Mary Kom donates month’s salary to PM relief fund

Mary Kom donates month’s salary to PM relief fund

New Delhi:  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. “In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wish to donate my one […]

COVID-19: Cases cross 700,000 mark globally

COVID-19: Cases cross 700,000 mark globally

Paris: More than 727,080 cases of infection and 34,610 deaths have been recorded in 183 countries and territories since the coronavirus epidemic started in China in December, according to an AFP tally compiled Monday based on official sources. Italy has 10,779 deaths and has recorded 97,689 cases, Spain 7,340 deaths out of 85,195 cases, mainland […]

Cases cross 1000-mark across India, death toll 25 

Cases cross 1000-mark across India, death toll 25 

New Delhi: As the countrywide lockdown entered Day 5, India on Sunday confirmed more than 1000 cases of Coronavirus. Fresh cases were reported from several parts of the country, with death toll mounting to 25. Number of active cases in the country at present amount to 867, the Health ministry confirmed, while claiming of screening […]

German minister commits suicide 

German minister commits suicide 

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said on Sunday (March 29). Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office […]

PM seeks forgiveness for tough decisions

PM seeks forgiveness for tough decisions

New Delhi, March 29:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought the nation’s forgiveness for imposing a monumental lockdown on the country, but said “we have to win … and we will definitely win the battle” against the unprecedented menace of coronavirus that has claimed 25 lives in India so far. In his monthly Mann ki […]

Turkish World Cup hero Recber hospitalised with coronavirus

Turkish World Cup hero Recber hospitalised with coronavirus

Ankara:  Former Turkish national team and ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Rustu Recber is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, his wife said. Recber took on hero status in Turkey as he kept goal at the 2002 World Cup, anchoring his team to the semi-finals and ultimately third place, their greatest ever performance in the tournament. The […]

French expert says second study shows malaria drug helps fight coronavirus

French expert says second study shows malaria drug helps fight coronavirus

Paris, Mar 29 :The controversial French professor who believes the anti-malaria drug chloroquine can help beat the coronavirus, has claimed that a new study he has conducted confirms its “efficiency” at combatting the virus. But several other scientists and critics of microbiologist Didier Raoult, who heads the infectious diseases department of La Timone hospital in […]

Dane Piedt quits South Africa to pursue career in USA

Dane Piedt quits South Africa to pursue career in USA

London: South African Test off-spinner Dane Piedt has ended his association with the Proteas and will move to the United States of America for a new Minor League T20 Tournament. The 30-year-old bowler intends to meet the qualifying criteria to play for the USA national team and hopes to feature at the International Cricket Council’s […]

Japan PM Abe says country at critical stage

Japan PM Abe says country at critical stage

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the country is at a critical stage in dealing with coronavirus infections but not at a point to declare a state of emergency. Abe says Japan has managed to keep clusters under control by carefully following infection routes. But the initial strategy is now having a difficulty, with […]

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