India


62,064 new COVID cases; 1,007 deaths Monday, August 10th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- India's novel coronavirus tally crossed the 22-lakh mark on Monday with 62,064 new cases, while the death toll climbed to 44,386 with 1,007 more fatalities, the Health Ministry said. The recoveries surged to 15,35,743 with a record 54,859 more people recuperating in the past 24..

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Record 64,399 new COVID cases; 861 deaths Sunday, August 9th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- With a highest single-day spike of 64,399 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past 21 lakh on Sunday, while the death toll climbed to 43,379 with 861 more fatalities, the Health Ministry said. The number of recoveries surged to 14,80,884 with record 53,879 more people..

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India to ban imports of 101 items of military equipment

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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