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UP girds its loins to combat COVID-19

Lucknow: Hotels and the authorities at tourist sites in Agra have been told to inform the office of the chief medical officer as soon as visitors from Italy, Iran or China arrive, so that they can be screened for coronavirus infection, an official said on Tuesday.                In Lucknow, samples of an Uttar Pradesh residents who had returned from …

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No Muslim quota proposal before my govt: Uddhav

Mumbai: There is no proposal on Muslim  reservation before the Maharashtra government, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said here on Tuesday. Thackeray’s remarks came days after Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik informed the legislative council that the state government will provide five per cent quota to Muslims in education. The NCP minister had also said the state government will ensure that …

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2 new COVID-19 cases in India

New Delhi: India on Monday reported two new cases of the novel coronavirus, including one from the national capital, the Union Health Ministry said as the government stepped up its efforts to detect and check the infection, which has killed more than 3,000 people globally. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma said an Italian tourist has tested positive for coronavirus …

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Cong, BJP members scuffle in LS

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress members pushed and shoved each other in the Lok Sabha on Monday as opposition parties vehemently protested over the issue of violence in Delhi and demanded resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah. Members from both sides began pushing and shoving each other following which the proceedings were adjourned by the Speaker. The …

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Nirbhaya case: court defers hanging of 4 convicts

New Delhi: The hanging of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case scheduled for Tuesday was deferred for the third time in six weeks by a court in yet another twist in the case marked by apparent delaying tactics by the condemned prisoners. Postponing the execution till further orders, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana on …

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Thinking of giving up my social media accounts, says PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he plans to give up his social media accounts on various platforms, including Twitter and Facebook. “This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted,” he tweeted. The Prime Minister is active on social media, especially on Twitter where …

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Bedlam in Parliament over Delhi riots

New Delhi: Both the Houses of Parliament were on Monday adjourned for the  day following unrelenting protests by Opposition MPs who vociferously demanded Union Home  Minister Amit Shah’s resignation over Delhi riots. The protesting MPs rushed to the wells of both the House, with placards demanding resignation  of Amit Shah.  In the morning, the Lok Sabha was adjourned within minutes …

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SC refuses to refer Article 370 matter to larger bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday declined to refer to a larger seven-judge bench a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Centre’s decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 on August 5 last year. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice N V Ramana said there were no reasons to refer the matter to a larger bench. …

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Shahrukh’s family disappears, police search for absconders

New Delhi: The family of Shahrukh, who pointed a pistol at a Delhi police  constable during the recent violence in north-east Delhi, has disappeared. Now, along with  Shahrukh and AAP councillor Tahir Hussain, the police are  searching for Shahrukh’s family as  well. Delhi police sources told IANS on Monday that many suspicious articles were found in  Shahrukh Khan’s house. Inflammable …

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Shah: will not stop till all refugees get citizenship

Kolkata: Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Sunday that the Centre would not stop until all refugees in the country are granted citizenship under the amended Citizenship Act, and accused the Opposition, including the Trinamool Congress of misguiding refugees and minorities over the new law. Not a single person will lose citizenship because of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), …

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