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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."

Shah Rukh Khan to support cyclone-ravaged West Bengal

29 May 2020

Shah Rukh Khan to support cyclone-ravaged West Bengal

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has come forward to support the people of West Bengal, who are currently reeling under the aftermath of the catastrophic Amphan cyclone.

Lockdown 5.0: Centre could extend restrictions for two more weeks

27 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: Centre could extend restrictions for two more weeks

The Central government is mulling extending the lockdown for two more weeks after May 31, when the current bout of restrictions will end, News18 said on Wednesday.

Pat Cummins backs IPL if T20 World Cup is delayed

27 May 2020

Pat Cummins backs IPL if T20 World Cup is delayed

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) would be a "great fit" for the October window if the ICC T20 World Cup is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kolkata Knight Riders a family to me: Sunil Narine

27 May 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders a family to me: Sunil Narine

West Indian spinner Sunil Narine expressed his love for the Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.

Bharat Arun pins hopes on the Indian pace quartet

26 May 2020

Bharat Arun pins hopes on the Indian pace quartet

Bharat Arun feels the Indian pace quartet will continue to flourish for at least two more years.

Happy Birthday, Sunil Narine: A look at his achievements

26 May 2020

Happy Birthday, Sunil Narine: A look at his achievements

West Indian cricketer Sunil Narine has turned 32 today.

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

24 May 2020

Domestic flights to resume from tomorrow, but confusion persists

Even as domestic passenger flights are set to resume in India from Monday, some states have questioned the move citing issues with rules and their reluctance to accept flights.

PM Modi visits cyclone-ravaged Bengal, announces Rs. 1,000 crore aid

22 May 2020

PM Modi visits cyclone-ravaged Bengal, announces Rs. 1,000 crore aid

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in West Bengal, to take stock of the situation in the state. Bengal is dealing with catastrophic damage, that the landfall of Cyclone Amphan caused on Wednesday.

Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs.  2.5L compensation announced

21 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs. 2.5L compensation announced

A day after Cyclone Amphan made landfall at West Bengal's Digha, the super cyclonic storm left the state in ruins.

Cyclone Amphan leaves behind trail of destruction; 12 dead

21 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan leaves behind trail of destruction; 12 dead

After brewing over the Bay of Bengal for some days, the severe cyclonic storm, Cyclone Amphan, made landfall on Wednesday, battering parts of West Bengal and Odisha.

4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall

20 May 2020

4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall

After Cyclone Amphan made landfall at Digha in West Bengal on Wednesday, reports emerged of the deaths of two people in the state.

Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan

19 May 2020

Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan

At a press briefing, called to shed light on the preparedness about the impending Cyclone Amphan, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that it is the most intense cyclone to have been formed over the Bay of Bengal after 1999.

Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

18 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

After brewing over the South Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan has now intensified into an "extremely severe storm" and is likely to turn into a "super cyclonic storm" on Monday.

Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

17 May 2020

Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

The globalized world was brought to a screeching halt with the onset of coronavirus pandemic.

These 30 cities will face 'maximum restrictions' during lockdown 4.0

17 May 2020

These 30 cities will face 'maximum restrictions' during lockdown 4.0

As India is set to enter the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown, 30 municipal areas that account for 80% of all cases in India will reportedly face maximum restrictions.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; tally crosses 90,000

17 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; tally crosses 90,000

India on Saturday reported roughly 4,800 new cases of COVID-19, hitting the biggest spike again—the second time since last Sunday.

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: New dates have been confirmed

12 May 2020

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: New dates have been confirmed

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup which was supposed to be held India in November 2020, will now take place between February 17 to March 7 in 2021.

Centre slams Bengal over cross-border cargo, COVID-19 mortality rate

06 May 2020

Centre slams Bengal over cross-border cargo, COVID-19 mortality rate

The Centre on Wednesday wrote to the West Bengal government asking it to allow the movement of goods traffic through border crossings between India and Bangladesh.

IPL: Andre Russell wants to end his career at KKR

03 May 2020

IPL: Andre Russell wants to end his career at KKR

West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell has been loved by the fans of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Indian Premier League: All-time XI of Kings XI Punjab

02 May 2020

Indian Premier League: All-time XI of Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab are one of the few franchises yet to clinch an Indian Premier League (IPL) title.

List of districts designated as red zones after May 3

01 May 2020

List of districts designated as red zones after May 3

The Union Health Ministry has decided to segregate the 733 districts in India into three categories of red, orange, and green zones as the "lockdown 2.0" nears its scheduled end.

