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‘Cartoons have healing power, cartoonists closer to god,’ says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday suggested that a case study of the socio-political history of last four to five decades by way of cartoons be taken up by a university in Maharashtra. He said cartoons do not hurt but have a “healing power”. He was speaking after launching a coffee table book, titled “Timeless Laxman”, on the life and times of renowned cartoonist late R K Laxman, who was known for his iconic caricature of ‘The Common Man’.HT

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Mizoram to have dry Christmas, New Year as MNF takes steps toward imposing total prohibition

Mizoram is set for a dry Christmas and New Year with the new Mizo National Front government’s decision to designate December 21 to January 14 as dry days as it looks set to bring back prohibition. Imposing total prohibition in the Christian majority state was one of the poll promises of the Zoramthanga-led MNF which stormed back to power after 10 years in November 28 assembly polls. HT

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Isro to launch GSAT-7A tomorrow, communication satellite to give more power to forces

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch the country’s newest satellite GSAT-7A, which will give a boost to the defence forces’ communication capabilities, from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota on Wednesday. In the third mission in just over a month, the space agency will launch the 2,250 kg operational communication satellite from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 4.10pm on Wednesday. HT

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Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik recommends president rule in state after December 19

Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik has recommended the Centre to impose President’s rule in the state after the expiry of six-months of Governor’s rule on December 19, officials said on Monday. A communication from the governor’s office has been sent to the Union home ministry which will be taken up by the Union cabinet before the expiry of the governor’s rule on December 19, they said. HT

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Declaration of Free of cost distribution of 200Navlc by Tamil Nadu Govt. -The Indian version of The American GPS

Soapbox sized gadgets,NavlC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) developed by ISRO which provides accurate real time position, navigation and timing services over India and region extending 1500 kms around Indian Borders.These will help Tamil Nadu Fishermen recieve beeps on an app on their Android phones as alert for cyclone or Weather updates on a real Time basis.

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Declaration of Free of cost distribution of 200Navlc by Tamil Nadu Govt. -The Indian version of The American GPS

Soapbox sized gadgets,NavlC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) developed by ISRO which provides accurate real time position, navigation and timing services over India and region extending 1500 kms around Indian Borders.These will help Tamil Nadu Fishermen recieve beeps on an app on their Android phones as alert for cyclone or Weather updates on a real Time basis.

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Never felt objectified: Katrina on Johar's remark on Chikni Chameli

Katrina Kaif has said she never felt "objectified" in 'Chikni Chameli' but instead enjoyed doing the song. Her statement comes after filmmaker Karan Johar earlier apologised for including 'item songs' like 'Chikni Chameli' in his films. "Every song that a woman is celebrating herself...that's not objectifying women. It all depends on the angle and lens it's being seen," said Katrina. Source: India.com

Director once told me he could use me anywhere as I was so ugly: SRK

Talking about his early days in Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan revealed, "A director once told me...he could use me anywhere because I was so ugly and not the hero-type." "I was practical and knew that I didn't look the hero type, nor could I dance like one," he added. Shah Rukh further said, sometimes, success is just driven by circumstances. Source: Hindustan Times

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