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Security Forces gun down two Maoists in Chhattisgarh
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Security Forces gun down two Maoists in Chhattisgarh

In Chhattisgarh, two Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Dantewada district of Bastar division today. The encounter took place at the jungles of Duvalikarka in Kuakonda area. Police recovered two rifles from the spot. One of the killed Maoists had a reward of five lakh rupees on his head.

Turn toxic e-waste into a source of ‘decent work’
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Turn toxic e-waste into a source of ‘decent work’

The e-waste was one of the most gripping problems in front of the world today due to the hardware revolution. Governments, workers and employer organizations reached agreement at a meeting of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, urging that “at all levels”, countries should look to increase and invest in better waste management infrastructure and systems to deal with “the rapidly growing flows of e-waste in ways that advance decent work”.

eNAM-  a digital market,  support system of hard working farmers
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eNAM- a digital market, support system of hard working farmers

Indian farmers are the backbone of Indian economy. Villages and farmers are "the souls of the soil" of this nation. A farmer sows a seed and does hard work in all favourable and unfavourable seasons. It is expected that farmers should get reasonable returns of their hard work. When the prices of commodities “farm produce” like vegetables, pulses, cereals, oilseeds, spices, and other daily grocery go up, it is observed that there is always a large difference between farmers’ income and the final cost of that

Thunder Rains drizzle in India giving afterlife to more than 60
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Thunder Rains drizzle in India giving afterlife to more than 60

Tipping down the rains and thunder in heavy heats of April, being a natural and sudden revolution, the gale have moved vanishing over more than 50 people in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

And it’s a wrap! 61.2 percent voters decide the future of India in Phase II of LS polls
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And it’s a wrap! 61.2 percent voters decide the future of India in Phase II of LS polls

Signifying a positive release of data, the Election Commission has asserted and notified that the total voter turnout for Phase 2 has been recorded at 61.12 percent. For the second phase of the 17th Lok Sabha elections, 97 constituencies spread over 12 states and a Union Territory had to decide the future of India. On a positive note, the percentage of votes has turned out to be impressive.

Late night dinner and no breakfast makes a deadly combination
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Late night dinner and no breakfast makes a deadly combination

New research has found that skipping breakfast and having dinner late is the worst eating habit and can lead to the worst outcomes after a heart attack. According to the study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, people with these two eating habits had a four to five times higher likelihood of death, another heart attack, or angina (chest pain) within 30 days of being discharged from hospital following the treatment for a heart ailment.

Shining lights of campaigning flicker for Mamata; Another Bangladeshi actor Ghazi Noor shown doors of exit
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Shining lights of campaigning flicker for Mamata; Another Bangladeshi actor Ghazi Noor shown doors of exit

After the Ministry of Home Affairs slapped ‘Leave India’ notice on Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed, another actor from Bangladesh Ghazi Abdul Noor who had attended a political rally in West Bengal has been asked to leave India immediately. Noor is the second Bangladeshi actor, after Ferdous Ahmed, to be served a 'Leave India' notice.

After many hurdles, HAL’s HJT-36 intermediate jet trainer back in air
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After many hurdles, HAL’s HJT-36 intermediate jet trainer back in air

After rectifying snags and after being grounded for close to 3 years, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) has revived its intermediate jet trainer programme to help the training of IAF pilots.

Lousy acts hit back..! EC bans ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ advertisement of Congress in MP
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Lousy acts hit back..! EC bans ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ advertisement of Congress in MP

Ordering an end to Congress’s campaign advertisement for the Lok Sabha elections underway, the Election Commission of India has punctured Congress’s year-long rhetorics banning the ‘Chowkidar Chor he’ advertisement in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The EC has further urged the party to submit all the material related to the campaign to the poll panel.

Commitment towards Democracy! Celebrities queue up to vote for 38 seats in Tamil Nadu
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Commitment towards Democracy! Celebrities queue up to vote for 38 seats in Tamil Nadu

India is witnessing the peak of political pressure as polling for the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha elections is underway. In this phase, voting is taking place for 95 constituencies, spread over 11 states and one Union Territory.

