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Two militants killed in encounter in J-K

July 17, 2020
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Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation early Friday morning in Nagnad area of the district following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. | Read more|

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrives in Leh

July 17, 2020
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Leh on Friday on a day-long visit to carry out a comprehensive review of the security scenario in the region in wake of the border row with China. Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Army chief Gen M M Naravane are accompanying Singh on the visit. Singh is set to visit S | Read more|

Record single-day surge of nearly 35k COVID cases

July 17, 2020
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With a record single day surge of 34,956 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past ten lakh on Friday, just three days after it crossed the nine-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data.The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to?10,03,832, while death toll mounted to 25,602 with the highest n | Read more|

Biden, Gates, other Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

July 16, 2020
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Unidentified hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities and major companies Wednesday in an apparent Bitcoin scam. The ruse included bogus tweets from former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionai | Read more|

India records over 30,000 COVID-19 cases in single day

July 16, 2020
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COVID-19 cases in India crossed the 30,000 mark in a single day for the first time pushing the tally to 9,68,876 on Thursday, while the death toll climbed to 24,915 with 606 people succumbing to the disease, according to the Union Health Ministry data. With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 6,12,814, wh | Read more|

Odisha starts plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 patients

July 16, 2020
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The Odisha government on Thursday commenced plasma therapy for the treatment of COVID- 19 patients at a hospital in Cuttack, an official said. The procedure was conducted on a 48-year-old patient at the Ashwini Hospital for the first time in the state, technical advisor to the health department Dr Jayant Panda said. "T | Read more|

Banning TikTok takes a big espionage tool away from China: US NSA

July 15, 2020
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China will lose "a big tool" of espionage and surveillance if America and some western European countries ban Chinese apps like TikTok as done by India, US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has said. India last month banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to the sov | Read more|

Single-day spike of 29,429 COVID-19 cases in India

July 15, 2020
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India registered a record single-day jump of 29,429 COVID-19 cases pushing its tally to 9,36,181 on Wednesday, while the death toll climbed to 24,309 with 582 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. | Read more|

Toll plaza staff thrashed in UP's Greater Noida

July 15, 2020
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A staff of a toll plaza on a national expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar was allegedly thrashed by over half-a-dozen men peeved over being asked to pay the tax, police said on Wednesday. An FIR has been lodged into the incident that took place at the toll plaza on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Grea | Read more|

Pilot involved in horse trading, says Gehlot

July 15, 2020
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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday accused rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot of involvement in horse trading with the BJP to topple his government in the state. Pilot was removed from the posts of the Rajasthan deputy chief minister and the state Congress president on Tuesday amid a tussle for power wi | Read more|

Pilot sacked as deputy CM, party's Rajasthan unit chief

July 14, 2020
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The Congress on Tuesday sacked Sachin Pilot from the posts of Rajasthan's deputy chief minister and the party's state unit chief. Cracking the whip on the rebel party leader, the party also removed his loyalists Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena from the state cabinet. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Governor Kalraj Mi | Read more|

China's trade rises as economy recovers from virus slump

July 14, 2020
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China's imports of US goods rose 10.6 per cent in June over a year ago and its global trade also increased in a fresh sign the world's second-largest economy is gradually recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. China's global imports rose 3 per cent to USD 167.2 billion, rebounding from May's 3.3 per cent decline, cu | Read more|

Cipla gets USFDA nod for rare genetic condition treatment drug

July 14, 2020
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Drug major Cipla on Tuesday said it has received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for Icatibant Injectable, indicated for treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema - a rare genetic condition - in adults. Cipla's Icatibant injectable pre-filled syringe in the strength | Read more|

Priyanka Gandhi to vacate govt accommodation by August 1

July 14, 2020
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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said she would be vacating her government accommodation in Lodhi Estate here by August 1, terming as "fake news" reports that she had sought more time to do so. The government had on July 1 issued an eviction notice to the Congress leader, asking her to vacate the 35, Lo | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 9 lakh with 28,498 fresh cases

July 14, 2020
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With 28,498 fresh cases recorded in a day, India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past nine lakh on Tuesday, just three days after it crossed the eight-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data. The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 9,06,752 and the death toll mounted to 23,727 with 553 people s | Read more|

