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PM Modi comes in defence of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh, shares letter to President

New Delhi: After openly coming in support of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday shared a letter written to President Ram Nath Kovind by the Deputy Chairman over the Upper House ruckus issue. “I read the letter written to the Honourable President by Honourable Harivansh ji. Every word of the letter […]

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Rajya Sabha adjourned till Tuesday after uproar over 8 MPs’ suspension

New Delhi: After the opposition protests over the suspension of eight lawmakers on Monday disrupted Rajya Sabha proceedings and led to several adjournments, its Chairman adjourned the House till Tuesday. The Rajya Sabha was first adjourned till 10 am. When it reconvened, the opposition lawmakers suspended from the House refused to leave and indulged in sloganeering. […]

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10 dead, 25 rescued, several feared trapped in building crash in Maharashtra

Thane (Maharashtra): Ten people were killed, several injured and more than two dozen were feared trapped after a three-storey building crashed in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi, around 60 km north of Mumbai, early on Monday, officials said. Among the deceased are four minors. The injured have been rushed to hospitals in Kalyan, Dombivali, Kalwa and […]

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Rajya Sabha passes two agri Bills amid pandemonium

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed two agriculture-related Bills amid a pandemonium due to protests by opposition members. The Upper House gave the nod to The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, as opposition MPs […]

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Over 92K new corona cases in India, total over 54-lakh mark

New Delhi: With another significant single-day spike of 92,605 coronavirus cases, India’s total tally on Sunday breached the 54-lakh mark to reach 54,00,620 cases even as 1,133 more COVID-19 deaths were recorded in 24 hours. Of the total cases, 10,10,824 are still active, 43,03,043 patients cured and discharged, whereas another 86,752 lost the battle against the […]

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Chinese woman, Nepalese man held for paying arrested journalist for sensitive info

New Delhi: Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested a Chinese woman and her Nepalese associate for paying freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma for the sensitive information passed on to the Chinese intelligence, police said on Saturday. “The Chinese intelligence had tasked the journalist to convey sensitive information in lieu of large sums of money routed through […]

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9 Al Qaeda operatives arrested for planning terror attacks at vital installations in India: NIA

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday busted an inter-state module of Al Qaeda operatives as it conducted raids in West Bengal and Kerala on Saturday morning. Three of the nine Qaeda men were arrested from Ernakulam district. Kerala Police chief Lokanath Behera confirmed the arrests from Ernakulam that has the highest migrant labourers population […]

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30 COVID vaccine candidates being developed: Health Ministry

New Delhi : Nearly 30 Covid vaccine candidates in pre-clinical and clinical stages are under development by pharmaceutical industry and academia in India. While three of them are in advanced stage of Phase I/II/III trials and 4 are in advanced pre-clinical development stage, union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, told the Parliament on Friday. Vardhan informed […]