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Joe Biden Faces Tangle Of Sanctions In Talks With Iran

April 15, 2021
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Reviving the Iran nuclear deal would seem like a simple task for US President Joe Biden. Iran wants him to lift sanctions in exchange for Tehran's return to compliance. But as Iran and the United States resume indirect talks in Vienna led by the European Union, the Biden administration faces the question of which sanct | Read more|

Deepening Of Military Ties with India "Destined": Ex-US Defence Secretary

April 12, 2021
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A deepening partnership between the US and India in the military and security sphere is "destined to occur" as there is too much in common between the two large democracies that share really good values, according to former American defence secretary Ash Carter. Speaking at a US Chamber of Commerce hosted session, Mr C | Read more|

Sputnik 5 Vaccine For Use In India To Be Discussed At Key Meet Today

April 12, 2021
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The use of Russia's Covid vaccine Sputnik-V in India will be discussed by a committee of experts today in the middle of a record spike in virus cases in the country. The vaccine, manufactured in India by Dr Reddy's, has an effectiveness of 91.6 per cent, highest after the Moderna and Pfizer shots. | Read more|

₹ 50,000 Fine As Supreme Court Dismisses "Frivolous" Petition On Quran

April 12, 2021
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A petition asking for some verses to be removed from the Quran was dismissed today by the Supreme Court, which also fined the petitioner ₹ 50,000 for filing a "frivolous" request. Petitioner Sayed Wasim Rizvi, a former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman, had called for removing 26 verses in the Quran that he said | Read more|

"Genocide": Mamata Banerjee On Violence Outside Bengal Polling Booth

April 11, 2021
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Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has labelled the killing of four people in central force firing at Cooch Behar "a genocide" and said the victims were "sprayed with bullets in the chest and neck". "This is genocide. They have fired just like a fire spray. They should have fired below the wait. But they have fired | Read more|

Minor Among 5 Terrorists Killed In J&K, Had Option To Surrender: Cops

April 11, 2021
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Five terrorists were killed during two separate operations by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir today. Two security forces have also been injured, police said. A teenager, who had gone missing less than a week ago and was believed to have joined a local terrorist group, was among three suspected terrorist kille | Read more|

Irish Prime Minister Warns Against Return To Violence In Northern Ireland

April 11, 2021
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Irish prime minister Micheal Martin warned against a "spiral back" into sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland on Saturday, as a week-long streak of riots raised fears for the future of a fragile peace in the British province. Police issued no statements on unrest in Belfast on Saturday, and the streets appeared calm i | Read more|

"Show Courage, Share Full Chat": Prashant Kishor Vs BJP On Clubhouse Clip

April 10, 2021
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Prashant Kishor, Mamata Banerjee's election strategist for the Bengal polls, appears to say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "as popular as" the Chief Minister in the state in excerpts of a Clubhouse chat posted on Twitter by the BJP's Amit Malviya this morning. The bombshell audio clips dropped as Bengal voted in | Read more|

Man Claiming To Be At Capitol Riot Wanted To Bomb Amazon Data Center: FBI

April 10, 2021
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A Texas man who boasted about being on the U.S. Capitol steps during the Jan. 6 insurrection has been arrested by the FBI and accused of planning to detonate a bomb at a data center outside the District of Columbia in the hopes that doing so would cripple not just Internet traffic but also the FBI, CIA and other govern | Read more|

US Navy Holds Op Inside India's Exclusive Economic Zone "Without Consent"

April 9, 2021
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In a statement being looked at closely by the Indian government, the US Navy's 7th Fleet has said it conducted Freedom of Navigation Operations within India's exclusive economic zone off the Lakshadweep Islands without India's permission. As per news report of NDTV, this is in dissonance with India's maritime security | Read more|

1.31 Lakh COVID-19 Cases In India In New Daily High

April 9, 2021
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India has set another record of daily Covid cases with 1,31,968 infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the total case count to over 1.3 crore. The surge, much steeper than last year's first wave, has forced many states have imposed tight curbs. | Read more|

He Had $20 Billion, Then Lost It All In Two Days

April 9, 2021
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The sudden implosion of Bill Hwang's Archegos Capital Management in late March is one of the most spectacular failures in modern financial history: No individual has lost so much money so quickly. Before he lost it all-all $20 billion-Bill Hwang was the greatest trader you'd never heard of. | Read more|

26 Mumbai Vaccine Centres Shut, Maharashtra Flags After Centre's Charge

April 8, 2021
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Twenty-six vaccination centres have been shut in Mumbai, Maharashtra said today, adding that they are waiting for more vaccine doses from the Centre and the Union health ministry has been informed. Of the centres that shut, 23 centres are located in Navi Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has spoken | Read more|