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Ali Sadpara, two other mountaineers missing on K2 declared dead

Ali Sadpara, two other mountaineers missing on K2 declared dead

GILGIT-BALTISTAN: Pakistan’s missing mountaineer Ali Sadpara and his two associates, Iceland’s John Snorri and Chile’s Juan Pablo Mohr, were declared dead on Thursday. The news was announced in a press conference addressed by Sadpara’s son, Sajid Ali Sadpara, along with Gilgit-Baltistan’s tourism minister, Raja Nasir Ali Khan. The climbers had gone missing on February 5 […]

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England seal big win

England seal big win

India vs England

Chennai: Joe Root has hailed the work ethic of his England side while warning that they must continue to improve after taking a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series in Chennai. England enjoyed a “fantastic five days” to inflict India’s first defeat at home since 2017, with Root leading from the front in his 100th […]

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World Test Championship: England rocket to top of points table, India slump to 4

World Test Championship: England rocket to top of points table, India slump to 4

Chennai: England took a huge step towards ensuring a place in the final of the inaugural World Test Championship after zooming to the top of the World Test Championship table post their comprehensive victory over Indian in the first Test match at Chennai. England’s winning start against India in their ICC World Test Championship series […]

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PM Modi promises ‘housing for all’

PM Modi promises ‘housing for all’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he is confident his government will be able to achieve the goal of ensuring housing for all. Laying the foundation stone of Light House Projects (LHPs) under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India in six states, the residences under LHPs will take less time to construct, will be more […]

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Regulator plans to relax public issue norms

Regulator plans to relax public issue norms

Mumbai: The markets regulator on Friday proposed to reduce the size of large initial public offerings (IPOs), a move that would make it easier for state-run Life Insurance Corp. of India to comply with initial share sale rules. In a consultation paper, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) proposed that companies with a […]

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UK to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, reports FT

UK to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, reports FT

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to announce next week a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, five years earlier than previously planned, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. Britain had originally planned to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars from 2040, as part of […]

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India needs 1.7b Covid vaccine doses for adult population

India needs 1.7b Covid vaccine doses for adult population

New Delhi: According to a research by Credit Suisse, India needs about 1.7 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to vaccinate majority of its adult population. It targets to administer 400-500 million doses by July 2021. “The key vaccines India is banking on are from Oxford/AstraZeneca, Novavax and J&J (temperature range is 2-8-degree Celsius) and the earliest […]

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Exit polls give RJD-led alliance advantage in Bihar elections

Exit polls give RJD-led alliance advantage in Bihar elections

New Delhi: It will be a tight race between the NDA and the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan with the latter having an edge in Bihar, exit polls have predicted soon after the third and final phase of polling for the 243-member Assembly concluded Friday. Some exit polls are also indicating a hung house. The third phase voting […]

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Online application process for Hajj 2021 from Nov 7 to Dec 10

Online application process for Hajj 2021 from Nov 7 to Dec 10

New Delhi: The Hajj Committee of India has issued the action plan for Haj pilgrimage 2021 with precautionary measures in place due to coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines will be issued soon. The online application process for Hajj 2021 will start on November 7 that will continue till December 10. The last date to submit the […]

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India willing to talk, says Pak PM’s NSA

India willing to talk, says Pak PM’s NSA

‘We are ready to discuss Kashmir and terror”

New Delhi: In the first interview to the Indian media by any Pakistani official after the constitutional changes in Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019, the Advisor on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning to Prime Minister Imran Khan has revealed that India has sent a message expressing a desire for talks. “We have got […]

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