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    Mutilation of J&K: Education is a casualty in the year of abrogation

    The closure of educational institutions for more than one year has taken a heavy toll on the academic career of students Srinagar: One of the biggest sufferers from 'lockdown under lockdown' in Jammu and Kashmir has been education. Previously, Kashmiri Valley in particular suffered huge education losses as its students were forcibly kept away from schools and...

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    Indices extend loses for 4th day, Sensex plunges 667 points, Nifty below 10,900

    Kotak Bank was the top loser in the Sensex pack, falling over 4 per cent Mumbai: Slumping for the fourth straight session, equity benchmark Sensex plunged 667 points on Monday following a selloff in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, HDFC twins and Kotak Bank as soaring COVID-19 cases kept investors jittery. The rupee too sank 20 paise and settled below the 75...

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    Indian engineer falls to death from building in UAE on Eid al-Adha

    Reports say Sumesh was talking over the phone and threw it down minutes before the incident Dubai: A 24-year-old Indian engineer has fallen to death from the sixth floor of a residential building on Eid al-Adha in the UAE's Sharjah, a media report said on Monday. The electrical engineer, identified with his single name Sumesh, hailed from Kerala, Khaleej Times reported. ...

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    India's Wockhardt to supply COVID-19 vaccines to UK

    UK government reserved one fill-and-finish production line at Wockhardt subsidiary in Wrexham, Wales for exclusive use for next 18 months BENGALURU: Indian drugmaker Wockhardt Ltd will supply millions of doses of multiple COVID-19 vaccines to the UK, including the one being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, it said on Monday. The company has reserved fill-and-finish capacity -...

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    'Smuggler' cat caught with heroin, SIM cards escapes prison in Sri Lanka

    The prison recently reported an increase in incidents of people throwing packets of drugs, cell phones and phone chargers over the walls Colombo: A cat detained at Sri Lanka's main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, media reports said Monday. The feline was detected by jail intelligence officials on Saturday at the...

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    Australia announces paid pandemic leave for those required to self-isolate in Victoria state

    Authorities predicted that the latest restrictions in country's biggest cities would cost around 250,000 jobs Canberra: Victoria state, Australia's coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said nonessential businesses will...

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    Trump's son believes Indian-Americans will come to his dad's rescue

    This election, votes from Indian-American communities across the US could be helpful for Trump's win, especially in battleground states Washington: US President Donald Trump has a key advantage in the battleground states that could re-elect him in November, his eldest son Donald Trump Jr has said, citing an op-ed which claims that 50 per cent of Indian-American voters in...

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    Sushant case: CM Nitish terms IPS officer's forcible quarantine inappropriate

    Vinay Tiwari, SP City (East), is in Mumbai to lead a special investigation team probing the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday voiced strong disapproval of the "forcible" quarantine of an IPS officer from Patna, hours after he landed in Mumbai to lead a Special Investigation Team probing the death...

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    IT minister Prasad goes into self-quarantine after Amit Shah tests positive

    Prasad does not have any symptoms and the self-isolation is purely based on existing protocol New Delhi: IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has gone into self isolation, as he had met Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday evening, a source said. Prasad does not have any symptoms and the self-isolation is purely based on existing protocol, the source added. ...

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    Sucheta Dasgupta | The Women's Party: An opening manifesto

    There are three ways of ensuring equality of opportunity between the sexes - free access, affirmative action and reservation of seats What are women's issues? Contrary to commonplace belief, they are not necessarily LPG subsidies, or women's coaches and CCTVs. But they could be women's freedom of independent movement or mobility, access to schooling, food and birth...

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