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"He Fired In Self-Defence": BJP MLA On Aide In UP Shooting That Killed 1

October 16, 2020
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A 46-year-old man was shot dead in the presence of state officials and the police when a fight broke out at a meeting at a village in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia yesterday. The police say Jaiprakash was shot dead by Dhirendra Singh, a BJP worker said to be close to party MLA Surendra Singh. While Dhirendra Singh escaped, hi | Read more|

"My Father Instigated Me To Contest Alone": Chirag Paswan

October 15, 2020
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Chirag Paswan, whose solo fight has become the X-factor in the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA)'s Bihar election campaign, says it was his father Ram Vilas Paswan who "instigated" him to go it alone, contrary to the narrative of the BJP. The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader also revealed he had held shared his | Read more|

France's Macron to reinstate state of emergency

October 15, 2020
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President Emmanuel President Macron's office says France will restore a state of health emergency that expired three months ago.Macron is addressing the nation on television Wednesday night and could announce more measures. The move is expected to start Saturday and will allow the government to enforce stricter measure | Read more|

COVID-19 caseload in India rises to 72,39,389

October 14, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 72,39,389 with 63,509 infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 63 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 87.05 per cent, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. | Read more|

India Set To Drop Below Bangladesh In 2020 Per Capita GDP In IMF Forecast

October 14, 2020
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India is set to drop below Bangladesh in terms of per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the economy, according to the International Monetary Fund, is projected to contract by a massive 10.3 per cent this year. The IMF's forecast for India, a huge downward revision from its previous prediction in June, will see the | Read more|

"Mentally Retarded": Khushbu Sundar Slams Congress After Joining BJP

October 14, 2020
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Actor Khushbu Sundar, who changed camp from the Congress to the BJP, hit back at her former party today, saying the Congress "does not want an intelligent woman" and there is "no freedom to speak the truth" within the party. Ms Sundar, who was a national spokesperson of the Congress with a strong social media presence, | Read more|

Hathras Family Wants Case Transferred To Delhi Or Mumbai: Lawyer

October 13, 2020
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The family of a young woman who died last month after her torture and alleged gang rape at a village in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras has asked for the case to be moved out of the state. According to the family's lawyer, this was among the three demands placed before the Allahabad High Court, which heard the case on Monday. | Read more|

Plane Forced To Turn Around After Hail Cracks Windshield

October 13, 2020
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A Dulles-bound United Airlines flight had made an emergency landing Monday after its windshield was cracked by hail, according to a passenger and the airline. Flight UA349 left Chicago just before 2 p.m. and made a loop over Lake Michigan before abruptly returning to O'Hare International Airport, according to data from | Read more|

BJP Says Chirag Paswan Not Part Of Alliance In Bihar, Expels Rebels

October 13, 2020
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With Assembly elections due in less than 20 days, Bihar BJP on Monday expelled the eight rebels who quit to join Chirag Paswan's LJP over the past week. Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, the BJP's senior-most leader in the state and who last week warned the rebels to "come back to the fold or be expelled", also | Read more|

Khushbu Sundar Quits Tamil Nadu Congress; Likely To Join BJP, Say Sources

October 12, 2020
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Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar today quit the Congress and is expected to join the BJP. In her resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, she wrote that she felt "pushed and suppressed" by people who had no connect with ground reality. "Few elements seated at higher level within the party, people wh | Read more|

Facing CBI, Neighbour Who Targeted Rhea Chakraborty Fails To Back Claim

October 12, 2020
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A neighbour of Rhea Chakraborty, who had accused her of meeting Sushant Singh Rajput a day before his death, has failed to substantiate the claim before the Central Bureau of Investigation, sources said on Sunday. The agency has warned her against spreading false information, sources said. Rhea Chakraborty will take on | Read more|

"Attempts To Destabilise Andhra Government": Jagan Reddy To Chief Justice

October 11, 2020
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In an unprecedented move, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has complained to the Chief Justice of India Justice SA Bobde against a senior judge of the Supreme Court, who is seen as the "CJI-in-waiting". The Chief Minister has made several serious allegations against the judge, claiming he was acting on | Read more|

COVID-19 cases in India cross 70-lakh mark

October 11, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally of cases raced past 70 lakh, 13 days after it had crossed the 60-lakh mark, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 60 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The national recovery rate stands at 86.17 per cent. | Read more|

Delhi University Cut-Offs At 99% And Above For Top Undergrad Colleges

October 11, 2020
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The Delhi University has announced its first cut-off list for undergraduate admission on Saturday with the Lady Shri Ram College pegging the score at 100 per cent for three Honours courses while the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce set two of its most well-known courses - Economics and BCom at 99 per cent and 9 | Read more|

Furore After Sikh Man With Gun Shoved, Turban Pulled At BJP Bengal March

October 10, 2020
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Viral visuals of the police wrestling a Sikh man to the ground during the BJP's mega protest in Kolkata's twin city Howrah on Thursday during a protest march have set off a major controversy with the party accusing the police of hurting religious sentiments by pulling off the turban of 43-year-old Balwinder Singh, a re | Read more|

"Courts Shouldn't Interfere In Fiscal Policy": Centre Tells Supreme Court

October 10, 2020
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The government on Friday informed the Supreme Court that "it's not possible to give more relief to different sectors" amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, stressing that the "courts should not interfere in fiscal policy". The centre's response came days after the top court said the government's last week's affidavit on | Read more|

"Each Candidate Has Alternate Plan": 2nd US Presidential Debate Cancelled

October 10, 2020
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The Commission on Presidential Debates said Friday it has cancelled next week's showdown between Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden, after the president said he would not participate in a virtual format. "Each (candidate) now has announced alternate plans for that date," the commission said in a statement, addin | Read more|

Indian-American launches 'Trump Hai to Safe Hai' campaign

October 10, 2020
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With President Donald Trump trailing in the polls, an avid Indian American supporter has launched an ad campaign on 30 Indian channels, targeting the community which has emerged as a key constituency in the 2020 presidential election. Danny Gaekwad, a Republican Indian-American entrepreneur and an avid supporter of US | Read more|

Hathras incident horrible, says SC

October 9, 2020
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Terming as "horrible" the Hathras incident, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to inform it by October 8 about the steps taken to protect witnesses in the case in which a Dalit girl was allegedly brutally raped and died due to injuries. | Read more|

37-Year-Old Yoga Enthusiast From US Raped In Rishikesh

October 9, 2020
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A 37-year-old woman from the US was allegedly raped in Rishikesh by a local resident, the police said on Thursday. The woman has said in her complaint that a man who had befriended her pretending to share her passion for yoga had sneaked into her room through her balcony and raped her on October 5, according to a local | Read more|