Diving in stack of loans; how will cash strapped Pakistan repay fine imposed by International Hockey Federation?
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Diving in stack of loans; how will cash strapped Pakistan repay fine imposed by International Hockey Federation?

Burden of loan hurling up in a cash strapped country like Pakistan, has been slapped with a hefty fine of 170,000 euros. The fine was imposed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for not honouring the Pro League commitments. But, the cash-strapped PHF said it is in no position to pay the penalty.

Red chilies to make patients smile know why..!
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Red chilies to make patients smile know why..!

Indian culture is rich in case of spicy food; though we have a different culture in different states, in almost all spices we use chili as in green fresh form or dried chilies. Now, a new study has found that the spice can help slow the spread of lung cancer that often metastasises to other secondary locations like the bone, brain or liver. A new study shows natural compound capsaicin from chili peppers can halt the growth of cancer cells mainly in lung cancer.

Punjab’s ‘Connect With Your Roots’ program helps NRIs to strengthen the bond with their soil
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Punjab’s ‘Connect With Your Roots’ program helps NRIs to strengthen the bond with their soil

The Punjab government reached out to the non-resident Punjabi youth settled in various foreign countries through its newly conceived ‘Connect with your roots’ programme. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh launched this program last year. Chief Minister said, “met a delegation of Punjabi origin youth from the UK as a part of the ‘Connect With Your Roots’ program and exhorted them to become Punjab’s cultural ambassadors in the UK. Wherever you might reside, Punjab will always be your home and we'll

Strong temblor rating 6.1 magnitude hits East Taiwan leaving a dozen injured
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Strong temblor rating 6.1 magnitude hits East Taiwan leaving a dozen injured

Shaking the towers and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake strongly hit the Taiwan’s coastal city of Hualien on Thursday afternoon, with 12 individuals injured and further no immediate casualties or serious damage.

Conquering Space! NASA astronaut to set record for longest Spaceflight by a woman
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Conquering Space! NASA astronaut to set record for longest Spaceflight by a woman

NASA’s all women spacewalk is failed due to technical issues, but there is good news for space aspirant girls! NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to have her mission on International Space Station (ISS) stretched to nearly 11 months, which would set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman.

Vote for sale..? EC seizes cash in MH with Vidarbha and Marathwada regions facing polls for second phase
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Vote for sale..? EC seizes cash in MH with Vidarbha and Marathwada regions facing polls for second phase

The Election Commission’s flying squad seized Rs 11.85 lakh worth of cash from Sion area of Mumbai on Thursday. The seizure comes as voting for 10 Lok Sabha seats which fall under Maharashtra’s Vidarbha and Marathwada regions is underway in the second phase of polling.

Bajrang Punia regains his throne, becomes World No 1 in 65kg freestyle category
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Bajrang Punia regains his throne, becomes World No 1 in 65kg freestyle category

The top Indian grappler Bajrang Punia regained the world number one spot in the men's 65kg freestyle category in the rankings issued by United World Wrestling on Wednesday.

Indian Navy-Vietnam Peoples’ Navy Bilateral Exercise second edition concludes
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Indian Navy-Vietnam Peoples’ Navy Bilateral Exercise second edition concludes

In the backdrop of the growing maritime engagement between India and Vietnam, the Indian Navy undertook the second edition of the bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Vietnam Peoples’ Navy at/ off Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam from Saturday to Tuesday.

Curtaining its embarrassment, Bangladesh terms actions of actor Ferdous Ahmed as ‘regrettable’
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Curtaining its embarrassment, Bangladesh terms actions of actor Ferdous Ahmed as ‘regrettable’

As India took strong action against Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed, coming forward and campaigning for Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, this did not go well with Bangladesh as well. Expressing regret and embarassment, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen described the actions of renowned actor Ferdous Ahmed as “regrettable.”

