A 72 year old man from Bhubaneswar ‘s Jhadpada died on April 6 at the AIIMS hospital. This was informed through a tweet by the State H & FW dept today. The deceased was admitted to AIIMS with acute respiratory complaint was leter detected COVID positive. He had also severe hypertension. The death being first in the state has reasons for the concern for people and the authorities as well.
All employees of the Central Intelligence Bureau (IB) office in Bhubaneswar have been asked to remain in home quarantine after one employee came in contact with a COVID-19 positive patient, said an official on Tuesday. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also sealed the IB office.The IB office located at the R.N. Singhdeo Marg in Bhubaneswar has been sealed
Amid the lockdown, social distancing and “work from home”, we are increasingly spending more time within four walls. Our humble bed has become a permanent station for many us to do office work, binging on our favourite series, news and spending the extra time on hand with family. Ironically, while we stay longer in bed, at times our sleep cycle is compromised.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has red flagged the export of hydroxylchloroquine to the United states and said that the “life saving” drug should be made available to the country first. The central government has decided to lift ban on the export of this drug. He slammed Trump on his “retaliation” jibe on the issue of the drug export.
Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 23 new Covid-19 cases, with the total jumping from 868 to 891, besides a total of 52 deaths till Monday, including a 30-year-old woman, officials said . On Tuesday, 10 fresh cases were reported from Mumbai, Pune had 4 new cases, Ahmednagar 3, Nagpur and Buldhana two each, and one each from Sangli and Thane this morning.
Indian stock markets witnessed a rally on Tuesday with the BSE Sensex gaining over 1,500 points to reclaim the psychological level of 29,000. The gains on the Indian stock markets were in line with the Asian indices which rose on signs that the rate of coronavirus-related deaths globally is dropping.
Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will be taking part in a global United Nations and World Health Organisation (WHO) campaign aimed to encouraging people to remain “active” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. FIFA has joined forces with the UN and the WHO in supporting the #BeActive campaign launched on the UN International Day of Sport
Rajasthan on Tuesday reported 24 new novel coronavirus cases, taking the total such cases to 325 in the state, said Additional Chief Secretary.
Jodhpur has nine new cases — six are the family members of a patient found positive on Monday, a woman who is wife of another patient reported infected the same day, and one patient in contact with a woman who tested coronavirus positive earlier.
Media and entertainment company ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEE) on Tuesday committed itself to a financial relief to over 5,000 daily-wage earners working directly or indirectly for the company in its overall production ecosystem. ZEE said it has taken this step to ensure that their families do not get impacted due to the nationwide lockdown.
The number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh crossed the 300 mark on Monday. The state’s tally now stands at 305, where 159 coronavirus positive cases are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, health officials said.Additional Chief Secretary Home said that with the Tablighi Jamaat corona patients constituting more than 50 per cent of the total .
In a huge health scare, two major private hospitals, one in Mumbai and another in Pune have been declared as “containment zones” after at least 130 staffers including doctors, nurses and patients were found Covid-19 positive, officials said here on Monday. At least 29 staffers including three doctors and 26 nurses were found Covid-19 positive last week,
Actress-former beauty queen Urvashi Rautela sure knows how to keep her fans regaled in these boring times of lockdown. Urvashi has been posting a series of oomph-loaded snapshots and videos on her social media over the past few days, and fans are loving it. She has done it again on Monday, posting a photo in a stunning, body-hugging black outfit.
A cat owner on Monday got help from the Kerala High Court to go out of and buy food for his pets, after the police refused his application. The court also said it would pass a general order to this effect. N. Prakash had moved the court after his request for a pass to go out to buy food for his pets was rejected by the police.
Amid the ongoing lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, the Cine And TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) has appealed to A-list members as well as masses to pitch in with rations and funds as donation for daily wage workers. “Since CINTAA has a very limited corpus, we are not a cash-rich association. Our charitable sister trust, the Cine Artist Welfare Trust (CAWT) is also running out of funds,”
It is not only humans who are facing the hardships during the national lockdown. Animals too are facing problems, mainly food. The carnivorous inmates of the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden have been affected by the disruption in supplies of fodder, meat and vegetables. The zoo that has over 1,000 inmates, including birds and reptiles, face food problems.
Realising the urgency of medical care in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases in Odisha, the state has taken a gigantic step ahead by opening a 520 bed hospital in the State capital. It is an wing of the SUM hospital group being funded by the Mahanadi Coal Fields Ltd, and the chief minister has expressed his thankfulness towards the two above organisations for this cooperation at this crucial juncture.
