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Assam flood crisis worsens, death toll at 24

Even as Assam is fighting an all-out war against COVID-19, the deteriorating flood situation, triggered by heavy rains, claimed four more lives taking the death toll to 24 while affecting over 13 lakh people in 25 of the state's 33 districts, officials said in Guwahati on Monday

Ladakh to become a 'smart' region: Minister Puri

Minister for Housing and Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri has said that the Modi government has increased the budget for Ladakh four-fold recently amid the India-China face-off in the region

Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

The Maharashtra government on Monday announced that it has extended the lockdown till July 31 in view of the steadily increasing COVID-19 cases in the state

Covid recovery improves to 58.67%: Government terms it 'encouraging'

As India continued to be the fourth worst-hit among 213 countries infected by COVID-19 with 2,10,120 active cases and 16,475 deaths, the Union Health Ministry on Monday said the recovery of infected patients shows "encouraging results"

42% people stocked chocolates during lockdown: Study

A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow (IIM-L) has found that nearly 42 percent consumers stocked chocolates in their homes during the lockdown period

36-ft long whale washes ashore in West Bengal's Mandarmani

The carcass of a 36-feet-long critically endangered whale washed ashore in the coastal belts of West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Monday

India records 19,459 new corona cases, 380 deaths in 24 hours

India on Monday witnessed a spike of 19,459 cases in last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 548,318, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

PM Modi outlines economic reforms, says several sectors 'unlocked'

As the economy goes through a tough time amid the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday outlined steps taken recently for economic liberalisation under the Atmanirbhar Bharat (self reliant India) package whereby the government opened up coal mining and space exploration for private players

Eight states account for 87% of COVID-19 deaths in India

The Union Health Ministry Saturday said that eight states, which include Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of active COVID-19 cases and also accounted for 87 percent deaths due to the viral infection

Flood situation remains grim in Assam

As the incessant monsoon rains continued, flood situation in Assam further worsened on Saturday with 1,289 villages in 21 districts being inundated, distressing 4.63 lakh people, while the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at many places in nine districts, officials said

Government does not discriminate on basis of faith, caste: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sent out a strong message of inclusivity, saying his government does not discriminate on the basis of any faith or caste

India adds 18,552 new Covid cases, crosses 500,000

India took just six days to jump from 400,000 to 500,000 cases as it recorded yet another worst spike of 18,552 cases on Saturday

Threat of locust swarms looms over capital

Locust swarms threatening crops in many states amid the coronavirus crisis have now reached the doors of the national capital

India's economy is in deep trouble: S&P

S&P Global Ratings said on Friday that the Indian economy is in deep trouble with growth likely to contract by 5 percent this financial year

Extending closure of red light areas can avert peak, reduce deaths

A study conducted by Mumbai's KEM doctors alongside academicians from School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School have found that the extended closure of the red-light areas in India could delay the peak of COVID-19 cases by up to 23 days and the toll could be reduced by 67 percent

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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