UP: Man playing ‘Dashrath’ dies on stage soon after pronouncing exile; audience claps for ‘great’ act

Life, at times, is stranger than fiction. When Rajendra Kashyap, a former village pradhan who was playing the role of King Dashrath, collapsed on stage after pronouncing 14-year-old exile for his son Ram, people clapped and cheered him for his excellent ‘acting’. …

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India logs fresh 14,146 COVID cases, over 19,000 recoveries in 24 hours; active cases decline to 1.95 lakh

India recorded new 14,146 cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 144 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday, the country saw a total of 19,788 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery…

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Singhu border case: Second Nihang Sikh confesses to killing Lakhbir Singh; arrested

A Nihang Sikh, who was allegedly involved in killing farm labourer Lakhbir Singh at the Singhu border on Friday, was arrested by the Punjab police on Saturday. The second accused, Narayan Singh, was arrested from Rakh Devidass Pura at Amarkot village in the district. …

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India, Sri Lanka joint military exercise to further promote synergy, interoperability: Indian Army

The joint 12-day mega military exercise between India and Sri Lanka will further promote synergy and interoperability amongst the two armed forces besides further strengthening the bilateral ties, the Indian Army said on Saturday. …

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Countries in Asia are placing orders for a new drug to treat coronavirus. Poorer nations could miss out again

During the global scramble to secure vaccines, many countries in Asia-Pacific were slow off the mark. This time, they’re not making the same mistake. Read More | Source: CNN…

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MP: Mob forces girl to take off burkha, shoots video; 2 men let off after warning

A girl was forced to remove her burkha and face-covering by a group of people in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday afternoon after suspecting that the man on whose scooter she was riding pillion was a Hindu, police said. No case has been registered in the connection with the…

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J&K: ‘Golgappa’ vendor Arbind Kumar wanted to get his family out of poverty

Arbind Kumar Sah was selling ‘golgappas’ — a type of street food — in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar city with the hope to earn enough money to improve the lives of his poverty-stricken family back home in Bihar. …

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Singhu border killing: 4 Nihangs surrender before police; victim’s family demands high-level probe

Singhu border lynching case: Two more persons from the Nihang community — Bhagwant Singh and Govind Singh —  have surrendered before the Haryana Police on Saturday in connection with the brutal murder of Dalit Sikh Lakhbir Singh at the farmers' protest site at Singhu, even as the victim's family questioned the attackers' claim that he…

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Nitish Kumar announces Rs 2 Lakh ex-gratia for kin of Bihar vendor killed by terrorists in Kashmir

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from the Chief Minister's relief fund for the next of the kin of Arbind Kumar Sah who was killed by terrorists in Old Srinagar City's Eid Gah area.  …

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