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Coronavirus | Migrant crisis; vaccine news; woman jumps quarantine: Top updates
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As India completes Day 4 of its 3-week lockdown, here are the top ten news updates regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. A migrant crisis is threatening to sabotage the objective of the enforced 'social distancing'. The Opposition has alleged lack of preparedness on the government's part, a charge hotly countered. Meanwhile, a Covid-19 patient's journey from Delhi to West Bengal after defying quaran...
Akshay Kumar pledges ₹ 25 crore to PM Modi’s relief fund for coronavirus
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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar donated ₹ 25 crore to PM Modi’s new relief fund for battling coronavirus in India. PM Modi launched PM-CARES Fund for battle against the pandemic in India. PM Modi appealed to fellow citizens for donations. Indian cricketer Suresh Raina also donated 52 lakhs to the relief fund. Covid-19 positive cases in India crossed 900 on Saturday.
Homeschooling son, letting him grow up 'like in 80s': Tusshar Kapoor's lockdown days
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With India locked down for 21 days due to the Covid-19 pandemic, actor Tusshar Kapoor has been sharing his daily routine on social media. His homebound activities mainly revolve around his son, Laksshya. Tusshar has been seen trying to 'homeschool' Laksshya during the lockdown. The actor also said that he's been trying to teach his son the experience that people used to have while growing up in...
Migrants' exodus: Government's damage control
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The mass exodus of migrant workers from Delhi to their hometowns due to the Covid-19-induced lockdown has caught the Central as well as the state governments off-guard. The Centre has announced a three-pronged strategy to take care of these workers' immediate needs. However, can the government salvage the situation and maintain the efficacy of the social distancing effort?
Amid lockdown, migrant workers swamp Delhi bus terminal, desperate to go home
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Chaotic scenes were witnessed at the Anand Vihar Inter-State Bus Terminal in Delhi. Thousands of migrant workers collected at the site, desperate to go to their respective hometowns. The sudden nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic robbed them of employment, causing a dearth of money and food. Many are believed to be headed to towns and villages in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The Yogi A...
Assam lockdown: Cops claim attacked with stones for forcing shops to shut
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Amid the lockdown in Assam, police personnel were allegedly attacked with stones. The incident took place at Bodi Bazar in Bongaigaon. Superintendent of Police RS Milli said that when police tried to enforce lockdown orders and get commercial establishments to shut, some men started pelting stones. In retaliation, the police conducted a lathicharge and fired blanks to disperse the crowd, he sai...
Watch why these men tried to travel from Delhi to Bengal on their rickshaws
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Rickshaw pullers who were on their way to their respective hometowns because of lack of work following the nationwide lockdown were turned back by Police at the Akshardham flyover. Two of them said that they were planning to go to West Bengal in the rickshaw and added that the police have now assured them that they will be sent in a bus. Daily wage labourers have been the worst affected by the ...
Watch: Nurses in Spain hospital cheer as patient is transferred out of ICU
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Medical staff in a hospital in Spain cheered for a patient that was released from the Intensive Case Unit. The Nurses were seen clapping as the patient, infected from virus, was being transferred out of ICU. This was the first patient to be transferred out of the ICU after getting infected from the virus.
‘Focus on dedicated hospitals for Covid-19’: Govt as cases cross 900
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Health Ministry updates as the number of Coronavirus cases surge in India. Health Ministry’s Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said the main focus is on building dedicated hospitals for Covid-19. Ministry said Centre is working with states on community surveillance, containment strategies. Coronavirus cases in India crossed 900 on Saturday.
'Can feed 4 lakh people': Arvind Kejriwal urges all to support lockdown
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that his government now has the capacity to feed 4 lakh people in the capital. He said that around 800 centres are providing food to the poor and flying squads are also working to ensure the needy do not go hungry. Kejriwal also appealed to migrant labourers to not leave the city and support PM Modi's lockdown call. Watch the full video for more det...
Coronavirus: Sanitisation via sprinklers in Kolkata; Amitabh Bachchan praises
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Sanitisation activity was seen in West Bengal amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Sprinklers attached to trucks were seen disinfecting Kolkata streets. People venturing out were seen sporting face masks. Similar scenes were witnessed in Bengal's Siliguri where fire department personnel disinfected the district hospital. Fire department personnel wore masks and gloves while thoroughly spraying the premi...
Watch: Isolation wards for COVID-19 patients inside train coach
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Indian railways has manufactured a prototype of an isolation ward for treating coronavirus patients. Once the design is finalised, each railway zone would manufacture a rake with 10 coaches every week. the middle berth has been removed from one side of the coach while all three berths have been removed in front of the patient berth. Pictures of the same were also posted by Railway Minister Piyu...
'AYUSH sector's importance increased manifold in efforts to tackle COVID-19': PM Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) professionals. The interaction on coronavirus situation was via video conferencing. PM Modi said that the AYUSH sector's importance has increased manifold in efforts to tackle COVID-19. He further said that it's imperative for AYUSH practitioners to use their network to spread message of good pract...
