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"Sickening": Swara Bhaskar On Kangana Ranaut's Jaya Bachchan Tweet

September 17, 2020
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Actor Swara Bhaskar today lashed out at Kangana Ranaut after the latter's attack on industry veteran Jaya Bachchan, who spoke out against allegations of drug abuse in the film industry related to the Sushant Singh Rajput death investigation. "Sickening" and "shameful" was how actor described the comments of Ms Ranaut, | Read more|

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 50-lakh mark

September 16, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally of cases galloped past 50 lakh, just 11 days after it crossed 40 lakh with 90,123 infections being reported in a day, while recoveries surged to 39,42,360 on Wednesday pushing the recovery rate to 78.53 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to | Read more|

Biden assembles legal team ahead of divisive 2020 election

September 16, 2020
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Democrat Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House. Biden's presidential campaign says the legal war room will work to ensure that elections are properly administered and votes correctly | Read more|

After Jaya Bachchan's Parliament Speech, Security For Bachchans

September 16, 2020
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Mumbai Police has provided security outside the Mumbai home of superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan as a precautionary measure, a day after Ms Bachchan spoke emphatically in parliament against what she called attempts to vilify the film industry with allegations of drug abuse related to the Sushant Singh Rajput | Read more|

83,809 new COVID cases, 1,054 deaths in India

September 15, 2020
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India's novel coronavirus tally crossed 49 lakh on Tuesday with 83,809 new cases, while 38.59 lakh people have recuperated so far, taking the recovery rate to 78.28 per cent, the Health Ministry said. The death toll rose to 80,776 with 1,054 more people succumbing to the infection. The case fatality rate stands at 1.64 | Read more|

Trump to host signing ceremony for Israel's historic deal with UAE, Bahrain

September 15, 2020
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The White House will host a signing ceremony on Tuesday for Israel to establish diplomatic relationships with two important Islamic countries in the Middle East - the UAE and Bahrain, marking a notable diplomatic achievement for US President Donald Trump in an election year. Representatives from the UAE and Bahrain wil | Read more|

Jaya Bachchan Slams "Drugs In Bollywood" Claim, Kangana Ranaut Jumps In

September 15, 2020
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Actor-politician Jaya Bachchan today sharply rebutted BJP MP and film actor Ravi Kishan's comments in parliament about drug addiction in Bollywood, saying the film industry was being "flogged by social media and the government's non-support". "Just because of a few people, you cannot tarnish the whole industry... I was | Read more|

What Mumbai Court Said On Rhea Chakraborty While Denying Bail In Drugs Case

September 15, 2020
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Denying bail to actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested a week ago on drugs charges linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput investigation, a court in Mumbai reasoned that if she was released, she would alert "other persons" she had named and they could destroy evidence. The sessions court ruled that Rhea Chakraborty's alle | Read more|

Facebook Skips Delhi Assembly Panel Hearing, "Insulting," Fume Members

September 15, 2020
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Facebook executives today skipped a hearing of the Delhi Assembly's "Peace and Harmony" committee saying they have already appeared before a parliamentary panel and the subject comes under the centre. The Delhi panel, stung by the response, said it would deliver "a final warning" to the social networking giant over the | Read more|

COVID-19 tally in India breaches 48-lakh mark

September 14, 2020
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India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 48 lakh with 92,071 new infections being reported in a day, while over 37.8 lakh people have recuperated taking the national recovery rate to 78 per cent on Monday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 48,46,427, while the death toll cli | Read more|

Kolkata Metro resumes services after over 5 months

September 14, 2020
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Metro rail services in Kolkata resumed on Monday after a gap of more than five months, a senior official said. The regular services were suspended due to the COVID- 19 outbreak. Special trains, however, were run for NEET aspirants on Sunday. | Read more|

Chinese military calls US biggest threat to world peace

September 14, 2020
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China's Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical U.S. report on the country's military ambitions, saying it is the U.S. instead that poses the biggest threat to the international order and world peace. The statement follows the September 2 release of the annual Defense Department report to Congress on Chinese mili | Read more|

UP's New Special Security Force Can "Search, Arrest Without Warrant"

September 14, 2020
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A special force will be set up in Uttar Pradesh, with powers similar to the CISF (Central Industrial Security Force), that can search and arrest without a warrant, the state government said on Sunday. As per news report of NDTV, The Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force or UPSSF will be tasked to protect courts, airport | Read more|

"Not Running Away": Government As Opposition Protests Question Hour Move

September 14, 2020
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An 18-day monsoon session of parliament started today with unprecedented precautions against the coronavirus, including staggered sittings of both houses and social distancing between MPs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his traditional comments before the parliament session, delivered a strong message on the China bo | Read more|

