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  • Jammu Crime Branch arrests fugitive in fraud, murder case
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PM holds meeting with CMs of six States to review flood situation

PM holds meeting with CMs of six States to review flood situation

10 Aug 2020 | 6:16 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a meeting, through video conferencing, with Chief Ministers of six States, namely Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala, to review their preparedness to deal with south-west monsoon and current flood situation in the country.

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SC adjourns hearing in UGC guidelines on final year exams case till Friday

SC adjourns hearing in UGC guidelines on final year exams case till Friday

10 Aug 2020 | 5:40 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on UGC case till Friday, asking Delhi and Maharashtra governments to clarify if the Disaster Management Act, under which the states claim to have cancelled the final year examinations, can override the notification of UGC.

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Nadda flays TRS govt over handling of Covid-19 in Telangana

Nadda flays TRS govt over handling of Covid-19 in Telangana

10 Aug 2020 | 5:38 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Slamming the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government over handling of Covid, BJP president J P Nadda on Tuesday said the people of Telangana want the lotus to bloom in the state as they were disenchanted with the present dispensation.

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Venkaiah lays foundation stone of residential complex for RS employees

Venkaiah lays foundation stone of residential complex for RS employees

10 Aug 2020 | 4:41 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday laid the foundation stone of the residential complex for Rajya Sabha employees by remotely unveiling the plaque from Uprashtrapati Niwas.

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PM launches submarine cable connectivity to A&N Islands

PM launches submarine cable connectivity to A&N Islands

10 Aug 2020 | 4:30 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched and dedicated to the nation, through video-conferencing, the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC), connecting Andaman and Nicobar Islands to the mainland.

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J & K LG Manoj Sinha calls on President Kovind, VP Venkaiah Naidu

J & K LG Manoj Sinha calls on President Kovind, VP Venkaiah Naidu

10 Aug 2020 | 4:21 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Newly appointed Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday called on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

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EIA : Premature to protest draft , yet to be finalised, says Javadekar

EIA : Premature to protest draft , yet to be finalised, says Javadekar

10 Aug 2020 | 4:16 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Refuting all the allegations and criticism over the EIA , and questioning the reason for the protests against the same , Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that it was still under process and is just a draft so far and such attitude is not healthy at the moment.

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Rajnath Singh to release book chronicling Vice President’s 3rd year in office

Rajnath Singh to release book chronicling Vice President’s 3rd year in office

10 Aug 2020 | 4:06 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) A book chronicling the third year in office of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu titled ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ will be released by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas on Tuesday, the Information and broadcasting Ministry said on Monday..

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UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 1500 HRS FOR AUGUST 10, 2020

10 Aug 2020 | 3:05 PM

New Delhi:Former Prez Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID (DI 7)
:SC rejects Prashant Bhushan's regret over corrupt Chief Justices remark (DI 3)
:nCoV: India reports highest single-day recoveries (DI 2)
Port Blair:PM launches submarine cable project, says it’s an affectionate gift to A&N Islands (CA 10)
Mumbai: Narcotics worth Rs 1k cr seized in Mumbai (BY 4)
Srinagar: Injured BJP worker dies, large number of people attend last rites in central Kashmir (DR 5)
Jammu: Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch, India retaliates (DR 15)
Madurai: SSI accused in Sathankulam custodial deaths case, dies of COVID-19 (MS 1)
Mumbai:Sensex up over 300 pts (DC 4)
Hong Kong:Pro-democracy tycoon in Hong Kong arrested (DF 2)
Rome:France's Ferro stuns 4th seed Kontaveit to win Palermo Open title (SPD6)
Islamabad: Pakistan: 64 killed in three-day monsoon rain spells (FN 8)
UNI JTS/PS ADG 1505.

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Chinese singer in TV show sparks row

10 Aug 2020 | 2:20 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) At a time of Chinese 'boycott,' post the Ladakh clashes- be it in apps, sponsorship in
IPL or omission of the language in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, -presence of a Chinese
singer along with the counterparts from some other countries at a musical programme in a television channel,
has raised queries whether the 'ban' does not apply to Chinese singers.
Notwithstanding the 'admission' of music as 'be all and end all' of human lives, especially by thinkers and intellectuals who feel 'music does not have any boundaries,' the two-day TV show in the reputed channel on August 8 and 9 invited criticisms from some quarters.

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Former Prez Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID

Former Prez Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID

10 Aug 2020 | 1:46 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday tested positive for COVID.

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Prez, V-P pay tributes to former President V V Giri on his birth anniversary

Prez, V-P pay tributes to former President V V Giri on his birth anniversary

10 Aug 2020 | 1:30 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday paid floral tributes to former President V V Giri on his 125th birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

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NDA Govt has taken various initiatives to boost fertilizer sector: Gowda

NDA Govt has taken various initiatives to boost fertilizer sector: Gowda

10 Aug 2020 | 1:27 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda has said NDA Government has taken various initiatives to boost fertilizer sector towards servicing farmers.

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SC rejects  Prashant Bhushan's regret over corrupt Chief Justices remark

SC rejects Prashant Bhushan's regret over corrupt Chief Justices remark

10 Aug 2020 | 1:12 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Monday in its order rejected the noted lawyer, Prashant Bhushan's explanation and regret, in connection with his 11 year old alleged contempt case for calling out of former 16 CJIs, half of them 'corrupt,' and decided to hear the matter on merits.

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