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Third coronavirus case found in Mumbai's Dharavi

Third coronavirus case found in Mumbai's Dharavi

Rediff.com6 hours ago

An official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said a doctor who had a clinic on Dharavi's main road and who was also attached as a surgeon to a prominent private hospital tested positive for the virus.

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 2,500 mark; 76 dead

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 2,500 mark; 76 dead

Rediff.com7 hours ago

A home ministry official said while 9,000 Tablighi Jamaat members and their primary contacts have been quarantined till now across the country due to "massive efforts" to check the outbreak, the Centre has written to all states and union territories that "the lockdown measures should be implemented in letter and spirit".

'There may be no more tennis this year'

'There may be no more tennis this year'

Rediff.com7 hours ago

All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) chief executive Richard Lewis said he hoped the situation will stabilise in the coming months to allow the hardcourt season to get underway before the US Open begins on Aug. 24.

India Inc asks new recruits to 'stay home'

India Inc asks new recruits to 'stay home'

Rediff.com7 hours ago

Many firms have asked those joining on April 1 to delay their on-boarding by 2-3 months. The outlook for the airline, tourism, hotel, and media industries is bleak too.

Case against Majnu ka Tilla gurdwara for lockdown violation

Case against Majnu ka Tilla gurdwara for lockdown violation

Rediff.com7 hours ago

An FIR was registered at the Civil Lines police station under sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) of the Indian Penal Code, the officer said.

DRDO develops bio suits for medics fighting COVID-19

DRDO develops bio suits for medics fighting COVID-19

Rediff.com8 hours ago

Scientists have applied their technical know-how and expertise in textile, coating and nanotechnology to develop the PPE having specific type of fabric with coating.

Kohli reveals story behind his nickname 'Chiku'

Kohli reveals story behind his nickname 'Chiku'

Rediff.com8 hours ago

Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni who made his nickname famous from behind the stumps while revealing the story behind how he got the name Chiku.

Quarantined myself on doctors' advice: Tablighi Jamaat leader

Quarantined myself on doctors' advice: Tablighi Jamaat leader

Rediff.com8 hours ago

"There's no doubt that this pandemic is the result of sins we humans have been committing. We should pray to Allah for forgiveness while staying at home. This way, we will be able to please our lord to show mercy on humankind and save them from this pandemic," Saad said.

Situation is intense, tough to watch: Kohli on coronavirus crisis

Situation is intense, tough to watch: Kohli on coronavirus crisis

Rediff.com8 hours ago

Kohli joined England batsman Kevin Pietersen in an Instagram Live video session where both the cricketers commented on the prevailing situation.

Sonia Gandhi criticises govt for 'unplanned' lockdown

Sonia Gandhi criticises govt for 'unplanned' lockdown

Rediff.com9 hours ago

Calling for availability of all necessary equipment for medical professionals, she said the onus lies on the government to ensure that the spread of infection and casualties are not caused owing to lack of infrastructure or preparedness.

Kerala HC stays govt order on special passes for tipplers to buy liquor

Kerala HC stays govt order on special passes for tipplers to buy liquor

Rediff.com9 hours ago

"This is disturbing... This is a recipe for disaster," the court said in its oral observations and also questioned the state government whether it could prove withdrawal symptoms can be treated by the use of alcohol.

Athletes confused over qualifying for Tokyo Games?

Athletes confused over qualifying for Tokyo Games?

Rediff.com9 hours ago

Athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021, the International Olympic Committee said. Those athletes, the IOC said, would keep their qualification but would need to be re-selected for next year by their National Olympic Committee again as they represented a nation and not themselves.

960 Tablighi foreigners blacklisted, visas cancelled by MHA

960 Tablighi foreigners blacklisted, visas cancelled by MHA

Rediff.com9 hours ago

The Home Minister's Office asked Delhi Police and police chiefs of other states, where these foreigners are currently living, to take legal action under the Foreigners Act and the Disaster Management Act.

Atletico Madrid join other clubs in cutting wages

Atletico Madrid join other clubs in cutting wages

Rediff.com10 hours ago

Atletico Madrid have temporarily cut players' and coaches' wages by 70% in order to cope with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but guaranteed a full salary for their other employees, the Spanish club said

Kohli shares adorable pictures of Anushka, urging fans to #staysafe

Kohli shares adorable pictures of Anushka, urging fans to #staysafe

Rediff.com10 hours ago

Kohli shared two photographs with Anushka on Twitter in which the couple can be seen happily posing for the camera. "Our smiles may be fake but we are not #StayHome #stayhealthy #staysafe," Kohli tweeted.

David Warner shares his 'favourite IPL moment'

David Warner shares his 'favourite IPL moment'

Rediff.com10 hours ago

Australia batsman David Warner said his favourite Indian Premier League (IPL) moment is when the Sunrisers Hyderabad won their maiden title under his leadership.

Modi to share video message on Friday morning

Modi to share video message on Friday morning

Rediff.com11 hours ago

'At 9 am tomorrow morning, I'll share a small video message with my fellow Indians,' the prime minister tweeted, without divulging the subject of his message.

COVID-19: New Delhi shooting World Cup to be scrapped?

COVID-19: New Delhi shooting World Cup to be scrapped?

Rediff.com11 hours ago

However, with the Munich World Cup being cancelled, sources close to the NRAI said the sport's apex body in India is also under pressure to follow suit, considering the uncertainty arising out of the unprecedented health crisis.

