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Reliance to sell $750 million stake in unit to Silver Lake

May 4, 2020
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Reliance Industries Ltd said on Monday private equity firm Silver Lake will invest nearly $750 million in its digital arm, days after securing a $5.7 billion investment from Facebook Inc, boosting its efforts to cut debt. The deal adds to a flurry of fund-raising activity announced by the oil-to-telecoms conglomerate i | Read more|

Queue for liquor as Delhi eases some coronavirus curbs

May 4, 2020
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In New Delhi hundreds of people queued outside liquor stores on Monday as the Indian capital began easing some curbs after a 40-day lockdown against the coronavirus, while some offices resumed work with fewer staff and traffic trickled into the streets. | Read more|

COVID-19 : Tanzanian president promises to import herbal tonic

May 4, 2020
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The president of Tanzania, John Magufuli, is sending a plane to Madagascar to fetch a herbal tonic touted as a cure for Covid-19 even as the World Health Organization (WHO) warned there was no proof of any cure. Congo-Brazzaville's president has also promised to import the drink. It is produced from the artemisia plant | Read more|

COVID-19: CIA & MI6 put together 'scientific' dossier

May 4, 2020
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As per news report of RT.COM, The West’s wish to pin the blame on China for the Covid-19 pandemic has been reportedly incarnated in a 15-page dossier compiled by intelligence agencies, which has now leaked, according to reports. | Read more|

COVID-19: Biggest 24-Hour Spike In Coronavirus Deaths

May 3, 2020
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India reported the biggest single-day jump in the number of coronavirus patients with 2,644 new cases in the last 24 hours, including 83 deaths - also the highest - taking the total to 39,980 cases and 1,301 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said today. | Read more|

J&K : Colonel, Major among 5 personnel martyred in encounter

May 3, 2020
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An Army Colonel and a Major were among five security personnel martyred in an encounter at a village in Handwara in north Kashmir that also saw the elimination of two terrorists, officials said on Sunday. Army officers Col Ashutosh Sharma and Major Anuj, and Jammu and Kashmir Police Sub-Inspector Shakeel Qazi were amon | Read more|

Tablighi Jamaat role was most condemnable: Yogi

May 3, 2020
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Holding the Tablighi Jamaat responsible for the spread of COVID-19, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that being infected with a virus is not a crime but to hide it is definitely a crime. The chief minister said action would be taken against them for the "crime that they have committed". | Read more|

Aarogya Setu App Must For All Employees

May 2, 2020
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The Home Ministry has clarified on making the coronavirus tracker app Aarogya Setu mandatory for all private and government employees across the country. Anyone attending office anywhere should have the app on their mobile from May 4, the day the two-week extended lockdown kicks in, the government has said. | Read more|

UAE sends medical aid to India

May 2, 2020
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The UAE has sent an aid plane containing seven metric tons of medical supplies to India to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, Emirates News Agency reported on Saturday. The aid will assist approximately 7,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus. | Read more|

Julian Assange's partner says his life is in danger

May 2, 2020
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The partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday his life is in danger while he is held in a London prison during the coronavirus lockdown. As per news report of Reuters, Assange is fighting a request by the United States to extradite him to stand trial for conspiring to hack government computers and espi | Read more|

Goa : Liquor traders fear shortage of stocks

May 2, 2020
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Even as the Centre's amended guidelines for the COVID-19 lockdown will open up liquor stores in Goa, traders are concerned that they might run out of stocks, as the ban on foreign imports remains in place. | Read more|

COVID-19: Number of cases climb to 37,336

May 2, 2020
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In India the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,218 and the number of cases climbed to 37,336 on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 26,167, while 9,950 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said. | Read more|

North Korea’s Kim makes public appearance

May 2, 2020
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made his first public appearance in weeks, at a fertilizer factory north of Pyongyang. The state media reports and photos, however, have not entirely dispelled speculations about his health. | Read more|

India extends lockdown for another two weeks

May 1, 2020
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The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs issued on order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, to further extend the Lockdown in the country for another two weeks. The lockdown in India was supposed to end on May 4. | Read more|

Ensure UP borders are sealed: Adityanath

May 1, 2020
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday asked officials to ensure that Uttar Pradesh's borders remain sealed so that people who maybe "coronavirus carriers" cannot enter the state. He gave the directions at a review meeting. | Read more|

Trump seems to undercut US spies

May 1, 2020
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US President Donald Trump has appeared to undercut his own intelligence agencies by suggesting he has seen evidence coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory. | Read more|

810 tonnes of fruits stolen in Dubai

May 1, 2020
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More than Dh4 million worth of bananas, tomatoes, grapes, pomegranates, coconuts and chillies have been stolen in an audacious scam in Dubai, with scores of Indian exporters being caught in the cross hairs of the brazen theft. | Read more|

COVID-19 cases rises to 35,043 in India

May 1, 2020
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In India the death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 1,147 with 72 more fatalities and the number of cases climbed to 35,043 on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

Russia's coronavirus cases surpass 100,000

April 30, 2020
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Russia has recorded its highest daily increase in Covid-19 infections, with more than 7,000 new cases emerging on Thursday. The nationwide tally of coronavirus patients now stands at over 106,000. | Read more|

Germany bans Hezbollah

April 30, 2020
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Berlin has banned the Lebanese militant organization and political party, Hezbollah, labeling the group a terrorist outfit as German police carry out raids on those suspected of being members. | Read more|

Remdesivir has 'clear cut' power to fight coronavirus

April 30, 2020
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US officials says there is "clear-cut" evidence that a drug can help people recover from the coronavirus. Remdesivir cut the duration of symptoms from 15 days down to 11 in clinical trial at hospitals around the world. | Read more|

COVID-19: In India cases rises to 33,050

April 30, 2020
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In India the number of cases climbed to 33,050 and the death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 1,074 after 66 more fatalities on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

Actor Rishi Kapoor passed away

April 30, 2020
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Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor died in a Mumbai hospital on Thursday, his brother Randhir Kapoor said. He was 67. "He is no more. He has passed away," Randhir told PTI. | Read more|

Actor Irrfan Khan dies at 53

April 29, 2020
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National Award winning actor and cancer warrior Irrfan Khan, whose films are a masterclass in seamless acting, died in Mumbai on Wednesday morning after battling a medical complication arising from colon infection. | Read more|

Coronavirus deaths in US surpass Vietnam War toll

April 29, 2020
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Coronavirus death toll climbed above 58,000 in US on Tuesday, surpassing the loss of American life from the Vietnam War, as Florida’s governor met with President Donald Trump to discuss an easing of economic restraints. | Read more|

Spanish beach sprayed with bleach

April 29, 2020
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In Spain authorities in a Spanish coastal resort have apologised after spraying a beach with bleach in an attempt to protect children from coronavirus. Zahara de los Atunes, near Cadiz, used tractors to spray more than 2km of beach with a bleach solution a day before Spain allowed children out of lockdown for the first | Read more|