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S Korea's daily Covid count tops 8,000 for first time amid Omicron spread

The new record came amid the spread of the more transmissible but less deadly Omicron variant, which became dominant in the country last week

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BJP plans to hold 10 meetings in every booth ahead of Uttarakhand polls: Report

The meetings will focus on the BJP's preparation, progress and coordination with the voters of every booth till the date of the Uttarakhand assembly elections. Notably, the northern hill state has as many as 10,000 booths.

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Buy now, pay later firms Zip, Sezzle confirm merger talks

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) firm Sezzle Inc is in talks to be acquired by larger Australian rival Zip Co Ltd, the companies said on Tuesday, sending shares of Sezzle soaring 23 per cent during the session. The companies said in separate statements that talks were at an early stage and there was no certainty that a deal would materialise. US-based Sezzle has a market capitalisation of almost A$425 million ($303.5 million), while Zip is valued at A$1.94 billion.

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Vodafone Idea expects another hike in mobile services rates this year

Vodafone Idea MD and CEO Ravinder Takkar during the earnings call said that the minimum price of Rs 99 set by the company for about a month long service is not an expensive proposition for those who are using 4G services.

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'Sacrilege' bid at Patiala temple: Accused a devotee of Goddess Durga, wanted to hug idol, say police

The man held for allegedly attempting sacrilege at the Kali Devi temple in Patiala is purportedly a devotee of the goddess and wanted to hug the idol, police said.

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Caught on camera: US President Joe Biden swears about a journalist when asked about inflation

‘It’s a great asset...more inflation. What a stupid son of a b****,’ Biden said in a reply, presumably unaware his microphone was still on.

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4 die, 496 new Covid cases in Jalandhar

As many as 496 new cases of Covid were reported from Jalandhar today. With the fresh cases, the Covid tally in Jalandhar zoomed to 74,643 cases. As many as 68,621 people have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar have reached 4,489 today. Of the 19,74,107

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Mandaviya to hold COVID review meeting with health ministers of 9 states, UTs today

These states and UTs include Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Ladakh, Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh

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Evergrande asks overseas creditors for more time

Embattled Chinese developer makes second attempt to placate frustrated global bondholders

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Kolkatans demand for longer park hours, urban development minister pleads helplessness

‘A stroll in the park or simply sitting down on the grass is a very good way to relax and one does not need to pay for it’