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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 tw........

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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 recording more deaths to stand behind the US and Brazil. Through the month of April when a strict lockdown was in place, India ........

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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, includ........

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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........

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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 her condition w........

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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 a........

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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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Citizenship law not anti-Muslim, take liberals like me also: Taslima Nasreen

Taslima Nasreen told in an exclusive interview that the law was not anti-Muslim. "India is not deporting its Muslim population," she said. Nasreen, 57, a Bangladeshi-Swedish writer living in India, was forced into exile from her home country in the 1990s due to threats from radical Muslim groups after her novel "Lajja" -- which depicts the persecution of a Hindu family by Muslims -- ran into a controversy. But, she said, the "bigger sufferers"........

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Explained: How software developed by undertrial engineer is helping Haryana cops make forensic reports tamper-proof

Haryana Police has adopted a unique barcoding software — Trakea — to ensure that thousands of forensic reports that form the backbone of the criminal investigation system and subsequent trials in the courts of law, are not tampered with. According to the police, Trakea ensures foolproof security of the samples collected from the scene of crime, and the forensic analysis reports, and is different from traditional methods that the state police force has been following for decades. Haryana Police claims it is the country’s first police force to have introduced this unique barcoding for f........

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Delhi’s IGI airport, 29 others put on alert after Jaish threat over Kashmir

The government has boosted security at as many as 30 airports, including Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, after Jaish-e-Mohammed threat for revenge against the scrapping of Article 370 from Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. Officials at the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security said the letter, typed in Hindi, has been written by a person called Shamsher Wani of the Jaish-e-Mohammed. The terrorist group........

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MiG-21 aircraft on training mission crashes near Gwalior air base, pilots safe

An Indian Air Force MiG-21 aircraft crashed on Wednesday morning soon after take-off from the Gwalior air base, an IAF official has said. Both the pilots ejected safely from the fighter aircraft. They are safe. An IAF official said the MiG-21 was on a routine training mission. The aircraft is learnt to have crashed minutes after take off. ........

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Explained: Why black boxes are important to an air crash investigation

In a significant development towards ascertaining the reasons behind the on Friday evening, investigators have found the “black boxes” of the ill-fated Boeing 737-800 aircraft. These boxes will help investigators weave together the crucial events that led to the crash, which , including both pilots. The black boxes, which are actually two orange metallic boxes containing the recorders, date back to the early 1950s, when, following plane crashes, investigators were unable to arrive a conclusive cause for the accidents and deemed it necessary to install the said recorders on air........

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What next after Ayodhya

Almost as soon the foundation-laying ceremony of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya—highlighted by an from Prime Minister Narendra Modi—ended, and the PM departed for the helipad to begin his return journey, a central question on lips of many journalists was ‘What comes next?’” Significantly, almost no one from the VHP crowd, which led the Ramjanmabhoomi movement to a crescendo, to the mahants and other religiou........

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Coronavirus in India: Nation reported 61,000 new cases and 933 deaths in 24 hours

After recording the biggest spike of 62,000 in a day, India has seen over 61,000 new cases on Friday. The total number of reported cases in the country is now 20.88 lakh. A total of 933 fatalities were also reported in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 42,518. Among the total 20,88,612 Covid-19 positive cases, 6,19,088 are active cases and 14,27,006 people got cured and discharged after figh........

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National Handloom Day: PM Modi Pitches For Use Indian Handicrafts, Says be 'Vocal For Handmade'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a momemt out on Friday to salute all those associated with handloom and handicrafts sector, to mark the occasion of National Handloom Day. “They have made commendable efforts to preserve the indigenous crafts of our nation,” he said in a tweet. Modi further encouraged everyone to be vocal for handmade, while emphasising a need towards towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India). In a video message on Twitter, PM Modi also urged people to not only use Indian handic........

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India suffers record jump in COVID-19 cases to pass 2 million

India, the country hardest hit in Asia by the coronavirus pandemic, reported on Friday a record daily jump in infections, taking its total number of cases over two million. It is the third nation to pass that unwanted milestone, lagging behind only the United States and Brazil. With infections spreading further to smaller towns and rural areas, experts say the epidemic in India is likely to be months away from hitting its peak, putting more strain on an already overburdened health........

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International Flights: After US, Now SpiceJet to Operate Daily Flights to London From September 1

India’s budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday announced that it has got slots at London’s Heathrow Airport to operate daily flights from India to London from September 1. Issuing a statement, the airline said that the flight operations between India and UK will continue till October 23 under the present air bubble arrangement. However, it can be extended depending on the resumption of regular operations. The airline said it is in advance talks to secure slots for winter schedule as ........

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Chants of Jai Siya Ram can be heard across the world, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid down a silver brick to mark the foundation ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Remembering the sacrifices made in the struggle, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat remembered LK Advani and said many are present in spirit at the ceremony. Calling it an “auspicious day,” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister hailed the achievements of PM Modi. “This marks the end of the struggle of decades. A jour........

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