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Assam Congress leader Sushanta Borgohain and former Manipur Congress chief Govindas Konthoujam join BJP
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh tweeted, ”Giving a major boost to @bjp4manipur former Manipur CongressPresident, Shri @KonthoujamG joined Bharatiya Janata Party today in presence of Shri @sambitswaraj, Prabhari BJP Manipur and Smt @AShardaDevi, President BJP Manipur.”

View: Press freedom suffers in Parliament in the name of Covid
A lottery system under which 21 other electronic and print media reporters (including from the regional and vernacular press) whose name figures in the draw of lots for each day are permitted to enter in the Rajya Sabha. Effectively, this means each channel/newspaper will get access to Parliament on only four of the 19 working days in this monsoon session.

Catch them young: BJP youth wing starts work on its blueprint for 2024, starts with ideological grounding of its functionaries
Although the party has nine morchas including those dedicated to farmers, SC, ST, OBC, it is the Yuva Morcha and Mahila Morcha that are considered most important for political campaigns as they can carry out public outreach programmes cutting crossing caste and class limits.

Trinamool Congress may use ‘Khela Hobe’ campaign in Tripura too
Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, along with a team of Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) members, will reach Agartala on Monday to chalk out TMC’s future plans there ahead of the 2023 assembly elections.

IGNOU extends last date for fresh admissions, re-registration for July session, check details
Interested candidates can apply for the re-registration process for the July session 2021 online through IGNOU's official website.
Taking Skill-based Higher Education to the grassroots of India
The AISECT Group of Universities are empowering the rural and semi-urban milieu with the power of higher education. 
Jammu and Kashmir: Youth from Kulgam shines in IES exam, secures AIR-2
Tanveer Ahmad Khan has secured AIR-2 in the Indian Economic Services (IES) examination conducted by the UPSC. He said that along with his parents, his maternal uncle Ghulam Nabi Rather, a teacher by profession, kept him guiding an
Almost 300 stray dogs killed with poisonous injections in Andhra Pradesh
Further investigation into the matter is underway.
BJP can never think of attacking Shiv Sena Bhavan, says Sanjay Raut
Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, who is BJP's Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, told reporters that there is absolutely no room for destructive politics in the party, adding “We don’t believe in ‘tod-phod’ politi
UP bans religious processions during Muharram, Shia clerics raise questions over objectionable language in the circular
Shia clerics were unhappy with Muharram being repeatedly referred to as a 'festival' in the circular issued by Uttar Pradesh DGP Mukul Goel.
India`s UNSC Presidency: PM Narendra Modi to address council on Maritime Security
India is expected to launch a mobile tech platform ‘UNITE AWARE’ during its presidency for UN Peacekeepers. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar is also expected to travel to New York and will be chairing two important debate
Bhubaneswar becomes first Indian city to achieve 100 percent COVID-19 vaccination: Officials
Odisha's Bhubaneswar has achieved the milestone of becoming the first city in the country to achieve 100 per cent vaccination coverage against COVID-19, informed Anshuman Rath, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Zonal Deputy
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Shilpa Shetty BREAKS SILENCE in Raj Kundra porn films case, says 'we don't deserve a media trial'
Shilpa Shetty in her statement shared how she and her family have been trolled on social media and requested people to not quote her falsely.

India vs Belgium men's hockey semi-final match in Tokyo Olympics 2020: Live streaming, when and where to watch
Indian men' hockey team will take on Belgium in the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics after they defeated Great Britain in quarter-final.

EAM Jaishankar to represent India at Iran President Raisi's oath-taking ceremony
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will visit Iran this week to represent India at the oath-taking ceremony of new Iran President Ebrahim Raisi

5-tier security cover, 5,000 police personnel: Know the preparations for President Ram Nath Kovind's Tamil Nadu visit
For President Ram Nath Kovind's five-day Tamil Badu visit starting today, nearly 5,000 police personnel, including commandos will be deployed

MSBHSE Maharashtra HSC class 12 result 2021 expected to be declared soon -Latest update here
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBHSE) is likely to announce Maharashtra Board Class 12 results soon.

Shah Rukh Khan's UNSEEN photo from his school days goes viral on social media, Richa Chadha calls him 'first love'
Recently, a Twitter user shared a photo of Shah Rukh Khan from his younger days. The photo went viral on social media in no time.

Is Sjoerd Marijne 'Chak de India's' Kabir Khan? Fans compare women's hockey coach to Shah Rukh Khan
India beat Australia 1-0 as they moved into the semis of the Tokyo Olympics.

DU Admission 2021: Registration begins today for UG courses on - Check admission process, documents required
Delhi University (DU) has begun the registration process for undergraduate courses for the academic session 2021-22 from today.

