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DHL temporarily suspends Chinese import shipments to India

July 1, 2020
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German logistics company DHL said on Wednesday it has temporarily suspended picking up import shipments from China to India, after border tensions between the countries led to clearance delays. Another prominent freight transporter FedEx Corp (FDX.N) has also suspended shipments, according to a BloomberQuint report, ad | Read more|

Covid-19: Australia to lock down 300,000 in Melbourne suburbs

July 1, 2020
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Authorities will lock down more than 300,000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to contain the risk of infection after two weeks of double-digit rises in new coronavirus cases in Australia’s second most populous state. | Read more|

Coronavirus: 15 inmates of Bengal prison test positive

July 1, 2020
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Fifteen inmates of a prison in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Wednesday. The infected inmates of the Baruipur Central Correctional Home are asymptomatic and have been admitted to an isolation ward of the prison hospital, an official of the Correctional Serv | Read more|

Trump faces pressure over Russia bounties to kill US troops

July 1, 2020
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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday came under growing pressure to respond to allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan, with Democrats demanding answers and accusing Trump of bowing to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the risk of U.S. soldiers' lives. Frustrated House Demo | Read more|

Mla tests positive for coronavirus in Goa

July 1, 2020
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A BJP MLA from Goa has tested positive for coronavirus, a senior state health official said on Wednesday. The legislator was admitted to Margao-based ESI Hospital, a specially designated facility for COVID-19 patients, after his test came out positive on Tuesday, the official said."The MLA is asymptomatic. All those wh | Read more|

Covid-19: Human trial of India vaccine in July

June 30, 2020
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Volunteers in India will be immunised with a new locally made coronavirus vaccine in July. An unspecified number of people will have the vaccine, as part of a trial by Hyderabad-based firm Bharat Biotech. Tests in animals suggest the vaccine is safe and triggers an effective immune response. | Read more|

Security outside Taj hotel in Mumbai beefed up

June 30, 2020
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Police have beefed up security outside the Taj hotel in south Mumbai after the Karachi Stock Exchange terror attack, a senior official said on Tuesday. The iconic hotel in Colaba area was among the targets of Pakistani terrorists during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. The official told PTI that Mumbai police are on hig | Read more|

TikTok says in process of complying with government order

June 30, 2020
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TikTok on Tuesday said it is in the process of complying with the government's order on blocking of the app, and asserted that it has not shared information of Indian users with any foreign government, including that of China. The short video-sharing company said it has been invited to meet with concerned government st | Read more|

Gas leak at pharma plant in Vizag, two dead

June 30, 2020
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Two people were killed and four others were taken ill after benzene gas leaked at a pharmaceutical company at Parawada near here early on Tuesday morning, official sources said. The situation was now under control as the leak was restricted to one unit in the Sainor Life Sciences company, the sources said. The two kill | Read more|

3 militants killed in Anantnag encounter

June 29, 2020
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Three unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Khul Chohar in the south Kashmir district following information about the presence of militants in the area, a | Read more|

World hits coronavirus milestones amid fears worse to come

June 29, 2020
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The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday -- 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that worse news could be yet to come. COVID-19 has taken a very swift and ver | Read more|

Sugar export from Maharashtra hit due to lockdown

June 29, 2020
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Nearly 36 lakh tonne sugar has been exported from Maharashtra between January and June this year as against the target of 60 lakh tonne during the period, an official said on Monday. The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has slowed down the export process, Maharashtra State Cooperative Sugar Factories Feder | Read more|

Covid-19: Single-day spike of 19,459 cases

June 29, 2020
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A single-day spike of 19,459 COVID-19 cases took India's tally to 5,48,318 on Monday, while the death toll climbed to 16,475 with 380 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. This is the sixth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 15,000. The country has seen a surg | Read more|

Cobrapost Impact: CBI registers case against Dewan Housing

June 26, 2020
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According to a Press Release dated 25 June 2020, the Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a Charge sheet against M/s Dewan Housing Finance Ltd; ShriKapil Rajesh Wadhawan; ShriDheeraj Rajesh Wadhawan; M/s Belief Realtors Pvt. Ltd; M/s RKW Developers Pvt. Ltd; M/s DOIT Urban Ventures (India) Pvt. Ltd; Ms. RoshniKapo | Read more|

