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News video: Watch: Grand Alliance releases manifesto for Bihar polls l Key highlights

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The Mahagathbandhan has released its Bihar poll manifesto and promised to pass a bill scrapping the three farm laws passed by the Centre. The alliance led by Tejashwi Yadav has also promised to create jobs and focus on the education sector if voted to power. As per the manifesto of the...

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Some patients with COVID-19 have persistent skin-related symptoms long after their initial infection has cleared, according to a new analysis.The findings, presented at the 29th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), point to another burden experienced by so-called "long haulers" who get better but don't seem to fully recover from COVID-19.For the analysis, researchers established an international registry for COVID19 skin manifestations in April 2020, in collaboration with the International League of Dermatological Societies and the American Academy of Dermatology. Clinicians were contacted in June and August to update COVID-19 laboratory test results and the duration of patients' COVID-19skin symptoms. The team defined long haulersas anyone with skin symptoms of COVID-19 that persisted for at least 60 days.

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Traditional cultural activities resume in Kashmir with 2-day folk music festival [Video]

Traditional cultural activities resume in Kashmir with 2-day folk music festival

Traditional cultural activities resumed after a long gap of COVID-19 shutdown in Kashmir valley. The Gulshan Cultural Forum has organized two-day folk music festival in Baramulla. During the event, artists gave energetic performances including folk singing and short skits. "In the time of these odd days (due to COVID-19), we feel so good after attending this musical festival, many people came here to watch the performances," said a local audience member."In this two-day festival organised by Gulshan Cultural Forum in the time of COVID-19 pandemic, we tried to provide a platform to people, so that people can calm themselves amid the tensions caused by the pandemic. In this event, we produced drama and major events of mausiqi. People enjoyed the event and felt calmness after a long period of COVID-19 lockdown. It was a successful event," said Gulshan Badarni, organiser of the event. To avoid large gathering, cultural activities were stopped by authorities in the month of March after the announcement of COVID-19 lockdown.

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14-yr-old forced to sell tea in Mumbai after mother loses job due to COVID-19 [Video]

14-yr-old forced to sell tea in Mumbai after mother loses job due to COVID-19

Meet the 14-year-old boy, Subhaan Shaikh who is selling tea, door to door for livelihood. It's been almost 6 months since Subhaan started selling tea in Mumbai, as his mother lost her job due to COVID-19. "My mother lost her job due to COVID-19 lockdown. I have no tea shop. I roam around to sell tea. I earn 300 to 400 rupees on daily basis and gave it to mother and save some money for future," Subhaan said. Country has witnessed major job losses due to COVID-19 shutdown. The pandemic has impacted the economy and livelihood of the working class.

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Dal Lake's water sports are back! [Video]

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Srinagar's Dal Lake once again has regained its charm of water sports activities after months of halt. The lockdown shut all the sports activities in the Valley and bound people to stay in their houses for months to safeguard themselves from COVID-19. Now, authorities have allowed several sports activities in the union territory as things are getting normal day by day. The water sports athletes took sigh of relief and participated in the event with full enthusiasm. Water sports activities include swimming, canoeing and kayaking etc. Jammu and Kashmir is emerging as a talent hub of the country as youths here are excelling in different fields and making the union territory and country proud. Youths here are engaging themselves with sports and cultural activities and saying no to drugs and anti-social activities. Administration here is also encouraging the youths and providing them all the facilities so that they can excel in their respective fields. Dal Lake is a world famous water body which attracts a large number of tourists every year from across the world. Such water sports activities will also help attract adventure enthusiasts towards the Valley.

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Bihar polls: Reservation should be proportionate to population, says CM Nitish [Video]

Bihar polls: Reservation should be proportionate to population, says CM Nitish

Addressing a public rally ahead of Bihar polls in Valmikinagar assembly constituency on October 29, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, "As far as the question of population is concerned, that is decided only after the census and that decision is not in our hands." "We would like that reservation should be proportionate to population, there is no second opinion about it," he added.

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Munger firing incident is an attack on Hindutva: Sanjay Raut [Video]

Munger firing incident is an attack on Hindutva: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut called Munger firing incident an attack on Hindutva. He said, "Munger firing incident is an attack on Hindutva. If such an incident would have had happened in Maharashtra, West Bengal or Rajasthan, governors and BJP leaders would have demanded President's rule. So, why is Bihar governor and BJP leaders not raising questions?" On October 26, firing happened at the time of Goddess Durga idols immersion in Munger and a man got killed in the incident.

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Munger violence: CM Nitish repeated Jallianwala Bagh massacre, says Tejashwi Yadav [Video]

Munger violence: CM Nitish repeated Jallianwala Bagh massacre, says Tejashwi Yadav

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav lambasted at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over Munger violence and compared the incident with Jallianwala Bagh massacre. He said that CM Kumar didn't expressed condolences with the family of the deceased person. Yadav also said that Bihar CM repeated Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Munger.

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