Massive Quake Hits Kanazawa

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Beijing to Host World Athletics Championships in 2027

Posted By: Jogendra Kumar Posted On: Feb 29, 2024

Beijing will host the 2027 World Athletics Championships, track and field's governing body announced Wednesday.

Beijing last hosted the event back in 2015 and the Chinese city of Nanjing will host next year's World Athletics Indoor Championships.

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said the choice of Beijing was partly commercially driven, stating that the country's broadcast consumption of the elite Diamond League circuit in 2023 was top, at 368.9 million.

“With a population of more than 1.4 billion, China is one of the biggest sports markets in the world,” Coe said.

“This poses a massive opportunity to grow our sport and fan base in one of the biggest commercial markets in the world.”

The last edition of the World Athletics Championships was held in Budapest in August, while Tokyo will host the 2025 event.

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Sunil Bharti Mittal Receives Honorary Knighthood From King Charles

Posted By: Anita Mamgai Posted On: Feb 28, 2024

Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, on Wednesday, achieved a historic milestone as he became the first Indian recipient of an honorary Knighthood bestowed by Britain's King Charles III.

This honour acknowledges Mittal's contributions to strengthening business relations between the UK and India. Mittal received a KBE under the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, one of the highest honours conferred by a British monarch. The 66-year-old entrepreneur said in a statement that he was “deeply humbled” by the gracious recognition from King Charles.

“The UK and India have historical relations, which are now entering a new era of increased cooperation and collaboration. I remain committed to working towards strengthening the economic and bilateral trade relationships between our two great nations,” Mittal said. “I am thankful to the government of the UK, whose support and keen attention to the needs of business has been critical in making the country an attractive investment destination,” he said.

The KBE, conferred for a pre-eminent contribution in any field of activity, is awarded in an honorary capacity to foreign nationals. While the Knighthood conferred on UK nationals gives them the title of Sir or Dame, non-UK nationals awarded the honour add KBE (or DBE for women) after their name. Previous Indian recipients of the Honorary KBE include Ratan Tata (2009), Ravi Shankar (2001) and Jamshed Irani (1997), conferred by the late Queen Elizabeth II. The investiture ceremony will be conducted by the British High Commissioner to India at a later date, when he will formally hand over the royal insignia to Mittal. The honour recognises Bharti Enterprises' work within the India-UK space, including with the UK government in the field of satellites.

Sunil Mittal led the revival of OneWeb (now Eutelsat), leading a consortium with the UK government and other strategic investors to offer satellite broadband services globally, a company statement notes. Mittal has a strong connection with the UK, as a member of the India-UK CEO Forum and has previously been awarded the Honorary Doctor of Civil Law from Newcastle University and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Leeds. He is also a member of the Vice Chancellor's Circle of Advisors at the University of Cambridge. Moreover, he has served on the Governing Body of the London Business School (LBS) and as a Member of the India Advisory Group at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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Sony cuts 900 jobs in PlayStation units

Posted By: Vishal Maurya Posted On: Feb 28, 2024
A Playstation console is displayed at a Best Buy store in San Francisco, California. Sony announced plans to cut 900 jobs in its PlayStation unit. ( Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / AFP )

Japanese giant Sony on February 26 announced plans to cut around 900 jobs within its PlayStation unit and shut down a London-based studio, Reuters reported. The decision comes in response to the ongoing challenges faced by the videogame industry in the aftermath of the post-pandemic slump, it added.

The job cuts will affect around 8 percent of the division's workforce spanning regions from the Americas to Asia. The announcement follows Sony's recent reduction in the annual sales expectation for its PlayStation 5 console.

Jim Ryan, the gaming chief at Sony, expressed the inevitability of tough decisions, attributing them to changes in the way the videogame industry develops, distributes, and launches products. Ryan is set to retire in March.

Aligning with Industry Trends

This move aligns Sony with industry counterparts such as Microsoft and Tencent-owned Riot Games, both of which have also undertaken significant layoffs in recent months due to a sluggish recovery in the gaming market.

