A pandemic has devastated our globalized economic system; apart from taking a toll of over 4,00,000 lives, it has fundamentally affected the way we live, work, travel & relate to each other: EAM S Jaishankar at Virtual Ministerial Meeting of Alliance for Multilateralism

Delhi Government, on the directions of Supreme Court, issues an order to all #COVID19 dedicated hospitals to ensure that CCTV cameras are immediately installed in all wards of the hospitals. 

Mumbai reports 1,297 new #COVID19 cases and 44 deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 72,287 and death toll to 4,177: Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation #Maharashtra

President Trump promised to punish the CCP officials responsible for eviscerating Hong Kong’s freedoms. Today, we're taking action to do just that-we've announced visa restrictions on CCP officials responsible for undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy&human rights: US Secy of State

US: A demonstration was staged against China outside Chinese Consulate in Chicago, earlier today.A protester said, "They're stealing American jobs, threatening several countries including Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore&India. They're trying to flex their muscles&intimidate everyone."

Gujarat saw a number of COVID-19 "records" on Friday, with its total cases jumping over the 30,000 mark to reach 30,158 with 580 new cases detected. Of the new cases, Ahmedabad reported 219, taking its total count over 20,000 mark with 20,058.

At least 93 people have lost their lives due to thunderstorms and lightning in Bihar. We appeal to people to stay at home, said Disaster Management Minister Lakshmeshwar Roy.

Floodwaters have entered into the house of former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi. We have shifted her ailing mother to a safe place: Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha

Jharkhand Government extends lockdown till July 31.

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale hit 200 km north-west of Kargil, Ladakh: National Center for Seismology

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Mumbai, June 26: In one of the biggest news of Thursday, the Indian Railways announced that it would refund all tickets booked for regular trains between July 1 and August 12 as coronavirus cases in the country surged.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences after lightning strikes and thunderstorms in Bihar killed 83 people, injured many and caused widespread damage to property in the last two days.

Indian drugmaker Hetero, which has the approval to manufacture and market the generic version of the experimental COVID-19 drug Remdesivir, has sent 20,000 vials to five states including Maharashtra and Delhi, which are the two worst-affected states in the country.

As the total number of cases crossed the 4.7 lakh mark, Maharashtra on Thursday reported the highest single-day spike of coronavirus cases, after 4,841 more people tested positive for the deadly virus. So far 1,47,741 people have contracted COVID-19 in the state. Currently, there are 63,342 active cases in Maharashtra.

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