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PM Modi discusses joint anti-covid strategy with European and West Asian leaders
Prime Minister had a telephonic conversation Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait. He underlined the importance that India attaches to its relations with Kuwait, a valued member of India’s extended neighbourhood.

Maharashtra total inches up to 500; six more deaths reported today
??The state added 67 new cases out of which Mumbai alone has added 43 cases, Pune has added nine new cases, while Ahmednagar has added 3. ??The total death toll in the state has now gone up to 29 as six more people succumbed on Saturday. Worryingly four of the six did not seem to have had any foreign contact according to the data issued by the state Health Ministry.

Coronavirus has not spread in Delhi, no need to panic: Kejriwal
Of the 384 cases in Delhi so far, 58 had recent foreign travel history and 38 contracted the virus after coming in contact with them, Kejriwal said. The Delhi chief minister added that community spread of the virus is not taking place in Delhi yet and there is no need to panic as the situation is under control.

Lockdown in the Northeast is being effectively enforced, Union Minister Jitendra Singh told
As decided earlier Ministry/North Eastern Council (NEC) has already sanctioned Rs.25 crores to North Eastern States for gap funding to fight the COVID-19 outbreak effectively. This fund would be in the nature of untied fund, which can be utilized on any activity relating to COVID-19 Pandemic, and not covered under existing central packages.

COVID-19 cases in Delhi mounts to 386; two more deaths: Authorities
Among the fresh cases too, 77 were from the Nizamuddin Markaz, the department said in a statement. By Thursday night, the number of cases of the deadly virus in the city stood at 293, including four deaths.

IIT Roorkee develops low-cost face shields to be used by AIIMS Rishikesh for tackling COVID-19
The shield can be used along with the protective gear by healthcare personnel while entering the wards housing COVID-19 patients. The spectacle-type design of the protection shield provides ease of replacement as the transparent sheet is not bound to a reusable frame.

42 per cent drop in crime rate since Mar 15, nearly 2,000 cases registered: Delhi Police
According to data shared by Delhi police, 53 cases of robbery, 181 cases of snatching, 27 cases under sections of grievous hurt, 55 cases of burglary, 1,243 cases of motor vehicle theft, 66 case of house theft, 72 cases under sections of outraging modesty of women, 150 cases of kidnapping, while 112 cases of accidents with no casualties were reported.

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.

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Corona live: Death toll touches 62 in India, total cases climb to 2,547
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.

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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.



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.



Coronavirus Outbreak: Saudi Arabia urges Muslims to hold off on making Hajj plans; country has reported over 1,500 cases

Coronavirus Outbreak: Saudi Arabia urges Muslims to hold off on making Hajj plans; country has reported over 1,500 casesIn February, the Kingdom took the extraordinary decision to close off the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to foreigners over the coronavirus outbreak



EU Chief Apologises to Italy for Not Initially Helping to Fight COVID-19, But Baulks at 'Coronabonds'

EU Chief Apologises to Italy for Not Initially Helping to Fight COVID-19, But Baulks at 'Coronabonds'European Commission chief Ursula Von der Leyen's letter opened with an apology but ended with a list of the various ways the EU was already helping Italy deal with the economic consequences of its three-week lockdown.



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.



How Celebrities Moved from Essential to Non-essential During Coronavirus Outbreak

How Celebrities Moved from Essential to Non-essential During Coronavirus OutbreakIf anything, insensitive displays by celebrities—photos/videos that tantamount to showing off the privilege of a picture-perfect life- is only adding to a sense of Schadenfreude.



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.



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Bione launches rapid COVID-19 at-home screening test kit after ICMR approval
Bione is well-equipped to supply 20,000 kits per week and intends to build its manufacturing facilities in the coming months to sufficiently cater to the high demand.
MHA releases Rs 11,092 crore under state disaster risk management fund to states to combat COVID-19
The central government has released in advance its share of the first installment of State Disaster Risk Management Fund for 2020-21 with a view to augment funds available with the state governments.
Jalandhar residents enjoy beauty of snowy mountains amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown
Residents of Jalandhar are nowadays able to see white snowy mountains amid blue sky due to the closure of trains, factories in the city. 
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.
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Centre approves Rs 11,092 crore fund for states to deal with coronavirus
The move comes a day after the assurance given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday during his video conference meeting with chief ministers of the states.

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.

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Elderly Couple Commit Suicide over Fear of Being Infected by Coronavirus in Punjab
The DSP said as per preliminary examination, the showed no symptoms of coronavirus. Police, along with health officials, were investigating the matter, he added.

