Israeli army video shows massive Hamas tunnel network Updated 37 minutes ago

Posted By: Ramesh Sharma Posted On: Dec 30, 2023

Israeli army video shows massive Hamas tunnel network Updated 37 minutes ago



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UK PM Rishi Sunak Criticises Lawmaker’s Attack on London’s Mayor

Posted By: Vanshika Pathak Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday that a Conservative lawmaker was wrong to say the mayor of London is controlled by Islamists, and also denied that the governing party tolerates anti-Muslim prejudice.

Sunak is under pressure to condemn Islamophobia after the comments by Lee Anderson, who was suspended from the Conservative Party group in Parliament on Saturday for comments about Mayor Sadiq Khan, amid growing tensions within British politics over the Israel-Hamas war.

Anderson, a pugnacious populist, claimed Islamists had “got control” of Khan and the city of London. Khan is Muslim, and a member of the opposition Labour Party.

“These comments weren't acceptable, they were wrong,” Sunak told BBC radio on Monday. “Words matter, especially in the current environment where tensions are running high and I think it's incumbent on all of us to choose them carefully.”

Asked whether his party has an Islamophobia problem, Sunak said: “No, of course it doesn't.'”

Opponents accused the Conservatives of deliberately raising tensions over pro-Palestinian protests that have been held most weekends since the Israel-Hamas conflict began in October. Sunak fired former Home Secretary Suella Braverman in November after she called the protests, which have drawn hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, “hate marches” and accused police of being too lenient with them.

The protests have been overwhelmingly peaceful, though there have been several dozen arrests over signs and chants allegedly supporting Hamas, a banned organization in Britain. Some people also say the mass marches have created an intimidating atmosphere for Jewish Londoners.

In an interview with right-wing TV channel GB News, Anderson criticized the police response to the demonstrations, leveling the blame on the mayor. He said “the Islamists … (have) got control of Khan and they've got control of London,” and claimed Khan had “given our capital city away to his mates.”

The suspension means Anderson, a deputy chairman of the Conservatives until last month, will sit in Parliament as an independent unless he joins another party such as the right-wing Reform U.K., formerly known as the Brexit Party.

Labour said the Conservatives must go further to tackle prejudice, noting that Anderson was suspended for refusing to apologize rather than for his original comments about Khan.

Labour chairwoman Anneliese Dodds said Anderson's remarks were “clearly not to do with who Sadiq Khan is, it was a slur that was directed at him because of Islamophobia.”

The move comes as tensions over the Israel-Hamas war roil British politics, with some lawmakers saying they fear for their safety after receiving threats over their positions on the conflict. Reports of both antisemitic and anti-Muslim abuse in Britain have soared since Hamas' Oct. 7 attack on Israel, which triggered the war in Gaza.

Last week an attempt to hold a House of Commons vote calling for a cease-fire descended into chaos after House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle departed from parliamentary custom by allowing votes on motions from three different parties, sparking a walkout by the Conservatives and Scottish National Party.

Hoyle said he had been trying to ensure that all lawmakers had the chance to make their positions clear in a climate of threat and intimidation, but faces calls for his resignation.

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Muddying Ties Is Impossible

Posted By: Jogendra Kumar Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

The new leader of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has resolutely backed the island nation's close and historic ties with India, asserting that “muddying ties with India is impossible” regardless of the foreign policy changes made by the new government here.

Abdulla Shahid, the former president of the UN General Assembly said, “India is tied to us historically, culturally, and in several other ways.” The Maldives cannot distance itself from the geographical and historical significance of India as an ally, he was quoted as saying during an interview with the Sun Online.

India-Maldives ties have declined ever since President Mohamed Muizzu rode to power on anti-India posturing. Muizzu, widely seen as a pro-China leader, in his first presidential speech earlier this month said the first group of Indian military personnel will be sent back from the Maldives before March 10 and the remaining manning two aviation platforms will be withdrawn before May 10.

The 61-year-old Maldivian leader, who was elected to the top post without an election last Tuesday, recalled the foreign military incursion to the Maldives on November 3, 1988, led by Tamil mercenaries, and highlighted the role of the Indian military and their assistance in tackling the situation. He also stressed that India was the first of the allies to assist in the 2004 tsunami crisis and also recalled the water crisis in Male, adding India had flown special flights carrying water within four hours of the crisis.

