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Mamata Banerjee sits in dharna protesting CBI action against Kolkata police chief

The Kolkata Chief Minister Mamata  Banerjee on Sunday sits for dharna or a sit-down protest for 2  days in central Kolkata to “save the constitution” after a huge showdown between the police and officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation. The CBI officers wanted to question Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar over two Ponzi schemes, but the CBI officials who turned up at Mr Kumar’s home were taken to a local police station and allegedly detained. “There is a total constitutional breakdown. It is my job to protect my officers,” the…

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Amazon Gets Alternate Sellers in Place For Selling Products

The largest e-commerce site Amazon gets new rules to remove its key grocery service and remove a wide range of products such as sunglasses and floor cleaners. In December last year, India modified foreign direct investment rules for its burgeoning e-commerce sector, which has drawn major bets from not only Amazon.com but also the likes of Walmart Inc, which last year bought a majority stake in homegrown e-commerce player Flipkart. India’s new e-commerce investment rules bar online retailers from selling products via vendors in which they have an equity interest, and…

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2 Pilots Killed In Mirage 2000 Fighter Jet Crash In Bengaluru

Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed after a Mirage 2000 upgraded trainer version by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited crashed in Bengaluru on Friday morning. The pilots have been identified as Squadron Leader Sameer Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddarth Negi. The incident took place at 10.30 am. The Mirage 2000 is equipped with ‘zero-zero’ (zero speed, zero altitudes) ejection seats which enable the pilots to bail out even if the aircraft is on the ground and is not moving. It is unclear at what stage of the take-off run the fighter was…

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Mithali Raj becomes first woman cricketer to play 200 ODIs

Mithali Raj is an Indian Cricketer and captain of Indian Women’s Cricket team. Maithali is regarded as one of the greatest batswomen to have ever played the game, she is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in WODIs. Maithali is the first player to score seven consecutive 50s in ODIs. She also holds the record for most half-centuries in WODIs. In June 2018 during 2018 T20 Asia cup, she became the first player from India (either male or female) to score…

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A tribute to Kalpana Chawla : the first Indian woman in space

Sixteen years ago on this day, India lost one of its most talented children, Kalpana Chawla. She was one of seven crew members in NASA’sSpace Shuttle Columbia, which disintegrated minutes after launching from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. The shuttle was 73 seconds into its flight when it blew up, silently, in a cloud of red, orange and white. Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian-born woman in space, and a role model for not just women around the world, but anyone that dreamt of being an astronaut. She went to space on two missions as a NASA astronaut –…

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Modi govt working for ‘New India’: says Ramnath Kovind

Ahead of Budget session on Thursday, The President of India Ramnath Kovind highlighted  PM Modi’s various development works and commitment to social justice, as he asserted it has worked to build a “New India” after assuming power in 2014 when the nation was passing through “uncertain times.” After President highlighted PM Modi’s work, PM Modi said that “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” is our Mantra and this spirit will also be seen in Parliament. We are looking forward to discussing every issue.” President Kovind said there was uncertainty before 2014, but the government has been working towards…

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Jind election result 2019 out,Congress won Ramgarh Assembly

Today, The Congress has won the elections in Rajasthan by over 12,000 votes. With the electoral win in Ramgarh, the Congress now has 100 seats in the 200-member Assembly. Apart from Ramgarh, the counting of votes took place in Haryana’s Jind as well. Congress’ Shafia Zubair Khan won from Ramgarh constituency in Alwar, Rajasthan, taking the total tally of Congress in the 200-seater state Assembly to 100. Voting for Jind and Ramgarh by polls took place on January 28. The countings for the Jind Assembly results and Ramgarh Assembly results began…

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Government hikes stipend to research scholars

The Government of India of Wednesday has hiked its popular research scholarship which is called as the Junior Research Fellowship up to Rs 31,000 per person. The government has increased over 20% from the existing Rs 25,000. For a few months, research scholars across India have organised protests and staged dharnas demanding that these scholarships be hikes as the stipends hadn’t been revised since 2014. On Wednesday the Union Department of Science and Technology, which was coordinating the exercise, said that the Senior Research Fellowships (SRF), which are given to research…

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India pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Every year 30th January is celebrated as the Martyrs Day. Today, India will mark the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi as Martyrs’ Day, credited significantly for uniting several streams in India’s freedom movement with non-violence. On this day, each year, the President of India, the Vice President, the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister and the service Chiefs gather at the Samadhi of the Mahatma in Rajghat and lay floral tributes. They observe a two-minute silence at 11.00 A.M. Mahatma Gandhi, the man who led India to freedom from the…

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Anna Hazare to launch hunger strike today

Today, Social activist Anna Hazare has announced that he would launch a hunger strike over the “non-fulfilment” of assurances by the Centre and the Maharashtra government on the appointment of Lokpal and passage of Lokayukta Act in the state respectively. Hazare told the reporter that he would begin the hunger strike at 10 am on Wednesday at his village Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The activist also wrote a letter to Maharastra CM Devendra Fadnavis saying that “It has been five years since the Lokpal Act was passed. Yet…

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