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Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir declared Covid-19 free

“Ganderbal district is coronavirus-free today as all the earlier 14 coronavirus positive cases have recovered,” Deputy Commissioner RS hafqat Iqbal told PTI.

The Union Health Ministry has classified Ganderbal district as Orange zone.(Nitin Kanotra/HT file photo.)
Published on May 02, 2020 09:48 PM IST
Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Doctor at Hindu Rao hospital tests positive for Covid-19, sent to home quarantine

This is the third Covid-19 case from the hospital. “The doctor was asymptomatic but tested positive on Saturday. His contact tracing is being done and he is already in home quarantine,” the spokesperson of north corporation said.

Hindu Rao is largest hospital run by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. The 980-bed super specialty hospital had to be closed for a day after the first Covid-19 case was reported on April 25.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
Updated on May 02, 2020 10:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

In US, Ramadan amid Covid-19 crisis presents both obstacles, opportunities

Virtual iftar options have sprung up so the devout don’t have to break their fast alone. But not all moments can be recreated on a screen.

In every corner of the country, believers attend community iftar meals to break the fast and then pack neatly into tight rows for nightly prayers at the mosque.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 02, 2020 09:28 PM IST
Associated Press | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Strong earthquake strikes off Crete Island in Greece, no casualties reported

The last deadly quake occurred in the island of Kos in the Aegean Sea in July 2017. The 6.7-magnitude quake killed two people.

The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the epicentre was about 55 kilometres south of the city of Ierapetra. It hit at 1251 GMT (15:51 pm).(AFP file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 02, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Athens | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Covid-19: France extends health emergency until July 24

A proposal to go before parliament from Monday says the lifting this month of the emergency, which began on March 24, would “be premature” and “could see a risk of the outbreak” intensifying.

France is one of the European countries most impacted by the virus and lists 24,594 deaths from 167,346 confirmed cases.(Reuters file photo)
Published on May 02, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Paris | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Friday’s stormy rains uproot 75 trees, damage gantry and mobile tower

The stormy winds and rains occurred for around two hours in the afternoon on Friday.

During the storm, power supply was disrupted in some parts of the city.(Rahul Raut/HT file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 02, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Delhi Police seizes 476 liquor bottles concealed under cucumbers

The accused were identified as Sanidul Islam (21) and Sahnul Islam (25), both residents of Mundka, police said.

When the cucumbers were removed, 476 bottles of illicit liquor were found concealed under the vegetable loads, the officer said.(PTI file photo.Representative image)
Updated on May 02, 2020 07:17 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Covid-19: RBI Governor meets heads of banks, reviews economic situation

The meeting, which happened in two separate sessions through video conference, saw participation of managing directors and CEOs of major public and private sector banks, the RBI said in a statement after the meeting.

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das appreciated the efforts of banks in ensuring normal to near normal operations during the lockdown period.(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 02, 2020 07:03 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Assam to open borders with NE states from tomorrow, except Sikkim

People can use their own vehicles to enter Assam. They will be screened at the borders of their home districts and placed in home or institutional quarantine.

The move follows the state government’s exercise to transport people stranded within Assam by allowing inter-district movement.(Sunil Ghosh/ HT file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 02, 2020 06:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Industries need to upgrade, widen import sources to attract investment: Gadkari

The union minister has been exhorting the industry to capitalise on growing “hatred” against China amid coronavirus pandemic.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also expressed confidence that 25 lakh MSMEs will be restructured by the end of the year.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint file photo)
Updated on May 02, 2020 06:20 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

2 men booked for escaping from isolation centres in Sangrur

One of the accused has returned to the quarantine facility, but will face action, said police

The SSP said that Naib Singh of Ahmedgarh was found missing from Sandaur isolation centre on April 30, but his wife and daughter were in the centre.(Sakib Ali/HT file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 02, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByHT Correspondent| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

127 new Covid-19 cases reported in UP; total cases in state mount to 2,455

Coronavirus cases have so far been reported in 64 of the 75 districts in the state. Six among these 64 districts have no active cases at present, Principal Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said.

Forty-three deaths have so far been reported and 656 patients treated and discharged from hospitals, Principal Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said.(ANI file photo)
Updated on May 02, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Lucknow | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

US commits over $ 775 million to assist nations combat Covid-19: Report

According to a fact sheet released by the US State Department on Friday, the over USD 775 million assistance is specifically aimed at helping governments, international organisations, and NGOs to fight the pandemic.

America’s Covid-19 assistance to-date includes nearly USD 200 million in emergency health assistance from USAID’s Global Health Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious-Disease Outbreaks and Global Health Programs account.(Reuters file photo)
Published on May 02, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Amid Coronavirus pandemic, oil woes, Saudi Arabia eyes further reforms

Saudi Arabia’s already strained relationship with Congress has worsened in past weeks, including among members of President Donald Trump’s party.

The volatility and price crash in oil, amid already weakened demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, pummeled US shale producers, leading to layoffs in the industry, particularly in Republican-run states.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 02, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Woman intern at AIIMS Rishikesh tests positive for Covid-19

She is the fourth healthcare worker, who has contracted SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease, in the hill state.

UB Mishra, dean, AIIMS, Rishikesh, said that the healthcare worker, an intern at the hospital since April 16, is likely to have been infected by a Covid-19 patient, who died on Friday.(HT file photo)
Updated on May 02, 2020 03:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Coronavirus cases in Europe cross 1.5 million: Report

With at least 1,506,853 infections, including 140,260 deaths, Europe is the hardest-hit continent.

Across the world, 3,350,224 cases and 238,334 deaths due to the novel coronavirus have been recorded.(AP file photo)
Published on May 02, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Paris | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Pakistan summons senior Indian diplomat over alleged ceasefire violation

The Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement claimed that the Indian forces violated ceasefire in Hajipir and Sankh Sectors on Friday.

Pakistan on Thursday summoned the Indian Charge d’Affaires here to protest against the alleged firing by the Indian troops across the Line of Control that resulted in the killing of a Pakistani soldier and two civilians.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 02, 2020 03:07 PM IST
Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

1,000 migrant labourers hit the streets in Maharashtra, demand returning home

On being alerted, personnel from the Ramnagar Police Station rushed to the spot and the situation was brought under control.

Mi The incident took place around 9.30 am at Ballarpur in the district, an official said.(Reuters photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 02, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
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