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"Government Alert, No Need To Panic": Health Minister On UK Virus Strain

December 21, 2020
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The government is fully alert about the new strain of coronavirus reported in the United Kingdom, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today, stressing that "there's no need to panic". Canada, Saudi Arabia, and several European countries have temporarily banned flights from the UK over the new virus strain, believed to b | Read more|

Farmers Start Relay Hunger Strike; Centre Says Choose Next Date For Talks

December 21, 2020
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An indefinite relay hunger strike starts today against the government's new agricultural laws as farmers harden stand amid protests that began late November around Delhi borders. After five rounds of negotiations failed, the government on Sunday asked the protesting farmers to choose a date for the next round of talks. | Read more|

"Will Consider CAA As Soon As Covid Vaccination Starts": Amit Shah

December 21, 2020
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Slamming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the recent attack on BJP chief JP Nadda's convoy, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted the centre has the right to summon state IPS officers responsible for providing him security for central deputation, and asked the TMC to go through the rules befor | Read more|

Warned About Accepting Foreign Funds, Says Punjab's Biggest Farmer Group

December 20, 2020
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One of the leading farmers' groups playing a big role in the protests has been accused of accepting foreign funds without proper clearances. The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) -- the largest and most dominant in Punjab with a huge follower base -- has been issued warning by a bank and told to get mandatory registratio | Read more|

"PM Lost Support": Nepal Parliament Dissolved Amid Ruling Party Feud

December 20, 2020
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Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari today dissolved the country's parliament on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli following a political stalemate over an executive order issued last week. The decision to seek the disbandment of the House of Representatives was taken at an emergency meeting of the Cabin | Read more|

Young Indian doctor charges Rs10 to treat patients

December 19, 2020
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In an era where exorbitant charges of medical care has made it impossible for the poor to get treatment at private hospitals in India, a young doctor in Andhra Pradesh has become a shining example of serving humanity. | Read more|

US bans China's top chipmaker from using American technology

December 19, 2020
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China's top chipmaker was already having a rough week. Now its problems are getting much worse. The US government on Friday slapped harsh restrictions on Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) as the Trump administration continues to pile pressure on Chinese firms during its final weeks. | Read more|

"Appeal With Folded Hands, Ready To Discuss All Issues": PM To Farmers

December 18, 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, strongly defending farm laws that have triggered massive protests near Delhi, said today he was ready "with folded hands" to discuss every issue with farmers and allay their fear. As per news report of NDTV, he also said any talk about the new laws doing away with MSP or Minimum Support Pr | Read more|

CBI Says Hathras Victim Was Gang-Raped, Killed

December 18, 2020
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The four accused in the alleged gang-rape and torture of a young Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras in September were today charged by the CBI of gang-rape and murder, over three months after the incident that triggered outrage across across the nation. | Read more|

"India Our True Friend": Sheikh Hasina On 1971 War At Summit With PM Modi

December 17, 2020
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India is our true friend," the country's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, thanking India for its support during 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. Ms Hasina was addressing a virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day after the 50th anniversary of India's win over Pakistan in the 1971 war that lead to the birth o | Read more|

Mamata Banerjee Fumes At Centre's Order On IPS Officers "Before Election"

December 17, 2020
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Mamata Banerjee today blasted the centre for ordering three top officers out of Bengal, calling it a brazen attempt to control her state by proxy. In tweets, the West Bengal Chief Minister called said the centre's move, ahead of elections due next year, was against the tenets of a federal structure. | Read more|

Farmers' Protest Legitimate, But Can't Go On Without Talks: Supreme Court

December 17, 2020
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The farmers' protest at the borders of Delhi -- which is on its 23rd day -- must continue and the national capital cannot be blocked, the Supreme Court said today while hearing a series of petitions on the issue. The court said it would refer the matter to a vacation bench and suggested that the government not take an | Read more|

"No Man Can Buy Asaduddin Owaisi": AIMIM Chief Slams Mamata Banerjee

December 16, 2020
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"Never was a man born who can buy Asaduddin Owaisi with money," the AIMIM chief said today, hitting back at Mamata Banerjee after the Bengal Chief Minister said the BJP is "spending crores of rupees to bring in a party from Hyderabad to divide Muslim votes", in an apparent reference to Mr Owaisi's party. The Lok Sabha | Read more|

PM-CARES Public Or Private Fund? Documents Reveal Contradiction

December 16, 2020
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s the PM-CARES fund set up for Covid a private or government trust? While it has been defined as a government trust for the purpose of corporate donations, a clause in the trust documents calls it a private entity, which leaves it exempt from RTI scrutiny. | Read more|

Centre-Farmers' Committee, Suggests Supreme Court, Or "Talks Will Fail"

December 16, 2020
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The farmers' protest will soon become a "national issue", the Supreme Court said today, suggesting that a solution be found urgently through negotiations. The Centre's negotiations "do not work and is bound to fail again," the court said, suggesting a panel be formed with representatives from all stakeholders -- the fa | Read more|