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"Threatened In Parliament, Warned Of Acid Attack": MP Accuses Shiv Sena

March 23, 2021
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Amaravati's independent MP Navneer Kaur Rana has alleged that the Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant threatened her in the lobby of the Lok Sabha, warning her of being jailed for talking in the House against the Maharashtra government. In what could be a more serious charge, she has also informed Speaker Om Birla of receiving a | Read more|

Thousands Of Unaccompanied Minors At Border, US Caught Unprepared

March 23, 2021
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The last three presidents have each had to grapple with the sudden arrival of thousands of unaccompanied migrant teenagers and children along the Mexico border, but the challenge facing President Joe Biden in recent weeks is an unprecedented one. Never before have so many minors arrived so fast. | Read more|

Maharashtra Home Minister's Video As Flight Ticket Contradicts 'Alibi'

March 23, 2021
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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, fending off allegations that he had discussed a Rs. 100-crore extortion racket with a controversial police officer at his home last month, has tweeted a video defending himself after the alibi put forth by his party chief Sharad Pawar yesterday raised questions. | Read more|

Secret India-Pakistan Peace Plan Brokered By UAE Royals: Report

March 22, 2021
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About 24 hours after military chiefs from India and Pakistan surprised the world last month with a rare joint commitment to respect a 2003 cease-fire agreement, the top diplomat of the United Arab Emirates popped over to New Delhi for a quick one-day visit. | Read more|

With 43,846 Covid Cases, India Sees Biggest Daily Rise In Nearly 4 Months

March 21, 2021
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India has added 43,846 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, setting another highest daily-high in nearly four months, amid a worrying surge in Covid cases that has prompted states like Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to consider return of school closures, restrictions on public gatherings | Read more|

Ashoka University Admits "Lapses" After PB Mehta, Arvind Subramanian Quit

March 21, 2021
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Ashoka University, Sonepat, has admitted that there have been "lapses in institutional processes" surrounding the exits, last week, of two top academics citing free-speech curbs. The privately-funded liberal arts institution has said it will "work to rectify" these slips "in consultation with all stakeholders". As per | Read more|

40,953 Fresh Covid Cases, Biggest Single-Day Spike In Nearly 4 Months

March 20, 2021
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India has added 40,953 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours - highest daily-rise since November 29 - amid a worrying surge across the country that has prompted some states to consider return of school closures, restrictions on public gatherings and other virus-fighting measures, including lockdown in their w | Read more|

Indian Crypto Investors Metapurse Explain Why They Spent $69 Million on an NFT

March 19, 2021
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Metapurse, a crypto-exclusive fund, recently bought ‘Everydays - The First 5000 Days' – a jpeg file – by an artist who goes by the pseudonym Beeple for $69.3 million (roughly Rs. 503 crores). Metapurse was created by Metakovan – also a pseudonym – and his partner Twobadour. Now, Metapurse has shared a blog po | Read more|

Covid Norms Violated As Huge Crowds Gather Amid Tamil Nadu Poll Campaign

March 19, 2021
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Large-scale violations of government-mandated coronavirus guidelines continue in Tamil Nadu ahead of the state elections even as authorities have directed political parties to ensure wearing of masks in public meetings and road shows. The oversight of Covid protocols is being reported as the southern state sees a spike | Read more|

Nearly 40,000 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India In New High This Year

March 19, 2021
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Amid a worrying surge in coronavirus cases, India recorded yet another spike of nearly 40,000 fresh infections in the last 24 hours - highest daily-rise since November 29 - as government warns against protocol violations and authorities prepare for a second Covid wave. 39,726 new cases took India's Covid tally to 1,15, | Read more|

BHU Students Oppose Proposal To Appoint Nita Ambani As Visiting Faculty

March 18, 2021
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A proposal to appoint Reliance Industries Executive Director Nita Ambani as a visiting professor at the prestigious Banaras Hindu University has led to protests at the campus. Around 40 students of the university in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi staged a demonstration outside the house of BHU Vice Chancellor Rakesh Bhatnaga | Read more|

India's Daily Covid Cases Surge To 35,871, Highest Since Early December

March 18, 2021
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With a huge spike of 35,871 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the highest daily rise since early December, India continues to see a surge in Covid caseload. The government yesterday said a total of 70 districts in 16 states have seen an increase of more than 150 per cent in active cases between March 1 and | Read more|

BHU Students Oppose Proposal To Appoint Nita Ambani As Visiting Faculty

March 17, 2021
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A proposal to appoint Reliance Industries Executive Director Nita Ambani as a visiting professor at the prestigious Banaras Hindu University has led to protests at the campus. Around 40 students of the university in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi staged a demonstration outside the house of BHU Vice Chancellor Rakesh Bhatnaga | Read more|

Ambani Bomb Scare: Key Recoveries From A Mercedes, Cop Allegedly Drove It

March 17, 2021
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The National Investigation Agency, which is probing the recovery of an explosives-laden Scorpio SUV near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai last month, has seized a black Mercedes-Benz car, which allegedly used to be driven by arrested police officer Sachin Waze. As per news report of NDTV, the anti-terr | Read more|

Ambani Bomb Scare: Mumbai Cop 'Seized' Own Housing Society's CCTV Footage

March 16, 2021
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Suspended Mumbai policeman Sachin Vaze, arrested for his suspected role in the placement of an explosives-laden car outside industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence, is found to have seized his own housing society's digital video recorder (DVR) while he was probing the case under the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU). The N | Read more|