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    Coronavirus positive case rises to 20 in Northeast region: officials

    GUWAHATI/AGARTALA: With more positive coronavirus cases getting reported from the Northeast region, the total number of cases in the entire region went up to 20 on Thursday, officials said. Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said 16 persons have been tested positive out of which 8 are from Golaghat, 3 each from Goalpara and Nalbari and one each from Silchar...

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    Adopt community approach against COVID-19: PM Narendra Modi to States

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with Chief Ministers via video conferencing to discuss measures to combat COVID-19. The Prime Minister thanked the States for supporting the decision of lockdown due to which India has achieved some success in limiting the spread of COVID-19. He praised how all the States have worked together as a team to check...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Dispur-Mathura Nagar Jame Masjid Committee prohibits entry of Tablighi Jamaats

    Staff Reporter GUWAHATI: In the wake of the controversy regarding Tablighi Jamaat in holding its religious congregation at Nizamuddin Dargah in New Delhi, the Dispur-Mathura Nagar Jame Masjid Committee has prohibited the entry of Tablighi Jamaats in the masjid. According to Mathura Nagar Jame Masjid Committee secretary Matiur Rahman, on April 1 the committee had a...

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    Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurates 54 new Intensive Care Units in GMCH

    Staff Reporter GUWAHATI: With the help of the public, the State administration has been able to establish communication with 488 of the 503 people who have returned from the religious congregation at Nizamuddin Dargah in New Delhi recently. With this development, only 15 Nizamuddin returnees are still to be traced. The swab samples of 361 of the 488 returnees...

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    Ministry of Home Affairs blacklists 960 foreigners linked to Tablighi Jamaat

    NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has blacklisted 960 foreigners, present in India on tourist visas, for their involvement in Tablighi Jamaat activities. MHA has also directed DGPs of all concerned States/UTs and CP, Delhi Police to take necessary legal action against all such violators, on priority, under relevant sections of the Foreigners Act,...

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    Central government constitutes COVID-19 'Fact Check Unit' in Press Information Bureau

    NEW DELHI: The Central government has decided to constitute a COVID-19 'Fact Check Unit' (FCU) in the Press Information Bureau (PIB) under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. The unit headed by Nitin Wakankar, Director General, PIB, became operational from Thursday. It will receive messages by email at [email protected] to send a response in a...

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    400 coronavirus positive cases linked to Tablighi Jamaat gathering: Health Ministry

    NEW DELHI: The Health Ministry on Thursday said that around 400 coronavirus positive cases so far have been linked to Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Delhi, adding that order had been placed for over 1 crore personal protective equipment (PPE), with stepped-up domestic production of N-95 masks. Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said tests to identify new cases...

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    $4.64-bn loss daily during a lockdown, says Acuite Ratings & Research

    NEW DELHI: The ongoing disruption caused by the spread of COVID-19 will have a significant economic consequence with estimates suggesting that every single day of the 21-day nationwide lockdown will cost the Indian economy almost $4.64 billion, Acuite Ratings & Research has said in its latest report. The single-day loss number will translate into a GDP loss of almost $98...

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    Tips to keep your home clean in the time of coronavirus pandemic

    NEW DELHI: As the deadly coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) spreading rapidly, people are doing everything to keep themselves safe but what about your own abode? To make your home coronavirus free, health experts have shared some tips such as cleaning all kitchen surfaces every time you finish cooking and keeping separate pairs of footwear for outdoors and indoors to fight the...

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    Most diets help you lose weight but only for some months: Researcher

    New York: Most diets lead to weight loss and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors but the results may disappear within a year, say researcher, suggesting that people should choose the diet they prefer without concern about the size of benefits. The research found that in most diets, weight reduction at the 12-month follow-up diminished, and improvements in...

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