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Virus, what virus? India gets back to work Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

SINNAR, India, (AFP):- India is on course to top the world in coronavirus cases, but from Maharashtra's whirring factories to Kolkata's thronging markets, people are back at work -- and eager to forget the pandemic for festival season. After a strict lockdown in March that left millions on the..

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India army apprehends Chinese soldier amid military standoff Monday, October 19th, 2020

By AIJAZ HUSSAIN, SRINAGAR, India (AP):- The Indian army said it apprehended a Chinese soldier Monday in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed mountain border. The soldier, Cpl. Wang Ya Long from China’s People’s..

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COVID-19 caseload in India crosses 75-lakh mark

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- The number of new coronavirus infections reported daily in India dropped below 60,000 for the second time this month, while the number of new fatalities registered across the country dipped below 600 almost after three months, the Union Health Ministry data stated on Monday. The..

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India’s confirmed coronavirus cases cross 7 million Saturday, October 10th, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP):- India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks. The Health Ministry reported another 74,383 infections in the past 24 hours. India is expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country in coming weeks,..

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India edges closer to 7 million virus cases Thursday, October 8th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (AP):- India has reported another 70,496 new infections in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total since the pandemic began to more than 6.9 million. The Health Ministry on Friday also reported 964 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 106,490. India is seeing..

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COVID-19 cases in India cross 68-lakh mark

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- India saw a single-day rise of 78,524 COVID-19 cases taking the virus caseload to over 68 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated surged to 58,27,704, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The national recovery stands at 85.25 per..

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COVID-19 cases in India breach 66-lakh mark Sunday, October 4th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- India's COVID-19 caseload went past 66 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 55,86,703, pushing the recovery rate to 84.34 per cent, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The total coronavirus cases mounted to..

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India virus deaths pass 100,000 Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

NEW DELHI, (AFP):- Deaths from the novel coronavirus in India passed 100,000 on Saturday, official data showed as the pandemic continued to rage across the world's second most populous country. A total of 100,842 people have now died, health ministry figures showed, giving India the third-highest..

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India’s COVID-19 fatalities top 100,000, behind US, Brazil Friday, October 2nd, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP):- India crossed 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, putting the country’s toll at nearly 10% of the global fatalities and behind only the United States and Brazil. The Health Ministry reported another 1,069 fatalities in the past 24 hours, driving the death toll to..

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India’s contracting economy rebooting from coronavirus blow Thursday, October 1st, 2020

By ASHOK SHARMA and RISHABH R. JAIN, NEW DELHI (AP):- Millions of distressed Indian manufacturers and traders are counting on the eagerly-awaited October-December festive season to rescue them from their coronavirus catastrophe. But spending may be the last thing on the minds of many Indians who..

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More than 60 million Indians may have caught coronavirus: study Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (AFP):- More than 60 million people in India -- 10 times the official figure -- could have contracted the novel coronavirus, the country's lead pandemic agency said Tuesday, citing a nationwide study measuring antibodies. According to official data India, home to 1.3 billion people, is..

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India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases Monday, September 28th, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP):- India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reached 6 million cases on Monday, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases since the pandemic began. The Health Ministry reported 82,170 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, driving the overall tally..

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