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Three militants killed in encounter

August 30, 2020
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Three militants were killed in a gunfight on the outskirts of the city here on Sunday, police said. Militants fired on a joint 'naka' of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Pantha Chowk area late on Saturday night, a police official said. He said the joint parties of the forces cordoned off the area a | Read more|

Day 2 Of CBI Questioning For Rhea Chakraborty After 10 Hours Yesterday

August 29, 2020
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Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was questioned by the CBI yesterday for over 10 hours in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput case, is to be questioned again today. She had been scheduled to appear before the central agency at 10.30 AM. Chakraborty, 28, who dated Rajput, 34, for a year and left his home on June 8, six | Read more|

Rahul Gandhi May Not Lead Congress To 2024 Win, Says Letter-Writer

August 29, 2020
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After two disastrous outings in consecutive national elections, Rahul Gandhi may not be the best bet for the Congress party's revival, one of the 23 veterans who have found themselves cornered over their so-called dissent letter to chief Sonia Gandhi, has told NDTV in signs that the fissures in the 135-year-old outfit | Read more|

Assam Records Over 1 Lakh Coronavirus Cases, 10th State To Cross Mark

August 29, 2020
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Assam crossed the one lakh coronavirus cases mark on Friday night, with 2,560 new infections detected in 24 hours. Close to 300 deaths have been linked to the virus so far, with eight of those deaths reported yesterday. Of the state's 1,01,367 Covid cases, 21,771 are active cases, while nearly 80,000 have been discharg | Read more|

Malaysia extends ban on foreign tourists

August 29, 2020
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Malaysia has extended its pandemic movement restrictions including a ban on foreign tourists until the end of the year. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in a televised address late Friday that global cases have been rising and the country has seen sporadic virus clusters even though the situation was under control. | Read more|

Record 75,760 COVID-19 cases in single day

August 27, 2020
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Registering over 75,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time in a span of 24 hours, India's virus tally sprinted past 33 lakh on Thursday, while the number of recoveries crossed the 25 lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. A record 75,760 infections were added in a day, taking the total coronavirus casel | Read more|

Pithani called for questioning by CBI for 7th day in row

August 27, 2020
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The CBI on Thursday called Sushant Singh Rajput's flat-mate Siddharth Pithani for the seventh consecutive day for questioning in the actor's death case, a police official said. Pithani arrived at the DRDO guest house at Kalina in Santacruz, where the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials are staying, in a cab | Read more|

America needs four more years of Trump: Pence

August 27, 2020
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Portraying President Donald Trump as a protector of the nation, his deputy and running mate Vice President Mike Pence has said the US needs four more years of his administration in these challenging times. Pence, 61, formally accepted the Republican Party's vice-presidential nomination on the third night of the Nationa | Read more|

Rhea Chakraborty "Has Never Consumed Drugs", Says Lawyer Amid Allegations

August 26, 2020
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Actor Rhea Chakraborty has "never consumed drugs in her life," her lawyer has said amid the CBI probe in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death in response to the allegations that the 28-year-old was in touch with drug dealers. The latest allegations have been linked to WhatsApp chats reportedly recovered from her phone. " | Read more|

Govt needs to spend more, not lend more: Rahul Gandhi

August 26, 2020
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the government over the state of the economy and said it needs to give money to the poor to restart the economy through consumption. Gandhi said "distractions" through media won't help the poor or make the "economic disaster disappear" | Read more|

67,151 new COVID cases; 1,059 deaths in India

August 26, 2020
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India's novel coronavirus tally rose to 32.34 lakh on Wednesday with 67,151 more people testing positive for the infection, while the recoveries have surged to 24,67,758, the Health Ministry said. The death toll from the pathogen climbed to 59,449 with 1,059 more fatalities. The recovery rate rose to 76.30 per cent wit | Read more|