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Morning Digest: Science Ministry panel says India past COVID-19 peak, tension at Assam-Mizoram border as many hurt in violent clash, and more

A doctor uses a thermal-screening device on a police officer in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.   | Photo Credit: K. K. Mustafah

Coronavirus | In rush for ‘immunity’, Ayurveda supplements have an untested run

For a chemist shop that’s usually lined with pharmaceutical drugs, Noida-based proprietor Mahesh Agrawal prominently displays his containers of Dabur Chyawanprash. “There’s a lot of demand for them along with honey and sales have increased ever since the unlockdown began.”

Coronavirus | India past COVID-19 peak, says Science Ministry panel

India passed its COVID-19 peak in September and, if current trends continue, there will be “minimal cases” by February.

Coronavirus | Onam led to Kerala COVID-19 spike, says Harsh Vardhan

Kerala is seeing a spurt in cases due to “gross negligence” during Onam celebrations, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan during his weekly online interaction, Sunday Samvaad.

Compensation cess to stay till States’ dues are met: Finance panel chief

The levy of compensation cess on Goods and Services Tax (GST) may have to be extended for quite a few years, perhaps till as late as 2025-26, to pay off States’ GST dues, Chairperson of the Fifteenth Finance Commission N.K. Singh said.

Narcotics smuggling: Women soldiers act as major deterrent

Nine riflewomen of the para-military force Assam Rifles were deployed at the Sadhna Pass earlier called the Nastachun Pass on the Kupwara-Tangdhar highway in July this year, the first women soldiers in combat functioning under the Army, as part of a series of steps taken recently to contain smuggling of narcotics from across the Line of Control (LoC).

Tension at Assam-Mizoram border as many hurt in violent clash

Simmering tension prevailed on the Assam-Mizoram border after a violent clash took place between the people of the two States, injuring several, officials said on Sunday.

Rights of domestic workers in focus post-lockdown

The denial of salaries and loss of employment faced by domestic workers as well as harassment by employers and Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) meted out to them following the nationwide lockdown has brought into focus the need for safeguarding their rights. They have now brought out a manifesto demanding universal registration of employers and domestic workers and national comprehensive

3 IS operatives from Hyderabad convicted by NIA Special Court

Three Islamic State (IS) operatives from Hyderabad were among the 15 people sentenced to rigorous imprisonment by a special court for National Investigation Agency (NIA) cases in New Delhi.

Trump rails against the left to regain lead

President Donald Trump leaned into fear tactics on Saturday as he accused the left of trying to “destroy the American way of life” in a late reelection pitch to voters in Michigan and Wisconsin — two Midwestern states that were instrumental to his 2016 victory but may now be slipping from his grasp

Indian Premier League 2020, MI vs KXIP | Kings rule after incredible finish

If two Super Overs in a day wasn’t enough to fill the IPL fans’ appetite, outstanding exhibitions of executing yorkers by Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami meant the Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab created a first: that of a second Super Over after the first one was tied with both teams scoring five runs each.

I-League | Mohun Bagan officially crowned champion

The Hero I-League trophy for the year 2019-20 was officially handed over to champion Mohun Bagan at a function organised in a city hotel here on Sunday.

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