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HC to govt: Notify standards for mental health establishments

Chhattisgarh cops bring back cousins who eloped, kin kill duo

Amid protests, 3.6 lakh farmers benefit from paddy MSP

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Study suggests pandemic leads to high level of stress, less employee engagement
This study suggested these people were the ones who showed the highest levels of stress and the least engagement at work. But the research also uncovered a bright spot: The right kind of boss helped reduce stress and increase engagement and pro-social behavior in their workers who were anxious about Covid-19. The researchers conducted three studies in China and the United States, which was published online recently in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Cloth masks may protect from viruses only if washed daily: Study
Cloth masks may reduce the transmission of viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, only if they are washed daily at high temperatures, according to a study. "Both cloth masks and surgical masks should be considered 'contaminated' after use," said Professor Raina MacIntyre, from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

'I feel like I have dementia': Brain fog plagues Covid survivors
It’s becoming known as Covid brain fog: troubling cognitive symptoms that can include memory loss, confusion, difficulty focusing, dizziness and grasping for everyday words. Increasingly, Covid survivors say brain fog is impairing their ability to work and function normally.

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Global PC market sees highest growth in Q3 2020 in the past 10 years: Report
Global PC market has recorded the highest growth it has seen in the past 10 years with a 12.7% jump year-over-year in Q3 2020, according to a report by Canalys. The report revealed that the shipments reached 79.2 million in this quartet as it “continued to benefit hugely from the COVID-19 crisis.”

Nokia 251 4G and Nokia 225 4G feature phones launched
HMD Global, the company which holds the license to manufacture Nokia branded phones, has launched two 4G feature phones with VoLTE support in China. The company has launched Nokia 215 4G and Nokia 225 4G phones.

Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime variant price appear on Amazon
The Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime will come in two storage variants -- 64GB and 128GB. The customers who will purchase the Galaxy M31 Prime will also get three months of free Amazon Prime subscription.

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Retail inflation hits 8-month high of 7.3% on food prices

Should you spend Rs 3 lakh to get Rs 30,000 LTA tax sop?

Food delivery recovers to near pre-Covid levels

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IPL 2020: Explosive De Villiers helps Bangalore thrash Kolkata by 82 runs
AB de Villiers hit a power-packed 73 to help Royal Challengers Bangalore outplay Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs in Sharjah. De Villiers smashed six sixes in his 33-ball blitz and put on an unbeaten century partnership with skipper Virat Kohli, who scored 33, as Bangalore posted 194/2. Proteas quick Chris Morris and spinner Washington Sundar claimed two wickets each to restrict Kolkata to 112/9.

'What counts is victory', says peerless Nadal
When Rafael Nadal beat the Argentinian Mariano Puerta in four sets to win his first major title at the French Open back in 2005, no one had any idea that it was the start of one of the most remarkable winning sequences in any sport. Since then, Nadal has won 100 matches at Roland Garros and lost just 2. His straight-sets domination of Novak Djokovic on Sunday gave Nadal 13th French Open title.

Ishant Sharma ruled out of IPL with rib cage injury
Veteran pacer Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League with a rib-cage injury, his team Delhi Capitals said on Monday. The 32-year-old Test specialist had played only one of the seven games that the Capitals have played so far, finishing his four overs wicketless for 26 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi.

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Online education is more than videos and PDF texts: Experts

KEAM 2020: First phase allotment to architecture and second phase allotment to engineering/pharmacy seats begin

NEET UG 2020 result to be declared on October 16

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Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data

Delhi's air quality poor, likely to improve in coming days
The national capital's air quality was recorded in the poor category on Sunday morning while a government agency said it is likely to improve slightly in the coming days due to a change in the wind direction.

Depression over west-central Bay of Bengal, likely to intensify further into deep depression during next 24 hours

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Imran Khan's top aide steps down amid corruption allegations
The development comes more than a month after Bajwa submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Khan following a report on a website that alleged that he had used his offices in setting up off-shore businesses of his wife, sons and brothers. However, Khan rejected his resignation at the time and asked him to continue working as his special assistant.

EU to slap sanctions on Russia officials over Navalny attack
At a meeting in Luxembourg, France and Germany urged their EU partners to freeze the assets of those suspected of involvement and ban them from traveling in Europe under sanctions to combat the use and spread of chemical weapons.

Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new policy Monday, the latest attempt by the company to take action against conspiracy theories and misinformation ahead of the U.S. presidential election.

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Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data

Delhi's air quality poor, likely to improve in coming days
The national capital's air quality was recorded in the poor category on Sunday morning while a government agency said it is likely to improve slightly in the coming days due to a change in the wind direction.

Depression over west-central Bay of Bengal, likely to intensify further into deep depression during next 24 hours

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8-year-old crushed under half-demolished home in Hyderabad
An eight-year-old girl died and two other family members were hurt when the wall of their old house, which they had partially demolished to begin reconstruction, fell while they were removing debris in Bagh Lingampally on Monday morning.

Big win for Kavitha in Nizamabad MLC poll

CBI to probe posts in social media on judges, says AP HC

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17 child home inmates escape after assaulting security guard

Insurance cover hiked to Rs 30 lakh for kin of Haryana Police pensioners

Supplier of fake caps, labels arrested

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Congress names five candidates for assembly byelections

SEC defers local body elections by three months

Cases dip for sixth consecutive day

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Chennai lab sealed for false positive results
The city corporation on Friday locked and sealed a private laboratory at Vadapalani after it found it falsely reported 44 people as Covid positive. On Monday, TOI found the lab had hid the notice stuck on the premises by corporation officials and was functioning normally.

Why Chennai's beaches are at sea
The city may be famous for its beaches but that’s no thanks to the authorities. On paper, a lot of money has been allotted for the Marina and Besant Nagar beaches, but there’s little to show for it. And, Kovalam on the outskirts, which was considered for the Blue Flag award, is yet to see any major improvement work apart from it being cleaned often.

Fresh Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu drop below 5,000 mark after 83 days
Fresh cases in Tamil Nadu dropped below the 5,000 mark for the first time in 83 days on Monday when the state recorded 4,879 cases, which took the case tally to 6,61,264 cases.

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After sudden rejig, wait gets longer for those eyein berths

Sriramulu sulks over portfolio change

Cold weather, low humidity could push up infections, say doctors

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10% fee hike for professional courses may be reversed in light of pandemic
In a huge respite for students who wish to pursue professional education, the Fee Regulating Authority (FRA) has proposed the reversal of the 10% tuition hike granted annually to colleges.

Three kidnap businessman from Mumbai's Goregaon, cops find him in Nashik in 24 hours
Nearly 24 hours after a 45-year-old businessman was kidnapped by three masked men from a busy street in Goregaon (east), the Dindoshi police tracked him down to Ghoti near Nashik.

Mumbai cops make fifth arrest in TRP case from Mirzapur
The city crime branch probing the TRP manipulation racket on Monday arrested one more person who was part of the network that allegedly distributed money among households to watch particular TV channels.

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Delhi: Fake cab app racket busted: 1,000 duped of Rs 250 crore
Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested a woman who was a director of a company that allegedly duped around 1,000 people of Rs 250 crore by inducing them to invest in their new cab aggregator project.

Delhi: Govt to start spraying of stubble solution today
The spraying of fermented solution prepared by Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) to turn stubble into compost will begin at Narela’s Hiranki village from Tuesday. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch the spraying of the solution.

Gang cheated scores on pretext of giving travel tickets, 5 held

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Delhi: Fake cab app racket busted: 1,000 duped of Rs 250 crore
Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested a woman who was a director of a company that allegedly duped around 1,000 people of Rs 250 crore by inducing them to invest in their new cab aggregator project.

Delhi: Govt to start spraying of stubble solution today
The spraying of fermented solution prepared by Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) to turn stubble into compost will begin at Narela’s Hiranki village from Tuesday. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch the spraying of the solution.

Gang cheated scores on pretext of giving travel tickets, 5 held

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Delhi: Fake cab app racket busted: 1,000 duped of Rs 250 crore
Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested a woman who was a director of a company that allegedly duped around 1,000 people of Rs 250 crore by inducing them to invest in their new cab aggregator project.

Delhi: Govt to start spraying of stubble solution today
The spraying of fermented solution prepared by Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) to turn stubble into compost will begin at Narela’s Hiranki village from Tuesday. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch the spraying of the solution.

Gang cheated scores on pretext of giving travel tickets, 5 held

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