Maharashtra COVID-19 Tally Now 490; 67 New Cases, 6 Deaths in a Day
A woman from Badlapur died on Friday. She did not have travel history and was bedridden for a long time. She was a diabetic with high blood pressure, bleeding in the brain and spine fracture.

COVID-19: India Will Participate in WHO's Multi-Country 'Solidarity Trial', Says ICMR
The decision came as the country reported 2,547 cases of the coronavirus infection, including 62 deaths so far.

The Last Walk: Migrant Worker Dies after Walking for Miles to Reach Home in Tamil Nadu amid Lockdown
After walking for about 500km with his friends, the 23-year-old man died at a shelter home in Telangana on Wednesday night. Most of them were also studying at the Government Agriculture Polytechnic College in Wardha.

Owaisi Slams Modi's Call to Switch off Lights, Says Country is Not Event Management Company
IMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said the "country is not an event management company", drawing flak from Telangana.

Telangana Registers Two New Deaths, 75 Fresh Coronavirus Cases
The cumulative cases stood at 229 in the state as of Friday, while 186 active cases are under treatment in designated hospitals in Hyderabad, Rajender said.

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.

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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 45.7247
Fri Apr 3 2020  British Pound Sterling 93.3707
Fri Apr 3 2020  Canadian Dollar 53.9084
Fri Apr 3 2020  European Euro 82.3045
Fri Apr 3 2020  United States Dollar 76.2777

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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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Coronavirus | Dharavi victim likely met Jamaat members
A 56-year-old garment shop owner tested positive from Baliga Nagar and died on April 1.

COVID-19 | EU official speaks to Shringla after evacuation of EU nationals
EU has been part of India’s global dialogue to contain the coronavirus crisis

Switching off lights nationwide unlikely to disrupt power distribution system: Experts
The optimism of the experts, who all spoke on the condition of anonymity, is based on many factors.

Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu still in Stage 2, says Health Secretary
Beela Rajesh rules out community transmission as only three of the 376 persons, who were admitted for severe acute respiratory infection, tested positive for coronavirus.

Cases on foreign Tablighis entail long process: experts
MHA directs States to book 960 blacklisted foreigners

Tiruppur ‘disinfection tunnel’ now in Mysuru
Visitors to the main vegetable market at Exhibition Grounds will be sprayed with disinfectant

Govt. response sought on COVID 19 tests
Why private labs allowed to charge, asks petitioner

COVID-19 lockdown curbs hit seed processing
Telangana is seed hub with over 400 companies operating from the State

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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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IIT Hyderabad CfHE-Incubated Startup Develops Low-Cost Ventilator
The device, Jeevan Lite, offers protection to health care providers as well as it is Internet of Things-enabled and can be operated through a phone app.
"Way Of Life": Meghalaya BJP Chief Asks State To Let Wine Shops Open
BJP's Meghalaya unit chief Ernest Mawrie wrote to Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday, seeking permission to open wine shops as alcohol consumption is a "way of life" in the state.
Identifying Vegetables, Storytelling Among Online Lessons For Delhi Govt School Students
The Delhi government also plans to start live online classes for senior students, officials added.
Assam COVID-19 Suspects Accused Of Spitting "All Over" Hospital Ward
The authorities in Assam's Golaghat district have said several people who have been quarantined in the district civil hospital allegedly spat all over inside the quarantine ward as well as outside...
West Bengal Govt Announces Virtual Classes For Students Of Class 9 To 12
With the suspension of classes due to coronavirus pandemic since March 16, West Bengal government on Friday announced one week long virtual classroom for students of higher classes of state-run...
Northern, North Central Railway Modify 680 Coaches For COVID-19 Patients
Northern Railway and North Central Railway are working on a war footing to prepare 680 isolation coaches to accommodate nearly 11,000 people in case there is a sudden spurt in coronavirus positive...
Premier League Clubs "Unanimously" Agree To Consult Players About Pay Cut
Premier League clubs will ask players to take a combination of pay cuts and deferrals amounting to 30 percent of their salary due to the financial crisis caused by coronavirus
Hair Care Tips: Braiding Promotes Hair Growth: Fact Or Myth?
Hair care tips: You might have also heard that braiding can help boost hair growth. Many girls try this for long hair. Can braids really help in hair growth? Is it a fact or a myth? Let's find out in...
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Corona Lockdown: Take It From a Fauji, Here’s How You Can Survive

Corona Lockdown: Take It From a Fauji, Here’s How You Can SurviveA retired Air Vice Marshall’s advice to all those feeling miserable under coronavirus lockdown!



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.




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