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Maria Sharapova handed wildcard for Italian Open

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova was given a wildcard to play in the Italian Open to be held in May 2017. The wild card will give former world number one chance to return to the tournaments after completing a 15-month ban for doping. She hasn’t played since testing positive for meldonium at the January… Read More »

US launches classified satellite from California

US has successfully launched classified satellite dubbed NROL-79 of National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in the space. It was launched on board of the Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The launch was conducted by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, and US Air Force’s 30th Space Wing.… Read More »

Amjad Hussain B Sial assumes charge of new Secretary-General of SAARC

Senior Pakistani diplomat Amjad Hussain B Sial assumed charge as new Secretary-General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). He succeeded Secretary General Arjun Bahadur Thapa of Nepal who ompleted his term. Sial has 33 years of rich experience in Pakistan’s foreign service. Earlier he had served at SAARC Secretariat as director in Kathmandu.… Read More »

India, Oman agree to enhance defence ties

India and Oman agreed to enhance cooperation between their navies during the talks of Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba with top defence brass of Oman. Decision in this regard was taken after Navy Chief Admiral visited Oman on the second leg of his two-nation tour. Both countries agreed on ramping up cooperation between their navies… Read More »

JNU wins award for Best University 2017

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has won the annual visitor’s award for the Best University 2017.  Dr Deepak Pant from Central University of Himachal Pradesh won the visitor’s award for innovation. The visitor’s award for research was jointly won by Prof Niranjan Karak from Tezpur University and Dr. Shyam Sunder from Banaras Hindu University. President Pranab… Read More »

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