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 2020-09-29 10:40 

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Wanted criminal held after gunfight in Greater Noida...

Noida (UP), Sep 29 (PTI) A wanted criminal was held by police in Greater Noida after an encounter in which he suffered a bullet injury, officials said Tuesday. The gunfight broke out late Monday night on a road stretch between LG Chowk and Sharda Universi...

 2020-09-29 10:27 

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Ladakh records 49 fresh COVID-19 cases...

Leh, Sept 29 (PTI) Forty-nine more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Ladakh, taking the number of confirmed cases in the union territory to 4,152, while 32 such patients were discharged after successful treatment, officials said on Tuesday. T...

 2020-09-29 10:25 

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Two more die of coronavirus in Pondy, toll mounts to 517...

Puducherry, Sept 29 (PTI) Two peoplesuccumbed to COVID- 19 infection in Puducherry on Tuesday, taking the toll in theunion territory to 517. Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar saidin a release that 387 fresh cases were reported afterexami...

 2020-09-29 10:19 

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MP: Religious places reopen in Indore after six months...

(Eds: Adds details) Indore, Sep 29 (PTI) Religious places have reopenedin Madhya Pradesh's Indore district after nearly six months,and devotees have been asked to strictly follow all guidelinesto prevent the spread of COVID-19.In an order issued late ...

 2020-09-29 10:09 

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Manipur woman innovator to make mask from lotus stem...

Imphal, Sep 29 (PTI) A 27-year-old woman innovator from Manipur's Bishenpur district who has made thread andcloth from lotus stem is now working to make mask from thestalk of the same plant.Tongbram Bijiyshanti, a resident of Thanga Tongbramlocality i...

 2020-09-29 10:03 

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Maha: Palghar district on alert over Congo fever...

Palghar, Sep 29 (PTI)The Palghar administration on Tuesday asked authorities to remain alert against a possiblespread of the Congo fever in the Maharashtra district.The Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), commonlyknown as the Congo fever, spreads in h...

 2020-09-29 09:29 

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Nine deaths, 2,072 new coronavirus cases in Telangana...

Hyderabad, Sep 29 (PTI) The surge in COVID-19 cases continued in Telangana with 2,072 new cases being reportedwhich pushed the total infection count to 1.89 lakh. The toll rose to 1,116 with nine more fatalities,a stategovernment bulletin said on Tuesday,...

 2020-09-29 09:22 

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Woman gang-raped in Hathras dies in Delhi hospital...

Hathras (UP), Sep 29 (PTI) A 19-year-old Dalit woman died at a Delhi hospital on Tuesday morning, days after being raped by four men here, a senior police officer said. The family of the girl informed that she died around 3 am, Superintendent of Police, H...

 2020-09-29 09:21 

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Delhi's air quality in 'moderate' category...

New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) The national capital's air quality was recorded in the moderate category on Tuesday morning. A government forecasting agency said it will remain in the same category for the next two days. Delhi recorded an air quality index (A...

 2020-09-29 08:54 

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Single-day COVID-19 cases in India below 75,000, recovery rate rises to 83.01 pc...

(Eds: Adding details) New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) Daily COVID-19 cases in India dropped below 75,000 and less than 1,000 deaths were reported in a day after nearly a month, while total recoveries crossed the 51 lakh-mark, according to the Union Health Ministr...

 2020-09-29 08:43 

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Rupee opens on flat note against US dollar...

Mumbai, Sep 29 (PTI) The rupee opened on a flat note to trade in a narrow range against the US dollar in opening session on Tuesday, as investors awaited fresh cues from the US Presidential debate and economic calendar this week. At the interbank forex ma...

 2020-09-29 07:57 

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Maha: Food stall worker kidnapped, murdered in Thane...

Thane, Sep 29 (PTI) An 18-year-old man who worked at a stall selling Chinese food was allegedly kidnapped andkilled by some unidentified persons in Maharashtra's Thanedistrict, police said on Tuesday.The body of the victim, identified as Bharat Pariha...

 2020-09-29 07:31 

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MLA hostel in Mumbai evacuated after bomb scare...

