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 2020-04-03 13:11 

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PhonePe launches #i4India movement to fight COVID-19...

Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Digital payments major PhonePe on Friday announced the launch of a national movement called #i4India after its #100CrorePledge to help India fight the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic went viral last week....

 2020-04-03 13:09 

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DJ Diplo finds pop star Charli XCX is 'so exciting'...

Los Angeles, April 3 : American deejay Diplo finds friend Charli XCX "so exciting", because he feels the singer has "so much charisma"....

 2020-04-03 13:08 

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App developed to locate essential supplies amid lockdown in B'luru...

Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) With the 21-day Covid lockdown disrupting supply chain since March 25, a city-based techie developed an application (app) to enable the people locate essential supplies in the neighbourhood, said his start-up on Friday....

 2020-04-03 13:02 

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Mrunal Thakur is Kushal Tandon's 'soul mate'...

Mumbai, April 3 : Actors Mrunal Thakur and Kushal Tandon cannot seem to stop gushing about each other lately....

 2020-04-03 13:01 

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Pak Interior Minister played role in acquittal of Pearl case convict (IANS Exclusive)...

New Delhi/Washington, April 3 (IANS) Pakistan's Minister for Interior and former chief of its internal spy agency Brigadier Ijaz Ahmed Shah may have played a role in the acquittal of Omer Sheikh, the terrorist whose death sentence was commuted in the ...

 2020-04-03 12:57 

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China coffee chain stocks plummet after alleged fake sales figures...

Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Chinese cafe chain Luckin Coffee lost around 75.6 per cent of its stock value as of Friday after announcing an internal investigation into alleged fake sales figures....

 2020-04-03 12:53 

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Peru limits movement by gender to stem COVID-19 spread...

Lima, April 3 (IANS) Peru has begun enforcing strict new measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease, restricting public movement by gender, a media report said on Friday....

 2020-04-03 12:52 

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Sarah Hyland not happy with her 'Modern Family' ending...

Los Angeles, April 3 : Actress Sarah Hyland has expressed disappointment with the way the track of her character Haley Dunphy is being ended on "Modern Family"....

 2020-04-03 12:49 

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Vidyut Jammwal wows fans with tree-climbing skills...

Mumbai, April 3 : While B-Town celebs are busy finding ways to workout inside their homes amid the lockdown, actor Vidyut Jammwal has found an innovative way to sweat it out! On Friday morning, the actor took to Instagram to share a video where he can be ...

 2020-04-03 12:49 

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Over 10,000 arrested in Sri Lanka for violating curfew...

Colombo, April 3 (IANS) Police in Sri Lanka said on Friday said over 10,000 people had been arrested from across the country for violating an island-wide curfew which has been in place since March 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-03 12:45 

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UK emergency business loan scheme revamped after criticism...

London, April 3 (IANS) The UK government's emergency loans scheme for businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic has been revamped following strong criticism, a media report said on Friday....

 2020-04-03 12:41 

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UNGA adopts resolution for 'intensified' intl co-operation...

United Nations, April 3 (IANS) The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution on COVID-19, calling for "intensified"; international cooperation to defeat the pandemic....

 2020-04-03 12:39 

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Not all men idolise Western ideals of muscularity...

London, April 3 : Contrary to the common belief, non-Western men are generally less hung up about their body image and pursuing a muscular physique than their Western counterparts, reveals a study....

 2020-04-03 12:33 

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Neil Patrick Harris thanks husband for 'countless adventures'...

Los Angeles, April 3 : Actor Neil Patrick Harris is glad that he met his now-husband David Burtka 16 years ago, and thanked him for giving him "countless adventures"....

 2020-04-03 12:19 

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UK PM still showing COVID-19 symptoms: Downing Street...

London, April 3 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still showing symptoms of coronavirus the day before his seven-day quarantine period was supposed to end, Downing Street has confirmed....

 2020-04-03 12:18 

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Telugu actor-politician Balakrishna gives Rs 1cr in aid of COVID-19 fight...

Hyderabad, 3 April : Telugu actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna has donated Rs 1.25 crore towards the fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He has donated Rs 50 lakh each to CM relief funds of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Rs 25 lakh towards ...

