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Private players donate generously in combating Covid-19
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The private sector in the country is lending a helping hand at the hour of need in the battle against the deadly coronavirus. It has its own way of sharing the burden at a time when many are looking up to the government for food, shelter and other requirements.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC issues guidelines for video conferencing across courts
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Courts, at all levels, must respond to the call of social distancing and ensure that court premises do not contribute to the spread of coronavirus, said the Supreme Court on Monday, passing a slew of directions for all courts in the country extensively using video-conferencing as a medium to conduct hearings.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Irfan calls for 'fire trucks' after netizens slam him
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the citizens to come out and light candles, diyas or torch lights for nine minutes on Sunday night at 9 p.m. to show solidarity against the coronavirus outbreak, there was unusual scenes with people bursting crackers. Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan took to social media saying it was all good till people started bursting crackers and that hasnt gone down well with some who have started abusing him.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
More staff test positive at Delhi Cancer Institute
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) One more doctor and 11 nursing staff at the Delhi State Cancer Institute reported positive for coronavirus on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Differences emerge in Congress over MPLAD funds cut
New April 6 (IANS) Differences have emerged within the Congress over the suspension of MPLAD funds for two years to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, though party leader Jairam Ramesh has supported the governments move.
2020-04-06
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
NHAI constructs 3,979 km of NHs, highest ever in a fiscal
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The National Highways Authority of India on Monday said that it has accomplished construction of 3,979 km of national highways in the financial year 2019-20.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Tablighi Jamaat chief has not shown vision, scientific approach'
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat chief, Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, who is at the centre of the controversy for holding a large global congregation at a time of spreading coronavirus -- despite advice of veterans -- which led to a wider spread of the disease across the country, has been faulted by community leaders and intellectuals for his misjudgements.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Railways develops disinfectant tunnel to combat Covid-19
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Indian Railways has developed a disinfection tunnel to sanitise people for just Rs 10,000, officials said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 cases cross the 300-mark in AP
Amaravathi, April 6 (IANS) The number of persons testing positive for Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 300-mark by 6 p.m. on Monday. The state's nodal officer for Covid-19 stated that 37 new cases have been detected from the tests conducted between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
2020-04-06
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Covid-19: 525 cases reported so far in Delhi
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in the national capital went up to 525 on Monday, recording an increase by 22 new cases in the last 24 hours.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Plea in SC to restrain media from demonising Muslim community
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court by Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind seeking direction to the Centre to stop the dissemination of fake news and take strict action against the sections of the media spreading bigotry and communal hatred in connection with Nizamuddin Markaz.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Lockdown decision will be declared at right time: Javadekar
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Amid apprehensions that the lockdown period may be extended due to the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the government would announce its move at the "right time".
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19: Medical fraternity wants no GST on hand sanitisers
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In the wake of the increasing threat of Covid-19, the medical fraternity has asked the government to consider withdrawing GST on hand sanitiser and masks in these 'difficult times'.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BYJU'S witnesses 150% surge in new students
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As the nation goes through the lockdown, ed-tech major BYJU'S said that it has witnessed a 150 per cent increase in the number of new students learning on its app after announcing free access in March 2020.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology
COVID-19: Why you shouldn't rush to get hydroxychloroquine
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Even as the National Task Force for COVID-19 constituted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recommended the use of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine for prophylaxis (read preventing) for SARS-CoV-2 infection for "high risk population", everyone should not rush to get the medicine, doctors have warned.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
FICCI CASCADE, TRACIT warning on illicit products during coronavirus
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) FICCI CASCADE (Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy) jointly with the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT), has issued a statement warning consumers about the risks and growing availability of fake, falsified and substandard medical, healthcare and other products.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Black day in India's Covid-19 fight, 693 cases and 30 deaths
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) It was a black day in India's fight against the spread of coronavirus cases, as 693 new cases were found in 24 hours - the highest number in a day recorded so far, taking the total count to 4,067. Also, 30 deaths were reported in a day, which is one-third of the total number of deaths in the country so far.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Dhanraj Pillay donates Rs 5 lakh to PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Hockey wizard Dhanraj Pillay has contributed Rs 5 lakh to the PM-CARES fund as the country fights the coronavirus outbreak. The world has come to a standstill due to the pandemic and sporting events across the globe have either been cancelled or suspended.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
J&K: 5 terrorists, 5 soldiers killed in year's bloodiest gunfight
