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India important stakeholder in Afghanistan, will stand by people: NSA Doval
India was and remains an important stakeholder in Afghanistan and its special relationship with the Afghan people over centuries will guide New Delhi’s approach, NSA Ajit Doval said on Friday while addressing the 4th regional security dialogue on Afghanistan in Dushanbe. “Foremost priority should be right to life and a dignified living as well as protection of human rights of all,’’ said Doval in the meeting.
'Aryan Khan may have been falsely implicated in drug case'
he Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has given a clean chit to Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who was arrested in connection with seizure of drugs from some passengers aboard a cruise ship last year and had spent 27 days behind bars. In a chargesheet filed on Friday against 14 suspects in the court of special judge for NDPS cases, Greater Mumbai, two days before its 60-day extension to file the report was to end, NCB didn’t press charges against Aryan and five other accused.
Gyanvapi row: Vedic Sangh chief seeks ban on disclosing survey details
Vishwa Vedic Sanatan Sangh chief Jitendra Singh Visen, one of the plaintiffs supporting the petitioners in the Shringar Gauri case, requested the Varanasi district magistrate on Friday to ban publication and disclosure of photographs and video from a survey of Gyanvapi mosque “in the interest of national security and communal harmony”.
Poor suffered as earlier govts were indifferent to tech, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the government is seeking to use technological aids, including drones, to deliver benefits to the poor and the middle class, something that was missing due to the indifference towards the use of technology in governance. "Har haath mein smartphone. Har khet drone. Har ghar samridhi, (a smart phone for all, a drone for each field and prosperity for each household is my dream)," Modi said, while inaugurating a drone expo on Friday.
Iconic rifle, helmet at India Gate shifted to National War Memorial
The iconic inverted rifle and the soldier’s war helmet, the symbol of fallen soldiers of the 1971 and which were part of the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate, were shifted to the National War Memorial on Friday. “With this ceremony, the integration of the memorial of fallen soldiers of 1971 war with National War Memorial has been completed,” the ministry said in a statement.
Texas shooting: Police waited 45 min in school before pursuing shooter
Nearly 20 officers stood for about 45 minutes in the hallway outside the adjoining Texas classrooms where the gunman killed students and teachers this week before US Border Patrol agents unlocked the door to confront and kill him, authorities said Friday. At least some of the 911 calls made during the Tuesday attack on Robb Elementary School in Uvalde came from inside the connected classrooms where 18-year-old Salvador Ramos was holed up.
IPL: Prasidh, Buttler send Rajasthan Royals to their first final since 2008
Jos Buttler extended his dream run this season with a record-equalling fourth hundred as Rajasthan Royals produced a ruthless performance to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets on Friday and reach their first IPL final since the inaugural edition in 2008. Buttler (1068), the leading run getter of the tournament by a fair distance, toyed with the RCB attack to ensure the Royals romped to victory in 18.1 overs.
UGC extends CUET (UG)-2022 application deadline to May 31
The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday announced the extension of application deadline for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG till May 31.Over 11.5 lakh candidates have already registered for the test.
Cops accused of cowardice, dereliction in Texas school shooting
Authorities continued to offer confusing and contradictory accounts of the grisly massacre that has shocked a country all too familiar with mass shootings. But one thing appeared clear: Nearly 90 minutes elapsed between the time police were first alerted to Salvator Ramos shooting his grandmother at home and the time he was shot dead in a school where he murdered 19 children and two teachers.
'Anushka Sen is unaware that she is doing Khatron Ke Khiladi 12'
Jannat Zubair Rehmani is one of the contestants will be seen on Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 with 13 other participants. The young actress is quite excited about doing the show and spoke to ETimes TV exclusively before heading to South Africa where they will be shooting for the show. During the interview, Jannat revealed that her bestie Anushka Sen, who was one of the contestants last season is unaware that she is participating in the show. She also spoke about her excitement of doing the show and shared if she plans to take up Bigg Boss after Khatron Ke Khiladi 12. (Photo: Instagram)
Sea of red: Ether, Altcoins lead crypto rout
It’s an all-round sea of red for nearly everything in crypto, with altcoins such as Ether, Solana and Avalanche taking a beating. Traders are partially stumped, but for Ethereum, the signs of a lack of demand have been building for quite some time.
Why Chandrababu Naidu is unhappy over PM's Hyderabad event
Andhra Pradesh's former chief minister and TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said that he was pained as Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not mention his name during the 20th annual day celebration of Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad despite knowing that the prestigious institution was a result of his relentless work.
India's first museum for theatres to be built in Mumbai
Marathi theatre over the years has been entertaining not only its loyal fans but also the people from different areas of interest. There is good news for all those fans and all brilliant playwrights and artists who have contributed to the glorious journey of Marathi theatre.
UCL final: The form of Liverpool vs the grit of Real Madrid
That Liverpool go into the Champions League final this time as the form favourites is no secret. They have had a remarkable season and have been top class. On the other side though stand a gritty Real Madrid. The Spanish giants, who are the most successful team in the history of the competition (13 titles) have defied logic and pulled themselves back from the brink of elimination in the knockouts three times.
‘Minnal Murali’ wins big at the 52nd Kerala State Film Awards
As the 52nd Kerala State Film Award winners list was announced by Kerala cultural minister Saji Cherian, the Mollywood superhero movie ‘Minnal Murali’ was the clear winner as it bagged awards for most of its departments including music, sound mixing, costume design, and visual effects. The best male singer award was bagged by Pradeep Kumar for the song ‘Raavil Mayangumee Poomadiyil’ from the Tovino Thomas starrer ‘Minnal Murali’. Justin Jose won the state film award for the best sound mixing in ‘Minnal Murali’.
7 soldiers dead as Army vehicle falls into river in Ladakh
The vehicle carrying a team of 26 troops was moving from the transit camp in Partapur to a forward location in Sub Sector Hanif when it fell in the river. All of the personnel were injured. "The vehicle fell to depth of around 50-60 feet", an official said.