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Record single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases in India

July 10, 2020
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India saw yet another record single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases pushing its tally to 7,93,802 on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 21,604 with 475 people succumbing to the infection, according to the Union Health Ministry data. | Read more|

Gangster Vikas Dubey killed in encounter in UP

July 10, 2020
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Gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead Friday by police, who claim he was trying to flee after the car carrying him from Ujjain overturned on the outskirts of Kanpur. The SUV met with an accident at Bhaunti in Kanpur district, overturning on an isolated stretch of the road which was slippery after the rains, police claimed | Read more|

Gangster Vikas Dubey Arrested At Madhya Pradesh Temple

July 9, 2020
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Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey, accused of killing eight policemen last week, was arrested on Thursday morning from a temple in Madhya Pradesh after a five-day chase across four states. He was caught just as he emerged after praying at the Mahakal temple in Ujjain, where he had arrived after a 700-km road journey. | Read more|

Troops taken 'effective measures' to disengage along LAC: China

July 9, 2020
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China on Thursday said Chinese and Indian troops have taken "effective measures" to disengage at the Galwan Valley and other areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and the situation is "stable and improving," days after the two sides agreed on an expeditious withdrawal of soldiers from all the s | Read more|

J-K LG condemns deadly attack on BJP leader in Bandipora

July 9, 2020
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Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor G C Murmu on Thursday condemned the killing of BJP leader Sheikh Waseem Bari and two of his family members in Bandipora district, saying the perpetrators of the cowardly act shall be brought to justice. Bari, his father Bashir Ahmed and brother Umar Bashir were injured when militants opene | Read more|

Facebook removes false accounts linked to Brazil's Bolsonaro

July 9, 2020
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Social media giant Facebook said Wednesday that it has removed dozens of accounts linked to supporters or employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as part of an investigation into the spread of false news online. Nathaniel Gleicher, the company's head of cybersecurity policy, said in a statement that 73 Facebook | Read more|

Levy sewerage charges on all households in Delhi: NGT

July 9, 2020
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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to comply with the Supreme Court order to levy sewerage charges on all households in the national capital for discharge of untreated effluents in Yamuna. The green panel noted that 2.3 lakh people in unauthorised colonies in Delhi have not taken sewage conne | Read more|

Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day

July 8, 2020
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Texas surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day Tuesday for the first time, crossing a sobering milestone rarely seen since the pandemic first hit the U.S. in March. The record high of 10,028 new cases in Texas served as another alarming new measure of the swift resurgence of COVID-19 nationwide and the fa | Read more|

CM Kejriwal seeks report from health secy on COVID-19 deaths

July 8, 2020
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a detailed analytical report from the Delhi government's health secretary on factors responsible for COVID-19 deaths in the city in the last fortnight, officials said. Delhi reported 736 deaths in the last two weeks, with 397 people succumbing to the disease in the first week o | Read more|

Puducherry records highest surge of 112 COVID-19 cases

July 8, 2020
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Puducherry registered its highest ever single day spurt of 112 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the aggregate number of those infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 1,151. Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said a total of 112 new cases were registered in Puducherry, Karaikal and Yanam regions during the l | Read more|

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren goes into home quarantine

July 8, 2020
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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has quarantined himself at his Ranchi residence after a cabinet minister whom he had met recently tested positive for COVID-19, an official statement said on Wednesday. The chief minister had recently come in contact with Drinking and Sanitation Minister Mithilesh Thakur who has te | Read more|

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

July 7, 2020
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As much as USD 273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. | Read more|

03 security personnel injured in Pulwama encounter

July 7, 2020
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Three security force personnel were injured in an encounter with militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. A police official said that a militant was believed to have been killed during the encounter as he was shot at when he tried to jump from a house. However, the body of the militan | Read more|

COVID-19 tally crosses 7-lakh mark in India

July 7, 2020
Newsdesk

India's COVID-19 tally raced past the seven-lakh mark on Tuesday after a single-day spike of 22,252 infections, five days after crossing the six-lakh post, while the death toll breached the 20,000 mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. It took 110 days for coronavirus infections in the country to reach the | Read more|