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    July ends with record rainfall, August likely to be surplus too

    Starting off as an unusually hot month, July ended up with 507mm of rain -- twice the city's average of 210.6mm for the month, making it the wettest in the past 18 years, another weather extreme that was characteristic of the patterns being observed in the capital since August 2020. The city has been breaking a weather record every month since August 2020. For instance, this...

    • 27 min ago
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    Outgoing customs officer hits out at Kerala govt over gold smuggling case

    Outgoing customs commissioner Sumit Kumar on Saturday criticised the Kerala government, alleging that there were many attempts to intimidate and run him down during his tenure. Kumar was part of the investigation on gold smuggling through the United Arab Emirates' consulate. He said there were several interventions during the probe, but he ignored them with the contempt...

    • an hour ago
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    Turning the tide and making waves

    CHENNAI After practising for six hours straight, Nithish Varun (19), son of a fisherman, can barely open his eyes the following morning. Exhausted but determined to do well in the upcoming competition Surf Turf Classic 2021, he picks up his surfboard and walks to the point break to chase the tide. Mahabalipuram, a little beach town, which is known only for its temples, sculptures and a weekend get-away for...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Eat beef more than chicken, fish: Meghalaya BJP minister

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Meghalaya minister Sanbor Shullai has called upon the people of the state to 'eat more beef than chicken, mutton and fish', while stressing that 'everybody is free to eat what they want in a democratic country'. 'I encourage people to eat more beef than chicken, mutton or fish. This will subside the wrong information in the mind of the people that BJP will...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Onus on states to stop filing cases under scrapped Section 66A: Govt to SC

    The central government has told the Supreme Court that it is the primary duty of states and Union Territories to stop registering cases under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act after the provision was quashed by the apex court in 2015. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court said it was 'shocking' and 'distressing' that there was a fivefold increase in the...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    13-year-old dies by suicide after losing ₹40,000 in online game

    A 13-year-old boy is suspected to died by suicide after losing ₹40,000 in an online game in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Saturday. According to the police, they have recovered a suicide note in which the boy, the Class 6 student, appeared to apologise to his parents for spending ₹40,000 from his mother's account on 'Free Fire' game. The boy also wrote...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    JD(U) appoints MP Lalan Singh as party chief

    Munger MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh, better known as Lalan Singh, who is considered a trusted friend of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, was on Saturday chosen as the new national president of the Janata Dal (United) after the incumbent RCP Singh, who recently became a Union minister, stepped down. A decision to this effect was taken at the party's national executive committee meeting held in New Delhi on...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    NIA raids 15 J&K Places, arrests man for 'terror conspiracy'

    The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Saturday raided 15 locations across four districts of Jammu & Kashmir and arrested a terrorist in connection with the Lashkar-e-Mustafa conspiracy case and the recovery of an IED in Jammu, a spokesperson said. 'NIA, along with the J&K police and the CRPF, conducted searches at nine locations in Shopian, Anantnag and Jammu districts and...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Will join probe led by a neutral agency: Himanta Biswa Sarma on border row case

    Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday questioned the rationale behind the Mizoram police registering an FIR against him on charges of attempt to murder and assault, as a standoff between the north-eastern states after a clash at their disputed border last Monday refused to abate. Sarma said he will be 'very happy' to join the investigation if it is...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Need to change the negative perception about police: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for the need to change the negative perception of police among the people while highlighting their role in the fight against terrorism, and emphasising the need for better conduct. 'Why is the public trust not increasing (in police) despite its officers laying down their lives to fight terrorism and to maintain law and order?' he asked,...

    • 2 hrs ago

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