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Lockdown effect: Virtual funerals, mourning on video chat

Lockdown effect: Virtual funerals, mourning on video chat

Rediff.com15 hours ago

In times of social distancing, thousands of people are dying alone without a last glimpse of their loved ones who are unable to reach them.

Daniel Pearl murder: Qaeda leader's death commuted, 3 others set free

Daniel Pearl murder: Qaeda leader's death commuted, 3 others set free

Rediff.com16 hours ago

Pearl, the 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, was abducted and beheaded while he was in Pakistan investigating a story on the alleged links between the country's powerful spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence and Al Qaeda.

Death of COVID-19 patient fuels fear in Dharavi slum

Death of COVID-19 patient fuels fear in Dharavi slum

Rediff.com16 hours ago

A whopping 15 lakh people live in small shanties dotting the narrow bylanes of Dharavi, making it one of the most congested areas of Mumbai.

Govt identifies 20 existing, 22 potential COVID-19 hotspots in India

Govt identifies 20 existing, 22 potential COVID-19 hotspots in India

Rediff.com16 hours ago

The advisory stressed on capacity building, saying identified human resource needs to be trained online using online training programs developed by the ministry.

Why things are looking bleak for India's badminton players

Why things are looking bleak for India's badminton players

Rediff.com16 hours ago

The emotional and financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic is weighing on Indian shuttler HS Prannoy's mind and he believes that the already "bleak" scenario would only get worse if things don't take a turn for the better in one and a half month's time. The coronavirus outbreak, which has killed over 40,000 globally, has put countries in lockdown and halted sports, including badminton, across the world. It has also triggered financial and mental woes across the world.

Why Olympics delay is a blessing in disguise for Neeraj Chopra

Why Olympics delay is a blessing in disguise for Neeraj Chopra

Rediff.com17 hours ago

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will have to wait another year before chasing India's first Olympic track and field medal in Tokyo but the delay may turn out to be a blessing in disguise, the 22-year-old said. The Commonwealth and Asian Games champion, seen as one of India's best medal prospects at the Games, spent the whole of 2019 recovering from an elbow operation on his throwing arm.

Consumer internet start-ups brace for salary cuts, layoffs

Consumer internet start-ups brace for salary cuts, layoffs

Rediff.com18 hours ago

For now, Bounce, Shuttl, Fab Hotels, Instamojo, Zomato, Curefit, and HealthifyMe, among others, are going for salary deductions. Most of the consumer internet start-ups, besides those who are in the grocery delivery, education tech, and video conferencing business, would ultimately lay-off people and cut back salaries.

'Before Hera Pheri, Akshay had 16 flops'

'Before Hera Pheri, Akshay had 16 flops'

Rediff.com18 hours ago

Priyadarshan has made some of the best comedies in Hindi cinema, but the director says it none of it would have been possible without the cult success of Hera Pheri which completed 20 years on March 31.

US nearly runs out of COVID-19 medical supplies: Reports

US nearly runs out of COVID-19 medical supplies: Reports

Rediff.com18 hours ago

According to a report in the Daily quoting a senior administration official, there was a "tiny slice" of personal protective equipment left over.

Many MPs not keen to donate funds to PM CARES

Many MPs not keen to donate funds to PM CARES

Rediff.com18 hours ago

Many feel that the money from their MPLADS should go directly to a district hospital in their respective constituencies rather than a central fund like PM CARES. Archis Mohan reports.

Refunds to come slow as airline revenues choke

Refunds to come slow as airline revenues choke

Rediff.com18 hours ago

International airlines are offering affected passengers an option of refund, vouchers, discounts on future bookings, and the opportunity to hold tickets for up to two years following travel bans.

Yuvraj, Raina recall 2011 World Cup triumph

Yuvraj, Raina recall 2011 World Cup triumph

Rediff.com18 hours ago

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Thursday recalled his 2011 World Cup-winning memories and said "words will never be able to describe" what the moment means for the Indian fans.

Anand Mahindra's mantras for a post-coronavirus world

Anand Mahindra's mantras for a post-coronavirus world

Rediff.com18 hours ago

Terming the coronavirus pandemic as a "crisis of a magnitude that we have never faced before", Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra on Thursday asked employees of the conglomerate to use the lockdown period to relook at their personal and professional way of life to prepare for the future and to serve the "post corona world". In a letter to the over two lakh employees of the group, Mahindra reiterated what he had suggested during the last global recession on how to use the "down time to Reboot, Reinvent and Reignite" through introspection of the way things are currently done and then doing them better.

SEE: Locals pelt stones at healthcare workers in MP

SEE: Locals pelt stones at healthcare workers in MP

Rediff.com19 hours ago

Two women doctors were injured in the attack and had to be rescued by police.

Gambhir contributes two years' salary to coronavirus fund

Gambhir contributes two years' salary to coronavirus fund

Rediff.com19 hours ago

Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said he will contribute his two years' salary as an MP to the Prime Minister-CARES fund to tackle the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the country. The BJP's Lok Sabha member from East Delhi made the announcement on his Twitter page, urging people to come forward and donate generously.

It's not time to gather at religious places: AR Rahman on COVID-19

It's not time to gather at religious places: AR Rahman on COVID-19

Rediff.com19 hours ago

'Listen to the government's advice. Self-isolation for a few weeks may give you many more years.'

Manufacturing sector hit by coronavirus in March, PMI at 51.8

Manufacturing sector hit by coronavirus in March, PMI at 51.8

Rediff.com19 hours ago

The country's manufacturing sector activity grew at the slowest rate in four months during March, hampered by softer rises in new business as international demand faltered owing to the coronavirus pandemic, a monthly survey said on Thursday. The headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing PMI fell to 51.8 in March, from 54.5 in February, signalling the slowest improvement in business conditions since November 2019. This is the 32nd consecutive month that the manufacturing PMI has remained above the 50-point mark.

