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China threatens retaliation at ‘unreasonable suppression’ of Huawei in US

Describing the move as the destruction of "global manufacturing, supply and value chains", the Chinese foreign ministry said that Beijing would "firmly uphold Chinese firms' legitimate and legal rights and interests".

COVID-19: 11 more test positive in Kerala, active cases now 87

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave this information in a Facebook post on Saturday. "Of these, seven have come from abroad, and four from within the country," he added.

Congress will arrange 1,000 buses for migrants, Priyanka Gandhi tells Adityanath

Priyanka Gandhi, who is also in charge of party affairs in eastern Uttar Pradesh, said that the Congress will bear the cost of these chartered buses at a time when the migrants are finding it tough to return homes safely.

Auto-rickshaw, shopping malls, domestic flights to start in Lockdown 4.0

Metro, bus services, barbershops, restaurants, local markets and home appliance repairing shops are expected to be allowed with considerable relaxations in the green and orange zones under the new guidelines for the fourth phase of lockdown that may extend for another 14 days.

France no longer exempt from UK’s 14-day quarantine period

On Sunday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had announced that anyone flying into the UK will have to spend 14 days in isolation before being able to move freely around the country, the Metro newspaper reported.

Give money directly to people, rework eco package, says Rahul

Rahul Gandhi was addressing his third press conference, this time for regional media.

Italy to lift travel restrictions from June 3

The decree was signed by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday and published early on Saturday, the BBC reported.

CBSE to announce class 10 and 12 board exams dates by 5 pm

In a tweet, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said: "Attention Students! Releasing the date sheet for CBSE Board Examinations for Class 10th and 12th today at 5.00 p.m."

Lava to shift production from China to India, to invest Rs 800 crore

Lava exports over 33 per cent of its phones to markets such as Mexico, Africa, Southeast Asia and West Asia.

Naval Ship Jalashwa leaves Male for Kochi with 588 Indians

Indian nationals are returning home as they were stranded due to the lockdown enforced by the government to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

‘US working with India on COVID-19 vaccine, sending ventilators’

Unveiling 'Operation Warp Speed' to ready a vaccine by the end of the year, Trump said on Friday that "many of the great scientists, researchers" from the US Indian community were working on the project.

India surpasses China in COVID tally, total nears 86000

With the steady rise in novel coronavirus cases, India has risen to 11th spot among countries with the highest number of confirmed infection. Goa and Manipur, which were declared COVID-19 free, have reported fresh corona positive cases.

Sri Lanka Cricket requests BCCI not to cancel scheduled tour of Sri Lanka

As per a report published in 'The Island', "Sri Lanka Cricket has sent an e-mail to their counterparts at Board of Control for Cricket in India requesting the possibility of resuming bilateral cricket later in July."

Reliance Industries Limited rights issue opens on May 20

In a filing with the stock exchanges, RIL said the issue opening date is May 20 and the closing date is June 3.

US House passes $3 trillion COVID-19 relief package

The rescue plan was approved on Friday night by a tight 208-199 margin amid opposition by Republicans as well as some moderate and progressive Democrats, reports Efe news.

Myanmar hands over 22 NE insurgents to India

The officials said on condition of anonymity that the 22 insurgents linked to NDFB(S), United National Liberation Front, People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Pro), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup, People's Liberation Army, and Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) were brought to India on a special aircraft and handed over to Manipur and Assam police separately.

No approved treatments yet for COVID19, says WHO

"There are hundreds of clinical trials that are underway, and the reason we need to wait for the results of these studies is because they are evaluating how these medicines, how these drugs work, in terms of either preventing infection, preventing someone from progressing to severe disease, preventing death and how safe they are, do they have any side effects," Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead for the WHO's Health Emergencies Program, said on Friday in a press conference in Geneva, Xinhua news agency reported.

23 Migrant workers die in accident in UP

The incident took place on the national highway at Mihauli under Kotwali police circle when the trolley rammed into a stationary mini-truck.

