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Sena slams BJP for criticising Thackeray over Ayodhya visit

PTI Mumbai The Shiv Sena, on Monday, termed the BJP as the “real hypocrite” for criticising Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over his Ayodhya visit, saying this exposes the “evil intentions” of its former ally. An editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said the opposition in Maharashtra is baffled because the Shiv Sena, despite joining hands with its ideological opponent Congress, …

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Couple linked to ISIS held for instigating anti-CAA protests

New Delhi: A couple linked to the Islamic State’s Khorasan module was arrested from south Delhi’s Jamia Nagar on Sunday for allegedly instigating anti-CAA protests in the national capital, police said. They have been identified as Jahanjeb Sami (36) and his wife Hina Bashir Beg (39), said Pramod Singh Kushwah, deputy commissioner of police (special cell).   The couple hail …

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ED arrests Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor

CBI alleges kickbacks to firm held by Kapoor’s daughters; banker arrested after over 20 hours of questioning; remanded to ED custody till March 11 Mumbai: Rana Kapoor, the founder of crisis-ridden Yes Bank, was arrested by the ED on Sunday under money-laundering charges after over 20 hours of questioning and remanded to its custody till March 11, a day after …

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Kerala sees 5 new COVID-19 cases

Isolation facilities being augmented as cases rise to 39 across country Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases rose to 39 in India on Sunday, after a couple and their son, who had flown from Italy last month and evaded airport screening, and their two relatives tested positive in Kerala, prompting the state authorities to warn of strict action, including …

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Former PDP leader Bukhari floats new political outfit

Srinagar: Former PDP leader Altaf Bukhari on Sunday launched the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party here as he vowed to work towards restoring Jammu and Kashmir’s statehood and ensure domicile rights of people in jobs and education, while saying demoting the state to a Union territory was “unpleasant and bitter”. The 60-year-old announced the formation of the JKAP at his …

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15 women conferred Nari Shakti Award

New Delhi: A lady mason, a centenarian athlete, Jharkhand’s lady Tarzan and a “mushroom mahila” were among the 15 women awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar by President Ram Nath Kovind for their contribution in acting as game changers and catalyst of positive change in the society.  The government confers the Nari Shakti Puraskar every year to recognise the relentless service …

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Coronavirus: AIIMS asked to designate part of new emergency wing for setting up isolation beds

New Delhi: Augmenting facilities to deal with novel coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry has asked the AIIMS administration to designate a part of the new emergency wing of its Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre for setting up of isolation beds for suspected COVID-19 patients. This isolation facility will have a capacity to hold about 20 patients at a given …

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‘Buses, metro to be disinfected on regular basis’

New Delhi: The Delhi government has ordered DTC and cluster buses, metro and hospitals to be disinfected on a regular basis as a precautionary measure to deal with the novel coronavirus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday. Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said that three cases of coronavirus have been reported in Delhi so far and one case is …

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Parted ways with BJP, not Hindutva: Uddhav

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday visited Ayodhya and announced an aid of Rs 1 crore for the construction of Ram temple while stressing that his party, the Shiv Sena, is committed to Hindutva even though it has broken ties with the BJP. Thackeray, on his first visit to Ayodhya after becoming Chief Minister last November and completing …

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India’s coronavirus cases rise to 34

New Delhi: Three more persons tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, taking the number of confirmed cases in the country to 34, as the government stepped up efforts to combat it with Prime Minister Narendra Modi directing officials to identify places for sufficient quarantine facilities and make provisions for critical care. Two of these persons are from Ladakh with travel …

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