 2020-04-03 12:12 

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London's Heathrow airport to close 1 runway amid traffic fall...

London, April 3 (IANS) London's Heathrow airport will close one of its runways next week as air traffic continues to fall globally amid the coronavirus pandemic, it announced on Friday....

 2020-04-03 12:06 

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New reduced timings for G-sec, forex markets: RBI...

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India on Friday notified new market timings for the government bond, forex markets, while maintaining the duration of other key banking related activities....

 2020-04-03 12:02 

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Supply of essential items remains far from smooth in Delhi...

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) More than a week after the 21-day lockdown was imposed in the country, the supplies of essential items in Delhi are far from smooth. Branded essential items have disappeared from the shelves of kirana stores, though open items li...

 2020-04-03 11:54 

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5G iPhones can still arrive on schedule: Foxconn...

Taipei, April 3 (IANS) Taiwan-based electronics contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd or Foxconn has reportedly said that the production of the 5G iPhones is likely to start on schedule for the fall launch of the new handsets....

 2020-04-03 11:53 

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Over-sanitising? Here's how to keep your skin soft...

New Delhi, April 3 : Washing hands or sanitising them regularly with an alcohol-based handrub is one of the top ways one can avoid getting infected by - and further spreading - the deadly Coronavirus....

 2020-04-03 11:51 

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AI can predict corona patients' risk if they need ventilators...

London, April 3 (IANS) As companies the world over commit to make ventilators to meet the demand, researchers are now developing computer models based on artificial intelligence (AI) that calculate the risk of an individual patient's need for a ventil...

 2020-04-03 11:49 

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DD's 'Ramayan' garners highest ratings for a Hindi GEC show since 2015...

Mumbai, April 3 : Late Ramanand Sagar's mythological serial "Ramayan", which is over three-decade-old, made a historic comeback on the small screen by garnering highest ratings for a Hindi GEC show since 2015....

 2020-04-03 11:43 

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Paras Chhabrra missing Mahira Sharma amid COVID-19 lockdown?...

Mumbai, April 3 : Is Paras Chhabrra missing his "Bigg Boss 13" housemate Mahira Sharma in the time of nationwide lockdown? An Instagram video post that Paras has posted with the hashtag #Pahira would suggest as much....

 2020-04-03 11:43 

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Will Smith to host, executive produce 16-episode stand-up comedy series...

Los Angeles, April 3 : Hollywood star Will Smith is set to host and executive produce a 16-episode stand-up comedy series called "This Joka"....

 2020-04-03 11:42 

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'Over 300,000 paedophiles in UK will exploit lockdown'...

London, April 3 (IANS) At least 300,000 people in the UK pose a sexual threat to children as paedophiles look to exploit the coronavirus lockdown, the National Crime Agency (NCA) warned on Friday....

 2020-04-03 11:36 

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NZ amends law to support COVID-19-affected businesses...

Wellington, April 3 (IANS) The New Zealand government will introduce a legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help firms facing insolvency due to COVID-19 to remain viable and save jobs....

 2020-04-03 11:29 

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Public can withdraw cash from India Post ATMs in TN circle...

Chennai, April 3 (IANS) People can withdraw money from their post office saving accounts as well as public/private banks through all automatic teller machines (ATM) of India Post in Tamil Nadu Postal Circle....

 2020-04-03 11:09 

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Washington extends stay-at-home order till May 4...

Washington, April 3 (IANS) Washington state Governor Jay Inslee announced a month-long extension of his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" emergency order till May 4 to contain the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-04-03 11:03 

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Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi series has a new writer...

Los Angeles, April 3 : Theres some hope that Ewan McGregors upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series will come out of the lumber, with the makers enlisting Joby Harold as the new writer for the series....

 2020-04-03 11:03 

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US tracking security issues including possible civil unrest: Juster...

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster has said that the mission was "tracking security issues around the country, including concerns about possible civil unrest", amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-03 10:58 

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US economy to decline by 7% in Q2: Report...

Washington, April 3 (IANS) The US Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the country's GDP will decline by more than 7 per cent in the second quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic, its said in a report....

 2020-04-03 10:53 

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Lahore HC launches email system for bail orders...

