are facing its shortage with the blood donation drives getting cancelled across the country in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Andhra Police organise vegetable market in Vijayawada stadium
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), March 27 (IANS) With a 21-day lockdown in place and ever mounting measures to make social distancing a success, the Andhra Pradesh Police have come up with a novel way to provide the people of Vijayawada a safe shopping experience.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Social media riddle: Who crossed the road -- Malabar or Indian civet?
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) A picture of an Indian civet has taken social media highlighting quieter days in India because of the lockdown by storm. The confusion, however, persisted whether it was a Malabar civet -- an endangered species -- or an Indian civet roaming the roads in Kozhikode.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel self-isolate in the mountains
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Singer-actor Justin Timberlake and his actress wife Jessica Biel moved out of the city and retreated to the mountains in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Great boost to human race: Ashwin on 101-year-old corona survivor
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Ravichandran Ashwin said that the story of a 101-year-old man in Italy recovering from coronavirus is a "great boost to human race."
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Tulsi Kumar to record reprised version of Malang song 'Phir na milen kabhi'
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) After singing reprised versions of the hit songs of "Kabir Singh", singer Tulsi Kumar will now come up with the reprised version of Ankit Tiwari's song "Phir na milen kabhi" from "Malang".
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: Domestic flights suspension extended till April 14
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Aviation regulator DGCA has extended the suspension of domestic flights by a fortnight till April 14 in view of the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
4 more test positive for Covid-19 in J&K, tally rises to 18
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) Four more tested positive in J&K on Friday as the total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 18 in the union territory.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
SpiceJet offers to fly stranded migrant labourers home
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet has offered its aircraft to operate few flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Patna to fly take migrant labourers, particularly from Bihar, who have got stuck in various parts of the country due to Covid-19 related lockdown.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Actors on World Theatre Day: If Bollywood films made it to the stage
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The desi audience has seen the epic love story of Prince Salim and Anarkali on the stage as well as the big screen in the form of "Mughal-e-Azam". On World Theatre Day on March 27, actors like Richa Chadha, Gulshan Devaiah and Joy Sengupta share which Bollywood film they would want to see as a play.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
10 new Covid-19 positive cases in Telangana, total 59
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Ten fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported in Telangana on Friday, taking the state's total number to 59.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
OnePlus 8 Pro may feature wireless charging support
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Chinese handset maker OnePlus is likely to add wireless charging support as well as waterproofing to its upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone.
2020-03-27
Category: International, China,Technology
Army distributes ration to the needy in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) In its efforts to help the people during lockdown, the Indian Army said on Friday that it has distributed rations among daily wagers, migrant workers and the needy in Kashmir.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Madonna uses late ex-co star's death as reminder of COVID-19 severity
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Singer Madonna has paid tribute to her "Desperately Seeking Susan" castmate Mark Blum following his coronavirus-related death.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Huawei unveils flagship P40 series, WATCH GT 2e
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the HUAWEI P40 Pro+, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 flagship smartphones featuring cutting-edge design and ground-breaking camera in China.
2020-03-27
Category: International, China,Technology
Opening the batting with Tendulkar was like a dream: Finch
Sydney, March 27 (IANS) Australia's imited-overs captain Aaron Finch has named Harbhajan Singh as his favourite Indian bowler.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
US navy ships get ready to serve as hospitals to handle Covid-19 crisis
New Delhi/Washington, March 27 (IANS) Overwhelmed by the rapid rise in the number of coronavirus infected people, the US government has decided to use its navy ships as hospitals and move non-Covid-19 patients from most-affected cities to the sea.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
UK PM tests positive for Covid-19, to work on from home
London, March 27 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday disclosed he has tested positive for coronavirus but will continue to discharge his duties from self-isolation.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Fight not easy, request all to maintain social distancing: Kohli
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) With some Indian citizens failing to abide by the lockdown rules implemented by the government, India skipper Virat Kohli has made an appeal to all to strictly follow the guidelines that have been set by not just the government, but also medical experts in our fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kylie slams COVID-19 rumours, says she had horrible throat infection
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Reality TV star and make-up mogul Kylie Jenner has shot down reports that she battled coronavirus last year (19), saying that she was hospitalised for a throat infection.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Huawei P40 series: Best flagship phones of the year are here
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Huawei Consumer Business Group has unveiled the HUAWEI P40 Pro+, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 flagship smartphones featuring cutting-edge design and ground-breaking camera.
