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 2020-08-03 21:51 

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Both Houses of Bihar Legislature adjourned sine die...

Patna, Aug 3 (PTI) Both Houses of Bihar Legislature were adjourned sine die after a truncated day-long monsoonsession was held on Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic.A four-day long monsoon session was initiallyscheduled between August 3 and 6. However, ...

 2020-08-03 21:39 

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Man tries to kill woman after rape...

Nagpur, Aug 3 (PTI) A 22-year-old woman has been raped allegedly by a 33-year-old man known to her who tried to killher after committing the crime in Nagpur district ofMaharashtra, police said on Monday.The woman remains admitted in a hospital in the city...

 2020-08-03 21:04 

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Stalin speaks to Modi on OBC reservation...

Chennai, Aug 3 (PTI) DMK President M K Stalin on Monday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of OBCreservation in medical seats surrendered to All-India Quota(AIQ) and urged implementing a Madras High Court direction toCentral government on ...

 2020-08-03 21:00 

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All shops in Mumbai to remain open from August 5: BMC...

(Eds: Adding details) Mumbai, Aug 3 (PTI) In a major relief for Mumbaikars,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday saidall shops in the city will be allowed to remain open all daysfrom Wednesday irrespective of the odd-even rule.Under the r...

 2020-08-03 20:58 

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Punjab hooch tragedy: 12 more held...

Chandigarh, Aug 3 (PTI) Twelve more people, including two businessmen, have been arrested in connection with the hooch tragedy in Punjab that claimed more than 100 lives so far, police said on Monday. A manhunt has been launched for Ludhiana-based paint b...

 2020-08-03 20:39 

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Gambling den busted in Mumbai; four women among 38 held...

Mumbai, Aug 3 (PTI) Police on Monday busted a gambling den in suburban Vikhroli and arrested 38 persons, includingfour women, an official said.He said Rs 3.6 lakh in cash was seized during the raidat the site where people from Thane, Navi Mumbai and Kalya...

 2020-08-03 20:32 

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Langah pardoned by 'panj pyaras' at Gurdaspur gurdwara...

Gurdaspur, Aug 3 (PTI) Ex-communicated by the Akal Takht, former Akali minister Sucha Singh Langah was pardoned by the 'panj pyaras' (five beloved ones of the Guru) at a historical Gurdwara Baba Banda Singh Bahadur here on Monday. Langah was excom...

 2020-08-03 20:28 

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Delhi Police busts gang of ATM card-cloners, arrests two...

New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) The Delhi Police has busted a gang of ATM card-cloners with the arrest of two persons who used to target people at ATM booths on the pretext of helping them withdraw cash, police said Monday. They said Anil Kumar (26) and Vinod Kuma...

 2020-08-03 20:22 

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Dowry case: Wrongly declared dead, woman found alive...

Bulandshahr (UP), Aug 3 (PTI) A woman given up for dead after her family wrongly identified a body stuffed in suitcase has turned out be alive, police said here on Monday. According to Senior Superintendent of Police Santosh Kumar Singh, Varisha's hus...

 2020-08-03 20:18 

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Delhi: 3 held in connection with murder of financer...

New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) Three persons were arrested for allegedly killing a financer and dumping his body in Northeast Delhi's Kodhi colony, police said on Monday. The accused were identified as Waseem (33), Shaqeel (24) and Inderjeet Panday (28), they...

 2020-08-03 20:11 

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All southern states see dip in COVID-19 numbers...

Chennai, Aug 3 (PTI) All of southern states on Monday saw a dip in their daily COVID-19 numbers, as Tamil Nadu curedover 2.02 lakh persons and recorded a 76 per cent recoveryrate while Karnataka's infections slipped below the 5,000single- day mark for...

 2020-08-03 20:07 

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6 killed in lightning strikes in Odisha...

Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 (PTI) At least six people, including two children, were killed and two others injuredafter being hit by lightning in separate incidents in Odisha'sBalasore and Bhadrak district on Monday, police said.While two children and a farmer ...

 2020-08-03 20:04 

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HC seeks report from TN govt on illegal guns...

