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Santa Virat enthrals HIV-infected children in Kolkata

A sports channel uploaded the video of Virat Kohli in the Santa Claus’ get-up on Thursday, it has got 6,00,000 viewers so far

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Passenger of IndiGo flight lights cigarette mid-air, held

Another incident of the type had happened on an Ahmedabad-to-Goa IndiGo flight where the passenger was found smoking in the toilet

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Firecracker bursting on new year’s eve violated Supreme Court order

New Delhi: Even as the national capital continued its battle with toxic air, several instances of firecracker bursting, before and after the time limit fixed by the apex court, were observed in Delhi-NCR during New Year celebrations. The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) on Monday warned that any new trigger, particularly due […]

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Pope Francis at Christmas mass: Share and give

Vatican City: Pope Francis assailed the “insatiable greed” of today’s consumerism at the Vatican and pilgrims crowded into the church at the traditional site of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem on Tuesday as Christmas celebrations began worldwide. Thousands attended mass on Monday night at the Vatican’s Saint Peter’s Basilica, where Pope Francis, the head of the world’s […]

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Himachal Pradesh shivers with Manali at minus 3.2°C as cold wave intensifies on Christmas

Shimla: The cove wave tightened its grip on Himachal Pradesh on Christmas, with the mercury plunging to minus 9.4°C in Keylong and popular tourist destination Manali reeling at minus 3.2°C from 5.30 PM on Monday to 8.30 AM Tuesday. Kalpa, Solan, Bhuntar, Sundernagar and Seobagh also witnessed sub-zero temperatures during the period, Meteorological Centre, Shimla, […]

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Country’s first AC suburban train starts in Mumbai

Mumbai: In a Christmas gift to Mumbaikars, the country’s first air-conditioned (AC) suburban train commenced its services today, thus realising the long-awaited dream of lakhs of commuters. The train, operated by the Western Railway (WR), began its journey at 10.32 am from the Borivili station to Churchgate in South Mumbai. The commuters, excited at the launch […]

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Trump’s Jerusalem decision dampens Christmas celebrations

Bethlehem/Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump’s recent decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has taken joy out of Christmas for the people in the holy land who witnessed a low key celebration today with thousands of tourists choosing to stay away from festivities. The Manger Square, where tourists and locals generally jostle for space before […]

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America winning war against terrorism: Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump today said that America is winning the war against terrorism as he greeted US troops stationed around the world on Christmas Eve. In a video conference with American soldiers on Christmas Eve, Trump told the troops that Americans are thankful for them and their families. He said they are “the greatest people […]

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‘Christmas tourist arrivals in Goa have dropped by 30%’

Panaji: Tourists usually throng Goa during Christmas but this year seem to have given the coastal state a miss, as both foreign and domestic tourist arrivals have dropped 30 per cent, a local industry association said on Sunday. The western state of Goa is known for its night-long parties which begin from Christmas (25 December ) […]

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Advisory issued to states to ensure Christmas security: Rajnath

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said an advisory has been issued to all states to ensure law and order during Christmas in the wake of fringe elements recently threatening some Christian community members against celebrating the festival. A fringe group in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh had on 17 December issued a circular and threatened […]