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No one can occupy even an inch of our land: Rajnath Singh

Says problems of defence personnel will be resolved

Pithoragarh: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India wants good relations with its neighbours but warned that it will give a fitting reply to any country that attempts to occupy even an inch of its land. Singh, a senior BJP leader, was in poll-bound Uttarakhand to launch the second leg of the ‘Shaheed Samman […]

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China’s hypersonic missile ‘went around the world’ in July: top US military official

China’s hypersonic missile ‘went around the world’ in July: top US military official

Washington/Beijing: China might one day be able to launch a surprise nuclear attack on the United States, the second highest-ranking American military officer has warned as he shed new details of Beijing’s hypersonic weapons test in July, which sent a missile around the world at more than five times the speed of sound. “They launched […]

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Return to country, PM Modi tells fugitive economic offenders

Return to country, PM Modi tells fugitive economic offenders

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government is using all channels including diplomatic to bring back high-profile economic offenders, leaving them with no option but to return to the country. Speaking at a symposium on credit flow and economic growth, he asked banks to support wealth and job creators with proactive […]

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Board exams: Don’t mess up with education system: SC

Refuses to direct for hybrid mode option

New Delhi: “Don’t mess up with the education system”, the Supreme Court said on Thursday while refusing to direct the CBSE and the CISCE to provide option of hybrid mode, instead of only offline mode, to the students for appearing in class 10 and 12 board examinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Observing that this last-minute […]

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Kartarpur Corridor reopens: Pilgrims long to visit historic shrine

Kartarpur Corridor reopens: Pilgrims long to visit historic shrine

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab): Several pilgrims travelled through the Kartarpur Corridor on Wednesday and others made plans to offer prayers at the historic Sikh shrine in Pakistan as the route reopened after a 20-month gap. Kanwaljeet Sodhi, a resident of Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, said, “There were no limits to our happiness when we […]

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28 Indian Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan via Kartarpur

Lahore: The first batch of 28 Indian Sikhs, including women, arrived at the revered Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on Wednesday by using visa-free corridor, some 20 months after the pilgrimage was suspended in March 2020 following the Covid-19 outbreak. Similarly, over 2,500 Indian Sikhs arrived in Pakistan via Wagah border crossing to take part […]

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Experimental COVID-19 pill: Pfizer agrees to manufacturing by other companies

Experimental COVID-19  pill:  Pfizer agrees to manufacturing by other companies

London: Drug maker Pfizer Inc. has signed a deal with a U.N.-backed group to allow other manufacturers to make its experimental CVOID-19 pill, a move that could make the treatment available to more than half of the world’s population. In a statement issued Tuesday, Pfizer said it would grant a license for the antiviral pill […]

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Covid-19: Travellers from 99 countries to avail quarantine-free entry

Covid-19: Travellers from 99 countries to avail quarantine-free entry

New Delhi: India on Monday resumed quarantine-free entry for foreign travellers from 99 countries, which have agreed to a mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates with it, almost 20 months after restrictions were imposed due to COVID-19. Travellers from these 99 countries, including the US, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands and Russia, which […]

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Indians studying in US number dropped by nearly 13 per cent in 2020-21: Report

New Delhi: The number of Indians studying in the United States decreased by nearly 13 per cent in 2020-21 as compared to the previous academic year, according to an annual report released by the Institute of International Education on Monday, with US officials attributing the drop in numbers to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Pakistan hands over 20 Indian fishermen to India

Lahore: Pakistan on Monday handed over 20 Indian fishermen, who completed their four-year prison terms for allegedly fishing in Pakistani waters, to India at the Wagah border, according to officials. The batch of 20 Indian fishermen, who were released from the District Prison and Correctional Facility, Malir in Sindh province on Sunday, arrived here on […]