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Pejawar Math head Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji passes away

Udupi/Bengaluru: Pejawar Math head Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji, one of the prominent religious leaders of south India, died at the Math in Udupi on Sunday after a brief illness. The body of the 88-year-old swamiji, a prominent face of the VHP’s Ramjanmabhoomi movement, was interred at the Poornaprajna Vidyapeetha in Bengaluru as per the Hindu tradition amid Vedic hymns late …

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Ireland PM gets back to his Malvan roots

Mumbai: Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Sunday visited his ancestral village along with his family members in the coastal Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, calling it “a very special moment”. It was his first visit to the village of Varad in Malvan tehsil, around 500 km from Mumbai, said Varadkar, who became Prime Minister of Ireland in June 2017. His …

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Hemant begins second innings as Jharkhand CM

Ranchi: JMM leader Hemant Soren took oath as Jharkhand Chief Minister for a second time on Sunday at a grand ceremony attended by a galaxy of Opposition leaders and regional satraps, in a show of unity that could be a harbinger of a broad-based anti-BJP alliance amid the uproar over the new citizenship law. Attired in white kurta-pyjama ensemble and …

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Rahul: won’t allow BJP-RSS to harm Assam’s culture

Guwahati: Opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), saying the Congress will not allow them to attack the culture and identity of Assam and expressed apprehension that the state is returning to the path of violence due to the “anti-people” policies of the saffron party. Addressing a …

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Priyanka alleges manhandling by UP cops

Lucknow: A high-voltage drama unfolded here on Saturday evening as Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra alleged she was manhandled by police personnel, who grabbed her by the throat and pushed her when she resisted their attempts to stop her from visiting the residence of retired IPS officer SR Darapuri, arrested in connection with the recent anti-CAA protests. “They do not …

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Row erupts over Meerut SP telling protestors ‘to go to Pak’

Meerut: A row erupted after a video showed a top police officer in Meerut saying that protestors who had hit streets against the new citizenship law can “go to Pakistan”, drawing sharp criticism from various quarters with Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday accusing the BJP of infusing “communal poison” in institutions. The incident purportedly took place on December …

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BJP releases ‘chargesheet’ on 5 yrs of AAP govt

New Delhi: Launching a full-frontal attack on the Aam Aadmi Party, the BJP on Saturday released a “chargesheet” against the Arvind Kejriwal government, alleging that it “misguided and befooled” the people in the last five years and “failed” to fulfill the promises made before the 2015 assembly election. Union minister Harsh Vardhan and Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Lekhi and other …

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IAF bids farewell to MiG-27

Jodhpur: It was an emotional moment for the airmen of the Indian Air Force as the iconic MiG-27, which played an important role during the 1999 Kargil war, roared through the skies for the last time on Friday after serving the force for over three decades. The swing-wing fighter had been the backbone of ground-attack fleet of the Indian Air …

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No CAA in Bengal till I am alive: Mamata

Raipur/Kolkata: The political acrimony over the issue of citizenship and population register grew bitter on Friday with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declaring that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will not be implemented in her state as long as she was alive and the BJP calling Rahul Gandhi “liar of the year” for saying the National Population Register (NPR) and …

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Bardez home to over 50% of Goa’s registered spas

ROHAN SHRIVASTAV | NT Panaji: Spas and massage parlours are the new fad and many of them have sprung up in the state over a decade and a half. Ever since the government amended the Goa Public Health (Amendment) Rules in 2010 to provide for compulsory registration of spas and massage parlours, as many as 148 such facilities have been …

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