Friday, Jun 05, 2020 | Last Update : 04:26 PM IST

73rd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra77793336812710 Tamil Nadu2725614901223 Delhi250049898659 Gujarat18609126671155 Rajasthan98627104213 Uttar Pradesh92375439245 Madhya Pradesh87622772377 West Bengal68762768355 Bihar4452212028 Karnataka4320161057 Andhra Pradesh4112252971 Haryana3281112324 Telangana31471587105 Jammu and Kashmir3142104835 Odisha247814819 Punjab2415204347 Assam19894434 Kerala158969015 Uttarakhand115328610 Jharkhand7642975 Chhatisgarh6781892 Tripura6221730 Himachal Pradesh3691636 Chandigarh3022225 Goa126570 Manipur124110 Puducherry90330 Nagaland8000 Arunachal Pradesh3710 Meghalaya33131 Mizoram1710 Sikkim200

Newsmakers

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Structural and Computational Biologist Shekhar C Mande, who is the current Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). (Photo | Wikipedia - Swastik Phulera)

Must prepare for second wave, aiming for herd immunity too large a risk, CSIR head says

As India comes out of the lockdown, the scientist said only timely interventions could mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Chandrabali Datta, who was born in Kolkata, works in the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility at the university's Jenner Institute.

To be a part of Oxford University's Covid19 vaccine project is a humanitarian cause: Indian-origin scientist

The 34-year-old's role as a Quality Assurance Manager means to ensure compliance are met before the vaccine could progress to trial stage

Singer Ariana Grande.

Singer Ariana Grande feels she is being treated unfairly by media

says she stopped engaging with the press for a while due to media's treatment of her.

Union Minister Babul Supriyo (File Photo- PTI)

Kolkata police books Babul Supriyo for sharing 'fake photo' on Twitter

Reacting to the case filed against him, Supriyo said that he shared what was already viral

World

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A protester holds a sign reading 'I Can't Breathe' outside the District Attorney's office during a peaceful demonstration over George Floyds death. (AFP)

All four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd death

Officer who held Floyd in chokehold now charged with more serious count of second-degree murder

Chinese police officers stand guard in front of Tiananmen Gate near Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (AP)

Candles to light up Hong Kong on fraught Tiananmen anniversary

The anniversary strikes a sensitive nerve this year as Beijing moves to impose national security law that could crush freedoms in Hong Kong

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Nine Indian students in Singapore fined for breaching COVID-19 restrictions

Investigations revealed that some of the students had gathered there to study and attend online lectures, while some were invited over tea

Business

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 Sun Pharma initiates phase-2 clinical trials for potential COVID-19 treatment drug. (PTI Photo)

Sun Pharma begins phase 2 trial on AQCH, a potential COVID-19 drug

The company received approval from Drugs Controller General of India for conducting the trials of phytopharmaceutical drug in April

 SBI reports over four-fold jump in Q4 profit. (PTI Photo)

SBI Q4 profit jumps over four-fold to Rs 3,581 crore

Income of SBI during March quarter of last financial year rose to Rs 76,027.51 crore from Rs 75,670.5 crore in the same period of 2018-19

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison during the virtual summit on Thursday. (PTII Photo)

India, Australia ink pact to counter China

Two declarations and seven pacts in defence, cyber, mining and other sectors were announced after 'India-Australia Leaders’ virtual summit

Sports

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Balbir Singh Sr, hockey legend, passed away on May 25, 2020.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr, a hero of young India, passes away

He was supreme centre forward at a time when Indian hockey was in its halcyon days

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India won't rush its players back to game

Stadiums and sports complexes are reopening to allow athletes to train but there will be no events staged that would draw spectators

Shikhar Dhawan learns to play the flute

The glorious cricketer and melodious flautist

The lockdown appears to be going rather melodiously for cricketer Shikhar Dhawan

Science

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 Controversial Lancet study linking HCQ treatment with death risk in COVID-19 patients retracted. (AFP Photo)

Controversial study on HCQ link to COVID-19 death risk retracted

Scientists concluded that treating COVID-19 with drugs was linked to decreased chances of in-hospital survival

 A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective. (AP Photo)

Hydroxychloroquine can't prevent COVID-19, says new study

Hydroxychloroquine and a similar drug, chloroquine, have been the subject of much debate since Trump started promoting them in March

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Scientists hunt for pandemic hotspots to test vaccines

Transmission rates may be at such low levels at some places that there is not enough disease circulating to truly test potential vaccines

Life

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More forest cover, less pandemic incidents: Madhya Pradesh study

The study has been conducted by the Madhya Pradesh forest department.

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Calm your scalp

Experts weigh in on how the summer season is as damaging to the hair as it is to the skin and provide solutions

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Masks are the new fashion statement

Masked identities have become the norm Beauty bloggers, fashion designers suggest going with the flow and making the best of the mandate

Relationship

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Karan Johar with his kids Yash and Roohi

Daddy diaries

Fathers around the country cherish the family time they’re getting with their kids, courtesy the lockdown

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Sex in the locked-down city

As the world locks down, bedroom doors are opening, rekindling romance or will too much proximity hinder the relationship?

Kids pay more attention to soothing tones. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Shouting at teenagers hampers communication

Teenagers less responsive to mothers with controlling voice: Study.

Metros

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Nurses at Mumbai's civic-run KEM Hospital protested demanding a separate ward for colleagues infected by the Covid-19. (PTI Photo)

Can’t do this alone: Docs of KEM Hospital after nurses’ strike

The nurses at KEM hospital demanded shift timings to be reduced from eight to 10 hours to six to seven hours

An elderly Indian reacts as a staff member checks his body temperature before allowing him into an eatery in Bengaluru. AP Photo

Karnataka worries about the Mumbai link to rising Covid19 cases

What made the contagion worse was that the government cut short the 14-day institutional quarantine mandatory for the migrants to one week

While the Shramik trains for the migrants will continue to run the railways has appealed to the passengers with have pre-exisiting medical conditions like hypertension, cardio-vascular diseases, cancer and pregnant women, children below 10 years of age, to avoid travel by rail, except when it is essential.

South Western Railways resumes operation as lockdown restrictions ease

Keeping in mind the surge in number of cases from Maharashtra the state has mandated seven day institutional quarantine travellers

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