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Kailash Mansarovar pilgrim from Maharashtra dies in Nepal

The incident happened this afternoon while he rushed to board a helicopter and accidentally hit the tail rotor of the chopper. The deceased has been identified as Kartik Nagendrakumar Mehta from Mumbai. His body has been kept in Simikot district hospital. The Embassy of India in Kathmandu coordinating with tour operators and …

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Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89

Kolkata: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was put on ventilator support in a Kolkata-based hospital following a heart attack, died on Monday. Chatterjee, 89, was suffering from a kidney-related ailment. He was moved to the hospital on Tuesday.  A 12-member team of doctors was keeping a constant watch …

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World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan, Puan, dies at 62

Puan — Indonesian for “lady” — died at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968. “She did so much for the colony at Perth Zoo and the survival of her species,” said primate supervisor Holly Thompson. “Apart from being the oldest member of our …

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