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India will overtake China as world’s most populous country in 8 years

India will overtake China to become the world’s most populous country in just eight years, according to a United Nations report. In the world’ populated country by the century ends. Meanwhile, the Chinese population will decrease by 31.4 million, or…

80 objects including keys, chains removed from man’s stomach in Rajasthan

In an atypical case, doctors of a government hospital here have removed around 80 objects including “chillam”, keys and coins from a mentally-ill patient’s stomach in Udaipur on Monday. A team of four doctors conducted the operation which took 90…

Encephalitis, heat-wave claim 160 lives in Bihar

As many as 160 lives have been lost in Bihar due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) – 104 and heat-wave – 56 as per the official details available till late Monday night. As many as 32 deaths due to heat-waves…

From ABVP to BJP Prez: The Meteoric rise of Jagat Prakash Nadda

For Jagat Prakash Nadda, who had entered into politics as an ABVP activist, the appointment as BJP Working President on Monday marks a meteoric rise of a man who was known for his organisational abilities. Member of Rajya Sabha from…

JP Nadda appointed as working president of BJP, replaces Amit Shah

In a surprise decision, the BJP on Monday announced the appointment of senior leader and former union minister J P Nadda as Working President of the party, replacing Amit Shah, who has now entered the Cabinet.   Nadda’s appointment came…

J-K: Army Major, one terrorist killed in Anantnag encounter

An Army Major and a terrorist were killed during an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said. The Major belonging to 19 Rashtriya Rifles succumbed to injuries in hospital, they said. One soldier also was injured…

Protesting West Bengal doctors call off strike

Protesting doctors in West Bengal on Monday agreed to withdraw their week-long stir after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced steps to scale up security at hospitals. An assurance to call off the strike came at a meeting Banerjee held with…

Cyclone Vayu weakens, to cross Gujarat coast by night

Cyclone Vayu has weakened and is likely to cross the Gujarat coast by Monday midnight as a “depression”, the weatherman said. However, the Kutch district administration is on alert as the cyclone can cause heavy rainfall in the region. Five…

‘Snana Jatra’ celebrated in Puri, devotees throng temple

The annual ceremonial bathing ritual of the deities at Shree Jagannath temple at Puri was celebrated on Monday in the presence of thousands of devotees, amid tight security. The ceremony known as ‘Snana Jatra’ of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and…

40,000 doctors boycott work in Maharashtra

More than 40,000 doctors in Maharashtra are boycotting work on Monday as part of a strike call given by their apex body IMA in support of their agitating colleagues in West Bengal, an official said. Doctors, from various government and…

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