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Lockdown in India far more effective than other countries, says public health expert

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Stocks to watch: HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance, PNB Hsg Fin, ICICI Bank, Axis Bk

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

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday appealed to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, ministers and MLAs to take a 30 per cent pay cut for a year to boost government's effort to tackle COVID-19.In a tweet, Dhankhar highlighted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers and MPs are taking a 30 per cent salary cut for a year to support the government in its battle against coronavirus."PM, MPs, Union Ministers take 30 per cent pay cut for a year to Covid-19 efforts. President, VP and Governors also take 30 per cent pay cut for a year. APPEAL MLAs and Ministers in WEST BENGAL and Mamata Banerjee to take 30 per cent pay cut for a year to boost government's Covid-19 efforts," Dhankhar tweeted.At a briefing on Monday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had said that the Cabinet has approved the ordinance amending the salary, allowances and pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, reducing their salary, allowances and pension by 30 per cent. The salary cut became effective .....
                 

Under Pressure from US, India Lifts Restriction on 24 Drug Exports Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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UN Security Council to hold first coronavirus meeting on Thursday: Report

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Jamat Ulama-I-Hind move SC, seeks action against those communalising Tablighi Markaz congregation

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Nifty outlook & trading ideas by CapitalVia: Buy HDFC AMC, Glenmark Pharma

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Donald Trump hints at retaliation if India doesn't export key Covid-19 drug

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India may get $1.3-bn passive flow; MSCI EM weight may rise: Morgan Stanley

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Mumbai Diary: Tuesday Dossier

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Who will be aunty no 1? Senior citizens engage in a game of ludo clad in masks in a residential building on Sayani Road on Monday. Pic/Suresh Karkera Creating new symphonies on screen The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) on Sunday released its first online recording. Karl Jenkin's Air, originally written for SOI's music director Marat Bisengaliev, came alive on screens through musicians from their homes. "We are going through the quarantine, which is really challenging period. That's why NCPA decided to stream its archive videos online. SOI is getting together, despite being confined by online recordings, to put up great works by composers. The task isn't easy but it is exciting," Bisengaliev told this diarist. "In the pipeline is the Cantus Insolitus by Jenkins and a piece by Leroy Anderson recorded by students of the SOI academy," she added. Scripts in the time of lockdown Playwrights, now's the time to sharpen that script. The Sultan Padamsee Awards for playwriting has starte..
                 

1,300 Americans repatriated from India; many developing cold feet: Official

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Coronavirus outbreak: Restrictions in Mumbai likely to continue

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While it is undecided about throwing open all services, the Maharashtra government is likely to continue with restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai, especially in the hotspots, even after the national lockdown ends on April 14. The island city and the suburbs are the most affected among the 274 Coronavirus-hit districts in the country, where the government is mulling a Bhilwara-like crisis management plan. The Centre and state governments are frequently deliberating the preparedness ahead of the lifting of the lockdown. They want a staggered emergence of the population as the real challenge before them is to prevent the escalation of community transmission. By Monday morning, the country had over 4,000 confirmed cases and of the 109 deaths reported, over 80 per cent are in 62 districts which are hotspots, including Mumbai and its suburbs. Officials feel that one of the most crowded cities in the world, greater Mumbai's situation will worsen if restrictions are lift..
                 

Coronavirus outbreak: 'We have symptoms, but we have not been shown our reports and are being made to work'

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"My roommate tested positive for Coronavirus but the hospital says my report is negative. We are not being shown our reports and I have already developed a cough. I'm sure in the next couple of days I'll get the infection too, but currently I'm working," says a staffer of Wockhardt hospital, even as 52 staffers, including 46 nurses test positive for COVID-19. Raising concerns regarding their safety, several nurse associations have sent a list of demands to BMC chief Praveen Pardeshi. Requesting anonymity, a nurse said, "Almost 90 per cent of the staff nurses at Wockhardt hail from Kerala. While most of them have a BSC nursing degree, some are freshers and the others are experienced. We have been working closely with the patients and have seen them develop the symptoms. When our immediate superiors ignored our concerns, we decided to speak out in the larger interest of our colleagues' safety." Some of the nurses have been working at the first floor isolation ward, which was recently con..
                 

Reflections on a Diwali cancelled

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October 31, 2020, No one was surprised to hear that Diwali 2020 would not be celebrated this year. The government didn't cancel it; they just announced that any group of more than three would be arrested and that only selected shops and supermarkets would be open. No firecracker shops. Till the end of November. There were other reasons, not mentioned. The majority of the country, especially its poorest, had not been earning for months. Many had returned to their home villages, many had died of COVID-19 while making the long journey. Even the country's richest people were poorer, ravaged by infection and collapsing markets. No one could really afford to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Most were not even sure that good had put up much of a fight against evil. COVID-19 has scorched India like a conflagration. There had been a sort of wishful Diwali at 9 pm on April 5, showing India at its, well, dimmest. Looking back, I think it may have been the most beautiful image we have of a..
                 

