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Renowned Urdu poet Rahat Indori dies in Indore hospital INDORE: Famous Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who was being treated for COVID-19, died of a heart attack at the Aurobindo Hospital here on Tuesday, his son Satlaj Indori said. He was 70. The poet had been admitted to the hospital on Tuesday morning after he tested positive for the disease.   “He …

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UP woman studying in US dies in Bulandshahr road crash

Bulandshahr/Lucknow: A 20-year-old woman, on a visit home from the US where she studied, died in Bulandshahr in a road accident, which her family alleged happened because two motorcycle-borne men were following her two-wheeler and harassing her, officials said Tuesday. The daughter of a tea shop owner, Sudiksha Bhati died Monday morning near Aurangabad when she was riding pillion on …

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Anti-child trafficking drive launched in Bihar

Patna: A campaign against child  trafficking was launched in Bihar on Tuesday by Nobel peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi’s foundation, which claimed that the state was among the worst affected by the scourge and could be staring at a fresh spurt as millions of migrants have returned in the recent past. ‘Mukti Caravan’, a campaign which has been running in …

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Sachin Pilot climbs down

New Delhi: Sachin Pilot will work in the “interest of the Congress”, and a three-member committee will be set up to address the grievances of Pilot and other aggrieved MLAs, the Congress said on Monday after a meeting between the rebel leader and former party chief Rahul Gandhi, signalling an “amicable resolution” of nearly a month-long Rajasthan crisis ahead of …

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Several BJP workers in Kashmir resign after attacks by militants

PTI Srinagar Nearly a dozen BJP workers in Kashmir have resigned from the party following recent attacks on village-level leaders by militants, which prompted the party to suggest “hostel-type” secure accommodation for its members and their families in each district in the Valley. Worries have escalated after Abdul Hamid Najar, BJP’s OBC ‘morcha’ district president from Budgam, died at a …

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Pranab tests positive for COVID

New Delhi: Former president Pranab Mukherjee tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital here on Monday. “On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID-19 today,” Mukherjee said in a tweet. “I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to …

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COVID-19 positive Kerala crash victim battled infection earlier too

PTI Dubai One of the victims of Friday’s Dubai-Kozhikode flight, who was declared positive for COVID-19 after his death, was infected by the coronavirus earlier too while in the UAE and tested negative before flying to India, according to a media report. Sudheer Variyath, 45, succumbed to his injuries a couple of hours after the Air India Express plane crash …

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15% students of Delhi govt schools not attending e-classes

PTI New Delhi Close to 15 per cent students enrolled in Delhi government schools are not “traceable” since the lockdown was announced and have not been attending the alternative classes conducted online or through phones, according to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.  Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister, said efforts are being made to locate these students either physically …

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Surat COVID-19 centre gets first Kalam library

IANS New Delhi One of the unfulfilled wishes of India’s 11th president late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was to ensure that every youth of India has access to good books and quality knowledge, says his former advisor and co-author for many years, Srijan Pal Singh. Having come up with a unique library initiative for COVID-19 centres, Singh aims to fulfil …

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Andaman optical fibre cable project to boost tourism

PTI New Delhi BJP president J P Nadda on Monday said the inauguration of the optical fibre cable project linking the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with the rest of the country is a “symbol” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to ease of living. By inaugurating the submarine optical fibre cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair, the Prime Minister …

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