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Jessica Lall murderer Manu Sharma's life term ends after 17 yrs

4 killed, 3 injured in explostion at Telangana coal mine

Soon, Delhi to Amritsar in just 4 hours on e-way

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Covid-19 outbreaks may be seasonal, scientists say

Covid-19 outbreaks may be seasonal, scientists say

India's drug regulator grants Gilead Sciences marketing authorisation for remdesivir
India's drug regulator has granted US pharma giant Gilead Sciences marketing authorisation for its anti-viral drug remdesivir for "restricted emergency use" on hospitalised Covid-19 patients in view of the crisis posed by the pandemic. ​​​​The approval process for remdesivir was accelerated in view of the emergency situation and the unmet need for medicines in light of the coronavirus outbreak, a source in the know of the developments told PTI.

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15 top window and split AC models that people are buying online

Delhi Police busts fake Ayushman Yojana website promising jobs
The cyber crime cell of Delhi Police has busted a fake fraudulent Ayushman Yojana website that has duped thousands of people across six states. The website -- https://ayushman-yojana.org -- promised people jobs under the Ayushman Yojana scheme. For this, it asked users to deposit money to get themselves registered on the website.

Samsung Galaxy M11 vs Samsung Galaxy M01: How the two new phones from Samsung compare
Samsung Galaxy M11 offers a triple rear camera, the Galaxy M01 comes equipped with a dual lens camera at the back.

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There is risk aversion at borrowers' end: SBI chief
He also said the bank is very bullish about the Rs 3 lakh crore credit guarantee scheme for MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises), and through the scheme the government has indirectly infused Rs 30,000 crore into public sector banks.

Cyclone Nisarga: DGCA issues guidelines for flying
With a severe cyclonic storm just miles away from Maharashtra and Gujarat, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued a list of precautions that airlines must oversee to fly safely in this adverse weather. The “monsoon circular” has also been issued as airlines have restarted domestic flights only from last Monday after a two-month suspension of schedule operations.

India allows charter flights from abroad
The Union home ministry’s foreigners division on Monday permitted certain categories of foreign nationals to come to India, including foreign businessmen coming on a business visa (other than on B-3 visa for sports) in non-scheduled commercial chartered flights. The latest MHA order has now allowed non-schedule commercial charter flights from abroad.

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With saliva or not, Shami says he can get reverse swing if shine is maintained
Indian speedster Mohammed Shami on Tuesday said he can still get reverse swing going even after the proposed ban of use of saliva, provided the shine is properly maintained. The ICC is set to implement a ban on use of saliva to shine the ball when the sport is resumed after the coronavirus lockdown as it feels spitting on the ball elevates the risk of virus transmission.

England proposes July dates for Test series with West Indies
England will play three Tests at home to the West Indies in July, subject to British government clearance to return behind closed doors, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. The first Test will take place at Hampshire's Ageas Bowl ground from July 8-12; second and third Tests will be at Old Trafford on July 16-20 and July 24-28 respectively.

BCCI looking at Aug-Sept window for Indian players' camp
The govt has started the process of relaxing the lockdown guidelines which were put in place since March 25 in an effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic. And the BCCI is now looking at an Aug-Sep window to host a camp for the cricketers with an eye to get them back in the zone. As per sources, BCCI was looking at bringing the players together only after the monsoon.

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Overruling CM, governor says decision on final examinations in Maharashtra to be taken in accordance with the act
Miffed with the CM's declaration, Koshyari asserts, exams to be held in accordance with the Act.

UP Board to conduct pending practical exams for class 12 students on June 9 and 10
UP Board has released the pending practical exam dates for class 12 students today. The candidates who missed their practical exam can appear for the same which will be held on June 9 and 10.

CBSE Board Exam 2020: Board releases important notice on exam centre change

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No let-up in global rainforest loss as coronavirus brings new danger
Tropical rainforests disappeared at a rate of one football pitch every six seconds last year, researchers said on Tuesday, urging countries to include forest protection in post-pandemic plans. Loss of primary forest, which hit a record high in 2016 and 2017, was 2.8% higher in 2019 than the year before. Agricultural expansion, wildfires, logging, mining and population growth all contribute to the loss, researchers said.

Heat kills thousands of Australians yearly: Study
Australian researchers have called to add climate change as an official cause of death after a study found that heat-related deaths have been under-reported in the country. The study, published by Australian National University, found that excessive natural heat has been responsible for at least 50 times more fatalities than recorded on death certificates.

