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Massive explosion hits Kabul again

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Massive explosion hits Kabul again Large explosion was heard near Kabul airport in Afghanistan, media reports. Two dead, three injured after rocket hits residential building in Kabul- local source  A rocket was fired at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan where the U.S.-led evacuation flights were continuing but failed to hit the target. The rocket hit a residential area and the casualties were unclear.  Reports from Kabul in Afghanistan suggest a rocket has landed in a residential area near the city's airport White House called indications that IS planned to strike again as the U.S.-led evacuation from Kabul airport moved into its final days

At least 13 dead 6 others injured in blast at Tehran clinic

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At least 13 dead 6 others injured in blast at Tehran clinic A huge blast has been reported at a medical clinic in northern Tehran. The emergency services later said the incident was likely caused by an explosion of a gas cylinder used to store liquefied gas.The explosion happened near Tajrish Square Deadly blast rocks a medical clinic on Shariati Street in northern Tehran. Iranian officials have confirmed that at least 13 people have been killed, 6 others injured. The explosion was caused by gas leak. Satellite photographs show an explosion happened at a missile production facility not far from Parchin, a base long suspected to be a major site for Iran’s growing arsenal. U.S. and Israeli intelligence officials insist they had nothing to do with it.

Banning some apps isn’t enough, we have to give China

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Banning some apps isn’t enough, we have to give China West Bengal chief minister says Banning some apps isn’t enough, we have to give China a befitting reply . Today west Bengal Chief Secretary has written letters to Central Home Secretary regarding metro and flight services. Like international flights have been stopped till July 15 we requested restriction of domestic flights from hotspots and to start metro for people engaged in essential services We are allowing morning walks from 5:30 am to 8:30 am but social distancing should be maintained. 50 people to be allowed at weddings and 'sraddha' instead of 25 West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said

Modi said India is still in a very stable situation in the battle against COVID19

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Modi said India is still in a very stable situation in the battle against COVID19 Prime minister Narendra Modi today speech he said My dear countrymen, namaskar We are entering Unlock2, in our combat against the Coronavirus pandemic In comparison to other countries across the globe, India is still in a very stable situation, in the battle against COVID19. Timely decisions and measures have played a great role Prime Minister Narendra Modi said since Unlock1 started in the country, negligence in personal and social behaviour has been increasing. Earlier, we were more cautious about the use of masks, 'do gaj doori' and washing hands several times a day for 20 seconds PM Modi said During lockdown, rules were strictly abided by. Now, govts, local administration and citizens again have to show similar caution. We need to have a special focus on containment zones. If you see someone flouting norms, tell them to not do so PM Modi said Under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, we announced a packag

BorisJohnson announces 'New Deal' to try and kickstart the post-coronavirus economy

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BorisJohnson announces 'New Deal' to try and kickstart the post-coronavirus economy Boris Johnson says the country knew the economic cost of lockdown.Now we must combine the energy and drive with a "concentrated burst of willpower", he says. We must work fast, because we have already seen a vertiginous drop in GDP" Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanks the people of Leicester for their "forbearance" in dealing with new coronavirus lockdown restrictions following a spike in cases There are plenty of things people will say we got wrong" says PM. on handling of coronavirus crisis but adds "I also know, some things went right and emphatically right" We're waiting with our hearts in our mouths for the full economic reverberations to appear" says PM on impact of coronavirus crisis This Covid crisis is also the moment to address the problems in our country that we have failed to tackle for decades"We have a plan" says PM on how

High Court stays both FIRs filed against Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami

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High Court stays both FIRs filed against Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami Bombay High Court stayed both the FIRs against Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami. One FIR was filed for his coverage on Palghar lynching and the other over Bandra Station crowding incident. High Court observed that prima facie there is no evidence on record against Arnab Goswami is an Indian journalist and television news anchor, who is the editor and majority owner of the news channel Republic TV. He is also president of News Broadcasting Association's governing board.Before Republic TV, Goswami was the editorinchief and a news anchor of TimeNow and ET Now, from 2006 to 2016. Previously, he had also served stints at NDTV and The Telegraph. On Times Now, he anchored The Newshour, a live debate at 9 pm weekdays, which propelled him to widespread fame. He also hosted a special television programme Frankly Speaking with Arnab. He has been accused of opinionated reporting in support of Bharatiya Janata Party and H

New strain of swine flu with pandemic potential has been identified by Chinese scientists

