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 2020-07-09 20:58 

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Over 7.24 lakh COVID-19 tests in Delhi so far: govt...

New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) Over 7.24 lakh tests for coronavirus have been conducted in the national capital till Thursday, according to official data of the Delhi government. As many as 12,750 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours while 9,71...

 2020-07-09 20:56 

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CEO Johri departs BCCI as Board accepts resignation...

By Kushan Sarkar (Eds: Adding inputs) New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) The BCCI parted ways with its chief executive officer Rahul Johri after his long-pending resignation was accepted on Thursday. While the top bosses in the BCCI remained tight-lipped about the de...

 2020-07-09 20:56 

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146 new coronavirus cases in Chhattisgarh, one death...

Raipur, Jul 9 (PTI) With 146 new patients found, Chhattisgarh's coronavirus case count increased to 3,679 onThursday while the number offatalitiesrose to 15 after a 75-year-old man died, a health official said.Sixty-eight patients were discharged from...

 2020-07-09 20:45 

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Surat sees record one-day spike of 307 coronavirus cases...

Surat, Jul 9 (PTI) Surat district registered a record single-day spike of 307 coronavirus cases since previousevening on Thursday which was also the highest increase incases in Gujarat, the state health department said.This was the first time the district...

 2020-07-09 20:44 

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G Narendra Kumar appointed new Delhi CEO...

New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) G Narendra Kumar has been appointed as the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi, according to an official order. His name was nominated by the Election Commission of India in June. Kumar is a 1989-batch IAS officer of the AGMUT (Arunach...

 2020-07-09 20:30 

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UP: Gangster Vikas Dubey's wife, son arrested...

Lucknow, Jul 9 (PTI) Hours after the arrest of gangster Vikas Dubey from Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain, his wife, son and a servant were held by the Uttar Pradesh STF here on Thursday evening. Vikas Dubey's wife Richa Dubey was arrested from her Krishna...

 2020-07-09 20:30 

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KPs hold anti-Pak protests over killing of BJP leader...

Jammu, Jul 9 (PTI) An organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits (KP) on Thursday held anti-Pakistan protests in Jammu against the killing of a BJP leader by terrorists in Bandipora district of north Kashmir and demanded that KPs employed in the Valley be...

 2020-07-09 20:25 

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Man arrested for duping people in Jammu...

Jammu, Jul 9 (PTI) The Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday arrested a man for allegedly duping several people here on the pretext of investing in Kotak Securities, officials said. The Crime Branch, Jammu, arrested the accused, identified ...

 2020-07-09 20:23 

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Attack on Ambedkar's house in Mumbai: one arrested...

(Eds: adding a police official's quote) Mumbai, Jul 9 (PTI) Mumbai police on Thursday arresteda man in connection with the incident of vandalising at'Rajgruh', the residence of Dr B R Ambedkar here, an officialsaid.Umesh Sitaram Jadhav (35), t...

 2020-07-09 20:22 

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MCA restores two seats for Gavaskar at Wankhede Stadium...

Mumbai, Jul 9 (PTI) The Mumbai Cricket Association on Thursday decided to reinstate and reposition the two permanent seats at the Wankhede Stadium in the name of batting great Sunil Gavaskar after it went missing following a renovation of the venue in 201...

 2020-07-09 20:22 

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39 more test COVID-positive in HP, tally now at 1,141...

Shimla, Jul 9 (PTI) Thirty-nine more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, pushing the state's tally of infected cases to 1,141. The state has seen 10 deaths linked to the deadly virus. The number of active COVID-19 case...

 2020-07-09 19:37 

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Attack on Ambedkar's house in Mumbai: one arrested...

Mumbai, Jul 9 (PTI) Mumbai police on Thursday arrested a man in connection with the incident of vandalising at'Rajgruh', the residence of Dr B R Ambedkar here, an officialsaid.Umesh Sitaram Jadhav (35), the arrested man, wasallegedly one of the tw...

