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Hyderabad businessman designs reusable PPE kits for daily wagers

As economic activities get a fresh lease of life with the phase 2 of ‘Unlock’ kicking in, small and medium businessmen in Hyderabad are adopting to the post Covid-19 scenario by sensing the market demand. these reusable suits are not for clinical purposes. Jumpsuits with a hoodie, a clinical face mask and a separate cover for shoes — all stitched in pure cotton and hence reusable — are the products Anand Kataria has started selling from his wholesale store in the city. The suits are available in two different shades of blue and also white. Kataria does not allow two customers........

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June jeopardy: How Covid-19 picture changed for India

The country recorded more than 4,00,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the 30 days of June. This number alone would have made India the fourth worst-affected country by coronavirus case count. India anyway is the fourth worst-affected country after the US, Brazil and Russia. In absolute terms, India reported the third highest number of new coronavirus cases in June after the US and Brazil. In fatality, India was fourth with Mexico ........

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Gurgaon MNCs May Have to Work from Home Till the End of July: Official

MNCs, BPOs and IT enabled services (ITES) in Gurgaon may have to allow their employees to work from home till the end of July, says Gurgaon Metropolitan Development Authority CEO V S Kundu. Kundu, who is also additional chief secretary of Haryana, added that several real estate projects, including those of DLF, have got the green signal to resume construction but within the norms of social distancing. Gurgaon, which is part of the National Capital Region, is known as the millennium city and is home to many BPOs, MNCs and technology giants,........

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Death Toll In Last Week's Delhi Riots Rises To 53

The death toll in riots which rocked Northeast Delhi last week rose to 53 on Thursday. Till now, 44 deaths have been reported from Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, three from Lok Nayak Hospital, one from Jag Parvesh Chander Hospital and five from Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. The last updated death toll in the violence was 47. The violence which rattled the national capital for over three days started on February 24 as a clash between groups supporting and opposing the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).........

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Mumbai hospitals are seeing Kawasaki-like symptoms among young Covid cases

Mumbai has started reporting symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease among young patients with coronavirus. Reports regarding this had first appeared in the West, but it is the first time these symptoms are being reported in India. One such patient, a 14-year-old, was first brought to a private hospital in Mumbai this week with rashes and high fever, two classic Kawasaki symptoms. She subsequently tested positive for Covid-19, and was transferred to ICU on Friday night after he........

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Bois Locker Room: DCW chief Swati Maliwal files police complaint after receiving death threats on Twitter

DCW chief Swati Maliwal on Friday filed a complaint with police after she allegedly received death threats on Twitter. Maliwal recently voiced her opinion on issues like ''Bois locker Room'' and online slandering of jailed Jamia Millia Islamia student Safoora Zargar over the paternity of her unborn child. The Delhi Commission for Women chief said, in her complaint to the Cyber Crime Cell, that she has received death threats on her Twitter handle.........

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'No Coronavirus Test Kits Made in India, Shortage Caused by Imports Stuck in Airlines Lockdown'

Test kits to diagnose Coronavirus cases are not being manufactured in India currently and obtaining kits from abroad has been a challenge because of the airlines being in lockdown and travel bans imposed by the government for several nations, Thyrocare Technologies Limited, a chain of diagnostic and preventive care laboratories, has said. The company urged the government to allow airlifting of COVID-19 test kits considering the health emergency and to increase the scale of testing to cover thousands of ........

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Indian Army Has Captured All Critical Heights South of Pangong Lake in Ladakh: Sources

The Indian Army has captured all positions and posts in the Ridge area on the southern bank of the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh, government sources told News18 on Wednesday amid escalating tensions on the border with China. “We haven’t entered their (Chinese) location, but dominated our posts. We are in dominating position at this point,” a source said. “India is committed to border security under PM Narendra Modi and we hope China will come fo........

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180 degree Celsius temperature in styrene tank caused gas leak at LG Polymers plant in Vizag

Gas leak from LG polymers created panic in Venkatapuram and five other villages in the wee hours on Thursday. (File photo| G Satyanarayana, EPS) The LG Polymers plant at Venkatapuram turned into a beehive of restoration work on Friday, a day after a gas leak from it suffocated humans and animals alike, killing some of them and leaving hundreds hospitalised.........

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Gun-Wielding Man Shoots Jamia Student at Anti-CAA Rally, Shouts 'Jai Shri Ram, Who Wants Azadi' Slogans

A gun-wielding man opened fire on protesters demonstrating against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens near the Jamia Millia Islamia in south Delhi on Thursday, injuring a student. The assailant, identified as 31-year-old Gopal, has been taken into custody and is being questioned, police said. ........

