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Hong Kong police arrest 289 at protests over poll delay

Online forum to answer queries on LGBTQI finds instant connect

One every hour: At 10,335, last year saw most student suicides in 25 years

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Study finds Covid-19 antibodies, virus can exist in children simultaneously
"With most viruses, when you start to detect antibodies, you won't detect the virus anymore. But with Covid-19, we're seeing both," said Burak Bahar, M.D., lead author of the study and director of Laboratory Informatics at Children's National."This means children still have the potential to transmit the virus even if antibodies are detected," added Bahar.

China's reusable spacecraft makes successful landing

Post-Covid-19 inflammatory syndrome severely damages children's hearts: Study
An inflammatory syndrome in children, believed to be linked to Covid-19, could damage their heart to such an extent that some kids may need lifelong monitoring and interventions, according to a review of studies. "This is a new childhood disease that is believed to be associated with SARS-CoV-2," one of the researchers said.

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Government blocks 118 apps; new phones from Xiaomi, Realme and Oppo and other top tech news of the week

Broadband plans from Airtel, BSNL, Tata Sky and Reliance Jio with unlimited data

Apple iPhone 12 Pro may have this iPad Pro feature
The Cupertino-based tech giant is planning to use the Sony technology specifically in the iPhone 12 Pro/ Pro Max. “Manufactured by Sony, this lidar system uses pulses of light to precisely measure the distances of objects from the camera lens,” says the report.

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Nirav Modi extradition trial to resume in UK court on September 7
Justice Goozee had presided over the first leg of the extradition in May, during which the CPS sought to establish a prima facie case of fraud and money laundering against Modi. The upcoming hearings are ear-marked to complete those arguments after the Indian government had submitted additional “corroboratory evidence”.

Sitharaman blaming gods for failure of economy: Sanjay Raut
In his weekly column Rokhthok in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana, Raut also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks on all issues, but refuses to touch the issue of "failing economy" and related issues.

GST second major attack on India's unorganised economy: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the NDA's Goods and Services Tax (GST) is not a tax system but an "attack" on India's poor and on its small and medium businesses, and urged all to stand against it.

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IPL 2020 schedule announced: MI vs CSK in season opener
It was expected much earlier, but the unique nature of the global situation due to Covid-19 forced the BCCI to delay announcing the schedule for the upcoming 13th edition of the IPL to be held in UAE. It's official now, defending champions Mumbai Indians will kickstart the season against Chennai Super Kings with a blockbuster opening clash on September 19 in Abu Dhabi.

Buttler stars as England beat Australia to clinch T20 series
Jos Buttler made an unbeaten 77 as England beat Australia by six wickets to seal a series-clinching win in the second Twenty20 international at Southampton on Sunday. England restricted Australia to 157/7 and finished on 158/4 with seven balls to spare as they went an unbeatable 2-0 up in a three-match contest.

Saina joins the national camp after Kashyap's name included
Saina Nehwal will return to the Pullela Gopichand badminton academy to train for the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals after her husband, Parupalli Kashyap, was on Sunday named in the three-week long national camp for the tournament, scheduled to be played in Denmark from October 3 to 11. A total of 26 shuttlers, coaches and support staff personnel have been named for the camp.

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NDA, Naval Academy exams held in Odisha amid pandemic

NDA exam analysis: Paper 1, 2 analysis 6th September 2020 for Maths and GAT

Haryana agricultural university conducts entrance exams for PG courses, over 600 candidates appear

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Environment activists blockade UK newspaper printing plants
Dozens of protesters locked themselves to vehicles and bamboo scaffolding to block the road outside the plants. The facilities print Murdoch-owned papers The Sun and The Times, as well as the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Financial Times.

500 academicians, scientists write to environment ministry for withdrawal of draft EIA notification

Greece: Wildfire stopped at gate of ancient fortress city
The archaeological site of Mycenae has not been damaged by a wildfire that swept through the area, despite blackening the entrance to the ancient citadel. Four water-dropping planes and two helicopters helped dozens of firefighters contain the blaze on Sunday at the edge of one of Greece's most important archaeological sites, some 120 kilometers southwest of Athens.

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Hamas leader says group has missiles that can hit Tel Aviv

Imran Khan announces Rs 1.1 trillion package to address infrastructure issues in Karachi
Imran Khan, who visited Karachi on Saturday, unveiled the financial package at a joint press conference with the Sindh province Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Governor, Imran Ismail. While Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf () party rules the centre and Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan provinces, the Opposition Pakistan Peoples Party governs the southern Sindh province.

Hong Kong police arrest 30 at protests over election delay

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Environment activists blockade UK newspaper printing plants
Dozens of protesters locked themselves to vehicles and bamboo scaffolding to block the road outside the plants. The facilities print Murdoch-owned papers The Sun and The Times, as well as the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Financial Times.

