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Centre approves ‘Prayagraj’

Centre approves

The Union Home Ministry has approved a Uttar Pradesh government proposal to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj. The decision comes days ahead of the Kumbh Mela being organised by the State government in the city, and over two months after the State Cabinet decided to rename it. The Kumbh Mela will …

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Pak. shares list of nuclear facilities

nuclear facilities

Pakistan on Tuesday shared with India a list of its nuclear installations and facilities as per the provisions of a bilateral agreement.052 “The list was handed over to a representative of the Indian High Commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today [Tuesday], ” the Foreign Office said. The Ministry …

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‘Triple talaq an issue of gender equality’

gender equality

‘Sabarimala is a matter of tradition’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that while triple talaq was a matter of gender equality, entry of women in Sabarimala was related to tradition. The Prime Minister said the ordinance against triple talaq was brought keeping in mind gender equality and social …

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Cinereous vulture seen in Jharkhand

Jharkhand

Birdwatchers call it a rare sighting It is usually during the winter that a distinctly dark large bird – the Cinereous vulture, with a blacked-tipped pink beak – migrates from the mountainous regions of Europe and Asia to warmer places, including India. While earlier records of this migratory bird have …

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Global advertising meet in Kochi on February 20-22

The International Advertising Association (IAA) will host the IAA World Congress at Kochi from February 20-22. The event, covering marketing, advertising and media, would be held at the Grand Hyatt Lulu International Convention Centre in that city. Pradeep Guha, chairman, steering committee, IAA World Congress, said: “This is being planned …

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Final NRC to offer Aadhaar benefit

Aadhaar benefit

Fingerprints and iris scans of about 30 lakh applicants will be collected The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will record biometric data including the fingerprints and iris scans of about 30 lakh applicants who have sought to be included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) after having been …

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Bhima-Koregaon stays peaceful

stays peaceful

Police arranged tight security for the 201st anniversary of battle in the village The 201st anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle passed off without any incident as lakhs of Ambedkarites from across Maharashtra and India congregated near the commemorative Bhima-Koregaon ‘Ranstambh’ (victory pillar) on Tuesday under heavy security cover. The Pune …

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