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'National security can't be free pass every time,' SC tells Centre on Pegasus row, sets up panel to probe matter
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'National security can't be free pass every time,' SC tells Centre on Pegasus row, sets up panel to probe matter

The matter related to a media investigation uncovering alleged surveillance of certain eminent Indians, including members of the Opposition parties, by hacking their phones using Israeli firm NSO's spyware, Pegasus.

Mumbai Police record statement of witness Prabhakar Sail over allegation of extortion bid in Aryan Khan case
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Mumbai Police record statement of witness Prabhakar Sail over allegation of extortion bid in Aryan Khan case

Prabhakar Sail had alleged that he had overheard K P Gosavi, another witness in the cruise ship raid case, talking to one Sam D'Souza over the phone about a demand of Rs 25 crore

WHO pushes back decision on Covaxin's EUL again, seeks more data
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WHO pushes back decision on Covaxin's EUL again, seeks more data

The UN health body said that the TAG expects to reconvene for the final risk-benefit assessment on 3 November

Rajinikanth dedicates Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Bengaluru bus driver, friend: 'He identified my acting talents'
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Rajinikanth dedicates Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Bengaluru bus driver, friend: 'He identified my acting talents'

Raj Bahaddur, a 77-year-old retired Bengaluru bus driver, "encouraged me to join acting classes and learn Tamil", said Rajnikanth during the National Awards ceremony.

Jamaat-e-Islami terror funding case: NIA raids multiple locations across Jammu and Kashmir
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Jamaat-e-Islami terror funding case: NIA raids multiple locations across Jammu and Kashmir

The NIA conducted the search operation along with Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from 6 am.

Arvind Kejriwal includes Ayodhya in Delhi government's free pilgrimage scheme
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Arvind Kejriwal includes Ayodhya in Delhi government's free pilgrimage scheme

Under the 'Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana', the government bears the pilgrimage expenditure of senior citizens to places like Jagganath Puri, Mathura, Haridwar, Tirupati among others

Srinagar medical students in UAPA trouble over 'celebrations' of Pakistan's T20 win
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Srinagar medical students in UAPA trouble over 'celebrations' of Pakistan's T20 win

Students of Government Medical College and Sher E Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences were seen in videos chanting slogans against India and in praise of Pakistan

T20 World Cup 2021: Steve Smith willing to drop down in batting order to play anchor role for Australia
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T20 World Cup 2021: Steve Smith willing to drop down in batting order to play anchor role for Australia

"My job is just to fix it if our top order don't come off and build a partnership with whoever I'm in with at that stage," said Smith.

The Lockdown Sessions album review: Elton John having fun at a party with the best in business
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The Lockdown Sessions album review: Elton John having fun at a party with the best in business

Elton John’s observation that The Lockdown Sessions finds him more as a session’s musician than the rock demigod that he is, is shrewd because it removes some of the creative onus off of him while allowing him to push the boundaries of his own music in such stifling times.

Tamil Nadu: At least five dead, several injured after blast at firecracker shop
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Tamil Nadu: At least five dead, several injured after blast at firecracker shop

Chief Minister M K Stalin has announced cash relief of Rs five lakh to each of the victims' families and Rs one lakh each to the injured persons under intensive care

Inside Sridhar Poddar's Evoke of London — a homage to modern Indian, African handicrafts
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Inside Sridhar Poddar's Evoke of London — a homage to modern Indian, African handicrafts

Evoke opened in London's swishy Marylebone area just six months ago. And it already has actress Sonam Kapoor flaunting their charpoys in her Notting Hill home.

Global chip shortage to result in four to six percent drop in vehicle sales this festive season: CRISIL
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Global chip shortage to result in four to six percent drop in vehicle sales this festive season: CRISIL

The semiconductor shortage has led to production losses, and the waiting period for some models has increased from two-three months to six-nine months now.

Rupee slips by six paise to 75.02 against US dollar in opening trade
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Rupee slips by six paise to 75.02 against US dollar in opening trade

The dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, fell marginally by 0.06 percent to 93.88

'Version of digital transformation': Sundar Pichai on JioPhone Next launch
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'Version of digital transformation': Sundar Pichai on JioPhone Next launch

The JioPhone Next — billed as the world's most affordable smartphone and expected for a Diwali launch — is jointly developed by Reliance Jio and Google

Brazil senators bat for criminal indictment of President Jair Bolsonaro for COVID mishandling; all you need to know
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Brazil senators bat for criminal indictment of President Jair Bolsonaro for COVID mishandling; all you need to know

The 7-to-4 vote Tuesday by the 11-member committee ended its six-month investigation of the government’s handling of the pandemic and calls for prosecutors to put Bolsonaro on trial for charges ranging from charlatanism and inciting crime to misuse of public funds and crimes against humanity.

How new guidelines proposed by Centre are likely to make air travel easier for disabled passengers
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How new guidelines proposed by Centre are likely to make air travel easier for disabled passengers

The move comes after dancer-actor Sudha Chandran posted a video, recounting her ordeal of removing her prosthetic limb every time during a security check at any airport

US former diplomat Haley and Congressman Mike Waltz call for an alliance with India
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US former diplomat Haley and Congressman Mike Waltz call for an alliance with India

Arguing that post-withdrawal, it is only India that can effectively keep a watchful eye on Afghanistan, Haley and Waltz wrote that only New Delhi can keep track of China's southern flank.

Australian Open 2022: Host state Victoria rules out exemption for unvaccinated players
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Australian Open 2022: Host state Victoria rules out exemption for unvaccinated players

Djokovic is one of many players who have refused to share their vaccination status, casting doubt over whether he will defend his title at Melbourne Park in January.

Authorities to present initial findings in Alec Baldwin's fatal prop gun case today
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Authorities to present initial findings in Alec Baldwin's fatal prop gun case today

Scheduled for 27 October, the news conference by Santa Fe County Sheriff and District Attorney promises the first detailed public comments by investigators about the killing of 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins during an on-set rehearsal at New Mexico