- 'It's horrible', says Indian-American doctor on COVID-19 frontlines(09:58)
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.
- Trump govt to issue new guidelines on wearing masks in public(08:13)
New York, April 3 (IANS) The Donald Trump administration indicated that updated guidance will be issued "in the next several days" suggesting Americans wear face coverings when they are outside their home, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 5,600 Americans, sickened more than 230,000 in the country and more than a million globally.
- 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.
- COVID-19: PM Modi urges sports personalities to keep spreading awareness(12:37)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to eminent sports personalities that included the likes of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu and chess legend Viswanathan Anand as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic.
- Spoke with PM Modi about managing period post April 14: Tendulkar(15:54)
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to 49 sports personalities that included cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic. The country is currently under a 21-day lockdown as it looks to fight back against the coronavirus outbreak.
- Premier League to resume when normalcy returns, wage cut to be discussed(20:29)
London, April 3 (IANS) The Premier League shareholders met on Friday and among the major decisions taken with an eye on the coronavirus outbreak across the world, it has been decided that the league will not resume in the beginning of May and will only happen once the pandemic is brought under control and it is considered safe for the people.
- With repair shops closed, farmers fear delay in crop harvests(19:46)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) While the government tries to push up the supply of essential items like flour and cereals, farmers across the country say that due to the lockdown, machines used in agricultural activities cannot be repaired because the necessary shops have not been certified as essential services.
- India's 'Mobiliser in Chief' in times of Covid-19 shutdown(17:59)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India, like most nations, is manoeuvring through a very delicate time with its 133 crore people in a 21-day-long nationwide shutdown, affecting the supply of essential goods as well as people's morale. While industry and services have already taken a beating, those who haven't faced the economic ramifications are overwhelmed with the idea of working from home, often resulting in domestic confrontations and worse, as per the national women's' panel. However, in this hour of absolute crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his message seems to have worked magic in containing the disgruntlement of people facing hardships, including those who have not voted for his BJP.
- Need testing machines in NE, North Bengal; protect docs: Bhutia to Modi(17:18)
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into getting COVID-19 testing machines to North East and North Bengal on an urgent basis, also requesting him to take strict action against the attackers who struck the doctors in Indore. Former India captain Bhutia was among the 49 eminent sports personalities who PM Modi spoke to on Friday regarding spreading awareness about the coronavirus pandemic.
- Smith, Jayawardene lead Warne's greatest SL, SA XIs(17:05)
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne named his greatest Sri Lanka and South Africa XI during an Instagram live session out of those he has played against in his illustrious 15-year international career .
- It's going to be pretty tight: Cummins on IPL 13 fate(14:59)
Melbourne, April 3 (IANS) Australia pacer Pat Cummins on Friday said he is in regular touch with his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) about the fate of the league which currently hangs in balance because of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Kamal Nath seeks probe in alleged starvation death(09:28)
Bhopal, April 3 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath has demanded a judicial probe into the alleged starvation death of a 55-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district. He has also sought the post-mortem report to be made public, and a financial aid of Rs 10 lakh to the victim's family.
- India's shutdown due to Covid-19 may not end on April 14(21:38)
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) If you are waiting to watch a movie, the day this shutdown ends, think again. Government sources indicate that the shutdown may not just end on April 14 itself, as initially planned. PM Narendra Modi is believed to have told Chief Ministers that it is a long drawn battle.