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Actor Rakul Preet, Deepika Padukone's Manager Questioned In Drugs Probe

September 25, 2020
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Actor Rakul Preet Singh today appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to record her statement in connection with the agency's drug probe linked to filmstar Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Actor Deepika Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash has also reached the NCB guest house, from where the central agency is op | Read more|

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 58-lakh mark

September 25, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload zoomed past 58 lakh, while over 47 lakh people have recuperated from the disease, pushing the national recovery rate to 81.74 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. | Read more|

Massive Farmer Protests In Punjab, Haryana, Roads, Rail Tracks Blocked

September 25, 2020
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Farmers' unions across several states, including, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, are taking part in a "Bharat Bandh" today to protest the farm bills cleared by Parliament last week amid pandemonium inside and fierce agitations outside. The protesting farmers have warned the government that their agitations will int | Read more|

China's Mysterious Surge In Cases Linked To Cold Storage, Port Workers

September 25, 2020
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China detected its first local asymptomatic infections in more than a month as two port workers responsible for unloading frozen seafood tested positive, adding to alarm that contaminated imports could be transmitting the coronavirus. The two cases, found in Shandong province's Qingdao city during routine testing of po | Read more|

COVID-19 cases in India breach 57-lakh mark

September 24, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload raced past 57 lakh, while over 46 lakh people have recovered from the disease pushing the national recovery rate to 81.55 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. | Read more|

Yogi praised by PM for measures to tackle COVID in UP

September 24, 2020
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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath came in for praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday for the measures taken by the Uttar Pradesh government to tackle COVID-19 and handling the migrants crisis, according to a statement. | Read more|

Militant killed in encounter in J&K's Pulwama

September 24, 2020
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An unidentified militant was killed on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. An encounter broke out at Maghama in Tral area of the district after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police officer said. | Read more|

Dassault Yet To Transfer Tech To India As Part Of Rafale Deal: Auditor

September 24, 2020
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The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has sharply criticised the Defence Ministry's policy for offsets, which also governs the deal with France for 36 Rafale jets made by Dassault Aviation. The French firm has so far not made good on its offset obligation to the Defence Research and Development Organisation, the | Read more|

Senior Telangana Cop Had Rs. 70 Crore In Illegal Wealth, Reveal Raids

September 24, 2020
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The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered a case of disproportionate assets against a senior police official in Telangana after searches at various locations in the state revealed that he had amassed assets over ₹ 70 crore unknown to his lawful source of income. Officials say ACP Yelmakuri Narasimha Reddy acqui | Read more|

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 56-lakh mark

September 23, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload went past 56 lakh with 83,347 infections being reported in a day, while over 45 lakh people have recovered from the disease, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The national recovery rate stands at 81.25 per cent. | Read more|

Pak army shells 3 sectors along LoC in Poonch

September 23, 2020
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The Pakistan army violated ceasefire by resorting to heavy firing and mortar shelling in forward areas along LoC in three sectors in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Wednesday, officials said. "At about 0900 hours today, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense | Read more|

Dairy Maker Kwality Charged By CBI With Rs.1,400 Crore Bank Loan Fraud

September 22, 2020
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Kwality Limited, one of the country's most popular dairy product makers, has been charged with cheating a group of banks of Rs. 1,400 crore in a case of fraud filed by the CBI. The investigating agency filed the case after searches at eight locations including Delhi on Monday. Those named by the CBI include Kwality's d | Read more|

Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha till suspension of 8 members revoked:Azad

September 22, 2020
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Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said the opposition will boycott the proceedings of the House till the suspension of eight members is revoked. Speaking after the Zero Hour, Azad also demanded that the government brings a bill which should ensure private players don't procure food grains | Read more|

Terrorist gunned down by security forces in J-K's Budgam

September 22, 2020
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An unidentified militant was killed on Tuesday in an overnight encounter with security forces in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The encounter began on Monday evening in the Nawad area of Charar-e-Sharief in central Kashmir's Budgam after the security forces launched a cordon and search operation the | Read more|

Young Man, Woman Found Riddled With Bullets In Noida House: Police

September 22, 2020
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The bodies of a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman riddled with bullets were found inside a house in Uttar Pradesh's Noida on Monday, police said. The police said the married woman and the unmarried man were in a relationship for the past six months but it was unclear whether they both killed themselves or were sh | Read more|

Demand to regulate school fee raised in RS

September 20, 2020
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A demand to regulate the fee charged by private schools was made in Rajya Sabha on Sunday by a Congress MP, who said schools were also charging high rates for books and dresses. Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, Rajamani Patel of the Congress said "crores of rupees in commission" were being charged on scho | Read more|

Trump to nominate female judge for Supreme Court

September 20, 2020
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President Donald Trump is likely to nominate a female candidate to the US Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. "I will be putting forth a nominee next week. I could say most likely it would be a woman. I think I can say that. If somebody were to ask me now I would say t | Read more|

Agri bills introduced in Rajya Sabha; Tomar said MSP will continue

September 20, 2020
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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday said minimum price or MSP based procurement of agriculture crops from farmers will continue and is not related to the farm bills that seek to give cultivators freedom to market their produce. Days after their passage in the Lok Sabha, Tomar introduced the Farmer's Pro | Read more|

Actor alleges Anurag Kashyap sexually harassed her

September 20, 2020
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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Sunday said the sexual harrassment allegations levelled against him by actor Payal Ghosh are baseless . On Saturday, Ghosh took to Twitter and wrote that the "Gangs of Wasseypur" director was sexually inappropriate towards her. | Read more|

Govt should engage with int'l media to build pressure on Pakistan: Demand in RS

September 19, 2020
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A demand for the government escalating its engagements with the international media to build a global opinion against Pakistan for sponsoring cross-border terrorism and harbouring fugitives such as Dawood Ibrahim was made in the Rajya Sabha on Saturday. Through a Zero Hour mention, Sasmit Patra of the BJD said the gove | Read more|

Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears

September 19, 2020
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President Donald Trump announced the release Friday of USD 13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and pledged to restore its economy, setting aside his past bitter treatment of the island and its leaders as he courts Puerto Rican voters in the US, particularly in the crucial swing | Read more|