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PVR hits nearly 4-year low as Icra places rating on watch amid lockdown

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Covid-19: V-P Naidu hints at lockdown extension, says 'health over economy'

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India to export malaria drug to some countries

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Rupee rises 26 paise to 75.87 against US dollar in early trade

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Britannia partners with Dunzo for delivery of food essentials; stock up 10%

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Indian tea exports may decline by up to 8% over Covid-19 outbreak

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Two New COVID-19 Cases in Mumbai's Dharavi; Slum Area Tally Seven

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'Like You I am in Isolation': Girl, 5, Writes to Her 93-year old Neighbour

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Markets ripe for raising lump-sum allocation: Nippon India MF's Gunwani

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Agreement reached between K'taka, Kerala on opening border roads, Centre tells SC

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Covid-19: Odisha makes wearing masks mandatory while venturing out of house

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Ensuring smooth shipping ops during COVID;46,000 crew, passengers thermal scanned:Ship Min

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The government on Tuesday said it is committed to maintaining smooth operations across its shipping ports and has initiated a number of steps, including waiving rentals and thermal scanning of 46,000 crew and passengers, in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. Total traffic handling at major ports has also increased marginally by 0.82 per cent to 705 million tonnes (MT) during the last fiscal. "In the wake of unprecedented crisis due to Covid-19, the Ministry of Shipping has been taking pro-active steps to ensure smooth running of shipping and port operations, ease the hardships, and at the same time, following the restrictions imposed during the lockdown," the Ministry of Shipping said in a statement. A total of 46,202 passengers have been scanned between January 27 and February 4 using thermal scanners at Indian ports, including 39,225 people scanned at major ports. Elaborating the steps taken to ensure smooth shipping operations, the government said it has asked each major port to ensure..
                 

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, suggests measures to save money to fight Covid-19

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COVID-19: 42 arrested in UP for attacking police team for enforcing lockdown

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An FIR was registered against 150 people for allegedly attacking a police team trying to enforce lockdown in Izatnagar area here, police said on Tuesday. Forty-two people were arrested in this connection, out of which three women were released on bail. "An FIR was registered against 150 persons on Monday night under relevant sections of IPC for attacking policemen and trying to set ablaze police outpost," Superintendent of Police, City, Ravindra Kumar said. Among the accused, 42 were arrested, while three were released on bail, he said. The incident took place in Karampur Chaudhary area in Izzatnagar when two policemen had gone to enforce the lockdown and were attacked. "When IPS officer Abhishek Varma reached the area with police force to enforce the lockdown, they were attacked, forcing the security personnel to resort to lathicharge," Kumar said. Varma, who is posted as Circle Officer-3 in Bareilly, sustained injuries during the incident, he said...
                 

COVID-19: Lawyer donates 15,000 N95 masks to AIIMS

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To help health workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi has donated 15,000 N95 masks to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. He had earlier donated Rs 1 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM-CARES) Fund to aid the fight against the novel coronavirus that has claimed 114 lives and infected 4,421 people across the country. I have ordered supply of 15,000 N95 masks to AIIMS for 25 lakh for protective use by doctors and the support staff today. Supply would be made in four to five days to AIIMS, Dwivedi said on Tuesday. The step has been taken in consultation with AIIMS. It is a small help to the white warriors who are struggling for us despite danger to their lives. Let us move beyond clapping and lighting (lamps), which was good. This way we can become compatriot warriors in arms. Help hospitals near you, Dwivedi said. Dwivedi had earlier said the problems being faced by poor people and ...
                 

Gehlot demands inquiry by SC judge into Delhi's Tablighi Jamaat event

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Delhi HC asks AIIMS to file status report on cancer patient's plea seeking surgery

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The Delhi High Court has asked All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to file a status report on the plea of a woman, who is living with HIV, seeking to schedule a surgery for her at the earliest so that her cancer does not progress to the next stage.Justice Mukta Gupta said that AIIMS will file a status report indicating the course of treatment being administered or likely to be administered to the petitioner.Meanwhile, the petitioner told the court that after the filing of the petition, the petitioner has been admitted at IRCH, AIIMS on April 4 and her treatment has started.Advocate Anand Varma, appearing for AIIMS stated that after the admission of the petitioner at IRCH, AIIMS in view of her immunity condition and multiple problems, the doctors are considering to administer her definitive chemo radiations instead of going ahead with a surgery which is not feasible in the present condition of the patient."Whether surgery is to be performed or any other alternate treatment ...
                 

