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China asks India to withdraw troops, daily blames Doval

Beijing/New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A Chinese daily on Tuesday blamed Indian NSA Ajit Doval for the dragging border row even as Foreign Minister Wang Yi, reacting to the crisis for the first time, asked New Delhi to withdraw troops from Doklam. The heightened rhetoric came Indian Army's Vice Chief Sarath Chand said China was bound to be a threat to India in the years to come. Addre...

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India responsible for border mess, must pull back: Chinese Foreign Minister

Beijing, July 25 (IANS) China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday reacted to the raging border crisis for the first time, holding India responsible for the current stand-off and asking it to withdraw troops. Wang, who so far is the senior most Chinese government official to speak on the dispute, said the solution to the crisis was simple - that India withdraw its troops from Doklam, wh...

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China bound to be a future threat to India: Army Vice Chief

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) China is bound to be a threat to India in the years to come, Indian Army's Vice Chief Sarath Chand said on Tuesday as a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops continues along the border in the Sikkim sector. Addressing a joint seminar of the Army's Master General Ordnance and Confederation of Indian Industry, Lt Gen Chand also slammed Pakistan for shelling ...

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India responsible for border mess, must pull back: Chinese Foreign Minister

Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said India is responsible for the latest border row and asked it to withdraw troops from Doklama, which Beijing calls Chinese territory. This is the first time a top Chinese government official has reacted to the festering border dispute in Sikkim sector, where the armies of the two sides are locked in a stand-off since ...

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Time to teach India another lesson: Chinese expert

Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Amid the ongoing border row, a Chinese expert has said it was time India was taught a second lesson as it continues to be on an intransigent path. John Gong, a professor at the University of International Business and Economics here, said in a commentary in the state-run Global Times: The public's patience is running short with India's Doklam transgression.

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Chinese daily says Doval 'main schemer', he can't end border row

Beijing, July 25 (IANS) A leading Chinese daily has called India's National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval one of the main schemers behind the border row and said his trip to Beijing on Friday won't help settle the row. The state-run Global Times said in a scathing editorial: Doval is believed to be one of the main schemers behind the current border standoff. Doval will inevitably be ...

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Doklam has always been under China's jurisdiction: Minister

Beijing, July 24 (IANS) A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that there has been no territorial dispute in the Doklam area. It is right to say that territorial disputes should be resolved peacefully, but I must point out that such a saying is not applied to the situation in Doklam because there has been no territorial dispute at all at the site where the incident takes ...

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China hints bilateral at BRICS NSA meet amid border row

Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China on Monday hinted that its top diplomat Yang Jiechi and Indian NSA Ajit Doval may hold a bilateral meeting this week on the sidelines of the BRICS NSA Summit even as it urged New Delhi to give up illusory thinking and immediately withdraw its troops that Beijing says have crossed into Chinese territory. The Foreign Ministry said that while it was not aware of...

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China hints bilateral at BRICS NSA meet

Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China on Monday indicated that its top diplomat Yang Jiechi and Indian National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval might hold a bilateral meet this week on the sidelines of the BRICS NSA Summit amid a dragging border stand-off. The Foreign Ministry said it was not aware of Yang meeting Doval separately but there was a tradition of host countries arranging bilateral...

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Is India really prepared for war, asks Thackeray

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over the continuing tensions on India's borders with Pakistan and China, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Monday wondered whether the country is really prepared for war. Jammu and Kashmir, which was peaceful for the past 10 years, is up in flames since the killing of Burhan Wani. China is outright issuing threats to us. Are we real...

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Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only partially achieved the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said. The partial achievement was far from the targets set under the F...

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Sushma lied about border, India easy to defeat in war: Chinese daily

Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj lied to Parliament that all countries back New Delhi over the border dispute, a Chinese daily said on Friday, and warned India to be ready for war and lose even its own territory if it did not pull back troops. A hard-hitting commentary in the Global Times said India had tested China's patience, whose next move would be war if...

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4,472 Haj pilgrims will go from northeast

Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from the northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Haj this year, it was announced on Friday. Haj Committee chairman Nekibur Zaman said the first batch would leave Guwahati on July 24 for Medina. The pilgrimage would continue till July 31. Daily 600 pilgrims will travel to Medina from Guwahati in two batches. For the ...

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4,472 Haaj pilgrims will go from northeast

Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj this year, it was announced on Friday. Hajj Committee chairman Nekibur Zaman said the first batch would leave Guwahati on July 24 for Medina. The pilgrimage would continue till July 31. Daily 600 pilgrims will travel to Medina from Guwahati in two batches. For the fi...

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Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting. In Rajasthan, where the Congress won 24 seats in the last assembly polls, Meira Kumar got 34 votes, which are believed to have come...

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Sanitation coverage up to 65.07% till July: Government

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Thursday said that the Swachh Bharat Mission has picked up great momentum, with the sanitation coverage increasing from 41.80 per cent in October 2014 to 65.07 per cent in July 2017, and is hopeful of achieving its target by October 2019. Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ramesh Chandap...

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Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. Meira Kumar, fielded by 18 opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, led only in eight states and two ...

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India rejects China's demand, says withdrawal of troops should be on both sides

New Delhi/Beijing, July 20 (IANS) India on Thursday rejected China's demand for withdrawal of troops from the Doklam border area, saying the pull out should be from both sides for a dialogue to be held for resolving the month long military stand-off at the tri-junction in Sikkim sector. On its part, China kept up its belligerence saying Indian withdrawal is a pre-condition for any dialog...

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Indian troops must be captured or killed: Ex-Chinese diplomat

Beijing, July 20 (IANS) If Indian troops don't withdraw from Doklam on the disputed border, they should be captured or killed, says a former Chinese diplomat who was once based in India. Liu Youfa, who was the Chinese Consulate General in Mumbai, said the entry of Indian troops into Doklam, which Beijing says is Chinese territory, amounted to invasion. According to what I unders...

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India seeking peaceful resolution of issues with China: MEA

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India on Thursday said it was seeking peaceful resolution of all boundary matters with China, including an ongoing over month-long military stand-off at Doklam in the Sikkim sector. At his weekly briefing, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay referred to India's June 30 statement to reiterate that basically India's approach has been to find peacef...

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