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12 more cases in a day, Karnataka officials point to cluster infection

March 29, 2020 2:49:45 am

The spread of COVID-19 in the state has started occurring in clusters within family groups and close circles over the past three weeks, said officials.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Back from Chennai, 7 youths quarantined on tree outside Bengal village

March 29, 2020 10:49:08 am

These seven youths, all of them migrant workers, have been living on the tree ever since they returned from Chennai at a time when COVID-19 infections in the country are on the rise.

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PM Modi announces relief fund to fight COVID-19, urges people to contribute

March 29, 2020 2:47:03 am

PM Modi appealed to the citizens, "Kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations if they occur in the times ahead."

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Among those stranded, man whose mother died, group taking relative’s body home

March 29, 2020 2:25:31 am

The group is now stuck on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border, about 50 km from their village. After walking and hitching rides for over a 1,000 km, their patience is drawing thin.

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Walking home to Rajasthan, four migrants run over in Maharashtra

March 29, 2020 8:45:05 am

The accident occurred around 3 am on Saturday. The truck driver, who had managed to flee after the accident, was later arrested.

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Lack of liquor in lockdown triggers suicides in Kerala

March 29, 2020 6:14:15 pm

While Kerala has seen restrictions on liquor in various ways in the past, this is the first time that total prohibition has come into effect in the state due to the lockdown.

His only minister, Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan checks state capital in lockdown

March 29, 2020 3:50:37 am

Travelling alone in his vehicle and wearing a mask, 61-year-old Shivraj Singh Chouhan often got down to thank, from a distance, those engaged in cleaning, providing security and supplying essentials

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Over one lakh diamond polishers leave Surat to Saurashtra

March 29, 2020 12:02:24 am

According to the Surat Diamond Association sources, there are around 5000 small, big and middle size diamond factories in Surat which have more than 6 lakh diamond workers.

Punjab DGP shares song shaming coronavirus patient

March 28, 2020 11:48:39 pm

While the song has used a fictitious name of the patient, however, there are pictures of the 70-year-old and news clippings related to the case are featured in the video.

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Vadodara COVID-19 patient likely to be discharged on Tuesday

March 28, 2020 11:44:55 pm

One of the nine patients a 49-year-old man who was Vadodara's first case tested negative in two consecutive reports and will complete his 14 days in the isolation ward on Tuesday, Superintendent of SSG hospital Dr Rajeev Daveshwar told this newspaper.

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Goa calls in CRPF, CM says ‘given free hand to enforce lockdown’

March 28, 2020 10:47:20 pm

With Goa still struggling to streamline the food delivery system, people in Goa continued to step out to fetch food and other eatables. The government insisted that they remain indoors, assuring that the delivery system will begin soon.

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48 truck drivers, cleaners held for assaulting cops, sugar factory authorities

March 28, 2020 10:34:08 pm

A scuffle broke out among them when the Bardoli Police carried out a compromise talk between the sugar factory authorities and truck drivers, after the drivers had been warned by the police for plying during the lockdown.

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Bored in lockdown, 21-yr-old man commits suicide in Jamnagar

March 28, 2020 11:52:00 pm

Police said that 21-year-old Kaushik Mandera was found hanging in his house in Gokulnagar area of Jamanagar city on Friday morning.

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COVID-19 lockdown: Rahul posts video of migrants walking home, blames Centre for ‘no contingency plan’

March 28, 2020 9:35:38 pm

The Congress MP's video comes even as migrant workers continue to walk long distances, some even 400 kms, to return home after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown for 3-weeks starting March 24.

Army recruitment rally with the lingering taste of the langar

March 28, 2020 9:20:58 pm

During the Army recruitment rally in Una, a langar was organised for the candidates taking part in the rally which ran for six days with three meals a day.

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India lockdown: 62-year-old dies after walking home from hospital in Surat

March 28, 2020 8:49:13 pm

Gangaram fell unconscious on the road near his house in Pandesara after walking 8 kilometers, and was taken back to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.

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Maharashtra chief secretary Ajoy Mehta gets three months extension in view of COVID-19

March 28, 2020 8:02:24 pm

An official communication has been received from the union government approving the three months extension for Mehta "as a special case, in public interest, considering the grave public health emergency situation."

Wheat harvesting in Punjab will start mid-April, says Capt Amarinder Singh, cites weather

Wheat harvesting in Punjab will start mid-April, says Capt Amarinder Singh, cites weather

March 28, 2020 2:18:33 pm

The wheat harvesting is delayed due to weather conditions and is likely to start only by April 12-15 in the state, the chief minister said after reviewing arrangements for the harvesting of potato and wheat crop

After closed APMCs, unseasonal showers add to farmer's woes in Gujarat

After closed APMCs, unseasonal showers add to farmer’s woes in Gujarat

March 28, 2020 2:05:39 pm

The ready-to-harvest golden-brown wheat stalks spread over 50 bighas of Atmaram Patel's land is now wet and expected to adversely affect the quality of wheat, which in turn will affect his income.

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Coronavirus lockdown: UP govt accuses Delhi of ‘playing with lives’ of migrants labourers

March 28, 2020 12:30:12 pm

In a statement issued by the UP government, it said that the Delhi government disconnected water and electricity connections of people. “During lockdown, people were not even provided food and milk in Delhi,” said the statement.