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Putin accuses US of trying to lure Russia into war

Putin accuses US of trying to lure Russia into war

Kyiv/Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West on Tuesday of deliberately creating a scenario designed to lure it into war and ignoring Russia’s security concerns over Ukraine. In his first direct public comments on the crisis for nearly six weeks, a defiant Putin showed no sign of backing down from security demands that the […]

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IPL 2022 to be held in India without crowd: BCCI sources

IPL 2022 to be held in India without crowd: BCCI sources

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season will be held in India itself, top sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed. Sources in the know of developments confirmed to ANI that if the COVID-19 subsides in the country, then the board will go ahead with hosting the IPL […]

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Babar Azam named captain of ICC Men’s T20I Team of 2021

Babar Azam named captain of ICC Men’s T20I Team of 2021

DUBAI: No Indian has been named in the ICC T20I Team of 2021 and Babar Azam of Pakistan has been named as the captain of the side. The Pakistan skipper was at his classy best in the shortest format in 2021, leaving his best at the T20 World Cup where he ended the tournament as […]

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5 ex-armed forces chiefs write to President, PM on Haridwar hate speeches

5 ex-armed forces chiefs write to President, PM on Haridwar hate speeches

New Delhi: Five former chiefs of staff of the armed forces and over a hundred other people including veterans, bureaucrats, and prominent citizens have written to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding “open call of the genocide of Indian Muslims” at various events, most recently in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar and Delhi. The […]

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Entrance test must for admission across central varsities from 2022

Entrance test must for admission across central varsities from 2022

New Delhi: The admission process in most of the central universities will change from the upcoming academic session as Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) will come into force for admission to all undergraduate courses in different central universities across the country. The Union Education Ministry and the University Grants Commission (UGC) have informed central […]

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US Senate passes $770 billion defense bill, Biden’s signature next

US Senate passes $770 billion defense bill, Biden’s signature next

Washington: The US Senate passed the National Defense Authorisation Act, or NDAA, on Wednesday, which authorises roughly $770 billion in defense spending — $25 billion more than requested by President Joe Biden — sending the measure to the White House for the president’s signature. The vote was 88-11, with strong support from both Democrats and […]

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Russia will pay ‘terrible price’ if it invades Ukraine: Biden warns Putin

Russia will pay ‘terrible price’ if it invades Ukraine: Biden warns Putin

Washington: US President Joe Biden on Saturday said he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia would pay “a terrible price” and face devastating economic consequences if it invaded Ukraine. Biden told reporters the possibility of sending US ground combat troops to Ukraine in the event of a Russian invasion was “never on the table,” […]

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Those with cold-like symptoms may actually be infected with Covid-19: Study

Those with cold-like symptoms may actually be infected with Covid-19: Study

London: One-third of people who are fully vaccinated adults but catch cold-like symptoms may actually be infected with Covid-19, shows a new study. According to Professor Tim Spector from King’s College London, anyone with symptoms, such as a runny nose or a sore throat, must self-isolate and avoid all parties until they receive a negative […]

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Drones to deliver vaccines, medicines in Jammu

Drones to deliver vaccines, medicines in Jammu

New Delhi: The Centre will launch a pilot project on the use of indigenously manufactured drones for delivering medicines in the undulating landscape of Jammu and surrounding areas from Saturday with a focus on vaccines delivery initially. “This is going to be a pilot project for the area. The drone is developed and manufactured entirely […]

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BJP gears up for 2022 UP elections with fuel tax cuts, extension of free ration

BJP gears up for 2022 UP elections with fuel tax cuts, extension of free ration

New Delhi: With the Uttar Pradesh elections in 2022 weighing heavily on its minds post the crushing defeat in West Bengal, the ruling BJP seems to be taking urgent measures. Besides the Centre’s decision to reduce the excise duty on petrol and diesel, the state government has announced additional cuts in fuel prices and extended […]