2020-03-27
Category: International, China,Technology
Offer support to migrant labourers: Centre to states, UTs
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In the backdrop of large movement of migrant labourers from cities to their villages, the Centre on Friday issued an advisory directing all states and Union Territories (UTs) to take immediate steps to provide adequate support, including food and shelter to them.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 effect: Robert Pattinson's 'The Batman' shoot paused
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Matt Reeves has confirmed that the production of "The Batman", which stars Robert Pattinson in the title role, has been paused for the foreseeable future.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Punjab suspends collecting charges at 23 toll plazas
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Punjab Public Works Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Friday said the state has suspended collection of toll at all 23 toll plazas in the northern state till the end of the nationwide lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
UK PM tests positive for Covid-19, to carry on in post
London, March 27 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus but will continue to discharge his duties from self-isolation, a spokesman said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Suggested reading to while away coronavirus blues
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Borders have been sealed, people are masked, supermarkets are plucked clean, lives quarantined: In trying times like ours, reading is a great way to fill up the hours.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Lockdown diaries: Tiger Shroff's sister Krishna sunbathes in bikini
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Bollywood actor Tiger Shroffs sister Krishna Shroff has set the mercury soaring in the time of lockdown gloom by posting a video that has her sunbathing in a two-piece bikini in her balcony.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Harbhajan joins hands with CRY to help children and healthcare workers
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India and Chennai Super Kings spinner Harbhajan Singh has collaborated with CRY to help 3.5 lakh underprivileged children and grassroots healthcare workers in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak that has seen the world come to a standstill.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
1,500 people in J&K shifted to quarantine centres: Police
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) At least 1,500 people have been shifted to quarantine centres in J&K to ensure social distancing in the union territory, police said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
AP govt to issue ordinance for 3 months vote on account
Amaravati, March 27 (IANS) In view of the coronavirus crisis, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to issue an ordinance for vote on account for the three month period ending June 30. The AP cabinet headed by chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy met on Friday and also reviewed the situation after lockdown in the state.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Gautam Gambhir helps needy amid COVID-19 lockdown (Ld)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) After the Centre asked public representatives to ensure that no one got hungry in their respective constituencies during the 21-day lockdown, BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday started helping the poor and the needy in his east Delhi constituency distributing food packets.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rahul writes to HRD minister for well-being of students
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi has written a letter to Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and has asked for safety of students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya who are currently staying in Navodaya Nainital in a student exchange programme.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Fans want 'Mahabharat', 'Chanakya' back, with 'Ramayan' returning on DD
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) With Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar announcing the retelecast of the popular television serial of the 1980s, "Ramayan"on Doordarshan during the 21-day natonal lockdown, social media is full of request for retelecast of "Mahabharat" and "Chanakya".
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Evangeline Lilly apologises for rash coronavirus comments
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Actress Evangeline Lilly has apologised for making dismissive statements about the coronavirus pandemic a whle back and refusing to practice social distancing.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Oil tankers, LPG truck drivers demand highway eateries
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) The oil and LPG truck drivers union on Friday demanded roadside eateries to support long journeys undertaken by drivers and helpers who ferry essential commodities.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
3 suspected cases in Noida, Greater Noida
Gautam Budhh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), March 27 (IANS) District authorities have sealed two residential societies till March 29 in Noida and Greater Noida areas after three new suspected coronavirus came to light .
2020-03-27
Category: India, New Delhi,National
GitHub's mobile app now available on iOS and Android
San Francisco, March 27 (IANS) Microsoft-owned software development platform GitHub has released its new mobile app as a free download for iOS and Android.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Fans wants 'Mahabharat'. 'Chanakya' back, with 'Ramayan' returning on DD
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) With Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar announcing the retelecast of the popular television serial of the 1980s, "Ramayan"on Doordarshan during the 21-day natonal lockdown, social media is full of request for retelecast of "Mahabharat" and "Chanakya".
