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India cases inch closer to 3M, spread in south

NEW DELHI:- India has recorded another 24-hour jump in coronavirus infections as the disease spreads across the country’s southern states after plateauing in the capital and the financial center of Mumbai. India’s Health Ministry reported 69,878 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to..

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China Alone Friday, August 21st, 2020

NEW DELHI:-  In his most recent New Year’s speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that 2020 would be “a milestone.” Xi was right, but not in the way he expected. Far from having “friends in every corner of the world,” as he boasted in his speech, China has severely damaged its..

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India’s COVID-19 tally climbs to 27,67,273 Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- With 64,531 people testing positive in a day, India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 27,67,273 on Wednesday, while the recoveries crossed the 20-lakh mark pushing the recovery rate to 73.64 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll climbed to 52,889 with..

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India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 27-lakh mark Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- A spike of 55,079 cases took India's COVID-19 tally past 27 lakh on Tuesday just a day after it crossed the 26-lakh mark, while 19.77 lakh people have so far recuperated from the disease pushing the recovery rate to 73.18 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry..

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Lockdown deaths in India ignite debate on police brutality Sunday, August 16th, 2020

By SHEIKH SAALIQ, NEW DELHI (AP):-  For two and a half minutes the popular Indian radio DJ described in graphic detail what she said was the torture and killing of a father and son in police custody. The father was arrested for flouting coronavirus lockdown rules by keeping his mobile phone shop..

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PM Modi hoists national flag on 74th Independence Day Saturday, August 15th, 2020

NEW DELHI:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hoisted the national flag and is set to deliver the customary address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 74th Independence Day. On his arrival at 7:18 am in front of the Lahore Gate of Red Fort, Prime Minister Modi was..

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Delhi reports 1,192 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths Friday, August 14th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (ANI):- Delhi on Friday reported 1,192 new COVID-19 cases taking the total number of cases in the national capital to 1,50,652. According to the bulletin of the Delhi government's health department, a total of 11 deaths were reported today, taking the death toll to 4,178 deaths. There..

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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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