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India administers over 22 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to mark Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday

India administered over 22 million Covid vaccine doses in a record-breaking effort to mark PM Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday on Friday. The effort surpassed the country’s previous daily record of more than 13 million doses on 27 August. India aims to vaccinate all eligible Indians by the end of 2021 but experts say the drive […]

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Human error caused Air India Express flight to crash in August 2020, investigation finds

The crash of an Air India Express plane in August last year was probably due to pilot error and failure, investigators say. The passenger plane with 190 people on board crashed at the Calicut airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing 21 people. The Boeing 737, which had flown from Dubai, skidded off the […]

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Entertainment India

Deepika Padukone: Indian actress to launch global beauty and lifestyle brand

Deepika Padukone, one of highest paid actresses in India is all set to launch her global beauty and lifestyle brand rooted in India. According to a statement, the first category of launch will focus on beauty and skincare products. This category specifically, while rooted in India and backed by science. “India, I believe, has always […]

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Business India

Ford: American car giant to shut down manufacturing plants in India

American car giant Ford will shut down manufacturing cars in India by the second quarter of 2022. The company said it would shut down both its plants — one in Tamil Nadu and another in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat. Ford in a statement said it would continue to manufacture car engines […]

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Kerala: Indian state on high alert for Nipah virus amid surging Covid-19 infections

The Indian state of Kerala is quickly ramping up efforts to stop a potential outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus, even as the state continues to battle the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country. Kerala is on high alert after a 12-year-old boy died of the rare virus on Sunday, spurring health officials […]

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India: Over half a million farmers rally against new agricultural laws

At least half a million farmers gathered in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to protest against new agriculture laws. The farmers want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal controversial farm legislation. Organisers described the rally as the biggest protest since their movement began last November. For days, buses and tractors have been ferrying farmers […]

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Indian television and film actor Siddharth Shukla dies at 40

Indian television and film actor Siddharth Shukla has died in Mumbai at the age of 40. Reports claim he had died from a heart attack. Doctors at Cooper hospital said he was already dead when he was brought in on Thursday. A postmortem was reportedly underway. Local media quoted an unnamed source saying: “At around 3am […]

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Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani dies aged 92

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani has died at his home in Srinagar at the age of 92. He passed away after a lengthy illness. A veteran campaigner against Indian rule, he had been under house arrest for much of the past 11 years. Indian authorities have imposed a strict security clampdown in Srinagar, Kashmir’s main […]

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Dark Truth: Indian government’s dependence on petrol and diesel for revenue

Fuel plays a vital role when it comes to the economy. Industrial functionality relies on the consumption of enormous amounts of energy which caters to generation of economic wealth. Many countries have economies that are based on petroleum as it is a daily use product that covers multiple sectors such as transportation, plastics and agriculture. […]

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Akasa Air: Covid-19 pandemic the right time to start an ultra-low cost airline company?

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, an Indian business magnate and stock trader recently announced plans to invest in the airline business by announcing a new ultra-low cost airline company called Akasa Air. His decision comes at a time when the aviation industry due to the pandemic has incurred significant losses and is continuing to do so. Airlines have […]

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UAE becomes the second country after Bhutan to accept India’s UPI payment system

The United Arab Emirates based digital banking service and solution provider Mashreq Bank announced their strategic partnership with India’s National Payment Corporation’s International. UAE aims to offer India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system in their country. UPI is India’s very own home grown instant payment system. It was developed by the National Payments Corporation of […]

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‘Cat Garden’: Indian couple raises 200 cats in custom air-conditioned house having mini theatre

Upendra Goswami lost his sister in 1994. One day, while celebrating her posthumous birthday, a cat entered his house and ate the birthday cake, and then, she never left. Now, Upendra has some 200 cats living in a place he solely dedicated to the felines and is called ‘Cat Garden.’ Upendra based in Gandhidham city […]