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
ITC limits operations to production of essential items
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) FMCG-to-hospitality major ITC on Friday said that its factories are producing only essential items such as flour, buiscuits and sanitisers.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TECNO CAMON 15 series promises new level of smartphone night photography
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Ask any photography lover: what is the hardest shot to capture right on their smartphones? The answer in all probability would be the perfect night or lowlight shots as majority of users still struggle to take that perfect night shot from their smartphone camera. Thats where TECNOs new CAMON 15 series smartphones come to the rescue.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Prez tells Guvs to rope in pvt doctors, relief workers to combat COVID-19
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In an unprecedented interaction over the emerging COVID-19 crisis in India, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday suggested all the Governors and Lieutenant Governors of the country to make all out efforts to supplement medical relief and food distribution in their respective states and territories. In a three- hour long video conference, the President said that Medical Universities, Red Cross Society, NGOs working in the field of relief and medical care should be roped in for their vital contribution in this hour of crisis.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Newly born infants test COVID-19 positive in China
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Amid the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has currently infected over 5 lakh people worldwide, researchers have found that three newborns with coronavirus may have got the disease from their mother during pregnancy or childbirth in China.
2020-03-27
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: Sonia pledges full MPLAD funds, Priyanka her support
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday pledged all her MPLAD funds for combating coronavirus in her constituency Rae Bareli.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
IS terrorist involved in attack on Sikhs in Kabul was Kerala shopkeeper (IANS EXCLUSIVE)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) One of the four terrorists involved in the terror attack on Sikhs in Kabul was a 30-year-old shopkeeper who had fled along with 14 other youths from Kerala to join the Islamic State (ISIS) four years ago.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Maharashtra's Covid-19 count zooms from 125 to 147
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) In a huge health concern, the Covid-19 positive cases count in Maharashtra shot up by 22 in the past 24 hours to stand at 147 now, a health official said here on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Unseasonal rains add to farmers' woes in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, March 27 (IANS) After the coronavirus pandemic, unseasonable rains in Gujarat have triggered fears about damage to the rabi crops.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Over half the population of Gujarat surveyed for COVID-19
Gandhinagar, March 27 (IANS) Gujarat's health department has surveyed more than half the population of the state following the COVID-19 scare. Amid this crisis situation and lockdown, the Chief Minister's relief fund received around Rs 3.5 crore in donations.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
EMI payments on loans across spectrum eligible for 3-month stay (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In a major relief to auto and home loan borrowers, the RBI on Friday permitted lenders, including banks and NBFCs, the power to impose a three-month moratorium on EMIs of borrowers on loans that they have disbursed.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab to commence wheat harvesting by April 12
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that wheat harvesting in the state would commence around mid-April on account of weather conditions but assured smooth procurement and timely payments.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Local body polls in NE India put off indefinitely
Agartala/Guwahati, March 27 (IANS) Various polls to the autonomous and local bodies in several northeastern region have been postponed indefinitely due to the situation arising out of the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of novel coronavirus, officials said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
SC notice on plea to evacuate 850 Indian pilgrims from Iran
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown to contain coronavirus outbreak, the Supreme Court on Friday conducted a hearing through video-conferencing and issued a notice to the Centre on a plea for immediate evacuation of around 850 Indian Shia pilgrims from the city of Qom, the Iranian epicentre of Corona outbreak.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
COVID-19: Williamson gives pet dog slip catching practice
Auckland, March 27 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been giving his pet dog some slip catching practice, if his Instagram post is anything to go by. Williamson on Friday posted a slow-motion video of him laying the ball off for his labrador who makes no mistake in catching it.
