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    SC dismisses 1993 Bombay blasts' case convict's plea for leniency

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea filed by Muhammad Moin Faridulla Qureshi, serving a life term after conviction in the 1993 Mumbai blasts' case, seeking leniency under the Juvenile Justice Act. Qureshi had moved the top court under Article 32 of the Constitution.

    • 10 min ago
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    Bharat Biotech working with ICMR for speedy progress: PM

    Hyderabad, Nov 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Bharat Biotech, a city-based pharmaceutical company, is closely working with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to create an indigenous Covid vaccine on Saturday. "At the Bharat Biotech facility in Hyderabad, was briefed about their indigenous Covid vaccine," Modi tweeted. He congratulated the scientists working on...

    • 56 min ago
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    Police on alert as farmers may open new front on Delhi-UP border

    NEW DELHI: Even as Delhi Police is busy tackling farmers rallying at Singhu and Tikri entry/exit points on the Delhi-Haryana border, it was put on alert on Saturday after inputs that farmers might open another front on the Delhi-UP border too. All police districts in Delhi are on alert due to long march by farmers from Punjab and Haryana to Delhi to protest against three new...

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    Mukul accuses CM of derailing cybercrime involving US citizens

    Shillong, Nov 27: Leader of Opposition, Mukul Sangma on Friday made startling allegations that Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Power Minister James Sangma had destroyed evidence, tampered with and derailed the police investigation into the sensational case of a cybercrime registered in 2017 on duping of American citizens by posing as US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials. It...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    BJP in turmoil after two MLAs side with MDA

    Shillong, Nov 27: State BJP is in serious internal turmoil after two of its legislators threw their weight behind the NPP-led coalition in complete disregard of the stand of the party on alleged corruption at different levels. The party functionaries were fuming over the manner the two MLAs - AL Hek and Sanbor Shullai - jettisoned the organisation to protect their personal interests. BJP sources...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    CoMSO revives ILP demand with black flags

    SHILLONG, Nov 27: The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisations (CoMSO) revived its demand for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state by observing a "Black Flag Day", with volunteers putting up black flags and banners across different places of Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills on Friday. The black flag protest began around 8am and continued till afternoon. Shops from Khyndai...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    'Agencies probing reports of explosion, uranium leakage'

    SHILLONG, Nov 27: Expert agencies engaged by the state government are examining the reports of an explosion and leakage of uranium in Domiasiat, official sources informed on Friday. The matter is being examined and the government has sent some reports to the agencies, which were received from the deputy commissioner, officials said. The state government has asked the Atomic Minerals...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Govt awaits nod to resume flights from Umroi

    SHILLONG, Nov 27: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday stated that the state government is awaiting the nod from the Aviation Ministry for the resumption of the Shillong-Delhi flight. Earlier, it was announced that the Shillong-Delhi flight would resume starting December while Conrad had held a meeting on Thursday with Flybig and officials from the Transport department. "We are hopeful that all...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    'Ten COVID-19 vaccines likely by mid-2021'

    GENEVA, Nov 27: Ten COVID-19 vaccines could be available by the middle of next year if they win regulatory approval, but their inventors need patent protection, the head of the global pharmaceutical industry group said on Friday. Vaccines by Pfizer and BioNtech, as well as Moderna and AstraZeneca have shown promising results in large clinical trials, but there is no question of "cutting...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    'Manipulation in Power projects costs state Rs 100 cr'

    Shillong, Nov 27: Despite government denial, the Opposition Congress has yet again stoked the issue of large-scale corruption in the power sector of the state and alleged that each and every programme of the power department that is Peing implemented is rigged by the current dispensation. Leader of Opposition, Mukul Sangma on Friday referred specifically to Ganol Hydro Project and stuck to...

    • 9 hrs ago

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