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HBO begins casting for Game of Thrones' prequel

July 22, 2020
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HBO is moving forward with the prequel of its mega hit Game of Thrones. The network has begun casting for its series, House of Dragon , reported Entertainment Weekly. The project is based on George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood book, a history of House Targaryen set 300 years before the events described in Game of Thrones | Read more|

HC likely to pronounce order on petition filed by Pilot

July 21, 2020
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The Rajasthan High Court is likely to pronounce its order on Tuesday on a writ petition filed by Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident Congress MLAs, challenging the disqualification notices issued to them by the state assembly speaker. The petition was taken up by a bench of Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Pr | Read more|

Trump to re-up virus briefings amid lagging polls

July 21, 2020
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President Donald Trump is set to once again take centre stage in the government's coronavirus response after a White House debate over how best to deploy its greatest and most volatile asset him played out in public as his poll numbers falter. One week after a campaign shake-up, the plan is for Trump to again become a | Read more|

Muzaffarpur shelter home: Brajesh Thakur moves HC

July 21, 2020
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Brajesh Thakur, who was sentenced to life imprisonment till his last breath for sexually assaulting several girls in a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, has approached the Delhi High Court challenging his conviction and jail term. The high court is likely to take up this week his appeal seeking to set aside | Read more|

CBI questions Gehlot's OSD in suicide case of Rajasthan police officer

July 21, 2020
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The CBI on Tuesday questioned Deva Ram Saini, OSD to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, in connection with the alleged suicide by state police officer Vishnudutt Vishnoi in Churu on May 23, officials said. A team of special crime unit of the CBI from Delhi is in Jaipur to record statements in connection with the de | Read more|

BJP appoints new chief whips in RS, LS

July 21, 2020
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Former Union Minister Shiv Pratap Shukla and BJP MP Rakesh Singh have been appointed the party's chief whips in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, respectively, sources said on Tuesday. Shukla, the Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh will replace Narayan Panchariya who recently retired from the upper house. | Read more|

Iran estimates it has 25 million coronavirus infections

July 19, 2020
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Iran's president on Saturday estimated as many as 25 million Iranians could have been infected with the coronavirus since the outbreak's beginning, as he urged the public to take the pandemic seriously, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday. Hassan Rouhani cited a new Iranian Health Ministry study in offerin | Read more|

Increase rapid-antigen testing in state: Yogi

July 19, 2020
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People who have shown suspected symptoms of COVID-19 during house-to-house screenings should either undergo the rapid-antigen test or the RT-PCR test, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath said on Saturday. | Read more|

AAI to procure 198 body scanners for 63 airports

July 19, 2020
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The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to procure 198 body scanners for 63 Indian airports that will replace the existing door frame metal detectors and hand-held scanners, besides pat-down searches of passengers to detect metallic objects, officials said. | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally climbs to 10,77,618

July 19, 2020
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India saw a record single- day jump of?38,902 COVID-19?cases?pushing its tally to 10,77,618?on Sunday, while the total number of recoveries increased to 6,77,422, according to the Union Health Ministry data.The death toll due to the disease rose to 26,816 with new 543 fatalities even as 23,672 patients have recuperated | Read more|

Were phones of politicians tapped in Rajasthan? BJP asks and demands CBI probe

July 18, 2020
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The BJP on Saturday asked if the Congress government in Rajasthan resorted to "unconstitutional" methods to tap phones of politicians and demanded a CBI probe into what it called a "saga of illegalities and concocted lies". BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra hit back at the Congress a day after it cited some audio clips to | Read more|

Rajnath Singh offers prayers at Amarnath cave shrine

July 18, 2020
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited the holy cave of Amarnath and offered prayers. Singh spent about an hour at the temple complex there. The Amarnath cave is considered to be one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism and hundreds of thousands of devotees make an annual pilgrimage to it across challenging m | Read more|

Biden says he's had intel briefings, warns of vote meddling

July 18, 2020
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Joe Biden said Friday night that he's begun receiving intelligence briefings as he warned that Russia, China and other adversaries were attempting to undermine the upcoming U.S. election in November. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee wasn't specific and offered no evidence while addressing a virtual fundr | Read more|

CBI launches preliminary enquiry in Defence recruitment scam

July 17, 2020
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Nearly two years after the Defence ministry wrote to the CBI seeking investigation into a recruitment scandal, the agency has finally launched a preliminary enquiry. The Department of Defence Production (DDP) vide letter on August 10, 2018, informed the CBI that the department’s vigilance cell had found “serious ir | Read more|

Two militants killed in encounter in J-K

July 17, 2020
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Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation early Friday morning in Nagnad area of the district following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. | Read more|