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BJP should give account of 15 years of rule in MP: Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Saturday said the BJP should give account of its 15-year-long rule in the state before asking about the performance of the previous Congress-led government that was in power for 15 months.

Farm bills undermine food security system: Congress
"Every political party has to take a stand - is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers," Chidambaram said.

Opposition attacks govt on several issues in Rajya Sabha: COVID-19, ordinances, migrants
Participating in a debate on The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020, they also charged the government with entering into the "league of three democracies" in the world that promote what they called 'ordinance raj'.

PMLA court allows Deepak Kochhar's request to be treated at a private hospital for Covid-19
A special Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA) court here on Saturday allowed businessman Deepak Kochhar’s request to get treated at a private hospital in Delhi for Covid-19.

Sena questions Modi govt's policies, praises Vajpayee-era NDA
In an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', the Sena said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) during the time of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and senior BJP leader L K Advani was "different" as they used to "treat the NDA constituents with respect and consult with them".

Rajya Sabha passes bill to punish those attacking healthcare workers
The Rajya Sabha on Saturday passed a legislation that provides for up to five years in jail for those attacking doctors and healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 outbreak or during any situation akin to the current pandemic.

Downward trend in Delhi's COVID-19 positivity rate in last few days: Satyendar Jain
"The positivity rate was 6.76 per cent on Friday. It has remained below 7 percent in the last two-three days. Last week, it was around 8 per cent," he said.

Opposition asks govt for relief to common man on lines of pause in insolvency proceedings against firms
Participating in a debate, K K Ragesh of CPI (M) said FM Nirmala Sitharaman and other members have told the House that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill has been brought to save businesses and corporates. "Why the same logic is not applied in the case of farmers? Farmers are also bankrupt.

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LAC face-off: How border tension with China has hit Indian startups
Rarely have two words in an obscure document like IPO prospectus raised as many eyebrows as the use of “significant influence” by Ant Group. A part of the Chinese Alibaba Group, Ant used the term to describe its 30% stake in the Noida-based One97 Communications, Paytm's parent company. Paytm said 'Significant influence’ is an accounting term and doesn't imply firm's nationality.

450 jobless Indians in Saudi held for begging
Work permits of most of these workers from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir, Bihar, Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana, Punjab, and Maharashtra, had expired, forcing them to beg.

Covid live: Karnataka deputy CM tests positive
India has overtaken the United States to register the highest number of Covid-19 recoveries in the world, informed Union health ministry today. The total recoveries in the country crossed 42 lakh. Stay with TOI for live updates

'Parl session may be cut short as Covid cases rise'
Parliament session that began this week is likely to be cut short after 30 lawmakers were found infected with the coronavirus, two senior parliament officials said, as the number of cases rose to 5.3 million. The Parliament met for the first time in six months on Sept 14 and was to function until Oct 1, but the two officials said its duration could be reduced by a week.

Live: LS speaker calls for urgent meeting at 5pm
Bill to reduce salaries, allowances of Members of Parliament, and ministers by 30 per cent were passed unanimously in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. Stay here for all live updates

SSR case: HC seeks response of Centre, NCB on bail pleas
The Narcotics Control Bureau arrested Sushant Singh Rajput’s aide Samuel Miranda and two others in the drug case related to the actor’s death. The accused have reached out to the Bombay High Court on Friday informing that they did not have the possession of contraband drugs. They also added that no evidence has been found suggesting that they had supplied drugs to Rajput.

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Zelina Vega Reminds Vince Mcmahon of His Daughter Stephanie Mcmahon

Zelina Vega Reminds Vince Mcmahon of His Daughter Stephanie McmahonAllegedly Vince McMahon told Zelina Vega that she is one of his favourites and is one of the reasons that he watches RAW.



Chilwell, Pulisic, Ziyech, Silva to miss Chelsea's clash against Liverpool, confirms Lampard

Chilwell, Pulisic, Ziyech, Silva to miss Chelsea's clash against Liverpool, confirms LampardLondon [UK], September 19 (ANI): Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has confirmed that defender Ben Chilwell and striker Christian Pulisic will miss the game against Liverpool on Sunday.



