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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|

Reliance closes deal with 4 investors, gets Rs 30,062 cr

July 11, 2020
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After Facebook Inc, Reliance Industries has closed deals to sell a minority stake in its digital arm to four other investors, receiving a total of over Rs 30,062 crore. In a regulatory filing, Reliance said it has closed sale of 6.13 per cent stake in Jio Platforms with L Catterton, The Public Investment Fund, Silver L | Read more|

Singapore PM Lee returns to power with clear mandate

July 11, 2020
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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has secured a clear mandate with his ruling People's Action Party (PAP) winning 83 of the 93 contested parliamentary seats in the general election held amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Opposition gaining ground by winning a record 10 seats. The ruling party, in power since | Read more|

Dubey faced 61 FIRs - 8 of murders involving at least 15 killings

July 11, 2020
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Gangster Vikas Dubey killed by police in an encounter faced a total of 61 criminal cases, including eight of murder involving the killing of at least 15 people. The last murder case registered in the Chaubeypur police station of the district following the ambush of a police team by his henchmen alone accounts for the k | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally reaches 8.2 lakh with 27,114 new cases

July 11, 2020
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With a record single-day increase of 27,114 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past the eight-lakh mark on Saturday, just four days after crossing the seven-lakh post, according to health ministry data. This was the eighth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country increased by more than 22,000 | 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|

Tablighi Jamaat: Delhi court grants bail to 82 Bangladeshi nationals

July 10, 2020
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A Delhi court Friday granted bail to 82 Bangladeshi nationals who were chargesheeted for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation here for allegedly violating visa conditions, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating government guidelines, issued in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. | Read more|

Ashram owner arrested for sexually harassing children in UP

July 10, 2020
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The owner of an ashram in Shukertal was arrested for allegedly sexually harassing four children and forcing them and the others to work as labourers, police said on Friday. As per news report of PTI, Swami Bhakti Bhushan Govind Maharaj was arrested when he was trying to escape from the ashram, they said. | Read more|

Record single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases in India

July 10, 2020
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India saw yet another record single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases pushing its tally to 7,93,802 on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 21,604 with 475 people succumbing to the infection, according to the Union Health Ministry data. | Read more|

Gangster Vikas Dubey killed in encounter in UP

July 10, 2020
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Gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead Friday by police, who claim he was trying to flee after the car carrying him from Ujjain overturned on the outskirts of Kanpur. The SUV met with an accident at Bhaunti in Kanpur district, overturning on an isolated stretch of the road which was slippery after the rains, police claimed | Read more|

Gangster Vikas Dubey Arrested At Madhya Pradesh Temple

July 9, 2020
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Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey, accused of killing eight policemen last week, was arrested on Thursday morning from a temple in Madhya Pradesh after a five-day chase across four states. He was caught just as he emerged after praying at the Mahakal temple in Ujjain, where he had arrived after a 700-km road journey. | Read more|

Troops taken 'effective measures' to disengage along LAC: China

July 9, 2020
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China on Thursday said Chinese and Indian troops have taken "effective measures" to disengage at the Galwan Valley and other areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and the situation is "stable and improving," days after the two sides agreed on an expeditious withdrawal of soldiers from all the s | Read more|

J-K LG condemns deadly attack on BJP leader in Bandipora

July 9, 2020
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Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor G C Murmu on Thursday condemned the killing of BJP leader Sheikh Waseem Bari and two of his family members in Bandipora district, saying the perpetrators of the cowardly act shall be brought to justice. Bari, his father Bashir Ahmed and brother Umar Bashir were injured when militants opene | Read more|

Facebook removes false accounts linked to Brazil's Bolsonaro

July 9, 2020
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Social media giant Facebook said Wednesday that it has removed dozens of accounts linked to supporters or employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as part of an investigation into the spread of false news online. Nathaniel Gleicher, the company's head of cybersecurity policy, said in a statement that 73 Facebook | Read more|

Levy sewerage charges on all households in Delhi: NGT

July 9, 2020
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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to comply with the Supreme Court order to levy sewerage charges on all households in the national capital for discharge of untreated effluents in Yamuna. The green panel noted that 2.3 lakh people in unauthorised colonies in Delhi have not taken sewage conne | Read more|

Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day

July 8, 2020
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Texas surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day Tuesday for the first time, crossing a sobering milestone rarely seen since the pandemic first hit the U.S. in March. The record high of 10,028 new cases in Texas served as another alarming new measure of the swift resurgence of COVID-19 nationwide and the fa | Read more|

CM Kejriwal seeks report from health secy on COVID-19 deaths

July 8, 2020
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a detailed analytical report from the Delhi government's health secretary on factors responsible for COVID-19 deaths in the city in the last fortnight, officials said. Delhi reported 736 deaths in the last two weeks, with 397 people succumbing to the disease in the first week o | Read more|

Puducherry records highest surge of 112 COVID-19 cases

July 8, 2020
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Puducherry registered its highest ever single day spurt of 112 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the aggregate number of those infected by the virus in the Union Territory to 1,151. Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said a total of 112 new cases were registered in Puducherry, Karaikal and Yanam regions during the l | Read more|

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren goes into home quarantine

July 8, 2020
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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has quarantined himself at his Ranchi residence after a cabinet minister whom he had met recently tested positive for COVID-19, an official statement said on Wednesday. The chief minister had recently come in contact with Drinking and Sanitation Minister Mithilesh Thakur who has te | Read more|

CBSE rationalises syllabus by up to 30 pc for classes 9, 12

July 8, 2020
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rationalised the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21 by up to 30 per cent to make up for academic loss caused due to COVID-19, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Tuesday. "Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing | Read more|

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike

July 7, 2020
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The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne. The decision announced on Monday marks the first time the border between Victoria and New South Wales has been shut in 10 | Read more|

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

July 7, 2020
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As much as USD 273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. | Read more|

03 security personnel injured in Pulwama encounter

July 7, 2020
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Three security force personnel were injured in an encounter with militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. A police official said that a militant was believed to have been killed during the encounter as he was shot at when he tried to jump from a house. However, the body of the militan | Read more|

COVID-19 tally crosses 7-lakh mark in India

July 7, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally raced past the seven-lakh mark on Tuesday after a single-day spike of 22,252 infections, five days after crossing the six-lakh post, while the death toll breached the 20,000 mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. It took 110 days for coronavirus infections in the country to reach the | Read more|

Questions will be raised if T20 World is postponed but IPL happens: Inzamam

July 6, 2020
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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that questions will be raised if Indian Premier League is slotted in the window allotted to ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, which in all likelihood will be cancelled in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. As per news report of PTI, the ICC is yet to decide the fate of the T20 | Read more|

RIL's market valuation crosses Rs 11.5 lakh cr mark

July 6, 2020
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Reliance Industries Limited's market valuation on Monday crossed Rs 11.5 lakh crore mark on the account of rise in its share price. The heavyweight stock jumped 2.55 per cent to a record high of Rs 1,833.10 on the BSE. On the NSE, it gained 2.55 per cent to an all-time high of Rs 1,833.50. Its market valuation rose by | Read more|

Philippines reports spike in coronavirus cases

July 6, 2020
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The Philippines has reported its biggest spike in coronavirus infections in recent days as the government eases quarantine restrictions to revive the economy, raising the possibility its crowded capital may be placed back under a strict lockdown. | Read more|

COVID-19 tests in India cross one-crore mark

July 6, 2020
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The total number of tests for detection of COVID-19 crossed the one-crore mark in India on Monday, an ICMR official said. A single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases took India's tally close to the 7-lakh mark on Monday, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 19,693 with 425 new fatalities, according to the | Read more|