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COVID-19 Vaccine: ICMR says all its processes as per global norms as scientists express concern over COVAXIN timeline
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COVID-19 Vaccine: ICMR says all its processes as per global norms as scientists express concern over COVAXIN timeline

ICMR said that the letter by its director general Balram Bhargava to investigators of the clinical trial sites was meant to "cut unnecessary red tape, without bypassing any necessary process"

Swami Vivekananda death anniversary: Naidu, Shah and others pay homage to 'tallest spiritual leader' of India
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Swami Vivekananda death anniversary: Naidu, Shah and others pay homage to 'tallest spiritual leader' of India

Swami Vivekananda is credited to have made the ideals of the Vedantic religion popular in the 20th century, leaving an indelible mark of his personality in India and in International community as well.

Mumbai Police sends cloth used in Sushant Singh Rajput's death to forensic lab for 'tensile strength' test
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Mumbai Police sends cloth used in Sushant Singh Rajput's death to forensic lab for 'tensile strength' test

"The tensile strength test will help determine if there was any foul play in Sushant Singh Rajput's death," says a Mumbai Police official.

Two killed, several injured in bomb explosion in Bengal's Murshidabad; investigation underway
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Two killed, several injured in bomb explosion in Bengal's Murshidabad; investigation underway

Two people were killed and around four injured when the bombs they were allegedly manufacturing went off inside a house in Murshidabad district, a senior police officer said on Saturday

IAF at the ready along India-China LAC as combat, transport planes ferry troops, equipment to troubled region
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IAF at the ready along India-China LAC as combat, transport planes ferry troops, equipment to troubled region

The Indian Air Force is playing a crucial role in enhancing combat preparedness along the India-China border in the Ladakh region, where violent clashes were reported on 15 June

After video of Odisha wedding goes viral, groom's dad arrested, fined for violating COVID-19 rules
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After video of Odisha wedding goes viral, groom's dad arrested, fined for violating COVID-19 rules

The incident came to the light after a video surfaced, in which guests were seen without masks and dancing close to each other, holding hands at the marriage procession in Odisha's Ganjam district.

Arvind Kejriwal says 9,900 COVID-19 beds in Delhi free, number of patients requiring hospitalisation decreasing
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Arvind Kejriwal says 9,900 COVID-19 beds in Delhi free, number of patients requiring hospitalisation decreasing

Delhi's COVID-19 tally has reached 97,200. Out of the total cases, 25,940 are active, 68,256 have been cured and 3,004 have died

'America loves India': Donald Trump responds to Narendra Modi's wishes on US' 244th Independence Day
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'America loves India': Donald Trump responds to Narendra Modi's wishes on US' 244th Independence Day

Donald Trump had attended the 4 July American Independence Day celebrations in South Dakota's Mount Rushmore

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: With close to 25,000 new cases registered in past 24 hrs, India’s total now at 6.73 lakh, with 19,268 deaths
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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: With close to 25,000 new cases registered in past 24 hrs, India’s total now at 6.73 lakh, with 19,268 deaths

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India on Sunday reports the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new COVID-19 cases and 613 deaths in the last 24 hours. The positive cases now stand at 6,73,165 including 2,44,814 active cases, 4,09,083 cured/discharged/migrated and 19,268 deaths.

Narendra Modi's Leh visit: Indian Army calls criticism of medical facility 'malicious and unsubstantiated'
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Narendra Modi's Leh visit: Indian Army calls criticism of medical facility 'malicious and unsubstantiated'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unannounced visit to Ladakh on Friday, signalling India's firmness in dealing with the border row with China in several areas of the region

Three BSF personnel injured in attack by Bangladeshi smugglers along West Bengal border
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Three BSF personnel injured in attack by Bangladeshi smugglers along West Bengal border

The incident occurred near the BSF's Bansghata post in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal during the intervening night of 3 to 4 July.

Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Five accused transferred from Tuticorin Jail to Madurai Central jail
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Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Five accused transferred from Tuticorin Jail to Madurai Central jail

Jayaraj and his son J Benicks died days after being arrested on 19 June and lodged in Kovilpatti sub-jail for keeping their shop in the Sathankulam open despite the lockdown

Coronavirus Updates: Confirmed cases in Maharashtra cross two lakh with 7,074 new infections reported today; toll reaches 8,671
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Coronavirus Updates: Confirmed cases in Maharashtra cross two lakh with 7,074 new infections reported today; toll reaches 8,671

Coronavirus Updates: According to a state health department bulletin, over 1.98 lakh patients have been discharged till date and the recovery rate stands at 54.02 percent

UPSEE 2020: AKTU postpones UG entrance exam for engineering courses; test to be conducted on 20 September
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UPSEE 2020: AKTU postpones UG entrance exam for engineering courses; test to be conducted on 20 September

The announcement with regards to UPSEE 2020 has come after the government's decision to postpone JEE Main, NEET UG, and JEE Advanced exams

Guru Purnima 2020: Date, Time and Significance of the day observed by Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist communities
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Guru Purnima 2020: Date, Time and Significance of the day observed by Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist communities

In 2020, Guru Purnima, which is celebrated on the full moon day in Ashadh month of the Hindu calendar, falls on 5 July, which coincides with lunar eclipse

Niladri Bije 2020: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Lord Jagannath art offering rasagola to Goddess Lakshmi at Puri beach
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Niladri Bije 2020: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Lord Jagannath art offering rasagola to Goddess Lakshmi at Puri beach

Niladri Bije, an auspicious day which marks the conclusion of Rath Yatra festival, is being celebrated today, 4 July

Income Tax Department extends deadline for filing IT returns for FY 2019-20 to 30 November
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Income Tax Department extends deadline for filing IT returns for FY 2019-20 to 30 November

Earlier, the return on income earned between 1 April, 2019, and 31 March, 2020, was due by 31 July

AMU open book exams 2020: University postpones exams of final year and semester students until further notice
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AMU open book exams 2020: University postpones exams of final year and semester students until further notice

The Aligarh Muslim University said that the examinations are being deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the pending guidelines by the UGC regarding examinations

Geopolitical chess: India has answered China’s fait accompli with app ban and political signaling; onus now shifts to Beijing
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Geopolitical chess: India has answered China’s fait accompli with app ban and political signaling; onus now shifts to Beijing

India’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps is an astute move as it circumvents WTO regulations on the question of national security and presents China with few retaliatory options

COVAXIN controversy: Bharat Biotech-ICMR readying a COVID-19 vaccine in 45 days baffles reason, ignores safety concerns, says bioethicist
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COVAXIN controversy: Bharat Biotech-ICMR readying a COVID-19 vaccine in 45 days baffles reason, ignores safety concerns, says bioethicist

Dr Anant Bhan, a researcher in global health, bioethics and health policy and former president of International Association of Bioethics, spoke to Firstpost about the "extreme urgency" shown by ICMR in developing India's COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, by 15 August