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BMC exempts Bihar IPS Vinay Tiwari from quarantine

The BMC authorities have exempted Bihar-cadre IPS officer Vinay Tiwari from mandatory 14-day home quarantine by allowing him to return to Patna before Saturday. The decision was taken following a letter from the Bihar Police to facilitate Tiwari’s return to Patna for resuming his duty. Bihar Police’s letter came in the backdrop of the Nitish […]

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BCCI and VIVO suspend partnership for IPL

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Chinese smartphone maker Vivo Communication Technology Co’s Indian arm Vivo India on Thursday decided to suspend their partnership for the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League. BCCI informed about the development through an official press release. BCCI and vivo Mobile India Pvt Ltd have […]

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Court rejects Indrani’s bail plea in Sheena Bora murder case

A special CBI court here rejected the bail plea of Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, noting that the possibility of the accused influencing prosecution witnesses cannot be ruled out. After failing to secure bail multiple times on medical grounds, Mukerjea in December last year filed another plea, seeking bail […]

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TV actor Sameer Sharma found dead at Mumbai home

Television actor Sameer Sharma was found dead at his Mumbai home. The actor, best known for his role in the TV serial Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, was 44. A case of accidental death has been registered by the police in the case, media reports. Reports mentioned that no ‘note’ has been found at the […]

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Colaba battered by heaviest one-day rain in August since 1974

The heaviest one-day rain in August in 47 years in Mumbai, home to India’s financial markets and the central bank, inundated large parts of the mega city and disrupted businesses and services. The Colaba weather station recorded 33.2 centimeters (13 inches) of rainfall in the 24 hours through 8:30 am Thursday, the highest downpour for […]

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Modi: Shocked, saddened by loss of lives in Beirut explosion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed shock over the explosion in Lebanon’s Beirut in which more than 70 people were killed. “Shocked and saddened by the large explosion in Beirut city leading to loss of life and property. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families and the injured,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) […]

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Supreme Court seeks truth behind mysterious death of Sushant

The Supreme Court has taken congnisance of the mysterious death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. “Truth should come out, so far as actor’s death is concerned,” the apex court said today after the union government informed it about Bihar government’s recommendation for a CBI probe into the case.

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Modi reaches Ayodhya, quick prayer at Hanuman Garhi before bhoomi poojan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday landed in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya on Wednesday to participate in the grand groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Ram temple, a poll promised fulfilled by his BJP. Modi had left Delhi in the morning in an IAF plane and landed in the state capital of Lucknow from where he […]

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Sudarsan Pattnaik creates replica of Ram temple on Puri beach

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Tuesday said he has created a replica of Ram temple on Puri beach, on the eve of its ground-breaking ceremony in Ayodhya. Pattnaik said, he was keen to create a sand sculpture of the temple at Ayodhya during ‘bhoomi pujan’, but had to do it on Puri beach because of […]

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Modi leaves for Ayodhya amid chant of jai Shree Ram by Yogi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Ayodhya around 9:30am. He is first scheduled to arrive in Lucknow, from where he’ll proceed his journey to ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi’. Several top leaders, including some from Congress, took to Twitter to welcome the historic day and chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’. The ‘bhumi pujan’ of the grand temple in […]