Shahid, who served as the minister of foreign affairs from 2018 to 2023 under the presidency of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, also recalled India was the first to aid the Maldives in the 2020 Covid pandemic. “India has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world for the past 60 years. It is also the fastest-growing economic state with the largest population in the world. So our policies should focus on exploring all avenues from which the Maldives could benefit owing to the economic progress made by India,” Shahid was quoted as saying.

He also dismissed reports that his recent appointment as the main opposition leader was backed by India. Several of the officials of the Muizzu administration have alleged that his appointment was backed by India, the report said. Slamming the government over the allegations made against him, the new MDP leader said the current government should realise his calibre for achieving feats on his own.

“The people currently running the government use India as their go-to excuse to invalidate anything I attempt to achieve. At this point, they may go as far as to claim my birth was influenced by India. This is the extent of their narrative right now,” Shahid said. The Maldives' proximity to India, barely 70 nautical miles from the island of Minicoy in Lakshadweep and 300 nautical miles from the mainland's western coast, and its location at the hub of commercial sea lanes running through the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) gives it significant strategic importance.

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Watch | Unruly Passenger Restrained With Cable Ties on Dubai-Islamabad Flight Published 3 minutes ago

Posted By: Ramesh Sharma Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

An unruly flyer on Sunday forced the cabin crew to actively intervene to restrain him using cable ties during a Dubai-Islamabad flight.

The incident, which occurred on an Emirates flight, involved a man described by a witness as drunk and “extremely violent”, according to a US-based outlet. The individual was subdued by the crew, with help from fellow passengers, after being tackled to the ground. A video has emerged on social media platforms showing a restrained passenger in an airport wheelchair.

In a post on X, a Pakistani journalist shared, recounted details from a fellow passenger, describing the man's aggressive behavior and subsequent restraint by the Emirates cabin crew. Mateen raised questions regarding the passenger's release, suggesting potential connections enabling his departure despite the incident.

“This happened in Dubai flight to Islamabad this morning. Sent by a passenger who remained terrified during the flight: “Drunk guy extremely violent. Restrained and handcuffed by emirates cabin crew but I think Pak authorities let him go as he was well connected,” said Amir Mateen, who was a person on board.

The viral footage captures the individual's attempt to headbutt a male flight crew member, who, along with another crew member, successfully pushes him to the floor. Subsequently, two male crew members hold the passenger down while two female flight attendants secure his legs using cable ties.

This incident adds to a series of similar occurrences in recent months, including a mid-air altercation on a Southwest Airlines flight in February and other incidents of disruptive behavior aboard flights.

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Indian-Origin Man Held In Chicago Over Death Of Gujarati Family Found Frozen While Attempting To Enter US In 2022 Updated 2 minutes ago

Posted By: Preeti Dabar Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

US authorities have arrested an Indian-origin man in Chicago in connection with the deaths of a Gujarati family of four. The family, in question, froze to death near Canada's southern border with the United States two years ago.

Harshkumar Ramanlal Patel was held at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and will appear for a detention hearing on February 28, a report in The Chicago Tribune. Patel, also known as ‘Dirty Harry', ‘Param Singh' and ‘Haresh Rameshlal Patel', has been charged with the criminal offence of “transportation of illegal alien and conspiracy to bring and attempt to bring an illegal alien to the United States”.

US court documents, affidavit and criminal complaint filed in the case against Patel in the District Court for the District of Minnesota provide detailed information about Patel's involvement in the human smuggling conspiracy. The affidavit relates to the investigation concerning the human smuggling event on January 19, 2022, in which four family members — Jagdish Patel, 39, Vaishaliben Patel, 37, Vihangi Patel, 11, and Dharmik Patel, 3 — were found frozen to death near Emerson, Manitoba, approximately 12 metres from the Canada/US border while attempting to enter America illegally.

After the bodies were recovered, border patrol authorities arrested Steve Shand, 47, on January 19 for transporting two other Indian nationals. The affidavit described the January 2022 incident as “an unsuccessful attempt by a human smuggling organisation” to smuggle the Patel family into the US from Canada. “More specifically, this affidavit concerns the involvement of one member of that organisation, a man named Harshkumar Ramanlal Patel in the US,” it said.

The complaint provides details of communication between Harshkumar Patel and Shand concerning the human smuggling conspiracy. Shand has said that Patel was the manager of a “gambling establishment” in Florida. Through phone messages, Shand and Patel communicated about “arrangements for rental cars, hotels, and payments to Shand”. The two also discussed “the severe weather in North Dakota and Minnesota on January 19, 2022”. In one message, Patel told Shand to “make sure everyone is dressed for the blizzard conditions please”.

