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Coronavirus cases rise to 258 in India: Health Ministry Saturday, March 21st, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI): Novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 258 on Saturday after 35 fresh cases were reported in various parts of the country, according to the Health Ministry. Among the 258 are 39 foreign nationals, including 17 from Italy, three from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each..

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Novel coronavirus cases climb to 223 in India Friday, March 20th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI): Novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 223 on Friday after 50 more people were infected with the fast-spreading virus in various parts of the country, according to Health Ministry data. Among those found positive for coronavirus are 32 foreign nationals, including 17 from..

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India hangs four men over 2012 Delhi bus gang-rape Thursday, March 19th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (AFP): India executed four men on Friday for the gang-rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion. The four were hanged before dawn at Tihar Jail in the Indian capital, the head of the prison, Sandeep Goel, told..

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PM calls for Janta Curfew, urges people to stay indoors

NEW DELHI, (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a fervent appeal to all Indians to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid getting infected by coronavirus, saying the world has never seen a danger as grave as this. He called for 'Janta curfew' on March 22 from 7 am-9 pm, saying..

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Lack of clean water for India’s poor spawns virus concerns Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

By SHEIKH SAALIQ, NEW DELHI (AP): Dharam Singh Rajput can’t afford to buy hand sanitizer, which could help ward off transmission of the coronavirus in his community. The Rajput family could opt for something more basic — soap and water — to achieve hand hygiene. But sometimes there is no..

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Five more people from Kerala test positive for coronavirus Monday, March 9th, 2020

Thiruvananthapuram, (PTI): Five more people from Kerala have tested positive for coronavirus, Health minister, K K Shailaja said on Sunday. All the five hail from Pathnamthitta district. While three of them had returned from Italy on February 29, two others were their relatives, the minister..

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Delhi violence: People picking up the pieces amid tight security Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI): A week after the communal violence in northeast Delhi, the residents are slowly picking up the pieces as the government's relief and rehabilitation measures have kicked in amid tight vigil by security forces. The police have been conducting flag marches and holding meetings with..

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Sporadic violence in Delhi as death toll hits 32 Thursday, February 27th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (AFP): Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of sectarian riots that have killed 32 people, police said Thursday. Thousands of riot police and paramilitaries patrolled the affected northeast fringes of the Indian capital..

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Trump defends Modi, refuses to weigh in on citizenship law Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, NEW DELHI (AP): Defending the host who has showered him with pageantry, President Donald Trump refused Tuesday to speak out publicly against an Indian citizenship law pushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that has sparked deadly protests over discrimination..

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Down to business for Trump in India Monday, February 24th, 2020

AHMEDABAD, (AFP): US President Donald Trump moves from sightseeing and speech-making to tough trade talks in India on Tuesday, as First Lady Melania visits a Delhi school to witness a "happiness class". Despite sharing strategic concerns over China that have led to deepening defence ties,..

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Praise, cheering crowds for Trump in India love fest

AHMEDABAD, (AFP): Emerging in a stadium to the appropriate strains of the Village People's "Macho Man" as 100,000 people cheered on, US President Donald Trump looked like he was at a campaign rally in America's Midwest. But the US leader was thousands of miles away, sweltering under India's..

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Prashant Kishor questions Nitish Kumar’s development in Bihar Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

PATNA, INDIA, (PTI): Election strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor on Tuesday questioned the Nitish Kumar government's development model, even as he sneered at the chief minister for making ideological compromises to stay in an alliance with the BJP. Kishor, who has been vocal about his..

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Massive fire in GST Bhavan; scores evacuated, no casualty Monday, February 17th, 2020

MUMBAI, (PTI): Scores of employees were evacuated from the GST Bhavan in south Mumbai after a massive fire broke out in the multi-storey building on Monday, but no casualty was reported, civic officials said. Nearly 3,500 staffers were working in the building in the Mazagon area when the fire..

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