New Delhi/Srinagar, April 6 (IANS) Five Indian Army special forces soldiers and five terrorists were killed in Sunday's hand-to-hand combat and gunfight on the Line of Control, in this year's bloodiest encounter in any operation against militants in Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CMS Info Systems announces FREE 'CMS Cash2home' service
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Unprecedented times call for extraordinary measures. The 21-day lockdown underway across India due to the dreaded coronavirus outbreak has led to citizens grappling with accessing several services. CMS Info Systems, Indias largest cash and payments solutions company, is offering 'Cash2home, an innovative and free doorstep cash delivery service to help senior citizens and disabled get cash safely at home without needing to step out.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Angrezi Medium' family reunites virtually
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Irrfan Khans "Angrezi Medium" released at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to hit India, resulting in closure of theatres around the country. Now with the film finding its way onto the digital medium, the movies team got a chance to reunite, virtually, and watch it together.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Social distancing the norm as DJB tankers supply water
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With hundreds of Delhi areas dependent on Delhi Jal Board tankers for daily supply of potable water, the scene nowadays around tankers supplying the elixer of life amid the coronavirus lockdown is in stark contrast to what it was during normal times.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rapido ties up with essential suppliers to aid last-mile deliveries
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Online bike taxi aggregator Rapido on Monday announced a partnership with essential suppliers such as Bigbasket, Big Baazar and Spencer's Retail for aiding last-mile deliveries in more than 90 cities as the ongoing lockdown restricts essential supplies for millions of Indians.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Make strategy before lifting lockdown: Chhattisgarh CM
New Delhi/Raipur, April 6 (IANS) Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that before allowing interstate travel after the lockdown period is over, the government should make strategy to screen the passengers and put in place a mechanism to filter the coronavirus cases to make sure it does not spread from one place to another.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Crude oil prices fall as 'OPEC+' delays meet on output cut
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Crude oil prices declined on Monday as OPEC and other major oil producers including Russia delayed their meeting to discuss on output cuts.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dhoni owns Malinga in IPL: Styris
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris believes that MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings has been able to produce the most uncapped players for India and thats why they are a better franchise as compared to Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cabinet to meet at 1 p.m. via video conference
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In a rare practice of its kind, the cabinet will be meeting through Video Conferencing at 1 p.m. on Monday to take stock of the prevailing Covid-19 outbreak in the country and mull over Lockdown decision.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mumbai Indians have 'slight edge' for Chennai Super kings: Manjrekar
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar feels Mumbai Indians have come through the ranks in the recent editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and hold a slight edge over MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) when one looks at the history of the tournament.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
PepsiCo India commits 25,000 testing kits, over 50 lakh meals
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Extending its support to the fight against coronavirus pandemic, PepsiCo India has committed to provide 25,000 testing kits to healthcare and diagnostic facilities.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
Covid-19: Brands tie up to tide over crisis, reach customers
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Various brands spanning different industries have come together to pool in their infrastructure to reach customers and tide over the lockdown-caused supply chain disruption.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
52% CEOs expect job losses post lockdown: CII Survey
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Around 52 per cent of top corporate bosses in India anticipate that job losses will occur after the nation-wide lockdown is lifted, according to a CII CEO Snap Poll.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid-19 cases rise in capital but Delhi sets off fireworks
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As the nation came together to show solidarity and unity by switching off lights and lighting candles and diyas for nine minutes at 9 p.m. on Sunday, many places in Delhi NCR also saw crackers being burst even as the capital saw another death and cases rise to above 500.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Congress leader light lamps for causes
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill has posted of a video of him lighting lamps as the Prime Minister appealed to all to show unity and solidarity but while lighting the each lamp he gave different reasons.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Power engineers ensure India sails through '9 min lights off'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As people across the country switched off the lights of their homes at 9 p.m. on Sunday on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, power engineers across the country ensured that the 9 minutes of blackout does not lead to a collapse of the power grid across the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indians comes together
New Delhi, April 5 (IANSlife) As a gesture and acknowledgement to all those who are on the frontlines in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak, Indians came together for a nine-minute show of solidarity at 9 pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Power engineers ensure India sails through '9 min lights off'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As people across the country switched off the lights of their homes at 9 p.m. on Sunday on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, power engineers across the country ensured that the 9 minutes of blackout does not lead to a collapse of the power grid across the country.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India switches off power, and lights up to thank 'Corona warriors'
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Even as there were over 3,500 coronavirus cases on Sunday and the death count reached 83, India overwhelmingly responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call on Sunday night. Right at 9 p.m., Indians switched off its lights and lit candles or flashed mobile torches for nine minutes to express solidarity with "Corona warriors".
