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J&K: Security forces eliminate nine terrorists during last 24 hours

In an ongoing anti-infiltration operation in Keran Sector of North Kashmir, troops braving inclement weather and hostile terrain have so far eliminated five terrorists attempting to infiltrate across the Line of Control taking advantage of bad weather. In this operation, three soldiers have been martyred and two more are critically injured. Despite prevailing inclement ...

5 Apr 2020 3:18 pm
ICMR defines protocol for rapid antibody-based blood test of COVID-19

The ICMR has framed a newer strategy for areas reporting large migration gatherings and evacuee’s centres, where large number of COVID-19 cases are arising. The top medical research body stated that cases of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) are to be monitored in health facilities. The advisory also mentioned that as a matter of abundant precautions, ...

5 Apr 2020 2:28 pm
PM Sheikh Hasina announces Tk 72750 crore economic package for Bangladesh

Earlier, the government had announced a package of Tk 5000 crore for paying salaries and wages of workers in the export oriented industries which has now been topped up with an additional Tk 67,500 crore incentive. The package was announced on Sunday in a nationwide televised address by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. In her address ...

5 Apr 2020 1:18 pm
Restrictions imposed on exports of diagnostic kits to meet domestic need

The move would help in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis in the country as these kits are required for testing of patients. Earlier, exports of these products were allowed without any restrictions. Putting them under the restricted category would mean that an exporter will now require a licence from the DGFT for outbound shipments. ...

5 Apr 2020 1:18 pm
Trump says there will be a lot of death, next two weeks will be the toughest

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 277,205 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 37,926 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,150 to 6,593. Trump also said the U.S. government would be deploying thousands military personnel to states to help them deal ...

5 Apr 2020 12:58 pm
Afghan forces arrest leader of IS in connection with Gurudwara attack

Authorities said that Aslam Farooqi, also known as Abdullah Orakzai, was arrested along with 19 other men in a complex operation. Farooqi was the mastermind behind an IS-claimed attack on the Gurdwara in Kabul. Known as Islamic State in the Khorasan (IS-K), the Afghan IS branch has been on its back foot in recent ...

5 Apr 2020 12:18 pm
Coronavirus pandemic killed more than 45,000 in Europe

With a total of 46,033 deaths, out of 627,203 cases, Europe is the continent hardest hit by COVID-19. Italy, with 15,362 deaths, and Spain, with 11,744, are the two worst-hit countries in terms of fatalities. France has recorded 7,560 deaths and Britain 4,313.

5 Apr 2020 11:28 am
More than one crore download Aarogya Setu mobile App

The App, called AarogyaSetu joins Digital India for the health and well-being of every Indian. The App will enable people to assess themselves the risk for their catching the Coronavirus infection. It will calculate this based on their interaction with others, using cutting edge Bluetooth technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence.

5 Apr 2020 10:38 am
Iran to launch smart distancing plan to fight COVID-19

The distancing plan which was launched last month has attained “good achievements,” Rouhani said at a meeting of the National Headquarters to Fight the Novel Coronavirus, state TV reported. The next phase of social distancing plan is “smart distancing” as specifications of which will be laid out, he was quoted as saying. On March 27, ...

5 Apr 2020 10:08 am
Center makes over 50 crore poor eligible for free COVID-19 testing under Ayushman Bharat

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that more than 50 crore poor and vulnerable citizens will be eligible for free COVID- 19 testing and treatment under Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana- PMJAY. In a tweet, Dr Vardhan said that testing at private labs and treatment in designated hospitals has now ...

5 Apr 2020 9:42 am
Kobe makes Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility

The 18-time NBA All Star, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, is part of a nine-member class that includes multiple All-Star selections Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Tamika Catchings, coaches Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens and longtime Swiss FIBA executive Patrick Baumann, who died ...

5 Apr 2020 9:18 am
Govt urges people to wear home made masks when they step out their houses

In an advisory, Health Ministry asked people to wear face masks particularly when they step out of their houses. It said, social distancing and personal hygiene are keys to prevent Covid-19 infections. Certain countries have claimed benefits of homemade face cover for the general public. Such homemade face cover is a good method for ...

5 Apr 2020 9:18 am
Banswaras Kushalgarh town under curfew after father- son duo test positive

Udaipur : Curfew was clamped in Khushalgarh town of Banswara on Saturday morning after a father son duo were tested positive. The entire area was sealed and vehicular movement was completely prohibited after passes issued on earlier occasions too were terminated . Banswara collector Kailash Bairwa inspected the curfew hit areas in the evening ...

