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    Over 19,000 Covid-19 cases push India tally over 6 lakh

    Reuters, 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 caseload increased to 6,04,641 while 434 people have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am...

    • 38 min ago
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    Ex A-G Rohatgi, other counsel refuse to appear for Chinese company

    Ashish Tripathi, Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Wednesday declared that he would not represent the company that prepared the mobile application 'TikTok' in a court, a day after the Union government's action to ban 59 Chinese Apps in the country. Senior advocate Rohatgi, and other counsel Rajiv Nayar and Aman Sinha also expressed their unwillingness to appear for...

    • 43 min ago
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    India continuing to show it won't back down from China's aggression: Nikki Haley on app ban

    PTI, A couple of days after New Delhi banned apps with Chinese links, Republican leader and Indian American Nikki Haley said that India was continuing to show that it won't back down from Chinese aggression. India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including the hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, for engaging in "activities which are...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus India update: State-wise total number of confirmed cases, deaths on July 2

    DH Web Desk, The spread of the novel coronavirus in India has quickened in the last few days with new cases of Covid-19 and deaths reported every day. The epidemic has expanded its footprint in the country and has affected more than 6 lakh people since the first positive case was confirmed on Jan. 30 in Kerala. For latest updates and live news on...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    DH Toon | LPG, fuel price hike: 'Stop encroaching; I'm losing my Line of Actual Control'

    Sajith Kumar, Non-subsidised cooking gas LPG rates were increased by Re 1 to Rs 594 per 14.2-kg cylinder in the national capital on July 1. Prices were up by Rs 4 in other metros mostly because of different local sales tax or VAT rate.

    • 4 hrs ago
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    'Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama' clamour grows amid stand-off along India-China disputed boundary

    Anirban Bhaumik, A section within the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's mentor Sangh Parivar wants the government to send out a strong message to China by conferring India's highest civilian award - Bharat Ratna - on Dalai Lama, the octogenarian icon of the protest against the communist country's occupation of Tibet. The proposal to confer the Bharat...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Narendra Modi quits Weibo; BJP says PM sends strong message at personal level too

    Anirban Bhaumik, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday quit 'Weibo' - two days after his government banned the use of the micro-blogging app developed by the Sina Corporation of China. PM Modi deleted his profile picture as well as all his 115 posts on Weibo, after the micro-blogging app delayed to act on the request of his office to close his account. 'Weibo',...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Keeping close watch on Hong Kong-China developments: India

    Anirban Bhaumik, India on Wednesday broke its silence on the situation in Hong Kong and tacitly called upon China to address the concerns the international community expressed over the new National Security Law, which President Xi Jinping's government in Beijing imposed on the semi-autonomous territory. Amid India-China military stand-off in eastern Ladakh, New Delhi decided to speak up...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    251 fresh Covid-19 cases in Odisha; tally now 7,316

    PTI, Odisha recorded 251 fresh Covid-19 cases, including that of 43 frontline health workers and an NDRF personnel, taking the state's tally to 7,316, a health department official said on Wednesday. One Covid-19 patient died in the Ganjam district, but the state government attributed the death to terminal lung cancer. "A 52-year-old male Covid-19 patient of Ganjam district passed away due...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    At 14-hr meet with China, India conveys 'lack of trust'

    Kalyan Ray, India has conveyed its 'lack of trust' on local Chinese commanders deployed in eastern Ladakh, to the senior leadership of the People's Liberation Army in a marathon meeting in which the two countries agreed upon an 'expeditious, phased and stepwise de-escalation of troops as a priority' along the Line of Actual Control, the disputed border between the two neighbours. Because of...

    • 11 hrs ago

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