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01. Panel Formed To Probe Vikas Dubey’s Encounter

The Uttar Pradesh government has reportedly formed a one-member commission on Sunday to investigate the ambush in Kanpur and the eventual encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey.

02. UP To Clamp Weekends Lockdown

In view of the rising COVID positive cases in the state, the state government of UP has decided to clamp a strict weekends lockdown in the state.

03. Sudan To Allow Alcohol For Non-Muslims

Sudan will permit non-Muslims to consume alcohol and strengthen women’s rights. It will also ban female genital mutilation (FGM), its justice minister said late on Saturday.

04. USA Reports Highest Daily Count

USA, the country hardest hit by the pandemic, reported more than 66,000 COVID-19 positive cases on Saturday. It is the highest single-day count in the country so far.

05. No Institutional Quarantine For Air Passengers

The government of Assam has changed the SOP for the air passengers coming from outside the state. Compulsory institutional quarantine has been done away with.

06. MLA Shiladitya Dev Decides To Quit BJP

BJP MLA Shiladitya Dev has decided to quit the Bharatiya Janata Party. The MLA reportedly has sent his resignation letter to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state BJP president Ranjit Das.

07. India Appoints Assamese Diplomat To Taiwan

India has named senior diplomat Gourangalal Das from Assam as its new representative to Taiwan on Sunday, a daily reported.

08. Assam Floods: Over 6 Lakh Affected Across 20 Districts

Over six lakh people have been severely affected in the devastating flood situation triggered by incessant rain across Assam.

09. Gujarat Records Highest Single Day Jump

Gujarat reported its highest single-day jump of 879 coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, which took its overall tally to 41,897, the health department said.

10. Maharashtra Posts Almost 8000 Positive Cases In One Day

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 cases rose by 7,827 to 2,54,427 on Sunday, state Health department said.

11. China Releases Professor

A Beijing law professor who has been an outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party was released on Sunday after six days of detention, his friends said.

12. Lewis Hamilton Secures His 85th Win

Lewis Hamilton secured his first win of the season and the 85th of his career with a victory from pole position as Mercedes secured a one-two finish in Sunday’s Styrian Grand Prix.

13. Hema Malini Is Fine

Reacting to rumours, actress Hema Malini said that she’s “absolutely fine.

14. 10 Killed In Nepal Landslide

At least ten people were killed on Sunday in landslides triggered by incessant rains across Nepal, taking the total number of fatalities due to landslips to 54 in last three days.

15. Karnataka Reports 71 COVID-19 Deaths In 24 Hours

Karnataka on Sunday registered 71 COVID-19 deaths, its highest single day tally, and 2,627 fresh cases, pushing the tally of infections to 38,843, the health department said.

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