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India calls for rules-based order in Indo-Pacific

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India on Thursday called for a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region that should allow use of common spaces on sea and in the air. The Indo-Pacific must be a free, open and an inclusive region, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in her keynote address at the ministerial session of this year's Delhi Dialogue, the premier annual track 1.5 event to...

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India reaffirms commitment to promoting blue economy

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Ahead of this year's Delhi Dialogue, the premier annual track 1.5 event to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between India and the Asean bloc, India on Wednesday reaffirmed it commitment to promote the blue economy. Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-India cooperation in the field of blue economy has tremendous scope, ...

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Duleep Trophy begins on Aug 17, Ranji Trophy from Nov 1

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that the 37-team Raji Trophy championship will be held from November 1, 2018 to February 6, 2019 after the conclusion of the Vijay Hazare and the Deodhar Trophy 50-overs tournaments. The domestic season will begin with the Duleep Trophy, starting on August 17, 2018. It will end on September 8.<...

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J&K says FIR against Major Aditya justified; SC to hear final arguments on July 30

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday told the Supreme Court that investigation in the Shopian case involving Major Aditya Kumar was justified and his father can't filed plea against the FIR. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said it would hear, on July 30, the final arguments in the case. Lt ...

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Haemorrhagic stroke highest in northeastern states: Study

Toronto, July 14 (IANS) One in three people, between 30-69 years, living in India's northeastern states, suffered premature deaths due to haemorrhagic stroke in 2015, and were about three times higher than the national average, alarming research, led by one of an Indian-origin, has found. Hypertension is the primary risk factor for haemorrhagic stroke and consumption of excessive salt co...

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Base year for identifying migrants in Manipur likely to be 1951

Imphal, July 13 (IANS) The base year for identifying migrants in the Inner Line Permit Bill that the BJP led government is introducing in the monsoon session of the state assembly is likely to be 1951. The draft bill tabled by chief minister N. Biren Singh had mentioned the base year as 1972. However, stakeholders, including two Congress MLAs, R.K. Anand and N. Bijoy, had insisted on 195...

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Elephant corridors: SC says no states listening to Centre

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Centre that no state is listening to government of India, after it was told that that there were 27 critical elephant corridors which fall in 22 states, but 13 states only have filed any response on the issue. When the Centre told the bench that the states were showing scant regard to it on the issue and the Supreme Court a...

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Three member Indian Army delegation to visit China

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) In a first after last year's Doklam stand-off, a three-member delegation of the Indian Army will be visiting Beijing for talks with its Chinese military counterparts next month to bolster defence ties between the two countries that share a long border, part of which is in dispute. The team will be led by Eastern Army commander Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna in the secon...

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Rajnath assures Centre's assistance for border development programme

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday emphasised the need to improve social and economic infrastructure for people residing along the international borders so that they continue to live in their villages, and assured that Centre would continue to provide assistance to states to strengthen activities under Border Area Development Programme (BADP). The Uni...

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Rajnath reviews border area development programme

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reviewed the ongoing development programme being run in 17 states located along the international borders, an official said. Chairing the meeting, Rajnath Singh interacted with field-level officers to review the Border Area Development Programme (BADP). Union Ministers of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir ...

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NE Governors, CMs disapprove Centre's decision to stop new schemes

Shillong, July 10 (IANS) Governors and Chief Ministers of the northeastern states have expressed their disapproval of the Central government's decision to put on hold new schemes funded through the North Eastern Council (NEC). The Union Finance Ministry, through its Expenditure Finance Committee had last year decided to stop projects under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources, followin...

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Review decision to put NEC-sanctioned projects on hold, demand northeastern CMs

Shillong, July 9 (IANS) Chief Ministers of the northeastern states on Monday appealed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singhto review the recent decision to put on hold developmental projects sanctioned by North Eastern Council (NEC), the regional planning body, to meet the development needs of the region. We welcome the proposal to reposition NEC into a conflict resolution, development pl...

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Rajnath Singh to chair NEC meet in Shillong on Monday

Shillong, July 8 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 67th plenary of the North Eastern Council (NEC), a regional planning body of eight northeastern states, here on Monday, an official said. Governors and Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura - who are also members of newly reconstituted NEC - will att...

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Cabinet nod for transfer of SSB land to Arunachal

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the transfer of a 5.99 acre Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) plot in Tawang to the Arunachal Pradesh government for constructing a multipurpose ground. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced the decision after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The state government had identified land measurin...

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Scars still fresh Five years since the Uttarakhand floods

Dehradun, July 4 (IANS/Mongabay) H.P. Upreti, an ex-serviceman lives in the Shakti Vihar locality of the Srinagar town of Uttarakhand. He vividly recalls the day, five years ago, when one of the worst natural disasters struck his hometown. The water came rushing in. It was everywhere. Its a scene I will never forget. Srinagar was one of the worst-hit areas during the devastating June 201...

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NHRC asks Arunachal compensate 88 girl students

Itanagar, July 3 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday recommended to the Arunachal Pradesh government that it pay Rs 5,000 each, as compensation, to the 88 girl students of a state school who were ordered to strip by three teachers in November last year, a statement said. The Commission's directions have come after the reports received from the state government c...

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First after Doklam, Chinese soldiers in India to boost military ties

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) In a first such visit after the Doklam stand-off last year, a high-level Chinese army delegation is in India on a five-day visit to boost ties between the militaries of the two countries that remain pitted against each other on disputed border areas. The 10-member team of the People's Liberation Army, led by its senior commander Lt. General Liu Xiaowu, the Deputy...

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Rajnath to chair NEC meet in Shillong on July 9

Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair here from July 9 the 67th plenary of the North Eastern Council (NEC), a regional planning body of eight northeastern states, an official said on Monday. Governors and Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura -- who are also members of newly reconstituted NEC...

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Delhi to remain dry this week, mercury on rise

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Even as the Met has declared the arrival of monsoon here, the national capital and surrounding regions will remain dry with only drizzles in isolated areas till Saturday. The mercury is set to rise through the week and maximum temperatures may hover around 41 to 42 degrees Celsius by the end of this week, officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) tol...

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American father-daughter duo bring 'technological difference' to remote Arunachal village

Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), July 1 (IANS) National Geographic explorer Mike Libecki and his 14-year-old daughter Lilliana are essentially travellers who have been to several remote corners of the world. But it is not just the high-ranging mountains or far-flung seas that have a distinct pull for the American father-daughter duo; in fact, most of their travels are humanitarian- and- philanthropy-b...

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