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Electric bills in Maharashtra too high, say celebs, common man; discoms blame COVID, heat, WFH
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Electric bills in Maharashtra too high, say celebs, common man; discoms blame COVID, heat, WFH

How's the electricity bill? Far higher than usual for some in Maharashtra and too high for many, that's for sure. If you're among those who recently saw an massive increase in their electricity bill, you can take heart in the fact that you're not alone.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: No community spread in Maharashtra, says Health Minister Rajesh Tope as state sees over 1.8 lakh cases
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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: No community spread in Maharashtra, says Health Minister Rajesh Tope as state sees over 1.8 lakh cases

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that there is no community spread in Maharashtra and a total 93,000 patients have recovered till now in the state. The state has reported over 1.8 COVID-19 cases.

The role of the 'official spokesperson' is no longer about disseminating truth and there's little media can do about it
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The role of the 'official spokesperson' is no longer about disseminating truth and there's little media can do about it

The media is that solitary institution of democracies across the world that has just one, and one single, function and that is to tell the truth as best it can

Coronavirus Outbreak: Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran among 1,500 British musicians who urge government to aid live music business
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran among 1,500 British musicians who urge government to aid live music business

The artistes wrote an open letter calling for clear timelines on reopening of music venues, and support for businesses to survive the coronavirus pandemic

Tablighi Jamaat case: All blacklisted foreign nationals can challenge individual orders against them before HCs, says SC
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Tablighi Jamaat case: All blacklisted foreign nationals can challenge individual orders against them before HCs, says SC

The petitioners had contended that the en-masse blacklisting of foreigners without any opportunity to defend themselves is a blatant violation of Article 21

Facebook acknowledges that it shared data of some inactive users with third-party apps, says the issue has now been fixed
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Facebook acknowledges that it shared data of some inactive users with third-party apps, says the issue has now been fixed

Facebook says that from the past several months, approximately 5,000 developers continued to receive user data even after they were inactive for over 90 days.

COVID-19 treatments: Which drugs, therapies are proven to work, and which ones don’t?
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COVID-19 treatments: Which drugs, therapies are proven to work, and which ones don’t?

We have made amazing progress in the treatment of COVID-19. Two therapies, in particular, have already been shown to help.

India ban on Chinese apps a 'digital strike', will give befitting reply if anyone casts evil eye, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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India ban on Chinese apps a 'digital strike', will give befitting reply if anyone casts evil eye, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Insisting that India carried out a "digital strike" to protect the data of countrymen, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hailed the "strong" leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about the future of our planet's climate
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What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about the future of our planet's climate

Research shows that if warming exceeds 2℃, major ice shelves would collapse, releasing ice, lifting the sea level by up to three metres by 2300.

Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Delhi's first plasma bank, urges recovered COVID-19 patients to donate
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Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Delhi's first plasma bank, urges recovered COVID-19 patients to donate

The plasma bank will be set up at the Delhi government-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences. Kejriwal said his government will make transportation arrangements for those willing to donate their plasma.

Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Expansion: 28 new ministers, including loyalists of Jyotiraditya Scindia, join BJP govt
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Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Expansion: 28 new ministers, including loyalists of Jyotiraditya Scindia, join BJP govt

Those inducted into the Madhya Pradesh government include 20 cabinet ministers and eight ministers of state. Prominent among the new ministers are BJP MLAs Yashodhara Raje Scindia and Gopal Bhargava.

Coronavirus pandemic hampered our World Cup qualifying chances, says junior women's hockey team captain Suman Devi
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Coronavirus pandemic hampered our World Cup qualifying chances, says junior women's hockey team captain Suman Devi

Suman Devi and Co were hoping to book their FIH Junior Women's World Cup ticket through the 2020 Women's Junior Asia Cup, which was to be held in Kakamigahara, Japan, from 6 April, but was cancelled because of the pandemic.

Landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar's Hpakant killes over 50; local reports say 200 missing
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Landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar's Hpakant killes over 50; local reports say 200 missing

The area is 950 kilometers north of Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, and is the center of the world’s biggest jade mining industry

Premier League: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe not looking for future assurances amid relegation threat
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Premier League: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe not looking for future assurances amid relegation threat

Bournemouth slipped to 19th in the 20-team Premier League and while they are just a point from safety they ,face a daunting run of fixtures with Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Manchester City due up next.

Sri Lanka Cricket keen to host inaugural T20 league in August despite concerns over border reopening
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Sri Lanka Cricket keen to host inaugural T20 league in August despite concerns over border reopening

Sri Lanka Cricket is optimistic of conducting its inaugural T20 league from 8 to 22 August despite the government's decision to postpone the reopening of the country's international airport till August 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

India-China standoff: Rajnath Singh, army chief scheduled to visit Ladakh to review military preparedness tomorrow
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India-China standoff: Rajnath Singh, army chief scheduled to visit Ladakh to review military preparedness tomorrow

The defence minister's visit to the region comes in the midst of India significantly ramping up the number of troops and weaponry along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the eastern Ladakh region.

As COVID-19 brings uncertainty, stress for teachers, it's time we foster mechanisms that support them
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As COVID-19 brings uncertainty, stress for teachers, it's time we foster mechanisms that support them

With the changing face of educational systems and processes, it is important to acknowledge the systemic and structural underpinnings of teacher and educator stress that are very unique to this time period.

Meet MBNL1, key protein that causes cancer relapse; hope for new therapies, say scientists
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Meet MBNL1, key protein that causes cancer relapse; hope for new therapies, say scientists

Cancer not only affects the physical aspect of one’s life but also the emotional and financial aspect of it. It takes immense will power and courage to fight this deadly disease

Coronavirus Outbreak: Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal conclude PPE kit donation drive spearheaded by Atul Kasbekar
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal conclude PPE kit donation drive spearheaded by Atul Kasbekar

Atul Kasbekar said it is important to celebrate all the frontline workers, who are actively working to control the coronavirus outbreak in India.

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho unhappy with long break between games
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Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho unhappy with long break between games

Tottenham Hotspur play Sheffield United later on Thursday, nine days after their last match against West Ham United and Jose Mourinho is not happy about the long break.