Push Is Underway To Test COVID-19 Vaccines In Diverse Groups

Push Is Underway To Test COVID-19 Vaccines In Diverse GroupsIn front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the promotoras stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID19 vaccine?



Andhra Pradesh Minister Botsa Satyanarayana questions constitutionality of High Court orders

Andhra Pradesh Minister Botsa Satyanarayana questions constitutionality of High Court ordersAmaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], September 17 (ANI): In the wake of two orders issued by the Andhra Pradesh High Court, State Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Botsa Satyanarayana on Thursday questioned the same on constitutional grounds.



After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets KhattarThe resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a member of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over farm laws has now sparked tensions in Haryana, another state governed by BJP. In the state, JJP's Dushyant Chautala is facing ire, with a call for his resignation growing louder. Chautala, the Deputy Chief Minister, met CM Manohar Lal Khattar, today to discuss pressing matters. Here's what happened.



Bengaluru drug case: Missing son of ex-Karnataka minister Aditya Alva allegedly dealt in ecstacy pills at farmhouse parties

Bengaluru drug case: Missing son of ex-Karnataka minister Aditya Alva allegedly dealt in ecstacy pills at farmhouse partiesSo far 12 people have been arrested in the Bengaluru drug case, including actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani, who are currently in judicial custody



Mourinho blasts Spurs' schedule as a 'total joke'

Mourinho blasts Spurs' schedule as a 'total joke'London, September 18: Jose Mourinho described the hectic schedule facing Tottenham as a "total joke" ahead of Sunday's trip to Southampton for a midday kick-off. Spurs laboured to a 2-1 Europa League qualifying win against Lokomotiv Plovdiv in Bulgaria on



No dispute left between Hindus and Muslims now, Babri Masjid demolition case should end: Iqbal Ansari

No dispute left between Hindus and Muslims now, Babri Masjid demolition case should end: Iqbal AnsariAyodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 18 (ANI): The Babri Masjid demolition case should be brought to an end as there is no dispute left between Hindus and Muslims now, said Iqbal Ansari on Friday.



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Indian monsoon can be predicted better after volcanic eruptions, says Indo-German research team
The findings can also help further developing climate models and could in fact also help to assess the regional implications of geoengineering experiments. 
2 terror associates arrested in Jammu and Kashmir`s Pulwama; incriminating material of Hizbul Mujahideen, Al-Badr outfits seized
Police recovered incriminating material of proscribed terror outfits Hizbul Mujahdeen and Al-Badr from the possession of arrested terror associates.
India surpasses US to become country with highest number of global COVID-19 recoveries
India recorded 95,880 coronavirus recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Decommissioned aircraft carrier INS `Viraat` on final voyage to Gujarat, to be dismantled and sold as scrap
The de-commissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat, which was in service for 30 years, moves out of the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on Saturday (September 19, 2020) for a ship-breaking yard in Gujarat.
Narendra Modi govt passed farms bills without consulting allies, rift widening in NDA: Shiv Sena
The Shiv Sena on Saturday yet again questioned the Narendra Modi government's policies on economy, trade and agriculture, and alleged that it was moving towards privatisation of airports, Air India and railways and giving the con
Jammu and Kashmir L-G Manoj Sinha announces Rs 1350 crore economic package for UT
The economic package was announced days after Kashmir Trade Alliance (KTA) had earlier stated that due to coronavirus pandemic lockdown businessmen have incurred huge losses.
Rajya Sabha passes bill to punish those attacking healthcare workers
The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was introduced by Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in the Upper House on Saturday to replace an ordinance issued by the government in April.
Delhi Police Special Cell arrests two for sharing sensitive information to Chinese spy agencies
The arrest was made after the Delhi Police Special Cell interrogated a freelance journalist, Rajeev Sharma who is accused of sharing secret defence papers with Chinese spy agencies. 
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Real-life experiences help me shape my character on-screen in 'Anupamaa': Rushad Rana
His on-screen character is currently going through a separation, and talking about the same, the actor said his real life experiences of going through a divorce makes it easier for him to relate to it.

