New Delhi, Apr 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to switch off lights of their homes at 9 pm for nine minutes on April 5 and light up lamps, candles, mobile flashlights to display the nation's collective spirit to defeat coronavirus.
Bhopal, Mar 29: The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to promote students of all classes, except standards 10th and 12th, of the state schools without exams in view of the coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Sunday.
Ahmedabad, Mar 24: The Gujarat government has decided to keep all schools closed and promote students of Classes 1 to 9 and 11 of the state board, as the annual exams this year could not be conducted due to the coronavirus crisis, officials said on Tuesday.
Amaravati, Mar 24: The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday put off the annual public examinations of Class X, scheduled to begin on March 31, by two weeks in view of the coronavirus threat.
Panaji, Mar 20: In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Goa Public Service Commission has postponed Computer Based Recruitment Test for the post of junior scale officers scheduled for March 29, GPSC chairman Jode Manuel Noronha said on Friday.
He said a fresh date will be announced soon.
Mumbai, Mar 20: The Maharashtra Government on Friday cancelled the final examinations of Classes 1 to 8, while those of Classes 9 and 11 will be held after April 15, in light of the coronavirus outbreak in the state.
New Delhi, Mar 19: The University Grants Commission (UGC) directed all universities and affiliated colleges on Thursday to postpone examinations till March-end due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The evaluation work will be suspended during the period too.
New Delhi, Mar 19: The ICSE board on Thursday postponed class 10 and 12 examinations due to the novel coronavirus threat, officials said.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Chief Executive Gerry Arathoon said the exams have been postponed till March 31.
Panaji, Mar 17: Exams for students upto Class VIII were cancelled in Goa on Tuesday as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Shillong, Mar 16: The Meghalaya government has ordered shutdown of schools and colleges and cancellation or postponement of major sports events till March 31 to avoid mass gatherings in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, a senior minister said.
Chandigarh, Mar 13: The Haryana government on Friday shut all universities and colleges in the state till March 31, a day after it declared coronavirus an epidemic.
New Delhi, Mar 13: The Jawaharlal Nehru University on Friday ordered suspension of classes with immediate effect till March 31 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Jammu, Apr 2: The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Thursday described the newly enacted domicile law as "an obnoxious piece of superimposed legislation" and accused the BJP government at the Centre of having betrayed the trust of the people.
Srinagar, Apr 1: Political parties in the valley on Wednesday criticised the Centre's new domicile rules for Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was adding insult to injury of the people as there were none of the promised protections.
Jammu, April 01: Jammu and Kashmir Congress, Vice President, G. M Saroori termed the Centre move to provide protection to domicile of Jammu and Kashmir in government jobs, educational institutions and land rights "as most unfortunate" and "not the best interest of the resident of JK".
New Delhi, Mar 29: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the sudden lockout announced by the central government to combat novel coronavirus has created immense panic and confusion .
Bhopal, Mar 24: A day after assuming office, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan passed the floor test in the state Assembly on Tuesday by voice vote.
No member of the opposition Congress was present in the House.
Mumbai, Mar 24: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said because of Prime Narendra Modi's appeal to clap and applaud those at the forefront of combating the coronavirus, people are not realising the seriousness of the lockdown being enforced to contain the pandemic.
New Delhi, Mar 20: The women protesters in Shaheen Bagh will continue with their protest on Sunday, the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to remain inside their houses under a self-imposed curfew.
Jaipur, Mar 20: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said democracy was blatantly killed in Madhya Pradesh with the fall of the Kamal Nath-led state government there.
He said dismantling a democratically elected government for lust of power has become a habit of the BJP.
New Delhi, Mar 20: The Congress on Friday said democracy has been defeated by "hotel diplomacy" in Madhya Pradesh, after Kamal Nath resigned as the state chief minister.
Over 15 months after taking over, Nath resigned from the top post.
Bhopal, Mar 20: Over 15 months after he took over as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath resigned from the top post on Friday.
Bhopal, Mar 20: Amid the political turmoil in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday announced that he would submit his resignation to Governor Lalji Tandon.
Mumbai, Apr 2: Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan on Thursday announced that they will be donating money to the PM-CARES Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund to help combat coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Mumbai, Apr 1: Director Onir has invited budding filmmakers to utilise their time in the lockdown to make a short film indoors, which he and Sanjay Suri will judge.
The director said one must "explore their creative energy during lockdown time".
Mumbai, Mar 31: Actor Priyanka Chopra, her popstar-husband Nick Jonas, Katrina Kaif among others on Tuesday pledged money to various relief funds aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Mumbai, Mar 31: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's nephew and body builder Abdullah Khan passed away at a hospital here, a source close to the family said. He was 38.
Abdullah died on Monday at city-based Lilavati Hospital, the insider added.
Reportedly, the cause of death is lung infection.
