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    Narinder Singh Kapany, father of fiber optics, conferred with Padma Vibhushan posthumously

    New Delhi: The government on Monday announced to confer the Padma Vibhushan award on Narinder Singh Kapany, who was known as the 'father of fiber optics', posthumously. The government also announced to confer the Padma Shri on Jagadish Chowdhury, who was known as 'Dom raja' in Uttar Pradesh, posthumously. Kapany is among the seven...

    • 46 min ago
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    'Nation bows before Col Santosh Babu's supreme sacrifice'

    Hyderabad: Colonel B. Santosh Babu, who has been awarded Mahavir Chakra posthumously by the government on Monday, had laid down his life in the fight with Chinese troops in Ladakh. He hailed from Suryapet district of Telangana. State BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar said the nation bows before his supreme sacrifice. "Acknowledging the valour of Col Santosh Babu, who lost his life in a...

    • an hour ago
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    Ex-Assam CM Gogoi among 15 from 6 NE states conferred Padma awards

    Guwahati/Agartala: On the eve of 72nd Republic Day, the government on Monday conferred the Padma Bhushan award posthumously to former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Padma Shri awards to 14 personalities from six of the eight northeastern states excluding Sikkim and Nagaland.

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Galwan Valley heroes honoured with war time military decorations

    New Delhi: All the 20 Indian Army bravehearts killed in action during the clash with Chinese People's Liberation Army troopers at the Galwan Valley in Ladakh last year have been honoured with war gallantry aawards posthumously on the eve of Republic Day. Colonel Santosh Babu, who led from the front during the Galwan Valley clash on June 15 last year, have been conferred with...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    2 pilots injured as Army chopper crash-lands

    Jammu: Two pilots were injured after an Army Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) crash-landed inside a defence area on Monday evening in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, sources said. An Army ambulance reached the spot and shifted the injured to the hospital. A fire tender was also sent to the accident scene. The reasons for the crash landing of the chopper are being ascertained. Preliminary...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe among 119 Padma winners for 2021

    New Delhi: Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is among 119 recipients whom the government on Monday selected for Padma awards-one of the highest civilian awards in the country. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday announced the awards that include seven Padma Vibhushan awards, 10 Padma Bhushan awards and 102 Padma Shri awards. The Padma Vibhushan, the country's second...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    President hails farmers, scientists and soldiers on R-Day eve

    New Delhi: On the eve of Republic Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity, outlined in the Preamble of the Constitution, are sacred to everybody in the nation. The President said in his speech: "These values - justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity - outlined in the preamble of our Constitution are sacred to all of us. Its abiding...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    India, China agree to push for early disengagement at disputed border

    New Delhi: India and China have agreed to push for an early disengagement of the frontline troops at disputed border areas across Line of Actual Control, the Ministry of Defence said on Monday. The ministry issued a statement after India and China held a 16-hour marathon military dialogue to resolve the border dispute and thinning of forces along the Line of Actual Control...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Downloading WhatsApp not mandatory: Delhi HC on new policy

    New Delhi: While hearing a petition seeking direction for an injunction against the updated privacy policy by WhatsApp, the Delhi High Court on Monday emphasized that downloading the application is not mandatory and a person can choose not to download it. The petition filed by Advocate Chaitanya Rohilla has claimed that the new policy violates the Right to Privacy guaranteed under the...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Indian, Chinese soldiers clash at Naku La, many injured

    New Delhi: Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed at Naku La in North Sikkim last week with many injuries reported, said a government source. The situation is said to be under control though as of now. Naku La, incidentally, was one of the original face-off sites, along with Pangong Tso, Galwan, Gogra, Hot Springs, in early-May last year. The government source said the clash took place three...

    • 15 hrs ago

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