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Cyclone Tauktae kills two in Maharashtra's Konkan region

Two persons died in Maharashtra's Konkan region in separate incidents related to the severe cyclonic storm Tauktae, the state government said on Monday. Two boats anchored at the Anandwadi harbour in Sindhudurg district drowned, an official statement said, adding that seven sailors were on board the two vessels. A sailor, identified as Rajaram Kadam, from Devgad taluka in the district died in the incident, while three others were missing.

Sports

How could I tell players that I'm leaving: Zidane denies exit reports

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has denied telling his players that he would be leaving the club once the ongoing season comes to an end. Last week, it was being reported that Zidane told his players that he would be indeed leaving, however, the Madrid coach has now denied the reports, saying he can never do so in the middle of a season.

Politics

Mamata Banerjee stages protest at CBI office in Kolkata, violence erupts over arrest of TMC leaders

Following the arrest of four TMC leaders, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday sat in protest outside the CBI office in Kolkata. She rushed to the 15th floor of the ‘Nizam Palace’ that houses CBI’s anti-corruption cell and asserted that she would not leave until the leaders are released. Meanwhile, violence erupted outside the office as well as other locations in the city as thousands of TMC supporters staged a protest.

Technology

Social audio app Clubhouse to launch Android version in India this Friday

US based viral audio social app Clubhouse announced the rollout of its App across the globe this week, in a social media post. While countries like Japan, Brazil and Russia will get the Android version by Tuesday, India will get it by Friday said the company. The app will be rolled out globally within this week itself. In an Android heavy Indian market, having an Android presence is relevant for market reach

Entertainment

Retired IPS officer KSN Murthy, popular as 'Gabbar Singh' dies of COVID-19 in Hyderabad

Retired police officer K.S.N. Murthy, who was popularly known as Gabbar Singh, died of COVID-19. He was 78 and survived by his wife and two sons. The former Indian Police Service (IPS) official breathed his last on Sunday at a private hospital in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, where he was living since his retirement in the year 2000. Murthy served in various capacities in the police department in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh.

Business

Elon Musk denies Tesla sold Bitcoins as cryptocurrency plunges 10% to USD 42,200

Elon Musk, the CEO of technological giant Tesla, rejected claims that the company sold previously purchased bitcoins after being accused of manipulating cryptocurrency markets as Bitcoin took a huge plunge on Monday. Earlier in the day, the price of Bitcoin plummeted by more than 10 per cent to around USD 42,200, erasing more than a third of April historic price.

Miscellaneous

Gasping for oxygen, Nepal asks mountain climbers to bring back canisters for COVID-19 patients

Running short of oxygen for patients of COVID-19, Nepal has requested mountain climbers of ongoing Spring Expedition to bring back their canisters so that it can be refilled to supply medical gas (oxygen) to the patients. With the COVID-19 infection surging in the country, patients are gasping for oxygen as there is a dearth of oxygen containers.