Chennai, Aug 3 (PTI) The Madras High Court on Monday voiced concern that gun culture was finding its way into TamilNadu and sought a report from the state government on stepstaken to control the trend. A bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and V M Velumani,he...

 2020-08-03 19:51 

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42 more Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh...

Chandigarh, Aug 3 (PTI) Chandigarh on Monday reported 42 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 1,159. The fresh cases included those of a five-month-old boy and five-year-old girl, as per a medical bulletin. The cases were reported from several are...

 2020-08-03 19:22 

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Kejriwal, Puri hold meeting over development in Delhi...

New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting with Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri on Monday and discussed issues related to the development of Delhi. The chief minister, accompanied by Delhi Urban Development ...

 2020-08-03 19:22 

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60 new cases, 3 deaths in Amravati; count 2,434, toll 70...

Amravati (Maha), Aug 3 (PTI) The COVID-19 count in Amravati in Maharashtra increased by 60 on Monday while threepeople died of the infection during the day, an official said.The district's COVID-19 count now is 2,434 while thetoll stands at 70, he sai...

 2020-08-03 19:20 

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UP government betrayed farmers: Akhilesh...

Lucknow, Aug 3 (PTI) Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Monday expressed concern over the flood situation in the state and charged the BJP government with betraying farmers. "Farmers are frustrated over the false promises made to them, he sai...

 2020-08-03 19:13 

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30 new COVID-19 cases in Sikkim; tally rises to 688...

Gangtok, Aug 3 (PTI) Sikkim on Monday reported 30 new COVID-19 cases, taking the Himalayan state's tally to 688, anofficial said.Director General (DG)-cum-Secretary, Health, Dr PempaT Bhutia said that 16 new COVID-19 cases have been reportedfrom East ...

 2020-08-03 19:03 

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Three men electrocuted in UP's Muzaffarnagar...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Aug 3 (PTI) A 48-year-old man was electrocuted when he came in contact with a high-tension wire at Kasampur village under Chapar police station limits here, police said on Monday. The incident took place on Sunday evening as Rashid was...

 2020-08-03 19:00 

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805 new COVID cases in Delhi; toll 4021...

(Eds: Adds inputs) New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) Delhi registered 805 more novel coronavirus cases, taking the tally to over 1.38 lakh on Monday, while the toll rose to 4,021 with 17 more deaths, authorities said. The three-figure count for the new COVID-19 case...

 2020-08-03 18:29 

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All shops in Mumbai to remain open from August 5: BMC...

Mumbai, Aug 3 (PTI) In a major relaxation in the lockdown norms, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)on Monday said all shops in the city are allowed to remainopen all days from August 5 irrespective of the odd-even rule.In a circular issued under...

 2020-08-03 18:25 

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Manipur CM inaugurates 300-bed Covid Care Centre...

Imphal, Aug 3, (PTI) Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday inaugurated a 300-bed Covid Care Centre (CCC)at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Lamboikhongnangkhong inImphal West District.Briefing media persons, the chief minister said thatthere is evi...

 2020-08-03 18:23 

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COVID-19: 203 new cases in Nanded, 73 in Latur...

Aurangabad, Aug 3 (PTI) The number of COVID-19 cases increased by 203 on Monday to reach 2,359 in Nanded and by 73in Latur to touch 2,547, an official said.While 103 people have so far died in Latur, theoverall toll in Nanded is 94, including four during ...

 2020-08-03 18:12 

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AP reports 7,822 COVID-19 cases, 63 fatalities...

Amaravati, Aug 3 (PTI): The COVID-19 surge continued in Andhra Pradesh with the addition of 7,822 fresh cases onMonday, taking the tally to 1,66,586. While 5,786 patients had recovered and been dischargedfrom hospitals across the state, another 63 succumb...

 2020-08-03 18:07 

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Heavy to very heavy rains in MP in next 24 hours: IMD...

Bhopal, Aug 3 (PTI) The IMD on Monday forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms andlightning in many parts of Madhya Pradesh over the next 24hours.It said heavy to very heavy rainfall and thunderstormwith lightning was likely to o...