Cargo volume at 12 major ports marginally up at 643 MT in Apr-Feb

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The country's 12 major ports recorded a marginal 1.42 per cent growth in cargo volumes at 642.95 million tonne (MT) during April-February of the just-concluded fiscal, according to Indian Ports Association. The ports had handled 633.93 MT of cargo in the same period of 2018-19. India has 12 major ports -- Deendayal (erstwhile Kandla), Mumbai, JNPT, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Kamarajar (earlier Ennore), V O Chidambaranar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata (including Haldia). While the handling of iron ore saw 43.11 per cent jump to 49.98 MT during the period, thermal coal shipments declined 14 per cent to 82.47 MT, the IPA data showed. The 12 ports had handled 34.92 MT of iron ore and 95.97 MT of coal during April-February period of 2018-19. Handling of coking and other coal rose 2.49 per cent to 51.87 MT during the eleven months as compared to 50.61 MT in the year-ago period. Finished fertiliser volumes jumped 19.49 per cent but raw fertiliser dipped 0.68 per .....
                 

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod to market generic schizophrenia drug

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Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Tuesday said it has received final nod from the US health regulator to market generic Perphenazine tablets used for treatment of schizophrenia. The company has received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Perphenazine tablets USP in the strengths of 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg and 16 mg, Zydus Cadila said in a statement. "The drug will be manufactured at the group's formulation manufacturing facility at Baddi, it added. The tablets are indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and for the control of severe nausea and vomiting in adults, Zydus Cadila said. The group now has 284 approvals and has so far filed over 386 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) since the commencement of its filing process, it added. Shares of Cadila Healthcare, the listed entity of the group, were trading at Rs 316.40 per scrip on the BSE, up 15.03 per cent over previous close...
                 

W Bengal Governor urges Mamata, ministers, legislators to take pay cut, boost Covid-19 relief

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KCR suggests lockdown be extended, UP too hints at it

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Given one face mask to use for 15 days amid coronavirus spread, says Andhra doctor

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A doctor working as an anaesthetist at Narsipatnam Area Hospital in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday burst out in anger after he was "given one mask and asked to use it for 15 days".Dr Sudhakar Rao also lashed out at the administration and expressed fear that if someone in the hospital is tested positive, they might infect everyone else."I tried to call District Coordinator of Hospital Services for masks. His phone is switched off. Today they gave me one N95 mask and told me to use it for 15 days. What should I do? What do they think, that positive cases won't come here?" Dr Rao said here.He said that the administration is not even giving minimum importance to medical professionals."In Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is giving first priority to doctors. But nothing of the sort is happening here. Even the police are humiliating doctors. Don't we deserve minimum respect? The Chief Minister must look into this," Dr Rao said."There is a lack of masks. In fact, this ....
                 

IntelliSmart appoints Anil Rawal as CEO

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IntelliSmart Infrastructure, which would implement the government's smart electric metres project across the country, on Tuesday announced appointment of Anil Rawal as its Chief Executive Officer. The company, formed in 2019, is a joint venture of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). It is entrusted with the task of implementing, financing and operating the smart meter rollout programme of power distribution companies. IntelliSmart will work in collaboration with all stakeholders to procure, deploy and provide operations and maintenance for the smart meter infrastructure, it said in a statement. As we look at a major expansion over the next few years, we require an able leader with superlative industry experience to bolster our growth. We are looking forward to leveraging Anil's expertise and insights to spur the smart meter ambition of the Government of India," Sujoy Bose, Managing Director & CEO, NIIF, said. Anil Rawal, ....
                 

