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145 ‘honour killing’ incidents took place in India between 2017-2019, govt tells Lok Sabha

MoS for Home Ajay Mishra said 50 incidents took place in Jharkhand, the highest in India in the two years. A total of 19 incidents occured in Maharashtra and 14 cases in UP.
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Delhi hasn’t got letter from Centre inquiring about deaths due to oxygen shortage: Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the state govt has decided to share all the details with the Central and has accused it of not showing seriousness towards the oxygen crisis.
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Twitter ‘prima facie’ in compliance with new IT Rules, Centre tells Delhi HC

Court was hearing a petition alleging non-compliance of IT Rules by the microblogging site and sought an affidavit from the Centre to bring its stand on record within two weeks.
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PM Narendra Modi to chair UNSC open debate on maritime security on Monday

Modi will be the first Indian PM to preside over a UNSC Open Debate which will focus on ways to counter maritime crime and strengthen coordination in the maritime domain.
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Will take another year to vaccinate all adults in Delhi, health department tells disaster management body

At the present rate of vaccine supply, Delhi will be able to complete the two-dose vaccination of all 18 years plus beneficiaries only by July-August 2022, health department officials told DDMA.
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UNSC meeting on Afghanistan galvanised members to call for end of violence, says Ambassador Tirumurti

Council members condemned the increase in violence in Afghanistan, with permanent and veto-wielding member US asserting that "Taliban must hear from the international community".
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India registers 39,070 new Covid infections, 491 deaths in last 24 hours

Active cases comprise 1.27 per cent of the total infections and national recovery rate has improved to 97.39 per cent, according to health ministry data.
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Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba gets one-year extension

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension in service to Gauba who was appointed to the country's top bureaucratic post for two years in 2019.
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Pakistan SC pulls up authorities for failing to stop attack on Hindu temple in Punjab province

The apex court took suo motu notice of the case and ordered the arrest of the culprits, observing that the incident has done serious damage to Pakistan's reputation globally.
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Govt approves Rs 5.05 crore for families of 101 journalists who died due to Covid

MoS for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar informed the Lok Sabha that an amount of Rs 5 lakh each will be provided to the families of these journalists.