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COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 80,88,851 with 48,648 new cases

COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 80,88,851 with 48,648 new cases

New Delhi:  India saw 48,648 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day taking the COVID-19 caseload to 80,88,851, while active cases fell below 6,00,000 and the national recovery rate crossed 91 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The COVID-19 death toll in the country climbed to 1,21,090 with 563 new […]

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PM greets people on Milad

PM greets people on Milad

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi and hoped that this day furthers compassion and brotherhood. Milad-un-Nabi marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and it is observed in the month of Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. “Best wishes on Milad-un-Nabi. Hope […]

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Navy fires missile as part of military drill in Bay of Bengal

Navy fires missile as part of military drill in Bay of Bengal

New Delhi:  The Indian Navy on Friday successfully test fired an anti-ship missile from its guided missile corvette INS Kora in the Bay of Bengal as part of a drill that reflected its combat readiness in the strategic sea lanes around India, officials said. The Navy said the missile hit the target at maximum range […]

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MP assembly bypolls: EC revokes star campaigner status of Kamal Nath

MP assembly bypolls: EC revokes star campaigner status of Kamal Nath

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday revoked the “star campaigner” status of Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath for repeated violations of the model code while campaigning for the bypolls in 28 assembly constituencies in the state. In an order issued on Friday, the Commission said, “…for repeated violation of […]

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UN: After 20 years, no equality for women in peace talks

UN: After 20 years, no equality for women in peace talks

United Nations: The head of the UN agency promoting gender equality told the 20th anniversary commemoration of a resolution demanding equal participation for women in peace negotiations that its implementation has failed, declaring that women still remain “systematically excluded” from talks to end conflicts where men make decisions affecting their lives. Despite some good initiatives, […]

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FinMin notifies extended deadline for 2019-20 ITR filing

FinMin notifies extended deadline for 2019-20 ITR filing

New Delhi:  The finance ministry has notified the extended due date for filing income tax returns (ITR) for the 2019-20 fiscal. While the deadline for filing ITR by individual taxpayers has been extended by a month till December 31, the due date for those taxpayers whose accounts need to be audited has been extended to […]

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India and US discuss UNSC agenda, agree to work closely together

India and US discuss UNSC agenda, agree to work closely together

Washington:  India and the US have held wide ranging discussions on issues on the UN Security Council agenda and agreed to work closely given their shared values of democracy, pluralism and rule-based international order, officials here said. Earlier this year, India, along with Mexico and Ireland, was elected a non-permanent member for a two-year term […]

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Combined fiscal deficit to cross 13%; govt debt to jump over 80% this yr: Report

Combined fiscal deficit to cross 13%; govt debt to jump over 80% this yr: Report

Mumbai:  The pandemic-induced growth contraction and additional spending to support the needy amounting to a little over 2 per cent of the economy are likely to push the combined fiscal deficit to 13 per cent of GDP this fiscal – nearly double of the past year, according to a report. Similarly, these numbers will see […]

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New arrest after France church attack, security tightened

New arrest after France church attack, security tightened

Nice (France): A new suspect is in custody Friday in the investigation into a gruesome attack by a Tunisian man who killed three people in a French church, as France heightened its security alert amid religious and geopolitical tensions around cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The suspect is a 47-year-old man believed to have been […]

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Why ground shudders when I prostrate?

Why ground shudders when I prostrate?

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi

Whenever I fall prostrate, the ground shudders and cries that my heart is over brimming with the mush and goo of ritualism and my prostration is prickly and painful. We are heedless to those protests that would otherwise send tremors down the spine. We have become so irresponsible that our conscience has frozen beyond the […]