Monika

Monika is a news hound, obsessed with getting the story right. With over four years of experience reporting on news in this ever-changing environment, Monika has developed an interest in reporting on breaking stories and doing in-depth analysis. The topics Monika writes on vary from politics to social problems, entertainment, sports, technology, and culture. She strives to keep her readers informed while challenging their critical thinking and initiating meaningful discussions on issues molding the world into an amazing reality.

Violent Assault on Religious Sites in Dagestan Claims Lives of Priest and Security Forces
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Later in Makhachkala, an antiterrorist operation was conducted without any delay after militants opened fire at security forces from several different locations. Regional authorities have killed the four assailants. In Derbent, the violence turned out at its worst where reportedly three militants were killed, and they all were related to the family of one of the racial local officials.
South Africa Clinches Semifinal Berth with Impressive Victory over West Indies in T20 World Cup
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West Indies struggled early, losing Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran cheaply, but Kyle Mayers and Roston Chase revived their innings with an 81-run partnership for the third wicket. Tabraiz Shamsi's breakthrough by dismissing Mayers and subsequent strikes by Keshav Maharaj and himself halted West Indies' progress. Despite Chase's resilient 52 off 42 balls, supported briefly by Andre Russell's late flourish, West Indies could only manage 135/8, with Shamsi finishing with figures of 3-27.
Supreme Court Refuses Interim Relief for CM Kejriwal, Schedules Hearing for Wednesday
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No interim relief was granted to CM Kejriwal by the vacation bench of Justices Manoj Misra and SVN Bhatti. The Bench then adjourned and stated that they would consider the case again on Wednesday as the Delhi High Court is likely to pass a decision on ED's plea for an interim stay within a day or two.
Japanese PM Kishida Faces Strong Dissent with Just 10% Public Support, Shows Media Poll
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The weekend telephone survey also indicated a fall in the approval rating for Kishida's Cabinet – from 24.2 percent in May to 22.2 percent. On the other hand, the disapproval rate remained unchanged at 62.4 percent.
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'So sad we can't see you all play in Australia': Khawaja Expresses Regret Over Afghanistan's Absence in Australia Following T20 Victory
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“Well done, Brother. Better team on the day. You boys are an inspiration for so many back homes and abroad. So sad we can’t see you all play in Australia,” Khawaja posted on X.
T20 World Cup: Would've batted first vs India, but captain & coach did otherwise, says Shakib
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“Personally if you ask me in the Caribbean it’s one or two games – when England chased that 180. Other than that batting first has been the trend for most of the teams and they have been very successful. So, if you look at the stats, ideally you would have batted first, but maybe the captain and coach thought otherwise,” Shakib stated at the post-match press conference.
Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia on 'deathbed', says BNP leader
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According to a report in The Daily Star, Khaleda Zia, 78, was urgently taken to Evercare Hospital in Dhaka around 3:30 am on Saturday after falling ill at her residence, 'Firoza', in Gulshan.
England's Dominant 10-Wicket Victory Sends Them to T20 World Cup Semis
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It was Jordan who was in focus earlier in the game with a splendid four-wicket haul, including a hat-trick as the USA's batting lineup came crumbling down. The spell by Jordan was destructive, 4/10 in 2.5 overs—saw USA stumble to a mere 115 all out in 18.5 overs, coming in in place of Mark Wood in the lineup. He was well compensated by Adil Rashid and Sam Curran, who returned figures of 2/13 and 2/23 respectively, squeezing the innings of USA further.
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Toronto Indian Mission Commemorates 39th Anniversary of Kanishka Bombing
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High Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Verma honored the victims of Air India Flight 182 Kanishka, referring to the incident as a "cowardly terrorist bombing," according to a post on X by the High Commission in Ottawa, which included photos from the event.
WATCH | Sonakshi Sinha ties the knot with Zaheer Iqbal, couple says 'we are now man and wife'
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Immediately after the intimate ceremony, the couple shared pictures of the first ones as husband and wife on social media, giving a glimpse of their wedding attire. Sonakshi beamed in an ivory-and-gold saree, pairing it with a kundan choker, matching earrings, and bangles.
BSP supremo Mayawati reinstates nephew Akash Anand as her political heir, party’s National Coordinator
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Akash Anand faced flak for his intemperate language during the campaign, wherein he termed the Union government a "government of terrorists" and compared it with the Taliban in Afghanistan. This invited an FIR against him and other BSP members by the Sitapur Police.
Hardik being Hardik, we know what he is capable of: Rohit Sharma
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Pandya had one of the more influential fifties against Bangladesh to not only anchor India toward a commanding victory again but also proving to be a strong booster in the aspiration of their semi-final berth. 
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WATCH | Pat Cummins creates history, becomes first bowler ever to take a hat-trick in consecutive T20 World Cup games
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This is only the eighth time a hat-trick has been taken by a bowler in the Men's T20 World Cup, Cummins became the first to do so more than once according to ICC
T20 World Cup, IND vs BAN: Hardik Pandya’s blistering fifty helps India score 196/5 in 20 overs
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On a fresh pitch, India seized control from the start with a seamless offensive display, as each batter targeted the bowlers, resulting in four players achieving strike rates above 150.
