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75-Year-Old Protesting Farmer Found Dead At Delhi-Ghaziabad Border

January 2, 2021
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A 75-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh was found dead today at a farmers' protest site on the Delhi-Ghaziabad border. While the police probing the case, those at the site say a note written by the dead man, Kashmir Singh Ladi, has been found in which he has expressed his frustration over the stalemate in talks with the g | Read more|

India's First "Mysterious" Monolith Spotted In Ahmedabad Park

January 1, 2021
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A "monolith", the likes of which have appeared and vanished in different parts of the world since November, has now emerged in a garden in Ahmedabad city, Gujarat. This is the first appearance of a monolith, a structure made of shiny steel sheets, in India. | Read more|

UP Class 10 Student Kills Classmate In School, Shooting Him Thrice

December 31, 2020
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An ordinary classroom fight over seats turned deadly in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district when one Class 10 student shot dead another, the police said on Thursday. According to the police, the two boys - both aged 14 - fought over seats in the class on Wednesday. | Read more|

Government Extends Deadline For FASTag Till February 15, 2021

December 31, 2020
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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) has extended the deadline for the collection of toll charges on the National Highways using FASTag. The deadline was originally until January 1, 2021 which has now been extended to February 15, 2021. | Read more|

YouTuber Puts Brand New PlayStation 5 Through Shredder

December 31, 2020
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While many gamers are still waiting to get their hands on Sony's latest gaming console - the PlayStation 5 - one YouTuber apparently had no qualms putting his through an industrial shredder. A YouTube account by the name of Captain Crunch Experiments recently left people shocked and dismayed with a video that shows a P | Read more|

Centre Asks States To Consider Restrictions For New Year Celebrations

December 30, 2020
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A series of restrictions have been suggested by the Centre ahead of New Year to tone down celebrations in the backdrop of the Covid outbreak and the new super infectious strain that has reached India with people returning from the United Kingdom. As per news report of NDTV, the states have been asked to impose restrict | Read more|

100 UK Travellers Yet To Be Traced, Pune Civic Body's Appeal For Help

December 30, 2020
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As India steps up testing to contain the spread of a new mutant strain of coronavirus, first found in the United Kingdom in September, Pune's civic body has put out a video appeal to trace over 100 travellers who returned from the UK before December 22. The Pune Municipal Corporation has also asked the city police to h | Read more|

6 Who Arrived In India Test Positive For UK Mutant Strain

December 29, 2020
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Six cases of a mutant strain of coronavirus that first surfaced in the UK, have been detected in the country. The new strain is believed to be 70 per cent more infectious, but doctors have said there is no reason yet to believe that it is more lethal or will not be controlled by a vaccine. All six patients have recentl | Read more|

Ajinkya Rahane-Inspired India Trump Australia To Level Series In Melbourne

December 29, 2020
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Hungry for redemption, India recorded a win for the ages under an inspirational Ajinkya Rahane, beating Australia by eight wickets in the second Test to level the four-match series 1-1 in Melbourne on Tuesday. The target of 70 was never a big one but for a team that was bowled out for its all-time lowest score of 36 on | Read more|

Mukesh Ambani Gathered $27 Billion. Now He Has to Deliver

December 29, 2020
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Mukesh Ambani spent much of 2020 convincing Facebook Inc., Google and a clutch of Wall Street heavyweights to buy into his vision for one of the world's most ambitious corporate transformations. Now flush with $27 billion in fresh capital, Asia's richest man is under pressure to deliver. | Read more|

Sena Leader Sanjay Raut's Wife Skips Summons In PMC Bank Fraud Case

December 29, 2020
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's wife has sought more time to appear before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in the PMC bank fraud case. Varsha Raut had been summoned by the agency that investigates financial crimes on Sunday prompting a war of words between Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena and ally-turned-adver | Read more|

"Don't Need National Party As Ally If..." AIADMK's Terse Message To BJP

December 28, 2020
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In a tough message to the BJP, the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu has said that it does not need a "national party as ally if it is going to dictate", making it clear that it won't play second fiddle. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will be the AIADMK's face as it seeks reelection when the southern state votes in a | Read more|

Trump Signs Bill To Block China's Interference In Dalai Lama Succession

December 28, 2020
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US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that calls for establishing a US consulate in Tibet and building an international coalition to ensure that the next Dalai Lama is appointed solely by the Tibetan Buddhist community without China's interference. The Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 modifies and | Read more|

"Had Arun Jaitley Been Alive…": BJP's Sushil Modi Appears To Poke Party

December 28, 2020
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The BJP's Sushil Modi had an unusual tribute for the party's late leader and former Union minister Arun Jaitley on his birth anniversary. The farmers' protest would not have continued for so long had Arun Jaitley been alive, Sushil Modi said in what appeared to double up as criticism of his colleagues in the party. | Read more|

Saudi Extends Passenger Flights Ban By Another Week Over New Virus Strain

December 28, 2020
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Saudi Arabia has extended its suspension of commercial passenger flights by at least one week and possibly two amid concerns over a new variant of the coronavirus. Saudi Arabia will however allow flights in "exceptional cases", an interior ministry official said according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Sun | Read more|

Protesting Farmers Clang Thalis As PM Addresses "Mann Ki Baat"

December 27, 2020
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Farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm sector laws clanged thalis and raised slogans as Prime Minister's monthly radio address Mann ki Baat was broadcast this morning. The protest took place at three spots -- Singhu border, Faridkot in Punjab and Rohtak in BJP-ruled Haryana. | Read more|

"We Do Nothing To Prevent Next One": WHO Chief's Warning On Pandemics

December 27, 2020
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The coronavirus crisis will not be the last pandemic, and attempts to improve human health are "doomed" without tackling climate change and animal welfare, the World Health Organization's chief said. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also condemned the "dangerously short-sighted" cycle of throwing cash at outbreaks but doing | Read more|

UK Mutant Variant Continues Global Spread Despite Containment Efforts

December 27, 2020
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The highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus first detected in England had by Saturday been documented in several European countries, as well as Canada, Japan, Australia and Lebanon, despite efforts to curb its spread through massive global disruptions in travel and movement. Fears over the fast-spreading form o | Read more|

BJP To Hold 25 Webinars To Push "One Nation, One Election" Plan: Report

December 27, 2020
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The BJP will organise nearly 25 webinars over the next few days on the issue of "one nation, one election", as it seeks to build popular support for what has been a strong plank of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Party sources said its senior leaders, besides members of academia and legal fraternity, will be attending th | Read more|

Farmers To Hold Meet Day After PM Modi's Fresh Appeal

December 26, 2020
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Forty farm unions will hold a meeting today at 2 PM to chalk out their future course of action and take a decision on holding talks with the centre as the deadlock continues over the new agricultural laws. The agitation near Delhi borders, which began late November, has entered its 31st day. The fresh discussions betwe | Read more|

Trinamool Supporters Surround Rebel MP's Car Outside BJP Office

December 26, 2020
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Trinamool Congress workers showed black flags, shouted slogans and surrounded the vehicle of rebel party MP Sunil Mondal in Kolkata this morning, just as he was arriving at the BJP office in Hastings for a felicitation programme. Mr Mondal had joined the BJP in the presence of Amit Shah on December 19, along with sever | Read more|