 2020-08-03 18:07 

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12 fresh coronavirus cases in UP's Muzaffarnagar...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Aug 3 (PTI) Twelve more people, including six jail inmates, tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of active patients to 188 in the district on Monday, an official said. According to District Magistrate Selvakumari J, 12 cases...

 2020-08-03 17:32 

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820 villages in 15 UP districts hit by floods...

Lucknow, Aug 3 (PTI) As many as 820 villages in 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh have been hit by floods and the district administrations have started all-out relief operations, a minister said on Monday. Of these 820 villages, 173 have lost road connectivit...

 2020-08-03 17:22 

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Restrictions on liquor shops in Telangana lifted...

Hyderabad, Aug 3 (PTI): The Telangana government on Monday decided to allow liquor shops here to be open till 11pm thereby lifting the restrictions imposed on them in thewake of the virus spread. The timings for the retail liquor outlets have beenrestored...

 2020-08-03 17:20 

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ED questions Sushant Singh Rajput's CA...

New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 3 (PTI) The Enforcement Directorate on Monday questioned the chartered accountant (CA) of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in connection with a money laundering probe that stemmed from a complaint lodged by Rajput's father with the Bih...

 2020-08-03 17:16 

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127 booked for cheating people online with cheap goods...

Indore, Aug 3 (PTI) Police have registered a case against 127 persons on charges of cheating people by puttingup fraudulent classified advertisements for selling goods atcheap rates on a popular online platform, an official said onMonday.The fraudsters, m...

 2020-08-03 17:09 

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45 new COVID-19 cases in HP; total rises to 2,749...

Shimla, Aug 3 (PTI) The COVID-19 case tally of Himachal Pradesh rose to 2,749 on Monday with 45 more people testing positive for the disease, officials said. So far, 13 people have died of the infection in the state.Of the fresh cases, 30 were reported fr...

 2020-08-03 17:07 

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COVID-19 tests in India cross 2-crore mark...

(Eds: Adds details) New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) India has carried out over two crore tests for detection of COVID-19 pursuant to the key strategy of "test aggressively, track efficiently and isolate and treat promptly", the government said on Monday, h...

 2020-08-03 16:35 

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3.3 magnitude earthquake hits south Gujarat; no casualty...

Ahmedabad, Aug 3 (PTI) An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 shook parts of south Gujarat on Monday evening, but nocasualty or damage to property was reported from the region,officials said.The earthquake's epicentre was in Bharuch district,around 200km from...

 2020-08-03 16:31 

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805 new COVID cases in Delhi; toll 4021...

New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) Delhi registered 805 more novel coronavirus cases, taking the tally to over 1.38 lakh on Monday, while the toll rose to 4,021 with 17 more deaths, authorities said. The three-figure count for the new COVID-19 cases was recorded on a...

 2020-08-03 16:23 

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Activists, villagers tie rakhis to trees in Aarey Colony...

Mumbai, Aug 3 (PTI) Tribal residents in forested Aarey Colony, a prominent green lung of Mumbai and the site of ametro car shed, on Monday vowed to protect trees by tying them'rakhis' on the occasion of Rakshabandhan.Residents of Khambacha Pada an...

 2020-08-03 15:56 

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Rupee skids 20 paise to settle at 75.01 against USD...

Mumbai, Aug 3 (PTI) The Indian rupee on Monday slid 20 paise to close at 75.01 to the US dollar, weighed down by lacklustre equities and concerns over continuous surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. Starting off the session on a weak note, the domestic...

 2020-08-03 15:51 

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Odisha's COVID-19 death toll climbs to 207 with 10...

fatalities, 1,384 new cases reported (Eds: Adding more inputs)Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 (PTI) The death toll due to COVID-19 in Odisha crossed the 200-mark on Monday with 10 morefatalities taking the total to 207, a Health Departmentofficial said.At least 1,384 ...

 2020-08-03 15:43 

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UP CM Adityanath oversees preparations in Ayodhya; says COVID-19 protocol will be strictly followed...

