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‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ enters Alappuzha district, Rahul Gandhi to meet youngsters

KAYAMKULAM: The Congress' 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' led by Rahul Gandhi entered Alappuzha district on Saturday, the 7th day of its ongoing Kerala leg. After having lunch and rest, Gandhi will interact with some youth on the unemployment iss..

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PM Modi turns 72: How he celebrated his birthday in the last 10 years

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. PM Modi was born on September 17, 1950, in Gujarat's Vadnagar, a small and nondescript town in the Mehsana district of North Gujarat. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJ..

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Lakhs of mothers blessing me: PM Modi

SHEOPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he enjoys the blessings of “lakhs of mothers” and described women as his strength as inspiration. Addressing a convention of self-help groups after releasing two of the eight cheetahs flown in f..

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Indian Sikh man separated from his family during Partition meets his Pakistani Muslim sister in Kartarpur

ISLAMABAD: Jalandhar-based Sikh man Amarjit Singh's happiness knew no bounds when he met his Muslim sister from Pakistan at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, 75 years after he was separated from his family at the time of Partition. Singh was ..

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Northeast Diary: Vanishing lakes and a tale of two cities

Incessant rain earlier this week turned India’s IT capital into a “city of lakes”, throwing life out of gear and forcing people to leave their apartment buildings, luxury villas and high-end cars and take refuge in hotels and other safer places. The..

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BJP attacks Rahul over meeting Tamil pastor held last year for ‘hate speech’, Congress says ruling party desperate

KANYAKUMARI: Barely four days into his 150-day-long Bharat Jodo Yatra, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi found himself surrounded in a controversy after meeting Catholic priest George Ponnaiah, who was arrested last July for his alleged hate speech agains..

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MH60-R choppers a game changer in naval aviation

The ongoing modernisation of the Navy’s air fleet will get a major boost with the induction of multirole helicopters MH 60 ‘Romeo’ (MH 60-R), procured from US defence major Lockheed Martin. The choppers, considered one of the most advanced maritime h..

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Need jets for full use of warships: Ex-Navy dy chief

With the commissioning of INS Vikrant, the Navy will have two aircraft carriers, each to guard its western and eastern seaboards. However, the Navy lacks enough war jets to keep both its carriers operational at the same time and it raises questions a..

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IAC gives a fillip to Atmanirbhar Bharat

The commissioning of the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) is a glowing testimonial to India’s ambitious push for indigenisation of the defence sector. From the military grade steel to the 2,500km of cables, 76% of the aircraft carrier’s components h..

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BJP has spent Rs 6,300 crore on toppling govts of other parties, claims Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday claimed that the Centre did not have to impose GST on food items if the BJP had not spent a whopping Rs 6,300 crore on toppling governments of other parties in the country. Kejriwal's ..

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Jharkhand crisis: Ruling JMM-Cong may shift MLAs to Chhattisgarh or Bengal

NEW DELHI: Amid a looming political crisis in Jharkhand, the ruling JMM-Congress government on Saturday started preparations to shift their MLAs to "friendly states" like West Bengal or Chhattisgarh to avoid poaching attempts by the BJP. The crisis ..

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Loco pilots’ timely action saves lives of 12 elephants in Jharkhand

MEDININAGAR: Timely action by two loco pilots saved the lives of a dozen elephants including calves in Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Jharkhand, officials said on Saturday. The Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express was bound for West Bengal through a de..

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