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3 Naxals killed in Jharkhand encounter

May 28, 2020
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Three Naxals were killed and two apprehended after a gunbattle with security forces in Jharkhand on Thursday, officials said. They said the encounter, followed by an ambush on a reinforcement party of the Central Reserve Police Force, took place in the Manmaru-Tebo area of West Singhbhum district. | Read more|

Arab Coalition forces intercept Houthi drones targeting Saudi Arabia

May 28, 2020
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An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, UAV, launched by the terrorist Houthi militia against civilian targets in the Saudi city of Najran was successfully intercepted, Col Turki Al Maliki, the official spokesman of the Arab coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government, said in statement carried today by Saudi Press Agency, | Read more|

US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule

May 28, 2020
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The US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is considerably ahead of schedule, an official told AFP on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump reiterated calls for the Pentagon to bring troops home. The developments came as questions loomed over the next phase of Afghanistan's long war following a historic, three-day ceas | Read more|

Heatwave hits India amid locust

May 27, 2020
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NewDelhi, saw temperatures rise to 47.6C on Tuesday, as most of north India faced severe heatwave conditions. The heatwave, which officials say is likely to last until the weekend, comes even as the region struggles with rising Covid-19 infections and swarms of locusts that are ravaging crops. | Read more|

India extends OCI re-issue deadline to December 31

May 27, 2020
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The Embassy of India Abu Dhabi announced, in the wake of the travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, that Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders will be granted extension time until December 31, 2020, to register for re-issuance of the privilege card. With the OCI card, people of Indian origin can travel | Read more|

With fact-checking warning Twitter tags Trump’s tweet

May 27, 2020
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A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time. President Trump tweeted, without providing evidence: "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent." | Read more|

Google to reopen offices from July 6

May 27, 2020
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Google has set July 6 the date for its employees to return to office in a gradual, phased manner and has announced to give $1,000 to each of its workers globally for expenses on necessary equipment and office furniture as they work from home. | Read more|

Over 6,500 new coronavirus cases in India

May 26, 2020
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In India the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,167, while the number of cases climbed to 1,45,380, registering an increase of 146 deaths and 6,535 cases since Monday 8 am,?the Union Health Ministry said. The number of active COVID-19 cases climbed to 80,722. As many as 60,490 people have recovered and one patient ha | Read more|

Uber cuts 600 jobs in India

May 26, 2020
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Uber Technologies Inc will cut around 600 jobs in India as part of its plans to cut 23% of its global workforce, as the company navigates a lockdown that has brought businesses in the country to a grinding halt. | Read more|

20 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in CISF

May 26, 2020
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The Central Industrial Security Force on Tuesday reported 20 fresh coronavirus cases, with 18 from its unit that guards the Delhi airport, officials said. As per news report of PTI, the force has a total of 78 active COVID-19 cases, while 132 personnel have recovered from the disease till now. | Read more|

Russia reports nearly 9,000 new Covid-19 infections

May 25, 2020
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Russia's coronavirus caseload exceeded 350,000 on Monday, with health officials reporting almost 9,000 new infections over the past 24 hours and 92 deaths, which brought the overall death toll to 3,633. The country's comparatively low mortality rate raises questions among experts both in Russia and in the West, with so | Read more|

Domestic flights resume after two months

May 25, 2020
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Indian skies will open up for domestic passenger services from Monday after a gap of two months, with Delhi-Pune and Mumbai-Patna flights being among the first to take off, aviation industry sources said. All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationw | Read more|

In last 24 hours Record 6,977 new COVID-19 cases in India

May 25, 2020
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India registered biggest single day spike of COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day on Monday with 6,977 new infections, reported in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 1,38,845, while the death toll rose to 4,021, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

COVID-19 patients not infectious after 11 days shows Singapore study

May 25, 2020
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COVID-19 patients are no longer infectious after 11 days of getting sick even though some may still test positive, according to a new study by infectious disease experts in Singapore. A positive test "does not equate to infectiousness or viable virus," a joint research paper by Singapore's National Centre for Infectiou | Read more|