They also discussed the time Shand should travel to the border to pick up the Indian nationals. Pickup coordinates were relayed to Shand by Patel, court documents show. The complaint states that “Patel was an Indian national whose real name was Harshkumar Patel, and that he lived in Florida….he was part of an organised human smuggling group that facilitated illegal entry of Indian nationals into the United States”, the affidavit said.

Shand has told Homeland Security officials that Patel “recruited him to transport illegal aliens from the US/Canadian border in Minnesota to the Chicago area for money”. “Shand described five total trips he had made to the international border in Minnesota between December 2021 and January 2022, to transport Indian nationals, including the January 19, 2022 trip during which he was arrested,” the affidavit added.

“Shand said he dropped off the first of his loads at a supermarket in Chicago called Patel Brothers on or about December 12, 2021. His second load was dropped off at a private residence in what Shand described as a wealthy part of the Chicago area on or about December 22, 2021. His subsequent two loads were dropped off at the Presidential Inn and Suites motel in Matteson, Illinois on or about December 31, 2021 and January 12, 2022,” it added. Court documents said that Patel had been refused a US visa on at least five different occasions between 2014 and 2016. The date of Patel's first entry into the US appears to be July 21, 2016.

The affidavit also provides details of a related investigation into the smuggling of Indian nationals. It said that an investigation was initiated in 2018 into a “human smuggling organisation based in the state of Gujarat, India” that was responsible for smuggling Indian nationals into the US. “A man named Rajinder Singh was suspected of being the main facilitator in the United States for the group,” it said. Singh had identified individuals in Canada who were responsible for transporting the smuggled Indian nationals within Canada to the US border for illegal entry. “One of the individuals Singh identified in Canada was a man named Fenilkumar Patel. Singh stated that Fenilkumar Patel arranged the trip for the family that died in Manitoba, Canada on January 19, 2022,” the affidavit said.

Singh also said that Fenilkumar Patel currently resides in Toronto. Singh added that once the Indian nationals reach their final destinations in the US, commonly Chicago, they work until they have paid off their debt to the smuggling organisation. Previous information discovered during the investigations indicated that “Indian nationals smuggled by the Gujarat human smuggling group, work in a chain of restaurants in Chicago”. “The restaurants were identified and are owned by a man from India who has also been identified,” the affidavit said.

The affidavit further states that a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) official in Delhi had attended a meeting with the Gujarat Police in February 2022. “The Gujarat Police stated that Jagdishkumar Patel (the father of the family of four that died on January 19, 2022) was associated with the restaurant owner in Chicago on social media and through financial transactions. The Gujarat Police stated they suspected the restaurant owner in Chicago facilitates the smuggling of Indian nationals to work in his restaurants for sub-standard wages and as a way to pay off debt,” the affidavit said.

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Who is Nitasha Kaul

Posted By: Ramesh Sharma Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

Indian-origin UK-based professor Nitasha Kaul alleged on Sunday that she was refused entry into India and deported from Bengaluru airport to London, citing “orders from Delhi.”

Kaul, whom the Karnataka government reportedly invited to speak at the ‘Constitution and National Unity Convention – 2024,' claimed her denial was due to her views on “democratic and constitutional values.” She also referenced past criticism of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

“IMPORTANT: Denied entry to #India for speaking on democratic & constitutional values. I was invited to a conference as esteemed delegate by Govt of #Karnataka (Congress-ruled state) but Centre refused me entry,” Nitasha said in a long post on social media platform X.

She is an academic with expertise in politics, international relations, and critical interdisciplinary studies, and currently holds a position as a professor at the University of Westminster in London.

Her background spans several disciplines and regions. She has diverse scholarly pursuits and contributions to academia.

Nitasha claims to have endured a grueling ordeal, spending approximately 12 hours on a flight from London to Bangalore, followed by an extended period at immigration where she was “shuttled here and there” without receiving any information about the process.

She claims to have spent 24 hours in a holding cell, under constant surveillance with limited movement and insufficient access to food and water. Despite numerous calls to the airport for basic necessities such as a pillow and blanket, her requests were denied, she said.

“I was given no reason by immigration except ‘we cannot do anything, orders from Delhi'. My travel & logistics had been arranged by Karnataka & I had the official letter with me. I received no notice or info in advance from Delhi that I would not be allowed to enter,” she wrote on X.

