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Heavy snowfall hits Kedarnath, temperature plunges to below freezing


  Heavy snowfall began from the evening here and in a few hours, a seven-foot cover was recorded. Even as the temperature plunged, wind speed resulted in real-feel temperature falling even further.   Temperature plunged to minus 12 degree celsius in Kedarnath on Tuesday with incessant snowfall hitting the mountain shrine from evening. Heavy snowfall began from the evening here ...

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Mercury drops in Uttarakhand after fresh snowfall


The state capital Dehradun has also witnessed increase in cold weather conditions in the past 24-hours but a sunny day has saved people from the bite of the increasing cold.   With a fresh bout of snowfall in Uttarakhand, the mercury has dropped in the hill state and many neighbouring areas as well, an official of the regional Met Department said ...

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British High Commission in India gets consular access to Christian Michel


  On Thursday, Michel had moved an application before a special CBI court, seeking permission to make international calls to family, friends and his lawyers. NEW DELHI: In a major relief for Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, the British High Commission in India on Friday gets consular access to 54-year-old British citizen. “Our staff ...

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Rahul Gandhi targets RSS, asks ‘anyone seen women wearing shorts at shakha?’


  BJP leader Nupur Sharma wondered whether Rahul Gandhi’s objective was to see women in shorts.   New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused BJP and RSS of discriminating against women and wondered whether anybody has seen any woman at a ‘shakha’ wearing shorts. While accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of ...

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Irony that Narendra Modi compares himself with Atal Bihari Vajpayee, says DMK chief MK Stalin


Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, DMK chief MK Stalin declared that his party would never get into an alliance with the BJP. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief MK Stalin on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was an irony that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader compared himself with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Targeting Prime ...

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Remembering Lal Bahadur Shastri on 53rd death anniversary: Inspirational quotes from ex-PM


Today is the 53rd death anniversary of ex-PM Lal Bahadur Shastri.   NEW DELHI: The 53rd death anniversary of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who died in Russia’s Tashkent on January 11, 1966, following a massive heart attack, is being observed on Friday.   Shastri, who became part of the country’s struggle for freedom since the 1920s, later went ...

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ISRO sets December 2021 as deadline for Gaganyaan, India’s manned mission to space


Terming Gaganyaan as a major turning point for India’s space agency, ISRO chief Sivan confirmed that the preparations for the mission are underway.     The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has declared that the target for India’s first manned mission to space, Gaganyaan, is December 2021. The same was announced by ISRO chief K Sivan in a press conference ...

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