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Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption

May 24, 2020
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The corruption trial of Benjamin Netanyahu opens on Sunday in a Jerusalem court, where he will become the first serving Israeli prime minister to face criminal prosecution, in a case he calls a political witch-hunt. Netanyahu is required to appear for the session in Jerusalem District Court, a week after he was sworn i | Read more|

In West Bengal Amphan toll rises to 85

May 23, 2020
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The death toll due to Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal has risen to 85, as angry Kolkatans resorted to protest and road blockades in various parts of the city over the administration's failure to restore normalcy even after three days. | Read more|

In India record jump in COVID-19 cases

May 23, 2020
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The COVID-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the second consecutive day on Saturday with 6,654 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to over 1.25 lakh, while the toll rose to 3,720 after 137 more deaths, the Union Health Ministry said | Read more|

U.S. accuses China of blocking U.S. flights

May 23, 2020
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The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government. | Read more|

COVID-19: Maharashtra fixes price cap on Private Hospitals

May 22, 2020
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The Maharashtra government has come out with three slabs on per day charges on treatment of COVID-19 patients in private and charitable hospitals and also decided to regulate rates for 80 per cent of the operational bed capacity in these medical facilities. | Read more|

US accuses China of ‘aggression’ at India border

May 22, 2020
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The United States accused China of employing border clashes with India to try to shift the status quo, and encouraged New Delhi to resist. As per news report of Gulf News, Alice Wells, the top US diplomat for South Asia, drew parallels between the growing skirmishes in the Himalayas and Beijing’s years of increasing | Read more|

In India Covid-19 death toll climbs to 3,583

May 22, 2020
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In India the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,583, while the number of cases climbed to 1,18,447, registering an increase of 148 deaths and 6,088 cases since Thursday 8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

PIA Airbus flying Lahore-Karachi crashes

May 22, 2020
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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft has crashed in a residential area near Karachi airport. PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar confirmed the crash and added that the flight, A-320, was carrying 99 people on board, including cabin crew, and was flying from Lahore to Karachi. | Read more|

Iran applauds weapons supply to Palestinians

May 22, 2020
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Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a “tumor” to be eliminated and hailed Tehran’s supply of arms to Palestinians, drawing swift condemnation from the United States and the European Union. | Read more|

Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki emerges as COVID-19 hotspot

May 21, 2020
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Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district has emerged as the new COVID-19 hotspot as 95 new cases of the virus were reported in a single day, half of them migrant workers returning from other states. District Magistrate, Barabanki, Aadarsh Kumar, said on Wednesday that of the 245 samples sent for testing on May 15-16, 95 have | Read more|

Apple & Google offer software for pandemic apps

May 21, 2020
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Apple and Google released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several US states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to det | Read more|

Govt issues guidelines for domestic flight

May 21, 2020
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The Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday issued detailed guidelines for airlines, airports, passengers and other stakeholders. The ministry said it will prescribe lower and upper limit on air fares and airlines will have to adhere to it "during the period of COVID-19 pandemic". | Read more|

Record highest ever daily increase in global Covid-19 cases

May 21, 2020
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded more than 100,000 new coronavirus infections in the space of 24 hours - a new global high. The spread of the infection has continued to grow at a global level - with two thirds of new cases being recorded in four countries - according to the WHO. | Read more|

Wuhan imposes BAN on wildlife trade

May 21, 2020
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The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the deadly coronavirus was first detected, has imposed a strict ban on wildlife trade. Despite the lack of proof, a local animal market has been widely regarded as the source of the outbreak. The wildlife trade ban will be in place for five years, according to a document published by Wu | Read more|

Australia opens up domestic life

May 20, 2020
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Australian officials announced a raft of plans on Wednesday to speed up the resumption of public life to boost the ailing economy amid a diplomatic spat with major trading partner China. | Read more|

Intra-state bus services resume in Punjab

May 20, 2020
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Public bus services resumed in Punjab on Wednesday almost two months after their suspension in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Buses of the state-owned Punjab Roadways and Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) plied on select routes in non-containment zones within the state, officials said. | Read more|

Foreign Investors pulled out over $16b from India

May 20, 2020
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Amidst global economic recession due to coronavirus, foreign investors have pulled out an estimated $26 billion from developing Asian economies and over $16 billion out of India, a latest Congressional report has said. | Read more|

