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Indonesia reports 585 new coronavirus infections, 23 deaths

Hindustan Times 3 minutes ago

Indonesia reported 585 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 28,818.
Russia's coronavirus case tally edges past 440,000
Russia reported 8,831 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total number of infections across the country to 441,108.
Indias Covid-19 tally reaches 2,16,919 with record spike of 9,304 cases; death toll 6,075
Coronavirus cases in India saw a record single-day jump of 9,304 cases on Thursday, pushing the total tally to 2,16,919, while the death toll climbed
Coronavirus pandemic | India#39;s COVID-19 tally reaches 2.16 lakh with record spike of 9,304 cases
India now stands seventh among the nations worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic after the United States, Brazil, Russia, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.
India's Covid-19 tally reaches 2,16,919 with record spike of 9,304 cases; death toll 6,075
India stood seventh among the nations worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy.
India records new 1-day spike with 9,304 cases
Coronavirus cases in India saw a record single-day jump of 9,304 cases on Thursday pushing the total tally to 2,16,919, while the death toll climbed to 6,075 with 260 new fatalities. India stood seventh among the nations worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy. As per health ministry, 1,04,106 people have recovered.
Over 9,000 Coronavirus Cases In India In A Single Day For First Time
India's tally of coronavirus cases has cross 2.16 lakh after a record number of 9,304 people tested positive for the deadly virus infection in the last 24 hours. The total cases in the country stood...
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Delhi Sees Rise in Containment Zones from 158 to 163; Cases Surge in Assam, Odisha & Andhra Pradesh
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India's tally of Covid-19 cases crossed 2.16 lakh after 9,304 people tested positive for the virus infection in the last 24 hours in the biggest jump so far. The total cases in the country stood at 2,16,919, including 6,075 deaths, Union Health Ministry data shows.
ICMR tests 41,03,233 samples so far
The Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR said that a total one lakh 37 thousand 158 samples of corona virus were tested in the last 24 hours Source IT News
India's COVID tally nears 2.1 lakh
NEW DELHI, June 3 - The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 infections neared 2.1 lakh on Wednesday with a record number of nearly 9,000 new cases getting detected across states and Union Territories, while the death toll neared the 6,000-mark. The government, however, said recoveries have also crossed the one-lakh mark and the testing infrastructure has been ramped up considerably.
Indias COVID tally nears 2.1 lakh
Indias COVID tally nears 2.1 lakh
Money Control, Economic Times, Times of India, NDTV, News18, E Pao!, The Assam Tribune, Asssam Tribune,
  

38 fresh Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand, tally climbs to 764

Hindustan Times 2 hours 55 minutes ago

Of the 764 cases, 438 were active while 321 people have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals, it said.
Ghatkopar: 93-yr-old wins Covid battle in 2 weeks
After battling the novel Coronavirus for two weeks in a city hospital, 93-year-old Ghatkopar resident Laxmibai Mathrawala returned home on Tuesday much to the relief of her anxious family.
China reports one new COVID-19 case, four asymptomatic ones for June 3
China reported one new coronavirus case and four new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases for June 3, the health commission said on Thursday.
One fresh COVID-19 case in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, June 3 - Arunachal Pradesh today reported one more COVID-19 case after a person from Itanagar was found infected with the virus, a senior government official said.
One fresh COVID-19 case in Arunachal
One fresh COVID-19 case in Arunachal
In Chennai, Covid-19 cases soar, but so does recovery rate
Coronavirus has kept Chennai on tenterhooks over the last one month with the maximum number of cases reported while the situation in districts has imp
China Rejects Report That It Delayed COVID Information Sharing With WHO
China said on Wednesday a news report that said it delayed sharing COVID-19 information with the World Health Organization (WHO) is totally untrue.
China rejects report that it delayed COVID-19 information sharing with WHO
Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remarks during a daily briefing in response to a question about the report by the Associated Press, which said the WHO was frustrated by significant delays in information sharing by Beijing as the coronavirus outbreak took hold in China in January.
Reuters, The Assam Tribune, Asssam Tribune, Hindu Business Line, NDTV, Economic Times,
  

