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Coronavirus | Maharashtra records a surge of more than 6,500 cases on Wednesday

With another big spike of 6,603 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Maharashtra posted its second-highest single-day surge till date to take its tally to 2,23,723. Also read: Coronavirus | Maharashtra touches new single-day high in COVID-19 cases The death toll rose to 9,448 with 198 fatalities. Only 91,065 are active ones, said officials. With 4,634 patients […]

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US announces new visa restrictions on China over access to Tibet; Beijing vows to retaliate – Times of India

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: The US has announced new visa bans on senior Chinese officials involved in restricting access to foreigners to the sensitive region of Tibet and reaffirmed its support for “meaningful autonomy” for Tibetans, opening another point of friction amid tense relations between Washington and Beijing. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said he was taking action […]

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China took incredibly aggressive actions, India did best to respond: Mike Pompeo on LAC face-off | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The United States on Wednesday said that China took “incredibly aggressive actions” in its recent clash with India in eastern Ladakh and New Delhi did its best to respond. Speaking about the ongoing India-China border tensions, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo today said, “I have spoken with foreign minister S Jaishankar a […]

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MIT, Harvard sue Trump admin over foreign student ouster move – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University on Wednesday filed a joint lawsuit against the Trump administration’s move to deport foreign students unless they took in-person courses, even as universities across America raced against time to devise ways to retain their international contingent. In a complaint filed before a Massachusetts court seeking declaratory […]

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Hunt for Vikas Dubey: Gangster still on run, close aide killed, 2 cops held for tipoff on Kanpur raid

It has been five days since gangster Vikas Dubey and his men killed eight policemen in Kanpur’s Bikru village and escaped. Even now, the police are no close to catching him. On Wednesday, police shot dead an aide of gangster Vikas Dubey, arrested six other alleged accomplices and sent two of their own men behind […]

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Covid is airborne. What does it mean? WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains

Ever since a group of over 230 scientists from 32 countries across the world claimed they have evidence to suggest that Covid-19 is airborne, and urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) to update its guidelines, there have been growing concerns among people about this development and the risks involved. To clear doubts about this new […]

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Until we educate the entire human race, racism will not stop: Michael Holding | Cricket News – Times of India

Michael Holding. (Photo by Popperfoto via Getty Images) SOUTHAMPTON: An emotional Michael Holding didn’t hold back as he delivered a powerful message against racism on Wednesday, asserting that the black race has been dehumanised and its accomplishments wiped off from a history “written by people who do the harm.” Holding, who will retire from commentary […]

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England vs West Indies, 1st Test: 82 minutes of play on Day 1 after 117-day wait for international cricket

The entire cricket community had waited for the opening day of the ongoing first Test between England and West Indies in Southampton but rain played spoilsport, allowing only 82 minutes of action on Wednesday. International cricket returned after the enforced break due to the Covid-19 pandemic with the 1st Test of the historic 3-match series. […]

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J&K Police arrests eight cops for negligence after militants kill BJP leader, kin in Bandipora

The Jammu and Kashmir Police, in unprecedented action against its own, have placed eight cops in custody following the attack in Bandipora that left a former BJP district president and two of his family members dead on Wednesday. The policemen in custody were assigned as personal security officers (PSOs) to Sheikh Waseem Bari, Inspector General […]

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ED confiscates over Rs 329 crore assets of Nirav Modi under fugitive law – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said it has confiscated assets worth Rs 329.66 crore of diamond merchant Nirav Modi under the fugitive economic offenders law. The businessman and his uncle Mehul Choksi among others are being probed by the ED on money laundering charges in connection with an over $2 billion alleged […]