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India to ban imports of 101 items of military equipment Sunday, August 9th, 2020

NEW DELHI:  India said Sunday that it will ban the imports of 101 items of military equipment in an effort to boost local production and improve self-reliance in weapons manufacturing. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said the government is planning to progressively implement the embargo on select..

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Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurt Friday, August 7th, 2020

ASHOK SHARMA and EMILY SCHMALL, NEW DELHI (AP):- At least 16 people were killed and 123 injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala,..

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Virus lockdown shuts Kashmir year after India lifts autonomy Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

SRINAGAR, INDIA:  Authorities enforced security restrictions in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a decision that set off anger and economic ruin amid a harsh security clampdown. Officials lifted a curfew..

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India’s COVID-19 cases surpasses 1.9 million mark

NEW DELHI: India's health ministry on Wednesday announced that the country has surpassed 1.9 million COVID-19 cases, reaching 1,908,254. According to the ministry's data, as many as 52,509 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Besides, 857 deaths took place since Tuesday, taking..

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Indian PM to lay foundation of temple at razed mosque site Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

AYODHYA, INDIA: The coronavirus is restricting a large crowd, but Hindus were joyful before Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks ground Wednesday on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god Ram at the site of a demolished 16th-century mosque in northern India. “It’s an emotional and..

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India’s COVID-19 tally climbs to 13,85,522 Saturday, July 25th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- With 48,661 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's COVID-19 tally climbed to?13,85,522?on Sunday,while the recoveries mounted to 8,85,576, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The COVID-19 death toll in the country rose to 32,063 with 705..

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COVID-19 tally in India climbs to 12,87,945 Friday, July 24th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- India saw a record single-day spike of 49,310 COVID-19 cases taking the country's virus tally to 12,87,945 on Friday, while the recoveries surged to 8,17,208, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll mounted to 30,601 with 740 new fatalities reported in a span..

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India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 12-lakh mark Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- With the highest-ever single-day spike of?45,720 cases, India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 12-lakh?mark on Thursday, while the death-toll mounted to?29,861 with a record 1,129 fatalities in a day, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country crossed the 12-lakh mark..

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Six-day lockdown in Kashmir Valley to stem COVID-19 spread Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

SRINAGAR, (PTI):- The Jammu and Kashmir administration has imposed a six-day complete lockdown across Kashmir Valley, except for Bandipora district, following a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the last three weeks, officials said on Wednesday. The decision comes into effect on Wednesday..

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