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COVID-19: India records 55,839 new infections

October 22, 2020
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The number of coronavirus infections reported in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday as India's caseload went past 77 lakh, while recoveries have crossed 68 lakh, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry. The COVID-19 caseload mounted to?77,06,946 with?55,83 | Read more|

Government Warns Twitter Over Location Settings Showing Leh In China

October 22, 2020
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Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are "integral and inalienable parts of India governed by the Constitution of India", the government told Twitter after the social media platform's location settings showed Leh as part of China, government sources said. In a letter to Twitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey, the government expressed its | Read more|

Maharashtra Ends Blanket Consent To CBI Probes In Clash Over Ratings Case

October 22, 2020
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The Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra on Wednesday withdrew the general consent it extended to the Central Bureau of Investigation to conduct probe in the state, setting up grounds for a fresh face-off with the BJP. The move makes it necessary for the central agency to get the state government's permission | Read more|

COVID-19 cases in India climb to 76,51, 107

October 21, 2020
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The number of new coronavirus infections reported in India in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the third consecutive day, taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 76,51,107, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. A total of 54,044 fresh infections were reported in a day, while the deat | Read more|

Israel says it uncovers deep militant tunnel dug from Gaza

October 21, 2020
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The Israeli military said Tuesday that militants in the Gaza Strip dug a tunnel dozens of metres deep that crossed under the security fence around the territory before it was detected by underground sensors. Hours after the announcement, a rocket fired from Gaza was intercepted by Israeli missile defences, the military | Read more|

Chinese Soldier, Held After He Strayed Into Ladakh, Handed Back

October 21, 2020
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A Chinese soldier, who was caught by Indian forces in eastern Ladakh after he strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC), was handed back to China on Tuesday night. The soldier, identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long, was caught in the Chumar-Demchok area, the army said on Monday. The soldier was questioned by China | Read more|

US Sues Google In Biggest Antitrust Case In Decades, Explores Breakup

October 21, 2020
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The US sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the $1 trillion company of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals in the biggest challenge to the power and influence of Big Tech in decades. The Justice Department lawsuit could lead to the break-up of an iconic company that has become all but synonymous with the int | Read more|

Next Year Will Be The Greatest Economic Year In US History: Donald Trump

October 20, 2020
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US President Donald Trump has predicted that the American economy will soon recover from the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown and that the next year will be the greatest economic year in the country's history. Republican incumbent Trump faces a stiff challenge from the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, Joe | Read more|

Imran Khan incapable and clueless, has betrayed people of Pakistan: PDM

October 19, 2020
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Prime Minister Imran Khan is "incapable and clueless", and his government is worse than a dictatorship, leaders of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 opposition parties, alleged at its second rally here. The PDM, which was formed on September 20, has launched a three-phased anti-government moveme | Read more|

"Political Vendetta": National Conference On Farooq Abdullah Questioning

October 19, 2020
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Senior politician Farooq Abdullah was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate today in connection with alleged irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association. His party National Conference linked the questioning to the recent move by Farooq Abdullah to bring together all J&K parties in a campaign for res | Read more|

India Buys Winter Gear From US On "Urgent Basis" Amid China Row: Report

October 19, 2020
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India has bought high altitude warfare kits from the U.S. on an urgent basis, officials with the knowledge of the matter said, a sign that the country is preparing for an extended winter deployment after talks to ease tensions along its border with China stalled. The Indian Army used an agreement which allows the two m | Read more|

'Don't Interfere': BJP Chief's Tough Warning For MLA Over UP Firing

October 19, 2020
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An Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA who has been staunchly defending an aide accused of shooting dead a man in public in Ballia last week has been asked by the party chief for an explanation. Sources say BJP president JP Nadda has also warned the party's UP chief over the conduct of BJP MLA Surendra Singh. The BJP's notice to the | Read more|

2.2 Million Facebook, Instagram Advertisements Rejected Ahead Of US Vote

October 18, 2020
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A total of 2.2 million ads on Facebook and Instagram have been rejected and 120,000 posts withdrawn for attempting to "obstruct voting" in the upcoming US presidential election, Facebook's vice president Nick Clegg said in an interview published Sunday. In addition, warnings were posted on 150 million examples of false | Read more|

COVID-19: 61,871 new infections in country

October 18, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 74,94,551 with 61,871 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries surged to 65,97,209 pushing the recovery rate to 88.03 per cent, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,14,031 with the virus claiming 1,033 l | Read more|

Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states

October 18, 2020
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President Donald Trump leaned into fear tactics Saturday as he accused the left of trying to "destroy the American way of life" in a late reelection pitch to voters in Michigan and Wisconsin two Midwestern states that were instrumental to his 2016 victory but may now be slipping from his grasp. In back-to-back rallies, | Read more|

UP Man, Accused Of Killing Man In Presence Of Cops, Arrested

October 18, 2020
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A man accused of shooting another man dead in presence of police in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested. Dhirendra Singh -- who had filed a "surrender application" at a court in Ballia -- was arrested on the Lucknow-Faizabad highway by the Special Task Force of the state police. The STF said he had fled to Bihar a | Read more|

China Warns US It May Detain Americans Over Prosecution Of Scholars: Report

October 18, 2020
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The Chinese government has warned Washington it may detain Americans in China in response to the Justice Department's prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The newspaper, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, said Chinese officials had issued repeat | Read more|

"Something Close" To Genocide In China's Xinjiang: US Security Adviser

October 17, 2020
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The U.S. national security adviser said on Friday that China was perpetrating "something close to" a genocide with its treatment of Muslims in its Xinjiang region. "If not a genocide, something close to it going on in Xinjiang," Robert O'Brien told an online event hosted by the Aspen Institute, while highlighting other | Read more|

BMC withdraws sealing order of BJP MP s office

October 17, 2020
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The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday withdrew its order for sealing the office of Bhubaneswar MP and BJP National Spokesperson Aparajita Sarangi with immediate effect. Sarangi's office was sealed by the civic body on October 10, on charge of violation of COVID-19 guidelines as the MP celebrated her b | Read more|

France Teacher, Who Showed Prophet Caricatures In Class, Beheaded: Police

October 17, 2020
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A history teacher who had shown caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in class was on Friday decapitated and his assailant shot dead by French police as they tried to arrest him, police and prosecutors said. French anti-terror prosecutors said they were investigating the assault which happened on the outskirts of Paris a | Read more|

"Did Not Fire, Was Attacked": UP Man Wanted For Deadly Shootout On Video

October 17, 2020
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Dhirendra Singh, wanted for allegedly shooting dead a man during an argument at a village in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia in the presence of officials and policemen, emerged in a video late Friday, refuting the charges and blamed the administration for the violence. "I don't know who fired. I was pleading with officials to s | Read more|

COVID-19 caseload in India rises to 73,70,468

October 16, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 73,70,468 with 63,371 new infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 64 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.56 per cent, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Friday. | Read more|

Even Pak Handled Covid Better: Rahul Gandhi On IMF Projections For India

October 16, 2020
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a dig at the centre on Friday over IMF's projection that the Indian economy is set to contract by a massive 10.3 per cent this year, saying it was another "solid achievement" by the government. Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at the government on Twitter by tagging a chart that showed IMF gr | Read more|

Brazilian Senator Caught Hiding Money "Between Buttocks"

October 16, 2020
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A Brazilian senator allied to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro was caught hiding money in his underwear during a police investigation into the diversion of public funds for fighting the coronavirus, local media reported on Thursday. Federal officers raided the home of Chico Rodrigues in the northern state of Roraima | Read more|