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US Senate Convenes Rare Weekend Session Over $1 Trillion Infrastructure Deal

August 1, 2021
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Senate in a rare Saturday session worked on a bill that would spend $1 trillion on roads, rail lines and other infrastructure, as lawmakers from both parties sought to advance President Joe Biden's top legislative priority. The ambitious plan has the backing of Democrats and Republicans alike and has already cleared tw | Read more|

AIIMS Chief On "Super-Spreader Events", Booster Doses And Vaccines

August 1, 2021
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The pandemic is not yet over, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria reminded on Saturday as he spoke to NDTV about the link between the spike in fresh Covid cases in the hill states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh amid tourist rush. He also shared that there's not enough evidence yet on the need of booster jabs. | Read more|

As Opposition digs in heels on Pegasus, govt may curtail House session

July 31, 2021
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With the Pegasus row disrupting Parliament for the ninth straight day, sources said on Friday that the government is “seriously considering the curtailment of the Monsoon Session”. The session, which began on July 19, was to go on until August 13. “The government is ready to discuss every people-related issue in | Read more|

Raids Across J&K Over Drone Attack At Jammu Airbase, Another Terror Case

July 31, 2021
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Raids are being carried out across Jammu and Kashmir at 14 locations over investigations linked to two cases. The raids come weeks after an attack on an Indian military facility at the Air Force base in Jammu Airport where drones were used. The other case is linked to terror group Lashkar-e-Mustafa, working "at the beh | Read more|

India records 41,649 new Covid cases; active cases rise for 4th day

July 31, 2021
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India recorded 41,649 coronavirus cases and 593 fatalities in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry’s latest update. With this, the country’s total Covid caseload is now at 3,16,13,993, while the death toll stands at 4,23,810. | Read more|

22 Prisoners Injured As Barrack Wall Collapses In Madhya Pradesh Jail

July 31, 2021
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Twenty-two prisoners were injured, one of them grievously, after a wall of a barrack in Bhind district jail of Madhya Pradesh collapsed early on Saturday, an official said. The wall of barrack number 6 caved in around 5.10 am, Bhind Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh told PTI over phone. | Read more|

CCTV Of Jharkhand Judge's Murder Spurs Outrage, Raised In Supreme Court

July 29, 2021
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The death of a judge in Jharkhand on Wednesday in what was initially believed to be a hit-and-run has taken a chilling turn with security footage of the incident leading to a murder investigation. As the killing generated shock and rage, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said he had spoken to the Jharkhand High Court an | Read more|

Afghanistan has to be free from malign influences: India on Pakistan

July 29, 2021
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Describing the atrocities being committed by the Taliban in their advance across Afghanistan as “deeply troubling”, visiting US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken said Wednesday that this does not speak well of Taliban “intentions” and “taking over power by force” cannot be a path to international recognit | Read more|

Both Houses adjourned till 2 PM as Opposition’s protest continues

July 29, 2021
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Ahead of the seventh day of the monsoon session of Parliament, Opposition Floor leaders from Rajya Sabha are slated to meet to chalk out a strategy to address the Pegasus snooping scandal, news agency ANI reported. “We only want discussion on Pegasus issue. For that, PM Modi and Home Minister’s presence is necessar | Read more|

"On Beach Whole Night": Row Over Goa Chief Minister's Remark In Rape Case

July 29, 2021
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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant - under pressure after the gang-rape of two minor girls, and an attack on two minor boys last week - has now been slammed for blaming the survivors and their parents, and appearing to absolve his government and the police of any responsibility. In utterly shocking comments made in the A | Read more|

BJP MLA Suspended For A Day By Delhi Speaker, Marshals Called In

July 29, 2021
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Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel suspended BJP MLA Om Prakash Sharma from the House for the day for making derogatory remarks against AAP MLAs on the first day of the monsoon session on Thursday. The Speaker also marshalled out Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators Vijender Gupta and Anil Bajpai for defying his | Read more|

Mission UP: BJP Plans Yatra With New Cabinet Ministers From State

July 29, 2021
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Ahead of a crucial Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh in a few months, the BJP is planning an outreach programme involving the seven leaders from the state who were inducted into the union cabinet in this month's much-hyped reshuffle. Each of them - six from the BJP and Anupriya Patel of the Apna Dal - has received ins | Read more|

Mizoram SOS to Centre: Free NH supply route, rail link disrupted

July 29, 2021
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In his truck parked near the police outpost at Lailapur, the last Assam town on the border with Mizoram, Munazari Khan tries to take a nap in the sweltering heat. He has been on the road for a week now. He set out from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh on July 20, carrying in his truck a consignment of mattresses for delivery | Read more|

Two Rockets Fired Near US Embassy In Baghdad: Reports

July 29, 2021
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Two rockets were fired early Thursday at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone which houses the US embassy, without causing any casualties or damage, an Iraqi security source told AFP. The dawn attack came as Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi was flying home from Washington after White House talks on Monday in which President | Read more|

Basavaraj Bommai, With BS Yediyurappa's Blessing, Takes Charge

July 28, 2021
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Basavaraj Bommai took oath as Karnataka Chief Minister today, succeeding BS Yediyurappa who resigned on Monday. Mr Bommai was sworn-in by recently-appointed Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot in a brief ceremony in state capital Bengaluru. Mr Yediyurappa was present on the stage. | Read more|

Lok Sabha adjourned as Opposition MPs raise slogans, tear business papers

July 28, 2021
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The Lok Sabha saw unruly scenes Wednesday as loud protests by Opposition MPs forced an adjournment. Even as Speaker Om Birla conducted the question hour amid the din, MPs from Congress-led UPA and TMC kept shouting slogans and raising placards standing in the well of the House, forcing an abrupt adjournment at 12:05 pm | Read more|

Kerala Opposition Demands Minister's Resignation In Assembly Ruckus Case

July 28, 2021
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The opposition Congress on Wednesday pressed for the resignation of the Kerala Education Minister after the Supreme Court dismissed a state government plea seeking withdrawal of a criminal case against Left Democratic Front (LDF) MLAs, including V Sivankutty, in connection with the ruckus inside the state Assembly in 2 | Read more|

President Ram Nath Kovind Condoles Loss Of Lives In Barabanki Accident

July 28, 2021
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President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday expressed grief at the loss of lives in an accident in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki and wished the injured a speedy recovery. The President in a tweet said, "Deeply pained by the news of the untimely death of many people in a road accident in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. In this hour of | Read more|