2020-03-27
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NFL draft to go ahead as planned sans players, fans & media
Las Vegas, March 27 (IANS) The 2020 American football NFL draft will go ahead as planned next month but players, fans and media will not be part of it due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Honduras,Sports,Other Sports
Wuhan no longer at 'high risk' due to coronavirus
Wuhan, March 27 (IANS) The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated last December, has had its COVID-19 risk evaluation downgraded from "high risk" to "medium risk", a local health official said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, China,International
Congress says lockdown is without planning
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Amid tens of thousands of citizens stranded in urban centres and many taking a long walk home without food and shelter, the Congress has alleged that the government is unable to control the reverse migration.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBI lines up 'arsenal' of liquidity measures to counter Covid-19 impact
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) As the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing nation-wide lockdown is set to severely impact India's economic activities and growth, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday came out with a number of measures to ensure adequate liquidity flow in the system and support businesses.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Ramayan' returns: Onscreen Ram, Sita elated with homecoming on DD
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The mythological iconic series "Ramayan" will be back on the small screen to keep the entertainment quotient high during the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown. The shows lead actors Arun Govil and Deepika Chikhalia -- who played Ram and Sita -- feel the revisit will help people spend time amid positivity and also understand Indian culture, instead of fretting with negative thoughts.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
'Stringent action against Bhilwara doctor who made Raj town epicentre of COVID 19 spread' (IANS special)
Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) As Bhilwara, the business town of Rajasthan, becomes corona epicentre registering the highest COVID-19 positive cases in the state, Health Minister Raghu Sharma told IANS that stringent actions shall be taken against the doctor of Bangad Memorial Hospital, whose negligence caused the crisis.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
No Friday congregations across Kashmir
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) Friday congregations were not held in most mosques across the Kashmir Valley in the wake of coronavirus threat.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Postponed Olympics to affect China's 2021 National Games
Xian (China), March 27 (IANS) The schedule for China's 14th National Games in 2021 cannot be confirmed at this stage because of the postponement of this summer's Olympic Games, a local organising committee official said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Mass testing at Vatican after priest tests COVID-19 positive
Vatican City, March 27 (IANS) Mass testing has been carried out in the Vatican after a priest living at the Popes residence tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion
If planes used to evacuate, why not buses for poor: Congress
New Delhi , March 27 (IANS) Amid reports of hundreds of migrants forced to walk back to native places in the absence of transport due to national lockdown, the Congress questioned that if stranded Indians could be evacuated from abroad, why could buses not be arranged to send the poor back home.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
J&K Bank to implement RBI guidelines on term loan moratorium
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Bank, which has the largest number of branches in J&K and Ladakh union territories, has decided to fully implement the RBI guidelines seeking a three-month long moratorium on term loans.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Don't make COVID-19 patients feel embarrassed, unwanted: Tendulkar
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Friday urged people not to look down upon those infected with novel coronavirus, adding that its responsibility of the society to make sure that proper care of COVID-19 patients is taken.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Am committed to my team despite the uncertainties: Bindra
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra said that he is committed to his undertakings despite the uncertainty due to the coronavirus situation. The country is under a 21-day lockdown since Wednesday to deal with the pandemic that has taken 20 lives thus far in India and over 20,000 around the world.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Antibody-detection tool can reveal coronavirus infection from past
New York, March 27 (IANS) Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed an antibody-detection tool to study the aftermath of infections by novel coronavirus that is causing the current global pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Using this time to reflect on truly important things: 'Gardener' Bumrah
Ahmedabad, March 27 (IANS) The nationwide lockdown has brought the gardener out in India pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who on Friday shared photos of his time with plants.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
TN appoints 530 doctors, 1,000 nurses and 1,508 lab technicians
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Friday ordered filling up of vacancies by appointing 530 doctors, 1,000 nurses and 1,508 lab technicians and also press into service 200 new ambulance vans.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Gambhir foundation feeds needy amidst coronavirus outbreak
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Gautam Gambhir Foundation is looking to help the poor and needy and that has seen his team come out and distribute food to the underprivileged ones who have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19 testing begins at CORE Diagnostics in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 27 (IANS) As coronavirus outbreak intensifies across the globe as well as in India, a Gurugram-based clinical laboratory, CORE Diagnostics, on Friday received approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to start testing COVID-19 samples.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Labourers lug belongings, trudge back home 700 km away
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) It's 11 a.m. and raining in Greater Noida. A group of 20 labourers trudge along lugging at their belongings with one carrying a three-year-old child on his shoulders, walking towards their native place in Uttar Pradesh's Ambedkar Nagar, a distance of over 700 km, as the 21-day nationwide lockdown has brought all work to halt.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Priyanka, Nick enjoy working out in sun amid COVID-19 lockdown
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra and her pop star hubby Nick Jonas treated themselves to a nice workout session at home amid the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Undeclared truce' between Maoists, forces in Jharkhand
Ranchi, March 27 (IANS) An "undeclared ceasefire" between Maoist rebels and security forces seems to be in place in Jharkhand in the wake of coronavirus spread, police sources said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security
BWF chief slams athletes for criticism during COVID-19
Kuala Lumpur, March 27 (IANS) Badminton World Federation (BWF) secretary-general Thomas Lund said that the criticism that it has received from top players over the past few months is "disappointing" to see.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Stay safe, we will win against COVID-19: Army Chief to force
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Urging his men to remain safe from coronavirus, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Friday assured all the personnel and officers posted at the border that the force is taking special care of their families and they will achieve victory in 'Operation Namaste' .
