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Bye Bye, Bei Bei: National Zoo panda leaves for China next month

“Bei Bei is part of our family,” Steve Monfort, director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, said in a statement. “We’re sad he’s leaving, but excited for the contributions he will make to the global giant panda population.”The bear and his parents are a favourite among visitors, said a zoo spokeswoman. ... Read More »

Sri Lanka removed from FATF’s Grey List

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said in a statement that FATF in Paris informed the removal of Sri Lanka’s name from the blacklist commending the new measures taken by the country on financial security. Sri Lanka was first included in the blacklist in 2011. By 2012, Sri Lanka was listed ... Read More »

UK PM leaves Brexit delay letter unsigned, sends 2nd note

Johnson was required by law to send the delay request after MPs refused to back his Brexit deal on Saturday, but has insisted Britain must leave the European Union on October 31 as planned. The Downing Street source said Johnson had sent a photocopy of the letter contained in the ... Read More »

PM Modi interacts with members of creative and entertainment world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with members of the creative and entertainment world on ways to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The interaction was held at his residence at Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi. Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister said that Gandhi Ji is ... Read More »

Girls to be admitted in Sainik Schools from next academic session: Govt

The decision has been taken following the success of the pilot project started by the Ministry for admission of girl children in Sainik School Chhingchhip in Mizoram two years ago.  Rajnath Singh has directed concerned authorities to ensure availability of necessary infrastructure and sufficient female staff in Sainik schools for ... Read More »

Amit Shah addresses rally in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra

He was addressing an election campaign rally of BJP Candidate at Allpalli near Aheri in Gadchiroli, a Maoist affected district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.  The BJP President attacked the Congress over the issue of tribal welfare and asked its leader Rahul Gandhi what his four generations have done for ... Read More »

Renowned painter Kalidas Karmakar dies in Dhaka

Born on January 10, 1946, in Faridpur district, he completed his graduation from the Government College of Fine Arts and Crafts in Kolkata in 1969. An icon of modern art in Bangladesh, Kalidas was awarded Shilpakala Padak in 2016 and the Ekushey Padak in 2018 by the Government of Bangladesh ... Read More »

SC reserves verdict on Chidambaram’s plea in INX Media Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation, told the Supreme Court today, that 15 accused, including Chidambaram, his son Karti and some companies have been charge-sheeted in the case. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for CBI told the bench headed by Justice R Banumathi, opposing Chidambaram’s bail plea, that the country needs ... Read More »

Campaigning for Haryana and Maha polls end today

Prominent leaders across all the political parties are making their last ditch efforts to woo the voters. A  total of 288 consitutency will go for election in  Maharashtra . By size of electorate,  Wardha  is the smallest consitutency and Panvel is the largest.  Among 3,237 candidates in race, there are ... Read More »

Preparations for 50th IFFI in full swing

More than 200 films from various countries would be screened at the panorma section of the festival, which include 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films. The festival will also showcase 12 films that have completed 50 years since their first screening.  John Bailey, Cinematographer and Ex. President of Academy ... Read More »

India to host 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022

The International Criminal Police Organisation had hosted the general assembly, where representatives of all member countries converge, in India in 1997. Rishi Kumar Shukla, the director of the CBI that represents Interpol in India as the country’s national central bureau, moved the proposal on Friday in the ongoing 88th general ... Read More »

Brexit: UK Parliament to hold special session today

The voting will decide UK’s departure from the European Union. PM Boris Johnson appeals the house to free UK from the “never-ending Brexit saga”, as It has been more than three years since the UK voted to leave European project. PM Johnson will try to win parliament’s approval on getting ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind accorded ceremonial reception in Manila

The two leaders are also set to witness the signing of bilateral agreements. The President will have meetings with liver transplant patients as well as with the beneficiaries of the Mahaveer Philippines Foundation on Saturday. The President also attend Philippines-India Business Conclave and Fourth ASEAN-India Business Summit later on Saturday. ... Read More »

MHA to grant RMA to CRPF personnel up to post of Commandant

The Ministry will grant the allowance to all CRPF personnel upto the level of Commandant, irrespective of place of deployment. The allowance is given to jawans and non-gazetted officers of the force for their daily meals and is included in their monthly salaries. The ministry’s order came after a Delhi ... Read More »

SC orders transfer of Assam NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela

The Apex Court has asked the state government to issue a notification regarding the same within a week. A special bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and R F Nariman ordered inter-cadre transfer of Hajela on deputation, however, it has not mentioned the grounds for ... Read More »

Campaigning reaches crescendo in Haryana and Maharashtra

Hailing Haryana, the Prime Minister said Sonipat means ‘Kisan’, ‘Jawan’ and ‘Pehalwan’. The Prime Minister will also hold rallies in Hisar in Haryana and  Mumbai in Maharastra. Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh today said that Bhartiya Janta Party is seeking votes on the basis of development done by the government ... Read More »