IGNOU admissions 2019: Last date to apply for July session extended further

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has further extended the last date for submission of online and offline admission forms for all programmes for July 2019 session.The last date for submission of forms for all Programmes for July 2019 session has now been extended to August 27, 2019. Earlier,...

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‘Read Mahabharata again’: Cong to Rajinikanth after his Krishna-Arjuna remark

Congress in Tamil Nadu on Monday took potshots at top film star Rajinikanth for likening Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah duo to Lord Krishna and Arjuna and wanted him to read Mahabharat properly.A day after the actor made the remark while appreciating Shah for scrapping Article...

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What went into PM Modi’s wild adventure with Bear Grylls

Proceeds from the Man vs Wild show with Bear Grylls and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, shot in Corbett in February, and aired on Monday night on Discovery channel, will be donated for a national cause, according to officials from the Prime Minister’s Office and the broadcaster.According to officials,...

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PM Modi to address the nation to explain big Kashmir move on Article 370

Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday introduced a proposal in Rajya Sabha revoking Article 370, that accords special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and dividing the state into two union territories -- J&K and Ladakh.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation to explain his government’s...

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Kashmir leaders under house arrest, security stepped up, schools shut, internet snapped

Officials said restrictions on movement of people would come into force in Kashmir Valley at the crack of dawn.Jammu and Kashmir’s three most prominent leaders Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Sajad Lone were placed under house arrest late on Sunday as restrictions were imposed in Srinagar and mobile...

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Piped water to be Modi 2.0 priority

The Jal Jeevan Mission, announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her first budget on July 5, is ready for cabinet approval and will be launched by the Prime Minister.What toilets were to the Narendra Modi government in 2014 — the symbol of a nationwide crusade to end open defecation and build...

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A Cow Walks Through IIT Bombay Classroom. No, Really. Watch.

Barely a few weeks after an intern of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay was attacked by stray bulls on campus, a video of a cow interrupting a class in the prestigious institute has gone viral. The video shows the cow sauntering into a classroom as amused students look on. It then strolls...

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Why does India say no to Kashmir mediation?

What are the historical reasons why third party mediation is avoided by the government? Will the status quo on India’s Kashmir policy remain?The story so far: On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sought mediation in Kashmir when they met during the G-20...

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Former Union Minister S. Jaipal Reddy passes away at 77

He was admitted to the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Gachibowli, Hyderabad with a high fever a few days back, and was undergoing treatmentFormer Union Minister and senior Congress leader S. Jaipal Reddy passed away on Sunday at around 1.30 a.m. in Hyderabad. He was 77.Reddy was admitted to the Asian...

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Data shows below-normal water storage in India’s 72 of 100 major reservoirs

The scenario is particularly worrying in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, according to Central Water Commission dataWith the four-month rainy season nearly halfway through, 72 of the 100 major water reservoirs in the country have reported water storage which is 80 per cent or below of normal, the Central...

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