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425 coronavirus deaths in India in 24 hours, second to Brazil

India on late Monday evening went past the 700,000-mark in terms of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases as 3,827 fresh infections were reported, taking the total number of cases in the country to 7,01,240

Corona cases in India inch towards 7L mark, with 19,693 deaths

India on Monday recorded over 24,248 new cases and 425 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 6,97,413 with 19,693 deaths as it surpasses Russia to become the country with third-highest coronavirus cases

India, China agree that differences should not become disputes after key phone call

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the forward areas in Ladakh over the weekend coupled with sustained diplomatic pressure, the India-China border face-off appears to have reached some sort of settlement

Hotels prepare to re-open, 50% may shut permanently

With hotels and restaurants preparing to reopen for business after nearly four months, the prospects of around 50 percent of them shutting permanently also loom large, top players warn

Air India to operate 36 India-US flights from July 11-19

Air India will operate 36 flights between India and the US under the Vande Bharat mission from July 11 to July 19

Guwahati enters 'real pandemic stage': Health Minister

With a massive rise of COVID-19 cases, Assam's main city of Guwahati has entered a "real pandemic phase" with community transmission being witnessed, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday

FAO warns India of locust attack, choppers pressed into service

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has warned India of major locusts attacks in the coming days, following which the government has intensified its efforts to tackle the menace

Let us code for a self-reliant India: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge to identify the best Indian apps, already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale up and become world-class

Assam flood affects 1.1million people, death toll rises to 37

With two more fresh deaths on Saturday, the toll in the ongoing current wave of Assam floods has increased to 37. The situation, however, has largely improved in seven districts even as 11 lakh people in 18 of the state's 33 districts have been affected, officials said

Rural auto demand to avert FY21 wipeout for Indian auto industry

Rural demand has emerged as a green shoot in an otherwise worrisome demand outlook for the Indian auto industry in FY21

India just 400 short of Russia with a record 25,000 new COVID cases

India recorded a single-day spike of record 24,850 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking its total tally to 6,73,165 even as over 600 deaths in the last 24 hours increased the country's death toll to 19,268, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data revealed

'It takes 18 months to develop a good vaccine'

A good vaccine usually takes at least 18 months, before it could be rolled out for production after fast-tracking all the mandatory regulatory approvals, said N.K. Ganguly, former director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Lightning kills 15 more in Bihar

Fifteen more people lost their lives due to lightning amid heavy rain and thunderstorms in seven districts of Bihar in the last 24 hours

India records highest one-day spike of over 22k corona cases

India on Saturday recorded the highest single-day spike of 22,771 cases, pushing the total tally to 6,48,315, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said

Lockdown helps India's metro cities achieve 95% of clean-air target

The coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown has resulted in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru achieve 95 per cent of their 2024 National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) targets in a short span of 74 days, according to an analysis

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity