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France's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 7,500
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France's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 7,500

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in France's hospitals and nursing homes has surpassed 7,500, the head of the national public health service Jerome Salomon said on Saturday.

UK reports 708 COVID-19 deaths, highest in one day
International

UK reports 708 COVID-19 deaths, highest in one day

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus in the UK has exceeded 4, 313 with at least 708 new deaths in last 24 hours, the largest one-day rise since the start of the outbreak as confirmed by Department of Health and Social Care.

Congress mocks PM's call for lighting lamps; demands economic package instead
Politics

Congress mocks PM's call for lighting lamps; demands economic package instead

The Congress party has called Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to express solidarity with the April 5 initiative of lighting up lamps at 9 pm on Sunday an event laced with theatrics.

Final COVID-19 samples of 263 evacuees from Rome taken, results awaited: ITBP
International

Final COVID-19 samples of 263 evacuees from Rome taken, results awaited: ITBP

The final samples of 263 evacuees from Rome that were placed in quarantine at Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) facility at Chhawla were done after 14 days of quarantine on Friday, reports are still awaited.

Health ministry alerts all State/UTs on oxygen supply for COVID-19 patients
National

Health ministry alerts all State/UTs on oxygen supply for COVID-19 patients

In the wake of the COVlD-l9 pandemic, the Union Health Ministry is concerned to ensure the adequate supply of oxygen. The Central government has directed all hospitals to ensure an adequate supply of oxygen so that there are no disruptions for the treatment of coronavirus patients.

PM Modi dials Brazilian President Bolsonaro, discuss COVID-19, bilateral cooperation
International

PM Modi dials Brazilian President Bolsonaro, discuss COVID-19, bilateral cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro held a telephonic conversation on Saturday and discussed bilateral cooperation, multilateral institutional framework and the situation arising due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Farmers will not face problems due to lockdown: Tomar
National

Farmers will not face problems due to lockdown: Tomar

Shops of agriculture machinery and equipment and garage for trucks will remain open at highways," he said in a tweet on Saturday.An official release said that the Union Government has granted a slew of exemptions and relaxations for agriculture and allied sectors with respect to the 21-day lockdown to ensure that the farmers do not suffer from any adverse fallout.The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has issued the 4th Addendum to its notification invoking the Disaster Management Act.As per the Addendum, shops of agricultural machinery, its spare parts (including its supply chain) and repairs and shops for truck repairs on highways, preferably at fuel pumps, can remain open in order to facilitate transportation of farm produce.

25 new COVID-19 cases registered in Rajasthan, state tally at 204
National

25 new COVID-19 cases registered in Rajasthan, state tally at 204

25 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Rajasthan today taking the total number of cases in the state to 204.

With regard to J-K, Pak has no locus standi: MEA hits out at Imran Khan
International

With regard to J-K, Pak has no locus standi: MEA hits out at Imran Khan

The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday strongly condemned the comments made by the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on the new domicile law for Jammu and Kashmir, saying repeated attempts to interfere in India's internal affairs will not make its "untenable" claims acceptable.

Maharashtra COVID-19: Positive cases surge in Maharashtra, tally rises to 635
Maharashtra

Maharashtra COVID-19: Positive cases surge in Maharashtra, tally rises to 635

A total of 145 more COVID-19 positive cases and 6 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours in Maharashtra.

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