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Tamil Nadu reports 102 Covid-19 positive cases; Chennai leading with 81 cases
The Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Dr Beela Rajesh said 100 of the 102 people who tested positive were linked to the three-day Tablighi Jamaat conference at the Markaz Nizamuddin mosque in Delhi in mid-March.

PCI asks print media to stop publicity, advertisement of AYUSH-related claims for COVID-19 cure
?In an order on Wednesday, the Ministry of Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) had directed all concerned Ayurvedic, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathic (ASU&H) Regulatory Authorities in states and union territories to stop and prevent publicity and advertisement of AYUSH-related claims for COVID-19 treatment in print, television and electronic media.

Centre gives Rs 11,092 crores to states from disaster management fund
The Central Government has released in advance its share of first installment of State Disaster Risk Management Fund for the year 2020-21, amounting to Rs. 11,092 crores, with a view to augment funds available with the State Governments, the home ministry said in a statement.

225 people with link to Tablighi Jamaat meet placed under quarantine in Bengal: Official
??So far, around 400 COVID-19 positive cases and about 12 deaths across the country were found to have links with the last month's event in the national capital.

Aditya Birla group contributes Rs 500 crore to fight Covid-19 pandemic
To supply one million N95 masks and 280,000 personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as ventilators, Rs 50 crore were allocated. The group had already commenced the production of one million triple layer surgical masks and 100,000 coverall garments with the support of the Textiles Ministry.

India's oldest COVID-19 survivor, wife discharged from Kerala hospital
??"They are fine now. The decision to discharge them was taken after their latest sample test also turned negative for coronavirus," a state government official said. The couple hailing from Ranni village in Pathanamthitta district had contracted the virus from their son, daughter- in-law and grandson who returned from Italy last month.

Tabligh members undergoing treatment not cooperating: Doctors to Delhi govt
In the neighbouring Ghaziabad, the Tablighi Jamaat members quarantined at the district hospital allegedly misbehaved with the nurses, making lewd remarks and dropping their pants. The doctors have also demanded enhanced security outside and within the hospitals where the Markaz evacuees have been admitted.

AITUC asks govt to curb hoarding of essential items
There are continuous complaints from people that the prices of essential commodities are suddenly showing a spike, while retailers say they are getting these at high rates, the union noted.

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Live: Centre to give Rs 11,092 crore to states to deal with Covid-19
The number of cases of the novel coronavirus across the globe crossed the 1 million- mark as the global death toll rose to over 45,000. In India, the number of cases climbed to 2,547 and the death toll to 62. Stay with TOI for live updates:

'Home delivery' of FIR in UP's Muzaffarnagar
The Muzaffarnagar police has announced the home delivery of FIR in the city while appealing to the people to stay back at home to cut the transmission of Covid-19. Senior Superintendent Abhishek Yadav said the police will video-record the people moving on the streets and identify them. The decision is aimed at telling people to follow lockdown instructions.

'647 cases in last 2 days linked to Tablighi event'
As many as 647 Covid-19 positive cases found in 14 states in the last two days are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, the Union health ministry said on Friday. Out of the 12 deaths reported in the last 24 hours some are related to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, Joint Secretary in the health ministry Lav Agarwal said in a daily media briefing.

NSA against Tablighi members for misbehaviour
Tablighi Jamaat members quarantined at Ghaziabad district hospital allegedly misbehaved with the nurses, making lewd remarks and dropping their pants, provoking Uttar Pradesh govt's decision to invoke NSA against them. They were later shifted to a temporary isolation ward. CM Adityanath called those involved in the hospital incident "enemies of humanity".

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Delhi: 44 bus drivers booked for ferrying migrants

Delhi: 44 bus drivers booked for ferrying migrantsThe Centre had Sunday suspended two senior bureaucrats of the Delhi government and initiated disciplinary proceedings against two others for alleged dereliction of duty during the lockdown.