IPL in September? Vaughan calls for shorter edition

IPL in September? Vaughan calls for shorter edition

Rediff.com11 hours ago

Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels a shortened five-week Indian Premier League leading up to the ICC World T20 in October and November could be a feasible solution if the current situation, in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, is brought under control by then.

COVID-19: Doctors, cops attacked at a few places

COVID-19: Doctors, cops attacked at a few places

Rediff.com11 hours ago

Two women doctors were injured in Indore when a five-member team of health officials was pelted with stones in Taatpatti Bakhal area on Wednesday while they were trying to trace a person who had come into contact with a COVID-19 patient, police said.

IOC chief thanks PM Modi for his support to Tokyo Games

IOC chief thanks PM Modi for his support to Tokyo Games

Rediff.com11 hours ago

'Thanks to the excellent and trustful cooperation we are enjoying, like from the G20 Leaders' Summit, we are confident that these Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be a great success'

Book lockdown violators under IPC: Home Secretary

Book lockdown violators under IPC: Home Secretary

Rediff.com11 hours ago

As per the law, obstruction or refusal to comply with directions results in loss of lives or imminent danger thereof, shall on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years.

Need for 'staggered' exit strategy from lockdown: PM to CMs

Need for 'staggered' exit strategy from lockdown: PM to CMs

Rediff.com12 hours ago

The prime minister held a meeting with chief ministers via video-conferencing, and said it was imperative to work on war footing, identify hotspots, encircle them and ensure that coronavirus does not spread out.

Cricket's DLS method inventor Lewis passes away

Cricket's DLS method inventor Lewis passes away

Rediff.com12 hours ago

Tony Lewis, the former university lecturer better known for one of the most complex rules of cricket -- the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method which is used in rain-affected matches, died at the age of 78.

State of Siege 26/11 review

State of Siege 26/11 review

Rediff.com12 hours ago

State of Siege 26/ 11 leaves you shocked and wide-eyed, says Joginder Tuteja.

Impact of the coronavirus on Formula 1

Impact of the coronavirus on Formula 1

Rediff.com12 hours ago

Credit rating agency Moody's changed Formula One's outlook to negative from positive on Thursday to reflect the impact of the coronavirus crisis on a global sport that has yet to race in 2020.

9,000 Tablighi members, primary contacts quarantined: MHA

9,000 Tablighi members, primary contacts quarantined: MHA

Rediff.com12 hours ago

MHA said that about 2,000 such Tablighi Jamaat members in Delhi, 1,804 have been shifted to quarantine centres while 334 symptomatic persons have been admitted to hospitals

Infantino says football will be totally different after coronavirus

Infantino says football will be totally different after coronavirus

Rediff.com13 hours ago

Football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus outbreak, the head of global soccer body FIFA Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.

Coronavirus: Man Utd star Rashford raises funds to serve meals to vulnerable children

Coronavirus: Man Utd star Rashford raises funds to serve meals to vulnerable children

Rediff.com13 hours ago

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has raised over 100,000 pounds ($124,410) to ensure vulnerable children who rely on free school meals every day are still fed now schools are closed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus lockdown leads to lower air pollution levels

Coronavirus lockdown leads to lower air pollution levels

Rediff.com13 hours ago

The nationwide 'Janta Curfew' followed by the 21-day lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak have led to a significant reduction in pollution in the country, with 91 cities recording air quality in the 'good' and 'satisfactory' category on March 29, a Central Pollution Control Board report has stated. Travel restrictions and the closure of industries have helped reduce the pollution level, it said.

How the Delhi police got Tablighi Jamaat to vacate their headquarters

How the Delhi police got Tablighi Jamaat to vacate their headquarters

Rediff.com13 hours ago

Sheela Bhatt narrates the behind-the-scenes action in the Delhi headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat that finally forced the religious sect's compliance with the coronavirus shutdown.

Ben Stokes to race against F1 drivers?

Ben Stokes to race against F1 drivers?

Rediff.com13 hours ago

England cricketer Ben Stokes will test his driving skills against five Formula One drivers, including Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, in the sport's second virtual Grand Prix this weekend. The World Cup winning all-rounder will team up with Thai racer Alexander Albon in the Red Bull line-up for his first esports competition.

Domestic violence cases on rise since lockdown: NCW

Domestic violence cases on rise since lockdown: NCW

Rediff.com13 hours ago

Women rights activists said they have also received numerous complaints of domestic violence from women since the enforcement of the lockdown.

Nehra ordered 40 omlettes to celebrate 2011 WC win

Nehra ordered 40 omlettes to celebrate 2011 WC win

Rediff.com13 hours ago

Ashish Nehra is not a man with too many regrets as he missed the final with a finger fracture but April 2 is a day which better half Rushma ensures that he 'better not forget'.

MAPPED: District-wise COVID-19 positive cases in India

MAPPED: District-wise COVID-19 positive cases in India

Rediff.com13 hours ago

Rediff Labs mapped district-wise data of COVID-19 positive cases.

Housing sales, demand for office space may shrink

Housing sales, demand for office space may shrink

Rediff.com14 hours ago

In a base case, the consultant said that sales could drop 25 per cent to 1.96 lakh units this year from 2.61 lakh units in 2019 across seven major cities -- Delhi-NCR, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad.

'The virus has always felt at arm's length from me'

'The virus has always felt at arm's length from me'

Rediff.com14 hours ago

'At its peak, COVID-19 in Korea felt like half-disaster, half-disaster movie.'

Lockdown effect: Virtual funerals, mourning on video chat

Lockdown effect: Virtual funerals, mourning on video chat

Rediff.com14 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.com14 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.com14 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.

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