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Non-Covid hospital bills add to health claim surge

The Times of India - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 16:27
After a four-month lull, insurance claims for hospitalisation are gathering pace, for both Covid as well as non-Covid treatments. While the number of claims on account of the pandemic crossed 1.5 lakh (Rs 2,000 crore in value), the number of non-Covid claims is almost back at pre-lockdown levels but with the average claim size increasing 25%.
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Kerala cops seek CDRs of Covid patients, draw flak

The Times of India - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:52
Kerala, whose scientific contact-tracing strategy in the initial weeks of the pandemic became a model for others to follow, has now worked up an ethical and legal storm with a controversial police decision to collect call detail records (CDR) of Covid-positive citizens and draw up “route maps” to trace those who came in contact with them.
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SC will resume physical hearing of cases in 2 weeks

The Times of India - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:36
In a big relief to some 15 lakh lawyers reeling under financial hardship due to limited functioning of judiciary only through video conferencing during the pandemic for the last five months, the Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared set to resume limited physical hearing of cases on a trial basis after two weeks while continuing with virtual courts.
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Kozhikode plane crash: 89 injured discharged

Rediff News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 14:15
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 83 people were under treatment at various hospitals and the condition of 22 of them was 'serious'.
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Miandad says he will challenge Imran in politics

The Times of India - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 13:53
Legendary batsman Javed Miandad on Wednesday said that he was the captain of current Prime Minister Imran Khan and will join politics to "challenge" him. The former captain claimed that he made Khan the prime minister. He went on to say that Khan lost his way and was not running the country properly. He said Khan's appointments in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were questionable.
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Kamala's VP nomination not a surprise: Delhi uncle

Rediff News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 13:14
Gopalan Balachandran, Harris' maternal uncle, said she will script many firsts if she wins and expressed the hope her top-level position will give Indians in the US "greater access" in interacting with the US administration.
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Cong spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passes away

Rediff News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 12:12
A young leader, Tyagi suffered an attack soon after a TV debate and fell unconscious at his residence in Vaishali. He was immediately rushed to the Yashoda Hospital in Ghaziabad, where doctors tried to revivehim, but could not.
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As China factor looms, India hopes to work with Lanka's Rajapaksas

The Times of India - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 12:00
While China may be in the pole position in Sri Lanka with the Rajapaksas in the saddle again, India seems confident that its outreach to PM Rajapaksa when will ensure the island neighbour doesn't return to its pre-2015 pivot to Beijing. India sees itself as having played a major role in improving the lives of Sri Lankan people in past few years with focus on connectivity & housing.
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Janmashtami celebrated amid COVID-19 restrictions

Rediff News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 11:21
The massive crowds of devotees in temples, elaborately decorated tableaus and Dahi Handi revelry were all missing this year on Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, as celebrations were dampened by COVID-19 restrictions.
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Expert group discusses vaccine funds, delivery

The Times of India - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 11:16
The expert group on vaccine administration on Wednesday discussed the creation of a digital infrastructure for inventory management and delivery mechanism of a Covid-19 vaccine once it becomes available. It also dwelled on the procurement mechanisms for a vaccine, including both indigenous and international, along with guiding principles for prioritisation of population groups.
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Cong leader Rajiv Tyagi dies after heart attack

The Times of India - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 11:11
He was immediately rushed to the Yashoda Hospital in Ghaziabad, where doctors tried to revive him, but could not, the sources said. His last tweet was about his participation in a TV debate at 5 PM. "We are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Shri Rajiv Tyagi. A staunch Congressman & a true patriot. Our thoughts and prayers are with his families & friends in this time of grief," the Congress tweeted.
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AYUSH minister Shripad Naik tests COVID positive

Rediff News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 10:27
The minister of state for AYUSH and defence said he opted for self-isolation as he is asymptomatic and added his vitals are within normal limits.
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2020 Honda WR-V review: The practical cross

The Times of India - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 10:17
With the likes of VW Polo Cross, Hyundai i20 Activa and Toyota Etios Cross discontinued, Honda WR-V could have swept the market all alone. Honda Cars India doesn’t rely on SUV. So, the WR-V is an answer to the likes of Hyundai Venue and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
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'One of our own': Indians cheer as Biden picks Harris as running mate

The Times of India - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 10:14
On annual trips to India as a child, Kamala Harris would go for strolls on the humid beaches of Chennai with her maternal grandfather and his friends, listening intently as they chatted about democracy and the need to treat everyone equally.Harris, born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father who both immigrated to the United States to study, made history on Tuesday when US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden picked her as his vice president.
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Karnataka to make rioters pay for damage to property

Rediff News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 09:47
The Karnataka government on Wednesday decided to conduct an inquiry into the violence in parts of the city on Tuesday night, in which at least three people were killed and scores of others were injured, through a district magistrate.
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