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'People won't vote Yogi out over handling of Covid'

Rediff News - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 01:14
'The Covid situation is like demonetisation.' 'People were upset with the government initially, but eventually they voted for the BJP again.'
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India's Omicron count goes up to 6,041

Rediff News - Sat, 01/15/2022 - 00:37
India registered 2,68,833 new Covid infections in a day taking the tally to 3,68,50,962, which includes 6,041 Omicron variant cases, according to the Union health ministry data on Saturday.
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Former BJP minister Dara Singh to join SP on Sunday

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 23:46
Former Uttar Pradesh minister Swami Prasad Maurya, who resigned this week from the Yogi Adityanath government and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the assembly polls, on Friday said that former state cabinet minister Dara Singh Chauhan will join the Samajwadi Party on Sunday.
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Ram temple foundation's 2nd phase may be done soon

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 23:12
The construction work of Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya is underway in full swing and the second phase of its foundation work would be ready by January end, officials have said.
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Tributes pour in for veteran journalist Kamal Khan

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 16:43
In an email about its executive editor's death, NDTV said, 'It is a terrible, terrible day for NDTV. We have lost Kamal Khan; he was 61 and the heart and soul of our Lucknow bureau, an NDTV veteran who had boundless time and kind words for anyone who encountered him.'
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Jallikattu: Teen spectator gored by bull in Madurai

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 13:29
Jallikattu: Teen spectator gored by bull in Madurai
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PIX: Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu celebrated with zest

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 13:27
Amid the shadow of the third wave of COVID-19, people of India marked different festivals across the country.
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Collision between India-bound planes averted in Dubai

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 13:05
The planes had come on the same runway during take-off from the airport. The DGCA has asked UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to share its investigation report on this incident.
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Mumbai logs highest Covid deaths in 5 months

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 11:49
With these additions, the financial capital's coronavirus tally rose to 9,81,306, while the death toll increased to 16,435, a BMC bulletin said.
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Alwar case: Cops say no evidence of rape so far

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 11:19
The police earlier said it appeared to be a case of rape but maintained that anything conclusive could only be said after the report of the medical jurist was out.
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Bail plea of 'Bulli Bai' app creator dismissed

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 11:02
'The facts disclose that accused created the app 'Bulli Bai' where women journalists and celebrities of a particular community who are famous on social media are targeted and they are projected in a bad light with an objective to insult and humiliate them by objectification,' the court noted.
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Samajwadi Party booked for violation of Covid norms

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 10:50
The first information report (FIR) was registered according to the directives of the Election Commission on Covid-related norms, officials said.
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No sabotage behind Gen Rawat chopper crash: Probe

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 09:34
The Indian Air Force chopper crash on December 8 that killed chief of defence staff Gen Bipin Rawat and 13 others was due to an unexpected change in weather that led to spatial disorientation of the pilot, stated the preliminary findings submitted by the tri-services court of inquiry.
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IED suspects did recce of Ghazipur market: Police

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 08:51
Soon after the Delhi police recovered an improvised explosive device from the city's Ghazipur flower market on Friday, the special cell said that the suspects had done a detailed recce of the spot where the explosive was recovered.
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DMs of Aligarh, Haridwar urged to prevent hate speech

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 08:44
In his letters sent to the DMs of Aligarh and Haridwar, Ali has said a public event styled as a 'Dharam Sansad' was held in Haridwar and Delhi from December 17-19 last year where such speeches were made.
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AFSPA major poll issue in militancy-hit Manipur

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 08:08
Besides law and order, the long standing demand for junking Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, economic woes of the land-locked state which has hardly any industries, are expected to figure high on the agenda of the unfolding electoral battle between the two main parties with smaller local parties such as National People's Party and the Naga People's Front chipping in with their own demands.
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Sexual assault: Dileep won't be arrested till Jan 18

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 07:28
Justice Gopinath P said the court needs to examine the statement of a movie director in the fresh case against the actor and five others and would hear the matter on Tuesday.
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Nun rape case verdict leaves supporters shellshocked

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 07:17
A group of nuns of Kuravilangad convent in Kottayam district of Kerala, who have been standing with the survivor in her fight, were on the verge of tears when they said they were yet to believe such a verdict came out from the court and they did not know what has happened.
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Indian-origin Rishi Sunak, next British PM?

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 07:10
As Boris Johnson's "partygate" troubles mount and members of his own Conservative Party demand he step down as the British prime minister, one name is doing the rounds as a frontrunner to take charge -- his Indian-origin chancellor and Downing Street neighbour Rishi Sunak.
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Defence ministry report ignores Ladakh stand-off

Rediff News - Fri, 01/14/2022 - 06:52
The ministry's year-end review is silent on the continued occupation by Chinese troops of territory that India has always claimed and patrolled.
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