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Karnataka: Health minister attends massive rally, ignoring social distancing

03 Jun 2020

Karnataka: Health minister attends massive rally, ignoring social distancing

Completely disrespecting the social distancing guidelines, which world organizations have deemed mandatory in the fight against coronavirus, Karnataka's Health Minister B Sriramulu participated in a massive rally on Tuesday at Chitradurga district.

Cyclone Nisarga barrels towards Mumbai, landfall expected around noon

03 Jun 2020

Cyclone Nisarga barrels towards Mumbai, landfall expected around noon

Cyclone Nisarga, which started off as a deep depression over the East-central Arabian Sea, will hit India's Western coast as a "severe cyclonic storm" around noon today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

Coronavirus: India breaches 2 lakh-mark; death toll crosses 5,800

03 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India breaches 2 lakh-mark; death toll crosses 5,800

India on Tuesday recorded over 8,800 new coronavirus infections marking its highest single-day jump.

'Wrong comparison': Health Ministry on India recording 7th-highest coronavirus cases

02 Jun 2020

'Wrong comparison': Health Ministry on India recording 7th-highest coronavirus cases

The Centre on Tuesday said that it is wrong to compare the absolute number of coronavirus infections in India to other countries owing to the nation's large population.

Kerala: Girl, 14, couldn't attend online classes, allegedly committed suicide

02 Jun 2020

Kerala: Girl, 14, couldn't attend online classes, allegedly committed suicide

In a heartbreaking turn of events, a Class 9 student in Kerala allegedly took her life on Monday as she was upset about not being able to attend online classes.

Coronavirus: Kejriwal launches app for information on hospital beds

02 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Kejriwal launches app for information on hospital beds

With a worrying surge in coronavirus cases in Delhi and allegations that Arvind Kejriwal's government isn't disclosing the actual statistics, the chief minister on Tuesday announced that a new mobile application has been launched to give information about the hospital beds in the National Capital.

Wajid Khan's mother tests positive for coronavirus: Report

02 Jun 2020

Wajid Khan's mother tests positive for coronavirus: Report

Late music composer and singer Wajid Khan's mother, Razina, has also tested positive for the coronavirus.

SRK to support the toddler in viral Muzaffarpur station video

02 Jun 2020

SRK to support the toddler in viral Muzaffarpur station video

Last week, a heart-wrenching video of a toddler trying to wake his dead mother at a railway station in Bihar went viral, thereby highlighting the unfathomable plight of migrant workers amid the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions.

India will get growth back: PM Modi after unlocking begins

02 Jun 2020

India will get growth back: PM Modi after unlocking begins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is confident India's economy, which suffered immensely due to coronavirus pandemic, will return on track. He passed these remarks on Tuesday while addressing the annual general meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Over one-third of MSMEs close to shutting operations: Survey

02 Jun 2020

Over one-third of MSMEs close to shutting operations: Survey

The brutish impact of the coronavirus pandemic has started revealing itself, with 35% of India's Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) initiating the process of winding up operations, a survey conducted by All India Manufacturers' Association (AIMO) said.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 2 lakh; death toll crosses 5,400

02 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 2 lakh; death toll crosses 5,400

India on Sunday reported roughly 7,900 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now surged past 1.98 lakh while the death toll stood at 5,403.

India's 2020 Olympics tally will improve, says marathon champion Sunita

01 Jun 2020

India's 2020 Olympics tally will improve, says marathon champion Sunita

In an exclusive interview with NewsBytes, India's undisputed marathon champion Sunita Godara feels the nation's medals tally will improve in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Coronavirus outbreak: La Liga clubs to resume full training

01 Jun 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: La Liga clubs to resume full training

La Liga has announced that players will be returning to full training on Monday.

Airlines told to keep middle-seats vacant or give 'wrap-around gowns'

01 Jun 2020

Airlines told to keep middle-seats vacant or give 'wrap-around gowns'

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday asked airlines to keep middle seats vacant during journeys to ward off risks of coronavirus transmission.

As coronavirus cases spike, why is India easing lockdown restrictions

01 Jun 2020

As coronavirus cases spike, why is India easing lockdown restrictions

As the fourth phase of India's nationwide lockdown ended, the number coronavirus infections surged past 1.9 lakh.

India enters Unlock 1.0: What has changed in the states?

01 Jun 2020

India enters Unlock 1.0: What has changed in the states?

Four legs of lockdown later, India entered the first phase of the three-phased unlock plan on Monday, ground rules of which were announced by the Union Home Ministry on Saturday.

Delhi's borders sealed for one week, announces Arvind Kejriwal

01 Jun 2020

Delhi's borders sealed for one week, announces Arvind Kejriwal

On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that borders of the National Capital will remain sealed for one week, amid the rising cases of coronavirus.

200 trains resume services today: Check full list here

01 Jun 2020

200 trains resume services today: Check full list here

From today, June 1, the Indian Railways will be running 200 special trains (100 pairs), with more than 1.45 lakh passengers traveling on the first day itself.

