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- Pak band Noori to perform at NH7 Weekender in Delhi
One of the songs in Pakistani rock band Noori’s recent album comes with the moniker Begum Gul Bakauli Sarfarosh. Titled 1947 — the year that holds much importance in the subcontinent’s history — the song describes the pain of a woman who comes to Pakistan after losing her family. This song, along with others, will be performed in the city Saturday at the popular music festival, NH7 Weekender.
- Russian woman who suffered acid attack in Varanasi, can now see …
A 23-year-old Russian tourist, Darya Prokina, who had suffered over 45 per cent burns when an Indian friend threw acid on her in Varanasi, is now able to see from both her eyes, informed the medical superintendent (MS) of Sir Sunder Lal Hospital (BHU Hospital), where she was first admitted to after the attack on November 13. On November 22, she sent me an SMS saying that, while her daughter was still undergoing treatment, she was able to see from both her eyes,” BHU MS Dr K K Gupta said. Prokina was shifted to Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi through an air ambulance on November 14, following intervention from the Prime Minister’s Office and the Russian Embassy.
- Delhi govt notice to Pakistan, Bangladesh stalls at trade fa …
As 99 stall owners from Pakistan and Bangladesh packed their wares on the last day of the India International Trade Fair, they faced a curious situation. The Delhi government had issued notices to all of them, along with a Rs 50,000 penalty. The notice, issued by the Delhi government’s department of trade and taxes, stated that the stall owners had failed to obtain the mandatory casual registration number required to participate in the trade fair.
- ‘ISI agent’ held in Meerut , Pak agency paid his kin Rs 50,0 …
THE UTTAR Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Friday arrested Pakistani national Mohammad Eizaz alias Mohammad Kalam for allegedly sending vital information about the Indian Army to Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. Eizaz, a resident of Islamabad in Pakistan, was arrested from Meerut Cantt area while on his way to Delhi. Police claimed to have recovered several documents related to the Indian Army, cellphone, laptop, pen drives, a fake voter identity card from West Bengal, a fake Aadhaar card with a Bareilly address, a photocopy of Nadar Card (Pakistani identity card) and other items from him.
- Mallikarjun Kharge-Narendra Modi warmth, off camera
At 6.17 pm, after the House was adjourned and the Speaker left for her chambers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stayed on, exchanging pleasantries with colleagues after wrapping up the two-day debate on India’s Commitment to the Constitution. “Kharge ji, aao na, haat milaiye (Mr Kharge, come, let’s shake hands),” he said, as the PM turned and smiled at Kharge. When Kharge hesitated, Naidu repeated his request. “Chalo, dil mile na mile, haat toh milayenge (Whether hearts meet or not, let’s shake hands),” Kharge said, walking towards the PM, who had already taken a few steps towards the Congress leader.
- Fresh trouble for Nestle: UP lab finds Maggi Pazzta sample with …
Days after it relaunched its instant Maggi noodles, the Nestle India has landed in fresh trouble, with its pasta products —- sold under the brand name Maggi Pazzta —- found to be carrying lead beyond permissible limits in tests carried out at state-owned food testing laboratory in Lucknow. Pazzta samples collected from Nestle distributor - Sriji Traders - in Mau on June 10, were sent to a government food testing laboratory in Lucknow, said Arvind Yadav, designated officer at food and drug administration (FDA), Mau.
- Japan commits to Rs 4,456 crore loan to Ahmedabad metro proj …
In a huge boost to the Rs 10,700-crore Ahmedabad metro rail project, Japan on Friday committed a loan of Rs 4,456 crore for the project. Official notes committing to the Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan were exchanged between S Selvakumar, joint secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India and Yutaka Kikuta, Charge d' Affaires, Embassy of Japan to India. Under this agreement, the fourth phase of Chennai metro will also get a loan of Rs 1,080 crore.
- Dr B R Ambedkar’s journey
Dr B R Ambedkar was among the first in his community (born to Hindu Mahar parents, treated as untouc-hables) to go to Columbia University and the London School of Economics. Not that Ambedkar’s relationship with the Congress or Mahatma Gandhi was very smooth. This was something Mahatma Gandhi opposed.
- Satisfied we did not surrender to Shiv Sena’s threat: Sudhee …
A month-and-a-half after his face was smeared with ink, Sudheendra Kulkarni, former BJP leader and aide to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said Friday that he feels satisfied that he did not surrender to Shiv Sena’s threat. Speaking at Pakistan High Commission in Chanakyapuri, Kulkarni advocated a possible bilateral visit to Pakistan by PM Narendra Modi before SAARC summit in Islamabad next year. Last month, Shiv Sainiks smeared Kulkarni’s face with ink over him hosting the launch of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book Neither a Hawk nor a Dove in Mumbai.
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