Monday, May 11, 2020

Football player Andrea Rinaldi dies at 19

New Delhi: AC Legnano player Andrea Rinaldi has died at the age of 19, the club confirmed on Monday.

Terming the player a "warrior", the club said Rinaldi fought for three days after suffering an aneurysm.

"AC Legnano, the city and the entire football universe, at all levels, today live one of their most unsetting days. Andrea Rinaldi, our warrior, has left us. An aneurysm snatched him in the prime of life, with a life ahead of his and with a creer that primised bright goals. A sudden and shocking tragedy, impossible even to imagine," the club said in a statement.

Legnano chairman Giovanni Munafo called Rinaldi an 'extraordinary boy' as he expressed condolences to the player's family.

"When Andrea came to training, he came first to greet me. This is a memory I will carry in my heart. An extraordinary boy, an example for everyone. On behalf of the club, I express my deepest condolences to the family. We are sure that Andrea, from up there, will be the usual warrior like always, who fought in the middle of the pitch to bring the Legnano fans joy," Munafo said.
By: ANI.

Fight against COVID-19 has to be more focused now, economic ativities will gain momentum in coming days: PM Modi

New Delhi: Noting that the fight against COVID-19 has to be more focused now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said economic activities have begun to pick up momentum in several parts of the country and the process will further gain steam in the coming days.

In the fifth video conference meeting with the Chief Ministers on Monday, the Prime Minister said that the country has a reasonably clear indication of the geographical spread including the worst affected areas.

"We must realize that the fight against COVID-19 has to be more focused now," he said. The Prime Minister said that the road ahead should be focused on reducing the spread of coronavirus and ensuring that precautions are taken.

"Going forward, the road ahead should be focused on reducing the spread and ensuring that all precuations are taken by people including social distancing norms by observing 'Do Gaj Doori'. Follow-up is of paramount importance and we must do so to the hilt," he said.

Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman were also present in the meeting.

The Prime Minister said, "we have to ensure that rural India remains free from this crisis".

He said the Cabinet Secretary had on Sunday briefed the chief secretaries and health secretaries on the current situation and the steps being taken.

"Slowly but surely economic activities have begun to pick up in several parts of the country. In the coming days, this prcoess will further gather steam," he said.

The extended lockdown enforced to contain the spread of coronavirus, is scheduled to end on May 17.

The previous meeting with chief ministers was held on April 27. Meetings with chief ministers were also held on March 20, April 2 and April 11.
By: ANI.

ITBP escorts over 900 essential goods trucks in Ladakh

New Delhi: Over 900 trucks carrying essential goods and fuel supplies have been escorted by the ITBP from the icy heights of Zojila to Kargil in the Union Territory of Ladakh over the last three weeks, officials said on Sunday.

They said the paramilitary force has deployed a special team of its troops from the north-west frontier to ensure that the convoys move smoothly, backed by its logistical, security and medical support, for the 100 km journey on the Srinagar-Leh national highway.

"The force has escorted over 900 supply trucks over the last three weeks from Zojila to Kargil," ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey said.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been assigned the vital responsibility to escort goods trucks carrying essential supplies and fuel tankers during the ongoing lockdown for residents in far-flung areas of Ladakh, he said.

The convoys moved through Gumri, Meena Marg and Dras via Fotu La pass and Namika La pass in extreme cold climatic conditions with temperatures dipping up to minus 10 degree celsius, another official said.

The force ensured that issues like breakdown of the vehicles and supply of eatables and medicines is made to the truck drivers and their helpers, he said.

They were also screened for body temperature and other coronavirus relate symptoms at various checkpoints, the official said.

The north-west frontier of the force is headquartered in Leh and it guards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in this area as part of its primary task to guard the entire 3,488 km long front.
By: PTI.

TRAI advises consumers to check applicable charges while joining online conference platforms

New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday issued an advisory to the public to exercise due care while joining online conference platforms through audio calls after few consumers experienced "bill shocks" when they joined online conferencing platforms, inadvertently dialling international numbers.

"It has been brough to the notice of TRAI that few consumers have experienced bill shocks when they joined online conferencing platforms inadvertently dialing international telephone number. Considering that a large number of members of public have been using online conferencing platforms due to continued lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19, it is necessary to alert them to check applicable charges for dialling such numbers/ helpines of such platform/ App providers," the TRAI advisory read.

"Incidents have also come to the knowledge where the customer care centres of some of such service providers are either premium numbers or international numbers. Obviously, the members of the public who use such services inadvertently may have to pay higher rates applicable to premium numbers or international numbers which would imply application of ISD tariffs," it added.

The regulatory body urged the people to carefullly check the terms and conditions before using dial-in service provided by online conferencing platforms and cost applicable for ontacting the customer care centres of such platform in terms of tariff for voice calls and other charges as may be applied by the service providers.

"Thus, all the members of the public are advised to exercise full caution and make themselves aware of the details of terms and conditions of using the online conference services particularly nature of numbers to which voice calls have to be made for joining the online conference and/or contacting customer support and details of tariff applicable for each of such services," it read.

Over 300 Indians return Bengaluru from London on Day 5 of 'Vande Bharat Mission'

New Delhi: More than 300 Indians returned to Bengaluru from London by a special Air India flight on the fifth day of 'Vande Bharat Mission' on Monday.

(Photo:ANI)
They arrived at the Kempegowda international airport at 4:40 am.

Other special flights arriving today from across the world include San Francisco to Mumbai to Hyderabad, Dhaka to Mumbai, Dubai to Kochi, Abu Dhabi to Hyderabad, Kaula Lam[pur to Chennai and Bahrain to Kozhikode.

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, India is conducting 'Vande Bharat' Mission -- its biggest ever repatriation exercise since independence -- to bring back stranded Indians from abroad, including from the US, the UAE and the UK.

Nearly 15,000 Indians are expected to return on special Air India flights from 12 countries in the coming days.
By: ANI.

Vande Bharat Mission: Al flight with Indians onboard to take off from Newark today

New Delhi (ANI): On day two of repatriation of stranded Indians from the Unites States, Air India flight carrying Indian citizens will take off from Netwark to Mumbai and Ahmedabad on Sunday (local time).

Around 25,000 Indians have registered with the country's mission
 in the US for repatriation flights. (Photo:ANI)
Air India flight Al 144 will take off from Newark Liberty International Airport at 11:55pm (local time) to Mumbai and then onwards to Ahmedabad. The flight will bring Indians stuck in the US due to coronavirus pandemic back home.

Ticket issuance, thermal screening and security checks have begun. All passengers on board are picked through a systematic lottery system, only those with compelling reasons are on board.

Around 25,000 Indians have registered with the country's mission in the US for repatriation flights.

During phase one of the evacuation process, which began on Saturday in the US, seven flights will take off evacuating fifteen hundred citizens from different part of India, the rest will be accommodated in the next coming phase of Vande Bharat Mission.

The next flight from Newark Liberty International Airport will be on May 14, heading to Delhi and onwards to Hyderabad.

Yesterday, Air India's first Mumbai-bound repatriation flight departed from San Francisco International Airport under the Government of India's Vande Bharat mission.

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, India is conducting 'Vande Bharat' Mission -- its biggest ever repatriation exercise since independence -- to bring back stranded Indians from abroad, including from the US, the UAE and the UK.

Nearly 15,000 Indians are expected to return on special Air India flights from 12 countries in the coming days.
By: ANI.

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