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UN chief reiterates global ceasefire appeal as world fights COVID-19 (Ld)
United Nations, April 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said that the international community should focus only on the battle against its common enemy of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is sweeping the entire world and bringing tremendous socio-economic impacts.
2020-04-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US dollar rises on risk aversion
New York, April 4 (IANS) The US dollar climbed in late trading on Friday as the COVID-19 pandemic restrained market participants' appetite for risk.
2020-04-04
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Tablighi case: Over 500 foreigners found living in Delhi mosques
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Over 500 foreign Muslim preachers have been found to be staying in more than 15 mosques in the national capital, police said. These foreign nationals are hiding in different places as they are unable to move out of the country due to the lockdown announced by the Central government in view of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Iran urges removal of US sanctions amid COVID-19 spread
Tehran, April 4 (IANS) The US "cruel and illegal" sanctions against Iran have caused difficulties for ordinary Iranians' access to medicine and medical equipment and services amid the COVID-19 spread, Esmaeil Baqaei Hamaneh, Iran's envoy to the UN office in Geneva, said on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
UN chief reiterates global ceasefire appeal as world fights COVID-19
United Nations, April 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said the international community should focus only on the battle against its common enemy of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is sweeping the entire world and bringing tremendous socio-economic impacts.
2020-04-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Of 46, only 8 Tablighi members attended Nizaumddin Markaz: Goa CM
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said, that only eight out of the 46 members of the Tablighi Jamaat who are currently quarantined in Goa, have attended religious events in Nizamuddin -- a COVID-19 hotspot -- in the national capital, where the virus was reportedly transmitted to dozens of other participants.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Friday ends with 3 new cases and 2 discharges for AP
Amaravati, April 4 (IANS) With just 3 samples testing positive between 10 a.m. and 10.30 p.m., the number of COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh climbed marginally to 164, on Friday. According to the bulletin issued by the state's nodal officer, two cases were reported from East Godavari district while the third case came in from Visakhapatnam.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Big hike in Madhya Pradesh COVID-19 cases
Bhopal/Indore, April 4 (IANS) The blame game continued in Madhya Pradesh as the government and the ruling party kept fretting and fuming over the role of minority community in the spread of coronavirus as positive cases rose dramatically from 121 in the afternoon to 154 by 11.30 p.m. on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Civil servants' job reserved for J&K residents
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) In a historic decision by changing Jammu and Kashmir domicile rules, the Centre on Friday issued an order declaring that all civil servant jobs in the newly created Union Territory will be reserved for its residents.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Health workers stage protest at Covid-19 hospital in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) A section of nurses and health workers at a state-run hospital in South Kolkata earmarked for the treatment of Covid-19 patients on Friday staged a demonstration and laid siege on the room of the superintendent, alleging that the health facility lacked the infrastructure to handle such an infectious disease.
2020-04-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National
COVID-19: Jagan Mohan Reddy supports PM's April 5 plan
Amaravati, April 4 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has expressed support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal to light a lamp, candle or shine a mobile flashlight during a nationwide 9 minute lights shutdown on April 5.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Karnataka seeks public funds to fight coronavirus
Bengaluru, April 4 (IANS) Bracing for a long war against the coronavirus pandemic, the Karnataka government has sought donations from the public, including the industry, corporates, traders, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society to meet the rising expenditure in containing the spread of the dreaded virus, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Odisha reports 15 Covid-19 cases, highest in a single day
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha has gone up to 20 with 15 new cases getting reported on Friday, the highest in a single day.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Orissa,National
High-speed internet to remain suspended in J&K
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) High-speed internet will continue to remain suspended across the Union Territory of Jammu until April 15, an order issued by Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary, J&K Home Department, said on Friday.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Tablighi Jamaat spurs political slugfest between MIM, BJP in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) In Telangana, the BJP is locking horns with Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen chief and MP Asaduddin Owaisi over the issue of Tablighi Jamaat returnees spreading COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Agri machinery shops, truck repair shops on highways can now open
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry, in an order on Friday, allowed shops of agricultural machinery and its spare parts to remain open during the national lockdown. Repair shops for trucks on highways have also been included in that list.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'luru police cars attend to commoners' emergencies
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) The city police have deployed the department's 250 emergency response vehicles to attend to 4,500 requests from commoners amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown, a top police officer said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
After 3 COVID-19 cases, Bomikhal area in Bhubaneswar sealed
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday sealed Bomikhal area here after three COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the area.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
Now, ICMR to go for Covid-19 therapeautic trial with WHO
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) With coronavirus wrecking havoc across the globe including India, a therapeutic trial for Covid-19 is on the cards.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Modi, Netanyahu discuss ways to tackle coronavirus crisis
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had a telephone conversation with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu as the two leaders discussed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the response strategies adopted by their respective governments to the health crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Three people quarantine themselves in tent in Bengal
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Three villagers in West Bengal's Nadia district spent days in a tent away from the human habitation to quarantine themselves after returning from Odisha in order to prevent the spread of Covid 19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan records 46 new COVID-19 cases; total up to 179
Jaipur, April 3 (IANS) Recording the highest number of corona positive cases in a day, Rajasthan on Friday reported a total of 46 COVID-19 cases including nine evacuees from Iran, which took the total tally to 179 in the state out of which 33 are Tablighi Jamaat members, confirmed health officials.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Maulana Saad responds to Crime Branch's notice, denies wrong-doing
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Mohd Saad Kandhalvi admitted that the Delhi Police's Crime Branch has registered a criminal case against him and it had sent him a notice for questioning, while also responding to the charges against him.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP invokes Vajpayee to make '9 baje, 9 minute' a success
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday invoked its mentor and former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee's iconic poem "Ao fir se diya jalaye" to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign urging all citizens to light a candle at 9 p.m. on Sunday for nine minutes to show their solidarity with the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa hotel shut down, staff quarantined for hosting COVID-19 patient
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) The North Goa district administration on Friday shut down a hotel near Panaji, after it was revealed that the state's sixth COVID-19 positive person had checked into it after his return from Mozambique via Mumbai last month.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National
If I feel like sleeping, will do that: Mamata on PM's call to light up
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday described as a "personal matter" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to citizens to light a candle or diya on April 5 to show solidarity with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and said she would sleep if she felt like it.
