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Aishwarya Rai may star in 'Andhadhun's Tamil remake

14 Oct 2020

Aishwarya Rai may star in 'Andhadhun's Tamil remake

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might star as one of the leads in the Tamil remake of 2018 hit Bollywood movie Andhadhun.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 68.3 lakh with 78k+ new cases

08 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 68.3 lakh with 78k+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 78,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 68.3 lakh cases.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

12 Sep 2020

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 32.31 lakh; over 59,000 dead

26 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 32.31 lakh; over 59,000 dead

On Tuesday, India reported 66,000 new coronavirus infections bringing the nationwide total to 32.31 lakh. Over 1,000 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 59,629.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 29L with over 68,000 new cases

21 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 29L with over 68,000 new cases

India on Thursday reported a massive spike of over 68,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 29.04 lakh. The death toll also neared 55,000 with almost 1,000 more fatalities.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 24 lakh after record single-day spike

13 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 24 lakh after record single-day spike

India on Wednesday reported roughly 67,000 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest single-day spike so far. The nationwide total has reached 23.95 lakh while the death toll crossed 47,000 with over 900 more fatalities.

Tamil actor Vijayalakshmi attempts suicide, hospitalized

27 Jul 2020

Tamil actor Vijayalakshmi attempts suicide, hospitalized

Actor Vijayalakshmi, who predominantly appears in Kannada and Tamil films, allegedly attempted suicide on Sunday.

Coronavirus: With over 25,000 new cases, India witnesses record spike

09 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: With over 25,000 new cases, India witnesses record spike

India on Wednesday reported a record spike of over 25,000 new cases. The nationwide tally now stands at 7.69 lakh COVID-19 cases, while the death toll rose to 21,147.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead

07 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead

India reported over 22,000 new coronavirus infections on Monday—the fifth consecutive day that daily new cases rose above 20,000. The nationwide tally stands at 7.2 lakh, including over 20,000 deaths.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.29 lakh after record spike

28 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.29 lakh after record spike

On Saturday, India detected roughly 20,000 new coronavirus infections—the biggest single-day spike yet.

Coronavirus: Puducherry CM's office shut as staff tests positive

27 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Puducherry CM's office shut as staff tests positive

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Saturday that his office would be temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The CM's office will now remain shut for two days for sanitization.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.91 lakh after another record spike

26 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.91 lakh after another record spike

India on Thursday reported roughly 18,000 new coronavirus infections, marking yet another record single-day spike.

Coronavirus: Cases reach 4.56 lakh; biggest spikes in Delhi, Telangana

24 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Cases reach 4.56 lakh; biggest spikes in Delhi, Telangana

India reported over 15,000 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, taking the total past 4.56 lakh. Nearly 460 new deaths in the past 24 hours also took the death toll to 14,485.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.81 lakh after record single-day spike

19 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.81 lakh after record single-day spike

India on Thursday hit another record spike as almost 14,000 new coronavirus infections were detected nationwide.

Coronavirus: India registers 3.67 lakh cases after biggest spike yet

18 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India registers 3.67 lakh cases after biggest spike yet

India on Wednesday reported roughly 13,000 new coronavirus infections in the biggest single-day spike yet.

Coronavirus: Over 9,500 dead; total cases cross 3.32 lakh

15 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Over 9,500 dead; total cases cross 3.32 lakh

India on Sunday reported over 11,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally to 3.32 lakh. The death toll also rose to 9,522.

Coronavirus: India surpasses UK as COVID-19 cases near 3 lakh

12 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India surpasses UK as COVID-19 cases near 3 lakh

India on Thursday recorded over 11,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now reached 2.98 lakh, while the death toll has crossed 8,500.

Coronavirus: Over 7,400 dead in India; Mumbai tally crosses 50,000

09 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Over 7,400 dead in India; Mumbai tally crosses 50,000

India on Monday reported 9,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 2.66 lakh. The death toll due to COVID-19 also climbed to 7,476.

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.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll crosses 4,000

25 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll crosses 4,000

India on Sunday recorded roughly 7,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking its highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections for the fourth consecutive day.

