10.41 PM: Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin diagnosed with coronavirus
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has told President Vladimir Putin that he has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus. First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov will serve as acting prime minister in his absence.
8.33 PM: Elections rquested in Maharashtra legislative council
In a major relief to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, elections have been requested in the legslative council of the state. This will allow Thackeray to become a member of state legislature.
7.46 PM: Sending back migrants in buses not feasible, states tell Centre
In response to a home ministry order asking states to ferry back migrant labourers in buses, states have called the move infeasible. The labourers who work far away from their homes will have to travel across many states, which is impractical.
6.47 PM: Reliance Industries FY20 profit grows 0.1% to Rs 39,880 crore
Reliance Industries reported consolidated net profit for financial year 2019-20 at Rs 39,880 crore, 0.1 per cent higher than the year ago period. Consolidated revenue for last fiscal stood at Rs 6.59 lakh crore.
5.52 PM: Rishi Kapoor funeral: Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan attend last rites
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor cremated in Mumbai. He passed away earlier today after a long battle with cancer. Actors Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan were present during Rishi Kapoor's funeral.
5.33 PM: Index of Eight Core Industries
Index of Eight Core Industries declines by 6.5 per cent in March 2020 as compared to the year ago period. Its cumulative growth during April to March, 2019-20 was 0.6 per cent.
5.15 PM: Tech Mahindra result: FY20 profit at Rs 4,033 crore
Tech Mahindra reported consolidated net profit for the year ended March 31, 2020 at Rs 4,033 crore. For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, the company posted consolidated net profit of Rs 803.9 crore. The Board of Directors has recommended a final dividend of Rs 5 per share for FY20, which will be paid by August 7, 2020, if approved.
3.40 PM: RIL ANNOUNCES PAY CUTS
Ahead of its first quarterly results, RIL has announced up to 10 per cent salary cuts for some of its employees working in hydrocarbon division in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The company's board of directors will also forgo 30-50 per cent of their salary. MD and Chairman Mukesh Ambani will forgo his entire compensation, says a letter signed by Reliance Industries Executive Director Hital R Meswani.
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3.23 PM: Rishi Kapoor funeral to be held in evening
The veteran actor Rishi Kapoor's last rites will be held at the Chandanwadi crematorium in Mumbai's Marine lines today evening.
2.57 PM: Bollywood industry shocked over legendary actor's death
Rishi Kapoor's death has shocked the entire Hindi film fraternity that was just grappling with the loss of another legendary actor, Irrfan Khan, who passed away on Wednesday.
11.26 AM: Multifaceted, endearing and lively...this was Rishi Kapoor Ji: PM Modi
"Multifaceted, endearing and lively...this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India's progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti," PM Modi said.
Multifaceted, endearing and lively...this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 30, 2020
10.38 PM: Rishi Kapoor's last tweet
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor who passed away on April 30, urged people to not resort to violence and appealed for peace in his last tweet. The legendary actor did not share anything on social media after April 2. As reports of people attacking healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic emerged, Kapoor said he appealed people to work together to win against coronavirus.
10 AM: Terrible week for Indian cinema, Rahul Gandhi on Rishi Kapoor's death
This is a terrible week for Indian cinema, with the passing of another legend, actor Rishi Kapoor. A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends & fans all over the world, at this time of grief.
9.38 AM:Rishi Kapoor's brother confirms that his brother has died
Rishi Kapoor death: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted that veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away. He was 67 year's old. Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor was not keeping well and had been admitted to a Mumbai hospital here. The actor returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year. In February, Kapoor was hospitalised twice due to his health issues.
T 3517 - He's GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 30, 2020
I am destroyed !
9.15 PM: 1,718 new cases in 24 hours
With 1718 new cases and 67 deaths in the past 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India rises to 33,050 (including 23651 active cases, 1,074 deaths, 8,325 cured/discharged/migrated), says the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
With 1718 new cases & 67 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total number of #COVID19 positive cases in India rises to 33050 (including 23651 active cases, 1074 deaths, 8325 cured/discharged/migrated): Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/CHfLjMn8Iq— ANI (@ANI) April 30, 2020
8.30 AM: Rahul Gandhi, Raghuram Rajan to discuss COVID-19 situation
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will hold a conversation with Raghuram Rajan, former RBI governor, on the Covid-19 crisis in India. This is the first of a series of conversations with global and Indian thought leaders, he says.
At 9 AM today, you can watch my conversation with Dr Raghuram Rajan, former RBI Governor, on dealing with the #Covid19 crisis & a new vision for India on my Twitter, Facebook & Youtube platforms. This is the first of a series of conversations with global & Indian thought leaders.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 30, 2020