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Black Lives Matter activists unleashed ‘urban guerrilla warfare’ on cities: US A-G

William Barr noted that Black Lives Matter activists’ lib leanings ran parallel to the Democrats’ far-left shift observed in recent years

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Pilot patches up with INC that lays down condition for return

The high command told Pilot that MLAs loyal to him and he must vote for Ashok Gehlot in the event of a trust vote in the assembly session

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Shiv Sena resorting to character assassination: Father of Sushant Singh Rajput

“I am very sad that Shiv Sena is saying something like this. Who in the Shiv Sena knew either Sushant Singh Rajput or his father so intimately that he confessed to him that my family relations were not correct?” KK Singh said through his lawyer Vikas Singh today to the press.

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Survey: Majority of villagers happy with Modi govt’s fight against COVID-19

A Lokniti-Centre for Study of Developing Societies team analysed the data and designed the survey for the media platform, Gaon Connection

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Mike Tyson v Roy Jones Jr exhibition rescheduled

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. has been pushed back to November 28 from September 12, The Ring magazine has said. The eight-round fight, which will be part of a three-hour pay per view event shown on virtual social media and music platform Triller, had been moved because Tyson’s […]

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Sitharaman launches online National Infrastructure Pipeline

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today launched the online dashboard of National Infrastructure Pipeline, showcasing over 6,800 projects. The NIP project database will provide real-time updates for foreign and domestic investors on infrastructure projects.

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India

IndiGo plane landed safely on the same strip 2 h before AIE flight crashed

The IndiGo pilots had initially lined up to land on the westerly runway 28, like the AI pilots, but discontinued the approach due to the rain

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Nepal not cooperating in managing flood: Nitish

Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar has flagged the concern of “non-cooperation” from Nepal in flood management at a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The chief minister has sought the Centre’s intervention on the matter.

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Sports

IPL: Patanjali considering bidding for sponsorship post-Vivo exit

Last week, BCCI and Vivo decided to suspend their partnership for the 2020 IPL beginning on 19 September, in the UAE

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Tirupati: 743 temple staff tested COVID positive since 11 June

As many as 743 staff of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) including including some priests of the Lord Venkateswara shrine at Tirumala have tested positive for COVID-19 and three have succumbed to the virus since 11 June, a top TTD official said on Sunday. Of the 743 infected, three employees succumbed to the dreaded contagion […]