Mumbai, Sep 29 (PTI) An MLA hostel in south Mumbai was evacuated after the city police received a phone call about abomb being placed in the building, an official said onTuesday.However, no bomb was found after a search in thepremises and the phone call t...

 2020-09-28 21:54 

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Chhattisgarh adds 3,725 new COVID-19 cases; 13 die...

Raipur, Sep 28 (PTI) Chhattisgarh on Monday reported 3,725 new COVID-19 cases and 13 fatalities, taking the totaltally to 1,08,458 and the toll to 877, a health official said.The cumulative count of recoveries went up to 74,537with 562 people being discha...

 2020-09-28 21:28 

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Tunnel breakthrough for a Pune metro section: MMRC...

Pune, Sep 28 (PTI)Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), which is executing Pune Metro Rail Project,on Mondaysaid it achieved a tunnel breakthrough in the undergroundsection of one of the two corridors here, a statement said.While Vanaz to Ramwadi sec...

 2020-09-28 21:23 

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Raj Bhawan-Mamata govt face off yet again...

(With additional details and collating related stories) Kolkata, Sep 28 (PTI) Opening up a fresh round ofbattle with the Mamata Banerjee government, Governor JagdeepDhankhar on Monday said it has turned West Bengal into a'police state' and threate...

 2020-09-28 21:14 

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Religious places to reopen in Indore district: official...

Indore, Sep 28 (PTI) Religious places are set to reopen in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh after nearly sixmonths, an official said on Monday, adding that devotees willhave to wear masks and follow social distancing norms.The permission comes at a time ...

 2020-09-28 21:07 

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AP Floods: Standing crops in hundreds of acres inundated...

Amaravati, Sep 28 (PTI): Standing crops in hundreds of acres were inundated as river Krishna saw a flood of overseven lakh cusecs at Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada on Monday. Though the flood discharge diminished to 6.46 lakh cusecsby night, the agricultu...

 2020-09-28 21:03 

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Karnataka reports 6,892 new COVID-19 cases...

Bengaluru, Sept 28 (PTI) Karnataka on Monday reported 6,892 new COVID-19 cases, down from 9,543 on September 27, and59 related fatalities,taking the total infection count to 5.82lakh and toll to 8,641, with sample tests showing a decline. The day also saw...

 2020-09-28 21:02 

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Karnataka minister tests positive for COVID-19...

Bengaluru, Sep 28 (PTI) Karnataka Law and Parliamentary affairs minister J C Madhuswamy tested positive for COVID-19on Monday. The private hospital where he was admitted said he testedpositive for the virus. The minister underwent the COVID-19 test after ...

 2020-09-28 20:53 

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COVID-19 cases cross 73,000 in Nashik district...

Nashik, Sep 28 (PTI) The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra's Nashik district reached 73,888 on Monday with asingle-day addition of 1,057 new cases, health officials said.With 22 deaths, the toll went up to 1,336, they said.501 patients were discharged in ...

 2020-09-28 20:40 

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Chouhan greets Lata Mangeshkar on her birthday...

Bhopal, Sep 28 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday greeted renowned playbacksinger Lata Mangeshkar on her birthday and wished her ahealthy and long life.The Bharat Ratna recipient, who was born in Indorecity of the state, t...

 2020-09-28 20:21 

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Four die while cleaning sewage trench...

Srinagar, Sep 28 (PTI) Four persons, including two siblings, who were cleaning a trench died, apparently due to suffocation, in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said. They had slipped into the sewage trench at Luktipora in Bijbehar...

 2020-09-28 20:01 

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Maha: COVID-19 patient commits suicide in Sangli...

(Eds: Adds hospital quotes) Pune, Sep 28 (PTI) A 56-year-old COVID-19 patientallegedly committed suicide by slitting his throat in Sangliafter calling his son and asking him to take care of thefamily, police said on Monday.The incident happened late Sunda...

 2020-09-28 19:59 

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Several Bengal districts receive intermittent rains...

Kolkata, Sep 28 (PTI) Several south Bengal districts and some parts in north Bengal and Kolkata witnessedintermittent showers on Monday due to a cyclonic formationsince the previous day, the Met office said.In the southern part of the state, light to mode...

