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In Maharashtra 30 Police personnel died of COVID-19 so far

June 4, 2020
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At least 30 police personnel,including an officer, have so far died due to COVID-19 in Maharashtra, while over 2,500 have tested positive for the disease, an official said on Thursday. Nearly 18 of the total 30 victims were working in the Mumbai Police force and contracted the deadly infection while implementing the lo | Read more|

Cyclone Nisarga: 10 sailors rescued

June 3, 2020
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At least 10 sailors were rescued from a ship, which was stranded off the coast of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra due to high tide and heavy rains in the wake of cyclonic storm Nisarga on Wednesday, an official said. Heavy rains pounded Ratnagiri as Cyclone Nisarga made its landfall on Wednesday. | Read more|

Ambani nears deal with top GCC sovereign funds

June 3, 2020
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Three of the largest Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds are in advanced talks to invest in Reliance Industries Ltd.'s digital arm, people familiar with the matter said, potentially adding to the roster of marquee investors that have piled into the business. | Read more|

Cyclone Nisarga lashes Mumbai

June 3, 2020
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Cyclone ‘Nisarga’ made landfall Wednesday south of India’s financial capital of Mumbai, with storm surge threatening to flood beaches and low-lying slums as city authorities struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Live TV coverage showed inky black clouds framing the sea on India’s western coastline. Tree | Read more|

In India 8171 more COVID-19 cases

June 2, 2020
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The novel coronavirus death toll rose to 5,598 in India on Tuesday with 204 more fatalities, while 8,171 new cases took the number of infections to 1,98,706, the Health Ministry said. The active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) climbed to 97,581 and as many as 95,526 people have recovered and one patient has | Read more|

Bihar govt closes migrants' registration for quarantine

June 2, 2020
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Migrant workers returning to Bihar will not have to undergo the mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine any more, as the movement of people has opened across the country, a state government official said on Tuesday, a move that can lead to further spurt in COVID-19 cases. | Read more|

In Assam 19 killed in landslides

June 2, 2020
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At least 19 people were killed and two others seriously injured in landslides triggered by incessant rains in south Assam's Barak valley districts of Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar on Tuesday morning, officials said. | Read more|

No evidence of Coronavirus losing potency: WHO

June 2, 2020
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World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high-profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing potency. Professor Alberto Zangrillo, head of intensive care at Italy’s San Raffaele Hospit | Read more|

India records highest single-day spike of 7,964 Covid-19 cases

June 1, 2020
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The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,971 and the number of cases climbed to 1,73,763 in the country registering a record single-day spike of 265 deaths and 7,964 cases till Saturday 8 am, according to the Union health ministry. India is the ninth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. | Read more|

Violent protests engulf US

June 1, 2020
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The US remained a tinderbox of anger and emotion as violent protests erupted for a sixth day across the country over the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd, resulting in the death of at least five people, the arrest of thousands and placing of curfew in nearly 40 cities, while forcing President Donald T | Read more|

Major combing operation launched along LoC

June 1, 2020
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Security forces on Monday launched a major combing operation in half-a-dozen hamlets along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district following inputs of an infiltration bid by a group of terrorists, officials said. The army and police launched a search and combing operation in six to seven hamlets alon | Read more|

Delhi seals borders for a week

June 1, 2020
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New Delhi has sealed its borders for a week to stop the spread of coronavirus, Covid-19, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday. Kejriwal said that essential services will be exempted, while government workers can travel using their identity card. Movement will only be allowed with a pass. | Read more|

Biggest single-day spike of 8,392 COVID-19 cases in India

June 1, 2020
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The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 5,394 and the number of cases climbed to 1,90,535 in the country, which registered biggest single-day spikes of 230 deaths and 8,392 cases till Monday?8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry. India is the seventh worst-hit nation by the novel coronavirus pandemic | Read more|

India records highest single-day spike of 7,964 Covid-19 cases

May 30, 2020
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The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,971 and the number of cases climbed to 1,73,763 in the country registering a record single-day spike of 265 deaths and 7,964 cases till Saturday 8 am, according to the Union health ministry. India is the ninth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. | Read more|

