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Vishu Kani, Rongali Bihu, Poila Boishakh: Indians usher in the desi new year 2020

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Vishu Kani, Rongali Bihu, Poila Boishakh: Indians usher in the desi new year 2020

The solar new year is celebrated by various linguistic communities across India along with festivities marking the harvesting season.

[Watch] Bollywood celebs make short film urging fans to stay home during coronavirus lockdown

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[Watch] Bollywood celebs make short film urging fans to stay home during coronavirus lockdown

The motivational short film opens with Amitabh Bachchan looking for his pair of sunglasses, which is eventually handed over to him by Priyanka Chopra.

Coronavirus lockdown | Opposition leaders taunt PM for candle light initiative

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Coronavirus lockdown | Opposition leaders taunt PM for candle light initiative

In a scathing verbal attack, Trinamool leader Mahua Moitra asked the Prime Minister to ‘get real’

Here's a list of apps launched by Centre and state governments to tackle COVID-19 crisis

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Here's a list of apps launched by Centre and state governments to tackle COVID-19 crisis

While some applications are keeping a tab on people under home quarantine, others are busting fake news and also assisting citizens.

Coronavirus pandemic | Bollywood celebrities promote Maharashtra govt's ‘Talk 1 on 1’ mental health initiative

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Coronavirus pandemic | Bollywood celebrities promote Maharashtra govt's ‘Talk 1 on 1’ mental health initiative

Among the Bollywood bigwigs who have shared promo videos and spread awareness on the helpline number are Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle bid farewell to Instagram as British Royals

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle bid farewell to Instagram as British Royals

The Instagram post they shared read: “Thank you to this community for the support, the inspiration, and the shared commitment to the good in the world.”

Worried about Houseparty data breach? Here is how you can delete your account

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Worried about Houseparty data breach? Here is how you can delete your account

Several persons have taken to Twitter to complain about their Spotify, Netflix, and PayPal accounts getting hacked after they downloaded the Houseparty app.

Coronavirus pandemic | We had time to prepare, laments Rahul Gandhi

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Coronavirus pandemic | We had time to prepare, laments Rahul Gandhi

He had earlier criticised PM Narendra Modi for the "delay" in the government's decision to ban the export of essential life-saving equipment like ventilators and surgical masks amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus pandemic | Consider wage subsidy for construction workers, Sonia Gandhi urges PM Modi

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Coronavirus pandemic | Consider wage subsidy for construction workers, Sonia Gandhi urges PM Modi

Mentioning how Canada has done the same as a part of their COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the Congress party urged the Centre to consider advising Workers’ Welfare Boards to roll out welfare measures including wage support.

Coronavirus pandemic | How does COVID-19 compare to other pandemics, outbreaks?

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Coronavirus pandemic | How does COVID-19 compare to other pandemics, outbreaks?

The novel coronavirus induced COVID-19 has proved deadlier than both past coronavirus outbreaks, namely the SARS that killed 916 people and MERS that killed 858 people.

Coronavirus Pandemic | Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal ‘hates’ working from home

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Coronavirus Pandemic | Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal ‘hates’ working from home

Bansal also wrote on Twitter that work from home hampers his productivity

Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate: Entrepreneurs urge PM Modi to impose nationwide lockdown

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Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate: Entrepreneurs urge PM Modi to impose nationwide lockdown

Stressing that coronavirus doesn’t discriminate based on anyone’s nationality, a PPT prepared by 51 corporates pointed out how countries that “acted early and strongly” could effectively fight the pandemic

PV Sindhu, Kiren Rijiju take up WHO’s Safe Hands Challenge. What is it?

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PV Sindhu, Kiren Rijiju take up WHO’s Safe Hands Challenge. What is it?

Prominent Indian sports personalities have already started sharing their video clips for the Safe Hands Challenge, including badminton player PV Sindhu and athlete Hima Das.

Chidambaram takes to Twitter to highlight futility of Saarc coronavirus meet

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Chidambaram takes to Twitter to highlight futility of Saarc coronavirus meet

The senior Congress leader says the respective state governments are dealing with the health crisis at hand much better than the Centre.

UP name and shame posters: Opposition responds with posters of rape-accused leaders

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UP name and shame posters: Opposition responds with posters of rape-accused leaders

Samajwadi Party leader IP Singh also said that anyone opposed to his name and shame hoardings will be considered rapist sympathisers and anti-women.

She's not scared of coronavirus — Anand Mahindra on 103-year-old woman athlete

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She's not scared of coronavirus — Anand Mahindra on 103-year-old woman athlete

A video of Mann Kaur being given the prestigious Nari Shakti Award had gone viral recently; Anand Mahindra had shared it through his official Twitter handle.

Good to be on same team: Vasundhara Raje on nephew Jyotiraditya Scindia joining BJP

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Good to be on same team: Vasundhara Raje on nephew Jyotiraditya Scindia joining BJP

Admiring the former Congress leader’s “strength of character and courage” the former Rajasthan CM congratulated the Gwalior royal for joining BJP

Anand Mahindra lists probable lifestyle changes due to coronavirus outbreak

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Anand Mahindra lists probable lifestyle changes due to coronavirus outbreak

Twitter users responded to Mahindra's question with lifestyle changes they think the coronavirus could bring

Viral Dadi: Netizens find new favourite in English-speaking Bhagwani Devi

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Viral Dadi: Netizens find new favourite in English-speaking Bhagwani Devi

In immaculate English, she begins her monologue stating: “Mahatma Gandhi was the greatest man in the world.”

Congress alleges 'revenge politics' behind Justice Muralidhar's transfer, law minister hits back

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Congress alleges 'revenge politics' behind Justice Muralidhar's transfer, law minister hits back

The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the transfer on February 12.

Delhi violence: Prashant Kishor asks PM Modi to sack Police Commissioner of National Capital

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Delhi violence: Prashant Kishor asks PM Modi to sack Police Commissioner of National Capital

Earlier on February 26, the Prime Minister had taken to Twitter to urge Delhiites to shun violence and restore normalcy in the National Capital.

Manish Sisodia says ‘monsters have entered city’ as violence continues in Delhi

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Manish Sisodia says ‘monsters have entered city’ as violence continues in Delhi

Taking to Twitter in the wake of violent clashes in northeast Delhi, he wrote, “It seems monsters have entered into our city to wreak havoc. These people cannot be Delhiites. They must all be caught and jailed at all costs, regardless of the religion they follow.”

Those who support Yakub Memon are calling me terrorist: BJP’s Kapil Mishra

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Those who support Yakub Memon are calling me terrorist: BJP’s Kapil Mishra

Opposition leaders have accused him of inciting the ongoing Delhi violence that has so far claimed more than 20 lives.

Shashi Tharoor takes to Twitter to call PM Modi’s 2nd term ‘toxic and harmful’

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Shashi Tharoor takes to Twitter to call PM Modi’s 2nd term ‘toxic and harmful’

The Thiruvananthapuram lawmaker said the gadget only helps him battle pollution, but it doesn’t help deal with the “bigger problem” in the National Capital.

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