Mumbai, Mar 30: It is a surreal feeling for actor Aaditi Pohankar who is receiving congratulatory messages from people across the world after watching her Netflix original series "She".
The actor said she feels encouraged to do more work going forward.
Mumbai, Mar 29: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has pledged to financially support 25,000 daily wage workers from the film industry in the wake of the national lockdown, according to Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE).
Mumbai, Mar 29: A host of celebrities, including producer Bhushan Kumar and actor Sonam Kapoor, have joined their Bollywood peers in pledging money to various relief funds aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic.
Mumbai, Mar 29: Director Neeraj Pandey says despite the 21-day lockdown in the country to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the team of his next, "Chanakya" is working on the Ajay Devgn-starrer while practising social distancing.
Mumbai, Mar 29: With time and the kind of roles that she is being offered now, actor Manisha Koirala believes she has changed from being spontaneous to methodical in her approach towards acting.
Mumbai, Mar 28: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor on Saturday said the state and central governments should let the licensed liquor shops operate in the evening during the 21-day lockdown period.
Mumbai, Mar 27: Prominent Bollywood actors and filmmakers have reacted angrily to reports of alleged police excesses in various parts of country amid the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.
Kolkata, Mar 27: Release of at least two Bengali films have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, industry sources said.
Mumbai, Apr 1: Indian Super League franchise MumbaiCity FC on Wednesday announced that its CEO Indranil Das Blah has left the club to pursue a new opportunity.
The Club announced the development through a media statement issued here.
London, Mar 31: Lancashire county cricket club chairman David Hodgkiss has died after being infected by the dreaded coronavirus.
He was 71.
New Delhi, Mar 30: Six-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom on Monday said she will donate her one month's salary as Rajya Sabha MP, amounting to Rs 1 lakh, to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
London, Mar 30: Former England captain Alastair Cook feels it would be better to go without a season of county cricket instead of curtailing the competition due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic-forced postponement.
New Delhi, Mar 30: Teen shooting sensation Manu Bhaker on Monday donated Rs 1 lakh to the Haryana goverment to help the state combat the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic.
The 18-year-old, who is a Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics champion, belongs to Jhajjar district in the state.
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 29: Indian captain Sunil Chhetri on Sunday featured in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) campaign to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and requested people to do all they can to overcome "these challenging times".
London, Mar 29: England women's cricket team captain Heather Knight has joined the National Health Service (NHS) as volunteer to help the healthcare system fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.
Paris, Mar 28: World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody.
"All sports have made it pretty clear they have particular challenges at particular times of the year," said Coe.
Washington, Mar 27: The Diamond League has postponed three more track meets because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The events in Stockholm on May 24, Naples and Rome on May 28, and Rabat, Morocco, on May 31 have all been postponed with no new dates set.
New Delhi, Mar 27: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 17 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally.
Kolkata, Mar 26: Indian paddler Takeme Sarkar left for Malaga hoping to play in the Spanish League and gain some experience, but now finds herself quarantined in an apartment there after suspension of airline operations owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
London, Mar 26: The All England Club says it is still evaluating whether to postpone or cancel Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to make a decision next week.
That's when the club's main board is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting.
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Jammu, March 31: Management of American Oncology Institute at ASCOMS announces tele- consultation through a dedicated mobile number 8899002322of all the departments i.e., Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology & Nuclear Medicine.
Jammu, March 29: Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo today said government has roped in private hospitals and nursing homes to create additional isolation facilities across Jammu and Kashmir for treating COVID-19 patients.
Jammu, March 29: The Government today informed that 6465 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance and, so far, 38 cases (34 active positive, 02 recovered and 02 deaths) have tested positive in Jammu and Kashmir.
Guwahati, March 29: The Assam government on Sunday asked apartment societies in the state to ensure home quarantine of residents who recently returned from novel coronavirus-affected places.
Indore, March 29: A COVID-19 patient and a coronavirus suspect escaped from a government hospital here in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday night under the pretext of taking a walk, creating panic among the district administration.
Riyadh, March 26: Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday urged G20 leaders to take "effective and coordinated" action to combat the global crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, and called on them to assist developing nations.
Mumbai, March 23: Maharashtra continued to report highest single-day cases with 15 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in the state in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 89.
Jammu, March 19: To provide world-class healthcare facilities to people of Jammu region, which is facing the higher burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as liver ailments, New Delhi based Manipal Hospitals today announced the launch Liver Transplant OPD in the city.
New Delhi, Mar 19: Amidst spiralling cases of COVID-19 in the country, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Thursday advocated "absorbing sunlight" as a possible precaution against coronavirus that has claimed over 8,000 lives globally.
Mumbai, Mar 18: In a bid to tide over the shortage of masks during the coronavirus outbreak in Maharashtra, prisons in the state have stepped in to manufacture the protective gear.
