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Another MP Cong MLA joins BJP ahead of bypolls

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 10:25
With this, 26 MLAs have quit the Congress in the state since March this year. "Lodhi has resigned and his resignation was accepted today," MP Assembly's pro tem Speaker Rameshwar Sharma said.
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Tejashwi says Nitish is tired, JD(U)-BJP hit back

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 10:03
Yadav, 31, apparently referring to the age of the 69-year-old chief minister and said that he has got tired due to which he gives up when faced with a difficult situation -- be it the coronavirus pandemic or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Muzaffarpur.
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Army top brass to review LAC situation at 4-day meet

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 09:44
The commanders will also deliberate on a slew of long-pending reform measures like cutting down on ceremonial practices and non-military activities to ensure a rational distribution of resources, they said.
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Nitish will be jailed if LJP comes to power: Chirag

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 08:18
"Nitish Kumar and his officers will be behind bars if we come to power," Paswan said. Addressing a rally in Dumraon, Buxar in the run-up to polling in Bihar, Paswan raised several questions before the present state government.
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India's COVID-19 recovery rate reaches 90%

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 08:07
This achievement is matched by the downward spiral fall in the number of active COVID-19 cases, which was maintained below the seven-lakh mark for the third successive day, it added.
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Hoshiarpur no Hathras, action was swift: Amarinder

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 07:51
The chief minister pointed out that prompt action had been taken by the Punjab Police and the accused had been caught without delay, unlike in the Hathras incident. "That was why Rahul Gandhi had to rush to Hathras, to secure justice for the victim's family, and did not need to visit Hoshiarpur," he said.
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Fadnavis will now realise Covid is serious: Raut

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 06:58
Raut's remarks came in the wake of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray being recently targeted by the opposition for not moving out of his house during the pandemic. Talking to reporters in Mumbai, Raut said Thackeray has given directives to ensure that Fadnavis, who is leader of opposition in the state Assembly, gets the best treatment.
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PM has fixed date of war with China: UP BJP chief

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 05:50
The BJP leader linked his claim to the beginning of construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya following a Supreme Court judgment, and the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution.
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Light a diya for soldiers guarding our borders: PM

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 03:33
In his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' radio broadcast, Modi wished people on Dussehra and said that with various festivals coming up, they need to show patience and follow health guidelines in celebrating these auspicious occasions during the COVID times.
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India wants end to border tension with China: Rajnath

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 03:28
The defence minister made the remarks after performing 'Shastra Puja' -- the customary worship of weapons -- at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling district of West Bengal on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Second VVIP aircraft for Prez, PM arrives in Delhi

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 02:31
Air India One aircraft is exclusively for the President, Vice President and prime minister. The first of the two VVIP aircraft Air India One arrived in India earlier this month.
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Blaze at Mumbai mall doused after 56 hours

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 01:49
This is probably one of the longest fire-fighting operations in Mumbai in recent times.
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India needs to grow bigger than China: RSS chief

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 01:41
Bhagwat said that the 'Hindutva' word is applicable to all the 1.3 billion people of the country.
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COVID-19: India records 50,129 fresh cases, 578 deaths

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 01:27
There are 6,68,154 active cases of COVID-19 in the country as on date which comprise 8.50 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
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Hope to convert INS Viraat into museum fading

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 00:31
A private company, which showed interest in converting Viraat into a museum, is yet to get a NOC for the project from the MoD.
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Biden slams Trump for calling India 'filthy'

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 00:16
It's not how you talk about friends and it's not how you solve global challenges like climate change,Biden said in a tweet.
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'Unlike UP...': Rahul's counter to BJP on Punjab rape

Rediff News - Sat, 10/24/2020 - 11:14
"Unlike in UP, the governments of Punjab and Rajasthan are not denying that the girl was raped, threatening her family and blocking the course of justice. If they do, I will go there to fight for justice," he tweeted.
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Article 370 won't be restored: R S Prasad

Rediff News - Sat, 10/24/2020 - 10:54
Prasad asserted that Article 370, which gave the erstwhile state a special status and was revoked last year, will not be restored.
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'Lalten yug' has ended in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

Rediff News - Sat, 10/24/2020 - 10:29
The Bihar CM further recounted the work done by his government to boost social welfare in the state and the efforts to strengthen the law and order in the state.
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Delhi's air quality continues to be 'very poor'

Rediff News - Sat, 10/24/2020 - 09:28
"The overall Delhi's Air Quality Index is in the very poor category with few Delhi locations entering at higher zone but that will be short lived. This is mainly because the extremely calm local surface winds which were prevailing yesterday are likely to increase slightly and may further pick-up by Oct 26," SAFAR said.
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