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India Has Rights Issues, Situation Improving In J&K: US State Department

March 31, 2021
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India has several significant human rights issues, including restrictions on freedom of expression and the press, corruption and tolerance of violations of religious freedom, a report of the US state department said on Tuesday. The report notes that the government has taken steps to improve the human rights situation i | Read more|

Covid Bed Allotment Through "War Rooms", Not Hospitals: Mumbai's Plan

March 30, 2021
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As coronavirus cases continue to rise in Mumbai, the city's civic body is preparing for a possible shortage of hospital beds, thus adding and reserving more beds for Covid patients. At private hospitals, all ICU beds and 80 per cent of all Covid beds will be reserved for centralised allotment to patients through the ci | Read more|

17 held after violence at Nanded gurdwara

March 30, 2021
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The police have arrested 17 people who were part of a huge mob that resorted to violence after being denied permission to take out the annual Hola Mohalla procession because of Covid-19 restrictions. Sikhs celebrate Hola Mohalla around the time of Holi every year and display their martial skills during the festival. | Read more|

Myanmar Air Strike On Thai Border

March 28, 2021
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Myanmar army fighter jets launched air strikes on Saturday on a village near the Thai border in territory controlled by an armed ethnic group, the group said, as fears grow of civil war following last month's military coup. | Read more|

COVID-19: Over 62,000 New Covid Cases in India

March 27, 2021
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India recorded 62,258 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day jump October 16, taking the total Covid caseload to over 1.19 crore. The number of fresh infections is 5.3 per cent higher than yesterday's. 291 deaths in the last 24 hours have pushed the total death count to 1,61,240. | Read more|

"Supplied More Vaccines Globally Than Vaccinated Our Own," India Tells UN

March 27, 2021
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India has supplied more COVID-19 vaccines globally than vaccinated its own people, the country has told the UN General Assembly and cautioned that vaccine inequity will defeat the collective global resolve to contain the coronavirus as the disparity in the accessibility of vaccines will affect the poorest nations the m | Read more|

Stuck In Suez: Thousands of Animals Crammed Into Hulls Of 10 Ships

March 27, 2021
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Of all the millions of tons of cargo that's piled up in the Suez Canal, none is more delicate than the animals crammed into the hulls of several of the ships. Little information is available, with neither canal officials nor shipping executives willing to talk, but data compiled by Bloomberg indicate as many as 10 vess | Read more|

30 Seats In Bengal, 47 In Assam Vote In Phase 1 Of Polls Today

March 27, 2021
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Bengal and Assam began voting today in the first phase of Assembly elections for each state. Voting is taking place in 30 seats in Bengal and 47 in Assam. In Bengal, the ruling Trinamool and the opposition BJP - who have waged an often vicious campaign over the past few weeks - will each be eager to make a strong start | Read more|

Over 59,000 New Covid Cases India's Biggest 1-Day Spike Since Mid-October

March 26, 2021
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India saw a huge spike of 59,118 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the government data showed this morning, taking the country's tally to 1,18,46,652 total infections. With active cases yet again crossing the four lakh-mark, the alarming surge in infections over the last two weeks in the country has been th | Read more|

On Camera, Delhi Cops' 'Spiderman' Act To Save 3 Trapped In Fire

March 26, 2021
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Swift response by Delhi Police personnel saved three people, including an 87-year-old woman, who were trapped in their house after a fire broke out. The policemen rushed to save the family in south Delhi's Greater Kailash-1 after they got a distress call at 6:55 am today. | Read more|

"Draconian": Tejashwi Yadav Slams New Bill That Empowers Armed Police

March 24, 2021
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Unprecedented scenes played out in the Bihar assembly on Tuesday as opposition MLAs in Bihar were dragged on the floor, manhandled by security personnel during a protest against a bill that was termed as a "draconian act which will give absolute powers to police" by the state's main opposition leader, Tejashwi Yadav. | Read more|