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Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah clerics safe, will be back in India tomorrow, tweets Sushma Swaraj Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah clerics safe, will be back in India tomorrow, tweets Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, March 19: In the wake of the uproar created over two Indian Sufi clerics of Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah going missing in Pakistan and their subsequent scheduled return to India on March 20, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday stated that she spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami, one of the missing clerics, in Karachi and was assured they were safe and would be back to Delh...
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Close to Indian border, China operationalises second-largest airport terminal in Tibet Close to Indian border, China operationalises second-largest airport terminal in Tibet
China on Monday operationalised the second-largest airport terminal in Tibet, close to the Indian border, which will be able to handle 750,000 passengers and 3,000 tonnes of cargo annually by 2020. The new terminal, the sixth to be opened in Tibet, is part of Nyingchi Mainling Airport, which is located close to Arunachal Pradesh. China's extensive development road, rail and air infrastructure ...
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Tamil Nadu: Traders ban Pepsi, Coca-Cola to support local products Tamil Nadu: Traders ban Pepsi, Coca-Cola to support local products
Traders in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have banned the sale of Coca-Cola and Pepsi in favour of local products. The ban, which was proposed by the state's top two associations of traders, came into effect on Wednesday. The associations say that soft drinks firms take too much water from rivers, leaving farmers struggling to irrigate their land at a time of severe drought. The Indian...
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Maha Shivaratri 2017: 10 Biggest Shiva temples in South India Maha Shivaratri 2017: 10 Biggest Shiva temples in South India
The most important festival of Lord Shiva devotees – Maha Shivaratri – will be celebrated on February 24 this year. And on this day, which is dedicated to the Lord of the Lords, here’s taking a look at 10 biggest temples in south India built in reverence of Lord Shiva. 1) Brihadeshwara Temple in Tanjavur Built by Raja Raja Chola I, the Briahadeshwara or the Tanjavur Periya Koil is a c...
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Zoom Air, India’s newest private airline, begins operations Zoom Air, India’s newest private airline, begins operations
New Delhi: India’s newest private airline, Zoom Air, launched its daily scheduled operations from Wednesday. The airline began with its commercial services with a flight to Durgapur via Kolkata from New Delhi. The regional airline became the 12th operational domestic carrier to enter the country's aviation sector. The airline received the schedule operating permit from the DGCA on February 3...
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Economy to grow at 7.4% next fiscal: Ind-Ra Economy to grow at 7.4% next fiscal: Ind-Ra
New Delhi: The Indian economy is likely to grow by 7.4 percent in the next fiscal year, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) on Tuesday said. "India Ratings and Research expects the gross domestic product (GDP) to grow 7.4 percent year-on-year in FY18...Ind-Ra, however, has revised down GDP growth estimate for 2016-17 to 6.8 percent from 7.9 percent, which is even lower than Central Statistical ...
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India surprises by holding rates at six-year low India surprises by holding rates at six-year low
India's central bank has unexpectedly held interest rates at a six-year low. The cost of borrowing will remain unchanged at 6.25% ahead of a possible increase in US interest rates later this month. The decision came as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) held its first press conference since new bank notes were introduced. The BBC was one of several media organisations prevented from attending the ...
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Mourners shave heads for India's Jayalalitha Mourners shave heads for India's Jayalalitha
Mourners in India have been shaving their heads as a mark of respect to the charismatic politician J Jayalalitha, who died on Monday night. Tens of thousands attended the burial of the chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The 68-year-old, a former actress, was buried near Marina beach in Chennai. Her death sparked widespread grief. Head shaving is a Hindu mourning trad...
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India doctor to operate on '500kg' Egyptian woman India doctor to operate on '500kg' Egyptian woman
An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world's heaviest woman at 500kg (1,102lb), will soon be flown to India for weight reduction surgery. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, will be flown on a chartered plane to Mumbai where bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala plans to operate. The Indian embassy in Cairo initially denied her visa request as she was unable to travel there in person. After the surge...
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100 Women 2016: Sunny Leone on how objectification isn't a bad word 100 Women 2016: Sunny Leone on how objectification isn't a bad word
Former porn star turned Bollywood movie actor Sunny Leone is one of India's most searched people online. In a country that's coy about discussing sex and sensuality, Ms Leone is a controversial figure. Some have accused her of destroying Indian culture, even as her videos and movies attract millions of viewers. Ms Leone was born in Canada to Indian parents and the whole family later moved to th...
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