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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.

Double whammy: Amid coronavirus crisis, locusts destroy crops

26 May 2020

Double whammy: Amid coronavirus crisis, locusts destroy crops

Just as India battles coronavirus pandemic, it is faced with another problem — locusts — who are destroying crops and entering residential areas.

Samsung Galaxy A51 gets Android 10-based One UI 2.1 update

09 May 2020

Samsung Galaxy A51 gets Android 10-based One UI 2.1 update

Samsung has started rolling-out Android 10-based One UI 2.1 update for its mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy A51.

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

29 Apr 2020

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

Claiming that religious minorities aren't being treated well in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday urged the Donald Trump administration to label it as a "country of particular concern".

Coronavirus outbreak: IOA misses bid to host 2030 Asian Games

25 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: IOA misses bid to host 2030 Asian Games

India were unable to submit a bid for hosting the 2030 Asian Games before the deadline of April 22 due to coronavirus pandemic.

Delhi Cancer Institute shut after 18 staff-members test COVID-19 positive

07 Apr 2020

Delhi Cancer Institute shut after 18 staff-members test COVID-19 positive

In yet another concerning turn of events, the Delhi State Cancer Institute was shut after 18 of its staff members, including doctors and nurses, tested positive for coronavirus, the deadly virus that has taken over 100 lives in India.

India's bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027 submitted

05 Apr 2020

India's bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027 submitted

India has submitted its bid documents for hosting the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, a top official of the national federation confirmed.

Coronavirus: 3 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Gujarat, J&K, Maharashtra

29 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: 3 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Gujarat, J&K, Maharashtra

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the death toll rose further on Sunday as three deaths were reported in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, and Maharashtra.

G20 summit on #Coronavirus: India to have coordinated, forward-looking approach

26 Mar 2020

G20 summit on #Coronavirus: India to have coordinated, forward-looking approach

An extraordinary virtual G20 leaders' summit will be convened on Thursday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and global plans to deal with public health and economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus: Nearly 900 quarantined in Delhi after doctor tests positive

26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Nearly 900 quarantined in Delhi after doctor tests positive

Close to 900 people in Delhi were quarantined after a doctor in one of the Mohalla clinics tested positive for coronavirus, a minister said on Thursday.

Coronavirus positive cases top 400,000 worldwide, pandemic is accelerating

25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus positive cases top 400,000 worldwide, pandemic is accelerating

In just three days, the number of coronavirus cases, worldwide, went from 300,000 to over 400,000, giving yet another proof of how contagious the disease is.

Coronavirus: 65-year-old dies in Mumbai, Maharashtra's death toll reaches 3

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: 65-year-old dies in Mumbai, Maharashtra's death toll reaches 3

In a grim incident, a 65-year-old, who tested positive for coronavirus, passed away in Mumbai's Kasturba Hospital, on Monday, taking the death toll in Maharashtra to three. The deceased had a travel history to UAE.

Delhi: How a coronavirus positive woman may have infected dozens

23 Mar 2020

Delhi: How a coronavirus positive woman may have infected dozens

Not letting the coronavirus spread through community is the only agenda of the government, but the behavior of some is making the task impossible. Case in point, a woman who returned from Saudi Arabia, who possibly infected a dozen others.

Coronavirus outbreak: Tihar, home to 17,000+ inmates, sets isolation wards

14 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Tihar, home to 17,000+ inmates, sets isolation wards

With the number of positive cases of coronavirus climbing each day, Asia's largest prison facility Tihar has started screening inmates and has also set up eight isolation wards, reports said on Saturday.

Excise duty on petrol, diesel hiked Rs. 3 per liter

14 Mar 2020

Excise duty on petrol, diesel hiked Rs. 3 per liter

The government on Friday announced an increase in excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs. 3 per liter, the steepest hike in eight years.

What is a pandemic? Why has COVID-19 been declared one?

13 Mar 2020

What is a pandemic? Why has COVID-19 been declared one?

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic as the virus continues to spread globally.

Google employee in Bengaluru gets infected with coronavirus, work-from-home announced

13 Mar 2020

Google employee in Bengaluru gets infected with coronavirus, work-from-home announced

Tech giant Google on Thursday confirmed that one of its employees, working at the Bengaluru office, caught the coronavirus infection on his trip to Greece.

Karnataka man, who died of coronavirus, had hypertension and asthma

13 Mar 2020

Karnataka man, who died of coronavirus, had hypertension and asthma

A 76-year-old man in Karnataka died due to coronavirus and became the first COVID-19 fatality in India. The elderly also suffered from hypertension and asthma, the Health Ministry confirmed.

Petrol, diesel prices fall; check new rates here

09 Mar 2020

Petrol, diesel prices fall; check new rates here

The prices of petrol and diesel fell for the fifth consecutive day on Monday as the global coronavirus outbreak had a ripple effect on crude oil rates.

