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 Stories dated 2020-05-28

14-day quarantine must for foreign returnees in Haryana
  • 14-day quarantine must for foreign returnees in Haryana(09:18)
    Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) The Haryana government has directed all Deputy Commissioners to ensure that international travellers arriving in the state will remain in institutional quarantine for the first seven days and then home quarantine for the next similar days.
Trump warns social media giants after tweet fact-checked
Shreyas Talpade: You can say a lot with humour
Ten-men Leipzig hold Hertha to 2-2 draw in Bundesliga
Facebook takes on TikTok again with music making app Collab
More than 1 in 6 youths jobless due to COVID-19: ILO
  • More than 1 in 6 youths jobless due to COVID-19: ILO(09:05)
    Geneva, May 28 (IANS) More than one in six youths were jobless since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 per cent, according to a report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Putin calls for maximizing efforts to fight unemployment
  • Putin calls for maximizing efforts to fight unemployment(09:04)
    Moscow, May 28 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the government and regional authorities to maximize efforts to solve the problem of unemployment, which has risen drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Serie A files injunction over broadcast rights
  • Serie A files injunction over broadcast rights(08:58)
    Rome, May 28 (IANS) Italy's top professional football league, Serie A, has filed an injunction against broadcaster Sky-Italian over broadcast rights for the remainder of the season.
PLO affirms abolition of all agreements with Israel, US
  • PLO affirms abolition of all agreements with Israel, US(08:57)
    Ramallah, May 28 (IANS) The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has affirmed the abolition of all agreements and understandings reached with the US and Israel due to the latter's planned annexation of occupied Palestinian territory.
In contemporary times, writing is political activity: Benyamin
  • In contemporary times, writing is political activity: Benyamin(08:57)
    New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) For him, it is important that the tales he decides to tell not only relate but also 'belong' to him in multiple ways. And while some stories have a range wide enough for many paths to develop, taking the shape of a novel, others might lose their charm if stretched. "So, they should be short stories. Of course, it's the writer's creative intuition and experience that guides him to decide the destiny of a tale. But choosing a story itself is a painful process, I just cannot write it unless it calls me," says Malayalam author Benyamin, winner of multiple awards in 2018, including the inaugural JCB Prize for Literature for 'Jasmine Days' and The Crossword Book Award for Indian Language Translation for the same work.
Moscow's 2nd stage of restrictions withdrawal from June 1
COVID-19 2nd wave in US not inevitable: Fauci
  • COVID-19 2nd wave in US not inevitable: Fauci(08:37)
    Washington, May 28 (IANS) A second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US "could happen" but it was "not inevitable", America's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci said.
Pvt-public partnership is working to bring Covid vaccine in India: Dr Harsh Vardhan (IANS Exclusive)
  • Pvt-public partnership is working to bring Covid vaccine in India: Dr Harsh Vardhan (IANS Exclusive)(08:21)
    New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government's point man on the gravest health emergency confronting the world and India is Dr Harsh Vardhan, our very own Health Minister, a Chandni Chowk MP. A doctor himself and in the main an Otorhinolaryngologist, he has risen from a doctor to a well-regarded politician. Extremely soft-spoken, he has been a minister in the Delhi government and headed the Delhi BJP and was its CM candidate. Prime Minister has a special bonding with him. And as such he heads what has turned out to be the most sensitive ministry in these challenging times.
Global COVID-19 cases near 5.7 mn: Johns Hopkins
  • Global COVID-19 cases near 5.7 mn: Johns Hopkins(08:20)
    Washington, May 28 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 5.7 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 355,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
Rani: 'Hum Tum' will always be memorable for Chintu uncle
  • Rani: 'Hum Tum' will always be memorable for Chintu uncle(08:09)
    Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Kunal Kohli's 2004 romantic comedy film "Hum Tum" was released in Hindi cinema 16 years ago on this day, and actress Rani Mukerji remembered her shooting experience with veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who recently passed away.
South Africa reports record daily increase in COVID-19 cases
8 COVID-19 patients discharged in Chinese mainland
Pavitra Punia misses her 'Baalveer Returns' co-stars
Naomi Scott would love to play Disney villain
WHO Foundation launched to support critical health needs
  • WHO Foundation launched to support critical health needs(06:50)
    Geneva, May 28 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity that will support the organization's efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges.
When Vidya Malvade and Paoli Dam bonded over yoga
'Betaal': Where are the scares? (IANS Review; Rating: * * )
US COVID-19 deaths top 100,000: Johns Hopkins University
NASA, SpaceX postpone historic astronauts launch (2nd Ld)
US capital to lift stay-at-home order
  • US capital to lift stay-at-home order(04:17)
    Washington, May 28 (IANS) US capital Washington DC will lift stay-at-home order on Friday and enter phase one of reopening, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Wednesday.