'Enough food for all': Sisodia tells migrants leaving Delhi amid lockdown
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Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia requested migrants to not leave the city amid lockdown. Sisodia, who reached Ghazipur border area in Delhi, said there is enough food to feed entire Delhi. Sisodia assured of arrangements and said people should not leave their homes amid pandemic threat. Migrants and daily wage laborers have been crossing borders hoping to reach their native places a...
Donald Trump signs $2.2 trillion relief package for US as pandemic cases surge
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US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $2.2 trillion relief package amid the ongoing pandemic. The economic relief package comes at a time when the US has been reeling from economic tumult. US President said this is a much needed package for America. Under the plan, most Americans will get direct payments of $1,200. The plan was in apporval with Democrats and Republicans alike. Trump said...
'We find ourselves afraid & lost': Pope prays for humanity amid pandemic
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Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis likened the pandemic to a storm laying bare illusions that people can be self-sufficient. He asked people to realise that the all of us are fragile and disoriented and in need of each other's help and comfort. Meanwhile, the tourist destinations and streets of Rome wore a deserted look amid a lockdown. Watch the video for more details.
Coronavirus | 'Entire staff of Odisha Assembly quarantined': Speaker explains why
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Odisha Assembly Speaker SN Patra said that the entire staff of State Legislative Assembly has been quarantined. Patra called an urgent press conference to make the announcement. The decision was taken after an Assembly employee was found to have contacted a coronavirus positive person. Earlier, Odisha expressed concern that coronavirus could be advancing towards community transmission in the st...
Minor alleges gangrape by friend & 9 others she called for help amid lockdown
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A 16-year old girl was allegedly gangraped by 10 people including her friend in in Jharkhand's Dumka. The victim had reached out to them for help to drop her home amid lockdown. The accused allegedly deserted the girl inside jungle in a critical condition. The incident happened amid nationwide lockdown to fight against coronavirus.
'They are Indians too': Priyanka Gandhi urges govt to help migrant labourers
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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has asked the Modi government to step in and help migrant labourers who are now trying to get back to their native villages by foot. This as India remains under lockdown for 21 days. In a video message posted on twitter, Priyanka Gandhi said that these poor labourers are Indian citizens too and they deserve every help to return home. She said that while the gover...
Watch: Varun Dhawan shares coronavirus awareness rap
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As celebs have been sharing videos urging people to stay indoors amid coronavirus threat, Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan also dropped a smashing video. Varun shared a rap video explaining all precautionary measures that should be taken. Video also featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech explaining importance of social distancing. Coronavirus has infected over 700 people and killed 19 acros...
PM Modi interacts with radio jockeys, thanks them for awareness campaigns
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PM Modi interacted with radio jockeys from across the nation via video conferencing and thanked them for the awareness campaigns they have been running. As India remains locked down, PM Modi urged them to highlight positive cases & also focus on those who are leading the battle to counter the menace. He further asked them to bring out stories of the those in need so the government can reach out...
Mumbai restaurant prepares 500 food packets for essential service providers amid lockdown
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Essential service providers continue to work on toes amid coronavirus lockdown. A restaurant in Mumbai's Kurla decided to do their part. The Mumbai restaurant made and distributed around 500 food packets to essential service workers. Restaurant staff also decided to provide meals to needy amid lockdown everyday. Maharashtra has been one of the worst affected states due to coronavirus. India has...
‘Enough food arrangement’: Kejriwal appeals migrant workers to not leave Delhi
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urged people to not leave the capital. Kejriwal said arrangements for food and other facilities are being made. Hundreds of migrant labourers, daily wage workers were seen on roads in Delhi on Friday. People were seen crossing the Delhi border. Due to lack of transportation, people were seen on foot. This comes at a time when practicing social distancing is advised. Peo...
‘Clear that we have entered recession’: IMF chief amid global downturn
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IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said the world has entered recession. “It is clear that we have entered a recession” that will be worse than in 2009 following the global financial crisis, she said in an online press briefing. With the worldwide economic “sudden stop,” Georgieva said the fund’s estimate “for the overall financial needs of emerging markets is $2.5 trillion.”
Coronavirus | Sars-Cov-2 image; NEET postponed; RBI cuts repo rate: Top 10 updates
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Coronavirus cases in India crossed 720. Amid the ongoing threat, here are the top ten updates on the pandemic. MHRD postponed the medical entrance test NEET in view of the pandemic. Aviation ministry extended the ban on domestic flights till 14 April. RBI reduced its repo rate to 4.4% amid the coronavirus threat. Watch the full video to know more.
