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Nepal president spends night in tent as residence develops cracks, PM in Indonesia

Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav spent Saturday night inside a tent after the powerful earthquake caused several cracks in his office-cum-residence. A senior presidential official told IANS that Yadav and his security guards spent the entire night inside the tent fearing that further aftershocks may damage the entire century-old building. The President’s Office was built some 150 years ago during ...

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PM Modi, President Congratulate ISRO for IRNSS-1D Launch

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated Indian scientists on the successful launch of the country’s fourth navigation satellite, making India proud by joining the rare club of five nations with their own GPS system. In his message to ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar, President Mukherjee said: “My heartiest congratulations to you and your entire team at ...

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Vajpayee Conferred Bharat Ratna Finally

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Friday conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, by President Pranab Mukherjee in a brief ceremony at his home here attended by the country’s leadership. The president, in a break from protocol, arrived at Vajpayee’s 6, Krishna Menon Marg residence here to confer the top honour on the nonagenarian Bharatiya ...

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Nobel laureate, DNA fame Venki made president of prestigious UK Royal Society

Indian-origin Chemistry Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (Venki) has been bestowed the highest honour in the UK making him join the ranks of eminent British scientists such as Newton and Rhterford. Venki will succeed Paul Nurse as the Royal Society president from December this year and head the world’s top most science outfit. He was chosen by about 1,200 Royal Society ...

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President Accepts Minister Dadarao Danve’s resignation

President Pranab Mukherjee accepted the the resignation of Shri Raosaheb Dadarao Danve, Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, from the Council of Ministers, of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, with immediate effect. Danve resigned months after he was made Maharasthra BJP president keeping in the principle of ‘one-man, one-post’’. Danve the portfolio ...

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Tweets Galore Follow India Win Over Pakistan in World Cup

Congratulations poured in on social media as soon as India beat arch rival Pakistan in a World Cup pool match, with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the nation in immediately tweeting their compliments. A number of other cricketers, political leaders and Bollywood celebrities also took to the micro-blogging site to record their delight as India, which ...

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New World Record in Swimming: President Congratulates Bhakti Sharma

With a world record of swimming 1.4 miles in 1 degree Celsius temperature in the Antarctic Ocean in 52 minutes, Bhakti Sharma turned to be the first and youngest Asian girl to achieve the open water swimming championship. Bhakti has been pursuing open water swimming for the last ten years. Applauding the young swimmer on Thursday, President Pranab Mukherjee said, ...

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President Dissolves Assembly, Delhi Prepares for Fresh Polls

Paving a way for fresh polls, it was declared on Wednesday that the Delhi assembly has been dissolved and the Election Commission cancelled by-elections in three assembly constituencies in the capital. The Election Commission had announced on October 25 that Mehrauli, Tughlakabad and Krishna Nagar would go to the polls Nov 25. BJP legislators from the three places were elected ...

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Dhoni buys Ranchi franchise of Hockey India League; Other Sports Roundup

India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sahara Adventure Sports Limited are co-owners of new Ranchi-franchise of Hockey Indian League (HIL), Ranchi Rays, which was unveiled here Saturday. Ranchi Rhinos, who were the inaugural champions of HIL, was scrapped following distrust between owners (Patel-PS Group and Uniexcel Group) and Hockey India (HI). ADT’s India Masters golf to be played in ...

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