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Rana Daggubati advises fans to stay at home
Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Telugu star Rana Daggubati has advised his fans to stay at home. Given the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the National award-winner star has urged people to follow precautions and stay at home during the lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Modi greets Rajasthan on state day
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Rajasthan on the state day and wished the progress of the people will continue.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian evacuee from Iran tests COVID-19 positive in Raj
Jaipur, March 30 (IANS) An Indian airlifted from Iran amongst over 1,036 evacuees has tested positive for the coronovirus in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, confirmed health officials on Monday, adding that the total tally in state now stands at 60.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
94% do not have symptoms of flu: Survey
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 14 to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), about 94 per cent of people said that they don't have the symptoms of the flu like high fever, cold, dry cough, a survey report claimed on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala Police makes first arrest of migrant over protests
Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) Hours after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed his displeasure against the protest by migrant labourers in the Kottayam district and said those behind it would "be brought to book", the police registered the first arrest of a migrant labourer hailing from West Bengal.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Kerala,National
Leopard spotted in Chandigarh amid lockdown
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) With the prevailing eerie silence in Chandigarh owing to the curfew to limit the spread of coronavirus, a leopard from the nearby Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary entered the city in the wee hours of Monday and was spotted in a plush Sector 5 residential area, police said.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Over 83% trust Modi govt will handle COVID-19 crisis well
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) As the Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, 83.5 per cent people from various states "trust in government" in handling the crisis.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
IRDAI bans capital gearing treaties with reinsurers
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Banning Capital Gearing treaties between primary and reinsurers, Indian insurance regulator has asked the insurers to phase out such treaties already entered with timelines.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
74% people dependent on traditional media for info on COVID-19: Survey
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) About 74 per cent of people are dependent on traditional media for any updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has affected 1,071 people across the country, a survey revealed.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Anushka, Virat donate to COVID-19 relief, source pegs amount at Rs 3cr
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and he husband, cricketer superstar Virat Kohli, have pledged to support the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Chief Minister's (Maharashtra) Relief Fund in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic. A source in the industry close to the couple told IANS that Virat and Anushka have jointly donated Rs. 3 crore towards the cause.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Home cooking during lockdown pushes up LPG demand
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The demand for cooking gas in the country surged in March as people are cooking more at home while remaining indoors during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lockdown21: 45.8% agree threat is not exaggerated
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) As we head close to the end of the first week of the three-week nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak, 45.8% of people believe the threat from the coronavirus is not exaggerated.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
31.4% Indians hoarded essential items for over 3-weeks: Survey
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) With essential items flying off the shelves in the wake of the country-wide lockdown, a surprising 31.4 per cent Indians revealed that they have already hoarded ration and medicines for more than three-weeks, a survey revealed on Monday.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Deadly coronavirus makes 87.2 % Indians hygiene conscious
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) An unprecedented 87.2 per cent of Indians have become vigilant towards their personal hygiene at a time when the world is facing the wrath of deadly coronavirus which spreads through coughing and sneezing.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Air India, Alliance Air ferrying medical supplies: Govt
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Centre on Monday said that it has pressed Air India and its subsidiary Alliance Air into providing cargo services to ferry medical supplies to different parts of the country.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Index of panic up but trust in Modi govt intact: IANS CVoter Covid Tracker
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The index of panic as per the IANS CVoter Gallup International Association Covid Tracker has shot up in the week ending March 29 with more people, around 22 per cent, afraid that they or someone in the family can catch the coronavirus.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: India reports 1,071 cases, 942 active
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India has reached 1,071 on Monday, including the foreign nationals, with 942 active cases, the Union Health Ministry said.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Elderly couple in TN home delivered 10kg rice bags to poor
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Despite the nation being under lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, an 80-year-old couple - R. Sekkappan and S. Nagammai - in Madurai hit the ground to home deliver about 840 bags of 10kg rice to daily wagers in Okkur village in Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Mentally at Wankhede, physically at home: Suryakumar Yadav
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) In an ideal world, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) would have kickstarted on Sunday with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. However, thats not the case because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought life to a standstill not only in India but across the world.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
AIR suspends external services programmes till March 31
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) All India Radio (AIR) has suspended the services of its external service division (ESD) till March on account of the exigency measures being taken due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
Send workers, Telangana's unusual request to Bihar
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) At a time when migrant workers from several states were returning home due to nation-wide Coronavirus lockdown, Telangana has urged Bihar to send back the latter's workers employed in rice mills in Telangana.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
J&K govt ropes in pvt hospitals, nursing homes to ramp up isolation facilities
Jammu, March 29 (IANS) The J&K government has roped in private hospitals and nursing homes to create additional isolation facilities across Jammu and Kashmir for treating COVID-19 patients.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Nobel laureates Banerjee, Duflo to aid Bengal awareness drive
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Nobel laureate couple Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Esther Duflo will work with the West Bengal government in increasing awareness about the novel coronavirus disease now raging in the country.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Companies should provide food, shelter for outside workers: TN CM
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday ordered companies employing workers from other states tocontinue to provide food, shelter and medical facilities to them.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Telangana to give Rs 500, rice to every migrant worker
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) The government of Telangana on Sunday announced that it will provide 12 kg rice and Rs 500 cash to each of the 3.5 lakh migrant labourers from other states.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Karnataka man tests Covid-19 negative after suicide
