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India celebrates 71st Republic Day in presence of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the chief guest for this year's ceremony which started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tributes to martyrs at the National War Memorial. This was the third time that a Brazilian president was the chief g

India deployed P-8I naval jets to keep eye on Chinese troops during Doklam face-off

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat confirmed the use of the naval aircraft while talking about the need for bringing in tri-services synergy in dealing with national security challenges. «The P-8I aircraft of Indian Navy was deployed in Doklam (
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India deployed P-8I naval jets to keep eye on Chinese troops during Doklam face-off

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat confirmed the use of the naval aircraft while talking about the need for bringing in tri-services synergy in dealing with national security challenges. «The P-8I aircraft of Indian Navy was deployed in Doklam (during the face-off),» General Rawat told a group of journalists.

Mamata Banerjee holds meeting with Bengal governor

In what seems to be a sign of reconciliation between the West Bengal government and the Raj Bhavan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at his official residence to hold a meeting with him, officials said.
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Mamata Banerjee holds meeting with Bengal governor

In what seems to be a sign of reconciliation between the West Bengal government and the Raj Bhavan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at his official residence to hold a meeting with him, officials said.

BJP mulls launching mass outreach programme before Bengal civic polls

The BJP leaders, however, denied that the initiative — that is expected to be launched in a few days — is meant to outsmart the TMC's programme and insisted it is aimed at inquiring about people's grievances against TMC-run civic bodies and understanding
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BJP mulls launching mass outreach programme before Bengal civic polls

The BJP leaders, however, denied that the initiative — that is expected to be launched in a few days — is meant to outsmart the TMC's programme and insisted it is aimed at inquiring about people's grievances against TMC-run civic bodies and understanding their needs and demands.

British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India

Indian officials denied a British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi's IGI Airport, according to an accompanying aide. Debbie Abrahams, a Labour Party Member of Parliament who chairs a parliamentary group focused on Kashmir, was unable t
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British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India

Indian officials denied a British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi's IGI Airport, according to an accompanying aide. Debbie Abrahams, a Labour Party Member of Parliament who chairs a parliamentary group focused on Kashmir, was unable to clear customs after her valid Indian visa was rejected, the aide, Harpreet Upal, told The Associated Press.

Supreme Court to govt: Grant permanent commission in Army to women officers who opt for it

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that all women officers in Army shall be considered for permanent commission and will also be eligible for command posting on par with male officers. The SC granted three months time to the Centre to implement its order and s
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Supreme Court to govt: Grant permanent commission in Army to women officers who opt for it

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that all women officers in Army shall be considered for permanent commission and will also be eligible for command posting on par with male officers. The SC granted three months time to the Centre to implement its order and slammed it for denying equal opportunity to women officers.

Asaduddin Owaisi reminds PMO of Preamble over Shiva temple on Kashi-Mahakal Express seat

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday reminded the Prime Minister's Office about the Preamble of the Constitution, after a seat of the Kashi Mahakal Express, which was inaugurated by Narendra Modi, was turned into a Shiva temple.
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Asaduddin Owaisi reminds PMO of Preamble over Shiva temple on Kashi-Mahakal Express seat

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday reminded the Prime Minister's Office about the Preamble of the Constitution, after a seat of the Kashi Mahakal Express, which was inaugurated by Narendra Modi, was turned into a Shiva temple.

Conservation of wildlife part of our ethos, encourages compassion and coexistence: PM Modi

PM Modi on Monday said conservation of wildlife and habitat have been a part of India's cultural ethos, which encourages compassion and coexistence. «Emperor Asoka put great emphasis on preventing the destruction of forests and the killing of animals,&r
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Conservation of wildlife part of our ethos, encourages compassion and coexistence: PM Modi

PM Modi on Monday said conservation of wildlife and habitat have been a part of India's cultural ethos, which encourages compassion and coexistence. «Emperor Asoka put great emphasis on preventing the destruction of forests and the killing of animals,» the PM said while addressing a convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals at Gandhinagar.

