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 2021-04-18 19:46 

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TN govt defers class 12 public exam; announces Sunday...

lockdown, night curfew (Eds: Adds details) Chennai, Apr 18 (PTI) The Tamil Nadu government on Sundayannounced postponement of class 12 public examination,complete lockdown on Sundays and effective April 20, nightcurfew from 10 pm to 4 am. After Chief Mini...

 2021-04-18 19:37 

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TN's daily coronavirus tally crosses 10,000-mark...

(Eds: adds details) Chennai, Apr 18 (PTI) Tamil Nadu on Sunday recorded anall time high in daily COVID-19 cases by adding 10,723 moreinfections, pushing the total caseload to 9.91 lakh. The toll mounted to 13,113 with 42 fatalities in the last24 hours. Ac...

 2021-04-18 19:33 

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MP CM asks people to stay indoors till April 30...

Bhopal, Apr 18 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday asked people to stay indoorstill April 30 to break the chain of rising coronavirusinfection.The CM's appeal triggered speculation that the ongoing"corona curfew"...

 2021-04-18 19:31 

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IPL Scoreboard: DC vs Punjab...

Mumbai, Apr 18 (PTI) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League match between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings here on Sunday. Punjab Kings Innings: K L Rahul c Stoinis b Rabada 61 Mayank Agarwal c Dhawan b Meriwala69 Chris Gayle c sub (RV Patel) b Woakes11 D...

 2021-04-18 19:23 

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Kerala girl death: 'Missing' father held in Karnataka...

(Eds: Repeats after dropping word in intro) Kochi, Apr 18 (PTI) The police have taken into custodythe 'missing' father of a minor girl, who was found dead undermysterious circumstances here last month. Sanu Mohan was caught in Karnataka, nearly a ...

 2021-04-18 19:23 

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Agarwal, Rahul propel Punjab to 195/4 against DC...

Mumbai, Apr 18 (PTI) Mayank Agarwal and captain K L Rahul stitched a century-run opening stand to guide Punjab Kings to a challenging 195 for four against Delhi Capitals in the IPL here on Sunday. Agarwal made 69 off 36 balls, while Rahul scored 61 off 51...

 2021-04-18 18:29 

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Ex-Assam CM Bhumidhar Barman dies at 91...

(Eds: Adding Assam govt statement) Guwahati, Apr 18 (PTI) Former Assam chief ministerBhumidhar Barman died on Sunday evening at a private hospitalin Guwahati after a prolonged illness, his family said.He was 91.Barman, a veteran Congress leader, was a two...

 2021-04-18 18:24 

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Comply with order on beds or face legal action: Minister...

Bengaluru, Apr 18 (PTI): Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Sunday warned private hospitals of legal actionif they do not comply with the government order to reserve 50per cent of the beds for COVID-19 patients in the State. Issuing this warning, ...

 2021-04-18 18:17 

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Ex-Assam CM Bhumidhar Barman dies at 91...

Guwahati, Apr 18 (PTI) Former Assam chief minister Bhumidhar Barman died on Sunday evening at a private hospitalin Guwahati after a prolonged illness, his family said.He was 91.Barman, a veteran Congress leader, was a two-timechief minister of the state.H...

 2021-04-18 18:09 

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TN's daily coronavirus tally crosses 10,000-mark...

Chennai, Apr 18(PTI) Tamil Nadu on Sunday recorded an all time high in daily COVID-19 cases by adding 10,723 moreinfections, pushing the total caseload to 9.91 lakh. The toll mounted to 13,113 with 42 fatalities in thelast 24 hours. According to a medical...

 2021-04-18 17:57 

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UP: Youth held on murder charge...

Fatehpur (UP), Apr 18 (PTI) A youth was arrested on Sunday in connection with the alleged rape of a 7-year-old girl in the Chaandpur police station area, an official said. Area SHO Devidayal Singh said the girl was raped by the youth around 4.30 pm on Fri...

