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CBI Raids 25 Places in Bengal In Connection With Coal Scam

November 28, 2020
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The CBI today raided around 40 premises across three states, including 25 in West Bengal, as part of an investigation into a coal mafia case.It is in West Bengal that Anup Majhi, the alleged kingpin of the illegal operation, is based, sources said. The home and offices of the suspect, who lives in Asansol, are being s | Read more|

UP Governor Okays Bill Against Forced Conversions Amid "Love Jihad" Row

November 28, 2020
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Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel on Saturday gave assent to an ordinance against forcible or "dishonest" religious conversions, an official said.The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 has been issued with the approval of the Governor, the official said. | Read more|

Farmers Allowed To Enter Delhi, To Be Escorted To Protest Site

November 27, 2020
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Thousands of farmers were allowed to enter Delhi today for a planned protest against new farm laws after a morning of clashes with the police at the border with Haryana. Even after the Delhi Police announced that they could enter, escorted by cops, teargassing and water sprays continued, apparently to control crowds. | Read more|

India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh

November 26, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload went past 92 lakh with 44,376 new cases reported in a day, while the number of recoveries surged to 86.42 lakh, the health ministry said on Wednesday. | Read more|

Farmers Marching To Delhi Enter Haryana, Get Past Tear Gas, Water Cannons

November 26, 2020
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Thousands of farmers, some armed with sticks and swords, flung barricades into a river, threw bricks at cops and physically pushed vehicles as they were stopped by Haryana on their way to a protest march in Delhi. After a two-hour clash on a bridge in which teargas and water cannons were used, the farmers managed to cr | Read more|

India Records 44,376 New Covid Cases In A Day, Total Cases At 92.2 Lakh

November 25, 2020
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India recorded 44,376 new coronavirus infections and 481 deaths because of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, government data shows. The daily case count was 16.8 per cent higher than Tuesday's as almost 11.5 lakh tests were conducted in this period. There are now 92.22 lakh total Covid cases in India, of which about 86.4 | Read more|

China Accuses India Of "National Security Excuse" To Block Its Apps

November 25, 2020
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China today said it "resolutely opposed" India's move to block more of its apps and its "repeated use of national security" while doing so. On Tuesday, the government blocked 43 more mobile apps, mostly Chinese, citing activities "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state an | Read more|

Cyclone Nivar To Hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry At 145 Kmph After Midnight

November 25, 2020
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Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are bracing for Cyclone Nivar, which has intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm", expected to intensify further and is barrelling towards the southeast coast. The powerful cyclone is likely to hit the coast by midnight or early tomorrow, the Met department said. The cyclone could hi | Read more|

"Charm Of A Mass Leader": President Kovind On Ahmed Patel

November 25, 2020
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President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said he was distressed to know of the demise of veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel, whose amiability won him friends across party lines. Ahmed Patel, 71, died at a Gurgaon hospital on Wednesday due to multi-organ failure. He was suffering from complications related to COVID-19. | Read more|

Senior Haryana Cop Accused Of Abetment After BJP Leader's Suicide

November 24, 2020
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A police case has been filed against a senior police officer of Haryana's Panipat, Manisha Choudhary, for allegedly abetting the suicide of a senior BJP leader and former municipal councillor, Harish Sharma. The matter acquired political overtones as the Deputy Chief Minister supported the police officer, who was booke | Read more|

COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 91-lakh mark

November 23, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload went past 91 lakh with?44,059 coronavirus infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries surged to 85,62,641, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. | Read more|

Daily Texts For First Week For Those Who Get Pfizer Vaccine

November 23, 2020
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Regulatory authorities are gearing up for a deluge in people reporting side effects when the new covid-19 vaccines go into use. Even as vaccines like the one from Pfizer and BioNTech reach safety milestones and look set for regulatory approval, managing the reporting and follow-up of what are known as adverse drug reac | Read more|

"5-Star Culture": Ghulam Nabi Azad On Why Congress Loses Polls

November 23, 2020
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Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad, one of the key dissenters in the party, on Sunday offered another explanation of the party's recent slump when it comes to elections. Speaking in the middle of the latest controversy to hit the party - sharp criticism by party colleague Kapil Sibal after the Bihar election - Azad said leade | Read more|

India's Covid Tally Nears 91 Lakh; Delhi Sees Most Cases, Deaths In A Day

November 22, 2020
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Coronavirus cases in India rose by 45,209 in the last 24 hours taking the total number of infections in the country to 90.95 lakh, government data showed today. There has been a slight dip in infections since Saturday when it recorded 46,232 cases. 501 deaths were reported in the last day taking the total fatalities du | Read more|

Home Minister Amit Shah winds up Chennai visit

November 22, 2020
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday left for Delhi after launching various infrastructure projects worth over Rs 67,000 crore during his one day visit to the metropolis. Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, his Cabinet colleagues including K A Sengottaiyan and P Thangamani gave him a warm send off at the airport | Read more|

In Fight Against Covid, Central Teams Rushed To Punjab, Himachal, UP

November 22, 2020
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High-level central teams have been sent to four more states -- Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh -- to help the state governments tackle the Covid surge. Last week, the Union Government has sent teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur. All these states have been either reporting a rise i | Read more|

Trump Team Seeks Recount Of Georgia Votes After Biden's Historic Win

November 22, 2020
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The Trump Campaign has filed a petition for recount of votes in Georgia, days after US President-elect Joe Biden wrested the Republican stronghold by a little over 12,000 votes. Democrat Biden became the first Democrat to have won the key battleground state since 1992 after a hand recount of nearly five million votes, | Read more|

After Comedian Bharti Singh, Husband Also Arrested In Drugs Probe

November 22, 2020
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Comedian Bharti Singh's husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa was arrested on Sunday morning over allegations of possession and use of marijuana. The 33-year-old screenwriter, producer and TV personality was taken into custody after being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for 15 hours. His wife, Bharti Singh, was a | Read more|