Voters are enthusiastic to mark ink of voting on their finger: Polling for the second phase is underway
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Voters are enthusiastic to mark ink of voting on their finger: Polling for the second phase is underway

Overall polling around all constituencies is 32.18 percent voters turn out till 11 AM today. People are waiting in a queue to cast their vote. Every voter is enthusiastic to mark an ink of voting on their fingers. Youths are taking selfies with a voting mark finger. Youths are taking selfies with a voting mark finger. People are talking with media persons about their views. Many senior citizens cast their vote during the morning hours to avoid the summer heat. People are enthusiastic to participate in this

Fond adieu to Canada! North Pole is shifting to Russia
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Fond adieu to Canada! North Pole is shifting to Russia

We are living in a constantly changing world, some changes are good, some changes can bring natural disaster. Now for the first time since it was discovered on the North American mainland, the magnetic North Pole is moving towards the Siberian territory.

Flying its finale flight..! Jet Airways cease air operations amid SBI’s refusal to emergency funding
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Flying its finale flight..! Jet Airways cease air operations amid SBI’s refusal to emergency funding

After successfully posting its services for over 26 years, Jet Airways served its last flight on 17th of April amid a cash drought, crisis-riddled, with its lenders refusing to back the concern. With this dejected decision, the employment of around more than 22,000 individuals seems to be a canvass.

Refuting ultimatums naming Masood Azhar as global terrorist see what china says now!
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Refuting ultimatums naming Masood Azhar as global terrorist see what china says now!

Dismissing the reports that the US, UK and France have served it an ultimatum until April 23 to lift its technical hold on designating Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, China has smartly claimed that the vexed issue is moving towards settlement.

Bihar: RJD expels Ali Ashraf Fatmi for six years
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Bihar: RJD expels Ali Ashraf Fatmi for six years

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar has expelled Ali Ashraf Fatmi from the party for six years because of his anti-party activities. He has already resigned from the primary membership of the party. Fatmi announced that he will file nomination from Madhubani Parliamentary constituency as an independent against the grand alliance candidate.

Sadhvi Pragya steps into battlefield to destroy the painter of ‘Hindu Terrorism’ Digvijaya Singh
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Sadhvi Pragya steps into battlefield to destroy the painter of ‘Hindu Terrorism’ Digvijaya Singh

Sadhvi Pragya, who was falsely accused in Malegaon blasts, who was falsely implicated to prove ‘Hindu terror’ existed has joined BJP and is set to blow conch shell of elections from Bhopal against Congress’ Digvijay Singh, the person who sketched the term ‘Hindu terror.’ Any which ways it is in DNA of Congress ‘to keep crying on unnecessary issues rather than thinking of development.’ Pretending of being ‘secular’, is this your secularity? where you paint Hindus as a terrorist?

India enjoying #DeshKaMahaTyohar phase 2 voting today
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India enjoying #DeshKaMahaTyohar phase 2 voting today

Polling for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls is underway. Ninety-five constituencies, spread over 11 States and one Union Territory are going to the polls today. Earlier, 97 constituencies were scheduled to be covered in the second phase. But the election to Vellore seat in Tamil Nadu was cancelled over allegations of excessive use of money power and polling to Tripura (East) has been postponed to the third phase, over law and order concerns.

97 constituencies, 12 states and a UT to decide fate of India in second phase of LS elections
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97 constituencies, 12 states and a UT to decide fate of India in second phase of LS elections

As the nation gears up for its second phase of the 17th Lok Sabha elections, 97 constituencies spread over 12 states and a Union Territory will decide the future of India on Thursday. Counting of votes will take place on May 23, after all seven phases of voting are completed.

Electoral Cash Seizure - Setting a record that no Indian will be proud of..!
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Electoral Cash Seizure - Setting a record that no Indian will be proud of..!

While the Lok Sabha elections are underway, the Election Commission of India via various enforcement agencies has seized suspected cash, liquor and drugs to maintain the dignity of the election procedure.

#TikTokBan: India’s TikTok ban hits Apple and Google app store
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#TikTokBan: India’s TikTok ban hits Apple and Google app store

The controversial app Tik Tok is in the legislative scrutiny after the Madras high Court requested Government to ban this app. So finally today, TikTok, the Chinese Video app has been removed from the Google and Apple app stores in India.

