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    Priyanka told to vacate her Lutzens' Zone VIP bungalow

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday directed to vacate her 35 Lodhi Estate bungalow in the Lutyens' Zone within a month as the government had withdrawn her SPG cover. An order issued by the housing and urban affairs ministry asked Ms Vadra to vacate her bungalow on or before August 1, failing which 'it will attract damage charges/penal rent as per rules'. The SPG cover...

    • 13 min ago
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    In just five days, India's coronavirus tally jumps by a lakh to breach 6L mark

    New Delhi: 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 the disease in the last 24 hours, the...

    • 44 min ago
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    Midweek dip in new cases gives hope to Andhra Pradesh

    Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh recorded 611 new cases of COVID-19 and six more deaths, three each from Krishna and Kurnool districts, taking the death toll to 193 on Wednesday. The new case numbers have fallen since the peak of 813 seen on June 28. The dip gives hope that Andhra Pradesh may have passed the peak of the pandemic. Since June 26, the sequence of new cases reads 605, 796, 813, 793,...

    • an hour ago
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    India's COVID-19 battle: Centre asks states to ramp up testing as virus cases soar

    A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned people not to be negligent and casual with regard to taking precautions to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, the Central government has directed all states and Union territories to significantly ramp up their testing for the virus. Union health secretary Preeti Sudan and Indian Council for Medical...

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    Bystander's death in the presence of his grandson turns controversial in Kashmir

    Srinagar: The death of a 65-year-old bystander in the presence of his three-year-old grandson during a gunfight between security forces and militants cast a pall of gloom over the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday. A CRPF jawan too was killed in the gunfight and two others were injured in an attack carried out by separatist militants in Sopore town, 48 km northwest of...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    US reports more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases in single day

    Los Angeles: New daily coronavirus cases in the United States soared past 50,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the World Health Organization delivered a grave warning that the global pandemic is accelerating. Restaurants, bars and beaches in the world's worst-hit nation closed from California to Florida, as states reeling from yet another surge in the deadly virus braced for...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Putin could stay in power till 2036 as per the new constitution reforms

    Moscow: Russians overwhelmingly approved a package of constitutional changes in a nationwide vote, partial results showed Wednesday, allowing President Vladimir Putin to potentially extend his two-decade rule until 2036. With just over 85 percent of ballots counted after the end of seven days of voting, 77.8 percent of voters had supported the reforms, according to election...

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    US hoards global stock of COVID-19 drug remdesivir

    The Trump administration has now bought more than 500,000 doses of the remdesivir drug, which is the entire batch produced for July and 90% of August and September. The United States has bought almost the entire global supply of remdesivir, leaving nothing for the rest of the world, The Guardian reports. As of now, remdesivir is one of the only two drugs that has been proven to work against the...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Tamil Nadu surpasses Delhi to occupy second position in coronavirus cases

    With close to 4,000 fresh cases in a day, Tamil Nadu has overtaken Delhi to become the second most coronavirus affected state in India after Maharashtra. While Tamil Nadu now has 90,167 cases, the Union Territory of Delhi has 87,360 confirmed positive cases. However, Delhi has some encouraging news as it has for the past seven days shown a decline in fresh cases. Delhi's...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Rajnath Singh likely to visit Ladakh on Friday amid border tensions with China

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to visit Ladakh on Friday to review India's military preparedness in view of the bitter border standoff with the Chinese army in the region, sources said. During the visit, Singh is expected to hold high-level meetings with senior military leadership, they said. The Indian and Chinese armies are locked in the...

    • 18 hrs ago

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