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- After Delhi, 5 more states want lockdown extended beyond May 3
A day after the Delhi government said the lockdown would have to be continued till May 16 in the national capital, five states — Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, Punjab and Odisha — on Saturday veered towards extending curbs in hotspots of their respective states beyond May 3.
- Coronavirus: Delhi-Noida border sealed completely
- Covid-19: Government guidelines on ACs, coolers and fans
Accoding to the guidelines compiled by the Indian Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioner Engineers (ISHRAE), a temperature between 24-30 degree centigrade should be maintained while operating ACs at home. While, a relative humidity level of 40 per cent to 70 per cent is considered to be the most suitable as it decreases problems from pathogens.
- PM Narendra Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' address: Key points
- CDC adds six new symptoms to the COVID-19 list. Watch out for these
As more and more cases come to light, newer symptoms are being discovered, making people worry about the rapidly rising rates of transmission and spread.
- Netizens applaud Mahabharat's Roopa Ganguly and Nitish Bharadwaj after watching Draupadi's 'cheer-haran'
- Covid-19: Pune company plans to ready 20-40m vaccine shots at Rs 1,000/dose by Sept-Oct
Pune-based Serum Institute plans to price the proposed Covid vaccine at around Rs 1,000 per dose in India. Serum is one of the global manufacturers that is putting its weight behind an Oxford University-led consortium, which announced the start of human clinical trials on April 23 and is one of the first such projects to get underway globally.
- Karnataka eases lockdown 2.0 restrictions starting today
After days of dilly-dallying, the Karnataka government said it would ease lockdown 2.0 from Thursday, allowing a range of services — from private clinics and veterinary centres to home repairs involving carpenters, plumbers, electricians and mechanics. The govt order issued on Wednesday said relaxations will not apply to Covid-19 hotspots and containment zones.
- Vadodara man breaks wife's spine after she defeats him in online ludo
The pleasure of online ludo game turned intensely bitter for a couple in Vadodara after the man mercilessly thrashed his wife who defeated him consecutively in the game. The 24-year-old woman suffered severe spinal cord injuries. Wanting her husband to stay indoors instead of spending time with others in their society, she had coaxed him to play ludo on the mobile phone.
- Outbreak in slums forces Mumbai to confront its ‘shame’: Ratan Tata
- Tablighi Jamaat's mass gatherings across Asia spark coronavirus clusters
Tablighi Jamaat's gatherings have emerged as coronavirus hotspots in Malaysia, India and now Pakistan. In Pak, authorities are tracking people who attended an event of 70,000 worshipers in Lahore. Religious groups have been linked to virus hotspots around the world including a church in South Korea and Ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in New York and Israel.
- Covid-19: A 'herd immunity' strategy could actually work in youthful India
The herd immunity strategy, which would allow a majority of the population to gain resistance to the virus by becoming infected and then recovering, could result in less economic devastation and human suffering than restrictive lockdowns designed to stop the virus's spread, a number of experts have begun to argue in the nation of 1.3 billion people.
- Coronavirus epidemic could peak in India by mid-May: Study
The coronavirus epidemic could peak in India by the middle of May and gradually peter out after that, a modelling exercise by Times Network in partnership with global consulting firm Protiviti, has predicted. The report looks at three different possibilities and suggests that India could see the number of coronavirus cases crossing 75,000 around May 22.
- Donald Trump says he is temporarily suspending immigration
US President Donald Trump announced on Monday night that he will sign an executive order to “temporarily suspend” immigration into the United States. The announcement also threw into turmoil the already-fraught careers and lives of more than three million guest workers and students – nearly a million from India — with its vague opacity.
- Throwback: When Salman Khan cancelled his wedding in 1999, despite cards being distributed
Salman Khan’s wedding has forever been a popular topic of conversation. While he has got married several times on the silver screen, did you know Salman was close to tying the knot in real life? During his appearance on a TV show the actor had revealed that he was ‘this close’ to getting married. Salman’s good friend Sajid Nadiadwala had made some massive revelations about the actor.