Health Ministry briefs on Covid-19 death toll in India, guidelines for doctors
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Health Ministry updated on the Covid-19 pandemic threat in India. Additional Secretary Lav Agarwal said the death toll has increased to 17 with the 75 fresh cases of Covid-19 coming forward. Health Ministry added that a Task Force has been prepared to deal with the situation. Coronavirus cases in India crossed over 720.
Watch: Here's what a locked down nation of 1.3 billion people looks like
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The 21 day lockdown declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought India to a grinding halt. With thousands working from home & practicing social distancing, once bustling roads now wear a deserted look. Watch this video which depicts what a country inhabited by 1.3 billion people looks like when locked down.
How lockdown in India hit daily wage workers & migrant labourers
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As a nationwide lockdown is imposed in India, daily wage workers and migrant labourers are hit hard. Workers were seen returning to their native places. As transportation has been suspended, people were seen returning on foot. In Maharashtra, two trucks were found with migrant workers inside. The police caught the truck near Maharashtra-Telangana border. Meanwhile, social workers have been prov...
'Not an ordinary fight': Virat Kohli's appeal for social distancing amid lockdown
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India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday posted a video on twitter in which he asked the Indian citizens to strictly follow the lockdown guidelines imposed by the government. Kohli captioned the video: “Please wake up to the reality and seriousness of the situation and take responsibility. The nation needs our support and honesty.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdow...
Covid-19 | ‘I made a mistake…’: Man arrested for violating lockdown order
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A man was arrested in Maharashtra for roaming on the road, making video amid the nationwide lockdown. The man’s video caught police’s eye and he was later arrested. The man apologized for stepping out amid the lockdown. A nationwide lockdown has been imposed for 21 days starting 24 March in view of the coronavirus threat. Maharashtra has been reported the highest number of positive Covid-19 cas...
‘Will beat this’: Boris Johnson after testing positive for Covid-19
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. The British PM posted a video on Twitter to share the news. Johnson said he is going into self-isolation and is currently having mild symptoms. Johnson said he will continue to lead the government’s response via video conference. Earlier, Prince Charles, heir to British throne had tested positive for Covid-19. Weeks...
'Protecting forces is my responsibility': Army Chief Gen MM Naravane
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Army Chief General MM Naravane spoke on the coronavirus situation in the Army. He said that the forces spend a lot of time in close proximity due to operational and tactical reasons and hence they have issued advisories for all to follow. He also added that he has conveyed to the forces that Army can only protect the country when they are themselves fit and urged his men to follow the points me...
RBI cuts repo rate by 75 bps, allows 3-month moratorium on EMIs
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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced the reduction of repo rate amid COVID-19 pandemic. During a press conference in Mumbai, Das said, “The Monetary Police voted to reduce repo rate by 75 basis points to 4.4 per cent. The reverse repo-rate was reduced by 90 basis points to four per cent.” RBI also permitted banks to allow a three-month moratorium on EMIs of all term loans. The banks include a...
COVID-19 | ‘Claps & Fireworks’: Health workers receive mass applause in UK and Canada
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Vancouver residents thanked healthcare workers and first responders. People were cheering and clapping from their properties amid lockdown. Residents in COVID-19 lockdown showed gratitude to workers on the frontline. Canada has more than 4,000 cases of the virus including at least 38 deaths. In the UK, people applauded everyone in the National Health Service. People in Brighton and London clapp...
'Will take care of everyone living in Delhi': Kejriwal on migrants living in capital
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reassured West Bengal CM & Jharkhand CM about the condition of migrants in the capital amid the lockdown. Kejriwal said that everyone living is in Delhi will be taken care of and assured that all steps will be taken to ensure they don't face much hardship. India is under a 21 day lockdown over the coronavirus crisis. Watch the video for all the details.
Coronavirus: Actor Maanvi Gagroo's 7 tips for getting through lockdown
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Actor Maanvi Gagroo gives 7 tips for getting through COVID-19 lockdown. Household chores topped her list among others. She suggested everyone to divide the chores throughout the week. Maanvi also suggested people to fulfill their film and book bucket list during the lockdown. She also asked everyone to stay away from social media. Watch the full video to for more details.
'39 positive COVID-19 cases in Delhi': Arvind Kejriwal briefing on latest situation
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal briefed the media on the latest in the COVID-19 situation in the capital. He said that there are a total of 39 cases in the capital. 29 among them had travelled abroad recently while 10 are cases of local transmission. Kejriwal also said that the situation is under control at present and added that the Delhi government has made preparations to handle any sit...
Highest COVID-19 cases in US: Donald Trump takes a veiled jibe at China
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US President Donald Trump seemed to cast doubts on the COVID-19 numbers emerging from China. Responding to a question on US crossing China in terms of numbers of cases, Trump said that that is a result of the extensive testing being done and added 'you never know the numbers in China'. Latest reports showed over 85,000 positive cases of coronavirus infection the US. Watch the full video for all...
