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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
Adobe appoints new Asia Pacific business head
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Software major Adobe on Wednesday appointed senior business leader Simon Tate as president of its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
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
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
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
APAC firms set to face more carve-out acquisition delays
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses in the APAC region are much more likely than those in other regions to experience carve-out acquisition delays (33 per cent), against 18 per cent of those in the Americas and 16 per4 cent in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region, a new report said on Wednesday.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
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
OnePlus confirms 30W Warp wireless charging in next device
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is set to launch 'OnePlus 8' series of smartphones on April 14 and has confirmed that one of the variant will support the Warp Charge 30 Wireless feature.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Hitting Akhtar must be easy: Kaif's son tells him
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) While many in the cricket fraternity, including former players, believe it was not a pleasant experience facing Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar in their playing days, Mohammad Kaifs son feels otherwise.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
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
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
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
RBI issues directions to access domestic forex derivative markets
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) The Reserve Bank on Tuesday issued final directions which aim to ease access to the domestic foreign exchange derivative markets for residents and non-residents from June 1 this year.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
L&T's smart technology solutions to help combat Covid-19
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) L&T Smart World & Communication, a business unit of Larsen & Toubro, has rolled out smart technology solutions to combat Covid-19 in 20 major cities across India.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
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
Philanthropists urge CSR foundations to join hands to fight Covid-19
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji, philanthropist and Chairperson of Arghyam, Rohini Nilekani, and Vidya Shah, CEO of EdelGive Foundation, have issued a joint appeal to CSR foundations and philanthropic organisations to urgently come together and focus on protecting the most vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus crisis in India.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
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
Economy likely to contract by 4.5% in Q4FY2020: ICRA
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Ratings agency ICRA on Tuesday predicted that India's economy is likely to witness a sharp contraction of 4.5 per cent during Q4FY2020 and is expected to gradually recover to post a GDP growth of just 2 percent in FY2021.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
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
(RELEASE at 7am) Ali Fazal: Team 'Mirzapur' is home for me
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal is thrilled to reunite with some of the team members of the hit web series "Mirzapur" for a romantic music video.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
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
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
Shefali Shah: My family isn't COVID-19 positive, my FB account is hacked
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actress Shefali Shah on Tuesday said her Facebook account has been hacked and that details of "her family getting coronavirus", posted by the hacker, are absolutely false.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: Unadkat and family donate to fight pandemic
Rajkot, April 7 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, sportspersons across the globe have donated to help those in need and pacer Jaydev Unadkat did the same on Tuesday as he donated to the PM-CARES Fund as well as the Gujarat Chief Ministers Relief Fund.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
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
Groupe PSA to reschedule launch of its SUV in India
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) French automobile maker Groupe PSA in India on Tuesday announced that it will re-time the launch of its model Citroen C5 Aircross sports utility vehicle (SUV) to the first quarter of 2021.
2020-04-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Jeetendra's '3am friend' calls actor an 'unbelievable support system'
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Bollywood's dance icon Jeetendra turned 78 today and his close friend, veteran producer Anand Pandit, fondly recalls how the actor's life lessons and advice helped him survive in the industry. He also terms Jeetendra as his "3am friend".
2020-04-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
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
'Invested Rs 3,707 cr for 50 pc in solar JV with Adani'
Ahmedabad, April 7 (IANS) French oil and gas group, TOTAL SA on Tuesday said that through its step-down subsidiary it has invested Rs 3,707 crore for 50 per cent partnership with Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) in a joint venture (JV).
2020-04-07
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
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