5 Apr 2020 8:38 am
Techie suggests authorities for blackout near lake periphery for research purpose

Udaipur : A retired engineer from the public health department and member of a committee constituted by the High Court on wellness of Udaipur Lakes has requested the district authorities to switch off all the lights along the periphery of Fatehsagar Lake and all adjoining areas . In his letter to the UMC commissioner, Collector ...

5 Apr 2020 8:36 am
TAFE offers free tractor rental for small farmers of Rajasthan during COVID-19

Udaipur : In an attempt to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus threat on small and marginal farmers of Rajasthan and to support the farming community during a crucial cropping season, TAFE, under its CSR initiative, announced a free tractor rental scheme through its JFarm Services platform, for a duration of 90 daysstarting April 1, ...

5 Apr 2020 8:29 am
Community at the core as Hindustan Zinc ramps up COVID-19 combat

The Udaipur based Metal and Mining company has taken extensive and expansive measures to ramp up their existing community outreach across 189 villages in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand in an effort to effectively mitigate the community at risk. As doctors, nurses, paramedics and several other frontline runners continue to help out people in this COVID-19 pandemic, ...

5 Apr 2020 8:26 am
Power Ministry clarifies adequate arrangements in place to handle grid stability

The clarification came in wake of the apprehensions that switching off lights during the period may cause instability in the grid and fluctuation in voltage which may harm the electrical appliances. The Ministry said, these apprehensions are misplaced. The Ministry said, the Indian electricity grid is robust and stable. The appeal of the Prime ...

5 Apr 2020 8:18 am
Nation to join PM Modis call to switch off lights of their homes at 9 PM for 9 minutes

In a video message, the Prime Minister said, we will experience the superpower of light, clearly illuminating the common purpose we are all fighting for. He said, midst the darkness spread by the Corona pandemic, we must continuously progress towards light and hope. He said, this is certainly the time of a lockdown, and we ...

5 Apr 2020 8:18 am
HRD Minister interacts with VCs of Central Universities in the backdrop of COVID-19

To promote online education and give suggestions regarding online examination a committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Nageshwar Rao, VC, IGNOU has been constituted. The decision to form an Academic Calendar Committee under the leadership of UGC Chairman was also taken by the Minister. The Committee will suggest measures to deal with the issue of ...

5 Apr 2020 1:48 am
Ladakh LG R. K. Mathur chairs high-level meeting with senior officers on COVID-19

However, after appearance of a fresh COVID positive case in Sanjak village in Kargil, Lieutenant Governor Mathur emphasized on further intensifying the efforts and precautionary measures to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. He asked the Administration and Police Department to be extra vigilant in combating the pandemic. Lieutenant Governoralso enquired about the supply of essential ...

5 Apr 2020 12:38 am
Railways Ministry issues clarification on services restoration plan post lockdown

It said media reports on resumption of passenger services are not based on facts. Indian railways further said that all concerned would be duly informed about any further decision in this regard.

4 Apr 2020 11:58 pm
Power Ministry issues clarification on rumours of massive Power Grid failure

Power Ministry has clarified that the appeal by PM concerns voluntarily switch off lights only and there is no call to switch off either streetlight or appliances like TV, Refrigerator, AC. Further, Centre has said that local bodies are advised to keep streetlights on to avoid any law and order problems. The lights in hospitals ...

4 Apr 2020 10:38 pm
PM Modi chairs joint meeting of Empowered Groups constituted for COVID-19 response

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister’s Office said that PM reviewed the countrywide preparedness regarding the availability of hospitals, proper isolation and quarantine facilities as well as disease surveillance, testing and critical care training. Further Prime Minister also directed the concerned groups and officials to ensure sufficient production, procurement and availability of all ...

4 Apr 2020 9:38 pm
Health Ministry releases latest figures on COVID-19 situation in country

There has been 68 deaths overall, meanwhile, 183 patients have been fully cured and discharged. The health ministry has said that the fight against COVID-19 is a daily battle and has to be fought with the same zeal and intensity adding that any laxity will have grave consequences. The center has said that there are ...

4 Apr 2020 8:49 pm
Health Minister visits COVID19 dedicated facility at LNJP hospital in Delhi

The Health minister met officials at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital to discuss the situation of COVID-19. He said there are 1500 beds at the hospital. There are 290 COVID19 positive or suspected cases admitted here.

4 Apr 2020 8:28 pm
Tamil Nadu records 2nd COVID-19 death as 51-yr-old Tablighi Jamaat attendee passes away

The patient was admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital in Villupuram, 170 Km from Chennai. A statement from the Health Department said the patient developed breathlessness on Friday night and passed away on Saturday. Sources in the district administration said the body of the deceased was buried a little after noon with only a ...