COVID-19 | Jesse Eisenberg and his family isolate in RV, headed home
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Actor Jesse Eisenberg & family are social distancing while on the move. They are heading to their home in Indiana from Los Angeles in an RV. Jesse said, “Yeah, I mean, well, doing anything right now feels incredibly strange. My we were trying to get back to Indiana, we were in Los Angeles. And so, we're trying to get back home to Indiana so we rented this RV so we can isolate ourselves but get ...
Maska: Manisha Koirala on acting with just Javed Jaffrey’s photograph | Aur Batao
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In the latest episode of 'Aur Batao' RJ Stutee gets candid with the cast of Netfix’s Maska. Javed Jaffrey, Manisha Koirala, Prit Kamani, Shirley Setia and Nikita Dutta spoke on their new Netflix series. Veterans Javed Jaffrey and Manisha Koirala talked about working with the young talents. Watch the full video for more details. Aur Batao is not your regular photoshopped chat show but makes hang...
G20 nations meet to discuss COVID-19 crisis: Key takeaways
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Leaders of G20 nations held a meeting via video conferencing to discuss the COVID-19 crisis. The leaders agreed to over $5 trillion into the global economy to limit job and income losses. The leaders also committed to do whatever it takes to overcome the pandemic. The G20 leaders also expressed concern about the risks to fragile countries, notably in Africa, and populations like refugees. Watch...
Watch: People gather in balconies for Hanuman Aarti amid lockdown over COVID-19
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Amid the pan-India lockdown over the COVID-19 crisis, people have been resorting to unique means to get things done. One such example came up in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, where residents were seen gathering in balconies and terraces to join Hanuman Aarti that was being performed. This as government imposed a 21 day lockdown and asked people to practice social distancing as a means to beat the CO...
‘Hum Hindustani’: Rajasthan health workers sing to uplift spirits amid COVID-19 crisis
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Amid COVID-19 crisis, a team of health workers sang to uplift spirits. The health workers are from a govt hospital in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara. The health officials sang a popular patriotic song ‘Hum Hindustani’. India has recorded over 600 positive coronavirus cases so far. Watch the full video for more details.
COVID-19 | ‘China said our soldiers brought the virus…’: Donald Trump on virus’ origin
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US President Donald Trump repeated his assertion that the coronavirus originated from China. While addressing the media, Donald Trump said, “No, I didn't like when they came up and it wasn't him (Chinese President Xi Jingping). Somebody at a lower level, mid-level, we found out pretty much. But, they made a statement that our soldiers brought it (the coronavirus) into China. No, it came from Ch...
Coronavirus | India cases surge; phone tracking idea; 24x7 shops: Top 10 updates
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From the biggest single-day surge in new Covid-19 cases in India, to government directives to allow shops to remain open all day, here are the top 10 updates regarding Coronavirus pandemic. The Union government also announced an economic relief package worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore, aimed at helping the poor sections. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a virtual summit of leaders of G20...
Watch: AIMIM MLA's supporters allegedly manhandle doctor; legislator arrested
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Scenes of violence were seen at the Malegaon General Hospital in Maharashtra's Nashik on the day that the 21-day nationwide lockdown kicked in. A legislator from the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party has been arrested over the alleged manhandling of a doctor at the hospital. The MLA's supporters allegedly attacked the doctor over delay in discharge of two patients. The incident happe...
Coronavirus | After Germans, Israelis evacuated from India; envoy thanks govt
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Over 300 Israeli nationals were flown back to Tel Aviv from Delhi amid the Covid-19 crisis. The Israelis were flown back on a special Air India plane. Israel's ambassador to India, Ron Malka, thanked the Indian government and the people for assistance during the crisis. Malka said that another batch of Israelis would be leaving India on March 27. Other countries like Russia and Germany have als...
Coronavirus | Watch: Sanitization drive conducted in Mumbai, Delhi
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Sanitization drives are being conducted across the nation amid the coronavirus threat. Several states are taking up measures for sanitization. In Mumbai, BMC is using a mist spray machine for sanitization. The machine was used to sanitize Mumbai roads and other areas. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of positive coronavirus cases in India. In Delhi, SDMC also sanitized the Lajpat Nag...
Coronavirus lockdown: Prasoon Joshi recites poem to convey social distancing message
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Nation is under a 21-day lockdown to fight against coronavirus. Bollywood celebs are motivating countrymen by sharing videos on social media. Lyricist and Censor Board Chairperson Prasoon Joshi shared a poem to encourage fans. Joshi shared the video to convey a message of social distancing among people.
'Pakistan army sending COVID-19 patients to PoK': Activist Amjad Mirza
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PoK activist Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza alleged that Pakistan Army is sending Covid-19 positive patients to PoK. The activist's remarks come amid the rising coronavirus cases in Pakistan. The activist also alleged that quarantine centers have been set up in Mirpur. The activist urged India to send medical teams to the region. Covid-19 cases in Pakistan crossed 1000.