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Despite facing teething issues, gold hallmarking set to benefit all stakeholders
Assaying centres issue unique id for over 3.8 lakh jewellery pieces; ‘rumours’, ‘fears’ attract attention

Gold demand up 19% as Covid curbs ease
Demand in the first half of this year plunged to a multi-year low of 216 tonnes, says WGC

Gold demand has yet to recover fully from Covid-19, says WGC
Gold use over the first six months of 2021was lower than in any first half since 2008, according to the Council

Despite dipping 15%, silver may continue to get support from green tech
Fall is only short-term, long-term prospects good, say analysts

Gold loans, best option amid the Covid pandemic
When traditional funding gets clogged, such loans are convenient to secure quick credit

GST to be levied on the difference between purchasing, selling price of second hand gold jewellery, says Karnataka AAR
Experts feel this ruling will bring a lot of clarity on taxation and also help buyers

Folios under gold ETF surge 41% in six months to 18.32 lakh
Assets under gold ETF have jumped 14 per cent in June quarter to ?48,477 crore

Gold mine output likely to rise 5.7% this year
Fitch Solutions sees 3.2% average annual production growth till 2030

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Reuben brothers 2nd-richest in UK, Hindujas 3rd
Mumbai-born brothers David and Simon Reuben held on to their rank as the second-richest in the UK with an estimated net worth of £21.465 billion in the annual Sunday Times Rich List, topped by Russian-origin UK-US dual national Sir Leonard Blavatnik with an estimated fortune of £23 billion.

Joe Biden names Indian-American Rohit Chopra to helm consumer finance body
US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named Indian-American Rohit Chopra as the head of a federal agency tasked with protecting the interests of consumers financials.

Hindu-American community donates over 1.3 lakh kg food to needy during Diwali
The food drive, a collective effort of cultural and religious communities, yoga institutions, and numerous other organisations rooted in the Dharmic value, has been recognised by many states, cities and local governments, a community release issued said.

Eminent Indian-American physician Ajay Lodha passes away due to COVID-19 complications
Lodha, former president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), battled COVID for the last eight months at Cleveland Clinic and breathed his last on November 21. He was 58.

Four Indian-Americans among 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars from US
American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust Elliot Gerson announced the names of the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the US on Sunday. The four Indian-American students include Swathi R Srinivasan, Vijayasundaram Ramasamy, Garima P Desai and Savarni Sanka.

Jill Biden's policy director, Mala Adiga, has roots in Udupi
She belongs to the family of K Suryanarayana Adiga, founder of the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada districts private sector Karnataka Bank Limited, and Aravind Adiga, who won theMan Booker prize in 2008.

Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Mala Adiga as policy director of incoming First Lady
Adiga was a senior adviser to Jill and senior policy adviser for Biden's 2020 campaign. She previously worked for the Biden Foundation as director for higher education and military families.

Indian-American uses Bollywood music to spread message of Biden and Harris during US polls
Slogans like- "America Ka Neta Kaisa Ho Joe Biden Jaisa Ho", "Trump Hatao America Bachao", "Biden-Harris ko Jitao, America ko aage badao" and "Jaago America Jaago- Biden Harris ko Vote do"- were also released in 14 Indian languages.

Dakshina Kannada to allow entry of only those with RT-PCR negative certificate at Talapady check-post
Even those who have completed their two doses of COVID-19 vaccination have not been exempted from this rule.

Suspected brown sugar, cash seized in Manipur
Two persons alleged to be drug traffickers were taken into custody at Lilong area.

TN government warns insurance company of penalty if cashless treatment is not delivered properly
In a letter to the United Indian Insurance Company, the additional chief secretary of the Finance Department pointed to complaints of beneficiaries not being given cashless treatment and of hospitals insisting on payments over the insurance claim

Kerala Assembly: Question Hour marred by opposition protests
The Question Hour in the Assembly on Monday witnessed protests by the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) members as Minister for General Educati

Amita Deshpande’s reCharkha is giving a new spin to discarded plastic
Using the charkha and looms, Pune-based reCharkha – The EcoSocial Tribe, upcycles plastic trash into a range of aesthetic products

SC asks States to respond to plea that says citizens are still being booked under Section 66A of IT Act
‘The cooperation of the States was necessary to put the brakes on the police from registering FIRs under Section 66A,’ says Bench.

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Puffy Morning Face? Go For A Detox And A Healthier Lymphatic System, Here's How
In a Facebook live session, Luke said that the lymphatic system is the "garbage disposal system" of the body and it works only when moving.
Belarus Olympian Refuses "Forced" Flight Home. Tokyo Says "Safe" Here
A Belarusian athlete who refused to board a flight after she said she was taken to the airport by her team against her wishes was "safe and secure" in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee said...
Jaguar Opens Bookings For The F-Type R-Dynamic Black Variant In India
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has begun accepting bookings for the new Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Black variant in India. The new special edition variant of the sports car will be sold in India, powered by a...
Sindhu's South Korean Coach Calmed Her With This Hindi Phrase At Olympics
Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu beat He Bing Jiao to win the women's singles bronze at the Tokyo Games and her coach revealed how he helped her stay calm in the big moments.
"Teeka Jeet Ka'': Yogi Adityanath Receives Second Dose Of Covid Vaccine
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday received his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine here and appealed to all those eligible to get inoculated.
Bliss GVS Pharma Surges 14% After June Quarter Profit Jumps 57% In Q1
Bliss GVS Pharma shares have so far this year declined 38 per cent compared with around 10 per cent gain in the Sensex.
"Belong To Both States": Chief Justice Says Won't Hear Krishna River Case
Chief Justice NV Ramana said today he would not hear the dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over the sharing of river Krishna waters on legal issues as he "belongs to both states" and urged...
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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'

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