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
AP's corona tally touches 252
Amaravathi, April 5 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 26 new cases on Sunday evening, taking the state's tally of COVID-19 cases to 252. The state government has also placed the residential locations of people testing positive for coronavirus, on a 'red alert' list, to enable greater monitoring and also ensure that such areas are quarantined properly.
2020-04-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National
No salon, no helping hand -- issues that hassle people
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Mrs Khurana, a housewife, in Supertech Capetown of Noida, has been losing her patience as unwashed clothes are piling up due to non-availability of washermen.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Foreigners leaving India by special flights from Delhi
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Amid tight security and highly sanitised departure area, foreigners working in embassies, various industries and NGOs are leaving India, sources said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong posses 9 Covid-9 questions to PM
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Demanding compensation for Covid-19 deaths, the Congress, here on Sunday, said the Centre should transfer the fund to states and posed nine questions to the Prime Minister in response to the Sunday 9 p.m. lamp lighting event.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How corona-recovered patients can improve lung function
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Since all the focus is on finding and treating people who are corona-positive, what about those who have recovered from the deadly COVID-19 disease and are trying to get their life back to normal? Are they going to face reduced lung capacity for the rest of their lives?
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Air India flight brings 21 tons of medical supplies from China
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) National carrier Air India has brought in 21 tons of critical medical supplies from China for treatment of coronavirus infected people.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Corona cases double in 4.1 days in India: Health Ministry
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday said the rate of doubling of coronavirus cases in India is currently observed as 4.1 days. This increase has been observed due to Tablighi Jamaat incident. It was 7.4 days earlier, it said.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Penguin releases e-book on coronavirus' evolution and myths
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Penguin Random House India on Sunday released an e-book, published under its Ebury Press imprint, on the history, evolution, facts and myths around coronavirus, before the subsequent release of its physical form in the market. "The Coronavirus: What you Need to Know about the Global Pandemic' has been written by Dr Swapneil Parikh, Maherra Desai and Dr. Rajesh M. Parikh, is available on e-commerce websites.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
This is how to disinfect your office in corona times
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As a preventive measure against new coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic, the Health Ministry has issued fresh guidelines for disinfecting public places including offices in areas reporting COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Demand for fuel at doorstep shoots up in NCR amid lockdown
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Demand for fuel at doorstep from bulk and stationed equipment users has increased during lockdown period in the National Capital Region, according to a statement by Hamsafar, a doorstep fuel provider.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi reminds to turn off lights for 9 minutes at 9 pm
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reminded the country to switch off lights for nine minutes at 9 p.m.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Quarantined man jumps off Delhi hospital building, breaks legs
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A man quarantined at the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash (LNJP) Hospital here allegedly jumped from a building to escape, fracturing his legs in the process, police said on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defence PSUs, OFB pitch in to fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) As the country battles against the coronavirus, the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) of the Ministry of Defence have pitched in for support in manufacture and supply of ventilators, sanitisers and protective equipment.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National