Global COVID-19 cases reach over 4.5million

As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 4,538,406, while the death toll increased to 307,486, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

APSRTC lays off over 6,200 contract employees

It said that the management through oral orders had asked the contract workers not to report for duties.

Tribal affairs ministry partners Facebook India to skill 5000 youth

Called GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) programme, the initiative aims to enable scheduled tribe youth (called mentees in the programme) in remote areas use digital platforms for sharing their aspirations, dreams and talent with their mentors.

Congress slams government’s Rs 20 lakh crore ‘jumla’ package

"This is a big 'jumla' and Rs 20 lakh crore is only 13 zeros for the citizens of the country," alleged Randeep Surjewala, Congress chief spokesperson.

SME marketplace providing financial access to 75,000 farmers

In a statement, global digital payment solutions provider BPC, which runs the marketplace, said that it has successfully extended formal financing to the farming industry by creating an easy credit line via NBFCs.

SC cancels summer vacation, will continue work till June 19

Chief Justice S.A. Bobde held a full court meeting, where a consensus was reached to continue working during the summer vacation.

Assam asks Centre to extend lockdown for two more weeks

Most Chief Ministers of northeastern states during a discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing on Monday last demanded extension of the lockdown and were keen to restart economic activities and public services in a larger way. They had also stressed strengthening health infrastructure.

Rahul mocks Niti Aayog over zero COVID case prediction

"The geniuses at Niti Aayog have done it again. I'd like to remind you of their graph predicting the government's national lockdown strategy would ensure no fresh COVID-19 cases from tomorrow, May 16," the former Congress President tweeted.

We could cut off whole relationship with China, says Trump

The Trump administration has been mulling avenues to possibly punish or seek financial compensation from China for what it sees as withholding information about the virus, which originated in the city of Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, last December.

16 more Covid cases in Kerala, 80 under treatment

"Of these, seven came from abroad, six Afrom within the country," he told media here.

Zomato lays off 13 per cent workforce, up to 50 per cent salary cut...

Stressing that the company needs to prepare itself for things getting worse, Goyal said that multiple aspects of his business have changed dramatically over the last couple of months and many of these changes are expected to be permanent.

Allahabad HC nod to ‘azaan’ sans loudspeakers

The bench comprising Justice Shashikant Gupta and Justice Ajit Kumar gave this ruling on separate petitions field by BSP MP Afzal Ansari and Syed Mohd Faizal of Farrukhabad.

Russia reports over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

The death toll grew by 113 to 2,418, while 58,226 people have recovered, including 4,696 over the last 24 hours, Xinhua news agency quoted the centre as saying.

Sharad Pawar writes to PM, seeks relief for sugar industry

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Pawar referred to a memorandum submitted by the Maharashtra State Cooperative Sugar Factories Federation Ltd (MSCSFFL), detailing how the crisis has gripped the sugar industry.

Odisha bracing for possible cyclone, 12 districts on alert

Chief secretary Asit Tripathy on Friday held a review meeting to ensure all precautionary measures are in place to face any eventuality that may arise due to the cyclone.

Five Tests against Australia will not be possible, says Ganguly

Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts had earlier expressed the board's desire to host a five-Test series against India but citing quarantine guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic, Ganguly has stated it seems a difficult task to squeeze in an additional match considering time constraints.

Places of worship in Malaysia reopens after nearly 2 months

The capital Kuala Lumpur along with some other states such as Selangor, Perak and Johor, has eased a ban on mass prayers in mosques and other religious places starting Friday with congregations limited to 30 people or less and physical distancing measures to prevent the spread of the infection, reports Efe news.

Equity indices fall, Sensex below 31,000 mark

The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange also was trading below the 9,100 level.

US begins clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin

Hydroxychloroquine is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent and treat malaria, as well as to treat the autoimmune diseases rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, while azithromycin is an FDA-approved antibiotic, reports Xinhua news agency.

HC refuses to stay Delhi government’s special corona fee on liquor

A bench of Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar issued notice to the Delhi government seeking its response over a batch of petitions challenging the May 4 order of the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government imposing the extra cost.

