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Britain’s Elizabeth II: From Princess to Queen, the world’s oldest reigning monarch  

Queen Elizabeth II marks her 90th birthday on Thursday 21st April 2016

As Britons and many throughout the world celebrate her long and dignified reign. She will celebrate again in June with national events to mark her official birthday.

Elizabeth’s life was changed forever in 1936 when her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated so he could marry his divorced lover Wallis Simpson. This made her father the king and Elizabeth heir to the throne. King George VI’s health failed, however, and he was too ill for a planned tour of the Commonwealth in 1952, so he sent Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, in his place. They were staying in a remote part of Kenya on Feb. 6, 1952, when she was told that the king had died...

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No Fun, Please, We’re Chandigarh. New Rules For Pubs, Discos Appear Over-Bearing

No, Chandigarh’s new rules for bars and discotheques do not ban short skirts. But they do empower bureaucrats to cancel permits if the establishments are considered “indecent or of a scurrilous character” or “seditious and likely to excite political discontent.”

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‪‪Chandigarh‬, ‪Pub‬, ‪Skirt‬, ‪Nightclub‬‬

There has been much anger and a buzz on social media after reports that the new nightlife policy, in force since April 1, bans short hemlines. “Chandigarh, Skirt, Nightclub” was the top search on Google in India on Wednesday morning.

The new policy – called Controlling of Places of Public Amusement, 2016 –  prohibits “any exhibition or advertisement whether by way of posters or in newspapers, photographs of sc...

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Modi’s convocation address at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University

The Prime Minister is visiting visit Katra, in Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday. He will inaugurate the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital. He will deliver the Convocation Address at the 5th Convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. He will also inaugurate a sports complex, and address a public meeting, in Katra.


Live updates:

11:22 am Prime Minister Modi concludes his sppech

11:21 am I thank the mothers who allowed their daughters to study: PM

11:20 am I wish all the students all the best, specially to the girls who won laurels here: PM

11:18 am There is a mini-India in Jammu and Kashmir, Modi says referring to the students of the university

11:17 am Twenty first century belongs to those ...

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PM Modi Pays Tributes To BR Ambedkar On 125th Birth Anniversary

MHOW, MADHYA PRADESH:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid rich floral tributes to BR Ambedkar at his birth place in Kalipaltan area of Mhow cantonment town on his 125th birth anniversary.Ambedkar was born in Mhow cantonment town of Madhya Pradesh on April 14, 1891. The state government has built a grand memorial at his birth place.
“Modi is the first Prime Minister of the country to pay a visit to Ambedkar’s birth place, Mhow,” Ambedkar Social Science University, Mhow, Vice Chancellor RS Kureel claimed while talking to PTI.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other dignitaries on the occasion.

PM Modi took a look at the grand memorial and spent over 15 minutes ...

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Baba Ramdev plans to open food parks in four or five locations

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The yoga guru who created the popular Ayurvedic products brand wants to expand capacity and push back multinationals as he fights for what he calls ‘economic independence’

Baba Ramdev, who calls for taking pride in Ayurveda products, has words of caution for spiritual gurus building large consumer goods brands. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

Baba Ramdev, who calls for taking pride in Ayurveda products, has words of caution for spiritual gurus building large consumer goods brands. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

Ramdev, who calls for taking pride in Ayurveda and domestic products, also has words of caution for other spiritual gurus ...

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