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Daily Archives: 6th May 2020

Replace WTC with Ashes, Indo-Pak Test series, says Hogg

"The pandemic has opened the door for ultimate cricket rebirth," Hogg said in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.

Delhi Police Cyber Cell arrests Instagram chat group admin

The 18-year-old told police during questioning that he was the group admin though he didn't know all groups members personally. Some members had joined in on the basis of reference by other groups members, police sources quoted him.

Air India to operate first Delhi-Singapore rescue flight from Thursday

Accordingly, the airline following the laid down Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) which were released on Tuesday has tested its pilots and crews for Covid-19 and is expecting their reports by Thursday afternoon.

ED files chargesheet against Rana Kapoor in money-laundering case

Kapoor was arrested by the ED on March 8 and charged under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Delhi government orders release of 4,000 Markaz attendees

According to official sources, the government has also asked for action against those facing legal cases.

7 flights to fly 2,350 people from 6 countries to Hyderabad

Seven flights to Hyderabad will be part of the largest evacuation exercise 'Vande Bharat Mission', beginning on May 7. Under the exercise, the Centre will operate 64 flights till May 13 to bring home nearly 14,800 nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.

No new case in Kerala, 30 under treatment

The state has recorded 502 positive cases so far, out of which there are 30 under treatment.

Russia bans online videos about ‘man-made’ origin of COVID-19

The office said in a statement that it has discovered videos posted on the VK social network and YouTube alleging that the coronavirus is a genetically modified biological weapon, Xinhua news agency reported.

Mizoram set to become 5th Covid-19 free state in North East

There has been no coronavirus case in Sikkim and Nagaland. Three Covid-19 patients -- one in Arunachal Pradesh and two in Manipur -- recovered last month, making these two states coronavirus free.

Google India COVID-19 website to inform about online security risks

The website will inform about online risks and scams and help users stay safe online.

South Korea eases social distancing amid drop in COVID-19 cases

Authorities in South Korea, where forced confinement was not implemented and borders were not closed, ended a social distancing phase activated two and a half months ago to start another one dubbed "distancing in daily life."

Verify and pay Bharti Airtel’s Rs 923 cr GST refund claim, Delhi HC tells...

Bharti Airtel alleged that there was the excess payment of taxes, by way of cash, to the tune of around Rs 923 crores.

Rs 1,610-cr relief aid for lockdown-hit sectors in Karnataka

"The state government will provide Rs 1,610-crore compensation/benefit to the people who are in distress due to the lockdown since March 25 and extended till May 17 to contain the coronavirus pandemic spread," Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa told reporters here.

Maharashtra seeks COVID-19 ICU beds from defence, railways, ports

In a statement, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that since the past nearly three months, the state government has been waging a war against the virus and managed to keep it under control.

Government should not charge more taxes, says Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister Chidambaram said "New or higher taxes are justified only when the economy is booming. Tax burdens on the middle class and poor is actually taxing distress."

Guterres asks for inclusion of people with disabilities in COVID-19 response

"I urge governments to place people with disabilities at the centre of COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and to consult and engage people with disabilities," said Guterres in a video message for the launch of a new policy brief.

Sonia questions Centre on post-lockdown strategy

"After May 17, what? And after, May 17 How? What criteria is the Government of India (GoI) using to judge how long the lockdown is to continue...." she said during the meeting.

Equity indices move into red zone

The Sensex of the BSE opened at a high of 31,577.63 then touched a low of 31,248.98.

Scribe shot dead in Philippines, 16th since Duterte took office

Cornelio Pepino, 48, worked for community radio station dyMD Energy in the city of Dumaguete, where another two journalists have been killed since 2018, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said.

Top Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo trapped in Jammu Kashmir

The overnight operation by the security forces started on Tuesday evening when a massive search operation was launched in the native village of Naikoo.

Government nominates Tarun Bajaj for RBI Central Board

He replaces Atanu Chakraborty to the position in the Reserve Bank of Indian (RBI). Chakraborty retired as the DEA secretary on April 30.

Largest number of children displaced in 2019, says UNICEF

At the end of 2019, an estimated 46 million people were internally displaced by conflict and violence. More than four in 10, or 19 million, were children, says the report "Lost at Home," which was released on Tuesday, reported Xinhua news agency.

Corona tally surges to 49,391 in India, death toll 1,694

In a morning update, the Health Ministry said that of the total number 33,514 are active cases, and 1,694 fatalities have been reported so far.

Major fire at scrap godown in Delhi, no casualty

The fire was reported around 2.50 a.m. A total of 30 Delhi Fire Service (DFS) vehicles was trying to douse the fire.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor restarts ‘preparatory operations’ at plant

"These preparatory operations are conducted to provide our workforce with an adequately safe environment to work in, duly prioritising domains like spare parts supply as that is an important requirement from the markets where certain customer service activity has already started," Naveen Soni, Senior Vice President, Sales & Services, Toyota Kirloskar Motor was quoted as saying in a statement.

US infectious disease expert dismisses theory coronavirus originated in Chinese lab

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), made the comments in an interview with National Geographic.

Gold’s Gym files for bankruptcy, shuts 30 gyms

Gold's Gym filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of bankruptcy protection in the US, in an effort to facilitate the financial restructuring of the company.

US COVID-19 deaths top 70,000, cases top 1.2 million

Meanwhile, the death toll from the disease in the country hit 70,646, Xinhua news agency reported.

India bars travel by Overseas Citizens of India card holders

The order, however, said that cardholders who are already in India can stay in the country for any length of time.

Give us powers or money, KCR tells Centre

Rao told a news conference late Tuesday night after the state cabinet meeting that the Centre was following wrong policies.