- US COVID-19 deaths surpass 8,000(02:05)
New York, April 5 (IANS) The total deaths of COVID-19 in the US topped 8,000 as of 2.30 p.m. on Saturday (local time), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
- Covid-19 crumbles healthcare hierarchy in MP; many officials down (Ld)(00:53)
Bhopal, April 4 April 5 (IANS) The bureaucracy was crippled in Madhya Pradesh by Saturday night due to the coronavirus effect. Even the Health Department hierarchy had crumbled under the burgeoning crisis with its Principal Secretary Pallavi Jain Govil and Additional Director (Health) Veena Sinha testing positive for the dreaded virus.
- India-US partnership to combat Covid-19 resolutely (Ld)(23:50)
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump on Saturday agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to resolutely and effectively combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
- '42% corona positive cases are aged between 21 and 40 years' (Ld with correction)(23:47)
BY SUMIT SAXENA
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Saturday said the age profiling analysis of coronavirus positive cases reveals that 42 per cent COVID-19 cases are in the age between 21 to 40 years, which shows that the people in the young and the middle age group are susceptible to the infection.
- CRPF DG goes on self-quarantine(23:34)
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) CRPF DG A.P. Maheshwari has gone on self-quarantine after indirect contact with a doctor who tested positive for Covid-19.
- Islamic State Khorasan chief arrested in Afghanistan(23:32)
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A Pakistani national and Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) chief, Aslam Faruqi, responsible for the recent Kabul terror attack on Sikhs, was arrested by Afghan security forces in a special operation on Saturday.
- Covid-19 hits health department hierarchy in MP(23:32)
Bhopal, April 4 (IANS) The health department hierarchy crumbled under burgeoning coronavirus crisis in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday with Principal Secretary of the department Pallavi Jain Govil and Additional Director (health) Veena Sinha testing positive for the dreaded virus.
- Raj reports 25 new cases, 12 have Tablighi connect (Ld)(23:21)
Jaipur, April 4 (IANS) A total of 25 new coronavirus cases including 12 Tablighi Jamati and one evacuee from Iran in Jaisalmer tested positive on Saturday taking the total tally to 205 in Rajasthan. Amongst these, 45 are Tablighi Jamaat members, said health officials.
- One more tests positive for COVID-19 in Odisha; tally 21(23:06)
Bhubaneswar, April 4 (IANS) A 29-year-old man with Bahrain travel history has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Odisha, taking the number of infections in the state to 21, health officials said on Saturday.
- India asks Pak PM to desist from cross-border terror in Kashmir(23:06)
By Aarti Tikoo Singh
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Indian government on Saturday hit hard against Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's repeated vituperation against India over Kashmir, asking him to desist from interfering in India's internal matters and end Islamabad-sponsored cross-border terrorism.
- Blame game on in JNU over friction between students and guards (Ld)(22:57)
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) said in a circular on Saturday that few students were obstructing security guards from carrying out their duties amid the lockdown in place to fight the Covid-19 outbreak, and indulging in abusive behavior besides making false allegations.
- 3 IAF personnel quarantined, 1 was found near Markaz(22:56)
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Three Indian Air Force personnel, including one who had been near Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz -- the headquarters of Tablighi Jammat, have been sent to home quarantine, sources said on Saturday.
- Karnataka Education minister appointed as new Covid pointsman(22:44)
Bengaluru, April 4 (IANS) Putting an end to overlap between two health ministers, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa made Education minister S.Suresh Kumar a pointsman to handle all information on Covid-19 and brief the media, an official said on Saturday.
- Congress to PM: Hospitals need PPE and poor need a package, not theatrics(22:21)
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) AICC General Secretary K.C. Venugopal said on Saturday that the spread of Covid-19 and consequent nationwide lockdown require practical interventions from the Prime Minister such as equipping hospitals and health centres, providing personal protective equipment (PPE), hazmat suits to health workers and increased testing, as well a comprehensive economic package to the state governments to deal with the emergency situation.
- Six corona deaths in Maha, 145 new cases (Lead)(22:16)
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Covid-19 continues to march in Maharashtra with six more deaths, including a 43-year-old woman, while the number of positive cases increased by 145 to touch 635, state health authorities said here on Saturday.