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Indira Peace Prize for Manmohan


New Delhi : Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been chosen for the 2017 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development by the international jury which made the announcement here tonight. A statement from Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, institutor of the award, said, “The award is being presented to Dr Singh for his leadership of the country and its ...

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Indore youth declares self ‘king’ of ‘kingdom’ near Egypt; to rule online


Indore, November 17 : Suyash Dixit, a 24-year-old software engineer in Indore, has declared himself as the king of an unclaimed strip of 2,072 square kilometers of land between Egypt and Sudan. Self-claimed king of this ‘no man’s land’, Suyash has founded the idea of the first ‘virtual governance of a kingdom’ and named it as ‘Kingdom of Dixit’, which ...

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Padmavati’ protest: Entry to Chittorgarh Fort closed


Jaipur, November 17 : Entry to the famous Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan was closed on Friday in protest against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie “Padmavati”, which many claim has distorted historical facts. “We have closed the first gate known as Padan Pol gate since 10 a.m. We are not allowing anyone to enter the fort. It is a peaceful ...

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After 13 years, Moody’s upgrades India’s credit rating


New Delhi, November 17 : US-based Moody’s on Friday upgraded India’s sovereign credit rating by a notch to ‘Baa2’ with a stable outlook citing improved growth prospects driven by economic and institutional reforms. The rating upgrade comes after a gap of 13 years—Moody’s had last upgraded India’s rating to ‘Baa3’ in 2004. In 2015, the rating outlook was changed to ...

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NGT lifts ban on construction in Delhi-NCR, allows trucks


New Delhi, November 17 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday lifted its ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR and allowed trucks to enter the national capital, while asking authorities to strictly monitor their movement. The green panel, however, refused to lift its ban on industrial activities causing pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region. “All directions in relation to ...

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