Lahore, April 3 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) has launched a new 'email system for the district judiciary of Pakistan's Punjab province to send out bail orders to avoid coronavirus infection by following social distancing rules, a media repor...

 2020-04-03 10:52 

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Now, a documentary on COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan...

Mumbai, April 3 : A new documentary film attempts to uncover the story of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China....

 2020-04-03 10:49 

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Coronavirus pandemic to render 18.5mn jobless in Pak...

Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) The Pakistan government has estimated that 12.3 million to 18.5 million people in the country will lose their jobs and the economy will sustain massive losses in just three months due to "moderate to severe shocks from the co...

 2020-04-03 10:37 

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Pak to start week-long repatriation flight programme...

Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Pakistan is set to start a week-long repatriation flight programme from Saturday to bring back its nationals stranded overseas because of disruption of flights and tightening of travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-03 10:35 

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Tamannaah: Practise compassion towards less privileged amidst COVID-19 crisis...

Mumbai, April 3 : Actress Tamannaah Bhatia urges people to be more compassionate towards the underprivileged people, especially at a time when the world is dealing with the pandemic of coronavirus....

 2020-04-03 10:33 

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Cathay Pacific to cut more flights...

Hong Kong, April 3 (IANS) Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has seen its passenger traffic collapse to as little as 0.6 per cent of its normal 100,000 daily passenger volume, the airline told staff on Friday, as it increased its flight reductions to 9...

 2020-04-03 10:27 

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Wuhan continues communities management against outbreak rebound...

Wuhan, April 3 (IANS) Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated last December, on Friday asked its residents to stay at home and avoid nonessential outings in an attempt to prevent a rebound of the outbreak....

 2020-04-03 10:21 

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Chalo dinner tim': How Anushka hijacked Virat's live chat with Pietersen...

Mumbai, April 3 : Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was in for some bossy banter from his wife, actress Anushka Sharma, during his recent live video interaction with Kevin Pietersen, and the former England captain couldn't resist taking a goodnatured...

 2020-04-03 10:10 

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Australian states close borders due to pandemic...

Canberra, April 3 (IANS) Australian states have closed their borders in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus....

 2020-04-03 10:05 

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S.Korea implements order to restrict foreigners' activities...

Seoul, April 3 (IANS) South Korea's Justice Ministry said on Friday that it has implemented an administrative order that restricts the scope of activities for all foreign arrivals for the first time over the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-03 10:01 

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500 people remain under quarantine in N.Korea: State media...

Seoul, April 3 (IANS) Around 500 people remain under coronavirus quarantine across North Korea, state media reported on Friday, a sharp drop from some 2,280 a week earlier as Pyongyang keeps lifting the quarantine for persons with no symptoms during the i...

 2020-04-03 09:54 

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CAIT writes to FM for trade relief package, interest waiver...

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to seek a relief package for traders, including waiver on loan interest for lockdown period....

 2020-04-03 09:50 

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Kareena, Karisma, Ranbir, Riddhima in rare pic with grandpa Raj Kapoor...

Mumbai, April 3 : Kareena Kapoor on Friday re-posted a rare picture throwback picture from her childhood on Instagram, which was originally put up on social media by her elder sister Karisma Kapoor....

 2020-04-03 09:49 

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Google donates 4,000 Chromebooks, free Wi-Fi to California students...

San Francisco, April 3 (IANS) Google has announced to provide 4,000 Chromebooks and 1,00,000 Wi-Fi hotspots for rural students in California, who are studying from home due to coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-03 09:43 

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Non-smokers with COPD at higher risk of lung cancer: Study...

Seoul, April 3 (IANS) Researchers have found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is linked to a heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked....

 2020-04-03 09:40 

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'Yogi Bear' voice actress Julie Bennett dies due to COVID-19 at 88...

Los Angeles, April 3 : Julie Bennett, actress who voiced cartoon character Yogi Bear's love interest has passed away from coronavirus complications. She was 88....

 2020-04-03 09:38 

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Bolsonaro defends move to open businesses...

Brasilia, April 3 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the self-isolation measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, while defending the move to open businesses and rebuking the country's Health Minister saying he lacked...

 2020-04-03 09:34 

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Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hr curfew on Mecca, Medina...

Riyadh, April 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina as part of precautionary measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus, it was reported....

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