Important to implement environmental rules to sustain gains of lockdown: Javadekar

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US ambassador to Germany resigns from post, deputy stands in
Richard Grenell posted the news late Monday on his Instagram account, without indicating what he planned to do next. While no reason was given for Grenell's resignation, it has been widely speculated that he may join US President Donald Trump's re-election campaign. Trump named Grenell ambassador to Germany in April 2018.

UK asks China to step back from the brink in Hong Kong
The UK government on Tuesday asked China to step back from the brink and respect Hong Kong's autonomy as it reiterated its plan to offer British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders in the region a path to citizenship if a controversial security law goes ahead.

China's Wuhan tests 10 million people; finds 300 asymptomatic cases
China's aggressive testing of about 10 million people for coronavirus in Wuhan has not revealed new confirmed Covid-19 cases but 300 asymptomatic carriers, officials said. A total of 300 asymptomatic patients were found after 9.89 million people were tested in China's worst-hit city Wuhan with no confirmed Covid-19 cases, the city government said on Tuesday.

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No let-up in global rainforest loss as coronavirus brings new danger
Tropical rainforests disappeared at a rate of one football pitch every six seconds last year, researchers said on Tuesday, urging countries to include forest protection in post-pandemic plans. Loss of primary forest, which hit a record high in 2016 and 2017, was 2.8% higher in 2019 than the year before. Agricultural expansion, wildfires, logging, mining and population growth all contribute to the loss, researchers said.

Heat kills thousands of Australians yearly: Study
Australian researchers have called to add climate change as an official cause of death after a study found that heat-related deaths have been under-reported in the country. The study, published by Australian National University, found that excessive natural heat has been responsible for at least 50 times more fatalities than recorded on death certificates.

Important to implement environmental rules to sustain gains of lockdown: Javadekar

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Booked for plaint against IPS officer: Activist

With 12 cases, OMC cuts OPD time to 2 hrs

On a trial basis, 11 Covid patients with mild symptoms home quarantined

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Wear mask or pay Rs 500 fine in Chandigarh
Not wearing a mask will cost you Rs 500 in the city. The UT administration on Tuesday issued a notification stating that the violation of not wearing a mask will be punishable by imposing a fine of Rs 500 and non-payment will attract proceedings under Section 188 of IPC

Haryana: Gurugram to check passes again as CM Manohar Lal Khattar cites Delhi's border sealing
From Wednesday morning, Haryana will once again seal its borders and allow entry to only e-pass holders, with some exceptions.This comes a day after it had reopened its borders after keeping them sealed throughout May.

Covid-19: 69% cases in a week from more populated Punjab districts
About 69% of Covid-19 cases reported in the last one week were in the densely populated districts of Punjab, with Amritsar topping the list.

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GRD jawan attempts suicide

VAT on fuel & gas to go up

Bapu removed, Bosky back as Gujarat NCP chief

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Chennai: Mismatch in flight schedules causes hassle for passengers

Chennai: Star hotels offer housekeeping, laundry services to stay afloat

14 IAS officers take back nod for Rs 2,000 crore Tamil Nadu optical fibre project

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Bar council has to act against trouble-making lawyers: CJ

Govt seeks to get pvt hospitals Covid-19 ready, discusses cost

Docs at KIMS hospital treat elderly patient with plasma therapy

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Maharashtra: Anxious seafront residents fasten windows and remove flowerpots, fishermen secure boats
Beachfront residents along Colaba, Marine Drive, Bandra, Juhu, Versova, Madh, Gorai, Malad, Dadar-Shivaji Park and Worli are anxious about Cyclone Nisarg making landfall in Alibaug on Wednesday.

Mumbai: 250 patients moved out of makeshift Covid centre at BKC
The jumbo Covid-19 care facility in Bandra-Kurla Complex, set up by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), was vacated on Tuesday following alerts that Cyclone Nisarga could hit the city.

54,600 industrial units back at work in Maharashtra
About a month after the Centre relaxed the Covid-19 lockdown rules, industrial activity statistics show that revival is on the fast track. Barring containment zones in the state, production has resumed in most places.

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No cutting corners: Barbers open shop with new-age rules in Delhi

On first day, app and hospitals at odds in Delhi

Status of Covid beds and ventilators on fingertips

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No cutting corners: Barbers open shop with new-age rules in Delhi

On first day, app and hospitals at odds in Delhi

Status of Covid beds and ventilators on fingertips

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No cutting corners: Barbers open shop with new-age rules in Delhi

On first day, app and hospitals at odds in Delhi

Status of Covid beds and ventilators on fingertips

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