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5 news stories you need to know right now that are not about coronavirus

From Mehbooba Mufti being shifted to her home to the dire threat faced by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, here are five news stories unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic that you need to know.

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1. Mehbooba Mufti shifted to her home, remains in detention

Jammu and Kashmir’s home department has issued an order to move former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to her home, which has been given the status of a subsidiary jail. Mufti, 60, was placed under preventive custody when the Centre stripped the region of its special status in August last year. She was booked under the Public Safety Act in February. (READ FULL REPORT)

2. Poonch: Pakistan troops shell forward posts along LoC

Pakistani troops shelled forward posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district for a second consecutive day. A defence spokesperson said the Indian Army was “retaliating in a befitting manner.” (READ FULL REPORT)

3. Scientists say Great Barrier Reef suffered worst-ever coral bleaching

When healthy corals become stressed by ocean temperature changes, they expel algae living in their tissues and are drained of their vibrant colours. Scientists say Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef — worth an estimated $4 billion a year in tourism revenue — has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record. (READ FULL REPORT)

4. AR Rahman mourns MK Arjunan’s death: Will never forget the love you gave me

Veteran Malayalam composer MK Arjunan died in Kochi on Monday. Having composed more than 600 songs, he’s also known for giving AR Rahman his first break in the 80s. “An act of kindness lasts a lifetime,” Rahman wrote in an emotional Twitter post. (READ FULL REPORT)

5. OnePlus wireless charger details leak: 30W charging speed, cooling fan, more

OnePlus is expected to announce its first wireless charger on April 14 as an accessory to the OnePlus 8 Pro. Leaks suggest a cooling fan and 30W fast charging speeds. (READ FULL REPORT)

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