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New strain of swine flu with pandemic potential has been identified by Chinese scientists Along with coronavirus A new strain of swine flu with pandemic potential has been identified by Chinese scientists. China bird flu strain infects human in first reported case globally. It’s a 41-year old man from city of Zhenjiang. China's National Health Commission said on Tuesday that it had confirmed one case of human infection with the H10N3 strain of birdflu in Jiangsu province Health authorities played down the outbreak, saying the case was a "sporadic" virus transmission.The new strain is called G4 EA H1N1 and bears similarities to the 2009 swine flu - which originated in Mexico.It’s the latest health blow for China after early signs of a second wave of coronavirus were detected. A province near Beijing reported its largest outbreak in several months with only 18 new cases and immediately imposed a lockdown. About crores people have been impacted by the lockdown orders which m

India bans 59 mobile apps including Tik Tok and UC Browser

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India bans 59 mobile apps including Tik Tok and UC Browser India bans 59 mobile apps including Tik Tok and UC Browser, says move to ensure "safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace" Government of India bans 59 mobile apps. Tik Tok, UC Browser and other Chinese apps included in the list. List of 59 apps banned by Government of India "which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.

Iran issues warrant against Trump for killing of its top military leader Qassem Soleimani

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Iran issues warrant against Trump for killing of its top .military leader Qassem Soleimani Iranian government issues warrant against US President Donald Trump and 30 others over the killing of its top military leader Qassem Soleimani Tehran has also sought Interpol's 'Red Corner' notice against Trump. Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad. Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday that Trump along with more than 30 others Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 attack that killed General Qassem Soleimani, face "murder and terrorism charges" the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought other than Trump, but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.Interpol, based in Lyon, France, did not immediate

Pakistan stock exchange in karachi under attack.Two of terrorist were killed,

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Pakistan stock exchange in karachi under attack.Two of terrorist were killed At least two people killed after armed men stormed the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi At least two people killed after armed men stormed the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi, firing continues, according to local media. Firing at Karachi stock exchange- 5 deaths reported Police said the incident took place near the main gate of the PSX as firing continues. The surrounding areas have been sealed by police and Rangers personnel. Security forces killed 4 Terrorists who tried to enter Pakistan Stock Exchange Karachi , search operation continues. All Four Terrorists who tried to storm to Karachi stock exchange after hurling a grenade followed by gunfire, have been KILLED as per media reports quoting police sources. Karachi Worldwide covid19 cases in last 24 hours. Worldwide coronavirus reached 10,005,071 in past 24 hours according to a database kept by Johns Hopkins University. U.S.: 2,577,06

leaks from the vakeelsaab movie are hurting the #Pawankalyan and DilRaj team very badly

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leaks from the vakeelsaab movie are hurting the #Pawankalyan and DilRaj team very badly Power star pawan kalyan is acting in a another magnanimous project after Agnathavasi titled vakeelsaab he was in the lead role. Already  the shoot has completed and recently another schedule kicked off. Bollywood star hero has joined the sets who is playing an important role in the movie. While the progress is going at a brisk pace, constant leaks from the movie are hurting the team very badly. Recently power star pawan kalyan stills in vakeel Saab looks got leaked. Now a video of pawan kalyan in the court scene is doing rounds in the internet. Vakeel Saab team is wondering how these leaks are happening after taking many precautionary measures. Already vakeelsaab team have taken strict measures. They are not allowing outsiders into the sets even though they are close to any one from the team. Electronic devices are prohibited. Even secrecy is being maintained about the schedule locations and timings

Russia reports 7,113 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

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Russia reports 7,113 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours raising national tally to 623,994 Russia reports 7,113 new coronavirus cases in past 24 raising national tally to 623,994. Another 92 people died overnight, bringing death toll to 8,605 Corona virus cases worldwide is expected to hit the grim milestone of 10 million next week, said the World Health Organization, as it warned the virus was yet to peak in the Americas. The warning was issued as many countries such as India, the US, Brazil, among others, ave been reporting record high daily spike in number of positive cases. The WHO also expressed concern over the sudden increase of 25-50 per cent cases in a week in the Latin American countries. The experts have predicted that the death toll in Latin America is expected to skyrocket to 390,000 by October. WHO SAID AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine IS the world’s leading and most advanced AstraZeneca’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine is probably the world’s leading candidate and most a

WHO SAID AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine IS the world’s leading and most advanced

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WHO SAID AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine IS the world’s leading and most advanced AstraZeneca’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine is probably the world’s leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist said on Friday. COVID-19 vaccine candidate is probably the world's leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said on Friday. Soumya Swaminathan said that Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine candidate was also "not far behind Astrazeneca's among more than 200 candidates 15 of which have entered clinical trials. The WHO is in talks with multiple Chinese manufacturers including Sinovac on potential vaccines, she said. We do know that Moderna’s vaccine is also going to go into phase three clinical trials, probably from the middle of July, and so that vaccine candidate is not far behind, she said. But I think AstraZeneca certainly has a more global scope

