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Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested for causing fatal road accident
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Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested for causing fatal road accident

According to the reports in the Sri Lanka media, Mendis hit a 64-year-old man, killing him in the Horethuduwa area in North Panadura around half past five on Sunday morning.

Commuters in Kolkata, adjoining areas breathe sigh of relief as private buses resume normal services
India

Commuters in Kolkata, adjoining areas breathe sigh of relief as private buses resume normal services

Mamata Banerjee had on Tuesday threatened to take action under the Disaster Management Act if the buses continue to stay off the roads.

Goa set to reopen for tourists today, allows pre-booking at registered hotels; makes COVID-19 test compulsory for visitors
India

Goa set to reopen for tourists today, allows pre-booking at registered hotels; makes COVID-19 test compulsory for visitors

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that tourism sector in the state will have to strictly abide by social distancing and strict standard operating procedures (SOPs). Actions will be taken against violators, Rane said.

Ravichandran Ashwin teases David Warner following TikTok's ban in India, clarifies tweet
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Ravichandran Ashwin teases David Warner following TikTok's ban in India, clarifies tweet

Ashwin has since clarified his comment while responding to another Twitter user, stating that it was a light-hearted banter and his respect for the Australian cricketer remains.

Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh's 83 to release in theatres on Diwali, Christmas respectively
Entertainment

Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh's 83 to release in theatres on Diwali, Christmas respectively

A Reliance Entertainment spokesperson said the company hopes situation would revert to normal by the festival season

Assam extends lockdown in Guwahati for two weeks: Here’s a list of activities allowed, and new curfew timings
India

Assam extends lockdown in Guwahati for two weeks: Here’s a list of activities allowed, and new curfew timings

According to a report in NDTV, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement adding that only pharmacies will be allowed to open from from next week onwards.

Indian economy to contract by 4.5% in 2020 due to longer lockdown, slow recovery, says IMF
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Indian economy to contract by 4.5% in 2020 due to longer lockdown, slow recovery, says IMF

The IMF on Wednesday projected a sharp contraction of 4.5 percent for the Indian economy in 2020, a 'historic low', citing the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that has nearly stalled all economic activities

Poor in Bengaluru unsure of next meal during COVID-19 lockdown; low quality PDS ration, absence of mid-day meals contributed to food insecurity
India

Poor in Bengaluru unsure of next meal during COVID-19 lockdown; low quality PDS ration, absence of mid-day meals contributed to food insecurity

Many poor people in Bengaluru were forced to depend on meals and rations provided through the philanthropic efforts of private individuals.

Sonia Gandhi writes to Narendra Modi, asks him to extend provision of free foodgrains to poor by three months
India

Sonia Gandhi writes to Narendra Modi, asks him to extend provision of free foodgrains to poor by three months

Sonia Gandhi also said that since a significant number of poor households continues to be excluded from the Public Distribution System, 'temporary ration cards must be issued to all such households.'

Lessons from COVID-19 lockdown: Employers must ensure social security for domestic workers through digital payments, pensions
India

Lessons from COVID-19 lockdown: Employers must ensure social security for domestic workers through digital payments, pensions

The COVID-19 lockdown provides the best trigger as well as opportunity for the workers to switch to online transactions with employers.

Investing in fever screening will not help curb the spread of COVID-19, say experts
science

Investing in fever screening will not help curb the spread of COVID-19, say experts

Not only is fever screening unreliable, infrared thermometry puts the device's operator at risk. It also gives people who pass the test a false sense of security.

Narendra Modi launches Rs 50,000 crore 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan' to create jobs for migrant workers affected by COVID-19 lockdown
India

Narendra Modi launches Rs 50,000 crore 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan' to create jobs for migrant workers affected by COVID-19 lockdown

The scheme was launched weeks after lakhs of migrant workers returned to their home states following loss of employment in urban centres due to the nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Rahul Gandhi says Centre's four-phased COVID-19 lockdown has 'failed', coronavirus cases still rising 'exponentially'
India

Rahul Gandhi says Centre's four-phased COVID-19 lockdown has 'failed', coronavirus cases still rising 'exponentially'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the four phases of nationwide lockdown have "failed" and not given the results that Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected.

As SC tears into Delhi for drop in COVID-19 testing, poor state of healthcare; demand for hospital beds skyrockets
India

As SC tears into Delhi for drop in COVID-19 testing, poor state of healthcare; demand for hospital beds skyrockets

With COVID-19 cases skyrocketting and the toll soaring across India, healthcare staff and residents of Delhi strongly feel that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government has barely managed to keep things together by manipulating numbers, as well as, information. A week ago, the toll figures released by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi contradicted with another list released by the Delhi government.

UP Police books Scroll journalist over article on COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi; website terms FIR 'attempt to silence independent journalism'
India

UP Police books Scroll journalist over article on COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi; website terms FIR 'attempt to silence independent journalism'

The Scroll article described the struggles of people living in Domari, a village which is a part of the prime minister's constituency.

'Hiding COVID-19 deaths is of no use': Doctors warn Kejriwal govt as controversy over Delhi's 'unaccounted' toll deepens
India

'Hiding COVID-19 deaths is of no use': Doctors warn Kejriwal govt as controversy over Delhi's 'unaccounted' toll deepens

With COVID-19 cases skyrocketting and the toll soaring across India, healthcare staff and residents of Delhi strongly feel that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government has barely managed to keep things together by manipulating numbers, as well as, information. A week ago, the toll figures released by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi contradicted with another list released by the Delhi government.

Narendra Modi says consumption and demand approaching pre-COVID-19 levels, economy fast preparing to bounce back
India

Narendra Modi says consumption and demand approaching pre-COVID-19 levels, economy fast preparing to bounce back

Narendra Modi cited rise in electricity demand and fuel consumption among others to point to recovery.

Karnataka's weavers and artisans strive to survive in lockdown with paltry government aid, mounting debts
Lifestyle

Karnataka's weavers and artisans strive to survive in lockdown with paltry government aid, mounting debts

Weavers and artisans in Karnataka struggle to pay for their daily needs in lockdown, as government relief packages barely help them pay their bills, adding to their debt instead.

Mumbai allows doubling of daily arrivals and departures to 50 flights each; local trains for essential duty staff baby steps towards normalcy
India

Mumbai allows doubling of daily arrivals and departures to 50 flights each; local trains for essential duty staff baby steps towards normalcy

As coronavirus cases continue to pile up with Maharashtra with the state reporting a total of 1,10,744 cases as of Tuesday, Mumbai is gradually opening up with the railways resuming suburban train services in Mumbai for ferrying essential staff from Monday. Not only local trains, but the city has also opened up its airports from Tuesday with AAI-GVK group operated Mumbai Airport set to handle 100 departures and arrivals, reports PTI.

Suicide prevention: Removing stigma around mental health, watching out for warning signs are key measures
Health

Suicide prevention: Removing stigma around mental health, watching out for warning signs are key measures

According to the WHO, India has the highest suicide rate among the South-East Asian countries at 16.5 suicides per 100,000 people.