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COVID death toll rises to 11 in Karnataka

PTI Bengaluru A 65 year-old man from Chikkaballapur, became the eleventh COVID-19 related fatality in Karnataka, where 17 new positive cases have been confirmed, taking the total number of infections in the state to 277, the health department said on Wednesday. The elderly patient was referred from a private hospital here to a COVID-19 designated hospital April 13 with complaint …

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Airlines decline refund to customers for cancelled tickets

Mumbai: With the central government extending the lockdown to May 3 and subsequently the suspension of all commercial passenger services also till then, domestic airlines have again decided not to refund the customers in cash for their cancelled flights  and instead offer them rescheduling of tickets for a later date without any additional fee. India had imposed a 21-day lockdown …

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Enough stock of essential commodities, says Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday assured everyone that there is enough stock of food, medicines and other essential commodities and no one should worry for the extended period of lockdown. In a series of tweets in Hindi, the home minister also appealed to the affluent people to help the needy living nearby. “As the Home Minister …

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Pvt hospital shut, KGMU staffers isolated in UP

Lucknow: A private hospital and a diagnostic centre were shut and 65 staff members of the government-run KGMU in Uttar Pardesh’s Lucknow were quarantined after a patient who came in their contact tested positive for coronavirus, officials said. According to officials, a 65-year-old man who had diabetes visited the Lucknow’s Medwell Hospital for the treatment of fever and cough over …

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India Inc seeks stimulus package to rebuild economy

New Delhi: India Inc on Tuesday said the nationwide lockdown extension was necessary to avert a humanitarian crisis, but insisted on the need for a stimulus package to rebuild the economy hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the current lockdown will be extended till May 3, saying it is necessary …

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PM announces extension of lockdown till May 3

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced the extension of the three-week nationwide lockdown for another 19 days till May 3 to battle the coronavirus pandemic but indicated easing some curbs after April 20 in areas which are not hotspots to allow some “select necessary activities”. As his government seeks to balance containment measures to control the coronavirus …

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COVID cases cross 10,000 mark in India

New Delhi: The first 21 days of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown has recorded a spike of about 10,300 COVID-19 cases and over 340 deaths since March 25, and though the jury may still be out on the success of the unprecedented measure billed as world’s biggest shutdown, many medical experts feel India would have been far worse without it. On …

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Railways extends suspension of passenger services till May 3

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Tuesday extended the suspension of all its passenger services till May 3, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to extend the nationwide lockdown amid COVID-19 threat. It also said that full refund of fare would automatically be provided to its online customers for trains cancelled up to May 3, while those who have booked …

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