240 test positive, J&K Covid-19 tally is 9,501

Srinagar, July 10 (IANS) A total of 240 people tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as the total number of Covid-19 patients reached 9,501 in the Union Territory, officials said.

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Northeast’s Covid-19 tally rises to 18,665

Guwahati/Shillong, July 10 (IANS) Meghalaya on Thursday joined the northeastern states in reaching a three-digit figure of coronavirus infections with 13 more persons testing positive while the northeast region saw its tally rise to 18,665 with 32 deaths.

Closed Markaz, no foreigners dims hopes for Nizamuddin shopkeepers

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) A group of five men in white kurta pyjamas wait outside the Nizamuddin Markaz for the local policeman to arrive. After some anxious moments, the policeman arrives on a motorcycle with the building's key. It is time for afternoon prayers and only five people are permitted to offer prayers inside the Markaz five times a day. As he unlocks the gate, the five men walk in to offer Zohar Namaz.

Plea in SC for live Amarnath darshan through internet and TV

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking restriction on the access of the general public/devotees in this year's Amarnath Yatra due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The petitioners have also sought direction to the Centre to provide 'live darshan' of the shrine through internet and television.

Eng v WI Test, Day 2: WI top-order steady after Holder show (Stumps)

Southampton, July 9 (IANS) West Indies ended the second day of the first Test against England on 57/1 and trail the hosts by 147 runs at the Ageas Bowl. After Dom Bess' cameo took England past the 200-run mark, West Indies openers John Campbell and Kraigg Brathwaite put up an opening stand of 43 runs. Campbell was dismissed by James Anderson towards the end of the day and Shai Hope was at the crease with Brathwaite when umpires ended play on Thursday.