Courts in Karnataka to reopen substantially in a phased manner from September 28

The High Court of Karnataka has decided to substantially reopen all courts in the taluks and districts of the State in three phases starting from September 28, and has issued a special Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the functioning of courts. While courts in 55 taluks identified over different districts …

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Indian Premier League 2020 | Umpiring howler affected outcome of Delhi vs Punjab match

Kings XI Punjab can appeal to the IPL Governing Council for a change in decision. ICC’s new Eite Panel entrant Nitin Menon’s howler may have cost Kings XI Punjab their first IPL game of the season against Delhi Capitals, decided through Super Over. While both teams were tied at 157 …

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Joe Biden blasts Trump’s plan to push Supreme Court nominee ahead of election

Joe Biden said that if he wins the November 3 election, he should have the chance to nominate the next Supreme Court justice. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Senate Republicans not to vote on any candidate nominated to the Supreme Court as the November election approaches, calling his rival …

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Coronavirus | ICMR keen on saliva-based test for COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is actively exploring a saliva-based test for COVID-19, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said here on Sunday, adding that there has been no significant mutation in SARS-CoV-2 in India. Speaking during his social media interaction, Sunday Samvaad, the Minister said, “On the recent saliva-based …

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Premier League | Sadio Mane double eases Liverpool to 2-0 win over 10-man Chelsea

Juergen Klopp could barely contain the smile when asked after his side’s win at Chelsea whether it had been a good week for the Premier League champions. Two goals from Sadio Mane just after halftime eased champions Liverpool to a 2-0 win over 10-man Chelsea in the Premier League season’s …

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Data | Overcrowded jails and the COVID-19 contagion

Prisons in India registered the highest occupancy rate in five years in 2018 (latest available data). Prisons in Uttar Pradesh were the most overcrowded, while Sikkim registered the highest relative increase in inmate population since 2014. Data from newspaper reports also show that the number of prisoners found to be …

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