Mamata Didi you can’t get away so easily; BJP approaches EC to review biopic on West Bengal CM
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Mamata Didi you can’t get away so easily; BJP approaches EC to review biopic on West Bengal CM

A latest development in the state of West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party ((BJP) in the state has approached the Election Commission to review an alleged biopic on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee titled ‘Baghini: Bengal Tigress’. They have requested the EC to take similar steps as it had taken in the case of the biopic based on PM Narendra Modi.

Dubai based ‘RAKEZ’ appointed Cricket Champion Ravi Shastri as a Corporate Ambassador
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Dubai based ‘RAKEZ’ appointed Cricket Champion Ravi Shastri as a Corporate Ambassador

“Champion of Champions”, Former Cricketer Ravi Shastri appointed as Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) exclusive Corporate Ambassador to the Indian Business Community. As brand Ambassador Ravi Shastri may attract more Indian business leaders to set up or expand their operations in UAE through RAKEZ. This first-of-its-kind approach is one of the many other initiatives that RAKEZ will be launching in the future to attract more investors from all over the world and boost the economic growth of Ras Al Khaimah

‘Third’ front of Democracy: Transgender candidates with their own identities, plunge in Lok Sabha elections
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‘Third’ front of Democracy: Transgender candidates with their own identities, plunge in Lok Sabha elections

Today, India is in her 17 Lok Sabha elections and in this elections at least 5 transgender candidates are fighting the elections. India has 2 million transgender people. And these 5 heroes are fighting for the welfare of this population.

India, Pakistan shake hands to fulfil religious sentiments of people; phase II of Kartarpur corridor concludes
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India, Pakistan shake hands to fulfil religious sentiments of people; phase II of Kartarpur corridor concludes

Moving forward in fulfilling the promises of pilgrims in accordance to Kartarpur corridor, India and Pakistan held the second technical level talks on Tuesday. The meeting took place at the 'zero point' at Dera Baba Nanak border.

Bollywood Buzzer: Vicky Kaushal's next to be action-based superhero film
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Bollywood Buzzer: Vicky Kaushal's next to be action-based superhero film

Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal's next untitled film with director Aditya Dhar, and producer Ronnie Screwvala "will be an action-based superhero film, set in modern times," announced film critic Taran Adarsh today.

To bring back glory, UNESCO extends the help to reconstruct Notre Dome post blaze
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To bring back glory, UNESCO extends the help to reconstruct Notre Dome post blaze

On Monday, the world was shocked to see the blazing fire which engulfed the Notre dome Cathedral. The 18-century monument was highly damaged due to this fire. To reconstruct and beautify the monument to its former glory, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) offered the assistance to France.

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APR. 17, 2019

Why glory to PM Modi and the Nation makes others angry

Why glory to PM Modi and the Nation makes others angry

Why glory to PM Modi and the Nation makes others angry

Political leadership crisis in Punjab

As election fever overwhelms India we have, in Punjab, a complete void in political leadership; the problem has attained critical dimensions. All parties are putting their best foot forward; selecting the best candidates and launching aggressive election campaigns. Punjab too is in the fray but here the scenario is a bit different, parties are finding it difficult to find appropriate candidates and those selected trigger a cycle of internal dissension that is both unprofessional and graceless.

Political leadership crisis in Punjab
APR. 13, 2019

BJP set to retain its seat share in first phase: Interactive map shows the real picture

A projection of 2014 vote share but distributed according to 2019 alliances shows that in spite of losses in Andhra and Telangana, BJP seems to retain its seat share of 32 in the first phase of voting while TDP seems to suffer the biggest reversal due to break up of alliance with BJP.

BJP set to retain its seat share in first phase: Interactive map shows the real picture

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, 13 April 1919

On 13 April 1919, as the whole of Punjab was celebrating the festival, a British officer, Brigadier General Reginald Dyer, ordered his troops to open fire on a non-violent and unarmed gathering that had collected there to celebrate Baisakhi at Jallianwala Bagh. His troops, comprising of about 50 Gorkha, Pathan and Baluch soldier, were ordered by him to fire directly at the congregation of men, women and children of the Sikh, Hindu and Muslim communities. It is reported that the troops came well prepared wit

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, 13 April 1919