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World Bank extends USD 1 billion emergency funding to India amidst COVID-19 battle

The World Bank on Thursday (local time) approved USD 1 billion emergency financing to India which will support better screening of coronavirus patients, contact tracing,

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 1:55 am

Health workers who faced stone-pelting in Indore return to Tatpatti Bakhal for screening services

Health workers on whom stones were pelted by locals yesterday at Tatpatti Bakhal in Indore, on Thursday visited the same area to carry out screening services for COVID-19

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 1:40 am

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Oil jump lifts Wall St as jobless claims data surges

U.S. stocks rallied on Thursday as hopes for a truce in an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia and a cut in oil output drove gains, taking some sting out of a s

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 1:33 am

UPDATE 2-Oil price fall has had no impact on Guyana output -Exxon

The recent plunge in crude oil prices has had no impact on production at Guyana's flagship Liza project, operated by Exxon Mobil Corp, but the company plans to make adjus

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 1:30 am

Bed Bath sues 1-800-Flowers for trying to renege on deal over COVID-19

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc has asked a judge to hold 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc to a $252 million deal between the companies in what appears to one of the first examples of a corpo

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 1:29 am

Trump invokes Defense Production Act for ventilator manufacturing

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday invoked the Defense Production Act to aid companies building ventilators for coronavirus patients to receive the supply of materia

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 1:25 am

US stock funds lured $4.47 billion last week, first time in seven

U.S. equity funds took in $4.47 billion in the latest week, the first inflow in seven weeks, according to Lipper.

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 1:16 am

Bengaluru startup Bione launches rapid covid-19 home screening test kit

Bione said it is equipped to supply 20,000 kits a week and intends to build its manufacturing facilities in the next few months.Bione said its covid-19 screening test kit

Live Mint 3 Apr 2020 1:11 am

980 arrested for flouting lockdown norms in Kolkata

A total of 980 people have been arrested in the city in a span of 24 hours since Wednesday 5pm for defying the lockdown order imposed by the government in its attempt to

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 1:08 am

UPDATE 1-U.S. Air Force recommends paying Boeing up to $924 mln - sources

The U.S. Air Force has recommended the release of up to $924 million in payments to Boeing that were held back due to flaws in the KC-46 air refueling tanker, according t

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 1:04 am

BJP leaders knowingly twisted Cong chief's comment on lockdown: Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused BJP leaders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Thursday of knowingly twisting Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's messag

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 1:02 am

Specific services related to agri-produce marketing, anganwadi workers, AYUSH exempt from lockdown restriction..

The Home Ministry said on Thursday that specific services exempt under lockdown restrictions broadly relate to direct marketing of agricultural produce, food and nutritio

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 1:01 am

Twitter deletes Egypt, Saudi accounts over 'pro-govt direction'

Twitter said Thursday it has removed thousands of accounts in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Indonesia and Serbia that allegedly took direction from governments or pushed

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 1:00 am

UPDATE 5-Trump touts 'great' Saudi-Russia oil deal to halt price rout, details unclear

* Fuel demand has slumped on coronavirus outbreak (Adds comments, Mexico reaction, tweet from Texas oil regulator about cuts, Trump's call to Putin, Saudi crown prince)

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 12:59 am

Starboard pushes forward with proxy fight at GCP Applied Technologies

Activist investor Starboard Value is pushing ahead with a proxy contest at GCP Applied Technologies, arguing that its director nominees would steer the chemical company t

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 12:48 am

US STOCKS-Wall St gains on oil surge, but off early highs

* Dow up 1.07%, S&P 500 up 1.14%, Nasdaq up 0.62% (Updates to mid-afternoon, changes byline)

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 12:46 am

Getting supply chain back on track Godrejs top priority: Vivek Gambhir

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd chief executive Vivek Gambhir says covid-19 may change consumer behaviour

Live Mint 3 Apr 2020 12:45 am

COVID-19: 3 foreigners among 4 'Jamaat' members test positive

Four members of Jamaat, three of them foreign nationals, tested positive for the coronavirus here on Thursday, taking the tally in Madhya Pradesh to 111, officials said h

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:44 am

Strongly believe there needs to be accountability for people who take others' lives: UN on Omar Sheikh's commu..

The United Nations on Thursday said people who take the lives of others must be held accountable, responding to a Pakistani court overturning the death sentence of Britis

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:42 am

UPDATE 2-U.S. to lift sanctions on Rosneft units if Venezuela involvement ends -officials

The United States would lift its sanctions on two units of Russian oil company Rosneft if it is clear the company is no longer involved in Venezuela, two U.S. officials s

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 12:41 am

Cenovus backs further Alberta production cuts - company spokeswoman

Canadian oil sands producer Cenovus Energy Inc would support further mandated Alberta production cuts to prevent crude storage hitting full capacity, a company spokeswoma

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 12:39 am

UPDATE 2-EU justice chief urges U.S. tech giants to halt virus clickbaits

EU justice chief Vera Jourova on Thursday criticised U.S. tech giants such as Google and Facebook for making money off coronavirus-related fake news instead of putting in

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 12:35 am

COVID-19 cases rise to 126 in UP

The number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 126 in Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Thursday. Of these 126 cases, 17 have been fully cured and discharged while two have d

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:30 am

REFILE-UPDATE 1-GE to furlough 50% of U.S. engine assembly, component manufacturing ops staff

General Electric Co said on Thursday it would furlough about half its workers in the U.S. engine assembly and component manufacturing operations, a move that would affect

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 12:28 am

Delhi health secy writes to police chief seeking adequate security at COVID-19 facilities

Delhi health department authorities wrote to the city police commissioner on Thursday, seeking deployment of adequate security personnel at the hospitals designated for C