Global economy could shrink by almost 1% in 2020: UN

Global economy could shrink by almost 1% in 2020: UN

Rediff.com19 hours ago

With nearly 100 countries closing national borders during the past month, the movement of people and tourism flows have come to a screeching halt. The contraction could be even higher if governments fail to provide income support and help boost consumer spending.

'Your job is not running away'

'Your job is not running away'

Rediff.com20 hours ago

'Worse disasters -- both natural and man-made -- have come and gone in our country. We are here because our ancestors and we survived.'

'We are cooperating with govt, it should also help us'

'We are cooperating with govt, it should also help us'

Rediff.com20 hours ago

How are Indians faring during the lockdown?

'Lockdown should be extended for another 15 days'

'Lockdown should be extended for another 15 days'

Rediff.com20 hours ago

'In the first phase, you might allow 30 per cent of the workforce to come in and see how it goes,' says industrialist Harsh Goenka.

How Urmila is coping with the lockdown

How Urmila is coping with the lockdown

Rediff.com20 hours ago

'The sleeping hours and the eating frequency have increased. But it's a phase of life, so it has to be taken in one's stride.'

Have you seen Kapil Sharma's baby girl?

Have you seen Kapil Sharma's baby girl?

Rediff.com20 hours ago

In these grim times of lockdown, Kapil knows how to bring a smile to our faces.

How armed forces are ready for coronavirus crisis

How armed forces are ready for coronavirus crisis

Rediff.com20 hours ago

'This week will be crucial and we are prepared.'

Moody's changes outlook for Indian banks to negative

Moody's changes outlook for Indian banks to negative

Rediff.com20 hours ago

It said banks' asset quality will deteriorate across the corporate, small and medium enterprises and retail segments, leading to pressure on profitability and capital.

Revenues of IT companies may take a big hit in FY21

Revenues of IT companies may take a big hit in FY21

Rediff.com20 hours ago

Though a weak dollar will lend some support to revenues and margins in FY21, the demand environment will outweigh any gain.

April 2, 2011: When Dhoni led India to World Cup glory at home

April 2, 2011: When Dhoni led India to World Cup glory at home

Rediff.com21 hours ago

It was on April 2, 2011, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India created history as they outclassed Sri Lanka in the final to claim their second ODI World Cup title, ending a long wait of 28 years.

Will a warmer summer help slow down coronavirus spread?

Will a warmer summer help slow down coronavirus spread?

Rediff.com21 hours ago

IMD has said the temperature in April-June across most parts in India is expected to be 0.5-1 degrees Celsius warmer than normal. However, doctors and scientists say they haven't found any direct correlation between the speed of COVID-19 spread and warm weather.

Smartphone market may remain flat in 2020

Smartphone market may remain flat in 2020

Rediff.com21 hours ago

Even as most manufacturers are still assessing the overall impact on their businesses, early projections suggest the market may grow at its lowest ever rate, in 2020.

Ajay Devgn's BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTERS

Ajay Devgn's BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTERS

Rediff.com21 hours ago

Joginder Tuteja celebrates Devgn's birthday on April 2 by looking at his biggest superhits in recent times.

SEE: How this reader plans to fight coronavirus

SEE: How this reader plans to fight coronavirus

Rediff.com21 hours ago

We asked you, dear readers to share tips, suggestions and stories of how you are preventing coronavirus.

6-week-old baby dies of coronavirus in US

6-week-old baby dies of coronavirus in US

Rediff.com22 hours ago

The news report said that a model prepared by the University of Washington projects that as the coronavirus hits a peak in Connecticut on April 15, hospitals here will fall dramatically short on available beds.

Pregnant? What you must know about vitamin B

Pregnant? What you must know about vitamin B

Rediff.com22 hours ago

It's a great friend to expecting mothers and their babies, explains Ranjana Sharma.

'Number of deaths in India is not alarming so far'

'Number of deaths in India is not alarming so far'

Rediff.com22 hours ago

'Unless it becomes really a big epidemic in India where a huge number of people are getting sick and lakhs of people dying, I do not see a major impact on the insurance sector.'

'Sport on TV can lift spirits during coronavirus lockdown'

'Sport on TV can lift spirits during coronavirus lockdown'

Rediff.com22 hours ago

England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan says giving fans the chance to watch live cricket on television, even if the matches took place without spectators, would help boost morale during the coronavirus pandemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board has suspended all professional cricket until May 28 but is looking at the possibility of playing internationals behind closed doors.

Padma Shri awardee Sikh spiritual singer dies of COVID-19

Padma Shri awardee Sikh spiritual singer dies of COVID-19

Rediff.com22 hours ago

The 62-year-old 'Gurbani' exponent had recently returned from abroad and tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.

Have you tried these fun indoor games?

Have you tried these fun indoor games?

Rediff.com22 hours ago

Sukanya Verma shows you some indoor games you could try out.

Fighting COVID-19: Tips to energise your soul and body

Fighting COVID-19: Tips to energise your soul and body

Rediff.com22 hours ago

Vastu shastra, yoga and mantras are additional means to keep our mind, body, soul clean and energised.

PIX: Ganguly visits Belur Math, donates 2000kgs rice

PIX: Ganguly visits Belur Math, donates 2000kgs rice

Rediff.com22 hours ago

Ganguly had earlier announced a donation of Rs 50 lakh worth rice for the sufferers of COVID-19, which has left the world in disarray.

What you must know about China and coronavirus

What you must know about China and coronavirus

Rediff.com22 hours ago

How China's all powerful Communist party bungled the response to the coronavirus crisis.

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