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Won’t spare those spreading fake news, communal messages on virus: Uddhav Thackeray

Won’t spare those spreading fake news, communal messages on virus: Uddhav Thackeray

Two days after BJP president J P Nadda urged his party leaders to refrain from giving any communal colour to the COVID-19 outbreak, Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray warned that strict legal action would be taken against people spreading “fake news” and “communal hatred” over the pandemic. “Like coronavirus, there is another virus that is emerging, which is creating a rift […]

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Virus, lockdown take toll on mental health: Stress, anxiety, insomnia rise as people fret over future

Virus, lockdown take toll on mental health: Stress, anxiety, insomnia rise as people fret over future

Noida resident Preeti (name changed) has not slept for four days because she has been experiencing “paralysing” anxiety. The nationwide lockdown has aggravated her paranoia over COVID-19 and intensified her depression and anxiety. It doesn’t help that she can’t get the face-time she needs with her counsellor. To make up for this, they speak multiple times a […]

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India Inc awaits fiscal push from Centre to keep afloat

India Inc awaits fiscal push from Centre to keep afloat

As businesses around the country reel under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown it has necessitated, business owners, executives and experts are looking to the government to do enough to keep companies afloat and healthy and, more importantly, to ensure that they do not engage in mass retrenchments. The government has hinted […]

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‘A lot of death’ ahead in US fight against COVID-19

‘A lot of death’ ahead in US fight against COVID-19

President Donald Trump has warned the United States is entering what could be its “toughest” week yet as the number of coronavirus cases in the country surged past 300,000. “There will be a lot of death, unfortunately,” he told reporters at the White House on Saturday. “This will be probably the toughest week – between this week and next […]

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Home ministry adviser, CRPF DG in quarantine after indirect contact with Covid-19 patient

Home ministry adviser, CRPF DG in quarantine after indirect contact with Covid-19 patient

New Delhi: The Union home ministry’s senior security adviser, K. Vijay Kumar, and top officers of the CRPF, including Director General A.P. Maheshwari, have gone into self-quarantine as a precautionary measure after coming in indirect contact with the force’s chief medical officer. The CMO tested positive for the novel coronavirus Thursday, security sources told ThePrint, adding […]

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Trump urges PM Modi to lift export hold on anti-malaria drug for Covid-19 treatment

Trump urges PM Modi to lift export hold on anti-malaria drug for Covid-19 treatment

President Donald Trump on Saturday said he requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release orders placed by the United States with Indian pharmaceutical companies for hydroxychloroquine doses, which he has personally touted as a game-changer in the fight against the coronavirus. Trump told reporters at the daily White House briefing on the coronavirus outbreak that […]

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J&K doctors vulnerable to infection

J&K doctors vulnerable to infection

Srinagar: The medical fraternity in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir wants the immediate intervention of Lieutenant Governor (LG) Girish Chandra Murmu, to protect doctors from Covid-19 infection, as one doctor with his family has tested positive in Jammu. Medical Superintendent Dara Singh told this reporter that the doctor and his wife, who is also doctor, […]

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Five militants, soldier killed in Kupwara forest gunfight

Five militants, soldier killed in Kupwara forest gunfight

Srinagar: Five militants and a soldier were killed in a gunfight in Kupwara woods of north Kashmir where army had been carrying searches from the last five days. Defence ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said that the slain militants were infiltrators and the operation was still going on. “In ongoing anti-infiltration operation in Keran Sector […]

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Army soldier shoots self dead in north Kashmir

Army soldier shoots self dead in north Kashmir

Bandipora: An army soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself dead with his service rifle in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Sunday. Reports reaching GNS said Sepoy Satendra Kumar Tomar of Murena MP shot himself while he was on duty at 14 RR camp in Bandipora at wee hours of Sunday. Soon after the incident, […]

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1413 out of 1847 persons discharged so far after successfully completing their quarantine

1413 out of 1847 persons discharged so far after successfully completing their quarantine

Situation demanded isolation of all those arriving in Srinagar from overseas but the plan included ensuring comfort along with medical-care: DC Srinagar Srinagar administration draws praise as it offers top-class facilities to those put under quarantine SRINAGAR, APRIL 04: As those who had been put under quarantine go home after completing their quarantine period the […]

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