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Day: July 4, 2020

Much of US scales back on holiday, but Donald Trump plans to go big for I-Day celebrations
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Much of US scales back on holiday, but Donald Trump plans to go big for I-Day celebrations

As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump's style, and he aimed to go big, promising a "special evening" in Washington that could bring tens of thousands to the National Mall.Trump's "Salute for America" celebration on Saturday evening was to include a speech from the White House South Lawn that he said would celebrate American heritage, as well as a military flyover over the city and an enormous fireworks display that could pack people downtown.The president kicked off the holiday weekend by traveling to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota for a fireworks display Friday night near the mountain carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson...
Daughter Lights Funeral Pyre Of Officer Killed In Uttar Pradesh Encounter
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Daughter Lights Funeral Pyre Of Officer Killed In Uttar Pradesh Encounter

All the eight policemen were cremated with full state honours amid tears.Kanpur/Jhansi: The daughter of DSP Devendra Mishra lit the funeral pyre of her father as he and seven other police personnel were cremated with full state honours in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, a day after they were killed in an encounter with criminals in Kanpur district.The eight men were ambushed in Chaubeypur police station area while they were going to arrest notorious local criminal Vikas Dubey and fell to a hail of bullets fired from rooftops shortly after midnight on Friday.All the eight policemen were cremated with full state honours amid tearful scenes, police said.In Kanpur, the last rites of Deputy Superintendent of Police Devendra Mishra (54), who was posted as Bilhaur circle officer, were performed at ...
इस साल नहीं होंगी स्नातक और स्नातकोत्तर पाठ्यक्रमों की परीक्षाएं, बिना एग्जाम अगली कक्षा में प्रमोट किया जाएगा
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इस साल नहीं होंगी स्नातक और स्नातकोत्तर पाठ्यक्रमों की परीक्षाएं, बिना एग्जाम अगली कक्षा में प्रमोट किया जाएगा

मुख्यमंत्री अशोक गहलोत की अध्यक्षता में उच्चस्तरीय बैठक में देर रात लिया गया निर्णयप्रदेश की सभी यूनिवर्सिटीज, कॉलेज व तकनीकी शिक्षण संस्थानों को दिए जाएंगे निर्देशराजस्थान में आज एक ही दिन में रिकाॅर्ड 480 पॉजिटिव केस, अब तक 19532 लोग संक्रमित दैनिक भास्करJul 04, 2020, 11:49 PM ISTजयपुर. राज्य सरकार ने कोरोना महामारी के संक्रमण की स्थिति के मद्देनजर इस वर्ष प्रदेश के सभी विश्वविद्यालयों, महाविद्यालयों और तकनीकी शिक्षण संस्थानों में स्नातक और स्नातकोत्तर पाठ्यक्रमों की परीक्षाएं नहीं कराने का निर्णय लिया है। मुख्यमंत्री अशाक गहलोत की अध्यक्षता में शनिवार को सीएम आवास पर एक उच्च स्तरीय बैठक में यह निर्णय लिया गया। इस बैठक में मुख्यमंत्री अशोक गहलोत ने कहा कि कोरोना महामारी के परिदृश्य को देखते हुए इस वर्ष उच्च एवं तकनीकी शिक्षा के स्नातक और स्नातकोत्तर पाठ्यक्रमों की परीक्षाएं नहीं करा...
WHO Reports Over 2.12 Lakh Global COVID-19 Cases, Highest Single-Day Spike
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WHO Reports Over 2.12 Lakh Global COVID-19 Cases, Highest Single-Day Spike

The previous WHO record for new cases was 189,077 on June 28. (File)The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the total rising by 212,326 in 24 hours.The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil and India, according to a daily report.The previous WHO record for new cases was 189,077 on June 28.Deaths remained steady at about 5,000 a day. Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. Source link
WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in Covid trials after failure to reduce deaths
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WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in Covid trials after failure to reduce deaths

The World Health Organization on Saturday said it is discontinuing solidarity trial of therapeutics hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir for coronavirus due to no significantly positive results. Interim results from solidarity trials show hydroxychloroquine "produces little or no reduction in mortality of hospitalised Covid-19 patients," said WHO. (Photo: Reuters)The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with Covid-19 after they failed to reduce mortality."These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised Covid-19 patients when compa...
19 राज्यों में आज 610 लोगों की जान गई; महाराष्ट्र में सबसे ज्यादा 295 मौतें, दिल्ली में मौत का आंकड़ा 3 हजार के पार
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19 राज्यों में आज 610 लोगों की जान गई; महाराष्ट्र में सबसे ज्यादा 295 मौतें, दिल्ली में मौत का आंकड़ा 3 हजार के पार