 2021-04-18 17:56 

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COVID-19: Karnataka posts 19,067 cases and 81 deaths...

Bengaluru, April 18 (PTI) Karnataka saw 19,067 new coronavirus cases and 81 related deaths on Sunday, taking thegross to 11.61 lakh and toll to 13,351, the health departmentsaid. Bengaluru alone contributed 12,793 fresh infections and60 deaths in the last...

 2021-04-18 17:55 

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MP: Doctor, 3 others held for Remdesivir black-marketing...

Bhopal, Apr 18 (PTI) A doctor and three others were arrested in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly planning tosell Remdesivir, an important anti viral drug in the treatmentof COVID-19, at exorbitant prices, police said on Sunday.Acting on a tip-off th...

 2021-04-18 17:42 

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1,526 new COVID cases recorded in J&K...

Srinagar, Apr 18 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 1,526 new coronavirus cases, including of 226 travellers, taking the total of infected people to 1,46,692, even as six fresh deaths in the past 24 hours took the toll to 2,057, officials said. Ou...

 2021-04-18 17:41 

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Over 1.08 crore vaccine doses administered in Rajasthan...

Jaipur, Apr 18 (PTI) Over 1.08 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Rajasthan till April 17, Health Minister Raghu Sharma said on Sunday. Vaccination of eligible people is being done in the state in accordance with the guidelines of t...

 2021-04-18 17:31 

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TN govt cancels class 12 public exam; announces Sunday...

lockdown, night curfew Chennai, Apr 18 (PTI) The Tamil Nadu government on Sundayannounced postponement of class 12 public examination,complete lockdown on Sundays and effective April 20, nightcurfew from 10 pm to 4 am. After Chief Minister K Palaniswami c...

 2021-04-18 17:28 

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'Awaam Ki Awaaz' radio programme goes on air in J-K...

Jammu, Apr 18 (PTI) 'Awaam Ki Awaaz', a radio programme in Jammu and Kashmir aimed at seeking public feedback to make the process of governance interactive, participatory and people-centric, went on the air on Sunday, an official spokesperson said...

 2021-04-18 16:29 

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J-K woman who received bullet injury dies...

Srinagar, Apr 18 (PTI) A woman who had received bullet injury in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir last week died at a hospital here on Sunday, police said. Shakeela Banu (35), a resident of the Darganie Gund area of Tral in the south Kashmir district...

 2021-04-18 16:20 

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U'khand: 20 patients escape from COVID care centre...

New Tehri, Apr 18 (PTI) Hoodwinking the authorities, 20 patients escaped from a COVID care centre at Narendra Nagar here, officials said here on Sunday. The matter came to light when doctors visited the wards at the centres on Saturday night for a regular...

 2021-04-18 15:54 

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19 women forced to work in knitwear unit rescued...

Coimbatore, Apr 18 (PTI) Nineteen women, hailing from Rayagada district of Odisha, were rescued from a knitwearunit in Tirupur on Sunday as they were forced to work againsttheir will, police said. The women were brought to the unit in December last andwer...

 2021-04-18 15:54 

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Member of fake Indian currency note syndicate arrested...

New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI) A key member of a syndicate supplying fake Indian currency note (FICN) has been arrested from the Anand Vihar railway station here, police said on Sunday. They said 29-year-old Abdul Rahim, a resident of West Bengal's Malda, ha...

 2021-04-18 15:51 

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Case lodged over fake Twitter accounts of Meghalaya Guv...

Shillong, Apr 18 (PTI) A case was registered and investigation started after several fake Twitter accounts ofMeghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik were detected, officialssaid on Sunday.The case was lodged after Raj Bhavan took up thematter with the Director...

 2021-04-18 15:32 

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De Villiers, Maxwell power RCB to 204/4 against KKR...

Chennai, Apr 18 (PTI) AB de Villiers' master class and Glenn Maxwell's counter-attacking half-century propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore to an imposing 204 for four against Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL match, here on Sunday. RCB scored 56...