Coronavirus: What will Rakul Preet Singh eat during lockdown?
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Actor Rakul Preet to post what she eats everyday during this 21-day lockdown. Rakul wants her fans to know what clean & healthy eating looks like. Rakul asked fans not to step out unless absolutely necessary. The 29-year-old actor was also seen instructing her sibling on how to wash hands properly.
COVID-19 | Men exiting mosque thrashed by cop for violating lockdown order
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Police has been taking strict action against those violating lockdown orders amid the ongoing coronavirus threat in India. In Karnataka, a cop was seen beating up people exiting from a mosque. People had gathered to pray at a mosque in Belgaum when a cop started beating people. Nationwide lockdown has been announced for 21 days amid the coronavirus threat. Social distancing has been advised to ...
Coronavirus | Crawling, frog jumps: How cops are punishing lockdown violators
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Police have been coming up with innovative punishments for those who are violating lockdown orders amid India's battle with Covid-19. In Rajasthan's Pratapgarh, cops made violators do frog jumps on the road. One policeman was seen prodding a youngster with his cane to jump properly. Similar scenes were witnessed in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun, where police allegedly penalised people heading back to ...
Coronavirus | Rs 1.7 lakh crore relief package: Govt's 8 big announcements
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The Union government announced an economic relief package for the poor sections of society to help them tide over the Coronavirus crisis. The Union Finance Minister made 8 big announcements covering farmers, women, divyang, labourers, and employees in the organised sector. The steps include free provision of extra food grain, earlier disbursement of funds under PM-KISAN scheme, ex-gratia to vul...
COVID-19: Rajnath Singh chairs review meet; NDRF ready to tackle situation
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a crucial meeting attended by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs on the coronavirus situation. Rajnath Singh took stock of the preparedness in the forces to tackle any such case. Meanwhile, NDRF DG said that they are fully prepared to tackle any situation that may arise. He said that their teams are on standby and ready...
'People who came in contact with doctor who tested positive put on quarantine': Satyendar Jain
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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that people who came in contact with mohalla clinic doctor have been quarantined for 14 days. "COVID-19 cases in Delhi have risen to 36. A mohalla clinic doctor and 4 others have been tested positive after they came in contact with an infected woman who returned from Saudi Arabia. The doctor's wife and daughter have also tested positive. A total of ...
Covid-19 growth rate in India appears to be stable in initial trends: Health Ministry
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The government on Thursday said there was no hard evidence of coronavirus pandemic having reached the community transmissions stage in India and added that the rate of expansion of the disease appeared to be stabilising in the country. “While the numbers of #Covid19 cases are increasing, the rate at which they are increasing appears to be relatively stabilizing. However, this is only the initia...
Covid-19: When Mamata Banerjee drew chalk circles to teach social distancing
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was seen at a Kolkata market asking vendors and others to practice social distancing. Accompanied by a few officials, the West Bengal Chief Minister was seen drawing circles on the ground asking people to stand at safe distance from each other. This comes as the country is under a 21 day lockdown over the coronavirus crisis. Government and experts have...
COVID-19: Restrictions in J&K intensified amid lockdown, 4 more test positive
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The restrictions on the movement and assembly of people to contain the spread of the coronavirus were intensified in Kashmir on Thursday, in the wake of four more positive cases detected in the valley on Wednesday, taking the total number of affected persons to 11, officials said. The restrictions on the movement and assembly of people continued for the eighth consecutive day on Thursday, the o...
China offers to share COVID-19 information with world, calls for cooperation with US
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China offered to share information on COVID-19 with the world. It said it will share scientific & medical achievements it made in containing COVID-19. During a press briefing, China’s Vice Minister of Science and Technology, Xu Nanping, said, “These achievements are out of the hard work of Chinese scientists, but they are also the crystallization of the exploration of mankind to the knowledge o...
Coronavirus: Varun Sharma counts 'holes in marigold biscuit' during lockdown
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Fukrey actor Varun Sharma has been regaling fans even during the coronavirus lockdown. On March 22, he enthusiastically participated in 'janta curfew'. He clapped and banged plates to thank essential service providers. However, he has also been focusing on some serious issues. Varun supported Rajkumar Hirani's call to help daily wage earners during lockdown. Watch the full video for more details.
Modi govt announces 50 lakh insurance cover for coronavirus warriors
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The Modi government has made a big announcement for healthcare workers and others who are at the forefront of the battle against coronavirus. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh for all 'coronavirus warriors'. The finance minister said that the healthcare workers are risking their own lives to protect patients and called them 'gods in white dresses'. W...
