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CCTV Of Jharkhand Judge's Murder Spurs Outrage, Raised In Supreme Court

July 29, 2021
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The death of a judge in Jharkhand on Wednesday in what was initially believed to be a hit-and-run has taken a chilling turn with security footage of the incident leading to a murder investigation. As the killing generated shock and rage, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said he had spoken to the Jharkhand High Court an | Read more|

Afghanistan has to be free from malign influences: India on Pakistan

July 29, 2021
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Describing the atrocities being committed by the Taliban in their advance across Afghanistan as “deeply troubling”, visiting US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken said Wednesday that this does not speak well of Taliban “intentions” and “taking over power by force” cannot be a path to international recognit | Read more|

Both Houses adjourned till 2 PM as Opposition’s protest continues

July 29, 2021
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Ahead of the seventh day of the monsoon session of Parliament, Opposition Floor leaders from Rajya Sabha are slated to meet to chalk out a strategy to address the Pegasus snooping scandal, news agency ANI reported. “We only want discussion on Pegasus issue. For that, PM Modi and Home Minister’s presence is necessar | Read more|

"On Beach Whole Night": Row Over Goa Chief Minister's Remark In Rape Case

July 29, 2021
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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant - under pressure after the gang-rape of two minor girls, and an attack on two minor boys last week - has now been slammed for blaming the survivors and their parents, and appearing to absolve his government and the police of any responsibility. In utterly shocking comments made in the A | Read more|

BJP MLA Suspended For A Day By Delhi Speaker, Marshals Called In

July 29, 2021
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Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel suspended BJP MLA Om Prakash Sharma from the House for the day for making derogatory remarks against AAP MLAs on the first day of the monsoon session on Thursday. The Speaker also marshalled out Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators Vijender Gupta and Anil Bajpai for defying his | Read more|

Mission UP: BJP Plans Yatra With New Cabinet Ministers From State

July 29, 2021
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Ahead of a crucial Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh in a few months, the BJP is planning an outreach programme involving the seven leaders from the state who were inducted into the union cabinet in this month's much-hyped reshuffle. Each of them - six from the BJP and Anupriya Patel of the Apna Dal - has received ins | Read more|

Mizoram SOS to Centre: Free NH supply route, rail link disrupted

July 29, 2021
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In his truck parked near the police outpost at Lailapur, the last Assam town on the border with Mizoram, Munazari Khan tries to take a nap in the sweltering heat. He has been on the road for a week now. He set out from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh on July 20, carrying in his truck a consignment of mattresses for delivery | Read more|

Two Rockets Fired Near US Embassy In Baghdad: Reports

July 29, 2021
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Two rockets were fired early Thursday at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone which houses the US embassy, without causing any casualties or damage, an Iraqi security source told AFP. The dawn attack came as Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi was flying home from Washington after White House talks on Monday in which President | Read more|

Basavaraj Bommai, With BS Yediyurappa's Blessing, Takes Charge

July 28, 2021
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Basavaraj Bommai took oath as Karnataka Chief Minister today, succeeding BS Yediyurappa who resigned on Monday. Mr Bommai was sworn-in by recently-appointed Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot in a brief ceremony in state capital Bengaluru. Mr Yediyurappa was present on the stage. | Read more|

Lok Sabha adjourned as Opposition MPs raise slogans, tear business papers

July 28, 2021
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The Lok Sabha saw unruly scenes Wednesday as loud protests by Opposition MPs forced an adjournment. Even as Speaker Om Birla conducted the question hour amid the din, MPs from Congress-led UPA and TMC kept shouting slogans and raising placards standing in the well of the House, forcing an abrupt adjournment at 12:05 pm | Read more|

Kerala Opposition Demands Minister's Resignation In Assembly Ruckus Case

July 28, 2021
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The opposition Congress on Wednesday pressed for the resignation of the Kerala Education Minister after the Supreme Court dismissed a state government plea seeking withdrawal of a criminal case against Left Democratic Front (LDF) MLAs, including V Sivankutty, in connection with the ruckus inside the state Assembly in 2 | Read more|

President Ram Nath Kovind Condoles Loss Of Lives In Barabanki Accident

July 28, 2021
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President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday expressed grief at the loss of lives in an accident in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki and wished the injured a speedy recovery. The President in a tweet said, "Deeply pained by the news of the untimely death of many people in a road accident in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. In this hour of | Read more|

Assam-Mizoram border dispute: Fault line from history flares up in the present

July 27, 2021
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At the heart of the dispute over the 165-km Assam-Mizoram boundary are two border demarcations that go back to the days of British colonial rule, and disagreement over which demarcation to follow. British tea plantations surfaced in the Cachar plains – the Barak Valley that now comprises the districts of Cachar, Hail | Read more|

Maharashtra floods: Death toll climbs to 207, highest in Raigad with 95

July 27, 2021
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The toll in the Maharashtra flood climbed to 207 with 15 more deaths recorded on Tuesday morning. Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari will be on a day’s visit to the flood-affected areas of the Raigad and Ratnagiri districts today. The Governor will be visiting the Taliye village and Chiplun during his visit. | Read more|

"Congress Not Letting Parliament Run, Expose Them," PM Tells BJP MPs

July 27, 2021
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked the Congress, accusing it of not allowing the monsoon session of parliament to function, and asked BJP MPs to "expose the party before the public and the media". The session has been marked by protests from the opposition and demands for discussions on the Pegasus phone | Read more|

India reports less than 30,000 new Covid-19 cases after 132 days

July 27, 2021
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India recorded 29,689 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 415 deaths in the past 24 hours. The daily caseload is less than 30,000 after 132 days. Kerala and Maharashtra reported 11,586 new cases and 4,877 infections respectively. The active cases, currently at 3,98,100, dropped below 4 lakh for the first tim | Read more|

Biden Announces "New Phase" In Iraq Relations, End Of "Combat Operations"

July 27, 2021
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President Joe Biden opened talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi on Monday saying relations were in a "new phase" that would include the end of US combat operations in the country. With Kadhemi at his side in the White House, Biden said that the US is "committed to our security cooperation" and will "to co | Read more|

Covid Vaccine For Children Likely Next Month: Health Minister To BJP MPs

July 27, 2021
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Covid vaccines for children are likely in a matter of days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told this morning at a meeting of BJP MPs at parliament. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said at the meeting of the BJP's parliamentary party that the government would likely start vaccinating children next month, accor | Read more|

Israel Defence Minister To Discuss Pegasus During France Visit: Ministry

July 27, 2021
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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz will meet his French counterpart in Paris this week for talks that will include an "update" on the Pegasus spyware scandal, his office said Tuesday. A ministry statement said Gantz will leave Wednesday for talks with French Defence Minister Florence Parly on topics including the cri | Read more|