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DEL10 VIRUS-CASES

COVID-19 cases reach 1,01,139; death toll touches 3,163

New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases crossed the one lakh mark in the country on Tuesday, while the death toll due to the infection touched 3,163, according to the Union Health Ministry.

DEL20 HEALTH-VIRUS-ONE LAKH MARK

COVID-19 cases in India climbed to 1 lakh from 100 in 64 days

New Delhi: It took 64 days for COVID-19 cases in India to touch the 1 lakh-mark from 100, taking a longer period than other countries such as the US, Spain and Italy which have been hit hard by the pandemic, according to data shared by official sources.

DEL67 CYCLONE-NCMC

Cyclone 'Amphan' to make landfall along with very high wind speed, heavy rains

New Delhi: Super cyclone 'Amphan' is likely to make landfall along the West Bengal coast on Wednesday with very high wind speeds ranging up to 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph and heavy rains.

CAL11 WB-CYCLONE MAMATA

Cyclone Amphan: 3 lakh people evacuated, moved to relief shelters, says Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: At least three lakh people have been evacuated from coastal areas of West Bengal in view of the impending super cyclonic storm 'Amphan' and all steps have been taken to deal with any eventuality arising out of it, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday

CAL3 OD-CYCLONE

'Amphan' moves closer to Odisha coast, rain lashes several areas

Bhubaneswar: Rain lashed some parts of Odisha on Tuesday as super cyclone 'Amphan' moved closer to the coasts, while the state government stepped up efforts to evacuate low-lying and vulnerable areas, officials said.

DEL54 JK-3RDLD ENCOUNTER

2 Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in encounter in J-K

Srinagar: Two Hibzul Mujahideen militants were killed while a CRPF jawan and a Jammu and Kashmir policeman suffered injuries during an encounter in the city's Nawakadal area on Tuesday, police said.

CAL6 BH-LABOURERS-LD ACCIDENT

9 migrant labourers killed in road accident in Bihar

Bhagalpur: Nine migrant labourers were killed on Tuesday when the truck carrying them overturned in an attempt to avert a head-on collision with a bus in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, police said.

BOM12 MH-MIGRANTS-LD ACCIDENT

Maha: Four killed, 22 hurt as bus carrying migrants hits truck

Mumbai: Three migrant labourers and a bus driver were killed and 22 others injured after their vehicle hit a stationary truck in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district in the early hours of Tuesday, police said.

DEL61 UP-LOCKDOWN-3RDLD-CONG BUSES

Autorickshaw, car numbers in Cong list of buses for migrant workers: UP govt

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said the list of 1,000 buses offered by the Congress to ferry migrant workers contained registration numbers of two-wheelers and cars, fuelling a war of words between the two sides.

BOM8 MH-LOCKDOWN-BANDRA-MIGRANTS

Hundreds of migrants gather near Bandra station in Mumbai Mumbai: Hundreds of migrant labourers gathered on an approach road to Bandra Terminus here on Tuesday before the departure of a Shramik Special train, leading to chaos in the area for some time.

MDS7 KL-LD MIGRANTS

Guest workers on journey to UP, Bihar by walk stopped; sent back to camps in Kerala

Kannur (Kerala): Lack of work and dwindling finances coupled with "indequate supply" of food made life so miserable for a group of around 100 migrant workers in Kerala that they took the extreme step of setting out on a long march on foot back home thousands of kilometers away.

MDS6 TL-PACKAGE-LD RAO

Telangana CM Rao attacks Centre over stimulus package; MoS Kishan Reddy joins issue

Hyderabad: A day after Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao slammed the Centre over the stimulus package and accused it of treating states like 'beggars', Union Minister G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday hit out at him saying the language used was 'objectionable'.

LEGAL:

LGD8 SC-LD ARNAB

SC refuses to transfer cases to CBI, grants protection to Republic TV EIC Arnab Goswami

New Delhi: In partial relief to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, the Supreme Court Tuesday quashed all criminal investigations related to the show on Palghar mob-lynching except the initial one that is being probed by the Mumbai police, but refused his plea for transfer of probe to the CBI.

LGD10 DL-HC-BOIS LOCKER ROOM

Plea to remove groups like Bois locker room from social media; HC seeks Centre, platforms' reply

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday sought response of the Centre on a plea seeking directions to it to ensure social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram remove illegal groups such as 'Bois Locker Room', "for the safety and security of children" in cyberspace.

BUSINESS

DEL19 BIZ-VIRUS-EPFO-CONTRIBUTIONS

Govt implements cut in EPF contribution to 10 pc for May, Jun, July

New Delhi: The Ministry of Labour & Employment has implemented the decision to cut employees' provident fund (EPF) contributions to 10 per cent from the existing 12 per cent for three months till July.

FOREIGN

FGN41 VIRUS-US-HCQ-LDALLTRUMP

Trump says he is taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus

Washington: US President Donald Trump has disclosed that he is taking antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine daily to ward off the deadly coronavirus, though health experts have warned it may be unsafe.

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First Published: Tue, May 19 2020. 17:18 IST
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