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Gulzar.

Gulzar, Rambhadracharya selected for Jnanpith Award

This year marks the second time the award is conferred for Sanskrit literature and the fifth time for Urdu literature

(L to R): Chowdhary Charan Singh, PV Narasimha Rao, MS Swaminathan.

PV Narasimha Rao, MS Swaminathan, Chowdhary Charan Singh conferred with Bharat Ratna

The move to confer the Bharat Ratna to Narasimha Rao was seen as a subtle message to the Gandhis

Senior BJP leader LK Advani.

Ramjanmabhoomi Movement Reclaimed Secularism: Advani

Advani said that the entire country is now enveloped in a "Ram-maya" atmosphere

President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with newly sworn in Chief Information Commissioner Heeralal Samariya at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov. 6, 2023. (PTI)

Heeralal Samariya new Chief Information Commissioner

Samariya, the first Dalit to have been appointed to the post, was working as information commissioner in the transparency panel CIC

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The Panamanian-flagged tanker, MT Pollux, reportedly sustained minor damage and its crew remains unharmed. (Representational Image: Twitter)

Houthis target oil tanker to India

This marks the third incident in the past month where Houthi missiles have targeted India-bound ships

The India-Maldives high level core group held a crucial meeting in New Delhi on Friday primarily exploring ways to resolve the matter, over two weeks after the two sides deliberated over it in their first meeting in Male. (ANI)

New Delhi, Male agree on mutually workable solution to continue operation of Indian platforms in Maldives

The two sides decided to set up the core group following a meeting between Modi and Muizzu on the sidelines of the COP28 summit in Dubai

The damaged part of the vessel following the drone attack.

Navy Rushes to Aid Ship Hit by Houthi Drone

The merchant ship had nine Indians among its 22 crew members onboard

Business

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi during a press conference, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. (PTI Photo)

No cuts in Interim Budget allocations: Nirmala

The FM also said that prices of essentials have come down due to steps taken by the government to contain inflation

The listed fintech major will also not be allowed to accept deposits, credit transactions or top-ups in any customer accounts, prepaid instruments, wallets, FASTags, National Common Mobility Cards (NCMC) other than any interest, cashbacks, or refunds.

RBI Bars Paytm Bank from Offering Banking Services After February 29

Paytm customers can continue to utilise balances from their accounts, including savings and current without restriction

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the Budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. (PTI Photo)

NDA revived economy after UPA mess: Centre

UPA grossly mismanaged economy: FM

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Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden. (ANI)

Rohan Bopanna, Matthew Ebden pair clinch maiden Australian Open men's doubles title

The duo defeated Italy's Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori in straight sets 7-6, 7-5 in a thrilling encounter

Wrestler Bajrang Punia holds his Padma Shri award near the Kartavya Path, in New Delhi, Friday, Dec. 22, 2023. The Olympic medallist grappler on Friday decided to return the Padma Shri award in protest over the election of Sanjay Singh, a Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh loyalist, as the president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). (PTI Photo)

Bajrang Punia to Return Padma Shri in Protest over WFI Chief Election

Bajrang was stopped at the Kartavya Path by Delhi Police officials when he tried to reach the Parliament to meet PM Modi

India's captain Rohit Sharma during a practice session ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023’s final match between India and Australia, at the Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. (PTI Photo)

10/10: Men in Blue set to rock the world

The world’s largest cricket venue will be bathed in blue as the hosts clash with five-time champions Australia

Science

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ISRO Chairman S. Somanath. (PTI)

Aditya L1 nears landmark: Isro to attempt crucial orbit manoeuvre on January 6

Isro chairman S. Somanath disclosed the upcoming manoeuvre after the successful launch of the Space agency’s maiden X-ray mission, XPoSat

Data from Nisar will be highly suitable for studying the land ecosystems, deformation of solid earth, mountain and polar cryosphere, sea ice, and coastal oceans on a regional to global scale. (Representational Image/AP)

India, US to launch Nisar in ’24

Built at a cost of $1.5 billion, Nisar (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) is targeted for launch onboard India’s GSLV rocket

 Vikram lander as seen by the navigation camera on Pragyan Rover. (ISRO)

ISRO Awaits Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover to Wake Up from Lunar Sleep

The lander and the rover are awaiting the wake-up call to get reactivated

Life

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Khalil Alashar.

Khalil Alashar, first Arab man to master kathak dance form

Bahrain student captivated by sizzling rhythms and spins, was hooked by street performance as student in America

 Varsha Nair's work. (Image by Arrangement)

Lekha Shankar | Two Indian artists in Bangkok exhibition of women’s art

Arts collective Womanifesto showcases Flowing Connections involving local communities to huge reception and critical acclaim

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the first Indian Art, Architecture and Design Biennale (IAADB) 2023, at Red Fort in New Delhi, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023. (PTI Photo)

Govt Working to Institutionalise Global Cultural Initiatives in India: PM Modi

The PM said such programmes should get a global identity as similar events in some of the world cities

Relationship

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Representational image depicting a happy family

No love no more

While marriages aren’t always the happily-ever-afters, separations don’t have to be the nightmares they’re touted to be either

Olivia Wilde

Sex & the single mum

Despite no rule in society against it, single mums seeking sexual companionship is frowned upon

Photo: Rajesh Jadhav

Of virtual vows and intimate cermonies: How pandemic has redefined weddings

With the coronavirus showing no signs of bowing out of our lives, the whole concept of gala Indian weddings is undergoing a sea-change

Metros

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Mauris allegedly shot Ghosalkar before shooting himself and the entire incident was live-streamed on Facebook. (Screengrab from video)

Shiv Sena UBT leader shot dead during FB live, shooter commits suicide

Abhishek was the son of Vinod Goshalkar, a trusted aide of Uddhav Thackeray

The cumulative value of the 58 ultra-luxury homes sold in 2023 was approximately Rs 4063 crore against Rs 1170 crore worth of homes in 2022, marking a growth of 247 per cent, said Anarock Group.

Ultra-luxury home sales up 250% in 2023 in Mumbai

Mumbai also saw the highest number of property registrations in November

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to a sortie in Tejas aircraft from HAL airport in Bengaluru City on Saturday. (Image: DC)

Prime Minister Modi Takes a Sortie on Indigenously Built Tejas Aircraft in Bengaluru

Modi was scheduled to visit Telangana to campaign for the Assembly polls in the State

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