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SC stays 1-man committee order on stubble burning

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 05:47
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde passed the order while considering the Centre's stand that it is coming out with a comprehensive legislation to deal with air pollution, including the aspect of stubble burning.
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Mike Pompeo arrives in India for 2+2 talks

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 05:27
On Tuesday, Pompeo and Esper will hold the 2+2 talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, covering the entire expanse of defence and security ties as well as key regional and global issues.
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Why Modi-Shah don't need NDA anymore

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 05:24
In its sway over national politics now, the Modi-Shah BJP is what the Congress was under Indira Gandhi. Why would they indulge coalition partners, their greed and egos now, asks Shekhar Gupta.
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3 held for trying to hoist tricolour in Kashmir

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 05:02
The trio, claiming to be BJP workers from Kupwara district of north Kashmir, raised slogans of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and in favour of the party and tried to hoist the tricolour at the clock tower.
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Ananya Birla slams US restaurant for being 'racist'

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 04:30
"This restaurant @ScopaRestaurant literally threw my family and I, out of their premises. So racist. So sad. You really need to treat your customers right. Very racist. This is not okay," she said in a tweet.
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Why no Bharat Ratna to Savarkar yet: Sena to BJP

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 04:25
Reacting to the comments, Raut on Monday said the Shiv Sena has "never kept quiet on the issues relating to Savarkar and it will never do so". Without naming the BJP, Raut said the party should browse through history to know the Shiv Sena's stand on issues involving Savarkar.
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Coal scam: Ex-minister Dilip Ray gets 3-year jail term

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 04:04
Former union minister Dilip Ray was on Monday awarded three-year jail term by a Delhi court in a coal scam case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999.
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COVID caution goes for toss in Bihar election heat

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 02:54
Hundreds of people are still seen attending the rallies without wearing face masks and pushing and shoving each other for space.
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Ajit Pawar hospitalised after Covid-19 diagnosis

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 02:39
He also said the party workers and citizens need not worry about his health and that he will be back among all after a brief period of rest.
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Covid: Grieving the loss of a dear one? Help is here

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 02:32
'How many people have died in India so far due to Covid?' 'Multiply that by at least four, and that many people in intense grief are there in the country.'
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Chirag Paswan has the BJP-JD-U worried, and rightly so

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 02:08
Insiders say the BJP is now concerned the LJP putting up a good fight against the JD-U would mean benefitting the MGB in those seats. Moreover, Chirag and Tejaswi are known to be friends, and the former is battling for his political survival.
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Over 58.7 mn Americans have already voted: Report

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 02:02
The report said in 2016, around 58.3 million pre-election ballots were cast, including ballots in the three vote-by-mail states that year. That early vote accounted for about 42 per cent of all ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election.
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All citizens to get free Covid vaccine: Union minister

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 01:09
PM Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that all people will be provided free of cost vaccines.
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India's daily COVID-19 count falls to 45,148

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 00:55
The number of total active COVID-19 cases stood at 6,53,717.
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Dom's Take: Empty promises?

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 00:54
Dominic Xavier wonders if the many pre-poll promises will ever materalise into reality after the election or whether they will remain jumlas to woo gullible voters.
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'Xi is worried about what India will do'

Rediff News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 00:54
'He is psychologically preparing the PLA and the Chinese public to avoid a loss of face.'
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Covid effigies replace Ravana during a muted Dussehra

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 12:54
As government-issued guidelines in many places banned large congregations and setting up of fairs or food stalls, the torching of effigies was restricted to very few venues than usual. The Ramleela Maidan at the iconic Red Fort where every year the Dussehra festivities are attended by dignitaries including the prime minister and the President apart from hundreds of common people, was deserted this time as the annual celebrations were cancelled.
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2+2 dialogue: Pompeo, Esper to arrive in India on Mon

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 12:17
The two-plus-two dialogue will be held on Tuesday. A host of crucial bilateral, regional and global issues including China's efforts to expand influence in the Indo-Pacific region as well as its aggressive behaviour in eastern Ladakh is likely to figure in the talks.
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Trump wanted me to be Secretary of State: Nikki Haley

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 11:20
"I was the Governor of South Carolina, the best job serving the state that raised me. And then I got a phone call (after the 2016 elections," Haley, 48, said during a fireside chat organised by Indian Voices for Trump in Norristown in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Saturday.
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Army Chief to visit Nepal with an aim to reset ties

Rediff News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 11:11
The Chief of Army Staff is scheduled to hold extensive talks with the top civilian and military brass of Nepal including his counterpart General Purna Chandra Thapa on a range of key issues such as further boosting the management of the nearly 1,800 km-long border between the two countries.
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