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No buffer zone on LAC, only suspended patrolling to avoid flareup on border

No buffer zone on LAC, only suspended patrolling to avoid flareup on border

Soldiers of China’s People’s Liberation Army and Indian Army have moved back at least 600 metres from the four friction points in east Ladakh where they were in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation, people familiar with the developments told Hindustan Times after an on-ground verification by the army. The PLA soldiers, who had maintained an aggressive posture, […]

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Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for coronavirus

Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for coronavirus

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, announced in separate tweets on Saturday that they have tested positive for Covid-19 and have been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai with “mild symptoms”. Both of them are undergoing treatment at Nanavati Hospital, with an official confirming that they had “facilitated their tests” and that the two are “stable”. […]

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Rapid antigen kits, tests without prescription may push up cases in Mumbai

Rapid antigen kits, tests without prescription may push up cases in Mumbai

At a time when the city crossed 90,000 Covid-19 cases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is expecting a spike in the number of daily cases owing to the increase in tests to 5,000 daily and the permission to conduct tests without a prescription. BMC is also using 1 lakh rapid antigen kits that give results […]

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‘Will ensure disengagement of troops at LAC’: India, China reiterate stand

‘Will ensure disengagement of troops at LAC’: India, China reiterate stand

India and China on Friday once again reiterated that they will work to ensure “complete disengagement of the troops” along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh region, where 15 Indian soldiers were killed on June 15 in a violent face off with the Chinese army. The comments were made at the 16th […]

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With Over 26,000 Fresh Covid Cases, India’s Tally Nears 8 Lakh

With Over 26,000 Fresh Covid Cases, India’s Tally Nears 8 Lakh

India recorded the highest single-day spike of over 26,502 new coronavirus cases and 475 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally close to eight lakh with 21,604 deaths, Health Ministrys’s data revealed on Friday. According to the data, out of total 7,93,802 cases, 4,95,513 have recovered while 2,76,685 remain active in the […]

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Health Ministry rules out community transmission, says there have been some localised outbreaks

Health Ministry rules out community transmission, says there have been some localised outbreaks

Amid a spurt in coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry on Thursday said India has not yet reached the community transmission stage of Covid and asserted that there have been localised outbreaks in some geographical areas. The Centre’s assertion came on a day India registered single-day surge of 24,879 COVID-19 cases, taking the caseload to 7,67,296. […]

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Nearly 25,000 Cases In A Day Take India’s Covid Tally To Over 7.67 Lakh

Nearly 25,000 Cases In A Day Take India’s Covid Tally To Over 7.67 Lakh

India recorded the highest single-day spike of over 24,879 new coronavirus cases and 487 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 7,67,296 with 21,129 deaths, Health Ministry’s data revealed on Thursday. According to the data, out of total 7,67,296 cases, 4,76,377 have recovered while 2,69,789 remain active in the country. With […]

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Gangster Vikas Dubey’s Close Aide Killed, Another Arrested In Encounter

Gangster Vikas Dubey’s Close Aide Killed, Another Arrested In Encounter

In a big success for the Uttar Pradesh Police, which is on a hunt to nab gangster Vikas Dubey, his close aide was shot dead in an encounter on Wednesday in Himachal Prdesh’s Hamirpur. The Special Task Force of the UP Police traced Amar Dubey in Himachal Pradesh and closed in on him. According to […]

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India-China ties in complex situation, says Beijing after Doval-Wang icebreaker

India-China ties in complex situation, says Beijing after Doval-Wang icebreaker

China on Monday said the consensus reached with India to disengage troops at the border should be implemented as soon as possible, indicating cooling down of tension with India at the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC). India and China clashed earlier last month along the disputed border in Galwan Valley, resulting in death of 20 Indian soldiers […]

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Third Worst-hit In World, India’s Coronavirus Tally Nears 7 Lakh

Third Worst-hit In World, India’s Coronavirus Tally Nears 7 Lakh

As many as 24,248 COVID-19 cases were reported in India in the last 24 hours taking the country’s tally to 6,97,413, the government said on Monday. With this, the country has recorded over 20,000 cases of the infection for the fourth consecutive day. The death toll in the country due to the virus rose to […]

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