 2020-07-09 19:23 

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Youth Akali Dal protests increase in fuel prices...

Ludhiana, Jul 9 (PTI) Activists of the Youth Akali Dal on Thursday held a protest against the increase in fuel prices and demanded that the state government slash taxes on petrol and diesel. Youth Akali Dal district president Gurdeep Singh, who led the pr...

 2020-07-09 19:19 

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India-Nepal border row: Stamp becomes tool of protest...

Bhubaneswar, Jul 9 (PTI) In a novel way to protest against Nepal's claim of areas along Indian border, anorganization on Thursday came out with an envelope with thecopy of a postage stamp, purportedly released by the Himalayannation in 1954 printed on...

 2020-07-09 19:18 

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Complete lockdown in Ballia city extended till July 21...

Ballia (UP), Jul 9 (PTI) The district administration here has extended the complete lockdown imposed in Ballia city and its surrounding areas till July 21 in view of the rising cases of coronavirus, officials said on Thursday. The lockdown was imposed on ...

 2020-07-09 19:17 

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LJP holds meeting over Bihar polls...

New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) Amid his party's differences with the JD(U), LJP president Chirag Paswan on Thursday chaired a meeting with senior party leaders to review its strategy for the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls. The party's Bihar parliamentary b...

 2020-07-09 19:02 

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CBI court orders to trace Babri Masjid case accused...

Lucknow, Jul 9 (PTI) A special CBI court hearing the Babri mosque demolition case on Thursday ordered to trace accused Om Prakash Pandey, who is said have become a monk years ago. Pandey is one of the 32 accused in case, whose hearing is being held on a d...

 2020-07-09 18:35 

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CICSE board to announce class 10, 12 results on July 10...

(Eds: Updating with additional details) New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE) will announce class 10 and 12 board results on Friday, Board Secretary Gerry Arathoon said."The results of the Class 10 (...

 2020-07-09 18:34 

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16 new COVID-19 cases Chandigarh, tally reaches 523...

Chandigarh, Jul 9 (PTI) Chandigarh on Thursday reported a surge in fresh coronavirus cases with 16 more people including an eight-month-old baby girl testing positive for the infection. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the city has reached 523. F...

 2020-07-09 18:14 

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Yellow weather warning for thunderstorm issued in HP...

Shimla, Jul 9 (PTI) The Meteorological department has issued a fresh 'yellow' weather warning for heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh till July 12, an official said on Thursday. While downpour is expected in the state till July 15, the weather warn...

 2020-07-09 18:07 

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Haryana to reduce syllabus for Classes 9 to 12...

Chandigarh, Jul 9 (PTI) To make up for the loss of studies due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Haryana government has decided to reduce the syllabus of Classes 9 to 12 in the current academic session. Education Minister Kanwar Pal said the government has...

 2020-07-09 18:06 

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Assam flood situation deteriorates slightly...

Guwahati, Jul 9 (PTI) The flood situation in Assam deteriorated marginally on Thursday, affecting over 11,600 more people though the number of affected districts stayed at 12, a government report said here. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (A...

 2020-07-09 18:02 

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India again rejects China's claim over Galwan Valley; another round of talks expected Friday...

(Eds: Updating) New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) India has once again rejected China's claim over Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh even as both sides are expected to hold another round of diplomatic talks on the border row on Friday to thrash out modalities for ...

 2020-07-09 17:57 

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Chhattisgarh: 27 Naxals surrender in Dantewada...

(Eds: With updates) Dantewada, Jul 9 (PTI) As many as 27 Naxals, four ofthem carrying cash rewards on their heads, have surrendered attwo places in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, a seniorofficial said on Thursday.They surrendered saying they were imp...

 2020-07-09 17:48 

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Gangster Vikas Dubey handed over to UP police by MP cops...

Bhopal, Jul 9 (PTI) Hours after gangster Vikas Dubey was arrested outside a temple in Ujjain on Thursday, theMadhya Pradesh police handed him over to their Uttar Pradeshcounterparts in the evening, a senior official said.A police team from Uttar Pradesh c...

