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PM commissions India’s first indigenously-built Scorpene submarine


Mumbai, December 14 : Marking an important milestone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday commissioned and dedicated to the nation the country’s first indigenously-built Scorpene-class submarine ‘INS Kalvari’ into the Indian Navy. This is the first conventional submarine to be inducted into the Indian Navy after more than 17 years even as the navy’s submarine arm celebrates its golden jubilee ...

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Voting begins for second phase of Gujarat assembly elections


Ahmedabad, December 14 : Voting for the second and final phase of the Gujarat assembly elections began on Thursday on 93 seats of North and Central Gujarat. After an acrimonious campaign, around 2.22 crore voters would be exercising their franchise to choose between the two main contenders, the BJP and the Congress. A total of 851 candidates are in the ...

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Writer-actor-filmmaker Neeraj Vora dies in Mumbai at 54


Mumbai, December 14 : Bollywood’s multi-faceted talent Neeraj Vora, known for writing ‘Rangeela’ and for directing ‘Phir Hera Pheri’, died here early on Thursday, months after being comatose, his family said. Neeraj’s younger brother Uttank Vora told IANS that Neeraj died at 4 am at an Andheri hospital. He was 54. “He will be taken to Firoz Nadiadwala’s house ‘Barkat’ ...

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Capt Amarinder sees next phase of growth for congress in Rahul’s elevation


CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has extended his heartiest congratulations and warmest wishes to the new Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, saying his elevation would trigger the next phase of the party’s growth. In a statement, the Chief Minister said under the able and dynamic leadership of Rahul, he expected the Congress to not only undergo a massive revival ...

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‘1984 anti-Sikh genocide not spontaneous but govt-orchestrated’


New Delhi, December 12 : The 1984 anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi that claimed the lives of an estimated 8,000 people in Delhi and around the country were not spontaneous as has been made out but were government-orchestrated, says a scathing new book on the four days of mayhem, adding it’s time the world took ...

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