Journalist Booked for Questioning UP CM Yogi Adityanath's Visit to Ram Janmabhoomi Amid Lockdown

Journalist Booked for Questioning UP CM Yogi Adityanath's Visit to Ram Janmabhoomi Amid LockdownThe journalist had said on the day the Tablighi Jamaat event was held, Adityanath insisted a large Ram Navami fair planned for Ayodhya from March 25 to April 2 would proceed as usual.



Modi Holds Meet with 40 Sportspersons on Covid-19 Lockdown, Seeks Support to Spread Awareness

Modi Holds Meet with 40 Sportspersons on Covid-19 Lockdown, Seeks Support to Spread AwarenessPM Narendra Modi spoke to 40 leading sportspersons of India via video conference to talk about the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown in the country.



Kasaragod residents suffer as Karnataka closes access to Mangaluru hospitals; Kerala HC asks who will take responsibility if someone dies

Kasaragod residents suffer as Karnataka closes access to Mangaluru hospitals; Kerala HC asks who will take responsibility if someone diesKerala has accused neighbouring Karnataka to have sealed its borders with Kasaragod town, where a large number of people are under home quarantine amid coronavirus spread.



After Kareena, Karisma Kapoor Pledges Support To Fight Against Coronavirus

After Kareena, Karisma Kapoor Pledges Support To Fight Against CoronavirusThe actress took to Instagram on Thursday to share the update, while urging her fans and followers to pitch in as every small bit will help the government fight the coronavirus outbreak.



Philippines' anti-drug campaign: Fear and love co-exist at this slum at epicentre of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown

Philippines' anti-drug campaign: Fear and love co-exist at this slum at epicentre of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdownMarket Three, which has a reputation in the Philippines capital as a lair for drug dealers and hit men willing to kill someone for $100.



Top US Coronavirus Expert Anthony Fauci's Security Enhanced Following Threats

Top US Coronavirus Expert Anthony Fauci's Security Enhanced Following ThreatsThe Department of Health and Human Services granted the enhanced personal security for Fauci, 79, after the Justice Department signed off on a request for extra agents to guard him, the report quoted officials as saying.



Breathe In, Breathe Out, Stay Active: Cristiano Ronaldo Shows How to Do Quarantine Right

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Stay Active: Cristiano Ronaldo Shows How to Do Quarantine RightCristiano Ronaldo took to social media to ask everyone to "stay active" during the lockdown period owing to the coronavirus pandemic.



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Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw: Nation celebrates his 106th birth anniversary
Born in 1914 to Parsi parents in British India, Sam Manekshaw was the fifth of six children of his parents. He acquired his school education at Sherwood College, Nainital, and then studied at the Hindu Sabha College in Amritsar.
Election Commission further defers Rajya Sabha elections to 18 seats amid Coronavirus outbreak
Last month, the poll panel had deferred the March 26 Rajya Sabha elections citing threat of coronavirus, saying a decision will be taken after reviewing the situation.
5 Essential services that are still working tirelessly for you
If you’re wondering, here are 4 important services that are making self-isolation a little easier.
COVID-19 lockdown: Delhi has prepared 328 relief centres to accommodate 57,000 people, says CM Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that a total of 384 cases have been found in Delhi, following a rise of 91 cases in the last 24 hours in the capital.
Delhi violence: Crime Branch sends notice to people to join probe
So far, the Crime Branch has sent at least five notices to the people in connection with the case, but none of them have joined the probe yet.
Jamiat asks Muslims to offer Friday prayers from home
The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind president on Friday appealed to all Muslims to offer Friday prayers from home amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
647 confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases related to Tablighi Jamaat found in 14 states: Govt
Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary of Home Ministry, however, said, "Union Ministry of Home Affairs has written to state governments to take strict action in cases of attack on healthcare and frontline workers and ensure the
Tata Group provides accommodation at its Mumbai hotels for medical staff treating coronavirus COVID-19 patients
The rooms have been made available across five hotels in Mumbai namely Taj Mahal Palace, Taj Lands End, Taj Santacruz, The President and Ginger MIDC Andheri.
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Modi, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu discuss COVID-19 pandemic over phone
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had a telephone conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel.

