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Maha Covid-19 death toll rises to 19, total cases now 416

Maha Covid-19 death toll rises to 19, total cases now 416

Mumbai: The Covid-19 death toll in Maharashtra shot up from 16 to 19 even as the number of positive cases rose to 416 on Thursday, officials said here.The 81 new cases registered included 57 from Mumbai, nine each from Pune and Ahmednagar, five in Thane and one in Buldhana, with the positive cases c...

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Govt identifies 20 existing, 22 potential COVID-19 hotspots in India

Govt identifies 20 existing, 22 potential COVID-19 hotspots in India

New Delhi: The Union health ministry on Thursday said it has identified 20 existing and 22 potential hotspots of COVID-19 in the country and asserted that although there is no evidence of widespread community transmission, containment measures will require large human resource.The ministry said this...

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I'm anything but a fan of Modi's, but I thought his coronavirus speech was spot on

I'm anything but a fan of Modi's, but I thought his coronavirus speech was spot on

On March 19 at 8 PM, the nation was rife with anticipation as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to deliver an address on the horrid coronavirus that’s spreading around the globe – claiming lives, livelihoods and economies. Devotees and critics – both sizable camps when it comes to Modi – were specula...

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The coronavirus shows us why UBI is more important than ever before

The coronavirus shows us why UBI is more important than ever before

By the time the coronavirus has finished its unprecedented testing of the human race, it would have left the world changed. Whatever the time period involved, economies will be left devastated, thousands will die, millions will lose jobs and the repair will take years.As always, the poor will be hit...

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When Rakesh Sharma told Indira Gandhi India looks 'Saare Jahan se Achcha'

When Rakesh Sharma told Indira Gandhi India looks 'Saare Jahan se Achcha'

New Delhi: On April 2, 1984, India launched its first space mission and Rakesh Sharma became the first Indian in Space. Sharma had a brief conversation with the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and when Indira Gandhi asked Sharma how did India look from the Space, Sharma said, "Saare jahan se achch...

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Padma Shri awardee Sikh spiritual singer dies of COVID-19

Padma Shri awardee Sikh spiritual singer dies of COVID-19

New Delhi: A Padma Shri awardee and former 'Hazuri Raagi' at the Golden Temple who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus in Amritsar died early Thursday morning, taking the COVID-19-related death toll to five in the state, a health official said.62-year-old 'Gurbani' exponent, Nirmal Singh, had r...

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6-week-old baby dies of coronavirus in US

6-week-old baby dies of coronavirus in US

New York: A six-week-old baby girl has died of coronavirus in the US state of Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont said on Thursday, stressing that the death is a reminder that "nobody is safe with this virus" as the COVID-19 cases there crossed 3,500.A report in the Hartford Courant newspaper quoted of...

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COVID-19: Italy sees drop in death toll

COVID-19: Italy sees drop in death toll

Rome: Italy says it has seen a drop in the number of fatalities, raising hopes that the infection curve is starting to plateau.  At a daily news conference, officials said 727 had died on Tuesday, down from 812 the day before. It takes the total number of deaths to 13,155.  There were 2,93...

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Germany extends curbs on public life to April 19

Germany extends curbs on public life to April 19

Berlin: Germany will extend its current restrictions on public life to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus by two weeks until April 19, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday."We assessed the situation today and confirmed that the restrictions... will be valid up to and including April 19. We...

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Manipur man who attended Nizamuddin event tests positive, tally 2

Manipur man who attended Nizamuddin event tests positive, tally 2

New Delhi: A man who attended the religious congregation at Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in Delhi's Nizamuddin West last month tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to two, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said on Thursday.  He said the develop...

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