As companies go through a tough phase amidst the coronavirus pandemic, a PwC survey says that companies should separately allocate funds for crisis management. The Crisis Survey by PwC India titled ‘Crisis Preparedness: An imperative to stay competitive’ said: “Globally, almost 37 per cent of companies better-placed post-crisis had allocated a crisis management budget.
Six Indian chess players, including former world champion Vishwanathan Anand, will play online chess with fans on April 11 to raise funds to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Anand, who is stranded in Germany due to the global travel restrictions, told “On April 11, Indian chess players will try to do their bit in fund-raising while giving chess fans an opportunity to play .”
Actor Raghubir Yadav has had some hits and misses since he took up acting all those years ago. He says he generally doesnt perceive projects as extremely good or bad. In fact, he “picks out the drawbacks” in a good project. I generally don’t perceive projects as extremely good nor bad. I try to find goodness in the bad projects.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to postpone entrance exams including JNU, UGC, NET and IGNOU PhD and several others keeping in mind the lockdown.
HRD Minister Pokhriyal said: “The Director General of National Testing Agency has been advised to postpone the last date for submission of applications for various examinations”.
With samples of a further 14 persons testing positive, the number of COVID-19 infected persons in Andhra Pradesh rose to 266 on Monday . The state nodal officer said that the data pertains to test results obtained between 6 p.m. on Sunday . As per official reports, 5 of the new cases are in Visakhapatnam, 3 each in Anantapur and Kurnool, 2 from Guntur, and 1 in West Godavari. As of Monday, five persons in the state.
Eight members of the Tablighi Jamaat, who had attended a meeting in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz last month that spiked cases throughout the country, have tested positive for Corona virus in Sitapur. All the eight Jamaatis have now been shifted to the community health centre in Khairabad. The Jamaatis are from Bangladesh and had been quarantined
Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Anurag Srivastava took charge as the new spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs on Monday, replacing Raveesh Kumar who held the position for around three years. A 1999-IFS batch, Srivastava was serving as India’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union before returning to New Delhi.
Air pollution in the national capital and its surrounding regions spiked drastically on Monday, a day after people bursted firecrackers to “challenge the darkness” as a sign of participation in Narendra Modi’s call for switching off lights and lighting diyas and lamps to fight against coronavirus crisis. PM called for a nine-minute candlelight vigil in a bid to dispel the darkness spread by the pandemic
Dashing former India opener Virender Sehwag on Monday urged people to follow coronavirus dos and don’ts strictly by sharing a video of a child who is spelling out the directives perfectly. “This is still the most important thing for all of us. A child is explaining this beautifully. Please do listen to him and follow his advice,” Sehwag said in a tweet
As we stay in, practise social distancing and isolation, taking care of our health becomes very important. Maintaining the healthy state is very important in order to avoid contracting the COVID-19, says a fresh guideline by the WHO. While most of us may not have access to a full-fledged gym at home, this is the best time to explore workout like Pilates, Yoga, Barre, etc.
A video showing a BJP leader Manju Tiwari firing in the air with a revolver on Sunday night to mark the battle against Corona, has gone viral on the social media. A probe has been ordered in the matter.
Tiwari is the district president of the party’s women wing in Balrampur district. Superintendent of Police, has directed the kotwali nagar police to register a case
Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris believes that MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings has been able to produce the most uncapped players for India and thats why they are a better franchise as compared to Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Mumbai Indians have won IPL title four times – in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Out of these four times, they have defeated CSK in the final.
Crude oil prices declined on Monday as OPEC and other major oil producers including Russia delayed their meeting to discuss on output cuts. Brent crude fell near to $30 per barrel during early trade on Monday. Currently, it is trading at $33.51, lower by 1.76 per cent from its previous close. The WTI crude plunged over 3 per cent to $27.37 per barrel.
With a dire warning from Surgeon General of the US Jerome Adams, the country braced for the “saddest” week ahead even as it saw glimmers of hope in the dip in new cases and deaths in the coronavirus pandemic’s epicentre New York and an abatement in Washington state where it began.”This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment”.
The city civic body has used only two hotels so far to quarantine Covid-19 cases even though it has notified 16 properties for the purpose, an official said on Monday. “We have used only two hotels until now, though we have notified 16 hotels for quarantining Covid cases,” told a Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) official.
A Goa Police spokesperson on Friday said that the Shaikh, who runs a garments store in the mining town, was arrested under sections 269 and 188 of the Indian Penal Code. While Section 269 deals with commission of an act which is likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life and 188 is related to disobedience of an order given by a public servant.
“In view of the fact that one resident of Cuttack has also been found positive, the city is being included under the shutdown for 48 hours from 8pm from today till 8pm on Sunday. We will use the time for aggressive contact tracing. Details will be released soon,” said a tweet from the Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy. Earlier Bhubaneswar & Bhadrak town were brought under complete lockdown.
