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Police open fire and arrest duo who allegedly murdered former councillor Rekha

The police on Friday cracked the murder of former city councillor Rekha Kadiresh, who was hacked to death outside her office at Cottonpet on Thursday morning. The police team opened fire and shot at two men — Peter and Surya — who are believed to have stabbed the corporator. Both men were former associates of …

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Did Bhupender Yadav meet Yediyurappa?

A reported meeting between Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and key party strategist Bhupender Yadav, which was followed by B.Y. Vijayendra’s daylong trip to New Delhi on Thursday, have raised eyebrows in political circles. Political circles are abuzz with speculation over the reported development, seeing this as a “message from the high command” following the recent …

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Ambulance that can be drawn by an autorickshaw

It has an oxygen cylinder, life-saving drugs and space for two to accompany a patient The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the lack of health infrastructure in rural areas in tackling emergencies as many died unable to reach hospital having beds with oxygen support. Considering at the paucity of ‘108’ ambulances, with just one vehicle catering …

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This Kalighat artist’s characters live in the modern world

42-year-old, who claims to be last practitioner of painting style, draws inspiration from contemporary issues Bhaskar Chitrakar, 42, claims to be the last of the Kalighat painters, the community that originated in the 19th century around the Kali temple of Kalighat: “If you show me one more person in my neighbourhood engaged in the art, …

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Goondas Act invoked against former teacher, social media commentator

G. Rajagopalan was arrested on charges of sexually harassing girl students, and Kishore K. Swamy was held for derogatory content on social media against DMK leaders. G. Rajagopalan, 59, the former commerce teacher of a city-based school who was arrested on charges of sexually harassing girl students, has been detained under the Goondas Act. He …

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MGM Healthcare uses new technology to carry out liver transplant

A 44-year-old man recently underwent a one-of-its-kind liver transplant. Nearly three months later, he is back to his normal self, said his wife Sakthi Devi. M. Ram Prabhu, who had liver cirrhosis, was listed for transplant in the State’s transplant registry for a year. The pandemic made it difficult to procure a cadaver organ for …

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Delta Plus variant: Govt asks 8 states, UTs to take up immediate containment measures | India News

NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Friday urged eight states and union territories to take up immediate containment measures including preventing crowds, conducting widespread testing as well as increasing vaccine coverage on a priority basis in districts where the Delta Plus variant of coronavirus has been detected. The measures were suggested by Union health …

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Kerala Health Minister visits SLTC at Plachimada

Health Minister Veena George visited the COVID second-line treatment centre (SLTC) set up at the defunct Coca-Cola plant at Plachimada on Friday. The 35,000-sq.-ft plant was converted into a 550-bed COVID facility with the objective of strengthening the fight against the pandemic. The SLTC was set up jointly by Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Limited and the …

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