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Italian marines case: Kerala CM writes to PM

Italian marines case: Kerala CM writes to PM

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Saturday urged the central government to make earnest efforts to increase international pressure in order to ensure that a fair trial is held against the two Italian marines who shot and killed two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012.In a letter to PM Nar...

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Lockdown begins in Chennai, 3 other districts

Lockdown begins in Chennai, 3 other districts

Chennai: Chennai and three adjoining districts have geared up for a 12-day total lockdown with hordes of people making a last minute attempt to leave in a hurry to other places on Thursday, a day before the lockdown. At the checkposts in Vandaloor, Paranur and Shollavaram, police officials were...

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'Lifting lockdown made it seem all's hunky-dory. We're seeing consequences now'

'Lifting lockdown made it seem all's hunky-dory. We're seeing consequences now'

Mumbai: The capital city of India, New Delhi, seems to be heading towards becoming the coronavirus capital as well, as many people are saying. The number of cases in Delhi is much less than in Mumbai, but the rate of growth in this city has been high, given that the early number of cases was much lo...

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Odisha braces for cyclonic storm amid COVID outbreak

Odisha braces for cyclonic storm amid COVID outbreak

Bhubaneswar: Fishermen in Odisha have been asked not to venture into the deep sea in view of the impending cyclonic storm that is likely to intensify on Saturday evening and batter the state and neighbouring West Bengal over the next few days, weatherman said.The state government has, meanwhile, pla...

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Uttarakhand tries to retain migrants back home due to COVID-19. Migrants point to systemic issues

Uttarakhand tries to retain migrants back home due to COVID-19. Migrants point to systemic issues

<i>Puran Bisht, 31, works as a helper in a spice store in Dehradun. Originally from Badait village of Pauri Garhwal, Bisht is back in his village due to the COVID-19 lockdown, and is tilling his barren field in his free time. He is willing to come back for good, he says, if there is support fr...

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US COVID-19 deaths edge towards 80,000

US COVID-19 deaths edge towards 80,000

New York: The United States has recorded 776 deaths linked to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 79,526, according Johns Hopkins University.The daily increase was the lowest since March, with daily numbers in recent weeks ranging from 1,000 to 2,500.The US remains the country with by...

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COVID-19 Lockdown is the best time to quit tobacco

COVID-19 Lockdown is the best time to quit tobacco

Mumbai: The temporary ban on the sale of tobacco products during the ongoing lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 is an opportunity to reduce tobacco consumption in India, the world’s second biggest consumer, experts say. Forced to go without tobacco for over six weeks and isolated from social ci...

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India sees largest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases

India sees largest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India to has risen to 6,761 with at least 206 deaths being reported as linked to the virus.  In the largest single-day spike so far, nearly 900 new novel coronavirus cases and 37 deaths have been reported over the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry sa...

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Coronavirus Live Updates

Coronavirus Live Updates

<div class="flourish-embed flourish-table" data-src="visualisation/1773727" data-url="https://flo.uri.sh/visualisation/1773727/embed"><script src="https://public.flourish.studio/resources/embed.js"></script></div>JUST IN: Odisha government on Thursday decided to extend the lo...

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Nirbhaya case: Another convict files mercy petition

Nirbhaya case: Another convict files mercy petition

New Delhi: Akshay Thakur, one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, on Saturday filed a mercy plea, jail officials said.Thakur and three other convicts were to be hanged on Saturday but a city court indefinitely postponed their hanging."Akshay Thakur filed a mercy plea befor...

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