Nation pays tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on 74th anniv, PM recalls his efforts

New Delhi, Aug 20 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today led the nation in paying homage to former premier Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary. Former president Pranab Mukherjee, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders, including Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, paid floral tributes to him at Veer Bhumi here. Modi recalled […]

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Ganga drying up in summers due to groundwater depletion: Study

Kolkata, Aug 20 (PTI) Ganga, the 2600-km-long trans-boundary river of Asia, has witnessed “unprecedented low levels of water in several lower reaches” in the last few summer seasons, a study undertaken by a professor of IIT-Kharagpur has said. The study, published recently in ‘Scientific Reports’ magazine by Nature Publishing Group, used a combination of satellite images […]

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India ready for constructive engagement with Pak: Modi to Imran

New Delhi, Aug 20 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a letter to his newly elected Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, conveying that India was looking for constructive and meaningful engagement with his country. Modi noted that India was committed to peaceful neighbourly ties with Pakistan, official sources said, quoting from the letter. The prime minister […]

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Relief material start arriving at Cochin port

Kochi, Aug 20 (PTI) Relief material from different parts of the country has started arriving at the port here to provide some succour to the people of Kerala devastated by unprecedented floods in about a century, officials said today. A Cochin Port Trust official said Naval Ship INS Deepak, carrying relief material from Mumbai, arrived with […]

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Nirav Modi in UK, CBI moves for extradition

New Delhi, Aug 20 (PTI) The UK has confirmed to the CBI that fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi, alleged to be the mastermind of India’s biggest banking fraud of over USD 2 billion, is in their country, officials said today. The Central Bureau of Investigation submitted an extradition request to the home ministry immediately after getting the […]

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Sena slams Sidhu for visiting Pak, hugging Army chief

Mumbai, Aug 20 (PTI) The Shiv Sena lashed out today at Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for visiting Pakistan and hugging its Army chief, dubbing it as “heights of shamelessness”. It also took a dig at the BJP, saying Sidhu was not labelled a traitor, even though people were termed “anti-national” for opposing demonetisation and criticising […]

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PM welcomes deepening partnership between India, Japan

New Delhi, Aug 20 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today welcomed the deepening of the special strategic and global partnership between India and Tokyo and said he was looking forward to visiting Japan later this year. He also said defence cooperation was a key pillar of the relationship between India and Japan. A PMO statement said […]

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Was counting seconds: Pilot who made rooftop landing in Kerala

Mumbai, Aug 20 (PTI) Three seconds. That is how long it would have taken for the Seaking helicopter, which made a dramatic rooftop landing in Kerala to rescue 26 people, to disintegrate into pieces had anything gone wrong. The daredevil pilot, while recounting the thrilling rescue operation, told PTI that the “roof top low hover in […]

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Commercial flight operations begin from Kochi Naval airport

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (PTI): Commercial flight operations from the Naval airport at Kochi commenced today with the first Air India flight from Bengaluru arriving this morning. Small aircraft are being operated from the naval airport as the Kochi International Airport has shut operations till August 26 following flooding in the heavy rains. The first AI flight […]

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PM pays tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary

New Delhi, Aug 20 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today recalled the “efforts” of former premier Rajiv Gandhi “towards the nation” on his birth anniversary. “Tributes to our former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary. We remember his efforts towards the nation,” the PM tweeted. Today is Gandhi’s 74th birth anniversary. Born […]

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