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Three recovered Covid-19 patients released from Bengal hospital
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Amidst the grim scenario of three deaths and rising number of Covid-19 cases in West Bengal so far, there was some heartening news on Tuesday with three of the patients recovering completely and getting released from the ID Hospital, Beliaghata here.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Fake news triggered labourers' migration, can't be ignored: SC
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its satisfaction with the measures taken by the Centre to contain the spread of coronavirus but expressed serious concern over the circulation of fake news across various news platforms - electronic, print or social media -- which triggered an exodus of migrant workers from the cities.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Donations made to PM-CARES Fund eligible for 100% tax deduction
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) In a move to encourage contributions for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the government has decided to make all donations towards the PM-CARES Fund eligible for 100 per cent tax deduction.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maha Covid-19 positive cases shoot to 302, 11 deaths (Intro Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) A 50-year old man died due to Covid-19 at a government hospital in Palghar, raising the total toll in Maharashtra to 11, officials said here late in Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Social distancing a potent weapon to fight COVID-19 in J&K
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) With the increase in rate of transmission of COVID-19 the medical advice points toward the curtailment of social contact, which is key to reducing the spread of this deadly infection in Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Galgotias Varsity students asked to submit fees by Apr 7
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday wrote to the Uttar Pradesh government complaining about a notice issued by the Galgotias University regarding the last date of submission of fees for the present semester.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
All establishments to pay full stipend to apprentices during lockdown: MSDE
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As a part of the government's commitment to fight the spread of the coronavirus and fully support the public, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on Tuesday notified all the establishments under designated and optional trade to pay full stipend to apprentices engaged with them.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jaipur's walled city sealed, SDRF to make flag marches in area
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) : After clamping curfew in the walled city three days back, the Jaipur administration from Tuesday evening totally sealed it in wake of 12 coronavirus positive patients being reported from the area, making it another Covid-19 hotspot after Bhilwara which has reported 27 cases out of total 93 cases in the state.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Tablighi Jamaat: Police nab 15 foreigners in Delhi
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Police sprang into action on Tuesday as an FIR was registered against the Markaz Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin. Police in the districts also joined the Crime Branch as soon as the case was registered.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Banks must keep open for PM's 27.5K cr package distribution: Govt
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As the government is set to disburse Rs 27,500 crore financial package under the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana this week and the coming weeks,the government has directed states and UTs to ensure functioning of all bank branches, cash management and maintenance agencies of ATMs amid the national lockdown.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Uber launches 24/7 service to transport frontline healthcare workers
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in India, ride-hailing giant Uber said on Tuesday that it has launched a new service, UberMedic, to transport frontline healthcare workers.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: India reports 1,397 cases, 35 deaths
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India reached 1,397 on Tuesday, including the foreign nationals, with 1,238 active cases, the Union Health Ministry said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
ED in COVID-19 fight donates to PM fund
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday announced that its officials have donated their one-day salary in the PM-CARES fund created to meet the needs in the fight against coronavirus.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
89 Tablighi Jamaatis quarantined in Agra
Agra, March 31 (IANS) Agra Police have so far rounded up 89 faithfuls who are believed to have attended the Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation in Nizammuddin Markaz in New Delhi from March 13-15 from different mosques and localities in the city.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Jaipur civic body arranges 15,000 chapatis a day for strays
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) The Jaipur Municipal Corporation has come out in support of stray animals roaming around hungry on streets during the lockdown period by pitching in NGOs who are supplying around 15,000 chapatis daily for the strays and birds, said officials.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Sue China in ICJ for waging bio-war, Ex-Central minister urges govt
Itanagar, March 31 (IANS) A former Central Minister and sitting legislator from Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Indian government to file a case of Biological Warfare against China and ask for compensation.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Air India may fly in medical equipment from China starting April 3
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Air India is likely to transport critical medical equipment and supplies from China starting April 3.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
23 new cases, COVID-19 patient count in Delhi reaches 120
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Crossing the 100-mark, the total cases of coronavirus patients in Delhi reached 120 on Tuesday, with 23 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Doctors above 60 years, should avoid OPD services: Goa IMA
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Doctors in Goa above the age of 60 years have been urged not to treat patients in private out-patient departments (OPD), the Goa chapter of the Indian Medical Association has urged on Tuesday, even as the state government urged private practitioners to resume practice and start operating clinics and hospitals to prevent stress on government health infrastructure.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
AICF Prez dismisses Secy, 12 state bodies call for general body meeting
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) At a time when the election process in the All India Chess Federation (AICF) is underway, its President P.R. Venketrama Raja has dismissed AICF Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan from the post.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
LNJP, GTB, among hospitals dedicated for COVID-19 in Delhi
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday earmarked six hospitals in the city for dedicated treatment of coronavirus patients, including the Lok Nayak, Guru Teg Bahadur and G.B. Pant hospitals.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
14 fresh COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan; tally rises to 93
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) As many as 14 cases, including four cases of Rajasthan residents and 10 evacuees from Iran, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the total positive cases in Rajasthan to 93, health officials said.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Non-communicable ailments bad for Covid-19 patients: Doctor
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) The existing non-communicable diseases, responsible for 72 per cent deaths globally, have been an aggravating factor for Covid-19 adverse outcome, according to an expert with the PGI Hospital, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Govt sharply cuts small savings rates, PPF to get just 7.1% now
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The government on Tuesday steeply cut interest rates on various small savings schemes in line with sharp cut in policy rates announced by the Reserve Bank of India on Friday where it reduced repo rate by 75 basis points.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maha corona positive cases shoot to 302, 10 deaths (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) In the sharpest spurt since lockdown started, Maharashtra notched a staggering 302 Covid-19 positive cases with the highest number from Mumbai, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Young couple commits suicide
Agra, March 31 (IANS) Bodies of 21-year-old Gopal Saini and his 20-year-old wife Priya were found hanging with a rope in their room, on Tuesday, in Ramswaroop colony under Shah Ganj police station.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal to test, quarantine those who attended Jamaat gathering
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) The West Bengal government was identifying those from the state who participated in the religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi and would put them on 14-day quarantine, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
IOA mulls releasing funds to NSFs if they promise to fulfill norms
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is considering releasing financial grants to those National Sports Federations (NSF) and State Olympic Associatons (SOA) who are yet to submit documents for the same.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Meeting app Zoom tops download charts in Feb, March: Report
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With more and more people working from home due the novel coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing tool Zoom Cloud Meetings topped download charts globally throughout February and March, according to data from app analytics platform App Annie.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Covid delays IL&FS China asset sale, Singapore bondholders asked to defer winding up
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) ITNL Offshore PTE Ltd (IOPL), a Singapore-based subsidiary of IL&FS owned ITNL, on Tuesday said the company is "committed to engaging in consensual discussion with Trustees wrt its obligations under the Notes and distribution of any recoveries from repayment of loan".
