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Voting ended for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections in 89 seats across 19 districts of Saurashtra-Kutch and southern regions at 5 pm on Thursday. 48.48% voter turnout was recorded till 3 pm in the first phase of Gujarat elections. READ MORE
During the ongoing joint training exercise Yuddh Abhyas between India and the United States in Uttarakhand’s Auli, the Indian Army showcased a unique sight – kite birds trained to prey on enemy drones. READ MORE
National political parties in India have received Rs 3,807.83 crore as contributions in excess of Rs 20,000 from individual donors and entities between the financial years 2017-18 and 2021-22, and have witnessed a jump of 65 per cent during this period, official Election Commission data analysed by News18 shows. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is accountable for over 80 per cent of this contribution as it gathered Rs 3,057.03 crore in the last five years. READ MORE
Sam Bahadur Teaser: Vicky Kaushal has released the first teaser of his upcoming film Sam Bahadur. Set to release on December 1, 2023, the actor took to Instagram and shared the teaser, and kicked off the countdown for the release. For the unversed, Sam Bahadur is the biopic of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. READ MORE
During the launch at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Scindia said: “In the first phase, Digi Yatra will be launched at seven airports. It is initially being launched at three airports on December 1 — Delhi, Varanasi and Bengaluru. It will be introduced in Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad and Vijayawada by March 2023.” READ MORE
Becoming the first big European retailer to sack staff, Swedish fashion giant H&M has decided to start laying off 1,500 employees globally, which will help it save 2 billion Swedish crowns ($190 million) a year. The world’s No.2 fashion retailer is laying off employees amid high inflation and surging costs due to the Ukraine-Russia war. READ MORE
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