Delhi's Rohini district court judge tests positive

Times of India 5 hours 58 minutes ago

Delhi's Rohini district court judge tests positive
Three hospitals to reserve 10% beds for Covid-19 patients of Economically Weaker...
It has been observed that there has been a surge in number of positive cases of Covid-19 in the last one week in Delhi and resulting in additional demand of beds in the hospital in an isolation ward as well in ICU, said an order.
COVID-19: Number of positive cases reached 102 in Manipur
COVID-19: Number of positive cases reached 102 in Manipur
COVID19 Number of positive cases reached 102 in Manipur
13 thirteen more persons all returnee from outside the state, have been tested positive with Novel Coronavirus late yesterday night at VRDL of RIMS and JNIMS, a statement from the State Health Dept, issued at 11 am said Source IT News
Nagaland COVID-19 tally reaches 58
DIMAPUR, June 3 - With the confirmation of nine more positive cases today, Nagaland's COVID-19 tally has touched 58. All the patients are returnees from Chennai, who had arrived in a Shramik Special train on May 22.
49 more test positive in Tripura
49 more test positive in Tripura
Assam records 111 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 1,672
The number of cases in Assam has witnessed a steep rise since inter-state movement was allowed.
E Pao!, The Assam Tribune, Asssam Tribune, Hindu Business Line,
  

Cyclone Nisarga Weakens Into Depression Over Vidarbha: Weather Office

NDTV 5 hours 8 minutes ago

Cyclone Nisarga which spared Mumbai after it made landfall near adjoining Alibaug is now a depression over west Vidarbha region in Maharashtra and will weaken further, the India Meteorological...
Mumbai escapes without a scratch, but Cyclone Nisarga serves a warning
Mumbai escapes without a scratch, but Cyclone Nisarga serves a warning
Cyclone Nisarga goes easy on Mumbai
Cyclone Nisarga, which intensified to a severe cyclonic storm early on Wednesday morning, made landfall at the Maharashtra coast just south of Alibaug between 12:30pm to 3:30pm. It carried wind speeds of 102 kmph, per the IMD.
Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai Mayor inspects Girgaon beach along with lifeguards
Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai Mayor inspects Girgaon beach along with lifeguards
Cyclone Nisarga weakens further, now a #39;deep depression#39
Although Cyclone Nisarga made landfall just 95 kilometres from Mumbai, the metropolitan city largely escaped its wrath.
Akshay Kumar posts picture of sunset after Cyclone Nisarga, says it's 'proof every...
Actor Akshay Kumar has shared an inspiring picture of the sunset, after Cyclone Nisarga made landfall in Mumbai on Wednesday.
In A Big Relief, Cyclone Nisarga Spares Mumbai
Cyclone Nisarga made landfall at Alibaug in Raigad district near Mumbai in Maharashtra.
DNA, Money Control, Hindustan Times, News18,
  

Govt allows foreign businessmen, technocrats to visit India

Economic Times 7 hours 2 minutes ago

Those who are allowed to visit India are: foreign businessmen coming to India on a business visa (other than on B-3 visa for sports) in non-scheduled commercial and chartered flights. Foreign...
Govt relaxes visa and travel restrictions, permits certain categories of fo...
Govt relaxes visa and travel restrictions, permits certain categories of fo...
Govt allows foreign businessmen, technocrats to visit India
For the first time since the lockdown announced in March, the government has allowed foreign businessmen, healthcare professionals and engineers to visit India but they will have to obtain fresh visas. The MHA said the foreign nationals, holding a valid long-term multiple-entry business visa, would also have to get their travel documents re-validated from the Indian missions.
Govt Allows Foreign Businessmen, Technocrats to Visit India But They Will Have to Obtain Fresh Visas
In an order, the Home Ministry said the foreign nationals, holding a valid long-term multiple-entry business visa, would also have to get their travel documents re-validated from the Indian missions.
India eases visa, travel restrictions for foreign businessmen, health professionals, technicians
Fresh visas have to be obtained; multiple-entry visas issued earlier need to be re-validated
Centre relaxes visa restrictions for select categories of foreigners
The Centre on Wednesday announced that it was relaxing visa and travel restrictions for certain categories of foreign nationals who need to come to India.
Engineers, Health Professionals Among Those Who Will Get Indian Visa Now
Certain categories of foreigners including engineers and health professionals can come to India now, the government said today as it eased visa restrictions as part of the "Unlock 1" strategy to bring...
News18, Hindu Business Line, Hindustan Times, NDTV,
  

