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Daily Archives: 4th May 2020

Odisha government allows plying of buses in green zones

The move of the government came a day after categorising districts under red, green and orange zones due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Apple unveils 13-Inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard

The new lineup also offers 10th-generation processors for up to 80 per cent faster graphics performance and makes 16GB of faster 3733MHz memory standard on select configurations.

No justification for detention of Mehbooba, says Omar Abdullah

Abdullah, in a tweet, said: "Over the next few days the PSA detention orders of Mehbooba Mufti, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Shah Faesal and others are due to expire. There was no justification for their detention much less an extension."

Tamil Nadu to open liquor shops on May 7

In a statement issued here, the government said the Tasmac liquor outlets will be opened from May 7 onwards. The shops will function between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Govt to facilitate return of Indians stranded abroad from May 7

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs made the announcement, informing that the travel would be arranged by aircraft and naval ships and a standard operating procedure (SOP) has been prepared in this regard.

Kerala Health Minister answers helpline caller

The helpline, launched on January 22, has received a huge number of calls from people seeking help and guidance on Covid-19.

515 stranded Kerala residents return, over 1.66 lakh others register

From Monday morning, Keralites stranded outside the state began to return through six entry points bordering Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Al Qaeda urges Indian Muslims to wage jihad against India

Yemen's Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP), the globally banned terrorist group, issued a statement accusing India of being part of a global war on Muslims.

Covid-19 curve relatively flat as of now, says Health Ministry

Addressing the daily briefing, Joint Secretary, Health, Lav Agarwal, said the spread of infectious diseases is like a geometric progression, and the country's rate of doubling has increased to 12 days.

No fresh Covid-19 case in Kerala, 34 under treatment

As many as 61 were cured of the virus, and there are 34 presently under treatment.

FINA postpones Fukuoka World Championships to May 2022

The decision follows the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed more than 2.4 lakh lives across the world.

Tejashwi Yadav offers to pay fare of Bihar migrants in 50 trains

Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Legislative Assembly Yadav said that he is willing to pay the fare of 50 trains to bring back Bihar labourers.

Delhi Cabinet approves Rs 1 crore for Ankit Sharma’s family

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the process got delayed due to the crisis of coronavirus.

Hong Kong to relax rules on public gatherings

Groups of up to eight people are to be permitted, double the number previously allowed, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper report said.

Japan extends state of emergency until May 31

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, scheduled to hold a press conference in the evening, made the formal decision to extend the state of emergency beyond May 6, the last day of Japan's Golden Week holiday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Sensex plunges 1,600 points, Nifty down 500

At 10.13 a.m., the Sensex was at 32,045.64, lower by 1,671.98 points or 4.96 per cent from the previous close of 33,717.62.

Rohingya refugees sent to remote island after stranded at sea

"Some Rohingya entered in our Teknaf area in small boats. Our villagers detained some of them and informed the coast guard while some others fled. The coast guard took them to Bhasan Char last night," Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told Efe news on Sunday.

US preparing to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients with Remdesivir

The medication, recently given fast-track approval for use in the US, could be administered apart from clinical trials as early as Monday to the first coronavirus patients, while manufacturer Gilead is making plans to export it to other nations who give it the green light, reports Efe news.

Rahul slams Centre for charging rail tickets from migrants

His remarks came soon after Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi announced that party will bear the charges of rail tickets of migrants stranded across the country amid the nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of Covid-19.

US has enormous evidence COVID-19 originated in Wuhan lab, says Pompeo

"There is significant evidence that this came from that laboratory in Wuhan," Efe news quoted Pompeo as saying to ABC News on Sunday.

COVID-19 tally reaches 42,533, toll at 1,373 in India

Of the total cases, 29453 are active, 11,706 people have recovered, and 1,373 people have succumbed to the disease. At least 1,074 people have recovered from the highly contagious COVID-19 in 24 hours.

Congress will pay for rail tickets of migrants, says Sonia

In a statement, Sonia Gandhi said, our workers and labourers form the "backbone" of our economy and their hard work and sacrifice are the foundation of our nation.

Silver Lake to invest Rs 5,655.75 cr in Jio Platforms at an equity value...

This investment values Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.90 lakh crore and an enterprise value of Rs 5.15 lakh crore and represents a 12.5 per cent premium to the equity valuation of the Facebook investment announced on April 22, 2020.

Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul under lockdown

On Sunday, several on-duty officials, press members, and police forces were seen patrolling the city's usually most crowded spots, while avenues, streets, and district centres were all deserted, reports Xinhua news agency.

Kochi Biennale Foundation appoints Adeeb Ahamed as trustee

Ahamed, a native of Thrissur, runs the LuLu Financial Group in Abu Dhabi and is also managing director of its retail arm Tablez and hospitality investment arm Twenty14 Holdings.

No new confirmed COVID-19 case in Hubei for 30 days

The provincial health commission said that as of Sunday, there were no existing confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hubei, reports Xinhua news agency.

Trudeau announces funding for antibody research against COVID-19

During his press conference on Sunday, Trudeau said a new mental health platform will provide strategies for managing stress with specific help for those from marginalised communities, Xinhua news agency reported.

AP clears decks for migrants’ homecoming

Briefing the media on Sunday, following a review meeting, Andhra Pradesh Health Minister Alla Kala Krishna said that the decision has been taken to bring back 2 lakh Andhra citizens stranded in 13 states. The stranded citizens primarily include migrant labourers and students, are to be transported back by rail.

Global COVID-19 cases top 3.5 million

A total of 247,107 people worldwide have died of the disease, according to the CSSE, Xinhua news reported on Sunday.

Congress will return to power in MP after bypolls, says Kamal Nath

Addressing a video news conference on Sunday, he claimed the BJP government may not last beyond the bypolls to the 24 vacant Assembly seats. He expected the Congress to win 20-22 of the seats.