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7-day average down 9 days in row, is India past peak?
on 2020-09-27 at 01:55
The seven-day average of daily Covid-19 cases in India has been steadily falling for nine consecutive days from September 17 to September 26, the first time such a phase of continuous decline has been witnessed since the beginning of the outbreak. Even more hearteningly, this is despite the seven-day average of tests having increased from 10.7 lakh on September 17 to 11.2 lakh on September 25, the last date for which data is available.
Bihar elections: Congress gives RJD ultimatum on seats
on 2020-09-27 at 01:34
Congress has conveyed to Rashtriya Janata Dal that it should wind up seat-sharing negotiations within next few days and respect Congress’s choice of constituencies, with senior members saying that failure to pay heed may even result in a break-up ahead of Bihar elections.
PM Modi presents upbeat, forward-looking Indian agenda at UN
on 2020-09-27 at 01:22
An assurance that India will use its vaccine production and delivery capacities for the benefit of the entire world, a strong pitch for UN reforms and a subtle message to China — that India’s friendship with any country is not targeted at a third country — formed the highlights of PM Narendra Modi’s virtual address to the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.
Farmers’ ‘victory’, Akali Dal had to bow before their doorstep: Congress
on 2020-09-27 at 00:59
After quitting govt, BJP’s ‘oldest ally’ Akali Dal walks out of NDA
on 2020-09-27 at 00:44
Shiromani Akali Dal announced on Saturday night its decision to break its 24-year-old alliance with BJP less than 10 days after it pulled out of PM Narendra Modi’s government with the resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal over the passage of three agri-marketing bills in Parliament.
SAD walks out of NDA
on 2020-09-27 at 00:16
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) walked out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition in protest against the three farm bills and for continues ‘insensitivity’ towards Punjabi language and issues pertaining to Sikh community.
Congress no-confidence motion against Yediyurappa govt defeated
on 2020-09-26 at 23:27
The no-confidence motion moved by the opposition Congress against the BJP government in Karnataka led by chief minister B S Yediyurappa was defeated by voice vote on Saturday night. After a fierce debate for about six hours, the no-confidence motion moved by leader of the opposition Siddaramaiah was defeated by a voice vote.
CRPF maintaining restraint while dealing with stone-pelters: DG
on 2020-09-26 at 23:26
Akali Dal pulls out of BJP-led NDA over farm bills
on 2020-09-26 at 23:19
No morality involved, just a political compulsion: Amarinder on SAD walking out of NDA
on 2020-09-26 at 23:13
Bengal leader Rahul Sinha unhappy after being left out of BJP s new national team
on 2020-09-26 at 23:10
“For the last 40 years, I have been associated with the party. Today, I have been rewarded by the party, which decided to drop me to pave way for leaders who have joined from the TMC,” Sinha said in a video message. “I will wait for 10-12 days before announcing my next line of action,” he said.
Shiromani Akali Dal walks out of NDA over farm bills
on 2020-09-26 at 22:48
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday walked out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance over the three farm bills that were allowed passage by the Centre in the recently concluded Monsoon session of Parliament. The decision was taken at SAD’s core committee meeting. The SAD becomes the third major NDA ally to pull out of the grouping after the Shiv Sena and the TDP.
BJP reshuffles team of national office bearers with an eye on 2021 Bengal polls
on 2020-09-26 at 22:19
Punjab farmers continue ‘rail roko’ agitation; Haryana Congress’s over month-long stir from September 28
on 2020-09-26 at 22:19
Farmers in Punjab continued their “rail roko” agitation at several places on Saturday as the Congress in Haryana announced over a month-long agitation against the Centre’s farm-related Bills from September 28. The Haryana Congress will launch a signature campaign, hold a state-level farmers’ conference besides holding protests in its drive against the farm Bills till October 31.
NCPCR directive on restoration brings focus on eight states accounting for 72% of 2.56 lakh children lodged in care homes
on 2020-09-26 at 22:16
We need to have trust in our armed forces’ ability to secure our interests: Jaishankar
on 2020-09-26 at 22:06
Amid the border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh, external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said it was an ongoing issue and “we need to have trust in our armed forces and their ability to secure our interests”. Jaishankar said there is also a need to have trust in the ability of the system — both military and diplomatic channels — in negotiating with the Chinese.
