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Chicago police fatally shoot man while trying to arrest him

July 10, 2021
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Law enforcement officers in Chicago fatally shot a 33-year-old man who pointed a gun at them as they tried to arrest him Friday, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 9:40 a.m. in the West Garfield Park neighbourhood as members of a fugitive task force were trying to serve an arrest warrant for aggravated crimi | Read more|

7 More Women Athletes Accuse Tamil Nadu Coach P Nagarajan Of Abuse: Cops

July 10, 2021
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The probe against sports coach P Nagarajan over sexual assault of a woman athlete over the years has led to more women coming forward to disclose information and testify in connection with that case, police said on Saturday. As fresh complaints pour in against Mr Nagarajan, investigations reveal that he sexually assaul | Read more|

Decision On Emergency Use Listing Of Covaxin Likely In 4-6 Weeks: WHO

July 10, 2021
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is likely to take a decision on including Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin in the emergency use list (EUL) within four to six weeks, Soumya Swaminathan, the global health body's chief scientist has said. Speaking at a webinar organised by the Centre for Science and Environme | Read more|

India reports 42,766 new Covid-19 cases, 1,206 deaths

July 10, 2021
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India reported 42,766 new coronavirus cases and 1,206 deaths in the 24 hours ending 8 am on Saturday, according to data released by the Union Health Ministry. With this, the country’s overall Covid-19 caseload rose to over 3.07 crore (3,07,95,716), while the national death toll climbed to 4.07 lakh (4,07,145). | Read more|

Taliban Claims It Has Captured Afghanistan's Key Border Crossing With Iran

July 9, 2021
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The Taliban said Friday they had captured a key border crossing with Iran, hours after President Joe Biden issued a staunch defence of the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan. The group have captured more than a third of the country's 400 districts since the US accelerated its final pullout in early May, with the i | Read more|

"Amusing" That Delhi Government Filed PIL Against Centre: Supreme Court

July 9, 2021
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The Supreme Court of India today refused to hear a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Delhi government against a Union Environment Ministry notification on power plants. The court expressed amusement over the fact that a state had filed such a petition against the Centre. Following the Supreme Court's observ | Read more|

News Channels Who Have Challenged IT Rules Score Win In Court

July 9, 2021
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The Kerala High Court today sided with the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) and ordered that no coercive action should be taken for not following the new IT Rules for now. The news channels' body had petitioned the High Court on Thursday challenging the IT Rules on grounds that they give government authorities "exce | Read more|

Israel levels family home of alleged Palestinian attacker

July 9, 2021
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Israel on Thursday demolished the family home of a Palestinian-American man accused of carrying out a deadly attack on Israelis in the occupied West Bank, rejecting pleas from his estranged wife that he rarely lived in the house, which she shared with their three children.The demolition drew a rebuke from the United St | Read more|

4 million global Covid-19 deaths: where counts are rising or falling, and why

July 9, 2021
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The world crossed a grim milestone on Wednesday, with Covid-19 deaths crossing the four million (40 lakh) mark. That is more than four times the number of deaths that happen in India in a normal year. Although the daily death count has come down to an extent, between 6,000 and 8,000 deaths are still being reported ever | Read more|

WhatsApp says privacy policy on hold till enactment of data privacy law

July 9, 2021
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WhatsApp on Friday told the Delhi High Court it would not limit the functionality of its messaging app in case a user does not consent to its latest privacy policy, and will maintain the approach at least till the forthcoming data protection Bill comes into effect. The Centre had earlier told WhatsApp to withdraw its p | Read more|

Need 8 Weeks To Appoint Grievance Officer: Twitter To Court After Warning

July 8, 2021
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Twitter today sought eight weeks' time to appoint a grievance officer in India, telling the Delhi High Court that it has appointed an interim chief compliance officer, who is a resident of India, two days ago. The social media giant also told the court that it will make its first compliance report public by July 11. | Read more|

Bengal BJP MP Quits Party Post, Retracts 'Under Amit Shah's Instruction'

July 8, 2021
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Hours after resigning as BJP's Bengal youth wing chief and taking to Facebook to launch a blistering attack on the state party leadership, MP Saumitra Khan on Wednesday decided to withdraw his resignation after senior party leaders including Union Home Minister Amit Shah intervened and assured to look into his grievanc | Read more|

"Deliberate Neglect": US Right Body On Death Of Elgar Case Accused Stan Swamy

July 8, 2021
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A federal American body has condemned the "deliberate neglect" by the government of India that it said led to the death of Jesuit priest Stan Swamy. Stan Swamy, 84, who was arrested last year under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, died at a Mumbai | Read more|

Two soldiers arrested for ‘links to drug racket, ISI’

July 7, 2021
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The Punjab Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a “cross-border espionage network” with the arrest of two Army personnel — Sepoy Harpreet Singh, 23, (19 Rashtriya Rifles), and Sepoy Gurbhej Singh, 23, (18 Sikh Light Infantry). | Read more|

Tesla's Fall From Grace In China Shows Perils Of Betting On Beijing

July 7, 2021
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Huang Jiaxue, a businessman in Wenzhou in eastern China, was thrilled when he got his Tesla Model 3 late last year. The car was good-looking, environmentally friendly, and even domestically built, having rolled off the line at California-based Tesla's vast factory in Shanghai. But in May he sold it, recouping only abou | Read more|

ED arrests NCP leader Khadse’s son-in-law in money laundering case

July 7, 2021
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Girish Chaudhary, son-in-law of NCP leader Eknath Khadse, in connection with a case pertaining to a 2016 land deal in Pune. Chaudhary was questioned by the agency till late night on Tuesday at the ED office in Mumbai. He is expected to be produced before a special court tha | Read more|

Dilip Kumar had advanced prostate cancer, suffered kidney failure

July 7, 2021
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Veteran actor Dilip Kumar passed away early on Wednesday morning in Hinduja hospital, Khar, in Mumbai. The actor, aged 98, was admitted to the hospital for the last 15 days. Doctors said his treatment was ongoing for the last 3-4 months now. He suffered from advanced prostate cancer that had spread in other organs of h | Read more|

"Hope God'll Allow Next Time": Supreme Court Says Rath Yatra In Puri Only

July 6, 2021
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Amid concerns that mass gatherings could spark a third wave of Covid infections, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that this year the Rath Yatra could only be held at Odisha's Puri Jagannath Temple and not at other places in the state. The top court was hearing a batch of petitions by individuals and groups, including | Read more|

Cabinet reshuffle this week, eye on coming polls, Covid control

July 6, 2021
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More than two years after he returned to a second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to revamp his Council of Ministers, a move that is expected to take into consideration issues of governance during the pandemic and the imperatives of the upcoming state elections, sources said. While there is no official confir | Read more|

Cabinet Calling? Chirag Paswan's Uncle, Shopping For Kurta, Said This

July 6, 2021
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In the buzz and anticipation raised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expected cabinet expansion, Bihar leader Pashupati Paras's confidence was on full display as he was seen shopping for new clothes on Monday. Asked by reporters whether he had received "The Call" inviting him to join the Cabinet, Mr Paras said: "Raaz | Read more|

Contact Lost With Plane In Russia's Far East, 29 On Board: Reports

July 6, 2021
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Contact has been lost with a passenger plane carrying more than two dozen people in Russia's Far Eastern peninsula of Kamchatka, local officials said Tuesday.The An-26 was flying from Kamchatka's main city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the town of Palana when it disappeared and failed to land as scheduled, Valentina G | Read more|