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    India overtakes Russia in COVID-19 cases

    India's apex medical body ICMR had said Friday it aims to launch the world's first Covid-19 vaccine, the indigenous Covaxin, by August 15 With a record single-day surge of 27,094 coronavirus infections and 676 fatalities, India's Covid-19 count zoomed past 6.97,358 lakhs, while the death toll rose to 19,963 on Sunday. Recording over 20,000 infections for the third consecutive day, India...

    • 8 min ago
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    Taj Mahal won't open today, order cites risk of COVID-19 spread

    The government order did not specify the duration of the lockdown for monuments that have been closed since March NEW DELHI: India has withdrawn a planned reopening of the Taj Mahal, citing the risk of new coronavirus infections spreading in Agra from visitors flocking to see the 17th century monument to love. Local authorities issued a new advisory late on Sunday ordering an...

    • 27 min ago
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    Central government MoST likely very confused over COVID-19 vaccine

    Ministry of Science & Technology says a vaccine is unlikely before 2021, and then redacts statement Hyderabad: The Union Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) on Sunday claimed initially that a vaccine for COVID-19 is unlikely to be ready for mass use by 2021. However, the ministry quickly backtracked from this claim, which is in contrast to the assertion of Indian...

    • 31 min ago
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    Army to verify if China has withdrawn from flashpoints

    India will carry out its disengagement in a step-by step process in which each step will be verified before the next is taken New Delhi: The Indian Army is in the process of verifying whether China has started moving back troops from the flashpoints under the agreement reached between the two sides during the June 30 corps commanders' meeting. The movement of Chinese troops from the...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    COVID-19 war room in Delhi to track city's fight against virus

    The new strategic facility will cover aspects such as testing, bed strength, medical equipment and containment zones New Delhi: The Delhi government will set up a 'COVID-19 War Room', which will 24x7 monitor the city's fight against the novel coronavirus, and suggest measures to effectively deal with the prevailing situation, officials said on Sunday. The...

    • 18 hrs ago
  • America

    America loves India: Trump's reply to Modi's I-Day greeting

    Prime Minister Modi on Saturday congratulated President Trump and the people of the US on the country's 244th Independence Day Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that America loves India as he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greeting him on the occasion of the 244th Independence Day of the United States. The Fourth of July -- also known as Independence Day or...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Amid heavy rains, building collapses in Thane

    Thane district received average rainfall of 161.01 millimetres in the last 24 hours Thane: A vacant building in Thane city collapsed shortly before midnight amid continuous rains, an official said on Sunday. Thane Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam told PTI there were no injuries as the single-level structure was vacated over a month ago after it was declared dilapidated and...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus recovery rate in 21 states, UTs exceeds national average

    The recovered cases exceeded the active cases by 1,64,268 as of Sunday New Delhi: Twenty-one states and UTs, including Delhi, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, have a COVID-19 recovery rate higher than the national average of 60.77 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday as India's case count mounted to 6.73 lakh and the death toll rose to 19,268. Collective and...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Kanpur encounter: Vikas Dubey's main aide arrested

    The cash reward on Vikas Dubey has been increased to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 25,000 Lucknow/Kanpur: The main aide of 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 officer also said the cash reward announced by the police on Dubey's arrest has been increased to Rs...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    No flight for Australia till July 14 due to COVID-19 imposed restrictions

    All rescheduled flights will now operate from July 15 onwards, Air India said in a statement New Delhi: All flights under the Vande Bharat Mission scheduled for various destinations in Australia between July 4 to July 14 have been postponed because of restrictions imposed due to Covid-19. "Due to the recent Covid-19 related restrictions imposed on international...

    • 20 hrs ago

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