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    Coronavirus cases cross 7,50,000 in worst-hit Europe

    This accounts for more than half of the cases identified worldwide so far. PARIS: More than 750,000 coronavirus cases have been recorded across Europe, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources at 1100 GMT. That accounts for more than half of the cases identified worldwide so far, although the official figures probably reflect a fraction of the actual number. With at least...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Iran seeks IMF nod for $5bn loan after toll nears 4000

    Iran is battling one of the deadliest coronavirus outbreaks which it says has killed close to 4,000 people and infected more than 64,500 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday to give the sanctions-hit country a $5 billion emergency loan to combat its novel coronavirus outbreak. The Islamic republic is battling one of the world's deadliest...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Lockdown may be lifted in coronavirus free districts of Karnataka

    According to officials, there were no COVID-19 cases in 12 districts of the total 30 districts in the Karnataka Bengaluru: The Karnataka government is in favour of lifting the coronavirus lockdown in districts which remained free of the virus infection, subject to approval from the Centre, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said on Wednesday. In an interview to, he also said the...

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    Centre releases Rs 14,103 cr GST compensation cess to states

    Centre has paid a total of Rs 34,053 crore pending GST compensation cess for October and November New Delhi: In a bid to provide further relief to states amid the coronavirus outbreak, the finance ministry has released about Rs 34,000 crore in two phases to states as compensation for their revenue loss in the goods and services tax (GST) regime. With the release of Rs 14,103 crore to...

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    Pune deaths climb to 14 as six more die

    Till Tuesday, eight deaths were reported from Pune Pune: Six coronavirus patients died in Pune since Tuesday night, taking the COVID-19 death toll in the district to 14, a senior official said here on Wednesday. Four patients died at the Sassoon GeneralHospital, and one each at Naidu Hospital and Nobel Hospital, said Pune Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad. All six had some or other co-morbidity...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Govt may extend lockdown: Azad after all-party meet with PM Modi

    Ghulam Nabi Azad said the PM told the meeting that he has received several requests for extension of the lockdown to contain covid19 New Delhi: The government is likely to extend the ongoing countrywide lockdown beyond April 14 to combat the coronavirus, the Congress indicated on Wednesday after an all-party meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Leader of Opposition in the...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Corona cases in Rajasthan rise to 363

    The virus has so far claimed six lives in the state. However, officials maintain that deaths occurred due to co-morbidity Jaipur: Twenty people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Rajasthan on Wednesday, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 363, an official said. The disease has claimed six lives in the state till now, but officials maintain that the deaths occurred due to...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Sensex ends 173 pts lower, Nifty below 8,800; IT, bank stocks slip

    TCS was the top loser in the Sensex pack, falling over 3 per cent Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex ended over 173 points lower on Wednesday after a highly volatile session as investors remained jittery on concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic. Plunging over 1,300 points from the day's high, the 30-share BSE barometer ended 173.25 points or 0.58 per cent lower at 29,893.96. It...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Supreme Court asks Centre to check on private labs charging high fee for coronavirus testing

    The plea also said that authorities must ensure adequate numbers of testing kits and centers for COVID-19 across the country New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested that the Centre should create a mechanism wherein private laboratories conducting COVID-19 tests do not charge exorbitant fees from public and government should reimburse the...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Trump praises India for lifting ban on sale of Hydroxycloroquine

    Statement comes a day after he threatened to retaliate against India for banning its export. Washington: In what seems to be a major U-turn, US president Donald Trump on Tuesday praised New Delhi for allowing the sale of Hydroxycloroquine, a key anti-malaria drug that is being used to Covid-19, The Economic Times reported. Trump's statement comes just a day after he...

    • 15 hrs ago

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