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Reliance Industries to co-manage three hospitality projects with The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts (Oberoi). These include the upcoming Anant Vilas Hotel in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), the Stoke Park in the UK, and another planned project in Gujarat.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said in a mission update Thursday that all activities of Chandrayaan-3 are on schedule, and that all systems are normal. On August 24, 2023, a day after Chandrayaan-3's historic landing, most of Vikram lander's payloads were turned on.

The winners of the 69th National Film Awards were announced at 5 pm on Thursday. While Allu Arjun was named the Best Actor for the film Pushpa, Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon shared the award for Best Actress for the films Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi respectively. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect won the award for Best Feature Film. The Kashmir Files won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration at the 69th National Film Awards. National Film Awards are the most prestigious awards, which are announced annually to honour the best filmmaking talent across the country. According to the Directorate of Film Festivals of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the National Film Awards “aim at encouraging the production of films of aesthetic and technical excellence and social relevance.”

Magnus Carlsen wins the World Cup after drawing the second tie-break against Praggnanandhaa. Final score: Carlsen 1.5, Praggnanandhaa 0.5.

The United World Wrestling (UWW) has indefinitely suspended the membership of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) due to the federation's failure to conduct the necessary elections, India Today reports

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed gratitude to world leaders for their wishes on Chandrayaan-3's successful landing on Moon. The prime minister in reply to UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan's wishes said the milestone is not just India's pride but a beacon of human endeavor and perseverance.

After a historic soft landing by the Chandrayaan-3 on the southern polar region of the Moon, the Indian diaspora erupted in celebrations at Times Square in New York City. Members of the Indian diaspora were seen dancing to drum rolls and immersing in unbridled joy as the country became the first in the world to land on the uncharted lunar south face.

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PM Modi gifts to BRICS Hosts and guests

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PM Modi meets Siyabulela Xuza

During our interaction, Siyabulela Xuza spoke at length about his passion for sustainable development and clean energy, especially for the Global South. He also spoke about his own innovations and passion towards science and space: PM Modi on X
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Delhi govt issues notification for Public Holiday on Sept 8-10, in view of G20 Summit

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets members of Indian diaspora outside his hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Reliance Industries to co-manage three hospitality projects with The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts (Oberoi)

These include the upcoming Anant Vilas Hotel in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), the Stoke Park in the UK, and another planned project in Gujarat.
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PM Modi to visit Bengaluru on Aug 26 to congratulate Isro team on successful Chandrayaan-3 mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Bengaluru on August 26, to greet the Isro scientists and officials for the successful landing of Candrayaan-3's lander and deployment of rover on moon's surface. The Karnataka BJP is planning a grand welcome for the Prime Minister by organising a mega roadshow in the city on his arrival, senior BJP leader and former Minister R Ashoka said on Thursday. "PM Narendra Modi is coming on August 26. We will be receiving him in big numbers with more than 6,000 people at HAL airport. There, he might address the people of Bengaluru. Our (BJP) national leader Santosh ji (General Sec B L Santosh) just spoke to me to organise a mega roadshow in Peenya, I have spoken to Dasarahalli MLA Muniraju on this," he said.
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Film 'Shershaah' wins the Special Jury Award - announces director Ketan Mehta

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Alia Bhatt gets best actress for 'Gangubai Kathiawadi', Kriti Sanon for 'Mimi'

Pankaj Tripathi is best supporting actor for 'Mimi', best supporting actress goes to Pallavi Joshi for 'The Kashmir Files'. 

'RRR' bags award for best popular film providing wholesome entertainment.

'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' gets National Award for best feature film.

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IndiGo taking range of measures to deal with aircraft on ground situation: CEO

The country's largest airline IndiGo on Thursday told shareholders that a whole range of mitigating measures are being taken to deal with the situation arising out of grounded aircraft and it is working hard to again have a positive net worth for the company.

Speaking to shareholders at the 20th annual general meeting of InterGlobe Aviation, CEO Pieter Elbers also said it aims to "welcome 100 million customers" in this financial year.

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Six Indian pilgrims among seven people killed in Nepal bus accident: Report

Six Indian pilgrims were among seven people killed when the bus they were travelling in plunged some 50 metres from a mountain road in Nepal's Madhesh province, a media report said on Thursday.

The accident happened in the early hours of Thursday in the province's Bara district when the bus carrying pilgrims from Rajasthan overturned and fell some 50 metres down the road at a riverbank south of Churiamai Temple at Simara Sub-Metropolitan City, The Kathmandu Post newspaper reported.

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Home Secy makes presentation as Parl panel begins examining bills seeking to replace existing criminal laws

A parliamentary panel on Thursday began examining the three bills which seek to replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and the Evidence Act, with Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla making a detailed presentation on various aspects of the proposed legislation.

Home Minister Amit Shah had introduced the three bills- the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and the Bharatiya Sakshya Bill- in Lok Sabha during Parliament's Monsoon session, and the House had referred them to the standing committee

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Pak court resumes hearing on Imran Khan's appeal in Toshakhana case

The Islamabad High Court on Thursday resumed hearing on an appeal filed by jailed former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan challenging his conviction and sentence by a sessions court in the Toshakhana corruption case.

Judge Humayun Dilawar of the Islamabad-based court on August 5 sentenced Khan, 70, to three years in prison for hiding the proceeds from the sale of state gifts.

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Bhupesh Baghel's political advisor denies involvement in money laundering

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's political advisor Vinod Verma on Thursday claimed he does not have a "single penny" of ill-gotten money, a day after the Enforcement Directorate conducted a search at his residence.

Addressing a press conference here, Vinod Verma also said he has no connection with assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Chandrabhushan Verma, arrested along with three others by the ED on Wednesday in a money laundering case linked to the alleged illegal betting app called 'Mahadev Online Book'.

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Expedite construction of 15,000 km rural roads: J'khand CM tells officials

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has asked officials to expedite the construction of 15,000 km of rural roads in the state without compromising the quality of work, a statement said on Thursday.

During a meeting of the Road Construction Department on Wednesday, the chief minister was apprised of the fact that detailed project reports for 6,000 km, of the 15,000 km of rural roads to be built in the state, have been prepared, while approval has been given for construction of 3,000 km of roads.

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9 killed as tractor falls into drain in UP's Saharanpur

A tractor-trolley fell into a drain near Redhibodki village in the Saharanpur district, leaving nine people dead, four of them children, police on Thursday said.

The incident took place Wednesday evening in the Tajpura area when a tractor carrying around 50 devotees was on its way to Randaul village for a religious event, Superintendent of Police, City, Abhimanyu Manglik told PTI.

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First Published: Aug 24 2023 | 10:21 AM IST

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