“I am a globally respected academic & public intellectual, passionate about liberal democratic values. I care for gender equity, challenging misogyny, sustainability, civil & political liberties, rule of law. I am not anti-Indian, I am anti-authoritarian & pro-#democracy,” she said.

Nitasha's academic journey is marked by a pursuit of interdisciplinary scholarship. Beginning with a BA Honours in economics from SRCC, Delhi University, Kaul subsequently pursued advanced studies, obtaining a Master's degree in Economics with a specialisation in Public Policy.

Her academic pursuits ended in a Joint Ph.D. program in Economics and Philosophy at the University of Hull, UK, reflecting her interdisciplinary approach to scholarly inquiry.

Kaul's scholarly work is beyond traditional academia's confines, encompassing theoretical research and practical engagement with pressing socio-political issues.

Her work as an assistant professor of economics at the Bristol Business School and as an associate professor in creative writing at the Royal Thimphu College in Bhutan underscores her versatility as a scholar.

Her literary endeavours, include the publication of “Imagining Economics Otherwise: encounters with identity/difference.”

Beyond this, Nitasha is engaged in advocacy and activism, particularly in the realm of human rights and social justice.

She is the co-editor of a special volume in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) on “Women and Kashmir”. She has also testified at the US Congress on Kashmir and Human Rights.

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Former CNN-News18 Journalist Dies in New York Apartment Fire

Posted By: Anita Mamgai Posted On: Feb 25, 2024

A 27-year-old Indian national tragically died in a New York apartment fire on Friday. The Indian Mission in New York expressed condolences following Fazil Khan's tragic death in Harlem. He was later recognised as a former CNN-News18 journalist.

“Saddened to learn about the death of 27-year-old Indian national Mr. Fazil Khan in an unfortunate fire incident in an apartment building in Harlem, NY, the Indian Mission in New York said in a post on X.

He was a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and served as a data journalist at The Hechinger Report, at Teachers College at Columbia University.

“As a data reporter at The Hechinger Report, I am responsible for gathering and analyzing education data and collaborating with other reporters to expose inequality and examine innovation in education. I am a 2021 graduate of the data journalism program at Columbia Journalism School where I was also chosen as a post-graduate fellow for the school's Global Migration Project,” Fazil's LinkedIn bio read.

A pass out of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Fazil began as a copyeditor at Business Standard. He also worked at CNN News18 in New Delhi before he moved to New York. “I am a 2021 graduate of the data journalism program at Columbia Journalism School where I was also chosen as a post-graduate fellow for the school's Global Migration Project. My career began as a copyeditor at Business Standard, one of India's leading business dailies, in 2018 and I was working as a correspondent at CNN-News18 in Delhi, India before I moved to New York in 2020 for my graduate degree at Columbia,” according to his LinkedIn.

The US outlet, where the Indian journalist worked, condoled his death in a post on X. “We learned Saturday that The Hechinger Report's data reporter Fazil Khan died in a fire in the New York City building where he lived. We are devastated by the loss of such a great colleague and wonderful person, and our hearts go out to his family. He will be dearly missed,” The Hechinger Report said.

The Friday fire, in which Fazil died, began just after 2 pm on the third floor of a six-story building in Harlem. New York Police Department video shows firefighters being lowered by ropes from the roof to rescue people trapped on the building's upper floors.

“Our members attach themselves to a rope and then another member goes onto the rope and goes off the side of the building, goes down to the window and grabs the person,” FDNY Chief of Operations John Hodgens explained at a news conference Friday. “This happened three times at this fire.” The city has seen hundreds of fires linked to the lithium-ion batteries that power electric bikes and scooters in the last few years. The Fire Department has repeatedly issued warnings and safety tips.

Hodgens said an apartment door of the burning apartment was left open, intensifying the fire and hampering efforts to extinguish it. “If you could, imagine flames coming out that door and blocking off the stairwell,” he said. “Normally we go directly up to the floor above the fire, but we were even unable to get past those flames.”

(With agency inputs)

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I’m a Woman of My Word

Posted By: Pawan George Posted On: Feb 25, 2024

Indian-American Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley has said that she will continue to fight Donald Trump even after she was easily defeated by the former US President in South Carolina's Republican contest on Saturday.

With this win, Trump extended his winning streak as he marches toward a third consecutive presidential nomination and a rematch with Democratic President Joe Biden in the upcoming race to the White House.