Sensex crashes 2,300 points; records biggest single-day fall in decade

09 Mar 2020

Sensex crashes 2,300 points; records biggest single-day fall in decade

Market indices Sensex and Nifty crashed on Monday trading 6% lower in the biggest single-day fall in at least a decade.

Oil plunges 30% as Saudis begin price war with Russia

09 Mar 2020

Oil plunges 30% as Saudis begin price war with Russia

Oil prices crashed by 30% on Monday after Saudi Arabia slashed prices launching a price war against Russia.

Saudi King's brother, former Crown Prince among royals arrested

09 Mar 2020

Saudi King's brother, former Crown Prince among royals arrested

In what is believed to be the latest crackdown by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), a fourth prince was reportedly arrested on Saturday.

In conservative Saudi, youngsters are taking the 'risk' of dating

13 Feb 2020

In conservative Saudi, youngsters are taking the 'risk' of dating

Saudi Arabia's conservative society bans a lot of things and a relationship before marriage is one of them.

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

02 Feb 2020

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

As swarms of desert locusts continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the nation has declared a national emergency to eliminate the pest infestation.

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 dead in China; over 1,300 infected worldwide

25 Jan 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 dead in China; over 1,300 infected worldwide

An outbreak of a never-before-seen coronavirus has claimed 41 lives in China, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia contracts deadly coronavirus amid outbreak

23 Jan 2020

Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia contracts deadly coronavirus amid outbreak

A nurse from Kerala, working at a hospital in Saudi Arabia, has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the first report of an Indian who has contracted the coronavirus, which has infected over 600 people globally and left 17 dead.

Pakistan has limited options on Kashmir: US Congress think tank

22 Jan 2020

Pakistan has limited options on Kashmir: US Congress think tank

Pakistan which has been fuming after India altered Kashmir's decades-old status, has limited options to deal with the issue, a report of US Congressional Research Service (CRS) said earlier this month.

China tries raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, fails again!

16 Jan 2020

China tries raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, fails again!

Pakistan's all-weather ally China attempted to turn the attention of United Nations Security Council members towards Kashmir, but to no avail, as most participants see the tension in the Valley as a bilateral issue between New Delhi and Islamabad.

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

04 Jan 2020

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

India is caught in a crossfire after the United States killed one of Iran's topmost commanders, Qasem Soleimani yesterday.

Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

03 Jan 2020

Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

The United States has asked all its airlines and pilots to be careful while using Pakistani airspace due to "extremist or militant activity".

Russia just tested its own internet: Here's what this means

26 Dec 2019

Russia just tested its own internet: Here's what this means

In a major move, Russia has tested its own alternative to the global internet.

Decade's last Solar Eclipse today, people see 'ring of fire'

26 Dec 2019

Decade's last Solar Eclipse today, people see 'ring of fire'

A rare celestial spectacle started at 8:17 am in India today, as the moon covered the Sun for the last solar eclipse of the decade.

Man wanted Ram temple in Mecca; Saudi Police arrested him

25 Dec 2019

Man wanted Ram temple in Mecca; Saudi Police arrested him

Recently, a Karnataka man was arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting blasphemous messages online.

India to witness annular solar eclipse after Christmas: Details here

25 Dec 2019

India to witness annular solar eclipse after Christmas: Details here

Before bidding goodbye to 2019, India will catch a glimpse of the year's last solar eclipse.

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi court hands death penalty to 5

23 Dec 2019

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi court hands death penalty to 5

Over a year after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, a court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death in connection with the incident.

Argentina edge past Brazil 1-0, thanks to Lionel Messi

16 Nov 2019

Argentina edge past Brazil 1-0, thanks to Lionel Messi

Argentina put up a competitive show as they managed to tame arch-rivals, Brazil, 1-0 during a friendly tie at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday.

Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi's murder "mistake", apologizes after outrage

12 Nov 2019

Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi's murder "mistake", apologizes after outrage

Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered last year, inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. His murder, allegedly ordered by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, sparked outrage and showed dissenting voices are shut.

WWE: A look and ranking the top cross-brand invasions

10 Nov 2019

WWE: A look and ranking the top cross-brand invasions

While WWE is an independent wrestling promotion, the management has divided it into multiple brands to give the entire roster a chance to display its breath-taking wrestling skills.

China is selling AI-powered killer robots to the Middle East

08 Nov 2019

China is selling AI-powered killer robots to the Middle East

Despite several warnings from technology moguls, the age of dangerous killer robots, AI-powered machines that require little to no oversight to kill, is here.

Instagram caught hosting online 'slave markets': Details here

06 Nov 2019

Instagram caught hosting online 'slave markets': Details here

Instagram dominates as one of the most favored places for sharing precious moments with friends and family.