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NCB summons Deepika Padukone’s manager, talent agency CEO in drug probe

The NCB has so far arrested more than 12 people, including Rhea Chakraborty and her brother, in connection with the probe into the drugs angle in the case of the actor's death.
J&K Police DSP Davinder Singh, who was arrested for ferrying two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists | Photo: ThePrint Team

NIA raids 5 locations in J&K’s Baramulla in connection with ex-DSP Davinder Singh case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had filed a chargesheet against Singh and others in July for alleged terror activities in the country.
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Delhi court reserves order on cognisance of chargesheet for 25 Sept in AgustaWestland case

On Friday, CBI had filed a supplementary chargesheet against alleged middlemen Christian Michel James and Rajeev Saxena in the case.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, Tuesday. | PTI

Conduct of Opposition members in Rajya Sabha ‘shameful’, says Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Opposition members tore rule book, threw papers at the desk of the Rajya Sabha's Deputy Chairman and climbed the officials' table.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan | Photo: ANI

No viral mutation in India, ICMR exploring saliva-based Covid test, Harsh Vardhan says

In an online interaction, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says ICMR is conducting large-scale sequencing of nationally representative strains of SARS-CoV-2.

Farmers in Haryana begin protest against Centre’s farm bills

The Bharatiya Kisan Union's Haryana unit, supported by some other farmer outfits, is holding a statewide protest against during which protesters will block roads from 12pm to 3pm.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Few onion trucks enter Bangladesh after partial clearance, over 200 still stranded

A Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs communique stated that only those trucks which received the 'Let Export Order' till 14 September can be allowed to cross the border.
Santosh Kumar Gangwar, the Union Minister of State with Independent Charge of the labour ministry | Photo: ANI

Govt introduces three labour bills, Manish Tewari calls them ‘blow to rights of workers’

Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar withdrew the three bills that were introduced last year and introduced the three new ones.
Serum Institute of India produces 1.5 billion doses of vaccines annually | Twitter | @SerumInstIndia

Phase-3 trial of Oxford vaccine to begin in Pune next week, volunteers start enrolling

Earlier this month, the Serum Institute of India had paused the clinical trials of Oxford vaccine candidate in India. On 15 September, the DCGI gave permission to resume the trial.
Patients recovering from Covid-19 practice deep breathing (Representative image)

At 42.08 lakh, India records most Covid recoveries in the world, US comes second

India now accounts for close to 19% of total global recoveries with a recovery rate of 79.28%, the Union Health Ministry said Saturday.

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People sit in an outdoor plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim (Representational image)

Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.
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Reliance, Maruti biggest losers as Sensex drops for fourth straight day amid gloomy outlook

BSE Sensex loses 0.8% while NSE Nifty 50 Index drops 0.9%. A gauge of IT firms rises 0.9%, but 16 out of 19 sector sub-indexes compiled by BSE drop.

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The Chinese flag (representational image) | Pixabay

China has more than doubled its military positions at LAC since Doklam, new report says

China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?