- Build confident fluent readers while the world is on hold
Reading is a magical portal which lets people, especially young children, discover new realities.
- Omani princess clarifies after impersonator tweets targeting India
Omani princess Sayyida Mona bint Fahd al Said, who had a Twitter account impersonating her, has issued a clarification regarding the purported tweet on the expulsion of Indian workers from Oman. The Indian ambassador to Oman, Munu Mahawar, thanked Mona al Said for her clarification and added that both countries will continue to work towards strengthening their relationship.
- 8 Indian traditions which are actually good for your health
If you look back in India’s history, you will find it is full of traditions and customs. These traditions might look ordinary but have several health benefits attached to them. These traditions are still practiced and hold a similar relevance, as they did back in those days.
- Not just social distancing but ‘Smart Distancing' ™ is the need of the hour
- When Ranbir Kapoor and 'Raees' actress Mahira Khan's 'smoking on the street of NYC' picture went viral on the internet
Ranbir Kapoor is currently dating Alia Bhatt and the couple seem to be going strong as reports of staying together amidst the lockdown and marriage rumours have also been making rounds on the internet.
- Exclusive- Patiala Babes’ Ashnoor Kaur: I am not ready for married roles on-screen; my teenage days won’t come back
- Maharashtra asks 6 states to take back 3.5L stranded migrants
Even as the first batch of 100 Sikh pilgrims stranded at Nanded’s Takht Sri Hazur Sahib during the lockdown left for their home states of Punjab, Haryana and New Delhi after a push from Punjab CM, the state’s chief secretary on Saturday asked his counterparts in UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh to take back 3.5 lakh migrants stuck in Maharashtra.
- 'Commend your leadership': Bill Gates lauds Modi govt's efforts to flatten Covid curve
Philanthropist Bill Gates has commended PM Modi's leadership and his government's "proactive measures" such as lockdown and expansion of focused testing in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in India. In a letter to Modi, Gates said he was glad that the Indian government is fully utilizing its exceptional digital capabilities in its COVID-19 response.
- Mukesh Khanna wants to know who spotted the cooler in Mahabharat
- 'Islamophobia' row: PM Modi, Jaishankar dial Gulf leaders
India has mounted a diplomatic offensive in the Gulf Arab states to tamp down a potential communal problem fuelled by social media outrage and fake Twitter handles. In the past 24 hours, foreign minister S Jaishankar spoke personally to his counterparts across the Arab world to reassure them.
- 50 IRS officers face probe for unsolicited hike-tax call
An annoyed govt distanced itself from controversial tax proposals such as a Covid-19 cess and a wealth tax on the rich from a group of revenue service officials, not just rejecting the suggestions but also ordering an enquiry against the officers who released the report on Sunday. The prompt rebuttal was meant to stop panic among taxpayers.
- Centre gives clearance for neighbourhood shops to open
The home ministry on Friday permitted all shops in residential and market complexes outside municipal limits and all neighbourhood, standalone shops as well as shops in residential complexes within municipal limits of non-containment zones to open during the lockdown. However this concession has not been extended to single and multi-brand malls.
- Ramayan fans dethrone Kartik Aaryan and award Sunil Lahri aka Lakshman for best monologue delivery; here's how he is winning hearts
- Be ready to woo companies quitting China, PM Modi tells CMs
PM Modi, while interacting with CMs on Monday, is learnt to have suggested that states should explore the possibility of attracting investments in view of the likelihood of many companies exiting from Chinese cities in the wake of coronavirus. The govt has also blocked the automatic route for FDI from nations which share land borders with India (read China).
- Did you know Ramayan's Lakshman aka Sunil Lahri romanced Sita aka Dipika Chikhlia earlier?
Ramayan has become one of the strongest and most searched words on social media and is trending actively. The mythological show was brought back in the scene during the lockdown to entertain the audience as the current shows did not have enough bank to continue their series.