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Lockdown Impact: Tourism ground to a halt in Himachal
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Tourism -- a crucial engine of Himachal Pradesh's economic growth and important source of earning for tens of thousands in the hill state -- has ground to a halt as the pandemic nose dives summer holiday plans.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Ahmedabad varsity starts admissions based on class 10, 11 scores
Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) Ahmedabad University on Monday said it has started admissions to undergraduate programmes based on Class 10 and Class 11 scores, while students await their Class 12 results which are delayed due to the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education
Fake e-passes issued from DC office in Delhi, FIR lodged
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A racket in the issuance of a large number of fake/unauthorised e-passes at the office of Deputy Commissioner in Kanjhawala here has come to light, following which a police case has been registered.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter: Police
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces at Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir's Kulgam district early Monday morning, police said.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US official renews calls for N.Korea to abandon nukes
Seoul, May 25 (IANS) US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien renewed calls for North Korea to give up its nuclear program if it wants to have a "great economy", after Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong-un held a key party meeting to discuss bolstering nuclear deterrence.
2020-05-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Seoul kindergarten student tests COVID-19 positive
Seoul, May 25 (IANS) A kindergarten student in Seoul has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the South Korean capital city's education office said on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: International, South Korea,International
New Zealand media company sold for NZ$1
Wellington, May 25 (IANS) New Zealand media company Stuff Limited, which operates the country's largest news website, was sold to its Chief Executive Sinead Boucher for NZ$1, the firm said on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Politics
People with atrial fibrillation may live longer with exercise
London, May 25 (IANS) Regular endurance training and good fitness seem to protect against serious cardiovascular (CVD) events and early mortality for people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (Afib), say researchers.
2020-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Toronto faces COVID-19 physical distancing challenges
Toronto, May 25 (IANS) Many Canadians have been taking advantage of the warm weather to venture outdoors after spending weeks in the COVID-19 lockdown, but the easing of restrictions has sparked a backlash in Toronto, it was reported.
2020-05-25
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Historical Jama Masjid remains closed on Eid
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Jama Masjid on Monday wore a deserted look on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr as the gates of the historical mosque remained closed amid the nationwide lockdown to cut the transmission of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Odisha reports 103 new corona cases
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) The total coronavirus cases in Odisha climbed to 1,438 as 103 new cases were detected in the eastern state on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Quake interrupts NZ PM's TV interview
Wellington, May 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted New Zealand on Monday, which also went on to interrupt a TV interview featuring Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, but she managed to keep her cool.
2020-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
After 3k Shramik trains, Goyal urges states to allow more
New Delhi, May 25 (IAUnion Railway Minister on Monday said that the national transporter has operated more than 3,000 Shramik Special trains to transport the stranded migrant workers and also appealed the state governments to give permission to railways to operate the trains.
2020-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Worst-hit Maha seeks Kerala's expertise
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has formally written to the Kerala government seeking assistance to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the worst-hit Mumbai-Pune industrial-commercial belt.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Japan govt to lift state of emergency across country
Tokyo, May 25 (IANS) The Japan government on Monday decided to lift the state of emergency for COVID-19 in Tokyo and four other prefectures of the country, the only places where the measure implemented to curb the pandemic had remained in force.
2020-05-25
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Barber shops, salons open and then shut again in Lucknow
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Barber shops and salons that opened here on Friday after a wait of almost two months, are now shutting shop again.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Two more die in Agra, death toll now 33
Agra, May 25 (IANS) With two more deaths due to novel coronavirus, Agra's death toll due to the disease has risen to 33, even as the city has recorded a steady decline in the number of new cases in the past 10 days.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Australian students return to classrooms
Canberra, May 25 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Australian school students returned to their classrooms on Monday to resume full-time face-to-face classes, as the country plans to normalize its economic activity in July after curbing the spread of COVID-19.
2020-05-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Customers' data of 3 crypto wallets, 1 investment platform hacked
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) A hacker who was behind the cyber attack on Ethereum.org is now selling data tied to key cryptocurrency wallets like Keepkey, Trezor, Ledger and online investment platform Bnktothefuture.