Bengaluru, March 29 (IANS) An Udupi man in coastal Karnataka committed suicide fearing that he contracted Covid-19 but his blood test turned out to be negative, an official said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Senior Delhi officials face action for messing up Covid-19 situation
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Two senior Delhi government officials were suspended from duty for failing to control the mass exodus of migrant population from the city and inept handling of the crowd, and an explanation sought from two others, an official statement said on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kotak Mahindra Bank, CEO commit Rs 50 cr to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Bank and its CEO Uday Kotak have together committed a total of 50 crore to the PM-CARES Fund for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DRDO body suit to protect doctors from Covid-19
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) A body suit developed by India's premier research and development organisation DRDO can protect doctors and other health workers attending on Covid-19 patients.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Three more Covid-19 cases in Bengal, count now 21
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Three persons, including an Army doctor, were on Sunday detected with the coronavirus infection here - in the first case of a medico getting afflicted with the dreaded Covid-19 in West Bengal, where the disease count has now gone up to 21.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Odisha seeks PM's nod for unemployment dole to MGNREGS workers
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the state to grant unemployment allowance to over 36.10 lakh workers of the rural job guarantee scheme in the 21-day lockdown period, which has been enforced for Covid-19.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Covid-19 positive cases cross 1,000 mark in India, Delhi sees 23 more
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The total tally of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 1,000 mark on Sunday to reach 1,024, with Delhi saw spike of 23 cases in a single day, the Union Health Ministry said.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Business Immunity Platforms gets over 1.75 lakh visitors in a week
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The recently-launched Business Immunity Platform (BIP) has received over 1.75 lakh visitors so far from over 50 countries.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
N-E states intensify war against spread of corona (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala, March 29 (IANS) With two positive coronavirus cases found last week, the northeastern states on Sunday further stepped up their efforts to reach out to people and maintain the supply of essentials.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Assam,National
Lockdown period to be excluded from timeline for resolution process
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) In a major relief for companies going through insolvency under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), the IBBI on Sunday said that the period of lockdown will not be counted within the timeline for resolution process.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Two more Covid-19 cases in Bengal, count now 20
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Two persons, including an Army doctor, were on Sunday detected with the coronavirus infection here - in the first case of a medico getting afflicted with the dreaded Covid-19 in West Bengal, where the disease count has now gone up to 20.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Bengal orders employers to pay full and timely wages to workers (Ld)
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Saturday came up with a series of measures to prevent movement of migrant labourers, directing district administrations to arrange for temporary shelters and provisions of food, and all employers to pay full wages on the due day to the workforce irrespective of whether their establishments are under closure during the lockdown period to combat the coronavirus infection.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Punjab Police taps social media to urge people to follow lockdown rules
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) In a bid to persuade people to follow the 21-day nationwide lockdown to break the transmission chain of coronavirus in Punjab, the state police has come up with a unique idea of reaching out to the people to stay indoors.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
Covid-19: Veteran groundsman Maheshwar Shaw donates Rs 2,000
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Kolkata Maidan veteran groundsman Maheshwar Shaw contributed a sum of Rs 2,000 from his salary to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund for the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Two Indian Army men test corona positive
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) After the first case of a soldier testing positive from Ladakh Scouts in Leh, the Indian Army recorded two more COVID-19 positive cases on Sunday.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
How about a re-run of Game of Thrones?: Ashwin
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Senior India off-spinner R. Ashwin wants a re-run of popular TV series 'Game of Thrones' at a time the world is on lockdown virtually due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
35 of a pilgrim group from UP booked for evading Covid-19 norms
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), March 29 (IANS) Thirty-five people of a group of 37 that returned from a religious trip from Saudi Arabia, have been booked for hiding their travel history and defying the quarantine.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Dhoni once said he wants to make Rs 30 lakh and live peacefully: Jaffer
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Former India opener and domestic legend Wasim Jaffer has revealed that all M.S. Dhoni wanted when he started off was to make Rs 30 lakh and live peacefully in Ranchi.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NITI Aayog chief lauds Indian firm's COVID-19 test kit
Pune, March 29 (IANS) The CEO of National Institute for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) Amitabh Kant has lauded the efforts of a molecular diagnostics company, Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt. Ltd for developing the country's first indigenous COVID-19 test kits within six weeks.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Adani Foundation contributes Rs 100 cr to PM CARES Fund
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Adani Foundation has contributed Rs 100 crore to the PM CARES Fund for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab to provide take-home medicines to addicts
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) In a major relief to addicts undergoing de-addiction treatment, the Punjab government on Sunday allowed 198 Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment Clinics, 35 government de-addiction centres and 108 licensed private centres to provide them take-home doses for two weeks to tide over the lockdown period.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala docs up in arms over liquor to those with 'withdrawal symptoms'
Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) Medical professionals are now up in arms over the Kerala government's decision to make alcohol available, through the Excise Department, for those with alcohol craving based on prescription by a doctor.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Kerala,National
With preachers testing positive, Tablighi Jamaat under spotlight
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Ten Indonesian preachers who tested positive for Covid-19 in Telangana last week and some people of two other nationalities being quarantined has brought Tablighi Jamaat into focus.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Akshay is Twinkle's 'driver from Chandni Chowk'!
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Author-entrepreneur Twinkle Khanna was driven to the hospital by her actor husband Akshay Kumar, whom she called her "driver from Chandni Chowk". The jocular quip was a reference to the fact that Akshay grew up in the Old Delhi locality of Chandni Chowk.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't pay heed to unverified reports Covid reports: SKIMS Director
Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Director, Shere-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Dr A.G. Ahanger on Sunday appealed to people not to pay heed to unverified reports attributed to him on social media about the spread of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine