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Toll plaza staff thrashed in UP's Greater Noida

July 15, 2020
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A staff of a toll plaza on a national expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar was allegedly thrashed by over half-a-dozen men peeved over being asked to pay the tax, police said on Wednesday. An FIR has been lodged into the incident that took place at the toll plaza on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Grea | Read more|

Pilot sacked as deputy CM, party's Rajasthan unit chief

July 14, 2020
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The Congress on Tuesday sacked Sachin Pilot from the posts of Rajasthan's deputy chief minister and the party's state unit chief. Cracking the whip on the rebel party leader, the party also removed his loyalists Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena from the state cabinet. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Governor Kalraj Mi | Read more|

China's trade rises as economy recovers from virus slump

July 14, 2020
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China's imports of US goods rose 10.6 per cent in June over a year ago and its global trade also increased in a fresh sign the world's second-largest economy is gradually recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. China's global imports rose 3 per cent to USD 167.2 billion, rebounding from May's 3.3 per cent decline, cu | Read more|

Priyanka Gandhi to vacate govt accommodation by August 1

July 14, 2020
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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said she would be vacating her government accommodation in Lodhi Estate here by August 1, terming as "fake news" reports that she had sought more time to do so. The government had on July 1 issued an eviction notice to the Congress leader, asking her to vacate the 35, Lo | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 9 lakh with 28,498 fresh cases

July 14, 2020
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With 28,498 fresh cases recorded in a day, India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past nine lakh on Tuesday, just three days after it crossed the eight-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data. The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 9,06,752 and the death toll mounted to 23,727 with 553 people s | Read more|

"Not Joining BJP": Sachin Pilot

July 13, 2020
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Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who has declared an open revolt against the Congress, said today that he is "not joining the BJP". His assertion to NDTV came amid reports of his likely meeting with BJP chief JP Nadda today. | Read more|

I-T raids in Delhi, Jaipur in tax evasion case

July 13, 2020
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The Income Tax Department is conducting searches in four cities, including Delhi and Jaipur, in connection with a tax evasion case against a Rajasthan-based jewellery group, officials said on Monday. They said the raids have been launched early morning in Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Kota. | Read more|

Australia to offer residence option to 10,000 Hong Kongers

July 12, 2020
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The Australian government says it will offer around 10,000 Hong Kong passport holders currently living in Australia a chance to apply for permanent residence once their current visas expire. Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government believes China's imposition of a new tough national security law on the semi-autonomou | Read more|

Rajasthan crisis: Kapil Sibal says he is worried for Congress

July 12, 2020
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After Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused the BJP of trying to topple his government, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday was the first to go public on the crisis saying he he was worried for the party. Seeking a quick resolution of the "crisis", he asked when would the party leadership "wake up". "W | Read more|

Militant killed in encounter in J-K's Baramulla

July 12, 2020
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An unidentified militant was on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation around midnight in Reban area of Sopore town following information about presence of militants there, a police | Read more|

Stricter lockdown on weekends in UP

July 12, 2020
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The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to impose stricter lockdown across the state on weekends to stop the coronavirus spread, a senior official said on Sunday. The decision has come amid a spike in the number of infection cases, which had crossed 35,000 on Saturday. | Read more|

India at good position in COVID-19 battle: Shah

July 12, 2020
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India is at a "good position" in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic and the country will fight the disease with determination and enthusiasm, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday. | Read more|

Covid-19 death toll in Pakistan crosses 5,000-mark

July 10, 2020
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The coronavirus death toll in Pakistan crossed the 5,000-mark on Friday with 75 new fatalities, the health ministry said. According to the Ministry of National Health Services, another 2,751 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the national tally to 243,599. | Read more|