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    Gandhi Hospital to resume non-COVID services from August 3

    Hyderabad: The state-run Gandhi Hospital, a tier-1 COVID care centre, will be thrown open for non-COVID services from August 3. The decision was taken keeping in mind the reduced COVID-19 cases in the state. Dr Raja Rao, superintendent of Gandhi Hospital, said that all non-COVID and out-patient, in-patient and emergency services would be attended. After the onset of pandemic in March...

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    VHP to set up 'Gau Raksha' committees, appoint 'Gau Rakshaks'

    Prayagraj: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will set up ‘Gau Raksha’ (cow protection) committees in all the villages, besides appointing ‘Gau Rakshaks’ (cow protectors). The VHP will also impart training to the farmers so that they can look after Indian origin cows at their homes. Senior VHP leader and national organisational secretary (Gau Raksha division), Khemchandra Sharma,...

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    Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi; seeks all-party meet on Pegasus row

    New Delhi: Stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should call an all-party meeting on the Pegasus issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said there should be a Supreme Court-monitored probe in this matter. Banerjee’s statement came soon after she met PM Modi at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi on Tuesday. Following her meeting with the Prime Minister,...

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    Ind vs SL: 2nd T20I postponed as Krunal Pandya tests COVID-19 positive

    Colombo: The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka here on Tuesday was postponed by a day after visiting all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19. Krunal, who tested positive on Tuesday morning, has been quarantined and the entire contingent’s RT-PCR test reports are awaited. “The second T20I between Sri Lanka and India originally scheduled to...

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    Tokyo reports record virus cases days after Olympics begin

    Tokyo: Tokyo reported its highest number of new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. The Japanese capital reported 2,848 new COVID-19 cases, exceeding the earlier record of 2,520 cases on Jan. 7.It brings Tokyo’s total to more than 200,000 since the pandemic began last year.Tokyo is under its fourth state of emergency, which is to continue through the Olympics...

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    Govt seeks extension till January 9 for framing CAA rules

    New Delhi: The central government has sought an extension till January 9 for framing rules of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed by Parliament in 2019, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday. He was replying to a question from Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on whether the government had missed the deadline to frame and notify CAA rules...

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    Ex-Bihar DGP turns preacher in Mathura

    Mathura: Former Bihar Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey, can now be seen in a new role. He has donned saffron and is delivering sermons in Mathura. He is now a ‘katha vachak’, reciting Bhagwad katha for seven days in Vrindavan at the Parashar Peeth in Chaitanya Vihar. The seven-day series began on Sunday and was inaugurated by Union Minister Ashwini Chaubey. Shyam Sundar Parashar, a...

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    'Won't take elitist view': SC on plea to stop begging amid COVID

    Saying that begging was a function of poverty and a socio-economic issue, the Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down a prayer to restrain begging in public places and streets amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah was considering a PIL filed by one Kush Kalra seeking to restrain beggars and vagabonds or those who are homeless from begging...

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    India reports less than 30,000 daily COVID cases after 132 days

    New Delhi: India reported 29,689 fresh COVID cases and 416 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry. The country today has reported less than 30,000 daily cases after 132 days. As per the Ministry of Health, the active caseload of India is 3,98,100, and the daily positivity rate is 1.73 percent.42,363 recoveries were also reported in the last 24 hours. With...

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    Amit Shah has failed country by sowing hatred: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: A day after five Assam Police personnel were killed in violent clashes on the Assam and Mizoram border, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the deaths and took a swipe at Home Minister Amit Shah saying he has failed the country by sowing hatred and distrust into the lives of people. “Heartfelt condolences to the families of those who’ve been killed....

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