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Lockdown, Day 42: Deadliest 24 hours for India

India is finally stirring back to life after six weeks of one of the harshest lockdowns in the world. But the reopening has hardly brought any cheer. Anxiety still clouds the outlook amid a lack of meaningful fiscal help for workers and companies.

Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, the country saw the sharpest spike yet - 3900 fresh cases & 195 casualties.

Here are the other top news of the day...

    New case in Odisha, total stands at 170
    Rajasthan reports 66 new cases; state tally hits 3,127
    Cases in Indore rise to 1,654; death toll reaches 79
    67 new cases reported in Andhra Pradesh; tally up to 1717
    58 para-military jawans test positive in Greater Noida
    13 new cases in Noida, total now 192
    8 more cases in Karnataka; tally now stands at 659
    24 test positive in Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi
    45 ITBP personnel have tested positive so far
    Bengal reports 85 new cases; state tally climbs to 1,344
    3 new deaths reported in Pune
    Uttarakhand tally rises to 61
Tally Toll Tally Toll
35,84,174 2,51,580 46,711 1583

    JEE-Mains to be held from July 18-23, JEE-Advanced in August
    Medical entrance exam NEET to be conducted on July 26
    Section 144 imposed in Mumbai till 17th May
    Wipro to convert Pune office into COVID-19 hospital
    EPFO releases Rs.764 crore to its 65 lakh pensioners

    Sensex slips 810 points from day's high to end 262 points lower; Nifty slips below 9,250
    Delhi: Price of petrol goes up by Rs 1.67 & diesel by Rs 7.10
    Andhra Pradesh hikes liquor prices by 75%
    Senior Vistara employees to go on leave without pay for up to 4 days/month in May and June
    Mumbai luxury residential prices to dip 5% in 2020
    Asian Paints partially resumes operations
    CSS Corp rolls out pay hikes, to hire 1000 people this quarter

    Global death toll tops 250,000
    UK economy set to shrink 7% or more: IHS Markit
    US deaths rise by 1,015 in 24 hours, lowest in a month
    China reports 16 new cases; tally reaches 82,881
    Singapore confirms 632 new cases
    Mexico registers 1,434 new cases, 117 deaths
    Spain adds 280,000 jobless during April lockdown
    Pakistan tally surges past 21,000