SC stays MHA circular on full payment of wages during lockdown

A bench comprising Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai asked the Centre and states not to prosecute private companies, factories etc. for non-payment of wages.

Active COVID-19 cases in China fall below 100

According to the Commission, there are 91 active coronavirus cases in the country, including 11 patients in serious condition, Efe news reported.

COVID-19 effect: 7 films confirmed for straight-to-OTT release

All these films will directly go to Amazon Prime bypassing traditional theatrical release.

First train to Kerala brings home 1,000 people, 7 sent to hospitals

The first stop was at Kozhikode, late Thursday and then at Ernakulam and it arrived in the state capital at 5.10 a.m. on Friday.

Spike in Sri Lanka wildlife poaching during COVID 19 lockdown

The nationwide lockdown has triggered food crisis and unemployment, with the environmentalists warning that wildlife poaching may have spiked in rural parts of the island nation.

New York Stock Exchange to partially reopen on May 26

"The NYSE trading floor will begin a phased reopening on May 26 and look forward to welcoming home members of our Trading Floor community," Xinhua news agency quoted Stacey Cunningham, president of the exchange, as saying in a tweet on Thursday.

Tally crosses 80k mark in India, fresh cases in corona free states

Of the total cases, 51401 are active and 2,649 are fatalities so far while at least 27,919 people have recovered from the disease.

Video meet app Zoom to open 2 R&D centres, to hire 500 in US

Zoom said it will immediately begin recruiting software engineering talent in these geographies.

Global COVID-19 cases surge past 4.4million

As of Friday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 4,440,989, while the death toll increased to 302,376, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

IOC committing upto $800 million for postponed Tokyo Olympics

"We anticipate we will have to bear costs of up to $800 million for our part and responsibilities in the organization of the postponed Games Tokyo 2020," Bach said in a teleconference after the IOC's Executive Board meeting.

Mankind so unprepared for COVID-19, world lacks solidarity, says UN Chief

Guterres earlier on Thursday brought together the principals of 31 UN system entities in a virtual meeting of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), the longest-standing and highest-level coordination forum of the UN system, Xinhua news agency said.

Centre’s measures under Covid package disappointing, says Telangana

In its first reaction since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of the package, the state government said the day two announcements of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have nothing for Telangana.

Government decodes TDS/TCS rate reduction, leaves many out

Also, the TDS has not been reduced on salary income, cash withdrawal of over Rs 1 crore from bank accounts and foreign remittances, according to a top Finance Ministry official, here on Thursday.

‘Pathetic’ that migrants offered 5 kg grains, 1 kg gram, says Congress

The government has announced migrants who neither come under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) nor are state card beneficiaries in states will be benefited.

BSNL staffer who tried to enter Sabarimala terminated

Reacting to her termination, Fathima said she would seek legal recourse.

COVID-19: 26 more test positive in Kerala, total active cases 64

"Of the 26 new cases, seven came from abroad, and seven from within the country," Vijayan told the media here.

Vijay Mallya can now be extradited in 28 days

The former parliamentarian, who ran India's largest spirits company, United Spirits, and founded the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, faces charges of fraud and money laundering worth $1.3 billion. He left India in March 2016 under the pretext of personal reasons.

‘One nation, one ration card’ for migrants, says Nirmala Sitharaman

During the press brief, the Finance Minister said, "Technology systems will be used to enable migrants to access Public Distribution System (ration) from any fair price shop in India by March 2021 -- one nation, one ration card."

Japan lifts COVID-19 emergency for 39 of 47 prefectures

"Japan will lift a state of emergency for 39 of the country's 47 prefectures ahead of its planned expiration at the end of the month, as the spread of the novel coronavirus in these areas has been kept in check," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced.

Gmail accounts get Google Meet integration in India

Google Meet is completely free and anyone with an email address can sign up and get started.

5 Congress lawmakers asked to go for isolation in Kerala

When the news surfaced, the Congress accused the ruling CPI-M of playing politics during the coronavirus times.

