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One doctor at Parkview Hotel, others unsure of facility

April 6, 2020 4:41:28 am

However, nursing staff quarantined at the private wards have complained about the lack of resources and hygienic services available to them while quarantined in the wards.

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Maharashtra: Water stock in dams at 53.65% in April, up from 26.95% last year

April 6, 2020 4:18:12 am

After five years of recurrent drought, Maharashtra seems to be set for a summer with little or no water woes bringing much relief to farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha.

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Not allowed to deboard, 600 fishermen from Maharashtra say: worse than being afflicted by corona

April 6, 2020 4:05:21 am

The Gujarat authorities claimed they could not allow fishermen from any other state to alight as villagers would not allow them to pass through in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the fishermen said.

Gurgaon: 4 Sri Lankans positive in Nuh, had attended event at Nizamuddin

April 6, 2020 3:45:44 am

“The four who tested positive today hail from Sri Lanka and had attended the Tablighi Jamaat gathering at Nizamuddin last month,” said a spokesperson of the district administration on Sunday.

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Maharashtra: Over 200 sheltered at Versova camp express concern over dinner, give ‘Diya Jalao’ a miss

April 6, 2020 3:43:19 am

The nine minutes, since 9 pm, went unnoticed at the camp, housing 285 people stranded due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown, even as nearby residential high-rises lit up with lamps and reverberated with the sound of conches and claps.

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Not just diyas, candles and torches, firecrackers too light up Mumbai sky

April 6, 2020 3:39:38 am

In the Bhagoji Keer Road area of Mahim (West), residents were seen getting ready with torchlight, diyas and flashlights, a little before the clock struck nine. Once it was 9 pm, the lights in apartments of most buildings went off.

Gujarat: Youth killed in celebratory firing at marriage ceremony in Bhavnagar

Gurgaon: FIR claims firing near mosque

April 6, 2020 3:40:45 am

"An empty cartridge was found. We are trying to identify the accused. We are also looking at CCTV footage," said Pankaj Kumar, SHO of the Rajendra Park police station.

Best AQI in March: Industries shut, vehicles off roads but calm winds bring down Delhi’s air quality a notch

April 6, 2020 3:36:09 am

The Central Pollution Control Board's AQI is based on air quality data from different monitoring stations across the city. Delhi's data on Sunday was calculated based on 30 stations.

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80 held, 790 vehicles detained in Ahmedabad

April 6, 2020 3:23:17 am

On Saturday, Ahmedabad City Police Commissioner Ashish Bhatia passed an order under CRPC section 144 prohibiting the movement of people, except those exempted, on the roads from April 5 to April 14 night.

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Tablighi members in Delhi colony, BJP man does ‘purification’

April 6, 2020 7:53:58 am

This comes days after BJP president J P Nadda urged party leaders to refrain from giving “communal colour” or creating any “division or differences” over the COVID-19 outbreak.

After PM Modi’s appeal, for 9 minutes, Delhi switches off

After PM Modi’s appeal, for 9 minutes, Delhi switches off

April 6, 2020 2:59:12 am

Power authorities and discoms worked in close coordination to ensure there was no disruption in supply due to the rapid fall and surge in demand, as living room lights went off and flickered back to life in a coordinated fashion.

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Delhi’s private schools write to parents on diya campaign, MHRD says it was voluntary

April 6, 2020 7:29:29 am

The principal of a prominent South Delhi school said they had received directives to collect the information from Directorate of Education officials on the WhatsApp group for school principals and their administrative cluster.

Flip-flop on Section 144 in Gautam Budh Nagar

April 6, 2020 2:39:20 am

Sources said the administration's initial order was not in line with CM's directives which stated that the lockdown will be lifted as per schedule. Till Sunday evening, 58 positive cases were reported in Gautam Budh Nagar. 

Gujarat: State sees highest jump in COVID-19 positive cases, number rises to 128

April 6, 2020 2:30:35 am

With three new districts - Chhota Udepur, Morbi and Jamnagar - reporting their first COVID-19 cases, now 15 of 33 districts of Gujarat have been affected. As on Sunday, two patients are on ventilator and 21 discharged so far.

In South Delhi slum with two cases, strict checking on roads, fear in homes

In South Delhi slum with two cases, strict checking on roads, fear in homes

April 6, 2020 2:29:09 am

District police have barricaded roads outside the camp and deployed a team to patrol the area and check for violations. Inside the camp, the pradhan and a group of residents have parked trucks and auto-rickshaws outside lanes to block movement of residents.

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Lockdown: Ludhiana factories, shopkeepers told to pay Rs 2,500/month to workers

April 6, 2020 2:24:30 am

"I suggest, or rather order them, to pay subsistence allowance worth Rs 2,500 a month or ration so that workers' life is not affected. If any worker will complain against any particular factory, we will take strict action against them," said Ludhiana Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal.

Erected to honour capital’s first L-G, plaque along the Yamuna now serves as bed for many

April 6, 2020 2:18:23 am

Those without a blanket have a curtain of mosquitoes hovering over them, waking up every few minutes to wave their hands in the air as they slowly drift off to sleep again. Only the sound of someone coughing breaks the silence.

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Maharashtra: How a video-conference on March 5 led to cancellation of Vashi’s Tablighi meet

April 6, 2020 2:16:35 am

The meeting, held on March 5, less than a week before Holi, eventually helped the Palghar district administration to cancel the Tablighi Jamaat meet at Vasai that was to be attended by around 50,000 people on March 14-15.

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19 from Nizamuddin: 58 cases, one more death in national capital

April 6, 2020 2:10:54 am

Of the new cases, 19 are connected to Nizammudin Markaz and 25 are under investigation. Meanwhile, three more people — including the mohalla clinic doctor from Maujpur who had tested positive — have recovered. A total of 18 people have been discharged so far.

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Mumbai: Grey hornbills, peacocks, storks among birds sighted as noise pollution goes down

April 6, 2020 2:10:25 am

Last week, images of peacocks and peahens spotted at Babulnath went viral on social media, another example of the nature reclaiming its lost space, avid bird watchers said.