Ayodhya (UP), Aug 3 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said that the COVID-19 protocol will be strictly followed during the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony for Ram temple and only those invited should come The chief minister, who...

 2020-08-03 15:38 

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NCA chief Dravid to be part of COVID Task force...

By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) The BCCI is forming a COVID-19 task force and it will include, among others, former captain and National Cricket Academy chief Rahul Dravid, the apex body said in its SOP to state associations. Players will have to ...

 2020-08-03 15:15 

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Pondy CM wishes counterpart in Karnataka speedy recovery...

Puducherry, Aug 3 (PTI): Senior Congress leader and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday wished theKarnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa speedy recovery fromCOVID-19. In his twitter handle, Narayanasamy said he wishedYediyurappa, who has ...

 2020-08-03 15:03 

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Women Cong MLAs tie Rakhis on CM's wrist...

Jaisalmer, Aug 4 (PTI) Women Congress MLAs of Rajasthan celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan by tying Rakhis on the wrist of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Minister Mamta Bhupesh and legislators Shakuntala Rawat, Ganga Devi and others tied Rakhi on the...

 2020-08-03 14:41 

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Gold rises by Rs 185, silver jumps Rs 1,672...

New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) Gold prices rose by Rs 185 to Rs 54,678 per 10 gram in the national capital on Monday amid rupee depreciation, according to HDFC Securities. In the previous trade, the yellow metal had closed at Rs 54,493 per 10 gram. Silver also ju...

 2020-08-03 14:35 

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All West Bengal BJP MPs are with party: Vijayvargiya...

Indore, Aug 3 (PTI) BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday dismissed speculation that some partyMPs from West Bengal may join the ruling Trinamool Congress(TMC) before next year's Assembly polls in that state.All BJP MPs from West Bengal...

 2020-08-03 14:23 

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Maha govt committed to Maratha quota, says Cong's Thorat...

Nagpur, Aug 3 (PTI) The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government is committed to providing reservations in jobs andeducation to the Maratha community and would leave no stoneunturned to place its view in the Supreme Court on the issue,said state revenue minist...

 2020-08-03 14:01 

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Sanjay Srivastava takes charge as Ahmedabad top cop...

Ahmedabad, Aug 3 (PTI) Sanjay Srivastava, a 1987 batch IPS officer, took charge as Ahmedabad police commissioner onMonday from Ashish Bhatia who has been elevated to the post ofGujarat DGP.Srivastava said containing the COVID-19 outbreak wouldbe his top p...

 2020-08-03 13:58 

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Sensex tanks 667 pts; Nifty ends below 10,900...

Mumbai, Aug 3 (PTI) Slumping for the fourth straight session, equity benchmark Sensex plunged 667 points on Monday following a selloff in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, HDFC twins and Kotak Bank as soaring COVID-19 cases kept investors jittery. T...

 2020-08-03 13:49 

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Brave girl dies while trying to save friend in Meghalaya...

Tura, Aug 3 (PTI) A 13-year-old girl in Meghalaya died after falling into a river while trying to help her friend whowas slipping into a waterfall, police said on Monday.The incident took place at 2:30 pm on Sunday when thegirl along with three of her fri...

 2020-08-03 13:29 

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A subdued Raksha Bandhan in Delhi amid COVID-19 pandemic...

New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) The Raksha Bandhan festivities in the national capital were little subdued this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic, with siblings having to rely on technology to wish each other. Travelling was not an option this year but it'...

 2020-08-03 13:29 

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Thackeray unlikely to attend Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan'...

Mumbai, Aug 3 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is unlikely to visit Ayodhya for the bhoomi pujanfor Ram temple construction there on August 5 owing to theserious COVID-19 situation in the Uttar Pradesh town, seniorShiv Sena leader Sanjay ...

 2020-08-03 13:24 

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3 held for harbouring Lankan gangster in Coimbatore...

Coimbatore, Aug 3 (PTI): Three people have been arrested on the charge of producing false documents to help a SriLankan gangster stay here illegally, police said on Monday. This came to light when the gangster Maddumage LasanthaChandana Perera alias Angod...

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