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Freedom fighter and one of India’s oldest men, Sudhakar Chaturvedi dies in Bengaluru

Centenarian freedom fighter, vedic scholar and a former journalist who had witnessed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Sudhakar Krishna Rao died on Thursday in Bengaluru. Known as Pandit Sudhakar “Chaturvedi” as he was well versed in the four vedas, the scholar ...

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AGR: Voda Idea seeks hike in mobile data to Rs 35 per GB, calls to 6p a min

Vodafone Idea has demanded fixing minimum tariffs for mobile data at Rs 35 per GB, around 7-8 times of current prices, and for calls at 6 paise per minute along with monthly charges from April 1 to enable it pay ...

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Infosys Foundation extends INR 18 Crore aid to govt schools

Bengaluru: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys,  has extended a help of Rs18 crores for imparting computer education in the government schools of Karnataka. An announcement in this regard was made in a meeting between Infosys Foundation chief Sudha Murthy and ...

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33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syria’s Idlib

Ankara: At least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed as violence escalates in Syria’s Idlib province after an airstrike blamed on Damascus, with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg condemning “indiscriminate” attacks by the Assad regime and Russia. Dozens more soldiers were injured and ...

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UN rights chief slams Pakistan for failing to reign in violence on minorities

Even as a debate is underway in India over religious freedom owing to the contentious citizenship law protests, the UN Human Rights chief has flagged violent attacks on minorities in neighbouring Pakistan. Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for ...

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Shah was nowhere to be seen when violence hit Delhi: Sena

Mumbai: Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ on Friday slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the mayhem in Delhi, saying he was nowhere to be seen when the national capital was rocked by violence. An editorial in the Marathi daily said Shah ...

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Mangaluru: DK Qazi files police complaint, says attempts were made to kill him; probe on

Mangaluru: Miscreants reportedly attempted to eliminate Dakshina Kannada District Qazi, Thwaka Ahmed Musliyaar. The Qazi of the District has complained the matter to the City Police Commissioner and has urged the department to look into the issue and initiate action ...

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Malaysian king summons Mahathir Mohamad , who’s keen to become PM again

Malaysia’s king summoned Mahathir Mohamad to the palace Thursday, fuelling talks he may have majority support to return as the next Prime Minister after his abrupt resignation and the collapse of his ruling coalition this week. Mahathir didn’t speak to ...

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Midnight transfer of Delhi Judge isn’t shocking under current dispensation: Priyanka

The Congress on Thursday hit out at the government over the transfer of Delhi High Court Judge S Muralidhar, alleging that the Modi dispensation was waging a battle of revenge against the judiciary. Muralidhar was transferred to the Punjab and ...

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Bernie slams Trump’s diplomatic comments on Delhi violence

Washington:  A day after US lawmakers reacted sharply to the violence in the Indian capital, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders here accused US President Donald Trump of failing on the issue of human rights.   Slamming the US president, Sanders ...

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DK Shivakumar likely to be appointed KPCC president

Bengaluru: With assembly session around the corner, DK Shivakumar’s name is likely to be announced as the next president of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on February 29 as per some sources. The high command is said to have rejected the ...

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Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Thursday, February 27 suspended visas for visits to Islam’s holiest sites for the “umrah” pilgrimage, an unprecedented move triggered by coronavirus fears that raise questions over the hajj, which starts in July. The kingdom, which hosts millions ...

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Humanity first: Hindus-Muslims together collect remnants of burnt Holy Quran in riot-hit North-East Delhi

New Delhi: Few videos which surfaced after the communal violence broke out in North-east Delhi are a testimony to the fact that humanity is not dead yet. While rioters from both communities wreaked havoc in the national capital, there was ...

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“Freedom fighter H S Doreswamy is a Pakistani agent” Karnataka BJP leader strokes controversy

Vijayapura: Karnataka BJP MLA Basanagowda on Tuesday triggered controversy when he labelled freedom fighter H S Doreswamy as an “agent of Pakistan”. Yatnal was speaking to media reporters on Tuesday in Vijayapura when he added that Doreswamy was a ‘fake freedom ...

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