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COVID-19: 72 more die, 10,328 new cases, tally rises to 1,96,789 in AP

06 Aug 2020 | 8:41 PM

Vijayawada, Aug 6 (UNI) The massive spike of Coronavirus positive cases continued in Andhra Pradesh as 10,328 were tested positive on Thursday taking the tally to 1,96,789 while 72 more patients died taking the total number of deaths to 1,753.

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CII hosts 6th Edition of Green Sugar Summit 2020 on digital platform

06 Aug 2020 | 8:20 PM

Hyderabad, Aug 6 (UNI) The sixth Green Sugar Summit, 2020, was inaugurated by CII– Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre on a virtual platform on Thursday.

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Kerala: 12 more COVID hotspots, total 511

06 Aug 2020 | 8:18 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 6 (UNI) Twelve more places were declared as COVID hotspots taking the total to 511 in Kerala on Thursday.

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Landslide claims six lives in Karnataka

06 Aug 2020 | 8:11 PM

Madikeri, Aug 6 (UNI) Landslide at the Brahmagiri hillock, killed six people, including the head-priest of the Talakaveri temple in Kodagu district, authorities said on Thursday.

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Self-aggrandisement drive of LDF Govt led to surge in COVID cases in Kerala: Chennithala

06 Aug 2020 | 8:09 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 6 (UNI) Opposition Leader in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Thursday flayed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for trying to hold health workers and the Opposition responsible for the surge in COVID-19 infections in Kerala.

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Naidu condemns molestation of a minor dalit girl allegedly by YSRCP activists

Naidu condemns molestation of a minor dalit girl allegedly by YSRCP activists

06 Aug 2020 | 8:08 PM

Vijayawada, Aug 6 (UNI) Telugu Desam Party National President and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday condemned the molestation of a minor dalit girl allegedly by the ruling YSRCP activists in East Godavari district.

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Kerala reports 3 COVID deaths, 1,298 new cases: CM

06 Aug 2020 | 8:04 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 6 (UNI) Kerala reported three deaths due to COVID-19 on Thursday whereas 1,298 people tested positive to the virus, Health Minister KK Shailaja said.

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Rains wreak havoc in Karnataka, rivers in spate

06 Aug 2020 | 8:02 PM

Bengaluru, Aug 6 (UNI) A flood like situation has appeared in Karnataka as it received heavy showers since past two days, which claimed at least eight lives and threw normal life out of gear.

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KPCC chief urges PM to take action against Eshwarappa

06 Aug 2020 | 7:53 PM

Bengaluru, Aug 6 (UNI) Former minister and the KPCC president D K Shivakumar on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against the Karnataka's BJP Minister K S Eshwarappa, for allegedly making provocative statements on freeing Kashi and Mathura shrines.

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Tamil Nadu reports 5,684 fresh COVID-19 cases, 110 deaths

06 Aug 2020 | 7:51 PM

Chennai, Aug 06 (UNI) Tamil Nadu reported 5,684 new cases of COVID-19 and 110 deaths on Thursday, taking the total number of positive cases in the State to 2,79,144 and 4,571 total fatalities.

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SWR develops pedal-operated rail trolley

06 Aug 2020 | 7:19 PM

Hubballi, Aug 6 (UNI) Hubballi Division of South Western Railways has come out with an innovative arrangement--Pedal-operated rail trolley-- to carry men and materials to the worksite in between stations or in case of emergency to the accident site.

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CFTRI to set up advanced COVID-19 testing lab in Mysuru

06 Aug 2020 | 7:13 PM

Mysuru, Aug 6 (UNI) Mysuru-based premier Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) will set up an advanced COVID Testing Laboratory to scale up testing process, to support the Mysuru District Administration in its fight against coronavirus.
According to Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, about 300 samples per day can be tested in this lab. The laboratory is equipped with throat swab testing machines like the ones located at Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) at the Department of Microbiology in K R Hospital and at COVID Testing Lab in JSS Hospital.

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COVID-19: Pankajakasthuri Herbals completes clinical trials for ZingiVir-H drug successfully

06 Aug 2020 | 7:03 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 6 (UNI) With the number of people infected by COVID-19 just under 2 million in India, Pankajakasthuri Herbals India Private Limited (PKHIL) on Thursday announced of significant success in their study to find a treatment for the novel coronavirus patients.

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Ranganathittu Bird Sacnutary closed, expecting heavy outflow from KRS

06 Aug 2020 | 6:57 PM

Mandya, Aug 6(UNI)The famous Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary was closed for visitors from Thursday in anticipation of water discharge from KRS reservoir which has been getting heavy inflow for the past few days following heavy rains in Kodagu.

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Telangana Guv pays rich tributes to Prof Jayashankar on his birth anniversary

06 Aug 2020 | 6:47 PM

Hyderabad, Aug 6 (UNI) Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday paid rich tributes to Telangana ideologue Prof K Jaya Shankar on his birth anniversary.

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