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Britain to do away with face masks, extra Covid curbs

Rediff News - 35 min 58 sec ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday announced his government's decision to lift all the additional restrictions imposed to contain the spread of Omicron, including the mandatory wearing of face masks anywhere, from next Thursday after analysis showed that the new variant of Covid-19 has now most likely peaked in the country.
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ED seizes cash, gold worth Rs 10 cr from Channi's kin

Rediff News - 53 min 41 sec ago
The ED on Wednesday said it has seized cash amounting to over Rs 10 crore, including about Rs 8 crore from a relative of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, during raids conducted in connection with an anti-money laundering investigation against illegal sand-mining operations in the poll-bound state.
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Yogi in Noida targets Akhilesh, Mayawati over 'jinx'

Rediff News - 1 hour 23 min ago
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday took a dig at Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP leader Mayawati, saying they had 'fear' of visiting Noida in Gautam Buddh Nagar during their terms at the helm of the state.
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SC asks states to compensate over 10,000 Covid orphans

Rediff News - 1 hour 43 min ago
In an effort to provide some help to over 10,000 children who lost both their parents to Covid-19, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed all state governments to reach out to those kids and pay them compensation.
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WB governor takes on chief secy for ignoring summons

Rediff News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Dhankhar in his strongly worded two-page letter dated January 18 said that this was the 'last opportunity' given to him to provide his response in the matter.
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Gen Bipin Rawat's brother joins BJP, may contest poll

Rediff News - 3 hours 8 min ago
Vijay Rawat, brother of India's first chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat who recently died in a helicopter crash, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday.
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NCP, Sena to fight Goa polls together, Cong opts out

Rediff News - 3 hours 11 min ago
The Shiv Sena and Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party on Wednesday decided to forge a pre-poll alliance for the next month's assembly elections in Goa, saying that the Congress didn't respond to their proposal for a joint contest.
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Don't take Omicron lightly, warns Gujarat task force

Rediff News - 3 hours 26 min ago
A day after Gujarat recorded its highest one-day surge of 17,119 new cases, five eminent doctors who are members of the task force spoke to the media.
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Border row: Assam, Meghalaya CMs to meet Shah tomorrow

Rediff News - 4 hours 14 min ago
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Wednesday that he along with Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma will meet Union home minister Amit Shah to submit the recommendation of the two Northeastern states for resolving the boundary dispute in six areas.
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BJP ties up with Apna Dal, Nishad Party for UP polls

Rediff News - 4 hours 21 min ago
BJP president J P Nadda on Wednesday announced an alliance with Apna Dal and Nishad Party, two parties that draw their support primarily from sections of backward castes, for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.
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SC asks Maha to submit OBC data to state commission

Rediff News - 4 hours 37 min ago
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra government to submit data on Other Backward Classes to the State Backward Classes Commission to examine its correctness and make recommendations on their representation in elections for the local bodies.
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Kargil hero Capt Batra's bust unveiled in Himachal

Rediff News - 5 hours 12 min ago
A bust of Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra was unveiled in Himachal Pradesh's Palampur on Wednesday, Army officials said.
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IndiGo planes avert mid-air collision over Bengaluru

Rediff News - 5 hours 42 min ago
The incident was not logged in any logbook and it was not reported by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) either, DGCA said.
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No foreign chief guest at R-Day this year: Sources

Rediff News - 5 hours 53 min ago
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic continuing and the cases rising, this would be the second year in a row when there would be no foreign leader as the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations.
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'Punjab is heading for a hung assembly'

Rediff News - 5 hours 54 min ago
'The fight is between the Congress and Akali Dal.'
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SC to consider hearing PIL challenging use of EVMs

Rediff News - 5 hours 57 min ago
The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to consider listing a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the Constitutional validity of a provision of the Representation of People Act which had led to the introduction of electronic voting machines (EVMs) instead of ballot papers for polls in the country.
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Mulayam tried to convince Aparna not to join BJP

Rediff News - 6 hours 23 min ago
Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav tried hard to convince his daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav to not join the Bharatiya Janata Party, party chief Akhilesh Yadav said on Wednesday and expressed his happiness that the SP's socialist ideology is expanding its reach.
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3rd Covid wave likely to peak on Jan 23: IIT prof

Rediff News - 6 hours 37 min ago
Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata have already reached their peak in case numbers in the past seven days, said Manindra Agrawal, a professor at IIT Kanpur and one of the researchers associated with the Sutra Covid model.
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Varun, Maneka out of BJP star campaigners list in UP

Rediff News - 6 hours 50 min ago
The duo has been victorious multiple times from Sultanpur and Pilibhit. In the recent rejig of the BJP national executive committee, the two were also dropped from that list.
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SC pulls up states on disbursal of Covid ex gratia

Rediff News - 7 hours 13 min ago
The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up state governments for failing to disburse claims to the next of kin of COVID-19 victims, and issued a show cause notice to the Andhra Pradesh chief secretary as to why contempt action be not initiated against him.
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