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    Over 100 mm rain in suburban Mumbai, Thane;more showers likely

    Mumbai | Mumbai's suburbs and neighbouring Thane district received over 100 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, the IMD said on Monday and predicted more heavy showers in those areas and other parts of Konkan Maharashtra. The observatory in Thane-Belapur Industrial Association area recorded 213.4 mm rainfall during the 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Monday. Mumbai & around...

    • 17 min ago
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    COVID-19, GST will be future Harvard case studies on failure: Rahul's dig at govt

    New Delhi | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the government over rising coronavirus cases, saying future Harvard Business School case studies on failure would include the government's handling of COVID-19. Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the former Congress chief also tweeted a clip which included portions from the PM's...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases pushes India's tally close to 7-lakh mark

    New Delhi | Another big single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases took India's tally close to the 7-lakh mark on Monday, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 19,693 with 425 new fatalities, according to the Union health ministry. With this, the country has recorded over 20,000 cases of the infection for the fourth consecutive day. India went past...

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    Kerala govt makes compulsory for public to follow COVID-19 norms till 2021

     Thiruvananthapuram | The Kerala government has made it mandatory for the public to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines such as wearing of masks for the next one year, as part of its measures to tackle the spread of the virus in the state. Through an amendment brought to the Epidemic Diseases Act, the state government said the regulations will remain in effect till July...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Vikas Dubey's main aide arrested; two detained for interrupting power supply during police raid

    Lucknow/Kanpur | The main aide of notorious gangster Vikas Dubey involved in the attack in which eight police personnel were killed was arrested in a pre-dawn encounter in Kanpur, a senior police official said on Sunday. The aide, Dayashankar Agnihotri, was injured in his leg in retaliatory firing by police after he tried to attack them and flee, the...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Unaware of Dubey's plan, police team was unprepared for ambush: cop who survived attack

    Lucknow | When Kaushalendra Pratap Singh joined the police team to arrest Vikas Dubey in Kanpur's Bikru village, neither him nor any of his colleagues had anticipated that they would face an "encounter-like" situation and walked into the trap laid by the notorious gangster at his mansion. Speaking to reporters, the station officer of Bithoor...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Chinese city sounds alert for bubonic plague

    Beijing | A city in northern China on Sunday sounded an alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague was reported, according to official media here. Bayannur, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, announced a level III warning of plague prevention and control, state-run People's Daily Online reported. The suspected bubonic plague case was reported on Saturday by a hospital in Bayannur. The local...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    7 Army jawans among 225 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala; Tally rises to 5,429

    Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala on Sunday reported second-highest single-day rise of 225 COVID-19 cases, including seven jawans of an Army unit in the state, taking the total to 5,429, the government said. A day after recording the highest single-day surge of 240 cases, the state added 225 cases of whom 117 were overseas returnees, 57 from other states while 38 contracted the...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    30 kg gold sent in diplomatic baggage seized in Kerala; Misuse of immunity by syndicate suspected: Customs

    Thiruvananthapuram | Customs personnel on Sunday seized over 30 kg of gold that landed in a "diplomatic baggage" by air cargo at the international airport here, in a suspected case of a smuggling syndicate misusing the name of a person who enjoys diplomatic immunity, a top official said. Some 'scamsters' suspected to be...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    COVID-19: Kerala's capital district "sitting on active volcano", says minister

    Thiruvananthapuram | Thiruvananthapuram district is 'sitting on an active volcano' with the rising number of COVID-19 cases and there was no guarantee that there would be no community spread, Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said here on Sunday. He also said that the state government has decided to conduct more antigen tests in the district to check...

    • 18 hrs ago