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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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‘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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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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Patna zoo closed after tests confirm bird flu

The zoo here was closed on Tuesday “until further orders” after strains of avian influenza virus were found in six dead peacocks, forest officials said. Joggers and Christmas revellers were in for disappointment as they found the gates of the ‘Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan’ shut with notices affixed on the …

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Agusta bribe-takers yet to be identified

The Enforcement Directorate, which is now questioning AgustaWestland accused Christian Michel, has so far been able to unearth the money trail allegedly establishing a link between the other two alleged middlemen in the deal and cousins of former Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi. However, all those who are suspected to …

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