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'Discussed interview': Fadnavis on meet with Raut

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 06:39
Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday asserted that the BJP has no intention of joining hands with Shiv Sena or to bring down the Uddhav Thackeray-led state government. Fadnavis claimed people of the state are "unhappy" with the performance of the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government and it "would collapse due to its own inactions".
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B'luru epicentre of terror activities: Tejasvi

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 06:37
Bengaluru has become an epicentre of terror activities, BJP MP Tejasvi Surya claimed on Sunday and said he had requested Union home minister Amit Shah to set up a permanent division of the National Investigation Agency in the city. The terrorist groups want to use the city as an "incubation centre" for terror activities, the BJP leader said.
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Jaswant, an upright politician and Vajpayee's Hanuman

Rediff News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 06:25
During Vajpayee's tenure, he was there as an indispensable insider, witness to every action that had an impact on history: Pokhran-II (nuclear tests in 1998), the 1999 Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan, the Indo-Pak Agra Summit in 2001, intense engagement with the United States on nuclear issues besides the Kandahar hijack.
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'Intolerable': Facing IS, last embattled Sikhs, Hindus leave Afghanistan

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 06:19
Afghanistan's dwindling community of Sikhs and Hindus is shrinking to its lowest levels. With growing threats from the local Islamic State affiliate, many are choosing to leave the country of their birth to escape the insecurity and a once-thriving community of as many as 250,000 members now counts fewer than 700.
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Govt to deploy 30,000 central forces for Bihar polls

Rediff News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 06:12
The maximum 80 companies, as per an official order, will be drawn from the Central Reserve Police Force followed by 70 from the Sashastra Seema Bal, 55 from the Border Security Force, 50 from the Central Industrial Security Force, 30 from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police force and 15 from the RPF.
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Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsberg in SC

Rediff News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 05:48
Biden has urged the Senate not to act on the vacancy until the American people select their next president and the next Congress.
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After Rohtang, focus now on another key tunnel amid tensions with China

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 05:32
Amid the border tension with both China and Pakistan, road infrastructure projects have been given a push with completion of a marvel of engineering motorways — the Rohtang Pass highway tunnel. Officials say the focus now is on constructing the 13.5-km-long Shinku La tunnel - the 3rd alternative corridor for armed forces for forward areas of Ladakh.
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We are not enemies: Raut on his meeting with Fadnavis

Rediff News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 05:16
'Our meeting was fixed as I wanted to take his interview for Saamana'
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Raj: Protesters torch vehicle, vandalise property

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 04:28
The situation in Rajasthan's Dungarpur remained tense on the fourth consecutive day on Sunday as a group of protesters torched a pickup van and vandalised property.
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'Flyers from Dubai, UK top sources of early Covid importations into India'

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 04:26
Travellers from Dubai and the UK were primary sources of Covid-19 importations into India, according to an analytical study done by Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi. According to the research, which has been published in the Journal of Travel Medicine, Covid-19 got induced into Indian states mainly due to international travels.
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Mumbai police warns mediapersons covering NCB probe

Rediff News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 04:19
As the Bollywood divas set out from their residences, media vehicles tried to chase them to catch elusive photographs and video footage up close.
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We are not enemies: Raut after meeting Fadnavis

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 04:00
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that he met former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday to discuss certain issues and that both of them could have ideological differences but there was no enmity between the duo.
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Akali Dal left NDA due to 'political compulsions': BJP

Rediff News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 03:56
The Shiromani Akali Dal had on Saturday quit the National Democratic Alliance over the farm bills issue.
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We lack sense of humour: Farokh backs Gavaskar

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 03:25
Sunil Gavaskar faced a lot of ire on Twitter for a remark he made on Anushka Sharma helping Virat Kohli with his practice during the Covid-19 induced lockdown, with the actress herself demanding an explanation from the legendary cricketer. "We, Indians lack a sense of humour. If Sunil had indeed said so about Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, it must have been in a humorous tone and not in the bad or derogatory taste," Farokh Engineer said.
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TN: Periyar statue found smeared with saffron dye

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 03:16
A statue of reformist leader E V Ramasamy Periyar here was found smeared with saffron dye on Sunday by unidentified miscreants, drawing strong responses from political leaders in Tamil Nadu.
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Farmers playing major role in Aatmanirbhar Bharat: PM

Rediff News - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 02:59
Modi said many farmers benefitted after fruits, vegetables were brought out of APMC Act in some states a few years ago.
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The ‘influencers’ waging hashtag war on B'wood

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 02:42
A motley crew of self-appointed digital crusaders is driving the social media conversation
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Farmers playing major role in building Aatmanirbhar Bharat: PM Modi

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 02:21
Speaking on various issues during his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' broadcast, Modi said many farmers benefitted after fruits, vegetables were brought out of APMC Act in some states a few years ago. Our agriculture sector has shown its prowess during the Covid-19 pandemic and farmers are playing a major role in efforts to build a self-reliant India, he said.
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LAC standoff: Army deploys tanks capable of operating at - 40°C

The Times of India - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 02:00
Engaged in a conflict with China for almost five months, the Indian Army's armoured regiments are ready to take on the Chinese Army at altitudes of over 14,500 feet in the area which is the world's highest battlefield for tanks and infantry combat vehicles along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.
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