Haryana on Friday reported eight cases of coronavirus patients, taking the total number of cases to 43 in the state, the government said.
Officials said five patients, including four foreigners, were those who came to the state after attending a religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi’s Nizamuddin. Their passports have been confiscated.
Bollywood star Ranveer Singh has shared his actress-wife Deepika Padukone’s midnight guilty pleasure! It seems the actress loves feasting on sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread when most of the world has dozed off. Ranveer has shared a photograph that catches Deepika slurping on her yummy spread. Quite wittily, she has covered the brand name on the jar with a label that says ‘Khilji’.
Six security men were injured on Friday in an unprovoked firing by the Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, police sources said. The sources said the ceasefire violation took place in the district’s Sunderbani sector.
“They used mortars and automatics to target Indian positions
A total of 21 new coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Rajasthan on Friday taking the total tally to 154 in the state. This includes 23 Tablighi Jamaat members, 18 evacuees from Iran who are in Army Wellness centres in Jaisalmer and Jodhpur and 2 Italians who earlier tested positive and later were turned negative, said health officials.
45-year-old Kalpana, previously a begging elephant, is celebrating a year of freedom at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation & Care Centre in Mathura! Kalpanas rescue in 2019 was brought to the attention of millions. A partially blind and exhausted Kalpana would walk for hours endlessly, begging for alms on busy highways. In 2019, She was found abandoned by her owner
At a time when farmers across the country are worried over losses amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown, a small farmer from Telangana has come forward to donate Rs 50,000 for COVID-19 relief measures. Mora Hanmandlu of Adilabad district, who owns four-and-half acres of land, decided to donate a part of the money he earned from his crop.
For the first time in history, Western Australia (WA), the country’s largest state, closed its borders, reports Xinhua “These new harder border closures essentially mean we will be turning Western Australia into its own island, within an island,” WA Premier Mark McGowan said on Friday. “Western Australia is in a unique position. Our isolation is now our best defence.
Google has announced that it is shutting down its Q&A social app Neighbourly on May 12, as the project did not take off as expected. The search engine giant unveiled the app in May 2018 as a test in Mumbai to let users explore their neighborhood with help from local experts. Later in November, it expanded its base to a few more cities
Eleven of 91 Tablighi Jamaat followers who returned to Karnataka from the Delhi headquarters of the group have tested positive so far for coronavirus, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said. “Of the 91 Jamaat members who returned from Nizamuddin Markaz in March, 11 tested positive at Bidar in northern Karnataka, while 80 tested negative,” Yediyurappa told
Thailand has imposed a nationwide curfew starting from Friday to prevent people from leaving home at night in an effort to stop the spreading of the coronavirus pandemic. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha announced that the curfew will be effective nationwide from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily. Thailand earlier declared emergency rule to contain the COVID-19 spread.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, for the second time, interacted with Chief Ministers via video conferencing and discussed measures to combat coronavirus, saying the government’s first priority for the next few weeks should be “testing, tracing, isolating and quarantining” and for this, administrative efforst down to the district level must be coordinated.
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has emphasised that the country needs India specific strategy to combat Covid-19 which has been declared pandemic and number of cases are rising daily.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “At the Congress CWC meeting today I emphasised the urgent need to devise an India specific strategy to combat the #COVID19 Pandemic.
A Texas-based Indian techie, who was tested positive for the novel coronavirus, was in critical condition and on ventilator support, say media report. The 42-year-old Rohan Bavadekar is currently admitted at the St Luke’s hospital in Texas, the American Bazaar said the report. Wednesday. A father of three young children, he urgently needs a blood donor with blodd groups A or B
Jharkhand Minister Haji Hussain Ansari and his family members are in home quarantine as the minister’s son had reportedly attended Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi. The special branch (state intelligence) has submitted a report to police headquarters in which name of Tanverul Hassan, who is the son of the minister and another person identified as Mohammed Abbas
Two more Australians are set to appear on state television on Thursday to accuse Cardinal George Pell of sexually assaulting them when they were young, in fresh allegations against the Vatican’s former financial chief, currently serving a six-year prison sentence for abusing two other children. Pell, whose final appeal against his conviction is set to be heard on April 6 Aus High Court, was convicted in March 2019 on five sexual assault charges
Three Tablighi meeting attendees have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Assam, taking the total corona positive cases in the northeastern state to 16, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.According to Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, one more positive case was found in Manipur on Thursday, taking the state’s tally to two.
The Congress on Thursday reiterated that it stood with the nation to take on the coronavirus threat amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown.
During the Congress Working Committee meeting held through videoconferencing in the morning to discussed various issues, including government response to the pandemic, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reiterated the party’s support to the governmen