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4.2 magnitude earthquake hits Gujarat’s Kutch, epicentre 14 km from Bhachau in the district: Institute of Seismological Research

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5 Jul 2020, 7:40 PM

Formation of low pressure area over Bay of Bengal likely to trigger heavy rainfall in Odisha in next few days: Meteorological Centre

5 Jul 2020, 7:40 PM

Highest single-day spike of 725 COVID-19 cases takes Gujarat's tally to 36,123; death toll up by 18 to 1,945: Health department

5 Jul 2020, 7:16 PM

Govt blocks 40 websites belonging to Sikh For Justice, an outlawed group: MHA

5 Jul 2020, 7:16 PM

4.2 magnitude earthquake hits Gujarat’s Kutch

4.2 magnitude earthquake hits Gujarat’s Kutch, epicentre 14 km from Bhachau in the district: Institute of Seismological Research

5 Jul 2020, 7:14 PM

Coronavirus delayed Formula 1 season got underway three months late

The coronavirus delayed Formula 1 season got underway three months late on Sunday as the Austrian GP roared off in an eerily empty Red Bull Ring amid rigid health and safety protocol

5 Jul 2020, 7:13 PM

Coronavirus cases in Delhi near 1 lakh, with 2,244 fresh infections; death toll mounts to 3,067: Authorities

5 Jul 2020, 6:49 PM

Highest single-day spike of 1,153 COVID-19 cases in UP

Highest single-day spike of 1,153 COVID-19 cases in UP, tally 27,707, active cases 8,161; toll rises to 785 with 12 more deaths: Official

5 Jul 2020, 5:47 PM

Samples of 2 Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, killed in encounter in J&K, test COVID-19 positive: Police

Samples of 2 Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, who were killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Kulgam district on Saturday, test COVID-19 positive: Police

5 Jul 2020, 5:28 PM

Andhra Pradesh reports single day high of 998 new COVID-19 cases

Andhra Pradesh reports single day high of 998 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths; overall tally rises to 18,697, toll mounts to 232: Govt

5 Jul 2020, 3:44 PM

COVID-19 recovery rate in 21 states, Union territories higher than national average of 60.77%: Health Ministry

5 Jul 2020, 3:41 PM

An AIADMK MLA from Coimbatore tests positive for COVID-19, fifth ruling party legislator in Tamil Nadu to contract coronavirus

5 Jul 2020, 2:06 PM

Rockets target US interests despite arrests: Iraq military

5 Jul 2020, 1:36 PM

Odisha's COVID-19 tally crossed the 9,000-mark with 469 fresh cases

Odisha's COVID-19 tally crossed the 9,000-mark with 469 fresh cases on Sunday, while two more fatalities due to the infection pushed the death toll to 36, a health department official said.

5 Jul 2020, 1:01 PM

Record 24,850 COVID-19 cases in single day in India

With 24,850 people testing positive for coronavirus infection and 613 succumbing to the disease in a day, the highest so far, India's COVID-19 caseload soared to 6,73,165, while the death toll climbed to 19,268 on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

This is the third consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 20,000 in the country.

The number of recoveries stands at 4,09,082 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,44,814 active cases of coronavirus infections presently in the country, the updated data at 8 am showed.

"Thus, around 60.77 per cent of patients have recovered so far," an official said.

The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.

5 Jul 2020, 12:58 PM

4 Maoists killed in encounter with security forces in Odisha’s Kandhamal

Four Maoists were killed in an encounter with security personnel in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Sunday morning.

A joint team of District Voluntary Force (DVF) and Speical Operation Group (SOG) was conducting a combing operation in the area when the Maoists opened fire on them. In the retaliatory action by the security personnel, four ultras were killed.