‘They treated the body like they did not know their own mother’

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Maoists call for truce in the time of corona

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Jharkhand double ration promise mostly on paper, village struggles to stay afloat

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Coronavirus: 76% of infected are male, 63% of dead over 60 years old, govt says

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30% cut in salaries of MPs, PM; 2-year pause in MPLADS

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One-third of COVID-19 cases from 31 districts that get most migrants

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Opposition parties hit out at govt over MPLADS decision, say will hit development works

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Pinarayi Vijayan writes to Uddhav Thackeray to ensure safety of Kerala nurses in Maharashtra

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday wrote to his Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray urging him to ensure the safety of Malayali nurses attending to COVID-19 patients in Mumbai and other parts of the state.Vijayan said that the Kerala government was receiving calls from several nurses and their family members to point out "a lack of adequate precaution" against the infectious disease."Unfortunately, we are now hearing the news that a number of nurses are tested as positive for the coronavirus in your state especially in Mumbai. We are receiving frantic telephone calls from them and their family members. Many of them are informing us that there is a lack of adequate precaution to prevent the contagion of the disease. It is understood that nurses tested positive for COVID 19 and others are accommodated in the same space," Kerala Chief Minister said in the letter.He referred to the video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi where he said It was accepted that .....
                 

Ours is open-banking model of the times: PayNearby's founder & CEO Bajaj

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Indian astronauts' training on hold in Russia due to COVID-19 lockdown

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Due to the ongoing lockdown in Russia over COVID-19 outbreak threat, the Russian authorities have put on hold the training of four Indian officers aspiring to become astronauts for the human flight under the Gaganyaan mission planned in 2022."The four pilots of the Indian Air Force including a Group Captain and three Wing Commanders have been training at the Yu. A Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre near Moscow which has been shut down in view of the lockdown there," IAF sources said.One of the four Indian Air Force pilots would be chosen to go onboard the Gaganyaan during its flight and will be chosen after a long selection procedure.The duration of the training programme of the Indian pilots is planned to span around one year.For the Indian astronauts scheduled to go into Space in Mission Gaganyaan, food items including egg rolls, vegetable rolls, Idli, moong dal halwa and veg pulav have been prepared by the Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysore. The laboratory is..
                 

Surat: Couple detained for ‘harassing’ doctor, she seeks apology

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Wear home-made masks, urges PM

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Journalists being threatened, say broadcasters

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KCR suggests lockdown be extended, UP too hints at it

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Coronavirus latest updates: Maharashtra worst affected with 868 cases

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Pak troops shell forward posts along LoC in J-K's Poonch

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Pakistani troops shelled forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, officials said. "At about 7:45 am on Tuesday, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing from small arms and shelling mortars along the LoC in Mankote sector of Poonch district," a defense spokesperson said. "The Indian Army is retaliating in a befitting manner," he added. On Monday, the Pakistani Army violated the ceasefire and resorted to small arms firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mankote area and on last Friday they fired in Sunderbani-Nowshera sector injuring six security personnel. There were a total of 646 incidents of ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pakistan International Border (IB) as well as the Line of Control (LoC) between January 1 and February 23 this year, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik told Parliament in March. Over 3,200 ceasefire violations by Pakistan ....
                 

Top headlines: Sebi curbs MF timings, Bajaj Finance loses 350,000 customers

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Telangana CM salutes medical staff for treating COVID-19 patients

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday saluted all the medical staff for treating COVID-19 patients and said they are putting their lives at risk to treat others."They know that their lives are at risk and they might also be affected with coronavirus. But they kept all those aside and are doing a wonderful treatment. Starting from sweepers to directors, I extend salute from my side and on behalf of Telangana to all the medical staff," the Chief Minister said.Rao said that a pool of about 25,000 medical staff has been arranged who are ready to work on call.Extending his salute to the sanitation department, the Chief Minister said, "You are the soldiers in front of our eyes, who are playing a role in protecting the state. What we are paying you is a less amount but you will be identified and will be in the hearts of the government."Rao requested the workers to continue with their services and said orders have been passed to the finance secretary to release the amount .....
                 

Watch: Army soldier explains how operation Rangdouri Behak unfolded

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NGO helps the needy amid rising mercury in Odisha

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Muslim body moves SC seeking end to spread of 'fake news' related to Tablighi Jamaat event

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Trump Hints at Retaliation if India Turns Down America's Request for Hydroxychloroquine to Aid Covid-19 Battle

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132 Lifeline UDAN flights supplied over 184 tons of medical cargo across India

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Under Lifeline UDAN initiative of Ministry of Civil Aviation, 132 cargo flights have been operated so far across the country to transport medical cargo including to remote and hilly areas, said an official statement on Monday."With support from Air India, Alliance Air, IAF and private airlines, medical supplies of more than 184 tons have been delivered till date during lockdown period," a release of Ministry of Civil Aviation said.Air India and IAF collaborated for Ladakh, Kargil, Dimapur, Imphal, Guwahati, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jammu, Kargil, Leh, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Port Blair.On the International platform, Air India will be operating dedicated scheduled cargo flights to China for the uplifting of critical medical equipment as per the requirement.The statement said domestic cargo operators; Blue Dart, Spicejet and Indigo are operating cargo flights on a commercial basis...
                 

