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COVID-19: India records 55,839 new infections

October 22, 2020
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The number of coronavirus infections reported in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday as India's caseload went past 77 lakh, while recoveries have crossed 68 lakh, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry. The COVID-19 caseload mounted to?77,06,946 with?55,83 | Read more|

Government Warns Twitter Over Location Settings Showing Leh In China

October 22, 2020
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Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are "integral and inalienable parts of India governed by the Constitution of India", the government told Twitter after the social media platform's location settings showed Leh as part of China, government sources said. In a letter to Twitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey, the government expressed its | Read more|

Maharashtra Ends Blanket Consent To CBI Probes In Clash Over Ratings Case

October 22, 2020
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The Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra on Wednesday withdrew the general consent it extended to the Central Bureau of Investigation to conduct probe in the state, setting up grounds for a fresh face-off with the BJP. The move makes it necessary for the central agency to get the state government's permission | Read more|

COVID-19 cases in India climb to 76,51, 107

October 21, 2020
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The number of new coronavirus infections reported in India in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the third consecutive day, taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 76,51,107, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. A total of 54,044 fresh infections were reported in a day, while the deat | Read more|

Israel says it uncovers deep militant tunnel dug from Gaza

October 21, 2020
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The Israeli military said Tuesday that militants in the Gaza Strip dug a tunnel dozens of metres deep that crossed under the security fence around the territory before it was detected by underground sensors. Hours after the announcement, a rocket fired from Gaza was intercepted by Israeli missile defences, the military | Read more|

Chinese Soldier, Held After He Strayed Into Ladakh, Handed Back

October 21, 2020
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A Chinese soldier, who was caught by Indian forces in eastern Ladakh after he strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC), was handed back to China on Tuesday night. The soldier, identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long, was caught in the Chumar-Demchok area, the army said on Monday. The soldier was questioned by China | Read more|

US Sues Google In Biggest Antitrust Case In Decades, Explores Breakup

October 21, 2020
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The US sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the $1 trillion company of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals in the biggest challenge to the power and influence of Big Tech in decades. The Justice Department lawsuit could lead to the break-up of an iconic company that has become all but synonymous with the int | Read more|

Imran Khan incapable and clueless, has betrayed people of Pakistan: PDM

October 19, 2020
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Prime Minister Imran Khan is "incapable and clueless", and his government is worse than a dictatorship, leaders of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 opposition parties, alleged at its second rally here. The PDM, which was formed on September 20, has launched a three-phased anti-government moveme | Read more|

"Political Vendetta": National Conference On Farooq Abdullah Questioning

October 19, 2020
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Senior politician Farooq Abdullah was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate today in connection with alleged irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association. His party National Conference linked the questioning to the recent move by Farooq Abdullah to bring together all J&K parties in a campaign for res | Read more|

India Buys Winter Gear From US On "Urgent Basis" Amid China Row: Report

October 19, 2020
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India has bought high altitude warfare kits from the U.S. on an urgent basis, officials with the knowledge of the matter said, a sign that the country is preparing for an extended winter deployment after talks to ease tensions along its border with China stalled. The Indian Army used an agreement which allows the two m | Read more|

'Don't Interfere': BJP Chief's Tough Warning For MLA Over UP Firing

October 19, 2020
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An Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA who has been staunchly defending an aide accused of shooting dead a man in public in Ballia last week has been asked by the party chief for an explanation. Sources say BJP president JP Nadda has also warned the party's UP chief over the conduct of BJP MLA Surendra Singh. The BJP's notice to the | Read more|