At least 5 people stabbed including a police officer in the center of Glasgow

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At least 5 people stabbed including a police officer in the center of Glasgow Major incident' Possible terrorist attack At least 5 people stabbed including a police officer according to initial reports, after a stabbing attack in the center of Glasgow. Scottish police federation says "We are aware of reports a police officer has been stabbed in an incident in Glasgow city centre"Major incident' Possible terrorist attack in Glasgow city centre. Police and ambulances in attendance. Unconfirmed reports state stabbing or shooting Armed police have shut down Glasgow city centre following a “serious incident”. Incident in Glasglow apparent terrorist attack in Glasgow city centre with police and ambulances in attendance. Unconfirmed reports of a stabbing or a shooting up to 20 police vehicles, riot shields, armed officers and paramedics on West George Street Six people are being treated in hospital for their injuries, including a 42-year-old police officer who was said to

Lightning strikes killed at least 117 people in Indian state bihar

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Lightning strikes killed at least 117 people in Indian state bihar Lightning strikes killed at least 117 people in India's eastern Bihar state and in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, according to local authorities In the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, 24 people died due to lightning in the past 24 hours, according to senior Uttar Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority official Aditi Umrao. In the neighboring Indian state of Bihar, at least 83 people were killed in lightning strikes on Thursday, according to the state government.In total, at least 107 people have died from lightning strikes in the two states. Bihar's Disaster Management Department said the Gopalganj district saw the highest death toll, with 13 people killed. The rest of the deaths were recorded in 22 separate areas across the state. All the deaths in Bihar were recorded Thursday. Compensation of $5,300 will be given to the families who have lost loved ones, said Sandeep Kumar, an official at Bi

US REGISTERED Record number of covid-19 cases in past 24 hours

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US REGISTERED Record number of covid-19 cases in past 24 hours The U.S. recorded a one-day total of 34,720 new confirmed cases, the highest level since late April, when the number peaked at 36,400, according to a database kept by Johns Hopkins University Total cases reached to 2,380,065 Corona virus cases worldwide is expected to hit the grim milestone of 10 million next week, said the World Health Organization, as it warned the virus was yet to peak in the Americas. The warning was issued as many countries such as India, the US, Brazil, among others, ave been reporting record high daily spike in number of positive cases. The WHO also expressed concern over the sudden increase of 25-50 per cent cases in a week in the Latin American countries. The experts have predicted that the death toll in Latin America is expected to skyrocket to 390,000 by October.

Massive Fire breaks out at a factory in Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation in Gujarat

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Fire breaks out at a factory in Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation in Gujarat Gujarat Massive fire breaks out in a factory involved in manufacturing sanitary products in Sanand Industrial area. Fire at UNICHARMA  a Japanese company, manufacturing plant in Sanand GIDC , Gujarat ,Entire metal Frame building collapsed . Fire breaks out at a factory in GIDC Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation in Sanand area of Ahmadabad Gujarat. 25 fire tenders present at the spot. Fire-fighting operation underway. 24 firefighters are involved in the operation. As raw material inside the factory is flammable so it has become to difficult control the fire.I've been told by a representative of the factory that the fire broke out due to short circuit. No casualties More details awaited.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un suspended military retaliation against South Korea

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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un suspended military retaliation against South Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has suspended his military’s plans to take unspecified retaliatory action against South Korea, possibly slowing a pressure campaign against its rival amid stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington North Korea leader Kim Jong Un suspended a planned military retaliation against South Korea, in an apparent slowing of the pressure campaign it has waged against its rival amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration. The North had declared relations with the South as fully ruptured destroyed an inter Korean liaison office in its territory and threatened unspecified military action to censure Seoul for a lack of progress in bilateral cooperation and for activists floating anti Pyongyang leaflets across the border. Analysts say North Korea after weeks deliberately raising tensions may be pulling away just enough to make room for South Korean concessions.

