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Several feared dead after landslide in Haryana’s mining zone

January 1, 2022
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Several mining workers are reportedly trapped while some are feared dead following a landslide at the Dadam mining zone in Tosham block of Haryana’s Bhiwani district. While the district administration has initiated a rescue operation, the exact number of fatalities is yet to be ascertained. | Read more|

After Navjot Sidhu's "Wet Pants" Jibe, Punjab Chief Minister Says...

January 1, 2022
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The question of who frightens whom into soiling their pants - police or criminals - is now the subject of a surreal back-and-forth between Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi and state Congress chief Navjot Sidhu, whose spat rumbles on even with an Assembly election due in two months. | Read more|

China "Should Stop Spread Of Military Adventurism": Taiwan President

January 1, 2022
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Taiwan's president on Saturday urged China to curb its "military adventurism", with tensions between the two sides at their highest level in years. Beijing has ramped up military and diplomatic pressure on Taiwan since Tsai Ing-wen came to power in 2016, as she rejects the stance that the island is Chinese territory. | Read more|

China Mines Social Media Data For Info On Foreign Targets: Report

January 1, 2022
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China is mining Western social media to equip its military and police with information on foreign targets, according to a new report by The Washington Post. This revelation was made following the review of hundreds of Chinese bidding documents, contracts, and company filings. | Read more|

1,270 Omicron Cases, Most In Maharashtra (450); 16,764 Fresh Covid Cases

December 31, 2021
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The fast-spreading Omicron variant has spread to 23 states in India and now 1,270 people have been infected with the new COVID-19 strain. The new variant has been labeled as "highly transmissible" by experts. Maharashtra - which has reported the most number of coronavirus cases - has 450 cases of the new variant. 125 p | Read more|

3 Terrorists Killed Near Srinagar, 1 Was Behind Police Bus Attack: Cops

December 31, 2021
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Three terrorists, including a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist involved in an attack on a police bus earlier this month, were gunned down by security forces during an overnight encounter on the outskirts of Srinagar, the police said. Three policemen and a CRPF jawan were injured in the shootout in Panthachowk, they sai | Read more|

Covid Hospitalisations Jump 60% In US' "Most Densely Populated" State

December 31, 2021
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Hospitalizations for Covid-19 jumped 60% from a week ago in New Jersey, the most densely populated US state. The 3,604 patients numbered just 122 short of those a year ago, before vaccinations were widely available. The state reported 38 Covid-related deaths in hospitals over 24 hours. | Read more|

Nagaland Villager, An Ex-Jawan, Was Shot In Army Firing. His Account

December 31, 2021
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''Bullets were coming from all directions, not only from the jawans who were fleeing.'' Chongmei Konyak had seen it all before - his training as an Indian Army jawan instinctively kicked in. Caught in the middle of the cross-fire, Mr Konyak hit the deck, crawling to safety. "I rolled down to a nallah to save myself.'' | Read more|