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IPL: RCB clinches thrilling last-ball one-run victory over CSK
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IPL: RCB clinches thrilling last-ball one-run victory over CSK

In the nail-biting match last night, Royal Challengers Bangalore clinched a thrilling last-ball one-run victory over Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore last night. Chasing a victory target of 162 runs, the visitors could manage 160 for eight in the stipulated 20 overs with the help of MS Dhoni's 84 off 48 balls.

PMJDY to make its mark high; World’s largest financial inclusion scheme to reach Rs 1 lakh crores target
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PMJDY to make its mark high; World’s largest financial inclusion scheme to reach Rs 1 lakh crores target

Providing universal access to the banking facilities starting with basic saving bank account to an overdraft upto Rs 5000, the total deposits in bank accounts opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan scheme are set to cross Rs 1 lakh crore.

India’s INS Kolkata chip in to China’s Quingdao port; Pakistan decides to miss PLA Navy International fleet review
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India’s INS Kolkata chip in to China’s Quingdao port; Pakistan decides to miss PLA Navy International fleet review

Two Indian Naval ships named INS Kolkata and INS Shakti arrived at China’s Quingdao port to participate in PLA Navy International fleet review this year. The Indian Navy destroyer was accompanied by a high level delegation led by Rear Admiral Puneet Chadha and the Chief Staff Officer of the Eastern Naval Command.

15 Maoists kneel down in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh
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15 Maoists kneel down in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh

In Chhattisgarh, fifteen Maoists, including six female rebels, surrendered in Bijapur district of Bastar division on Sunday. They have surrendered before Superintendent of Police Gowardhan Thakur. One of the surrendered Maoists carried a reward of one lakh rupees on his head. These Maoists also handed over three rifles to the police.

Supporting Pakistan hints a scrap..! Now China lifting hold naming Azhar seems just a formality
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Supporting Pakistan hints a scrap..! Now China lifting hold naming Azhar seems just a formality

Amid signs that China may review its position on lifting its technical hold on listing JeM chief, Masood Azhar, as an international terrorist, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale arrived in Beijing on Sunday for bilateral consultations in a two day meet.

Six blasts in Sri Lanka shatter churches and hotels; at least 137 killed, several injured
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Six blasts in Sri Lanka shatter churches and hotels; at least 137 killed, several injured

On an Easter Sunday when the worshippers attended the masses, six explosions ripped through Sri Lanka’s churches and popular hotels on Sunday morning. Taking immediate action, the police authorities have been saying 99 people were feared dead. Worshippers were targeted at the Kochikade, St Sebastian and Batticaloa churches during Easter mass. The other locations are Hotel Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand, and Kingsbury hotel.

Paris: Yellow Vest protesters attack police with excreta-like substance, torch vehicles
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Paris: Yellow Vest protesters attack police with excreta-like substance, torch vehicles

Paris Police today had to resort to using tear gas after they were attacked by the Yellow Vest protesters with an excreta-like substance here as the demonstrations entered their 23rd continuous week. Aside from attacking the police with the substance, a few demonstrators also lit garbage and vehicles on fire in Paris during Saturday's agitation. Around two people were wounded in the rally, which also saw participation from the 'Black Bloc' group.

Braving all odds in unforgiving terrain, Himalayan Heights Motorcycle expedition flagged in at Leh
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Braving all odds in unforgiving terrain, Himalayan Heights Motorcycle expedition flagged in at Leh

The 14 days, 11 members Himalayan Heights Motorcycle Expedition from Leh to Karakoram Pass successfully completed the arduous challenge and was flagged in at Leh today. The unprecedented expedition began on April 7 traversed over 1000 Km in the forbidding landscape of Eastern Ladakh, crossing the mighty Khardung La and Chang La passes on the Ladakh Range at altitudes over 17000 ft.​​

Fish can be alarm of danger for others!
Sci-Tech

Fish can be alarm of danger for others!

A recent study claimed that fish releases certain chemicals called, 'disturbance cues,' into the water to warn others such as predators, about the danger. The study was published in the Journal of Animal Ecology. "Disturbance cues may help to explain why some fish populations crash after they decline past a certain point," said Kevin Bairos-Novak, one of the researchers.

Celebrating rich legacy! Egypt unveils 3,500-year-old tomb on World Heritage Day
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Celebrating rich legacy! Egypt unveils 3,500-year-old tomb on World Heritage Day

Every year world celebrates World Heritage Day to respect and remember our rich and diverse heritage. To respect and remember the rich tradition and legacy, A large tomb of an ancient Egyptian nobleman who likely served King Thutmose I 3,500 years ago was unveiled by Egypt’s Ministry of antiquities on World Heritage Day, 18 April 2019.

GVK sells 49% stake in airports business to ADIA, NIIF
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GVK sells 49% stake in airports business to ADIA, NIIF

Hyderabad Infrastructure conglomerate GVK Power and Infrastructure has signed an agreement to sell 49 per cent stake in its airports business to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).