According to industry tracker Newzoo, the global videogame market saw a modest growth of just 0.6 percent last year, reaching $184 billion. This, however, represents an improvement from the more than 5 percent decline witnessed in 2022.

The repercussions of the layoffs extend to Sony's other studios, including the United States-based Insomniac Games, known for titles such as "Marvel's Spider-Man 2," and Naughty Dog, the studio behind "The Last of Us."

Outlook for PlayStation 5 and Future Releases

Earlier this month, Sony indicated an anticipated gradual decline in unit sales for the PlayStation 5 in the next financial year. Additionally, the company disclosed its decision not to release any major franchise titles in the coming fiscal year.

Despite challenges, the PlayStation 5 has achieved lifetime sales of over 50 million units since its late 2020 launch, overcoming initial supply shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Services prepare to brief Secretary Austin on a plan to get Ospreys flying again Published 4 hours ago

Posted By: Jaydatt Chaudhary Posted On: Feb 28, 2024

WASHINGTON: The military services will take a key step toward getting the V-22 Osprey fleet back in the air as they lay out their plans Friday to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for addressing safety concerns stemming from a fatal crash in Japan, three defense officials said.

The U.S. fleet of about 400 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft has been grounded for 83 days following the crash of a U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command CV-22B on Nov. 29 in Japan that killed eight service members. It's unclear how quickly Austin would make any decision on the matter.

The Air Force has said it knows what failed in the Osprey but still does not know why it failed. In the months since, the services have worked on a plan to mitigate the known material failure through additional safety checks and also by establishing a new, more conservative approach to how the Osprey is operated to safely work around the known issue, a third official, a senior defense official familiar with the V-22 program, said.

Japan is the only international partner in the Osprey program and also grounded its fleet of 14 V-22s after the November crash. A return to flight is a sensitive topic in the country, where public opinion on the Osprey is mixed. One of the defense officials said none of the U.S. Ospreys would return to flight until Japan has had an opportunity to weigh in on the military's plan.

After that, each service would decide on its own return to flight. Not all services would need to put their Ospreys back into operation simultaneously.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the Osprey decision process.

The militarywide grounding has left the deepest impact on the U.S. Marine Corps, which relies on more than 300 MV-22 Ospreys to conduct a major part of its aviation mission. Air Force Special Operations Command has about 50 CV-22B Ospreys. The Navy is planning on replacing its C-2 Greyhounds, which transport passengers to aircraft carriers, with more than two dozen CMV-22 Ospreys.

The presidential fleet also uses a limited number of Ospreys to ferry White House staff, security personnel and reporters. Those have also been grounded since Dec. 6.

A small number of Marine Corps MV-22s in Djibouti have had an exemption to the grounding since Jan. 17 due to mission needs and have flown since then without incident.

The extraordinary decision in December to ground the aircraft militarywide reflected questions about the safety of the platform. Just before the November incident in Japan, an Osprey crash in August killed three Marines.

The first Ospreys only became operational in 2007 after decades of testing. But more than 50 troops have died either flight testing them or conducting training flights over the program's lifespan.

The loss of the Osprey has had an operational impact, but a return to flight won't be immediate and will still be higher risk due to the amount of time those crews have not been flying.

Flight safety is dependent on pilots maintaining currency on an aircraft — meaning that they are flying regularly enough to be proficient in all types of flying, such as night missions, close formation flying and refueling. The senior defense official said it will take at least 30 days to get crews flying once the grounding is lifted.

The services have also had to ensure the aircraft are ready. Both the Air Force and Marine Corps have been running the Osprey's engines; the Marines have been conducting ground movements to keep the aircraft working.

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Massive Wildfires in Texas Lead to Evacuations

Posted By: Ramesh Sharma Posted On: Feb 28, 2024

The rapidly widening wildfire in Texas doubled in size on Tuesday leading authorities to give prompt evacuation orders in at least one small town as strong winds, dry grass and unseasonably warm highs fueled the blaze in the state's rural areas.

