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Vikrant Returns After Sea Trials

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 23:06
The largest and most complex warship to be built in the country returned to Kochi after completing a third set of sea trials on Monday, January 17.
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'Hatred is not going to stop'

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 22:45
'Unfortunately, our political class is not interested in making this society equal. They just want to exploit the situation for their own benefit.'
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EC Restrictions: Advantage BJP

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 21:59
Without doubt, the BJP is miles ahead in marshalling digital tools for electioneering better than any other party, observes Virendra Kapoor.
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Punjab polls: Cops on high alert, intensify search ops

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 14:29
To ensure free, fair and transparent assembly elections next month in Punjab, the police have intensified search operations, especially in the border districts, to keep a vigil on illegal activities in vulnerable areas.
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Maha sees sharp fall in Covid cases at 31,111; 24 die

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 14:19
Maharashtra on Monday recorded 31,111 fresh coronavirus positive cases, 10,216 less than the day before, and 24 new deaths linked to the infection, the state health department said.
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Experts foresee Covid peak on Jan 25 in K'taka: Min

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 14:09
The COVID-19 experts in Karnataka expect that the state may witness coronavirus infections touching the peak on January 25 before coming down gradually, Karnataka revenue minister R Ashoka said on Monday.
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Consider tweaking Covid norms for Parsi funeral: SC

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 13:31
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre that it may consider tweaking the protocols for the burial of bodies of COVID-19 victims in a way that essential tenets of the Zoroastrian belief are also taken care of.
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Punjab polls: AAP candidate quits party, joins Cong

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 12:35
Aam Aadmi Party's Ferozepur Rural candidate Amandeep Ashu Banger on Monday quit the party and joined the ruling Congress in Punjab, alleging that Arvind Kejriwal's outfit runs like a "multinational company" with only Delhi leaders calling the shots.
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Clarify stand on marital rape criminalisation: HC

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 12:03
The Delhi high court on Monday asked the Centre to clarify its position in principle on the issue of criminalising marital rape after the government sought time to formulate and place its 'considered stand.'
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Netaji's legacy exploited for politics: Daughter

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 11:04
Amid a controversy over the rejection of West Bengal's tableau for the Republic Day parade themed on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his Indian National Army, his daughter Anita Bose Pfaff said on Monday the legendary freedom fighter's legacy has often been 'partly exploited' for political reasons.
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Kashmir Press Club has 'ceased to exist': J-K admin

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 10:46
The administration -- which has been facing flak on the issue with the Editors Guild of India terming the events a 'coup' and a continuing trend to smother press freedom -- cited 'unpleasant developments and dissensions between various groups of journalists' as the reason for the takeover of the premises in Srinagar's high street Polo Ground area.
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SC to hear Maha plea for recall of OBC quota order

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 10:13
A bench comprising justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheswari and C T Ravikumar was told by senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, who appeared in the matter on behalf of the state government, that a plea seeking a recall of the order was filed electronically on Monday.
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Bulli Bai: Sikh names used to create enmity, say cops

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 10:13
The city police's cyber cell submitted its affidavit before the metropolitan magistrate in suburban Bandra opposing the bail pleas filed by the three accused in the case -- Vishal Kumar Jha, Shweta Singh and Mayank Rawat.
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Channi to convince brother sulking over ticket denial

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 09:56
Channi made the remark after his brother said he will contest as an independent from the Bassi Pathana assembly seat against the sitting Congress MLA.
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Stalin seeks PM's help as Centre rejects TN tableau

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 09:38
Excluding the tableau would deeply hurt the sentiments and patriotic feelings of the people of Tamil Nadu, he said.
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Punjab: Rally ban shifts campaigning to social media

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 08:52
At a time when rallies and large gatherings are banned by the Election Commission in view of a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, political parties in Punjab are battling it out on social media platforms as they promote their agendas for people and also counter any negative propaganda by their opponents.
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See: Anup Jalota, V M Bhatt honour Pt Birju Maharaj

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 08:50
As Pandit Birju Maharaj, one of the giants in the world of Kathak, passed into the ages today, artistes from various classical genres expressed their grief.
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Rawat, Congress's man of the hour in Uttarakhand?

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 08:50
Opinion polls by a section of the media channels have stated that Harish Rawat is the most liked politician for the post of chief minister, way ahead of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
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UAE: Drones hit oil tankers, 2 Indians die in fire

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 08:02
'Preliminary investigations suggest that the cause of the fires are small flying objects, possibly belonging to drones, that fell in the two areas. Teams from the competent authorities have been dispatched and the fire is currently being put out,' news reports said.
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Mystery shrouds death of Gujarat fisherman in Pak jail

Rediff News - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 07:57
A 50-year-old fisherman from Gujarat, who was apprehended by Pakistani authorities a year ago on high seas, died in a jail in that country due to unknown reasons, an official said on Monday.
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