Bangladesh plans to extend COVID-19 lockdown to May 30

Speaking to bdnews24 about the plans on Wednesday, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said citizens would to be ordered to spend the Eid-ul-Fitr days in their own areas.

Release 3,300 Jamaatis from quarantine centre, says plea in HC

The petition filed by one Sabha Quadri through advocate Shahid Ali sought the court's directions to the Centre, Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor on the guideline pertaining to a 14-day quarantine of suspected coronavirus patients and to constitute a high-level committee to enquire as to whether continuous confinement of people is violative of the Indian Constitution.

Tamil Nadu to house incoming train passengers at quarantine centres

Speaking to IANS on the condition of anonymity, the official said the train passengers will be taken care of by the Corporation like it does in the case of passengers flying in from overseas.

Netanyahu announces success in forming new government

In a letter to President Rivlin on Wednesday, Netanyahu informed them that he has "succeeded in forming a government", which he will present to Parliament on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Mallya pleads Indian govt to accept loan repayment, close case

In a tweet, the embattled liquor baron alleged that his offer of 100 per cent payback to a consortium of public sector banks is being constantly ignored.

Bookings for regular trains till June 30 cancelled, Specials to ply

Regular train services, including Mail, Express, Passenger, and Suburban have been cancelled, said a notification issued by Director, Passenger Marketing, Railway Board.

Public transport as per central guidelines, says Kerala Minister

Speaking to the media here, Saseendran said the various modalities of running public transport vehicles (buses) will depend on the Centre.

8 Migrant workers die in accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna

The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment. The incident took place in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

New York: 102 kids diagnosed with rare syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19

A five-year-old in New York City, a seven-year-old in Westchester County and a teenager in Suffolk County have died of the syndrome, which displays various symptoms including persistent fever, severe abdominal pain, bloodshot eyes and skin rash, Cuomo was quoted as saying on Wednesday by Xinhua news agency.

Equity indices fall tracking decline in Asian markets

The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange also plunged over 100 points to trade below the 9,300 mark.

Australian health authorities probe McDonald’s COVID-19 cluster

So far half of the confirmed cases were employees of the restaurant and the other half household contacts of the workers, reports Xinhua news agency.

Punjab, Haryana procure 185 lakh tonne wheat

The wheat procurement in Punjab is almost double than its neighbouring Haryana.

India COVID-19 tally crosses 78K mark, 2,549 fatalities

Of the total cases, 49,219 are active and 2,549 are fatalities so far while at least 26,234 people have recovered from the disease.

Washington, DC extends stay-at-home order to June 8

"We're not there yet and not quite ready to begin that phased new opening," Bowser said at a news briefing, Xinhua reported.

Major markets sealed in Karachi, Rawalpindi

In Karachi, the authorities sealed major markets in Saddar and other downtown areas as shopkeepers were neither wearing masks nor using a hand sanitiser.

All 75 UP districts are now corona infected

The state, till Wednesday night, had reported 3,758 Corona positive cases out of which, 2,514 cases have been reported from nine districts, namely, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida, Saharanpur, Firozabad, Ghaziabad and Moradabad. The number of deaths due to the deadly virus stands at 87.

Global COVID-19 cases surge over 4.3million

As of Thursday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 4,347,015, while the death toll increased to 297,197, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Nothing for migrants in FM’s announcement, says Chidambaram

"Except for the modest MSME (micro, small & medium enterprises) package, we are disappointed with the announcement," said former Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

Economic stimulus package announced by the Centre is a big zero, says Mamata Banerjee

She said that the economic activities and the lives of common people have virtually come to a standstill across India, but there was nothing in the stimulus package.

Judges, lawyers should not wear jacket and gown as it is easier to catch...

The Chief Justice observed that instructions may be issued soon for judges and lawyers not to wear gowns and jackets, as "it makes it easier to catch virus".

Uber lays off 3,700 workers over 3-minute long Zoom calls

Last week, Uber Technologies announced to lay off some 3,700 full-time employees, in a move to reduce operating expenses in response to the economic challenges and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the company's business.