Cinema halls to reopen in West Bengal from October 1: Mamata
on 2020-09-26 at 22:05
NPPA caps price of medical oxygen cylinders for six months
on 2020-09-26 at 21:09
Devendra Fadnavis, Sanjay Raut meet at luxury hotel; not political, says BJP
on 2020-09-26 at 20:52
Will govt have Rs 80,000cr for distribution of Covid vaccine, asks Serum Institute CEO
on 2020-09-26 at 20:26
Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India, which is producing the potential coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University, asked on Saturday if the govt will have Rs 80,000 crore available to buy and distribute the vaccine. This is the next “challenge” we need to tackle, he said, also tagging the PMO. “I ask this question because we need to plan..,” said Poonawalla.
Coronavirus | Police and protesters clash in London over restrictions
by AP on 2020-09-26 at 20:08
Sixteen persons were arrested for a variety of offences including breaching coronavirus regulations, assaulting a police officer and violent disorder.
BJP Government Defeats Congress’ No Confidence Motion In Karnataka
on 2020-09-26 at 20:02
Amid uproar for a brief while, the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition Congress against the BJP government in Karnataka led by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was defeated by a voice vote on…
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna | A party for the Rajapaksas
by Meera Srinivasan on 2020-09-26 at 19:44
The four-year-old party is now the most powerful political brand on the island
The Hindu Explains | Why are Democrats and Republicans squabbling over nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court?
by Varghese K. George on 2020-09-26 at 19:29
Why do the parties seek control of the judiciary? How will this affect the presidential election?
“NDA Is One, Will Fight Bihar Election Together”: Ravi Shankar Prasad
on 2020-09-26 at 18:53
Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said the constituents of the NDA will contest the Bihar assembly election together, asserting that problems within the coalition will be resolved. Mr…
Coronavirus | WHO warns 2 million COVID-19 deaths possible
by AFP on 2020-09-26 at 18:25
Australia’s Prime Minister urges any nation that develops a vaccine to share it with the world
Gilgit-Baltistan | The land of peaks, streams and disputes
by Kallol Bhattacherjee on 2020-09-26 at 18:25
Pak.’s move to give full statehood to the mountainous region claimed by India is set to escalate tensions between the two
Address aspirations of Tamils, Narendra Modi urges Mahinda Rajapaksa
by Suhasini Haidar, Meera Srinivasan on 2020-09-26 at 18:12
Devolve powers as envisaged in the Constitutionm, says Mr. Modi.
“Caught Between Devil And Deep Sea”: Amarinder Singh As Akalis Quit NDA
on 2020-09-26 at 17:46
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has called the Shiromani Akali Dal’s move to quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as nothing more than a “desperate case of political compulsion”…
Refrain From Surpassing Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee To Governor
on 2020-09-26 at 17:44
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wrote to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and said he should remain within the mandate of the Constitution, expressing anguish over his letter to the…
Morales looms large in Bolivia’s October election
by AP on 2020-09-26 at 17:36
Several polls show his party in the lead
Nigeria convoy attack toll rises to 30
by AFP on 2020-09-26 at 17:32
The death toll from a jihadist attack on the convoy of the regional Governor in northeast Nigeria has risen to 30, security sources said Saturday. Sou
Cinema Halls To Reopen In Bengal From October 1, Says Mamata Banerjee
on 2020-09-26 at 17:29
Cinema halls and open air theatres will be allowed to operate in West Bengal from October 1 with limited number of participants, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday.
‘Trump to nominate Judge Barrett to SC’
by AFP on 2020-09-26 at 17:26
The law professor’s appointment would consolidate a conservative majority in the top court
Punjab’s Akali Dal Quits BJP-Led Alliance Over Controversial Farm Bills
on 2020-09-26 at 17:02
The Shiromani Akali Dal, the oldest ally of the BJP, on Saturday said it was quitting the ruling party’s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) after sharp differences over the three controversial farm…
Maharashtra Reports Over 20,000 Covid Cases 24 Hours, 430 Deaths
on 2020-09-26 at 16:57
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally rose to 13,21,176 on Saturday with the single-day addition of 20,419 fresh cases, state health department said.