Uber begins operations in green and orange zones across India

04 May 2020

Uber begins operations in green and orange zones across India

After keeping operations suspended for over a month, ride-hailing giant Uber has begun operations in select cities and districts across India.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 40,000; death toll crosses 1,300

03 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 40,000; death toll crosses 1,300

India on Saturday reported over 39,000 cases of COVID-19 while the death toll crossed 1,300.

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

27 Apr 2020

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.

Coronavirus: India's death toll touches 779; Rajasthan cases cross 2,000

25 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll touches 779; Rajasthan cases cross 2,000

The total number of deaths due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 779, while the number of infections crossed 24,400.

Coronavirus: 590 dead in India; Mumbai cases cross 3,000

21 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 590 dead in India; Mumbai cases cross 3,000

On Monday, the number of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra's Mumbai surged past 3,000, amounting to over 16% of India's cases.

India's doubling rate slows to 7.5 days, says Health Ministry

20 Apr 2020

India's doubling rate slows to 7.5 days, says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health on Monday said that the rate at which the number of coronavirus cases is doubling in India has slowed to 7.5 days.

Coronavirus: 75% of India's deaths in patients aged over 60

18 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 75% of India's deaths in patients aged over 60

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday said that 75% of all coronavirus-related deaths in India involved patients over the age of 60.

India to produce 10 lakh testing-kits next month: Health Ministry

17 Apr 2020

India to produce 10 lakh testing-kits next month: Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that India plans to manufacture 10 lakh testing kits a month for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) staring May.

Coronavirus: How Kerala is 'flattening the curve'

16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: How Kerala is 'flattening the curve'

Kerala was notably the first Indian state to report a case of coronavirus infection and remained one of the worst-hit regions in the early stages of the outbreak.

India receives 5 lakh testing kits from 2 Chinese firms

16 Apr 2020

India receives 5 lakh testing kits from 2 Chinese firms

India on Thursday received a total of five lakh rapid testing kits from two different Chinese companies, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

14 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

On Monday, the total number of cases due to the coronavirus outbreak surged past 10,000 in India.

Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh extend lockdown till April 30

13 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh extend lockdown till April 30

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced that the ongoing nationwide lockdown will be extended in the state till April 30.

Tablighi Jamaat event put nearly 9,000 at coronavirus risk: Centre

02 Apr 2020

Tablighi Jamaat event put nearly 9,000 at coronavirus risk: Centre

The infamous event organized by Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, New Delhi, last month, has put nearly 9,000 at risk of the contagious coronavirus, the Union Home Ministry said on Wednesday.

The long haul: Indian cities go under lockdown, courtesy coronavirus

23 Mar 2020

The long haul: Indian cities go under lockdown, courtesy coronavirus

To contain the spread of coronavirus, several Indian cities finally took a cue from what is happening in other countries — a lockdown.

Health Ministry authorizes private labs to test for COVID-19

21 Mar 2020

Health Ministry authorizes private labs to test for COVID-19

Under guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Health Ministry authorized select private laboratories in India to test for coronavirus disease COVID-19.

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

22 Jan 2020

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.

Tamil Nadu rains: 15 people killed, schools closed

02 Dec 2019

Tamil Nadu rains: 15 people killed, schools closed

In an unfortunate incident, 15 people were killed after a wall collapsed this morning in a village near Mettupalayam in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district, as heavy rains continue to batter the southern state.

Airtel downgrades Rs. 97 prepaid pack, offers 500MB data only

27 Sep 2019

Airtel downgrades Rs. 97 prepaid pack, offers 500MB data only

Airtel has revised one of its more affordable and popular prepaid packs to reduce the data benefit, but increase the number of bundled free SMSes.

Ladakh cricketers to represent Jammu and Kashmir in Ranji Trophy

07 Aug 2019

Ladakh cricketers to represent Jammu and Kashmir in Ranji Trophy

After the historic announcement of the formation of the new union territory Ladakh, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Wednesday came up with a new decision.

L-G Kiran Bedi can't interfere in Puducherry government's activities: HC

30 Apr 2019

L-G Kiran Bedi can't interfere in Puducherry government's activities: HC

Handing over a major setback to Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, Madras High Court on Tuesday said she can't act independently and neither can she interfere in day-to-day activities of the government.