IPL: All-time XI of Kolkata Knight Riders

29 Apr 2020

IPL: All-time XI of Kolkata Knight Riders

Right from the first ever IPL game where Brendon McCullum took the world by storm with his blistering knock, Kolkata Knight Riders have stamped their authority all along.

IPL: All-time XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore

27 Apr 2020

IPL: All-time XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Despite never lifting the IPL title, Royal Challengers Bangalore have enjoyed the love of fans throughout the twelve seasons.

Coronavirus: 879 dead in India; situation 'improving', says Health Minister

27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 879 dead in India; situation 'improving', says Health Minister

On Sunday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 879, while the total number of infections crossed 27,800.

Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment

22 Apr 2020

Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment

Earlier, the coronavirus pandemic fueled tensions between Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and the Centre, ruled by BJP. But, the Bengal government assured on Tuesday that the visiting teams would be given full cooperation in the state.

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

21 Apr 2020

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

Already on two ends of the political spectrum, the BJP-led Centre and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool locked horns again today when a team was sent to the state to assess COVID-19 spread.

Warner lists 2016 title win as his favorite IPL memory

18 Apr 2020

Warner lists 2016 title win as his favorite IPL memory

David Warner has been one of the most consistent batsman in the Indian Premier League.

158* in IPL opener changed my life forever: Brendon McCullum

18 Apr 2020

158* in IPL opener changed my life forever: Brendon McCullum

April 18 marked the beginning of an astonishing era for T20 cricket.

KKR could have won more titles with Russell: Gautam Gambhir

18 Apr 2020

KKR could have won more titles with Russell: Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir believes Kolkata Knight Riders would have clinched a couple of more IPL titles, had they acquired Andre Russell a few seasons earlier.

All six metros of India deemed as coronavirus red zones

16 Apr 2020

All six metros of India deemed as coronavirus red zones

On Wednesday, the Centre identified 170 hotspot districts and the list covered all the six metros and almost all major cities.

Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states

13 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states

India is not testing as much as it should. For a population of over one billion, we tested merely 1,95,748 samples until yesterday, April 12.

Uthappa picks Gambhir as best skipper he has played under

08 Apr 2020

Uthappa picks Gambhir as best skipper he has played under

India batsman Robin Uthappa picked the best captain he has played under and surprisingly it was neither Rahul Dravid nor MS Dhoni.

Coronavirus: Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee returns to work as doctor

08 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee returns to work as doctor

Setting an example for everyone, beauty queen Bhasha Mukherjee has returned to her previous job as a doctor to fight the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, one of the worst-hit nations around the world.

DD Sports to air highlights of India's cricket matches

06 Apr 2020

DD Sports to air highlights of India's cricket matches

Sports fans, across the nation, will relive the golden era of Indian cricket as DD Sports is set to broadcast Men In Blue's memorable matches from the 2000s, amid the lockdown.

Coronavirus: Section-144 extended till April 30 in Gautam Buddh Nagar

05 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Section-144 extended till April 30 in Gautam Buddh Nagar

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) have been extended in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar district till the end of April.

Sourav Ganguly helps feed 20,000 people at ISKCON Kolkata Centre

04 Apr 2020

Sourav Ganguly helps feed 20,000 people at ISKCON Kolkata Centre

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly helped the ISKCON Kolkata Centre feed a total number of 20,000 people in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Lockdown Impact: Prices of pulses, sugar, potatoes, and onions rise

04 Apr 2020

Lockdown Impact: Prices of pulses, sugar, potatoes, and onions rise

India is almost half-way through the 21-day lockdown which began on March 25, but the days haven't been easy. With rocky transportation and disruption in supply chains, wholesale prices of vegetables, fruits, pulses, and sugar have increased in the last fortnight of March, a report in Indian Express said.

COVID-19: South African cricketers test negative after returning from India

03 Apr 2020

COVID-19: South African cricketers test negative after returning from India

The South African cricketers, who returned from their incomplete tour of India last month, have tested negative in relation to the coronavirus.

Everyone still keen for IPL to go ahead: Pat Cummins

03 Apr 2020

Everyone still keen for IPL to go ahead: Pat Cummins

Australian star fast bowler Pat Cummins said players are in touch with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises even as uncertainty looms over the global cash-rich league due to the coronavirus pandemic.