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80% Covid-19 patients in Haryana belonged to Jamaat: Vij
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Nearly 80 per cent of the coronavirus cases in Haryana belonged to the Tablighi Jamaat, said Health Minister Anil Vij, here on Thursday. "Of the 134 coronavirus patients in the state, 106 belonged to the Tablighi Jamaat," he said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 situation in Srinagar alarming, says DM
Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) Spread of coronavirus in the Srinagar district was described as alarming by the administration, here on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
New red, buffer zones for Kashmir as COVID-19 cases rise
Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) As Kashmir witnesses a major jump in Covid positive cases over the last two days many new areas have now been designated as red and buffer zones.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
PM hails role of saints & seers in containing corona
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated the role of religious leaders in disseminating the information on social distancing and staying indoors at a time of coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
COVID-19: Patna hospital microbiology HoD suspended
Patna, April 9 (IANS) Patna Medical College and Hospitals Microbiology Department head Dr Satyendra Narayan Singh has been suspended on the charge of dereliction of duty in the testing of coronavirus samples, a health official said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Jennifer Stone ready to join COVID-19 battle as registered nurse
Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) At a time when several global personalities are making donations to fight the battle against the novel coronavirus, Hollywood actress Jennifer Stone has decided to fight the pandemic as a registered nurse.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mamata to attend video conference with PM
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would attend the video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 11 regarding measures to tackle the Covid 19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India, Russia to provide Covid-19 medical help to each other
New Delhi/Moscow, April 9 (IANS) India and Russia on Thursday agreed to facilitate each other's emergent needs of medicine and equipment to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Lakhs of unregistered workers not able to get govt aid during lockdown: BMS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) RSS labour wing, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has called the lockdown "an emergency like situation where 10 per cent of the unorganized and migrant workforce is being driven towards starvation.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka favours lockdown for 2 more weeks: CM
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) The Karnataka Cabinet is in favour of extending the 21-day nationwide lockdown by two weeks to fight the coronavirus scare, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russian rescued from flooding beach cave by Goa lifeguards
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Lifeguards in Goa on Thursday rescued a middle-aged Russian from a beach cave near Keri beach, amid the 21-day lockdown imposed in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pietersen relives his switch hit days, jokes with Styris
London, April 9 (IANS) Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen relived his days of switch hits and tagged New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris in a social media post with a video clip of one the games where he is seen executing the unorthodox shot to perfection.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Swachhata App's revised version for coronavirus queries launched
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a revised version of the existing 'Swachhata-MoHUA' application to handle queries specific to coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Goa refuses to let cruise liner enter Mormugao port
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Citing the Centre's guidelines on quarantining of seafarers, the Goa government, here on Thursday, refused to allow a cruise liner with 600 crew -- 100 of them Goans -- to enter the Mormugao Port, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National
NDMC carries out disinfection drive in Bengali Market area
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A day after the Delhi government sealed Bengali Market area of New Delhi after it was found to be one of the hotspots for COVID-19 transmission, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Thursday sanitised the entire locality along with Babar Road.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Google Hangouts Meet is now Google Meet
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Google has confirmed that Hangouts Meet is no longer a Hangouts product and will simply be known as Google Meet.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Many COVID-19 patients show late symptoms: Chhattisgarh CM
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Chief Ministers, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has cautioned that many COVID-19 patients show symptoms very late and this is the reason why rapid testing is required to contain the virus.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Universe may not be expanding same way in every direction
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A new study using data from NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory and European Space Agency's XMM-Newton challenges one of the fundamental ideas of cosmology that everything looks the same in all directions if you look over large enough distances.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Railways takes Karnataka fodder to Gujarat cattle
Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) zone has shipped 14 wagons full of fodder and husk to Ranoli, Gujarat to feed the cattle amid the lockdown, an official said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National
62-year-old doctor's death takes Indore Covid-19 toll to 22
Indore, April 9 (IANS) Indore recorded on Thursday morning the first death of a doctor in Madhya Pradesh due to coronavirus. His death takes the Covid-19 toll in Indore to 22 and in the state to 30.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Food supplies given to 22 Indian workers stranded in Sharjah
Sharjah, April 9 (IANS) Following a distress call on Twitter, the Consulate Genera of India in Dubai provided food supplies to a group of 22 stranded Indian workers, who were seeking employment in Sharjah, it was reported.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Himachal's lone CPI-M MLA donates salary to fight COVID-19
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) As a goodwill gesture, Himachal Pradesh's lone Communist Party of India (Marxist) Legislator Rakesh Singha has announced to donate his salary as a lawmaker for the Chief Minister's Relief Fund to fight Covid-19.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Jharkhand reports first death due to coronavirus
Bokaro (Jharkhand), April 9 (IANS) A 75-year-old man died of coronavirus in Bokaro district of Jharkhand in the wee hours of Thursday, the first death in the state due to the infection.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
China intensifies screening of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China has urged intensified detection and prompt response to people infected with the novel coronavirus but showing no symptoms, a circular issued by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council said on Thursday.