Boris Johnson Defends Under-Fire Coronavirus "Test And Trace" Scheme

NDTV 5 hours 7 minutes ago

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday defended a new "test and trace" system designed to stop a second wave of coronavirus infection, amid criticism about a lack of transparency.
ISBD scientists, researchers extend helping hand at State's COVID-19 testing centres
ISBD scientists, researchers extend helping hand at State's COVID-19 testing centres
ISBD scientists, researchers extend helping hand at State's COVID19 testing centres
Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development ISBD , Department of Biotechnology, Takyelpat which has been supporting COVID 19 testing facilities to augment the testing capacities with the available resources and experts in the State under the guidance of its Director, Prof Pulok Kumar Mukherjee Source The Sangai Express
RML Covid reports wrong & delayed, says AAP
Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday alleged retesting of samples by the Delhi government had revealed Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, run by the Centre, was giving out erroneous Covid-19 test reports. AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha slammed the hospital for delaying results. The hospital denied the charges.
AAP's Raghav Chadha accuses RML of inaccurate testing, hospital rejects claim
Raghav Chadha, also AAP MLA from Rajendra Nagar, asked the Delhi government to act against the Centre-run hospital.
Centre-run RML Hospital Giving Out 'Erroneous' Covid-19 Test Results, Says AAP Leader Raghav Chadha
The AAP leader said the Centre, Delhi government and the high court have clearly stated that COVID-19 test results should be submitted within 48 hours of the testing and preferably within 24 hours.
UK PM Johnson promises COVID-19 test results within 24 hours by end of month
The results of almost all tests for the coronavirus should be available within 24 hours by the end of this month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.
Times of India, Hindustan Times, News18, Reuters,
  

7-day home quarantine mandatory for people arriving in Delhi

DNA 6 hours 56 minutes ago

7-day home quarantine mandatory for people arriving in Delhi
7-day home quarantine for all arriving in Delhi
The 14-day mandatory home quarantine for all asymptomatic passengers arriving in Delhi was on Wednesday reduced to seven days by the state government. The order was issued according to the guidelines of the ministry of health and family welfare. State govt directed airport, railway and transport department to submit passenger lists to the revenue department daily.
4 more test positive in Nagaon dist
NAGAON, June 3 - Four more people being quarantined at various centres and homes after their arrival in between May 25 to May 26 last from Maharashtra and Delhi, tested positive for COVID 19 today.
4 more test positive in Nagaon dist
4 more test positive in Nagaon dist
Seven days' home isolation mandatory for all asymptomatic individuals arriving in...
Earlier, asymptomatic individuals arriving in the city were let off but advised to update the district surveillance officers about their health regularly for 14 days, as per the last government order on domestic travel issued on May 24.
Delhi government reduces 14-day mandatory home quarantine to 7 days for asymptomatic travellers
The Delhi government on Wednesday reduced the 14 days mandatory home quarantine period to seven days for all asymptomatic travellers arriving in the national capital.
7-Day Home Quarantine Mandatory for All Asymptomatic Passengers Arriving in Delhi
The order came on a day Delhi recorded 1,513 fresh coronavirus cases, highest single-day spike.
Asssam Tribune, Hindustan Times, Economic Times, News18,
  

Defence secretary tests positive for COVID-19: Sources

The Assam Tribune 3 hours 37 minutes ago

NEW DELHI, June 4: India's Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, following which the defence ministry carried out a massive contact-tracing exercise, official...
Coronavirus crisis | India#39;s Defence Secretary tests positive for COVID-19
At least 35 officials working at the defence ministry#39;s headquarters in New Delhi have been sent on home quarantine after the Defence Secretary tested positive for COVID-19.
Portion of South Block Sealed After Defence Secretary Tests Positive for Covid-19
After the reports of Kumar reportedly tested positive came in the corridors of South Block, many top Ministry of Defence officers did not attend their office. It was also reported that Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also did not attend the office.
Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar Tests Positive For Coronavirus: Reports
Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar, who had been keeping unwell for a few days, has tested positive for coronavirus and is under home quarantine, according to reports.
India's defence secretary tests positive for Covid-19
In a development that has unsettled the countrys top defence establishment in South Block on the Raisina Hill complex here, Union defence secretary Ajay Kumar has tested positive for Covid-19.
Defence secretary Ajay Kumar tests Covid-19 positive, heads into quarantine
Necessary contact tracing is being carried out in the case of the defence secretary to identify people he may have recently come in contact with and who may now be in the high-risk category, officials said.
India's defence secy tests positive for Covid-19
In a development that has unsettled the countrys top defence establishment in South Block, Union defence secretary Ajay Kumar has tested positive for Covid-19. Sources said defence minister Rajnath Singh and some other top military and civilian officers did not attend their offices on Wednesday after Kumar's reports sent shock waves down the corridors of South Block.
NDTV, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Times of India,
  

Cabinet approves amendment to Essential Commodities Act; onion, potatoes fr...