 2021-04-18 15:29 

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IPL Scoreboard: RCB vs KKR...

Chennai, Apr 18 (PTI) Scoreboard of the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders here on Sunday. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli c Tripathi b Varun 5 Devdutt Padikkal c Tripathi b Prasidh Krishna 25 Rajat Patidar b ...

 2021-04-18 15:19 

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RCB race to 204/4 against KKR...

(Eds: Fixes typo in intro) Chennai, Apr 18 (PTI) Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 204 for four against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL here on Sunday. Glenn Maxwell top scored for RCB with 78 off 49 balls while Ab de Villiers remained unbeaten on 76 of...

 2021-04-18 14:53 

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Post-poll violence in Bengal's Dabgram-Phulbari seat...

Jalpaiguri (WB), Apr 18 (PTI) Post-poll violence has allegedly taken place in Dabgram-Phulbari assemblyconstituency in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, with boththe TMC and the BJP claiming that its members were attacked byactivists of the rival par...

 2021-04-18 14:38 

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66 senior officers transferred in major reshuffle in J&K...

Jammu, Apr 18 (PTI) In a major reshuffle, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday ordered transfers and postings of 66 senior officers, mostly belonging to the Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS), replacing the directors of various departments, ...

 2021-04-18 14:22 

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Man who dragged dog along road arrested...

Malappuram, Apr 17 (PTI):A man, who had tied a dog to a two-wheeler and dragged the pet for a distance here, wasarrested on Sunday on charges of cruelty, police said. The incident happened at Edakkara in this north Keraladistrict on Saturday. The police r...

 2021-04-18 14:04 

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MP: 3 dead as truck hits scooter in Guna...

Guna (MP), Apr 18 (PTI) Three people were killed when their scooter was hit by a truck in Guna in Madhya Pradesh onSunday, police said.The incident took place in Sai Mandir area, and twopersons died on the spot and the third succumbed to injuriesin hospit...

 2021-04-18 13:53 

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New book tells story of India through its languages...

New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI) A new book delving into the early history of South Asia reveals how migration -- both external and internal -- has shaped both, Indians and Indian languages from ancient times. "Wanderers, Kings, Merchants: The Story of India t...

 2021-04-18 13:13 

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RCB opt to bat against Knight Riders...

Chennai, Apr 18 (PTI) Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday. Preferring to play with three foreigners instead of four, RCB brou...

 2021-04-18 13:03 

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PM Modi reviews COVID situation in Varanasi...

New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency, and stressed the need for vaccination of everyone over 45 years of age. He asked the local administration to help peopl...

 2021-04-18 12:53 

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2 booked for opening shops despite being COVID positive...

Ballia (UP), Apr 18 (PTI) A case has been registered against two persons in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia district for allegedly opening their shops despite testing positive for coronavirus, an official said on Sunday. Belthara Road Subdivisional Magistrate ...

 2021-04-18 11:59 

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4 die in car-truck collision...

Chitrakoot (UP), Apr 18 (PTI) At least four people died and five were injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a car in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot district on Sunday morning, police said. The deceased were residents of Mahoba district and we...

 2021-04-18 11:32 

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COVID positivity rate doubles to 16.69% in 12 days: Govt...

New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI) The daily coronavirus positivity rate in India in the last 12 days has doubled to 16.69 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate has increased to 13.54 per cent in the past one month, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. India rep...

 2021-04-18 10:25 

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6 die due to low pressure oxygen in MP hospital...

Shahdol, Apr 18 (PTI) At least six COVID-19 patients died in the ICU of a government hospital in Madhya Pradesh'sShahdol due to low pressure in medical oxygen supply, anofficial said on Sunday.The incident took place at the Government MedicalCollege H...

 2021-04-18 09:57 

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BJP member found dead at Chakdah...

Chakdah (WB), Apr 18 (PTI) The body of a BJP member was found at Chakdah in West Bengal's Nadia district in theearly hours of Sunday, police said.After the body of Dilip Kirtania (31) was found, BJPactivists in the area started protest demonstrations ...

