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News18 Afternoon Digest: This Gujarat-Origin Woman, 20, is Part of Israel’s Defence Forces Team That is Attacking Gaza; From Vaccine Delivery to Medical Supplies, India's First Drone Trial Begins Today

Twenty-year-old Nitsa belongs to a Gujarati family which originally hails from Kothari, a small village near Rajkot in Gujarat.

Twenty-year-old Nitsa belongs to a Gujarati family which originally hails from Kothari, a small village near Rajkot in Gujarat.

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: This Gujarat-Origin Woman, 20, is Part of Israel’s Defence Forces Team That is Attacking Gaza; Ram Mandir Land Purchase: Experts May Be Roped in For Future Deals As Pressure Grows for Probe into Oppn Charges; 'No One-Size-Fits-All, Intensity Differs': Lancet Experts' 8-Point Prescription to Tackle Covid Resurgence; Indian Railways to Resume Bandra, Bikaner Special, Extend Services of 5 Pairs of Trains; Check Full List; From Vaccine Delivery to Medical Supplies, India's First Drone Trial Begins Today | Explained; Why New Zealand Haven’t Announced Their Playing XI For WTC Final?

This Gujarat-Origin Woman, 20, is Part of Israel’s Defence Forces Team That is Attacking Gaza

The Israeli army bombed the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Wednesday, nearly a month after a ceasefire was declared between Palestinian militia group Hamas and the IDF (Israel Defence Forces). The IDF team involved in carrying out the strikes includes a woman of Gujarati origin, Nitsha Muliyasha. READ MORE

Ram Mandir Land Purchase: Experts May Be Roped in For Future Deals As Pressure Grows for Probe into Oppn Charges

Pressure has grown for an inquiry into the land purchase ‘scam’ in Ayodhya that was exposed by the Opposition, with saints who were not accommodated in the trust questioning the transaction. There has been some unease inside the Ram Temple Trust too over the procedure followed. News18 learnt that the help or expertise of the three government representatives in the trust was not sought while executing the complex land transaction that has now blown up in the face of the trust. READ MORE

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From Vaccine Delivery to Medical Supplies, India’s First Drone Trial Begins Today | Explained

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Why New Zealand Haven’t Announced Their Playing XI For WTC Final?

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