 2020-07-09 17:42 

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J&K: BJP protests against killing of party leader...

Jammu, Jul 9 (PTI) Workers of the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP and its youth wing BJYM on Thursday held protests against the killing of party leader Sheikh Wasim Bari, his father and brother in a terrorist attack in Bandipora district of north Kashmi...

 2020-07-09 17:40 

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Alliance Air to resume Delhi-Kullu flight from Jul 16...

Mumbai, Jul 9 (PTI) Alliance Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, on Thursday said it will resume its flight services to Kullu in Himachal Pradesh from New Delhi from July 16. The airline will deploy a 70-seater ATR aircraft to operate the service...

 2020-07-09 17:30 

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CICSE board to announce class 10, 12 results on July 10...

New Delhi, July 9 (PTI) The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE) will announce class 10 and 12 board results on Friday, Board Secretary Gerry Arathoon said. "The results of the Class 10 (ICSE) and Class 12 (ISC) year 2020 exa...

 2020-07-09 17:29 

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Woman injured in Pulwama firing...

Srinagar, Jul 9 (PTI) A woman was injured in a firing incident in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said. The firing took place near Rafeeqa Bano's home at Ladoo in Pampore area of the south Kashmir district, a police official ...

 2020-07-09 17:25 

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More ecstasy pills seized in city, 2 detained...

Chennai, July 9 (PTI): A total of 540 ecstasy pills worth Rs 16 lakh from the Netherlands have been seizedhere and two persons detained in this connection, Customsdepartment said on Thursday.The pills, suspected to bemethylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA),...

 2020-07-09 16:51 

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Man accused of kidnapping, killing boy denied bail in UP...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Jul 9 (PTI) A court here on Thursday rejected the bail plea of a man accused of kidnapping and murdering a nine-year-old boy in neighbouring Shamli district in 2014. Additional District Sessions Judge Chhote Lal Yadav dismissed the bai...

 2020-07-09 16:51 

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Punjab to set up plasma bank...

Chandigarh, Jul 9 (PTI) The Punjab government will set up a plasma bank to facilitate plasma therapy treatment in the state. The approval for the same was given by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, while chairing a review meeting here via video conferencing...

 2020-07-09 16:24 

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Two Class 1 officers held for accepting Rs 2 lakh bribe...

Akola, Jul 9 (PTI) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested two Class 1 officersfor allegedly acceptinga bribe of Rs 2 lakh to approve payment of salaries as per theSeventh Pay Commission to employees of the Department ofCooperative Societies...

 2020-07-09 15:57 

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Elephant found dead near Bengal's Buxa Tiger Reserve...

Kolkata, Jul 9 (PTI) An elephant was found dead near a village adjoining the Buxa Tiger Reserve in West Bengal'sAlipurduar district on Thursday, a forest official said.The carcass of a "sub-adult" male elephant aged aroundfour was found in a p...

 2020-07-09 15:52 

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Gold gains Rs 232, silver zooms Rs 1,275...

New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) Gold prices rose by Rs 232 to Rs 50,184 per 10 gram in the national capital on Thursday, in line with gains in international price of the precious metal, according to HDFC Securities. On Wednesday, gold had closed at Rs 49,952 per 1...

 2020-07-09 15:50 

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9 new coronavirus cases take Dharavi's tally to 2,347...

Mumbai, Jul 9 (PTI) Nine new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi, taking thetally to 2,347 on Thursday, the city civic body said.The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hasstopped disclosing the number of deaths,...

 2020-07-09 15:32 

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Air pollution increases risk of COVID-19, deaths: Study...

Bengaluru, July 9 (PTI): Air pollution in Bengaluru is linked to the loss of an estimated 6,300 lives in the firsthalf of 2020 and 3.7 per cent decline in the city's annualGDP despite strictly enforcing COVID-19 related lockdown, astudy has revealed. ...

 2020-07-09 15:24 

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Parts of UP get rain, more expected on Friday...

