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News18 Evening Digest: Mamata Calls on Sonia Gandhi in Big Show of Opposition Unity & Other Top Stories

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in Delhi today.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in Delhi today.

Here are the top stories of the day: 'Hum Akele Kuch Nahi': Mamata Calls on Sonia Gandhi in Big Show of Opposition Unity; Rahul Present; Gurugram Doctors Perform 3D Printed Hip Implant, Call it 'Largest Ever' in India; and more

‘Hum Akele Kuch Nahi’: Mamata Calls on Sonia Gandhi in Big Show of Opposition Unity; Rahul Present

Even as she remained ambivalent on being the face of the Opposition to take on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi today as she powers through her packed schedule to resurrect a united Opposition to take on the BJP juggernaut in the 2024 general elections. READ MORE

Guidelines for Ex-gratia Payment to Kin of Covid Victims Under Consultation: Govt

Preparation of guidelines for providing ex-gratia assistance to the family members of COVID-19 victims is “under consultation" with all the stakeholders, the government informed Parliament on Wednesday. “The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its judgment dated 30th June, 2021 in Writ Petition (Civil) No.539 of 2021 titled as Gaurav Kumar Bansal vs Union of India inter alia directed National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to recommend guidelines for ex-gratia assistance on account of loss of life to the family members of the persons who died due to COVID-19. READ MORE

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Gurugram Doctors Perform 3D Printed Hip Implant, Call it ‘Largest Ever’ in India

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first published:July 28, 2021, 18:05 IST