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    India Ready To Sell BrahMos, but Exports Remain Hostage to Concerns Over CAATSA

    Chandigarh: The ominous shadow of US sanctions on Russian defence entities looms ominously over India's plans to fast-track the export of BrahMos cruise missiles which are being locally manufactured in collaboration with Moscow. India is in advanced talks with several countries, especially the Philippines, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), amongst others...

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    Modi Govt's Digital Media Rules Framed After Ministers Wanted to 'Neutralise' Independent News

    New Delhi: The recent move of the Narendra Modi government to 'regulate' digital news media to counter 'fake news' has likely stemmed from a roadmap chalked out by a group of ministers (GoM) in mid-2020 to 'neutralise' independent news media as it 'generates a lot of heat', a report in The Caravan has shown. The news magazine, which has published a...

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    Seizures Show Alcohol Sale Continued in Dry Gujarat During COVID-19

    New Delhi: The flow of alcohol in Gujarat - officially a dry state for the last 60 years - did not stop during the coronavirus year. A report in the Times of India says that liquor seizures made in the state in the last year remained high - Rs 215 crore worth of alcohol was seized between April 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020. On average, that means liquor worth Rs 34 lakh was...

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    Karnataka HC Calls BJP's Affidavit Claiming it Has Not Conducted Rally During COVID 'False'

    New Delhi: The Karnataka high court on Wednesday called the Bharatiya Janata Party's statement 'false' when the party in its affidavit filed before the court said that it has not conducted any public rally during the COVID-19 pandemic times, LiveLaw reported. This happened after the court warned that there will be action for perjury for making a false...

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    Nashik Custodial Suicide Probe Finds 'No Foul Play'; Victim's Father's Statement 'Recorded Wrong'

    New Delhi: Five months after 32-year-old Asghar Ali Mansoori died by suicide in the Nashik central prison, his father has said that the statement the authorities have recorded on his behalf is very different from what he actually said. Meanwhile, however, the executive magistrate's inquiry has found that there was no foul play in Asghar's death. As...

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    Over 100 Instances of Internet Shutdown in India in 2020, Says New Report

    New Delhi: India imposed the highest number of internet shutdowns in 2020, according to a comparative global analysis published by digital rights group Access Now. Of the 155 internet shutdowns that were imposed globally, India accounted for 109, according to the report, which added that this was the third consecutive year that New Delhi had topped the global charts on...

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    Aligarh: Police Arrest Juvenile for Rape and Murder of Minor Dalit Girl

    New Delhi: The Aligarh police on Wednesday arrested a 17-year-old juvenile for the murder of a minor Dalit girl in a village in the Akrabad area of the district. According to The Hindu , the senior superintendent of police (Aligarh) Muniraj G. said the juvenile was from the neighbouring village and that he had confessed to the crime. The police have booked him for murder...

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    Tamil Nadu: 50,000 School Bags With Pictures of Jayalalithaa, CM Seized

    New Delhi: Around 50,000 school bags embossed with pictures of late AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa and Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami were seized at a checkpoint in Achuthanvayal on Wednesday, according to a report by The Hindu . As per officials, after receiving information, a flying squad was sent to intercept the lorries carrying the bags at the checkpost...

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    Suvendu Adhikari's Father, Veteran TMC MP, Says Party Shuns Him

    Kolkata: Senior Trinamool Congress MP Sisir Adhikari, whose sons Suvendu and Soumendu have joined the BJP, on Wednesday said that no one from his party maintains any relation with him, while the ruling party in West Bengal claimed that it is evident where his soul is. The Adhikari family patriarch claimed that the TMC has also issued veiled threats that anyone from the party...

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    UP Police Seek Permission to Collect Voice, Writing Samples of Siddque Kappan

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force (STF) has approached a local court in Mathura seeking permission to collect voice and handwriting samples of Malayalam journalist Siddique Kappan, who has been jailed since last year in an alleged conspiracy case related to the Hathras gangrape and murder case. According to the Indian Express , the STF has...

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