Thursday, Jun 04, 2020 | Last Update : 05:09 PM IST

72nd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra74860323292587 Tamil Nadu2587214316208 Delhi236459542615 Gujarat18117122121122 Rajasthan96526744209 Uttar Pradesh88705257230 Madhya Pradesh82835003358 West Bengal61682410364 Karnataka4063151453 Andhra Pradesh3971246468 Bihar3945174123 Telangana3020155699 Jammu and Kashmir260194631 Odisha238814169 Haryana2356105521 Punjab2301200044 Kerala149565112 Assam14862854 Uttarakhand9592225 Jharkhand6612965 Chhatisgarh5481211 Tripura4231730 Himachal Pradesh3401186 Chandigarh2972144 Puducherry88300 Manipur83110 Goa73500 Nagaland5800 Arunachal Pradesh3710 Meghalaya33131 Mizoram1410 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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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

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Australia to restart flights to New Zealand

New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus after it notched a 13th straight day with no reported new infections

Business

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 Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (PTI Photo)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai pledges USD 37 million to fight racism

Pichai also urged his employees to stand together in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honour "memories of Black lives lost"

 Mukesh Ambani’s Jio telecom carrier is emerging as a winner from changes in the way Indian consumers plug into a digital economy. (PTI Photo)

Amid COVID-19, investors bet on Jio and its giant-killer playbook

India’s 10-week lockdown led to a surge in demand for data, boosting Jio’s phone and broadband offerings

Farmers sort tomatoes near a field for their transportation to various markets during the nationwide lockdown. India is to allow farmers to sell produce directly to bulk buyers. (PTI Photo)

India to let farmers sell produce directly to traders, retailers

The act was aimed at protecting farmers from exploitation by institutional buyers such as large retailers and food processors

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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 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

A pharmacy tech holds a pill of Hydroxychloroquine at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah. (AFP)

US sends 2 million doses of malaria drug to Brazil for COVID-19 treatment

No large, rigorous scientific studies have found the drug, hydroxychloroquine, safe or effective for preventing or treating COVID-19

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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Considering all the pros and cons in your relationship, the new year could be a great start to refresh. (Photo: ANI)

Will your relationship end this Christmas?

Christmas alert: Will your relationship end these holidays?

 Police personnel stand guard at Model Town police colony, identified as a COVID-19 hotspot, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi. PTI Photo

Amid lockdown, retired Faujis keep the morale high

Recounting real-life experiences by retired servicemen is keeping the josh high among residents

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

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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