Pakistan allows international flights to resume

May 30, 2020
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Even as Pakistan recorded its single highest overnight death toll of 78 and its numbers of COVID-19 confirmed cases soared passed 66,000, the country’s Civil Aviation Authority announced international flights can resume in and out of Pakistan. As of Saturday Pakistan had recorded 1,395 deaths from COVID-19 since mid | Read more|

Forbes drops Kylie Jenner from billionaire list

May 30, 2020
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Forbes magazine has struck reality TV star and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner from its list of billionaires, and accused her family of inflating the value of her cosmetics business. Forbes said the family went to "unusual lengths" to present its youngest member as richer than she was. | Read more|

White House kept FDA in the dark on Russian ventilators

May 30, 2020
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As per news report of Reuters, when U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to accept a shipment of ventilators from Russian President Vladimir Putin at the height of the coronavirus outbreak, the White House did not alert the FDA as it headed to New York and New Jersey, Reuters has learned. | Read more|

In UAE Doctors urge residents to have their Vitamin D levels checked

May 29, 2020
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Since residents in the UAE have been staying indoors for almost 60 days now due to movement restrictions in the country in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in negligible exposure to sunlight, they could well suffer from Vitamin D deficiency, medical practitioners have warned. | Read more|

COVID-19 cases rise to 602 in Uttrakhand

May 29, 2020
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Uttarakhand reported the worst daily increase in COVID-19 cases on Friday as 102 people tested positive for the virus, pushing the state's tally to 602, officials said. Dehradun district reported the maximum 55 followed by Almora (15), Bageshwar and Tehri (8 each), Udham Singh Nagar and Haridwar (four each), Nainital ( | Read more|

COVID death toll jumps to 82 in New Delhi in last 24 hours

May 29, 2020
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Delhi's COVID-19 death tally has jumped by 82 in the last 24 hours, due to inclusion of 69 deaths that were reported late, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday. He said 13 deaths occurred on Friday while the remaining 69 took place in the last 34 days and were reported late. | Read more|

3 Naxals killed in Jharkhand encounter

May 28, 2020
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Three Naxals were killed and two apprehended after a gunbattle with security forces in Jharkhand on Thursday, officials said. They said the encounter, followed by an ambush on a reinforcement party of the Central Reserve Police Force, took place in the Manmaru-Tebo area of West Singhbhum district. | Read more|

Arab Coalition forces intercept Houthi drones targeting Saudi Arabia

May 28, 2020
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An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, UAV, launched by the terrorist Houthi militia against civilian targets in the Saudi city of Najran was successfully intercepted, Col Turki Al Maliki, the official spokesman of the Arab coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government, said in statement carried today by Saudi Press Agency, | Read more|

US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule

May 28, 2020
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The US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is considerably ahead of schedule, an official told AFP on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump reiterated calls for the Pentagon to bring troops home. The developments came as questions loomed over the next phase of Afghanistan's long war following a historic, three-day ceas | Read more|

Heatwave hits India amid locust

May 27, 2020
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NewDelhi, saw temperatures rise to 47.6C on Tuesday, as most of north India faced severe heatwave conditions. The heatwave, which officials say is likely to last until the weekend, comes even as the region struggles with rising Covid-19 infections and swarms of locusts that are ravaging crops. | Read more|

India extends OCI re-issue deadline to December 31

May 27, 2020
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The Embassy of India Abu Dhabi announced, in the wake of the travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, that Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders will be granted extension time until December 31, 2020, to register for re-issuance of the privilege card. With the OCI card, people of Indian origin can travel | Read more|

With fact-checking warning Twitter tags Trump’s tweet

May 27, 2020
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A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time. President Trump tweeted, without providing evidence: "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent." | Read more|

Google to reopen offices from July 6

May 27, 2020
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Google has set July 6 the date for its employees to return to office in a gradual, phased manner and has announced to give $1,000 to each of its workers globally for expenses on necessary equipment and office furniture as they work from home. | Read more|

Over 6,500 new coronavirus cases in India

May 26, 2020
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In India the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,167, while the number of cases climbed to 1,45,380, registering an increase of 146 deaths and 6,535 cases since Monday 8 am,?the Union Health Ministry said. The number of active COVID-19 cases climbed to 80,722. As many as 60,490 people have recovered and one patient ha | Read more|