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India records 86,961 Covid cases & 1,130 deaths in 24 hours

With 86,961 fresh coronavirus cases and 1,130 deaths in 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally on Monday inched closer to 55 lakh (5.5 million)-mark with a total of 54,87,580 cases in 235 days since the first case was reported on January 30

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Thane building crash: 10 dead, 25 rescued

Ten people were killed, several injured and more than two dozen were feared trapped after a three-storey building crashed in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi, around 60 km north of Mumbai, early on Monday, officials said

Covid joblessness pushing youths to extremist groups in Northeast

India's COVID-19 pandemic lockdown is now giving headaches to the national security agencies

Bihar's 'Canal Man' gifted tractor by Mahindra Group

Loungi Bhuiyan, Bihar's own 'Canal Man' who single-handedly cut out a 5-km-long canal to bring water to his native village Kolithwa, has won all-round applause for his toil of 20 years, with the Mahindra Group now gifting him a tractor

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort to reopen from Monday after six months

India's star tourist attraction, the 17th-century monument of love, the Taj Mahal, and the Agra Fort, are all set to reopen from Monday, after an unprecedented closure of six months, due to COVID-19 pandemic

India's first CRISPR COVID-19 test approved for use

The Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) test, powered by CSIR-IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology), received regulatory approval  from the Drug Controller General of India for its commercial launch, meeting high-quality benchmark with 96 per cent sensitivity and 98 per cent specificity for detecting novel coronavirus

From Doklam to Dalai Lama, Chinese intel paid Indian journalist for info

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police have arrested 61-year-old Indian freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, allegedly found working for Chinese intelligence

Rs 1,350 cr package to bolster business, jobs in Jammu & Kashmir

The government of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir approved a record Rs 1,350 package to spur growth in businesses and jobs ihit by terrorism and the coronavirus pandemic

India to buy aircraft worth Rs 250 cr for weather forecast

The Indian government is planning to use more hi-tech methods for accurate weather forecast

Clean up exercise, 34 polluting thermal power units to be shut

In a big cleaning up exercise, the government proposes to shutdown 34 units of 12 polluting power plants with a total capacity of over 500 MW that have not submitted any emission control compliance plan

India and Emirates cricket boards to boost cricketing ties

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board have signed an MoU and hosting agreement to boost cricketing ties between the two countries

Nine Al Qaeda terrorists arrested for allegedly planning attacks in Delhi-NCR

Following raids in West Bengal and Kerala, India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested nine militants linked with the Al Qaeda terror group, who were planning attacks at several key installations in Delhi-NCR, a spokesperson said

Over 93K Covid cases take India tally across 5/3 million

Continuing with its massive daily spike, India recorded 93,337 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking its overall tally across the 53-lakh mark, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Saturday

30 COVID vaccine candidates being developed in India: Health Ministry

Nearly 30 Covid vaccine candidates in pre-clinical and clinical stages are under development by pharmaceutical industry and academia in India

What is aiding India's low mortality rate: It's in our genes, say genetic experts

A study conducted by top genetic experts has revealed that Indians should be thankful to their genes for tiding over the Covid pandemic with a relatively lesser mortality rate as compared to the US and European nations

AI-based cameras detect rail travellers with fever, without masks

Technology has come to the rescue of the Indian Railways -- operating 310 passenger, Mail and Express trains as of now across the country -- in detecting passengers with coronavirus-like symptoms, as Artificial Intelligence-based surveillance cameras have so far detected 28 passengers with mild fever before they could get on board

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