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Former UP and Uttarakhand CM Narayan Datt Tiwari passes away

Published: October 19, 2018

Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari passed away in New Delhi. He was 93-year-old. He is only Politician who has served as CM of two states. He was known as Vikas Purush and was instrumental in developing the industrial sector in Uttarakhand. Narayan Dutt Tiwari Born on October 18, 1925 in ..

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Shekhar Mande appointed as Director-General of CSIR

Published: October 15, 2018

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Dr. Shekhar Mande as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Research (DSIR). He will succeed Girish Sahni who superannuated in August 2018. Dr. Shekhar Mande Dr. Mande, a structural biologist is Director of National ..

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New Academy Prize in Literature: Maryse Conde wins alternative Nobel Literature Prize

Published: October 13, 2018

Guadeloupean author Maryse Conde (81) was awarded New Academy Prize in Literature, an alternative award formed in protest to Nobel Literature Prize. She was selected from 47 authors who were nominated by Swedish librarians and voted on by nearly 33,000 people from around the world. Conde is author of some 20 novels, including Desirada, Segu ..

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Tushar Mehta appointed as new Solicitor General of India

Published: October 11, 2018

The Appointments Committee of Union Cabinet has approved appointment Tushar Mehta has been appointed as the new Solicitor General of India. He will replace Ranjit Kumar, who had stepped down sometime back and shall hold office till June 30, 2020. Prior to this appointment he was Additional Solicitor General. Tushar Mehta He had started his ..

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PM unveils 64-foot-tall statue of peasant leader Chhotu Ram in Rohtak, Haryana

Published: October 10, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a 64-foot-tall statue of peasant leader Sir Chhotu Ram at his native village Sampla in  Rohtak district  of Haryana. The statue has been sculpted by renowned sculptor and Padma Bhushan-recipient Ram Vanji Sutar. Around 5,500 farmers from Haryana had donated iron metal, ranging from from half-a-kg to two kgs ..

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