4 Apr 2020 7:48 pm
SAI, Hockey India officials discuss Olympic prep for teams on video conference

One of the first meetings in this series of planned conferences was held by Sandip Pradhan, Director General, Sports Authority of India and other SAI officials, with representatives of Hockey India (HI), including Elena Norman, CEO, HI, Cdr. RK Srivastava Executive Director, HI, David John Director, High Performance, Graham Reid Chief Coach, ...

4 Apr 2020 7:18 pm
Three new coronavirus cases confirmed in Nepal

A 34-year-old woman of Kailali district has also been infected by the deadly virus. She is said to be a relative of one of the earlier COVID-19 patients from Kailali district. This is the first locally transmitted case of Cornovirus in the Himalayan nation. So far, nine positive cases have been reported in Nepal ...

4 Apr 2020 4:38 pm
Official mascots of 19th Asian Games unveiled in Hangzhou, China

The Mascots – Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen, which reflect the internet prowess of Hangzhou city and Zhejiang province, were unveiled at a digital ceremony in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought the whole world to a stand still. The Olympic Council of Asia’s 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou from ...

4 Apr 2020 2:18 pm
UAE: 240 new cases of COVID-19, total 1,264 positive cases

The Ministry said in a statement that the new cases were detected upon examining people who came in contact with previously infected patients and did not adhere to preventative measures or maintain sufficient physical distance. A number of cases resulted from international travel. The newly diagnosed patients of various nationalities are in a stable condition ...

4 Apr 2020 12:38 pm
COVID-19: 183 recoveries, 2902 total cases in India

According to the latest updates, India records a total number of 2,902 confirmed COVID-19 cases. While 183 people have recovered from coronavirus, 68 have succumbed to death. The number of cases of the novel coronavirus across the globe crossed the 1 million mark as the global death toll topped 50,000. PM Modi has urged people ...

4 Apr 2020 12:18 pm
Mumbai court rejects Yes Banks founder Rana Kapoors interim bail plea

A Mumbai court on Friday rejected Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoors interim bail plea. Kapoor sought bail on the ground that his prevailing medical condition puts him at the risk of contracting Coronavirus infection in jail. He claimed to be suffering from chronic immunodeficiency syndrome, which causes recurrent lung, sinus and skin infections besides hypertension, ...

4 Apr 2020 12:18 pm
With 588 deaths, France reports its biggest 24-hour toll: Coronavirus

The new deaths brought the total number of people who have died in hospital of COVID-19 to 5,091 in France, top health official Jerome Salomon said. There is no daily toll for those who have died of COVID-19 in old people’s homes in France. But, Salomon said that a total of 1,416 people had died ...

4 Apr 2020 11:58 am
US witnesses loss of 7,01,000 jobs due to coronavirus

The United States witnessed the loss of 7,01,000 jobs in March raising the nation’s unemployment rate by almost one per cent to 4.4 per cent due to the Corona virus pandemic, said the Labour Department in its monthly employment report on Friday. According to the report, the unemployment rate increased by 0.9 percentage points in ...

4 Apr 2020 10:58 am
FIFA Under-17 Womens World Cup postponed

In a statement, FIFA said, the new dates for the tournament will be identified later. The decision was taken by the FIFA-Confederations working group in its first meeting held on Friday. The working group also postponed FIFA Under-20 Womens World Cup which was scheduled between August and September in Panama and Costa Rica. The working ...

4 Apr 2020 10:28 am
Govt orders 10 crore hydroxychloroquine tablets for healthcare workers

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has suggested the use of hydroxychloroquine tablets only for health care workers and caregivers involved in the treatment and direct contact with the suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients. For those COVID-19 patients, who require Intensive Care Unit care, the Health Ministry has suggested the use of hydroxychloroquine tablets ...

4 Apr 2020 9:58 am
Health Ministry urges people to download Aarogya Setu App: COVID-19

Government on Friday said that atotal 30lakh people have downloaded the Aarogya Setu App.Healthand Family Welfare Ministry has urged all the citizens to download this app as thisenablepeople to assess themselves the riskfor theircatching Coronavirus infection. Briefing media in New Delhi on Friday, Joint Secretary in Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Lav Agarwal said, total ...

4 Apr 2020 9:28 am
UNGA adopts resolution calling for global solidarity against COVID-19

Co-sponsored by 188 nations including India, the resolution titled Global solidarity to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is first such document on the global pandemic to be adopted by the world organization. The resolution said the General Assembly notes with great concern the threat to human health, safety and well-being caused by the ...

