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Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day

July 8, 2020
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Texas surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day Tuesday for the first time, crossing a sobering milestone rarely seen since the pandemic first hit the U.S. in March. The record high of 10,028 new cases in Texas served as another alarming new measure of the swift resurgence of COVID-19 nationwide and the fa | Read more|

CM Kejriwal seeks report from health secy on COVID-19 deaths

July 8, 2020
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a detailed analytical report from the Delhi government's health secretary on factors responsible for COVID-19 deaths in the city in the last fortnight, officials said. Delhi reported 736 deaths in the last two weeks, with 397 people succumbing to the disease in the first week o | Read more|

Puducherry records highest surge of 112 COVID-19 cases

July 8, 2020
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Puducherry registered its highest ever single day spurt of 112 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the aggregate number of those infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 1,151. Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said a total of 112 new cases were registered in Puducherry, Karaikal and Yanam regions during the l | Read more|

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren goes into home quarantine

July 8, 2020
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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has quarantined himself at his Ranchi residence after a cabinet minister whom he had met recently tested positive for COVID-19, an official statement said on Wednesday. The chief minister had recently come in contact with Drinking and Sanitation Minister Mithilesh Thakur who has te | Read more|

CBSE rationalises syllabus by up to 30 pc for classes 9, 12

July 8, 2020
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rationalised the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21 by up to 30 per cent to make up for academic loss caused due to COVID-19, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Tuesday. "Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing | Read more|

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike

July 7, 2020
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The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne. The decision announced on Monday marks the first time the border between Victoria and New South Wales has been shut in 10 | Read more|

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

July 7, 2020
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As much as USD 273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. | Read more|

03 security personnel injured in Pulwama encounter

July 7, 2020
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Three security force personnel were injured in an encounter with militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. A police official said that a militant was believed to have been killed during the encounter as he was shot at when he tried to jump from a house. However, the body of the militan | Read more|

COVID-19 tally crosses 7-lakh mark in India

July 7, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally raced past the seven-lakh mark on Tuesday after a single-day spike of 22,252 infections, five days after crossing the six-lakh post, while the death toll breached the 20,000 mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. It took 110 days for coronavirus infections in the country to reach the | Read more|

Questions will be raised if T20 World is postponed but IPL happens: Inzamam

July 6, 2020
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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that questions will be raised if Indian Premier League is slotted in the window allotted to ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, which in all likelihood will be cancelled in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. As per news report of PTI, the ICC is yet to decide the fate of the T20 | Read more|

RIL's market valuation crosses Rs 11.5 lakh cr mark

July 6, 2020
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Reliance Industries Limited's market valuation on Monday crossed Rs 11.5 lakh crore mark on the account of rise in its share price. The heavyweight stock jumped 2.55 per cent to a record high of Rs 1,833.10 on the BSE. On the NSE, it gained 2.55 per cent to an all-time high of Rs 1,833.50. Its market valuation rose by | Read more|

Philippines reports spike in coronavirus cases

July 6, 2020
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The Philippines has reported its biggest spike in coronavirus infections in recent days as the government eases quarantine restrictions to revive the economy, raising the possibility its crowded capital may be placed back under a strict lockdown. | Read more|

COVID-19 tests in India cross one-crore mark

July 6, 2020
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The total number of tests for detection of COVID-19 crossed the one-crore mark in India on Monday, an ICMR official said. A single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases took India's tally close to the 7-lakh mark on Monday, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 19,693 with 425 new fatalities, according to the | Read more|

Covid-19: England has first night out since lockdown

July 5, 2020
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People across England have had their first night out in three months, after coronavirus restrictions eased. Hospitality venues such as pubs and restaurants as well as hairdressers, cinemas and theme parks reopened with strict social distancing rules. But ministers urged caution and England's chief medical officer said | Read more|

Heavy rains continue in Mumbai; low-lying areas waterlogged

July 5, 2020
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Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai, Thane and other parts of Konkan Maharashtra for the third consecutive day on Sunday and caused water-logging in some low-lying areas of the metropolis. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast intermittent rains in the city and suburbs "with possibility of heavy falls | Read more|

Teen girl raped, attacked by youth in UP's Muzaffarnagar

July 5, 2020
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A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and later beaten up by a youth in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Sunday. The incident happened in a village under Charthawal police station limits of the district on Saturday, its SHO Suresh Singh Yadav said. | Read more|

Record 24,850 COVID-19 cases in single day in India

July 5, 2020
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With 24,850 people testing positive for coronavirus infection and 613 succumbing to the disease in a day, the highest so far, India's COVID-19 caseload soared to 6,73,165, while the death toll climbed to 19,268 on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. This is the third consecutive day that coronavirus in | Read more|

