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China under Xi stepped up 'aggressive' foreign policy towards India

July 3, 2020
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China under President Xi Jinping has stepped up its "aggressive" foreign policy toward India and "resisted" efforts to clarify the Line of Actual Control that prevented a lasting peace from being realised, according to a report released by a US Congress appointed commission. The armies of India and China have been lock | Read more|

Rajasthan govt transfers over 100 IAS officers

July 3, 2020
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In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Rajasthan government has appointed Rajeeva Swarup as the new chief secretary replacing D B Gupta and transferred over 100 IAS officers. The government late on Thursday night released a list of 103 IAS officers, in which Health Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh was given the charge of ho | Read more|

8 UP police personnel killed in encounter with criminals

July 3, 2020
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At least eight Uttar Pradesh police personnel, including a deputy superintendent of police, were killed in an encounter with criminals in Kanpur, officials said on Friday. The encounter took place when the police team was approaching to arrest Vikas Dubey, a history sheeter facing 60 criminal cases, in Dikru village un | Read more|

PM reaches Ladakh on surprise visit

July 3, 2020
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Days after a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in East Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Leh where he interacted with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP. Modi, accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, reached Leh around 9.30 am, sources said. He is presently at | Read more|

Highway robber killed in encounter in Aligarh

July 3, 2020
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A criminal involved in a dozen highway robberies was killed near Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh in an encounter with the Special Task Force (STF) and the local police early on Friday, officials said. The incident took place around midnight when officials of the STF's Noida unit and Aligarh's Tappal police | Read more|

58 medical workers die fighting coronavirus in Pakistan

July 2, 2020
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Pakistan has lost 58 healthcare providers, including 42 doctors, to coronavirus while they were on a mission to save lives. Medical professionals who lost their battle with COVID-19 also include 13 paramedics and support staff, two nurses and one medical student. | Read more|

New Zealand's health minister resigns after virus blunders

July 2, 2020
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New Zealand's health minister resigned Thursday following a series of personal blunders during the coronavirus pandemic. David Clark had earlier described himself as an idiot for breaking the nation's lockdown measures and then last week appeared to blame a beloved health official for border lapses, generating an angry | Read more|

Assam lab isolates COVID-19 virus

July 2, 2020
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The Regional Medical Research Centre in Assam's Dibrugarh has become the fourth laboratory in the country to successfully isolate SARS-CoV-2 virus that can be used for the production of a vaccine against COVID-19, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday. Scientists at the RMRC have isolated the COVI | Read more|

MCOCA slapped on 10 accused in armed dacoity case

July 2, 2020
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The police have charged 10 accused in an armed dacoity case under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act in Palghar district, an official said on Thursday. The accused had allegedly broken into the office of a gold finance company at Nalla Sopara in September 2019 and decamped with valuables worth ove | Read more|

COVID-19 cases push India's tally above 6 lakh

July 2, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past six lakh cases on Thursday with a single-day increase of 19,148 cases, just five days after it crossed the five-lakh mark, while the death toll rose to 17,834, according to the Union health ministry data.The COVID-19 case load increased to 6,04,641 while 434 people have succumbed to | Read more|

DHL temporarily suspends Chinese import shipments to India

July 1, 2020
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German logistics company DHL said on Wednesday it has temporarily suspended picking up import shipments from China to India, after border tensions between the countries led to clearance delays. Another prominent freight transporter FedEx Corp (FDX.N) has also suspended shipments, according to a BloomberQuint report, ad | Read more|

Covid-19: Australia to lock down 300,000 in Melbourne suburbs

July 1, 2020
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Authorities will lock down more than 300,000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to contain the risk of infection after two weeks of double-digit rises in new coronavirus cases in Australia’s second most populous state. | Read more|

Coronavirus: 15 inmates of Bengal prison test positive

July 1, 2020
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Fifteen inmates of a prison in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Wednesday. The infected inmates of the Baruipur Central Correctional Home are asymptomatic and have been admitted to an isolation ward of the prison hospital, an official of the Correctional Serv | Read more|

