Nikhil Pandey

News Editor, wionews.com

Nikhil Pandey is News Editor with Wion Digital. He follows politics, sports and entertainment.

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Watch | Taliban Education Minister says PhD and Master's degrees worthless, mullahs greatest without them

Taliban Cabinet In Afghanistan: The Taliban's Minister of Education has said no PhD and Master's degrees are valuable as the leaders in the cabinet and the mullahs are the 'greatest' without them…

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Black Hawk choppers to armoured Humvees: Billions in US weaponry seized by Taliban

The US has spent billions of dollars equipping the Afghan military with the equipment it needs to combat the Taliban, but the military's fast capitulation means that the weapons are now fueling…

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CBI should get autonomy at par with FBI, Scotland Yard : Madras High Court tells Indian Govt

The court order mentioned the need to have CBI officers with a wide spectrum of knowledge and expertise in various fields. Numerous high-profile cases, such as the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, 2G Scam,…

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How this Indian Zoo saved its lions from the clutches of Delta COVID-19 variant 

According to the Deputy Director of Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP), all 13 lions tested negative for COVID-19 on July 23rd. The Zoo near the Southern Indian metropolis of Chennai had housed…

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Did you know? Three cricketers represented both India and Pakistan in international Test matches

The cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan has been fierce and heated for many years. But did you know that some cricketers played for both sides?

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Return to dark days: Taliban impose strict restrictions on women, media in Afghanistan’s north

According to the Afghan government, about 30 per cent of the civil servants are now women who were not allowed to work outside their homes during the Taliban's rule.

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Zaila Avant-garde becomes first African-American to win Spelling Bee

After winning several Guinness World Records for dribbling multiple basketballs at a time, 14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde becomes the first Black contestant to win the 90-year-old Scripps National…

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World bows to Jews, says Belarusian President Lukashenko in anti-Semitic outburst

'No one today would dare to raise a voice and deny the Holocaust,' President Alexander Lukashenko said on Independence Day, while Belarus allows the memory of Nazi actions in their country to be…

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'Immortality is my goal': 11-year-old boy gets bachelor’s degree in physics

11-year-old Laurent Simons from the Belgian coastal town of Ostend has just received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Antwerp.

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India’s home-grown microprocessor Shakti is now part of tech-giant Altair’s offerings

Shakti processors are industrial-grade processors aimed at embedded applications, robotic controllers, and Internet of Things boards. By supporting Shakti processors, Altair Embed broadens its…

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COVID-19: Lambda variant may be more resistant to vaccines than other strains

The C.37 strain, known as the Lambda variant, currently accounts for approximately 80% of new infections in Peru and has spread to about 27 nations in the last month. 

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Globally, 1,500 businesses affected by ransomware attacks using Kaseya software

On Friday, the hacking group broke into Kaseya, an information technology firm based out of Miami. They used the firm’s access to breach some of its clients’ clients. Quickly, a chain reaction was…

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Chinese Communist Party's sauce for success: Booming economy, ruthlessness, ideological agility 

Since seizing power after civil war in 1949, the party has had a tumultuous history but President and party leader Xi Jinping is putting emphasis on turning the country into an economic, military…

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'Go to India or US': Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warns anti-vaxxers

The Philippines is one of the worst-hit countries in South East Asia with more than one million cases and over 20,000 deaths linked to COVID-19.

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'This law is wrong': Angela Merkel joins other EU leaders in criticising Hungary's anti-LGBT law

Last week, the Hungarian parliament passed a new rule proposed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's cabinet that prohibits the portrayal of homosexuality and sex reassignment in school education…

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