• KCR backs PM’s call to light lamps

    KCR backs PM’s call to light lamps
    Published Date : 03-Apr-2020 10:17:56 IST

    KCR on Friday urged the people in the state to light lamps on April 5 at 9 P.M. as desired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Chief Minister said that people should light lamps on the day to express solidarity and unity among people in the country and make the programme a success. He desired that the fight put up by the entire humanity against the dreaded virus should continue with inspiration and be successful.

  • Alia and Ranbir to tie the knot in Dec

    Alia and Ranbir to tie the knot in Dec
    Published Date : 03-Apr-2020 7:57:15 IST

    Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been making headlines for their budding romance. According to a source, “It was earlier planned as a destination wedding, but now, the families have decided to go ahead with the band-baaja-baaraat in Mumbai, in the last 10 days of December. Thankfully, Rishi’s (Kapoor) health is much better, so the family is looking forward to the celebrations. The wedding functions will tentatively kick off on December 21 and will be spread over four days. But the dates are yet to be locked given the current situation.”

  • Robots serve food, medicines to COVID-19 patients at Chennai hospital

    Robots serve food, medicines to COVID-19 patients at Chennai hospital
    Published Date : 03-Apr-2020 7:40:03 IST

    Robots have been deployed at Chennai’s Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital to serve food and medicines to coronavirus patients or possibly infected persons. “This will limit the amount of direct contact doctors and nurses have with patients, thus reducing the risk of infection,” Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said. The state has reported over 400 cases of coronavirus.

  • Longest time Anushka and I have spent together: Virat Kohli on life amid lockdown

    Longest time Anushka and I have spent together: Virat Kohli on life amid lockdown
    Published Date : 03-Apr-2020 7:37:26 IST

    Talking about life amid lockdown, India captain Virat Kohli said, “This is the longest Anushka and I have spent together since we have been together. We’ve never been in one place for this long.” He added, “It’s not a good thing to single out this as an opportunity to spend time. But it’s what it is. We’ve to be positive.”

  • Coronavirus kills more Americans than 9/11 as death toll crosses 3,100

    Coronavirus kills more Americans than 9/11 as death toll crosses 3,100
    Published Date : 31-Mar-2020 9:58:01 IST

    Coronavirus has killed more people in the US than the 9/11 terror attacks as the death toll in the country crossed 3,100. There are now more than 1.64 lakh confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US. The pandemic could kill between 1 lakh-2 lakh Americans, Dr Anthony Fauci, director of US’ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases had said.

  • Can we reinstall year 2020, this version has virus: Big B

    Can we reinstall year 2020, this version has virus: Big B
    Published Date : 30-Mar-2020 6:57:40 IST

    Amitabh Bachchan on Monday took to Instagram to share a picture of himself wherein a computer’s monitor is also partially visible. “Can we please delete the 2020 year and then reinstall it anew?” he wrote. “This version is with virus!” Bachchan further added while referring to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the world.

  • Ranveer sleeps for 20 hours a day amid lockdown: Deepika

    Ranveer sleeps for 20 hours a day amid lockdown: Deepika
    Published Date : 30-Mar-2020 6:56:15 IST

    Stating that husband Ranveer Singh is “the easiest person to live with” amid the lockdown, Deepika Padukone said, “He’s sleeping for about 20 hours, which…allows me time to do…[what] I want to do.” She further said that when he is awake, they either watch films, eat or exercise. “He’s a real joy to be with at this time,” Deepika added.

  • I ran away from home at 15, was a drug addict within 2 years: Kangana

    I ran away from home at 15, was a drug addict within 2 years: Kangana
    Published Date : 30-Mar-2020 6:54:47 IST

    Addressing the coronavirus lockdown, Kangana Ranaut said, “This…isn’t bad time. Don’t think of it like that.” “I was 15 or 16 when I ran away from home…I was a…drug addict within 1.5-2 years,” she stated while adding that spirituality changed her life. Urging fans to “make use of this time”, Kangana said, “Bad times are the only good times.”

  • No need to panic, we can easily conquer COVID-19: Padma Bhushan Dr Reddy

    No need to panic, we can easily conquer COVID-19: Padma Bhushan Dr Reddy
    Published Date : 30-Mar-2020 10:16:24 IST

    Padma Bhushan awardee Dr D Nageshwar Reddy said that there is no need to panic because coronavirus is “something we can easily conquer”. He said coronavirus has a different genome sequencing in India compared to Italy and “its attachment is not as good”. An MIT paper said coronavirus is unable to exist for long periods above 32 degrees, he added.

  • Keeping US COVID-19 deaths at or below 100,000 would be a ‘very good job’: Trump

    Keeping US COVID-19 deaths at or below 100,000 would be a ‘very good job’: Trump
    Published Date : 30-Mar-2020 10:13:54 IST

    US President Donald Trump has said that if his administration keeps the coronavirus death toll at or below 100,000, it will have done a “very good job”. Trump also said he has decided to extend nationwide social distancing guidelines, which include suggested limits on large gatherings, to April 30. Earlier, Trump said he hoped to restart the economy by Easter.

  • Mahesh donates ₹25L to cine workers, urges other actors to follow

    Mahesh donates ₹25L to cine workers, urges other actors to follow
    Published Date : 28-Mar-2020 8:28:21 IST

    South actor Mahesh Babu on Saturday took to Twitter to share that he will contribute ₹25 lakh towards corona crisis charity for TFI (Telugu Film Industry) workers. “The lockdown situation adversely impacts the lives of daily wage cine workers,” he added. Mahesh further urged other actors to contribute and help the workers “in these testing times”.

  • MakeMyTrip to cut salaries of 3,000 employees due to COVID-19

    MakeMyTrip to cut salaries of 3,000 employees due to COVID-19
    Published Date : 26-Mar-2020 9:06:17 IST

    MakeMyTrip will cut salaries of 3,000 employees in the top and managerial levels, due to the coronavirus pandemic, a report said. The company may also fire 400 employees who aren’t on its payroll, the report added. The decision comes after MakeMyTrip announced that its Group Executive Chairman, Deep Kalra, and Group CEO, Rajesh Magow, will draw ‘zero salary’ from April.

  • Record 33 lakh Americans file for unemployment in US amid coronavirus crisis

    Record 33 lakh Americans file for unemployment in US amid coronavirus crisis
    Published Date : 26-Mar-2020 9:05:23 IST

    A record 33 lakh people filed claims for unemployment in the US last week amid the impact on the economy caused by the coronavirus crisis. New York City reported a 1,000% increase in claims. The figure is the highest ever reported in the US, beating the previous record of 6.95 lakh unemployment claims filed in 1982.

  • All international flights banned in India till April 14 over coronavirus

    All international flights banned in India till April 14 over coronavirus
    Published Date : 26-Mar-2020 9:02:33 IST

    All scheduled international commercial passenger flight services will remain closed till April 14 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the government has said. The ban will not apply to approved international all-cargo operations and flights, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said. India had earlier banned international passenger flights for a week from March 22.

  • Quarantine or jail: Gambhir proposes ‘lockdown rule’

    Quarantine or jail: Gambhir proposes ‘lockdown rule’
    Published Date : 24-Mar-2020 9:37:22 IST

    Gautam Gambhir urged people to strictly follow the rules in place amid lockdown. Many people were seen openly flouting the rules and taking out procession on the streets. “You will also go and take your family too! Quarantine or jail! Do not be a threat to the whole society and stay at home! The battle is not with jobs and business, but with life! Those who provide essential services should not be disturbed. Follow the lockdown!! Jai Hind,’ Gambhir tweeted in Hindi.