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Belarus says Russians plotted attacks; Kremlin rolls eyes

July 31, 2020
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Belarusian authorities on Thursday accused more than 30 detained Russians of plotting terror attacks amid a presidential election campaign, allegations that Russian officials angrily rejected. The grave accusations mark an unprecedented spike in tensions between Russia and Belarus, which are neighbours and traditionall | Read more|

India sees record spike of 52,123 COVID-19 cases

July 30, 2020
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COVID-19 cases in India crossed the 50,000 mark in a single day for the first time, pushing the virus tally to 15,83,792, while the recoveries went past 10 lakh on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. | Read more|

CBI books 4 Navy officers for generating fake bills

July 30, 2020
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The CBI has booked four Navy officers and 14 others for allegedly generating fake bills of Rs 6.76 crore for supplying IT hardware to the Western Naval Command, officials said. Captain Atul Kulkarni, Commanders Mandar Godbole and R P Sharma, and Petty Officer LOG (F&A) Kuldeep Singh Baghel allegedly prepared seven frau | Read more|

UK strikes pact for 60 million doses of COVID-19 experimental vaccine

July 30, 2020
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The UK government on Wednesday announced an early access agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi Pasteur for an estimated 60 million doses of an experimental new vaccine being tested to combat COVID-19. The agreement with Britain's GSK and France's Sanofi, which combined have among the largest vaccine manufactu | Read more|

Yes Bank takes possession of Anil Ambani's group HQ

July 30, 2020
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Yes Bank has taken over the headquarter of Anil Ambani's group in surburban Santacruz for failure to repay dues worth Rs 2,892 crore. The private sector lender has also taken possession of two flats in South Mumbai for the non-payment of dues by Reliance Infrastructure, according to a notice published by Yes Bank in a | Read more|

Hong Kong economy contracts 9% in latest quarter

July 30, 2020
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Hong Kong's economy shrank by 9% from a year earlier in the latest quarter, hurt by the coronavirus pandemic and facing more potential damage from the loss of US trade privileges due to a security law imposed by Beijing. The performance reported Wednesday for the three months ending in June was an improvement over the | Read more|

Kim boasts of his nukes amid stalled talks with US

July 28, 2020
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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said his country's hard-won nuclear weapons were a solid security guarantee and a reliable, effective deterrent that could prevent a second Korean War, state media reported Tuesday. Kim's comments before war veterans marking the 67th anniversary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War again | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally climbs to 14,83,156

July 28, 2020
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With a single-day increase of 47,703 COVID-19 cases, India's virus tally mounted to 14,83,156 on Tuesday, while the recoveries surged to 9,52,743 pushing the recovery rate to 64.24 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. | Read more|

IPL governing council meeting likely on August 2

July 28, 2020
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The governing council of the Indian Premier League is likely to meet on August 2 to give a final shape to the schedule and discuss other arrangements for the eagerly-awaited event to be held in the UAE this year. The tournament, forced out of the country due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic, will be held from September | Read more|

The Witcher' prequel series in the works at Netflix

July 28, 2020
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Netflix has announced The Witcher: Blood Origin , a limited series expanding the universe of its fantasy series The Witcher. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the six-part, live-action series is a prequel to the streamer's Henry Cavill-led show, which premiered last year in December. | Read more|

Rajasthan Cabinet meets to discuss points raised by Governor

July 28, 2020
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A cabinet meeting began at the Rajasthan chief minister's residence here on Tuesday to discuss points raised by the governor for calling a state assembly session. Chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, the meeting was called for discussing the points which were raised by Governor Kalraj Mishra on Monday. | Read more|

PM recalls valour of soldiers in Kargil

July 26, 2020
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Hailing the valour of the armed forces during the Kargil war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked people to speak and act keeping in mind the morale of soldiers and asserted that wars are fought not just on borders but on many fronts within the country too. In his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' radio address, which co | Read more|

36 inmates of Etah jail test positive for COVID-19

July 26, 2020
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As many as 36 inmates of the Etah (UP) district jail here have tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Sunday. Jailor Kuldeep Singh Bhadauria said that in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the district and jail administration have set up a temporary jail at a school here. | Read more|

Singapore reports 481 new COVID-19 cases; all foreigners

July 26, 2020
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Singapore reported 481 new COVID-19 cases, all foreigners, on Sunday as the nationwide tally of the infections touched 50,369, the health ministry said. Of the new cases, 476 are migrant workers living in dormitories, while five community cases reported are also foreigners holding work passes, said the Ministry of Heal | Read more|