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Occupying Public Places Like Shaheen Bagh Not Acceptable: Supreme Court

October 7, 2020
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Protesters cannot occupy public places indefinitely, the Supreme Court said this morning in a hugely influential verdict on a batch of petitions against the anti-citizenship law protests at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that cleared the parliament last year. "Dissent and demo | Read more|

Single-day spike of 61,267 COVID-19 infections

October 6, 2020
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The daily spike in coronavirus infections dropped below 65,000 on Tuesday and the total recoveries surpassed 56 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 84.70 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry. However, the COVID-19 caseload rose to 66,85,082 with 61,267 new infections, the data updated at 8 am showed. | Read more|

Trump discharged from hospital after 4 days

October 6, 2020
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US President Donald Trump has returned to the White House after being discharged from a military hospital where he was under treatment for the deadly coronavirus since Friday, telling his followers that he would be back on the campaign trail soon, and not to be "afraid" of the disease and not let it "dominate" their li | Read more|

50% Occupancy, Seat Markings, Other SOPs As Cinemas Open On October 15

October 6, 2020
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Fifty per cent occupancy, staggered show timings, social distancing, thermal screening, adequate protection gear for the staff, and compulsorily providing phone numbers for "contact tracing" are among the guidelines issued for operation of cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes from October 15. They were recently allow | Read more|

COVID-19 cases in India breach 66-lakh mark

October 5, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload went past 66 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 55,86,703, pushing the recovery rate to 84.34 per cent, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. | Read more|

CBI Raids Congress's DK Shivakumar's Premises In Alleged Corruption Case

October 5, 2020
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The CBI began raids this morning in an alleged corruption case against Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar in Karnataka, Mumbai and Delhi. Today's raids - being carried out at 14 locations - have been called by the Congress as an "attempt to derail our preparation for bypolls" in Karnataka. | Read more|

Tokyo Meltdown: A Piece Of Hardware Took Down $6 Trillion Stock Market

October 5, 2020
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At 7:04 a.m. on an autumn Thursday in Tokyo, the stewards of the world's third-largest equity market realized they had a problem. A data device critical to the Tokyo Stock Exchange's trading system had malfunctioned, and the automatic backup had failed to kick in. It was less than an hour before the system, called Arro | Read more|

Delhi Schools To Remain Shut Till October 31 Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

October 4, 2020
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All schools in Delhi will remain shut till October 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Sunday afternoon. The Delhi government had earlier ordered schools in the national capital to close till October 5, but allowed online classes - which have become the norm in recent weeks | Read more|

Demands For 'Justice For Accused' At Gathering Near Hathras Victim's Home

October 4, 2020
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Justice should be given to the men accused of gang raping the 20-year-old woman from Hathras, a meet of the so-called upper caste men in Hathras has demanded. The demand came days after the postmortem report from the Forensic Sciences Laboratory said the woman, who belongs to the Scheduled Castes, was not raped. The al | Read more|

"We Won't Let Them Destroy Farmers": Rahul Gandhi Hits Out At Government

October 4, 2020
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The Congress will not let the Narendra Modi government destroy farmers, Rahul Gandhi said in Punjab's Moga today as he kick-started a three-day tractor rally to protest against the controversial farm bills. Rahul Gandhi, who has been severely critical of the set three laws, declared that the centre's only aim was to de | Read more|

Union minister Paswan undergoes heart surgery

October 4, 2020
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Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party patron Ram Vilas Paswan has undergone a heart surgery, his son Chirag Paswan said on Sunday. Ram Vilas Paswan (74), who has been in active politics for more than five decades and is one of the country's most noted Dalit leaders, has been hospitalised for the last few weeks. | Read more|

Five pubs raided in Bengaluru to check drug menace

October 4, 2020
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The Central Crime Branch police raided five pubs in the city as part of its crackdown against the drug menace. The searches were carried out on Saturday night, they said. "In the drugs case investigation, we found that generally drugs are taken in some pubs. So, search warrants were taken and five pubs searched yesterd | Read more|

