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July 22, 2017 11:23 am gmt |
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Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in New Delhi on Friday (July 21) and held talks on boosting financial ties between the two countries. During his three-day visit, Shanmugaratnam will also meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a...
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July 21, 2017 12:24 pm gmt |
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Ram Nath Kovind, a low-caste politician, on being elected as the 14th president of the country on Thursday (July 20). India’s constitution provides a largely ceremonial role for the president, with the prime minister and his cabinet holding exec...
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July 21, 2017 6:01 am gmt |
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After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure Presidential assent to two bills on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test passed in the Assembly, Tamil Nadu ministers expressed hopes of getting exemption from NEET this year. Ministers D Jayakumar, C V Shanmugam, K P Anbalagan and C Vijaya B...
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July 20, 2017 3:40 pm gmt |
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Ram Nath Kovind, lawyer, former MP and governor, was elected India’s next President on Thursday. The government-backed candidate, a Dalit leader, won nearly 66 per cent of the votes cast by an electoral college of MPs and state lawmakers on Monday. He will be sworn in on July 25. “I reali...
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July 19, 2017 2:01 pm gmt |
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Tamil Nadu has announced almost 100 per cent hike in salary of MLAs of the house. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy in the state assembly. MLAs will now get Rs 1.05 lakh per month from Rs 55,000 earlier. According to reports, the chief minister also announced that MLA ...
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July 18, 2017 1:58 pm gmt |
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Former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi and BJP candidate Venkaiah Naidu today filed their nomination for vice president. Gandhi has been picked by 18 opposition parties to be their nominee for the post of vice president. The Congress was represented by senior leaders such as president Sonia ...
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July 16, 2017 5:52 am gmt |
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Opposition’s Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates Meira Kumar and Gopalkrishna Gandhi, will hold an interactive session with the parliamentarians of the 18 non-NDA parties today (16th July 2017). The session will take place in the Parliament annexe building. According to sources, both Meira ...
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July 14, 2017 8:23 am gmt |
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At least 13 people were killed and one feared missing after a mudslide triggered by heavy rains tore through a village in India’s northeastern Arunachal Pradesh state, a local lawmaker said on Wednesday (July 12). The landslide hit the village of Laptap on Tuesday (July 11) in Papumpare distric...
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July 14, 2017 8:04 am gmt |
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Myanmar’s armed forces commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, on an eight-day visit to India, was accorded a ceremonial welcome in New Delhi on Friday (July 14). Hlaing was received by Indian navy chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba, at Rashtrapati Bhavan or the presidential palace in the c...
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July 14, 2017 6:30 am gmt |
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National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit China for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) National Security Agency (NSA) meet later this month. Doval, who is the Special Representative for the India-China border talks, is expected to visit Beijing on July 26 to attend the meetin...
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July 13, 2017 3:25 pm gmt |
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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday ordered a high-level inquiry into the alleged VIP treatment meted out to AIADMK General Secretary and convict Sasikala. “We have taken serious cognizance of the allegation of irregularities in Bengaluru Central Prison and ordered a high level inquiry...
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July 12, 2017 1:24 pm gmt |
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The Madras High Court today asked the Tamil Nadu government to “consider as per law” the parole plea of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassin Ravichandran, serving life term in Madurai Central Jail. A bench of justices S S Sundresh and N Sathish Kumar gave the direction to t...
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July 11, 2017 1:02 pm gmt |
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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said former Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, had been selected by eighteen opposition parties as their candidate for Vice-President of India. “He has agreed to be the opposition’s candidate for Vice President,” said the Congre...
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July 9, 2017 11:11 am gmt |
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Chief of India’s eastern West Bengal state, Mamta Banerjee on Saturday (July 08) called for peace in restive hill town, Darjeeling, which has been witnessing protest for a separate state for nearly a month now. While addressing a news conference at the state secretariat, Banerjee said the ongoi...
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July 8, 2017 11:17 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked leaders from the G20 nations to be forthcoming on the climate change action as he emphasised the need for cooperation in the world of opposing realities. His remarks at the G20 Summit here assumed significance amid the US deciding to pull out of the Paris ...