TRS to oppose 'anti-farmer' Bills in Rajya Sabha
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Saturday announced that it will oppose the Farm Bills in the Rajya Sabha, saying they would be an injustice to the farm sector in the country.

IPL 2020 set to break every viewership record
IPL 2020 is set to break all viewership records from the previous 12 seasons as per Chairman Brijesh Patel.

'My character is very dabbang': Sapna Sikarwar on playing a cop in 'Excuse Me Maadam'
Talking about her character, she said, "I am playing a lady cop in the show. My character is very dabbang and she is very strict in the police station and as well as at her home."

IPL 2020 - Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab look to give 'Northern Derby' a healthy look
Delhi Capitals will take on Kings XI Punjab in the second encounter of IPL 2020 and they will be hoping to get momentum on their side as both sides bid for their first-ever IPL title.

Rajya Sabha passes Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill to prevent offences against healthcare workers
The Rajya Sabha on Saturday passed the Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill, 2020, to prevent offences against healthcare professionals, according to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.

Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor remember US SC Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on her demise
Actresses Jacqueline Fernandez, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu too took to their social media handle to pay their tributes.

IPL 2020 will see THIS for the first time and it involves Suresh Raina
Mumbai Indians are set to take on Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi in the IPL 2020 opener but this match will have something HUGE missing!

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IPL 2020: The players who could become new cricket superstars
The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League begins on Saturday.

IPL 2020: The world's biggest T20 cricket competition kicks off on Saturday
Who plays for who? Who are the favourites? Who should I look out for? Find out in our 2020 IPL preview.

How stolen Hindu idols were discovered in UK
Officials in India and the UK worked together to find the bronze sculptures.

India's Covid crisis sees rise in child marriage and trafficking
Reports of under-age marriage and child labour rose as the lockdown pushed people deeper into poverty.

Tata to build new India parliament
The new building will replace the existing colonial-era structure and will be completed by 2022.

IPL social: Dhoni, Watson, Kohli, Neesham, Russell, Rashid
Veterans MS Dhoni and Shane Watson show they've still got it while international stars arrive in UAE ahead of Saturday's opener, plus more in this week's IPL social.

India's coronavirus infections top five million mark
The country has been adding more than 90,000 cases every day as it continues to reopen.

Recovering from Covid-19 in India: 'I can't get the images out of my head'
Many patients are at the risk of suffering from PTSD, but India lacks infrastructure to treat them.

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Republican camp could garner more support from Indian Americans than before: Atlantic Council
While the Indian-American community is not a monolith and the Democrats will get support from the Indian Americans, the preference of some members of the community are shifting, claimed the study “The Indian American Voter in 2020” published on September 9.

More Indians in Singapore returning home due to job losses: Envoy
"On an average, about 100 Indian nationals in Singapore continue to register daily with the High Commission here for flights back home, with over 11,000 having registered so far," Indian High Commissioner P Kumaran said on Wednesday.

Seven Indian-Americans in Forbes' list of richest people in US
The 2020 Forbes list of 400 Richest People in America has been topped by Bezos, 56 who has a net worth of USD 179 billion and has occupied the spot of the richest person in the US for the third year in a row. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Cofounder Bill Gates is ranked second on the list with a net worth of USD 111 billion.

Indian-origin Pritam Singh formally takes charge as first Leader of the Opposition in Singapore
Singh's Workers' Party won 10 parliamentary seats out of the 93 it contested in the July 10 General Election, making it the biggest opposition presence in Singapore's parliamentary history.

Indian software engineer becomes US citizen in rare ceremony at White House hosted by Trump
In a naturalisation ceremony hosted by Trump at the White House, Sudha Sundari Narayanan, a software developer from India, was among those sworn in as American citizens.

Call center fraud: Indian pleads guilty in telemarketing scam in the US
Under the scam, call center operators falsely represented themselves to be associated with Microsoft Corporation, falsely represented to victims that malware or viruses had been detected on their computers, and offered supposed services to remove the malware, according to the Department of Justice.

