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Top news of the day: Ashish Mishra sent to three-day police custody in Lakhimpur Kheri case; Three share Economics Nobel for research on “natural experiment” to study cause and effect, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Ashish Mishra sent to 3-day police custody The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday got a three-day remand of Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the violence on October 3. […]

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Top news of the day: Modi to launch Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission on September 27; Centre extends ex gratia to kin of those who died by suicide after COVID-19 diagnosis, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Modi to launch Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission on September 27 People will get unique digital health ID under scheme: Health Minister. Centre extends ex gratia to kin of those who died by suicide after COVID-19 diagnosis Statement comes in backdrop of NDMA guidelines, which recommended […]

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Top news of the day: Taliban co-founder Baradar likely to lead new Afghanistan government; Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Taliban co-founder Baradar likely to lead new Afghanistan government Mullah Baradar, who heads the Taliban’s political office, will be joined by Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the son of late Taliban founder Mullah Omar, and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, in senior positions in the government, three sources said. […]

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Top news of the day: Centre says full vaccination required to attend mass gatherings; CJI decries communalisation of everything in certain sections of media, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Full vaccination should be a prerequisite to attend essential mass gatherings: Centre Mass gatherings should be discouraged but if attending them is essential then full vaccination should be a prerequisite, the Union government has said and urged people to get the jabs and follow COVID-19-appropriate behaviour, […]

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Morning Digest | Zycov-D, India’s first COVID-19 vaccine for those above 12, gets nod; Report says Delta variant driving infections in India, and more

A select list of stories to read before you start your day. Zycov-D, India’s first COVID-19 vaccine for those above 12, gets nod The Drug Controller General has granted emergency approval to the Zycov-D, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Ahmedabad based Zydus Cadilla group, on Friday, making it the first vaccine in India that […]

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Morning digest | Will provide all possible help to 'Afghan brothers and sisters', says PM Modi; India administers 88.13 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses in 24 hours, and more

A select list of stories to read before you start your day. At CCS meet, PM Modi says all possible help to be extended to “Afghan brothers and sisters” Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) where he instructed all concerned officials to ensure the safe […]

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Top news of the day: Taliban take province near Kabul, Ashraf Ghani vows not to give up; Modi declares August 14 as ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Ashraf Ghani vows not to give up ‘achievements’ after Taliban seize province near Kabul The capture puts the insurgents less than 80 km south of the nation’s capital. India reviews plans for embassy in Kabul amidst evacuation of U.S., U.K. missions Officials in the External Affairs […]