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In Akhilesh Yadav Turf, Amit Shah's Endorsement For Yogi Adityanath

November 13, 2021
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Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today addressed a rally in Azamgarh - rival Akhilesh Yadav's turf - where they launched a relentless attack on the Samajwadi Party chief. The Chief Minister, who has been criticised in the past over his renaming spree, even suggested a name change | Read more|

Will favourably consider: Pakistan PM Imran Khan on wheat from India to Kabul

November 13, 2021
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More than a month after India reached out to Pakistan for sending food grains to Afghanistan through the land route, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday told a Taliban delegation in Islamabad that his country would “favourably consider” a request by “Afghan brothers” for transportation of wheat from India | Read more|

Sachin Pilot meets Sonia Gandhi amid Cabinet reshuffle buzz in Rajasthan

November 12, 2021
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Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Friday met party chief Sonia Gandhi amid speculation over Cabinet reshuffle and organisation rejig in Rajasthan. His meeting came a day after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Gandhi here and the two leaders are learnt to have discussed the political situation as well as the impe | Read more|

Protesters Block Namaz Again In Gurgaon: 'Will Build Volleyball Court'

November 12, 2021
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Opposition to namaz at open spaces in Haryana's Gurgaon reared its ugly head again today, after members reportedly affiliated with Hindu groups occupied a site in Sector 12A to stop Muslims from praying. Visuals from the site showed people sitting around - they assembled in the morning and claimed to be making a volle | Read more|

On Lakhimpur Farmers' Killing, Supreme Court Gives UP A Monday Deadline

November 12, 2021
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The Supreme Court on Friday granted time till November 15 to the Uttar Pradesh government for apprising its stand on the suggestion that a former judge of a "different high court" should monitor the state SIT probe on day-to-day basis in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight people including four farmers were kil | Read more|

A US Move To End Work Gaps For Spouses Of H-1B Visa Holders

November 12, 2021
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In yet another immigration-friendly move, the Biden administration has agreed to provide automatic work authorisation permits to spouses of H-1B visas holders, a step that would benefit thousands of Indian-American women. The settlement in this regard was reached by the Department of Homeland Security in a class-action | Read more|

"Arrest Kangana Ranaut, Withdraw Padma Shri": Opposition Amid 'Azadi' Row

November 12, 2021
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Actor Kangana Ranaut's Padma Shri should be withdrawn and she should be charged with sedition, several political parties have said in a snowballing controversy over her comment that India won true independence in 2014 - when Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power - and the 1947 Independence was "bheekh" or charity. | Read more|

COP26: Cautious welcome for unexpected US-China climate agreement

November 11, 2021
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Activists and politicians have cautiously welcomed an unexpected US-China declaration that vowed to boost climate co-operation. The EU and UN described the move as encouraging and an important step, but Greenpeace said both countries needed to show more commitment. | Read more|

BJP Devendra Fadnavis Gets ₹ 5 Crore Defamation Notice Over Drugs Row

November 11, 2021
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Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik's son-in-law Sameer Khan has sent a legal notice to the former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for levelling "defamatory" and "false allegations" against him. According to the copy of the legal notice, shared on Twitter by Nawab Malik, Sameer Khan also demanded ₹ 5 crore on account o | Read more|

Game-Changing Made-In-India Anti-Covid Pills Could Be Cleared For Use In Days

November 11, 2021
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Emergency Use Authorisation for the Merck drug Molnupiravir -- an oral antiviral medicine for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 -- is likely "within days", Dr Ram Vishwakarma, Chairman of the Covid Strategy Group, CSIR, told NDTV on Wednesday. The medicine is meant for adults who are at risk for progressing to | Read more|

Lakhimpur-like incident in Punjab: farmers; SAD says its vehicle attacked

November 11, 2021
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It was farmers versus Akali Dal in Ferozepur Wednesday as former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal visited the constituency for campaigning. While SAD accused farmers of attacking and damaging a party SUV, a purported video of the incident showed two protesters sitting on a bonnet of car in Akali Dal convoy as the ve | Read more|

Supreme Court To Hear Plea Of Journalist To Nix Tripura Anti-Terror Case

November 11, 2021
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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea by journalist Shyam Meera Singh and two others that seeks to quash a Tripura Police FIR under controversial anti-terror law UAPA for social media posts - including Mr Singh's "Tripura is burning" tweet - made during violence in the state last month. | Read more|

Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot meet top Congress leaders in Delhi

November 11, 2021
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The Congress high command on Wednesday is learnt to have nudged Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to carry out a long pending expansion and reshuffle of his Cabinet and include some of Sachin Pilot’s loyalists. Both Gehlot and Pilot met senior Congress leaders in Delhi. | Read more|

Nepal Army chief arrives, his colleague flags India-China rift

November 10, 2021
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As Nepal Army chief General Prabhu Ram Sharma began a four-day visit to India Tuesday, its spokesperson said “Nepal is struggling against the headwind created by growing fissures in the India-China relationship, opening way for a realignment of the traditional strategic orientation” and “the bilateral relationshi | Read more|