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Rajasthan political crisis: Sachin Pilot says not joining BJP Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- "I am not joining the BJP," Congress leader Sachin Pilot said on Wednesday, asserting that the speculation about his switching sides was being fuelled by certain leaders in Rajasthan to tarnish his image. Pilot's remarks come a day after the Congress sacked him as Rajasthan's..

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Record single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases in India

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- India saw yet another record single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases pushing its tally to 7,93,802 on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 21,604 with 475 people succumbing to the infection, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The number of recoveries stands at..

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Indian man wears gold face mask to ward off coronavirus Saturday, July 4th, 2020

PUNE, (INDIA):- An Indian man said he paid about $4,000 for a bespoke gold face mask to protect him from the coronavirus raging in the country. The precious metal covering weighs 60 grams (two ounces) and took craftsmen eight days to make, said businessman Shankar Kurhade, from the western city of..

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Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71 Friday, July 3rd, 2020

MUMBAI: Legendary choreographer Saroj Khan, who made some of the biggest Bollywood stars dance to her tunes in iconic numbers like "Hawa Hawai", Dhak Dhak and Ek Do Teen, died of cardiac arrest early on Friday morning. She was 71. The three-time National Award winner was not keeping well for some..

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India crosses nine million COVID-19 tests

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- India has crossed the nine-million mark in conducting COVID-19 tests, with 90,56,173 samples having been examined till July 1, officials said on Thursday. The officials of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) also said there are now 1,065 testing labs in the country -- 768..

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G20, Heal Thyself Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

The G20 ministers of finance meet this week under the auspices of Saudi Arabia, which holds the group’s presidency this year. But it is hard to imagine the G20..

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