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Construction work on Kartarpur Corridor resumes

Work on the Kartarpur Corridor, which was suspended over payment issues between contractors and laborers, has resumed. Workers continued work on the route connecting Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan. India and Pakistan are scheduled to hold technical-level talks on the corridor on Friday at Zero Point, despite tensions between two countries in the wake of New Delhi's move to abrogate Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The talks will be aimed at narrowing their differences on the corridor for visa-free travel of Sikh pilgrims. Src: https://bit.ly/2PpDYcZ


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Aarif Shaikh stand with @ISRO @AarifShaikh123756 30 Aug 2019 At 10:15 PM

Gaganyaan inaugural flight in 2022 will not have any women astronauts on board

The inaugural flight of India's Gaganyaan mission is unlikely to have any woman astronaut because ISRO is looking at test pilots from the armed forces and none of them have any women in that post. The Indian Space Research Organisation has begun the process of short-listing probable candidates for its first manned mission and it should be completed by next month, he said. "Most maiden missions undertaken by different countries in the past had test pilots. So we are also looking at test pilots from the armed forces which don't have a woman as test pilots," the official said. Do you believe that ISRO is right in excluding women from its future endeavor? Src: https://bit.ly/2Hyyg2f

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Aarif Shaikh stand with @RaveeshKumar @AarifShaikh123756 30 Aug 2019 At 10:15 PM

Raveesh Kumar: Want 'immediate, unhindered access' to Kulbhushan Jadhav; awaiting Pakistan’s response

India on Thursday said it had sought "immediate, effective and unhindered" consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and was in touch with Pakistan through diplomatic channels. "We are in touch with the Pakistani side through diplomatic channels. Based on the judgment of the International Court of Justice we have asked for immediate, effective and unhindered access. We are awaiting the response from the Pakistani side," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. India had earlier moved ICJ after Jadhav, a retired Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court. Src:https://bit.ly/2Ulp6LI

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Aarif Shaikh stand with @Allaudin @AarifShaikh123756 30 Aug 2019 At 10:15 PM
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Uttar Pradesh: Man sets world record for reading continuously for 27 hrs

In Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur region, a student of Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaja University, Allaudin, has created a new history by reading continuously in "reading aloud marathon" for 27 hours and five minutes and made it to the Golden Book of World Records. Allaudin, in an interview, stated, "I want to thank my teachers at my university for believing in me and I have learnt a lot while performing this task. I have broken the previous record of the man from Algeria of 24 hours of continuous reading and made a new world record of 27 hours five minutes". He further said that he has planned to participate in a more record-breaking marathon in future. Src: https://bit.ly/2zyN64o

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