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    Coronavirus deaths in India climb to 29, cases cross 1K

    The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 942, while 99 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,071 in India on Monday, while the death toll rose to 29, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 942, while 99 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, the...

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    In an effort to free up ICUs, France evacuates Covid19 patients

    Two specially equipped high-speed trains carried 36 patients from Mulhouse and Nancy to hospitals along France's western coast Nancy: France staged its largest evacuation of coronavirus patients to date from hospitals in the hard-hit east on Sunday, increasing efforts to free up intensive care units as officials warned of an influx of serious cases in the coming days. Two...

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    Sensex tanks over 1,100 pts; Nifty slumps below 8,400

    Bajaj Finance was the top laggard in the Sensex pack, tanking up to 8 per cent Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex plunged over 1,100 points in opening session on Monday tracking losses in global equities as unabated spike in COVID-19 cases across the world has hammered economic growth, sending the world into an economic recession. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the world is in...

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    Germany set to amp up widespread testing to contain virus outbreak

    Germany is already carrying out more coronavirus tests than any other European country at a rate of 300,000 to 500,000 a week Berlin: In the race against the coronavirus, Germany is betting on widespread testing and quarantining to break the infection chain, a strategy borrowed from South Korea whose success in slowing the outbreak has become the envy of the world. Germany is...

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    4 UPA-era civil aviation officials under ED scanner

    Enforcement Directorate is looking at the role played by these officials in the opening up of some routes to private airlines New Delhi: At least four former senior officials of the Union Civil Aviation Ministry are under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in its money-laundering probe into losses suffered by Air India due to a multi-crore aviation scam during the UPA regime....

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    Rahul writes to Modi: Total lockdown is not for India

    'The number of poor people who are dependent on a daily income is simply too large for us to shut down all economic activity' New Delhi: Terming India's conditions as "unique" Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the country required to take different steps than other large countries who are following a total lockdown strategy. In a letter to Prime Minister...

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    Lockdown-hit fuel outlets in Telangana seek exemption from interest on loans

    Telangana has around 1,700 petrol bunks with Hyderabad accounting for around 600 of them Hyderabad: Petroleum dealers across the state have urged the Centre to grant a one-year exemption from bank interest on loans, as well as exemption of statutory fees. With the lockdown beginning to make its impact on their operating costs and profit margins, the Consortium of...

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    Italy's lockdown to be lifted only gradually, goverment tells Italians

    The message from ministers and health officials came as Italy's world-topping toll rose by 756 Rome: Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's government prepared Italians for a "very long" lockdown Sunday that would only be lifted gradually despite its economic hardship and traumatic impact on daily lives. The message from ministers and health officials came as...

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    Travel to Delhi emerges as common factor in recent corona+ cases in AP, Telangana

    Between the two states, more than half-a-dozen of the recent positives travelled to a Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Old Delhi Hyderabad: From the travel histories of some of the more recent Covid-19 carriers and patients detected in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi appears to have been the hub for transmission of the disease to the two Telugu states....

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    Now it's the states' job to stop the corona refugees

    Having triggered the migrant exodus, the Centre now works the levers to stop it New Delhi: As India entered Day 5 of a 21-day lockdown, eight more Covid-19 deaths were reported from six states, taking the toll to 27 on Sunday. On the positive side, of the 1,024 active cases, 95 patients have been cured and discharged. However, the spread of the highly contagious virus has more than doubled -...

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