2020-04-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Northern Railway converts 83 coaches into isolation wards in one day
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Northern Railway on Friday converted 83 wagons into isolations wards for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) patients, taking the total number of isolation coaches to 174.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Government seeks to dispel myths on April 5 lighting appeal
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to people to light candle, diyas or even mobile flashlights on 9 pm on Sunday to show solidarity in the country's collective fight against the coronavirus pandemic, social media was full of videos and posts about the "scientific benefits" of venture.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka Muslim leaders tell Tablighis to take COVID-19 test
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Karnataka's Muslim leaders on Friday urged all Tablighi Jamaat returnees from New Delhi's Nizamuddin to take a COVID-19 test for quarantine if they turn positive.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
With India shut down, EC defers Rajya Sabha poll further
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Election Commission has further defered the Rajya Sabha polls, originally slated for March 26, in view of Covid-19 pandemic, saying that fresh date to be announced later.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ICJ moves UNHRC against China for Covid-19 reparation
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The International Council of Jurists (ICJ) and All India Bar Association have moved the United Nations Human Rights Council seeking compensation from China for "surreptitiously developing a biological weapon capable of mass destruction."
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gujarat corona toll 9, total positive cases 95
Gandhinagar, April 3 (IANS) One more person died on Friday in Ahmedabad due to corona virus infection, taking the death toll in Gujarat to 9. Till Friday, 95 persons have been found positive in the state.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Lifeline Udan: 119 tonnes of medical supplies flown across India
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Centre on Friday said that under the "Lifeline Udan" initiative, 97 flights have transported 119 tonnes of medical supplies across the country till April 2.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi gears up as COVID patient count increases
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the coronavirus patient count is increasing in the city, the Delhi government and its Health Department has started making more preparations to deal with the numbers.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
MHA sets up two new Covid-19 helplines
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has introduced two new helpline numbers in its control room to help needy amid the coronavirus crisis.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19 fears: No bail for Rana Kapoor
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) A Mumbai court refused to grant bail to Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, and he will continue to remain in judicial custody till April 16, his lawyer said here on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UNESCAP suggests removal of tariffs on essential medical supplies
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As the world reels under the scourge of coronavirus pandemic, a report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) says that countries should remove tariffs and unnecessary non-tariff measures on the import of essential medicines, medical equipment and related inputs.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Tablighi Jamaat members misbehaved with Delhi doctors too
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Not just Ghaziabad, the members of the Tablighi Jamaat admitted to Delhi hospital also misbehaved with the doctors, however, with enhanced security and counselling, the behaviour improved.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Long exposure to high-risk patients raises risk of corona in healthcare workers: ICS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Chest Society (ICS) has found that the long working bours and continuous exposure to high-risk patients is the cause for the increasing risks of COVID-19 positivity among healthcare workers.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi's crime graph dips amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed to break the chain of the deadly coronavirus has also helped in bringing down the crime graph in the national capital.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre to SC: Shut 'PIL shops' till India wins corona battle
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Friday told the Supreme Court, citing PILs filed by activists Harsh Mander and Swami Agnivesh, that professional "PIL shops" must be locked down till India wins the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Coronavirus cases in Gautam Buddha Nagar reach 50
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) With the number of positive patients touching the 50 mark in Gautam Buddha Nagar, and Meerut at the second position with 25 cases, the coronavirus on Friday reached out to other districts in Uttar Pradesh too.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
3 more test positive in Karnataka with Tablighi connect
Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Three more Tablighi Jamaat pilgrims have tested Covid-19 positive in Karnataka, raising the state's tally to 128, an official said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
20 COVID-19 cases in Assam, NE tally rises to 24
Guwahati/Agartala, April 3 (IANS) With more fresh positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the region, the total number of cases in the northeast went up to 24 on Friday, including 20 in Assam, ministers and officials said.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Assam,National
COVID-19: LaLiga urges clubs to introduce pay cuts
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) Spanish football's top flight league, also known as LaLiga, urged its clubs to introduce pay cuts as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the country into declaring a state of emergency.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Premier League to resume when normalcy returns, wage cut to be discussed
London, April 3 (IANS) The Premier League shareholders met on Friday and among the major decisions taken with an eye on the coronavirus outbreak across the world, it has been decided that the league will not resume in the beginning of May and will only happen once the pandemic is brought under control and it is considered safe for the people.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
11 CISF jawans at Mumbai airport test Covid-19 positive
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) In a huge scare, at least 11 jawans of CISF posted at Mumbai Airport tested Covid-19 positive, official sources said on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Covid-19 clarity: Now see mighty Dhauladhars from Punjab plains
Jalandhar, April 3 (IANS) With nature reclaiming its space, now you can see the mighty Dhauladhar range of Himachal Pradesh from plains of Punjab!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Gathering of migrants, Jamaat event caused setback, Prez tells Guvs, LGs (Ld)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) In his second communication with all Governors, Lieutenant Governors (LGs) and Administrators, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that gathering of migrant workers and Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi caused a setback to the efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dortmund's stadium to become COVID-19 treatment center
Berlin, April 3 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund is to make its home stadium, the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's largest football stadium, available to help the fight against the coronavirus with immediate effect, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football