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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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Pakistan’s ban on Indian TV content won’t end people to people contact: VK Singh


“Let the Pakistan judge opine whatever he wants, have people stopped seeing? People to people contact won`t end with one man`s statement,” stated Singh. Union Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs VK Singh on Thursday asserted that people in Pakistan will continue to watch content shown on Indian television despite the ban imposed by the country. “Let the Pakistan ...

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4.6-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Jammu And Kashmir


SRINAGAR: A 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region on Thursday, officials said. The earthquake occurred at 8:22 am with its epicentre at 34.39 degrees north and 78.21 degrees east – 63.6 km north of Leh and 193.1 km east of Kargil – in Ladakh region, officials of the Disaster Management Department said. They said no loss of life or ...

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Met predicts rain, snow as Kashmir continues to reel under cold wave


Srinagar: Srinagar: Cold wave conditions continued in Kashmir on Thursday as the Met office  forecast a fresh spell of rain and snow beginning in the evening. An official of the weather office said that western disturbance (WD) is approaching Jammu and Kashmir that will bring another spell of intermittent rain and snow from today evening till January 13. Even as the ...

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