 2021-04-18 09:57 

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Odisha logs 3,664 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths...

Bhubaneswar, Apr 18 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 3,68,258 on Sunday after 3,664 more people testedpositive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushedthe coastal state's toll to 1,944, a senior health departmentofficial her...

 2021-04-18 09:55 

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CSK, RR in battle to gain momentum...

Mumbai, Apr 18 (PTI) Three-time champion Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals would look to build on their first wins and gain momentum when they clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL), here on Monday. The two sides bounced back after losing their o...

 2021-04-18 09:33 

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MP: 59.9 pc voting in Damoh Assembly bypoll...

Damoh, Apr 18 (PTI) The by-election to Damoh Assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh witnessed 59.9 per cent voting, about15 per cent less than the 2018 poll, an official said onSunday.The ruling BJP and the opposition Congress in thestate are locked in a battle ...

 2021-04-18 09:22 

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Declare a national health emergency: Sibal to PM...

New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI) Amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare a national health emergency. The former Union minister also called on the Election Commission to dec...

 2021-04-18 08:30 

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Soldier shoots himself dead in J-K's Ramban...

Jammu, Apr 18 (PTI) An Army personnel allegedly shot himself dead with his service rifle inside a camp in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday. Sepoy Hanuman Choudhary, who was on sentry duty, shot himself at his camp in Ukhral area...

 2021-04-18 08:13 

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COVID-19: India records highest single-day rise of 2,61,500 cases, 1,501 deaths...

New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI) A record single-day rise of 2,61,500 coronavirus infections has taken India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,47,88,109, while active cases have surpassed the 18-lakh mark, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on ...

 2021-04-18 08:09 

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Polling for Pipili by-election on May 13: Official...

Bhubaneswar, Apr 18 (PTI) The polling for the by- election to the Pipli assembly segment, which wascountermanded following the death of Congress nominee AjitMangaraj, will be held on May 13, a senior official of theChief Electoral Officer's (CEO) Offi...

 2021-04-18 08:05 

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Minimum temperature in Delhi settles below normal...

New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI) The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, on Sunday, the India Meteorological Department said. According to MeT officials, the maximum temperature wil...

 2021-04-18 07:45 

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42 new cases push Andamans COVID-19 tally to 5,331...

Port Blair, Apr 18 (PTI) Andaman and Nicobar Islands COVID-19 caseload surged to 5,331 as 42 more people testedpositive for the virus, a health department official said onSunday.The COVID-19 death toll in the archipelago rose to64 as one more person succu...

 2021-04-18 07:12 

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Youth world boxing: Five Indians enter quarters...

New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI) Five Indian boxers advanced to the quarterfinals of the youth world championships for men and women after clinching comfortable victories in their last-16 stage bouts in Kielce, Poland. Among the women, Gitika (48kg) made the last ...

 2021-04-17 22:20 

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5,749 new coronavirus cases in Nashik district, 40 die...

Nashik, Apr 18 (PTI) The COVID-19 tally in Nashik district of Maharashtra rose to 2,63,770 with the single-dayaddition of 5,749 cases on Sunday, health officials said.The virus claimed the lives of 40 patients, which tookthe death toll in the district to ...

 2021-04-17 22:00 

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Muttiah Muralitharan undergoes angioplasty in Chennai...

(Eds: Updating with more details) Chennai, Apr 18 (PTI) Sri Lankan cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who is part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad support staff in the ongoing IPL, has undergone an angioplasty at a city hospital here. As per IPL sources, it w...

 2021-04-17 21:51 

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Haryana: Five killed in road accidents...

Jind, Apr 17 (PTI) Five people were killed in separate road accidents here on Saturday, police said. In the first incident, four people were killed after a bus going towards Hansi from Narwana via Khedi Chowpat hit a motorbike. The dead have been identifi...

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