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Stay home, stay safe, appeals CM Yediyurappa as Karnataka sees a surge in coronavirus positive cases

In a series of tweets, the Karnataka CM stated that he has received a lot of complaints about lockdown not being followed effectively.

5 Apr 2020 3:48 pm
Japanese Giant To Back Kudroli World By Investing USD 43 Million With A 30% Stake In It Inbox

when this deal is officially announced, it would be interesting to see what new Kudroli World will bring to the table for the consumers.

5 Apr 2020 3:37 pm
Apple fixes serious flaw that could allow hackers watch users over webcam: Researcher rewarded $75,000

Apple has fixed a serious flaw in its MacOS devices that could have allowed hackers to turn the webcam on anytime and control the Apple laptops.

5 Apr 2020 3:10 pm
CRPF DG, Home Ministry advisor in self-quarantine after coming in contact with coronavirus positive CMO

The highly contagious novel coronavirus, which causes severe acute respiratory syndrome SARS-COV-2 or COVID-19, has claimed more than 64,000 lives and infected over 12 lakh people worldwide.

5 Apr 2020 2:02 pm
PM Modi's 9 pm 9 minute appeal: Social media users share amusing theories, check here

This appears to be some kind of otka but the government's intention is to show solidarity and confidence in our collective fight against COVID-19.

5 Apr 2020 12:34 pm
Security forces gun down 9 terrorists in 24 hours in J&K, foil infiltration attempt

Among the nine terrorists, four were killed at the Batpura area of South Kashmir on April 4 were involved in the killing of civilians.

5 Apr 2020 12:13 pm
'Satan's trying to keep us apart': Americans say defying Palm Sunday quarantines

Despite warnings from local and state officials, Solid Rock had been holding its 1,000-strong gatherings in person, and plans keep the church open on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week in Christian churches.

5 Apr 2020 11:23 am
Donald Trump requests PM Narendra Modi to release anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine ordered by US

For the successful treatment of Covid-19, the Trump administration is banking heavily on the use of Hydroxychloroquine, a decades-old malaria drug, based on some previous results.

5 Apr 2020 10:29 am
Coronavirus impact: How the Covid-19 job cuts played out in the US

In all, 701,000 jobs were reported lost last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, but even that massive number - the largest since the financial crisis 11 years ago - did not capture the true depth of the losses because the monthly survey was conducted too early in March.

5 Apr 2020 9:51 am
'Going to be a lot of death': Trump says as US braces for the toughest weeks of coronavirus pandemic

White House medical experts have forecast that between 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could be killed in the pandemic, even if sweeping orders to stay home are followed.

5 Apr 2020 8:51 am
FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug proves effective against coronavirus

A single dose of Ivermectin could stop the coronavirus growing in cell culture -- effectively eradicating all genetic material of the virus within two days.

5 Apr 2020 2:31 am
Viral video of giant sea creatures in Bombay High waters has everyone in awe: What's the story behind it?

In the video, a group of at least five humpback whales is seen swimming on the surface. A mobile video reportedly captured by a worker of the Bombay High oilfield shows a glimpse of a giant sea creature in less than a meter deep underwaters.

5 Apr 2020 12:21 am
Shocking: 8,000 people attend shradh ceremony in MP amid lockdown, 12 test positive for coronavirus

After Tablighi Jamaat, another hotspot for novel coronavirus could be reported in MP where up to 8,000 people gathered to attend a feast hosted by a Covid-19 carrier.

4 Apr 2020 11:29 pm
Ministry of Power reassures 9-min blackout won't cause grid failure or affect emergency services

The Ministry of Power has issued a clarification on why the 9-min blackout won't have an adverse effect on the grid, home appliances and emergency services.

4 Apr 2020 10:48 pm
'They should be shot': Raj Thackeray makes controversial remark against Tablighi Jamaat

Reacting to Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz event, MNS chief Raj Thackeray said that the Tablighi Jamaat members should be shot dead.

4 Apr 2020 10:09 pm
'People spitting everywhere': Crowds at Bhagirath Palace disregard social distancing amid lockdown

After the Tablighi Jamat incident in Delhi, Bhagirath Palace is in the spotlight after people gather in crowds and disregard social distancing.

