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Understand our challenges: Modi tells Kerry on WTO veto

Saturday, 02 Aug 2014 | Vineeta Pandey | New Delhi

Hours after India refused to sign a global trade agreement at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), despite strong persuasion from the USA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday justified India’s stand saying poverty is a serious issue for developing nations and India will have to first see its national interest…

NaMo may announce economic package for Nepal

Saturday, 02 Aug 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Signalling the new Government’s resolve to engage with its neighbours on a priority basis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Kathmandu on Sunday. Modi will be the first PM to travel to Nepal at a bilateral level in 17 years after IK Gujral’s visit in 1997. The last Indian…

‘India’s response will be intense, immediate’

Saturday, 02 Aug 2014 | PNS | New Delhi/Srinagar

Talking tough on the first day after taking charge as Army Chief, General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday warned Pakistan that India’s response will be “intense and immediate” in case of an incident like beheading of an Indian soldier near the LOC last year. Giving this stern message, Suhag also…

China violated BDCA in June, says Defence Min

Saturday, 02 Aug 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Despite signing the Border Defence Co-Operation Agreement (BDCA) with India to maintain peace on the Line of Actual Control(LAC), China violated the pact in June this year when its troops tailed the Indian patrol in Eastern Ladakh. Taking a serious note of it, India then lodged a strong protest with…

Sonia was never fond of Rao, reveals Natwar Singh’s book

Saturday, 02 Aug 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Already creating a political storm over his take on Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh sent shockwaves within the party after his claims that “50 Congressmen” have congratulated him for “telling the truth” in his new book. Singh while making more revelations against three former Congress Prime…

Cong conjures oil-for-food ghost to scare Natwar

Saturday, 02 Aug 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The Congress on Friday flashed the Volcker Committee report to attack its former member Natwar Singh. AICC spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said that Volcker Committee report with no connection with India or the Congress or even the Government had noted,“Natwar Singh’s family were non-contractual (corrupt) beneficiaries of the Oil for Food…

BSF man killed in accidental firing in Jammu

Saturday, 02 Aug 2014 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

A BSF officer was killed under mysterious circumstances in accidental firing in RS Pura area of Jammu frontier while his subordinate received bullet injuries on Friday morning. The alleged firing took place inside the 94 Battalion headquarters of BSF in Miran Sahib area of RS Pura around 9 am. According to official…

KCR says no to Naidu over sharing fee reimbursement

Saturday, 02 Aug 2014 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has outrightly rejected the attempt of his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu to make Telangana share the burden of fee reimbursement scheme. Reacting to Naidu’s offer that Andhra Pradesh was willing to bear the 58 per cent of the scheme if Telangana pays 42…

SC confronts Centre over its decision to fast-track trials against MPs, MLAs

Saturday, 02 Aug 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday confronted the Centre over its decision to fast-track trials against MPs and MLAs while turning a blind eye to the plight of criminal justice system in the country where trials involving other sections of the society remain pending for decades together. Giving the Centre four weeks’…

IAF’s fighter plane crashes in Kutch district, pilot safe

Saturday, 02 Aug 2014 | Nayan Dave | GANDHINAGAR

An Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft crashed near Bibbar village in Kutch district on Friday afternoon. Though pilot of the Jaguar fighter plane ejected safely, fear was created among inhabitants of the small helmet Bibbar falling in Nakhatrana tehsil. Defence PRO Wing Commander Abhishek Matiman said in a written statement that…

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Home away from home

27 Jul 2014 | Pioneer

SOS Homes for Tibetan children has around 1,000 kids who are either orphans or their parents are in Tibet, says Ritu Pandey It’s a short walk from the Mall Road to Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy. But in contrast to the incessant chatter that surrounds me on Mussoorie’s most prominent landmark, silence rings aloud on the Academy Road...

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Use of plaster of Paris banned

02 Aug 2014 | Pioneer

Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board has banned the use of plaster of Paris in the making of idols and laid down the green guidelines to ensure eco-friendly celebration of upcoming festivals. The Board chairman N Baijendra Kumar has directed the collectors of all the districts to discourage the use of plaster of Paris in the idol making as it is not eco-friendly...

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I can tell you that our response to any such act (Pakistan's beheading of Indian soldiers) will be more than adequate. It will be intense and immediate.

Chief of Army Staff | Gen DS Suhag

I don't think we played good cricket. England pacer Moeen Ali bowled well, but we also allowed him to bowl well.

Indian cricket captain | MS Dhoni

Most of the military aid US gave to Pakistan never went to counter-insurgency. It went into buying equipment to fight India.

Former US envoy to Afghanistan | Ronald Neumann
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