तमिलनाडु में 65 मरीजों ने दम तोड़ा, यहां राजधानी चेन्नई में मरने वालों का आंकड़ा एक हजार के पारदिल्ली में 81 संक्रमितों की मौत, उत्तर प्रदेश में 24 और गुजरात में 21 मरीजों की जान गई दैनिक भास्करJul 04, 2020, 11:59 PM ISTनई दिल्ली. देश में कोरोना संक्रमण से मरने वालों की संख्या 19,279 हो गई है। शनिवार को 19 राज्यों में 610 मरीजों की जान चली गई। देश की राजधानी दिल्ली में 81 मरीजों ने दम तोड़ दिया। इसी के साथ यहां मरने वालों का आंकड़ा अब 3 हजार के पार हो गया है। राज्य में अब तक 3004 मौतें हो चुकी हैं।  उधर, तमिलनाडु में 65 मरीजों की मौत हुई। यहां राजधानी चेन्नई अब देश का चौथा शहर हो गया है, जहां कोरोना से एक हजार से ज्यादा लोग जान गंवा चुके हैं। वहीं, सबसे ज्यादा महाराष्ट्र में 295 लोगों ने दम तोड़ दिया। यहां अब तक 8,671 लोगों की मौत हो चुकी है। कर्नाटक में एक दिन में अब तक की रिकॉर्ड 42 मौते...
No Kanwar Yatra This Year Due To Coronavirus Pandemic, Says Haryana
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No Kanwar Yatra This Year Due To Coronavirus Pandemic, Says Haryana

Coronavirus: Haryana said it will make arrangement to bring holy water from the GangaChandigarh: The Haryana government will make arrangements to bring water from the Ganga river in Haridwar to the state on Maha Shivratri during the Shravan month this year. However, the state government has decided not to allow kanwariyas to proceed on kanwar yatras this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.Senior police officers and divisional commissioners in Panchkula, Faridabad and Gurugram have been directed to not allow kanwariyas to travel.Official said Haryana took this decision after the Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh governments conveyed their inability to make arrangements for transit and stay of kanwariyas.An official said the state government has directed all deputy commissioners and police ...
Barcelona Manager Quique Setien Rejects Reports Suggesting Lionel Messi’s Departure From Club | Football News
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Barcelona Manager Quique Setien Rejects Reports Suggesting Lionel Messi’s Departure From Club | Football News

Barcelona may be about to lose the league but losing Lionel Messi would be much harder to stomach. Messi's contract is due to expire next year and the Argentinian has reportedly stopped talks due to frustrations with the direction of the club. "Messi is planning to leave Barca," Spanish radio Cadena Ser said on Thursday.  "Right now, Messi's idea is to finish his contract in 2021 and leave Barcelona. Messi has stalled on the extension of his contract. Negotiations had started very well, with a good understanding between the two parties, but recent events have made Messi reconsider everything."Asked about suggestions Messi plans to leave Barcelona, coach Quique Setien said on Saturday: "I won't speculate about this because I haven't heard from him so I'm not aware of him saying an...
In Africa, sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during coronavirus pandemic
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In Africa, sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during coronavirus pandemic

As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets - people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV. The lockdown in Rwanda has kept many of her customers away, she said, so she has less money to buy food. And when she doesn't eat, the antiviral drugs she takes for HIV can bring on pain, weakness and nausea, or even make her pass out."Yet it's equally dangerous when you don't take the drug," Mignonne said in an interview. "You will die."Similar challenges exist elsewhere in Africa, which has the world's highest burden of HIV.Studies have shown that food insecurity is a barrier to taking the drugs daily and can decrease their efficacy, affecting not only sex workers but anyone where food - or the money to buy it - is sc...
“Cops To Look into Akshay Kumar’s Air Trip To Nashik”: Maharashtra Minister
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“Cops To Look into Akshay Kumar’s Air Trip To Nashik”: Maharashtra Minister

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar's helicopter trip to Nashik in north Maharashtra during lockdown has sparked a controversy.Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal said on Saturday that he will order inquiry into the special permission which the actor reportedly obtained for the air travel and stay at a resort in Nashik during the visit earlier this week.While the actor's spokespersons did not offer any comment immediately, sources said he flew to Nashik with a special permission to see a doctor."I read about his visit to Nashik in newspapers today. I have no idea when he came and left. I will have to check," Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bhujbal, who is also the "guardian minister'' of the district, told reporters in Nashik."I will have to check, where he lived etc. I have received...