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1 Pakistani actor Talat Hussain dies at 83

Legendary Pakistani actor Talat Hussain died on Sunday, May 26 in Karachi following a prolonged illness. He was 83. Arts Council of Pakistani Karachi President Ahmed Shah confirmed the news, stating that he had been undergoing treatment at a hospital in the city.

Talat Hussain worked with actors Jeetendra and Rekha in the 1989 film 'Souten Ki Beti'. Confirming his death, Shah said, "An acclaimed actor like Talat Hussain is born after centuries."

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2 TCS signs deal with Kuwait’s Burgan Bank

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Wednesday said it has signed a deal with Kuwait’s commercial lender Burgan Bank to help modernise its core banking technology. The size and tenure of the deal were not disclosed.

“The bank will deploy TCS BaNCS to consolidate multiple standalone legacy applications into a contemporary universal banking solution that drives innovation and strengthens customer relationships,” TCS said in a statement.

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3 World Para Athletics Championships: Simran wins gold as India ends 6th with best-ever 17 medals

India ended their World Para Athletics Championships campaign with unprecedented success, scooping 17 medals, including six gold, to take the sixth spot in the standings with Delhi sprinter Simran Sharma winning the country’s sixth yellow metal in Kobe on May 24.

Simran won the gold medal in women’s 200m T12 event with a personal best time of 24.95 seconds on the final day of competitions. She shaved off around one-fifth of a second from her earlier personal best of 25.16 seconds to win the gold.

Darlenys De La Severino (25.08) of Dominica and Lorraine Gomes De Aguiar (25.40) won the silver and bronze respectively.

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4 Indian High Commissioner Inaugurates New Indian Investment In Bangladesh

High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh Pranay Verma and Investment Adviser of Bangladesh Prime Minister Salman Fazlur Rahman on Saturday jointly inaugurated a new plant of India’s leading pharmaceutical company, Sun Pharma, near Dhaka. This is the company’s second investment in Bangladesh with a production capacity of over 1 billion tablets and capsules per year.

Speaking at the ceremony, the High Commissioner highlighted the new investment as part of the growing economic and industrial engagement between India and Bangladesh and a visible symbol of the recent transformation of their relationship. He stressed that the plant, which is the first pharmaceutical unit in any Economic Zone of Bangladesh, is not just a testament to India’s continued commitment to promote partnership with Bangladesh, but also reflects the growing interest among Indian businesses to invest in Bangladesh.

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5 Vice Admiral Gurcharan Singh takes charge as Commandant of NDA

Vice Admiral Gurcharan Singh assumed charge as Commandant of National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, on Saturday from Vice Admiral Ajay Kochhar.

An alumnus of the NDA, Singh was commissioned into Indian Navy in Jul 1990. The Flag Officer has held several appointments, both afloat and ashore. As a specialist in gunnery and missiles, he has served onboard Indian Naval Ships Ranjit and Prahar. He holds the distinction of being part of the commissioning crew of three Indian constructed warships, INS Brahmaputra as gunnery officer, INS Shivalik as executive officer, and INS Kochi as commanding officer.

He has also commanded INS Vidyut and INS Khukri, and served as instructor at INS Dronacharya (Gunnery School) and deputy commandant of Naval War College, Goa. His staff tenures include appointments at Directorate of Personnel, as the assistant chief of personnel (HRD), Directorate of Naval Intelligence.

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6 Payal Kapadia has won the Grand Prix at Cannes.

Some evenings are magical. It will take a while to recover from the euphoric sight of Payal Kapadia and her wonderful cast — Kani Kusruti, Divya Prabha and Chhaya Kadam — receiving the Grand Prix award for All We Imagine As Light at this edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

It may not have been the coveted Palme d’Or, but making the second spot in one of the toughest competition line-ups is not too shabby. Unless you have been living under a rock, or are oblivious to the happenings in the cinematic sector, you would have heard enough about Kapadia’s debut feature ending a 30-year dry spell (Shaji N Karun’s Swaham was part of the Cannes competition in 1994). And the win makes it a historic first for an Indian filmmaker who just happens to be a woman: It doesn’t get bigger than Cannes.

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7 Ravi Shastri Among 53 Others Named in Cricket Australia's Multicultural Ambassador Program

Cricket Australia has begun their Multicultural Ambassador Program and as part of its launch, they have named 53 people with diverse backgrounds and experience across various aspects of the government, sport, media and community as part of the inaugural representatives.

Announced as a key action from the Australian Cricket Multicultural Action Plan, the Ambassador Program brings together esteemed leaders from various sectors to advocate for inclusivity and drive positive change within the sport and wider community.

The list of ambassadors includes many past and current players, as well as industry and community leaders, who will champion diversity and support the goals outlined in the Multicultural Action Plan.

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8 New plant species discovered from Edamalayar forest range

Scientists from SNM College Maliankara, Ernakulam, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, and King Fahd University, UAE, have reported the discovery of a new plant species Emblica chakrabartyi from Adichilthotti within the Edamalayar forest range of Kerala.

The species belonging to the gooseberry (Phyllanthaceae) family, has been named after Tapas Chakrabarty, former scientist at the Botanical Survey of India, for his contribution to the study on Phyllanthaceae. The finding has been published in John Wiley & Sons’ International Journal, Nordic Journal of Botany, from Sweden.

The scientists found a population of around 55 plants in and around the Edamalayar and nearby Sholayar forest areas during an expedition as part of a UGC-sponsored major research project on the flowering plants of Ernakulam district.

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9 Cyber ??Security Conclave Organized In New Delhi To Strengthen Cyber Security

A cyber security conclave was organized in the country's capital New Delhi today on Friday. During this, important strategies for cyber security were discussed in the conclave. It was organized with joint efforts by CSC and United Service Institution. During this, an MoU was signed between CSC and USI to strengthen cyber security.

As cyber security has become a serious and sensitive issue, cyber threats are increasing rapidly across the world at present, the number of data breaches is increasing every year. Cases of cyber security breaches by IT service providers are increasing every day. In such a situation, it has become necessary for companies to maintain a strong cyber security infrastructure to retain their customers.

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10 Severe "Cyclone Remal" to hit Bengal coast

With winds gusting up to 135 kilometres per hour, severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' made landfall between the coasts of Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal, bringing heavy rains that flooded homes and farmland, and leaving a trail of destruction.

The landfall process began at 8:30 pm on Sunday on the adjacent coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh between Sagar Island and Khepupara, near the southwest of Mongla in the neighbouring country.

Remal flattened fragile dwellings, uprooted trees and knocked down electric poles. One person was injured after being hit by debris in the Gosaba area of the Sundarbans.

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