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Oppn warns Karnataka govt of agitation over changes to land, labour laws

August 3, 2020 8:13:31 am

Congress leader Siddaramaiah said his party is considering going to court over amendments to the land reforms Act. “The BJP government has made amendments to land reforms Act and has brought an ordinance.

As cases surge, Covid health claims jump 240 per cent over a month

As cases surge, Covid health claims jump 240 per cent over a month

August 3, 2020 7:25:23 am

While there have been over 37,000 Covid deaths so far, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), the nation's largest life insurer, has only seen 561 Covid death claims, amounting to Rs 26.74 crore.

Kerala: To counter CAA boycott, Sangh to open its own supermarkets

August 3, 2020 7:47:14 am

The Sangh Parivar has now responded by scaling up its supermarkets under the Akshayasree Mission, a network of self-help groups established by the Sangh Parivar’s co-operative movement, Sahakar Bharati.

Congress asks leaders not to play ‘Twitter-Twitter’, be restrained

August 3, 2020 4:35:21 am

The party also asked its leaders to desist from making remarks on social media and present their views at internal party fora.

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Fifth round of talks held amid stalemate in Pangong Tso

August 3, 2020 11:33:04 am

Focus on intrusion on north bank of lake, access to Depsang patrol points

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Wearing mask is one’s best bet, N-95 suitable for frontliners: Material scientist

August 3, 2020 4:15:53 am

The scientist stressed that N-95 masks are the most suitable for medical practitioners or any other essential service provider who is likely to be in crowded spaces or in the vicinity of potential COVID-19 patients.

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Education officer tests positive, hangs self at Unnao residence

August 3, 2020 5:25:14 am

Suresh Chandra Verma (52) was posted as BEO in Kanpur Nagar district, but often visited his home at Kalyani colony in Unnao district. Officials said his body was found hanging from the fan on Sunday morning at his residence.

NIA searches DU professor Hany Babu’s Noida residence

August 3, 2020 5:57:29 am

DU Teachers’ Association (DUTA) President Rajib Ray condemned the search. “I strongly protest and urge the government to desist from these illegal, strong-arm tactics and stop this witch-hunt against academics and scholars,” he said.

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Lower berths: MP HC asks Rlys to give preference to senior citizens, pregnant women over VVIPs

August 3, 2020 3:54:00 am

“However, as regards to berth allotment is considered, the respondent Indian Railway is requested to re-prioritising the berth allotment by giving the highest priority to pregnant women, then to senior citizens and thereafter VVIPs,” the court has said.

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We don’t think this pandemic will end soon, but we’re trying to build confidence: Manohar Lal Khattar

August 3, 2020 11:27:56 am

In an online interaction with The Indian Express newsroom, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar says economy is picking up after the initial pandemic setbacks, asserts amendments to factory laws are not “anti-labour”, says Cong problems are of its own making, and feels it is time to put Tablighi controversy behind

Bihar Principal Secy (Health): ‘Taken daily testing to 35,000… aim to increase it to 50,000 per day’

August 3, 2020 7:57:03 am

We have now appointed an IPS and an IAS officer as nodal officers of the NMCH and PMCH, respectively, to ensure the standard operating procedure is fully followed.

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Aug 5 lockdown insult to people’s sentiment, TMC’s appeasement politics: BJP

August 3, 2020 2:54:53 am

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said, August 5 is going to be a historic day in Independent India. Announcing complete lockdown on that day amounts to insulting the sentiments of a large number of people.

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Recovery rate up, growth rate down in Surat: Vijay Rupani

August 3, 2020 2:00:52 am

Vijay Rupani was in Surat on Sunday, his birthday, accompanied by Deputy CM Nitin Patel, to take stock of the situation. Rupani and Patel were accompanied by newly appointed State BJP president C R Paatil.

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Persons deprived of medical, essential services can directly approach court, seek action: Bombay HC

August 3, 2020 2:18:50 pm

On July 3, expressing dissatisfaction over the lack of coordination between authorities and concern over the "alarming situation" in the districts, the High Court had warned that it may visit Covid-19 quarantine facilities and hospitals to see whether discipline was being maintained.

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From August 1, farmers can access land records online

August 3, 2020 1:36:50 am

Launching the reform on Saturday, state Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said digitally signed 8A forms can be accessed online from August 1.

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Sushant Singh suicide case: Bihar IPS officer in Mumbai to monitor Patna Police probe

August 3, 2020 7:59:29 am

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, meanwhile, condemned calls made by some seeking a CBI probe into the case.

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Former MP Sanjay Kakde, wife booked

August 3, 2020 12:49:45 am

A First Information Report in the case has been registered at Chatushrungi police station by Yuvaraj Dhamale (40), a builder and brother-in-law of Sanjay Kakde. Yuvaraj Dhamale has said in his statement to the police that he and Kakde were partners in business in the past.

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Three-time plasma donor among corona warriors felicitated by CM in Surat

August 3, 2020 5:09:33 am

During his official visit to the city to take stock of the Covid-19 situation, Vijay Rupani felicitated several corona warriors, including medical staff of NCH Hospital and SMIMER Hospital, as well as municipal officials.

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Punjab’s AAG quits, CM rejects her resignation

August 2, 2020 11:44:24 pm

Amarinder Singh had rejected Suresh Kumar’s resignation too and directed Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to direct the legal department to work towards expediting proceedings in the ongoing case in the High Court challenging Suresh Kumar’s appointment.

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Junagadh: Palanquin-bearers at Mount Girnar to get 104 shops

August 2, 2020 11:33:18 pm

On Saturday, Tourism Minister Jawahar Chavda laid the foundation stone of the project to construct 104 shops for palanquin-bearers in the parking lot opposite the District Panchayat Guest House in Bhavnath Taleti, the foothill of mount Girnar, in Junagadh district

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Concerned over deaths of 103 cops, Maharashtra DGP stresses on increasing fitness

August 2, 2020 11:07:25 pm

Subodh Kumar Jaiswal expressed concern over the deaths of over 100 cops due to Covid-19 in the state. He stressed on increasing the level of physical fitness among officers and constabulary staff.

Punjab: Behind the tragedy, spurious chemical-laced liquor

August 2, 2020 10:26:15 pm

While it is illegal to brew liquor at home or without license, the country-made liquor, at times distilled in cookers, carries a colourful reputation and is often used as gift for friends, guests, officers and ven political leaders in the state.

DMK postpones general council meet over coronavirus scare

Stalin questions PM Modi’s assertion on NEP ensuring all-round coverage

August 2, 2020 10:00:26 pm

Stalin said contrary to Modi's assertions, "education will not be available to all."

Unlock 3.0, Day 2: Skill training by Delhi police ray of hope for girls; Rakhi shopping hit

August 2, 2020 10:35:18 pm

Here are some interesting stories from across the country on the second day of Unlock 3.0.

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Congress picks holes in NEP, demands scrutiny by House panel

August 3, 2020 4:46:14 am

Congress alleged that the policy has circumvented parliamentary oversight and there has been no discussion with the academia except the RSS.