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K'taka shelters labourers in relief camps to halt migration

K'taka shelters labourers in relief camps to halt migration

Bengaluru: Enforcing the 21-day lockdown strictly for containing coronavirus spread, Karnataka sheltered hundreds of workers, including daily wagers and construction labourers in relief camps across the state to prevent reverse migration, an official said on Wednesday."We have halted intra-state and...

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Markaz chief in self-quarantine; cooperating with agencies

Markaz chief in self-quarantine; cooperating with agencies

New Delhi: As law enforcement agencies are tightening their grip around Maulana Saad of the Markaz Nizamuddin he has released an audio for his followers saying he is in self-quarantine.Maulana Saad in the audio says that "I am in self-quarantine in Delhi as advised by the doctors and appeal to all J...

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Coronavirus droplets could travel up to 27 feet: MIT scientist

Coronavirus droplets could travel up to 27 feet: MIT scientist

New Delhi: New coronavirus droplets could travel up to 27 feet as a sneeze or a cough results in a turbulent gas cloud that could contain SARS-CoV-2 droplets, an MIT researcher has claimed in a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).Lydia Bourouiba, associate profe...

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Bengal: 54 Tablighi Jamaat participants quarantined

Bengal: 54 Tablighi Jamaat participants quarantined

Kolkata: The West Bengal government has quarantined 54 persons including 40 foreigners who attended the religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.71 people from the state attended the congregation, Banerjee told...

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J-K's domicile laws tweaked to include registered migrants

J-K's domicile laws tweaked to include registered migrants

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday issued a gazette notification announcing a slew of amendments to 138 Acts of Jammu and Kashmir that included protecting jobs up to Group-4 for only those who are domiciles of the Union territory.  The notification said among the laws amended is the Jammu a...

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COVID-19 toll in India rises to 38, total cases cross 1,700

COVID-19 toll in India rises to 38, total cases cross 1,700

New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,700 in the country on Wednesday while the death toll rose to 38, according to the Union Health Ministry.The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 1,466, while 132 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated to another country, ...

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Doval visited Nizamuddin, took stock of situation amid evacuation

Doval visited Nizamuddin, took stock of situation amid evacuation

 New Delhi: Even as the Delhi Police was evacuating hundreds of people from Tablighi group's international headquarters Nizamuddin Markaz, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval visited the southwest Delhi area to take stock of the situation.According to Delhi Police sources, Doval arrived ...

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In Jharkhand, hot meals on wheels for lockdown affected

In Jharkhand, hot meals on wheels for lockdown affected

Chaibasa: The district authorities in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum have taken up an initiative to provide hot food to the people who have been stranded due to the nationwide lockdown enforced to curb the COVID-19 spread. For this, 'Meals on the Wheels' vehicles are doing the rounds in Chaibasa and Cha...

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COVID-19: Rajasthan defers salary of CM, ministers

COVID-19: Rajasthan defers salary of CM, ministers

Jaipur: The Rajasthan cabinet on Tuesday decided to defer a potion of salary of the chief minister, deputy chief minister, MLAs and government employees as part of austerity measures amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in the state.In a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, it was informed...

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US reports record 865 COVID-19 deaths in a day

US reports record 865 COVID-19 deaths in a day

New York: The United States has reported 865 coronavirus deaths in one day, setting a one-day record, according to Johns Hopkins University.President Donald Trump warned that the US is headed for a 'tough two weeks', advising people to be prepared for the 'hard days' ahead, as the country fights the...

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