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Delhi government to promote students till class 8 without exams
In a joint digital press conference with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia said the students of government schools will be promoted under the 'no detention policy'.

Coronavirus: P Chidambaram to give Rs 1 crore to Maharashtra CM relief fund
Senior Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, who is a Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra, on Monday announced he would give Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

NMDC to donate Rs 150 crore to PMCF for Covid-19 fight
NMDC has already rolled out various preventive measures at the headquarters, plants and offices to protect the employees and their families against the spread of killer virus. NMDC which has operations in the remote parts of the country has also implemented steps to fight the virus in the villages and hamlets adjacent to its facilities and townships.

Lockdown, 6th day: Eye on virus hotspots, lingering supply pain & that sinking feeling in markets
Earlier in the day, the govt stressed that there was no plan to extend the lockdown beyond 21 days. The number of positive cases in India crossed 1,070, with 29 reported casualties.

Counter misinformation, superstition on coronavirus: PM to social workers
Addressing organisations involved in social work via video conferencing here, Modi said they can play a huge role in arranging basic necessities for the poor and can also dedicate their medical facilities and volunteers to serve patients and the needy.

Delhi LG orders strict action against DMs, DCPs for violation of lockdown rules
The lieutenant governor also directed DMs and DCPs that anyone found roaming without e-pass or valid reason during the lockdown, imposed to check the spread of coronavirus, would be sent to district shelters set up by the administration.

Coronavirus: Mankind Pharma pledges Rs 51 crore for CM relief funds
The funds would be utilised for procuring ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) and medicines for the states reporting maximum number of positive cases, it said. The company said it will be working closely with various state governments including Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, among others.

IIT Guwahati steps up in fight against novel coronavirus
IT Guwahati has prepared hand sanitizers at its various departments and academic centres and is in the process of preparing at least 5000 sanitizer bottles for the GMCH and Assam government. The Institute has provided two real-time PCR machines to GMCH for the diagnosis of Coronavirus.

Corona live: Many show symptoms after religious meet in Delhi
The govt today said there is no plan to extend the lockdown beyond 21 days, and trashed media reports hinting at such a possibility. Meanwhile, the number of positive cases in India has crossed 1,050, and the death toll stands at 29. Stay with TOI for the latest developments.

Corona: No community spread yet, says govt
Union ministry of health and family welfare on Monday said that India is in "local transmission and limited community transmission" phase of COVID-19. "This SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) is applicable to the current phase of COVID-19 pandemic in India (local transmission and limited community transmission), wherein as per the plan of action, all suspect cases are admitted to isolation facilities," a statement from the ministry said.

Maha govt sets up 262 relief camps for migrants
Amid the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Maharashtra government has set up 262 relief camps for migrant labourers where they will be provided food and shelter, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Monday.

'92 new cases, 4 corona deaths in India in 24 hrs'
Ninety-two new cases and four deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in India since Sunday, the health ministry said on Monday while reiterating that there has been no community transmission of the virus as of now. Joint Secretary Luv Aggarwal underlined the importance of social distancing saying even one person's carelessness can lead to Covid-19 spread.

AI rescue flights: 'Protective equipment failing'
Air India crew, which has been operating evacuation flights to corona hotspots like Wuhan, Japan and Europe, has complained of poor quality personal protective equipment (PPE). Crew members say there have been occasions when hazmat suits have got ruptured on these flights.

Postponed Olympics to open July 23 next year
The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23, 2020, to Aug 8, 2021, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021. The Paralympics will be held from Aug 24 to Sept 5. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were due to open on July 24 and run for 16 days. This is the first peace-time postponement of the Games.

Bhutia opens doors for migrant workers in Gangtok
At a time when thousands of migrant workers around the country are struggling to make ends meet and have no shelter due to the 21 day lockdown, former Indian football captain and one of the biggest sports stars India has produced, Bhaichung Bhutia has come forward to help.

Wuhan's ground-zero market hides in plain sight
In the Chinese city of Wuhan, the wet market that spawned the pandemic which has brought the world to its knees now slumbers quietly behind a tidy-looking blue-and-white partition. But there are ample clues that something toxic once lurked inside the Huanan Seafood Market — police tape, chest-high barriers and staff in head-to-toe hazmat suits lugging equipment.

Why India Has a Chance to Replace China as Global Economic Leader Post Coronavirus Crisis

Why India Has a Chance to Replace China as Global Economic Leader Post Coronavirus CrisisOnce the pandemic is brought under control, India must actively engage in rebuilding the world economy.

