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Sushma Swaraj Former External Affairs Minister Passes Away

Sushma Swaraj Former External Affairs Minister Passes Away at 67 After Heart Attack

RIP Sushma Swaraj |’We will miss you’

Sushma Swaraj, former external affairs minister, and senior BJP leader, passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67. Sushma Swaraj was one of the rare loved politicians across party lines. The senior BJP leader was brought to AIIMS around 9:30 pm and was straight away taken to the emergency ward. AIIMS doctors said she died of a cardiac arrest.

Undoubtedly she was one of the best external affairs minister India had. During her tenure as Foreign Minister, she had developed a reputation of an approachable minister, often helping Indians facing troubles related to passports and visas.

A seven-time MP Swaraj did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and chose to sit out of the government this year on account of her health.

“A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a series of tweets.

Swaraj had put out a tweet in the evening congratulating Prime Modi after the Centre’s move to revoke special status for Jammu and Kashmir

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Chandrayaan 2 – ISRO rescheduled launch on 22 July 2019 at 14:43 IST

Chandrayaan 2 – ISRO rescheduled launch on 22 July 2019 at 14:43

Chandrayaan 2, India’s mission to the moon is now rescheduled to launch on 22nd of July 2019.

It is scheduled to lift at 14:43 IST on Monday, 22 July 2019. It will be launched from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Sriharikota as stated on ISRO website on Saturday.

Chandrayaan  2 launch was called off earlier due to technical issues noticed just an hour the launch on 15th of July 2019.

Scientists have praised the ISRO team on their swift action taken rather than hurrying into a major issue.

After the call off, the expert team analyzed the issue in the GSLV Mark III rocket which caused the issue. Also, they have suggested action to fix. It was told that the hitch was found when liquid-propellant was being loaded in the rocket’s indigenous cryogenic upper stage engine. All technical issues are fixed and set to lift tomorrow.

It will take 48 days for Chandrayaan 2 to complete the task of the moon landing as stated by ISRO. After the successful launch, India will be the 4th country to do a soft landing on the Moon. The US, Russia, and China are the 3 countries who have achieved this so far. We wish all the best to the ISRO team and proud of being an Indian.

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Chandrayaan 2 – India’s unmanned Moon mission ready to take off tomorrow 15 July 2019

Chandrayaan 2 – India’s unmanned Moon mission ready to take off tomorrow 15 July 2019

Almost after 10 years since Chandrayaan 1 (Oct 2008) was launched, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch Chandrayaan 2. Chandra – Moon and Yaan – a vehicle is Chandrayaan, the Lunar Vehicle.

Chandrayaan-2 will be launched tomorrow, 15th July 2019 at 2:51 am IST from Sriharikota’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre. It will be depositing a lander and rover on the surface of the Moon. Also, India will become the 4th country to soft land on the lunar surface.

ISRO Live streaming of the launch by can be viewed on the below online and TV channel. (It will be available from 2.21 am IST on 15th July 2019 which is 30 minutes before the launch)

Chandrayaan 2 aboard a GSLV Rocket (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle). It is not just a proof of India’s growth in space but also it inspires the next generation scientists and engineers.

The new mission will consist of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. The orbiter will perform the mapping from an altitude of 100 kilometers (62 miles), while the lander will make a soft landing on the surface and send out the rover, reported the Indian Space Research Organization.

On ISRO’s website, it stated that “The payloads will collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere and signatures of hydroxyl and water-ice,”. Also, ISRO stated that the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter will circle the moon and provide information about its surface.

Objectives of Chandrayaan 2:

  • Make a soft landing on the unmapped surface of the Moon on the South Pole.
  • The first time any mission touched down so far from the equator
  • Experiments that will be conducted to study the lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, the lunar exosphere and signs for hydroxyl – a molecule involving hydrogen and oxygen which has, among other things, significance when it comes to the search for extraterrestrial life – and water ice on the lunar surface. 

