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    JEE Main: 75% score requirement in Class XII waived

    In a relief to students, the eligibility criterion of securing at least 75 per cent marks in the Class 12 board examinations in order to take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main has been waived for the academic year 2021-2022, announced Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday. Also, the competitive test for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes will be...

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    Mumbai: On Day 2 of vaccine drive, turnout just 50%; 1,597 of 3,200 beneficiaries show up

    Mumbai: After a gap of two days, the Covid-19 vaccination drive resumed in Mumbai on Tuesday morning, but unlike the first day, there were hardly any beneficiaries rushing to get their shot. On Day 2, the overall turnout was only 50 per cent in the city, with only 1,597 of 3,200 beneficiaries going to the vaccination centres on Tuesday.

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    Sebamed allowed to continue with ad comparing its soap with HUL's Dove, but not with Lux

    Mumbai: Observing that an advertiser cannot use the right to free speech to disparage, belittle and/or malign the product of the competitor, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday prohibited German personal care company Sebamed from broadcasting its advertisement wherein it compared its cleansing soap with Rin detergent.

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    Doyen of cancer care Dr Shanta passes away at 93

    Chennai: Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, chairperson, Dr V Shanta, widely regarded as the doyen of cancer care in India, passed away early on Tuesday at the age of 93. Leaders led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the senior oncologist who has won several national and international honours, including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibushan and Ramon Magsaysay awards. "Dr....

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    Protesting farmers to meet government for talks, but not with Supreme Court-appointed panel

    New Delhi: The representatives of the agitating farmers on Tuesday announced that they will meet the government in their tenth round of talks on Wednesday at 2 PM, while making it clear that nobody will meet the Supreme Court-appointed panel.The panel of experts, one of whom has since dropped out, will start hearing the farmers opposed to the three...

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    COVID-19 vaccine drive: Co-WIN comes a partial cropper on Tuesday, too

    Mumbai: The CoWin (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network) app continued to be plagued by glitches even as the mass vaccination drive resumed on Tuesday morning.The two-day break in the inoculation drive was not sufficient to iron out issues, it would appear. The technical glitches in the app continued to be problematic for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), as it was...

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    Varavara Rao's health needs to be monitored, no apt infrastructure in Taloja jail: Bombay HC

    Mumbai: Even as there is some improvement in his health, the 81-year-old Telugu poet-activist Varavara Rao should not be shifted to Taloja jail as it doesn't have the apt infrastructure, urged his counsel before the Bombay High Court on Tuesday. The HC would continue hearing the arguments on Wednesday.

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    Chhattisgarh power companies top PLF performance in India

    Raipur: The thermal power generating companies functioning under the Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company Limited (CSPDCL) have excelled and registered a record 70.08% Plant Load Factor (PLF) against the national average of 51.59% PLF.The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), in its monthly report of December 2020, stated that the Chhattisgarh thermal power plants' PLF was...

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    Madhya Pradesh: KBC dare pay off lands cop in another soup, wife transferred after Big B's plea but cop still in a fix

    Mandsaur: Superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Mandsaur traffic police constable Vivek Kumar Parmar plea to the state government to allow both Parmar and his wife to work from the same location has finally paid off.The state government has deputed his wife Preeti Sikarwar to Mandsaur's Narcotics Wing for the next three years....

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    PM Modi to release Rs 2,691-crore financial aid under PMAY-G for 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release financial aid of nearly Rs 2,691 crore to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) on Wednesday.var embedId = {jw: [],yt: [],dm: [],fb: []};function pauseVideos(vid) {var players = Object.keys(embedId);players.forEach(function(key) {var ids =...

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