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Modi’s ‘PM CARES’ coronavirus fund slammed as donations pour in

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for creating a new coronavirus relief fund when about $500m was lying unspent in an older fund, even as top businesses and celebrities pledge millions of dollars in new donations. Modi launched the "PM CARES" fund last month to provide relief to those affected by the coronavirus…

Donations pour in but India’s ‘PM CARES’ coronavirus fund faces criticism

By Aditya Kalra and Alexandra UlmerNEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for creating a new coronavirus relief fund when about $500 million was lying unspent in an older fund, even as top businesses and celebrities pledge millions of dollars in new donations.Modi launched the "PM CARES" fund to provide…

BJP MPs in Karnataka draw flak for PM CARES contribution

Bharatiya Janata Party MPs from the State have drawn criticism on social media and from the Opposition as most of them have allotted ₹1 crore from their Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds, which are meant for development works in their constituencies, to PM CARES, a relief fund floated by Prime Minister…

Top news of the day: States told to expedite tracing of Tabligh attendees, Centre says J&K government jobs to be reserved for domiciles, and...

Coronavirus | Expedite tracing of Tabligh attendees, Centre tells States Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba held a videoconference with the Chief Secretaries of all the States a day after the Tablighi Markaz at Nizamuddin was evacuated and the area put under an intense lockdown. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to hold a video call with all…

Reduction in interest rates on small savings heartless, must be rolled back: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Wednesday termed the cut in interest rates on small savings as a heartless and shameful act, and demanded its immediate rollback. Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said the reduction in interest rates on small savings is irrational, illogical and ill-timed as it has come at a time when the people are…

Stocks fall, capping Wall Street’s worst quarter since 2008

NEW YORK: Stocks fell Tuesday to close out Wall Street's worst quarter since the most harrowing days of the 2008 financial crisis. The S&P 500 dropped a final 1.6%, bringing its loss for the first three months of the year to 20% as predictions for the looming recession caused by the coronavirus outbreak got even…

Kanika Kapoor tests COVID-19 positive for 5th time, her condition remains stable

Kanika Kapoor   | Photo Credit: IANS On March 20, the Bollywood singer herself announced on Instagram that she had tested positive for the novel coronavirus Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor’s fifth sample test for COVID-19 has also come out to be positive.Sample tests are being carried out on the coronavirus patients every 48 hours.Kanika is…

Rahul writes to PM Modi: Millions returning to villages will up risk for elderly there

Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Published: March 30, 2020 2:37:59 am Rahul Gandhi. (File Photo)Two days after Congress president Sonia Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to make available one-time state transport services to those walking to their hometowns or villages, former party president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday…

Rahul Gandhi Screened For Coronavirus, Says Congress After BJP’s Swipe

Rahul Gandhi thanked medical staff who briefed him on COVID-19 symptoms (File)New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was screened for coronavirus infection at Delhi airport on his return from Italy on February 29, the party said today. The confirmation came after three caustic digs this week, including two by the BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri, targeting Mr…

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

LONDON (Reuters) - The latest news about the coronavirus worldwide: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on…

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Kerala gets ICMR nod to use plasma therapy for COVID-19, K’taka to follow suit

Blood plasma from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 is being used to treat active cases.Even as scientists across the globe are in a race to find a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, various other advances are being brought in with the hope that they may be effective against coronavirus disease (COVID-19). According to reports,…

Investor wealth jumps Rs 3.98 lakh crore as markets make strong comeback

NEW DELHI: Investor wealth on Thursday climbed Rs 3,98,934.79 crore after markets rallied amid hopes of a second stimulus package from the government. The BSE 30-share sensex ended the day 1,265.66 points or 4.23 per cent higher at 31,159.62. During the day, it zoomed 1,331.24 points to 31,225.20. Led by the rally in equities, the…

ICMR asks medical colleges to apply for licences to conduct COVID-19 tests

Home / Education / ICMR asks medical colleges to apply for licences to conduct COVID-19 tests In a bid to ramp up its testing capacity amid rising cases of coronavirus in the country, the ICMR has invited applications from all government and private medical colleges for establishing COVID-19 testing facilities.In its notice, the apex health…

The World Is on Track to See Its Biggest Yearly Drop in Carbon Pollution Drop Ever

The empty roads of San Francisco amid the coronavirus outbreak.Photo: GettyAs a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the world is in sleep mode. We already knew that this has resulted in air pollution dropping dramatically, but several analyses are now showing that our greenhouse gas emissions are dropping, too. In fact, the pandemic may lead…

EMI moratorium fraud: Banks ask customers to be alert, not to share OTP with imposters

NEW DELHI: In a bid to warn customers against fraudsters who may attempt to exploit the EMI moratorium scheme, leading banks are reaching out to their customers to caution them against 'EMI moratorium frauds' and strongly advising them not to share sensitive information like OTP and PIN with imposters. Over the past few days, Axis…