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Scores ignore lockdown norms in Karnataka

PTI Bengaluru Scores of people thronged a farmhouse on Friday to get a glimpse of the wedding of former prime minister and JD(S) chief, H D Deve Gowda’s grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy, ignoring appeals not to visit the venue in view of the ongoing lockdown to check the COVID-19 outbreak. Nikhil, son of former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, tied the …

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Corona cases in Gujarat cross 1,000-mark; two more die

PTI Ahmedabad The total number of positive cases of coronavirus in Gujarat crossed the 1,000-mark on Friday after 92 new infections were reported, while the death toll reached 38 with the addition of two fatalities, health officials said. With the detection of new cases in the last 12 hours, the coronavirus count in Gujarat now stands at 1,021. Two more …

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Postal dept has delivered over 100 tonne medicines during lockdown: MHA

PTI New Delhi The postal department has delivered over 100 tonne medicines and other medical supplies across the country using freight flights and mail vans during the coronavirus lockdown, the Union Home Ministry said on Friday. Addressing a press conference on COVID-19, Home Ministry joint secretary Punya Salia Srivastava said over two lakh postmen and gramin dak sevaks are ensuring …

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Steep rise in crimes against women amid lockdown

PTI New Delhi There has been a steep rise in crimes against women across the country amid restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak, with the National Commission for Women (NCW) receiving 587 complaints from March 23 to April 16, out of which 239 are related to domestic violence. According to data shared by the NCW, 123 cases of domestic …

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Magician performs at shelter homes for stranded migrants

PTI New Delhi With his shows cancelled due to the lockdown, magician Raj Kumar is playing “corona warrior” by displaying his tricks at several shelter homes in Delhi to keep the stranded migrants and other occupants motivated and entertained during the period. Kumar’s day starts at 7 am, where he first performs at Yamuna Vihar sports complex, which has been …

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India’s COVID testing ratio not low: ICMR

New Delhi: As coronavirus cases in India touched nearly 13,000, the Centre on Thursday defended its testing strategy in the wake of fresh criticism, saying the testing ratio is not low, adding there has been no COVID-19 infections in 325 of the 736 districts. The assertion by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) came in response to Congress leader …

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ED books Tablighi leader Maulana Saad under PMLA

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a money laundering case against Tablighi Jamaat leader Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, trusts linked to the Jamaat and others, officials said on Thursday. They said an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) has been filed by the agency based on a Delhi Police FIR. A criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act …

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3,336 Indians infected abroad

New Delhi: A total of 3,336 Indians in 53 countries have been infected by the coronavirus while 25 lost their lives due to the disease, government sources said on Thursday.They said Indians stranded abroad will have to be patient, as the government is not evacuating them as part of a larger policy decision to check spread of the virus in …

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Goan tests positive for COVID-19 in Belagavi

Bengaluru: Karnataka registered 34 new COVID-19 cases in the last 19 hours, raising the state’s tally to 313, an official said on Thursday.  A Goan, residing in Belagavi since a month, has tested positive for COVID-19. “Till date, 313 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed. This includes 13 deaths and 82 discharges,” a health official said. Most of the cases …

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Second stimulus in consideration as PM reviews COVID-19 impact

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the impact of COVID-19 on the Indian economy and a possible second stimulus to boost sectors hit hard by the pandemic. Modi held discussions with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as the pandemic hit sectors from small industries to the aviation sector hard with millions of jobs at stake. The meeting comes …

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