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    Trouble brewing in IUML over Enforcement Directorate probe

    Kozhikode | Trouble is brewing in the Indian Union Muslim League with a member of the influential Panakkad Thangal family, which controls the party, on Thursday accusing leader P K Kunhalikutty of putting its supremo Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal under pressure in connection with an ED probe into a money laundering case related to the party mouthpiece. A day after the media...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Kerala posts 22,040 new COVID-19 cases, 117 deaths

    Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala on Thursday reported 22,040 fresh coronavirus cases and 117 deaths, taking the total infection count to 34.93 lakh and the toll to 17,328. As many as 20,046 people have been cured of the infection since Wednesday, taking the total recoveries to 32,97,834. The number of active cases stood at 1,77,924, a state government release said. The state tested 1,63,376 samples in...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Silver for Ravi, heartbreak for Deepak Punia and Vinesh on a day of misses for Indian wrestlers

     Chiba (Japan) | Ravi Dahiya on Thursday became only the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games but Vinesh Phogat's redemption dream came crashing down after a shock quarterfinal exit and Deepak Punia let slip a bronze in the last 10 seconds of his play-off bout here on Thursday.There were huge expectations from Dahiya...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    PM Modi slams Opposition for stalling Parliament

    Lucknow | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Opposition is trying to score self-goals, accusing it of stalling Parliament while the country was keen to march ahead.These parties are trying to stop the transaction of business in Parliament, he said in a no-holds-barred attack on the Opposition for stalling parliamentary proceedings over the Pegasus spyware controversy and other...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Consider issuing 'common card' to fully vaccinated people for unrestricted travel: HC tells Maha, Centre

     Mumbai | The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Maharashtra government to think about identifying and separating those who have taken both doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the rest, and provide a "common card" to the fully inoculated people to allow them unrestricted travel and work.The court said the state government should...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Ker CM flays Karnataka's fresh travel curbs on passengers from the state

    Thiruvananthapuram | Days after neighbouring Karnataka imposed travel restrictions on persons from the state in view of the COVID situation, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said the fresh curbs were against the directive of the Centre in this regard.As per the order issued by the Union Home Ministry, states should not impose travel curbs closing their...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Chidambaram takes dig at govt over fuel prices

     New Delhi | Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday took a dig at the government over fuel prices, asking whether there was no change in them in the last 19 days as Parliament was in session or chiefs of oil marketing companies "cannot talk to each other because their phones are infiltrated by Pegasus spyware".He also asked if prices had not changed as all chiefs of oil marketing...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Continued closure of malls in Maharashtra a big blow to business, employment: RAI

    New Delhi | Retailers Association of India (RAI) on Thursday said that the continued closure of malls in Maharashtra due to COVID-19 pandemic is a big blow to business and lakhs of people working there.The retailers' body claimed there is a misconception that being air-conditioned spaces, malls could exacerbate the pandemic situation and "there is no...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Allegations of snooping serious, if correct: SC on Pegasus matter

    New Delhi |  Allegations of Pegasus related snooping are "serious in nature" if reports on them are correct, the Supreme Court said on Thursday and asked the petitioners seeking probe into the Israeli spyware matter whether they have made any efforts to file criminal complaint on this.A bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Surya Kant stopped short of issuing...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Privileged to have played a part: India's Aussie hockey coach Graham Reid on historic Olympic bronze

     Tokyo | The Indian men's hockey team's Australian coach Graham Reid on Thursday said he feels "privileged" to be a part of the game's revival in India after the side clinched its first Olympic medal in 41 years, crediting togetherness and a team first mentality for the triumph.India beat Germany 5-4 in the bronze...

    • 19 hrs ago