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Farmers Say Will Attend Talks Today, Claim No Conditions From Centre

December 1, 2020
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will lead talks today with the protesting farmers, sources say, adding he met Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP chief JP Nadda this morning. This is the second meeting between top BJP leaders in less than 48 hours amid massive protests against content | Read more|

Chanda Kochhar Loses Supreme Court Case Against Being Fired As ICICI CEO

December 1, 2020
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Former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar faced a setback today as the Supreme Court rejected her appeal against her sacking as the bank's chief executive and managing director. Ms Kochhar, who faces charges for alleged money laundering, had approached the top court after the Bombay High Court dismissed her petition against | Read more|

"India's Internal Issue": Sena Leader On Trudeau's Farmer Protest Remarks

December 1, 2020
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"Canada will always be there to defend the rights of peaceful protest," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, backing Indian farmers who have intensified their agitation against the new farm laws, noting that the situation is "concerning". Mr Trudeau, 48, is the first world leader to comment on the farmers' prot | Read more|

Biden, UN Chief Discuss "Strengthened Partnership" On COVID-19, Climate

December 1, 2020
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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden spoke with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, Biden's transition team said, discussing the need for a "strengthened partnership" to combat COVID-19 pandemic and climate change - two areas where President Donald Trump shunned a multilateral approach. | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally rises to 94.31 lakh

November 30, 2020
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The number of COVID-19 cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 40,000 for the seventh time this month, taking the infection tally to 94.31 lakh, while the recoveries surged to 88,47,600, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Monday. | Read more|

Amit Shah's Late-Night Meet As Defiant Farmers Threaten To Block Delhi

November 30, 2020
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Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met last night at BJP chief JP Nadda's Delhi house, sources said, hours after the farmers protesting in and around the national capital rejected the centre's proposal of holding early talks and shifting their protest v | Read more|

China To Build Major Dam On Brahmaputra That Could Impact India: Report

November 30, 2020
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China will build a major hydropower project on Brahmaputra river in Tibet and a proposal for this has been clearly put forward in the 14th Five-Year Plan to be implemented from next year, the official media on Sunday quoted the head of a Chinese company tasked to build the dam as saying. | Read more|

Farmers Reject Amit Shah's Offer After He Said "Ready To Discuss Demands"

November 29, 2020
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Punjab farmers, who are protesting against the Centre's new farm laws, rejected Union home minister Amit Shah's proposal for a discussion on their grievances. The farmers said the offer was a conditional one - the minister had said they should move their protest to a designation spot in the national capital if they agr | Read more|

CBI Raids 25 Places in Bengal In Connection With Coal Scam

November 28, 2020
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The CBI today raided around 40 premises across three states, including 25 in West Bengal, as part of an investigation into a coal mafia case.It is in West Bengal that Anup Majhi, the alleged kingpin of the illegal operation, is based, sources said. The home and offices of the suspect, who lives in Asansol, are being s | Read more|

UP Governor Okays Bill Against Forced Conversions Amid "Love Jihad" Row

November 28, 2020
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Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel on Saturday gave assent to an ordinance against forcible or "dishonest" religious conversions, an official said.The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 has been issued with the approval of the Governor, the official said. | Read more|

Farmers Allowed To Enter Delhi, To Be Escorted To Protest Site

November 27, 2020
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Thousands of farmers were allowed to enter Delhi today for a planned protest against new farm laws after a morning of clashes with the police at the border with Haryana. Even after the Delhi Police announced that they could enter, escorted by cops, teargassing and water sprays continued, apparently to control crowds. | Read more|

India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh

November 26, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload went past 92 lakh with 44,376 new cases reported in a day, while the number of recoveries surged to 86.42 lakh, the health ministry said on Wednesday. | Read more|

Farmers Marching To Delhi Enter Haryana, Get Past Tear Gas, Water Cannons

November 26, 2020
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Thousands of farmers, some armed with sticks and swords, flung barricades into a river, threw bricks at cops and physically pushed vehicles as they were stopped by Haryana on their way to a protest march in Delhi. After a two-hour clash on a bridge in which teargas and water cannons were used, the farmers managed to cr | Read more|

India Records 44,376 New Covid Cases In A Day, Total Cases At 92.2 Lakh

November 25, 2020
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India recorded 44,376 new coronavirus infections and 481 deaths because of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, government data shows. The daily case count was 16.8 per cent higher than Tuesday's as almost 11.5 lakh tests were conducted in this period. There are now 92.22 lakh total Covid cases in India, of which about 86.4 | Read more|

China Accuses India Of "National Security Excuse" To Block Its Apps

November 25, 2020
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China today said it "resolutely opposed" India's move to block more of its apps and its "repeated use of national security" while doing so. On Tuesday, the government blocked 43 more mobile apps, mostly Chinese, citing activities "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state an | Read more|

Cyclone Nivar To Hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry At 145 Kmph After Midnight

November 25, 2020
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Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are bracing for Cyclone Nivar, which has intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm", expected to intensify further and is barrelling towards the southeast coast. The powerful cyclone is likely to hit the coast by midnight or early tomorrow, the Met department said. The cyclone could hi | Read more|

"Charm Of A Mass Leader": President Kovind On Ahmed Patel

November 25, 2020
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President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said he was distressed to know of the demise of veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel, whose amiability won him friends across party lines. Ahmed Patel, 71, died at a Gurgaon hospital on Wednesday due to multi-organ failure. He was suffering from complications related to COVID-19. | Read more|