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Manushi Chhillar Photos: Beautiful and glamorous pictures of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

Manushi Chhillar Photos: Beautiful and glamorous pictures of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar

Indian model and beauty pageant holder Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 on November 18, 2017. Prior to this, she was crowned Femina Miss India 2017 on June 25, 2017. Chhillar is the sixth Indian beauty to have won the title, actress Priyanka Chopra to have won the title last in the year 2000. Manushi Chhillar was crowned the 54th Femina […]

Femina Miss India Manushi Chhillar brings home Miss World crown after 17 years

Femina Miss India Manushi Chhillar brings home Miss World crown after 17 years

It was a proud moment for India as Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 among 118 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China, on Saturday. Andrea Meza, Miss Mexico, was crowned first runner-up and Stephanie Hill, Miss England, second runner-up. Manushi, a medical student from Haryana who dreams of […]

Delhi air pollution: City’s ‘dust’ screen hiding bigger killers

Delhi air pollution: City’s ‘dust’ screen hiding bigger killers

Dust may be the most visible marker of Delhi’s air pollution, but its sheer abundance may actually be masking the bigger killers – emissions from vehicles, thermal power plants and industries. Studies and research reports have underlined that its the chemical composition of ultrafine particulates PM2.5 or PM10, and not their volume, which is more […]

Pakistani students bring home silver from international science competition

Pakistani students bring home silver from international science competition

A team of young scientists from Pakistan won a silver medal in the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition, The Express Tribune reported on Tuesday. The Pakistani team, comprising 10 boys and two girls, built a DNA circuit to develop a “Reporter Fish” that would be able to detect contaminated water by changing its colour and warn fishermen. […]

ASEAN-India summit: PM Modi calls for efforts to uproot terrorism, backs rules-based security architecture

ASEAN-India summit: PM Modi calls for efforts to uproot terrorism, backs rules-based security architecture

Identifying terrorism and extremism as the major challenge facing the region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called on ASEAN member states for joint efforts to mitigate the menace. “We have individually strived very hard to fight terrorism and violent extremism. It is time that we jointly address this challenge by intensifying cooperation in this crucial area,” PM […]

US Congress authorizes $700 million for reimbursing Pakistan

US Congress authorizes $700 million for reimbursing Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The Ame­rican Congress has authorised up to $700 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to reimburse Pakistan for activities carried out in support of US operations in Afghanistan. The authorisation is included in the reconciled text of the House and Senate versions of the 2018 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA-2018), which was released on […]

Over 1.3 lakh Indians ‘book ticket’ to Mars

Over 1.3 lakh Indians ‘book ticket’ to Mars

More than 1.3 lakh Indian space enthusiasts have submitted their names to NASA to be carried to Mars onboard the US space agency’s mission to the red planet next year. Last month, NASA invited members of the public to send their names which will be carried on the InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy […]

ASEAN Summit: Eye on China as India joins quadrilateral with US, Australia & Japan

ASEAN Summit: Eye on China as India joins quadrilateral with US, Australia & Japan

With an eye on China’s activities in the region, India on Sunday said that the first meeting of its officials in Manila with those from the US, Australia and Japan — described as the “quadrilateral” — agreed that a “free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region serves the long-term interests of all countries in the […]

British High Commissioner summoned over ‘malicious’ anti-Pakistan slogans on London cabs

British High Commissioner summoned over ‘malicious’ anti-Pakistan slogans on London cabs

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned the British High Commissioner in Pakistan Thomas Drew on Friday over slogans being displayed on London cabs “that directly attack Pakistan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.” According to a statement released by the Foreign Office, “the high commissioner was informed that Pakistan, in line with the UN Charter, rejects actions and […]

Govt said to have approved Rs7,000 crore fund for six new IIT campuses

Govt said to have approved Rs7,000 crore fund for six new IIT campuses

The union cabinet is learnt to have approved funds worth Rs7,000 crore for the establishment of permanent campuses of six IITs across the country on Tuesday, people in the government aware of the development said. Click here to read more… Credit: livemint.com

