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The BJP is expected to release its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections starting Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and senior party leaders will be at the mega event to launch the "sankalp patra" or document of promises, as described by the party.

Delhiites woke up to a sunny Monday, even as the weather department forecasts thunderstorm and rain later today. The minimum temperature in the morning in Delhi was recorded at 20.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average, while the maximum temperature expected to hover around 37 degrees Celsius in the national capital.

Separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will appear before the National Investigation Agency today for questioning in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case. The centre had indicated that it will adopt a zero tolerance policy for all separatists amid a major crackdown on separatists since the Pulwama terror attack. He reached Delhi this morning. 

It had taken the family of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat two months to get an appointment with a doctor in Srinagar. On Sunday, as they travelled the 60 km from Bandipore to Srinagar, a 500-metre stretch of the national highway became the barrier.

Korean Air’s chairman, whose leadership included scandals such as his daughter’s infamous incident of “nut rage,” has died due to illness, the company said Monday.

The US military evacuated its small contingent of troops from the Libyan capital Sunday as rival militias raced to stop the forces of an aspiring strongman, Gen. Khalifa Hifter, from taking control of the city.

Elriesa Theunissen-Fourie, former South Africa Women's World Cup cricketer, and her child were killed in a car crash this weekend, police confirmed on Sunday. The fatal accident occurred in the northwestern mining town of Stilfontein, a police spokesman told AFP. All-rounder Theunissen-Fourie, 25, represented South Africa in four internationals -- three ODIs and one Twenty20 -- and was part of the 2013 World Cup squad.

Monday, 08 April 2019 10:25

Benefits of early morning walks

Regular walking may reduce the risk of a heart attack by half. It can help to lower the risk of coronary heart diseases as there is a link between vigorous physical exercise and a low incidence of heart failure.

Kolkata Knight Riders rode on a half-century by Chris Lynn and fearless knocks by Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa to crush Rajathan Royals by eight wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday. With this emphatic win, Dinesh Karthik-led KKR claimed the top position in the IPL 2019 points table with four victories in five matches. After opting to bowl, KKR restricted Rajasthan to a below-par 139/3 despite Steve Smith's unbeaten knock of 73. KKR batsmen made a mockery out of the small target and chased it down inside 13.5 overs.

Domestic stock markets started the week on a strong note, with the S&P BSE Sensex rising mor ethan 150 points in early trade. The Sensex jumped to 39,041.25 in early trade, marking a gain of 179.02 points, or 0.46 per cent, from the previous close. The 50-scrip benchmark index NSE Nifty rose as much as 44.35 points to touch 11,710.30. Strength in metal, pharma and media stocks supported the markets, however weakness in energy counters kept the upside in check.

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