"Not Joining BJP": Sachin Pilot

July 13, 2020
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Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who has declared an open revolt against the Congress, said today that he is "not joining the BJP". His assertion to NDTV came amid reports of his likely meeting with BJP chief JP Nadda today. | Read more|

Mexico tops 35,000 deaths, 4th highest toll

July 13, 2020
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Mexican officials say the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has passed 35,000, making it the country with the fourth highest total. A count by Johns Hopkins University has only the United States, Brazil and Britain with more confirmed deaths from the new coronavirus. Sunday's rise to 35,006 confirmed deaths moved Mex | Read more|

BJP leader found hanging in North Dinajpur

July 13, 2020
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Senior BJP leader Debendra Nath Ray, was found hanging near his home in Hemtabad area of North Dinajpur district on Monday morning, police sources said. Ray had contested and won the Hemtabad assembly segment -- a reserved seat for Scheduled Castes -- on a CPI(M) ticket but had switched over to the BJP last year after | Read more|

I-T raids in Delhi, Jaipur in tax evasion case

July 13, 2020
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The Income Tax Department is conducting searches in four cities, including Delhi and Jaipur, in connection with a tax evasion case against a Rajasthan-based jewellery group, officials said on Monday. They said the raids have been launched early morning in Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Kota. | Read more|

Australia to offer residence option to 10,000 Hong Kongers

July 12, 2020
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The Australian government says it will offer around 10,000 Hong Kong passport holders currently living in Australia a chance to apply for permanent residence once their current visas expire. Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government believes China's imposition of a new tough national security law on the semi-autonomou | Read more|

Rajasthan crisis: Kapil Sibal says he is worried for Congress

July 12, 2020
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After Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused the BJP of trying to topple his government, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday was the first to go public on the crisis saying he he was worried for the party. Seeking a quick resolution of the "crisis", he asked when would the party leadership "wake up". "W | Read more|

Militant killed in encounter in J-K's Baramulla

July 12, 2020
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An unidentified militant was on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation around midnight in Reban area of Sopore town following information about presence of militants there, a police | Read more|

Stricter lockdown on weekends in UP

July 12, 2020
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The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to impose stricter lockdown across the state on weekends to stop the coronavirus spread, a senior official said on Sunday. The decision has come amid a spike in the number of infection cases, which had crossed 35,000 on Saturday. | Read more|

India at good position in COVID-19 battle: Shah

July 12, 2020
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India is at a "good position" in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic and the country will fight the disease with determination and enthusiasm, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday. | Read more|

Reliance closes deal with 4 investors, gets Rs 30,062 cr

July 11, 2020
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After Facebook Inc, Reliance Industries has closed deals to sell a minority stake in its digital arm to four other investors, receiving a total of over Rs 30,062 crore. In a regulatory filing, Reliance said it has closed sale of 6.13 per cent stake in Jio Platforms with L Catterton, The Public Investment Fund, Silver L | Read more|

Singapore PM Lee returns to power with clear mandate

July 11, 2020
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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has secured a clear mandate with his ruling People's Action Party (PAP) winning 83 of the 93 contested parliamentary seats in the general election held amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Opposition gaining ground by winning a record 10 seats. The ruling party, in power since | Read more|

Dubey faced 61 FIRs - 8 of murders involving at least 15 killings

July 11, 2020
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Gangster Vikas Dubey killed by police in an encounter faced a total of 61 criminal cases, including eight of murder involving the killing of at least 15 people. The last murder case registered in the Chaubeypur police station of the district following the ambush of a police team by his henchmen alone accounts for the k | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally reaches 8.2 lakh with 27,114 new cases

July 11, 2020
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With a record single-day increase of 27,114 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past the eight-lakh mark on Saturday, just four days after crossing the seven-lakh post, according to health ministry data. This was the eighth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country increased by more than 22,000 | Read more|

Covid-19 death toll in Pakistan crosses 5,000-mark

July 10, 2020
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The coronavirus death toll in Pakistan crossed the 5,000-mark on Friday with 75 new fatalities, the health ministry said. According to the Ministry of National Health Services, another 2,751 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the national tally to 243,599. | Read more|