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LIVE: Nitish wins trust vote after BJP lawmakers walk out of Bihar assembly

Bihar has given special message to nation (through confidence vote for Mahagathbandhan in Assembly), says Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav

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As Ukraine marks 31 years of independence from the Russia-dominated Soviet Union on Wednesday, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, Kyiv will fight Russia 'until the end' and will not be making "any concession or compromise". He added, "We don't care what army you have, we only care about our land. We will fight for it until the end."

BJP's Vijay Kumar Sinha on Wednesday resigned as the Speaker of the Bihar Assembly ahead of a floor test to prove the majority of the 'Mahagathbandhan' alliance government led by the chief minister Nitish Kumar. JD(U)'s Narendra Narayan Yadav, whose name was recommended by Sinha, will chair the floor test now. Sinha's resignation came after a no-confidence motion against him was moved by the MLAs of the ruling coalition.

India on Wednesday reported 10,649 new Covid cases, taking the nation's tally of coronavirus infections to 44,368,195. With 36 new deaths, including four more reconciled by Kerala, India's toll from the pandemic has reached 527,452. India's tally of cured Covid cases reached 43,744,301, after 10,677 people recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours.

Twitter's Indian-origin CEO Parag Agrawal has lashed out at the company's former head of security, Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko, saying his false claims are "riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies, and presented without important context". Agrawal came out in the open on bots controversy after a long time, as Zatko who was fired by the company in January this year over 'poor performance' claimed that Twitter lied about the actual number of bots on its platform and misled federal regulators about users' data safety.

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Nitish wins trust vote after BJP lawmakers walk out of Bihar assembly

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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann felicitates PM Modi

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Anubrata Mondal sent to 14-day jail custody

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TMC's Anubrata Mondal sent to 14-day jail custody by CBI court

TMC Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal sent to 14-day jail custody by the CBI Special Court in the cattle smuggling case
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Army recovers 2 bodies of suspected terrorists

On Aug 22, suspicious movement of 2 terrorists from Pakistan-based terror orgs approx 150 m on Indian side of LoC was detected. Blast was thereafter observed and it was assessed that they stepped over minefield. Later, bodies were seen. Today bodies recovered, reports ANI quoting Army sources
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South Africa's inflation hit a new 13-year high in July of 7.8%

South Africa's inflation hit a new 13-year high in July of 7.8 per cent, shows data
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Internal changes will renew, revive Congress: Anand Sharma

"If we bring about some internal changes, renewal and revival of Congress will be done. Congress cannot revive by having A group or B group,Congress collectively has to revive," says party leader Anand Sharma, who resigned from a key party post on Monday. 
He adds, "I will campaign for the Congress party wherever it is required. Congress needs to come out of factionalism and stay united. We are all Congressmen. What is important is that the Congress party stays strong."
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Nearly 80 pc of city's entire bus fleet to be electric by 2025: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that nearly 80 per cent of the city's entire bus fleet will be completely electric by 2025.
He flagged off 97 electric buses from the Rajghat bus depot here that took the number of such vehicles to 250.
"Orders have already been given for 1,500 buses that will be inducted by November - December. There are 153 e-buses running presently in Delhi and with today's buses, the fleet will be now 250. "Fifty more e-buses will be inducted by September," he said.
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MLAs threatened, offered bribes to break party, this is serious matter: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said some of his MLAs have approached him alleging that they have been threatened and offered bribes to break the party and the AAP's political affairs committee will meet on Wednesday to take stock of the situation.
A couple of days back, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who is facing a CBI probe in connection with alleged corruption in the implementation of Excise Policy 2021-22, had claimed that he was offered the CM's post by the BJP and a withdrawal of all cases, if he quit AAP.
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Delhi govt ignored panel suggestion on excise policy for Punjab polls: BJP's Patra

"Delhi government ignored expert panel suggestions on the Delhi excise policy to gain 'unfair' advantage in Punjab polls," says BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra
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Govts, others on mission mode can transform health, edu sectors: PM Modi