Image Credit: indiatoday.in

Also Read: ISRO’s mission to the moon

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Dutee Chand – The first Indian woman athlete to clinch a gold in 100 m global event

Dutee Chand – The first Indian woman athlete to clinch a gold in 100 m global event

The 23-year-old Sprinter Dutee Chand from Odisha bagged a Gold medal in the ongoing World University Games in Naples. Created a history of becoming the first Indian women athlete to win gold in the 100 m global event. No Indian had qualified for 100 metre final so far in the history of University Games before. Also, this is the first Gold medal in this edition of World University Games in Naples, Italy.

Dutee Chand achieved this by completing the 100 metre in just 11.32 seconds.

She also holds the national record for 100 m with 11.24 seconds. She qualified for the finals with 11.41 seconds in the 100 m sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples, Italy.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and also Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Dutee on her achievement. QatarIndians.com team on behalf of all the Indians in Qatar congratulate the fastest women of India on her achievement.

Dutee Chand said in her reaction after her win that, “I am happy to become the first girl ever to win gold for India in the World University Games. I dedicate this medal to my university KIIT, its founder Professor Samantaji, who has stood by me during my bad days, and the people of Odisha. I also thank CM Naveen Patnaik for all his support, my parents and my coach for their blessings,

Dutee Chand tweeted her picture with the medal that

“Pull me down, I will come back stronger,”

Image Credit: Asian Age

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Tour Singapore with your family for just QR 4748 per person – 6 days and 7 Nights

Tour Singapore with your family for just QR 4748 per person – 6 days and 7 Nights
No of pax: 04 Adults
Date of check-in 9th August 2019
No of Nights: 6 Nights

Inclusions:

Hotel: Siloso Beach Resort Sentosa (4 stars) Or Similar. 
Check-In: 09 Aug 2019
Check Out: 12 Aug 2019
Room(s): 01 Superior * Breakfast Inclusive X 3 Nights
Hotel: (5 stars) or similar 
Check-In: 12 Aug 2019
Check Out: 15 Aug 2019
Room: 01 Deluxe * Breakfast Inclusive X 3 Nights

Tours:

  • Night Safari (Animal Show + Fire Show + Tram Ride)
  • Jurong Bird Park
  • Singapore River Cruise
  • Experiential Singapore Tour With Flyer with Guide
  • Sentosa Basic (4D Marvel + Cable Car Sky pass – One Way + Madam Tussauds & Images Of
  • Singapore + Wings Of Time (08.40 Pm) + S.E.A. Aquarium
  • Universal Studios
  • Gardens By The Bay & Sands Sky Park Combo

Transfers:

  • Inter Transfer (Private basis) – (Undefined) to (Undefined)
  • (1) Arrival / (1) Departure Transfers (Private basis)
  • Tour Transfer (Private basis) – Experiential Singapore Tour With Flyer, Gardens By The Bay & Sands

Sky Park Combo, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, Singapore River Cruise
Note: Sentosa & Universal are on Tickets only, as a guest would be staying in Sentosa.
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Terms and Conditions

  • Prices subject to change is the Hotel is different.
  • International flights not included. Option to travel from India.
  • Option to include 2 days Singapore Cruise.
  • Quote based on Minimum of 4 guests traveling together.
  • Marina Bay Sands rates are dynamic.
  • Remark: The Refundable Security Deposit will be charged at the Hotel at the time of
    check-in from the guest

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Tour Manager
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Anything not mentioned in TOUR COST INCLUDES list
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as Laundry, telephone calls, mini-bar bills, etc.
  • Any other tours apart from those listed under inclusions
  • Convention/conference/peak season surcharge, if any.
  • Any special request such as early check-in / late check-out is subject to availability upon arrival and solely depends on hotel discretion.
  • Bedding is subject to availability at the time of check-in. We can only pass remarks to the hotel.
Note: Hotel room rates and AIRLINE FARE are subject to availability at the time of booking. Current available dates are as mentioned in the costing (subject to fluctuation).
Remarks: 
  • Gardens By The Bay (Cloud Dome) close-out dates: 17-Dec, 14-Jan, 11-Feb, 04-Mar, 08-Apr.
  • Gardens By The Bay (Forest Dome) close-out dates: 18-Dec, 15-Jan, 12-Feb, 05-Mar, 09-Apr.
  • Change in SIC Timings for Gardens By The Bay & Sands Sky park tour from 15th Feb onwards :
    05pm to 08:15pm.