Anushka Shares Adorable Photo With Virat And Family Playing Monopoly

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COVID-19: Staff screened; enclosures sanitised at Pune zoo

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MP Cops Enforcing Lockdown Stabbed, CM Shivraj Says Accused to be Booked Under NSA

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"Have A World Cup Left In Me": Uthappa Optimistic About India Return

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L&T wins 'large' contract from Indian Army for advanced IT-enabled network

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Coronavirus crisis: Big shame IPL 2020 is not going ahead, says Jos Buttler

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Woman tests Covid-19 positive in Jharkhand, total cases 4

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Need another few days to take final call on lifting lockdown: Karnataka

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10-Day Wait for B'day, Sister's Wedding: An Unfulfilled Wish List of Jawans Killed in Bastar Naxal Ambush

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Growth in domestic market likely to provide booster dose for pharma stocks

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Covid-19: USATF cancels National Junior Olympics Track, Field championships

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Tata Power Solar bags 300 MW plant project from NTPC worth Rs 1,730 cr

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Shortage of PPEs prompts Kolkata hospital to set up tailoring unit on its premises

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A private hospital in the city has set up a tailoring unit on its premises to stitch personal protective equipment (PPEs) for its doctors, nurses and support staff, amid a shortage in supply of masks, gloves and full body suits. The four-member tailoring unit at Charnock Hospital in New Town area has sewed more than hundred protective suits from cotton sheets - primarily used for making surgical gowns. "The decision to make PPEs on our own was taken after we found that private suppliers were having difficulties in delivering them on time. We didn't want to put pressure on the government by asking for protective gears," hospital managing director Prashant Sharma said. The suits -- custom-made for the users - are soft, inexpensive and non-absorbent, he said. "We have already distributed one pair of three-ply masks among the doctors and other medical staff. We are preparing the gears at least seven days in advance. Given the heat and humidity, each suit is made keeping the ....
                 

More tests in Gujarat hotspots see 19 Coronavirus positive, tally reaches 165

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Indian Challenger Recalled In The US

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Germany-based wind turbine maker Senvion signs pact to sell Indian entity

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Wind turbine manufacturer Senvion on Tuesday said it has entered into a binding agreement to sell and transfer its fully operational Indian entity to a strategic investor. Last year, the Germany-based company had announced its decision to spin off Indian operations into a standalone and separate entity after it filed for insolvency in a German court. "Senvion has entered into a binding agreement with a strategic investor to sell and transfer its fully operational Indian entity. This is further to our announcement last year where Senvion India was made an independent entity to manufacture, supply and operate the turbines," the company said in a statement. The company, however, did not provide any financial details of the deal. It further said the parties have now entered in the final closure stage where legal documentations and agreements are being discussed and expects the transaction to close before June 2020, after regulatory approvals. "This is a positive outcome for our Indian .....
                 

Railways develops disinfectant tunnel to curb COVID-19 spread

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Lockdown: Major air pollutants PM2.5, PM10 and NOx down by at least 50 per cent in Delhi

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With vehicles off the road and industries shut due to the ongoing lockdown imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak, the presence of major pollutants in the air -- PM2.5, PM10 and NOx -- has reduced by at least 50 per cent in Delhi. The three pollutants -- PM2.5 (atmospheric particulate matter that have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers), PM10 (atmospheric particulate matter that have a diameter of less than 10 micrometers) and NOx (nitrogen oxide released in traffic emissions) -- are some of the most dangerous pollutants and prolonged exposure to these can lead to serious respiratory disorders. According to an analysis by the central government-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the highest reduction in these three pollutants have been seen in Delhi. The other cities where a similar analysis was done by SAFAR was Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad. India is currently under the biggest lockdown with around 1.3 billion people asked to stay home in ....
                 

Releasing prisoners on parole/bail risky and difficult during lockdown: Bihar

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India to export ant-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine on case-by-case basis: MEA

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COVID-19: UP Shia Waqf Board shuts graveyards ahead of Shab-e-Barat

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The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board has decided to close down all Kabristan' (graveyards) on the forthcoming occasion of Shab-e-Barat in view of the lockdown imposed due to coronavirus outbreak in the country. Shab-e-Barat is marked by Muslims congregating in mosques and visiting graves. "In view of the lockdown, the board had earlier closed down its mosques for namaaz'. We have directed all the concerned to ensure that Kabristan should not be open for common people on Shab-e-Barant on April 9," Board chairman Syed Wasim Rizvi said. He said employees residing inside the Kabristan premises have been asked to clean graves and light a lamp at every grave on the day. Rizvi also urged the people to remain at home and pray for their loved ones. Shab-e-Barat, in Islamic faith, means the Night of Forgiveness or the Day of Atonement. It is considered to be an occasion when the Almighty forgives sinners if they pray. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on March 24 imposed a 21-day nationwide..
                 