 2020-09-28 19:53 

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COVID-19: Surat sees 302 cases, 5 deaths; 290 discharged...

Surat, Sep 28 (PTI) The number of COVID-19 cases in Surat in Gujarat increased by 302 in the last 24 hours toreach 27,583, while five deaths took the toll to 930, anofficial said on Monday.Surat's tally is the highest in the state afterAhmedabad, whic...

 2020-09-28 19:52 

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Army jawan dies of suicide in Bikaner...

Bikaner (RJ), Sep 28 (PTI) An Army jawan allegedly died by suicide on Monday by hanging himself to a tree here, police said. A complaint was lodged by Army's Lt. Colonel Dushyant at Sadar police station. The deceased, Subrat Mana, a resident of West B...

 2020-09-28 19:50 

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TN reports 5,589 new COVID cases, 70 more deaths...

Chennai, Sep 28 (PTI) Tamil Nadu on Monday reported 5,589 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 5,86,397, while thedeath toll mounted to 9,383 with 70 fatalities. Of the fresh infections, Chennai reported 1,283,Coimbatore 587, Salem 256, Chengelpet 249,...

 2020-09-28 19:47 

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Punjab: SGPC passes Rs 981 cr annual budget...

Amritsar, Sep 28 (PTI) Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex religious body of Sikhs, on Monday passed its annual budget of Rs 981 crore for the current fiscal. The budget of the SGPC, which manages the functioning of Sikh shrines and e...

 2020-09-28 19:04 

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Senior bureaucrat P D Vaghela appointed TRAI chairman...

New Delhi, Sep 28 (PTI) Senior bureaucrat P D Vaghela was on Monday appointed as chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), according to a Personnel Ministry order. Vaghela, a 1986-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, is currently Secret...

 2020-09-28 19:03 

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9 women held for cattle smuggling in UP's Bulandshahr...

Bulandshahr (UP), Sep 28 (PTI) Police have arrested nine women here for alleged cattle smuggling and recovered 90 animals from them, officials said on Monday. The women and their family members used to allegedly mix sedatives in dough and feed it to the a...

 2020-09-28 19:00 

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Ashok Dinda to play for Goa in upcoming domestic season...

(Eds: Adds Ashok Dinda's quotes) Mumbai, Sep 28 (PTI) Seamer Ashok Dinda, who was sidelined by Bengal in the previous season, will play for the Goa Ranji team in the upcoming domestic season, which is likely to be a truncated affair owing to the COVID...

 2020-09-28 18:50 

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Violence in MP village after man dies in police custody...

Bhopal/ Satna, Sep 28 (PTI) The death of a 45-year-old man inside a police station in Narayanpur villagein Satna district of Madhya Pradesh triggered violent protestson Monday, with family members of the deceased and villagersalleging that he was shot dea...

 2020-09-28 18:44 

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Farmers continue 'rail roko' agitation in Punjab...

Amritsar/Ferozepur, Sep 28 (PTI) Farmers in Punjab continued their 'rail roko' agitation for the fifth consecutive day on Monday and announced that the protest against the three farm bills passed by parliament recently will be extended till Octobe...

 2020-09-28 18:43 

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Probe into Shopian encounter in final stages: J&K DGP...

(Eds: Adds details) Srinagar, Sep 28 (PTI) The investigation into an alleged fake encounter in Shopian, in which three men from Rajouri district were killed, is in the final stages, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said on M...

 2020-09-28 18:14 

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C'garh: 7 Naxal aides held for gun manufacture, supply...

Raipur, Sep 28 (PTI) Seven Naxal supporters allegedly involved in gun manufacturing and supply for the ultras werearrested from Kanker district in Chhattisgarh, police said onMonday.They were held near Jugda village under Koyalibedapolice station limits w...

 2020-09-28 18:14 

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Woman held for plotting husband's murder in Rishikesh...

Rishikesh (U'khand), Sep 28 (PTI) A woman was arrested in Rishikesh tehsil of Dehradun district for allegedly hatching a conspiracy with her lover to kill her husband, police said on Monday. According to Rishikesh SHO Ritesh Kumar Shah, one Sunita and...