Indian-Americans conduct fundraising for the senatorial campaign of Congressman Joe Kennedy
Joe, grandson of US Senator and US Attorney General Robert F Kennedy, grandnephew of former president John F. Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy, and great-grandson of former US Ambassador to the UK Joseph P. Kennedy Sr, is running against incumbent Senator Ed Markey.

Indian-origin expert leads UK's major breast cancer radiotherapy study
Professor Jayant Vaidya, Professor of Surgery and Oncology at University College London (UCL) Surgery & Interventional Science and lead author of the study published in the 'British Medical Journal' on Thursday, said the 'Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy' (TARGIT-IORT) means a quicker recovery period from breast cancer and his team's findings should pave the way for it to be more widely available.

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Incidents of violence against health workers declined dramatically after ordinance: Health Ministry
Moving an amendment bill in this regard for passage in the Upper House, the Health Minister said after the ordinance, such incidents against healthcare workers have declined.

AAP MP Sanjay Singh to appear before UP Police on Sunday in sedition case
The Uttar Pradesh Police had lodged an FIR against the AAP leader.

5 killed in Nagaland scrub typhus outbreak
More than 600 have tested positive for the disease spread through bites of larval mites in Noklak district bordering Myanmar

Rajya Sabha passes bill to punish those attacking healthcare workers
The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020, was introduced by Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan in the Upper House on Saturday to replace an ordinance issued by the government in April.

Sena questions Modi govt’s policies, praises Vajpayee-era NDA
“The Modi government brought two anti-farmers bills.”

State govt. will take up river encroachment removal: Jarkiholi
The State government will take stringent steps to remove encroachments from river beds and banks, in the Krishna basin, Irrigation Minister Ramesh Jar

Actor-choreographer, friend arrested
They were held for alleged possession and consumption of a narcotic drug

Rainfall: Red alert for parts of Karnataka
A red alert has been issued to coastal Karnataka - Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada - for three days beginning Saturday. On September 22, or

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7 Interesting Cocktail Recipes From Virginia To Impress Your Guests
Looking for a unique cocktail recipe for your next house party? Here we have have a surprise for you! These cocktail recipes will grab all the limelight in no time.
"Sense Of Unpredictability": Tendulkar Opens Up On CSK vs MI IPL Rivalry
IPL 2020: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar opened up about what makes CSK vs MI match-up so intense and what he expects from the tournament's opening clash.
Application For BTech Programme At IIIT Naya Raipur 2020 Starts
IIIT Naya Raipur 2020 BTech Admission: Candidates with the required eligibility can register for the online application for the undergraduate BTech programmes in IIIT Naya Raipur till October 15 for...
Soothe Your Tummy With This Cool Cucumber (Kheera) Chaas Recipe
This cucumber chaas is quick and easy to make and is ideal to cool down your body and soul in no time. It can also be a unique addition to the list of beverages you arrange for your next house party.
Shiv Sena Questions Modi Government's Policies On Economy, Trade
The Shiv Sena on Saturday questioned the Modi government's policies on the economy, trade, and agriculture, and alleged that it was moving towards privatisation of airports, Air India, and railways...
Sonu Sood's Got Major Fitness "Competition" From His Pint-Sized "Hero"
"Finally I have someone who's going to give me competition in fitness," Sonu Sood captioned his throwback photo
Video Shows Masked Men Attack Toll Plaza Near Indore, Cops Rule Out Loot
A group of masked men vandalised a toll plaza near Madhya Pradesh's Indore and attacked its staffers, the police have said, adding that they suspect Friday's incident to be the fallout of an ongoing...
IPL 2020: DC, KXIP Seek To Beat Early Jitters
Playing the first match in unfamiliar conditions in front of empty stands will not be easy. Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab will both be keen to hit the ground running after a long and difficult...
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Centre has surrendered to corporates, traders: Chidambaram on farm bills

Centre has surrendered to corporates, traders: Chidambaram on farm billsNew Delhi [India], September 19 (ANI): Urging the opposition parties to join hands against the agriculture-related Bills recently passed by the Lok Sabha, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government has surrendered to the will of the corporations and traders.



