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I repeatedly told you I won’t join BJP, says Sachin Pilot

August 11, 2020
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“I told you repeatedly that I was not joining the BJP. It was a fight for self-respect and honour,” said Sachin Pilot, 42, to Gulf News after the prodigal ended his month-long revolt and returned to base - the Congress party. It took intervention from former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his sibling Priyanka Gand | Read more|

Mass Looting In Chicago, Shots Fired, Over 100 Arrested

August 11, 2020
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Chicago police exchanged gunfire with looters and arrested more than 100 people after crowds swarmed Chicago's luxury commercial district early Monday, looting stores, smashing windows and clashing with officers for hours, police said. Police Superintendent David Brown called the outbreak "pure criminality," and Mayor | Read more|

Trump abruptly escorted from press briefing after shooting near White House

August 11, 2020
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US President Donald Trump was abruptly evacuated by a Secret Service agent from a live press briefing in the White House after shots were fired outside the highly-secured building. Trump returned to the briefing room minutes later, confirming a shooting near the White House and assured the reporters that things were un | Read more|

Odisha reports 1,341 new COVID-19 cases

August 11, 2020
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Odishas COVID-19 tally rose to 48,796 with the detection of 1,341 new cases, a health department official said on Tuesday. Ten more patients lost their lives, following which the toll rose to 296, he said. Three people each died in Ganjam and Khurda district while Sunderharh, Rayagada, Puri and Balasore reported one fa | Read more|

In India single day COVID-19 cases dip below 55,000

August 11, 2020
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COVID-19 cases in India dipped below 55,000 in a single day on Tuesday after the country recorded over 60,000 cases daily for four days on the trot, according to the Union Health Ministry data. With the fresh cases, India's COVID-19 tally rose to 22.68 lakh, while the recoveries have surged to 15,83,489, pushing the re | Read more|

Topper From UP, Studying In US, Dies In Accident After Alleged Harassment

August 11, 2020
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A 20-year-old woman from western Uttar Pradesh, who overcame many odds to secure 98 per cent marks in her class 12 board exams in 2018 and then went on to receive a full-time scholarship at a prestigious university in the United States, was killed on Monday in a road accident in the state's Bulandshahr district. The f | Read more|

62,064 new COVID cases; 1,007 deaths

August 10, 2020
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India's novel coronavirus tally crossed the 22-lakh mark on Monday with 62,064 new cases, while the death toll climbed to 44,386 with 1,007 more fatalities, the Health Ministry said. | Read more|

Loss in Karnataka due to floods and torrential so far is

August 10, 2020
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According to preliminary estimates, loss due to torrential rains and floods in several parts of Karnataka so far is to the tune of Rs 3,500-4,000 crore and the state government will seek immediate relief from the Centre, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said on Monday. | Read more|

Pakistani troops fire at border posts along LoC

August 10, 2020
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Pakistani troops opened fire on forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday in violation of a ceasefire agreement, a defence spokesman said. | Read more|

Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Sri Lankan PM

August 9, 2020
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Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in on Sunday as the country's new prime minister at a historic Buddhist temple, days after his party won a landslide victory in the General Election. The 74-year-old Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) leader was administered the oath of office for the ninth Parliame | Read more|

10 patients killed in fire at COVID care facility in AP

August 9, 2020
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As many as 10 patients died at a star hotel converted to a coronavirus treatment centre here on Sunday when panic-stricken inmates tried to flee a fire suspected to have been caused by a short circuit, the government said. Ten people were killed in the mishap, Vijayawada Police Commissioner B Srinivasulu said. | Read more|

Cong MLA booked for tweeting tampered image of PM

August 9, 2020
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A case was registered against Madhya Pradesh Congress working president and MLA Jitu Patwari for allegedly posting a doctored image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which the ruling BJP claimed hurt the dignity of the PM as well as religious sentiments of Hindus. In the image uploaded by Patwari, the PM is seen wearing | Read more|

Record 64,399 new COVID cases; 861 deaths

August 9, 2020
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With a highest single-day spike of 64,399 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past 21 lakh on Sunday, while the death toll climbed to 43,379 with 861 more fatalities, the Health Ministry said. The number of recoveries surged to 14,80,884 with record 53,879 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking recovery | Read more|

ED Questions Rhea Chakraborty's Brother For 18 Hours

August 9, 2020
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Showik Chakraborty, brother of actor Rhea Chakraborty, for about 18 hours in connection with a money laundering case linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, officials said on Sunday. Showik Chakraborty left the central investigative agency's office here in the Ball | Read more|

BSF kills Pak intruder along IB in Barmer

August 8, 2020
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Pakistani infiltrator was killed by the Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday along the India-Pakistan International Border in Rajasthan's Barmer district, officials said. | Read more|

61,537 new COVID cases in India, 933 deaths

August 8, 2020
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Registering 61,537 more cases in India, the coronavirus tally reached 20,88,611 on Saturday, while the death toll rose to 42,518 with 933 more fatalities, the Health Ministry said. | Read more|

US intel: Russia acting against Biden; China opposes Trump

August 8, 2020
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US intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Donald Trump's reelection bid, the country's counterintelligence chief said in the most s | Read more|