“I'm a woman of my word. I'm not giving up this fight when a majority of Americans disapprove of both Trump and Biden. In the next 10 days, 21 states and territories will speak. They have the right to a real choice, not a Soviet-style election with only one candidate. And I have a duty to give them that choice,” Haley said in a post on X.

The former US president had been widely favored to win the Southern state, with one opinion poll after another showing him holding a sizable lead despite his litany of criminal charges and Haley's status as a native of South Carolina who won two terms as governor. “I have never seen the Republican party so unified as it is right now,” Trump told supporters in Columbia, the state capital, just minutes after the polls closed at 7 pm. He did not mention Haley once in about 30 minutes of remarks.

The lopsided outcome will bolster calls from Trump's allies that Haley, Trump's last remaining challenger, should drop out of the race. Trump has dominated all five contests thus far – in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, the U.S. Virgin Islands and now Haley's home state – leaving her with virtually no path to the Republican nomination. Trump was leading 59.7% to 39.7% with about half of the expected vote tallied, according to Edison.

Haley, who served as UN ambassador under Trump, said once again on Saturday that she will campaign through at least “Super Tuesday” on March 5, when Republicans in 15 states and one U.S. territory will cast ballots. “We need to beat Joe Biden in November,” she told supporters in Charleston, South Carolina, after Saturday's election was called in Trump's favor. “I don't believe Donald Trump can beat Joe Biden.”

She argued that her vote share, while less than 50%, showed large numbers of Republicans were still uneasy about Trump. Haley notably sharpened her attacks on Trump in recent days, questioning his mental acuity and warning voters that he would lose November's general election. However, there is little evidence that Republican voters are interested in any standard-bearer except Trump.

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South Carolina Republican Primary Live Updates

Posted By: Pawan George Posted On: Feb 24, 2024

South Carolina Republican Primary Live Updates: Nikki Haley's last stand?



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Ind vs Pak match over-subscribed by 200 times for tickets

Posted By: Anita Mamgai Posted On: Feb 24, 2024
Bengaluru, Jan 14 (ANI): India's Virat Kohli along with captain Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh celebrate the dismissal of Afghanistan's Najibullah Zadran during the 3rd T20, at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) (BCCI-X)

The organisers of the T20 World Cup games happening in June in the United States have noticed a massive demand for tickets. The India vs Pakistan match in New York is especially popular, with 200 times more people wanting tickets than available.

Even though the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on Long Island, which can hold 34,000 people, isn't finished yet, tickets are sold out for the June 9 cricket match. The US and the West Indies are co-hosting the sporting event.

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For the first time, an international cricket tournament will be held in the United States. There will be 16 games in the US, including matches in Lauderhill, South Florida and near Dallas at Grand Prairie Stadium.

"We had amazing ticket interest. The ballot process showed there's a really big demand," T20 World Cup USA, Inc. chief executive Brett Jones told AFP.

"India-Pakistan is obviously a game that at every World Cup carries great interest. I think it's really pleasing to see those two countries come to the USA," he added.

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India and Pakistan will play their group matches in the USA, attracting large audiences from people of their countries living there. Organisers want to “convert" Americans but realise many immigrants already like it and plan to cater to those fans.

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"I think, number one, we want to celebrate those that are already fanatical lovers of cricket. They deserve to see the best players in the world come into their backyard and have that chance," said Jones.

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"So, number one, we want to make sure that happens and they get to feel like they're close to a game they love. Number two, I think it's about spiking curiosity in the game," he said.

Americans have always preferred baseball to cricket. But, the game, especially the T20 format, will get a big platform in the US. It will also be a part of the Los Angeles Olympics in four years.

(With AFP inputs)

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US Imposes Sanctions on Three Russian Officials Over Putin Foe Navalny's Death Updated 7 minutes ago

Posted By: Preeti Dabar Posted On: Feb 23, 2024

The United States is imposing sanctions on three Russian government officials over the death in custody of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Treasury Department said Friday, a week after Russia's most well-known opposition politician died in an Arctic penal colony.

Navalny's sudden death prompted hundreds of Russians across the country to stream to impromptu memorials with flowers and candles for President Vladimir Putin's fiercest foe. The Treasury Department today said that three officials would be designated by the State Department.

“This solemn anniversary and Aleksey Navalny's death in Russian custody are stark and tragic reminders of Putin's brazen disregard for human life, from Ukrainians suffering the costs of his unprovoked war to people across Russia who dare to expose the corrupt abuses that fuel his regime,” said US Secretary of the Treasury Janet L Yellen in a statement.

