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Trump comeback rally features empty seats, staff infections

June 21, 2020
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US President Donald Trump launched his comeback rally Saturday by defining the upcoming election as a stark choice between national heritage and left-wing radicalism. But his intended show of political force amid a pandemic featured thousands of empty seats and new coronavirus cases on his own campaign staff. | Read more|

Diesel price hits record high after rates hiked for 15th day in a row

June 21, 2020
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Diesel price on Sunday hit a fresh record high after rates were hiked by 60 paise per litre while petrol price was up 35 paise, taking the cumulative increase in rates in 15 days to Rs 8.88 a litre and Rs 7.97 respectively. Petrol price in Delhi was hiked to Rs 79.23 per litre from Rs 78.88, while diesel rates were inc | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 4 lakh

June 21, 2020
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A record single-day spike of 15,413 new COVID-19 cases took India's infection tally past the 4 lakh-mark on Sunday, while the death toll rose to 13,254 with 306 new fatalities, according to Union Health Ministry data. India has been registering record single-day spike for the past four days. The jump of 15,413 cases to | Read more|

Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta deleted her social media profiles

June 20, 2020
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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s US-based sister Shweta Singh Kirti who recently took to Facebook to dedicate an open letter to her late brother deleted all her posts and opted for several security filters. No one can see her posts or her profile anymore. She also deleted her cover picture and profile picture. | Read more|

Centre asks states to strictly follow home-isolation guidelines

June 20, 2020
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The Centre has asked states to ensure implementation of its guidelines on home isolation at the field level "in letter and spirit" to effectively contain the spread of the coronavirus, after taking note of instances of laxity. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued revised guidelines for home isolation on May | Read more|

Drugs worth Rs 4.5 crore seized in Odisha

June 20, 2020
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More than four kg of brown sugar worth Rs 4.5 crore was seized here and three people were arrested, police said on Saturday. Director General of Police Abhay said that acting on a tip-off, Odisha Police Special Task Force personnel raided a place in Rasulgarh area, and seized 4.5 kg of brown sugar and arrested three pe | Read more|

Geared up for any contingency: IAF chief

June 20, 2020
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The Air Force is determined to deliver and is well prepared and suitably deployed to respond to any contingency, IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said here on Saturday. Addressing a Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) at Air Force Academy (AFA) Dundigal here he said the air force will never let the supreme sacri | Read more|

Mumbai Police grills Rhea Chakraborty for 9 hrs

June 19, 2020
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The investigation into the death of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput has intensified with the cops reaching out to the late actors' close friends and recording their statements. On Thursday, actress Rhea Chakraborty, who is rumoured to have been dating the ‘Kedarnath’ actor, was interrogated by the Mumbai Police | Read more|

Reliance is net-debt free after Rs 1.69 lakh cr fund raising

June 19, 2020
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Billionaire Mukesh Ambani on Friday said his flagship firm Reliance Industries is now net-debt free after a record Rs 1.69 lakh crore fund raising in under two months. In a statement, Ambani said Reliance raised Rs 1.15 lakh crore from global tech investors by selling a little less than a quarter of the firm's digital | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 3.80 lakh

June 19, 2020
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India on Friday saw another record spike of 13,586 new COVID-19 cases in a single-day, pushing the tally to 3,80,532, while the death toll rose to 12,573 with 336 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. In some positive news, the number of recoveries crossed the two lakh mark and stands at 2,04,710 | Read more|

Coronavirus cases in Pak cross 1,60,000-mark

June 18, 2020
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Pakistan's coronavirus death toll crossed 3,000 with 118 more patients succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours, while the total number of infections surpassed the 1,60,000-mark, the health ministry said on Thursday. As many as 59,215 patients have recovered from the disease. | Read more|

Shiv Sena wants Galwan valley standoff details to be made public

June 18, 2020
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The Shiv Sena on Thursday said it is "shocking" that a detailed account of the standoff in Galwan Valley has not been public and if it is true that the Chinese intruded into the Indian territory, then it is an attack on the country's sovereignty. As per news report of PTI, an editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said | Read more|

Paswan urges people to boycott Chinese products

June 18, 2020
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Appealing people to boycott Chinese goods amid heightened border tensions in Ladakh, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said the Centre will strictly implement the BIS quality rules on products imported from China. Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Paswan also directed his ministry officials not to procure an | Read more|

India returning to normal business activity: PM

June 18, 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said business activity in India is returning to normal levels with consumption and demand fast approaching pre-COVID levels. A protracted lockdown imposed to curb spread of coronavirus has resulted in severe disruption of industrial production and consumer spending, with GDP gro | Read more|

India, China troops clash at Himalayan border, 'casualties on both sides'

June 17, 2020
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India’s army said on Tuesday 20 of its soldiers had been killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff between the two Asian giants in the western Himalayas. China’s foreign ministry confirmed there had been a “violent physical confrontation” on | Read more|

