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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|

PM performs bhoomi pujan' for Ram temple in Ayodhya

August 5, 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday performed the bhoomi pujan' of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple in Ayodhya, bringing to fruition the BJP's mandir' movement that defined its politics for three decades and took it to the heights of power. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityana | Read more|

Transformation underway in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh: Jaishankar

August 5, 2020
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A transformation is underway in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday on the first anniversary of the Centre's decision to revoke the special status of the region. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar highlighted application of progressive laws, delivery of social justice, emp | Read more|

Trump says generals feel Beirut blast was likely an 'attack'

August 5, 2020
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President Donald Trump said US military generals have told him that they seem to feel the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, was a terrible attack likely caused by a bomb. Trump was asked why he called it an attack and not an accident, especially since Lebanese officials say th | Read more|

Heavy rains inundate parts of Thane, Palghar

August 5, 2020
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Several low-lying areas of Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra were inundated as heavy rains continued to lash the regions since Tuesday night, a district official said on Wednesday. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been stationed at both Thane and Palghar to deal with any eventualities, | Read more|

Accepted Bihar's Request For CBI Probe Into Sushant Rajput Case: Centre

August 5, 2020
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The centre today informed the Supreme Court that it has accepted the recommendation of the Bihar government for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, escalating politics in a case that is caught between two states, Bihar and Maharashtra. The recommendation h | Read more|

More Than 100 Killed In Huge Blast In Lebanon's Capital Beirut

August 5, 2020
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Rescuers searched for survivors in Beirut Wednesday after a cataclysmic explosion at the port sowed devastation across entire neighbourhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands and plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis. The blast, which appeared to have been caused by a fire igniting 2,750 tonnes of ammoniu | Read more|

Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Nitish Kumar Government Recommends CBI Probe

August 4, 2020
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommended a CBI investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput today, shortly after the actor's father pressed for it in a phone call. "Since the family has given its consent, we are recommending a CBI probe on the FIR which was lodged in Bihar," Nitish Kumar told NDTV. Maharas | Read more|

COVID-19 tally rises to 18,55,745 in India

August 4, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally increased to 18,55,745 with 52,050 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, while the recoveries crossed the 12-lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,938 with 803 fresh fatalities being reported in 24-hou | Read more|

Aam Aadmi Party to restructure Delhi unit: Gopal Rai

August 4, 2020
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The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to restructure its Delhi unit at assembly, district, ward, polling station and booth level, senior party leader and minister Gopal Rai said on Tuesday. The restructuring exercise is being undertaken with an eye on the 2022 municipal polls in the city. | Read more|