U.S. tells Gulf mariners to stay clear of its warships

May 20, 2020
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In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters (yards) away from U.S. warships or risk being “interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures.” | Read more|

In Russia Covid-19 cases reaches to 3Lac

May 19, 2020
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Russia said on Tuesday that 9,263 new cases of the novel coronavirus had been reported in the last 24 hours, pushing its nationwide tally to 299,941. The daily rise in cases was below 10,000, a threshold that it has been above for much of May, for the fourth day in a row. | Read more|

Trump warns permanent freeze of funding to WHO

May 19, 2020
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United States President Donald Trump has warned the WHO that he would reconsider America's membership in the UN health body and "permanently freeze" the funding to it if it does not demonstrate its "independence" from China in the next 30 days. | Read more|

In India COVID-19 cases reach 1,01,139

May 19, 2020
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In India the number of coronavirus cases crossed the one lakh mark in the country on Tuesday, while the death toll due to the infection touched 3,163, according to the Union Health Ministry. A total of 134 deaths and 4,970 COVID-19 cases were reported in the country in the past 24 hours since 8 pm on Monday, it said | Read more|

Trump taking Hydroxychloroquine daily

May 19, 2020
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U.S. President Donald Trump, in a surprise announcement, said on Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the coronavirus despite medical warnings about the use of the malaria drug."I'm taking hydroxychloroquine," Trump told reporters. "I've been taking it for the last week and a half. A | Read more|

COVID-19: Diabetics at higher risk of dying

May 18, 2020
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As per news report of PTI, the risk of a fatal outcome from COVID-19 is up to 50 per cent higher in people with diabetes, experts said, recommending regular monitoring of blood glucose and home-based exercises to maintain physical and mental health. | Read more|

India's COVID-19 count rises by nearly 5,000 new cases

May 18, 2020
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In India the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,872 and the number of total positive cases climbed to 90,927 Sunday morning, registering an increase of 120 fatalities and a record jump of 4,987 new cases in 24 hours, since 8 AM Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

Kuwait to lay off 6 Lac marginal workers

May 18, 2020
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The first step towards replacing expats with Kuwaitis, taken the Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Walid Al Jasim, has led to popular and parliamentary support, amid calls for similar steps in all sectors across the country, to get rid of unproductive manpower. | Read more|

Super typhoon heading towards India

May 18, 2020
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A powerful cyclone that formed in the Bay of Bengal is headed directly for the India-Bangladesh border, bringing with it the potential for major destruction and upheaval in two countries that are still battling the Covid-19 pandemic. | Read more|

Hizbul terrorist killed in encounter in Doda

May 17, 2020
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In Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist and an Army jawan were killed in an ongoing gunfight in a village on Sunday, officials said. The encounter started when security forces launched a joint operation in Posta-Potra village in Gundana area, 26 kms from Doda town, following information abou | Read more|

COVID-19: Record jump of nearly 5,000 new cases in India

May 17, 2020
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In India the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,872 and the number of total positive cases climbed to 90,927 Sunday morning, registering an increase of 120 fatalities and a record jump of 4,987 new cases in 24 hours, since 8 AM Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

India set to ease airspace curbs

May 17, 2020
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India will ease restrictions on Indian airspace utilisation to reduce cost of flying, Finance Minister Nrimala Sitharaman said on Saturday. Outlining the fourth tranche India's Rs20 trillion fiscal stimulus announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the minister said at a media briefing that to ensure optimum utilisati | Read more|

Chinese envoy to Israel found dead

May 17, 2020
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China’s ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his home on Sunday morning, Israeli media said, citing police. As per news report of RT.COM, Du, 58, was found dead at the apartment in the city of Herzliya in central Israel, it was reported. | Read more|

Disinfectant sprayer units developed by CSIR-CMERI

May 16, 2020
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In Durgapur scientists at CSIR-CMERI have developed two sprayer units to disinfect indoor areas. The units can be used for the effective cleaning and disinfecting pathogenic micro-organism present in hospital wards, hospital beds, surfaces, rooms, halls and building corridors, a spokesperson of the institute said on Sa | Read more|