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Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood’s romantic hero, dies at 67

Mumbai: Rishi Kapoor, the twinkle-toed actor, who personified the Bollywood romantic hero for three decades before becoming a sought after character artiste, died here on Thursday after a two-year battle with leukaemia. He was 67. Rishi, the third generation of the Kapoor dynasty that defined stardom, is survived by his wife Neetu, actor son Ranbir and daughter Riddhima. Rishi, who …

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States prepare plans for movement of migrants

New Delhi: Authorities across states on Thursday began preparations to help lakhs of migrant workers and students reach their homes from different parts of the country where they are stranded for over a month due to the COVID-19 lockdown, even as the deadly virus infection spread further to take the nationwide tally of positive cases to over 33,600 and the …

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May ‘make or break’ month for COVID fight: medical experts

New Delhi: As the May 3 deadline for the lockdown nears, medical experts feel the next month can be “make or break” for the fight against COVID-19 and an aggressive containment strategy for hotspots along with insulation of green zones is essential while giving some relaxations. The experts also suggested that railways, air travel, interstate bus services, malls, shopping complexes, …

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MP brings back over 20,000 stranded migrant workers

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday said it has brought back over 20,000 migrant labourers, who were stranded in other states due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Additional chief secretary I C P Keshari, who is in-charge of the state control room, said at least 20,000 migrant labourers, who were stranded in other states, were brought back to Madhya Pradesh …

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COVID: UP police orders 10,000 PPE kits as 28 cops test positive

Lucknow: Worried over the safety of its personnel after 28 of them tested positive, the Uttar Pradesh Police has ordered over 10,000 PPE kits and asked cops above the age of 55 years with health history to stay off the frontline duty. Director General of Police Hitesh Chandra Awasthi also asked district police chiefs to purchase necessary safety kits at …

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Rishi Kapoor: an actor exits, the star continues to shine

New Delhi: Some people are born in the lap of luxury and some, like Rishi Kapoor, in the spotlight of fame. As Raj Kapoor’s son and Prithviraj Kapoor’s grandson, the stardom was destined but the legacy of good acting was very much his own. High-spirited, sometimes irascible and always outspoken, the talented Kapoor died after a two-year battle with leukaemia …

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Govt allows stranded migrants to go home

PTI New Delhi With lakhs of migrant workers and students stranded at various places for over a month due to the nationwide lockdown, the government on Wednesday announced plans to allow their movement to help them reach their homes, including by crossing state borders. The COVID-19 tally, in the meantime, rose further and fresh indications emerged about the lockdown continuing …

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Many districts to get relaxation in new guidelines on May 4

IANS New Delhi The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced that many districts will be given “considerable relaxation” in new lockdown guidelines to be issued on May 4 – a day after the end of lockdown 2.0. The decision was taken at a review meeting on the lockdown situation across the country and the spread of coronavirus. …

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New academic session in varsities from Sept

PTI New Delhi The new academic session for freshers may begin in universities from September and for already-enrolled students in August in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) told varsities on Wednesday. The admission process will begin in universities from August 1. Detailing the guidelines for examinations and academic calendar for the …

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Actor Irrfan Khan passes away at 54

PTI Mumbai Irrfan Khan, as much at home in the Hollywood superhero film ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ as in the introspective ‘The Lunchbox’, lost his battle with a rare form of cancer and died in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday. Hewas 54. Irrfan, one of India’s finest and most versatile actors, is survived by his wife Sutapa and his sons Babil …

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