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From PM Modi’s Kedarnath visit to Delhi’s hazardous air quality after Diwali, here is your news capsule

PM Modi to visit Kedarnath Temple today

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PM Modi to visit Kedarnath Temple today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath Temple today. PM Modi will reach the hill state on Friday morning to offer prayer at the temple and inaugurate the reconstructed samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya. The prime minister will also unveil a statue of the seer at the temple premises and review the ongoing construction works. READ MORE

Delhi wakes up to 'hazardous' air quality

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Delhi wakes up to 'hazardous' air quality

Despite the Delhi government`s ban on firecrackers, the air quality in Delhi`s Janpath has reached the `hazardous` category on Friday morning, following Diwali. As a thick blanket of smog shrouds the skies of Delhi, several people here complained of itchy throat and watery eyes. READ MORE

'China aims to surpass American global influence by 2049'

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'China aims to surpass American global influence by 2049'

A Pentagon`s report titled Military and Security Development Involving the People`s Republic of China, 2021, on Wednesday said that China aims to achieve "the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation" by 2049 to match or surpass US global influence and power. READ MORE

Team ‘not pondering on semis permutations’: Ashwin

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Team ‘not pondering on semis permutations’: Ashwin

Team India are aiming to go out on a high in their last two Super 12 games in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2021 without bothering too much about run-rate scenario or their semi-final chances, said spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. READ MORE

Diwali wishes from the White House

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Diwali wishes from the White House

On Thursday, US President Joe Biden extended greetings to people celebrating the festivals of Diwali all around the world. "May the light of Diwali remind us that from the darkness there is knowledge, wisdom, and truth. From division, unity. From despair, hope..." Biden said in a tweet. US Vice President Kamala Harris also extended her best wishes to everyone celebrating Diwali. READ MORE

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