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Bengaluru govt hospitals ready more ICU beds

August 4, 2020 2:08:06 am

Across 19 government hospitals in Bengaluru, there are only 152 ICU beds, of which 99 are ventilator beds. Only nine ICU beds, six with ventilator, were vacant as of Monday evening, according to a centralised hospital bed database for the city.

Gujarat mall sealed for violating Covid norms

August 4, 2020 2:05:22 am

The Ahmedabad One Mall in Vastrapur area was sealed till further notice after the AMC team reported the mall flouting provisions of The Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 and promoting commercial activities, putting the lives of visitors and employees at risk.

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As local transmission rises, Kerala cops get bigger pandemic role

August 4, 2020 2:02:04 am

The change in strategy comes after cases through local transmission grew alarmingly across Kerala, where 174 clusters have developed, most of them alive and adding to the caseload.

Audimulapu Suresh: ‘Despite challenges, want to make learning joyful for students’

August 4, 2020 1:59:13 am

In the first phase, 15,715 schools are being covered with a budget of Rs 3,600 crores. About 70 per cent of the schools have already been renovated and revamped. The remaining will be completed by August 31.

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Maharashtra: Bidi units, textile mills open in Solapur but those above 50 not allowed to work

August 4, 2020 1:55:11 am

Known for its bidi and textile factories, the city administration last week allowed the re-opening of these units, but with conditions: each worker would be tested for fever and oxygen saturation level at entry, physical distancing has to be followed and pregnant women cannot be allowed.

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Centre issues guidelines: Curbs for elderly, visors during workout, gym rules worked out

August 4, 2020 1:51:41 am

The government has allowed opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5 as part of the ‘Unlock 3’ phase.

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WHO to look into seroprevalence studies conducted in Delhi, Mumbai

August 4, 2020 1:48:10 am

While most seroprevalence results find less than 10 per cent of the population to be seropositive — indicating exposure to the virus — India’s studies in these two cities have pegged the rates much higher.

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New policy for defence manufacturing targets Rs 1.75 lakh crore in five years

August 4, 2020 1:44:00 am

The government wants to create an “environment that encourages R&D, rewards innovation, creates Indian IP ownership and promotes a robust and self-reliant defence industry”.

Ram temple bhoomi poojan: Seven sants from Gujarat get Ayodhya event invite

August 4, 2020 1:39:36 am

The seven invitees will board a flight from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad on Tuesday morning.

Punjab collects Rs 15 crore in Covid fines, mostly from non-mask wearers

August 4, 2020 1:35:44 am

The lion’s share of the amount (Rs 14.90 crore) came from those not wearing masks in public places (till July 31).

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Counter-narrative or silence: Congress faces tightrope walk on Ram Temple

August 4, 2020 1:31:37 am

While the party understands that any “false step” could hurt its prospects further in the Hindi heartland, a section of its leaders believes the Congress should shed its silence as the BJP looks to consolidate its Hindutva base by recentering the Ayodhya issue.

Covid measures, security in mind, Ram temple bhoomi pujan to have 175 people

August 4, 2020 1:32:33 am

According to the Trust's general secretary, Champat Rai, the invitees include 135 religious leaders from 36 spiritual traditions across the country.

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Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Nitish says Bihar at risk due to high population density

August 4, 2020 1:11:11 am

Coronavirus India News Live Updates: With nearly 53,000 new cases (52,972), the number of confirmed infections in India crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday.

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Left parties say Ayodhya ‘bhoomi pujan’ against SC order, Constitution

August 3, 2020 10:47:23 pm

The CPI (M) statement said the apex court had given its verdict and paved the way for the construction of a temple by a trust.

Unlock 3.0 Diary, Day 3: Jodhpur restaurant’s special Covid Curry, Mask Naan, and a subdued Raksha Bandhan

August 3, 2020 10:08:25 pm

Here are some interesting stories on day 3 of Unlock 3.0.

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To tackle stubble burning, Haryana to roll out Rs 1,304 crore plan

August 3, 2020 9:51:06 pm

Apart from this, incentive of Rs 100 per quintal is also being provided to non-Basmati growers for crop residue management within seven days, under the direction of the Supreme Court.

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It’s Lord Ram’s will that I attend bhoomi pujan: Babri case litigant Iqbal Ansari

August 3, 2020 9:50:54 pm

"Yes, I have received the invitation from Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust for the bhoomi pujan ceremony. I will certainly attend it. The dispute is over now after the court's verdict," Ansari said.

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Expression of opinion cannot constitute contempt of court: Prashant Bhushan to Supreme Court

August 3, 2020 9:22:50 pm

The top court on July 22 issued notice to Bhushan for hearing on August 5 the criminal contempt proceedings initiated against him for his two alleged derogatory tweets against the judiciary, observing his statements prima facie “brought the administration of justice in disrepute”.

More than 40 pct of world coal plants are unprofitable: Report

FDI in commercial mining: Govt nod needed for cos from nations sharing border with India

August 3, 2020 8:53:13 pm

According to the Press Note 3 of 2020, 'an entity of a country, which shares land border with India or where the beneficial owner of an investment into India is situated in or is a citizen of any such country, can invest only under the Government route', it added.

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How Ayodhya is preparing for Ram temple bhoomi poojan amid Covid protocols

August 3, 2020 10:39:16 pm

On August 5, PM Modi is expected to start the event by offering prayers at the famous Hanuman Garhi temple, where he is scheduled to spend no more than seven minutes.

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CM Adityanath oversees preparations in Ayodhya; says COVID-19 protocol will be strictly followed

August 3, 2020 7:19:20 pm

Yogi Adityanath also paid obeisance to Ramlalla (the idol of Lord Ram as an infant), visited Hanuman Garhi temple and gave directions to senior officers from the dais, where the main event is scheduled to be held.

Over 80% rise in heat wave days in 2019, Rajasthan worst-hit

August 3, 2020 8:20:12 pm

The data shows that acute respiratory infection led to 3,740 deaths in 2018 -- the highest in six years (according to these provisional estimates). The highest number of deaths due to acute respiratory infection were reported in West Bengal (732), followed by Uttar Pradesh (699), Andhra Pradesh (587), Delhi (492).

Covid-19: Health Ministry issues guidelines for gyms, yoga institutes opening August 5

Covid-19: Health Ministry issues guidelines for gyms, yoga institutes opening August 5

August 3, 2020 4:52:39 pm

"Use of face covers/masks is mandatory at all times with in the premises. However, during yoga exercise or exercising in gymnasiums, as far as possible only a visor may be used. Use of mask (in particular N-95 masks) during exercise may cause difficulty in breathing," the guidelines state.

Shashi Tharoor: ‘We need to find new president to fill vacuum after Rahul resignation’

Wonder why Home Minister chose private hospital, not AIIMS: Tharoor on Amit Shah testing Covid-19 positive

August 3, 2020 7:28:55 pm

The Congress leader further said that public institutions need the “patronage of the powerful if they are to inspire public confidence”.

Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh cremated in Delhi

Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh cremated in Delhi

August 3, 2020 2:56:36 pm

Due to Covid-19 protocols, Singh's last rites were performed in the presence of a limited number of people.