4 Apr 2020 8:41 pm
Who is Brett Crozier, US Navy ship captain-turned-hero who got fired to protect sailors from coronavirus?

The Captain wrote a fiery letter to the Navy but it somehow was all over the media, which led to him losing his command of aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt; leaving the US Navy red-faced.

4 Apr 2020 7:55 pm
Coronavirus could have been prevented, Trump took it 'lightly': American Philosopher

Noam Chomsky called Donald Trump, 'a sociopathic buffoon', and criticized his acts during the coronavirus outbreak

4 Apr 2020 7:26 pm
Hyderabad engineers develop affordable ventilator amid shortage during coronavirus outbreak

A group of engineers in Hyderabad have developed low-cost ventilator to meet the growing demand for life-support machines in India.

4 Apr 2020 7:23 pm
Did Facebook try buying spying software Pegasus? NSO chief makes shocking claims

Facebook is accused of buying Pegasus software as revealed by NSO CEO as both companies are engaged in a legal battle.

4 Apr 2020 7:11 pm
PM Modi chairs meeting of empowered groups, reviews countrywide preparedness to fight coronavirus

In a series of tweets, he reviewed the countrywide preparedness regarding availability of hospitals, proper isolation and quarantine facilities as well as disease surveillance and testing.

4 Apr 2020 7:08 pm
Apple's acquisition of AI startup is great news for Siri users

Apple has acquired Dublin-based startup Voysis, a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) platform, which could improve Siri's performance.

4 Apr 2020 6:58 pm
Coronavirus positive mom delivers healthy baby at AIIMS, first ever

The woman was tested positive on Thursday after her husband, who is a senior doctor in AIIMS, was tested positive

4 Apr 2020 6:50 pm
Questioning accuracy of India's GDP growth rate projections: Should you believe the numbers?

Bringing to your notice, the government has reduced the base to show higher GDP growth rate under the Modi government leadership in the recent past. As recently, KPMG also released a Covid-19 impact report on the Indian economy taking into account, perhaps the inaccurate numbers released by MOSPI through time as the base. We question the GDP calculation methodologies established and fundamentals in place, to understand if the growth numbers projected are accurate or not.

4 Apr 2020 6:38 pm
Nizamuddin Markaz chief Maulana Saad summoned by police; list of 26 questions asked

The Markaz head, who has put himself in quarantine after scores of attendees tested positive, has been summoned by the Delhi Police under Section 91 in the Code of Criminal Procedure. Scroll down to read the full list of questions asked to Maulana.

4 Apr 2020 5:33 pm
Are face masks effective? This visualisation is a wake-up call [WATCH]

Here's a visualization that shows the effectiveness of a face mask when the person coughs or sneezes.

4 Apr 2020 5:07 pm
Homemade coronavirus face mask: Govt releases step by step guide

With the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic, people who are not suffering from any medical condition or not having breathing problems can use homemade face covers to protect themselves from infection.

4 Apr 2020 4:40 pm
Sex workers in India suffer in silence amid coronavirus lockdown: No food, job or compensation

Religious and voluntary communities are stepping forward to offer help to the sex workers who are the worst hit due to the coronavirus lockdown.

4 Apr 2020 4:10 pm
Pakistan gets Chinese underwear as N95 masks

Pakistan said 'China ne choona laga diya' as they claim China ended up sending N95 masks which are made out of underwear to Pakistan, according to a Pakistan news channel

4 Apr 2020 3:30 pm
Indian Railways has a 'restoration plan' to resume services from April 15; Centre yet to approve

All the 17 zonal railways have been asked to come up with a phase-wise plan to resume their respected services post the coronavirus lockdown.

4 Apr 2020 3:24 pm
Dreaded pandemic outbreak in Dec 2020, claims teen astrologer who predicted coronavirus

In the video, the young Indian astrologer claimed that coronavirus outbreak will not end on May 31, 2020

4 Apr 2020 3:19 pm
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to employers: Don't cut salaries of maids, drivers

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday, April 4 requested employers not to cut the salaries of their employees amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

4 Apr 2020 2:00 pm
Jeff Bezos donates $100 million to feed out-of-work Americans amid coronavirus pandemic

Bezos said he wants to support those on the front lines at nation's food banks and those who are relying on them for food with a $100 million gift to @FeedingAmerica.