Texas governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 60 counties as a large fire burned more than 780 square kilometres, growing more than twice its size since the fire sparked Monday. The Texas A&M Forest Service did not say what led to the blaze which tore through these sparsely populated counties, which fall under the Texas Panhandle region.

The northernmost area of Texas is called the Panhandle. The area is straight and narrow like the handle of a pan with the broader area of the state below it, like the bottom of a pan, as per the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

“Texans are urged to limit activities that could create sparks and take precautions to keep their loved ones safe,” Abbott said.

The largest blaze, known as the Smokehouse Creek Fire, closed highways and remained 0% contained as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the Forest Service.

Multiple fires were reported across Hemphill and Hutchinson counties, near the Oklahoma border. Texas state Sen. Kevin Sparks said an evacuation order was issued for the town of Canadian, a town of about 2,000 about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of Amarillo, and other areas.

The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings and fire danger alerts for several other states through the midsection of the country, as high winds of over 40 mph (64 kph) combined with warm temperatures, low humidity and dry winter vegetation to make conditions ripe for wildfires.

In central Nebraska, a mower sparked a prairie fire that has burned a huge swath of grassland roughly the size of the state's largest city of Omaha, state officials said Tuesday.

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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.

(With agency inputs)

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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.

(With PTI inputs)

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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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Bussiness Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 16 (ANI): Coca-Cola India and Reliance Retail have collaborated on a groundbreaking sustainability initiative, 'Bhool Na Jana, Plastic Bottle Lautana,' which focuses on used PET bottle collection and recycling through Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) and collection bins.
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Technology Embark on a journey of home transformation with the Amazon Republic Day Sale 2024, where small appliances take centre stage with discounts of up to 60%. Elevate your living space and redefine your daily routines as you explore a curated selection of cutting-edge technology and innovative designs.
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Politics Assam Congress President Bhupen Kumar Borah has reacted to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma earlier calling Rahul Gandhi “Ravan". Borah has called CM Sarma ‘Ravan’ in return. Assam Congress President Bhupen Kumar Borah has reacted to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma earlier calling Rahul Gandhi “Ravan". Borah has called CM Sarma ‘Ravan’ in return.
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Politics Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the central government's decision to confer former Bihar Chief Minister and socialist leader Karpoori Thakur with India's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna posthumously.
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Sports Lakshya Sen is aware that his Olympic qualification is still in choppy waters but said he has been working on his "variations" and "deceptions" during the off-season to regain his world's top-10 position and seal his Paris Games berth. Lakshya Sen is aware that his Olympic qualification is still in choppy waters but said he has been working on his "variations" and "deceptions" during the off-season to regain his world's top-10 position and seal his Paris Games berth.
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Technology Minister of State for Electrics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurated Synopsys' Chip Design Centre at DLF Tech Park in Noida on January 23, in a sign of India's growing influence and capabilities in the global semiconductor industry. Minister of State for Electrics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurated Synopsys' Chip Design Centre at DLF Tech Park in Noida on January 23, in a sign of India's growing influence and capabilities in the global semiconductor industry.
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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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Bussiness In the dynamic landscape of business leadership, many individuals are carving their path to success with determination and entrepreneurial spirit. Nitin Saluja, the co-founder of Chaayos, stands as a burning example of this journey, transforming a simple idea into a flourishing tea-based venture with a net worth of Rs 2051 crores.
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Technology In the modern world of wearables, hybrid smartwatches have emerged as a compelling fusion of analogue design and cutting-edge features. If you are looking for a smartwatch to wear at both work and parties then you'll appreciate the significance of a wearable that offers style with functionality. This comprehensive buying guide will help you to navigate the world of the best hybrid smartwatches for men, catering specifically to the discerning preferences of Indian consumers.