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Maharashtra "In Beginning Of 2nd Covid Wave", "Limited Effort" Flagged

March 16, 2021
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Maharashtra is "in the beginning of a second wave of Covid", the centre has said in a letter to the Uddhav Thackeray-led government, urging the state to focus on containment strategies. The letter, based on the assessment of a central team, notes the lack of Covid-appropriate behavior and "tracking and testing of cases | Read more|

Chinese-Financed Factories Set On Fire, 39 Killed In Myanmar: Report

March 15, 2021
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Security forces killed at least 22 anti-coup protesters in the poor, industrial Hlaingthaya suburb of Myanmar's main city on Sunday after Chinese-financed factories were set ablaze there, an advocacy group said. A further 16 protesters were killed in other places, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAP | Read more|

India Adds 26,291 New Covid Cases, Highest 1-Day Rise In Almost 3 Months

March 15, 2021
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ndia recorded 26,291 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, its highest single-day spike in 85 days, taking the country's infection tally to 1,13,85,339, according to Union Health Ministry data. The number of dead due to the disease increased to 1,58,725 with 118 more fatalities being recorded in a day, the data updated at 8 am | Read more|

Mumbai Cop On "BJP Hit List": Sena On Ambani Security Scare Probe

March 15, 2021
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The Shiv Sena on Monday said the arrest of Mumbai police officer Sachin Vaze by the National Investigative Agency over the recovery of explosives from a car near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence was an "insult" of the Maharashtra Police, and alleged that it was being done deliberately. An editorial in the Sena m | Read more|

2-Day Nationwide Bank Strike From Today, Key Services Hit

March 15, 2021
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The United Forum of Bank Union (UFBU), an umbrella body of nine bank unions, has called for a two-day nationwide strike on March 15 and 16 against the privatisation of Public Sector Banks and retrograde banking reforms. Over 10 lakh bank employees and officers will participate in the strike. | Read more|

Mumbai Cop Arrested Over Alleged Role In Ambani Security Scare Case

March 14, 2021
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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Maharashtra Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze for his alleged role in placing an explosives-laden vehicle near the residence of Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani last month. He was taken into custody late last night at the end of around 12 hours of questio | Read more|

India Logs 25,320 Fresh Covid Cases In A Day, Highest In Nearly 3 Months

March 14, 2021
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India reported 25,320 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours - the highest daily rise in almost three months - taking the total tally to over 1.13 crore cases, the Health Ministry data this morning showed. The death count increased to 1,58,607 today with 161 new fatalities, the highest in 44 days, the data upd | Read more|