Karnataka reports over 4,000 new Covid cases

Bengaluru, April 3 (IANS) Karnataka registered 4,373 fresh Covid-19 cases including 3,002 cases from Bengaluru Urban alone and 19 related fatalities, taking the total caseload to 10.10 lakh and the toll to 12,610, the health department said on Saturday. The health bulletin said that on a positive note the day also saw 1,959 patients getting […]

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2 LeT terrorist associates arrested in J&K

Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police have solved a grenade throwing case and arrested two terrorist associates of LeT, officials said on Saturday. Police said on Dec 12, 2020 unknown terrorists hurled a hand grenade towards Police Post Bus Stand which missed the intended target and exploded outside gate of the police […]

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19 people withdraw candidature for Nagarjunsagar by-poll

Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shashank Goel on Saturday said that as many as 19 people have withdrawn their candidature for the forthcoming Nagarjunasagar Assembly by-poll. “The returning officer has reported that the following validly nominated candidates have withdrawn their candidature today,” said Goel and listed out their names. The candidates […]

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For 3rd straight day, Maha Covid cases, deaths zoom

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) For the third straight consecutive day, Covid-19 played havoc with both Maharashtra and Mumbai reporting record highs of infections and deaths, health officials said here on Saturday. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who has warned of stringent norms to be announced shortly, reviewed the situation again on Saturday amid speculation of tighter […]

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Arms cache recovered by J&K police from Budgam

Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police has recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, officials said on Saturday. Police said acting upon specific information a search operation was conducted by Budgam Police and 53 RR of army in the forest area of village Shanipora Khan Sahab area […]

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Ludhiana academy wins Punjab state basketball

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Star-studded Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) scored a comfortable 43-33 win over Jalandhar to win the men’s trophy in the Punjab State Basketball Championships that concluded in Jalandhar. India international Princepal Singh was the top scorer for the winners. He got 13 points, including two three pointers, while Gurbaz Singh contributed […]

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Chowkidar suspended for 15 liquor deaths in Bihar

Patna, April 3 (IANS) After 15 deaths due to illicit liquor in Nawada, the district administration, after 5 days, suspended a chowkidar (guard) for negligence. DS Savlaram, the SP of Nawada district, told IANS that 5 persons have been detained for questioning. “The detained persons may have some connection with liquor mafias in Nawada. Hence, […]

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Delhi logs over 3,500 new Covid cases

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Covid-19 surge continues in the national capital as 3,567 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 6,72,381, the health bulletin released on Saturday said. According to the bulletin, 10 Covid related deaths were also reported taking the toll to 11,060 while with 2,904 […]

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AAP slams SDMC decision to hike parking charges

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday slammed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) for increasing the charges of surface parking in the Green Park area. The MLA from Kalkaji constituency, Atishi, addressing a press conference on Saturday, said the BJP-ruled civic authority has proposed to increase the surface-level parking […]

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BJP announces candidates for UP panchayat polls

By Vivek TripathiLucknow, April 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday annouced the candidates for the first phase of upcoming panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh. The party has fielded 819 candidates in 20 districts where polls are scheduled to be held in four phases starting April 15. While announcing the names, the party […]

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Djokovic pulls out of Madrid Open: Reports

Madrid, April 3 (IANS) Tennis ace and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will not be competing in this year’s edition of the Madrid Open, according to reports in Serbian media. It was expected that the Serb, fresh from his Australian Open triumph in February, would compete in the clay-court Masters 1000 event, which was called […]

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GMR Group to support StartUps, innovations, launches new vertical

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Diversified conglomerate GMR Group has launched a new business vertical – GMR Innovex – to support StartUps as well as innovations in aviation and other fields. “GMR Innovex will operate on an ‘Open Innovation’ model, acting as an ‘Innovation Exchange’ to partner with startups, corporates, innovation platforms, research institutions and […]

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Terror outfit ULFA-I releases hostage after 104 days

Itanagar/Guwahati, April 3 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) has released one of the two abducted employees of a New Delhi-based private oil and gas company after 104 days, official sources said on Saturday. However, unconfirmed reports said that ULFA-I has released the two hostages in different locations of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal […]

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Where did Earth get its carbon from?

New York, April 3 (IANS) Carbon survived an interstellar journey to reach the Earth, entirely avoiding vaporisation, as believed earlier, according to a new study. Carbon is the backbone of life on Earth. It is responsible for regulating climate and making Earth a habitable planet. The study, detailed in the journal ‘Science Advances’, showed that […]

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How chronic stress leads to hair loss

New York, April 3 (IANS) Researchers have identified the biological mechanism by which chronic stress impairs hair follicle stem cells, confirming long-standing observations that stress might lead to hair loss. In a mouse study, published in the journal Nature, the researchers found that a major stress hormone puts hair follicle stem cells into an extended […]

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Axar Patel tests positive for Covid

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who was one of the stars in the Indian team’s Test series win over England, has tested positive for Covid-19, the Delhi Capitals franchise confirmed on Saturday. The bowler has been put in isolation. “Delhi Capitals all-rounder Axar Patel has tested positive for Covid-19. He had checked […]

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Rahul slams BJP over attack on Rakesh Tikait

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A day after the car of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait was attacked in Rajasthan’s Alwar, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the BJP saying their ‘sangh’ teaches them to attack while the non-violent satyagrah of farmers makes them fearless. “Their Sangh (RSS) teaches them to […]

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DMK’s Kanimozhi tests positive for coronavirus

Chennai, April 3 (IANS) DMK Parliamentarian Kanimozhi on Saturday tested positive for Coronavirus, said sources. Kanimozhi has been touring the state, campaigning for the DMK-led alliance that is fighting in the upcoming April 6 assembly elections. She returned here on Friday after campaigning in Tirunelveli, Alangulam and other places. As she had mild Covid-19 symptoms, […]

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Adani is the bridge between Modi and Vijayan: Cong

Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Saturday called Gautam Adani the bridge between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. “The power purchase agreement of the Kerala government for wind energy is to help Adani and this was overseen directly by Vijayan, who has been using his left […]

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B’desh to impose 1-week lockdown

Dhaka, April 3 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has decided to enforce a one-week lockdown from April 5 to control the new Covid-19 wave in the country, a Minister announced here on Saturday. Bangladeshi Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader made the announcement in an online press conference in Dhaka on Saturday. Meanwhile, the country’s […]

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Study identifies possible Covid drugs

New York, April 3 (IANS) A team of researchers has identified nine potential new Covid-19 treatments, including three, that were already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating other diseases. The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, screened thousands of existing drugs and drug-like molecules for their ability to inhibit […]

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Argentine Prez tests Covid positive

Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS) Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, the President said that he took an antigen test after developing “a fever and a slight headache” which came back positive, Xinhua news agency reported. Fernandez, who turned 62 on Friday, […]

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