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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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New Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Keir Starmer. (AFP)

Modi, Starmer agree to speed up FTA during first interaction

Modi also extended an invitation to Starmer for an early visit to India as the two leaders agreed to remain in touch

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

Business

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (PTI)

GST Council: Interest, Penalties To Be Waived if Tax Paid On Time

FM elaborated on various decisions, noting that small and medium taxpayers will benefit from an extended time limit for GSTR-4 filing

 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

Sports

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Players of the T20 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team with the championship trophy acknowledge fans during their open bus victory parade, in Mumbai, Thursday, July 4, 2024. (PTI Photo)

Indian cricket team members from Mumbai felicitated by Maharashtra government

Both the houses of Maharashtra Legislature have already passed resolutions congratulating the Indian Cricket Team for winning the World Cup

 India's players celebrate with the winners trophy after defeating South Africa in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup final cricket match at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, Saturday, June 29, 2024.AP/PTI(PTI06_30_2024_000063B)

India Come Back from the Dead to Emerge Champions

Nail biting finish at Barbados as India Beat South Africa to Clinch World Cup

 Players of India celebrate the dismissal of Australia's David Warner during an ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, Monday, June 24, 2024. AP/PTI

India into T20 World Cup semi-finals with 24-run win over Australia

India captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with a blistering 92 -- from 41 balls

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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Thailand Senate voted to pass the Thailand Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Just a question of love, and Thai Pride!

With same sex marriages now legal, Thailand positions itself as regional leader in LGBTQIA+ rights

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

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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