Don’t confuse F1 with karting – Benzema shoots down Giroud comparisons

Don’t confuse F1 with karting – Benzema shoots down Giroud comparisonsMadrid, March 30: Real Madrid's Karim Benzema said "don't confuse Formula One with karting" as the exiled French striker dismissed comparisons to countryman Olivier Giroud. Benzema has not played for France since October 2015 - head coach Didier Deschamps refusing

Bored in lockdown, 21-yr-old man commits suicide in Jamnagar

Bored in lockdown, 21-yr-old man commits suicide in JamnagarPolice said that 21-year-old Kaushik Mandera was found hanging in his house in Gokulnagar area of Jamanagar city on Friday morning.

Woman Created India’s 1st COVID-19 Test Kit During Pregnancy

Woman Created India’s 1st COVID-19 Test Kit During PregnancyBhosale’s efforts paid the price with her team delivering the testing kit in a record time of six weeks.

Kerala’s First COVID-19 Fatality Buried As Per Protocol

Kerala’s First COVID-19 Fatality Buried As Per ProtocolHis wife and daughter were allowed to see his body via video call with the hospital.

Telangana's First Coronavirus Victim Had Delhi Travel History, No Foreign Trips: Officials

Telangana's First Coronavirus Victim Had Delhi Travel History, No Foreign Trips: OfficialsHyderabad, TELANGANA -- On March 27 Telangana announced its first COVID-19related death; but the patient had no recent history of foreign travel, nodocumented contact with someone who had travelled abroad, and no establishedexposure to anyone known to be carrying the virus.

Maharashtra govt halves ‘Shiv Bhojan’ meal price, to be provided to one lakh people till June

Maharashtra govt halves ‘Shiv Bhojan’ meal price, to be provided to one lakh people till JuneThe Shiv Bhojan scheme was rolled out in January to provide food to 18,000 needy persons for just Rs 10. It was later extended to 36,000 people.

Only One Thing Keeps Moving in MP: Cong on BJP Govt Issuing More Transfer Orders Amid COVID-19 Curfew

Only One Thing Keeps Moving in MP: Cong on BJP Govt Issuing More Transfer Orders Amid COVID-19 CurfewThe BJP leadership, which had accused the previous dispensation led by Congress’ Kamal Nath for opening a transfer industry in the state, seems to have taken a liking to it.

COVID-19: Hoarders, middlemen selling goods at higher prices in national capital amid coronavirus lockdown
When the Zee News team asked a shopkeeper why is he selling it at this price, he said that he himself is getting goods at higher prices from outside.  
CM Arvind Kejriwal vows action against those dealers who are stealing people`s ration amid coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak
Arvind Kejriwal also stated that those who don't have ration cards will also be given ration by the Delhi government, adding "stay home as an act of patriotism and don't pay attention to rumours."
India not yet facing COVID-19 community transmission due to lockdown: Government
It has been clearly stated by the Ministry of Health that if even one per cent of people in the country did not follow the lockdown, then the 99 per cent effort will go in vain.
Suspended Jammu and Kashmir DSP Davinder Singh`s police custody extended till April 3
The court also directed the police to conduct tainted DSP's medical examination every 48 hours.
Coronavirus COVID-19: Centre not planning to declare emergency in mid-April, says Indian Army
Amid reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre is planning to declare emergency in mid-April to tackle the coronavirus menace, the Indian Army on Monday (March 30) clarified that this is absolutely fak
Coronavirus COVID-19: Centre asks automobile manufacturers to manufacture ventilators
Amid the rising coronavirus cases in different parts of the country, the Centre has asked several automobile manufactures to manufacture ventilators in order to be used at hospitals treating coronavirus patients.
Fire breaks out at Kolkata`s South City Galaxy apartment, fire tenders rushed to spot
The fire broke out at the 16th floor of the apartment. More than 10 fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot. 
PM Narendra Modi shares yoga videos, urges people to remain fit during coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (March 30) posted animated yoga videos in response to a query during his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio show on Sunday (March 29) about how he was maintaining his fitness amid the 21-day nationwide loc
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Delhi court extends suspended J&K DSP Davinder Singh's police custody till April 3
The court directed the police to conduct his medical examination every 48 hours.

'The Office' duo Steve Carell and John Krasinki reunite virtually on latter's new show 'Some Good News'
John Krasinki launched a YouTube show titled Some Good News with his The Office co-star Steve Carell as a guest.

'Strange to see people who are donating are being questioned,' says former India spinner Pragyan Ojha
Since PM Narendra Modi announced the creation of the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund and appealed to all the countrymen to show their support, many sports personalities have come forward to show help contribute to the cause.

