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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|

83,809 new COVID cases, 1,054 deaths in India

September 15, 2020
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India's novel coronavirus tally crossed 49 lakh on Tuesday with 83,809 new cases, while 38.59 lakh people have recuperated so far, taking the recovery rate to 78.28 per cent, the Health Ministry said. The death toll rose to 80,776 with 1,054 more people succumbing to the infection. The case fatality rate stands at 1.64 | Read more|

Trump to host signing ceremony for Israel's historic deal with UAE, Bahrain

September 15, 2020
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The White House will host a signing ceremony on Tuesday for Israel to establish diplomatic relationships with two important Islamic countries in the Middle East - the UAE and Bahrain, marking a notable diplomatic achievement for US President Donald Trump in an election year. Representatives from the UAE and Bahrain wil | Read more|

Jaya Bachchan Slams "Drugs In Bollywood" Claim, Kangana Ranaut Jumps In

September 15, 2020
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Actor-politician Jaya Bachchan today sharply rebutted BJP MP and film actor Ravi Kishan's comments in parliament about drug addiction in Bollywood, saying the film industry was being "flogged by social media and the government's non-support". "Just because of a few people, you cannot tarnish the whole industry... I was | Read more|

What Mumbai Court Said On Rhea Chakraborty While Denying Bail In Drugs Case

September 15, 2020
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Denying bail to actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested a week ago on drugs charges linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput investigation, a court in Mumbai reasoned that if she was released, she would alert "other persons" she had named and they could destroy evidence. The sessions court ruled that Rhea Chakraborty's alle | Read more|

Facebook Skips Delhi Assembly Panel Hearing, "Insulting," Fume Members

September 15, 2020
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Facebook executives today skipped a hearing of the Delhi Assembly's "Peace and Harmony" committee saying they have already appeared before a parliamentary panel and the subject comes under the centre. The Delhi panel, stung by the response, said it would deliver "a final warning" to the social networking giant over the | Read more|

COVID-19 tally in India breaches 48-lakh mark

September 14, 2020
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India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 48 lakh with 92,071 new infections being reported in a day, while over 37.8 lakh people have recuperated taking the national recovery rate to 78 per cent on Monday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 48,46,427, while the death toll cli | Read more|

Kolkata Metro resumes services after over 5 months

September 14, 2020
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Metro rail services in Kolkata resumed on Monday after a gap of more than five months, a senior official said. The regular services were suspended due to the COVID- 19 outbreak. Special trains, however, were run for NEET aspirants on Sunday. | Read more|

Chinese military calls US biggest threat to world peace

September 14, 2020
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China's Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical U.S. report on the country's military ambitions, saying it is the U.S. instead that poses the biggest threat to the international order and world peace. The statement follows the September 2 release of the annual Defense Department report to Congress on Chinese mili | Read more|

UP's New Special Security Force Can "Search, Arrest Without Warrant"

September 14, 2020
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A special force will be set up in Uttar Pradesh, with powers similar to the CISF (Central Industrial Security Force), that can search and arrest without a warrant, the state government said on Sunday. As per news report of NDTV, The Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force or UPSSF will be tasked to protect courts, airport | Read more|

"Not Running Away": Government As Opposition Protests Question Hour Move

September 14, 2020
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An 18-day monsoon session of parliament started today with unprecedented precautions against the coronavirus, including staggered sittings of both houses and social distancing between MPs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his traditional comments before the parliament session, delivered a strong message on the China bo | Read more|

COVID-19 tally in India breaches 47-lakh mark

September 13, 2020
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India's COVID-19 tally of cases sprinted past 47 lakh with 94,372 new infections being reported in a day, while 37,02,595 people have recuperated taking the national recovery rate to 77.88 per cent on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. | Read more|

Trump looks west, eyeing new paths to White House

September 13, 2020
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Pushing for new roads to reelection, President Donald Trump is going on the offense this weekend in Nevada, which hasn't supported a Republican presidential candidate since 2004. Trump is defying local authorities by holding public events Saturday and Sunday after officials blocked his initial plans for rallies in Reno | Read more|

Home Minister Amit Shah Admitted To Delhi's AIIMS Again

September 13, 2020
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS last night, nearly two weeks after he was discharged from the hospital. He was earlier admitted to the national capital's top hospital for post Covid-care. In an official statement, the AIIMS this morning said: "Shri Amit Shah, Honourable Home Minister was dis | Read more|

Maharashtra Covid Centre Attendant Arrested For Allegedly Raping Woman

September 13, 2020
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A 27-year-old attendant at a COVID-19 quarantine centre in Maharashtra's Thane district has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman at the facility, police said on Sunday. The incident took place in June, but came to light on Saturday when the 20-year-old woman lodged a police complaint, inspector Sampat Patil of Na | Read more|

Bihar Man Carves Out 3-Km Long Canal In 30 Years To Irrigate Parched Fields

September 13, 2020
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A man has carved out a three-kilometre long canal to take rainwater coming down from nearby hills to fields of his village, Kothilawa in Lahthua area of Gaya in Bihar. "It took me 30 years to dig this canal which takes the water to a pond in the village," said Laungi Bhuiyan who has dug out the canal single-handedly in | Read more|

No All-Party Meet Before Tomorrow's Parliament Monsoon Session

September 13, 2020
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The traditional all-party meet before a parliament session has been scrapped for the monsoon session, which begins tomorrow. The departure from convention - probably a first in two decades -- is seen as indication of the growing differences between the opposition and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla. The Speaker has called a | Read more|

Five youths 'abducted' by PLA handed over to Army

September 12, 2020
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Five youths who were allegedly abducted by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China near the McMahon line in Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Subansiri were released on Saturday in Anjaw district, around 1,000 km away. | Read more|