Philippine recorded over 136 volcano-tectonic earthquakes in 24 hours

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Philippine Mount Kanlaon recorded over 136 volcano-tectonic earthquakes in 24hours Philippine Mount Kanlaon recorded over 136 volcano-tectonic earthquakes in 24hours the local government units and the public are strongly reminded that entry into the 4-km radius permanent danger zone must be strictly prohibited due to the further possibilities of sudden and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruptions the institute The Phivolcs said that it has recorded 136 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.  Earthquakes caused by the movement of magma beneath the surface of the Earth on the western flanks during the 24-hour observation period.It added that four of these earthquakes recorded between 1 a.m. to 2.06 a.m. on Monday were felt in La Carlota City and Bago City in Negros Occidental province and Canlaon City in Negros Oriental province. Moreover, the institute said the volcano emitted sulfur dioxide on June 13 and has observed ground deformation, indicating a slight deflation of the lower and mid sl

Tsunami warning issued after Preliminary 7.7-magnitude earthquake strucs near Mexico

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Preliminary 7.7-magnitude earthquake near Mexico warns of tsunami Powerful prelim. magnitude 7.7 earthquake has hit near El Coyul, Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, USGS website says. Preliminary 7.7-magnitude earthquake near coast of Oaxaca, Mexico warns of tsunami. Hazardous waves possible for coasts as far as 1000 km in Mexico City no reports of damage, injuries in capital. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, rattling buildings in the country’s capital more than 200 kilometers (124 miles) away. The tremor struck on Tuesday morning, with Mexico's National Seismological Service rating its strength at 7.1. The United States Geological Survey (USGS), meanwhile, recorded it as a 7.7 magnitude earthquake. Such a huge quake is classified as 'major', and can cause serious damage

world No 1 tennis player NOVAK Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus

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world No 1 tennis player NOVAK Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus world No 1 tennis player NOVAK Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus. Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena have both tested positive for Covid-19.Serbian becomes the latest player who featured on the ill-advised Adria Tour last week to contract Covid-19 with events going ahead without any social distancing protocols and with full stadiums in Croatia. He is the third tennis star to test positive after Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric while participating in his Adria Tour exhibition tournament. Novak Djokovic’s positive test follows similar results for Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki, who all played at events last week and joined each other in games of football, basketball and on nights out. Novak Djokovic admits he is "extremely sorry" to those infected with coronavirus from his Adria Tour tennis tournament after confirming he has also contracted the virus. The Serbian has faced severe

Made in India ventilators sanctioned under PM CARES fund to help COVID-19 patients

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Made in India ventilators sanctioned under PM CARES fund to help COVID-19 patients Made in India ventilators sanctioned under PM CARES fund to help COVID-19 patients PMO said in statement Nearly 3,000 of the 50,000 'Made in India' ventilators sanctioned under PM CARES fund to help COVID-19 patients have been manufactured and over 1,300 have been delivered to various states Official statement Prime minister office officially announced 50,000 Made in India ventillators under PM CARES Fund So far 2923 ventilators manufactured out of which 1340 ventilators already delivered to States/UTs. Prominent recipients incl Maharashtra 275, Delhi 275, Gujarat 175, Bihar 100,Karnataka 90,Rajasthan 75

worlds first Ayurvedic-clinically research, evidence and trial based medicine for COVID19

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worlds first Ayurvedic-clinically research, evidence and trial based medicine for COVID19 worlds first Ayurvedic-clinically research, evidence and trial based medicine for COVID19 Yog Guru Ramdev said We've prepared the first Ayurvedic-clinically controlled, research, evidence and trial based medicine for COVID19. He also said We conducted a clinical case study and clinical controlled trial, and found 69% patients recovered in 3 days and100% patients recovered in 7 days . Patanjali claims to have found cure for Corona. Apparently have done controlled clinical trials. If it proves effective then it's a great news for not only India but world at large and for humanity. 

CEO of Google Sundar Pichai said Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success,

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CEO of Google Sundar Pichai said Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success CEO of Google Sundar Pichai said Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, Indian-American CEO of Google Sundar Pichai, reacting on this move of the Trump administration, said that he was disappointed by this proclamation and also added that ‘immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success’ Today President Trump is set to sign an executive order that will bar the entry of immigrant workers on a slate of employment-based visas including the H-1B for high-skilled workers till the end of the calendar year Sundar Pichai said Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today’s proclamation - we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all.

Trump temporarily bars new immigrants on H-1B Visa and other employment visas

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Trump temporarily bars new immigrants on H-1B Visa and other employment visas Trump temporarily bars new immigrants on H-1B and other employment visas from coming to the U.S. The restrictions are set to last until the end of 2020. President Trump sign an executive order suspending foreign work visas, barring hundreds of thousands of people from coming to work in the U.S. The move includes the H-1B program for high-skilled workers and several other categories. The temporary suspension of foreign work visas including H-1B and L1, that benefit Indian IT professionals, is expected to free up to 5,25,000 jobs in the US, senior administration officials said

