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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|

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|