5 Jul 2020, 12:52 PM

Entertainment mogul Kanye West announces his US presidency bid

Entertainment mogul Kanye West, who urges listeners in one song to "reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud," announces he is challenging Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020

5 Jul 2020, 12:14 PM

A fire breaks out at godown in the Burrabazar area of Kolkata, seven fire tenders at spot

A fire broke out at a godown packed with plastic items on the second floor of a multi- storey building in the Burrabazar area of Kolkata on Sunday. Seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot to put off the blaze, which erupted around 10 am, fire brigade sources said

5 Jul 2020, 12:12 PM

22 more people, including four Assam Rifles personnel, 10 NDRF staffers, test positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram

Twenty-two more people, including four Assam Rifles personnel and 10 NDRF staffers, tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state's tally to 186, an official said on Sunday.

5 Jul 2020, 10:39 AM

Delhi LG Anil Baijal inaugurated world’s largest 10,000-bed Sardar Patel COVID care centre

Delhi LG Anil Baijal inaugurated the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel COVID care centre, the “largest” of its kind in the world, at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas. The centre has been set up in Chhatarpur.

5 Jul 2020, 10:01 AM

Goa councillor dies of coronavirus infection

A 72-year-old councillor of the Mormugao Municipal Council in Goa died due to COVID-19 in the wee hours on Sunday, a state health department official said.

Pascoal DSouza, who did not belong to any political party, tested positive for coronavirus last month following which he was admitted to Margao-based ESI Hospital, a specially designated facility for COVID-19 patients.

He succumbed to the viral infection on Sunday, the official said.

5 Jul 2020, 9:39 AM

2 UP Ministers test COVID-19 positive

Two senior ministers in the Yogi Adityanath government have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the past few hours.

Uttar Pradesh Minister for Rural Development Rajendra Pratap Singh, popularly known as Moti Singh, his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren have all tested positive for the virus.

The second Minister to test positive is Dharam Singh Saini, who heads the Ayush Ministry.

5 Jul 2020, 9:08 AM

Blast in J&K's Pulwama district, no casualties reported

A Central Reserve Police Force convoy was once again targeted by militants in J&K's Pulwama area on Sunday, in which a trooper was injured.

"A low intensity #IED blast occurred at #Pulwama. #One CRPF personnel suffered #injuries in his hands and is stable. Senior officers are on the spot. Further details shall follow," the J&K police tweeted.

The low intensity blast of the Improvised Explosive Device was carried out by the suspected terrorists moments after a CRPF convoy passed through Gangoo village in South Kashmir.

The explosion caused panic in the area. Additional security forces have reached the spot that has been cordoned off and a search operation launched.

5 Jul 2020, 8:23 AM

WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir trial for COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it was discontinuing hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms for its Solidarity Trial, citing little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised COVID-19 patients.

The WHO said the decision was in light of the evidence from the Solidarity Trial interim results.

"These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients when compared to standard of care. Solidarity trial investigators will interrupt the trials with immediate effect," the WHO said in a press release, Xinhua reported.

But the organization said this decision applies only to hospitalized patients and does not affect the possible evaluation in other studies of hydroxychloroquine or lopinavir/ritonavir in non-hospitalised patients or as pre- or post-exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19.

5 Jul 2020, 8:23 AM

Total shutdown in Odisha's Cuttack city till July 8

The Odisha government on Saturday declared complete shutdown in Cuttack till July 8 amid rising COVID-19 cases.

All non-essential shops will be closed and non- essential travel prohibited, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) said in a notification.

Grocery, vegetable and milk shops can remain open from 5 am to 6 pm, while strictly adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols.

Cuttack's COVID-19 tally surged to 116, including 92 active cases.

5 Jul 2020, 8:23 AM

Rain, high-velocity winds lash Delhi; more expected

A fresh bout of rain and high-velocity winds lashed the national capital overnight, bringing the mercury down by several notches on Sunday morning.

Light rain and generally cloudy weather is expected during the day.

More rain is expected over the next three to four days, Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of IMD's regional forecasting centre, said.

5 Jul 2020, 8:23 AM

China's Hubei reports no new COVID-19 cases

No new confirmed, asymptomatic or suspected cases of COVID-19 were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Saturday, the provincial health commission said on Sunday.

5 Jul 2020, 8:23 AM

Two people die, 16 others are feared dead in Japan's floods

Two people die and 16 others are feared dead, local media says after torrential rain in western Japan triggers massive floods and mudslides

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