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Kalapani row: Nepal announces to deploy more forces at India border

KATHMANDU: Nepal will increase the number of security outposts and deploy more armed personnel at the border with India, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has announced. The senior minister said Kathmandu expects India to avoid any unilateral measures in the Kalapani region and remain committed to the ‘fixed border’ principle as ...

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India orders coronavirus tracing app for all workers

NEW DELHI: India has ordered all public and private sector employees use a government-backed contact tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as it begins easing some of its lockdown measures in districts less affected by the coronavirus. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government said on Friday India, with the ...

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Indian woman gang raped after quarantined alone in school

NEW DELHI: An Indian woman was allegedly gang raped in a school in the desert state of Rajasthan where she had been quarantined for a night by the police amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, a police official said on Sunday. The incident occurred last week when the victim, a daily ...

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Facebook to buy 10% stake in telco India for $5.7b

BENGALURU: Facebook will buy a 10% stake in the digital business of India’s Reliance Industries for $5.7 billion, as the social media firm looks to leverage its highly popular WhatsApp chat service to offer digital payment services. The deal will help the Indian conglomerate cut debt that has piled up ...

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Fight against coronavirus is mother of all World Cups: Ravi Shastri

NEW DELHI: India’s head cricket coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday described the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as the “mother of all world cups”. The coronavirus outbreak has so far claimed over 350 lives and infected more than 11,000 people in India, forcing the government to extend a 21-day ...

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India extends world’s biggest lockdown to May 3

NEW DELHI: India’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the biggest in the world, will be extended until at least May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday. The current three-week-old lockdown of the nation of 1.3 billion people had been scheduled to end at midnight Tuesday. “From the economic angle, we have ...

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Shoaib Akhtar proposes series to raise relief funds

LONDON: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, on Wednesday, proposed a three-match ODI series against arch-rival India to raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in both the countries. The two nations have not played a full-series since 2007 due to the terrorist attacks on India by Pakistan-based outfits ...

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Indian inventor revs up corona car in lockdown

NEW DELHI: A giant coronavirus is stalking the streets of southern India – propelled by a 100 cc engine and an inventor trying to drive home the message that Indians should stay indoors as the pandemic sweeps across the world. Sudhakar Yadav’s wacky small single-seater car – made of fluorescent-green ...

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