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Andhra Pradesh govt. issues fresh coronavirus guidelines amid outbreak of new strain

New strain has caused tension all over the globe, which led Some countries to announce lockdown again. Even in the country, some states have to impose curfews at night. The medical and health department has also been alerted in Andhra Pradesh. It has issued key guidelines. The government has directed collectors and SPs to strictly enforce the covid regulations. The Department of Medical Health has made it clear that in rural and urban areas, masks should be worn a........

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Main Accused Priest in Badaun Gangrape And Murder Case Arrested

The main accused in the brutal gangrape and murder of a 50-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun was arrested, the district magistrate said on Thursday. Satyanarayan, an occultist, was taken to custody on Thursday a day after the UP Police arrested his two aides in the same incident. The arrests were made after the post-mortem report confirmed rape and brutality using a rod. He also informed that the victim’s leg and a rib bone were fractured and there were injuries in her private parts. The incident too........

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COVID-19: States, UTs to conduct another vaccination dry run on January 8

The Central Government is gearing up for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine across the country and the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) has been carrying out the preparations for the distribution of coronavirus vaccine, in collaboration with States/UTs and all stakeholders over the past couple of months. The as two COVID-19 vaccines have been given emergency use authorisation by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) recently.  Subsequently, (except UP a........

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Not the first time India looks for alternate chief guest on Republic Day

Had British Prime Minister Boris Johnson been able to make it to the Republic Day Parade on the Rajpath in New Delhi, it would have been the first instance in 28 years of a UK leader being the chief guest at the annual event. The last UK leader to attend the Republic Day Parade was John Major, the former British prime minister, in 1993. Boris Johnson deferred his state visit to an undecided date in the first half of the year due to the aggravated Covid-19 situation in the UK. In a statement, the UK gov........

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Farm stir: Tractor parade to hit traffic on Eastern Peripheral Expressway tomorrow, farmers to intensify stir

Tractor parade, organised on Thursday by farmers protesting against new agriculture laws, is going to hit traffic on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway used mostly by trucks to supply goods in and around Delhi-NCR. The Eastern Peripheral Expressway also known as the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway is a 135-km-long six-lane road stretch connecting Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The farmers will overtake the peripheral expressway between Kundli near the Singhu border and Sampla near the T........

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4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Andaman And Nicobar Islands, Third in 3 Weeks

 An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 6:57 AM just 2 km south southeast of Campbell Bay, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Tremors were felt in parts of India and Indonesia as well.........

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India's tally for UK strain of coronavirus reaches 73

As many as 73 people in India have been identified as carrying the UK variant of coronavirus strain in India so far. that the tally reached 71. Two new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours taking the tally to 73 on Wednesday. As per government data, 28 infections have been reported from Delhi, 30 in Pune, 11 from Bengaluru, 3 in Hyderabad and 1 from Kolkata. Authorities have started comprehensive contact tracing for co-travellers, family con........

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We encourage consultation, says SC after Centre conveys ‘healthy discussions’ going on with farmers

The Supreme Court will on January 11 hear a batch of pleas challenging the new farm laws as well as the issues related to the ongoing farmers’ protest at Delhi borders. On Wednesday, a bench headed by CJI observed that there is no improvement on the ground regarding farmers’ protests, following which the Centre conveyed to the court that “healthy discussions” are going on between the government and farmers over these issues. Attorney General K K Venugopal said there is a good chance that parties may come to a conclusion in the near future and ........

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Badaun Gangrape: Accused to be Probed Under NSA, NCW Seeks Intervention of UP Police

As outrage over the alleged gangrape of a 50-year-old woman in Baduan grows, the district magistrate has said the administration would try to charge the accused under stringent provisions of the National Security Act (NSA). Badaun District Magistrate Prashant Kumar told news agency ANI that two people have been arrested in the case and a team has been constituted to look into the arrest of the other accused person. "We believe this incident is fit to be pr........

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SC Agrees to Examine Constitutionality of 'Love Jihad' Laws But Refuses Stay, to Hear Matter in 4 Weeks

The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to examine controversial new laws of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand regulating religious conversions due to inter-faith marriages. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde refused, however, to stay the controversial provisions of the laws and issued notices to both state governments on two different petitions. The pleas, filed by advocate Vishal Thakre and others and an NGO Citizen for Justice and Peace, have challenged the constitutional validity of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance, 2020 an........

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