2020-04-09
Category: International, China,International
Restaurants, auto, realty sector to take 1-2 yrs to revive: Report
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) As the coronavirus crisis and subvsequent nationwide lockdown severely impact the Indian economy, a FICCI survey has said that few sectors like restaurants, auto and real estate may take around 12 to 24 months to recover.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
TN police paints vehicles violating lockdown
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police in Salem district on Thursday started giving a dash of yellow paint on the front and back fenders of vehicles as a measure to restrict their movement.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mercy plea of man who killed B'desh's founding prez rejected
Dhaka, April 9 (IANS) The mercy petition of a man who has been sentenced to death for the killing of Bangladesh's founding President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has been rejected by incumbent President President Md Abdul Hamid, a media report said.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Robert Kennedy's great-grandson's body found after canoe accident
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The body of former US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's great-grandson Gideon McKean has been recovered in an estuary after he went missing with his mother in a canoe last week, media reported.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Wayanad coffee growers in trouble as exports to Italy in jeopardy
Wayanad, April 9 (IANS) With Italy the biggest importer of 'Indian Robusta', a popular variety of coffee turning the biggest hotspot of covid-19, thousands of kilometres away, coffee growers in the hilly district of Wayanad are not that pleased.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National
Now, experience Airbnb from your home
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Global travel company Airbnb on Thursday launched 'Online Experiences', a new way for people to connect, travel virtually and earn income during the COVID-19 crisis - all throughout participating from their individual homes.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Police search for COVID-19 patient discharged by mistake in TN
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police are searching for a Covid-19 patient who was discharged by a hospital in Villupuram district by mistake, said police.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Have vitamin D-rich food for healthier heart
London, April 9 (IANS) Want to live longer with a healthy heart? Start consuming vitamin D-rich food as researchers have found that consuming foods high in vitamin D can have heart-protective effects.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Number of corona positive cases in Bihar goes up to 43
Patna, April 9 (IANS) With four more fresh COVID-19 positive cases reported in Bihar, the total number of infected persons in the State has gone up to 43. All the fresh cases are women and from the district of Siwan.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
UK PM 'responding to treatment' in intensive care
London, April 9 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was "responding to treatment" for coronavirus at intensive care in a London hospital and remained clinically stable, his official spokesman said.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Manufacture of 20K-25K face masks taken up in Jharkhand district
Ranchi, April 9 (IANS) With the demand for face masks increasing in the wake of spurt in coronavirus cases across the country, 20-25 thousand face masks are being manufactured in Devghar district of Jharkhand.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Korir urge sportsmen to lead campaign against COVID-19
Nairobi, April 9 (IANS) African 800m silver medallist Emmanuel Korir has called on athletes to utilise their celebrity status to lead the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Tesla announces pay cuts, furloughs non-essential workers
San Francisco, April 9 (IANS) Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has announced pay cuts for all salaried employees and will furlough hourly workers until May 4 in the US, due to coronavirus pandemic which has forced the company to shut down most of its operations.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gmail, Snapchat and Nest restored after brief outage
London, April 9 (IANS) Gmail, Snapchat and the smart home device Nest were officially back up on Thursday after suffering a brief outage on Googles Cloud Platform.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Cong expels 2 more leaders in UP
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) At a time when all the political parties are focusing on dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, the Congress in Uttar Pradesh is busy with its own internal politics.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Aus Treasurer rules out early lifting of COVID-19 restrictions
Canberra, April 9 (IANS) Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Thursday shot down calls from business leaders for the government to lift restrictions imposed in the country against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
US supermarket uses delivery robots amid pandemic
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Since the end of March, a US supermarket has deployed six robots to help deliver purchases, in an effort to comply with the social distancing measures to mitigate the novel coronavirus' impact.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Noida: UP govt launches helpline number for public needs
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Soon after the 22 hotspots in the Noida district were identified to be sealed to contain the spread of coronavirus, the administration has launched an integrated control room for meeting the needs of the public during these restrictions.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National
Times like these bring friends closer: Modi after Trump's praise
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) "Times like these bring friends closer," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after US President Donald Trump thanked him for clearing the export of anti-malarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, to the US.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sanders drops out of Democrats' presidential nomination race
New York, April 8 (IANS) The socialist contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders, has dropped out of the race paving the way for former Vice President Joe Biden to become the party's unchallenged candidate to take on President Donald Trump in November.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Opinion/Commentary
Lady cop plays good Samaritan in MP
Khurai (MP), April 8 (IANS) Shrishti Shrotriya has won the hearts of her superiors in the police department as a diligent policewoman. Fellow citizens in Khurai, however, love her for being the good Samaritan that she is.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Woman flees with two kids from Kolkata quarantine, caught
Kokata, April 8 (IANS) A woman fled from the West Bengal government's quarantine centre in Kolkata's New Town early on Wednesday along with her two children.
2020-04-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala opposition for 500 tests per lakh people to contain Covid-19
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala has sent a set of recommendations to the Prime Minister to contain the spread of the virus and ways of "exiting" the lockdown.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
12 containment clusters in Hyderabad to check Covid-19
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Municipal authorities in Greater Hyderabad have set up 12 containment clusters to contain the spread of COVID-19.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata attacks centre for allowing Tablighi Jamaat event
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) In a veiled attack at the centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that those who had given permission for the Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation in Delhi are now complaining about the state government not doing its duty in containing Covid-19 by quarantining the attendees.
2020-04-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
April 14 declared as Central govt holiday
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The government on Wednesday announced that April 14, the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, will be a holiday for all Central government offices throughout the country.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics