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Farmer outfits to organise 'chakka jam' in Haryana today

34K startups gave direct employment to 4.2L: Govt data

Now, NSCN-IM claims Naga peace deal soon

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Large-scale volcanic eruptions can help better understand Indian monsoon: Study

Can homemade masks prevent Covid-19 spread when we sneeze?

Scientists use Indian Ocean earthquake data to tell how fast it is warming
Scientists have developed a novel method to determine how fast the Indian Ocean is warming by analysing the sound from seabed earthquakes, an advance that may lead to a relatively low-cost technique to monitor water temperatures in all of the oceans.

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Here's how this new scam around Paytm KYC works: All details

What's the real impact of Trump's action against TikTok?
The Trump administration will ban video-sharing app TikTok from US app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading or updating the Chinese-owned platform over concerns it poses a national security threat.

This viral WhatsApp message about a new government scheme is fake
As per the message, the government is offering free solar panels for houses without any cost and requires people to fill out a form. The link to the alleged form is also included in the message and may lead users to getting scammed.

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Govt proposes allowing cos with not less than 300 workers to fire staff without its nod

No decision to discontinue printing of Rs 2,000 notes: Finmin
The finance ministry on Saturday informed the Lok Sabha that no decision has been taken to discontinue the printing of Rs 2,000 denomination currency notes. Minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur said printing of bank notes of particular denomination is decided by the government in consultation with the RBI to maintain desired denomination mix.

India's external debt up nearly 3% at March-end
India's total external debt increased by 2.8 per cent to $558.5 billion at the end of March mainly on account of a rise in commercial borrowings, according to a report released by the finance ministry.

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IPL 2020: Rayudu, Du Plessis star as CSK end five-match losing run to MI
Ambati Rayudu smashed a 48-ball 71 to guide Chennai Super Kings to a comprehensive five-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the 13th IPL on Saturday. Chasing 163 to win, Rayudu blasted six fours and three sixes in his blistering innings, while Faf du Plessis cracked 58 off 44 balls as CSK romped home with four balls to spare.

'Dhoni's popularity in India has surpassed Sachin, Kohli's'
The legendary Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said two-time World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's popularity in India has exceeded the level of fandom even the great Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli enjoy in the cricket-crazy nation. Gavaskar, also a former India captain, is in the UAE to commentate in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.

Staying in isolation for first six days was very difficult: Dhoni
Staying in self isolation for the first six days after spending five months with family was the hardest phase, according to MS Dhoni, who spoke for the first time in months ahead of the IPL opener against Mumbai Indians. Back in action after a long gap, Dhoni said he worked on his fitness during the coronavirus-induced lockdown in India.

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Priyanka accuses Yogi govt of dithering on giving jobs to 4,000 Urdu teachers

AP Grama Sachivalayam Exam begins tomorrow, check important instructions here

Uday Samant reviews exam preparations in Marathwada varsity

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India at UN cautions against linking environmental degradation to peace and security

Western wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets
The wildfires racing across tinder-dry landscape in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are extraordinary, but the long reach of their smoke isn't unprecedented. While there are only small pockets in the southeastern US that are haze free, experts say the smoke poses less of a health concern for those who are farther away.

What's next? Devastating fires are latest challenge in West

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Envelope with deadly poison ricin addressed to White House intercepted
An envelope addressed to the White House and intercepted by US authorities contained a substance identified as ricin, a deadly poison that appeared to have been sent from Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Saturday.

More than 30 Taliban killed in Afghan air strikes: Ministry

Kremlin critic Navalny seen walking in photo from hospital
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny posted a picture on Instagram of himself walking down stairs and said that his path to recovery was "clear, although long".

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India at UN cautions against linking environmental degradation to peace and security

Western wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets
The wildfires racing across tinder-dry landscape in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are extraordinary, but the long reach of their smoke isn't unprecedented. While there are only small pockets in the southeastern US that are haze free, experts say the smoke poses less of a health concern for those who are farther away.

What's next? Devastating fires are latest challenge in West

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TRS to vote against 'anti-farmer' bills
Terming the three farm reform bills brought in by the NDA government as ‘antifarmer’, TRS president and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday asked his party MPs to vote against them in the Rajya Sabha.

