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CORONAVIRUS

India reported 10,126 new cases of Covid-19, the lowest in nearly 260 days and the number of deaths was at 332 as per government reports.

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BJP NOT LIKE OTHERS

PM Narendra Modi addressing the valedictory session of BJP's national executive says BJP is not a family party like other national and regional parties.

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INDO-CHINA LAC

The Indian Army boosts its capabilities along the eastern borders with the latest surveillance systems, Chinook helicopters and other weapons after recent clashes.

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T20 WORLD CUP

Virat Kohli in his last T20 International as India captain defeats Namibia to sign off on a winning note. Coach Ravi Shastri too ends his role as Indian head coach.

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THURSDAY

2021  9

November

On this day

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

The conflict — which began in September 1980 when Saddam Hussein invaded Iran, and ended in a stalemate in 1988 — was the nascent Islamic Republic’s first major military test. It was an existential battle for the Iranian leadership, coming just one year after the 1979 revolution in Iran. The war claimed at least one million lives.