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Trump considering suspending H1B, other visas: report

June 12, 2020
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US President Donald Trump is considering suspending a number of employment visas including the H-1B, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, in view of the massive unemployment in America due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a media report. | Read more|

Maharashtra minister tests positive for COVID-19

June 12, 2020
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A Maharashtra cabinet minister, who belongs to the NCP, has tested positive for COVID-19, sources said on Friday. The minister, who hails from the Marathwada region, had attended the cabinet meeting held at the state secretariat here earlier this week, the sources said. | Read more|

Former AP minister, 5 others arrested in "ESI scam"

June 12, 2020
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Senior TDP leader and former Andhra Pradesh Minister K Atchannaidu and five others were arrested on Friday by the Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths over their alleged involvement in the Rs 150 crore ESI medical purchases 'scandal' during the previous regime, a senior ACB official said. | Read more|

India records over 10,000 COVID-19 cases in single day

June 12, 2020
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For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak, India recorded over 10,000 new cases in a day taking the tally to 2,97,535, while the death toll rose to 8,498 with a record single-day spike of 396 fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country has registered 10,956 new coronavirus infections in th | Read more|

Kuwait to stop hiring foreign workers for oil sector

June 11, 2020
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Kuwait will no longer hire expatriates for jobs in its oil sector as the OPEC member moves to reduce the number of foreigners in the country.Non-Kuwaiti nationals won't be hired at Kuwait Petroleum Corp., the main state-run energy producer, and its subsidiaries for 2020-2021, Kuwait News Agency reported, citing Oil Min | Read more|

COVID crisis an opportunity: Modi

June 11, 2020
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Insisting that the COVID-19 crisis should be turned into an opportunity to create an 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said this is the time to make bold decisions and investments. Addressing the 95th annual plenary session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata through video confere | Read more|

Army personnel killed, civilian injured as Pak shells villages

June 11, 2020
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An Army personnel was killed and a civilian injured as the Pakistani Army heavily shelled villages and forward posts along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts on Thursday, officials said.This is fourth consecutive day of firing and shelling by the Pakistan Army. | Read more|

Pandoh Dam releases water, warning issued to tourists

June 11, 2020
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Authorities on Thursday warmed people, especially tourists, against going to the Beas river as huge water was released from the Pandoh Dam in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district in view of the alarming situation of the silt in the reservoir due to heavy rains. The mighty Beas flows through the districts of Kullu, Mandi, | Read more|

Trump brings back 2016 team

June 10, 2020
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As anyone who has ever heard him speak knows, President Donald Trump loves to relive 2016. He recycles old attack lines once aimed at Hillary Clinton. He recounts the drama of election night, complete with impersonations of stunned news anchors putting state after state in the Republican's column. | Read more|

BJP busy in elections: Akhilesh Yadav

June 10, 2020
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Linking rising unemployment to cases of suicide, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday charged that the BJP was busy focusing on elections and not interested in tackling the problem of joblessness.There have been some cases of migrant labourers, who have returned to Uttar Pradesh from other states recently, committing s | Read more|

Goa allows people to skip COVID-19 test on arrival

June 10, 2020
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Starting Thursday, those entering Goa will have the option of skipping the COVID-19 test, provided no symptoms were found in them during the screening at the entry points, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday. However, those who choose not to undergo the test will have to remain home-quarantined for 14 days, | Read more|

In India number of recoveries exceed active Covid-19 cases for first time

June 10, 2020
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The number of recovered COVID-19 patients has exceeded the total active cases in India for the first time on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. India reported close to 10,000 new instances of the infection in the last 24 hours till Wednesday 8 am, pushing the country's cumulative caseload to over 2 | Read more|

Rajasthan Government sets target of 40,000 tests daily

June 9, 2020
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The Rajasthan government has set a target of carrying out 40,000 COVID-19 tests daily as against the present capacity of 25,000 tests per day, Health Minister Raghu Sharma said on Tuesday. The state health department had initially set a target of conducting 25,000 tests daily, which was achieved on Monday. Now the next | Read more|

India's Covid-19 count over 2.6 lakh

June 9, 2020
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A record rise in COVID-19 cases in India for the seventh consecutive day has pushed the tally to over 2.6 lakh on Tuesday, with the daily nationwide spike in coronavirus cases inching close to 10,000. The rise in cases comes at a time when the country has stepped out of a 75-day coronavirus lockdown with malls, religio | Read more|

New York City begins reopening

June 9, 2020
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After nearly three months of lockdown, New York City has entered the first phase of reopening, 100 days since it reported the first COVID-19 case. "This is a powerful day," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at a press briefing in Brooklyn. "It is the day that we start to liberate ourselves from this dis | Read more|

