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Temperatures hits 50°C as usual heat wave hits northern India

Indian capital Delhi saw temperatures rise to 47.6C on Tuesday, as most of north India faced severe heatwave conditions. The heatwave, which officials say is likely to last until the weekend, comes even as the region struggles with rising Covid-19 infections and swarms of locusts that are ravaging crops. Churu in Rajasthan state recorded a […]

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High Court pulls up Telangana government for low virus testing

Telangana can’t hide behind “fig leaf of financial constraints”, the high court said on Tuesday as it slammed the K Chandrashekar Rao government over the low rate of coronavirus tests in the state. “Ignoring coronavirus by not testing is like inviting a Trojan horse,” the court said as it came down heavily on the government […]

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Hyderabad-bound AirAsia flight makes emergency landing with engine shut

A Hyderabad-bound AirAsia flight carrying 70 passengers developed a technical problem mid-air and had to carry out an emergency landing with the engine of the plane shut. The plane landed safely, the budget carrier said in a statement later, adding a detailed inspection was taking place to figure out what went wrong. “Aircraft VT-IXC operating […]

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Scores of bats found dead in India’s Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

At least 52 bats were found dead in Gorakhpur’s Belghat area on Tuesday morning, triggering panic among residents. The villagers were apprehensive as bats have been linked to the raging coronavirus pandemic, but forest officials said that prima facie it appears the bats have died due to excessive heat. The bat carcasses were sent to […]

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Business India

Nokia shuts manufacturing plant after staff tests positive for coronavirus

Nokia suspended operations at a manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, the company said on Tuesday, after some employees tested positive for COVID-19. Nokia did not disclose how many workers at the plant in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu tested positive but the reported by local media stood at 42. The company said it had already implemented […]

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Coronavirus cases in India surpass 150,000 mark with 4,337 deaths

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases crossed 1.5 lakh with 6,387 fresh infections and 170 deaths reported in the past 24 hours in India. The total number of cases is now 1,51,767, the number of deaths linked virus is 4,337 and the number of people who have recovered is 64,426, according to data from the […]

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Entertainment India

Crime Patrol actress ends life after chilling last message on Instagram

Days after TV actor Manmeet Grewal took his own life due to unemployment and financial woes, 25-year-old Preksha Mehta committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh. The actress had appeared in shows like Crime Patrol, Meri Durga and Laal Ishq. She took the extreme step on Monday but her body was found by her father on Tuesday […]

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India resumes air travel as coronavirus case count keeps making fresh records

After two months of closures, airports across India begin reopening today, May 25. However, don’t expect the airports to look the same as they did before the global coronavirus pandemic broke out earlier this year. At Indira Gandhi International Airport, which serves the national capital of New Delhi, travelers are now required to check in […]

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India Insane

Husband lets loose cobra on sleeping wife in awful murder plan

A man in Kerala killed his wife by letting loose a cobra in her room after failing with a viper once before, the police said on Monday. Investigations have revealed that Sooraj, who worked in a private bank, bought the snake to kill his wife Uthra and also watched snake videos on the internet. His […]

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Swarms of locusts attack Jaipur residents

Swarms of locusts entered some residential areas of the city on Monday, presenting the local people with an unusual sight. Locusts normally affect districts in western Rajasthan but this time the swarms have travelled as far as Jaipur city. The swarms later headed towards Dausa district. The swarms are travelling farther and damaging trees as […]

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Pigeon with pink patch triggers alarm along India’s border with Pakistan

Arresting spies is not unusual for the Jammu and Kashmir Police but the Hira Nagar Police Station in Kathua district was left more than a little confounded on Monday when the latest detainee – a pigeon – was handed over to them by the Border Security Force. The pigeon, with a prominent pink patch and […]

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20-year-old ends life after parents refuse to let him go out to recharge his phone

A 20-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal, after his parents denied him internet access, the police said on Monday. His parents have said he was constantly asking his mother to let him recharge his phone but they refused to let him go. “He was constantly asking his mother to recharge his internet […]