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Nationalism, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ being misused to construct militant idea of India: Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Nationalism and the slogan of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' are being misused to construct a "militant and purely emotional" idea of India that excludes millions of residents and citizens, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday, in an apparent attack on the BJP. Addressing a gathering at the launch of a book on Jawaharlal Nehru's work and speeches, Singh said that if India is recognised in the comity...

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Farmers to be affected after Tricyclazole and Buprofezin ban: ACFI

Bhubaneswar: Agro Chem Federation of India (ACFI), Saturday, claimed that millions of rice cultivating farmers of Odisha will get affected due to Insecticide Prohibition Order 2020 on Tricyclazole and Buprofezin under Gazette Notification Jan 31, 2020 by the central government. The president of ACFI, NK Aggarwal said, “The recent proposal of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare to ban Tricyclazole & Buprofezin in India is no doubt a big blow to...

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Road at Shaheen Bagh opened by group of protesters, but blocked again, say Police

New Delhi: A stretch of the road closed for over two months in Shaheen Bagh due to an anti-citizenship law protest was “opened” by a group of demonstrators Saturday, only to be closed after some time, police said. “Road number 9 in Shaheen Bagh was reopened by a group of protesters, but later it was closed by another group,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) RP Meena said. Protestors claimed that they...

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NRC will cost India Rs 65,000 crore; so better focus on economic development: Owaisi

New Delhi: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi Saturday claimed that if the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is rolled out across the country, it will lead to eight crore people being left out of the final list. The Hyderabad MP said the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Population Register (NPR) and the NRC are interlinked. “CAA, NRC and NRP are interlinked. The CAA is a prelude to NPR and NRC...

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There is difference between being religious and fanatic: Kanhaiya Kumar

Patna: CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar Saturday voiced disapproval of AIMIM leader Waris Pathan’s ’15 crore Muslims can be heavy on 100 crore’ remark and asserted that there was a difference between being “religious” and a “fanatic”. The former JNU student leader, who was here after completing a state-wide Jan Gan Man Yatra against CAA-NPR-NRC, was responding to...

Hindi not mandatory; AIIMS-Bhubaneswar backtracks

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of a row over a directive by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar, imposing Hindi on its employees in their day-to-day official work, the institute Saturday committed to adopt three-language policy for signage with top most priority to Odia language. AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Director, B Gitanjali told reporters Saturday that the...

Ajay Jayaram

Barcelona Masters badminton: Ajay Jayram crashes out in semifinal

Barcelona: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram Saturday crashed out of the men’s singles semifinals of the Barcelona Spain Masters after suffering a straight-game loss to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn here. The unseeded Indian gave a tough fight in the opening game before surrendering 20-22 12-21 in the last-four clash of the BWF World Tour Super 300 event. With Jayaram’s...

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Actress Payal Ghosh learning Spanish for upcoming role

Mumbai: Actress Payal Ghosh is taking Spanish lessons as preparation for an upcoming role in Bollywood. “I am learning Spanish and I am totally loving the process. Every emotion and expression is denoted so differently in Spanish, and it’s such an open language. It’s beautiful, and I hope I get it right,” she said. However, she isn’t...

Group of protesters open small stretch of road at Shaheen Bagh

New Delhi: A small stretch of the road closed for over two months in Shaheen Bagh due to an anti-citizenship law protest was “opened” by a group of demonstrators Saturday, though police barricades continued on one side. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) RP Meena said, “Road number 9 in Shaheen Bagh was reopened by a group of...

Academician-turned-politician Krishna Bose passes away at 89

Kolkata: Krishna Bose, an academician-turned-politician who was a three-time parliamentarian from West Bengal, died on Saturday due to age-related ailments. She was 89. Bose, the former Trinamool Congress MP from Jadavpur constituency in Kolkata, was unwell for quite some time. She died at a private hospital off EM Bypass at 10.22 am, according to the sources. Bose...

ISL: Late goals help ATK hold Bengaluru FC 2-2

Bangalore: Two late goals by ATK cancelled two scored in the first half by Bengaluru FC as their Indian Super League match ended in a 2-2 draw here Saturday. Bengaluru FC ended their league stage campaign with 30 points and could possibly finish fourth, should Chenniayin FC win their final league game against NorthEast United. Dimas Delgado...


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