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Apple releases iOS, iPadOS updates with bug fixes
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Apple has released iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 with focus on bug fixes, performance improvements and security enhancements.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Roger Federer throws volleying at home challenge
Zurich, April 8 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer has come out with a new volley challenge for his fans who have been advised to stay home during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Beware, drones eye lockdown violators in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) The city police have started deploying drones to keep an eye on the people and vehicles to identify violators, and also to better strategise police force use amid the COVID-19 lockdown, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Overnight tests detect 15 new cases in AP, COVID-19 tally 329
Amaravati, April 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning. This follows overnight tests conducted on samples between 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. on Wednesday, said the state nodal officer.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Lockdown extension: PM's meeting with parties hold answer
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In what may hold many answers to possibility of an extension of the ongoing nationwide lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting with Parliamentary floor leaders of different parties this Wednesday morning. However, there is unlikely to be any immediate announcement, before April 11, say sources.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Australia 'exposed' to global medical supply shortage: Cormann
Canberra, April 8 (IANS) Australia's Finance Minister Mathias Cormann on Wednesday warned that the nation's medical stockpile has been "somewhat exposed" to international shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Child among 5 new cases in Rajasthan, total cases 348
Jaipur, April 8 (IANS) Five more positive cases were reported in Rajasthan on Wednesday, including a 4-year-old child in Jaipur, taking the total cases to 348 in the state with death toll six, health officials said.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Maha COVID-19 cases shoot up by 60 to touch 1,078
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 positive cases shot up by 60 since Tuesday night, taking the total number of infectees from 1,018 to 1,078, as the number of death cases stood at 64, officials said here on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
COVID-19: Buttler's 2019 WC final shirt raises 65k pounds
London, April 8 (IANS) England batsman Jos Butter has raised more than 65,000 pounds for two London-based hospitals by auctioning the shirt which he wore in the 2019 World Cup final.
2020-04-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pregnant woman rescued from Sopore amid terror encounter (2nd Ld)
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday rescued a pregnant woman from the Sopore gunfight site while keeping the holed up militants pinned down through sustained retaliatory gunfiring, police said.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Covid-19: Global death toll surges past 80,000
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The novel coronavirus death toll across the world crossed 80,000 on Wednesday, according to the data released Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus cases get past 5000 in India, 149 deaths
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) As the country enters the third week of its 21-day lockdown, the total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus surged to 5,194 and the death toll touched 149 on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Give cash to poor, consult states before lifting lockdown: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, who was one of the first leaders to advocate for the lockdown, on Wednesday suggested that before any decision on lifting of the lockdown is taken, states should be consulted. He also demanded that the government give cash to the poor.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Qatar denies allegations of 2022 FIFA WC bribes
Doha, April 8 (IANS) The organisers of the FIFA World Cup in have denied the allegations contained within court papers made public in the US.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Delhi Police ASI tests corona positive, shifted to AIIMS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Panic gripped in a Delhi police residential colony in Kalkaji after an assistant sub-inspector tested coronavirus positive. The society where the ASI lived has been sealed.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Stock market turn green, Sensex up 700 points
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) The Indian equity indices pared initial losses on Wednesday, with the BSE Sensex gaining over 700 points.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Canadian F1 Grand Prix postponed due to COVID-19
Ottawa, April 8 (IANS) The 2020 Canadian Grand Prix, which was scheduled for June 12-14, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Motorsports
It looks it needed a virus to turn you spiritual: Jaggi Vasudev
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Stressing that right now, peoples fear of the Coronavirus was essentially because mortality was staring them in the face and they were realising how fragile human life is, Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru, adds, "Because people believe they are immortal, once in a while, when something reminds them of their mortality, they become tortured. But if you are consciously reminded every moment that you are mortal, if every cell in the body is constantly aware that it is going to be terminated, then life is a total ease.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Hyderabad hospitals bank on e-consultation in challenging times
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) The coronavirus-fuelled lockdown has not only confined people to their homes, but has also badly impacted the functioning of hospitals, landing both the non COVID-19 patients and doctors in a dilemma.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Political docu-series talks of Anna Hazare movement and its impact
Chicago, April 8 (IANS) Chicago-Based medical specialist Dr Munish Raizada has come up with his debut political documentary series titled "Transparency: Pardarshita".
2020-04-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
6 million paying customers now on Google's G Suite
San Francisco, April 8 (IANS) Googles G Suite now has six million paid customers, up from 5 million in February last year and the companys video calling service Meet is witnessing 25 times more traction since January.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Be less judgmental of police, medicos: K'taka DGP
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) People should be less judgmental of police and medical professionals discharging high risk jobs amid Covid-19 lockdown, said a top Karnataka police official on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
42 new cases in Rajasthan; total tally at 343
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) Rajasthan on Tuesday reported 42 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 343 in the state, said health officials.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Kolkata gets its first disinfectant tunnel
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) Kolkata on Tuesday got its first automatic disinfectant tunnel at the city's colonial era New Market.
