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Majesty’s Canadian Ship Winnipeg is visiting Mumbai

AFTER the successful visit of the Canadian Defence Minister, the Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan in April 2017, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg is visiting Mumbai from 13 to 17 May 2017. HMCS Winnipeg is commanded by Commander Jeff Hutchinson and has a complement of 260 personnel (30 officers and 230 sailors). During the visit, Commander Jeff Hutchinson, interacted with ...

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Tejas successfully test fires derby air-to-air beyond visual range missile

TEJAS, the Light Combat Aircraft today successfully demonstrated an Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile in RADAR guided mode. The missile launch was performed in Lock ON after Launch mode for a BVR target in the look down mode and the target was destroyed. The objective of the test was to assess ...

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Indian warships visit Alexandria, Egypt

AS part of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment (OSD) to the Mediterranean Sea and the West Coast of Africa, two Indian warships, INS Mumbai and INS Aditya, arrived at Alexandria on May 5, 2017 for a three-day visit. The warships will engage extensively with the Egyptian Navy during their stay in harbour. Apart from professional interactions, a number of sports ...

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Mumbai’s CST become CSMT, Elphinstone station renamed as Prabhadevi

APPROVING the demands made by the Maharashtra government, the Central government on Saturday gave a nod to the state government to rename Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Elphinstone road station to Prabhadevi. The famed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and headquarters of the Central Railway has been renamed by adding ‘Maharaj’, while Western Railway’s Elphinstone Road ...

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Gonda in UP the dirtiest city in India: Government survey

INDORE in Madhya Pradesh is India’s cleanest city and Gonda in Uttar Pradesh the filthiest, a nationwide cleanliness survey by the urban development ministry has found. The survey of 434 cities, conducted as part of the Modi government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Mission, has seen the historic city in MP knock off Karnataka’s Mysuru, which has been topping ...

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Ministry of Defence will be conducting a month long Defence Correspondents’ Course

The Directorate of Public Relations (DPR), Ministry of Defence, will be conducting a month long Defence Correspondents’ Course – 2017 (DCC – 17) from 27 August 2017 to 28 September 2017 for journalists from print and electronic media. The course is conducted for the enabling the journalist in understanding the complex, technical and sensitive environment of Indian Armed Forces thereby ...

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Threefold increase in religion change in last three years

TOGETHER with a race for change in names and date of birth, there is an increase towards Religion Change also. Last three years witnessed a threefold increase in Religion Change. Every day two Religion Change application clear as informed by Maharashtra government to an RTI put up by RTI activist Anil Galgali. Anil Galgali had inquired about number of people ...

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No proposal for farmer’s loan waiver in Maharashtra-Cooperative Department

MAHARASHTRA government has requested central aid for loan waiver of farmers, but it seems it does not have a roadmap in place for implementing the same. RTI Activist Anil Galgali revealed that farm loan waiver issue has not been taken up for consideration at official level as yet. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has requested union government aid to implement ...

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Dangerous Despatches: Book Release and panel discussion

Dear Member, National Book Trust, India and Mumbai Press Club invite you to discussion on Dangerous Despatches, a novel by former bureaucrat Achala Moulik. The author will be in conversation with: Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Editor, Economic and Political Weekly, and Sarosh Bana,Executive Editor, Business India. This will be followed by a question-answer session and high tea. Date April 28, 2017, ...

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Indian warships visit Toulon, France

IN continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and West Coast of Africa, three Indian warships INS Mumbai, Trishul, and Aditya, arrived at Toulon for a three day visit today. The ships were warmly received by the Administration in Toulon and the French Navy at Toulon Naval Base in coordination with the Embassy of India. The ...

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