500 academicians, scientists write to environment ministry for withdrawal of draft EIA notification

Greece: Wildfire stopped at gate of ancient fortress city
The archaeological site of Mycenae has not been damaged by a wildfire that swept through the area, despite blackening the entrance to the ancient citadel. Four water-dropping planes and two helicopters helped dozens of firefighters contain the blaze on Sunday at the edge of one of Greece's most important archaeological sites, some 120 kilometers southwest of Athens.

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Narcotic crook's dalliance with meow meow foxes DRI

In Andhra, Intermediate syllabus reduced by 30%

Since '14, no action has been taken on vigilance reports

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Govt job for daughter of deceased corona warrior, Rs 1 lakh grant to family

Restrictions in place for entry to Himachal temples opening from Sept 10

Himachal records 397 positive cases

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Paanwala signs 'receipt', loses Gujarat's Motown land
A 70-year-old paan shop owner was tricked with a masala-laced money story: a fraudster said he was a courier man bearing a compensation cheque from the railways for the shop owner’s six-acre land. The land of the septuagenarian, Ali Momin, in Gujarat’s Motown of Sanand was worth crores.

Gujarat's Covid toll reaches 3,100, last 100 in a week
Gujarat in 24 hours ending 5pm on Sunday added 1,335 positive cases, taking the total to 1.04 lakh. It was the highest single-day tally for the state and sixth consecutive day of 1,300-plus cases.

Dhanvantari Raths cross treatment milestone

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Attendance not must for online classes in Tamil Nadu: Government
Attendance is not mandatory for online classes in the state and assignments given to children during such classes will not be part of their final performance evaluation, said the department of school education in an order issued late on Saturday. The department has also released a set of mandatory guidelines for holding such classes.

Fresh Tamil vs Hindi war fires up Twitter
Just months ahead of the assembly poll in TN, a political storm over language started brewing on the internet as "Hindi Theriyadhu Poda" (I don't know Hindi, go) became the top trending hashtag on Twitter on Sunday.

Inter-district buses from today, services to be skeletal for now

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30,000 kids in Karnataka madrassas may get modern education
Twelve years after the central government launched a scheme to modernise teaching in madrassas across the country, Karnataka is on the verge of making it a reality. Madrassas may well agree to incorporate modern education to their students.

We won't let net connectivity mar NLAT: NLSIU VC
Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy, vice-chancellor of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), said the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT)-2020 has received tremendous response and they have contingency plans to ensure internet connectivity issues won’t hamper candidates’ chances. In an interview to TOI, the professor said they had to chart an independent course in the interest of thousands of students.

Entrance test row: NLSIU VC divested of consortium post
The governing body of the Consortium of National Law Universities has decided to divest Sudhir Krishnaswamy, vice-chancellor of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), of his functions as the secretarytreasurer of the consortium with immediate effect in the light of the clear conflict of interest between the functions of the Consortium and the decision to hold independent entrance test for NLSIU.

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Maharashtra govt seeks to unlock benefits for janata, slash test and mask prices
Prices of Covid-19 tests, N95 masks and sanitisers are likely to see a significant dip in the coming weeks.

This year's Kentucky Derby winner is 'co-owned' by Mumbai bloodstock agent
When three-yearold colt Authentic beat the hot favourite Tiz The Law to win the Kentucky Derby, the big daddy of American thoroughbred racing, on Saturday, Pedder Road resident Gaurav Rampal was over the moon. The 41-year-old bloodstock agent had become the first Indian co-owner of a Kentucky Derby winner.

Mumbai posts highest 7-day surge, still number 2 among districts
The city logged its strongest ever seven-day surge in Covid-19 incidence in the week that ended on Sunday with 11,045 cases, a high not seen even when Mumbai hit its purported peak in May.

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Delhi University clears air on open book exam worries
Delhi University has issued an order in response to the queries raised by college principals over the recently concluded online open book exams.

3,256 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi, highest in 73 days
Delhi recorded 3,256 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday, which is not only the highest single-day spike in 73 days but also the first time during this period that the figure crossed the 3,000 mark. Daily cases have risen on every single day of the past week.

SDMC to give ration to waste pickers in return for garbage

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Delhi University clears air on open book exam worries
Delhi University has issued an order in response to the queries raised by college principals over the recently concluded online open book exams.

3,256 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi, highest in 73 days
Delhi recorded 3,256 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday, which is not only the highest single-day spike in 73 days but also the first time during this period that the figure crossed the 3,000 mark. Daily cases have risen on every single day of the past week.

SDMC to give ration to waste pickers in return for garbage

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Delhi University clears air on open book exam worries
Delhi University has issued an order in response to the queries raised by college principals over the recently concluded online open book exams.

3,256 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi, highest in 73 days
Delhi recorded 3,256 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday, which is not only the highest single-day spike in 73 days but also the first time during this period that the figure crossed the 3,000 mark. Daily cases have risen on every single day of the past week.

SDMC to give ration to waste pickers in return for garbage

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