COVID-19: North Central Railway makes masks, sanitizers for its personnel & families

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In a bid to save its personnel and their families from the deadly coronavirus disease, the North Central Railway here is making protective masks and sanitizers at its workshops, and distributing them free of cost. North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said on Tuesday, "So far, 61,400 masks and 4,762 litres of sanitizers have been made. These are being distributed to railway personnel and their families free of cost. Protective masks are being made every day." He said railway personnel at Allahabad, Jhansi and Agra are engaged in making these masks and sanitizers. Apart from this, the North Central Railway (NCR) has distributed over 23,000 food packets to needy people living in the vicinity of railway stations. Malviya also said that social distancing is being strictly adhered to by the personnel while discharging their duties. "At Agra Railway Hospital, a provision of talk back has been made at the reception-cum-enquiry centre. Under this system, communication between two persons who..
                 

What to know about malaria drug and coronavirus treatment

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Chinese Football Under Pressure Over Wage Cuts In Face Of Coronavirus

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Gujarat COVID-19 cases climb to 165; 19 new patients

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The number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat jumped to 165 on Tuesday, with 19 more people testing positive for the viral infection in the state, an official said. Out of 19 new cases, 13 have been reported from Ahmedabad, three from Patan, and one each from Bhavnagar, Anand and Sabarkantha, Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi said. Anand and Sabarkantha districts reported their first cases on Tuesday. With this, coronavirus cases have now been reported from 17 districts out of the total 33 in the state. Ahmedabad has reportedthe maximum cases at 77, followed by Surat- 19, Bhavnagar-14, Gandhinagar-13, Vadodara- 12, Rajkot-10, Patan-five, Porbandar-three, Kutch, Mehsana, and Gir Somnath- two each, and Chhota Udepur, Anand, Sabarkantha, Jamnagar, and Morbi- one each. Out of 130 active patients, four are on ventilator support and in critical condition, while the condition of remaining 126 is stable, the official said. Twelve people have so far died, while 23 have been..
                 

States warn Jamaat attendees 'in hiding'

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NHAI Made 3,979 Kms Of National Highways Last Year, A Record

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COVID-19 war can’t be won by clapping, lighting lamps: Sena

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AIDUF Leader Alleges Bias in Covid-19 Testing, Says Isolation Wards Worse Than Detention Centres; Held

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Yuzvendra Chahal Presents "Home Edition" On Latest Chahal TV Episode

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Pharma stocks rally; Nifty Pharma index surges 10%, Ipca Labs hits new high

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Covid-19: Lifesaving drugs should be made available to Indians first, Rahul Gandhi says

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Mehbooba Mufti shifted to her residence, detention to continue

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‘Don’t go to Mosques and Graveyards’: Police, Clerics Urge Muslims Across Country to Stay Indoors on Shab-e-Barat

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Karan Johar Bakes Yummy Treat For Kids Yash And Roohi, And Customises It Too!

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What the PM means by a graded lifting of the 21-day lockdown

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Aussies afraid to sledge Kohli to protect IPL contract, claims Clarke

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16 Tablighi Jamaat members booked in Chhattisgarh for hiding travel history, putting others at risk

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World Table Tennis Championships Postponed Again Over Coronavirus

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COVID-19 patient flees community centre in Baghpat, found in brick kiln

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A 65-year-old COVID-19 positive man from Nepal fled from the community health centre here after breaking a window pane and was later found with the help of locals at a brick kiln, officials said on Tuesday. The patient, who had attended the congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin, had fled on Monday and was found today. "He was admitted to the community hospital in Baghpat on April 4. He was part of a group of 27 people from Nepal, who had attended the Delhi Tablighi Jamaat gathering. He managed to flee from the hospital after breaking a window pane and using his bedsheet," Chief Medical Officer, RK Tondon said. IG,Meerut Range, Praveen Kumar said,"The patient has been found about 3 km from the hospital at a brick kiln with the help of locals". A health department team is going to bring him back to the the health centre, he added. District Magistrate Shakuntala Gautam said security arrangements in the hospital are being probed and added that CCTV will be installed to monitor patients. The..
                 

12 new positive Covid-19 cases reported in Karnataka, tally rises to 175, 25 discharged so far

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Railways sets target to make 1000 PPEs per day in 17 workshops

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