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India now past 24L Covid cases, recovery above 71%

India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 24-lakh (2,4 million) mark on Friday with 64,553 new cases in 24 hours, while the toll climbed to 48,040 with 1,007 more fatalities, said the Health Ministry

Three-fold rise in deaths of patients waiting for organ transplant during lockdown

The nationwide lockdown imposed from March 24 has affected services across sectors, and key areas of medical care were also not left untouched due to the 68-day total shutdown

Now learning app for Jammu & Kashmir students

Online learning in Jammu and Kashmir, on even 2G Internet access, is now going to be smooth and without any hiccups, thanks to Wise App developed by two IIT graduates, including one from the Union Territory itself

Stones still hurled but their edges have blunted in Kashmir

Last year while most people were still processing the ramifications of the revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of masked youth swarmed the streets in Anchar, a small neighbourhood in downtown Srinagar, waving Islamist flags and hurling stones at security forces

Recovery rate from COVID-19 infection crosses 70% in India

The Indian government on Thursday stated that 70.77 percent people infected of deadly coronavirus have recovered and left hospital and quarantine centres

No change in ex-President Mukherjee's condition

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health condition remains critical on Thursday, following his emergency brain surgery three days back. He continues to remain on ventilator support at the Army Research and Referral Hospital

PM Modi unveils 'transparent taxation', rights charter for 'honest' taxpayers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the 'transparent taxation' platform among other taxation reforms

'Google Bolo' to teach kids how to pronounce

More than one crore children enrolled in around 1.13 lakh primary schools in Uttar Pradesh will now be able to improve their pronunciation in both Hindi and English, by using Google's Bolo app. Bolo in Hindi means to speak

India's wind, solar generation share spikes in five years

India's wind and solar share rose from three percent of the total generation in 2015 to 10 percent in the first half of 2020 and at the same time, coal's share fell from 77 to 68 percent

600-km highway to connect J&K's picturesque tourist spots

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh UT administration are planning to connect all major tourist resorts through a new 600-km-long highway circuit

Over 70% COVID patients recover in India: Government

India's Health Ministry on Wednesday said that the country's recovery rate has soared past 70 percent due to successful implementation of an effective containment strategy, and aggressive and comprehensive testing coupled with standardised clinical management

Covid cases haven't yet peaked or even plateaued: AIIMS director

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) director Randeep Guleria, one of India's leading medical experts, has asserted that the coronavirus cases in the country have not yet hit their peak or even plateaued

Shia board issues Muharram guidelines

The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) has issued its Muharram advisory, asking people to follow all norms of social distancing, wear masks and wherever possible, take part in Muharram rituals online or via TV channels broadcasting them

3 dead in Bengaluru, 110 arrested for rioting over Facebook post

Three people have reportedly died and several others injured in the arson that resulted after an inflammatory social media post in parts of East Bengaluru

Right to equality: Daughters to have share in property, rules Supreme Court

In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held that daughters cannot be deprived of their right to equality, and will have a share in parental property in accordance with Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, irrespective of whether the father was alive or not at the time of its enactment

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