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Chandrayaan-3 to be launched in first half of 2021: Centre

New Delhi: Chandrayaan-3 will be launched in the first half of 2021, Union minister Jitendra Singh said, indicating that there could be a slight delay in the launch of the third moon mission. In written response to a question in Lok Sabha, minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office Singh said four biological and two physical science experiments related …

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UN Human Rights chief moves SC against CAA

New Delhi: In an unprecedented intervention, the UN Human Rights chief has moved the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), drawing a strong condemnation from India on Tuesday that no foreign party has “any locus standi” on matters relating to its sovereignty. The apex court is currently hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the …

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Man who pointed gun at cop arrested in UP

New Delhi: Shahrukh Pathan, whose picture of pointing a gun at an unarmed policeman during the communal riots in Northeast Delhi went viral, was on Tuesday arrested by Delhi Police from Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, even as many people who fled the violence were yet to return to their homes in the affected areas. Authorities said the situation has been …

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Bangladeshis living in Bengal are Indian citizens: Mamata

Kaliaganj: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday those who have come to the state from Bangladesh and have been casting votes in elections are Indian citizens and need not apply for citizenship afresh. Banerjee also slammed the Modi government for its handling of the communal riots in Delhi, which have claimed over 40 lives so far, and …

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Centre discussing NPR with states

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday said it was discussing with state governments the preparations for the update of the National Population Register  from April 1 to September 30. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in Lok Sabha that no document will be collected during the exercise, which will be carried out along with the house-listing phase …

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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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