NRIs Demonstrate Growing Confidence in Indian Economy with $1 Billion Deposited in April
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This was a good jump from the $150 million that overseas Indians deposited in the same month last year, underlining their increasing faith in India's economic prospects on the back of an unmistakable upward trend. This is reshaping the growth trajectory of India, above the average of 7% witnessed from 2003-2019 to one of 8% plus from 2021-2024.
US Condemns Russia-North Korea Military Ties, Reaffirms Strong Alliance in Talks with South Korean Foreign Minister
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The call between Blinken and South Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul was made after Yonhap news agency reported Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a "comprehensive strategic partnership" treaty covering defense and other sectors during their summit in Pyongyang on Wednesday.
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Stimac Accuses AIFF Chief of Dishonesty, Calls for Change in Indian Football Leadership
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This is the latest controversy to grip the ongoing tussle between Stimac and the AIFF, which started from India's elimination in the second round of the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers. Of interest right now will be the response to these allegations from the AIFF, including its president, in the strictest way, Kalyan Chaubey.
MEA Confirms Release and Repatriation of 10 Indians Recruited by Russian Army
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Early this month, the government confirmed the death of two Indian nationals who were recruited by the Russian Army and engaged in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
No Consular Access Request Received for Nikhil Gupta Yet, says MEA
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We have so far not received any request for Consular access for Mr. Gupta. His family has got in touch with us and we are in touch with the family members. We look at the matter as to what can be done on the request," MEA Spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said.
State Bank of India Distributes Rs 6,959 Crore Dividend to Government
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In an official statement issued by the Ministry of Finance, "@nsitharaman receives a dividend cheque of Rs 6,959.29 crore for FY 2023-24 from @TheOfficialSBI Chairman Shri Dinesh Kumar Khara."
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South Africa Edge Past England with De Kock's Heroics and Bowlers' Grit
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The chase of 164 to win proved elusive for England, reaching only 156 for 6 in their 20 overs. Harry Brook scored most for them with his contributions amounting to 53 off 37. Liam Livingstone was very brief in support, 33, but Brook served well, helping his side in pursuit. However, South Africa was clinical in their bowling, taking them short of the target with Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj taking two wickets each. Jofra Archer, however, had three as England picked up three South African wickets for 40.
Delhi High Court Temporarily Halts Kejriwal's Release, Extends Jail Stay
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"Till pronouncement of order, operation of the impugned order shall remain stayed," a vacation bench headed by Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain said and sought written submissions by the parties by June 24 and reserved the verdict for 2-3 days to go through all records. The court has also issued a notice to Kejriwal, seeking his response by July 10 to the ED's challenge against the trial court's bail order, which was issued late Thursday. The court said it would keep the stay order in abeyance till pronouncement of the order on ED's plea against the bail granted to AAP leaders.
Canadian Court Upholds No-Fly Status for Sikh Extremists, Citing Terrorism Risks
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The Federal Court of Appeal's decision this week rejected an appeal by Bhagat Singh Brar and Parvkar Singh Dulai, who had previously lost a constitutional challenge against their no-fly status under Canada's Secure Air Travel Act, as reported by The Canadian Press from Vancouver on Thursday.
US Endorses Direct Talks Between India and Pakistan
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"As we have said, we support direct discussions between India and Pakistan, but the pace, scope and character should be determined by those two countries, not by us," Miller said.
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Putin Cautionary Message to South Korea on Ukraine Arms Supply
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The South Korean government had voiced its concerns over the new strategic partnership between Russia and North Korea that provided for mutual aid in case of attack, and said this partnership violated UN sanctions against Pyongyang. It also threatened to revisit its policy not to export arms to Kiev.
Stanley Lifestyles Secures Rs 161 Crore from Anchor Investors Ahead of IPO
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Some marquee names in the list of anchor investors are SBI Mutual Fund, Nippon India Mutual Fund, ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, HDFC Mutual Fund, Quant Mutual Fund, Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund, Bandhan Mutual Fund, SBI Life Insurance Company, and Max Life Insurance Company. The information has been cleaned from a circular issued on the website of BSE.
US Congressional Delegation Emphasizes India-US Relations as Paramount During Meeting with PM Modi
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PM Modi underscored the crucial role played by consistent bipartisan support from the US Congress in advancing the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership between the two nations. He tweeted after the meeting, “Had a very good exchange of views with friends from the US Congress in a delegation led by Rep McCaul, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Vondrousova Retires Due to Injury in Berlin; Rybakina to Face Azarenka Next in WTA Tour Action
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Now, less than two weeks to recover, Vondrousova stands in a race against time to regain full fitness for her Wimbledon title defense starting July 1.
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US Redirects Missiles from International Orders to Ukraine in Unprecedented Move
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The White House said that while missiles ordered by other countries would eventually be delivered, their shipments would be delayed by at least 16 months. It did not disclose any of the countries affected by this move but added that Taiwan was not included.
Germany Secures First Euro 2024 Knockout Spot with 2-0 Victory over Hungary
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This was a harder game than their opening match, but Germany still got through the resilience of Hungary. Julian Nagelsmann's team showed their resolve to make sure they would go through and have every chance of being the best third-placed team.
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