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58 Army Jawan On Single Motorcycle create World Record

58 Army Jawan On Single Motorcycle create World Record

A team Army Service Corps (ASC), popularly known as the ‘Tornadoes’, rode a 500 cc Royal Enfield motorbike for 1,200 metres at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. The act was performed for the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of Records and Unique World Records. Fifty eight Indian Army personnel set a new world record by riding a single …

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Indian Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev jayanti

Indian Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev jayanti

Over 2,500 Sikh pilgrims from India have arrived in Lahore to participate in religious rituals to mark the 547th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. From Lahore the pilgrims left for Hasan Abdal town in Attock district to visit the temple of Panja Sahib under strict security arrangements, Dawn online reported. “We respect Pakistan, in general, and Punjab, in particular, …

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Over a million migrants return to Bihar for Chhath

Over a million migrants return to Bihar for Chhath

Bihar is witnessing the return of its natives in droves. A million migrants are back at their villages and towns over the past week or so to celebrate Chhath festival, the biggest community celebration, along with their families and relatives. According to a conservative estimate, over one million Bihar migrants working across the country as well as abroad have returned …

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Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings more relevant

Mahatma Gandhi's teachings more relevant

Growth of religious bigotry and intolerance has directly fueled sponsorship of terrorism in many cases, India’s Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said on Friday, as he noted the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi‘s teachings was recognized in the world more than ever before. In his address at the special event to commemorate the “International Day of Non-Violence” at the UN Headquarters, Jaishankar …

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Yamuna may be less polluted this Durga Puja

Yamuna may be less polluted this Durga Puja

If all goes well, the Yamuna river may be less polluted this Durga Puja. Puja committees across Delhi seem to have gone all out to ensure that the idols of goddess Durga are made using eco-friendly materials. This follows a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order that prohibits immersion of the idols made using non-biodegradable materials – because they further pollute …

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George Michael Dead

George Michael Dead

George Michael has died aged 53. The musical superstar, who originally made his name in the pop group Wham! before finding global success as a solo artist, passed away at his home in Oxfordshire. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances. In a statement, the star’s publicist said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, …

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International Anti-Corruption Day – 9 December: 40% respondent never attended ABAC training

International Anti-Corruption Day - 9 December: 40% respondent never attended ABAC training

Ahead of the International Anti-Corruption Day, observed annually on December 9, a report released on Thursday showed that 40 percent of the respondents have never attended an anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) training done by their organisation. The report, released by EY India, said that the cost of corruption has risen significantly over the last few years, with increased penalties, financial …

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Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa dies in Chennai after 74 days of hospitalisation

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa dies in Chennai after 74 days of hospitalisation

Six-time Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, a 1960s screen idol who became one of India’s most powerful politicians, died in a Chennai hospital on Tuesday. She was 68. She was readmitted to the critical care unit (CCU) of Apollo Hospital as she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening shortly after the party announced that she had been given …

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New Indian Rs. 500, Rs. 2000 notes to be circulated soon

New Indian Rs. 500, Rs. 2000 notes to be circulated soon

In a move to tackle black money in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the current Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will not be valid after midnight. Modi said people holding notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 can deposit the same in their bank and post office accounts from November 10 till December 30. PM Modi …

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Charles Bronson and his ‘tough guy’ film career

Charles Bronson and his 'tough guy' film career

He was an unlikely movie hero, with an average height and build, a rough-hewn appearance instead of good looks, a voice low and gravelly than pleasant, and a languid, laid-back air that however couldn’t conceal an unmistakable toughness. These attributes would instead make Charles Bronson star of some of the most popular Hollywood and European action movies, spanning the war, …

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