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Ship arrives in Kochi with 698 Indians

Kochi: ‘INS Jalashwa’, carrying 698 repatriated Indian citizens from the Maldives, arrived at Cochin Port on Sunday morning, completing the Indian Navy’s first massive evacuation exercise from foreign soil during the COVID-19 lockdown. “The first group of 698 persons evacuated from the Maldives arrived at Cochin Port today (Sunday) at 9:30 am by ‘INS Jalashwa’ of the Indian Navy”, a …

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5 AI pilots, 2 AIESL staffers test positive for COVID-19

Mumbai: Five pilots of Air India and two employees of the national carrier’s engineering services subsidiary AIESL have tested positive for coronavirus, airline sources said on Sunday. Air India, which is operating flights to evacuate Indians stranded in foreign countries, have asked its pilots to undertake coronavirus test before they operate such flights, the sources said. “Five Air India pilots …

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Eminent historian Hari Shankar Vasudevan dies

Kolkata: Eminent historian Hari Shankar Vasudevan died at a private hospital here on Sunday. He was 68. Vasudevan had tested positive for novel coronavirus on May 6 after being admitted with high fever and breathing difficulty symptoms on May 4 but had other chronic ailments also, his family said. He died at 1 am on Sunday, they said. Vasudevan is …

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Delhi hospitals warned over delay in reporting COVID-19 deaths

New Delhi: Facing criticism for “under reporting” COVID-19 deaths, the Delhi government on Sunday warned hospitals and other health facilities of strict action in case of any delay in reporting of coronavirus fatalities and also issued an SOP. Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev issued the order along with the standard operating procedure under which all COVID-19 hospitals and other facilities …

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UP offers easy loans, transparent rules to MSMEs

Lucknow: Hoping to revive its coronavirus-hit economy, the Uttar Pradesh government said Sunday it will generate 90 lakh new jobs in existing MSME units and encourage entrepreneurs to set up more small industries by offering loans on easy terms. Ninety lakh people could get employment if one job is added to the workforce of each of the existing 90 lakh …

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Goan among 698 stranded Indians to arrive today

PTI Kochi Ahead of the arrival of a naval ship here with stranded Indians from Maldives, a top police officer on Saturday said all arrangements were in place in the southern state to facilitate safe stay of those repatriated comprising over 400 Keralites, one Goan and people from other parts of the country. ‘INS Jalashwa’, participating in Indian Navy’s ‘Operation …

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2 flights with 356 passengers from Dubai land in Chennai

IANS Chennai Two evacuation flights of Air India Express to Chennai from Dubai landed at Chennai International Airport with 356 passengers and three infants on the wee hours of Saturday. According to an official of Air India Express, the first flight IX 612 landed safely with 179 passengers and three infants at about 1.10 a.m. The second flight (IX 540) …

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LG Polymers says vapour leak caused accident at Vizag plant

PTI New Delhi LG Polymers India Ltd on Saturday blamed leaking vapour from a storage tank for the leakage of deadly styrene monomer gas at its Visakhapatnam plant that killed at least 11 people and forced the evacuation of thousands. Status quo at the plant was restored on Saturday morning, the company said in a statement. The gas leakage from …

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16 migrants crushed to death by goods train in Maharashtra

Aurangabad (Maharashtra): Sixteen migrant workers sleeping on rail tracks while returning to Madhya Pradesh were crushed to death by a goods train in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on Friday, police said. The Railways announced a comprehensive probe into the accident which took place at 5.15 am near Karmad, around 30 km from Aurangabad. A viral video clip from the scene …

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‘Over 60% of styrene vapour leak from plant polymerised’

Amaravati: All the chemical tanks in LG Polymers near Visakhapatnam where a gas breach left 11 dead, are safe following 60 per cent of the styrene vapour polymerising so far, district collector V Vinay Chand said on Friday. As many as 11 were killed and 1,000 affected following a gas leak from the plant near Visakhapatnam in the wee hours …

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