The image used is just for representation.

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World Cup 2019 – India vs New Zealand – Repeat of 2008 U19 World Cup Semifinal

World Cup 2019 – India vs New Zealand – Repeat of 2008 U19 World Cup Semifinal

Top-ranked Team India will take on 4th placed New Zealand in the first semi-final of World Cup 2019. Ind vs NZ semifinal match will be held on Tuesday the 9th of July. It is India’s 7th World cup semi-final in Cricket World Cup. Also, this will be the 8th world cup semifinal for the New Zealand team.

India captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson have captained the respective team on 2008 Under 19 World Cup semi-final. Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Ravindra Jadeja were also played in that U-19 semi.

India’s win over Sri Lanka helped India to top the points table ahead of Australia. 1st Semifinal will be held in Manchester between India and New Zealand.  Australia will face 3rd positioned England on the 11th of July at Birmingham.

World Cup 2019: Will India repeat 2018 U19 World Cup Semifinal

QatarIndians.com team on behalf of all the Indians living in Qatar wishes Team India to repeat the win over New Zealand in the first semi-finals of ICC Cricket World Cup at Manchester on July 9.

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Scam Alert: Ooredoo reminds customers against ongoing scams

Ooredoo has once again reminded its valuable customers to be alert against ongoing scams plaguing the industry. Also, it has offered advice on actions to take if fraud is suspected.

Ooredoo has confirmed that no personal details would ever be requested from customers via a phone call, SMS or emails, and advised that its WhatsApp account is only responsive, and so it will never initiate any contact.

Young Qatari Duo plans to supply fuel to consumer doorsteps: i-fuel

I-fuel has won the recently held ‘Al-Fikra Challenges Award’ – a competition organised by the Qatar Development Bank for entrepreneurs to find solutions to some of the challenges that can be turned into business ideas and projects that can serve the country.

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Tour Sikkim with your family for just QR 4650 – 6 days and 5 Nights

Tour Sikkim with your family for just QR 4650 – 6 days and 5 Nights (2 Adults & 2 Children)

  • Nature: Panoramic Views of Sikkim
  • Duration:  6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Starts/Ends: Bagdogra-Kalimpong-Gangtok-Darjeeling-Bagdogra
  • Places to Visit: Kalimpong, Gangtok & Darjeeling

Cost:

  • QAR 4,600 per family (2 adults and 2 children) – Also you can pay the equivalent in INR 86830.00 approx.- Summit Denzong Hotel, Gangtok & Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel, Darjeeling.
  • QAR 5,600 per family (2 adults and 2 children) – Also you can pay the equivalent in INR 107056.00 approx.- Lemon Tree in Gangtok and Crescent Resort, Darjeeling.

Tour Sikkim Summary:

Kalimpong, Gangtok & Darjeeling, often referred to as Himalayan Golden Triangle is a magnificent blend of tranquility, luxuriant hills and panoramic views, and above all the mesmerizing beauty of the mighty Kanchenjunga. Kalimpong, Gangtok & Darjeeling are famous for beautiful serene monasteries, tea plantations, flowers nurseries, and orchards. Away from the rush of routine life in the metropolitan cities, relishing the feeling of being caught in the chills of Himalayas, one can have a pleasurable stay in these destinations.

Tour Sikkim Routing:

  • Day 1 Bagdogra – Kalimpong (75 Kms / approx. 3 hours’ drive)
  • Day 2 Kalimpong – Gangtok (75 kms / approx. 3 hours’ drive)
  • Day 3 Gangtok
  • Day 4 Gangtok – Darjeeling (105 Kms / approx. 4 to 5 hours’ drive)
  • Day 5 Darjeeling
  • Day 6 Darjeeling – Bagdogra (95 Kms/ approx. 3 to 4 hours’ drive)

Day 1: Bagdogra – Kalimpong (75 Kms / approx. 3 hours’ drive)

  • Upon your arrival in Bagdogra, you will meet our representative/driver at the airport & drive towards Kalimpong
  • On arrival check in at your pre-booked hotel
  • Rest of the day is at leisure and Overnight stay in Kalimpong

(In case of Landslide or any other reason Tsomgo Lake get closed we will provide alternate sightseeing)  

