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Police on high alert after two blasts in Bengal hills

Darjeeling, Aug 20 (IANS) Police in northern West Bengal hills has been put on high alert and counter-insurgency strategies enforced after two major blasts in 24 hours in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, an official said on Sunday. All police stations have been put on high alert. The security protocol followed in insurgency-hit areas is being followed here, Kalimpong Superintendent of Police Aj...

2 days ago
Court rejects woman's bail plea in BJP MP honey trap case

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday rejected the bail plea of woman and her aide, accused of honey trapping Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian K.C. Patel. Special Judge Hemani Malhotra dismissed the bail plea of the woman and her associate Ajay Kumar alias Ajay Pal Chauhan saying they do not deserve any leniency as it prima facie appears that both the accused person...

2 days ago
NIA starts probe into Kerala woman's conversion, marriage

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In pursuance of a Supreme Court order, the NIA on Friday registered an FIR to probe the conversion of a young Hindu woman from Kerala to Islam and her subsequent marriage to a Muslim man in 2016, an official said. The NIA probe will be supervised by retired apex court Justice R.V. Raveendran. The case was earlier probed by the Kerala Police under Section...

3 days ago
US declaration of Hizbul a terror group was long overdue: Centre

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The US decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen as a terror organisation led by an internationally recognised terrorist is well deserved and long overdue, the Union Home Ministry said on Thursday. Highly placed Ministry officials, who did not want to be named, told IANS that the Home Ministry has welcomed the US Department of State's step designating Hizbul Mujahide...

4 days ago
After Modi-Trump talk, US designates Hizbul as terror outfit

Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) In a diplomatic victory for India, the US on Wednesday designated Pakistan-based militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) organisation. In an order, the US State Department said the designation of the HM as a terror organisation would deny it the resources it needs to carry o...

4 days ago
US designates Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist organisation

Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The US Department of State on Wednesday designated Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT). In an order, the State Department said that the designation of the HM as a terror organisation would deny it the resources it needs to carry out terrorist attacks, it assets in the US would be frozen...

4 days ago
'For growth, banks have to transfer rate cut benefits to customers'

Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Effective transmission of the benefits of policy rate cuts by banks to their customers is the key to achieving non-inflationary growth, RBI Governor Urjit R. Patel has said. According to Patel, while the transmission has improved, there was still some space for banks to cut their lending rates, especially on the existing loan portfolios. By the central gover...

5 days ago
Owners of two Goa beach shacks arrested on drug charges

Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) Owners of two popular beach shacks in North Goa's Anjuna village were arrested on Tuesday after a police raid found waiters and patrons at the establishments in possession of drugs, said police. Superintendent of Police (North Goa) Chandan Choudhury confirmed the arrests of Edwin Nunes, owner of Curlies shack, and Rohan Shetty of Club Nyex -- both cafes located in A...

5 days ago
Trump orders probe into China's trade practice, Beijing concerned

Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump directed the US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to examine China's intellectual property practices, despite worries about potential harm to China-US trade ties. Ambassador Lighthizer, you are empowered to consider all available options at your disposal, Xinhua news agency quoted Trump as saying at the White House before si...

5 days ago
Australian government under threat after Deputy PM's citizenship row

Canberra, Aug 15 (IANS) The government of Australia faces losing its parliamentary majority after it was revealed the Deputy Prime Minister could be a citizen of New Zealand. Barnaby Joyce, Deputy PM of Australia and an MP serving a rural electorate in New South Wales (NSW), on Monday referred himself to the country's High Court after receiving advice he could hold a New Zealand-Australi...

5 days ago
Trump orders probe into China's trade practice

Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has directed the US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to examine the so-called China's intellectual property practices, despite worries about potential harms to China-US trade ties. Ambassador Lighthizer, you are empowered to consider all available options at your disposal, Trump said at the White House before signing an exe...

6 days ago
Rise in number of cases under investigation in 2016-17: Sebi's annual report

Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Market regulator Sebi on Monday reported a rise of 84.21 per cent in the number of cases it took up for investigation during 2016-17. According to the regulator's annual report 2016-17 which was released on Monday, 245 new cases were taken up for investigation and 155 cases were completed compared to 133 new cases taken up and 123 cases completed in 2015-16. ...

8 days ago
Trump to order investigation into China's trade practice

Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump will direct the trade representative (USTR) to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices. This has triggered concerns that Washington may take unilateral moves harming China-US trade and economic ties, Xinhua reported on Saturday. The USTR Robert Lighthizer would consider whether to probe China's trade practic...

8 days ago
Trump to order investigation into China's trade practice

Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump will direct the trade representative (USTR) to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices. This has triggered concerns that Washington may take unilateral moves harming China-US trade and economic ties, Xinhua reported on Saturday. The USTR Robert Lighthizer would consider whether to probe China's trade practic...

8 days ago
Trump to order investigation into China's trade practice

Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump will direct the trade representative (USTR) to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices. This has triggered concerns that Washington may take unilateral moves harming China-US trade and economic ties, Xinhua reported on Saturday. The USTR Robert Lighthizer would consider whether to probe China's trade practic...

8 days ago
Trump to order investigation into China's trade practice

Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump will direct the trade representative (USTR) to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices. This has triggered concerns that Washington may take unilateral moves harming China-US trade and economic ties, Xinhua reported on Saturday. The USTR Robert Lighthizer would consider whether to probe China's trade practic...

8 days ago
Trump to order investigation into China's trade practice

Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump will direct the trade representative (USTR) to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices. This has triggered concerns that Washington may take unilateral moves harming China-US trade and economic ties, Xinhua reported on Saturday. The USTR Robert Lighthizer would consider whether to probe China's trade practic...

8 days ago
Trump to order investigation into China's trade practice

Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump will direct the trade representative (USTR) to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices. This has triggered concerns that Washington may take unilateral moves harming China-US trade and economic ties, Xinhua reported on Saturday. The USTR Robert Lighthizer would consider whether to probe China's trade practic...

8 days ago
Trump to order investigation into China's trade practice

Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump will direct the trade representative (USTR) to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices. This has triggered concerns that Washington may take unilateral moves harming China-US trade and economic ties, Xinhua reported on Saturday. The USTR Robert Lighthizer would consider whether to probe China's trade practic...

8 days ago
Trump to order investigation into China's trade practice

Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump will direct the trade representative (USTR) to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices. This has triggered concerns that Washington may take unilateral moves harming China-US trade and economic ties, Xinhua reported on Saturday. The USTR Robert Lighthizer would consider whether to probe China's trade practic...

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