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At Mumbai airport, passengers wait in long queues for RT-PCR tests

December 4, 2020 11:30:28 am

Those with no report have to be tested at the station or airport before they can go home. Soon after the order was issued, the airport authorities had raised concerns regarding the lack of manpower to conduct the entire process.

Take Jamia student to hotel so he can study for exams: Delhi HC to Tihar

December 4, 2020 11:15:39 am

However, Additional Solicitor General S V Raju suggested before the court that Tanha can be permitted to stay in a guest house, but in judicial custody, during the examination period.

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7th child marriage case in Mumbai this year

December 4, 2020 12:12:33 pm

Between 2016 and 2019 the city officially recorded no case of child marriage. WCD officials said in most cases this year the pandemic and subsequent economic losses have forced several families to marry teenage daughters before they can turn adult.

Five car parking lots, a skywalk to free up Malviya Nagar

December 4, 2020 11:13:02 am

Malviya Nagar, one of Delhi’s oldest and congested locality, could soon see freer roads with the South MCD preparing an elaborate decongestion plan under which five multi-level parking lots and a skywalk would be built.

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Mumbai: 3 foreign nationals held, 220 gm of cocaine seized

December 4, 2020 11:38:36 am

The police said that late on Wednesday night, they received a tip-off that a foreign national, identified as Uche James (38), would be arriving at Link Road in Malad to sell cocaine. The police then laid a trap and got hold of the accused.

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Mumbai: Businessman strangles daughters, hangs self

December 4, 2020 12:18:49 pm

Vishal Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone XI), said that Asgar Ali mentioned in his suicide note that he was stressed as he was facing severe financial difficulties.

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Unqualified contractor, insufficient staff, norms violated: Dean’s note exposes lapses at Mulund jumbo Covid care facility

December 4, 2020 12:28:34 pm

Further, the facility violated discharge practices as prescribed by ICMR and was keeping asymptomatic patients admitted even after the completion of the prescribed 10-day quarantine period. The additional commissioner had even served it a notice in this regard.

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Covid-19: 3,734 new cases in Delhi, positivity rate continues to dip

December 4, 2020 11:38:07 am

The total cases now stand at 5,82,058. Of the total tests, 33,298 were RT-PCR, considered the gold standard, while the remaining were rapid antigen tests, which has a far less specificity rate.

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‘Professional misconduct’: NCB suspends officers probing Karishma Prakash & Bharti Singh cases

December 4, 2020 12:41:43 am

The probe into Bollywood’s alleged drug links is being led by Mumbai Police zonal unit in charge Sameer Wankhede. When asked till when will the two officers remain suspended, Wankhede refused to comment.

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No night curfew in capital, Delhi govt tells HC

December 4, 2020 11:02:05 am

The Delhi government informed the court in a reply that it has decided not to impose night curfew.

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Illegal petrol pump in Wadala, 6 booked

December 4, 2020 12:31:15 pm

Senior Inspector (unit I) Vinayak Mer said they received a tip-off that someone was selling diesel from one Dashmesh service centre in Wadala TT at lower rates. When the crime branch team kept an eye on the service centre, they spotted a luxury bus enter and fill diesel.

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Three women arrested for assaulting 27-yr-old BMC staffer

December 4, 2020 12:19:11 am

The police said the victim, Darshana Chauhan, is employed with the BMC on a contract basis. She is part of the team that has been given the task to fine people who are found roaming in public places without wearing a mask.

IAPAR International Theatre Festival begins today, will showcase cross-continental collaboration between artists

December 3, 2020 11:27:34 pm

Although the rehearsals lacked the physical presence that theatre practice performances have, they pushed artists to get flexible with technology.

NDA institutes trophy in memory of Army officer killed by militants in J&K

December 3, 2020 11:19:33 pm

The winner of Commandant's Motivation Award – Lt Ummer Fayaz Trophy and Silver medal for displaying Overall Improvement in Performance during Autumn Term is Cadet Vijay Bahadur.

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Maharashtra Wildlife Board to discuss contentious proposal for Amravati forest today

December 3, 2020 10:35:00 pm

Amravati honorary wildlife warden and a representative of NGO Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), Vishal Bansod, however, disagreed.

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Lawyer moves HC seeking suspension of Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account

December 3, 2020 10:35:03 pm

The lawyer said his petition is aimed at stopping her from “spreading continuous hatred and disharmony through extremist or derogatory tweets or remarks and attempting to divide the people and promote commission of crime in the country”.

Marshals brave infection risk to enforce Covid norms on Bengaluru streets

December 4, 2020 9:59:45 am

Working outdoors in the face of a pandemic for more than 13 hours a day, the marshals have been going about enforcing the Covid protocols, topping which is to ensure that the locals are wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

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Delhi Assembly peace panel moves SC for intervention in Facebook VP’s case

December 3, 2020 9:51:35 pm

The bench said that rejoinder if any needs to be filed in two weeks thereafter and posted the matter for further hearing in third week of January.

Probe in gutkha racketeering leads Pune cops to hawala ring; 9 arrested, Rs 3.7 crore seized

December 3, 2020 7:44:18 pm

In a series of night raids in the city on Wednesday, the crime branch team arrested nine suspected hawala operators and seized nearly Rs 3.7 crore in cash.

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PM to lay foundation stone for energy park in Kutch on Dec 15

December 3, 2020 6:23:14 pm

The park, which is a mix of solar and wind power, is expected to take shape in the desert near the Indo-Pak border.

International Disability Day: This Chennai man defied odds to earn a living

December 4, 2020 9:19:59 am

Raj, who hails from Washermanpet near Chennai, says he had a difficult childhood but that didn’t stop him from thriving for excellence.

Bengaluru: 25-year-old govt portal hacker sent to 13-day CCB custody

December 4, 2020 8:18:18 am

According to CCB police, Srikrishna, a resident of Jayanagar is the prime accused in the case of stealing Rs 11 crore from e-procurement portal.

Bombay HC overturns conviction of doctor for determining gender of unborn child

Bombay HC overturns conviction of doctor for determining gender of unborn child

December 3, 2020 3:38:40 pm

After hearing submissions on both sides and perusing material on record, the HC bench observed that both the Magistrate and the Sessions Court had erred in passing a conviction order.

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No night curfew in national capital: Delhi govt informs HC

December 3, 2020 6:04:38 pm

In a status report filed in court, the Delhi government has said that it has for now issued an order directing that status quo be maintained with regard to permitted and restricted activities in the city till December 31.

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BJP president JP Nadda to camp in UP for four days from Dec 25

December 3, 2020 1:52:49 pm

According to sources, the aim of these workshops is to train the cadre to counter the Opposition's allegations and reach out to people to remove “misconceptions”.