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    Germany quarantines 1,000 as COVID 19 cases spike to 50

    Berlin: Around 1,000 people were quarantined in Germany's most populous state Friday, as the number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Europe's biggest economy rose above 50. The district of Heinsberg in North Rhine-Westphalia said it had to take the step of keeping around 1,000 home as an infected couple had participated in carnival celebrations in mid-February. Schools and...

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    Nirbhaya convict Pawan Gupta files curative plea

    One of the four death row convicts, Pawan Kumar Gupta, in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case moved a curative plea in the Supreme Court on Friday seeking commutation of his death penalty to life imprisonment. He has also sought a stay on the execution of the black warrant issued by the trial court for the hanging. Gupta, against whom the death warrant has been issued for execution along...

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    BJP, Congress trade barbs over Rajdharma

    New Delhi: The BJP on Friday hit back at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for reminding the Centre of its 'rajdharma', as it alleged that the communal violence in northeast Delhi was an outcome of 'instigation' by opposition leaders. The BJP's remarks came a day after the Congress leaders, led by Sonia Gandhi, met President Ram Nath Kovind and submitted a memorandum demanding resignation of Union Home...

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    Sensex crashes over 1,100 points, Rs 5 lakh crore investor wealth wiped off

    Market benchmark Sensex plummeted over 1,100 points, wiping off over Rs 5 lakh crore investor wealth, in opening session on Friday amid a massive selloff in global equities as rising coronavirus cases outside China stoked fears of a pandemic that could dent world growth. The 30-share index sank 1,100.27 points, or 2.77 per cent, to 38,645.39, while the NSE Nifty cracked...

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    'SMZS' has put an Indian film on same-sex relationships on world stage: Ayushmann

    New Delhi: Actor Ayushmann Khurrana who is basking in the glory of 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' believes that the success of his movie lies in bringing an Indian movie addressing the issue of same-sex marriage on the global forum. This film, which is creating ripples in the box office and beyond, can be considered the most important project of Ayushmann's career...

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    Covid-19: No visa on arrival for Japanese, South Koreans in India

    India has temporarily suspended visa on arrival services for nationals of Japan and South Korea in view of the surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the two countries, the Indian embassy here said on Friday. The development comes a day after India evacuated 119 Indians and 5 foreigners who were on board the coronavirus-hit cruise ship, Diamond Princess, moored off the...

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    COVID 19 cases top 2,000 in South Korea, China reports 44 new deaths

    South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking its total -- the highest in the world outside China -- to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. More than 90 percent of the new cases were in Daegu -- the city at the epicentre of the outbreak in South Korea -- and the neighbouring North Gyeongsang province, it added, with no further...

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    Dow suffers biggest one-day drop since 2011

    New York: U.S. stock markets suffered their worst one-day drop since 2011 over growing anxieties that the coronavirus will wreak havoc on the global economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled nearly 1,200 points. The The S&P 500 fell 137.63 points, or 4.4%, to 2,978.76. The Dow fell 1,190.95 points, or 4.4%, to 25,766.64. The Nasdaq dropped 414.29 points, or 4.6%, to 8,566.48. S&P 500...

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    COVID 19 reaches Sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria reports first case

    Lagos: Nigeria on Friday announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. 'The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of February 2020,' Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said in a statement on Twitter. 'The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being...

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    Pregnant woman survives brutal mob attack in Delhi, delivers miracle baby

    For 30-year-old Shabana Parveen, it was nothing sort of a miracle — giving birth to a healthy baby boy after surviving a brutal attack by a mob who kicked and assaulted her and her husband in northeast Delhi's Karawal Nagar. Their home set afire by the mob, Ms Parveen's family is now pinning their hopes on the newborn who they called a "miracle baby". Ms...

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