India endeavouring that governments, others on mission mode can transform health, education sectors, says PM Modi
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Covid-19 example of successful spiritual-private partnership: PM Modi

"Covid-19 example of successful spiritual-private partnership that helped create awareness, implement world's largest vaccination drive," says PM Narendra Modi at the inauguration of Amrita Hospital in Faridabad
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TMC's Anubrata Mondal brought to Asansol court as CBI custody ends today

TMC's Anubrata Mondal brought to Asansol Court, as his CBI custody in the cattle smuggling case ends today
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Omaxe to invest Rs 2,100 cr to build sports complex, retail project at Dwarka, Delhi

Realty firm Omaxe Ltd will invest Rs 2,100 crore to develop a sports complex and a retail project at Dwarka in the national capital as part of its expansion plan.

The company has bagged this 50-acre project from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which entails building both outdoor and indoor sports facilities. A large cricket-cum-football stadium is being planned.

The total investment is estimated at about Rs 2,100 crore, of which Rs 1,300-1,400 crore will be on sports complex and the rest on retail area.

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Kerala HC stays anticipatory bail order of activist Civic Chandran

Kerala HC stays Kozhikode Sessions Court's order granting anticipatory bail to activist Civic Chandran, accused of sexual harassment. The court also directed that he shall not be arrested till disposal of appeal by the government government seeking to cancel anticipatory bail to him, considering his age, reports ANI
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Vistara to start Mumbai-Abu Dhabi direct flights from Oct 1

Full service carrier Vistara will start daily non-stop flights between Mumbai and Abu Dhabi from October 1.
The airline, a joint venture between Tata group and Singapore Airlines, will use the A320 neo aircraft for the services.
"We are delighted to expand our presence in the UAE, with a second Emirate, and offer the choice of flying India's best airline on one of the busiest international routes from India.
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Ukraine marks Independence Day six months after start of war

Residents of Kyiv woke up to air raid sirens as Ukraine observed its Independence Day on Wednesday, six months since the star t of the Russian invasion.

Authorities in the capital banned large-scale gatherings until Thursday, fearing the national holiday might bring particularly heavy Russian missile attacks. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the public to be vigilant.

Russian provocations and brutal strikes are a possibility, Zelenskyy said in a statement. Please strictly follow the safety rules. Please observe the curfew. Pay attention to the air sirens. Pay attention to official announcements. And remember: we must all achieve victory together.

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Nitish frowns upon controversy around minister's temple entry

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expressed dismay over the controversy around Israil Ahmed Mansuri, his cabinet colleague, visiting a temple in Gaya.

Kumar blamed the controversy on "divisive" politics of the BJP, his former ally, while talking to reporters on assembly premises.

"They (BJP) have been wanting to divide the society by raising non issues. What is their grouse? Have their ministers not visited temples along with me," asked the JD(U) leader.

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Strictly abide by undertaking that no trees would be cut in Aarey colony: SC directs Mumbai Metro

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) to strictly abide by its undertaking that no trees would be cut in Mumbai's Aarey colony and warned that any violation will result in strict action.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice U U Lalit said he would hear the matter on August 30 after counsel for the Maharashtra government sought time to collate documents.

"The counsel for MMRCL submits that her clients have already filed an affidavit that no trees have been or would be cut in any manner. The said undertaking by the MMRCL director has already been taken on record and MMRCL shall be strictly bound by the same," the bench also comprising Justices S R Bhat and Sudhanshu Dhulia said.

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Will speak on matters related to the Assembly: VK Sinha after resigning as Bihar Speaker

"In the same House that gave me the honour of being the Speaker, I had said earlier that I won't resign outside. I'll speak on matters related to the Assembly, in the Assembly. I presented the entire issue before all MLAs," says VK Sinha after resigning from the Speaker's post

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First Published: Aug 24 2022 | 6:44 AM IST

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