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121 policemen awarded Home Minister’s medal for excellence

IANS New Delhi The prestigious ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation’ for 2020 has been awarded to 121 police personnel across the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs saidon Wednesday. Those awarded include 15 officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation, 10 each from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, eight from Uttar Pradesh Police, seven each from Kerala …

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AAPSU strongly opposes any territorial changes to Arunachal

PTI Itanagar The AAPSU appealed to the  Centre on Wednesday to keep Arunachal Pradesh away from any kind of “territorial changes” while finding a solution to the decades-old Naga political problem. The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) stated that the talks should not affect the state and its people in any way. We welcome the initiative taken by the …

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V-P urges people to push Atmanirbhar campaign amid corona crisis

IANS New Delhi Referring to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the economy, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday urged people to display greater resilience to defeat the virus and to give a major push to the Atmanirbhar campaign by all the stakeholders. Naidu said Covid-19 has underlined the urgency for countries like India to build a resilient economy …

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Three people killed in Bengaluru police firing

Bengaluru: At least three people were killed after police opened fire to quell a mob that went on a rampage irked over a social media post allegedly put out by a Congress legislator’s relative, as a city locality witnessed arson and violence. “Three people have died (in police firing),” Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant told PTI. Further, 110 people have …

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Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer

Agencies Mumbai Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer, say reports. It has also been reported that the 61-year-old actor will soon be flying to the US for medical treatment. Shekhar Suman’s son Adyayan Suman took to his Twitter on Tuesday and wrote, “Sanju sir diagnosed with lung cancer 🙁 #sanjaydutt get well soon sir …

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Pranab’s condition worsens

PTI New Delhi The condition of former president Pranab Mukherjee (84) has worsened and he remains on ventilator support, the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital said on Tuesday, a day after he underwent a brain surgery. Mukherjee was admitted to the military hospital around noon on Monday, and had also tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the surgery. “Shri Pranab …

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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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Not much Janmashthami celebrations in Bengal

Kolkata: Janmashthami turned out to be a  low-key affair this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with just a handful of priests performing the rituals at most shrines on Tuesday, and devotees giving their temple visit a miss amid the restrictions in place. No visitor was allowed at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple in Mayapur – the …

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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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