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Why India will enter 21st at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

July 23, 2021
Newsdesk

At the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, India will be 21st out of 205 contingents in the Parade of Nations. The United Arab Emirates will be among the first 10 entrants, while Australia and Austria will enter after Ukraine and Uruguay. The teams enter the stadium in alphabetical order according to the language selected | Read more|

IED-laden drone shot down near LOC in Jammu and Kashmir

July 23, 2021
Newsdesk

A drone carrying around 5 kilograms of improvised explosive device (IED) was shot down early on Friday by Kashmir Police in Akhnoor’s Gurah Pattan area near the Line of Control. This comes weeks after a drone had dropped explosives on an Air Force base in Jammu. | Read more|

Australia, Under Lockdown, Sees Jump In Covid Cases

July 21, 2021
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Australia's two largest states reported sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a blow to hopes that lockdown orders would be lifted with more than half the country's population under stay-at-home orders. | Read more|

No Oxygen Deaths? Opposition Takes On Centre

July 21, 2021
Newsdesk

No data was provided by states on deaths due to oxygen shortage - this statement by the Centre has led to a huge political backlash. At the peak of second Covid wave, the struggle among India's hospitals and patients had captured global attention. | Read more|

Rocket Attack On Afghan Capital As President Performs Eid Prayers

July 20, 2021
Newsdesk

At least three rockets landed near the Afghan presidential palace on Tuesday as Ashraf Ghani and a group of other leaders marked the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha with prayers in the garden. Although there was no immediate claim of responsibility, it was the first rocket attack on Kabul since the Taliban l | Read more|

"Alarming State Of Affairs": Supreme Court Scolds Kerala Over Bakrid Move

July 20, 2021
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Kerala's move to "give in to pressure groups" and announce a three-day relaxation of Covid curbs for Bakrid (Eid-ul-Azha) has alarmed the Supreme Court which today said this was "wholly uncalled for". However, it did not cancel the government notification that eased the lockdown in the state. "Alarming state of affairs | Read more|

US Tells Pakistan To "Swiftly Complete" 27-Point Action Plan On Terror

July 20, 2021
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The US has urged Pakistan to continue working with anti terror-financing agency FATF to "swiftly complete" its 27-point action plan by demonstrating that terrorism financing probes and prosecutions target terrorists and commanders of the UN-designated terror groups. At its virtual plenary meeting last month, the Paris- | Read more|