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Sameer Wankhede of NCB talking to the media about the Aryan Khan case | ANI File Photo

Court refuses to pass blanket order over Wankhede plea on witness affidavit in drugs case

In separate affidavits, NCB, Wankhede sought the court to pass an order saying no court should take cognizance of the affidavit prepared by independent witness Prabhakar Sail.
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi after an all-party meeting in Chandigarh on 25 October 2021| Twitter/@ANI

Punjab govt will approach SC over Centre’s order to expand BSF’s jurisdiction, CM Channi says

During an all-party meeting in Chandigarh, all the political parties in the state except the BJP decided to reject Centre's move by calling a state assembly session.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission in Varanasi on 25 October 2021| PTI

PM Modi flags off Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission from Varanasi

The mission is one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening healthcare infrastructure. Modi also inaugurated development projects worth Rs 5,200 crore for his constituency.
File photo of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait | ANI

Samyukt Kisan Morcha will oppose BJP in UP polls, won’t support any party: Rakesh Tikait

The BKU leader also visited the family of the man who was allegedly killed in police custody in Agra and demanded a compensation of Rs 40 lakh and government job to his kin.
Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

Six Indian naval ships arrive in Sri Lanka to boost bilateral defence cooperation

The 4-day visit marks a milestone in bilateral relations' history wherein for the first time such a large number of Indian Navy ships visited Sri Lanka, Indian High Commission said.
File image of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Priyanka Gandhi promises free medical treatment up to Rs 10 lakh ahead of 2022 UP polls

Congress has also promised jobs to 20 lakh people, halving the electricity bill & a sum of Rs 25,000 to families who endured a financial crunch due to the Covid pandemic.
File image of PM Narendra Modi | Twitter/@ANI

PM Modi meets 7 Indian Covid vaccine manufacturers, talks about furthering research

The representatives from Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech, Dr Reddy’s, Zydus Cadila, Biological E, Gennova Biopharma and Panacea Biotech attended the meeting.
File photo of Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla | ANI photo

India-Bangladesh relations ‘role model’ for ties between neighbouring countries, Shringla says

Speaking at 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Conclave' on the 1971 War, Foreign Secretary Shringla said India-Bangladesh relations today are 'deeper than any other strategic partnership'.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi| Twitter/@BJP4India

PM Modi recalls his ‘chaiwala’ past during interaction with differently-abled Goa tea seller

Modi interacted with beneficiaries of the 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa programme' and said govt has been working towards giving respectful life to differently-abled persons.
Representational image of Covid testing in Mizoram | Photo: Twitter | @dipr_mizoram

India unlikely to see big Covid wave but too early to say if it’s in endemic stage, experts say

Scientists say India will continue to experience periodic flare-ups in Covid cases even though it is unlikely to see another overwhelming surge in infections.

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If Hong Kong wants zero Covid strategy to succeed, it must improve its quarantine rules

It’s increasingly difficult to find a clear, logical justification for policies, which at this point are defensive and rooted in fear. The govt must improve its quarantine system.
File image of Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises | Scott Eells/Bloomberg

How Subhash Chandra is fighting to keep control of his media empire

The 70-year-old tycoon risks losing control just as Zee’s prospects are looking up. The media mogul is looking for ways to raise his family’s shareholding.

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A Kilo-class submarine of the Indian Navy (Representational image) | Commons

‘Lot of money changed hands’, says CBI after arresting 5 including serving Navy commander

The five persons have been arrested for ‘leaking sensitive information in connection with the modernisation of a submarine project’
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.
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