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03 militants killed in encounter in J&K

April 27, 2020
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An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday, leaving three terrorists dead, a defence spokesman said. | Read more|

Corona Virus: 2nd Delhi Hospital Sealed In 24 Hours

April 26, 2020
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In 24 hours a second hospital in Delhi has been sealed after 44 staff including doctors were found infected with coronavirus, officials said. Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital in north-west Delhi's Jahangirpuri will remain sealed until building has been completely sanitised, officials said. Patients who are already r | Read more|

Covid-19: New York to allow tests in pharmacies

April 26, 2020
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The US state of New York, the epicentre of the country's Covid-19 outbreak, will allow pharmacies to carry out tests for the virus, the governor says. Andrew Cuomo said some 5,000 pharmacies would be able to carry out testing, with the aim to provide 40,000 per day. | Read more|

Chardham yatra begins

April 26, 2020
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With the opening of the Gangotri and Yamunotri temples in Garhwal Himalayas the annual Chardham Yatra began on Saturday, but in absence of pilgrims owing to the coronavirus crisis. | Read more|

In UP Pool testing should be encouraged: CM

April 26, 2020
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said pool testing should be encouraged in the state to ensure that coronavirus is contained in the hotspots and containment zones. | Read more|

Train possibly belonging to Kim Jong Un spotted

April 26, 2020
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According to satellite images reviewed by a Washington-based North Korea monitoring project a special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country, amid conflicting reports about Kim’s health and whereabouts. | Read more|

No public gatherings in UP till June 30

April 25, 2020
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UP government will not allow any public gathering till June 30, well beyond the end of the current nationwide lockdown, officials said on Saturday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has told officials that the situation will be reviewed after June 30. | Read more|

Small shops to reopen in India

April 25, 2020
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Small local stores to reopen more than a month after the country went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. The ministry said only half of staff should work and they had to follow precautions such as wearing face masks and observing social distancing. | Read more|

First human trial of Coronavirus vaccine in Europe has begun

April 25, 2020
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The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford. Two volunteers were injected, the first of more than 800 people recruited for the study. Half will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, and half a control vaccine which protects against meningitis but not coronavirus. | Read more|

Coronavirus cases climb to 24,506 in India

April 25, 2020
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According to the Union Health Ministry, the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 775 and the number of cases climbed to 24,506 in India on Saturday. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 18,668 while 5,062 people were cured and discharged, and one patient has migrated, the ministry said. | Read more|

Saudi Arabia to abolish flogging : Supreme court

April 25, 2020
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Saudi Arabia is to abolish flogging as a form of punishment, according to a legal document seen by media outlets. The directive from the Gulf kingdom's Supreme Court says flogging will be replaced by imprisonment or fines. | Read more|

US pulls bombers from Guam

April 25, 2020
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The United States Air Force has no heavy bombers on Guam for the first time in 16 years. When five B-52s Stratofortresses left Andersen Air Force Base on the Pacific island on April 17, it brought an end to the Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP), a mission once touted by the Pentagon as a key piece of deterrence to poten | Read more|

Covid-19: Indonesia banned holiday travel over Ramadan

April 24, 2020
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The world's most-populous Muslim nation Indonesia has temporarily banned domestic road, air and sea travel starting Friday to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as millions of Muslims mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. | Read more|

Wearing of masks compulsory in Goa

April 24, 2020
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As a preventive measure against coronavirus, the Goa government on Friday made it compulsory for all people in the state to wear masks while stepping out of their houses. | Read more|

Encouraging Results On Plasma Therapy Trials: Kejriwal

April 24, 2020
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As per news report of NDTV, plasma therapy trials on four coronavirus patients in Delhi have produced encouraging results, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today, adding after a few more trials, his government would seek permission from the centre to use the treatment on a large scale. | Read more|

SC grants 3-week protection to journalist Arnab Goswami

April 24, 2020
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The Supreme Court Friday granted protection against any coercive steps for three weeks to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in connection with some FIRs lodged against him in various states for alleged defamatory statements made during the news shows on recent Palghar mob-lynching of three persons including two | Read more|

Covid-19: Outcry after Trump suggests injecting disinfectant as treatment

April 24, 2020
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US President Donald Trump has been lambasted by the medical community after suggesting research into whether coronavirus might be treated by injecting disinfectant into the body. He also appeared to propose irradiating patients' bodies with UV light, an idea dismissed by a doctor at the briefing. | Read more|

Coronavirus drug remdesivir fails first trial

April 24, 2020
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As per news report of BBC, a potential antiviral drug for the coronavirus has reportedly failed in its first randomised clinical trial. There had been widespread hope that remdesivir could treat Covid-19. | Read more|

“Linear Increase In COVID-19 Cases ", Says Government

April 23, 2020
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As per news report of NDTV, the increase in the number of fresh COVID-19 cases in the country is "more or less linear, not exponential", the government said this evening, adding to data released this morning that showed 1,409 new cases and 41 deaths had been reported over the past 24 hours. | Read more|

Journalist who 'disappeared' after Wuhan chase reappears

April 23, 2020
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A Chinese journalist who was chased and then detained in Wuhan - the centre of the country's virus outbreak - has reappeared after almost two months. Li Zehua broadcast the chase and his detention by police on 26 February, and had not been seen publicly since. | Read more|

Coronavirus Spreads to 430 Districts of India

April 23, 2020
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Coronavirus cases have been reported from 430 districts till Wednesday, up from 211 on April 2, government data has shown. There are six major cities which have registered over 500 cases till now, accounting for about 45 per cent of the total cases across the country. | Read more|

India growth slipping to 0.8% in FY21 sees Fitch Ratings

April 23, 2020
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Fitch Ratings on Thursday slashed India's economic growth projections to 0.8 per cent in the current 2020-21 fiscal saying an unparalleled global recession was underway due to disruptions caused by the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdowns. | Read more|

Refineries scale back output as virus chokes demand

April 23, 2020
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India’s crude processing in March fell 5.7% from a year earlier, its biggest drop since September, as the coronavirus crisis and travel restrictions to curb its spread dented fuel demand and forced refineries to cut output. | Read more|

Facebook's $5.7bn bet on Reliance Jio

April 22, 2020
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Facebook has said it is investing $5.7bn (£4.6bn) in cut-price Indian mobile internet company Reliance Jio, which is owned by the country's richest person Mukesh Ambani. The deal makes the social network the largest minority shareholder in the telecoms unit of Reliance Industries, with a 9.99% stake. | Read more|