COVID-19 tally in India breaches 47-lakh mark

September 13, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally of cases sprinted past 47 lakh with 94,372 new infections being reported in a day, while 37,02,595 people have recuperated taking the national recovery rate to 77.88 per cent on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. | Read more|

Trump looks west, eyeing new paths to White House

September 13, 2020
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Pushing for new roads to reelection, President Donald Trump is going on the offense this weekend in Nevada, which hasn't supported a Republican presidential candidate since 2004. Trump is defying local authorities by holding public events Saturday and Sunday after officials blocked his initial plans for rallies in Reno | Read more|

Home Minister Amit Shah Admitted To Delhi's AIIMS Again

September 13, 2020
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS last night, nearly two weeks after he was discharged from the hospital. He was earlier admitted to the national capital's top hospital for post Covid-care. In an official statement, the AIIMS this morning said: "Shri Amit Shah, Honourable Home Minister was dis | Read more|

Maharashtra Covid Centre Attendant Arrested For Allegedly Raping Woman

September 13, 2020
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A 27-year-old attendant at a COVID-19 quarantine centre in Maharashtra's Thane district has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman at the facility, police said on Sunday. The incident took place in June, but came to light on Saturday when the 20-year-old woman lodged a police complaint, inspector Sampat Patil of Na | Read more|

Bihar Man Carves Out 3-Km Long Canal In 30 Years To Irrigate Parched Fields

September 13, 2020
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A man has carved out a three-kilometre long canal to take rainwater coming down from nearby hills to fields of his village, Kothilawa in Lahthua area of Gaya in Bihar. "It took me 30 years to dig this canal which takes the water to a pond in the village," said Laungi Bhuiyan who has dug out the canal single-handedly in | Read more|

No All-Party Meet Before Tomorrow's Parliament Monsoon Session

September 13, 2020
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The traditional all-party meet before a parliament session has been scrapped for the monsoon session, which begins tomorrow. The departure from convention - probably a first in two decades -- is seen as indication of the growing differences between the opposition and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla. The Speaker has called a | Read more|

Five youths 'abducted' by PLA handed over to Army

September 12, 2020
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Five youths who were allegedly abducted by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China near the McMahon line in Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Subansiri were released on Saturday in Anjaw district, around 1,000 km away. | Read more|

NCB conducts raids in Mumbai against drug traffickers

September 12, 2020
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The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday conducted raids on drug traffickers at some locations in Mumbai, an official said. The Mumbai zone of the NCB conducted these raids based on specific information, the official said. | Read more|

COVID-19 cases in India cross 45-lakh mark

September 11, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload sprinted past 45 lakh and the death toll climbed to 76,271 with a record 96,551 infections and 1,209 fatalities being reported in a day, while the recoveries crossed 35 lakh on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 45,62,414, while the reco | Read more|

Revised SOP issued for conducting exams amid COVID-19

September 11, 2020
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The government has issued a revised SOP for conducting examinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, removing the provision that allowed symptomatic candidates who insist on taking an exam to do so in isolation. According to the revised document by the Health ministry, in regular course, a symptomatic candidate should be re | Read more|

Pak targets forward areas in J-K's Poonch

September 11, 2020
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The Pakistan Army on Friday opened heavy fire and shelled mortars at forward areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said. This is the third consecutive day that Pakistani troops have targeted areas along the LoC. | Read more|

Trump says US has incredible N-weapons

September 11, 2020
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President Donald Trump has said the US has some "incredible" nuclear weapon systems that nobody knows about but refuted allegations of leaking classified information about them to a renowned investigative journalist in his upcoming book. As per news report of PTI, penned by American journalist Bob Woodward, the book ' | Read more|

"Massing Of Chinese Troops" A Strong Concern, India Tells China: Sources

September 11, 2020
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India highlighted its "strong concern at the massing of Chinese troops with equipment along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)", the de facto border between the two countries, at the meeting between Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow on Thursday evening, sources have said. "The pr | Read more|

IED found in J-K's Baramulla

September 10, 2020
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Security forces on Thursday detected an Improvised explosive device in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. A joint patrolling party of security forces detected the IED concealed in a sand bag near a bus stop at Chatloora in Dangiwacha area of the district, a police official said. The IED was apparentl | Read more|

Trump releases list of 20 new possible Supreme Court picks

September 10, 2020
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Hoping to replicate a strategy long seen as key to his appeal among conservative voters, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he is adding 20 names to a list of Supreme Court candidates he's pledged to choose from if he has future vacancies to fill. The list includes a trio of conservative Republican senators: | Read more|