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Farm Unions Meet Delhi Police Over Republic Day Tractor Rally: Report

January 21, 2021
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A meeting is underway between the Delhi Police and farmer unions regarding the proposed tractor rally by them on Republic Day, officials said. Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range) SS Yadav is coordinating the meeting which is being held at Mantram Resort near the Singhu border, officials told news agency Press | Read more|

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, accused of defaming Adani, is facing arrest. Why?

January 21, 2021
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On January 19, a court in Kutch, Gujarat, issued an arrest warrant for journalist and author Paranjoy Guha Thakurta in a defamation suit filed by the Adani Group, one of India’s leading corporate houses.According to PTI, judicial magistrate Pradeep Soni pronounced that Thakurta was charged under Section 500 of the In | Read more|

₹ 1,000-Crore High-Tech Scam Targeted Madhya Pradesh Tenders, 2 Arrested

January 21, 2021
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The Enforcement Directorate has arrested two persons in connection with a sophisticated ₹ 1,030 crore e-tender scam involving e-tendering for the Madhya Pradesh government's infrastructure projects besides other illegal monetary transactions. Taken into custody under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the two bu | Read more|

Farm Laws Panel Has No Power To Decide, Where is Bias? Supreme Court

January 20, 2021
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The Supreme Court today slammed critics of an expert panel - formed last week to resolve the farmers-centre deadlock over the three contentious agricultural laws - and said the committee has no power to decide on the legislations. "We gave (the committee the) power to hear everyone and submit report to us. Where is the | Read more|

Two Manipur Journalists Detained After UAPA, Sedition Case Filed Against Them

January 18, 2021
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In yet another case of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Manipur government rounding up journalists in the state under draconian laws, two senior journalists Paojel Chaoba and Dhiren Sadokpam have been detained on Sunday. As per news report of The Wire, while Chaoba is the executive editor of The Frontier Manipur, an onli | Read more|

Opposition clamour to investigate Arnab Goswami’s leaked chats grows

January 17, 2021
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Opposition party leaders are demanding a high-level probe into journalist Arnab Goswami’s alleged leaked chats, suggesting it pointed to collusion and leak of classified security information. The official channels of the Bharatiya Janata Party, however, have so far remained silent on the issue. | Read more|

As Probe Agency Summons Punjab Farmers' Leader, Akali Dal Slams Centre

January 17, 2021
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Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu and farmers' leader Baldev Singh Sirsa are among 40 people summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for questioning in a case related to the banned outfit Sikhs For Justice. The actor, who has backed the farmers protesting against the centre's contentious agriculture laws, has been a | Read more|

13-Year-Old Raped Twice By 9 In Five Days In Madhya Pradesh: Police

January 17, 2021
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A 13-year-old girl was kidnapped and gang-raped by nine men in Madhya Pradesh's Umaria district twice within five days, the police have said, adding seven people have been arrested so far in the case. The incident comes at a time when the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government is running the 'Samman' campaign - a fortnight-l | Read more|

"Will Prefer Covishield Over Covaxin": Delhi Hospital Doctors Concerned

January 16, 2021
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Resident doctors at one of Delhi's biggest healthcare hubs, the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, today demanded they be administered Covishield vaccine and not Covaxin since the former has completed all three stages of trials as required under protocol. The second one, produced by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, is still on | Read more|

Signal app goes down amid peak user traffic

January 16, 2021
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The users of highly-encrypted Signal app faced trouble sending messages and the company said on Saturday that it was still working to bring additional capacity online to handle peak traffic levels. | Read more|

$100,000 For Toilet As Ivanka Trump Wouldn't Let Secret Service Use Hers

January 15, 2021
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Many U.S. Secret Service agents have stood guard in Washington's elite Kalorama neighborhood, home over the years to Cabinet secretaries and former presidents. Those agents have had to worry about death threats, secure perimeters and suspicious strangers. But with the arrival of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, they had | Read more|

Kumbh Mela festival begins amid Covid concerns

January 15, 2021
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Thousands of pilgrims have gathered on the banks of India's Ganges river at the start of the Kumbh Mela, billed as the world's largest human gathering. One of the most auspicious events in Hinduism is taking place this year during the coronavirus pandemic. | Read more|