Israel says 'not necessarily' behind all Iran nuclear site incidents

July 5, 2020
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Israel’s defence minister said on Sunday it is not “necessarily” behind every mysterious incident in Iran, after a fire at the Natanz nuclear site prompted some Iranian officials to say it was the result of cyber sabotage. Israel, widely believed to be the region’s only nuclear power, has pledged never to allow | Read more|

Hot-spot Arizona reaches ICU capacity of 91%

July 4, 2020
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Arizona has reached new peaks in hospitalisations and emergency room visits, indicating the state is only intensifying as a coronavirus hot spot. State health officials say the capacity of hospital intensive care units is at an all-time high of 91 per cent. | Read more|

Delhi Police ASI on duty outside US Embassy killed

July 4, 2020
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A 51-year-old assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Delhi Police was killed on Friday when a speeding car hit him before ramming into a wall near the US Embassy here, officials said. The deceased has been identified as Lal Man Singh Sisodiya, they said. | Read more|

More financial sector mergers likely in Saudi Arabia, GCC

July 4, 2020
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The offer from National Commercial Bank (NCB), Saudi Arabia’s largest lender by assets to acquire rival Samba Financial Group is likely to trigger a wave of mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sectors in Saudi Arabia and wider GCC, according to analysts. | Read more|

China under Xi stepped up 'aggressive' foreign policy towards India

July 3, 2020
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China under President Xi Jinping has stepped up its "aggressive" foreign policy toward India and "resisted" efforts to clarify the Line of Actual Control that prevented a lasting peace from being realised, according to a report released by a US Congress appointed commission. The armies of India and China have been lock | Read more|

Rajasthan govt transfers over 100 IAS officers

July 3, 2020
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In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Rajasthan government has appointed Rajeeva Swarup as the new chief secretary replacing D B Gupta and transferred over 100 IAS officers. The government late on Thursday night released a list of 103 IAS officers, in which Health Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh was given the charge of ho | Read more|

8 UP police personnel killed in encounter with criminals

July 3, 2020
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At least eight Uttar Pradesh police personnel, including a deputy superintendent of police, were killed in an encounter with criminals in Kanpur, officials said on Friday. The encounter took place when the police team was approaching to arrest Vikas Dubey, a history sheeter facing 60 criminal cases, in Dikru village un | Read more|

PM reaches Ladakh on surprise visit

July 3, 2020
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Days after a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in East Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Leh where he interacted with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP. Modi, accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, reached Leh around 9.30 am, sources said. He is presently at | Read more|

Highway robber killed in encounter in Aligarh

July 3, 2020
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A criminal involved in a dozen highway robberies was killed near Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh in an encounter with the Special Task Force (STF) and the local police early on Friday, officials said. The incident took place around midnight when officials of the STF's Noida unit and Aligarh's Tappal police | Read more|

58 medical workers die fighting coronavirus in Pakistan

July 2, 2020
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Pakistan has lost 58 healthcare providers, including 42 doctors, to coronavirus while they were on a mission to save lives. Medical professionals who lost their battle with COVID-19 also include 13 paramedics and support staff, two nurses and one medical student. | Read more|

New Zealand's health minister resigns after virus blunders

July 2, 2020
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New Zealand's health minister resigned Thursday following a series of personal blunders during the coronavirus pandemic. David Clark had earlier described himself as an idiot for breaking the nation's lockdown measures and then last week appeared to blame a beloved health official for border lapses, generating an angry | Read more|

Assam lab isolates COVID-19 virus

July 2, 2020
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The Regional Medical Research Centre in Assam's Dibrugarh has become the fourth laboratory in the country to successfully isolate SARS-CoV-2 virus that can be used for the production of a vaccine against COVID-19, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday. Scientists at the RMRC have isolated the COVI | Read more|

MCOCA slapped on 10 accused in armed dacoity case

July 2, 2020
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The police have charged 10 accused in an armed dacoity case under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act in Palghar district, an official said on Thursday. The accused had allegedly broken into the office of a gold finance company at Nalla Sopara in September 2019 and decamped with valuables worth ove | Read more|

COVID-19 cases push India's tally above 6 lakh

July 2, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past six lakh cases on Thursday with a single-day increase of 19,148 cases, just five days after it crossed the five-lakh mark, while the death toll rose to 17,834, according to the Union health ministry data.The COVID-19 case load increased to 6,04,641 while 434 people have succumbed to | Read more|