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Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.Updated: Apr 30, 2020 13:03 IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Covid-19: US hands over $3 mn to benefit health facilities under PM-JAY
The US announced on Thursday it will hand over aid worth $3 million to the Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity (PAHAL) project as part of efforts to help India mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Read more.
Kerala Governor gives nod to ordinance which allows govt to temporarily cut salaries
The Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammad Khan, on Thursday signed an ordinance brought by the state government to overcome a high court verdict and cut the salary of government employees to fund the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.
Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood’s original chocolate boy, dies at 67, Amitabh Bachchan says ‘he’s destroyed’
Actor Rishi Kapoor has died at 67 after a two-year battle with leukaemia. Rishi breathed his last at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. His wife and actor Neetu Kapoor was by his side. “Yes, he is no more,” Rishi’s elder brother Randhir Kapoor told Hindustan Times. Read more.
‘Powerhouse of talent’: PM Modi mourns death of Rishi Kapoor
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday mourned the death of actor Rishi Kapoor, who after passed away in Mumbai after a two-year-long battle with cancer. He was 67. Read more.
Alia Bhatt visits Rishi Kapoor’s family at hospital, funeral today at Chandanwadi crematorium. Watch video
Actor Alia Bhatt was spotted in her car, leaving the Mumbai hospital where veteran actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on Thursday. Rishi’s last rites will be performed at Chandanwadi crematorium in Kalbadevi on Thursday afternoon. Read more.
India’s oil revenue loss in lockdown seen exceeding $5 billion
India’s 40-day lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus is curbing oil demand and reducing the government’s tax income from the petroleum industry, which contributes about a fifth of budget revenue. Read more.
Google Doodle pays tribute to Clara Rockmore and the theremin, a musical instrument
Clara Rockmore used to play the theremin, an unusual instrument. The theremin is a gesture controlled instrument which has no strings or keys. Google’s Doodle today is a tribute to Ms Rockmore, who was the theremin’s most renowned performer and also helped in developing it. Read more.
Man got caught for ‘walking’ his pet, it was indeed a fishy affair
A picture posted on the official page of Spanish National Police has grabbed quite a few eyeballs. The photo shows a man surrounded by cops with a fish bowl kept on a bench near him. But that’s not what is unusual or strange, it’s the story behind the picture. Read more.
Nuclear aggression...’: Russia slams US argument for low-yield n-warheads
Major war of words broke out between USA & Russia over nuclear arms. Russia hit out at US for reportedly favouring deployment of low-yield nuclear warheads. Moscow said any attack, regardless of weapon type, would be nuclear aggression. A US State Dept paper reportedly favoured fitting low-yield nukes on submarines. Watch here.