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Delhi Cancels Kanwar Yatra, Day After UP Calls Off Religious Event

July 18, 2021
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Kanwar Yatra has been called off in Delhi in view of the pandemic, just a day after the Uttar Pradesh government banned the religious event. No celebrations, processions or gatherings related to the yatra, scheduled from July 25, will be allowed in the national capital, said an official order on Sunday. | Read more|

British PM To Self-Isolate When Not Working As Minister Tests Covid+ve

July 18, 2021
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister Rishi Sunak will be limited to working from their offices and subject to daily COVID-19 testing after being identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for the virus.Health minister Sajid Javid on Saturday said he had tested positive for COVID-19. | Read more|

Haryana Extends Covid Lockdown Till July 26, Earlier Relaxations To Continue

July 18, 2021
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The Haryana government on Sunday extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state by another week, till July 26, while allowing restaurants, bars and clubs to open for one more hour, up to 11 pm. According to the an order issued by Chief Secretary Vijai Vardhan, "The Mahamari Alert-Surakshit Haryana is extended for anoth | Read more|

Have an open mind on forging alliance for Uttar Pradesh polls: Priyanka Gandhi

July 18, 2021
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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said her party is “open-minded” about forging an alliance with other political parties for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. Asked whether the Congress will go it alone on all the 403 assembly seats in the state or align with some political party, the party | Read more|

Danish Siddiqui’s body to be buried at graveyard of Jamia Millia Islamia

July 18, 2021
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The body of Danish Siddiqui, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who was killed in Afghanistan, will be buried at the Jamia graveyard, Jamia Millia Islamia said on Sunday. The graveyard is usually reserved for bodies of Jamia employees, their spouses and minor children but the university vice-chancellor has said | Read more|

Rain fury claims 25 lives as fifth thunderstorm in a month batters Mumbai

July 18, 2021
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Twenty five people have died in rain-related incidents as incessant heavy downpour overnight during a major thunderstorm pummeled Mumbai, causing severe water logging and traffic disruptions in the financial capital on Sunday, news agency PTI reported quoting officials. The Western Railway and Central Railway briefly s | Read more|

Ashraf Ghani slams Pakistan for Afghan crisis

July 17, 2021
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With Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan listening, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Friday lashed out at him and Pakistan’s military for supporting the Taliban. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar slammed Islamabad for “blocking connectivity” with landlocked Afghanistan. | Read more|

3 Dead As 30 People Fall Into Well In Madhya Pradesh

July 16, 2021
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At least three people have died after about 30 villagers fell into a well during a rescue operation in Madhya Pradesh's Vidisha district on Thursday, the police said. Nineteen people have been rescued and rushed to a hospital. | Read more|

Taliban offers ceasefire for return of prisoners

July 16, 2021
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The Taliban have proposed a three-month ceasefire in Afghanistan in return for the release of 7,000 captured fighters, a government official said. Nader Nadery, an Afghan government negotiator, described the proposal as a "big demand". | Read more|

WHO declares 3rd wave of Covid-19 pandemic

July 16, 2021
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The World Health Organization is warning that the Covid-19 pandemic has entered the "early stages of a third wave" as the fast-spreading Delta variant of the virus causes cases to spike, wiping out progress made through vaccines. | Read more|

Mamata Banerjee Plans Trip To Meet Sonia Gandhi, Other Opposition Chiefs

July 15, 2021
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Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be in Delhi on July 25 as political activity, targeted at the 2024 national elections, spikes in the national capital, sources said. This is the first visit of Ms Banerjee after her landslide victory in the Bengal assembly elections in May. The victory, achieved in face of the | Read more|

China Senior Diplomat Urges Pakistan To Investigate Bus Blast

July 15, 2021
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Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi urged Pakistan to investigate a blast on a bus that killed 13 people, including nine Chinese workers, but stopped short of calling it an attack, according to a post on Thursday on the foreign ministry's website. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson called the Wednesday blast a bomb at | Read more|

Sedition Law "Colonial", Why Don't You Drop It, Supreme Court Asks Centre

July 15, 2021
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Describing the British-era sedition law as "colonial", the Supreme Court today questioned whether the law was "still necessary after 75 years of Independence". The law is a serious threat to the functioning of institutions and holds "enormous power" for misuse with no accountability for the executive, the court said, c | Read more|