Music composer Wajid Khan (43) dies due to coronavirus

01 Jun 2020

Music composer Wajid Khan (43) dies due to coronavirus

In a terrible piece of news, music composer Wajid Khan (43) of Sajid-Wajid fame has passed away. He was suffering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: India surpasses France and Germany; becomes 7th worst-hit country

01 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India surpasses France and Germany; becomes 7th worst-hit country

India on Sunday reported roughly 8,500 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 1.9 lakh. The death toll also rose to 5,403.

Delhi asks Rs. 5,000cr from Centre to pay employees' salaries

31 May 2020

Delhi asks Rs. 5,000cr from Centre to pay employees' salaries

The Delhi government has asked the central government for immediate assistance of Rs. 5,000 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday.

13 Sri Lanka cricketers to resume training from June 1

31 May 2020

13 Sri Lanka cricketers to resume training from June 1

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on Sunday, announced that 13 cricketers will return to training on June 1.

Huge crowd celebrates Congress leader's COVID-19 recovery in Mumbai

31 May 2020

Huge crowd celebrates Congress leader's COVID-19 recovery in Mumbai

After senior Congress leader Chandrakant Handore recovered from COVID-19, a huge crowd gathered to welcome him in Mumbai on Saturday night.

Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'

31 May 2020

Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'

In the new "upside-down" world, masks and gloves have replaced hugs and handshakes. Courtesy coronavirus, there's uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and most importantly distancing.

EPL: No positive cases in fourth round of COVID-19 testing

31 May 2020

EPL: No positive cases in fourth round of COVID-19 testing

The Premier League's planned restart on June 17 received a huge boost.

Nearly 30% COVID-19 patients were asymptomatic in India: ICMR

31 May 2020

Nearly 30% COVID-19 patients were asymptomatic in India: ICMR

After studying several COVID-19 positive cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has determined that nearly 30% of the infections in the country were of asymptomatic nature.

#MannKiBaat: Poor, migrants suffered most due to coronavirus, says Modi

31 May 2020

#MannKiBaat: Poor, migrants suffered most due to coronavirus, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hosted the 65th episode of his radio show 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Trump postpones G7 Summit until September; invites India, Russia, others

31 May 2020

Trump postpones G7 Summit until September; invites India, Russia, others

United States President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will be postponing the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) Summit. The US holds the presidency of the G7 this year.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1.81 lakh; biggest spike in infections

31 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1.81 lakh; biggest spike in infections

India on Saturday recorded roughly 8,600 new coronavirus infections—the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases yet.

#NewsBytesExclusive: How Myntra and Amazon's deliverymen are dealing with coronavirus

31 May 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: How Myntra and Amazon's deliverymen are dealing with coronavirus

The coronavirus-induced lockdown and the battered economy spelled doom for e-commerce giants in the last two months. With little to no deliveries, they generated far less revenue, and the restrictions left hundreds of deliverymen in the lurch.

Lockdown extended in containment zones till June 30: Home Ministry

30 May 2020

Lockdown extended in containment zones till June 30: Home Ministry

A day before the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown is scheduled to end, the government issued fresh guidelines for a phased reopening of activities in areas outside of containment zones for a month.

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

30 May 2020

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow had to return midway on Saturday after one of the pilots tested positive for COVID-19.

Four steps ahead of coronavirus: Kejriwal as Delhi cases spike

30 May 2020

Four steps ahead of coronavirus: Kejriwal as Delhi cases spike

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday assured that the government is "four steps ahead" of the coronavirus as the number of infections have spiked over the past few days.

Coronavirus outbreak: ECB asks ICC to allow COVID-19 substitutes

30 May 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: ECB asks ICC to allow COVID-19 substitutes

International cricket may see coronavirus substitutes on field, once the game resumes.

Lockdown 5.0: These 13 cities could see stricter curbs

30 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: These 13 cities could see stricter curbs

As India nears the end of the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown, the Centre is preparing guidelines for "Lockdown 5.0."

Pragya Thakur in AIIMS, reveals BJP after 'missing' posters emerge

30 May 2020

Pragya Thakur in AIIMS, reveals BJP after 'missing' posters emerge

In Bhopal, the parliamentary constituency of BJP's controversial politician Pragya Singh Thakur, several "missing posters" were spotted on Friday, taking a swipe at her absence from the area when it is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.

Cricket West Indies gives approval for England tour

30 May 2020

Cricket West Indies gives approval for England tour

West Indies are all set to tour England as the cricket board gave approval for the proposed Test series.

Roger Federer tops Forbes' highest-paid athletes list: Details here

30 May 2020

Roger Federer tops Forbes' highest-paid athletes list: Details here

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer is the highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes.

Migrants suffered tremendously, accepts PM Modi in letter to nation

30 May 2020

Migrants suffered tremendously, accepts PM Modi in letter to nation

As he completed the first year of his second term today, May 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a verbose letter to Indians, detailing the achievements of his government, and also conceding that migrant workers, artisans, craftsmen, and hawkers suffered in the recent days.

US is terminating relationship with WHO, announces Donald Trump

30 May 2020

US is terminating relationship with WHO, announces Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the US is ending its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO), over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged his country.