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Delhi’s Republic Day tableaux: A story of rejection and acceptance

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In 1995, Delhi’s tableau failed to make the cut to the Republic Day parade for the third time in a row after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) rejected the national Capital’s proposal. The Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled state government had wanted to depict Delhi ruler Prithviraj Chauhan’s march against central Asian invader Mohammad Ghori in the […]

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In Mumbai: Activists want centre to honour priest who did social work for 60 years

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Social workers have asked the union government to honour 91-year-old Father Federico Gussi Sopena, a Spaniard, who got his Indian citizenship last year after spending more than 65 years in the country. The priest is in a critical condition and undergoing treatment at Holy Spirit Hospital in Andheri. Vaishali Patil, a Raigad-based social activist, who […]

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Mumbai University to co-host Indian Youth Science event

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The University of Mumbai will be co-hosting the 8th annual Indian Youth Science (IYS) event along with M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, from February 16 to 18. Young collegians and research students from across the country have been invited to share their research papers, and the various panel discussions will particularly cover the topic of […]

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Mumbai: Shiv Sena first off blocks to set pace for poll race

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With just two days to go before candidates start filing their nominations for the upcoming Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, sentiments in the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were that the elections would be contested solo. However, officially, neither party drew the curtains on the possibility of an alliance. While the Sena, in […]

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Delhi Metro fares to touch Rs 50? NITI Aayog wants PMO to take the call

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The NITI Aayog has requested the prime minister’s office (PMO) to take a call on increasing Delhi Metro passenger fares, saying unaltered ticket prices for the past seven years could compromise service quality of the Capital’s popular public transport system. Metro fares were last revised in 2009. NITI Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya wrote in […]

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A month ahead of MCD polls, Delhi to host the first ever Bhojpuri film festival

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Delhi will host the first-ever Bhojpuri film festival, the brainchild of Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, himself one of the most prominent actors of the regional cinema. To be organised by the ministry of information and broadcasting, the event is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The three-day event, starting February 3, […]

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Govt releases ‘child vulnerability map’ to depict problems faced by kids across India

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A district-wise map depicting problems facing children across the country was released by the ministry of women and child development as a part of the National Plan of Action for Children on Tuesday. Prepared by NGO Childline India Foundation, the ‘Child Vulnerability Map’ covers 409 of total 678 districts in the country. It highlights vulnerabilities […]

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Bulk of political donations in past decade came from unknown sources: ADR report

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Political parties received bulk of their donations, a whopping Rs 7,833 crore, from unknown sources between 2004-05 and 2014-15, says an election watchdog. Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) in its report on funding patterns of national and regional parties found that sources of only 16% of the donations were revealed while 69% came from donors […]

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No Muslims, no single women: housing bias turning Indian cities into ghettos

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NEW YORK CITY(Reuters): On the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, an Indian real estate company ran an advertisement with the slogan ‘Homes that don’t discriminate’, calling for an end to prejudice in India’s housing market based on gender, religion or caste. While the ad was unusual, the sentiment was familiar to millions of Indians […]

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2 rusty spotted cats for 2 Asiatic lions: Zoos not interested in Borivli national park’s offer

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Three months after the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Borivli, Mumbai’s only national park, floated a proposal to various wildlife sanctuaries, zoos and national parks in India to trade its rusty spotted cats with two lions, the park officials are yet to get any response. The SGNP had planned to exchange two of their […]

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