Coronavirus lockdown | 'Essential services allowed, mohalla clinics open': Kejriwal
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that all the essential services will remain open during Covid-19 lockdown. He assured that people who are involved in delivering these services will be allowed. The Delhi Chief Minister announced this after a press conference with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
COVID-19: German nationals evacuated from Delhi; thank Indian govt for support
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Amid COVID-19 lockdown, German nationals were evacuated from India’s New Delhi. German nationals took a special flight to Germany on 26 March. A German national thanked the Indian government for its support. Earlier, Russian citizens stranded in India were also evacuated. The Russian citizens boarded a special Aeroflot flight from Delhi. The special flight left for Moscow in the early hours of ...
Delhi police to issue passes for grocery delivery amid lockdown: Grofers CEO
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Amid the nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus crisis, representatives from e-retail sites met Delhi police officers to ensure smooth movement of goods to customers. Speaking to the media after the meeting, Grofers CEO, Albinder Dhindsa said that police will now be issuing passes so they can deliver groceries to customers without any hassle. He also said that he did not expect a spike in pri...
Watch: Donald Trump shares inspiring stories amid battle against coronavirus
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US President Donald Trump shared some inspiring stories amid the coronavirus crisis looming in the country and the world. He narrated the story of a 7 year old who used his entire birthday savings to buy meals for around a dozen senior citizens. He also spoke of other such inspiring cases and said that everyone needs to come together to fight the COVID-19 crisis. The death toll in the U.S. rose...
Coronavirus: Katrina Kaif sweeps floor, plays 'jhaadu' cricket amid lockdown
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Amid COVID-19 lockdown, actor Katrina Kaif posted a video of herself sweeping the floor. While sweeping the floor, Katrina started playing imaginary cricket. She was seen swinging the broom around like a cricket bat. Days earlier, the actor had shared a video of herself washing dishes. Katrina had revealed that even her domestic help was in self-isolation. The actor has also been focusing on he...
COVID-19 | ‘Donald Trump taking responsibility’: WHO Chief commends US President
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WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised US President Donald Trump for ‘taking responsibility’ in leading the response to COVID-19. In a press briefing in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the UN health agency had called repeatedly for heads of state to lead a ‘whole-of-government’ response to the new coronavirus. “That’s exactly what he’s doing which we appreciate beca...
'Lockdown alone will not extinguish COVID-19': WHO lists steps to fight virus
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The World Health Organisation has said that mere lockdowns will not be enough to tackle the coronavirus crisis. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that while encouraging people to stay indoors will help reduce the pressure on a country's health infrastructure a specific and targeted approach to curb the virus is imperative. This as several countries including India have impose...
Lockdown over coronavirus: Mumbai police use drones to monitor situation
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Mumbai police is now drones to monitor the situation during lockdown imposed to curb the spread of Coronavirus. The drone has been enabled to make important announcements related to the lockdown and is playing a crucial role in keeping an eye on the situation in congested areas of the city. India is currently under a 21 day lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus. Maharashtra has se...
COVID-19 | ‘A fly can spread the virus’: Amitabh Bachchan quotes Lancet study
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Amitabh Bachchan’s shared a message for the citizens of the country on COVID-19 pandemic. In a video he released on Twitter, Bachchan quoted Lancet study saying that a house fly can spread the virus quoted Lancet study. He said, “Chinese scientists found out that coronavirus can stay alive in human excreta. If a fly sits on the excreta and then on eatables, the disease spreads further.’ He also...
COVID-19 | ‘How many deaths are acceptable to me?’: Watch Trump’s reply to reporter
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US President Donald Trump defended his administration's efforts to enable nationwide COVID-19 testing. The administration has been criticized for the difficulties people have been facing during testing. During a White House briefing, the president disagreed with a reporter who asked if it made sense to test everyone in America, so people who aren't infected could return to work more quickly. Wh...
Coronavirus | PM's warning; 'no AC' advisory; Ivanka hails Oyo: Top 10 updates
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From a strict statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to praise from Ivanka Trump for an Indian startup, here are the top 10 news updates regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. A day after declaring a 21-day lockdown across the nation, the Union government made fresh additions to the list of exempted activities. Meanwhile, PM Modi warned those allegedly harassing medical staff over fear of infec...
Coronavirus | Watch PM Modi's message for Navratri celebration amid lockdown
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked citizens to take care of nine families for the 21-day lockdown period. PM Modi addressed people on the first day of nine-day Navratri festival. In his video interaction with citizens of Varanasi, PM Modi also issued a helpline number. The helpline number is to get authenticated news on coronavirus. India is under three-week long nation-wide lockdown till April...
Coronavirus: 5 new cases in Delhi, tally at 35; Kejriwal rebukes landlords
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Five more people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen in national capital Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday evening, reiterating his appeal to people to stay at home as part of the nationwide lockdown. Kejriwal also rebuked landlords harassing doctors, nurses amid the coronavirus crisis. The Delhi CM said strict action will be taken against those harrassing med...