Centre to Withdraw 3 Labour Ministry Bills in Lok Sabha For Reintroduction

Centre to Withdraw 3 Labour Ministry Bills in Lok Sabha For ReintroductionMinister of State with independent charge in the Ministry of Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar will move these bills for their withdrawal to reintroduce fresh Bills for consideration.



Academic Bank of Credits in NEP would be of great help to students says President Kovind

Academic Bank of Credits in NEP would be of great help to students says President KovindNew Delhi [India], September 19 (ANI): Hailing the National Education Policy 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that the Academic Bank of Credits is "a major shift" in policy which would be of "great help" to students.



CBI Files Supplementary Charge Sheet Against 15 Including Christian Michel in AgustaWestland Case

CBI Files Supplementary Charge Sheet Against 15 Including Christian Michel in AgustaWestland CaseThe charge sheet filed before Special Judge Arvind Kumar in Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court, does not name former Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma, according to the sources. On September 11, the probe agency had sought sanctions to prosecute him.



ECI to set up national database to track status of ex-gratia payments

ECI to set up national database to track status of ex-gratia paymentsNew Delhi [India], September 19 (ANI): The Election commission of India (ECI) is planning to set up a national-level database to track the status of ex-gratia payments to those who got injured or lost their lives while polling or poll-related duty.



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VVIP Chopper Scam: CBI Files Supplementary Charge Sheet Against Christian Michel, Rajeev Saxena Among Others
The court is likely to take up the matter for consideration on September 21. According to the sources, the probe report filed on Friday details the alleged role played by Michel, Saxena and others in bringing bribes for politicians, bureaucrats and Indian Air Force (IAF) officials in India in the scam.

Maha: 22 Per Cent Suspects Tested COVID-19 Positive In Thane
At least 22 per cent of 7.12 lakh suspects tested for coronavirus so far in Maharashtra's Thane district have turned out be positive for the infection, an official said on Saturday. As many as 7,12,567 persons have been tested so far, of which 1,55,314 had contracted the infection, the official said.

Maha: Minister Reviews Exam Preparations In Marathwada Varsity
Maharashtra Minister for Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant on Saturday reviewed the preparations afoot at the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University here to conduct exams scheduled to start from October 1. A total of 1.14 lakh students will appear for the exams, including 36,000 "repeaters", he said, adding that 92 per cent of all students had opted to appear for the exams in the online mode.

9 Suspected Jihadists Arrested by NIA Were Promised Weapons by al-Qaeda Commander Based in Pak: Sources
The NIA investigators said they had found pipes, wires, switches, and bolts meant to be used as shrapnel in searches, along with jihadist literature, in searches targeting the homes of the nine arrested men.

3.19 Lakh Road Accidents in 2019 Due to Overspeeding, Govt Informs Rajya Sabha
VK Singh added that the Ministry has formulated a multi-pronged strategy to address the issue of road safety based on education, engineering, enforcement and emergency care.

Digest For International Stories For Week Sept 12 - Sept 18, 2020
Saturday Dubai: Afghanistan's warring sides started negotiations for the first time, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghan government Saturday for historic meetings aimed at ending decades of war. London: Biopharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford on Saturday said that clinical trials for their coronavirus vaccine have resumed in the UK after the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority's (MHRA) confirmed that the trials were safe..

AIFF To Conduct Three-day International Virtual Conference For Coaches
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is set to organise an International Virtual Conference for coaches from September 28-30. The three-day conference will feature sessions by several top-level speakers including men's national team head coach Igor Stimac, Phil Brown, Thomas Dennerby (India U-17 women's national team coach), Basir Mohamed (senior manager, FIFA coaching development department), Dawn Scott (high-performance coach, FA UK), among others.

Congress Demands Task Force to Frame Rules for Online Classes, Help Students from Weaker Sections
Raising the demand in Rajya Sabha during the Zero Hour, Ahmad Patel said the Centre must increase spending to provide digital support to poor students.

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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'


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