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Now that’s a strong handshake! Narendra Modi leaves Prince William’s hand white after greeting

New Delhi (The Telegraph): The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been touring India this week. A moment which has caught the eye of people online, however, is how white Prince William’s hand was after shaking that of Prime Minister Modi of India. Prince William maintained Royal composure in what appeared to be a vice-like […]

UN marks Dr Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar birth anniversary

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NEW YORK CITY(PTI): For the first time, the United Nations (UN) celebrated the birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedka with a top official describing the noted Indian social reformer as a “global icon” for marginalised people and voiced the world body’s commitment to work with India to fulfil his vision. “On behalf of the UN […]

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Growth of genetically-modified crops slows for first time in 20 years

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The growth of genetically-modified crops has dipped for the first time following two decades of steady increases, according to a study released on Thursday. Twenty years after the first genetically-modified plant was marketed, the worldwide acreage of GM crops reached 181.5 million hectares in 2014. But after 19 years of annual increases, the area planted […]

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India world’s largest remittances recipient in 2015 despite recording $1 billion drop: World Bank

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NEW DELHI: India was the world’s largest recipient of remittances from abroad in 2015 despite experiencing a $1 billion drop from the previous year, the first decline in its remittances since 2009, the World Bank said on Thursday. India retained its top spot in 2015, attracting about $69 billion in remittances, down from $70 billion […]

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Bajrang Dal stormed at Kanhaiya with shoes in Nagpur on the occasion of Ambedkar’s birth anniversary meeting

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NAGPUR(ANI): Shoes and slippers were hurled at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Thursday while he was addressing a public meeting in Nagpur on the occasion of BR Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary. Media reports state that several members of Bajrang Dal stormed the event and attacked the JNUSU leader with […]

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PM Modi tries to reache out farmers in Ambedkar’s birthplace

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Mhow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to father of India’s Constitution and nation’s first Law and Justice Minister Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar at the late leader’s birthplace in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also accompanied the Prime Minister to Dr. Ambedkar’s […]

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Dhanak: Another Shah Rukh Khan fan film

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An upcoming Nagesh Kukunoor film called Dhanak, about two Shah Rukh Khan fans — both poor and one blind — shows a desirable side of a star-fan relationship. Other kind of fans Nagesh’s film will shine a light on the kind of fans who make stardom worth the while. Dhanak (which means rainbow) is “the […]

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Dr Samar Hossain and her NGO offers footwear to street kids of Delhi and Jaipur

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Jaipur: The initiative by two doctors studying in the NIMS University of Jaipur can prevent the kids from suffering from a host of diseases When Dr Samar Hossain went out with her friends one weekend last year, she got deeply affected looking at the street kids roaming around barefoot. She noticed they were all suffering […]

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Syrian official rules out Bashar al-Assad departure ahead of peace talks

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Damascus (PTI): A top Syrian official urged the opposition to let go of its dream of easing President Bashar al-Assad out of power in a transitional government, complicating peace talks that resumed on Thursday in Geneva on ending the five-year civil war. As Syrians voted in parliamentary elections in government-held parts of the country balloting […]

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IPL 2016: Suresh Raina vows to be positive against Rising Pune Supergiants

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Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina on Wednesday said his team will play positive cricket against Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Rising Pune Supergiants. Raina was part of the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, now a suspended IPL franchise, for eight years and it will be for the first time that he will play against his ex-captain. “We (Gujarat […]

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