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BJP Govt ended politics of appeasement, says Naqvi

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Thursday that the BJP Government at the Centre has ended appeasement and vote bank politics in the country and worked on the principle of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ in literal terms.. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government is working with the...

RSS to launch Christian front to deepen harmony

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi

The RSS, which together with the BJP participated in the Christmas celebrations earlier this month here, may soon launch a larger Christian front in line with its ‘Muslim Rashitrya Manch’ to “deepen harmony and understanding” with the minority community. Having spread its branches in the Christian-dominant Kerala, Nagaland and Mizoram...

SC agrees to hear petition

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a petition demanding judicial proceedings of matters involving national importance to be either screened live or videographed. Doing this will not only enhance transparency in the functioning of courts but also increase public faith in the Judicial system, said the petition...

Logjam between CJI, 4 judges continues

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Negotiations between the Chief Justice of India and the four senior-most judges of Supreme Court entered the fourth day on Thursday but there were no signs of any truce yet. At the customary tea meeting, the four senior judges - Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian...

4 Navy chiefs discuss ways to counter China

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Against the backdrop China’s expansionist designs in international waters, Navy chiefs of the quadrilateral grouping of India, Japan, US and Australia on Thursday pitched for a two-pronged strategy involving diplomatic efforts backed by credible military power to ensure peace, security and openness. United States Pacific Command chief, Admiral Harry B Harris...

MEA denies reports of troop build-up by China in Doklam

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday denied reports of troop built-up by China in the Doklam region saying that the status quo at the face-off site has not been altered. “Our attention has been drawn to some reports that question the accuracy of the position stated by the Government in...

EC terms electoral bonds step in ‚Äėright direction‚Äô

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Having once dubbed its introduction as a “retrograde” step, the Election Commission on Thursday had a change of heart on the issue of Government’s electoral bonds as it termed it a “step in the right direction”. Nevertheless, Chief Election Commissioner A K Joti said the electoral bonds do not solve...

Karti appears before ED

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Having repeatedly evaded the summons for the past two years, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti finally appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday in connection with the INX Media bribery case. He was interrogated for more than nine hours and let off around 11 pm. He has...

Housing Min to announce final set of 10 smart cities today

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) will announce the final set of 10 smart cities for funding under the Smart City Mission today. The Ministry will also release the “Liveable Index” for smart cities across the country. The “Liveable Index” will be a sort of guiding principle for...

ASEAN countries to stage plays based on Ramayana

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Much to the delight of cultural lovers, a five-day festival wherein cultural groups from the 10 member-nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will stage musicals and plays based on the epic Ramayana, celebrating the India-ASEAN dialogue, will start in the national capital from Friday. The artistes will showcase...


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Myanmar Army‚Äôs admission of killings a ‚Äėpositive step‚Äô: Suu

14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a “positive step”, state-backed media reported on Saturday. After months of staunch denials of abuse, the army on Wednesday said a probe found four members of the security forces helped kill 10 Rohingya militant suspects at Inn Din village on September 2, leaving their bodies in a...

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CM retorts, says he was not so weak

20 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Under searching questions for quite some time, Chief Minister Raghubar Das responded with all firmness to the unified Opposition in the House and answered some of its allegations to turn the tide. In his reply, particularly on the charges of inaction and being under pressure, the CM trained the gun on the JMM for running ‘baap-bete ki sarkar’ in the State...

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