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:26 am

World Bank approves USD 1-billion emergency funds for India to tackle coronavirus outbreak

The World Bank on Thursday approved USD 1-billion emergency financing for India to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed 76 lives and infected 2,500 others i

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:20 am

U.S. Air Force recommends paying Boeing up to $924 mln - sources

The U.S. Air Force has recommended the release of up to $924 million in payments to Boeing that were held back due to flaws in KC-46 air refueling tanker, according to me

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 12:19 am

Kerala CM requests an assurance from PM Modi on inter-state goods movement

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday requested the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an assurance that inter-state goods movement would not be affected by th

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:15 am

Amid lockdown, street vendors turn to selling vegetables, fruits

New Delhi [India], April 3 (ANI): With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting millions of lives across India, especially the marginalised, many are trying various ways to make t

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:14 am

President to hold discussions with Governors, LGs on response to COVID-19

President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will hold a video-conference from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday with Governors, Lieutenant Governors and Admi

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:14 am

COVID-19: Cases registered against madrasa, mosque trustees

The Thane police on Thursday registered cases against trustees of a madrasa and a mosque in Mumbra area which allegedly gave shelter to Bangladeshi and Malaysian national

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:14 am

Coronavirus: Bihar reports five new cases; total now 29

Five people tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar on Thursday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 29, an official said. According to state epidemiologist Ra

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:12 am

Fair price shop owner held for misappropriation of foodgrains

A 40-year-old fair price shop owner was arrested for alleged misappropriation of foodgrains in Dwarka here, police said on Thursday. The matter came to light after food s

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:08 am

Coronavirus slows chicken production in top-producing U.S. state -Sanderson Farms

U.S. poultry company Sanderson Farms Inc on Thursday said it is reducing chicken production in Georgia, the top U.S. chicken-producing state, after ordering more than 400

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 12:05 am

Rajasthan govt defers recovery of power, water bills for various categories of consumers

The Rajasthan government has decided to defer the recovery of electricity and water bills for different categories of consumers to provide relief to people in view of the

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:04 am

Third coronavirus case found in Mumbai's Dharavi

A 35-year-old doctor who has a clinic on the main road in Dharavi area of Mumbai tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, a civic official said. This is a third COVID

Business Standard 3 Apr 2020 12:02 am

Yield-thirsty investors eye stock dividends as virus fears shrink bond payouts

Battered S&P 500 stocks may get fresh interest from investors turning to dividends in a world of shrinking bond yields.

Reuters 3 Apr 2020 12:00 am

UPDATE 3-Google to allow some coronavirus ads, starting with hospitals, then political ads

Alphabet Inc's Google will begin to allow some clients, including hospitals, to run advertisements relating to the coronavirus on its platforms, in a change to its rules

Reuters 2 Apr 2020 11:53 pm

UK health minister back at work after COVID-19 recovery, pledges more tests

The UK's Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who had been self-isolating after his COVID-19 diagnosis last week, returned to the frontline to address the daily Downing Street

Business Standard 2 Apr 2020 11:52 pm

Start-ups flags concerns related to cash flow, labour in meeting with Goyal

In the meeting, the minister said the country is passing through the unprecedented crisis, and this requires prompt remedial actions.

Business Standard 2 Apr 2020 11:49 pm

No fresh COVID-19 case in Noida, Gr Noida; Gautam Buddh Nagar tally stays at 48

No fresh coronavirus case was detected in Noida and Greater Noida on Thursday, with the total number of COVID-19 cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar staying at 48, officials said

Business Standard 2 Apr 2020 11:48 pm

Ford to build face shields at Brazil and Argentina car plants

Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it will make 50,000 face shields at factories in Brazil and Argentina to donate in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters 2 Apr 2020 11:46 pm

UPDATE 4-Trump says oil-cut deal with Saudi, Russia to halt price rout

* Fuel demand has slumped on coronavirus outbreak (Recasts throughout, adds quotes, details on meetings in Washington, context)

Reuters 2 Apr 2020 11:46 pm

REFILE-GE to suspend 50% of U.S. engine assembly, component manufacturing ops staff

General Electric Co said on Thursday it would temporarily lay off about half of its workers in U.S. engine assembly and component manufacturing operations.

Reuters 2 Apr 2020 11:44 pm

3 more test positive for COVID-19, number rises to 10

Three more persons tested positive for the coronavirus in Uttarakhand on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 10 in the state. Three more persons tested positive

Business Standard 2 Apr 2020 11:42 pm

World Bank to roll out USD 160 bln emergency aid over 15 months

The World Bank on Thursday approved a plan to roll out USD 160 billion in emergency aid over 15 months to help countries deal with the impact of the global coronavirus pa

Business Standard 2 Apr 2020 11:40 pm

22-year old home-bound TN man dies in Telangana after walking, hitching ride from Maharashtra

A 22-year-old student from Tamil Nadu returning home collapsed and died here after covering a distance around 450 kms from Wardha in Maharashtra by walk and using availab

Business Standard 2 Apr 2020 11:40 pm

Sonowal leads sanitisation programme in Guwahati

As a part of the measures taken by the Assam government to ensure cleanliness and contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday led a sanit

Business Standard 2 Apr 2020 11:40 pm

IOA thanks NSFs, State Olympic bodies for contributing to PM-CARES Fund

The India Olympic Association (IOA) on Thursday thanked the National Sports Federations (NSFs) and the State Olympic Associations (SOAs) for their contribution to PM-CARE

Business Standard 2 Apr 2020 11:39 pm

After AIIMS doctor, his pregnant wife also tests COVID-19 positive

After a resident doctor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences here tested positive for Covid-19 earlier on Thursday, his 9-months-pregnant wife also tested positive

Business Standard 2 Apr 2020 11:39 pm