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PM to launch 64k-cr health infra scheme from Varanasi today

  • According to a statement by the press information bureau, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the project from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, during a visit to poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Published on Oct 25, 2021 04:22 AM IST
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By Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Farmers facing repeated crop loss look forward to govt’s aid scheme

  • Some farmers have made peace with it, leasing out their submerged farms for pisciculture. 
Now, the villagers see hope in chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s assurance on compensation for crop damage.(AP file photo)
Now, the villagers see hope in chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s assurance on compensation for crop damage.(AP file photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 04:17 AM IST
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By Abhishek Dey

India’s first voter readies for a new challenge

  • Negi holds the unique record of being independent India’s first voter and has exercised his franchise in the last 70 years in every local, state and national election.
As the summer of 1951 dawned on the newly independent country, India’s first election commissioner, Sukumar Sen, was worried.
As the summer of 1951 dawned on the newly independent country, India’s first election commissioner, Sukumar Sen, was worried.
Published on Oct 25, 2021 04:00 AM IST
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By Dhrubo Jyoti, Gaurav Bisht, Kinnaur/shimla

A civilisational triumph for a newly independent country

  • Held between October 1951 and February 1952, the first election was a carnival of celebration, a festival of avowal, a rite of anointment by the people of India of the great cast of the theatre of Swaraj
Voters form a queue in front of a polling station in India’s inaugural general election in January 1952 in erstwhile Calcutta. Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images
Voters form a queue in front of a polling station in India’s inaugural general election in January 1952 in erstwhile Calcutta. Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images
Published on Oct 25, 2021 03:55 AM IST
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UK announces £6 bn health spending ahead of key budget

  • All eyes will be on Sunak Wednesday as he outlines the government's tax and spending plans for the next year.
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak.(via REUTERS)
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak.(via REUTERS)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 03:40 AM IST
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Calls to ban guns on movie sets grow after Alec Baldwin shooting

  • A memorial service will be held Sunday for 42-year-old Hutchins, who was struck in the chest when Baldwin fired a prop gun during the filming of the low-budget Western "Rust."
Actor Alec Baldwin speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Fall Gala in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP)
Actor Alec Baldwin speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Fall Gala in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 03:38 AM IST
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Archaeologists in Iraq find ancient wine press, carvings

  • The carvings, 12 panels measuring five metres (16 feet) wide and two metres tall, show gods, kings and sacred animals.
The carvings, 12 panels measuring five metres (16 feet) wide and two metres tall, show gods, kings and sacred animals.(AFP)
The carvings, 12 panels measuring five metres (16 feet) wide and two metres tall, show gods, kings and sacred animals.(AFP)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 03:35 AM IST
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Fuel prices to rise and vows not to interfere: Brazil's Bolsonaro

Investors have been concerned that Brazil will force Petrobras to start subsidizing fuel to contain inflation ahead of presidential elections next year.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.(AP)
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.(AP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 03:31 AM IST
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Thousands of migrants continue to walk through southern Mexico

  • Migrants started out before dawn to avoid the burning heat. Mostly from Honduras and El Salvador, many were accompanied by small children.
A caravan of migrants, most from Central America, break through a Mexican police barricade in Tapachula, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Immigration activists say they will lead migrants out of the southern Mexico city of Tapachula Saturday at the start of a march they hope will bring them to Mexico City to press their case for better treatment. (AP Photo/ Edgar H. Clemente)(AP)
A caravan of migrants, most from Central America, break through a Mexican police barricade in Tapachula, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Immigration activists say they will lead migrants out of the southern Mexico city of Tapachula Saturday at the start of a march they hope will bring them to Mexico City to press their case for better treatment. (AP Photo/ Edgar H. Clemente)(AP)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 03:27 AM IST
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Sukhbir, Sidhu slug it out over village land auction in Mohali

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal hits out at Mohali MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu for “facilitating forcible takeover of village land in Mohali for construction of a private hospital”; latter says Akalis only trying to make headlines ahead of Punjab investors summit on October 26-27
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal during a dharna against the sale of Barri village land in Mohali on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal during a dharna against the sale of Barri village land in Mohali on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 03:08 AM IST
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