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Indo-French navies begin sea phase of ‘Varuna’ exercise

The sea phase of the Indo-French naval exercise ‘Varuna’ began on Wednesday with ships from the European country sailing out of the Goa harbour to participate in it, the Indian Navy said. This year’s edition of the Indo-French naval exercise…

Rahul Gandhi tenders unconditional apology for attributing ‘chowkidar chor hai’ remarks to SC

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court for wrongfully attributing to the apex court the ‘chowkidar chor hai’ remark in the Rafale verdict He also sought closure of the criminal contempt proceedings against…

Only 17 pc water left in Nashik dams

Reservoirs in Maharashtra’s Nashik district have only 17 per cent water stock of their total storage capacity as of now, almost nine per cent less compared to last year, officials said on Tuesday. The district administration has deployed over 250…

Char Dham yatra begins

The Char Dham pilgrimage started on Tuesday with Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines in Uttarakhand being opened to the public on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya. The doors of Kedarnath will open on Thursday, followed by those of Badrinath a day…

63.5 per cent voter turnout in Phase 5

A voter turnout of 63.5 per cent was recorded in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, which is the lowest in all the phases so far, Election Commission data shows. According to the Commission’s Voter Turnout android application,…

PM Modi greets people on start of Ramzan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday greeted people on the start of the holy month of Ramzan. “Greetings on the start of the holy month of Ramzan. May this auspicious month further the spirit of harmony, happiness and brotherhood in our…

CBSE declares Class 10 results, girls outshine boys

With a pass percentage of 92.45 in the Class 10 CBSE results, which were announced on Monday, girls outperformed boys by a margin of 2.31 per cent. Thirteen students bagged the first rank with 499 out of 500 marks. The…

Scorpene-class submarine Vela launched

Scorpene class submarine Vela, equipped with modern machinery and technology to guard the seas, was launched here on Monday, an official said. It will undergo a number of tests by the Indian Navy before it gets commissioned in the defence…

Rahul ‘ensuring booth capturing’ in Amethi, alleges Smriti Irani

Union minister and the BJP’s Amethi candidate Smriti Irani on Monday alleged that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was “ensuring booth capturing” in the constituency. Irani and Gandhi are contesting against each other in the seat. “Alert @ECISVEEP Congress President @Rahul…

Fifth phase: Polling for 51 Lok Sabha seats underway

Polling is underway for phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections on Monday. Here are some interesting nuggets about this phase. * 51 Lok Sabha constituencies across 7 states headed for polls * Over 8.75 crore voters to decide fate of…

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