Mount Fuji full-scale volcanic eruption would paralyse Tokyo, Japanese govt warns
A study conducted by the Japanese government panel revealed that a full-scale volcano eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan would rain so much ash in the capital city of Tokyo that it would disrupt the transportation network of trains and highways.It would spread to the entire metropolitan area by the second day.

Jacqueline Fernandez tells how she's being productive during coronavirus lockdown
Recently, Jacqueline and Badshah's song 'Genda Phool' came under the scanner for not giving credit to the original composer Ratan Kahar.

Ekta Kapoor gives up one year's salary to make sure her employees don't suffer during coronavirus lockdown
Apart from this, the producer has already made donations to various relief funds to fight the effects of the pandemic.

Viral photos: Snowy mountains visible from Jalandhar as lockdown turns air purifier
With the closure of road traffic and industries, the atmosphere has indeed become cleaner and is being purified every day.

Shah Rukh Khan asks Uddhav Thackeray not to thank him for contributing to coronavirus relief fund
On Thursday, Shah Rukh announced that his companies Kolkata Knight Riders, Red Chillies Entertainment, Meer Foundation, and Red Chillies VFX were contributing to several relief funds

Coronavirus transmitted via respiratory droplets and contact routes, not through air: WHO
WHO said that droplet transmission occurs when a person is in close contact (within 1 metre) with someone who has respiratory symptoms like coughing and sneezing.

IPL 2020: Suresh Raina gives verdict on CSK skipper MS Dhoni's batting display during CSK training camps
The 13th edition of the IPL which the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday (March 13) decided to suspend till April 15, 2020.

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With 53 New Positive Cases in a Day, UP's Tally of Coronavirus Cases Reaches 174
State authorities have so far identified 1,203 people who attended the congregation at the Jamaat headquarter, which has now emerged as a coronavirus hotspot. An official said 897 of them have been already tested.

11 Jamaat Members Flee from Maharashtra Mosque after COVID-19 Quarantine Stamp
Police said none of them had attended the religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi's Nizamuddin area last month, which has emerged as a key source for the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Supreme Court Quashes I-T Notice against NDTV
The I-T department had issued re-assessment notice in March 2015 to the media group after noting that Rs 642 crore has allegedly not been computed for the tax assessment purposes of NDTV for financial year 2007-2008.

Coronavirus: Can't Evacuate Indians Stranded Abroad, Taking Steps for Their Safety, Centre to HC
Central government standing counsel Jasmeet Singh said a large number of Indian students are studying abroad and the missions are in constant touch with their universities or educational institutions for rendering assistance to them.

Press Council of India Asks Print Media to Stop Advertisement of AYUSH-related Claims for COVID-19 Cure
It had called for necessary action against persons or agencies involved in contravening the relevant legal provisions and the guidelines of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

No More Free Meals at Bengaluru's Indira Canteens amid Lockdown, Subsidised Food To Remain Available
The BS Yediyurappa government decided to roll back the order on free meals stating that several people were misusing the facility and questions regarding the quality of food were being raised.

COVID-19: HRD Ministry Launches Portal to Address Students' Difficulties during Lockdown
The portal developed by two student interns at All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) was launched by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Friday.

BEST Shuts One Department after Employee Tests Coronavirus Positive, Staff Quarantined
The BEST administration said that the employee had been admitted to a private hospital after he complained of fever from March 26 and he tested coronavirus positive on April 2. But he had not reported for duty from March 22.

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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'

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Rama Navami 4/2/2020 Indian
Vaisakhi 4/13/2020 Indian
Buddha Purnima 5/7/2020 Indian
Janmashtami 8/2/2020 Indian
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) 8/3/2020 Indian
Independence Day 8/15/2020 Indian
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Fri Apr 3 2020  Australian Dollar 45.8716
Fri Apr 3 2020  British Pound Sterling 93.5454
Fri Apr 3 2020  Canadian Dollar 54.0833
Fri Apr 3 2020  European Euro 82.4402
Fri Apr 3 2020  United States Dollar 76.3942

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Spot gold markets remain shut due to countrywide lockdown: HDFC Securities
Spot gold markets in India remained shut on Friday due to countrywide lockdown to prevent spreading of COVID-19, while in the international market th

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Coronavirus: India doctors 'spat at and attacked'
Healthcare workers in India have reportedly been attacked or abused as they battle the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: India's bailout may not be enough to save economy
The pandemic has come as a devastating blow to an already slowing economy.

