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COVID-19: Karnataka ministers, legislators to take 30% pay cut for a year

Bengaluru: Ministers and Members of Legislature in Karnataka will take a 30 per cent cut each in their salaries and allowances to fund the fight against coronavirus in the state, for a year. An ordinance to reduce the salaries of ...

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PM Modi terrific, ‘will not be forgotten’: Trump

Washington: Amid the medical fraternity racing against time for a panacea against COVID-19, which has infected a whopping 4.3 lakh Americans and claimed over 14,600 lives, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, April 8 thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing ...

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Coronavirus kills 11 Indians in US

Washington: At least 11 Indians have died of COVID-19 in the United States with another 16 testing positive for the infection which has claimed more than 14,000 lives and afflicted more than four lakh people in the US. All Indian ...

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Excise officials seize over 5k litres of illegally stored liquor during raids

Bengaluru: Excise officials have confiscated over 5000 litres of liquor during raids conducted between March 27 to April 5 at various places. Though liquor stores are shut due to the nation-wide lockdown, black marketers had hoarded alcohol stock at petty ...

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“Life Won’t Be Same Ever”: Odisha First To Extend Lockdown Till April 30

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced it has extended the lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic till April 30, becoming the first state to do so as the number of patients infected by the novel coronavirus continues to rise across the ...

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Death toll due to COVID-19 touches 166; cases climb to 5,734

New Delhi: The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 166 and the number of cases to 5,734 in the country on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases is 5,095, as ...

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Pregnant woman tests positive for COVID-19 in Bhatkal

Bhatkal 8 April 2020: A pregnant Woman on Wednesday tested positive for Covid-19, taking the toll of COVID-19 patients in Bhatkal to nine. As per reports, the husband of the pregnant woman recently arrived from Dubai. He landed at Mumbai ...

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Karnataka HC fines psychiatrist for filing PIL to open liquor shops

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High court has directed a psychiatrist, Dr. Vinod G Kulkarni, to donate Rs 10,000 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for filing a PIL, seeking directions to the state to open wine shops during the lockdown period. A ...

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Possibility of ending lockdown on April 14 looks unlikely: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday Apri 8 hinted that the lockdown might not end on April 14 amid rising number of coronavirus cases in the country. At an interactive meet held by Modi with floor leaders of ...

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US Navy Chief resigns over mishandling of Coronavirus-hit carrier

Washington, United States: US Acting Navy Secretary resigned Tuesday over his mishandling of an outbreak of the coronavirus on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced. Modly stepped down five days after removing the Roosevelt’s captain, ...

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Covid-19 update: Indian American’s US pharma firm donates 3.4 million Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate tablets

An Indian American-owned pharma firm has pledged to donate 3.4 million Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate tablets to some of the key Covid-19 battleground states, including New York and Louisiana, joining the war against the dreaded coronavirus which by Tuesday had taken lives ...

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Agreement reached between Karnataka, Kerala on opening border roads, Centre tells SC

New Delhi: The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that a settlement has been reached between Karnataka and Kerala on lifting the blockade of border roads by the former and parameters for passage of patients for urgent medical treatment ...

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12 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka, tally rises to 175, 25 discharged so far

Bengaluru: Twelve new positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, taking the total number of affected in the state to 175, the Health department said on Tuesday. Of the 175 positive cases, 25 have been discharged, it said. “Twelve ...

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Udupi, Uttara Kannada district administration urges Government to allow COVID-19 tests at Manipal

Udupi: The district administrations of Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts have appealed to the State government to request Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to allow COVID-19 tests at Manipal’s Kasturba Hospital. Kasturba Hospital was granted approval by the ICMR to ...

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