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Delhi Schools Reopen Next Week For Classes 10, 12

January 13, 2021
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All schools in Delhi have been allowed to reopen for students of classes 10 and 12 from next Monday, January 18, in view of the board exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that start on May 4. | Read more|

Bird Flu: Sale Of Chicken Banned In Parts Of Delhi

January 13, 2021
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The North and South Delhi Municipal Corporations have banned the sale of chicken in their respective regions, following confirmation of bird flu cases in the national capital. The civic bodies also warned hotels and restaurants of action if they served egg-based dishes or poultry meat. | Read more|

Supreme Court Puts On Hold 3 Farm Laws

January 12, 2021
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The three new laws at the heart of massive farmer protests near Delhi will not come into force for now. In a huge blow to the government, the Supreme Court today pressed pause on the laws enacted in September. As per news report of NDTV, the top court also said a committee of agricultural experts would be formed to tak | Read more|

Serum Vaccines Out Ahead Of "World's Biggest Vaccination Drive"

January 12, 2021
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Three trucks rolled out of Serum Institute of India's Pune factory early this morning carrying the first batches of its COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield, as India gets reads for the launch of a campaign to offer shots to 1.3 billion people in what officials call the 'world's biggest vaccination drive'. | Read more|

Trump Accused Of 'Coup' As Mob Storms US Capitol, 4 Dead In Violence

January 7, 2021
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Four people died, including one woman who was shot by a police officer, amid protests and rioting on Capitol Hill by supporters of Donald Trump who swarmed inside the building amid a session of Congress to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy a | Read more|

Amid Bird Flu Scare, Centre, States Step Up Efforts To Contain Spread

January 6, 2021
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Across India, lakhs of birds have been found dead in the last 10 days. At least four states - Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Rajasthan- have confirmed bird flu, sounding an alert as the authorities step up efforts to contain the spread. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are also vigilant after 12,000 ducks died in | Read more|

Central Vista Project Gets Supreme Court Go-Ahead In 2:1 Verdict

January 5, 2021
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The construction of the new parliament complex near Delhi's India Gate can go ahead, the Supreme Court said today in response to petitions that challenged the Central Vista project in terms of permissions and clearances. "We hold that there are no infirmities in clearances given, change in land use," a three-judge benc | Read more|

"No Plan To Enter Corporate Farming": Reliance Goes To Court On Vandalism

January 4, 2021
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Reliance Industries approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court today pleading that the government safeguard its assets and services in the two states against "miscreants" who had damaged several of its telecom towers some days ago. The installations were vandalised allegedly by farmers angry over the company's percei | Read more|

As Freezing Delhi Goes Under The Covers, Defiant Farmers Take Off Shirts

January 3, 2021
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The national capital today woke up to a heavy thunderstorm and rain, the cloud cover bringing down the temperature to around 8 degrees centigrade in the morning. Yet, the biting cold seems to have turned some farmers camped in makeshift conditions around the city's border only more defiant. Far from shivering and quive | Read more|

Sourav Ganguly In ICU After Sudden Illness

January 2, 2021
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has been hospitalised in Kolkata after suddenly falling ill. The former India captain felt uneasy when he was at the gym, complaining of pain on his left arm, and was taken to Woodlands hospital in Kolkata. | Read more|

Mumbai Attack Mastermind Arrested In Pak Over Terror Financing: Report

January 2, 2021
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Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the Mumbai attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba commander, was arrested on Saturday in Pakistan on terror financing charges, an official said. Lakhvi, who was on bail since 2015 in the Mumbai attack case, was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan. | Read more|