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Chhattisgarh: Man held with brown sugar worth Rs 1.46 crore

The police have busted an inter-state drug-peddling racket, seized brown sugar worth Rs 1.46 crore, recovered an automatic pistol, two magazines from an employee of the Lokayukta office in Chhattisgarh’s Mahasamund district, who has been arrested, the officials said on Thursday. The arms and ammunition were recovered from the arrested accused’s possession, they added. “The […]

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Dhoni undergoes COVID test for upcoming season

The Indian Premier League is scheduled to begin on 19 September in the United Arab Emirates. After much deliberation regarding its fate, the governing council confirmed that IPL will be taking place this year in the Middle East. With franchises starting training for the tournament, players are undergoing tests before flying out to UAE. Chennai […]

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Ram Temple trust head tests COVID positive

Mahant Nritya Gopal Das (84), the chairman of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust, tested coronavirus disease (Covid-19) positive on Thursday in Mathura, where he had gone to preside over Krishna Janmashtami celebrations. Das, who is also the chairman of Krishna Janmabhoomi Nyas, was staying at the Sitaram temple in Mathura. On Thursday morning, he […]

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Mumbai: 57% slums residents found COVID positive

As Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, gets ready to conduct the second round of serological survey, experts are divided over whether the residents of the city’s slums are approaching herd immunity for coronavirus disease, COVID-19. In the first sero survey conducted in July, the BMC found 57% infection prevalence in slums. In the […]

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Shripad Naik tests COVID-positive

AYUSH minister Shripad Naik tests positive for COVID-19. In a tweet, Naik said the test showed he was asymptomatically positive and he has opted for home isolation.

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Modi asks Gujarat to increase COVID-19 testing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed on the need to increase coronavirus testing in Gujarat in view of the “high positivity rate” prevailing in the state. The PM made the suggestion during his virtual interaction with chief ministers of 10 states, including Gujarat’s Vijay Rupani, on the latest COVID-19 situation. “Testing needs to be […]

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Russia approves first COVID vaccine for use

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Speaking at a government meeting Tuesday, Putin said that the vaccine has proven efficient during tests, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus. Putin emphasized that the vaccine […]

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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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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.