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Misty Saturday morning in Delhi, air quality ‘very poor’


New Delhi, Nov 24: It was a misty Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 13.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average and the air quality remained under the ‘very poor’ category. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality was recorded AQI 349 against ...

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Biker killed on Delhi’s Signature Bridge, third death in 2 days


NEW DELHI:A motorcyclist was killed on Delhi’s newly opened Signature Bridge this morning, a day after two medical students on a bike were killed after ramming a divider and falling 30 feet. Two cousins on a bike were going from north Delhi’s Nangloi towards north-east Delhi when their motorcycle skidded on the bridge at 8:20 am, the police said. Ghaziabad ...

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2 suspected terrorists spotted in Taragarh area of Pathankot


Pathankot: Two suspected terrorists were spotted in Shadipur village of Pathankot’s Taragarh area on Friday night. The suspected terrorists were first spotted by a farmer in the area. They were later seen entering a sugarcane field by another resident. A search operation was launched immediately by the Pathankot Police. The place where the suspected terrorists were spotted is located at ...

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India second-fastest growing innovator among major Asian countries: Report


New Delhi, Nov 22: With patent publication nearly doubling in a decade, India is now the second-fastest growing innovator after China among major Asian countries, a new report said on Thursday. India is fourth among the major Asian countries in terms of overall patent publication volume, and second in terms of growth rate, said the “India Innovation Report” by Philadelphia-headquartered Clarivate ...

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Sabarimala pilgrim arrivals dip badly

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Sabarimala (Kerala), Nov 22: A week after the Sabarimala temple opened for a two-month pilgrimage season, the number of pilgrims has touched a new low due to political protests as well as tightened security. According to official figures, while five lakh pilgrims visited the temple during the opening week in the last season, this time the figure is just 1.42 lakh. ...

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Pakistan issues over 3,800 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India for celebrations to mark Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary


New Delhi: The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued over 3800 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to participate in the 550th birthday anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Pakistan from 21-30 November. “Under the framework of the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, a large number of Sikh yatrees from India ...

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#AmritsarAttack: Punjab Police Arrests One; CM Blames ISI, KLF


CHANDIGARH: Addressing a media meet, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today said police has solved Amritsar grenade attack by arresting the terrorist Bikramjit Singh involved in the case.  Three persons were killed and several people injured in the attack on November 18 when two men on a motorcycle threw a grenade during a public gathering at the Nirankari Bhawan at ...

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J&K Governor feels democracy is outdated: Chidambaram


New Delhi: Taking umbrage to the sudden dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, former Union Minister and Congress veteran P. Chidambaram on Thursday claimed that for BJP-appointed Governor Satya Pal Malik, parliamentary democracy was “outdated”. A day after Malik’s dramatic move dissolving the House shortly after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Conference and the Congress came together to ...

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“Never Thought I’d Be Retweeting You”: Omar Abdullah To Mehbooba Mufti


Srinagar, Nov 22: For years, they have been arch political rivals, rarely seeing eye-to-eye. But Wednesday evening saw all of that change when Omar Abdullah retweeted Mehbooba Mufti four times in a span of 15 minutes. The common ground between them: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolving the state assembly right after Ms Mufti tweeted that she wanted to ...

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Private aircraft crashes in Telangana, pilot safe


New Delhi: A private aircraft crashed on Wednesday afternoon at Ranga Reddy district in Telangana, as reported by news agency ANI. The pilot of the aircraft is reportedly safe. The crash took place near Mokila village of Shankarpally Mandal in the district. According to ANI, the pilot who was flying the aircraft is a trainee.

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