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Ensure democracy norms: US Congress members tell India

February 8, 2021
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For the first time since the farmers’ protests began late last year, top US Congress members in the India Caucus have asked the Indian government to ensure that norms of democracy are maintained and the protesters are allowed to demonstrate peacefully with access to the Internet. | Read more|

18 Dead In Uttarakhand Glacier Disaster, Search For 200 People

February 8, 2021
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18 people have been killed and over 200 are still missing, after a part of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations and five bridges. The burst glacier also swept away roads and forced authorit | Read more|

India Orders 1,178 Accounts Blocked, Flags Twitter CEO's 'Likes': Sources

February 8, 2021
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The Indian government has asked microblogging platform Twitter to remove over a thousand more accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation and provocative content in connection with the farmers' protest. It has said that the 1,178 listed handles have Pakistani and Khalistani users, official sources have said. The so | Read more|

PM Modi To Raise Poll Pitch In Bengal Today, Launch Key Projects In Assam

February 7, 2021
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today visit the poll-bound states of West Bengal and Assam, the second time in a little over two weeks. He was in Kolkata on January 23 to mark Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, Parakram Diwas, and on the same day visited Sibsagar district to hand out land ownership title | Read more|

"Bengal Deprived Of Railway Funds For Years": Trinamool's Derek O'Brien

February 7, 2021
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The Trinamool Congress today hit out at the BJP and its supporters for tom-tomming the budgetary allocation this year for railway projects in West Bengal, coming especially in the run up the state assembly polls. The party said these proclamations do not consider the number of projects shelved over the years and all th | Read more|

Rakesh Tikait ups the ante, farm leader says his UP call hasty

February 7, 2021
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Senior farmer leader Darshan Pal Saturday said the decision by BKU leader Rakesh Tikait to not hold a chakka jam in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand was taken in “a hasty manner” and it would have been better had he first discussed his plan with the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM). | Read more|

50,000 Personnel, Water Cannons: Delhi Braces For Chakka Jam-Not-To-Be

February 6, 2021
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The national capital has fortified itself for a protest that it may not officially witness today. Ten days after unprecedented violence during a farmers' tractor rally marred India's Republic Day celebrations in parts of Delhi, the protesters are set to observe a three-hour chakka jam (road block) across the country, e | Read more|