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Pakistan concerned over plight of Muslim minority in Myanmar

Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday expressed serious concern for the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and called for peaceful existence of all communities in the country. The UN General Assembly in December last year passed a resolution, showing serious concern over the government's treatment of the Rohingyas and said the international community was united in promoting...

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Modi launches DD Kisan channel, calls for big change in agriculture

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Calling for a big change in agriculture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the DD Kisan channel and pitched for increasing average productivity of paddy to three tonnes per hectare from the present two tonnes. Launching the channel on the first anniversary of his government, Modi said the agriculture sector had been neglected and there was need to ...

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War on terror is war of Muslims: Jordan

Amman, May 26 (IANS) Jordan on Tuesday declared that all Muslims should be engaged in the war against terrorist organisations, which seek to defame the Islamic faith. Islam has nothing to do with terrorism and the violent practices conducted by terrorist groups which seek to tarnish the image of this faith. Therefore, it is the duty of Muslims to fight terrorism, Minister of Fore...

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HC agrees to hear PIL challenging Centre's May 21 notification

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea filed by a lawyer challenging the union home ministry's May 21 notification which said that the lt. governor has discretionary power over appointment of key bureaucratic posts in the capital. The PIL sought quashing of the home ministry's notification contending it was ultra vires of the provisions i.e. Articl...

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Modi visits BJP headquarters

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited BJP headquarters at Ashoka Road in central Delhi and interacted with party officials and staff on completing a year in office. Prime minister had one-on-one interaction with the staff and he enquired about their well-being, an official told IANS. The prime minister shook hands and later posed for photograph ...

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75 percent of French people think Hollande is bad president: Survey

Paris, May 26 (IANS) Three out of four French people believe that Francois Hollande is a bad president, according to a survey released on Tuesday by the Odoxa Institute, while 95 percent of respondents who support the right and 45 percent of leftist respondents disapproved of the Socialist leader. The informal disapproval rating of the French head of state, according to the survey conduc...

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Modi regime determined to get back black money, says Shah

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Terming the Narendra Modi-led NDA government visible and pro-active unlike the previous UPA regime, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday said it was determined to get back black money stashed abroad, but could not announce the names of culprits due to international treaties. He also said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government had performed well in t...

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Heat wave grips India, no dip in mercury

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Many parts of India on Tuesday continued to reel under extreme heat wave conditions as the relentless mercury remained around a scorching 45 degrees Celsius. The heat wave continued to wreak havoc across India -- and claiming the lives of 90 more people in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana alone -- took the countrywide toll to over 800. Looking at the deterior...

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Rs.53,000 crore allotted for development of northeast: Harsimrat

Gangtok, May 26 (IANS) The central government has allocated Rs.53,000 crore in the 2015-16 budget for development of the northeastern states and has also proposed to set up six agricultural universities, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said here. It has also sanctioned Rs.10,000 crore for upgradation of power transmission in north-east India and will introd...

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Modi government trumpeting more than working: Congress

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Terming it as a government of self, selfies and selfishness, the Congress on Tuesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government for trumpeting more than actually working in the last one year. This one year has been a government of self, selfies and selfishness. If the government would have done some work, they would not have needed to do so many ra...

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BJP government's achievements include corruption-free rule: Najma

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla on Tuesday said the achievements of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government include ruling without corruption in comparison to the previous Congress-led UPA government. If we see the corrupt acts in UPA government like the 2G and coalgate scams, I think the BJP government's achievement has been being free from corrup...

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Israeli PM proposes discussing borders of settlements with Palestinians

Jerusalem, May 26 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced his willingness to discuss the borders of Jewish settlement blocs in future peace talks with the Palestinians, an Israeli newspaper reported on Tuesday. Haaretz reported that Netanyahu made the proposal during a meeting with European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini who visited the region last...

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No quantitative restrictions on potato exports: Ministry

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said there was no quantitative restriction on the export of potato. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, earlier minimum export prices (MEP) of $450 per tonne on potato was imposed from June 26, 2014 to augment domestic supplies. The ministry said the earlier step was taken in view of the rising retail and wholesale prices i...

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Rest home inferno kills 38 in China

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) At least 38 people were killed and six others injured in a fire at a rest home in central China's Henan Province, authorities said on Tuesday. The inferno at a row of bungalows at privately owned Kangleyuan Rest Home in Pingdingshan city in Lushan county, started at 7.33 p.m. on Monday, according to a statement issued by the provincial publicity office on Tuesday m...

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Panel set up to recommend PPP model revision

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The government on Tuesday set up a committee to recommend measures to revisit and revitalise the public-private partnership (PPP) mode of infrastructure development as union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in his budget speech, a statement said. The committee will be headed by National Institute of Public Finance and Policy chairman and former finance secretar...

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Heat wave continues in Odisha, four die of sunstroke

Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The intense heat wave continued unabated in Odisha on Tuesday with the highest temperature in the state being recorded at 47.6 degrees Celsius in Titlagarh town. The state government said four people have died due to sunstroke. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said eight cities in the state recorded maximum temperatures of above 45 degrees. Hir...

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High-flying robber gang's chief arrested

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The leader of a gang of robbers based in Ahmedabad who used to fly to the country's metropolitan cities to rob people and return by air the same day to deceive police has been arrested, Delhi Police said on Tuesday. Bharat Bhai Shodasa, 48, was arrested from Ahmedabad on May 18 while his five accomplices - Manoj, Uttam, Madhyam, Nikhil and Shashikant, all residen...

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Modi government has restored hope in India: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is in action mode and has restored hope in India. The government led by Shri @narendramodi is in action mode and it has been successful in restoring confidence and hope in India and its people, the home minister tweeted. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Demo...

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Gujjars to hold talks with government in Jaipur

Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) Rajasthan's Gujjar community, staging a sit-in on railway tracks for the last few days to demand five percent reservation in jobs and educational institutes, finally relented on Tuesday and agreed to hold talks with the state government in Jaipur. We are going to hold talks with the state government and are sending an 11-member delegation for the same. The talks are...

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Three militants among five killed in Afghan Taliban attack

Kabul, May 26 (IANS) Afghan security forces killed all the Taliban attackers who had occupied a building of the Teaching Training Centre after 17 hours of fighting in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Rahmatullah Atrafi, a deputy to the provincial police chief, said on Tuesday. At last all the three attackers have been killed by security forces and the firefight is over, Xinhua news agenc...

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