Independent candidate raises objections on Rahul’s citizenship, RO defers scrutiny
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Independent candidate raises objections on Rahul’s citizenship, RO defers scrutiny

The returning officer of Amethi Lok Sabha constituency has postponed the scrutiny of Congress President and candidate from Amethi due to objections raised by an independent candidate Dhruv Lal. Lal, through his lawyer, raised objection on the citizenship credentials of Rahul Gandhi. His lawyer Ravi Prakash said, “On the basis of a certificate of incorporation of a company registered in the UK, he declared himself a UK citizen. A non-citizen can't contest polls here”.

Moment of realization! Twitter CEO Jock Dorsey admits that Twitter makes it easy to abuse others
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Moment of realization! Twitter CEO Jock Dorsey admits that Twitter makes it easy to abuse others

Twitter is a microblogging platform where everything gets posted today. the tweets are the easiest way to give our opinions. But trolling is another problem which so many time affects psychologically. So Admitting this that Twitter makes it ‘super easy to harras and abuse others”, Jack Dorsey discuss this issue in TED talks on Thursday.

Extending greetings from India, PM Modi asserts the Hindu temple in UAE will reflect values of faith, harmony and love
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Extending greetings from India, PM Modi asserts the Hindu temple in UAE will reflect values of faith, harmony and love

With the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony (Shilanyas Vidhi) of the first traditional Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi took place today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his wishes exhibiting message of faith harmony and love. The ceremony took in the presence of more than 2000 members of the Hindu community and Indian envoy to UAE, Navdeep Suri. Several UAE ministers were also present in the ceremony that lasted more than 2 hours.

Now its Eros Now's 'Modi – Journey of a Common Man' facing EC's prohibition abide LS polls
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Now its Eros Now's 'Modi – Journey of a Common Man' facing EC's prohibition abide LS polls

The Election Commission of India on Saturday directed the producers of a web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately stop its online screening and remove all connected contents till further orders. This is after the EC took a stand on the biopic which the apex court is supposed to consider on 22nd of April.

Atal Pension Yojana, an ambrosia for unorganized sector
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Atal Pension Yojana, an ambrosia for unorganized sector

The Atal Pension Yojana (APY) launched by the NDA Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has evoked a massive response from the people. The pension scheme launched for the workers in the unorgaised sector in 2015. Pension fund regulator PFRDA has reached a subscriber base of 2.65 crores in its flagship National Pension System (NPS) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) schemes and hopes to cover nearly 2.72 crore subscribers by the end of the current financial year.

PM Modi recalls mantra of ‘Politics of Patriotism’ used in his government
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PM Modi recalls mantra of ‘Politics of Patriotism’ used in his government

Addressing the overwhelming crowd at Bihar, PM Modi asserted that every Indian is firstly an Indian and everything else later and said, “Our first identity is that of being an Indian and only after that we belong to a particular community or religion.”

Oppositions get alarmed of Modi fever..! 'My vote is for Modi', trends the ground
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Oppositions get alarmed of Modi fever..! 'My vote is for Modi', trends the ground

“In terms of national leadership contest for a Prime Ministerial election, it is almost becoming a one man race with momentum being clearly with BJP & PM Narendra Modi. There is nobody else measuring up to Prime Minister Modi’s level of capacity and acceptability”, said FM Arun Jaitley on Tuesday sarcastically slamming the oppositions abide the Lok Sabha elections underway.

Yet again! Facebook says it exposed millions of Instagram users passwords
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Yet again! Facebook says it exposed millions of Instagram users passwords

But now, yet again, Facebook silently announced that again this incident happened to Instagram accounts.

Does Kerala’s medical college believe in Democratic values? medical college issues fatwa of Quran recitation
Social Issues

Does Kerala’s medical college believe in Democratic values? medical college issues fatwa of Quran recitation

he Constitution of India is the safeguard of human and civil rights. But crushing this base of Constitution, a private educational institution run by Muslim management, Azeezia Medical College Hospital in Kollam, Kerala has issued a Shariah- Compliant circular stating that there should be a recitation of only Quran

Marking Indian spiritual presence beyond borders, UAE lays foundation stone of first Hindu Temple
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Marking Indian spiritual presence beyond borders, UAE lays foundation stone of first Hindu Temple

Known for its cultural beauty and religious beliefs, India has wooed the entire world with its exemplary traditional presence. Signifying its presence on the international soil, a Hindu temple that is being entirely built out of stones is being constructed in Abu Dhabi for the first time. The foundation stone laying ceremony for the temple was held today at the site where the temple will come up.

Real alert hero..! CRPF man saves poll official's life with doctors on phone
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Real alert hero..! CRPF man saves poll official's life with doctors on phone

Sometimes miracles are just good people with kind hearts..! With India witnessing the electoral undertakings, termed as country’s colossal festival, there are tales of terror, frauds, corruption and bizarre acts abide. But this time the case totally being unique and worth, it is a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan’s alertness and presence of mind creating a mark.

Crushing stereotypes! Kerala tops with 86% in women going to Haj without ‘Mehran’
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Crushing stereotypes! Kerala tops with 86% in women going to Haj without ‘Mehran’

India is furthering in social equality with popular consciousness. The religious obligations which are exploitative in nature are also eliminating from society with social consensus. As per the recently released government data presented astonishing truths. As per this data, 86% of Muslim women who will travel from India to Saudi Arabia for the Haj pilgrimage without a male companion (mehram ) this year are from Kerala.

