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Month: April 2020

Top actor and Bollywood scion Rishi Kapoor dies of leukemia

NEW DELHI — Top Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, a scion of Bollywood’s most famous Kapoor family, has died. He was 67 and had leukemia. India’s Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan tweeted on Thursday “Rishi Kapoor gone….Just passed away… I am destroyed.” Kapoor was hospitalized in Mumbai on Wednesday and […]

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Over 325000 people are using “Janaushadhi Sugam” Mobile App to access Janaushadhi kendras

open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 30: Amid nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 crisis Janaushadhi Sugam Mobile App is helping people in a big way to locate their nearest Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMJAK) and availability of  affordable generic medicine with its price. Over 325000 people are […]

PM condoles passing away of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor

open view news desk NEW DELHI, APRIL 30: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. “Multifaceted, endearing and lively…this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. […]

Sensex rallies over 900 pts, Nifty reclaims 9,800 level

Mumbai, Apr 30: Equity benchmark Sensex soared over 900 points in opening trade on Thursday tracking heavy buying at ICICI Bank, Infosys, HDFC twins and Reliance Industries counters amid rally in global stocks. After hitting a high of 33,640.73, the 30-share index was trading 895.69 points or 2.74 per […]

Bolsonaro backs down, for now, on controversial police chief pick

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro withdrew his controversial nomination of a family friend for federal police chief Wednesday after a Supreme Court judge stayed the appointment over allegations the far-right leader wanted to block sensitive investigations. However, an irate Bolsonaro vowed to appeal the judge’s ruling, overriding an earlier […]

Harrison Ford investigated for latest aviation mishap

US actor Harrison Ford piloted a plane across a runway as another aircraft was taking off, aviation officials said Wednesday, confirming they have opened an investigation. It is the latest aviation mishap for the 77-year-old “Indiana Jones” star and flying enthusiast, who misheard an air traffic instruction in […]

Thunberg donates $100,000 to support children during pandemic

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has donated a $100,000 prize she won from a Danish foundation to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for use against the COVID-19 pandemic, the world body said Thursday. “Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child rights crisis,” Thunberg, 17, […]

Hopes rise in virus battle as US scientists hail drug trial

US scientists have hailed a potential breakthrough in the coronavirus fight after a trial showed patients responding to an antiviral drug, fueling global hopes for a return to normal despite mounting deaths and abysmal economic figures. The news was enough to propel a rebound on Wall Street even […]

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