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India's COVID-19 tally rises by 64,553; Health Ministry's joint secretary Lav Agarwal tests positive
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India's COVID-19 tally rises by 64,553; Health Ministry's joint secretary Lav Agarwal tests positive

The highest number of samples were tested COVID-19 on 13 August, the Centre said, adding that 8,48,728 samples were tested

'Despicable': BJP, NC, PDP condemn killing of 2 cops in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowgam
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'Despicable': BJP, NC, PDP condemn killing of 2 cops in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowgam

A day ahead of Independence Day, JeM terrorists shot dead two policemen and wounded another in indiscriminate firing

SC's judgment on Prashant Bhushan contempt case 'weakens' constitutional democracy, says Sitaram Yechury
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SC's judgment on Prashant Bhushan contempt case 'weakens' constitutional democracy, says Sitaram Yechury

Earlier on Friday, the SC held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for two tweets against the judiciary, saying they cannot be said to be a fair criticism of the functioning of the judiciary

Shripad Naik, who was in home isolation after testing COVID-19 positive, shifted to hospital for treatment
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Shripad Naik, who was in home isolation after testing COVID-19 positive, shifted to hospital for treatment

The 67-year-old BJP MP from North Goa was shifted to the hospital on Thursday night after he complained of fever

Bipartisan resolution introduced in US Senate condemning Chinese aggression against India to change status quo at LAC
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Bipartisan resolution introduced in US Senate condemning Chinese aggression against India to change status quo at LAC

It is more important than ever that we support our Indian partners as they defend against Chinese aggression, said Republican Senator John Cornyn

On This Day: Sachin Tendulkar's first of 100 tons, Don Bradman's farewell duck
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On This Day: Sachin Tendulkar's first of 100 tons, Don Bradman's farewell duck

Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Donald Bradman, two of the finest batsmen the game has produced, share special memories for 14 August. While Tendulkar scored his first international ton on this day 30 years back, Bradman played his last Test innings today in 1948.

Narendra Modi becomes the longest serving non-Congress PM, surpassing tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Narendra Modi becomes the longest serving non-Congress PM, surpassing tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Modi, who took the oath of the prime minister in May 2014, became the fourth longest-serving prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh

Coronavirus Updates: Assam to allow public transport to ply at 50% capacity from 16 Aug
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Coronavirus Updates: Assam to allow public transport to ply at 50% capacity from 16 Aug

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Assam government announced new measures to relax lockdown in the state on Thursday.

Ensure 100% COVID-19 testing coverage in containment zones using rapid antigen method, says Amarinder Singh
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Ensure 100% COVID-19 testing coverage in containment zones using rapid antigen method, says Amarinder Singh

The chief minister also said that people working as shop workers, mandi workers, and frontline government employees should get tested this week, declaring it a 'testing week'

Rain-related incidents leave two dead in UP, one in Bihar; Delhi receives heaviest downpour this season
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Rain-related incidents leave two dead in UP, one in Bihar; Delhi receives heaviest downpour this season

Fairly widespread rainfall is likely over parts of north India — Himachal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan — during the next two days

Bengaluru violence: Deve Gowda says only real culprits should be punished after police arrest 140 for riots
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Bengaluru violence: Deve Gowda says only real culprits should be punished after police arrest 140 for riots

The JD(S) leader also said that the BJP and Congress shouldn't indulge in a political blamegame regarding the violence

Sachin Tendulkar reveals Sialkot knock against rampaging Pakistan attack sowed seeds of 1990 Manchester ton
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Sachin Tendulkar reveals Sialkot knock against rampaging Pakistan attack sowed seeds of 1990 Manchester ton

Tendulkar made the revelation on the 30th anniversary of his match-saving 119 against England at Manchester, which happened to be his first-ever international hundred.

Congress revokes suspension of rebel Rajasthan MLAs Bhanwarlal Sharma, Vishvendra Singh
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Congress revokes suspension of rebel Rajasthan MLAs Bhanwarlal Sharma, Vishvendra Singh

The MLAs were suspended from the party's primary membership last month over their involvement in a "conspiracy" to topple the Congress govt in the state

4 SDPI members arrested over Bengaluru violence; Karnataka govt says will conduct 'deep probe into party's connections'
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4 SDPI members arrested over Bengaluru violence; Karnataka govt says will conduct 'deep probe into party's connections'

Basavaraj Bommai said that officials are also gathering details on cases against the SDPI members in Mysuru and Mangaluru, among others

India's health budget needs a boost to brace for impacts of future climate disasters
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India's health budget needs a boost to brace for impacts of future climate disasters

India has voiced the need to invest in primary healthcare but the budget hasn't kept pace with the announcements, experts say.

Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river
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Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river

For more than 1,700 miles, stretching from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the Ganga flows across the plains like a timeline of India's past, nourishing an extraordinary wealth of life.

Naveen Patnaik says Odisha govt will increase COVID-19 testing as cases cross 50,000
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Naveen Patnaik says Odisha govt will increase COVID-19 testing as cases cross 50,000

The chief minister also said that Odisha was among the few states providing COVID-19 treatment for free "so that nobody suffers for want of financial resources"

Newly-elected J&K LG Manoj Sinha promises better security arrangements for sarpanchs and panchs in UT
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Newly-elected J&K LG Manoj Sinha promises better security arrangements for sarpanchs and panchs in UT

Sinha was responding to concerns raised after the killings of several panchayat members and some BJP workers in Kashmir in the past month

Assam floods: Dhemaji, Baksa, Morigaon districts still inundated; 14,205 people affected
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Assam floods: Dhemaji, Baksa, Morigaon districts still inundated; 14,205 people affected

Dhemaji is the worst-hit district with 12,908 people affected, followed by Baksa where 1,000 people are suffering, and Morigaon with 297 people hit by the calamity

Bengaluru violence: BSY's govt orders magisterial inquiry; accused to bear cost of damages to public property
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Bengaluru violence: BSY's govt orders magisterial inquiry; accused to bear cost of damages to public property

Police have arrested 110 people allegedly involved in the violence that killed three people, and the accused who posted a "communal" social media post