Release Rs 1.4k cr due to Telangana: KTR to Centre

Solve Ameenpur dump issue, KTR tells officials

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Haryana min calls for restraint by cops, protesters

Pb shifts BDPO whose letter said protests by govt

Badal: Not party to anything anti-farmer

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Splashdown on Sabarmati

Brain-dead youth gifts life to 4

Work, net connectivity woes stoke Amdavadis' ire

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No steering panel; let's talk about CM pick, says EPS camp

HC: No need for whip nod in land grab plaint on min

TN boy, 12, spends mom's Rs 90,000 on games, quits after dad's lessons

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Will expand ministry ahead of session if party agrees: BS Yediyurappa
Ministerial aspirants continued to be on tenterhooks as CM BS Yediyurappa, on his return from a two-day Delhi trip on Saturday, said he is keen to expand the cabinet before the start of the monsoon session but is awaiting word from the BJP brass.

Ex-JD(S) MLA's revolver seized inside Kempegowda airport
Central Industrial Security Force sleuths on Saturday detained former JD(S) MLA Anand Asnotikar at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) for carrying a licenced revolver without prior permission. Airport police have registered a non cognizable report (NCR) and seized the revolver.

Karnataka: District, taluk courts to reopen in phases from September 28
District and trial courts will be reopened in phases from September 28, and the Karnataka high court has modified health-safety protocols accordingly. The latest standard operating procedure (SOP) requires witnesses to show the summons order and a Covid negative certificate to enter the court complex.

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Election Commission sends poll plaints against Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray, Supriya Sule to CBDT
The heavyweights belonging to ruling parties of Maharashtra could face scrutiny for allegedly giving false information or withholding full details of their assets and liabilities in their poll affidavits.

Four-time MLA from Mulund Sardar Tara Singh dead
Sardar Tara Singh, former BJP MLA from Mulund, passed away at Lilavati Hospital on Saturday following a prolonged illness. He was 81.

Mumbai: Ex-trustee who sold grave of Yakub Memon arrested
The L T Marg police on Friday night arrested Parvez Sarkare, an ex-trustee of Juma Masjid of Bombay Trust, for allegedly selling four graves including the one in which Yaqub Memon is buried, for Rs 5 lakh. Memon, a convict in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast cases, was hanged to death in 2015 at a jail in Nagpur.

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Delhi: Minorities panel member dies due to Covid-19
A member of the Delhi Minorities Commission has died due to the novel coronavirus, chairman of the panel Zakir Khan said on Saturday. “Singh, around 60 years old, was admitted to Balak Ram Hospital over ten days ago after (getting) infected with novel coronavirus. He died there on Friday,” Khan told a news agency. Singh became a member of the Delhi Minorities Commission last month.

4,071 new Covid-19 cases, Delhi's tally above 2.4 lakh
Delhi’s Covid-19 tally breached the 2.4 lakh mark with 4,071 fresh cases, while the death toll mounted to 4,945 on Saturday. Thirty-eight fresh fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, officials said.

Dengue drive to engage Delhiites in third week
Delhi government’s anti-dengue campaign, 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute, is entering its third week.

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Delhi: Minorities panel member dies due to Covid-19
A member of the Delhi Minorities Commission has died due to the novel coronavirus, chairman of the panel Zakir Khan said on Saturday. “Singh, around 60 years old, was admitted to Balak Ram Hospital over ten days ago after (getting) infected with novel coronavirus. He died there on Friday,” Khan told a news agency. Singh became a member of the Delhi Minorities Commission last month.

4,071 new Covid-19 cases, Delhi's tally above 2.4 lakh
Delhi’s Covid-19 tally breached the 2.4 lakh mark with 4,071 fresh cases, while the death toll mounted to 4,945 on Saturday. Thirty-eight fresh fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, officials said.

Dengue drive to engage Delhiites in third week
Delhi government’s anti-dengue campaign, 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute, is entering its third week.

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Delhi: Minorities panel member dies due to Covid-19
A member of the Delhi Minorities Commission has died due to the novel coronavirus, chairman of the panel Zakir Khan said on Saturday. “Singh, around 60 years old, was admitted to Balak Ram Hospital over ten days ago after (getting) infected with novel coronavirus. He died there on Friday,” Khan told a news agency. Singh became a member of the Delhi Minorities Commission last month.

4,071 new Covid-19 cases, Delhi's tally above 2.4 lakh
Delhi’s Covid-19 tally breached the 2.4 lakh mark with 4,071 fresh cases, while the death toll mounted to 4,945 on Saturday. Thirty-eight fresh fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, officials said.

Dengue drive to engage Delhiites in third week
Delhi government’s anti-dengue campaign, 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute, is entering its third week.

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