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PM performs bhoomi pujan' for Ram temple in Ayodhya

August 5, 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday performed the bhoomi pujan' of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple in Ayodhya, bringing to fruition the BJP's mandir' movement that defined its politics for three decades and took it to the heights of power. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityana | Read more|

Transformation underway in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh: Jaishankar

August 5, 2020
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A transformation is underway in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday on the first anniversary of the Centre's decision to revoke the special status of the region. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar highlighted application of progressive laws, delivery of social justice, emp | Read more|

Trump says generals feel Beirut blast was likely an 'attack'

August 5, 2020
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President Donald Trump said US military generals have told him that they seem to feel the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, was a terrible attack likely caused by a bomb. Trump was asked why he called it an attack and not an accident, especially since Lebanese officials say th | Read more|

Heavy rains inundate parts of Thane, Palghar

August 5, 2020
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Several low-lying areas of Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra were inundated as heavy rains continued to lash the regions since Tuesday night, a district official said on Wednesday. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been stationed at both Thane and Palghar to deal with any eventualities, | Read more|

Accepted Bihar's Request For CBI Probe Into Sushant Rajput Case: Centre

August 5, 2020
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The centre today informed the Supreme Court that it has accepted the recommendation of the Bihar government for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, escalating politics in a case that is caught between two states, Bihar and Maharashtra. The recommendation h | Read more|

More Than 100 Killed In Huge Blast In Lebanon's Capital Beirut

August 5, 2020
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Rescuers searched for survivors in Beirut Wednesday after a cataclysmic explosion at the port sowed devastation across entire neighbourhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands and plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis. The blast, which appeared to have been caused by a fire igniting 2,750 tonnes of ammoniu | Read more|

Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Nitish Kumar Government Recommends CBI Probe

August 4, 2020
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommended a CBI investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput today, shortly after the actor's father pressed for it in a phone call. "Since the family has given its consent, we are recommending a CBI probe on the FIR which was lodged in Bihar," Nitish Kumar told NDTV. Maharas | Read more|

COVID-19 tally rises to 18,55,745 in India

August 4, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally increased to 18,55,745 with 52,050 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, while the recoveries crossed the 12-lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,938 with 803 fresh fatalities being reported in 24-hou | Read more|

Aam Aadmi Party to restructure Delhi unit: Gopal Rai

August 4, 2020
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The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to restructure its Delhi unit at assembly, district, ward, polling station and booth level, senior party leader and minister Gopal Rai said on Tuesday. The restructuring exercise is being undertaken with an eye on the 2022 municipal polls in the city. | Read more|

Odisha plans cage fish culture in reservoirs

August 4, 2020
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The Odisha government has come out with a new policy to promote cage fish culture in medium and large reservoirs in the state, officials said. The Fisheries and Animal Resources department of the state government has invited expression of interests (EOI) from interested farmers and entrepreneurs for availing long term | Read more|

US should get a very large percentage of TikTok sale proceeds: Trump

August 4, 2020
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President Donald Trump has demanded that the US treasury should get a substantial chunk of the TikTok sale proceeds, as he set September 15 as the deadline for the popular Chinese short video app to be out of business in the country unless it is bought by an American company. Trump was speaking to reporters at a White | Read more|

COVID-19 curfew imposed in Melbourne

August 3, 2020
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Australia on Sunday introduced sweeping new measures to control a growing coronavirus outbreak in its second-biggest city, including an overnight curfew and a ban on weddings for the first time during the pandemic. Despite a lockdown that began in early July, Melbourne has continued to report hundreds of new cases dail | Read more|

Lurking danger in SIM swap fraud: What is it?

August 3, 2020
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SIM hijacking is a dangerous form of digital hijacking, And it uses a really simple ruse. IT security experts describe 'SIM swapping' is a growing nightmare. It is difficult to figure out how many mobile phone users have been hit by a SIM swap fraud. Customers, the banks, phone companies and the courts are all drawn in | Read more|

IPL to be held in UAE from September

August 3, 2020
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in the UAE from 19 September, tournament organisers have confirmed. The 53 matches, including the final on 10 November, will be played across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. There will also be a Women's T20 Challenge, involving three teams, played during the IPL play-off wee | Read more|

Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

August 3, 2020
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The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran's government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found. The government's own records appear to show almost 42,000 people died with Covid-19 symptoms up to 20 July, versus 14,405 reported by its health ministry. The number of people kno | Read more|

Restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley, markets shut

August 3, 2020
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Restrictions were imposed in the Kashmir valley on Monday, with officials saying that the curbs have been enforced as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions come two days ahead of the first anniversary of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status. | Read more|

On Cop's "Forced Quarantine"; Nitish Kumar Speaks

August 3, 2020
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The turf war between Bihar Police and Mumbai Police over the probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput took a more serious turn after the Bihar police chief accused Mumbai Police of "forcibly" quarantining an officer sent to Mumbai to lead the probe. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has reacted to the tussle, | Read more|

Tested Positive For Coronavirus, Hospitalised, Tweets Union Home Minister

August 2, 2020
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Union home minister Amit Shah has tested positive for coronavirus, which has infected more than 17 lakh people in the country. Sources said he has been admitted to Medanta hospital, located in Haryana's Gurugram near Delhi. In a tweet, the minister said his health was "fine" but he was being hospitalised "on the advice | Read more|

Military commanders of India and China hold fifth round of talks

August 2, 2020
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Senior military commanders of India and China are holding a fresh round of talks on Sunday with an aim to ensure expeditious disengagement of troops from all the friction points along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, military sources said. It is the fifth round of corps commander-level talks in nearly two | Read more|

New Education Policy: Breakfast for school children besides mid-day meals

August 2, 2020
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The mid-day meals provided to students in government or aided schools should be supplemented by breakfast, the new National Education Policy (NEP) has proposed. As per news report of PTI, the policy which was approved by the Union Cabinet earlier this week has noted that morning hours after a nutritious breakfast can b | Read more|

Australia's Victoria state declares disaster, night curfew

August 2, 2020
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The premier of Australia's hard-hit Victoria state has declared a disaster among sweeping new coronavirus restrictions across Melbourne and elsewhere from Sunday night. An evening curfew will be implemented across Melbourne from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Premier Daniel Andrews says the state of disaster proclamation gave police | Read more|

India records highest one-day jump of 57,118 COVID-19 cases

August 1, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally reached 16,95,988 on Saturday with a record single-day increase of 57,118 cases, while the recoveries surged to 10,94,374, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 36,511 with 764 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 am sho | Read more|

Don't question Mumbai cops' ability to handle Sushant case: Uddhav

August 1, 2020
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that he deplored attempts to question the efficiency of the Mumbai Police in handling the probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He said the state police were capable of probing the case, an assertion which comes in the backdrop of growing clam | Read more|

US hits China anew for rights abuses in western Xinjiang

August 1, 2020
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The Trump administration took new aim at China on Friday by imposing sanctions on a major paramilitary organization in the country's western Xinjiang region and its commander for alleged human rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities. The State and Treasury departments announced the penalties as the White | Read more|

Himachal CM allocates portfolios to newly sworn-in ministers

August 1, 2020
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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur allocated portfolios to the three newly sworn-in ministers while also making changes in the departments held by other members of his cabinet. Following the reshuffle on Friday, Rajiv Saizal was given the health and family welfare portfolio. The chief minister himself was i | Read more|

South Korea arrests leader of church with big cluster

August 1, 2020
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South Korean prosecutors arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect Saturday as part of an investigation into allegations that the church hampered the government's anti-virus response after thousands of worshippers were infected in February and March. | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 16 lakh

July 31, 2020
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With a record single-day surge of 55,078 infections, India's COVID-19 caseload raced past 16 lakh on Friday, just two days after it reached the 15-lakh mark, while the number of recoveries rose to 10,57,805, according to Union Health Ministry data. | Read more|

Ashok Gehlot camp MLAs to be shifted to Jaisalmer

July 31, 2020
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The MLAs of the Ashok Gehlot camp, who have been staying at a hotel on the Jaipur- Delhi Highway amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, will be shifted to Jaisalmer on Friday, Congress sources said. The MLAs will be shifted after the Congress Legislature Party meeting in the hotel, the sources said, adding, Ch | Read more|

45 Kolkata Police personnel test positive for COVID-19

July 31, 2020
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At least 45 Kolkata Police personnel including two senior officers of the Detective Department have tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Friday. So far, over 1,100 police personnel have been infected by the virus, the official said. | Read more|

Belarus says Russians plotted attacks; Kremlin rolls eyes

July 31, 2020
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Belarusian authorities on Thursday accused more than 30 detained Russians of plotting terror attacks amid a presidential election campaign, allegations that Russian officials angrily rejected. The grave accusations mark an unprecedented spike in tensions between Russia and Belarus, which are neighbours and traditionall | Read more|