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    10-year jail to ex-Kerala Police DSP, 3 others for attempting to kill head constable

    New Delhi | A special CBI court convicted a former Kerala Police Deputy SP and three others of a murder bid on a police officer on suspicion of him leaking the news of a party organised by liquor barons which was attended by police officers. Apart from then Deputy SP of Kerala Police Santhosh Nair, the Special Judge, Thiruvananthapuram, has also sentenced Jinda...

    • 11 min ago
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    Indices reverse gains on sharp rise in COVID cases

    Mumbai | Benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty failed to cling on to day's highs and settled in the red on Tuesday as investors remained unsure about economic recovery amid mounting COVID-19 cases in the country. Shedding over 574 points from the day's high, the BSE Sensex declined 63.29 points or 0.21 per cent to close at 30,609.30. Similarly, NSE Nifty ended 10.20 points or 0.11 per cent...

    • 19 min ago
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    Mixed opinion by Indian experts on WHO's temporary pause on hydroxychloroquine trial

    New Delhi | With the World Health Organisation deciding to temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments, doctors in India are divided in their opinions over the repercussions the move might have on the strategy to combat the pandemic. While some experts feel that after the WHO decisions, country's medical...

    • 19 min ago
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    Maharashtra: MVA allies slam Prez rule demand, BJP says not in favour

    Mumbai | A day after a BJP MP demanded President's rule in Maharashtra, leaders of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) on Tuesday accused the opposition party of trying to destabilise the state government. The BJP, on the other hand, denied that it wanted President's rule, but said the state government was not doing enough to contain the coronavirus pandemic....

    • 39 min ago
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    67 fresh cases in Kerala, over 1 lakh people under observation

    Thiruvananthapuram | Sixty-seven new COVID- 19 cases were reported in Kerala on Tuesday, the highest single-day spike so far, with Palakkad district alone clocking 29 cases and those under observation crossing the one lakh mark. The total COVID tally in the state has touched 963 with 415 presently under treatment and over 1.4 lakh under observation. Of the total positive cases, 27...

    • 47 min ago
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    Supreme Court on its own takes cognizance of miseries of migrant labourers

    New Delhi | The Supreme Court Tuesday took suo moto cognizance of the problems and the miseries of migrant labourers who have been stranded in different parts of the country after the COVID-19 lockdown. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M R Shah issued notice to the Centre, states and Union Territories and sought their replies by May 28 on the steps...

    • an hour ago
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    School examinations begin in Kerala; students don masks, stick to distancing norms

    Thiruvananthapuram | Wearing masks and following social distancing norms, over 13 lakh students in Kerala on Tuesday are appearing for the SSLC, Higher Secondary and Vocational Higher Secondary School examinations. The board exams were postponed due to the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown. Over 4,78 lakh students appeared for the SSLC examination while...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Lockdown has failed, Centre must spell out reopening strategy: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi :Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the four phases of nationwide lockdown have "failed" and not given the results that Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected as he urged the Centre to spell out its strategy for "opening up" the country. Addressing an online press conference, the Congress leader expressed concern that if the...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Easing of travel restrictions, movement of migrants behind surge in COVID-19 cases: experts

    New Delhi : With India now in the bracket of top 10 nations worst hit by the novel coronavirus, experts have attributed the surge in cases to easing of travel restrictions and movement of migrants besides enhanced testing capacity. According to AIIMS Director, Randeep Guleria, the present rise in cases has been reported predominantly from hotspot areas...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin combo may be potentially lethal: Study

    New Delhi : Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, which have been been proposed for treatment of COVID-19 patients, are a potentially lethal combination, and may have a serious impact on the cardiovascular system, according to a study.   The researchers, including those from Vanderbilt University and Stanford University in the US, carried out an observational, retrospective...

    • 6 hrs ago

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