COVID-19 cases in India breach 65-lakh mark

October 4, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload went past 65 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 55 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The recovery rate stands at 84.13 per cent. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 65,49,373 with 75,829 people testing positive f | Read more|

PM Modi inaugurates world's longest highway tunnel in Rohtang

October 3, 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the strategically important all-weather Atal Tunnel, which reduces the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 km and the travel time by four to five hours, at Rohtang in Himachal Pradesh. Atal Tunnel, built by the Border Roads Organisation, is the longest highway tunn | Read more|

Trump doing well, undergoing Remdesivir therapy: WH doctor

October 3, 2020
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US President Donald Trump, who was shifted to a military hospital after being tested positive for COVID-19, is undergoing Remdesivir therapy and is "doing well", the White House physician has said. The Trump administration had issued an emergency use authorisation for Remdesivir earlier this year after the drug showed | Read more|

UP Top Cop To Visit Hathras Amid Row Over Handling Of Alleged Rape-Murder

October 3, 2020
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The Director-General of Uttar Pradesh Police, HC Awasthy, will visit Hathras today amid controversy over the local administration's handling of the alleged gang rape and murder of a 20-year-old Dalit woman, by four men from the so-called upper caste, last month. HC Awasthy, the UP DGP, will be accompanied by Additional | Read more|

US President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19

October 2, 2020
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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted on Friday, a development that is likely to bring to standstill his hectic election campaign. "Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediatel | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally comes close to 64 lakh-mark

October 2, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload inched closer to 64 lakh-mark with 81,484 infections reported in a day, while the number of people who recuperated from the disease crossed 53 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 83.70 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Friday. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country mounte | Read more|

Pentagon Okays $90 Million Sale Of Spares For India's Super Hercules Fleet

October 2, 2020
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The Pentagon has approved India's request to buy USD 90 million worth of equipment, spare parts and logistical support for its fleet of C-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft. In its notification to the Congress, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said the proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national s | Read more|

Actor "Hijacking MeToo": Anurag Kashyap, Accused Of Rape, Hits Out

October 2, 2020
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A day after he was questioned by the Mumbai police in a rape case filed by an actor last week, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap today issued a statement denying any truth in the allegations levelled against him. The Producer-Director has documentary proof to establish that the complaint against him was an "outright lie", the s | Read more|

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 63-lakh mark

October 1, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload crossed the 63-lakh mark with 86,821 infections being reported in a day, while 52,73,201 people have recuperated so far, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The recovery rate stands at 83.53 per cent. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 63,12,584, while the deat | Read more|

State-level wrestler shot dead in UP's Baghpat

October 1, 2020
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A state-level wrestler was shot dead and his friend seriously injured in Luhari village here, police said on Thursday. Akash (19) and Bharat (21) were shot at by four people on Wednesday night, Superintendent of Police Abhishek Singh said. | Read more|

Amid Hathras Outrage, UP 22-Year-Old Drugged, Allegedly Gang Raped, Dies

October 1, 2020
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Amid outrage in the country over the gang rape and death of a young woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, another similar case has been reported from the state. A little more than 500 km from Hathras, a 22-year-old Dalit woman died after being allegedly raped and assaulted on Tuesday evening, when the attention of the coun | Read more|

Hathras Sealed Ahead Of Gandhis' Visit; Officials Cite Covid

October 1, 2020
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Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra plan to visit Hathras in Uttar Pradesh today to meet the family of the 20-year-old woman who died after being gang-raped and tortured and whose dead-of-night cremation by the UP police has provoked nationwide outrage. However, the visit may soon escalate into a face-off; the Congr | Read more|

Japan 'Twitter killer' pleads guilty to murders

October 1, 2020
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A Japanese man has pleaded guilty to murdering nine people after contacting them on Twitter, in a high-profile case that has shocked the country. Dubbed the "Twitter killer", Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested in 2017 after body parts were found in his flat. He told a court in Tokyo on Wednesday that the allegations again | Read more|