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  • Coronavirus pandemic: ABFRL to close retail stores till March 31, suspends factory operations Mar 23, 2020 01:33 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: ABFRL to close retail stores till March 31, suspends factory operations

    The company has also stopped its factory operations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Odisha till March 31, 2020, in line with the local guidelines, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail said in a regulatory filing.

  • Coronavirus wrap March 22 I What you need to know about all that happened Mar 22, 2020 09:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus wrap March 22 I What you need to know about all that happened

    Here are some of the big developments on March 22 on the coronavirus pandemic from India and around the globe.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | LIC declares relaxation for premium payments Mar 22, 2020 08:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | LIC declares relaxation for premium payments

    The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India has surged to 360, according to recent figures released by the Union Health Ministry.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Emirates to suspend all passenger flights from March 26 Mar 22, 2020 08:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Emirates to suspend all passenger flights from March 26

    The airline apologised to its customers for the inconvenience caused.

  • Coronavirus impact: Global athletes group calls for postponement of Tokyo Olympics 2020 Mar 22, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Global athletes group calls for postponement of Tokyo Olympics 2020

    The IOC is in consultation with the World Health Organization and has stuck to the position that it's too early for drastic decisions.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: life in lockdown for Europe's footballers Mar 22, 2020 07:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: life in lockdown for Europe's footballers

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal pledges Rs 100 crore, Anand Mahindra to offer full salary to deal with COVID-19 Mar 22, 2020 07:16 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal pledges Rs 100 crore, Anand Mahindra to offer full salary to deal with COVID-19

    Anand Mahindra also offered the facilities of the group's hospitality arm as medical care facilities while the group will work on how its manufacturing facilities can make ventilators.

  • Air India says neighbours ostracising, calling police on crew who went abroad Mar 22, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    Air India says neighbours ostracising, calling police on crew who went abroad

    Air India has earned the praise of PM Modi and other ministers for rescuing stranded Indians from foreign countries in the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Coronavirus impact: Nagaland declares indefinite lockdown from midnight of March 22 Mar 22, 2020 06:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Nagaland declares indefinite lockdown from midnight of March 22

    Chief Secretary Temjen Toy told media persons that though no positive coronavirus case has been reported in the state so far, the precautionary measure has been taken as per the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Pakistan PM rules out complete lockdown, says it will create chaos Mar 22, 2020 06:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Pakistan PM rules out complete lockdown, says it will create chaos

    “We cannot afford complete lockdown as it will create massive unrest" he said, adding that the situation in the country is not as bad as in Italy or France.

  • In Pics | Delhi wears deserted look during Janata Curfew Mar 22, 2020 06:36 PM IST

    In Pics | Delhi wears deserted look during Janata Curfew

    PM Narendra Modi had proposed 'Janata curfew' on Sunday between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the deadly virus.

  • Coronavirus Pandemic: SpiceJet relaxes notice period norms for pilots Mar 22, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus Pandemic: SpiceJet relaxes notice period norms for pilots

    The pilots otherwise had to serve a notice period of six months, after putting in their papers

  • Coronavirus impact: Prohibitory orders imposed in Delhi till Mar 31 on gatherings Mar 22, 2020 06:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Prohibitory orders imposed in Delhi till Mar 31 on gatherings

    The order issued by Delhi Police Commissioner S.N Shrivastava will come into effect from 9 pm on March 22 and will remain in force till March 31.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | People clap, bang utensils from houses to salute those fighting against COVID-19 Mar 22, 2020 06:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | People clap, bang utensils from houses to salute those fighting against COVID-19

    People came out on their terraces and balconies to clap, clang utensils and ring bells to express their gratitude to those providing essential services amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Coronavirus impact: 8 held for playing cricket during 'Janata curfew' Mar 22, 2020 05:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: 8 held for playing cricket during 'Janata curfew'

    "Action was taken against them for defying the prohibitory orders issued by the Thane Police Commissionerate. They also went against the 'Janata curfew' being observed to curb the spread of coronavirus" the police official said.

  • Coronavirus impat: Nestaway offers vacant inventory at reduced charges for tenants Mar 22, 2020 05:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus impat: Nestaway offers vacant inventory at reduced charges for tenants

    Nestaway has committed up to USD 1 million in waived fees and service charges for new tenants moving to its homes during the novel coronavirus crisis, it added.

  • Coronavirus control: These are the 75 districts that govt has put on lockdown Mar 22, 2020 05:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus control: These are the 75 districts that govt has put on lockdown

    The districts where lockdown was announced are from states that include Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | In a first, NSE allows stock brokers to work from home Mar 22, 2020 05:16 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | In a first, NSE allows stock brokers to work from home

    The exchange said that the arrangement will be permitted till April 30, 2020, or longer if the situation calls for it.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Twitter-users share moments at home during 'Janta Curfew' Mar 22, 2020 05:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Twitter-users share moments at home during 'Janta Curfew'

    Proposed by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, the "self-imposed curfew" inspired people to stay indoors from 7am till 9pm and spend some quality time with their families.

  • Coronavirus impact: Kolkata's AQI improves significantly during 'Janata Curfew' Mar 22, 2020 05:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Kolkata's AQI improves significantly during 'Janata Curfew'

    "The other side of the coronavirus outbreak is lower emission of pollutants in the air due to near-total shutdown, with a few very vehicles plying the roads" an official said.

  • Coronavirus impact: Maruti halts production at Gurugram & Manesar plants Mar 22, 2020 05:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Maruti halts production at Gurugram & Manesar plants

    "The company will shut production and office operations at its facilities in Gurugram and Manesar (Haryana) with immediate effect till further notice" MSI said in a statement.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Authorities toil away screening Mumbai's slums as resident tests positive for COVID-19 Mar 22, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Authorities toil away screening Mumbai's slums as resident tests positive for COVID-19

    Civic officials visited nearly 500 households to look for slum-dwellers with cough, cold or fever, but no symptomatic case was found.

  • COVID-19 impact: Virus clears out Goa’s once crowded beaches Mar 22, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Virus clears out Goa’s once crowded beaches

    The usually crowded Dabolim airport resonates only with the hastened footsteps of workers/staff who have to return home after the government ordered closure of pubs, schools, malls, boat cruises, spas, casinos, and weekly bazaars.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Former Milan defender, Maldini and son infected with COVID-19 Mar 22, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Former Milan defender, Maldini and son infected with COVID-19

    "Paolo Maldini learned that he had contact with a person who tested positive and was suffering from symptoms of the virus. He was tested yesterday and found positive for the coronavirus" the club said in a statement. "The same goes for his son Daniel."

  • 3Cs rattle markets! Corporate earnings are bound to take a hit Mar 22, 2020 04:03 PM IST

    3Cs rattle markets! Corporate earnings are bound to take a hit

    The 3 C's - Coronavirus pandemic, Crude Oil slipping and the Credit risk averseness witnessed are cumulatively causing panic on the D-Street.

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