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Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Baby Girl as Expected

Yes, it’s official, Kate Middleton has given birth to a baby girl as hinted by the Duchess of Cambridge earlier and the Kensington Palace announced the news on Twitter, saying: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am.” “The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth,” it ...

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US to provide India $96 million spare supplies for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft

The US State Department has approved the sale of $96 million worth of follow-on support for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to India to enable the Indian Air Force to undertake disaster relief and international humanitarian assistance as it happened in neighbouring Nepal. Pentagon’s sales team notified the US Congress about the possible sale to India last week saying the “proposed ...

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No Longer Unpaid Care Work, UN to Pay Women Soon: Laxmi Puri

By Arul Louis Taking care of children by the elderly and women is taken for granted for centuries but now it will become an economically paying job and could even become an engine of employment benefiting at least one billion women worldwide, said Laxmi Puri, a ranking UN official on women’s issues. At the release of a report on the ...

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Baba Ramdev’s Yoga Camp Big Hit in Nepal

Reaching the Himalayas in true sense, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s  five-day free yoga camp was attended by thousands of Nepalis on Friday. Ramdev, who arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday to conduct the session at Tundikhel, being organised by the Patanjali Nepal chapter, kicked off the camp today with Nepal Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bamdev Gautam, Irrigation ...

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Meet Ronan, Indian-origin millionaire caught shoplifting in UK

An Indian-origin millionaire director of a company in Britain was caught in a supermarket hiding in his bag meat and wine worth 200 pounds (about $300), and has been awarded by a court 12 months’ community service for shoplifting, media reported on Wednesday. Ronan Ghosh, 39, was shopping at the Tesco outlet in Birmingham, West Midlands, on February 21 and ...

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Prince William Back From Training for Second Royal Baby’s Birth

As Kate Middleton is waiting for the day to go to the hospital this weekend for the second royal baby’s birth, her husband Prince William finished his rescue pilot training on time “earlier than expected” and returned to be at her side during the delivery time. Prince William (the Duke) was undergoing training as a pilot with the East Anglia ...

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Bobbi Kristina Brown ‘Brain-Damaged’, Grandma Cissy Houston Prays for Miracle

Late singer Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition is elusive, says her grandmother Cissy Houston, who said she is still “unresponsive” with “irreversible brain damage”, which means brain dead. Cissy, the mother of late singer Whitney, spoke out about Bobbi’s condition after her father Bobby Brown claimed at a concert in Dallas on Saturday that his daughter was “awake” ...

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Did you share end-of-life wish with your spouse?

If you have not yet discussed how you should be treated and cared for during the final hours of your life, you could be one among the few, not many, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher. More people are today engaging in advance care planning that includes discussing and providing written end-of-life care instructions and appointing a durable ...

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British city council refuses Indian food at fest

A city council in Britain told an Indian-origin woman that she could not run a food stall during a St George’s Day event as it wanted only English food. The Salisbury City Council told British-born Tania Rahman, 27, that her stall — Chit Chaat Chai — would not be allowed because it was not “English-themed”, Mail Online reported on Friday. ...

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‘Operation Rahat’ ends, Indian ships return home from Yemen

INS Tarkash that participated in Operation Rahat, returned to a hero’s welcome at Mumbai harbor here on Saturday, while two passenger ships with the last batch of Indians evacuated from Yemen reached Kochi, an official said. It was preceded by the return of another ship, INS Mumbai, which returned here last Friday, with the two ships helping evacuate 1,783 Indians ...

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Hindu temple vandalised in US

In the latest attack on Hindu houses of worship in the US, a temple has been vandalised in Texas “horrifying” both Hindus and non-Hindus, who have offered to help the temple clean the damage, media reported. In the attack at the North Texas Hindu Mandir in Lake Highlands suburb of Dallas, vandals painted symbols of devil worship on the temple’s ...

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US President Barack Hussein Obama Sends ‘Chadar’ for Ajmer Sharif

By Quaid Najmi US President Barack Husssein Obama, who missed a visit to Agra and Ajmer during his visit to India in January during the Republic Day celebrations has sent a “chadar” for 803rd Urs or celebrations of the revered saint Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisty of Ajmer, starting Monday. A red coloured, richly embroidered ‘chadar’ (holy cloth) will be ...

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Ex-Hitler Youth Member, German Nobel Laureate Gunter Grass Dead Aged 87

Renowned German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature Gunter Grass passed away on Monday in the city of Lubeck. Grass, 87, died of a lung infection, Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. “A childhood between the Holy Spirit and Hitler,” is how biographer Michael Jurgs summed up the environment in ...

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Who’s Frank Islam? How He Made His Dreams Come True Abroad

He was born in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, shifted to the US when he was just 15 and now lives in a 40,000-square-foot mansion that has a five-bedroom guest house and a backyard tea house along with reflecting pools on nine acres in Potomac, Maryland, a house that took six years to build. After realising the American dream, Frank Islam, an ...

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PM visits Airbus facility, later pays homage at World War-1 memorial

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the Airbus Facility at Toulouse, where he was briefed on Indian companies involved in the Airbus Supply Chain, and interacted briefly with Indian employees at Airbus. The Prime Minister also visited the CNES – National Centre for Space Studies in Toulouse. He briefly interacted with post-graduate students of Indian origin at the ...

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