• Hyd man kills mother, sister to repay debts from betting on cricket

    Hyd man kills mother, sister to repay debts from betting on cricket
    Published Date : 01-Dec-2020 7:11:25IST

    A man in his 20s was arrested in Hyderabad on Monday for poisoning his mother and sister to death to repay a loan of around ₹25 lakh that he lost after betting on cricket matches. “He hatched a plan to kill his mother and sister so that he would then become the owner of the properties they owned,” police said.

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  • Football legend Diego Maradona passes away aged 60 due to heart attack

    Football legend Diego Maradona passes away aged 60 due to heart attack
    Published Date : 25-Nov-2020 11:43:58IST

    Argentine football legend Diego Maradona passed away aged 60 due to heart attack on Wednesday. Maradona, who led Argentina to 1986 FIFA World Cup victory, suffered heart attack at his home just two weeks after being discharged from hospital, where he had undergone surgery on a blood clot in his brain. Maradona represented Argentina 91 times and scored 34 goals.

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  • Oxford COVID-19 vaccine 70% effective, being made in India by Serum Institute

    Oxford COVID-19 vaccine 70% effective, being made in India by Serum Institute
    Published Date : 23-Nov-2020 3:13:58IST

    Oxford University, in collaboration with AstraZeneca, announced interim trial data from its Phase III trials that show its candidate vaccine is 70.4% effective when combining data from two dosing regimens. “There were no hospitalised or severe cases in anyone who received it,” it said. Serum Institute of India partnered with AstraZeneca to support Oxford University’s efforts for a vaccine.

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  • Who are these people, nudists? Bill Gates on people who refuse to wear masks

    Who are these people, nudists? Bill Gates on people who refuse to wear masks
    Published Date : 18-Nov-2020 7:46:36IST

    Microsoft Co-founder and the world’s second-richest person, Bill Gates, compared anti-maskers amid COVID-19 to nudists, adding that he doesn’t understand why they refuse to wear masks. “What (Who) are these, like nudists?” he asked. Gates further said, “We ask you to wear pants. No American says, or very few Americans say, that that’s like some terrible thing.”

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  • Have to say so: Pollard on whether MI are the best T20 team

    Have to say so: Pollard on whether MI are the best T20 team
    Published Date : 11-Nov-2020 3:32:36IST

    MI all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who has been part of many T20 franchises worldwide, said MI are the best T20 team globally. “With the amount of trophies, the amount of work and the number of players that went on and played international cricket…I think you will have to say so,” Pollard replied when asked if MI are the best.

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  • Joe Biden names 20 Indian-Americans to his agency review teams

    Joe Biden names 20 Indian-Americans to his agency review teams
    Published Date : 11-Nov-2020 3:30:53IST

    US President-elect Joe Biden has named more than 20 Indian-Americans as members of his agency review teams (ARTs). More than half of them will be women, and at least 40% will be people of colour or people who identify as LGBTQ+. The members evaluate the operations of key federal agencies in current administration to ensure a smooth transfer of power.

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  • Bengaluru techie tries to flee from balcony during raid over drugs

    Bengaluru techie tries to flee from balcony during raid over drugs
    Published Date : 31-Oct-2020 6:46:41IST

    Bengaluru City Crime Branch (CCB) has held a techie, allegedly involved in drug trade. Acting on a tip-off, police seized a courier dispatched from Chamarajpet and tracked down Saarthak Arya (32), who recently returned from Belgium. During house raid, Arya tried to escape police using the balcony. Once caught, he confessed to sourcing drugs online and selling them to friends.

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  • There’s going to be a whole lot of pain: Fauci warns of COVID-19 spread in US

    There’s going to be a whole lot of pain: Fauci warns of COVID-19 spread in US
    Published Date : 30-Oct-2020 4:30:28IST

    Top US infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci has warned of “unrelenting” spread of coronavirus in the US, adding that the country is “going in the wrong direction”. “If things don’t change…there’s going to be a whole lot of pain in this country with regard to additional cases and hospitalisations, and deaths,” he warned.

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  • J&J Sees Covid-19 Vaccine Available as Soon as January

    J&J Sees Covid-19 Vaccine Available as Soon as January
    Published Date : 26-Oct-2020 1:25:40IST

    Johnson & Johnson’s first batches of its Covid-19 vaccine could be available for emergency use as soon as January, Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, the company’s head of public health research and development, said in a presentation at the World Health Summit. The timeline matches that previously given by the U.S. drugmaker, which said on Friday it plans to restart a large late-stage trial of the vaccine that had been paused due to safety concerns. The 60,000-person study is expected to have initial results by the end of the year.

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  • Remdesivir becomes first drug to be fully approved for COVID-19 by US

    Remdesivir becomes first drug to be fully approved for COVID-19 by US
    Published Date : 23-Oct-2020 10:49:07IST

    The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir for treating patients hospitalised with COVID-19, making it the first and only drug approved for the disease in the US. Remdesivir was given to President Donald Trump this month when he was diagnosed with COVID-19. It was originally developed as a treatment for Ebola and Hepatitis C.

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  • India is inspiring, its research & manufacturing critical for COVID-19: Gates

    India is inspiring, its research & manufacturing critical for COVID-19: Gates
    Published Date : 20-Oct-2020 3:53:01IST

    Addressing the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020, Bill Gates said that India is “very inspiring” as it has made huge strides in improving the health of its people in the last two decades. “Now, India’s research and manufacturing will be critical to fighting COVID-19, especially when it comes to making vaccines at large scale,” he added.

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  • Chinese city to offer experimental COVID-19 vaccine for Rs 4,400

    Chinese city to offer experimental COVID-19 vaccine for Rs 4,400
    Published Date : 16-Oct-2020 4:19:42IST

    The Chinese city of Jiaxing will offer an experimental coronavirus vaccine to residents aged between 18 and 59 with “urgent needs”. The vaccine, developed by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech, will be provided at a price of 400 yuan (nearly ₹4,400) for two shots. The city has already been administering experimental COVID-19 vaccines among high-risk groups.

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  • Hyderabad records highest rainfall ever in 24 hours

    Hyderabad records highest rainfall ever in 24 hours
    Published Date : 14-Oct-2020 1:14:04IST

    Hyderabad saw its highest rainfall ever in 24 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department. IMD Hyderabad Meteorologist B Raja Rao said, “In GHMC limits so far, the record rainfall is 24cm at Begumpet in August 2000…Now in the last 24 hours till 5am around 29.8cm of rainfall has been recorded in GHMC limits at Hayathnagar.”

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  • CSK will have to climb Mount Everest to qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs

    CSK will have to climb Mount Everest to qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs
    Published Date : 12-Oct-2020 11:47:19IST

    Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra has said CSK would’ve to climb Mount Everest to qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs. “If they win six out of remaining seven matches, they will confirm their spot…and will have an outside chance if they win five,” he added. Aakash further said, “But do they have the ability to win five out of seven is the question.”

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  • Dhoni is a great finisher but things not going right for him: Lara

    Dhoni is a great finisher but things not going right for him: Lara
    Published Date : 08-Oct-2020 3:30:09IST

    Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara said CSK captain MS Dhoni is still a great finisher but things are not working out for him of late. Lara added that Dhoni “needs to look at some other players” to wrap up matches for CSK. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday while defending a total for the first time.

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