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Unscientific or Practical: Several States are Imposing Night Curfews, but Do They Really Curb Covid-19 Spread?

Many feel night curfews are futile given the fact that crowded public places like markets and malls are already closed by 10 pm.
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Spiralling Covid-19 Positivity Rate in Delhi Shows Infections are Unmanageable, Say Expert

In the past 24 hours, over one lakh people underwent Covid testing, of which 5,100 were tested positive for the virus.
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‘Corona what? It is Gone’: In Poll Season, Bengal Throws Virus Caution to the Wind

Covid graph in Bengal has been rising over the last fortnight. The state reported 2,058 cases on April 6, over five times the number reported just a fortnight earlier
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In Viral Video, Cops Brutally Thrash Indore Man for Not Wearing Mask Properly, Suspended

In a viral video, the police officers were seen kicking the driver and punching him mercilessly as he lay on the ground.
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Around 100 Migratory Birds Found Dead in Himachal Amid Second Wave of Bird Flu

Bird flu had first been confirmed among migratory water-birds at Pong Dam Lake Wildlife Sanctuary in early January that left around 5,000 birds dead in a month.
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Covid-19 Variants Have Likely Replaced Original Virus in Many Parts of Canada, Say Health Officials

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a pointed appeal to young people, urging them to ‘stay home’ as younger Canadians are getting sicker in this third wave.
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Don MLA Mukhtar Ansari Brought to UP Jail from Punjab Amid Tight Security

The UP Police took custody of the MLA at Rupnagar jail on Tuesday to bring him back to Banda prison after completing the formalities.
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Rajasthan Govt To Set Up Committee For Suggestions On State Services Recruitment

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday issued orders for setting up a high-level committee that would give suggestions for completing recruitment in state services in a time-bound manner, an official release said. The committee will submit its report to the state government in a month, it said.
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Man Held For Blackmailing Ex-girlfriend By Threatening To Upload Private Videos Online

A 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly blackmailing his ex-girlfriend for money by threatening to upload her private videos and photos on social media, police said on Tuesday. A senior police officer said the complainant alleged that someone had hacked her Facebook account through which she shared some private videos and photos with her ex-boyfriend. The woman stated that she had already paid Rs 15,000 to the blackmailer but he demanded Rs 15,000 more from her following which she lodged a complaint with the police, the officer said. During investigation, the police analysed the mobile phone of her ex-boyfriend, Shubham Sharma, a resident of Gali Arya Samaj, and apprehended him on Monday, the officer added. Interrogation revealed that Sharma was under debt and after the woman broke up with him, he used another phone number to contact her. He told her that he had hacked her Facebook account and downloaded her private videos and photos.