 2020-09-28 18:13 

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Nagaland reports more COVID-19 recoveries than new cases...

Kohima, Sept 28 (PTI) Nagaland's single-day recovery exceeded the number of new infections on Monday as 49 patientsrecovered from the disease, while 11 coronavirus positivecases were detected in the state, a health bulletin said.Of the 49 people who r...

 2020-09-28 18:11 

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AP's daily COVID-19 count dips below 6k...

Amaravati, Sep 28 (PTI) After many weeks, Andhra Pradeshs count of coronavirus cases increased by a littleover 5,000 on Monday, as state Special Chief Secretary(Health) K S Jawahar Reddy said the infection spread has beenon a declining trend over the last...

 2020-09-28 18:03 

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4,538 COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala...

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 28 (PTI) After reporting over 7,000 fresh COVID-19 cases for two consecutive days, Keralasaw 4,538 infections on Monday, taking the total affected to1,78,922, though sample tests showed a decline. The state had reported 7,445 cases...

 2020-09-28 17:53 

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HM Amit Shah meets top officials to discuss key issues...

New Delhi, Sept 28 (PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting with top officials of his ministry and discussed several important and key matters, officials said. This was for the first time Shah visited his North Block office to chair a ...

 2020-09-28 16:57 

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Record 2,112 COVID-19 cases in a day in Raj; 15 more die...

Jaipur, Sep 28 (PTI) Rajasthan recorded the highest single-day spike of 2,112 coronavirus cases on Monday, raising its infection count to 1,30,971, while 15 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,456, a health department bulletin said. Among the total...

 2020-09-28 16:54 

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Six arrested for clashing over property in Greater Noida...

Noida (UP), Sep 28 (PTI) Six people were arrested over a property-related clash between two groups in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida on Monday, police said. The incident took place in Aliwardipur village in the Ecotech 3 police station area around 9 am...

 2020-09-28 16:46 

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Delhi man held for taking loan against stolen jewellery...

(Eds: Correcting typo in para 2) New Delhi, Sep 28 (PTI) A 22-year-old man, who had multiple cases of theft and burglary registered against him, was arrested in north Delhi's Burari area for taking a loan from a finance company allegedly against stole...

 2020-09-28 16:39 

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Rupee settles 18 paise lower against US dollar...

(Eds: Adding details) Mumbai, Sep 28 (PTI) The rupee pared initial gains to settle 18 paise lower at 73.79 against the US dollar on Monday on account of suspected oil related dollar buying. The local unit opened 3 paise lower at 73.64 at the interbank for...

 2020-09-28 16:33 

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Army begins Summary of Evidence in Shopian encounter...

By Sumir Kaul Srinagar, Sep 28 (PTI) After indictment of its own men, the army has begun Summary of Evidence, a step before a possible court martial, in July's Amshipura encounter in South Kashmir's Shopian district during which all civilian witne...

 2020-09-28 16:33 

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ITBP chief given additional charge of NSG DG...

New Delhi, Sep 28 (PTI) ITBP Director General S S Deswal has been given the additional charge of counter-terrorism force National Security Guard (NSG) as its incumbent chief A K Singh is going to retire on September 30, according to a government order on ...

 2020-09-28 16:28 

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Mumbai's Dharavi area reports 12 new COVID-19 cases...

Mumbai, Sep28 (PTI) The COVID-19 tally in Mumbai's slum colony Dharavi rose to 3,152 with the addition of 12 newcases on Monday, a senior BMC official said.After reporting seven fresh cases on September 25,Dharavi has been registering double digit dai...

 2020-09-28 16:22 

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Goa Cong protests against Centre's farm legislations...

Panaji, Sep 28 (PTI) The Goa Congress on Monday held a protest at Raj Bhavan against the Centre's farm bills whichwere cleared by Parliament recently and got the president'sassent.Senior leaders like LoP Digambar Kamat and state unitchief Girish C...

 2020-09-28 16:07 

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Probe into Shopian encounter in final stages: J&K DGP...

Srinagar, Sep 28 (PTI) The investigation into an alleged fake encounter in Shopian, in which three men from Rajouri district were killed, is in the final stages, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said on Monday. "The SSP,...

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