In a first, Indian team heads to Israel for combat drill

In a first, Indian team heads to Israel for combat drill

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday dispatched a C-130J ‘Super Hercules’ aircraft, along with a 45-member contingent, including Garud commandos, to Israel to take part in the top-notch multilateral ‘Blue Flag-17’ exercise from November 2 to 16. This is the first time India has sent a contingent to participate in a military exercise in Israel. The […]

Now, UP Chief Minister’s Secretariat gets a saffron touch

Now, UP Chief Minister’s Secretariat gets a saffron touch

AFTER BUSES, school bags and government booklets, the chief minister’s secretariat – known as the Annexe and Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan in government records – is also getting a saffron touch. At present, work is on to paint the boundary wall and top of the secretariat building saffron. It was till now off white in […]

PM Modi hails India’s ‘historic jump’ in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking, vows to scale greater economic growth

PM Modi hails India’s ‘historic jump’ in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking, vows to scale greater economic growth

Hailing India’s significant jump in World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ ranking, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stated that the “historic jump” in the index is the “outcome of all-round and muti-sectoral reform” push of his government. In the latest edition of the World Bank’s global rankings, India climbed a significant 30 places to rank 100th on […]

Will grant regional autonomy to various regions of Jammu and Kashmir if elected: Farooq Abdullah

Will grant regional autonomy to various regions of Jammu and Kashmir if elected: Farooq Abdullah

Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that the party would grant “regional autonomy” to various regions of the state if it comes to power in the next Assembly elections. “We have to focus towards this also that we have so many regions in the state which have their own aspirations. We […]

Gujarat elections to set the stage for 2019 Lok Sabha battle

Gujarat elections to set the stage for 2019 Lok Sabha battle

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat elections are not about Gujarat alone—all eyes are on the 2019 general elections. A thumping win in the Gujarat elections slated for December would not only pave the way for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) victory in 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign but also boost its performance in other state elections. Click here […]

National anthem in movie halls: SC asks why do people have to wear patriotism on sleeve

National anthem in movie halls: SC asks why do people have to wear patriotism on sleeve

Supreme Court Judge Justice D Y Chandrachud was critical of last year’s apex court order making it mandatory for movie halls to play the national anthem before the start of a film and wondered “why do people have to wear their patriotism on their sleeve?” “People go to a movie theatre for undiluted entertatinment. Society […]

India in U-turn, ready to hold talks with Hurriyat on held Kashmir

India in U-turn, ready to hold talks with Hurriyat on held Kashmir

NEW DELHI: The Modi government on Monday rowed back on its three-year-old pledge to never talk to the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, as Home Minister Rajnath Singh named a new interlocutor with a brief to consult all stakeholders, including the separatists, in India-held Kashmir. In a clear indication that the right-wing Hindu revivalist government was willing […]

Two months after merger of factions, rivalries hit AIADMK again

Two months after merger of factions, rivalries hit AIADMK again

CHENNAI: Rivalries have surfaced once again in the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), triggering fears of renewed political uncertainty in Tamil Nadu. Amid a year-long political chaos, the warring factions led by chief Edappadi K. Palaniswami and contender for the top job O. Panneerselvam buried the hatchet in August, sidelining the aunt-nephew due […]

As Islamic State collapses, MEA collects DNA from families of the 39 missing Indians

As Islamic State collapses, MEA collects DNA from families of the 39 missing Indians

Ministry of External Affairs is gathering DNA samples of the families of the 39 missing Indians who were believed to have been captured by Islamic State (IS) militants from Mosul more than three years ago. These samples, ministry sources said, would be sent to Iraq and Syria to be matched with people captured from fallen […]

Search on for 10 Indian sailors of sunken merchant vessel

Search on for 10 Indian sailors of sunken merchant vessel

A lifeboat has been located by a Boeing P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti-Submarine warfare aircraft of the Indian Navy during efforts to locate 10 missing sailors of m.v. Emerald Star  that sank off the Philippines coast on Friday. The vessel had 26 crew members, many of them from Tamil Nadu. While 11 were rescued by m.v. Densa Cobra and are […]

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