Coronavirus: Deepika Padukone cleans wardrobe, binges on dessert amid lockdown
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Watch how actor Deepika Padukone is spending time during the lockdown imposed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. She has been sharing her homebound routine with her fans via Instagram. She shared a picture of her closet, saying that she's trying to be productive during the lockdown by cleaning her wardrobe. She also shared photographs and videos of herself working out and eating healthy. However,...
'Yogi not listening to PM': Cong on UP CM attending event to shift Ram Lalla idol
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended an event to shift Ram Lalla idol in Ayodhya. The event came hours after PM Modi urged people to avoid gatherings. The Ram Lalla idol was shifted to a new temporary temple on the first day of Navratri. Later, Congress hit out at the Uttar Pradesh CM saying that the latter is not listening to the PM.
Coronavirus: PM Modi, ministers practice social distancing at cabinet meeting
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Cabinet meeting took place in the national capital as the ministers observed social distancing on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the cabinet meeting at his residence. The oval table was also removed. Social distancing is being practice as India battles with Coronavirus. People have In Mumbai, circles were seen on the road to instruct people on social distancing. In Dehradun, de...
'Saddened to hear about terror attack on gurudwara in Kabul': PM Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the terror attack on a gurudwara in Kabul which killed at least 25 people. PM Modi said that he was saddened to hear about the terror attack and expressed his condolences to the family of the victims. Gunmen owing allegiance to ISIS had stormed a gurudwara in Kabul and went on a rampage killing around 25 people and injuring several others. Several other top...
Fact Check: Newspapers do not spread the Covid-19 infection
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Your newspaper is safe. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the newspaper industry is working relentlessly to bring you credible information and help you avoid fake news. Even PM Modi in his interaction with stakeholders lauded the credibility of print publications. Further, there is no evidence to suggest Covid-19 transmission through newspapers. INMA research states that newsprint, in fact, is safest...
COVID-19: Amid lockdown, Centre announces relief measures for the poor
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To ensure sufficient supply during the lockdown, the government on Wednesday decided to increase monthly quota of subsidized foodgrains by 2 kg to 7kg per person through ration shops for 80 crore beneficiaries. "The government has decided to provide 7 kg per person of foodgrains to 80 crore people under the Public Distribution System (PDS), which the world's largest food security system," Infor...
Covid-19 | ‘Mahabharata won in 18 days but..’: PM Modi on 21-day lockdown
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said winning the war against coronavirus will take 21 days as opposed to the 18 days taken to win the epic war of Mahabharata underlining the enormity of the challenge posed by the disease that has brought the world to its knees. He added that while Lord Krishna had guided the Pandavas to victory, the nation was today being guided by its 1.3 billion citizens. “Healt...
COVID-19: Italy’s fashion house stops production of clothes to make face masks
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A fashion factory in Italy stopped production of designer clothes to make face masks. ModaImpresa is a leading fashion production factory in Italy. It produces & distributes fashion garments for brands such as Antonio Marras. Amid COVID-19 crisis, the factory switched to making protective face masks. The company is currently producing three to four thousand masks per day. Watch the video for mo...
Watch: Gorakhpur students' mantra to pass time during lockdown over coronavirus
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India is under a complete lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak. The rapid spread of virus has led to the postponement of board exams. Kids in Gorakhpur, however, are not sitting back home idle. They are utilising their time in their own way. The parents are assisting their kids too. Nation is under a three-week long complete lockdown till April 14. So far, India has reported over 560 coronaviru...
'COVID-19 isn't a death sentence': Filipino survivor shares his recovery story
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A Filipino tax lawyer, who was diagnosed with coronavirus, shared his experience. 48-year-old Carlo Navarro shared his experience just days after being discharged from hospital. He took to social media and recounted his coronavirus experience. Philippines Health Dept identified Navarro as the fourth coronavirus patient on March 6. Navarro traveled to Japan with his wife Evie and daughter Gia in...
'Darega Corona...': Listen to Daler Mehndi's 'stay home' anthem amid lockdown
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Singer Daler Mehndi made an appeal to all Indians to adhere to the 21-day lockdown declared by the government to try and control the spread of the Sars-Cov-2 virus, colloquially known as the Coronavirus. In his signature style, Mehndi sang a few lines imploring people to stay indoors to emerge victorious in the battle against the new disease. Many stars and celebrities have come out to bolster ...
Coronavirus: Prince Charles, heir to British throne, latest celeb to be infected
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Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, has tested positive for Coronavirus infection. As per reports, the Prince of Wales, who is aged 71, is showing mild symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the Sars-Cov-2 virus. Just weeks ago, Charles had been seen avoiding handshakes at an event in London. He is now in self-isolation at his home in Scotland. His wife has tested negative. Charles...
Coronavirus: Stranded Russian nationals transported from India
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388 Russian citizen, who were stranded in India, have now been evacuated. The Russian citizens boarded a special Aeroflot flight from Delhi which left for Moscow on Wednesday morning. They were stranded after India declared a 21 day lockdown to tackle the coronavirus crisis in the country. Watch the full video for all the details.
