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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|

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|

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|