Coronavirus: Islamophobia concerns after India mosque outbreak
Outrage over a Muslim congregation that led to new Covid-19 cluster turns hateful.

Tablighi Jamaat: The group blamed for new Covid-19 outbreak in India
Hundreds of new coronavirus cases have been linked to a conference held by the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi.

Coronavirus: Air India pilots 'at risk of infection' on rescue flights
Air India pilots say the airline is not adhering to safety protocol on coronavirus rescue flights.

Man, 93, becomes oldest Indian to beat coronavirus
The man and his 88-year-old wife both recovered from Covid-19 and will soon leave hospital.

Coronavirus lockdown in India: ‘Beaten and abused for doing my job’
India's last-mile delivery executives are struggling to function as the country goes in lockdown.

Coronavirus: India 'super spreader' quarantines 40,000 people
A religious preacher in the northern state of Punjab who died of Covid-19 may have infected hundreds.

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Prominent Indian-origin virologist in South Africa dies from coronavirus
Gita Ramjee, 64, a stellar vaccine scientist and an HIV prevention research leader, had returned from London a week ago but reportedly showed no symptoms of COVID-19.

Three Indians among 42 new coronavirus cases reported in Singapore
Three Indian nationals were among the 42 new coronavirus cases reported in Singapore on Sunday, taking the total number of infections in the country to 844, according to the Ministry of Health.

Indian-American hoteliers offer free accommodation to stranded Indian students
Indian-American hoteliers have come forward to rescue the stranded Indian students in the US following implementation of lockdown measures in the country in response to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus pandemic, offering them free accommodation and free meals.

Indian American hoteliers join hands to help Indian students stranded in US
Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) from across the US has pledged over 2000+ rooms for stranded Indian students in the US as the campuses across the country are closed and stringent travel restrictions are in place.

Covid-19: Indian-origin man dies of Coronavirus in UK
The patient, being treated by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, had underlying health conditions. It appears the virus was acquired in the UK and full contact tracing has begun."

Over half a dozen Indian-Americans win Congressional primaries
In California, incumbents Dr Ami Bera and Ro Khanna registered an easy win in their respective seventh and 17th Congressional Districts. Both are from the Democratic party. Bera, the longest-serving Indian-American in the US House of Representatives, is seeking his fifth consecutive term.

Britain's World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan becomes first Indian-origin woman to get Blue Plaque in UK
Khan was unveiled as among six women to be honoured with blue plaques during the course of 2020, in an effort to address a gender imbalance as only 14 per cent figure of around 950 London blue plaques celebrate women in the UK capital so far. Major Indian figures to be honoured with Blue Plaques in London include Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and BR Ambedkar.

Indian-American Seema Verma appointed as key member of US COVID-19 task force
In a tweet on Monday, US Vice President Mike Pence announced the appointment of Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Robert Wilkie, Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, to the task force.

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80 persons sent to quarantine from Gupta Centre area
About 80 persons, both men and women, of Gupta Centre area, located at Bhavanipuram, were sent to quarantine by the police on Friday. The city reporte

Guntur to be on high alert as COVID-19 positive cases touch 20
Coronavirus testing centre to start functioning from today

CPI criticises PM
Sentimental speech with hidden agenda, says Narayana

More areas declared red zones as Nellore reports 8 fresh cases
The tally stands at 32 in the district as on April 3

SCCL modifies salary deferment order
To ensure a minimum of ?15,000 take-home salary after COVID cut

Video showing three being shifted to isolation centre goes viral
A video clip of the health personnel shifting a couple of persons at Srinivasaraothota, has gone viral spreading panic among locals. The video showed

Pick your daily bread, just leave cash in the box
Coimbatore baker sets up a helpful temporary stall

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The Virus Comes for Democracy
Strongmen think they know the cure for Covid-19. Are they right?

Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore
India’s government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It’s part of a wider assault on dissent.

For India’s Laborers, Coronavirus Lockdown Is an Order to Starve
Despite leaders’ decrees on staying home, laborers who live hand-to-mouth say they have no choice but to keep hitting the streets. Here are their stories.

India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Leaves Vast Numbers Stranded and Hungry
The sudden shutdown of businesses has upended the lives of millions of migrant laborers in Indian cities. More than a dozen migrants have died, and anger is rising.

Trapped at Sea by Covid-19 Lockdowns, Crew Members Plead for Help
The seafarers who deliver gas, food and medicine are being forced to keep working. They cannot leave the ship: ‘We want to go home.’

Modi Orders 3-Week Total Lockdown for All 1.3 Billion Indians
With four hours’ notice, India’s prime minister announced that no one could leave home for 21 days — the most severe step taken anywhere in the war against the coronavirus.

Worried About Coronavirus, India Tries to Head Off a Mass Hindu Pilgrimage
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges Indians to stay home at a time when hundreds of thousands of Hindus usually try to gather at Ayodhya.

The Terrorist Who Got Away
Twenty years ago, India let Masood Azhar go. Now he and his jihadist group may be one of the greatest obstacles to resolving the crisis in Kashmir.

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England Captain Joe Root Trying To Make Most Of Enforced Break
The England and Wales Cricket Board have postponed all domestic cricket until at least May 28.
Samsung S20+ vs iPhone 11 Pro Camera Shootout: Which is Better?
Apple's iPhone 11 Pro might not beat the Galaxy S20+ in terms of zoom range or shooting modes, but when it comes to pure image and video quality, which phone has the best cameras? We compare both to...
Anushka's Fix For Boredom Came In The Form Of This 'Sui Dhaaga' Meme
Anushka Sharma has been actively sharing posts from her quarantine diaries
42% Drop In Crime Rate Since March 15, Says Delhi Police
The Delhi Police has registered nearly 2,000 cases including that of robbery, motor vehicle theft and other crimes since March 15, a drop of 42 percent as compared to the same period last year, police...
Australia Refuses Economic Support To Foreign Students, Indians Worried
Australia, one of the most preferred destinations for Indian students, on Friday refused to offer any economic support to international students who were unable to support themselves in the ongoing...
Jamia VC Apprises HRD Minister Of University's Online Faculty Development Programme
The HRD Minister held a tele-conference with the VCs of various universities and directors of higher education institutions.
"Worst Yet To Come" For Countries In Conflict: UN Chief On COVID-19
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging all parties to conflict to lay down arms and allow war-torn nations to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Fitch Sees India GDP Growth In FY21 At 2%, Slowest Since Economic Reforms
India may post GDP growth of 2 per cent in financial year 2021, the slowest pace since the economy was liberalised 30 years ago.
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COVID-19: 5 Points PM Modi Asked Indian Sportspersons to Share With The Masses | The Quint

COVID-19: 5 Points PM Modi Asked Indian Sportspersons to Share With The Masses | The QuintPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday turned to India's sporting heroes for support in the herculean battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and more than 40 accomplished champions such as Virat Kohli and P V Sindhu responded by vowing to raise awareness and spirits amid a national lockdown.



Coronavirus: Can't Evacuate Indians Stranded Abroad, Taking Steps for Their Safety, Centre to HC

Coronavirus: Can't Evacuate Indians Stranded Abroad, Taking Steps for Their Safety, Centre to HCCentral government standing counsel Jasmeet Singh said a large number of Indian students are studying abroad and the missions are in constant touch with their universities or educational institutions for rendering assistance to them.



Press Council of India Asks Print Media to Stop Advertisement of AYUSH-related Claims for COVID-19 Cure

Press Council of India Asks Print Media to Stop Advertisement of AYUSH-related Claims for COVID-19 CureIt had called for necessary action against persons or agencies involved in contravening the relevant legal provisions and the guidelines of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).




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