Tablighi Jamaat: 26 Questions police asks Maulana Saad
  • Tablighi Jamaat: 26 Questions police asks Maulana Saad(16:11)
    BY SUMIT KUMAR SINGH
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Twenty six questions were posed to Mohammad Saad, the organiser of a religious meet here in Nizamuddin Markaz that has turned out to be the lone booster of staggering increase in the number of positive coroanvirus cases and deaths throughout the country.
Big B dedicates 'Coolie' song to doctors, lauding their efforts
Foreigners from 41 countries joined Tablighi meet in Delhi amid corona crisis
  • Foreigners from 41 countries joined Tablighi meet in Delhi amid corona crisis(14:13)
    By Rajnish Singh
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Indonesia, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka are among 41 top countries from where over 960 foreigners visited India and participated in Tablighi Jamaat activities organised at Islamic headquarters in Nizamuddin amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to government data.
Laptop sales surge in India as firms empower workforce at home
  • Laptop sales surge in India as firms empower workforce at home(12:57)
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) While several industries reel under the COVID-19 lockdown impact in India, PC and laptop majors like HP and Lenovo have seen a massive surge in bulk buying from corporates and enterprises to keep their workforce stay home, safe and connected.
Muslim sects slam Tablighi Jamaat over coronavirus spread
Searches for remote work surge in India as social distancing takes hold
Modi boosts citizen morale amid Lockdown21, tasks them to light it up on Sunday (Ld)
  • Modi boosts citizen morale amid Lockdown21, tasks them to light it up on Sunday (Ld)(10:52)
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday once again reached out to the nation amid the Lockdown21 to spread a message of positivity, community and strength and he urged each one to light up a candle or diya on April 5 at 9 p.m. for nine minutes to dispel the darkness and gloom brought by the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus.
'It's horrible', says Indian-American doctor on COVID-19 frontlines
  • 'It's horrible', says Indian-American doctor on COVID-19 frontlines(09:58)
    By Arul Louis
    New York, April 3 (IANS) "It's horrible, horrible, people are dying in the emergency room (ER)," said an Indian-American doctor on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic describing the grim conditions at hospitals here where patients are lined up in the hallways, freezer trucks are parked outside to store bodies and the ambulance crews received orders to not bring in cardiac arrest cases they couldn't revive.
World Bank Group earmarks $1 bn financial support to India
Case filed against Jamaat members for 'obscene behaviour' in Gzb hospital (Ld)
COVID-19: WHO chief praises Modi's efforts to help the poor
  • COVID-19: WHO chief praises Modi's efforts to help the poor(17:13)
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping the poor and the vulnerable people of the society during the 21-day lockdown.
Production growth of India's manufacturing sector eases in March: PMI
Address the grievances of migrant labourers: Govt to states
  • Address the grievances of migrant labourers: Govt to states(14:00)
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has directed all states and union territories to take appropriate action to address the grievances of migrant labourers as directed by the Supreme Court and to submit a compliance report on the same.
IIT alumni startup deploys drones to disinfect public spaces
Domestic violence cases have increased during lockdown: NCW
Over 12,000 apply for NASA's next class of astronauts
  • Over 12,000 apply for NASA's next class of astronauts(12:49)
    Washington, April 2 (IANS) NASA has received over 12,000 applications from people showing willingness to join its next class of Artemis Generation astronauts who will help the US space agency explore the Moon and Mars like never before.
Maulana Saad in quarantine, say sources as police raids his hideouts
  • Maulana Saad in quarantine, say sources as police raids his hideouts(11:39)
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Even as Maulana Saad Khandhlawi, the chief of Tablighi Jamaat continues to elude the police, sources close to him on Thursday said that he has gone into quarantine in an undisclosed place. The Delhi Police's crime branch has been conducting raids at several places in the national capital and in Uttar Pradesh also since Wednesday.
Empty streets, deserted temples on Ayodhya's Big Day
  • Empty streets, deserted temples on Ayodhya's Big Day(11:15)
    Ayodhya, April 2 (IANS) Ayodhya this year post the Ram Janmabhoomi verdict had planned one of the biggest ever celebrations on Ram Navami. But the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus has put everything on hold. On Thursday -- Ram Navami -- Ayodhya woke up to empty streets, barren Ghats of Saryu and deserted temples.
App that screens cough sounds for possible COVID-19 on anvil
  • App that screens cough sounds for possible COVID-19 on anvil(00:29)
    By Narendra Puppala
    Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) Even as the world is trying to come to terms with the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic, an app developed in Hyderabad could help in significantly reducing the time and resources spent in the preliminary screening of people for the dreaded coronavirus.
Centre to create portal for verifying facts, states urged to follow
Lockdown cripples online delivery platforms, users helpless
  • Lockdown cripples online delivery platforms, users helpless(13:39)
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A week into the nationwide lockdown and online delivery platforms like Bigbasket and Grofers are still suffering from operational issues along with lack of manpower to even fulfill the orders they accepted before the lockdown came into force from March 24th midnight.
US, Italy strain more virulent than one in India: Top Indian microbiologists
  • US, Italy strain more virulent than one in India: Top Indian microbiologists(13:22)
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The strain of new coronavirus in India is not as virulent as the ones which are devastating Italy, Spain and the US. In an in depth genomic analysis of rapidly revolving SARS-CoV-2(COVID-19) viruses, top Indian microbiologist Rup Lal, and his team of 16 scientists have discovered that strain found in India, matches with the sequence of new coronavirus found in Wuhan, and is less virulent.
Doval visits Nizamuddin to take stock of evacuation
  • Doval visits Nizamuddin to take stock of evacuation(12:57)
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) When the Delhi Police early on Wednessday was evacuating the people from the Nizamuddin Markaz, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval visited the area to take stock of the situation.
Coronavirus droplets could travel up to 27 feet: MIT scientist
  • Coronavirus droplets could travel up to 27 feet: MIT scientist(11:00)
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) New coronavirus droplets could travel up to 27 feet as a sneeze or a cough results in a turbulent gas cloud that could contain SARS-CoV-2 droplets, an MIT researcher has claimed in a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).