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Record jump of 5,242 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs, tally reaches 96,169; death toll touches 3,029
New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,029 and the number of cases to 96,169 in the country on Monday, registering an increase of 157deaths and a record jump of 5,242 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.
'Amphan' likely to intensity further into super cyclone: IMD
Bhubaneswar: Cyclone 'Amphan' intensified into an extremely severe storm on Monday and is all set to unleash heavy rains coupled with high-velocity winds in coastal Odisha, prompting the state government to prepare for the possible evacuation of 11 lakh people.
'Amphan' to intensify into super cyclone by evening: MHA
New Delhi: Cyclonic storm 'Amphan' is likely to intensify into a super cyclone by Monday evening and hit the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts as a very severe cyclone with a wind speed up to 185 km per hour on Wednesday, the Home Ministry said.
PM to chair meeting on cyclone 'Amphan
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high-level meeting Monday afternoon to review the situation arising out of cyclone 'Amphan', which is likely to hit the eastern coast.
India supports move at WHO to seek origin of coronavirus
New Delhi: India is expected to join over 60 countries at a two-day crucial conference of the World Health Organisation in Geneva in pushing for an "impartial, independent and comprehensive" evaluation of the global response mechanism to the COVID-19 crisis as well as to find out the "zoonotic source" of the deadly infection.
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COVID death toll in Delhi rises to 160; cases cross 10,000-mark
New Delhi: The coronavirus death toll in Delhi mounted to 160, while the total number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital crossed the 10,000-mark on Monday, authorities said.
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Restrictions under Sec 144 extended in C'garh for 3 months
Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government has extended restrictions imposed in all districts of the state under CrPC Section 144 for next three months in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, an official said on Monday.
Coronavirus infections in Pak touches 42,000 mark with 903 deaths: Health ministry
Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday reported 1,974 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the total infections in the country to over 42,000 with 903 deaths, the health ministry said. By Sajjad Hussain
Pompeo warns China on 'impinging' on Hong Kong's autonomy, freedom
Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned China on "impinging" on Hong Kong's autonomy and freedom, saying it will inevitably impact US' assessment of the 'one country, two systems' policy and the status of the territory.
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