5 men attack auto dealer in full public view, vandalise his car – cities

In a shocking incident, an auto dealer was brutally thrashed on Dhandhra road even as bystanders looked on helplessly. The incident, which took place on Saturday evening, has been caught on closed-circuit television cameras installed in the area. The men also vandalised the car of the victim, identified as Lalit Verma, 38, of Golden Avenue of Dhandra Road. Verma is a trader of second hand scooters and motorcycles.

On his complaint, police have booked Manjot Singh of Punjabi Bagh of Jawaddi and his four accomplices, who are yet to be identified.

The victim’s vandalised car.

The victim’s vandalised car.
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Verma told the police that he had borrowed Rs 1 lakh from Manjot some time back. The money had been returned but Manjot was demanding Rs 40,000 more. On Sunday morning, the accused rang him up and threatened of dire consequences if he did not pay up. Later in the evening,

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About 10% patients with severe disease create auto-antibodies that attack the immune system

People infected by the novel coronavirus can have symptoms that range from mild to deadly. Now, two new analyses suggest that some life-threatening cases can be traced to weak spots in patients’ immune systems.

At least 3.5 percent of study patients with severe COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, have mutations in genes involved in antiviral defense. And at least 10 percent of patients with severe disease create “auto-antibodies” that attack the immune system, instead of fighting the virus.

The results, reported in two papers in the journal Science on September 24, 2020, identify some root causes of life-threatening COVID-19, says study leader Jean-Laurent Casanova, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at The Rockefeller University.

Seeing these harmful antibodies in so many patients – 101 out of 987 – was “a stunning observation,” he says.

These two papers provide

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Veteran Leber ‘goes shopping’ for Grenke stock after short attack

Value investment veteran Hendrik Leber has used the short-seller attack on German leasing firm Grenke to add exposure to the company, Serge Debrebant reports from Munich.

Speaking to Citywire Deutschland, Leber said he has exposure to company across five equity funds and added 600,000 shares across the portfolios on Tuesday and Wednesday after Grenke’s share price dropped.

Grenke was subject to a scathing report from a British group called Fraser Perring and another firm called Viceroy, which led European equity investor Alexander Darwall to dump his entire position in the company.

However, Leber took the opposite view. ‘That’s a good discount. We did a lot of shopping,’ he said. ‘This is not about rebalancing, we have actively increased the positions.’

Leber said the short-seller attacks were not painting a coherent picture but were a collage of different ideas. ‘We believe the allegations are cheap. There may be points

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