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Narendra Modi leaves for Palestine, West Asia tour

New Delhi, Feb 9, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left on a first-ever Indian prime ministerial visit to Palestine, a four-day trip will also take him to Jordan as well as the UAE and Oman in the Gulf. The External Affairs Ministry said the visit was aimed at deepening “our multifaceted ties with the

Tight security for VIPs leaves commuters in the lurch

Chandigarh:A day long visit of President Pranab Mukhejee and President of Israel Reuven Rivlin at CII fair Sector 17 and then to Mohali left the city commuters frowning as traffic on the roads connecting from Chandigarh Airport light point to Transport light point till Sector 17 was almost halted by the Chandigarh police here on

Chhath Pooja leaves canal site filled with garbage

Ludhiana: The Chhath Puja devotees left heavy waste on the outskirts of the canals, but the administration failed to stop the water pollution in ponds, rivulets and canals of the city as well as on the outer side of Ludhiana. Chhath Puja is being celebrated six days after Diwali with people thronging to the banks

Dense fog claims lives of 5, leaves 12 injured

  Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala: Two persons were killed and three were injured in two mishaps due to dense fog near village Harbanspura of district Fatehgarh Sahib on Sunday morning. According to information received, a severe accident occured as aresult of dense fog which was reportedon Sunday morning where in six vehicles collided with each other

Ansari concludes Africa visit, leaves for home

Bamako: Vice President Hamid Ansari tonight left for home after concluding his five-day visit to Nigeria and Mali during which he met top leaders of the two countries and also participated in a number of events. He was seen off at the Malian airport by Prime Minister Modibo Keita. Earlier in the day, he addressed


PM leaves for Laos today

New Delhi: On the eve of his visit to Laos to attend ASEAN and East Asia Summits, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night said that India wishes to enhance physical and digital connectivity with the South East Asian nations and leverage the modern interconnected world for the mutual benefit. “ASEAN is a key partner

Modi leaves Vietnam; heads to China for G20

Hanoi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi todayleft Vietnam for China to attend the G20 summit beginning tomorrow after wrapping up his two-day maiden visit to the country that witnessed the signing of 12 agreements. “A packed day of diplomacy in Vietnam ends as PM @narendramodi emplanes for Hangzhou to attend G20 Summit,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas

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Mamata Banerjee leaves for Rome

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today left for Italy on a week-long visit to Rome and Germany to attend Mother Teresa’s canonisation ceremony and meet potential investors. A 12-member official delegation and a group of industrialists are accompanying her. She left Kolkata on an Emirates flight in the morning. “At the invitation of

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 12 dead

Kabul: A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early today after at least 12 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul’s outskirts, a government spokesman said. The attack underscored how despite efforts by the Afghan authorities to improve security, militants in

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 7 dead

Kabul: An attack on the American University of Afghanistan has ended, a senior police officer said today, after at least seven people were killed and more than 30 were wounded. Kabul police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the dead included one guard, and that about 700 students had been rescued. Rahami said one foreign teacher

Sindhu leaves for Vijayawada, to be felicitated by Andhra

Hyderabad/Vijayawada: Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu on Tuesday left for Vijayawada where the Andhra Pradesh government will felicitate her at a civic reception. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will present her a Rs 3 crore cheque. Naidu had announced a thousand square feet of residential plot in Amaravati for Sindhu. A special aircraft carrying the

Bolt, Phelps exit leaves Olympic void

Rio de Janeiro:  Twin titans Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps have mined a trove of Olympic gold, changed the sporting landscape and left a huge hole that starts in Rio and goes around the world. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach hailed the two superstars as “icons”. But he will leave the 31st Olympic Games

Fed up with repeated thefts at house, family leaves Mohali

A family living in Kurali town of Mohali district is fed up with repeated thefts, particularly at their house, has decided to leave their agnatic residence. Head of the family Navreet Singh Maan on Saturday met the SSP Mohali regarding this issue. Navreet has given an explanatory resentment letter to the SSP saying that they

SOI’s ‘Lalkaar’ evokes huge response, leaves AAP leaders stunned

Ludhiana: The song ‘Lalkaar’- reply to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has gone viral and in just 10 days the song has got more than two lakh views on YouTube. Moreover, the AAP leaders were on back foot after the song is widely shared on social networking sites and telecasted on prominent channels. The song ‘Lalkaar’

Haryana gives VAT exemption on sale of green mehndi leaves

Chandigarh: In order to place the traditional ‘Mehndi’ Industry of Haryana at par with neighbouring states, the Government today exempted sale of ‘Green Mehndi leaves and its powder’ from the levy of VAT. A decision to this effect was taken by Haryana Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here


So far, Amarnath yatra is smooth, batch of 1,621 pilgrims leaves Jammu

Jammu: Another batch of 1,621 pilgrims left Jammu on Wednesday to perform the Amarnath Yatra which has been proceeding peacefully in the Kashmir Valley, officials said’.The pilgrims left Jammu in 34 buses and 15 light motor vehicles ewscorted by the security forces, a senior police officer said in Jammu. “Over 45,000 have performed the yatra


CPS Sidhu leaves BJP leaders red faced at state party meeting

Jalandhar: BJP’s state level meeting in Jalandhar on Friday left party leaders red-faced after firebrand leader and CPS Navjot Kaur Sidhu categorically cornered the SAD leadership for patronizing drugs trade and for BJP remaining a mute spectator in Punjab. While the BJP district presidents ended up giving suggestions that they should break alliance with the

BREAKING NEWS: India’s central bank leaves key policy rates unchanged

 India’s central bank leaves key policy rates