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57 held for PFI links in UP’s 26 districts

57 held for PFI links in UP’s 26 districts

Nearly 57 people, linked to the Popular Front of India (PFI), have been arrested in raids conducted by the police, Special Task force and Anti-Terrorist Squad. The raids were held in various locations in 26 districts across Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. Additional Director General (law and order) Prashant Kumar said in a brief statement that […]

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Fires in Brazil’s Amazon surge in September, worst month since 2010

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon surge in September, worst month since 2010

SAO PAULO: Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest have surged in September, already making it the worst month in more than a decade, government data showed on Monday, after a jump in deforestation during an election year. National space research agency INPE reported 36,850 fire alerts in the region so far this month, a 120pc rise […]

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India reports 4129 Covid cases in last 24 hours

India reports 4129 Covid cases in last 24 hours

India reported 4129 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, stated the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. With this, India’s active caseload now stands at 43,415 with active cases now constituting 0.10% of the country’s total positive cases. As per the data shared by the ministry, India’s recovery rate stands […]

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Iran summons British, Norwegian envoys as unrest persists

Iran summons British, Norwegian envoys as unrest persists

TEHRAN: Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it said was interference and hostile media coverage of nationwide unrest triggered by the death of a woman detained by morality police, the semi-official ISNA news agency said on Sunday. Demonstrations which broke out more than a week ago at the funeral of the 22-year-old […]

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Shah does not require passport from Nitish-Lalu to visit Bihar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Shah does not require passport from Nitish-Lalu to visit Bihar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s rallies in Purnea and Kishanganj, former Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Shah does not require a passport from Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav to come to Bihar. Shah will address a rally in Bihar’s Purnea district on Friday and in Kishanganj district on Saturday. […]

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Russian draft triggers exodus as air fares jump

Russian draft triggers exodus as air fares jump

TBILISI: Some Russian men headed swiftly to the borders on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation, with traffic at frontier crossings with Finland and Georgia surging and prices for air tickets from Moscow rocketing. Putin on Wednesday ordered Russia’s first mobilisation since World War Two and backed a plan to annex swathes […]

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Congress issues notification for president’s poll

Congress issues notification for president’s poll

The Congress’ central election authority on Thursday issued notification for the AICC president polls. According to the notification, while the nomination forms will be available from Thursday, the filing of nominations will be held between September 24 and 30. Scrutiny of nomination will take place on October 1, and the same day, a valid candidate […]

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230 pilot whales stranded in Australia, ‘about half’ feared dead

230 pilot whales stranded in Australia, ‘about half’ feared dead

SYDNEY: A pod of 230 pilot whales was found stranded on the rugged west coast of Tasmania on Wednesday, with Australian officials saying only half appeared to be alive. Aerial images showed a devastating scene of dozens of black glossy mammals strewn across a long beach, stuck on the waterline where the frigid southern ocean […]

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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul permission not required to contest Cong presidential poll: party

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul permission not required to contest Cong presidential poll: party

The Congress on Wednesday said no one requires the permission of its president Sonia Gandhi or its leader Rahul Gandhi to contest in its presidential polls which is likely to be held next month if there is no consensus on who should be at the helm of the grand old party. AICC general secretary in-charge […]

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11 children killed in Myanmar air strike on ‘rebels’

11 children killed in Myanmar air strike on ‘rebels’

YANGON: At least 11 schoolchildren died in an air strike and firing on a Myanmar village, the United Nations children’s agency said, an attack the country’s junta said targeted rebels hiding in the area. Myanmar has been in chaos since the military seized power in a coup in February last year, with nearly 2,300 civilians […]

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