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CBI questions Anil Deshmukh's personal staff in probe on corruption allegations made by Param Bir Singh
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CBI questions Anil Deshmukh's personal staff in probe on corruption allegations made by Param Bir Singh

The ex-Maharashtra home minister's PA Kundan Shinde and personal secretary Sanjeev Palande were asked to appear before CBI in connection with its preliminary enquiry, as per the Bombay HC's order

Noida fire: Two children dead, nearly 150 huts caught in flames after major blaze breaks out in village
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Noida fire: Two children dead, nearly 150 huts caught in flames after major blaze breaks out in village

The fire broke out around 1 pm in the JJ cluster near Behlolpur village under Phase 3 police station limits, according to officials

'Cancel CBSE board exams': Priyanka Gandhi Vadra writes to education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal
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'Cancel CBSE board exams': Priyanka Gandhi Vadra writes to education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

In her letter to the minister, she said by forcing children to sit for these exams during a raging pandemic, the Centre and the CBSE board will be held responsible if any exam centre becomes a COVID-19 hotspot

UP panchayat polls: BJP withdraws candidature of Kuldeep Singh Sengar's wife Sangeeta
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UP panchayat polls: BJP withdraws candidature of Kuldeep Singh Sengar's wife Sangeeta

State BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh said the Unnao district president has now been asked to submit three fresh names for finalising a candidate

COVID-19 cases surge: Centre flags gaps in containment measures of three states, bans Remdesivir exports
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COVID-19 cases surge: Centre flags gaps in containment measures of three states, bans Remdesivir exports

Speaking after an all-party meeting held virtually to discuss the COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra on Sunday, state health minister Rajesh Tope said an appropriate decision regarding imposing a lockdown in Maharashtra will be taken after 14 April

Decision on COVID-19 lockdown in Maharashtra to be taken after 14 April, says Rajesh Tope
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Decision on COVID-19 lockdown in Maharashtra to be taken after 14 April, says Rajesh Tope

The state health minister was speaking to reporters after a virtual meeting of the COVID-19 task force chaired by Uddhav Thackeray to discuss measures, including the imposition of a lockdown in the state, to break the virus chain

Lack of testing, COVID-19 appropriate behaviour not being followed in three states, says Centre
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Lack of testing, COVID-19 appropriate behaviour not being followed in three states, says Centre

Of the 50 districts most affected by COVID-19, 30 are in Maharashtra, 11 in Chhattisgarh and nine in Punjab, said the Union health ministry

Crowdfunding efforts for minorities targetted for faith show public's resistance to politics of hate
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Crowdfunding efforts for minorities targetted for faith show public's resistance to politics of hate

Immediately after the news of both incidents became public, people from many faiths contributed to the victims. Many perhaps felt shame and anger in the way these innocents had been targetted because of their religion

Will bang thalis against Centre outside closed COVID-19 vaccine centres, says Congress' Nana Patole
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Will bang thalis against Centre outside closed COVID-19 vaccine centres, says Congress' Nana Patole

State Congress chief Nana Patole said that the party will stage protests by beating plates and ringing bells outside vaccination centres that are facing a shortage of doses

West Bengal polls: BJP tried to 'intimidate voters' with Cooch Behar firing, claims Mamata Banerjee
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West Bengal polls: BJP tried to 'intimidate voters' with Cooch Behar firing, claims Mamata Banerjee

The TMC chief, who addressed three rallies in Jalpaiguri on Sunday, also stated that BJP leaders who have come out in support of the Central forces, 'should reflect' on their stance

As COVID-19 cases surge, Centre bans export of antiviral drug Remdesivir till 'situation improves'
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As COVID-19 cases surge, Centre bans export of antiviral drug Remdesivir till 'situation improves'

Drugs inspectors and other officers have been directed to verify stocks, check malpractices and also take other effective actions to curb hoarding and black marketing, the Union Health Ministry said

China tells India to 'cherish current positive trend on de-escalation' as breakthrough on LAC talks remain elusive
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China tells India to 'cherish current positive trend on de-escalation' as breakthrough on LAC talks remain elusive

This comes a day after the two sides held detailed deliberations on disengagement in the remaining areas of eastern Ladakh and agreed to jointly maintain stability on the ground

COVID-19 surge: Foreign investors pull out Rs 929 cr from Indian markets in April
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COVID-19 surge: Foreign investors pull out Rs 929 cr from Indian markets in April

The reversal of buying trend came after FPIs invested Rs 17,304 crore in March, Rs 23,663 crore in February and Rs 14,649 crore in January

P Chidambaram says COVID-19 vaccination drive a crusade, not a festival, slams Centre's 'rhetoric and hyperbole'
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P Chidambaram says COVID-19 vaccination drive a crusade, not a festival, slams Centre's 'rhetoric and hyperbole'

Taking to Twitter, the former Union finance minister urged the government to allow walk-in vaccination and asked them to get rid of the need for pre-registration for taking the vaccine in India

Chopper carrying Lulu Group chairman MA Yusuff Ali makes forced landing near Kochi; no one injured
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Chopper carrying Lulu Group chairman MA Yusuff Ali makes forced landing near Kochi; no one injured

All passengers including Ali, his wife and two other passengers along with two pilots onboard the chopper owned by the company have been admitted to a private hospital and are under observation

COVID-19 surge: 'Mutant strains, sluggish vaccine drive, carelessness' contributed to rise in cases in India, say scientists
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COVID-19 surge: 'Mutant strains, sluggish vaccine drive, carelessness' contributed to rise in cases in India, say scientists

India's tally has climbed to 1.33 crore with a record spike of 1,52,879 daily cases on Sunday, in what many say is a second wave that is more powerful than the first

COVID-19: Maharashtra crosses 1-crore vaccination mark; 1,00,38,421 doses administered so far
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COVID-19: Maharashtra crosses 1-crore vaccination mark; 1,00,38,421 doses administered so far

The vaccination drive began on 16 January this year and is currently underway for front-line and health care workers, and people aged 45 years and above

Maharashtra govt hints at lockdown, BJP offers support; CM to meet COVID task force today
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Maharashtra govt hints at lockdown, BJP offers support; CM to meet COVID task force today

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said he would hold a meeting on Monday on working out a financial package for the sections whose livelihood will be impacted by the lockdown

'Tika Utsav' is beginning of second war against COVID-19, says Narendra Modi on day 1 of initiative
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'Tika Utsav' is beginning of second war against COVID-19, says Narendra Modi on day 1 of initiative

In a statement, Modi also pitched for 'zero vaccine waste' during the vaccination drive from 11 to 14 April, and urged people to ensure that not a single jab is wasted

COVID-19 surge: AAP MLA Raghav Chadha calls for 'vaccine universalisation' in letter to Narendra Modi
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COVID-19 surge: AAP MLA Raghav Chadha calls for 'vaccine universalisation' in letter to Narendra Modi

In his letter, the AAP MLA said that the Centre has exported over 64 million doses to 84 countries, while Indian citizens are 'desperately looking for a vaccination centre that is open'