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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|

Tested Positive For Coronavirus, Hospitalised, Tweets Union Home Minister

August 2, 2020
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Union home minister Amit Shah has tested positive for coronavirus, which has infected more than 17 lakh people in the country. Sources said he has been admitted to Medanta hospital, located in Haryana's Gurugram near Delhi. In a tweet, the minister said his health was "fine" but he was being hospitalised "on the advice | Read more|

Military commanders of India and China hold fifth round of talks

August 2, 2020
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Senior military commanders of India and China are holding a fresh round of talks on Sunday with an aim to ensure expeditious disengagement of troops from all the friction points along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, military sources said. It is the fifth round of corps commander-level talks in nearly two | Read more|

Australia's Victoria state declares disaster, night curfew

August 2, 2020
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The premier of Australia's hard-hit Victoria state has declared a disaster among sweeping new coronavirus restrictions across Melbourne and elsewhere from Sunday night. An evening curfew will be implemented across Melbourne from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Premier Daniel Andrews says the state of disaster proclamation gave police | Read more|

Don't question Mumbai cops' ability to handle Sushant case: Uddhav

August 1, 2020
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that he deplored attempts to question the efficiency of the Mumbai Police in handling the probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He said the state police were capable of probing the case, an assertion which comes in the backdrop of growing clam | Read more|

US hits China anew for rights abuses in western Xinjiang

August 1, 2020
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The Trump administration took new aim at China on Friday by imposing sanctions on a major paramilitary organization in the country's western Xinjiang region and its commander for alleged human rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities. The State and Treasury departments announced the penalties as the White | Read more|

Himachal CM allocates portfolios to newly sworn-in ministers

August 1, 2020
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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur allocated portfolios to the three newly sworn-in ministers while also making changes in the departments held by other members of his cabinet. Following the reshuffle on Friday, Rajiv Saizal was given the health and family welfare portfolio. The chief minister himself was i | Read more|

South Korea arrests leader of church with big cluster

August 1, 2020
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South Korean prosecutors arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect Saturday as part of an investigation into allegations that the church hampered the government's anti-virus response after thousands of worshippers were infected in February and March. | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 16 lakh

July 31, 2020
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With a record single-day surge of 55,078 infections, India's COVID-19 caseload raced past 16 lakh on Friday, just two days after it reached the 15-lakh mark, while the number of recoveries rose to 10,57,805, according to Union Health Ministry data. | Read more|

Ashok Gehlot camp MLAs to be shifted to Jaisalmer

July 31, 2020
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The MLAs of the Ashok Gehlot camp, who have been staying at a hotel on the Jaipur- Delhi Highway amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, will be shifted to Jaisalmer on Friday, Congress sources said. The MLAs will be shifted after the Congress Legislature Party meeting in the hotel, the sources said, adding, Ch | Read more|

45 Kolkata Police personnel test positive for COVID-19

July 31, 2020
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At least 45 Kolkata Police personnel including two senior officers of the Detective Department have tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Friday. So far, over 1,100 police personnel have been infected by the virus, the official said. | Read more|