NIA’s conducted searches in Hyderabad in Islamic state module case
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NIA’s conducted searches in Hyderabad in Islamic state module case

The National Investigation Agency, NIA conducted searches at two locations in Hyderabad Saturday in connection with an Islamic state module case, police said. NIA’s its larger probe into Indian youngsters being radicalised to carry out terror strikes on behalf of the banned international outfit.

‘Stop forced conversion of Hindu girls after kidnapping them’, roars Hindu minority in Pakistan
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‘Stop forced conversion of Hindu girls after kidnapping them’, roars Hindu minority in Pakistan

With the recent news of Hindu girl’s abduction in Holi and women getting captivated in Pakistan, its high time some serious action needs to be taken to curb it. In a latest, a teenage Hindu girl was kidnapped by an influential Muslim man in Pakistan's Punjab province. The abduction of the girl sparked large protest from Hindu community blocking the city's main road to press the Imran Khan government to recover her safely.

Mali's PM resigns along with his entire government
International

Mali's PM resigns along with his entire government

Mali's Prime Minister has resigned along with his entire government on April 20 after it came under mounting pressure over handling the violence in the restive Mopti region. The rage was rising especially after a massacre on March 23 in which 160 people were killed in the village of Ogossagou near the border with Burkina Faso.

PM Modi Biopic: EC finalises stand; SC to consider it on April 22
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PM Modi Biopic: EC finalises stand; SC to consider it on April 22

In the recent development to a biopic featuring the life story of Narendra Modi, the EC have finalised its stand on whether the ban imposed should continue or not. The EC is to submit the said stand in a sealed envelope after watching the movie on Wednesday.

Click to know clarification on Swachh Bharat Mission
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Click to know clarification on Swachh Bharat Mission

An opinion piece titled “The truth about Swachh Bharat” was published on Thursday in The Telegraph. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation placed on record its response to the claims made in the piece about the progress made under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) and the veracity of the findings of the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018-19.

Embracing and unifying religious sentiments, 2 lakh Indian pilgrims to visit Hajj this year
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Embracing and unifying religious sentiments, 2 lakh Indian pilgrims to visit Hajj this year

Connecting chords of religious beliefs and opening doors to embrace a large number of pilgrims, Saudi Arabia has issued a formal notification increasing Indian Hajj quota. The quota increases to 2 lakh from 1.75 lakh. The decision came into effect about two months after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the assurance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A unique move by Delhi Police to curb mob violence in national capital
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A unique move by Delhi Police to curb mob violence in national capital

The Delhi Police has launched two helpline numbers for complaints related to noise pollution and incidents of mob violence in the national capital. The helpline numbers have been introduced in compliance with the directions of Supreme Court that a response system may be introduced to deal with the problems. It is to prevent the instances of loss of life and public as well as private properties during incidences of mob violence.

Taking under the wings, Spice Jet absorbs 500 Jet Airway employees at first preference
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Taking under the wings, Spice Jet absorbs 500 Jet Airway employees at first preference

Stabilizing the temporarily sick airlines and the employees aligned, budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday has moved up absorbing over 500 individuals, including 100 pilots of the grounded carrier Jet Airways. Giving first preference to the Jet Airways staff, it is open to induct more as it adds more aircraft and routes in the times ahead.

Coming soon….India’s 1st center for Excellence for drones in IIT Hyderabad
Sci-Tech

Coming soon….India’s 1st center for Excellence for drones in IIT Hyderabad

India is making significant progress in R&D development. India is also engaging with foreign partners for research activities. Taking another major step towards the building of infrastructure for R&D ecosystem, a Centre of Excellence for unmanned aerial solutions will be set up at the Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad (IIT-H).

PM Modi promises development in West Bengal by scrapping Mamata Didi's dictator rule
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PM Modi promises development in West Bengal by scrapping Mamata Didi's dictator rule

Promising to uplift the people of West Bengal by scrapping out the curse of dictator rule by Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi snapped at the state Chief Minister for playing unhealthy politics. From acting like a speed-breaker of development to her Trinamool Congress’ inclination to ‘murdercracy’, PM Modi left no stones unturned to show the real picture of Mamata Banerjee.

Boomerangs at Congress manifesto; HC notifies on minimum income scheme, calling it a bribery tool
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Boomerangs at Congress manifesto; HC notifies on minimum income scheme, calling it a bribery tool

Certainly alleging that the NYAY scheme proposed by Congress Party is in violation of the Representation of People Act, 1951 and Model Code of Conduct, the Allahabad High Court issued a notice to Congress party’s election manifesto over the promise of minimum income guarantee scheme to grant Rs 72,000 per annum to the poorest families.

12 coaches of Poorva Express derail near Kanpur
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12 coaches of Poorva Express derail near Kanpur

Twelve coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early morning today. The train was going to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station in Kanpur Nagar district at around 1 am.

Opinion
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