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Dairy Maker Kwality Charged By CBI With Rs.1,400 Crore Bank Loan Fraud

September 22, 2020
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Kwality Limited, one of the country's most popular dairy product makers, has been charged with cheating a group of banks of Rs. 1,400 crore in a case of fraud filed by the CBI. The investigating agency filed the case after searches at eight locations including Delhi on Monday. Those named by the CBI include Kwality's d | Read more|

Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha till suspension of 8 members revoked:Azad

September 22, 2020
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Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said the opposition will boycott the proceedings of the House till the suspension of eight members is revoked. Speaking after the Zero Hour, Azad also demanded that the government brings a bill which should ensure private players don't procure food grains | Read more|

Terrorist gunned down by security forces in J-K's Budgam

September 22, 2020
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An unidentified militant was killed on Tuesday in an overnight encounter with security forces in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The encounter began on Monday evening in the Nawad area of Charar-e-Sharief in central Kashmir's Budgam after the security forces launched a cordon and search operation the | Read more|

Young Man, Woman Found Riddled With Bullets In Noida House: Police

September 22, 2020
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The bodies of a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman riddled with bullets were found inside a house in Uttar Pradesh's Noida on Monday, police said. The police said the married woman and the unmarried man were in a relationship for the past six months but it was unclear whether they both killed themselves or were sh | Read more|

Demand to regulate school fee raised in RS

September 20, 2020
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A demand to regulate the fee charged by private schools was made in Rajya Sabha on Sunday by a Congress MP, who said schools were also charging high rates for books and dresses. Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, Rajamani Patel of the Congress said "crores of rupees in commission" were being charged on scho | Read more|

Trump to nominate female judge for Supreme Court

September 20, 2020
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President Donald Trump is likely to nominate a female candidate to the US Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. "I will be putting forth a nominee next week. I could say most likely it would be a woman. I think I can say that. If somebody were to ask me now I would say t | Read more|

Agri bills introduced in Rajya Sabha; Tomar said MSP will continue

September 20, 2020
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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday said minimum price or MSP based procurement of agriculture crops from farmers will continue and is not related to the farm bills that seek to give cultivators freedom to market their produce. Days after their passage in the Lok Sabha, Tomar introduced the Farmer's Pro | Read more|

Actor alleges Anurag Kashyap sexually harassed her

September 20, 2020
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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Sunday said the sexual harrassment allegations levelled against him by actor Payal Ghosh are baseless . On Saturday, Ghosh took to Twitter and wrote that the "Gangs of Wasseypur" director was sexually inappropriate towards her. | Read more|

Govt should engage with int'l media to build pressure on Pakistan: Demand in RS

September 19, 2020
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A demand for the government escalating its engagements with the international media to build a global opinion against Pakistan for sponsoring cross-border terrorism and harbouring fugitives such as Dawood Ibrahim was made in the Rajya Sabha on Saturday. Through a Zero Hour mention, Sasmit Patra of the BJD said the gove | Read more|

Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears

September 19, 2020
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President Donald Trump announced the release Friday of USD 13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and pledged to restore its economy, setting aside his past bitter treatment of the island and its leaders as he courts Puerto Rican voters in the US, particularly in the crucial swing | Read more|

Over 50 IPS officers transferred in Maharashtra

September 18, 2020
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The Maharashtra government has transferred over 50 IPS officers, including the home department's principal secretary (special) Amitabh Gupta. Gupta will be the new police commissioner of Pune, according to a government order issued on Thursday evening. | Read more|

"Can't Go Back": Sukhbir Badal Says Akalis Will Review Ties With BJP

September 18, 2020
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The oldest ally of the BJP, the Shiromani Akali Dal, will review its membership in the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Thursday soon after his wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned as a union minister in protest against the government's agricultural bills that have spurre | Read more|

After Akali Move, Pressure On BJP's Haryana Ally Dushyant Chautala

September 18, 2020
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The resignation of Akali Dal's lone Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet over farm ordinances has brought opposition pressure on Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janata Party which is heading a coalition government with the BJP in Haryana. The opposition attack on JJP started with | Read more|

Former Model Accuses Trump Of Sexually Assaulting Her In 1997

September 18, 2020
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A former model has accused US President Donald Trump of groping and forcibly kissing her in 1997 -- the latest allegation made against the Republican incumbent just weeks before he seeks reelection. Amy Dorris told Britain's The Guardian that Trump sexually assaulted her in his VIP suite at the US Open tennis tournamen | Read more|

How stolen Hindu idols were discovered in UK

September 18, 2020
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Three bronze sculptures stolen from a southern Indian temple more than 40 years ago were found in the UK, and returned to Indian government officials this week. Yogita Limaye reports on how the idols were discovered. The bronze sculptures represent some of Hinduism's most revered deities - Lord Ram, his wife Sita and h | Read more|

Record 97,894 infections pushes India's COVID-19 tally to over 51 lakh

September 17, 2020
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A record single-day increase of 97,894 infections pushed India's COVID-19 tally to over 51 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 40 lakh on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 51,18,253, while the death toll climbed to 83 | Read more|

PM Modi turns 70, wishes pour in

September 17, 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 70 on Thursday, and wishes poured in for the BJP leader from top dignitaries, including President and Vice President, Union ministers and leaders from across the political divide. The BJP is organising a number of events, mainly aimed at public service, across the country to celebrat | Read more|

A Court Reprieve For Trump's H-1B Visa Ban, Challenged By 169 Indians

September 17, 2020
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The Donald Trump administration's move in US to curtail H-1B visas widely used by foreign technology workers survived an initial court challenge. US President Donald Trump's June 22 proclamation declaring foreign workers a risk to the US labor market amid the coronavirus pandemic triggered pushback from workers and bus | Read more|

"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|