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For first time Maharashtra records over 20,000 new Corona cases in a day, tally goes past 8.8 lakh

Mumbai:  For the fourth consecutive day, Maharashtra’s daily Covid-19 tally jumped to a new high of 20,489, surpassing the previous peak of 19,218 recorded on Friday, while 312 fatalities took the state’s death toll past the 26K-mark, health officials said here on Saturday. With 20,489 new cases, the state’s total cases zoomed to 883,862. Adding 312 […]

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Sushant Singh Rajput case: No FIR was lodged in Mumbai due to political pressure, Bihar government tells SC

New Delhi: The Bihar government in its written submission to the Supreme Court on Thursday said that on account of political pressure in Maharashtra, neither an FIR was lodged nor any cooperation was provided to Bihar Police in the case in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The Supreme Court has reserved […]

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India restricts entry of Chinese firms in commercial coal mine auctions

New Delhi: The government has restricted participation of companies from countries sharing a land border with India in the ongoing auction of coal mines for commercial extraction by the private sector. The Coal Ministry has issued a corrigendum to the tender document issued for commercial coal mining, bringing out the fact that though 100 per cent […]

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Covid: Maharashtra gets 11K new cases, total overtakes Mexico

Mumbai: Maharashtra’s new Covid-19 cases on Thursday breached the 11,000-mark, while 266 more deaths were recorded, health officials said. Touching a new high, the state saw 11,147 new Covid cases, surpassing the previous peak of 10,576 on July 22. With the fresh fatalities, the state’s death toll went up to 14,729, while the total cases touched […]

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Pakistan Senate seeks conferment of country’s highest civil award on separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Islamabad: Senate of Pakistan, the upper house of parliament, passed a resolution, lauding Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, calling on the government to confer him with the country’s highest civil award “Nishan-e-Pakistan”. This is a shocking affront to the Government of India and once again highlights Pakistans unequivocal support to Kashmiri separatist hawks like […]

Pfizer, BioNTech start late stage clinical trial of Covid vaccine

New York: US-based Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech have announced the start of a late stage clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by the two companies. The Phase 2/3 study will involve up to 30,000 participants between 18 and 85 years of age, the two companies said on Monday. Pfizer and BioNTech […]