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Ganpati Bappa Morya! Ganesh Chaturthi kicks off in Maharashtra

The festival began with devotees, mostly attired in traditional clothes, bringing colourfully-crafted idols of the elephant-headed God in their homes and pandals and installing them amid chants of ‘Ganapati bappa moraya’, beating of drums and and sprinkling of ‘gulal’ (red coloured powder). Several beautifully decked up pandals have been erected …

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Wimbledon kicks off today; Wounded Andy Murray pulls out

Murray has only just returned to action after 11 months on the sidelines due to a hip injury that needed surgery in January. “It’s with regret I’m withdrawing from Wimbledon,” Murray said in a statement on Sunday. “I’ve made significant progress in practice and matches over the last 10 days …

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3rd Annual Meeting of AIIB kicks off in Mumbai

Speaking at the Press Conference during the ongoing third meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank the Union Minister said that the Bank has matured in a very short period of time, and is rapidly progressing to be one of the world’s most important infrastructure financiers. The Minister said neither the …

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Israel kicks off US Embassy celebration

Earlier, Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Israel hosted a gala party at its Foreign Ministry with President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, her husband, Jared Kushner, and other US VIPs. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Trump’s “bold decision” in …

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PM Modi kicks off rally in Karnataka

He carried out a blistering attack his party’s main rival Congress accusing it of rampant corruption in the state and derailing its development. Cheif Minister Siddaramaiah is also campaigning extensively to garner support for Congress.  The Prime Minister is scheduled to address two more public meetings in Karnataka today. This next …

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