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Rishabh Pant tests positive for Covid-19 in England, quarantined

July 15, 2021
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Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tested positive for Covid -19 virus in England and is staying in home isolation at the moment, The Indian Express has learnt. Pant is home quarantined at his relatives’ place at present and is likely to join the tour party in Durham later. | Read more|

9 Chinese Among 13 Dead In Pak Bus Blast, Beijing Says "Punish" Attackers

July 14, 2021
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Nine Chinese workers were among 13 people killed on Wednesday when a blast on a bus sent it careering down a ravine in northwestern Pakistan, government and police officials said. While Pakistani officials said the nature of the blast was under investigation, the Chinese embassy in Islamabad said its nationals had come | Read more|

Kanwar Yatra in UP: Supreme Court issues notice to Yogi govt

July 14, 2021
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The Supreme Court Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of a report in The Indian Express of the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to allow ‘Kanwar Yatra’ and issued notice to the state government. A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman posted the matter for hearing on Friday. | Read more|

Prashant Kishor To Join Congress? Big Hint After Meeting With Gandhis

July 14, 2021
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A day after Prashant Kishor held discussions with Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, speculation has intensified over whether the poll strategist will join India's main opposition party. Sources indicate the Gandhis and Prashant Kishor, during their talks, may have explored a formal | Read more|

Serum Institute To Produce Sputnik V From September, Says Russian Maker

July 13, 2021
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Russian vaccine Sputnik V will be produced at the manufacturing units of Pune-based Serum Institute of India from September. The Russian RDIF (Russian Direct Investment Fund) said they "intend to produce over 300 million doses in India per year". Technology transfer has already started and the first batch of vaccines i | Read more|

After Spying Charge Against Maharashtra Allies, Congress Leader's Retreat

July 13, 2021
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Congress leader Nana Patole's comments accusing his own government in Maharashtra of spying on him has activated another bout of damage control in the state's ruling coalition, and declarations of unity. Nana Patole, the chief of the Congress party's Maharashtra unit, said today that he was "misinterpreted" and alleged | Read more|

Former India cricketer Yashpal Sharma dies of heart attack

July 13, 2021
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Former Indian cricketer and 1983 World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma has died of heart attack on Tuesday morning. Yashpal was one of the heroes in India s World Cup triumph in 1983. He played a pivotal role in the cup by scoring 240 runs at an average of 34.28 including a match-winning 60 against England in the semi-finals | Read more|

Delhi HC directs Saket Gokhale to delete tweets against Lakshmi Puri

July 13, 2021
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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed activist Saket Gokhale to immediately delete alleged defamatory tweets posted against former Indian diplomat Lakshmi Puri and also restrained him from posting “defamatory or scandalous or factually incorrect tweets” against her or her husband Union Minister Hardeep Singh Pur | Read more|

Supreme Court To Hear Plea Against Stay On Probe Into Amaravati Land Scam

July 13, 2021
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The Supreme Court Tuesday said it will hear on July 22 the plea of Andhra Pradesh government challenging the high court order which stayed SIT probe into alleged irregularities in the land deals in Amaravati during the previous TDP Regime. A bench of Justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheshwari did not agree with the st | Read more|

‘No plans to enter politics’: Rajinikanth dissolves Rajini Makkal Mandram

July 12, 2021
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Actor Rajinikanth on Monday announced that he has no plans of entering politics and dissolved his outfit Rajini Makkal Mandram. The announcement came after he met the members of his forum to discuss its future. “The forum will now function as Rajini Rasigar Narpani Mandram to carry out welfare activities,” the acto | Read more|

Coronavirus : India reports 37,154 new Covid-19 cases, 724 deaths

July 12, 2021
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coronavirus: India Sunday reported 37,154 new Covid-19 cases and 724 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. While Kerala reported 12,220 new cases, Maharashtra detected 8,535 infections. The country’s active caseload stands at 4,50,899. Active cases in Maharashtra have increase | Read more|

She Was Co-Infected With 2 Variants, Most Likely From Separate People

July 12, 2021
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A 90-year-old woman died after becoming infected with two different strains of Covid-19, revealing another risk in the fight against the disease, Belgian researchers found. In the first peer-reviewed analysis of an infection with multiple strains, scientists found the woman had contracted both the alpha variant, which | Read more|

Raids By Probe Agency NIA Across Jammu And Kashmir In Terror Funding Case

July 11, 2021
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The National Investigation Agency is conducting multiple raids across Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a terror funding case. Officials of the premier investigation agency said that the search operations are taking place in connection with a case regarding the radicalisation in the Indian subcontinent that was file | Read more|

At Rakesh Tikait's "UN Remark", BJP Leader's "Contract To Defame India" Jibe

July 11, 2021
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Taking a jibe at Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait's "UN remarks", BJP Kisan Morcha president Rajkumar Chahar on Saturday accused the farmer leader of defaming the country and warned him to carefully choose his words. Pointing out that Mr Tikait is habitual of issuing statements and then clarifying it, t | Read more|

Late by 2 years: BJP MLA On Phone-Tapping Allegations By Congress Leader

July 10, 2021
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Maharashtra BJP MLA Ashish Shelar sought to know why state Congress chief Nana Patole took nearly two years to level the phone-tapping allegation against the previous Devendra Fadnavis government, even as the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) dispensation in the state was formed in November 2019. Congress is part of the three-pa | Read more|