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    Rains ravage north Karnataka; farmers, residents fume over govt apathy

    Some of the districts in Karnataka are facing floods for the second year in a row, even as they are struggling to recover from the effects of the previous flood. File photo: PTI The incessant rains over the past one week have damaged several houses and farmlands across nine districts of Karnataka. Several houses and kharif crops including paddy, sugarcane, soya went under...

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    EC asks Kamal Nath to explain 'item' jibe in 48 hours

    Kamal Nath attempted to brush off his comment on Imarti Devi as insignificant, saying "item" was a commonly used term everywhere, including parliament. File photo: PTI The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday (October 21) issued a notice to former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath on his "item" jibe at BJP candidate Imarti Devi,...

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    EC issues notice to Kamal Nath on 'item' jibe, asks him to explain remark

    Kamal Nath attempted to brush off his comment on Imarti Devi as insignificant, saying "item" was a commonly used term everywhere, including parliament. File photo: PTI The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday (October 21) issued a notice to former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath on his "item" jibe at BJP candidate Imarti...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    COVID-19: Maharashtra fixes prices for face masks to check profiteering

    The Maharashtra government's decision to fix prices of masks is aimed at keeping a tab on profiteering. Representational image: iStock The Maharashtra government has capped the rates for N95 and double and triple layer masks for suppliers and private hospitals. Now, double and triple layered masks in the state cannot be sold for more than ₹3 and ₹4 respectively,...

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  • Tamil-Nadu

    Kamal Haasan's MNM to announce 30 candidates for Assembly polls in Dec

    The Makkal Needhi Maiam has announced that Kamal Haasan will be its chief ministerial candidate. File Photo: PTI Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will set the ball rolling for the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu next year by announcing the first 30 party candidates in December. This will give them sufficient time to campaign before the...

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    Rs 10 crore financial aid for needy advocates in Telangana

    Needy lawyers and their clerks,affected by COVID-19 lockdown in Telangana, would get a secondround of financial assistance on Thursday with the stategovernment sanctioning Rs ten crore toward it. Under the assistance, the needy lawyers would get Rs 6,000each while the clerks Rs 3,000 each, official sources said. This was decided at a meeting presided by Telangana HighCourt Chief...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Goa's Independent MLA withdraws govt support over CMs remarks

    Goas Independent MLA PrasadGaonkar on Wednesday withdrew his support from the PramodSawant-led BJP government in the state in the wake of chiefministers allegations against him of being involved in landdeals. Gaonkar, who represents Sanguem Assembly constituency,submitted a letter about withdrawal of support to the stategovernor. With this, the number of ruling camp MLAs in the...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Muslim man sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

    A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced a Muslim man to death and imposed a fine of USD 3,085 on him for blasphemy in the countrys Punjab province. Amin, a resident of Layyah district which is some 400 kms from here, was arrested a few years ago on his neighbours complaint that he had committed blasphemy. A district and sessions court of Layyah handed down the death sentence to Amin and...

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    AAP govt agrees with plea in HC against appointment of SPPs in Delhi riot cases

    The AAP government Wednesday agreed with the plea filed in the Delhi High Court against the appointment of special public prosecutors (SPPs) in cases pertaining to northeast Delhi riots in February, saying that what the petitioner association has said is right. A senior lawyer appearing for the Delhi government told the high court "we are also saying what the...

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    Dharavi reports only four COVID-19 cases

    Dharavi slum in Mumbai recordedonly four COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, which took itsinfection count to 3,443, a senior civic official said. This is one the lowest number of cases reported fromthe area in a day. Before this, Dharavi had recorded the lowest number ofthree coronavirus positive cases on August 27, beforewitnessing a surge in the number of daily cases. Out of the total number of 3,443...

    • 6 hrs ago

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