Lucknow, Jul 9 (PTI) Light to moderate rain occurred at some places in Uttar Pradesh while heavy showers lashed isolated parts of the state in the last 24 hours, the Met office said on Thursday. According to the Meteorological department, more rain is lik...

 2020-07-09 15:23 

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17 more deaths, over 1,200 fresh COVID-19 cases in UP...

Lucknow, Jul 9 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh reported 17 more deaths and over 1,200 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, taking the state's infection tally to 32,362. So far, 862 deaths have been reported in the state, Additional Chief Secretary and Principal S...

 2020-07-09 15:00 

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NGOs can be bridge between administration and people: CM...

Mumbai, Jul 9 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday appealed NGOs to help the governmentmachinery combat the coronavirus pandemic, especially in slumsin Mumbai.Thackeray was speaking at a video conference withcivic officials and re...

 2020-07-09 14:49 

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Meghalaya's COVID-19 caseload crosses 100-mark...

Shillong, Jul 9 (PTI) Meghalaya's COVID-19 caseload crossed the 100-mark on Thursday with five more personstesting positive for the infection, officials said.Two of the new patients are BSF personnel. Thenortheastern state's virus count now stands...

 2020-07-09 14:06 

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IIM Calcutta Embraces Digital for Its Next Term...

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with Business Wire India. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) Institute will use TalentSprint's digital platform iPearl.ai Hyderabad, Kolkata, West Bengal...

 2020-07-09 13:54 

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Sensex rallies 409 pts; Nifty tops 10,800-level...

Mumbai, Jul 9 (PTI) Resuming its upmove after a day's breather, equity benchmark Sensex rallied 409 points on Thursday, tracking gains in index-heavyweights HDFC twins and Reliance Industries amid positive cues from overseas markets. After touching a ...

 2020-07-09 13:34 

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PM applauds UP for containing the spread of coronavirus...

(Eds: Adds details, quotes of PM) New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said despite a population of nearly 24 crore, Uttar Pradesh managed to check the spread of coronavirus and overcame apprehensions on how the pandemic would i...

 2020-07-09 13:32 

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Calcutta HC to remain closed from Friday to Monday...

Kolkata, Jul 9 (PTI) The Calcutta High Court will remain closed from Friday to Monday due to imposition of afresh spell of lockdown in containment zones of the city andfor sanitisation of the court buildings, its Registrar Generalsaid. The Chief Justice h...

 2020-07-09 13:29 

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Body of woman found near canal in UP's Shamli district...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Jul 9 (PTI) The body of a 55-year-old woman has been found near a canal at a village in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, police said on Thursday. She was missing since Tuesday, they said, adding that the body was sent for post-mort...

 2020-07-09 13:21 

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Jagdeep laid to rest at private funeral...

Mumbai, Jul 9 (PTI) Veteran actor-comedian Jagdeep, best known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in "Sholay", was laid to rest in the presence of family and close friends at a cemetery here on Thursday. Jagdeep, 81, died at his residence in suburban ...

 2020-07-09 13:05 

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Levy sewerage charges on all households in Delhi: NGT...

New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to comply with the Supreme Court order to levy sewerage charges on all households in the national capital for discharge of untreated effluents in Yamuna. The green panel ...

 2020-07-09 12:52 

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Drive to protect Gangetic dolphins in Bengal...

Kolkata, July 9 (PTI) In its effort to protect and conserve the endangered Gangetic dolphin, the West Bengalforest department has set up an awareness centre at theriverside town of Katwa in East Burdwan, where the freshwatermammal is often sighted.Chief W...

 2020-07-09 12:52 

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Jagdeep was initially cast as Birju in 'Mother India'...

By Komal Panchamatia Mumbai, Jul 9 (PTI) Before Sunil Dutt played Birju, the rebellious young man-turned-bandit in "Mother India", it was Jagdeep who was supposed to star in the role, according to writer-filmmaker Rumi Jaffery.Jaffery, who directe...

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