This Delhi police station uses 'neem water' spray to sanitise people
The spray is mandatorily done on anyone who is arriving from outside.

Ordinance factories to make PPEs, BEL to manufacture ventilators as govt ramps up efforts to fulfil demand
With the prospect of the huge requirement of PPEs arising in the near future, the Ministry of Textiles and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare are leading the efforts to promote their manufacturing in the country.

Fake UPI ID under pretext of 'PM Cares' relief fund found, FIR registered
The matter was raised with the State Bank of India and the ID was blocked immediately.

Coronavirus pandemic: Army doctor tests positive for COVID-19 at Kolkata's Command Hospital
The officer had reportedly travelled to Delhi between Mar 12 to 17 on leave.

Haryana Man Using Alcohol-based Hand Sanitiser Suffers Burns; Doctors Advise Caution
The man was brought to the hospital with 35 per cent burn injuries. The patient suffered burn injuries on his face, neck, front of chest , abdomen and both hands, the doctors said.

Under 'No Detention Policy', Delhi Govt to Promote Students from Nursery to Class 8 Without Exams
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said exams of up to class 8 could not be held due to the recent violence in northeast Delhi, followed by the coronavirus outbreak.

17 Foreigners Among 24 Hiding in Mosque Rescued, Quarantined in Ranchi
These people have been sent to isolation wards at Khel Gaon in Ranchi. Of the 17 foreigners, eight belong to Malaysia, three Britain, two West Indies, two Gambia, one each from Holland and Bangladesh.

Pay High Priority to Public Grievances Related to Coronavirus: Govt Tells all Departments
The move follows the constitution of 11 empowered groups by the Centre on Sunday, including one on "public grievances and suggestions, to identify problem areas and provide effective solutions to check the coronavirus pandemic.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Pledges Rs 26.25 Crore to PM-CARES Fund
In addition, the Bengaluru-headquartered defence PSUs employees have pledged their one day salary amounting to Rs. 6.25 crore.

Five Things to Know about Insurance in Times of Coronavirus
Insurance is one of things that play into the minds of the people during any disease, let alone a pandemic. Today we look at a few points on insurance in these testing times.

Counter Misinformation, Superstition on Coronavirus: PM Tells Social Workers
PM Modi said the social workers can play a huge role in arranging basic necessities for the poor and can also dedicate their medical facilities and volunteers to serve patients and the needy.

COVID-19 is Third Coronavirus Outbreak in Two Decades, May Stay for Long: US-based Doctor
Dr Rajendra Karnatak, an infectious disease expert dealing with COVID-19 patients in the US, said early lockdown should help India, but country needs to increase capacity to large number of tests.

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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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Mon Mar 30 2020  Australian Dollar 46.3177
Mon Mar 30 2020  British Pound Sterling 93.4579
Mon Mar 30 2020  Canadian Dollar 53.1350
Mon Mar 30 2020  European Euro 83.0565
Mon Mar 30 2020  United States Dollar 75.3012

Gold futures fall 0.81 per cent on weak global cues
Gold futures on Monday fell 0.81 per cent to Rs 43,217 per 10 gram as participants offloaded their holdings tracking a weak global trend.On the Multi

Coronavirus: Huge crowds as India lockdown sparks mass migration
Hundreds of thousands have left cities as India went into lockdown to stop coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: India's PM Modi seeks 'forgiveness' over lockdown
Narendra Modi apologises for sweeping restrictions that have left many jobless and hungry.

Coronavirus: The woman behind India's first testing kit
With the first made-in-India kits, the country could hugely scale up testing for the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: India defiant as millions struggle under lockdown
The government defends strict lockdown measures that have left millions stranded and without food.

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.

Coronavirus: Can one woman make kindness catch on in India?
'Caremongers' are working to help the elderly and vulnerable Indians in times of coronavirus.

India coronavirus: $22bn bailout announced for the poor
The package is aimed at countering the economic impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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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.

Indian retail tycoon M A Yusuff Ali receives Saudi Green Card
This initiative is targeting key investors and prominent personalities from various fields, including sports, arts & culture, who have played a defining role in the nation building process.

All 22 districts in West Bengal to have nodal COVID-19 hospital: Mamata Banerjee
The Chief Minister of West Bengal also said an insurance cover of ?10 lakh will be extended to those who have been aiding the government in the fight against COVID-19.

COVID-19 | People in home quarantine told to send selfies every hour to govt.
All people in home quarantine in Karnataka have been asked to send selfies with their GPS coordinates every one hour to the government of Karnataka. T

Coronavirus | Medical staff to be lodged in 5-star hotels in U.P.
Arrangement for food and other requirements for them will be made in these hotels.