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
French Christian charity workers kidnapped in Iraq freed
Paris, March 27 (IANS) Four workers from a French Christian charity who were kidnapped in Iraq in January have been freed, President Emmanuel Macron's office said.
2020-03-27
Category: International, France,Politics
Rana Kapoor fears COVID-19 infection in jail, seeks bail
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Fearing infection by the coronavirus in jail, Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor on Friday applied for bail in the money-laundering case in which he is lodged in Taloja Prison, Raigad, by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Apple testing AR/VR headset with HTC Vive-like controller
San Francisco, March 27 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to release a combination AR/VR headset with a very similar design as the controller for the HTC Vive headset that was released in 2016.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Honey Singh: People nowadays get offended too quickly
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Pop star-composer Yo Yo Honey Singh says staying away from the industry for two to three years never made him nervous about losing it.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
China bars foreign visitors as imported COVID-19 cases rise
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) China on Friday announced a temporary ban on all foreign visitors, even if they have visas or residence permits due to an increase in the number of imported coronavirus cases in the country, the epicentre of the pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, China,International
Man commits suicide as Kerala liquor vends shut
Thrissur (Kerala), March 27 (IANS) With liquor vends in Kerala shut since Wednesday amid a national lockdown, a 37-year-old man allegedly committed suicide at his home near here on Friday due to unavailability of liquor, police said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
This day in 1994: Sachin Tendulkar opens batting for 1st time
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) On March 27, 1994, Sachin Tendulkar opened the batting for the first time in ODIs against New Zealand in Auckland and the rest, from there on, was history.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Goa descends into chaos as grocery stores open
Panaji, March 27 (IANS) Chaos reigned on the streets of Goa on Friday after chief minister Pramod Sawant decided to open grocery stores, a decision he said taken "under duress".
2020-03-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Lockdown diaries: Urvashi Rautela goes live online with US YouTuber Logan Paul
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela is ensuring that her fans don't get bored during the national lockdown. Urvashi along with American YouTuber-actor Logan Paul went live on Instagram to conduct a question-answer session with fans.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manushi Chhillar roped in by home state Haryana to spread COVID-19 awareness
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Former Miss World Mansuhi Chhillar, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut in "Prithviraj" opposite Akshay Kumar, has been roped in to spread the message of self-isolation and social-distancing among people of her home state Haryana amid the outbreak of COVID-19. She has been roped in by Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar for the initiative.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Festivals without colour, Navratri sans celebrations
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) While the festivals have arrived, this time they feel colourless without celebrations and joy as the entire national capital is locked down due to outbreak of deadly coronavirus.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Health warriors of J&K leading battle against COVID-19
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) Meet the frontline coronavirus warriors of Kashmir -- paramedical staff who alongwith doctors have been at the forefront in the battle against the pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
India Covid-19 tally crosses 700: Health Ministry (Ld, correcting headline)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) There are at least 640 active COVID-19 cases in India at present, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday, taking the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 724.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
UK charity trying to train dogs to smell coronavirus
London, March 27 (IANS) A UK charity is working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Durham University in an effort to train dogs to sniff out the novel coronavirus within six weeks to provide a rapid, non-invasive diagnosis, a media report said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
COVID-19: Third death reported in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 27 (IANS) A 60-year-old man from Tumkur district succumbed to COVID-19, taking the number of deaths due to coronavirus to three in Karnataka, an official said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Kerala coconut farmers in dire straits
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) The agrarian sector in Kerala has taken a hit with coconut wholesalers and those at Kozhikode taking the biggest beating as around three million coconuts are piled up in the market, unable to be transported to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Kerala,National
Fact-check: Holding breath for a minute is no test for corona
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As the coronavirus scare buffets the country, a desi technique has gone viral, claiming that if one can hold one's breath for a minute, the person could be free of coronavirus. How true is it? Experts debunk it and call it highly misleading.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Special cargo flights to NE, NFR operates goods trains
