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Avrodh is a retelling, sans any jingoistic and provocative dialogues or scenes, of how the government and armed forces worked tirelessly to avenge the killing of 19 soldiers at an Army base camp in Uri.

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Vidya Balan owns the material that she is given, course-correcting every time she tends to slip into being mannered. The supporting cast is fine.

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The songwriters released the video days after raising concerns about lack of credits for their work on various music streaming platforms.

Technology

Reno4 Pro launch, OPPO, fast charging

OPPO Reno4 Pro also promises a host of other features that will take the market by storm. With its 3D Borderless Sense Screen that curves 55.9 degrees and sleek design, the Reno4 Pro is going to turn heads.

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google faced an onslaught of questions posed by a 15-member panel of democratic and republican lawmakers at the historic hearing on Capitol Hill.

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OnePlus 8T can be one of the first devices to run Android 11 out-of-the-box. Android 11 is expected to surface in the third quarter of 2020 which can be in September as well. 

Delhi News

Delhi cow shelters to civic bodies: ‘Can’t accept any more animals till you pay us’
Delhi cow shelters to civic bodies: ‘Can’t accept any more animals till you pay us’

The three MCDs send stray cattle to four shelters – Gopal Gausadan with a capacity of 3,200; Sri Krishna which has space for 7,600 cattle; Manav Gausadan which can accommodate 500 cattle; and Dabur Hare Krishna Gaushala in Surhera with a capacity of 4,000.

Delhi riots: LG vetoes cabinet’s decision on lawyers, govt to now approve panel chosen by police
Delhi riots: LG vetoes cabinet’s decision on lawyers, govt to now approve panel chosen by police

Baijal invoked Article 239AA(4) of the Indian Constitution and referred the dispute to the President, citing “differences of opinion” with the elected government.

Delhi government cuts VAT on diesel to 16.75%; price to come down by Rs 8.36 per litre
Delhi government cuts VAT on diesel to 16.75%; price to come down by Rs 8.36 per litre

In May, the Delhi government had increased VAT from 27 per cent to 30 per cent on petrol and 16.75 per cent to 30 per cent on diesel.

From Covid ward to plasma bank, nurses in Delhi go the extra mile
From Covid ward to plasma bank, nurses in Delhi go the extra mile

For the last three days, Lok Nayak’s nursing officers have been donating plasma at a camp organised by the Nurses’ Union, said union head Jeemol Shaji.

Aerial seeding to increase green cover in Aravallis
Aerial seeding to increase green cover in Aravallis

According to officials, the method involves spraying seed balls or seed pellets — seeds covered with a mixture of clay, compost, char, and other components — from the air.

Doctor behind ‘50 murders’ held after skipping parole
Doctor behind ‘50 murders’ held after skipping parole

He was also behind an illegal kidney transplant racket in the 1990s with a network spread across Jaipur, Ballabhgarh and Gurgaon, police said.

4.78 lakh rapid tests between June 18-July 29: Comply with protocol on antigen tests, says Kejriwal
4.78 lakh rapid tests between June 18-July 29: Comply with protocol on antigen tests, says Kejriwal

On Monday, the Delhi High Court had asked the Delhi government why it was going with rapid antigen testing, which has a higher rate of false negative results as compared to RT-PCR, as the primary mode of Covid testing.

Delhi Smog tower project: SC warns IIT-Bombay of contempt
Delhi Smog tower project: SC warns IIT-Bombay of contempt

The Indian Express had reported on July 29 that the timeline for setting up two smog towers in Delhi will have to be revised as IIT-Bombay, which was heading the pilot project, has “backed out”.

North body sends notice to Atishi, Chadha over ‘corruption’ attack
North body sends notice to Atishi, Chadha over ‘corruption’ attack

North MCD’s leader of the House Yogesh Kumar Verma threatened civil and criminal defamation proceedings against the two leaders, saying they are liable to pay Rs 1 crore if they do not issue unconditional apologies in a week.

Govt designates 44 officers as nodal authority for seizing funds, assets of those supporting terror
Govt designates 44 officers as nodal authority for seizing funds, assets of those supporting terror

The designated nodal officers belong to the ministries of home and external affairs, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), all state and union territory governments.

SC allows filing of plea against environmental clearance to Central Vista project
SC allows filing of plea against environmental clearance to Central Vista project

The pleas have challenged the grant of a no-objection certificate by the Central Vista Committee (CVC) and also the environmental clearances for the construction of a new parliament house building. 

Delhi riots murder accused was a 2008 murder convict out on bail: chargesheet
Delhi riots murder accused was a 2008 murder convict out on bail: chargesheet

The Delhi Police chargesheet mentions his earlier conviction and the bail granted by the Allahabad High Court. That bail itself had been a subject of controversy.

Delhi government set to delink hotels from hospitals
Delhi government set to delink hotels from hospitals

In the first week of this month, the Southwest district administration had passed orders to delink three hotels from hospitals after they got only three-four patients.

Delhi: BJP-ruled MCD, party at odds on increasing tax
Delhi: BJP-ruled MCD, party at odds on increasing tax

The cash-strapped South Corporation introduced a professional tax, hiked property tax on rented commercial properties, and also hiked transfer duty of properties on Monday.

Wider footpaths, more trees as Kejriwal calls for roads revamp
Wider footpaths, more trees as Kejriwal calls for roads revamp

Delhi has been looking at redesigning roads to make them more pedestrian-friendly as well as removing bottlenecks that hamper the movement of traffic for the past several years.

Delhi: Man donates plasma 6 times, ready for round 7
Delhi: Man donates plasma 6 times, ready for round 7

A resident of Jahangirpuri, Tabrez Khan recovered a few months ago.

Delhi’s smog tower project delayed as IIT-B backs out
Delhi’s smog tower project delayed as IIT-B backs out

Sources at the institute and senior Delhi government officials confirmed to The Indian Express that the project, aimed at combating air pollution in the capital, “did not take off”.

Covid patient says molested by doctor at Noida hospital
Covid patient says molested by doctor at Noida hospital

The doctor, a critical care specialist, was also admitted to the hospital in Sector 128 for Covid-19 and had been given the same room as the woman on a sharing basis.

Gambhir drops by to assess Ghazipur landfill
Gambhir drops by to assess Ghazipur landfill

Over 140 lakh tonnes of waste collected since 1984 lies in the landfill, causing hazardous living conditions for those nearby.

Delhi govt rejects lawyers’ panel police proposed to argue riots case
Delhi govt rejects lawyers’ panel police proposed to argue riots case

The Delhi Police had sent a proposal to appoint six senior lawyers, including Tushar Mehta and Aman Lekhi, as Special Public Prosecutors in 85 cases related to riots and anti-CAA protests.

Govt notifies amended FDI policy on civil aviation
Govt notifies amended FDI policy on civil aviation

According to the amendment, foreign investments in Air India shall not exceed 49 per cent either directly or indirectly except in case of NRIs where 100 per cent foreign investments is permitted under automatic route.

‘Hindus resentful’: HC seeks copy of officer’s note to riot probe teams
‘Hindus resentful’: HC seeks copy of officer’s note to riot probe teams

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait issued the direction on a plea by Sahil Parvez, whose father was shot dead near his home, and Mohd Saeed Salmani, whose mother was lynched inside her house.

Woman’s body found in suitcase in Ghaziabad
Woman’s body found in suitcase in Ghaziabad

Police suspect she may have been strangled as there was very little blood inside the suitcase, but the final post-mortem report is awaited.

Man posing as government servant held for fraud
Man posing as government servant held for fraud

Police spokesperson M S Randhawa said, “The accused would locate a person who needed a loan and then meet them at five-star hotels, high-end clubs, and a political party’s office in one case. They would convince the victim of how well-connected they were.”

613 cases in Delhi on Monday, lowest in 2 months: Why more antigen than RT-PCR, asks HC
613 cases in Delhi on Monday, lowest in 2 months: Why more antigen than RT-PCR, asks HC

The bench was of the view that in light of the National Centre for Disease Control’s sero-survey report and the high rate of false negatives of RAT, “RT-PCR tests, whose numbers are plummeting, should be ramped up”.

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