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    In just 21 days, India adds another million COVID-19 cases to its tally

    Registering over 60,000 cases in 24 hours for the first time, India's COVID-19 tally galloped past 20 lakh on Friday, while the number of recoveries surged to 13.78 lakh, according to Union Health Ministry data. The coronavirus infection tally had crossed 19 lakh just two days ago. It took 110 days for COVID-19 cases in the country to reach one lakh and 59 days more to cross...

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    Rain intensity eases in Mumbai; SoBo receives highest rains after 1974

    The situation in flood-affected Mumbai improved on Friday as the rain intensity reduced, with water receding in some flooded areas of the city. However, the weather department added that the intensity of rains will pick up next week. "Strong south westerly/westerly monsoonal flow over the Arabian Sea with winds speed reaching up to 60-70 km per hour along and off the...

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    Sino-Indian military stand-off tops Pompeo-Jaishankar talks

    New Delhi: The current Sino-Indian military stand-off as part of 'recent destabilising actions in the region' by China is understood to have been discussed during a phone call between External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Friday. During the conversation, both nations also decided to hold a meeting in the four-nation 'Quadrilateral'...

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    Naga peace talks with Central government to sort out critical issues

    Guwahati: The prime minister's envoy to the Naga peace talks R N Ravi, who is also the governor of Nagaland, will be leaving for New Delhi next week to hold talks with the collective leadership of the Nationalist Social Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) led by its general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah, to short out differences on rhetorical issues like—flag, separate...

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    ED grills Rhea Chakraborty in money laundering case

    Mumbai: Actor Rhea Chakraborty, accused of abetting suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Friday in connection with the money laundering case lodged by it. The ED has also summoned for questioning Shruti Modi, who is Chakraborty's business manager, and Rajput's friend and roommate Siddharth Pithani in connection with the money...

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    Telecom operators revenue growing strongly defying coronavirus, says Fitch

    Singapore: Indian telecom operators reported strong revenue and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) growth in the three months ending June (Q1 FY21) due to tariff growth and higher data usage, defying the economic slowdown from the countrywide lockdown of 68 days up to May-end. According to Fitch Ratings, revenue market share continues...

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    10 workers dead, dozens trapped as rain triggers landslide at Kerala tea plantation

    Kochi: Torrential rains lashing Kerala tore loose a hillside looking over the worker quarters of a tea plantation in Idukki district in the early hours of Friday, and buried dozens of workers. By mid-afternoon 10 workers were confirmed dead and the worst is feared for several more. The landslide took place at a plantation owned by Kannan Devan Hills Plantation...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Bihar flood victims block NH28, attack police in Muzaffarpur over relief material

    Muzaffarpur: The personnel of the Sarka police station in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district were attacked by flood victims who blocked National Highway 28, claiming they were not being provided relief material after the recent floods inundated their villages. "We were informed that nearby flood victims had blocked the national highway around the Sarka Police...

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    Ex-Union minister Manoj Sinha sworn-in as L-G of Jammu and Kashmir

    Srinagar: Former Union minister Manoj Sinha was on Friday was sworn in as the new lieutenant-governor of Jammu and Kashmir, the first political leader to take charge of the union territory. The 61-year-old was administered the oath of office by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal at a simple function in the Raj Bhavan. "August 5 is a very important day in the...

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    Yogi Adityanath says he won't attend Ayodhya mosque inauguration

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Friday sought an apology from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his remark that he would not attend the inauguration of the mosque to be built in Ayodhya, replacing the demolished Babri Masjid. In an interview to a television channel Thursday, Adityanath said he couldn't go for the mosque inauguration “as a yogi and as a Hindu”. ...

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