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News18 Daybreak | Zika Virus in Jaipur, AIB's Tanmay Bhat 'Steps Away' and Other Stories You May Have Missed

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Updated:October 9, 2018, 7:47 AM IST
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News18 Daybreak | Zika Virus in Jaipur, AIB's Tanmay Bhat 'Steps Away' and Other Stories You May Have Missed
File photo of comedian Tanmay Bhat. (Photo: Facebook/Tanmay Bhat)
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Zika in Rajasthan: A total of 22 people have tested positive for the Zika virus in Rajasthan’s Jaipur, prompting the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to seek a detailed report from the health ministry on the outbreak of the disease.

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Gujarat exodus: Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani on Monday urged migrant workers to return to the state as widespread attacks on them sparked an exodus, prompting the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to express concern.

Spy alert: A Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) employee was arrested on Monday from BrahMos missile unit in Maharashtra's Nagpur for allegedly leaking technical secrets to Pakistan.

AIB outed: AIB on Monday said its founder-member Tanmay Bhat will "step away” from his association with the comedy group amid allegations that he did not act on complaints against Utsav Chakraborty, a YouTuber and ex-AIB member who was called out on social media last week. In another blow to AIB, founder-member Gursimran Khamba is facing allegations of sexual harassment and will go on leave.

Downward slope: Unable to mobilise electoral support, Kashmir’s civic poll candidates on Monday managed to draw an abysmal 8.3 per cent turnout during the first leg of the civic polls in the region. Only 7,057 voters of the 84,692 eligible ones turned up to vote in the 83 wards that went to polls.

Jammu: A security personnel stands guard as people wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during municipal elections in Jammu, Monday, Oct 8, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI10_8_2018_000048B)

Babysitting cops: In an incident that recently came to light on social media, a team of cops in Telangana fed an infant with bottled milk and took care of him while his mother, who happened to be a Telangana State Public Service Commission aspirant, took Group 4 exams in Mahankali police station limits on Sunday.

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In Bengali households, a woman who displays exemplary strength and is unafraid of men is usually equated and treated as a manifestation of Goddess Durga. While Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code popularised the idea of ‘sacred feminine’ only recently, Bengal has lived with the tradition of worshipping women as the embodiment of power for centuries. However, this year the power of women is being felt not just in Bengal but across the country. Read Ahona Sengupta's take on India's #MeToo movement that has recently engulfed the Indian media and entertainment industry.

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These school kids dropped out due to the discrimination they faced. Eventually, forming a band changed their lives for the better. They were discriminated against but they found a way to get back to studying. Watch the video to know more.

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