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  • Ahead of Abhishek's arrival Trinamool continues agitation against BJP in Tripura
  • No traffic on Srinagar-Leh highway on Friday
  • Amid protests, LS passes two Bills without discussion
  • K'taka Lingayat seer praises BJP for ending 'political instability'
  • No power tariff hike in UP: Regulatory Commission rejects proposal of power companies
  • I-PAC team granted bail in a Tripura court
  • Afghanistan: Moscow increasing combat capability of Tajik base; says Defence Minister
  • Eshwarappa says 'Keen' for Dy CM post in K'taka
  • SCBA seeks probe into Jharkhand judge's death
  • Tree smugglers lock horns with judge, cops
  • I-PAC team granted bail in a Tripura court
  • Golden Ball winner Roy Krishna extends his contract with ATK Mohun Bagan
  • Golden Ball winner Roy Krishna extends his contract with ATK Mohun Bagan
  • Meghalaya records 731 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths
  • Bill to help MSMEs monetise their receivables passed in Rajya Sabha amid ruckus
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Lack of outdoor activities leading to myopic shift among children

Lack of outdoor activities leading to myopic shift among children

29 Jul 2021 | 6:04 PM

by Rohit Mitra
New Delhi, Jul 29 (UNI) The decreased outdoor activities among children due to mounting academic pressure over the years and the outbreak of Corona pandemic have taken a serious toll on the eyes of younger people.

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SCBA seeks probe into Jharkhand judge's death

SCBA seeks probe into Jharkhand judge's death

29 Jul 2021 | 5:23 PM

New Delhi, Jul 29 (UNI) The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Thursday sought a probe into the death of a district judge in Jharkhand who was hit by a speeding vehicle while out on a morning walk.

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Rajya Sabha to consider Bill to amend Factoring Regulation Act, 2011

Rajya Sabha to consider Bill to amend Factoring Regulation Act, 2011

29 Jul 2021 | 1:36 PM

New Delhi, Jul 29 (UNI) The bill seeking to help MSMEs by broadening the scope of entities undertaking factoring is scheduled to be taken up by Rajya Sabha on Thursday amid fears of uproar by Opposition party members.

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COVID-19: India records 43,509 cases in past 24 hrs

COVID-19: India records 43,509 cases in past 24 hrs

29 Jul 2021 | 9:53 AM

New Delhi, Jul 29 (UNI) India recorded 43,509 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours at a positivity rate of 2.52 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

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Blinken calls on Modi, discusses efforts to deepen US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership

Blinken calls on Modi, discusses efforts to deepen US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership

28 Jul 2021 | 10:39 PM

New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, where they discussed efforts to deepen the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.

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Jaishankar, Blinken discuss Afghanistan, Quad, Covid and democracy

Jaishankar, Blinken discuss Afghanistan, Quad, Covid and democracy

28 Jul 2021 | 9:43 PM

New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) India and the US on Wednesday held talks on seeing a stable and peaceful Afghanistan, taking forward the Quad, tackling terrorism and the Covid pandemic, as well as on democracy, as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken here.

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India wants a peaceful Afghanistan, says Rajnath Singh at SCO Defence Minister’s meet in Dushanbe

India wants a peaceful Afghanistan, says Rajnath Singh at SCO Defence Minister’s meet in Dushanbe

28 Jul 2021 | 9:30 PM

New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said India supports a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan while stating that ‘all acts of terrorism are threat to international peace and security'.

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India committed to Sustainable Development Goal of eliminating Hepatitis by 2030: Birla

India committed to Sustainable Development Goal of eliminating Hepatitis by 2030: Birla

28 Jul 2021 | 9:26 PM

New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday reiterated India's commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eliminate Hepatitis by 2030.

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Everyone deserves to have voice in govt, says Blinken to civil society leaders

Everyone deserves to have voice in govt, says Blinken to civil society leaders

28 Jul 2021 | 8:55 PM

New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) All people deserve to have a voice in their government and be treated with respect no matter who they are, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday while meeting with civil society leaders here.

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India, US convinced world will never accept cross-border terrorism: Jaishankar

India, US convinced world will never accept cross-border terrorism: Jaishankar

28 Jul 2021 | 8:55 PM

New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) In remarks targeted at Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday said that India and the US have been working together on countering terrorism, both bilaterally and multi-laterally, and both are “convinced” that the world will never accept cross-border terrorism.

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Blinken, Jaishankar have 'good conversation' on democracy, fundamental rights

Blinken, Jaishankar have 'good conversation' on democracy, fundamental rights

28 Jul 2021 | 8:42 PM

New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) The US and India on Wednesday had a “good conversation” on the issue of democracy and fundamental rights, with New Delhi stating that the "quest for a more perfect union" applies as much to the Indian democracy as it does to the American one, as to all democracies.

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Blinken, Jaishankar have 'good conversation' on democracy, fundamental rights

28 Jul 2021 | 8:30 PM

New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) The US and India on Wednesday had a “good conversation” on the issue of democracy and fundamental rights, with New Delhi stating that the "quest for a more perfect union" applies as much to the Indian democracy as it does to the American one, as to all democracies.

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Quad not a military alliance, not directed against any nation: say US, India

Quad not a military alliance, not directed against any nation: say US, India

28 Jul 2021 | 7:57 PM

New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) The US on Wednesday emphasised that the Quad grouping of the US, Japan, Australia and India, is 'not a military alliance', and is aimed to further cooperation on regional challenges while 'reinforcing international rules', even as India said that it is not directed against any country.

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US providing $25 mn towards Covid vaccination, will work with India to end pandemic: Blinken

US providing $25 mn towards Covid vaccination, will work with India to end pandemic: Blinken

28 Jul 2021 | 7:47 PM

New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) India and the US are determined to end the Covid-19 pandemic and will work together to do it, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday as he announced that Washington was providing an additional $25 million to India towards boosting vaccination across the country.

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Depositors to get upto Rs 5 lakhs within 90 days if banks fail, Cabinet clears required amendment

Depositors to get upto Rs 5 lakhs within 90 days if banks fail, Cabinet clears required amendment

28 Jul 2021 | 7:10 PM

New Delhi, July 28 (UNI) In a major relief to small depositors, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) Act to ensure account holders get back deposits upto Rs 5 lakh within 90 days in case a distressed bank is put under moratorium by Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

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