2020-04-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Covid-ravaged New York sees highest daily toll, deaths cross 5,000
New York, April 7 (IANS) New York state, which has become the coronavirus epicentre of the US, on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike in its death toll, taking the total to over 5,000, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,National
No fresh cases in Noida Sec 8, cluster containment exercise on: DM
Noida, April 7 (IANS) Soon after some reports emerged that a person has tested positive for Covid-19 in Sector 8, Noida, Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas LY refuted the reports and clarified that no new case has surfaced in the area.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus: India tally 4,789; downward trend in new cases
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Tuesday brought some relief for India in terms of new cases of coronavirus reported in the last 24 hours, as after three days, the number of new cases has shown a downward trend.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi Covid-19 tally mounts to 576; 2 new deaths reported
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The total number of positive coronavirus cases in the national capital went up to 576 on Tuesday with 51 new cases getting reported in the last 24 hours.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
MPs to get over Rs 1 lakh monthly allowance for one year
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) All Members of Parliament (MPs) will be paid Rs 1.03 lakh per month for "constituency allowance" and "office expense" for a period of one year from April 1.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19 tally reaches 314 in AP, govt reaches out to pvt hospitals for ventilators
Amaravathi, April 7 (IANS) With 10 more positive cases emerging from the tests conducted during the day, Andhra Pradesh's tally of Covid-19 cases reached 314 by Tuesday evening.
2020-04-07
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra extends IPS officer's suspension period
Amaravati, April 7 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday extended suspension period of senior police officer A.B. Venkateswara Rao for another four months.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India, Oman ready to support each amid Covid-19 crisis
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India and Oman on Tuesday agreed to provide "possible support" to each other as the Covid-19 pandemic has created havoc across the globe.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Netflix to let parents take greater control of what kids watch
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Amid surge in demand for digital services due to the COVID-19 lockdown, streaming giant Netflix on Tuesday launched new, improved controls on its service to help parents, guardians and elders prevent children from watching adult TV shows and movies on the platform.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
All Microsoft events to be digital-only till July 2021
San Francisco, April 7 (IANS) In a strong message for tech giants as new coronavirus continues its unabated growth globally particularly in the US, Microsoft is planning to make all its events ? internal as well as external ? digital-only till July 2021.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Karnataka for phased lifting of lockdown in state
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) With fingers crossed, a besieged Karnataka government is looking forward to a phased lifting of the 21-day lockdown from April 15, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Reconsider MPLADS fund suspension, Manish Tewari writes to PM
New Delhi April 7 (IANS) Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to reconsider the decision to suspend the MPLADS funds for two years, saying the decision will not help the fight against Covid-19, but will only " harm" the cause.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Would love to win a Test series in India: Smith
Sydney, April 7 (IANS) Australian batsman Steve Smith said that winning a Test series in India is something that he hopes he can do in his career. Australia have won only four Test series in India and their last win came in 2005, five years before Smith made his debut.
2020-04-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
4 hospitals with 3,500 beds in Delhi to give free COVID treatment
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Lok Nayak Hospital (LNH) along with G.B. Pant Hospital (GBPH), Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in the national capital have been asked to keep aside 3,500 beds for free COVID-19 treatment for the positive cases.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Alert in Karnataka zoos to keep animals free of infection
Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Karnataka zoos are alert and have taken precautions to keep their inmates virus free, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Rs 1 crore for kin of health workers who die of COVID-19
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday has issued an order to provide compensation of Rs 1 crore for doctors, nurses, paramedical staff or sanitation workers, if they die of COVID-19 while on duty.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal identifies seven coronavirus hotspots
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Tuesday identified seven areas in the state, including Kolkata, as hotspots of coronavirus infection.
2020-04-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana's corona count crosses 400 with 40 new cases
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Telangana on Tuesday reported 40 new cases COVID-19, taking the total number to 404.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
iGOT course to train new Covid-19 warriors unveiled
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) As the first line of healthcare professionals are engaged in the fight against coronavirus, the Centre, here on Tuesday, launched an online course to train the second line of health workers to replace the frontline warriors as well as to tackle exponential increase in cases.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Away from their families, cops in Kashmir enforcing lockdown
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) In Kashmir, policemen are out on the roads enforcing the lockdown thats in place to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Fired for 'breaking' pandemic rules, ex-Amazon employee demand action
New York, April 7 (IANS) After being fired by Amazon for breaking COVID-19 pandemic rules at its New York warehouse last week, ex-employee Chris Smalls has returned, demanding the warehouse be closed down after employees were tested positive for new coronavirus.
2020-04-07
Category: International, United States,Technology
99 US citizens stuck in Hyderabad airlifted
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) A special relief flight of Air India on Tuesday airlifted 99 US citizens stuck in Hyderabad.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Shree Maruti Courier joins fight against Covid-19 pandemic
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Shree Maruti Courier Services has committed support to India's fight against the coronavirus outbreak, including a contribution of Rs 1.08 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Third corona death in J&K
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) Another COVID-19 patient died on Tuesday in a Srinagar hospital, taking the toll of coronavirus deaths to three in J&K.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
SpiceJet transports 1,400 tonnes cargo in 14 days
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) In the past 14 days of the lockdown, budget carrier SpiceJet has emerged as a cargo major by transporting over 1,400 tonnes of goods, mainly medical supplies, across the country. It's almost double of all other airlines combined.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
LG may launch 5G smartphone under new brand in May
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) LG Electronics is likely to launch a new 5G-enabled and cheaper smartphone under a new brand name next month.
2020-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Technology