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Narendra Modi government bans bouquets: Now states can use only these items to greet PM

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday issued instructions to all states to stop using bouquets during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tours within India. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday issued instructions to all states to stop using bouquets during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tours within India. “No bouquet may be presented to the PM during his tours within India,” ANI reported MHA sources as saying. Instead of bouquets, states can offer PM Modi a flower along with a Khadi handkerchief or a book to welcome…

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Next Vice-President of India: BJP picks Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, July 17: Venkaiah Naidu will be the NDA’s candidate for the next Vice-President of India. The BJP’s parliamentary board which met earlier today decided that BJP picks Venkaiah Naidu, who is Information and broadcasting minister will be the candidate. Naidu will file nomination tomorrow at 11 am, the last day of doing so. Like in the case of President,with the backing of southern parties like AIADMK, Telengana Rashtra Samiti and YSR Congress, the BJP candidate is likely to win the votes of 557 MPs in the electoral college…

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Venkaiah Naidu likely to be NDA’s vice-presidential candidate

HIGHLIGHTS The BJP is keen to have a vice-presidential candidate representing one of the southern states Nominating Venkaiah, BJP hopes to gain a stronghold in south The announcement will be made after the parliamentary party meet, which is underway NEW DELHI: The BJP is likely to name information and broadcasting and urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu as its nominee for the vice-presidential elections coming up next month. The party’s parliamentary board meet has started at 6 pm. The formal announcement will be made after the meeting. With the numbers clearly pitched…

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Indian astronomers discover supercluster of galaxies, name it ‘Saraswati’

A team of Indian astronomers has discovered an extremely large supercluster of galaxies —— as big as 20 million billion suns — which they have named Saraswati, Pune-based Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) said on Thursday. This is one of the largest known structures in the neighbourhood of the universe, 4,000 million light-years away from Earth and roughly more than 10 billion years old, IUCAA said. Its mass extends over the scale of 600 million light years. Scientists of this institute were also involved in the path-breaking…

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13th July 2002: The beginning of Team India

13th July 2002 was the day, when actually the real team India was born. It was an amateur condition under a mature & aggressive captain. I still remember I was only 16 then. I went to my Nana’s place to watch this match. I remember that time; if you score 250+ runs, 80% chances that you will win the match & it was 325. It was a massive score. 2nd inns was started (I am not focusing on what happened in 1st inns), Ganguly & Sehwag started briskly.  Especially Ganguly was in full fledge….

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Who Will Be BJP’s Candidate for Vice-President? Guess at Your Own Risk

“We will let you know as and when things happen”; is the common refrain of a party general secretary over the last one week whenever journalists have come with queries on VP polls. New Delhi: Vice-presidential elections are a tad less exciting than the race for the erstwhile Viceregal Lodge in Delhi. Not that the process to nominate the custodian of the Upper House is any less significant. But a sort of ennui seems to have set in amongst the political class in Lutyens’ Delhi after an extended bout of freewheeling…

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Team India Coach: Shastri, Zaheer, Dravid in India’s new coaching team

Ravi Shastri, the former India allrounder and team director, has been appointed head coach of the national side until the 2019 World Cup. Zaheer Khan has been named bowling consultant for the same tenure, while Rahul Dravid will be India’s batting consultant for overseas Test series. The confirmation came late on Tuesday night after the CoA impressed upon the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendullkar and VVS Laxman, the urgent need to end the uncertainty over the next India coach. The vacancy arose because Anil Kumble resigned after the Champions Trophy in June, stating…

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BCCI denies reports of Ravi Shastri being appointed as India coach

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has denied any reports of Ravi Shastri being appointed as Indian cricket team’s new head coach. The BCCI on Tuesday denied reports that Ravi Shastri has been appointed coach of the Indian cricket team, saying that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) was still deliberating on the matter. Amid media frenzy that Shastri has been named coach till the 2019 World Cup, BCCI Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary stated, “No decision has been made on appointment of new coach. The CAC is still deliberating…

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Here’s Why Ravi Shastri Is the Right Pick for India Coach

Rewind: 1992 – India, the first team to tour South Africa after the end of apartheid. Ravi Shastri – vice captain. Towards the end of the tour, troubled by a knee injury, Shastri consulted a leading ortho expert who suggested immediate surgery. He agreed, the surgery happened but the damaged knee would not mend. Did the best we could, said the surgeon, and advised Shastri that, from now, he won’t be able to play professional sport. Despite this crushing blow Shastri tried hard to get fit and returned to active…

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7 Amarnath pilgrims killed in terror attack in J&K’s Anantnag: Police

Amarnath Yatra attack Live Updates: PM Narendra Modi reacts, says attack deserves strongest condemnation from everyone Anantnag encounter: In a horrific turn to events, as many as 7 Amarnath yatris were killed in an encounter. Here are the LIVE UPDATES from the Amarnath Yatra terror attack: 11:00 PM: As per ANI, security increased at Jammu base camp following terror attack on the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Anantnag. Checks are being conducted. 10:55 PM: The Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley expressed his grief over the incident. He tweeted, “This incident should add…

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