Pakistan condemns India's expulsion of Diplomats

June 26, 2020
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Pakistan has accused old rival India of trying to distract the attention of its people by expelling Pakistani diplomats after Indian forces got a “battering” at the hands of Chinese troops in a clash on their disputed Himalayan border. | Read more|

Images show new structures near site of border clash

June 25, 2020
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China appears to have added new structures near the site of a deadly border clash with India in the western Himalayas, fresh satellite pictures show, heightening concerns about further flare-ups between the nuclear-armed neighbours. | Read more|

Coming back and biting us': US sees virus resurgence

June 25, 2020
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Hospital administrators and health experts warned desperately Wednesday that parts of the U.S. are on the verge of becoming overwhelmed by a resurgence of the coronavirus, lamenting that politicians and a tired-of-being-cooped-up public are letting a disaster unfold. | Read more|

Army chief visits forward areas in Ladakh

June 24, 2020
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Army Chief Gen M M Naravane on Wednesday visited various forward areas in eastern Ladakh and took stock of the Army's combat preparedness in the region in the wake of the bitter border standoff with China, officials said. | Read more|

Bailey bridge near India-China border collapses

June 23, 2020
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A bailey bridge in this district of Uttarakhand, nearly 50 km from the Sino-India border, collapsed when a truck carrying a JCB machine was crossing it, an official said on Tuesday. The truck driver and the JCB machine operator were injured as the 40-feet-long bridge, built in 2009, crashed on Monday under the combined | Read more|

Suspension of foreign work visas to free up to 5.25 lakh jobs in US

June 23, 2020
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The temporary suspension of foreign work visas is expected to free up to 5,25,000 jobs in the US, senior officials said after President Donald Trump issued a proclamation to ban until the end of the year popular non-immigrant visas, including H-1B and L1, which benefit Indian IT professionals. "The sum total of what th | Read more|

Missing Srinagar youth joined militant ranks

June 23, 2020
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Police on Tuesday claimed that a youth from Srinagar, who went missing during a trekking expedition in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, has joined the militant ranks. "Yes. He has joined," Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar told reporters at the wreath-laying ceremony held for a CRPF jawan who wa | Read more|

Covid-19 cases in India climb to 4,40,215

June 23, 2020
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With 14,933 people testing positive for coronavirus in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 4,40,215 on Tuesday while the death toll rose to 14,011 with 312 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The number of recoveries also surged with 2,48,189 patients cured so far, while there were | Read more|

Long-dreaded virus increase hits Iraq as new cases soar

June 22, 2020
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In Baghdad's vast exhibition grounds, masked workers lugged hospital beds into rows for makeshift coronavirus wards, as doctors and officials sounded the alarm Sunday over a surge in virus cases in the capital. The long-dreaded scenario is gripping the country amid a severe economic crisis brought on by plummeting oil | Read more|

Morning showers continue in Delhi: IMD

June 22, 2020
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Another spell of early-morning rains made the weather pleasant in the national capital on Monday, but the heavy showers left many areas in the city waterlogged. The IMD said rains are going to continue over the next few days with the monsoon expected to reach the city on Wednesday. | Read more|

Defence Minister leaves for 3-day visit to Russia

June 22, 2020
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday left for a three-day visit to Russia during which he will hold talks with top Russian military brass and attend a grand military parade in Moscow to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Germany in the Second World War. It is the first visit abroad by a senior uni | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally 4,25,282 with 14,821 fresh cases

June 22, 2020
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India on Monday added 14,821 new COVID-19 cases pushing the infection tally to 4,25,282, while the death toll rose to 13,699 with 445 new fatalities, according to Union Health Ministry data. The country crossed the four lakh-mark on Sunday eight days after recording three lakh COVID-19 cases and has witnessed a surge o | Read more|