India reported 75,809 COVID19 cases in the past 24 hours

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India reported 75,809 COVID19 cases in the past 24 hours India reported 75809 corona virus cases in last 25 hours A total of 5,06,50,128 samples tested up to 7th September 2020. Of these, 10,98,621 samples were tested yesterday Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Single-day spike of 75,809 new COVID19 cases and 1,133 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 42,80,423 including 8,83,697 active cases, 33,23,951 cured/discharged/migrated and 72,775 deaths Ministry of Health 

Global COVID19 cases top 9,003,042 and the worldwide death toll from the virus is 469,122

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Global COVID19 cases top 9,003,042 and the worldwide death toll from the virus is 469,122 The number of cases of Covid-19 worldwide has surpassed 9 million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. So far on Monday, the number of coronavirus cases is at 9,003,042 and the worldwide death toll from the virus is 469,122, according to Johns Hopkins University More than 9 million cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.In the US, cases are spiking in states like Florida and Arizona, even as the nation continues to reopen. Young people in the South and West are increasingly testing positive. An infectious disease expert has warned that the virus is on track to keep spreading "like a forest fire" through the US this summer and fall.

A loud blast sound was heard near INDIAN BORDER

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A loud blast sound was heard nearby the CRPF camp in Batagund, Pulwama,Kashmir A loud sound was heard at a distance away from the camp location of D/180 Battalion CRPF in Batagund of Pulwama. More details awaited:Central Reserve Police Force Terrorists hurled a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday night, but there was no casualty, officials here said. Pakistani troops violated ceasefire for the 3rd time during the day today and resorted to indiscriminate firing targeting Indian forward posts & civilian areas along LoC in Nowshehra sector of Rajouri district in the evening; Indian troops gives befitting reply

Great News India launched drug for treating covid-19

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India's Glenmark Pharmaceutical Company today announced that it has made a drug for treating covid-19 India's Glenmark Pharmaceutical Company today announced that it has made a drug for treating covid-19, which is trembling the world. Antiviral medicine is currently working on the Faviprovir covid treatment, which will be launched in the market with the brand name Fabifluom, says Glenmark Pharmaceutical. The 'Favipiravar' drug has been working well The Fabiflu tablet 200MG is available in the market for Rs103.Corona patients should use this drug for a total of 14 days Glenmark Pharmaceutical Company Chairman and MD Glenn Saldanha explained that the strip with 34 tablets will be available in the market for Rs 3,500 The 'Favipiravar' drug has been working well on covid-19 patients in their clinical trials, said Glenmark Pharmaceutical Company Chairman and MD Glenn Saldanha. At present 82,500 are preparing to manufacture fabiflu tablets in first month and the count

At least 4 Stabbed 3 dead in Forbury Gardens in Reading ,UK Attacker still on the loose

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4 Stabbed 3 dead in Forbury Gardens in Reading ,UK Attacker still on the loose Fatalities reported after multiple people stabbed in Forbury Gardens in UK. Two air ambulances and several police cars have responded to a "serious incident" after multiple people are believed to have been knifed this evening. Two air ambulances and several police cars have responded to an "incident" in Forbury Gardens who lives near the scene has said surrounding roads as well as a retail park have been cordoned off by police officers. A distressing video on social media shows what appears to be victims of the attack. Witnesses and police were seen performing CPR on the possible stabbing victimsWe are aware of reports of an incident in Forbury Gardens, Reading. Police and air ambulance respond to reports of mass stabbing Thames Valley Police says Counter Terrorism Policing has declared the stabbing attack which took place at a park in Reading as a terror incident

6 members campaign for Trump's rally in Tulsa tested positive for COVID19

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6 members campaign for Trump's rally in Tulsa tested positive for COVID19 6 campaign staffers working on US President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa have tested positive for Covid-19 Six members of an advance team who were organising Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa this weekend have tested positive for Covid-19. The staff members had been in Tulsa ahead of Saturday’s event, which is expected to draw tens of thousands despite warnings from public health officials against large public gatherings campaign staff are tested for Covid-19 before events. Six members of the advance team tested positive out of hundreds of tests performed, and quarantine procedures were immediately implemented, said Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump campaign. More follows

WHO world is in a new and dangerous phase coronavirus pandemic is accelerating

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WHO:world is in a new and dangerous phase coronavirus pandemic is accelerating coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday’s 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day and nearly half of those in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “The world is in a new and dangerous phase,” Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva. “The virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible.” More than 8.53 million people have been reported infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 453,834​ have died Tedros, whose leadership of the WHO has been severely criticized by U.S. President Donald Trump, urged people to maintain social distancing and “extreme vigilance.” As well as the Americas, a large number of new cases were coming from South Asia and the Middle East, Tedros added. WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan drew attention to the situation in Brazil, where he said there had