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Stop sowing discord, China tells Pompeo

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 06:45
China on Tuesday urged US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to stop sowing discord between Beijing and countries in the region, undermining regional peace and stability, amidst his visit to India for a high-level dialogue aimed at further ramping up their overall defence and security ties, and boost strategic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.
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India, US ink key defence pact BECA at 2+2 meet

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 06:43
The agreement will allow sharing of high-end military technology, classified satellite data and critical information between the two countries.
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Hizb chief, Bhatkal brothers designated as terrorists

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 06:27
The hijackers of an Indian Airlines plane in 1999 -- Abdul Rauf Asghar, Ibrahim Athar and Yusuf Azhar -- have also been named in the list, prepared under provisions of the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
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TN custodial death: Father-son tortured for 7 hours

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 05:40
'CBI investigation revealed that the father-son duo was arrested in the evening of June 19, 2020, and allegedly tortured at the Sathankulam Police Station by the accused in the evening as well as in the intervening night, consequent to which both of them succumbed to the injuries and died in the intervening night of June 22 and 23'
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'Go Corona Go' fame Union minister tests Covid +ve

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 05:10
The Republican Party of India leader has been admitted to a private hospital in south Mumbai.
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15% COVID-19 deaths related to air pollution: Study

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 05:00
The results are based on epidemiological data collected up to third week in June 2020 and the researchers say a comprehensive evaluation will need to follow after the pandemic has subsided.
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'This govt is destroying all democratic institutions'

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 04:52
'Anybody and everybody who opposes this government for whatever reasons will be branded a terrorist and charged in such a manner that all human rights will be taken away.'
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Air pollution may hinder India's fight against Covid

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 03:58
Long-term exposure to chronically high PM2.5 levels weakens the ability of the lungs to fend off infections, therefore making people more susceptible to COVID-19, the scientists said.
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Allahabad HC to monitor CBI probe in Hathras case: SC

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 03:50
The SC said that all the aspects of the case, including monitoring of probe and providing security to the victim's family as well as the witnesses, would be considered by the high court.
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71 seats go to polls in 1st phase of Bihar elections

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 03:04
Among the major political parties, chief minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United is contesting in 35 of the 71 seats, followed by its ally Bharatiya Janata Party (29), while the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal has fielded its candidates in 42 and its coalition partner Congress is in the fray in 20 assembly segments.
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India, US hold third edition of 2+2 talks

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 02:43
The in-person talks are taking place at a time when India is locked in a tense standoff with China in eastern Ladakh and the Trump administration's growing friction with Beijing over a host of issues including trade tariff and the Chinese military's offensive manoeuvres in the South China Sea.
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The US Nexus: India Must be Careful

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 01:57
Indians at large harbour a notion that their country is cherrypicking out of the American basket of goodies, but the policymakers in Delhi and the political leadership are well aware that it can only be a pipe dream since a military alliance with a superpower is a profound irrevocable commitment, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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Nitish faces protest at public meeting; slams RJD

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 01:42
At many places, Kumar lost his cool and chided the protestors for "acting on behalf of political rivals".
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'High on power and ego': Sonia slams Bihar govt

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 01:22
The Congress chief added that the governments of Delhi and Bihar are 'captive governments' -- demonetisation, lockout, trade-off, economic bandit, farm-barn captive, bread-employment detention.
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India reports lowest 1-day tally of 36,469 cases

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 01:14
A total of 72,01,070 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 90.62 per cent while the case fatality rate stands at 1.50 per cent.
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KRN's life was a saga of surprises

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 01:01
'KRN's journey from a humble cottage in Uzhavoor to Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi was no less spectacular than that of Abraham Lincoln from the log cabin to the White House'.
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Trump's pick Amy Barrett sworn in as SC justice

Rediff News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 00:05
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Barrett as the Supreme Court Judge by 52-48 votes, overcoming the unified opposition of Democrats.
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US Elections 2020: All you need to know

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 22:45
With just a week to go before the United States presidential election all eyes are turning stateside as Donald Trump seeks a second term in the White House and Democratic candidate Joe Biden campaigns to become America's 46th president. If you're struggling to wrap your head around the presidential election and how it compares to India, which competing parties will be vying for the White House, and how a winner is selected, scroll on for a comprehensive guide that details all there is to know about the upcoming elections.
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UK hospital told to prep for COVID vaccine by Nov

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 11:37
The vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 and also known as AZD1222, is considered among the most advanced in the worldwide hunt for a viable vaccine against the novel coronavirus.
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Maha govt reduces COVID-19 testing rates for 4th time

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 10:42
The new rates will be Rs 900, Rs 1,400 and Rs 1,800 per test, adding it was the fourth time rates had been revised from the original Rs 4,500.
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