• Hyd woman sells 2-month-old son for ₹45,000 after husband leaves her

    Hyd woman sells 2-month-old son for ₹45,000 after husband leaves her
    Published Date : 13-Aug-2020 6:45:15IST

    A woman in Hyderabad sold her 2-month-old son for ₹45,000 to her neighbours after her husband deserted her, police said. Six people, including the mother, were arrested based on a complaint by the man who returned after a few days. Police said the woman sold the baby as she didn’t have money to take care of herself and the baby.

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  • COVID-19 cases in India cross 20L with highest one-day spike of 62,538 cases

    COVID-19 cases in India cross 20L with highest one-day spike of 62,538 cases
    Published Date : 07-Aug-2020 10:29:42IST

    The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 20,27,074 as record 62,538 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The coronavirus death toll in the country has risen to 41,585, while 13,78,105 coronavirus patients have been discharged. Out of the total cases, 6,07,384 are active.

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  • New ‘vaccine’ shows promise in early study

    New ‘vaccine’ shows promise in early study
    Published Date : 06-Aug-2020 9:04:47IST

    Novavax said its experimental Covid-19 vaccine produced high levels of antibodies, according to initial data from earlystage clinical trial. The US firm said it could start a large pivotal Phase III trial as soon as late September, and added that it could produce 1 billion to 2 billion doses in 2021. Novavax research chief Gregory Glenn said the late-stage trial could glean enough data to obtain regulatory approvals as early as December.

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  • Dhoni showed me the real picture of my future in Indian cricket: Yuvraj Singh

    Dhoni showed me the real picture of my future in Indian cricket: Yuvraj Singh
    Published Date : 03-Aug-2020 11:05:01IST

    Yuvraj Singh has said MS Dhoni showed him the real picture of his future in Indian cricket. “When I made my comeback, Virat Kohli supported me. Had he not backed me…I wouldn’t have made a comeback,” he added. “It was Dhoni who showed me the correct picture that selectors aren’t looking at me for 2019 World Cup,” he further said.

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  • India records most coronavirus cases in the world in the last 24 hours

    India records most coronavirus cases in the world in the last 24 hours
    Published Date : 03-Aug-2020 11:02:09IST

    India recorded the most number of coronavirus cases in the world in the last 24 hours after 52,972 people tested positive for the virus in a single day. US had the second most number of cases in the last 24 hours at 47,511, followed by Brazil’s 25,800. Peru and Colombia followed Brazil with 21,358 and 11,470 cases respectively.

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  • Jewellery goes missing from COVID-19 victim’s body at Hyd hospital

    Jewellery goes missing from COVID-19 victim’s body at Hyd hospital
    Published Date : 03-Aug-2020 3:37:45IST

    Jewellery worth at least ₹5 lakh was allegedly stolen from the body of a woman who died of COVID-19 while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Hyderabad. The Banjara Hills police on Sunday registered a case of theft after gold ornaments including a chain, a ring and nose stud went missing from the victim’s body.

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  • Elon Musk says he may have had coronavirus in January

    Elon Musk says he may have had coronavirus in January
    Published Date : 28-Jul-2020 3:50:46IST

    Tesla and SpaceX’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk in a recent interview with The New York Times said that he may have had coronavirus in January. He added that he wears a mask on Tesla factory’s floor. “I think the reality of coronavirus is that it is dangerous if you’re elderly and have pre-existing conditions,” Musk said.

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  • The way BCCI managed me towards end of my career was very unprofessional: Yuvraj

    The way BCCI managed me towards end of my career was very unprofessional: Yuvraj
    Published Date : 26-Jul-2020 7:06:42IST

    Former Team India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who retired from international cricket last year, has said that the way the BCCI managed him towards the end of his career was “very unprofessional”. He added that great players like Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag were also “very badly mismanaged.” “It is part of Indian cricket…I wasn’t really surprised,” he said.

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  • 21-kg Balapur laddu won’t be auctioned for 1st time since 1994

    21-kg Balapur laddu won’t be auctioned for 1st time since 1994
    Published Date : 23-Jul-2020 11:50:26IST

    The Balapur Ganesh Utsav Samithi in Hyderabad said that it will not auction the 21-kilogram laddu for the first time since 1994 due to coronavirus pandemic. Last year the laddu was auctioned for ₹17.6 lakh. The committee also said that it will install a 6-feet-tall Ganesh idol instead of the usual 21-feet idol this year during the 11-day-long Ganpati festival.

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  • Working with India to develop rapid testing for COVID-19 in 30 secs: Israel

    Working with India to develop rapid testing for COVID-19 in 30 secs: Israel
    Published Date : 23-Jul-2020 11:42:54IST

    Israel on Thursday said that it’s working with India to develop rapid testing for COVID-19 in under 30 seconds. A senior delegation will travel to India to conduct the final stages of testing of advanced technologies for the rapid diagnosis of COVID-19, Israel said. Israeli government is also sending mechanical ventilators which were given special permission for export to India.

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  • Odisha businessman gets himself a gold mask for Rs 3.5 lakh

    Odisha businessman gets himself a gold mask for Rs 3.5 lakh
    Published Date : 16-Jul-2020 11:43:49IST

    A businessman from Cuttack has got himself a N95 gold mask worth Rs 3.5 lakh. Alok Mohanty, a resident of Kesharpur area of Cuttack, showed his gold mask to reporters on Thursday. “I had recently seen a businessman wearing a golden mask on television. As I have a penchant for gold so I placed the order for the same through a Mumbai based trader. It’s a N95 mask in which 90 to 100 grams of golden threads have been used. The mask has minute holes for breathing and is comfortable to wear,” said Mohanty.

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  • India’s COVID-19 cases per million are 538, world average is 1,453: Govt

    India’s COVID-19 cases per million are 538, world average is 1,453: Govt
    Published Date : 09-Jul-2020 3:54:40IST

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday stated, “We are seeing on TV that India has become the 3rd most COVID-19 affected country.” He added, “It is necessary to see this in the correct perspective, we are a country with the 2nd highest population in the world. Our cases per million are 538, while the world average is 1,453.”

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  • Covid could lead to brain damage

    Covid could lead to brain damage
    Published Date : 09-Jul-2020 9:08:10IST

    Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested Covid-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium. A study by researchers at University College London described 43 cases of patients who suffered either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects.

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  • 70% of active COVID-19 cases by June-end were from 5 states

    70% of active COVID-19 cases by June-end were from 5 states
    Published Date : 08-Jul-2020 3:20:07IST

    Amid COVID-19 pandemic, when ‘Unlock 1’ ended in June, nearly 70% of India’s active coronavirus cases were from five states- Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. When ‘Unlock 1’ began on June 1, these states accounted for 63% of active cases. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh’s active cases went up by seven times and in Tamil Nadu, it quadrupled.

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  • Hyderabad man dies by jumping into lake over COVID-19 fear

    Hyderabad man dies by jumping into lake over COVID-19 fear
    Published Date : 06-Jul-2020 3:27:31IST

    A 34-year-old goldsmith hailing from West Bengal committed suicide by jumping into Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar Lake as he feared he had contracted COVID-19, police said. The man had fever and cough, and was advised to be hospitalised as he showed symptoms. After he developed breathing issues, he asked his friend to take him to the lake area.

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