2020-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Fresh Covid-19 cases in Sikkim, Arunachal, 64 more in Assam (Roundup)
Guwahati/Gangtok/Agartala, May 24 (IANS) Sikkim reported its first coronavirus case and Arunachal Pradesh a fresh case while Assam registered 64 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the state's total tally to 392 as on Sunday night.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
93 Indians arrive in Indore from London in Air India flight
Indore, May 24 (IANS) A special evacuation commercial flight of Air India carrying 93 passengers from London via Mumbai landed at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport here on Sunday.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Provided food to 24 cr people in lockdown, says BJP
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janata Party claims to have achieved a sort of record in providing relief to the poor during the lockdown enforced to check the spread of highly contagious coronavirus.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi govt disallow global tenders up to Rs 200 cr
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Following the Central government's amendments to the General Financial Rules (GFR), the Delhi government has asked all its departments to not issue global tenders up to Rs 200 crore.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Seize LG Polymers premises, orders Andhra HC over gas leak
Amaravati, May 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered that the premises of LG Polymers in Visakhapatnam be seized in the case relating to gas leakage from the plant which claimed 12 lives and affected hundreds of others on May 7.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cancellations spike, bookings drop as states limit air ops (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A massive spike in ticket cancellations, along with a drop in bookings, was reported by the aviation industry for Monday's flights as several states moved to limit air operations.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
TN varies quarantine rules for train, domestic flight passengers
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) There seems to be a difference in the manner of treatment of train and airline passengers when it comes to their quarantining, going by the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Domestic Air Travel of the Tamil Nadu government.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Piyush Goyal takesTwitter dig at Uddhav Thackeray
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal decided to address Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray through Twitter, demanding "required information" about Monday's planned 125 trains from the state.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Pinjra Tod' activists arrested in another case, sent to police custody
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A court here on Sunday sent two members of 'Pinjra Tod' who were arrested in connection with their alleged role in an anti-CAA protest in east Delhi's Jafrabad area to police custody for two days.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Containment zones drop to 87 in Delhi; most in north district
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With 16 Containment Zones, the north district in the national capital has the highest number of containment zones out of a total of 87 in the city.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Magistrate, cops in isolation as Kerala prisoner tests Covid+
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) A magistrate, numerous police officials and few health workers in Kerala have been asked to go into isolation, after a remand prisoner turned Covid-19 positive.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Please don't come to Goa, urges CM, says hotels shut
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) Nearly 4,000 persons are expected to arrive in Goa on Monday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said, while also urging tourists not to travel to Goa, with hotels in the state still shut due to the lockdown.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cancellations spike, bookings drop as states limit air ops (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A massive spike in ticket cancellations, along with a drop in bookings, was reported by the aviation industry for Monday's flights as several states moved to limit air operations.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Covid deaths, new cases continue to soar in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) There was no let-up in the fatalities due to Covid-19 in Telangana as four more succumbed to the deadly virus while six more foreign evacuees were among 41 tested positive on Sunday.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi's power demand crosses 5K MW first time this season
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Amid the lockdown, the power demand in the national capital has seen a drastic drop of about 50 per cent, but, on Sunday, it crossed the 5,000 MW mark for the first time in the season, data from State Load Dispatch Centre said.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
No Ramzan gifts for poor Muslim families in Telangana this year
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Poor Muslim families in Telangana were this year deprived of Ramzan gifts which the state government has been distributing among them every year on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr since 2015.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
COVID-19: Two people from English club Hull City test positive
London, May 24 (IANS) English Championship side Hull City on Sunday confirmed that two people at the club have tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Stranded in India and want to fly out? Here's all you need to know
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Six days after the beginning of lockdown 4.0, the Indian government on Sunday came up with new Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) to fly out those who are stranded in India due to the lockdown.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kuwait to deport 136 people of Assam, Tripura by June 4
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The Kuwait government would deport 136 Indians belonging to Assam and Tripura and they would reach Guwahati by June 4, a Tripura Minister said on Sunday night.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Woman raped by 3 in Gurugram; police register FIR
Gurugram, May 24 (IANS) The police have registered an FIR on a complaint filed by a 28-year-old woman, alleging rape by three, including a constable, in the Palam Vihar area.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No decision to close interstate movement: Himachal govt
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday said there was no decision to bar the entry of stranded residents into the state from May 31 and those who are coming would be kept in institutional quarantine at borders.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Hilary Duff opens up about 'disgusting internet lie'
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actress Hilary Duff recently found herself trending on Twitter.
2020-05-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Former Pak batsman Taufeeq Umar tests positive for COVID-19
Lahore, May 24 (IANS) Former Pakistan opener Taufeeq Umar tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Umar featured in 44 Tests and 12 ODIs, amassing 2,963 and 504 runs respectively for Pakistan. He played his last international match in 2014, a Test against New Zealand in Dubai.
2020-05-24
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Sports
2 more injured in house collapse at Srinagar gunfight site succumb
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Two more civilians injured in a house collapse at an encounter site in Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar last week succumbed to their injuries on Sunday, taking the toll to three.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smart city control rooms as first line defence against Covid-19
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With the increasing number of coronavirus infected patients in India, smart city control rooms are forming the first line of defence against the virus at several places in the country.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
President greets people on Eid, urges adherence to safeguards
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, here on Sunday, advised people to follow the social distancing norms and all other precautions while celebrating Eid ul-Fitr to stay safe from coronavirus.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Poland football federation asks PM to allow fans in stadiums
Warsaw, May 24 (IANS) The Polish Football Federation (PZPN) has officially asked Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to allow fans in stadiums when the country's football restarts, PZPN chairman Zbigniew Boniek revealed on Saturday.
2020-05-24
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Football
Thackeray indicates extension of lockdown, curbs on flights
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday hinted at further extension of the lockdown after May 31 and proposed restrictions on plans to resume domestic flights from May 25 as the Covid-19 situation could worsen after the onset of monsoon.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Delhi sizzles at 45.6 degree, Maha's Sonegaon hottest in India
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The national capital continues to face the wrath of the heat wave, with the mercury soaring to 45.6 degree Celsius in some parts of the city.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
80% Shramik special trains destined for UP, Bihar: Railways
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Indian Railways claimed on Sunday that they ran 2,813 Shramik special trains, carrying over 37 lakh passengers, till date. The Railways pointed that 80 per cent of total Shramik special trains are destined for various destinations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar (1,301 for UP and 973 for Bihar).
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two policemen suspended for brutally beating man (2nd Ld)
Chhindwara, May 24 (IANS) Head constable Krishna Dongre and constable Ashish were suspended on Sunday after a video of them brutally caning a man went viral yesterday.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights