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Vivek Ramaswamy pledges to withdraw Colorado ballot following Trump’s removal | World News

Colorado, December 20: Republican Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy vows to withdraw from Colorado’s GOP primary ballot following the state Supreme Court’s ruling ousting former President Donald Trump over the January 6, 2021 Capitol attack. The Colorado Supreme Court, in a tight 4-3 verdict, utilized the 14th Amendment’s ‘insurrection clause’ to disqualify Trump from the ballot.

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Colorado Court rules Trump ineligible for future US Presidency | World News

Colorado, December 20:  The Colorado Supreme Court has rendered a historic judgment, disqualifying former President Donald Trump from the state’s ballot due to his involvement in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack. This unprecedented ruling, a tight 4-3 decision, is poised for deliberation at the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump becomes the first presidential candidate barred

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Tamil Nadu floods: Army engages in rescue operations as 20,000 remain stranded | Nation

Chennai, December 20: Amidst the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung, Chennai and its neighboring regions face unprecedented flooding triggered by incessant rains, marking a record not seen in 47 years. The southern districts of Tamil Nadu are battling severe floods, prompting joint efforts by the Army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for rescue operations.

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Punjab: Cop injured in encounter at Amritsar’s Jandiala Guru | News Ticker

Jandiala Guru Encounter: In Amritsar’s Jandiala Guru area, an encounter erupted at Dharad village, leading to a significant police response. The SSP Amritsar Rural, Satinder Singh, and SP Jugraj Singh have mobilized heavy police forces to the site. During the incident, a police officer sustained injuries. The encounter ensued when five criminals took shelter in the

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Mimicry Row: PM Modi calls Vice President Dhankhar amid mimicry controversy | Nation

Mimicry Row: PM Narendra Modi contacts Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar amidst the growing mimicry controversy, expressing dismay over disrespectful behaviour by MPs in Parliament. Video clips of TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee mimicking Dhankhar circulated widely, prompting the PM’s call. Vice President Dhankhar acknowledged the call in a social media post, stating PM Modi expressed anguish regarding

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Deepfake row: Delhi Police traces 4 suspects in Rashmika Mandanna deepfake case | Nation

Deepfake row: Following the circulation of a deepfake video featuring actress Rashmika Mandanna, Delhi Police have located four individuals linked to its online posting. However, authorities continue their pursuit to identify the mastermind and creators behind the manipulated video, as reported by ANI citing police sources. The viral video, circulating a month ago, triggered discussions on

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19 additional JN.1 COVID variant sequences discovered | Nation

Pune, December 20: Insacog, the central government’s consortium of laboratories, has identified 19 instances of the BA.2.86 descendant, JN.1 (known as Pirola), with one case in Maharashtra and 18 in Goa. This subvariant was recently discovered in Kerala, coinciding with a more than twofold increase in India’s active Covid cases over nine days, rising from

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Sonia Gandhi accuses government of ‘strangulating democracy’, informs Congress Parliamentary Party | Nation

New Delhi, December 20: Sonia Gandhi accused the government of suffocating democracy by suspending MPs amid legitimate demands, expressing the Congress’s focus for the upcoming general elections during the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting in Parliament’s Central Hall. In her address, Gandhi lamented the disappointing outcomes in recent assembly elections, emphasising the need for Congress MPs