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India's COVID-19 tally comes close to 64 lakh-mark

October 2, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload inched closer to 64 lakh-mark with 81,484 infections reported in a day, while the number of people who recuperated from the disease crossed 53 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 83.70 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Friday. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country mounte | Read more|

Pentagon Okays $90 Million Sale Of Spares For India's Super Hercules Fleet

October 2, 2020
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The Pentagon has approved India's request to buy USD 90 million worth of equipment, spare parts and logistical support for its fleet of C-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft. In its notification to the Congress, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said the proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national s | Read more|

Actor "Hijacking MeToo": Anurag Kashyap, Accused Of Rape, Hits Out

October 2, 2020
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A day after he was questioned by the Mumbai police in a rape case filed by an actor last week, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap today issued a statement denying any truth in the allegations levelled against him. The Producer-Director has documentary proof to establish that the complaint against him was an "outright lie", the s | Read more|

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 63-lakh mark

October 1, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload crossed the 63-lakh mark with 86,821 infections being reported in a day, while 52,73,201 people have recuperated so far, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The recovery rate stands at 83.53 per cent. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 63,12,584, while the deat | Read more|

State-level wrestler shot dead in UP's Baghpat

October 1, 2020
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A state-level wrestler was shot dead and his friend seriously injured in Luhari village here, police said on Thursday. Akash (19) and Bharat (21) were shot at by four people on Wednesday night, Superintendent of Police Abhishek Singh said. | Read more|

Amid Hathras Outrage, UP 22-Year-Old Drugged, Allegedly Gang Raped, Dies

October 1, 2020
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Amid outrage in the country over the gang rape and death of a young woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, another similar case has been reported from the state. A little more than 500 km from Hathras, a 22-year-old Dalit woman died after being allegedly raped and assaulted on Tuesday evening, when the attention of the coun | Read more|

Hathras Sealed Ahead Of Gandhis' Visit; Officials Cite Covid

October 1, 2020
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Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra plan to visit Hathras in Uttar Pradesh today to meet the family of the 20-year-old woman who died after being gang-raped and tortured and whose dead-of-night cremation by the UP police has provoked nationwide outrage. However, the visit may soon escalate into a face-off; the Congr | Read more|

Japan 'Twitter killer' pleads guilty to murders

October 1, 2020
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A Japanese man has pleaded guilty to murdering nine people after contacting them on Twitter, in a high-profile case that has shocked the country. Dubbed the "Twitter killer", Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested in 2017 after body parts were found in his flat. He told a court in Tokyo on Wednesday that the allegations again | Read more|

Babri Masjid demolition case: What actually happened in 1992

September 30, 2020
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Cobrapost revisits the Conspiracy and the People behind Babri Masjid Demolition on December 1992 to find it to be an Act of Planned Sabotage. Cobrapost brings to light how certain leaders of Ram Janmaboomi movement conspired to and succeeded in razing the sixteenth century disputed structure to dust on December 6, 1992 | Read more|

In UP Gang-Rape Tragedy, 2.30 am Cremation By Cops, Family Kept Out

September 30, 2020
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A 20-year-old woman, who died on Tuesday in Delhi two weeks after she was gang-raped and tortured in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, was cremated by policemen last night, allegedly as her family and relatives were locked up in their homes. A disturbing sequence of events captured in overnight visuals shows the family arguing | Read more|

"Will You Shut Up Man!": Joe Biden-Trump Face-Off At Presidential Debate

September 30, 2020
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Democrat Joe Biden told a raging President Donald Trump to "shut up" in an opening debate that turned almost immediately into a shouting match 35 days ahead of the most tense US election in recent memory.The debate in Cleveland, Ohio, was as bad-tempered as had been feared, with Trump leading the way in yelling over hi | Read more|

Video: UP Woman's Family Threw Themselves On Ambulance To Stop Cremation

September 30, 2020
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As the Uttar Pradesh police drove to a funeral ground to cremate the 20-year-old woman who had died after her gang-rape and torture, her family, relatives and villagers made many attempts to stop them. They begged the police to hand over the body so they could take the woman home before her funeral. But the Hathras pol | Read more|

Woman gang-raped in Hathras dies in Delhi hospital

September 29, 2020
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A 19-year-old Dalit woman died at a Delhi hospital on Tuesday morning, days after being raped by four men here, a senior police officer said. The family of the girl informed that she died around 3 am, Superintendent of Police, Hathras, Vikrant Vir, said. The woman was shifted to a hospital in Delhi from Aligarh on Mond | Read more|

Pak army resorts to heavy shelling along LoC in J-K's Poonch

September 29, 2020
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The Pakistan army violated ceasefire by resorting to heavy firing and mortar shelling in forward areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, a defence spokesman said. The Indian Army retaliated befittingly, he said. "At about 0430 hours today, the Pakistan army initiated unprovoke | Read more|

