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Neeraj Pandey opens up on ‘Special Ops’ season 2

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey has confirmed the second season of his debut web series, “Special Ops”. Season one of the espionage thriller show was launched on Hotstar earlier this year and became an instant hit. “When we were discussing the show with Hotstar, we planned to make[Read More…]

Iran FM urges US to stop sanctions on oil exports

Tehran, April 8 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the US government to stop sanctions on Iran’s oil exports. “Iran is rich in human & natural resources. We don’t need charity from (US President) Donald Trump,” Zarif tweeted on Tuesday, reported Xinhua news agency The remarks of[Read More…]

COVID-19 deaths surpass 10,000 in France

Paris, April 8 (IANS) As France entered its fourth week of lockdown, the coronavirus epidemic still hit hard, claiming 1,417 more deaths in hospitals and nursing homes, making the combined fatalities at 10,328, a French health official said. Data unveiled by General Director of Health Jerome Salomon showed a fresh[Read More…]

2 Kolkata pavement dwellers test positive for coronavirus

Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) In an alarming development, two pavement dwellers who earn their living by begging, have been detected positive for the novel coronavirus infection, officials said. One of them has been admitted at ID Hospital, Beliaghata, and the other at M R Bangur Hospital. One of them, aged[Read More…]

IATA predicts risk to 25 mn jobs in aviation, related sectors

Geneva, April 8 (IANS) International Air Transport Association on Tuesday predicted that some 25 million jobs globally are at risk with airline shutdown due to Covid-19 crisis. Accordingly, a new analysis by IATA shows that some 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing with plummeting demand for air travel[Read More…]

Healthium maintains production for healthcare amid lockdown

Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) Leading medical devices firm Healthium Medtech is maintaining production to meet demand for healthcare amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the company said. “Production is maintained to ensure supply of essential devices like gloves, needles, haemostats, meshes and other surgical products needed for emergency surgeries, which continue despite[Read More…]

5 held for attacking cops in old Bhopal

Bhopal, April 8 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on Tuesday evening for attacking a police posse who went to enforce lockdown in the old city area. Two policemen asking people to stay indoors were allegedly stabbed when a mob attacked them. Chief Minister who was furious over the incident ordered[Read More…]

Crowd swarm trains as Wuhan lifts outbound travel ban

Wuhan, April 8 (IANS) As cars queued up at expressway toll gates and passengers prepared to board trains to leave Wuhan, the megacity in central China started lifting outbound travel restrictions from Wednesday after almost 11 weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19. At Fuhe toll gate in[Read More…]

195 million full-time workers at job loss risk globally: ILO

Geneva, April 8 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to wipe out 6.7 per cent of working hours globally in the second quarter of 2020 – equivalent to 195 million full-time workers, which far exceeds the effects of the 2008-09 financial crisis, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned on Tuesday.[Read More…]

Karnataka opens Covid-19 dashboard

Bengaluru, April 8 (IANS) Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar has inaugurated a Covid-19 dashboard, an information basket in the fight against the dreaded virus, an official said on Tuesday. “The Covid-19 dashboard was on Tuesday inaugurated by Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar. It will contain micro data which will[Read More…]

Be less judgmental of police, medicos: K’taka DGP

Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) People should be less judgmental of police and medical professionals discharging high risk jobs amid Covid-19 lockdown, said a top Karnataka police official on Tuesday. “High risk job for medicos and policemen. My appeal to people to cooperate in enforcing lockdown and judge them less harshly,”[Read More…]

Kolkata gets its first disinfectant tunnel

Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) Kolkata on Tuesday got its first automatic disinfectant tunnel at the city’s colonial era New Market. The tunnel, started experimentally, has the mechanism to spray people with chemicals to kill all germs. It is fitted with a sensor which would start a motor as soon as[Read More…]

42 new cases in Rajasthan; total tally at 343

Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) Rajasthan on Tuesday reported 42 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 343 in the state, said health officials. Bikaner reported three new cases which include a 13-year-old boy, the second is 35-year-old female and third is 15-year-old male who are all family members of[Read More…]

MPs to get over Rs 1 lakh monthly allowance for one year

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) All Members of Parliament (MPs) will be paid Rs 1.03 lakh per month for “constituency allowance” and “office expense” for a period of one year from April 1. A gazette notification issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat on Tuesday said that the decision was taken[Read More…]

Andhra extends IPS officer’s suspension period

Amaravati, April 7 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday extended suspension period of senior police officer A.B. Venkateswara Rao for another four months. Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney issued a Government Order to continue the suspension of the Indian Police Service (IPS) officer till August 5 or till further orders.[Read More…]

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