Coronavirus: Musician Jasleen Royal watching films, making music during lockdown
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Musician Jasleen Royal revealed her work from home routine amid COVID-19 lockdown. Jasleen spoke about the films she watched and the books she read. Jasleen also spent her time in making music during the lockdown. Watch the video for more details.
25 killed as gunmen attack Gurudwara in Kabul; ISIS claims responsibility
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25 people have been killed after gunmen attacked a gurudwara in Kabul. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Several people have also been injured in the attack. India has condemned the attack on the Gurudwara with MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh tweeting about the attack. Watch the video for all the details.
Covid-19: Kejriwal briefs on essential supplies, e-pass amid nationwide lockdown
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and others to discuss over coronavirus crisis. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Kejriwal assured there will be no shortage of essential services in the national capital. Kejriwal also announced the issuance of e-pass for those engaged in essential services.
COVID-19: People rush for gas, groceries in Mumbai amid nationwide lockdown
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People in Mumbai rush for gas and groceries as a nationwide lockdown was announced by PM Modi. People were seen lining up outside gas agencies, petrol pumps and grocery shops. This comes as Section1 44 was imposed in the state to restrict citizens’ movement in the state. People were also not seen practicing social distancing, as is advised during the ongoing coronavirus threat. Maharashtra has ...
COVID-19: Kenyan fashion designer makes, distributes free masks in Kibera slum
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As the worldwide cases for coronavirus cross 400,000 Kenyan Fashion Designer David Avido is making masks for people lining in slums in his neighbourhood. David is manufacturing and distributing the masks made of cloth with striking prints. The 24-year-old designer educates people on how to practice social distancing and hopes his masks prevent contagion. However, medical experts suggest the mas...
Coronavirus: Kartik Aaryan washes dishes, practices monologues during lockdown
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Amid coronavirus lockdown, Kartik Aaryan has been doing a slew of activities at home. Like a few other stars, Kartik Aaryan was seen washing his dishes. His caption on the video was 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki...' Aaryan also came out in full support of PM Modi's 'janta curfew' idea. On March 22, he posted an image of himself banging a plate. PM had asked all Indians to thank essential service provid...
COVID-19 | After PM’s address, Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma’s message for the country
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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma urged fans to stay indoors amid COVID-19 lockdown. The couple urged people to follow government protocols and avoid going outdoors. . Their message came after PM Modi’s announcement on 24 March. PM Modi declared a pan-India lockdown for 21 days. Virat & Anushka concluded by saying, “Show unity, save lives and the country.”
African musician Manu Dibango dies of coronavirus in France
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African musician Manu Dibango died of coronavirus in France. The Cameroon-born saxophonist was 86 years old. Dibango, who gained international fame with his 1972 song, was hospitalised with an illness 'linked to COVID-19'. In 2009, Dibango filed a lawsuit against Michael Jackson and Rihanna for allegedly stealing his music. Funeral services were to be held in 'strict privacy'. Funerals in Franc...
Coronavirus: Circles drawn outside grocery stores to maintain social distancing
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As India goes under lockdown for 21 days, people who were out to buy groceries were seen practicing social distancing by drawing circles on the gorund. These scenes were witnessed in several parts of the country including Gujarat, Noida and even Karnataka. Meanwhile, in Jammu policemen made people who were flouting the lockdown call sit on circles as a lesson in social distancing. Watch the ful...
Delhi gurudwara offers quarantine, isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients
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As India faces the coronavirus crisis, a Delhi based Gurudwara has offered its services to help patients who have been infected. The Gurudwara in Delhi has offered to provide quarantine & isolation facilities to patients. It has allotted 12 fully sanitized rooms with 24 hour services to patients. Remember, a 21 day lockdown has been declared by the government in India to tackle the coronavirus ...
Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 amid coronavirus crisis
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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been postponed to 2021 in view of the coronavirus crisis. The decision comes after weeks of speculation over the issue. The decision is likely to disrupt the global sporting calender in the coming year. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said that the safety of security of athletes is their first priority and added that they will remain in touch with the IOC over the issue. Watc...
Watch: Priyanka Chopra goes live with WHO Director, bust COVID-19 myths
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Priyanka Chopra held an Instagram Live video with WHO General-Director Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s Technical Lead for Covid-19. During the interaction, Priyanka asked the professionals vital questions pertinent to the pandemic. She even put forth queries of the users who were watching the live interaction. Watch the full video more details.
COVID-19: How will daily wage earners survive lockdown? Congress asks PM Modi
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Congress has raised several questions over PM Modi's 21 day long pan-India lockdown announcement. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that PM Modi did not mention what will happen to daily wage earners. He questioned where this section of the society will get food and how will they survive the lockdown. This even as BJP called on all sections of the society to cooperate and make the lockdown...