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PM Modi congratulates Leander Paes for win in Australian Open

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Leander Paes for winning Australian Open mixed-doubles, saying that the tennis star continues to make India proud. “Leander Paes continues to make us proud! I congratulate him on the Mixed Doubles win with Martina Hingis at the Australian Open,” Modi tweeted. Paes clinched …

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Whatsapp offers free voice calling in India

WhatsApp is now offering free voice-calling feature to select users in India. As of now the feature is available on invite-only basis. At first glance, it looks like the access it restricted to Android only. Reddit user pradnesh07 was able to get the feature activated. He says you need to …

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PM Narendra Modi to visit China in May: Sushma Swaraj

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China in May this year, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday, ahead of the meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. “Modiji is going to come in May. I will give them the dates today. This is a preparatory visit,” …

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India-China to usher in ‘Asian century’, says Sushma Swaraj

On her maiden visit to China, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today proposed a six point “template” to broad base Sino-India engagement with an action oriented approach to usher in Asian century. Addressing an India-China Media forum at the start of her visit here, Swaraj proposed the two countries should …

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Government may set up SIT probe to re-investigate anti-Sikh riot cases

NEW DELHI(PTI): The anti-Sikhs riots were triggered after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984. A government-appointed committee has recommended constitution of a SIT for re-investigation of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice (retd) …

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India among 21 countries facing ‘extensive’ learning crisis

UN report says ‘ambitious’ Indian curriculum doesn’t keep pace with children’s abilities; primary education in mother tongue can help. ‘Ambitious’ curriculum, which outpaces the child’s learning ability, is the most significant factor behind the poor learning outcomes of Indian schools, says a latest UN report released worldwide early this week. The …

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Filmfare Awards 2015: Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Queen’ wins big

Vikas Bahl’s coming-of-age drama Queen triumphed at the 60th Filmfare Awards, winning in key categories including best film, best director and best actress for its lead star Kangana Ranaut. The film bagged six honours in total – best editing to Abhijit Kokate and Anurag Kashyap, best cinematography (Bobby Singh and …

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