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Tributes to Arun Jaitley on his first death anniversary

He was one of Bharatiya Janata Party’s tallest figures and a key architect of its campaign strategy across elections. He fiercely attacked the UPA government on corruption allegations and policy paralysis. A noted legal luminary, an affable and highly skilled politician, the late Arun Jaitley is a name in Indian …

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Strong quake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra, no tsunami risk

Indonesia’s meteorology, climatology and geophysical agency said the quake was felt in cities in the area including Bengkulu, which was the nearest to the epicentre, and Padang. Indonesia sits on the Pacific’s seismically active “Ring of Fire” and has suffered deadly earthquakes and tsunamis in the past.

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Atma Nirbhar Bharat Scheme for Migrants – A holistic perspective

Amidst the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in the country, the Government of India had announced various economic measures under the AtmaNirbhar Bharat Package (ANBP) in the middle of May 2020 for migrant workers across the country. Pursuant to this, the Department of Food & Public Distribution had allocated …

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4th Meeting of the BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group held

The 4th Session of the BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group comprising of Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa and India was held this week. The Indian delegation was led by Rakesh Asthana, Director General, Narcotics Control Bureau and comprised of Smt. B. Radhika, Deputy Director General (Ops), NCB, Ms. Vrindaba Gohil, First Secretary …

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BCCI expresses grief over passing away of Chetan Chauhan

A gritty opener, Chauhan played 40 Test matches seven ODIs for India from 1969 to 1981. He was Sunil Gavaskar’s opening partner and the two shared many vital stands, including 10 century partnerships. It was at The Oval in 1979 that the two put on a courageous display, stitching together …

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Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan succumbs to COVID-19

Chauhan, who played 40 Tests for India, was 73 and is survived by his wife and son. Chauhan, who was Sunil Gavaskar’s longest-serving opening partner, was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi PGI in Lucknow on July 12 after being found COVID-19 positive. Due to kidney-related ailments, his health deteriorated, and he …

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Kashmir celebrates 74th Independence Day

The aura around the celebrations was filled with great enthusiasm and vigour, as not only the youth but, elderlies also participated with absolute aplomb. Celebrations included group dance, solo singing, group songs, regional dance from local boys and girls. It was heartening to see an enthused 80 year old elder …

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Ministry of Tourism presents the 47th Webinar titled “Lesser known stories of India’s struggle against the British” under Dekho Apna Desh webinar series

As India gears up to celebrate its 74th Independence Day celebrations, the Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series presented a webinar titled “Lesser known stories of India’s struggle against the British” on 12th August 2020.  The 47th in the series of Dekho Apna Desh webinars, the “Lesser known stories of India’s struggle …

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Rescheduled Paris Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis

The marathon was initially scheduled to take place on April 5 but was postponed to November due to COVID-19 crisis in the city. The organisers have now confirmed that this year’s marathon have been entirely scrapped and will now take place next year. This development comes just days after it …

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Kashmir is our internal affairs, India tells China

Ministry of External Affairs in a statement has said that ‘ We firmly reject China’s interference in our internal affairs and urge it to draw proper conclusions from such infructuous attempts. Earlier India’s permanent representative to UN, TS Tirumurti had confirmed in a tweet how  Pakistan had yet again failed …

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First US recipient of partial face transplant dead at 57

The health center listed no cause of death in its tweet on Friday, quoting one of her doctors, Frank Papay, as saying she was a “great pioneer.” “Her decision to undergo a sometimes-daunting procedure is an enduring gift for all humanity,” added Papay, head of the clinic’s dermatology and plastic …

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Hamilton shatters lap record to grab British Grand Prix pole

Hamilton, who on Sunday seeks a record-increasing seventh Silverstone victory, finished ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by more than three-tenths of a second after the Finn had been fastest in final practice and then again in both Q2 and Q3 when he also set lap records. The defending …

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SpaceX craft departs ISS for Earth

NASA footage showed the capsule drifting slowly away from the ISS in the darkness of space, closing out two months aboard for the first US astronauts to reach the orbiting lab on an American spacecraft in nearly a decade. “And they are off!” the US space agency tweeted, with Doug …

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