Day 2: Kalimpong – Gangtok (75 kms / approx. 3 hours’ drive)

  • After breakfast, enjoy a half day city tour of Kalimpong.
  • Visit Mangal Dham, Deolo Hill, Dr. Grahams Home, Golf Garden, Durpin Dara Hills & also Pine View Nursery.
  • Later, drive to Gangtok. Gangtok is the capital of the state of Sikkim, is a beautiful and clean town promising of the best monasteries and as well as landscapes. Gangtok is truly a traveler’s delight.
  • Upon arrival, check-in at your pre-booked hotel.
  • The evening is at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3: Gangtok

  • Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Tsomgo lake ­ Tsogmo Lake or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim, India, approximately 40 kilometers / 25 miles away from Gangtok at an altitude of nearly 3780 meters / 12400 feet. The lake is about a kilometer in length and oval in shape. It is considered sacred by the local people and it applies to most of the high altitude lake in Sikkim. A small temple of Lord Siva is constructed on the lakeside. This lake remains frozen during the blooms, including the rhododendrons, various species of primulas, blue and yellow poppies, irises, etc. The Tsomgo lake derives its water from the melting snow on the mountains around. River Lungtze Chu originates from the Tsomgo lake Sikkim and meets the Rangpo­chu further down its course.
  • Also, visit Baba Mandir, Baba” Harbhajan Singh (August 3, 1941 – October 4, 1968) was an Indian army soldier who died near the Nathula Pass in India. He was revered by the soldiers of the Indian army who have built a shrine in his honor near the Lake at an altitude of around 4000 meters / 13123 feet. The Mandir has two approachable roads one via Gangtok the other is via Rongli. This temple has gained popularity in the last few years due to its history and also the belief of the followers. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Gangtok.

Day 4: Gangtok – Darjeeling (105 Kms / approx. 4 to 5 hours’ drive)

  • After breakfast, proceed for a half day city tour of Gangtok visiting Flower show, Cottage Industry, and Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology, Dro­dul Chorten, Enchey Monastery & also visit Banjakhri Falls
  • Later, drive to Darjeeling
  • Upon arrival, check-in at your pre-booked hotel
  • Overnight stay at hotel

Day 5: Darjeeling

  • Today, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Darjeeling. Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger Hill (8,400 ft.) to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt.
  • Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back, visit Ghoom Monastery and also visit Batasia Loop
  • After breakfast, visit the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, which has attracted world attention by successfully breeding endangered species like the snow leopard and red panda. Later, proceed to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute­ it offers training in mountain climbing and maintains a fascinating museum of memorabilia. Examine the Tenzing Gumbo Rock, which is a huge natural rock specially arranged for the rock climbers to train on behalf of the Mountaineering Institute. At the north, the point is India’s oldest passenger ropeway. It is 5 km long and also connects Darjeeling with Singla bazaar on the little Ranjeet river at the bottom of the valley
  • Thereafter, visit a Tea Estate… Darjeeling tea, famously known as the champagne of teas, is generally regarded as the world’s best tea. Observe the tea manufacturing process. Later, visit the Peace Pagoda, which stands as the symbol of spirituality and peace. Four statues of Buddha are glistening with gold polish and eight sandstone carvings depicting the different stages of Buddha’s life adorn the walls of the Pagoda.
  • Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Darjeeling

Day 6: Darjeeling – Bagdogra (95 Kms/ approx. 3 to 4 hours’ drive)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey

Supplement Cost for Nathula Pass @ Rs. 7000.00 per car will be charged extra (Monday & Tuesday closed).

Vehicle: 02 AC Innova / Xylo as per itinerary on point to point basis only (Ac will not run in Hill area)

Tour Price Includes

Tour Price Excludes

·  Accommodation on twin/Double Sharing Basis.

·  All the room are base category

·  Daily breakfast and dinner

·  Exclusive vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please brief to guest that vehicle will not be at disposal it will be available to guest as per itinerary only (point to point basis).

·  All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).

·  Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.

·  Present GST Included.

·  Air Fare / Train fare.

·  Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), porterage.

·  Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.

·  Entrance Fees & Guide charges.

