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India to gift 3 MiG-21s to Russia

Russia makes request, but no clarity on how the aircraft will be used A highlight on the sidelines of the upcoming India-Russia bilateral summit is likely to be the gifting of three MiG-21 fighter jets to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin will be in New Delhi on October 4 and …

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The world comes to appraise Swachh Bharat

Delegates from 68 countries attend Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention to learn from the experiment Political leadership and government financing, as well as the sparking of a people’s movement, are key elements of the Swachh Bharat story, Indian leaders told international delegates looking to learn from India’s sanitation successes at …

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The woof brigade

How a police dog and its handler turn into a crack team — it’s the long, gruelling hours of training When a dog sniffs out evidence of a crime, it barks out the discovery. Between the exploratory sniff and the exultant bark lies a story of rigorous training, stretching the …

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Mughal-era bridge on Dal Lake to live on

Srinagar’s Oont Kadal, seen in Hindi films of yesteryear, to be restored The iconic 17th-century bridge, Oont Kadal, shaped like the hump of a camel and located in the middle of the picturesque Dal Lake in Srinagar, will be restored through a conservation project with the help of Germany. Going …

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All women may pray at Sabarimala

Prohibition amounts to smear on individual dignity, says SCBan is the result of hegemonic patriarchy in religion, says CJIIt is a form of untouchability, says Justice Chandrachud The Supreme Court, in a majority opinion of 4:1 on Friday, lifted the centuries’ old prohibition on women from the age of menarche …

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IMA slams govt.’s move to scrap MCI

Says the actionis ‘unwarranted and mala fide’ The Indian Medical Association (IMA) action committee, in an emergency session in Mumbai, condemned the “supersession” of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and noted that “this action of the Government, at a juncture when the election to the MCI has been announced, …

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