Guwahati, March 27 (IANS) Air India would operate special cargo flights to the northeastern region of India to ferry the commodities required to deal with the novel coronavirus treatment and other public emergency, top AAI official said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Akshay Kumar: Right now those who stay at home are the only superstars
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Tiger Shroff is a promising actor and has the potential to become a superstar, feels Akshay Kumar. However, the Bollywood actor is of the opinion that the label of "superstar" in the current situation can only be given to those people who are staying at home ensuring their and their family's safety.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Covid-19: Over 1 lakh wagons ferry essentials in 4 days
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Amid the suspension of passenger, mail and express trains during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, the Indian Railways has ferried essential items in over one lakh wagons in the last four days.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
I am still ambitious to play for England: Anderson
London, March 27 (IANS) Veteran England fast bowler James Anderson is not bogged down by the coronavirus delaying cricket and essentially sucking time out of his career which is at the twilight, saying he is still hungry to play for his country.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Harry-Meghan set up permanent home in California: Report
London, March 27 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have left Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic and moved permanently to California, according to a media report.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Pant working out indoor to stay fit during lockdown
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) With all sporting activities put on hold due to coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown, cricketers have been forced to stay indoors. However, they are making sure they keep themselves fit even though they cannot indulge in outdoor drills.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mimi shares funny expectation vs reality post during lockdown
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Bengali actress-politician Mimi Chakraborty has shared a funny expectation-versus-reality post on her Instagram while being under quarantine.
2020-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Covid crisis nothing encountered like ever before (Opinion)
This is a tough time. Perhaps the toughest medical crisis as far as I can remember. WHO says 197 countries across the globe are infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-2019). Globally, 537,042 people have been confirmed positive for the disease and 24,110 people have already died due of this pandemic. India has 719 confirmed cases and 16 deaths so far. World's largest democracy is trembling with fear of doom. Prime minister has declared a nationwide lockdown to control the situation.
2020-03-27
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Scientist denies revising Imperial College study on COVID-19 predictions
London, March 27 (IANS) An epidemiologist associated with the widely cited Imperial College London study that led governements in the UK and the US ramp up their efforts to contain COVID-19 spread has denied claims that he drastically reduced the estimates originally predicted in the research.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Six new corona positive cases in TN, total goes up to 35
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) The total number of coronavirus positive cases went up to 35 with six new cases being reported in Tamil Nadu, said National Health Mission- Tamil Nadu.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Indians with OCD should avoid watching news around COVID-19
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) At a time when over 1.3 billion Indians have been asked to stay indoors, people who are claustrophobic or suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are finding it difficult to obey the 'Lakshmana Rekha Prime Minister Narendra Modi has drawn in from of all homes.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK honours medical workers in nationwide round of applause
London, March 27 (IANS) Thousands of people across the UK opened their doors and windows to applaud medical workers of the country's National Health Service (NHS) dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'COVID-19 to impair Indian economy, FY20 GDP growth seen at 2.5%'
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing lockdown is set to severely impair the Indian economy as the Moody's Investor Service has further lowered its growth estimate for India to 2.5 per cent for the current fiscal.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
IPL best preparation ground for World T20: Langer
Sydney, March 27 (IANS) Australian players form a big part of the Indian Premier League and coach Justin Langer has revealed that he was keen to see his boys go out and use the cash-rich league as a preparation ground for the World T20 at the end of the year. But things have now taken an unplanned turn with the outbreak of the coronavirus.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Delhi Police asks its DCP to work from home
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) posted in Delhi Police has been advised to work from home after his daughter returned from abroad, confirmed Joint Commissioner of Police Shalini Singh.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lockdown makes M'rashtra's N-E residents frantic