Before Donald Trump’s visit, Yogi to scout out Agra

According to the district administration officials, a high-level team from the US embassy is scheduled to visit Agra on Monday to plan modalities of Trump’s visit. Preparations for the visit of the state guests are being directly monitored by the Prime Mini
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Before Donald Trump’s visit, Yogi to scout out Agra

According to the district administration officials, a high-level team from the US embassy is scheduled to visit Agra on Monday to plan modalities of Trump’s visit. Preparations for the visit of the state guests are being directly monitored by the Prime Minister’s Office.

Govt mulls army of elderly to tutor kids, take care of sick

The government plans to organise around three lakh senior citizens from deprived backgrounds in activities that will help them while they help others. These elders are set to be organised into “action groups aimed at social reconstruction” (AGRASR). They
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Govt mulls army of elderly to tutor kids, take care of sick

The government plans to organise around three lakh senior citizens from deprived backgrounds in activities that will help them while they help others. These elders are set to be organised into “action groups aimed at social reconstruction” (AGRASR). They will function as elderly self-help groups across the country under the National Action Plan for Senior Citizens (NAPSrC), expected to be rolled out in April.

Voter ID is not conclusive proof of citizenship, says Gauhati HC

An electoral photo identity card cannot be treated in isolation as conclusive proof of citizenship in the context of the Assam Accord, the Gauhati HC has said while invoking a 2016 ruling to dismiss a petitioner’s claim to being Indian by virtue of his nam
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Voter ID is not conclusive proof of citizenship, says Gauhati HC

An electoral photo identity card cannot be treated in isolation as conclusive proof of citizenship in the context of the Assam Accord, the Gauhati HC has said while invoking a 2016 ruling to dismiss a petitioner’s claim to being Indian by virtue of his name being on a voters’ list.

All-round pressure but won’t relent on CAA & 370: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi said here on Sunday that steps like nullification of Article 370 or promulgation of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) were taken in national interest and despite all-round pressure, his government would steadfastly stand by these decisions.
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All-round pressure but won’t relent on CAA & 370: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi said here on Sunday that steps like nullification of Article 370 or promulgation of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) were taken in national interest and despite all-round pressure, his government would steadfastly stand by these decisions.

Videos of police action inside Jamia library trigger fresh row

Two months after violence at Delhi’s Jamia university during an anti-CAA protest, a video clip showing police barging into a varsity library and beating up people there with sticks went viral early Sunday morning, leading to an outrage and sharp political r
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Videos of police action inside Jamia library trigger fresh row

Two months after violence at Delhi’s Jamia university during an anti-CAA protest, a video clip showing police barging into a varsity library and beating up people there with sticks went viral early Sunday morning, leading to an outrage and sharp political reactions.

Taslima Nasreen, AR Rahman’s daughter spar over burqa

On February 11, Nasreen shared a picture of Khatija in a black veil on Twitter and wrote around 11am, “I absolutely love A R Rahman's music. But whenever i see his dear daughter, i feel suffocated. It is really depressing to learn that even educated women i
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Taslima Nasreen, AR Rahman’s daughter spar over burqa

On February 11, Nasreen shared a picture of Khatija in a black veil on Twitter and wrote around 11am, “I absolutely love A R Rahman's music. But whenever i see his dear daughter, i feel suffocated. It is really depressing to learn that even educated women in a cultural family can get brainwashed very easily!” The tweet was shared over 1700 times and received nearly 6,000 likes.

2 more Indians test positive on isolated ship

Two more Indian nationals on board the cruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined at Yokohama in Japan since February 4, tested positive for coronavirus infection over the weekend — taking the number of Indians infected on the ship to five. TOI had been in t
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2 more Indians test positive on isolated ship

Two more Indian nationals on board the cruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined at Yokohama in Japan since February 4, tested positive for coronavirus infection over the weekend — taking the number of Indians infected on the ship to five. TOI had been in touch with one crew member who tested positive on Sunday.

Colleges miffed as govt pushes them to promote its schemes

At a recent workshop in Delhi, social media coordinators from premier institutions such as IITs, IIMs and IISERs, among others, were not only asked to make extensive use of their Twitter handles to promote their own work but also endorse the ministry’s acti
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Colleges miffed as govt pushes them to promote its schemes

At a recent workshop in Delhi, social media coordinators from premier institutions such as IITs, IIMs and IISERs, among others, were not only asked to make extensive use of their Twitter handles to promote their own work but also endorse the ministry’s activities by retweeting their tweets regularly.

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