4 Apr 2020 9:28 am
MHA exempts important services from lockdown

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued the 4th addendum to the guidelines issued regarding lockdown to fight COVID-19, to exempt shops of agricultural machinery and its spare parts. The fourth addendum issued by Union Home Secretary, Ajay Bhalla on Friday exempted shops for truck repairs on highways, preferably at fuel pumps as well ...

4 Apr 2020 9:28 am
PM Modi holds conversation with Israeli PM Netanyahu

The leaders explored possible collaboration between India and Israel in fighting the pandemic, including by improving availability of pharmaceutical supplies and by innovative use of high technology. They agreed to maintain a focused channel of communication to explore such synergies. PM Netanyahu agreed with PM Modi that the COVID-19 pandemic is an important turning point ...

4 Apr 2020 9:18 am
Sports persons pledge to spread positivity: Coronavirus updates

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ton Friday gave a five-point mantra of Sankalp, Sanyam, Sakaratmakta, Samman and Sahyog to tackle COVID-19. Interacting with over 40 top sportspersons including Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Women’s Hockey team captain Rani Rampal and ace badminton player P V Sindhu among others, PM Modi said, the sportspersons ...

4 Apr 2020 9:08 am
Airtel announces measures to shield over 80 million low-income mobile customers from the impact of COVID-19 crisis

Udaipur. Bharti Airtel (Airtel), Indias largest integrated telecommunications company, today announced special measures to assist low income group customers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.Airtel has extended the pre-paid pack validity for over 80 million customers till April 17th, 2020. All these customers will continue to get incoming calls on their Airtel mobile numbers even after ...

4 Apr 2020 8:26 am
Display nations collective spirit against COVID-19 by lighting up diyas: PM Modi

In a video message Sunday morning, the Prime Minister said people should maintain social distancing, stay indoors and not form groups while lighting up lamps. PM Modi said, people displayed unprecedented discipline and sense of service during the ongoing nationwide coronavirus lockdown. PM said, the country has to move towards light from the darkness ...

4 Apr 2020 7:38 am
RBI reduces trading timings of currency and debt markets

In a press release issued from Mumbai on Friday, RBI has said that lockdowns, social distancing, restrictions on movement of staff, work from home arrangements and business continuity plans is posing operational and logistic risks. It further said that thinning out of activity is impacting market liquidity and increasing volatility of financial prices. RBI has ...

4 Apr 2020 7:38 am
Centre urges people to download Aarogya Setu App: COVID-19

Government on Friday said that atotal 30lakh people have downloaded the Aarogya Setu App.Healthand Family Welfare Ministry has urged all the citizens to download this app as thisenablepeople to assess themselves the riskfor theircatching Coronavirus infection. Briefing media in New Delhi on Friday, Joint Secretary in Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Lav Agarwal said, total ...

4 Apr 2020 7:38 am
US slams Pakistan courts verdict in Daniel Pearl murder case

The US’ response comes after the Sindh High Court yesterday found Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and commuted his death sentence to seven years in prison. The court also acquitted three others who were previously convicted. In a tweet, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells ...

4 Apr 2020 1:28 am
Cricket coach Ravi Shastri lauds the Govts efforts to curb the spread of novel coronavirus

In a tweet, he called them as absolute need of the hour. Describing leadership at its very best, he expressed hope that the country will come out stronger than ever before.

4 Apr 2020 1:28 am
Every day is crucial in battle against COVID-19: PM Modi

He said, peace, happiness, compassion in such times will be very valuable and what people will do on Sunday will further these. The Prime Minister said, the feeling of oneness will strengthen the resolve in the fight against the pandemic. He said, in times of crisis, a simple gesture of solidarity can fill so many ...

3 Apr 2020 11:18 pm
PM asks Sportspersons to spread message of positivity, social distancing

Interacting with over 40 top sportspersons including Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Women’s Hockey team captain Rani Rampal and ace badminton player P V Sindhu among others, PM Modi said, the sportspersons have brought glory to the nation. He said, now they have an important role to play in boosting morale of ...

3 Apr 2020 10:58 pm
Centre urges people to download Aarogya Setu App to assess risk of Coronavirus infection

Briefing media in New Delhi today, Joint Secretary in Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Lav Agarwal said, total 2301 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have been reported in the country and 157 patients have been recovered. He said, 56 people have lost their lives in the country so far. He said, during the last two days, ...

3 Apr 2020 10:28 pm