Phones Of Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Others Seized In Drugs Case
on 2020-09-26 at 16:48
Mobile phones of actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh are among those seized by the Narcotics Control Bureau in its probe into allegations of drug abuse in Bollywood triggered…
Modi pitches for larger role for India at UN
by Sriram Lakshman on 2020-09-26 at 16:48
PM assures UN General Assembly that India’s vaccines are for the world.
Need To Radically Reform Health Sector: Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu
on 2020-09-26 at 16:35
The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic must be seen as an opportunity to radically reform the health sector by effectively harnessing the power of technology and artificial intelligence…
Will Start Buying Paddy From Farmers From Sunday: Haryana Official
on 2020-09-26 at 16:32
The procurement of ”PR-126” variety of paddy will start from September 27 in Haryana, a senior official said here on Saturday.
Hemant Soren Approves CBI Probe Into Rameshwar Murmu’s Murder
on 2020-09-26 at 16:12
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday approved the proposal for a CBI investigation into the murder of Rameshwar Murmu, a descendant of martyr Siddho-Kanho, who was killed on June 12,…
“Served BJP For 40 Years For This?”: Bengal Leader Dropped In Reshuffle
on 2020-09-26 at 16:03
The BJP’s new internal reshuffle has not gone down too well with all troops. Rahul Sinha, one of the longest serving leaders of the party in West Bengal, could not contain his resentment on Saturday…
2 Senior J&K Officials Suspended In Alleged Rs 250 Crore Bank Fraud Case
on 2020-09-26 at 15:39
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday suspended two senior officials pending an inquiry into their conduct in a case pertaining to Rs 250-crore bank fraud, officials said.
Scrap Farm Bills, Guarantee Minimum Support Price: Rahul Gandhi To Centre
on 2020-09-26 at 15:36
Stepping up its attack on the Centre over the farm bills passed by Parliament, the Congress Saturday ran a social media campaign — Speak up for farmers — with Rahul Gandhi demanding the government…
Man Killed For Not Paying Rs 4,000 To Meat Supplier, 3 Arrested: Police
on 2020-09-26 at 15:17
Three men have been arrested for killing a 35-year old man and dumping his body in a canal in Haryana’s Sonipat after he allegedly failed to pay Rs 4,000 to one of them from whom he had purchased raw…
Fear Of Second Covid Wave As People Moving Out: Uddhav Thackeray
on 2020-09-26 at 15:02
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday expressed apprehensions of a “second wave” of coronavirus transmission as more people are moving out for work, and called for stricter…
Police Not Serious In Finding Out Drug Kingpins: Calcutta High Court
on 2020-09-26 at 14:28
Observing that the menace of drug trade is fast growing in West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court has said that it cannot be tackled unless the investigating agency is diligent and is serious in taking…
As ties with India plunge, Chinese scholar calls for hard-line ‘reset’
by Ananth Krishnan on 2020-09-26 at 13:36
We have to determine our stance as Delhi and Washington have formed a de facto military alliance, he says.
As Biggest Vaccine Maker, India Will Help World Overcome Covid: PM Modi
on 2020-09-26 at 13:30
India can help in bringing the world out of the coronavirus crisis with mass vaccine distribution once all trials are completed successfully, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today in his virtual…
Maithripala Sirisena should take responsibility for Easter Sunday attack: Ex-police chief
by PTI on 2020-09-26 at 13:27
Sri Lankan police have arrested over 200 suspects in connection with the bombings. Links between the NTJ and the Islamic State (IS) were later established.
How Much Longer Will India Be Kept Out Of UN’s Decision-Making Body: PM
on 2020-09-26 at 13:09
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday evening made India’s strongest pitch yet for a more prominent role in the UN Security Council – the global body’s highest decision-making forum, asking “Till…
“Where Is UN In COVID-19 Fight,” PM Modi Asks: Top Quotes: PM Modi
on 2020-09-26 at 13:06
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked where is the United Nations in the coronavirus fight as he delivered a virtual address at the annual UN General Assembly today. The Prime Minister spoke on a…