DNA 18 hours 57 minutes ago

Cabinet approves amendment to Essential Commodities Act; onion, potatoes fr...
Cabinet gives its nod to amend Essential Commodities Act
It also okays two ordinances to promote barrier-free trade
Cabinet approves amendment to Essential Commodities Act, ordinances for barrier-free trade - Times of India
Cabinet approves amendment to Essential Commodities Act, ordinances for barrier-free trade - Times of India
Moving To One Nation, One Market: Minister On Agricultural Reforms' Meet
A tweak to the Essential Commodities Act, dubbed "historic" by the government, was approved by the Union Cabinet today.
Cabinet nod for amendment to Essential Commodities Act, 2 ordinances to promote barrier-free trade
The Cabinet also approved 'The Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020' to ensure barrier free trade in agriculture produce.
Centre amends Essential Commodities Act, landmark decisions taken to benefit fa...
We have made farmer friendly amendments to the Essential Commodities Act, Javadekar said.
NDTV, Economic Times, Hindustan Times,
  

Remnants of Cyclone Nisarga to bring rain relief to Vidarbha

Hindustan Times 3 hours ago

Cyclone Nisarga, which weakened into a deep depression late on Wednesday night and further diminished into a depression on early Thursday morning, has been moving at a speed of 23 kmph.
Traffic diverted & people evacuated, but only rain, strong winds hit Mumbai
Traffic diverted & people evacuated, but only rain, strong winds hit Mumbai
Live Updates: Cyclone Nisarga Weakens Further; Now A Deep Depression
Cyclone Nisarga, which hit Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph on Wednesday afternoon, has weakened into a "deep depression", the India Meteorological Department said.
Cyclone Nisarga: Strong winds and rain hit Ratnagiri
Cyclone Nisarga: Strong winds and rain hit Ratnagiri
Video Shows Cyclone Nisarga Make Landfall in Mumbai
A powerful cyclone hit Mumbai, the Indian city of about 20 million. The last storm to threaten the city with such force was more than 70 years ago.
NDTV, DNA, NYTimes,
  

Situation at Sino-India border stable, no need for 'third party' intervention: China

Times of India 20 hours 59 minutes ago

Situation at Sino-India border stable, no need for 'third party' intervention: China
There is no need for third-party intervention, says China on border tension
China and India have the capability to resolve the issue through dialogue and negotiation, says Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman
Situation at Sino-India border stable, no need for 'third party' intervention: China
Zhao was replying to a question about the phone call between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump on Tuesday during which the two leaders also discussed the border standoff between India and China.
"No 3rd Party Needed": China On Call Between PM Modi, Trump Over Ladakh
China emphasised today that there was no need for the intervention of a "third party" to resolve its current standoff with India as the two neighbours have full-fledged border-related mechanisms and...
Situation at Sino-Indian Border Stable, No Need for 'Third Party' Intervention: China
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that China's position on the border issue with India was 'consistent and clear' and both the countries have 'earnestly' implemented the important consensus reached between their leaders.
China says no 'third party' needed after PM Modi, Trump discuss Ladakh standoff
Donald Trump had tweeted last week that he was willing to mediate between New Delhi and Beijing to resolve the standoff. The offer was rejected by both India and China.
NDTV, News18, Hindustan Times,
  

Dahej chemical co blast: 8 killed, 52 injured

Times of India 7 hours 15 minutes ago

At least eight persons died and 52 suffered burn injuries in a massive explosion in a chemical company located in Dahej special economic zone (SEZ) in Bharuch district on Wednesday.
Gujarat: Eight dead as boiler blast causes fire in Bharuch factory
Gujarat: Eight dead as boiler blast causes fire in Bharuch factory
Gujarat: 5 dead, 40 injured as boiler blast causes fire in factory
"So far we have confirmed the death of five workers. Some dead bodies were recovered from the factory, while others died in hospitals. (Rescue) operation is still underway," said Bharuch Superintendent of Police RV Chudasama.
5 dead, over 50 injured as blast in boiler causes massive fire in Gujarat facto...
Five workers of a chemical factory were killed and 57 more were injured on Wednesday, in a massive fire triggered by an explosion in a boiler at Dahej in Bharuch district of Gujarat, news agency ANI reported.
Eight Killed, 50 Injured as Boiler Blast Causes Massive Fire at Chemical Factory in Gujarat's Dahej
A total of 40 injured workers were shifted to various hospitals in Bharuch and near Vadodara, the SP said, adding that more details were awaited.
8 Workers Dead In Blast At Chemical Factory In Gujarat, 40 Injured
An explosion at a chemical factory that sparked a big fire left some 40 workers injured at the plant in Gujarat's Dahej, a mainly industrial area. Ten fire trucks are at the site. People in villages...
Hindustan Times, News18, NDTV,
  

