Demands have come up from various quarters to exempt all emergency helpline numbers from playing the recorded COVID-19 caller tune as it has been reportedly affecting quick response to distress calls. Coronavirus, May 31 updates | State Helpline numbers for COVID-19In a recent incident, a resident of Kayanna panchayat faced difficulties while trying to contact the Fire and Rescue Services after a fire outbreak at his house. “When contacted, we kept hearing the recorded message frequently,” he said, adding that the fire was then brought under control after several failed attempts. Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India | e-Book on COVID-19 | State-wise tracker for coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates“Emergency services should be totally exempted from playing the tune.”Some traders and those working in the health sector too have called for the removal of COVID-19 caller tune from helplines managed by the police, fire and rescue services and the Health department. They said there were not many cases in Kerala where the caller tune stood in the way of prompt action on their part in addressing distress calls.
May 31, 2020 16:50 UTC
“Later, during interrogation, they confessed they were officials at the Pakistan high commission and worked for the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI),” a second official said. Subsequently, the government ordered the expulsion of Abid and Khan, who both work for the visa section at the Pakistani mission. There was no response from the spokesman of the Pakistani mission despite attempts to reach him on phone. It said the officials were detained by Indian authorities on “false and unsubstantiated charges” and released on the intervention of the high commission. The statement also condemned what it said was the “threatening and pressuring of the diplomatic officials to accept false charges”.
May 31, 2020 16:49 UTC
A large consignment of Banganapalli mangoes grown in Nuzvid were shipped in a container vessel to London from Visakhapatnam Port for the first time. The consignment was sent through Visakha Container Terminal Private Ltd, a BOT operator of Visakhapatnam Port Trust, in the early hours of Sunday by merchant vessel Diaporos. In another development, VPT recently received 14 tonnes of apples from Chile for distribution in Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring States. The export of the consignment through the port was initiated by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) from Government Pack House at Nuzvid near Vijayawada. The export was made by Sree Sadaa Siva Agro & Tech, Vizianagaram and transported after customs clearance by Merilyn Shipping & Transports.
May 31, 2020 16:45 UTC
It all begs the question: Will fans even be able to enjoy the experience again? Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the home of the Falcons and Atlanta United, already has cashless systems in place for merchandise and concessions. Several professional teams are in talks with motion analytics company iinside, whose SafeDistance system uses lasers to map spaces and measure crowd density. That’s because the rapidly changing social and political environment coupled with the unpredictable nature of the virus have made planning difficult. “If they sneeze or cough or talk directly, or even breathe directly on a person, there is no system that can prevent that.”
May 31, 2020 16:43 UTC
citiesUpdated: May 31, 2020 23:42 ISTCHANDIGARH: About120.5 mm rain, including a heavy 50 mm downpour in just a span of one-and-a-half-hours hours on Sunday evening made this the second wettest May since 1951 (the year from which weather records were maintained in India) and the wettest since 1971 when 130.7 mm of rain was recorded, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Temperatures dipped from Saturday’s 32.8 degrees (maximum) and 24.4 degrees (minimum) to 31.9 degrees (maximum) and 22.3 degrees (minimum) on Sunday. Rainfall of 64.5 mm onwards is categorised as heavy rain. Apart from the city, Ambala and Narnaul too had rain while the rest of the region had short spells in some areas. “Topographically also Chandigarh is at the foothills of the Himalayas, due to this more rain was recorded in Chandigarh and Ambala while little to no rain occurred in the rest of the region,” Paul explained.
May 31, 2020 16:43 UTC
(PTI Photo)Mizoram Chief Minister P Zoramthanga wrote to his Tripura counterpart Biplab Kumar Deb, requesting him to reconsider resettling Bru migrants in Jampui Hills and adjoining areas. In his letter, the Mizoram CM said Brus and Mizos have historically shared ethnic tension and upheavals, both in Mizoram and Tripura. “We aren’t aware of any such official letter from Mizoram Chief Minister. Tripura is dealing with Bru resettlement internally and as per instruction of the Government of India. The letter has received severe criticism from Bru migrants who said they feel Mizoram CM Zoramthanga’s letter is a veiled threat to their peaceful resettlement process in Tripura.
May 31, 2020 16:41 UTC
As the Centre announced the fifth phase of the lockdown restrictions, essentially termed as 'Unlock 1', the Karnataka government on Sunday issued guidelines about the opening of economic activities in the state. The new guidelines state that all the lockdown measures will remain in force in Karnataka till June 30. In line with the Centre's directions, the places of religious worship, restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality services can function from June 8 along with shopping malls and complexes in the state. Almost all activities have been permitted in non-containment zones with proper safety measures to be followed by people. The government has already stated that it will take a call on resuming the operation of inter-state buses after getting consent from other states although the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has already assumed operations with several restrictions in place.