'All eyes' on New York: Reopening tests city torn by crises

June 8, 2020
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The city that never sleeps had a curfew for much of last week. Famous stores were boarded up after days of unrest. The lights are out on Broadway theaters, and the subway no longer runs overnight. But after three bleak months, New York City will try to turn a page when it begins reopening Monday after getting hit first | Read more|

Health Ministry drafts rules to help COVID-19 patients access new drugs

June 8, 2020
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Seeking to facilitate availability of experimental drugs for severely-ill COVID-19 patients, the Union Health Ministry has issued a draft notification for "compassionate use" of any unapproved drug that is in the phase-III clinical trial globally. The draft New Drugs and Clinical Trials (Amendment) Rules stipulate manu | Read more|

Delhi CM Kejriwal goes into self-quarantine

June 8, 2020
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone into self-quarantine and will get himself tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, officials said on Monday. They said the chief minister was feeling unwell since Sunday afternoon. | Read more|

Delhi malls, restaurants & religious places set to open

June 7, 2020
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that malls, restaurants and religious places in Delhi would open from Monday after more than two months since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed, but banquets and hotels would remain closed. | Read more|

Indian, Chinese armies agree to resolve issue through talks

June 7, 2020
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Indian and Chinese military commanders agreed to peacefully resolve the current border issue in eastern Ladakh in accordance with bilateral pacts as well as the agreement reached between leadership of the two countries, the External Affairs Ministry said on Sunday. | Read more|

Russian hiring of Syrians to fight in Libya accelerated in May

June 7, 2020
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A Russian drive to recruit Syrians to fight in Libya for militia leader Khalifa Haftar accelerated in May when hundreds of mercenaries were signed up, five Syrian opposition sources and a regional source familiar with the matter said. Private military contractor Wagner Group is conducting the hiring with Russian army s | Read more|

Trump says India, China will have more COVID-19 cases with more tests

June 6, 2020
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US President Donald Trump has said that countries like India and China would have much more coronavirus cases than America, the worst-hit country in the world, if they conduct more tests. Trump, in his remarks at Puritan Medical Products in Maine, said that the US has carried out 20 million tests. | Read more|

Mumbai get pre-monsoon showers

June 6, 2020
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Residents of Mumbai and the adjoining areas woke up to a rainy Saturday as pre-monsoon showers lashed these parts. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Colaba weather station reported 18.6 mm rainfall in the 24 hours till 8.30 am on Saturday, while the Santacruz weather bureau recorded 64.9 mm ra | Read more|

OPEC, Russia meet to extend record oil cuts

June 6, 2020
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OPEC and its allies led by Russia meet on Saturday to approve extending record oil production cuts and to push countries such as Iraq and Nigeria to comply better with existing curbs. The producers known as OPEC+ previously agreed to cut supply by a record 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd) during May-June to prop up pr | Read more|

India now sixth worst-hit nation by COVID-19

June 6, 2020
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India went past Italy to become the sixth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic with the country registering a record single-day spike of 9,887 cases which pushed the nationwide tally to 2,36,657. India's death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 6,642 with a record increase of 294 deaths in the 24 hours till Saturday 8 A | Read more|

10 countries in Europe opening up for summer travel

June 5, 2020
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Europe gets ready to welcome tourists for summer. Here are the rules to keep in mind. Spain will reopen to international tourism from July 1. Authorities hope to allow holidaymakers from some low-risk countries to visit before that date, after a national state of emergency ends on June 21. International flights to Athe | Read more|

Trump heads to rural Maine but won't escape demonstrators

June 5, 2020
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Maine's Democratic governor is urging President Donald Trump to watch his tone during a visit to the state Friday to showcase a company that makes specialised swabs for coronavirus testing. And the sheriff in the state's most rural county is urging those expected to protest Trump's visit and those who support him to be | Read more|

Good rainfall expected next week

June 5, 2020
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Rainfall activity in central and south India is likely to pick up pace from next week due to a cyclonic circulation which is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal and aid in the progress of the monsoon, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday. | Read more|

Record spike of 9,851 in India's COVID-19 tally

June 5, 2020
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India saw a record single-day jump of 9,851 coronavirus cases and 273 deaths on Friday, pushing the nationwide infection tally to 2,26,770 and the death toll to 6,348, according to the Union health ministry. | Read more|

In Noida 2 more cops test COVID-19 positive

June 4, 2020
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Two more Uttar Pradesh Police personnel deployed in Gautam Buddh Nagar have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Thursday. The two personnel were posted in the control room of the district police and their reports came out on Wednesday, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP), Ankur Aggarwal, said | Read more|

In Pakistan COVID-19 cases surges to 85, 246

June 4, 2020
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Pakistan on Thursday surpassed China, the first epicentre of the coronavirus, after a record 4,688 new cases were registered during the last 24 hours to take the tally to 85,246. China with 84,160 patients has been placed at 18th position, one step lower than Pakistan, according to the data of Johns Hopkins University. | Read more|