In Worry For Congress In Gujarat, 2 Exits Just Before Rajya Sabha Polls

NDTV 13 minutes ago

Two Gujarat Congress MLAs have resigned ahead of the June 19 Rajya Sabha polls, making it difficult for the party to win more than one of the state's four seats.
2 more Guj Cong MLAs resign ahead of RS polls
Two more Gujarat Congress legislators have tendered their resignations on Thursday ahead of scheduled Rajya Sabha elections on June 19 for four seats from the state.
Two Gujarat Congress MLAs Resign Ahead of Rajya Sabha Polls
Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi said Congress MLAs Akshay Patel and Jitu Chaudhary met him on Wednesday and handed over their resignations.
Two Gujarat Congress MLAs resign ahead of Rajya Sabha polls
Earlier, in March also, five MLAs of the Congress had resigned. The latest development comes ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections.
Two more Congress MLAs resign from Gujarat assembly ahead of Rajya Sabha election
Already, five MLAs had resigned from the party in March, bringing the tally of the party to 68 and with the recent resignations the number further stands reduced to 66. Congress had fielded two of its candidates Shaktisinh Gohil and Bharatsinh Solanki while BJP had fielded three candidates Ramila Bara, Abhay Bharadwaj and Narhari Amin for the four seats going to polls on June 19.
Two Congress MLAs from Gujarat resign ahead of Rajya Sabha polls
Two Gujarat Congress MLAs have resigned ahead of Rajya Sabha polls for four seats from state.
Money Control, Economic Times, Hindustan Times,
  

India flattened the wrong curve: Rajiv Bajaj tells Rahul Gandhi on Covid-19 bat...

Hindustan Times 1 hour 6 minutes ago

You (the government) have not solved that problem. But you have definitely decimated the economy. You flattened the wrong curve. It is not the infection curve, it is the GDP (Gross Domestic...
Lockdown "Flattened Wrong Curve": Rajiv Bajaj In Chat With Rahul Gandhi
A "draconian" lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus left the country with the "worst of both worlds" and failed to solve the crisis, industrialist Rajiv Bajaj has said in a video interaction...
Reopening eco herculean task, Bajaj tells Rahul
In an interaction with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, industrialist Rajiv Bajaj stated on Thursday that getting economic growth back won't be an easy task. The discussion -- aired on social media platforms -- was broadly based on the impact of the lockdown on the Indian economy amid Covid-19 crisis. Bajaj also said that a clear narrative is needed from PM Modi.
#39;Lockdown in India is draconian#39;: Rajiv Bajaj criticises management of COVID-19 crisis in talks with Rahul Gandhi
In the dialogue with Bajaj, the former Congress president said that a lot of people said that they had lost confidence and he thought that was a very sad thing, and dangerous for the country.
We flattened the wrong curve, says Rajiv Bajaj
We flattened the wrong curve, says Rajiv BajajThe country eventually came to suffer the worst of both worlds, Bajaj told Rahul Gandhi.
Cong Releases Teaser of Rahul Gandhi's Interaction on Covid-19 Lockdown with Industrialist Rajiv Bajaj
In the teaser of the conversation released on various social media accounts of the party, Gandhi, citing experts, is seen talking about the fear of the coronavirus disease, which, if spreads once, is difficult to get rid of.
Money Control, Economic Times, News18,
  

Priyanka Gandhi Slams UP Government As Court Stays Teacher's Recruitment

NDTV 5 hours 8 minutes ago

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday slammed the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the stay on the appointment of 69,000 assistant basic teachers, saying the youth are suffering...
High Court stays appointment of 69,000 assistant teachers in Uttar Pradesh
Petitioners had appealed that certain questions on the face of it were erroneous, certain answers incorrect, some questions were ambiguous and a few of them debatable or argumentative and hence had multiple correct answers. They had said aspirants should have been given the benefit of such questions .
Appointment of 69,000 UP govt teachers stayed
The Allahabad High Court Wednesday stayed the appointment of 69,000 assistant basic teachers in Uttar Pradesh, holding that there has been an 'error' in the evaluation of question paper.
Stay on 69,000 UP govt teachers#39; appointment: Priyanka Gandhi slams Yogi govt
"Paper leak, cut-off controversy, fake evaluation and wrong answer key -- Due to all these shortcomings of the UP government, the matter of recruitment of 69,000 teachers is pending," the Congress general secretary in-charge UP East said.
Stay on 69,000 UP Govt Teachers' Appointment: Priyanka Gandhi Slams Yogi Govt
The Congress leader's attack came hours after the Allahabad High Court stayed the appointment of 69,000 assistant basic teachers in UP.
UP government to appeal high court order staying recruitment of 69,000 assistant...
UP government has ordered cancellation of the counselling sessions for candidates who passed the examination.
Money Control, News18, Hindustan Times,