MARKET LIVE: SGX Nifty up over 350 pts, suggests gap-up opening for indices

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Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan Hails Pay Cut Decision in Fight Versus Coronavirus

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Covid-19: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren says more medical equipment required from Centre

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Facebook draws user data to help scientists anticipate coronavirus spread

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Govt ropes in industrial leaders for tech approach to corona fight

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Coronavirus equally fatal to young with comorbidities: Union health ministry

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COVID-19: Lucknow Zoo takes precautionary measures for staff, animals

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Director of the Lucknow Zoo on Monday said the Zoo was taking additional precautionary measures for animals and its staff amid coronavirus outbreak.Among other precautionary measures include food provided to the animals being disinfected, the official said."Only 50 per cent of Lucknow Zoo's staff are working and they are maintaining high standards of hygiene. We are disinfecting food before providing it to animals. We have also made a quarantine ward for animals possibly infected by the COVID-19 if the need arises," said Zoo Director, Rajendra Kumar Singh.Meanwhile, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has asked all zoos across the country to monitor the health of kept animals as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 after a tiger in a US zoo tested positive for the virus...
                 

Army: Among 10 killed in hand-to-hand combat in J&K, 5 commandos, 5 militants

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Govt removes export restrictions on 12 APIs

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The Central government has removed restrictions on the export of 12 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and their formulations, the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry said on Monday.A notice issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry highlighted the 24 pharma ingredients and formulations.These include Tinidazole, Metronidazole, Acyclovir, Vitamin BI, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.The notice said APIs and formulation made from these APIs are made free for export, with immediate effect.Restrictions on paracetamol have however not been lifted yet.On March 6, Union Minister of State for Shipping, and Chemical and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya had said that the government has imposed short term restrictions on some active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) with regards to coronavirus preparedness.The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India has reached 4,281 according to the latest government estimates...
                 

Staff test positive, Wockhardt shut, top hospitals face sealing threat

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PM Modi says long battle, asks ministers to ready plans

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Medical college being built for 4 yrs made hospital in 4 days

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Dow Jones, S&P rise over 7% on hopes of slowing coronavirus deaths

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Surat: Sardar APMC market will remain open from tomorrow

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Gujarat: School teacher among four held over social media posts

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Rush hour and tougher questions ahead for both Mint Raod and banks

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Beyond virus: Setting course for a V-shaped recovery with right decisions

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‘Truck aggregators’ can link farmers to ‘mandis’: Modi

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States warn Jamaat attendees 'in hiding'

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Pak troops shell forward posts along LoC in J&K's Poonch

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1,182 people arrested in Assam for violating COVID-19 lockdown

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As many as 1,182 people have been arrested and 504 cases registered so far in Assam for not following the lockdown restrictions imposed in view of the coronavirus outbreak, an official said."1,182 people have been arrested and 504 cases registered so far in Assam for violating the coronavirus lockdown," said GP Singh, Assam Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order.State minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that over 2,000 samples have been tested in the state, out of which 26 tested positive for coronavirus so far."There are a total of 26 coronavirus positive cases in Assam so far. We have tested 2,000 samples till date. The reports for 165 samples are pending and are expected to come by this evening," Sarma said during a press conference at NHM office here.The country is under a 21-day lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of 111 people and infected a total of 4,281 people, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare...
                 

India coronavirus dispatch: 1 undiagnosed case can infect 16,000 in 14 days

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China reports no new coronavirus deaths for first time since January

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Two Giant Pandas are Finally Mating During Lockdown in China Zoo After 10 Years of Trying

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Coronavirus recovered patients share stories of survival and hope

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Five Army personnel fought close quarter battle with terrorists

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Karnataka govt permits bakeries to function amid coronavirus lockdown

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Karnataka government on Monday allowed bakeries and related product food units in the state to open and function with minimum staff amid a coronavirus nation-wide lockdown.A circular issued by Rajendar Kumar Kataria, Secretary to the government said, "The Central government has permitted the functioning of food units engaged in bakery and biscuit, condiments, confectionery and sweet for manufacturing, supply and operating retail outlets with minimum staff/labour."The circular said these units shall strictly follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Department of Health and Family Welfare, Karnataka government with regard to the preventive measures to be ensured for combating COVID-19."It is stated that all employers shall ensure that these units maintain high standard of health, hygiene, sanitation and social distancing. The units shall not permit serving/dining in the premises and only parcel/takeaways are permitted," the circular added...