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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|

Odisha plans cage fish culture in reservoirs

August 4, 2020
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The Odisha government has come out with a new policy to promote cage fish culture in medium and large reservoirs in the state, officials said. The Fisheries and Animal Resources department of the state government has invited expression of interests (EOI) from interested farmers and entrepreneurs for availing long term | Read more|

US should get a very large percentage of TikTok sale proceeds: Trump

August 4, 2020
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President Donald Trump has demanded that the US treasury should get a substantial chunk of the TikTok sale proceeds, as he set September 15 as the deadline for the popular Chinese short video app to be out of business in the country unless it is bought by an American company. Trump was speaking to reporters at a White | Read more|

IPL to be held in UAE from September

August 3, 2020
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the UAE from 19 September, tournament organisers have confirmed. The 53 matches, including the final on 10 November, will be played across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. There will also be a Women's T20 Challenge, involving three teams, played during the IPL play-off wee | Read more|

Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

August 3, 2020
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The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran's government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found. The government's own records appear to show almost 42,000 people died with Covid-19 symptoms up to 20 July, versus 14,405 reported by its health ministry. The number of people kno | Read more|

Restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley, markets shut

August 3, 2020
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Restrictions were imposed in the Kashmir valley on Monday, with officials saying that the curbs have been enforced as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions come two days ahead of the first anniversary of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status. | Read more|

On Cop's "Forced Quarantine"; Nitish Kumar Speaks

August 3, 2020
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The turf war between Bihar Police and Mumbai Police over the probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput took a more serious turn after the Bihar police chief accused Mumbai Police of "forcibly" quarantining an officer sent to Mumbai to lead the probe. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has reacted to the tussle, | Read more|