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Trump helicopter buzzes supporters rallying in Washington

December 13, 2020
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Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump returned to Washington for rallies to back his desperate efforts to subvert the election that he lost to Joe Biden. They cheered as Trump flew overhead on the Marine One helicopter on his way out of town for the Army-Navy football game in West Point, New York. | Read more|

Delhi-Jaipur Highway Shut As Farmers Begin March

December 13, 2020
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Farmers agitating against the centre's farm laws began a tractor march from Shahjahanpur on the Rajasthan-Haryana border Sunday morning, in efforts to block the Delhi-Jaipur highway and intensify protests that began in September, and have included previous attempts to occupy highways and last week's "Bharat bandh". A h | Read more|

Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani Arrested In Mumbai In Fake TV Ratings Scam

December 13, 2020
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Republic TV chief Vikas Khanchandani has been arrested by the Mumbai Police in the fake ratings scam -- the 13th person to be arrested in the case so far. The arrest of the top executive comes less than a week after the Supreme Court turned down a plea from ARG Outlier Media Private Limited, which owns the Republic Med | Read more|

Farmers picket toll plazas in Haryana

December 12, 2020
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Intensifying their protest against the Centre's new agri laws, farmers took over some toll plazas in Haryana on Saturday, not allowing authorities to collect fees from commuters. | Read more|

Lalu Yadav, Seeking Bail In Fodder Case, Has To Wait For 6 More Weeks

December 11, 2020
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Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav's bail hearing in a fodder scam case, to be taken up today, has been deferred by six more weeks. Reports suggest the hearing was put off as Lalu Yadav has not completed half his sentence, a requisite for his early release. There is a shortfall of 40 days. | Read more|

Ground-breaking For New Parliament Today, PM Modi To Attend

December 10, 2020
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To mark the symbolic launch of the new parliament building on the Central Vista today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a groundbreaking ceremony at the heart of Delhi near India Gate. The actual construction, however, cannot begin immediately, with a petition challenging the project pending in Supreme Court. T | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally rises to 97.64 lakh with 31,521 fresh cases

December 10, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload climbed to 97,67,371 with 31,521 fresh infections, while the total number of recoveries surged to 92.53 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 94.74 per cent, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll rose to 1,41,772 with 412 new fatalities, the data | Read more|

Case Against BJP's Tejasvi Surya, Dilip Ghosh Over Bengal Violence

December 10, 2020
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West Bengal Police on Wednesday registered FIRs against veteran BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya, Tejasvi Surya, Dilip Ghosh, and several other party leaders on the allegation that they encouraged violence during the party's "Uttarkanya Abhijan" march in Siliguri on December 7. | Read more|

Arrest In Mumbai After "Biggest" Drug Haul Linked To Sushant Rajput Case

December 9, 2020
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In the "biggest" seizure of contraband in the drugs case linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has recovered hashish, besides other drugs, and cash worth crores during raids in Mumbai, NCB sources said. Drugs seized from various locations in Mumbai's posh Andheri West area inc | Read more|

Farmers Reject Government Offer, Announce More Protests

December 9, 2020
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Protesting farmers have unanimously rejected the Centre's written offer of amendments in farm laws, and announced a series of plans to escalate their protest. The plans involve closure of the Delhi-Jaipur Highway, boycott of Reliance malls and capture of toll plazas. By December 14, there will be a full-scale protest a | Read more|

Govt should not hoard mines: Naveen Jindal

December 9, 2020
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Jindal Steel and Power LtdChairman Naveen Jindal on Wednesday said the Union government should not "hoard" mines and create artificial scarcity, putting up only a few blocks for auction. | Read more|

India's COVID-19 caseload rises to 97.35 lakh

December 9, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 97.35 lakh on Wednesday, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 92 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 94.66 per cent, according to the Union health ministry. | Read more|

AAP Says Arvind Kejriwal "Under House Arrest"

December 8, 2020
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been placed under house arrest by the police ever since he met with the protesting farmers yesterday and has been forced to cancel his meetings, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged this morning. The Delhi Police denied the charge. | Read more|

Delhi-Meerut Highway Blocked Amid Farmers' Bharat Bandh Call

December 8, 2020
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The Delhi-Meerut highway has been blocked amid "Bharat bandh" - a nationwide shutdown called for by farmers protesting the farm laws. Transport services, offices and shops - particularly those selling fruits and vegetables - in some states and cities are likely to be affected. | Read more|

Bharat bandh: India farmers protest against law

December 8, 2020
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A country-wide strike by farmers in India has begun amid a standoff with the government over new farm laws. Tuesday's strike follows three rounds of inconclusive talks between the two sides over laws that farmers say are against their interests. Another round of talks is due on Wednesday. | Read more|

Jet Airways To Resume Operations By Summer, Promise New Owners

December 8, 2020
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Grounded Jet Airways plans to restart operations as a full service carrier by the summer of 2021, its new owners have said. A consortium, led by the Dubai-based entrepreneur Murari Lal Jalan and London-based Kalrock Capital on Monday announced a revival plan for the ailing airline, which halted operations in April 2019 | Read more|