Trump faces pressure over Russia bounties to kill US troops

July 1, 2020
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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday came under growing pressure to respond to allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan, with Democrats demanding answers and accusing Trump of bowing to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the risk of U.S. soldiers' lives. Frustrated House Demo | Read more|

Mla tests positive for coronavirus in Goa

July 1, 2020
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A BJP MLA from Goa has tested positive for coronavirus, a senior state health official said on Wednesday. The legislator was admitted to Margao-based ESI Hospital, a specially designated facility for COVID-19 patients, after his test came out positive on Tuesday, the official said."The MLA is asymptomatic. All those wh | Read more|

Covid-19: Human trial of India vaccine in July

June 30, 2020
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Volunteers in India will be immunised with a new locally made coronavirus vaccine in July. An unspecified number of people will have the vaccine, as part of a trial by Hyderabad-based firm Bharat Biotech. Tests in animals suggest the vaccine is safe and triggers an effective immune response. | Read more|

Security outside Taj hotel in Mumbai beefed up

June 30, 2020
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Police have beefed up security outside the Taj hotel in south Mumbai after the Karachi Stock Exchange terror attack, a senior official said on Tuesday. The iconic hotel in Colaba area was among the targets of Pakistani terrorists during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. The official told PTI that Mumbai police are on hig | Read more|

TikTok says in process of complying with government order

June 30, 2020
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TikTok on Tuesday said it is in the process of complying with the government's order on blocking of the app, and asserted that it has not shared information of Indian users with any foreign government, including that of China. The short video-sharing company said it has been invited to meet with concerned government st | Read more|

Gas leak at pharma plant in Vizag, two dead

June 30, 2020
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Two people were killed and four others were taken ill after benzene gas leaked at a pharmaceutical company at Parawada near here early on Tuesday morning, official sources said. The situation was now under control as the leak was restricted to one unit in the Sainor Life Sciences company, the sources said. The two kill | Read more|

3 militants killed in Anantnag encounter

June 29, 2020
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Three unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Khul Chohar in the south Kashmir district following information about the presence of militants in the area, a | Read more|

World hits coronavirus milestones amid fears worse to come

June 29, 2020
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The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday -- 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that worse news could be yet to come. COVID-19 has taken a very swift and ver | Read more|

Sugar export from Maharashtra hit due to lockdown

June 29, 2020
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Nearly 36 lakh tonne sugar has been exported from Maharashtra between January and June this year as against the target of 60 lakh tonne during the period, an official said on Monday. The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has slowed down the export process, Maharashtra State Cooperative Sugar Factories Feder | Read more|

Covid-19: Single-day spike of 19,459 cases

June 29, 2020
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A single-day spike of 19,459 COVID-19 cases took India's tally to 5,48,318 on Monday, while the death toll climbed to 16,475 with 380 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. This is the sixth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 15,000. The country has seen a surg | Read more|

Cobrapost Impact: CBI registers case against Dewan Housing

June 26, 2020
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According to a Press Release dated 25 June 2020, the Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a Charge sheet against M/s Dewan Housing Finance Ltd; ShriKapil Rajesh Wadhawan; ShriDheeraj Rajesh Wadhawan; M/s Belief Realtors Pvt. Ltd; M/s RKW Developers Pvt. Ltd; M/s DOIT Urban Ventures (India) Pvt. Ltd; Ms. RoshniKapo | Read more|

Pakistan condemns India's expulsion of Diplomats

June 26, 2020
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Pakistan has accused old rival India of trying to distract the attention of its people by expelling Pakistani diplomats after Indian forces got a “battering” at the hands of Chinese troops in a clash on their disputed Himalayan border. | Read more|

Images show new structures near site of border clash

June 25, 2020
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China appears to have added new structures near the site of a deadly border clash with India in the western Himalayas, fresh satellite pictures show, heightening concerns about further flare-ups between the nuclear-armed neighbours. | Read more|

Coming back and biting us': US sees virus resurgence

June 25, 2020
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Hospital administrators and health experts warned desperately Wednesday that parts of the U.S. are on the verge of becoming overwhelmed by a resurgence of the coronavirus, lamenting that politicians and a tired-of-being-cooped-up public are letting a disaster unfold. | Read more|