Officials tough on shops for not maintaining social distancing
Shopkeepers were partaking in every other violation which could trigger the spread of the virus

Coronavirus | Fear factor combined with fake news creates new ‘infodemic’ on social media
The Indian Army also had to debunk fake news about an impending emergency declaration in April.

Pay honorarium dues to village, ward volunteers: CITU
‘State not justified in extracting work without paying them’

Coronavirus | Lockdown woes trouble Manipuris at home and away
Among the stranded people from the State is a group of 35 persons, mostly women, who had gone on a pilgrimage to West Bengal, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, and were caught in U.P. when the lockdown was imposed.

Coronavirus | Supreme Court judge Justice Ramana donates ?3 lakh for COVID-19 relief
Justice N.V. Ramana, the second senior-most judge in the Supreme Court, contributed ?1 lakh each to the COVID-19 relief funds of the Prime Minister an

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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.

India Scrambles to Escape a Coronavirus Crisis. So Far, It’s Working.
Fears are growing about what happens if community transmission takes off in the crowded areas of the world’s second-most-populous nation.

How Delhi’s Police Turned Against Muslims
More evidence has emerged that the Indian police took part in violence against Muslims or stood aside during fighting in the capital last month.

Why Delhi Police Did Nothing to Stop Attacks on Muslims
Officers have reason to believe that looking away or abetting the rioters will be rewarded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

Government Eases PF Rules. Here's How To Request A Withdrawal Online
Covid-19: The government last week announced withdrawal of up to 75 per cent of the amount standing to member's credit in the employee provident fund.
Coronavirus: YouTube Restricts Video Quality on Mobile to 480p for Some
After announcing SD as the default video quality, YouTube now seems to have limited the video quality on its mobile application to a maximum of 480p.
Coronavirus: Bhutia Offers Gangtok Home As Shelter For Migrant Workers
Baichung Bhutia offered his unfinished house in Gangtok as shelter for migrant workers and also said he was trying to provide basic ration for them amid the lockdown.
"The Internet Made It A Thing": Siddhant On Nepotism Remark
"They made memes and edited it to make it look like I've got a thug life," said Siddhant Chaturvedi
IIT Hyderabad Professors Call For Adopting Alternatives To Ventilators
IIT Hyderabad Director Prof BS Murty has called upon on the Government of India to consider adopting 'bag valve mask' as an alternative to meet any surge in demand for ventilators, both in India and...
Trance, Rocketman, 4 More Shots Please, and More on Prime Video in April
Trance movie, Rocketman, Four More Shots Please 2, HIT movie 2020, Panchayat TVF, Tales from the Loop - the biggest TV shows and movies coming to Amazon Prime Video India in April 2020.
Flimsy Gear, Not Enough Sanitisers: Air India Pilots On Rescue Flights
Air India pilots who have flown to various parts of the world to bring back Indians who were stranded because of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic have written to Aviation Minister Hardeep...
BS4 Discounts On TVS Bikes & Scooters: Offers Up To Rs. 11,000 On Apache RR310, NTorq, Jupiter & XL1
The Honorable Supreme Court on Friday passed a judgement easing the March 31, deadline for the sale of remaining BS4 vehicles. The automakers breathed a sigh of relief as the apex court decided to...
Coronavirus Lockdown: Postpone last date of submitting applications for entrance exams, HRD minister tells NTA

Coronavirus Lockdown: Postpone last date of submitting applications for entrance exams, HRD minister tells NTAThe minister has also asked the NTA to postpone the application process of All India Ayush PG Entrance Test by one month.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers agree to hold postponed Games from 23 July - 8 August in 2021

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers agree to hold postponed Games from 23 July - 8 August in 2021Tokyo Olympics will now be held between 23 July and 8 August, 2021 after a new date was agreed to by the organisers and the IOC.

Morning Walk, Jogging Prohibited in Parks During Lockdown, Violators to Face Action: Delhi Police

Morning Walk, Jogging Prohibited in Parks During Lockdown, Violators to Face Action: Delhi PoliceMorning walks and jogging are prohibited during the lockdown, the Delhi Police clarified on Monday. Cops will be deployed in parks and walkers and joggers will fact action.

Calibrated Response, Profuse Testing, Gradual Easing of Lockdown Key to Bringing India Back on Track

Calibrated Response, Profuse Testing, Gradual Easing of Lockdown Key to Bringing India Back on TrackAs of now, there is no option other than a total lockdown. The approach must be to save lives, contain the spread of infection and limit the damage to the economy.

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