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Net cut, Section 144 imposed in Rajasthan city after boy’s murder | India News

KOTA: Prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been clamped and internet services suspended in Rajasthan’s Baran municipal council area from Saturday night till Monday 3am, following the murder of a 16-year-old boy outside the grain mandi gate in Baran city. CCTV footage of the crime has gone viral . The key accused, who has been …

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New Delhi evacuates India-based staff from Kandahar consulate as Taliban advance into city | India News

NEW DELHI: India evacuated all its India-based personnel from Kandahar on Saturday evening by special flight, as Taliban advanced into the city, amidst fighting and violence. The Indian mission is now manned only by the local Afghan staff who work for the Indian government. For the time being, the Mazar-e-Sharif consulate is still open, and …

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Smart City work uproots Agartala ’71 war memorial | India News

AGARTALA: Removal of the war memorial of the 1971 Bangladesh ‘Liberation War’ from the heart of Agartala has sparked strong reactions across Tripura. Opposition parties, historians, intellectuals, poets, writers and social activists raised their voices against the move of the Agartala Smart City Mission, demanding the memorial’s re-installation as well as “bringing back” all historical …

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Deaths up in city, birth certificates issued fall sharply | India News

NEW DELHI: Ironically, while the number of deaths in Delhi shot up due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a sharp decline in birth registrations has been registered in the first six months of this year, at least on the basis of death and birth certificates issued. Between January and June, only 1.1 lakh birth certificates were …

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Chennai Corporation will station surveillance teams in crowded areas of city

The Greater Chennai Corporation will form static surveillance teams to prevent violation of COVID-19 norms in crowded locations of the city. The teams will be stationed at commercial areas, beaches, parks and public transit hubs after relaxation of the lockdown on Monday. Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi conducted a meeting with traders on Saturday in …

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Heatwave grips city as mercury touches 43°C, highest this year | India News

NEW DELHI: The capital recorded the year’s hottest day on Tuesday with the maximum temperature shooting up to 43°C, six notches above normal, at the Safdarjung observatory. Some parts of the city were hotter: It was 44.4°C at Najafgarh, while Pitampura, Mungeshpur and Pusa stations recorded 44.3°C. The earlier highest temperature in Delhi this year …

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Balaji Srivastav to take over as city top; headed terror, intel units earlier | India News

NEW DELHI: Balaji Srivastav, a 1988-batch AGMUT cadre officer, will be the new police commissioner of Delhi. He will take charge on Wednesday noon. An order in this regard was issued by the ministry of home affairs on Tuesday, reports Rajshekhar Jha. Srivastav has served in RAW for nine years and handled sensitive assignments, including …

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Guleria terms oxygen audit report ‘interim’

The audit by the Supreme Court-appointed sub-group on Delhi’s oxygen demand is an interim report and not the final word, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said on Saturday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, under fire for purportedly exaggerating the city’s needs, insisted that acute shortage of oxygen during the second wave of COVID-19 was “real”. He …

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Sydney broadens Covid lockdown as Delta variant cases sweep city | India News

CANBERRA: Sydney’s usually bustling harbourside restaurants were shuttered and city streets nearly deserted Saturday as a two-week lockdown began across Australia‘s largest city to contain a rapidly spreading outbreak of the Delta coronavirus variant. More than 80 Covid-19 cases have been reported so far in an infection surge linked to an international flight crew transported …

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