4 Apr 2020 1:09 pm
PM Modi's appeal for 9-min blackout 'turns off' Maharashtra energy minister, asks PM to rethink

Maharashtra Energy Minister said that switching off all lights will lead to grid failure and emergency services will get affected

4 Apr 2020 12:28 pm
Kashmir: 4 terrorists neutralised in Kulgam encounter; 3 jawans injured

Three militants were killed on Saturday morning, April 4 in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

4 Apr 2020 12:26 pm
After backlash, MHA amends J&K recruitment rules to reserve all government jobs in UT for domiciles

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, who was recently released from eight-month detention, said that the law didn't provide any protection to the locals.

4 Apr 2020 11:45 am
Election Commission further postpones Rajya Sabha poll in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Fresh date of poll and counting for the said biennial elections shall be intimated in due course after reviewing the prevailing situation, said the poll body in a statement.

4 Apr 2020 11:11 am
Ranbir Kapoor to marry Alia Bhatt in Mumbai this December?

The latest reports suggest that Ranbir and Alia will tie the knot in the last 10 days of December in Mumbai.

3 Apr 2020 11:30 pm
Coronavirus cases in India could peak by April-end: ICS assesses worst-case scenario, PPEs & more

As far as India's herd immunity is concerned, the Indian Chest Society said that it is yet to be seen if it will be helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic.

3 Apr 2020 11:29 pm
China reveals how it contained coronavirus outbreak, denies hiding crucial information

The novel coronavirus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has left the entire mankind reeling as it has spread across 206 countries.

3 Apr 2020 10:35 pm
Redmi Band launched: Is it better than Mi Band 4 and Realme Band?

Here's a comparison between the newly-launched Redmi Band with Realme Band and Mi Band 4. See which one offers more value for money.

3 Apr 2020 10:29 pm
FIR 'Home Delivery' if you violate lockdown; only in Uttar Pradesh

The Police administrations across the country are having a tough time in ensuring the complete lockdown amidst people going out even after repeated appeals from the central and state governments.

3 Apr 2020 10:07 pm
PM Modi's '9 minutes At 9 pm' appeal: Is this what India needs right now?

PM Narendra Modi has appealed to his 1.3 billion countrymen to show a joint resolve in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic by switching off all lights at home and holding a candle, lamp, torch or flash mobile lights at 9 pm local time for nine minutes on Sunday. Dr. Somdutta Singh, the former vice-chairperson of NASSCOM Product Council, shares her opinion about PM Modi's announcement based on the current scenario.

3 Apr 2020 9:54 pm
Do we need to wear face masks in public to curb the spread of coronavirus in community? Find out

Some health agencies including CDC are considering revising guidelines on the general public wearing face masks to prevent community transmission.

3 Apr 2020 9:02 pm
Davinder Singh case: Where is the suspended Jammu and Kashmir DSP? Details inside

The cop hogged the limelight in January after he was arrested while ferrying two terrorists from Srinagar to Jammu.

3 Apr 2020 8:53 pm
No coronavirus testing kits at all! ICMR recommends antibody testing for speedy Covid-19 detection

As the nation's healthcare system struggles to procure coronavirus testing kits from abroad, an increase in coronavirus cases and the spike in global demand has made it difficult for our nation to conduct early detection.

3 Apr 2020 8:45 pm
Not possible: Modi government refuses to evacuate Indians stranded in coronavirus-hit countries

The Modi government said this in response to a PIL filed by advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal which sought directions to the Ministry of External Affairs to evacuate the Indian students stranded in Bangladesh.

3 Apr 2020 8:37 pm
Art of Living, IAHV volunteers help migrant labours, families with 500 tons of relief materials

The organization is also setting up a hospital in Hyderabad while helping a Covid-19 hospital in Bengaluru.

3 Apr 2020 8:33 pm
Google is watching! How location data from phones can help in fight against coronavirus

Google is gathering data from smartphones in order to help health officials track areas that are following and disobeying lockdown orders.

3 Apr 2020 8:30 pm
Covid and Corona: Couple in Raipur names their newborn twins born during lockdown

For the Raipur-based couple, the two names, in fact, symbolise triumph over the hardships we undergo now due to the novel coronavirus.

3 Apr 2020 8:06 pm