Navalny's mother said Thursday that she has seen her son's body and that she is resisting heavy pressure to agree to a secret burial away from the public eye. Lyudmila Navalnaya said investigators allowed her to see her son's body in the city morgue. She said she repeated her demand to have Navalny's body returned to her and protested what she described as authorities trying to force her to agree to a secret burial.

“They are blackmailing me. They are setting conditions where, when and how my son should be buried,” she said Thursday in a video statement from the Arctic city of Salekhard. “They want it to do it secretly without a mourning ceremony.” Navalny's spokesman, Kira Yarmysh, said on X, that his mother was also shown a medical certificate stating that the 47-year-old politician died of “natural causes.” Yarmysh didn't specify what those were.

On Friday, cultural icons including Nobel Prize-winning journalist Dmitry Muratov and ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov released videos calling on Russian authorities to return the body of Navalny to his family. Posting on social media, prominent Russians directly appealed to President Vladimir Putin, demanding that he return Navalny's body to his family. “Just give Lyudmila her son,” Muratov, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize said, adding, “It's awkward to talk about this in a country that still considers itself Christian.”

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Horoscope Aries: Today, you have a mix of insight and opportunity. It's time to reexamine your professional journey. Stop criticising yourself and let go of any doubts in your mind, as you are more than capable. Contacts made today can lead to unforeseen new career directions in the future. Work with others to open the door to success. When it comes to finances, take risks, but calculated ones. Diversify your portfolio.
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Bussiness SpiceJet on Wednesday announced that the passenger who got stuck inside the lavatory for about an hour on the flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru is being provided a full refund, ANI reported. A male passenger was trapped inside the lavatory for almost the entire part of the journey on Tuesday as the door of the toilet malfunctioned mid-air.
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World There were no injuries or damage reported in the latest incident. (Representational) There were no injuries or damage reported in the latest incident. (Representational) There were no injuries or damage reported in the latest incident. (Representational)
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Latest News Sachin Tendulkar is almost 51, has been retired for 10 years, turns up only occasionally to play the Legends League cricket or the one odd exhibition match focussed at charity. But even today, everytime he picks up the bat, it's magic all over again. Some people are born for certain things, even if they let it go. For Tendulkar, it's batting. A decade has passed since Tendulkar rode off into the sunset, but his genius is such as if nothing has changed. That crouch, the stance, that grimace of his face while facing the bowler… and of course, the shot-making. Tendulkar's still got it.
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Technology Last year, we saw multiple tech giants lay off thousands of employees. Big names like Google, Meta, and Amazon fired a big chunk of their workforce to downsize after the COVID-driven growth slowed down. Last year, we saw multiple tech giants lay off thousands of employees. Big names like Google, Meta, and Amazon fired a big chunk of their workforce to downsize after the COVID-driven growth slowed down.
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Horoscope Everyone adores an impressive power couple, and the Rat and Dragon pair fits the bill perfectly. According to the Chinese horoscope, this duo is like a power couple, where Dragons bring boldness to the table, and Rats contribute their cleverness. Everyone is in awe of the other's ambitious nature in this dynamic partnership. This admiration forms the foundation for a relationship of mutual respect and appreciation. Who wouldn't wish for a supportive and successful connection like that? The Rat and Dragon partnership seems to have the ideal mix for a thriving and harmonious relationship.
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World Khalistani extremists attacked the president of Canada's Surrey's Laxmi Narayan Temple's president Satish Kumar on Wednesday. People familiar with the developments told CNN-News18 that Khalistani separatists were involved in the attack. Khalistani extremists attacked the president of Canada's Surrey's Laxmi Narayan Temple's president Satish Kumar on Wednesday. People familiar with the developments told CNN-News18 that Khalistani separatists were involved in the attack.
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Latest News Pakistan has banned New Year's Eve celebrations to show solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, the government said late Thursday, urging people to instead “observe simplicity”. Pakistan has banned New Year's Eve celebrations to show solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, the government said late Thursday, urging people to instead “observe simplicity”.
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World Dexter Scott King, who dedicated much of his life to shepherding the civil rights legacy of his parents, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, died Monday after battling prostate cancer. He was 62. Dexter Scott King, who dedicated much of his life to shepherding the civil rights legacy of his parents, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, died Monday after battling prostate cancer. He was 62.