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Coronavirus impact | Uttar Pradesh suspends major labour laws for three years: Here's all you need to know

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Coronavirus impact | Uttar Pradesh suspends major labour laws for three years: Here's all you need to know

The UP government has retained around one-fourth of the total laws that existed to safeguard the rights of the working class to attract foreign investors and revive the economy post-lockdown

Coronavirus pandemic | Gujarat government claims 'ayurvedic kadha' helped quarantined people recover

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Coronavirus pandemic | Gujarat government claims 'ayurvedic kadha' helped quarantined people recover

The speech of Jayanti Ravi, Gujarat's Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, was shared on Twitter by DD News Gujarati but did not find much acceptance among social media users as many questioned the authenticity of her claims.

Coronavirus pandemic | Roadmap for all students in next 2 days: Aditya Thackeray

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Coronavirus pandemic | Roadmap for all students in next 2 days: Aditya Thackeray

He assured all university students of Maharashtra that state higher education minister Uday Samant is already in consultation with the Vice-Chancellors of respective universities.

Coronavirus pandemic: A look at all the COVID-19 'cures' suggested so far

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Coronavirus pandemic: A look at all the COVID-19 'cures' suggested so far

Over the past two months, several suggestions have surfaced vis-a-vis a cure for coronavirus, some of which were even based on traditional medicine.

Money Heist, Harry Potter, Gully Boy, Godfather: Mumbai Police’s coronavirus meme game going strong

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Money Heist, Harry Potter, Gully Boy, Godfather: Mumbai Police’s coronavirus meme game going strong

“I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse” – this is one of the most iconic dialogues of the Godfather trilogy, which was borrowed by Mumbai Police to stress on the importance of wearing face masks to prevent contracting or spreading the deadly novel coronavirus disease.

Rumour has it: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un uses a body double

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Rumour has it: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un uses a body double

Cynics have pointed out differences in the shape of the lips, teeth, and even the ears of the Korean leader and his purported body double

Who was Riyaz Naikoo, Kashmir’s most wanted terrorist?

INDIA

Who was Riyaz Naikoo, Kashmir’s most wanted terrorist?

Much before he rose to the top ranks of Hizbul Mujahideen, Naikoo had hogged headlines for arriving at the funeral of terrorist Shariq Ahmad Bhat carrying a Kalashnikov rifle

Coronavirus pandemic | Why was Section 144 imposed in Mumbai till May 17

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Coronavirus pandemic | Why was Section 144 imposed in Mumbai till May 17

Given the situation in Mumbai, which is the worst affected by coronavirus outbreak in the country and has reported maximum deaths due to COVID-19 also, the Mumbai Police decided to impose Section 144 till May 17.

Know Gobind Behari Lal, the first Indian to win the prestigious Pulitzer prize

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Know Gobind Behari Lal, the first Indian to win the prestigious Pulitzer prize

In 1937, Gobind Behari Lal had won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism, along with four others, for his coverage in the field of science

Coronavirus pandemic | Twitter in disbelief as liquor bills worth Rs 52,000 and Rs 95,000 surface

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Coronavirus pandemic | Twitter in disbelief as liquor bills worth Rs 52,000 and Rs 95,000 surface

While some claimed the amount spent would be their entire month’s salary, others wondered how the buyers would manage to store all the liquor at home

Microbe in mosquitoes can ‘completely block’ malaria: Study

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Microbe in mosquitoes can ‘completely block’ malaria: Study

No mosquito carrying the microbe Microsporidia MB was infected by the malaria parasite, the study has found.

Pakistani TV personality apologises for joking about Irrfan Khan, Sridevi's death

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Pakistani TV personality apologises for joking about Irrfan Khan, Sridevi's death

After facing immense flak for the remarks, Husain released a video on Twitter with the caption "I am sorry", to apologise for his comments

Coronavirus pandemic: Twitter reacts to Chinese video mocking US response to COVID-19 crisis

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Coronavirus pandemic: Twitter reacts to Chinese video mocking US response to COVID-19 crisis

In the video, the Chinese warriors are seen informing the Statue of Liberty that they have discovered a dangerous new virus, which the latter downplays saying: “It is only a flu... Don’t have to wear a mask”.

Tejashwi Yadav demands parole for Lalu, says he is vulnerable to COVID-19

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Tejashwi Yadav demands parole for Lalu, says he is vulnerable to COVID-19

Though his doctor was put under quarantine after the report surfaced, Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav, who is currently heading the party, took to Twitter to highlight his concerns.

Tourism Ministry quashes rumours of hotels, restaurants being shut till October 15

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Tourism Ministry quashes rumours of hotels, restaurants being shut till October 15

A fake message was being circulated across platforms claiming that the government has announced the closure of restaurants and hotels till October 15.

Coronavirus pandemic | Police find unique ways to punish lockdown violators

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Coronavirus pandemic | Police find unique ways to punish lockdown violators

Indore Police asked lockdown violators to do certain exercises as a form of punishment. In Andhra Pradesh's Vijaywada, violators were told to write ‘sorry’ 500 times

Coronavirus lockdown | Using Gully Boy meme, Mumbai Police urges people to stay at home

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Coronavirus lockdown | Using Gully Boy meme, Mumbai Police urges people to stay at home

The meme uses an image of Alia Bhatt from the movie where she can be seen giving a sneaky smile, and its text reads: "...when he says he is going out for a walk ..."

Coronavirus pandemic | Boston Globe prints 16 pages of obituaries

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Coronavirus pandemic | Boston Globe prints 16 pages of obituaries

Several Twitter users took to the social media platform to discuss how they have never seen obituary listings take up so many pages of a newspaper.

Vijay Mallya loses appeal against extradition in UK court: What is the way ahead?

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Vijay Mallya loses appeal against extradition in UK court: What is the way ahead?

Mallya now has 14 days’ time to apply for a certificate from the High Court that would state that an arguable point of law of general public importance was overlooked by both courts that heard his appeal

Coronavirus lockdown | Flight restrictions to be lifted only after COVID-19 spread under control: Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri

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Coronavirus lockdown | Flight restrictions to be lifted only after COVID-19 spread under control: Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri wrote on Twitter: "Flight restrictions will be lifted once we are confident that spread of the virus has been controlled and it poses no danger to our country and people."

Coronavirus pandemic | Google Doodle thanks teachers and childcare workers

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Coronavirus pandemic | Google Doodle thanks teachers and childcare workers

The special doodle series has already celebrated and recognised the contribution of frontline workers such as medicos and those involved in packaging and shipping of essential supplies.

Coronavirus lockdown | Pune Police foils 2 friends’ plan to meet with this hilarious tweet

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Coronavirus lockdown | Pune Police foils 2 friends’ plan to meet with this hilarious tweet

The Pune Police humbly asked the friends about the time and place of their rendezvous so that they can give them company as well

Bill Gates says Donald Trump's decision to stop WHO funding is "as dangerous as it sounds"

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Bill Gates says Donald Trump's decision to stop WHO funding is "as dangerous as it sounds"

The US move to withhold WHO funds as long as it awaits a review of how the coronavirus pandemic crisis was "mishandled" is “as dangerous as it sounds”, said the Microsoft founder.

Coronavirus pandemic | Four cities account for over 50% of India’s coronavirus deaths

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Coronavirus pandemic | Four cities account for over 50% of India’s coronavirus deaths

Combined, these four cities total 214 fatalities, which constitute 57 percent of the total coronavirus deaths in India.

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