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yuvraj stands with Afridi in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, sportspersons are trying their best to donate and help the needy as much as they can in these trying times. And former India all-rounder has joined hands with former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi to help those in need.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Xiaomi commits Rs 15 crore towards COVID-19 relief in India
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced that it will donate Rs 15 crore for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in India.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
BWF freezes rankings amid COVID-19 pandemic
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation on Tuesday froze the world rankings, saying standings as on March 17 will be the basis for entry and seedings when it begins as the international calendar has been thrown in choppy waters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Delhi flats sanitised to quarantine suspected corona cases
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) In order to create an isolation facility for suspected corona-infected individuals from Nizamuddin locality, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC)'s health department on Tuesday reached Bakkarwala area to sanitise the flats.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
Showcause notice to Ranchi DC for violating lockdown on minister's order
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has issued a showcause notice to Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Mahimapat Rey for violating the lockdown on the directive of a state minister. It was alleged that the DC had allowed 11 buses to ply during lockdown on March 29.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
Ajay Devgn: Rumours around Kajol, Nysa's health baseless
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has rubbished rumours related to his actress-wife Kajol and daughter Nysa's health.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN extends time for payment of property tax, loans
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) In a relief to the people put to hardships due to coronavirus crisis, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday extended the time for making due payments for various loans and other payments by three months.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Spike in Covid-19 cases due to lack of support in some locations: Govt
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As the number of positive coronavirus cases witnessed a spike on Tuesday, the government said that it was due to "lack of support in some locations", possibly hinting at the outbreak seen in Nizamuddin Markaz in the national capital where thousands of people are now being traced.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National
78 complete quarantine in Kashmir, send home
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) As many as 78 people completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine in Kashmir on Tuesday and were given a warm send-off by police and staff of a city hotel where they were staying.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Global cues, oil stocks push markets higher, Sensex gains (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Positive global cues pushed the key Indian equity indices higher on the last day of the financial year 2019-20.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Global cues, oil stocks push markets higher, Sensex gains (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Positive global cues pushed the key Indian equity indices higher on the last day of the financial year 2019-20.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yogi working 20 hours a day during Navratri to combat Covid-19
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) He is fasting for nine days during 'Navratri' and is still working for around 20 hours a day.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Banks will automatically defer your EMIs by three months
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Customers who receive EMI payment notice at the beginning of every month can heave a sigh of relief as banks have decided to defer receiving such payments for a period of three month under the terms of a Covid 19- RBI package announced on Friday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengaluru police busts fake mask racket, arrest one
Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) The police claimed to have busted a fake N95 mask making racket, arrested one person and seized 12,000 such masks, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yuvraj stands with Afidi in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With the world coming to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, sportspersons are trying their best to donate and help the needy as much as they can in these trying times. And former India all-rounder has joined hands with former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi to help those in need.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
DMK Trust offers auditorium as isolation ward
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) The DMK Trust Managing Trustee M.K. Stalin has offered the auditorium located in its party headquarters compound to Greater Chennai Corporation to be used as a patient ward for the coronavirus- affected.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
COVID-19: Jharkhand reports first positive case
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) A young woman with travel history to Malaysia has tested positive for coronavirus infection, which is the first such case in Jharkhand, a senior officer said on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Bihar,National
Priyanka hails Congress' COVID-19 preparedness
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday hailed the work done by the party governments in Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh to combat the spread of the novel coronavius (COVID-19).
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After a lull, politics surfaces during COVID times in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) In Kerala everything boils down to politics and after a lull following COVID-19, politics took centre stage with State Congress president Mullapally Ramachandran on Tuesday asking Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to be frugal at a time when the state was passing through the toughest times due to paucity of funds.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Kerala,National
Motorola Razr's first sale delayed to April 15
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Lenovo-owned smartphone brand Motorola on Tuesday announced that it is delaying the April 2 sale of foldable flagship Moto Razr to April 15 in India due to the nationwide lockdown.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology