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Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi with outgoing Navy chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar as he assumes charge as the 26th Chief of the Naval Staff, in New Delhi, Tuesday, April 30, 2024. (PTI Photo)

Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi takes charge as new Navy chief

Adm. Tripathi succeeded Admiral R. Hari Kumar, who retired on superannuation after an illustrious career in the Indian Navy

Nalin Prabhat.

IPS Officer Nalin Prabhat To Head India's Counter-Terrorism Force NSG

Prabhat is presently working as additional director-general in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

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

World

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. (PTI)

India discusses Maldives debt

EAM says ties based on ‘mutual interests'

This image made from a video provided to The Associated Press by a Mideast defense official shows a helicopter raid targeting a vessel near the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, April 13, 2024. A video seen by The Associated Press shows commandos raiding a ship near the Strait of Hormuz by helicopter Saturday, an attack a Mideast defense official attributed to Iran amid wider tensions between Tehran and the West. The Mideast defense official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. (AP Photo)

India asks Iran to free Indians on seized ship

The MSC Aries, owned by Zodiac Maritime, was seized close to the Strait of Hormuz, a critical maritime chokepoint

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (PTI)

US mentions Kejriwal arrest, Congress allegations; India responds

Washington also seemed to dismiss New Delhi’s concerns on earlier comments by the US on Wednesday over the arrest of Kejriwal

Business

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 The GST revenue, which is accounted for as taxes on goods sold and services rendered, was over Rs 1.78 lakh crore last month, while it was `1.87 lakh crore in April 2023.

India's GST Collections Soar, Cross Rs 2-Lakh Crore Mark

The government said that the gross GST mop-up stood at Rs 2.1 lakh crore, representing a growth of 12.4 percent on year-on-year basis

Regarding sales targets, Mehta said a strategic approach, focusing on branding and marketing for the next 3-4 months.

Amul fresh milk to debut in US, target NRIs, Asians

This is the first time the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) will export fresh milk outside India

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

Sports

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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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Agnikul Cosmos successfully carries out a su-orbital test-flight of its home-built 3D-printed semi-cryogenic rocket Agnibaan from its own launch pad at Sriharikota, Thursday, May 30, 2024. (PTI Photo)

Agnikul Cosmos single-piece 3D-printed engine successful

After four unsuccessful attempts since March 22, the test flight of Agnibaan Sub-Orbital Technology Demonstrator took place at 7.15 am

New generation ballistic missile Agni-Prime being successfully flight-tested from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha, Thursday, April 4, 2024. (PTI Photo)

Night launch of nuclear Agni Prime successful

The nuclear capable missile will be primarily focused towards Pakistan

The first Aircraft LA5033 of the Tejas Mk1A Aircraft series after taking off from HAL facility in Bengaluru, Thursday, March 2024. It was a successful sortie with a flying time of 18 minutes. (PTI)

First Tejas flight successful

Tejas Mk1A boasts enhanced electronic RADAR, warfare, communication systems, additional combat capability, and improved maintenance features

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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)

BJP lose 4 out of 6 Mumbai seats despite PM’s roadshow, rallies

Out of six seats in Mumbai, the BJP was only able to retain the North Mumbai seat, represented by Union Minister Piyush Gopal

Salman Khan (Twitter)

Police claim to have foiled Bishnoi gang’s second attack on Salman Khan, 4 held

According to police, the Bishnoi gang had planned to attack Salman Khan's car at Panvel

The civic body has appealed to the Mumbaikars to use water judiciously. (PTI)

Mumbai to face water cuts from May 30

The water stock in Mumbai reservoirs has plummeted to 9.69 per cent

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