COVID-19: Eleven new cases in Goa

May 24, 2020
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Eleven people who travelled to Goa in the Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express train on Saturday, have tested positive forcoronavirus, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 66, officials said on Sunday. With this, the number of active cases in the coastal state has gone up to 50, they said, adding | Read more|

COVID-19: RML hospital dean tests positive

May 24, 2020
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The Dean of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here has tested positive for coronavirus infection. Dr Rajeev Sood, who is looking after the management of COVID-19 manpower at the hospital, tested positive for the infection on Saturday. | Read more|

Record 6,767 new COVID-19 cases in India

May 24, 2020
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In India COVID-19 cases saw the biggest spike for the third consecutive day on Sunday with 6,767 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 1,31,868, while the death toll due to the disease rose to 3,867 after 147 more fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption

May 24, 2020
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The corruption trial of Benjamin Netanyahu opens on Sunday in a Jerusalem court, where he will become the first serving Israeli prime minister to face criminal prosecution, in a case he calls a political witch-hunt. Netanyahu is required to appear for the session in Jerusalem District Court, a week after he was sworn i | Read more|

In West Bengal Amphan toll rises to 85

May 23, 2020
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The death toll due to Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal has risen to 85, as angry Kolkatans resorted to protest and road blockades in various parts of the city over the administration's failure to restore normalcy even after three days. | Read more|

In India record jump in COVID-19 cases

May 23, 2020
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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 | Read more|

U.S. accuses China of blocking U.S. flights

May 23, 2020
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The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government. | Read more|

COVID-19: Maharashtra fixes price cap on Private Hospitals

May 22, 2020
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The Maharashtra government has come out with three slabs on per day charges on treatment of COVID-19 patients in private and charitable hospitals and also decided to regulate rates for 80 per cent of the operational bed capacity in these medical facilities. | Read more|

US accuses China of ‘aggression’ at India border

May 22, 2020
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The United States accused China of employing border clashes with India to try to shift the status quo, and encouraged New Delhi to resist. As per news report of Gulf News, Alice Wells, the top US diplomat for South Asia, drew parallels between the growing skirmishes in the Himalayas and Beijing’s years of increasing | Read more|

In India Covid-19 death toll climbs to 3,583

May 22, 2020
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In India the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,583, while the number of cases climbed to 1,18,447, registering an increase of 148 deaths and 6,088 cases since Thursday 8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

PIA Airbus flying Lahore-Karachi crashes

May 22, 2020
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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft has crashed in a residential area near Karachi airport. PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar confirmed the crash and added that the flight, A-320, was carrying 99 people on board, including cabin crew, and was flying from Lahore to Karachi. | Read more|

Iran applauds weapons supply to Palestinians

May 22, 2020
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Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a “tumor” to be eliminated and hailed Tehran’s supply of arms to Palestinians, drawing swift condemnation from the United States and the European Union. | Read more|

Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki emerges as COVID-19 hotspot

May 21, 2020
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Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district has emerged as the new COVID-19 hotspot as 95 new cases of the virus were reported in a single day, half of them migrant workers returning from other states. District Magistrate, Barabanki, Aadarsh Kumar, said on Wednesday that of the 245 samples sent for testing on May 15-16, 95 have | Read more|

Apple & Google offer software for pandemic apps

May 21, 2020
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Apple and Google released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several US states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to det | Read more|

Govt issues guidelines for domestic flight

May 21, 2020
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The Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday issued detailed guidelines for airlines, airports, passengers and other stakeholders. The ministry said it will prescribe lower and upper limit on air fares and airlines will have to adhere to it "during the period of COVID-19 pandemic". | Read more|

Record highest ever daily increase in global Covid-19 cases

May 21, 2020
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded more than 100,000 new coronavirus infections in the space of 24 hours - a new global high. The spread of the infection has continued to grow at a global level - with two thirds of new cases being recorded in four countries - according to the WHO. | Read more|

Wuhan imposes BAN on wildlife trade

May 21, 2020
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The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the deadly coronavirus was first detected, has imposed a strict ban on wildlife trade. Despite the lack of proof, a local animal market has been widely regarded as the source of the outbreak. The wildlife trade ban will be in place for five years, according to a document published by Wu | Read more|