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237 million people of Uttar Pradesh to go under lockdown for 55 hours amid peaking infections

As the coronavirus cases keep spiking in India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh authorities decided to impose a 55-hour lockdown for the weekend. The restrictions would be in place from 10:00pm Friday to 5:00am Monday. During this period only essential services will be allowed. Government and private offices, shops selling non-essential items,  malls and restaurants, will […]

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Gunmen assassinate BJP leader, his father and brother in Kashmir’s Bandipora district

Three family members of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader were killed in a suspected militant attack in North Kashmir’s Bandipore district. The dead include Waseem Bari, a former district chief of the BJP, his father Sheikh Bashir Ahmad and brother Sheikh Umar while they were in their shop, police said. All three died […]

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Suspected coronavirus man wrapped in PPE left unattended at bus shelter for at least 3 hours

The dead body of a suspected coronavirus man was wrapped in PPE, and left unattended at a bus shelter in Karnataka’s Haveri district for at least 3 hours. Outraged over the incident residents say that the hospital staff who were involved in carrying the last rites of the person, wrapped the body in PPE in […]

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India sets 40 day target to launch coronavirus vaccine for public use

India is working to launch a coronavirus vaccine in 40 days, just in time for her 73rd Independence day. India would celebrate Independence day on 15th August. In a letter the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) showed Director General Balram Bhargava saying it wants a vaccine for public use by 15th August, with the […]

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India records 24,018 coronavirus positive cases in 24 hours

India’s confirmed coronavirus count touched 6,73,904 cases after reporting a new high of 24,018 cases in the past 24 hours. During the same time 610 deaths were recorded. The positivity rate has also peaked to 9.64 percent. Which means one test returns positive for every ten conducted. Since the beginning of the pandemic India has […]

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Man spends lockdown inventing automatic Pani Puri dispenser machine

Indians craving for popular snack, Pani Puri have a reason to celebrate after a viral video of an automatic pani puri machine which works just like an ATM surfaced. The vending machine takes money on one side and on the other it dispenses a plate full of pani puri on the conveyor belt. The viral […]

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Coronavirus positive man dies waiting for ambulance by the road, ambulance arrives 3-hours later

A coronavirus positive man in his 60s collapsed on a busy road in Bangalore and died. What’s shocking is that the dead man’s body lay on the road for three hours until an ambulance could reach there. The man was on his way to the hospital. He asked the ambulance to reach the main road […]

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Narendra Modi visits Indian army base 250km away from deadly India-China faceoff site

Weeks after Indian and Chinese troops clashed at Galwan Valley, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a visit to Leh, Ladakh on Friday. Modi’s visit comes amid the border standoff with China and the military sittings between the two armies. Reports claim Mr. Modi was accompanied by the chief of defence staff, General Bipin Rawat, […]

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Amid tensions with China, India approves purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets

Amid the border standoff with between India and China, the Indian Government has approved the purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets and upgrades to another 59 planes. 21 MiG-29 planes and 12  Su-30 jets would be purchased by India for $2.43 billion. The purchase and the upgrade aims to address India’s  outdated Air Force planes […]

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Unilever to rebrand Fair & Lovely as Glow & Lovely

Skin lightening cosmetic, Fair & Lovely will rebrand as Glow & Lovely. Hindustan Unilever Limited who makes the product made the announcement following worldwide outrage on colorism which was amplified by the Black Lives Movement. Unilever has said that the change would be effective in the months to come after receiving regulatory approvals. In a […]