May 31, 2020 16:30 UTC
In Salt Lake City, a man aimed a bow and arrow at protesters and was attacked by the crowd. Violence spread overnight despite curfews in several major cities rocked by civil unrest in recent days, including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver, Cincinnati, Portland, Oregon, and Louisville, Kentucky. While covering the protests in Minneapolis, two members of a Reuters TV crew were hit by rubber bullets and injured on Saturday night. In response to the protests, Target Corp announced it was closing 100 stores, with about 30 in Minnesota. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday called for protesters against police brutality not to turn to violence.
May 31, 2020 16:30 UTC
Not very long back, Elon Musk and Grimes' baby X Æ A-12 had taken the internet by storm, merey by its name. In a recent interview, new mommy Grimes revealed that she indeed has another nickname for X Æ A-12 at home. While talking to Bloomberg about her profile for art and music, Grimes also revealed that she calls her baby X Æ A-12 as 'little X' at home. The name X Æ A-12 became a meme on the internet, till Grimes actually decoded the meaning of the name and people were made to believe that the couple has actually named their kid as X Æ A-12. Elon and Grimes had to adjust the baby name due to the California law, and thus, on paper, their baby is called X Æ A-Xii.
May 31, 2020 16:18 UTC
A red romance on the red carpet? White and pastels have usually been Sonam’s go-to shades on the red carpet. Minimal accessories and barely-there make-up summed up a safe look that she confidently pulled off on the red carpet. Also, who can forget her wacky poses on the red carpet? The global star dazzled in both outfits she chose to wear on the red carpet but we wish to see more of drama and experimentation from PC in future.
May 31, 2020 16:07 UTC
Kottur Police Station was sealed on Sunday after a head constable attached to the station tested positive for coronavirus. All the 42 staff, including police personnel and the Police Sub-inspector, are kept under institutional quarantine. The Kottur Police Quarters has been declared a containment zone. Ballari Superintendent of Police C.K. Baba stated that complaints coming under the jurisdiction of Kottur Police Station can be registered at the Kanahosalli Police Station.
May 31, 2020 15:57 UTC
indiaUpdated: May 31, 2020 23:12 ISTIndia is now the seventh worst hit country by the Covid-19 pandemic with a tally of 1,82,143 cases including 5,164 casualties, according to the World health Organisation coronavirus tracker. On Sunday, the total number of Covid-19 cases across the world stood at 5,934,936 including 367,166 deaths, the WHO said. On Sunday, India recorded 8,380 positive cases of Covid-19 in the highest single day spike so far. India had become the 10th worst affected country on May 25 when the Covid-19 tally went past 138,000. Maharashtra continues to be the state with the highest Covid-19 cases in India but now almost all states are reported a surge in positive cases of coronavirus.
May 31, 2020 15:55 UTC
Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities Sunday after five consecutive nights of protests over racism and police brutality that boiled over into arson and looting, sending shock waves through the country. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz mobilized the state's 13,000 National Guard troops to help restore order while police enforced an overnight curfew after rioters looted shops and set fires in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades to clear streets of curfew-violators Saturday night in Minneapolis, and National Guard troops protected the state capitol in St Paul. Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta were among two dozen cities ordering people to stay indoors overnight as more states called in National Guard soldiers to help control the civil unrest not seen in the United States for years. - National Guard deployed -Peaceful protests occurred too, including in Toronto as the movement spread beyond America's borders.
May 31, 2020 15:45 UTC
Tata Motors Hospital in Telco, Jamshedpur, where a patient tested positive for the coronavirus. By Sunday evening, 10 more positive cases were reported, after which the total number of Covid-19 cases was 104. The 10th person, who was admitted to Tata Motors Hospital for treatment of a pre-existing ailment, tested positive. "All the infected persons, including the one at the Tata Motors Hospital, have been admitted to the Covid ward at Tata Main Hospital (TMH)," the civil surgeon told The Telegraph Online. In line with the rising number of Covid patients in the steel city, the district administration has also increased the number of containment zones.
May 31, 2020 15:45 UTC
The order issued by Maharashtra government stated that social distancing norms will have to be followed strictly with focus on personal hygiene. Maharashtra government on Sunday announced film and television shooting could resume in non-containment zones as a part of the relaxations that the state would undergo in June. The state government issued a 16-page long set of guidelines for producers to follow as and when they begin film and television production. For the permissions to resume shootings, producers will have to apply to managing director of Maharashtra Film, Stage & Cultural Development Corporation Limited, and to district collectors outside Mumbai. Maraṭhi film and TV producer Nitin Vaidya, who is also a member of Indian Film and TV Producers Council, told indianexpress.com that the development came as a huge sigh of relief for the industry.
May 31, 2020 15:40 UTC