Amphan: 80 dead in Bengal, ‘state suffered damage worth ₹1 lakh cr’

PM Narendra Modi made an aerial survey of the Amphan-hit areas of Bengal and Odisha and announced interim relief packages for the states. Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said her state suffered damages worth ₹1 lakh crore. Read More
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Amphan impact ‘more severe than Aila’, Bengal death toll 72

Supercyclone Amphan, which made landfall in southern West Bengal, killed 72 people in the state and left a trail of devastation. Officials said its impact was more severe than Cyclone Aila, which hit the state in May 1999. Read More
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India Covid-19 deaths tops 1,000; ‘plasma therapy not approved’

For the third day running in India, the number of coronavirus cases in each of the three days has topped the previous day’s number. The death toll in India is now over 1,000. Read More
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Haryana: BJP fails to get majority; JJP, independents hold key

The Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana failed to get a majority of its own after the counting of votes for the assembly election almost ended, on Thursday evening. The party managed to secure only 40 seats in the 90-member Haryana legislative assembly. Read More
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Assam to meet NRC deadline, CM hints new law on final count

Assam’s chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, has confirmed that the final National Register of Citizens will be published on August 31, and also indicated that the government could later enact legislation on the enumeration process. Read More
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Old Delhi Durga temple vandalism: 4 arrested amid tension in area

Two days after the vandalism of a Durga temple in Lal Kuwan area of Old Delhi’s Chawri Bazar, the Delhi Police have arrested a total of four people. A juvenile has also been detained in the case. Read More
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Pilatus scam: Case filed against Bhandari and IAF, MoD officials

The CBI has registered a case against unknown officials of the Air Force, defence ministry, businessman Sanjay Bhandari, and Switzerland-based company Pilatus Aircraft Ltd over charges of irregularities and corruption in procurement of 75 basic trainer aircraft in 2009. Read More
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NDA nominates BJP MP Om Birla for Lok Sabha speaker’s post

The BJP-led NDA nominated Om Birla, two-time BJP MP from Rajasthan, for the speaker’s post in Lok Sabha.Birla has been a three-time MLA in the Rajasthan assembly and represents the Kota-Boondi constituency in the Lok Sabha. Read More
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Modi, other MPs take oath on first day of 17th Lok Sabha

The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha commenced on Monday with leader of the House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other lawmakers, including Lok Sabha debutant and home minister Amit Shah and defence minister Rajnath Singh, taking oath as MPs. Read More
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Rajasthan govt rewrites school textbooks, edits Savarkar’s name

The changes were made following the recommendations made by Rajasthan government’s textbook review committee, set up on February 13, 2019, to study whether the earlier changes to school textbooks were made to fulfil political interests and distort history. Read More
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