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Around 100,000-plus citizens of North Eastern states and Tibetans living, studying or working in Maharashtra are on the verge of panic over the 21-day lockdown as they could encounter a probable 'life-and-death' situation.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
COVID-19: Kabaddi stars Thakur, Fazel urge fans to stay home
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) With sporting action coming to a halt across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many athletes have been forced to stay at home and away from sports. In these times, athletes are doing their bit -- be it donating to charities or urging people to stay at home during the ongoing crisis.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Telugu star Allu Arjun contributes Rs 1.25 cr for COVID-19 aid
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun has contributed Rs 1.25 crore for the battle against coronavirus outbreak in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Afghan govt constitutes negotiating team for Taliban talks
Kabul, March 27 (IANS) The Afghan government has constituted a 21-member team to hold direct talks with the Taliban to find a negotiated settlement for long-standing peace in the war-torn country, the Ministry for Peace said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Business leaders need to reimagine the new normal
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The COVID-19 hit sectors like commercial aerospace, air and travel, insurance carriers, oil and gas and automotive may not see restart until 2021 and business leaders need to create a multi-pronged strategy to overcome it, a new report said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Patients discharged, but held back by lockdown
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) Patients who have been discharged (and their attendants) are now stranded in the King George's Medical University (KGMU) because of the lockdown.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
DMs, SPs advised to caution against Friday gatherings in J&K
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) J&K administration on Friday directed all district magistrates and district police chiefs to caution religious leaders not to call any public gathering across the union territory today.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
US Open golf tournament likely to be postponed
New York, March 27 (IANS) The US Open golf tournament is set to become the latest sports competition to be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. The 120th edition of the prestigious competition was scheduled to be held from June 18-21 in New York at the Winged Foot club in Mamaroneck.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
China calls for 'concrete steps' from US over COVID-19 fight
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on the US to take concrete steps to push forward cooperation to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and said he was concerned about the outbreak in America, pledging Beijings support.
2020-03-27
Category: International, China,Politics
Star Sports to revisit King Kohli's master-class against Australia in WT20
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) It is not often that you see M.S. Dhoni being overshadowed while finishing off a high-stakes match. However, that is exactly what happened when India beat Australia in the 2016 ICC World T20 in Mohali. Kohlis brilliant 51-ball 82 in a nail-biting chase powered India to the semi- finals of the home tournament.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: 157 govt-private labs geared up for testing
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A total of 157 laboratories are gearing up to conduct testing for COVID-19. This includes both government and private labs, the official website of the ICMR showed on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Iron Man 2' actor arrested for alleged attempt to sell fake COVID-19 cure
Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Actor Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, who appeared in "Iron Man 2" and TV hit "Entourage" has been arrested by FBI agents for reportedly attempting to sell a fake coronavirus cure.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Too much salt in your diet can weaken your immune system
London, March 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that eating too much salty diet weakens your immune system and makes it harder for your body to fight off bacterial infections.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Odisha Assembly employees to remain in home quarantine
Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Odisha Assembly Speaker Surya Narayan Patro on Friday said all the employees of the Assembly need to remain in home quarantine after it came to light that an official came in contact with a Covid-19 patient.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Orissa,National
NBA academy players explore an alternate universe
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Annual vacation for the student-athletes of the NBA academy couldnt have come at a better time. Back home after completing their 2019-20 term, Keralas Pranav Prince and Bengalurus Achintya Krishna are indulging in some reading, music and of course continue to remain fighting fit at a time when everything is on a lockdown due to coronavirus.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
RBI moratorium on term loan EMIs to benefit MSMEs, corporates (Ld)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In a big relief to the corporate sector the Reserve Bank of India on Friday allowed a three month moratorium on payment of instalment in respect of all term loans outstanding on March 1, 2020.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
COVID-19: Australia's football federation stands down 70% staff
Melbourne, March 27 (IANS) Australian football federation has decided to lay off 70 per cent of its staff due to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football