- Punjab CM asks industrial units to start work to stop exodus(17:32)
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) To address the problem of migrant labourers and prevent their exodus amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked all industrial units and brick-kilns to commence operations while adopting safety provisions.
- Follow lockdown, says PM in 'Mann Ki Baat' (Lead)(12:23)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday during his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' appealed to people not to violate nationwide lockdown imposed to fight against COVID-19 pandemic and follow the norms even as he apologised for taking harsh steps to contain the spread of the virus and stressed upon "increasing social distancing but reducing emotional distancing."
- Walking from Delhi to MP, man dies in Agra(09:06)
Agra, March 29 (IANS) A 39-year-old man, who had walked almost 200 kilometers from Delhi to reach his home in Morena in Madhya Pradesh, collapsed and died in Agra on Saturday.
- COVID-19: England captain Knight joins NHS volunteer scheme(16:53)
London, March 29 (IANS) England captain Heather Knight said that she has joined UK's National Health Service's (NHS) volunteer scheme amidst the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Knight said that she will be helping in transporting medicines and spreading awareness about the pandemic in the United Kingdom.
- Steve Smith's captaincy ban ends amidst coronavirus outbreak(13:04)
Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Former Australian captain Steve Smith is free to captain the national team again after his 2-year captaincy ban came to an end on Sunday. This would be of little significance however with no cricket coming up in Australia, or anywhere in the world, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- 'Mann Ki Baat' doctor rues over shortage of equipment (IANS Exclusive)(15:36)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Personal protection equipment should be provided to doctors because if they have to fight the war against COVID-19 with insufficient gadgets, they are going to lose it, said Doctor Mahendra Atmaram Borse, who appeared on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on Sunday.
- Without COVID-19, Dhoni & Rohit would have taken over Wankhede(20:10)
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) In an ideal world, not brought down to its haunches by the coronavirus pandemic, the much-awaited 13th edition of the Indian Premier Legaue (IPL) would have kickstarted on Sunday with all eyes on M.S. Dhoni as he would lead his Chennai Super Kings side against reigning champions Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here.
- 2nd COVID-19 death in Kashmir(10:28)
Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir recorded its second COVID-19 death on Sunday after a patient being treated in a hospital here succumbed. The total number of coronavirus postive patients in the Union territory was 33.
- Trump rules out quarantine on New York (Ld)(09:15)
Washington, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a new travel advisory for the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, scaling back from an earlier suggestion to quarantine those areas.
- UN donates 250,000 surgical masks to US(07:41)
United Nations, March 29 (IANS) In a reversal of the common image of UN health aid going to poor nations, the world organisation has donated 250,000 surgical masks to the United States, one of the richest nations in the world.
- Covid-19: India's plan to build gas economy receives setback(19:34)
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indias plan to develop a gas economy with the cleaner fuel gradually becoming the mainstay of countrys energy security needs has received a major setback as the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted demand, resulting in curtailed operations globally.