India set for comfortable victory in UN Security Council elections

June 17, 2020
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India is expected to register a comfortable victory in the Security Council elections on Wednesday that will bring the country to the UN high-table as a non-permanent member for the 2021-22 term. The 193-member UN General Assembly will hold elections for President of the 75th session of the Assembly, five non-permanent | Read more|

North Korea rejects Seoul's overtures

June 17, 2020
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North Korea said on Wednesday that it would redeploy troops to demilitarised border areas, rejecting South Korea's offer to send special envoys to ease tensions and effectively ending 2018 reconciliation efforts. | Read more|

More than 1,200 Beijing flights slashed as Covid-19 makes comeback

June 17, 2020
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Chinese airlines have suspended half of all inbound and almost 70 percent of all outbound Beijing flights as part of emergency measures designed to contain a spike in coronavirus infections that was discovered days ago. At least 1,255 scheduled flights were canceled as of Wednesday morning, local media reported, just a | Read more|

Officer, two soldiers martyred in 'violent faceoff' on border with China

June 16, 2020
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An Indian officer and two soldiers were martyred in a “violent faceoff” with Chinese troops on the contested border, the Indian Army said on Tuesday, reporting the first casualties in decades to result from a clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours. India and China have been locked in a standoff in the Galwan va | Read more|

NKorea's military threatens to reenter demilitarized areas

June 16, 2020
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North Korea's military on Tuesday threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarised under inter-Korean peace agreements as the country continued to dial up pressure on rival South Korea amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration. The General Staff of the Korean People's Army said it's revi | Read more|

COVID-19 cases in India climb to 3,43,091

June 16, 2020
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India registered over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases for the fifth day in a row pushing tally to 3,43,091 on Tuesday, while the death toll rose to 9,900 with 380 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country recorded 10,667 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. | Read more|

2 Indian High Commission officials missing in Pakistan

June 15, 2020
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Two diplomatic officials of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan went missing under mysterious circumstances early on Monday, sources said. Their whereabouts have been untraceable, the sources said, adding that India has taken up the matter with Pakistani counterparts to ensure safety of the officials. | Read more|

Sushant Singh Rajput: A Bollywood maverick remembered

June 15, 2020
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Sushant Singh Rajput, who committed suicide on June 14 by hanging himself in his Mumbai residence during the coronavirus lockdown, was a self-made star and a perfect antidote to the nepotism charges plaguing Bollywood. The Patna-born dancer and actor, 34, was that quintessential outsider who made it through merit alone | Read more|

China reports 66 new COVID-19 cases after sudden spike in Beijing

June 14, 2020
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China has reported 66 new coronavirus cases, the largest since the disease was controlled in its first epicentre Wuhan in April, prompting the authorities to go into a "wartime" mode to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the capital Beijing which has seen a sudden spike in the number of infections, health officials said on | Read more|

Pakistan Army violates ceasefire along LoC

June 14, 2020
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Pakistani troops on Sunday shelled mortars along the Line of Control in Rampur sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army, a defence spokesperson said. This is the second ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Rampur sector and the third in the north Kashmir district | Read more|

Monsoon covers entire Maharashtra

June 14, 2020
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Four days after hitting coastal Maharashtra, the southwest monsoon made a steady progress and has now covered the entire state, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. The progress of the monsoon has so far been normal and on the expected lines, an IMD official said. | Read more|

India sees record jump in COVID-19 cases

June 14, 2020
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India saw the highest single-day spike of 11,929 novel coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the number of infections to over 3.20 lakh on Sunday, while the toll crossed the 9,000 mark with 311 more deaths, the Health Ministry said. This is the third day in a row there were more than 10,000 cases of the corona | Read more|

04 killed, over 50 injured in oil tanker explosion in China

June 13, 2020
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Four people were killed and over 50 others injured when an oil tanker exploded on an expressway in East China's Zhejiang province on Saturday. The explosion damaged nearby residential houses and factory workshops in Tai Zhou city, local authorities said. According to the state-run China Daily, four people were killed a | Read more|

COVID-19 spreads tentacles in MP villages

June 13, 2020
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At least 951 persons from 462 villages in Madhya Pradesh have tested positive for novel coronavirus, a latest report from the state government has said. According to the report, the disease has spread its tentacles in 50 districts of the state, infecting 951 people from the rural areas, of which 32 have died. | Read more|

'Special' passing out parade held at Naval air station

June 13, 2020
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A 'special' passing out parade(POP) adhering to all social distancing norms in these COVID-19 times was held at the Naval Air Station Rajali at Arakkonam, near here, on Saturday. The POP was held to mark the graduation of the 94th Helicopter Conversion Course (HCC) and eight Navy pilots were awarded with the prestigiou | Read more|