Top Afghan negotiator in Taliban talks arrives in Pakistan

September 29, 2020
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Afghanistan's top official in negotiations with the Taliban arrived in Pakistan's capital Monday on a three-day trip during which he will meet with the country's prime minister and other government officials. Abdullah Abdullah, who leads the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, was received by top governmen | Read more|

Amnesty Halts India Operations, Alleges Government "Witch-Hunt"

September 29, 2020
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Amnesty International has halted its operations in India and said it had to let go of its staff after its accounts were frozen earlier this month as part of what it called a "witch-hunt" by the government over its adverse reports. The government, however, says the global rights watchdog has been receiving foreign funds | Read more|

BJP-Ruled Haryana Refuses Crops From States, In Conflict With Farm Laws

September 29, 2020
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The Haryana government has to care about the farmers of Haryana and "don't have to worry about other states", Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said earlier this month, refusing to procure crops from other states. Mr Khattar's video statement, being widely shared on social media, is contrary to the idea of the content | Read more|

Tractor Set On Fire At India Gate To Protest Farm Bills

September 28, 2020
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A tractor was set on fire near India Gate in the heart of Delhi this morning during protests against the controversial farm laws, which have triggered widespread protests. The police have removed the tractor and the fire has been put out by the fire department. President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday gave assent to the thr | Read more|

COVID tally crosses 60 lakh

September 28, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally galloped past 60 lakh on Monday with 82,170 new cases, while the recoveries have surged to 50.17 lakh with 74,893 more people having recuperated, the Health Ministry said. The death toll from the pathogen climbed to 95,542 with 1,039 more deaths. There are 9,62,640 active cases of coronavirus dis | Read more|

CRPF jawan held for raping 17-yr-old girl in UP

September 28, 2020
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A CRPF jawan was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Banda, police said on Monday. According to a complaint lodged by the minor on July 12, CRPF jawan Brijesh Kushwaha (39) allegedly thrashed her and raped her on June 5 when she had gone to his house looking for a room on rent. | Read more|

Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan

September 28, 2020
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Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has erupted again over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the territory's defence ministry said 16 soldiers and two civilians have been killed and more than 100 others wounded. | Read more|

Jaswant Singh dies, PM Modi pays tribute

September 27, 2020
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Former Union minister Jaswant Singh, a close associate of ex-prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, died here on Sunday following a long spell of illness. He was 82. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top BJP leaders paid rich tributes to Singh, saying that he served India diligently and will be remembered for his un | Read more|

India's COVID-19 caseload nears 60 lakh

September 27, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload neared 60 lakh with 88,600 fresh infections being reported on Sunday, while the number of people having recuperated from the disease crossed 49 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 82.46 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry. | Read more|

Amid Standoff With China, Video Shows Army Tanks Near LAC

September 27, 2020
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A video showing Indian army tanks and armoured personnel carriers in forward locations in eastern Ladakh -- the theatre of the face-off with China since April-May -- has been released by the Centre. The videos show rows of T-90 tanks and BMP vehicles in Chumar-Demchock -- possibly the highest deployed tank formation an | Read more|

"Served BJP For 40 Years For This?": Bengal Leader Dropped In Reshuffle

September 27, 2020
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As per news report of NDTV, the BJP's new internal reshuffle has not gone down too well with all troops. Rahul Sinha, one of the longest serving leaders of the party in West Bengal, could not contain his resentment on Saturday at being replaced as a national general secretary by a former Trinamool Congress MP while ano | Read more|

"Not Politics": Sanjay Raut, Devendra Fadnavis Meet At Hotel Sparks Buzz

September 27, 2020
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A meeting between former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis of the BJP and Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday has set off a huge buzz, though both sides have denied it was anything political. The meeting at a luxury hotel in the western suburbs of Mumbai has raised eyebrows at a time both leaders have s | Read more|

28 Trains Suspended In Punjab Amid Farmers' Protest

September 26, 2020
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At least 28 passenger trains have been cancelled as famers in Punjab continued blocking train tracks as part of the "Rail Roko" protest against the three new controversial farm bills now extended till September 29. However, the Railways is yet to announce a revised schedule. Farmers, thousands of whom blocked highways | Read more|

India registers 85,362 new COVID-19 infections in a day

September 26, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past 59 lakh on Saturday with 85,362 fresh cases being recorded in a day, while 93,420 people recuperated from the disease during the same period taking total recoveries to over 48 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data. | Read more|

Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hits Jammu and Kashmir

September 26, 2020
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A medium-intensity earthquake hit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, but there were no reports of any damage or loss of life, officials said. The earthquake of 4.5 magnitude occurred at 12:02 pm at a depth of 120 km. | Read more|

Deepika Padukone, Sara Khan, Shraddha Kapoor Being Questioned In Drugs Probe

September 26, 2020
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Actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan are being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a widening drugs probe linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput death investigation. Actor Deepika Padukone is being questioned at the Evelyn Guest House in Mumbai's Colaba, where the Narcotics Control Bur | Read more|