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India expels Pakistan embassy officials for alleged spying Sunday, May 31st, 2020

NEW DELHI, (AFP):- Two officials at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were being expelled for "indulging in espionage activities", India's foreign ministry said late Sunday, allegations that its nuclear-armed rival called "baseless". Tensions are already heightened between the neighbouring..

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Delhi’s COVID death toll jumps to 82 in last 24 hours Friday, May 29th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- Delhi's COVID-19 death tally has jumped by 82 in the last 24 hours, due to inclusion of 69 deaths that were reported late, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday. He said 13 deaths occurred on Friday while the remaining 69 took place in the last 34 days and were..

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J-K: 10 bovine smugglers arrested, 123 animals rescued Thursday, May 28th, 2020

JAMMU, (PTI):- Police foiled cattle smuggling bids by arresting 10 persons and rescuing over 120 animals at different places in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, a senior police officer said. A truck was intercepted by a police team in the Jakahani area and during its checking it..

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Record jump in COVID-19 cases, 137 more deaths Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- The COVID-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the second consecutive day on Saturday with 6,654 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to over 1.25 lakh, while the toll rose to 3,720 after 137 more deaths, the Union Health Ministry said. The active cases..

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Death and destruction after cyclone hits India, Bangladesh Thursday, May 21st, 2020

By SHEIKH SAALIQ and JULHAS ALAM, NEW DELHI (AP):- Wide swathes of the coasts of India and Bangladesh were flooded and millions of people remained without power Thursday, after the most powerful cyclone to hit the region in more than decade left dozens dead and a trail of destruction. In the..

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Floods, rain hit India, Bangladesh in wake of storm; 22 dead Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and JULHAS ALAM, NEW DELHI (AP):- A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and..

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‘Super cyclone’ Amphan batters Bangladesh, India

NEW DELHI, (AFP):- The strongest cyclone in decades slammed into Bangladesh and eastern India on Wednesday, sending water surging inland and leaving a trail of destruction as the death toll rose to at least nine. High winds and torrid rains pounded coastal villages and cities, bringing down power..

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Cyclone batters coast of India, Bangladesh, millions flee

By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and JULHAS ALAM, NEW DELHI (AP):- A powerful cyclone slammed ashore Wednesday along the coastline of India and Bangladesh, where more than 2.6 million people fled to shelters in a frantic evacuation made all the more challenging by the coronavirus pandemic. Cyclone Amphan, the..

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COVID-19 cases reach 1,01,139; death toll touches 3,163 Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- The number of coronavirus cases crossed the one lakh mark in the country on Tuesday, while the death toll due to the infection touched 3,163, according to the Union Health Ministry. A total of 134 deaths and 4,970 COVID-19 cases were reported in the country in the past 24 hours..

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No beds, packed morgues: Mumbai hospitals near collapse Saturday, May 16th, 2020

MUMBAI, (AFP):- Packed morgues, bodies in wards, patients forced to share beds and medical workers run ragged: Mumbai's war against coronavirus has pushed the Indian city's hospitals to breaking point. Ravi, 26, had to change his mother's diapers himself as she lay dying from the disease in the..

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30 migrant workers killed in India lockdown crashes

NEW DELHI, (AFP):- At least 30 Indian migrant workers were killed Saturday in road accidents as they tried to return to their home villages during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, officials said. The accidents, in central and northern India, were the latest involving some of the millions of..

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