Mumbai, Mar 18: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said seven more laboratories will come up across the state for testing suspected novel coronavirus cases.
Geneva, Mar 17: The World Health Organisation on Tuesday recommended that people suffering from COVID-19-like symptoms should avoid self-medicating with ibuprofen, after French authorities warned anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen the effects of the virus.
Bengaluru, Mar 4: Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday postponed the launch of its latest earth observation satellite 'GISAT-1' scheduled for tomorrow due to technical reasons.
"The launch of GISAT-1 onboard GSLV-F10, planned for March 05, 2020, is postponed due to technical reasons.
New Delhi, Feb 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged scientists to focus on real-time social issues being faced by the country such as malnutrition by providing value addition in agricultural products.
Mumbai, Feb 6: Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has questioned the high costs and feasibility of the bullet train project, it has now emerged that the Union government has allotted Rs 5,600 crore for the ambitious project for fiscal 2020-21.
Brussels, Feb 4: Chinese telecom giant Huawei has said it would set up manufacturing hubs in Europe, as it tries to fight off US pressure on EU nations to stop it from operating.
SINGAPORE, Feb. 5: Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, adds a new cold finishing tube manufacturing line at its Mehsana Mill, in Gujarat, western India.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1: The Indian Space Research Organisation is readying low-cost satellite launch vehicles costing about Rs 30-35 crore each, which can put into orbit satellites weighing 500 kg.
The first such launch from the country is expected to take place in the next four months.
Mumbai, Jan 18: Business Wire India Q3 Revenue of Rs 1,423 crore, up 8% YoY L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), India's leading pure-play engineering services company, announced its results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2019.
New Delhi, Jan 16: The four astronauts shortlisted for the Gaganyaan project, India's first manned space mission, will receive training in Russia for 11 months, Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said.
Washington, Jan 15: The Trump administration has urged the US companies to ensure that their technologies do not power a truly "Orwellian surveillance state" and American principles are not sacrificed for prosperity, in a reference to China, the world's second largest economy.
Kolkata, Jan 15 : The arrows of Mahabharata's Arjuna had atomic power, claimed West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, drawing sharp criticism from academicians, even as he joined a long list of politicians who have in recent years given bizarre interpretations linking mythology with science.
Mumbai, Apr 3: The Indian rupee fell 48 paise to 76.08 against the US dollar in opening trade on Friday, as investors braced for a prolonged period of uncertainty as coronavirus cases witnessed a sharp rise across the world and in India.
Mumbai, Apr 3: Equity benchmark Sensex tumbled over 400 points in early trade on Friday led by losses in banking and auto stocks as investor sentiment continued to be weighed down by the uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact.
After hitting a low of 27,800.
Mumbai, Apr 1: Equity benchmark Sensex slumped over 700 points in early trade on Wednesday tracking losses in index heavyweights Reliance Industries, Kotak Bank, HDFC Bank and Infosys amid weak cues from global markets.
New Delhi, March 31: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio on Tuesday offered its JioPhone users 100 minutes of free talktime and 100 free SMS till April 17, 10-times more than its rival have offered as help to the distressed during nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
New Delhi, March 30: Reliance Industries' chief Mukesh Ambani on Monday committed a further Rs 500 crore to the Prime Minister's COVID-19 fund, topping up over the multi-crore initiative of India's first coronavirus hospital, meals to the needy, and fuel to emergency vehicles.
Mumbai, Mar 31: Equity benchmark Sensex surged over 800 points in opening session on Tuesday led by gains in index heavyweights Reliance Industries, HDFC twins and Infosys amid recovery in global equities.
After hitting a high of 29,316.80, the 30-share BSE barometer was trading 505.
Mumbai, Mar 31: The Indian rupee appreciated by 8 paise to 75.51 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday tracking positive opening in domestic equities.
New Delhi, Mar 30: Mother Dairy on Monday supplied around 250 tonnes of fruits and vegetables to its retail stores 'Safal' across Delhi-NCR to meet local demand, which has now stabilised with no panic-buying from customers.
Mumbai, Mar 30: The Indian fell 32 paise to 75.21 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday, as investors braced for a prolonged period of uncertainty as coronavirus-induced lockdowns tightened across the world and in India.
Mumbai, Mar 30: Equity benchmark Sensex plunged over 1,100 points in opening session on Monday tracking losses in global equities as unabated spike in COVID-19 cases across the world has hammered economic growth, sending the world into an economic recession.
New Delhi, Mar 28: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday asked NHAI Chairman and toll operators across national highways to provide food, water and other necessary support to migrant workers.
London, Mar 28: Oil prices slumped anew on Friday with Brent North Sea crude plumbing a 17-year low owing to massive oversupply as the coronavirus crisis paralyses global demand.
Around 1435 GMT, Brent for May delivery was down 7.33 percent from Thursday, at USD 24.41 a barrel.