·  Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, should be is directly payable on the spot).

·  Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.

·  Room Heater Charges

·  Insurance.

·  Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

*pricing subject to enquiry, travel date, and other changes if any.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Schedules (Qatar Time)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Schedules (Qatar Time)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 commenced on 30th of May and the final match is scheduled on 14th of July 2019. After 20 years England jointly with Wales host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and title winner match will be held at Lord’s in London. Here are the schedules of India matches and also the complete schedule…

India Matches: Indian Cricket Team WC 2019

ICC World Cup 2019 – Complete Schedule:

The eyes of all the cricket lovers across the globe are glued to the screens, screaming and also cheering for the team they love. QatarIndians.com team on behalf of all the Indians living in Qatar wish our Indian cricket team to do their best at this tournament. We all are desperate to see our Indian players performs well, wins and also bring the trophy to India.

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Modi Returns – Congratulate and Wish Narendra Modi on the historic victory

Modi Returns – Congratulate and Wish Narendra Modi on the historic victory

QatarIndians.com team congratulates and Wish Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and also his team on the election victory. Look forward to greater success, peace, and prosperity under his leadership.

The 2019 election verdict came in stronger than the average of exit polls, with the NDA tally aggregating at 337 seats (as of 1630 hours IST), which resoundingly paved the way for Modi govt 2.0. After Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, Narendra Modi is the only PM to return to power with full majority.Modi 2.0: Narendra Modi returns - Congratulate and Wish Narendra Modi on the victory

Modi 2.0 Highlights:

  • Modi 2.0 – The first prime minister to return to power winning a bigger vote share for the party and also only PM to return to power with full majority in the house of parliament (after Nehru and Indira Gandhi)
  • More than 41% of total votes polled for BJP
  • The BJP won 63 of the 65 seats in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh where it had lost the Assembly elections to the Congress just six months ago
  • Nifty touched 12,000 and also Sensex reached 40,000 – Lifetime highs on Thursday

In his victory speech, Narendra Modi described the “historic” election as a victory of the people and also an event for the world to admire and applaud.

This is the biggest event in the democratic world. The import of this victory will be recognised across the globe. This was an election fought and won by the people of India. The sentiment of the people is a guarantee for the bright future of India. I congratulate all the victorious MPs, whichever party they belong to and whichever State they belong to. I congratulate the winners in the Assembly elections. The BJP is committed to the Constitution of India and federalism. I assure the winners in Assembly elections that the Centre is a party to the progress of their States,” said the PM, tearing up and choking at least thrice during his speech.

Modi also made a pledge, “I will not do anything with bad intent, I will not do anything for myself. Each second of my day, every particle of my body belongs to the country.

Image Credit: cnbctv18.com

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Who is going to be the next Prime Minister of India? Election Results 2019

Who is going to be the next Prime Minister of India – Election Results 2019

India, the world’s largest democracy had a 7-week long election process which ended a few days ago. 542 seats and 8000 candidates fighting for it. Counting starts tomorrow morning and by this time tomorrow, we will know Election Results and what people have decided. Whether people let Modi 2.0 starts or Rahul Gandhi Rules.

Indian voters are always capable of giving surprises. No matter who wins, the real winner will be India’s democracy. A day to celebrate India’s democracy.

Election Results 2019 – Vote Counting

Counting starts at 8 am IST and halfway through the counting process, we could see the trend and somewhat guess the winner. Winner of each constituency will also be declared tomorrow.

Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) are the two largest pre-poll coalitions in this election. However, the state (regional) parties will play a big role in deciding the government formation. The regional parties which are not of any alliance will have the numbers to tilt the scales.

For the first time in a Lok Sabha elections, the results of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be matched with VVPAT slips. VVPAT slips are generated by paper trail machines. Before announcing the final results, 5 randomly selected EVMs will be counted in each Assembly segment after EVM votes are counted. Results may be delayed by 3-4 hours due to VVPAT counting, says EC

The President’s role after the elections is very important as there is a huge chance of a hung verdict. There is no rule book for him. President Ram Kovind is most likely to invite the pre-poll largest alliance with the highest number of seats will get the first chance to prove the majority and form the government.

Image Source and Credit: thenewsminute.com

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