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February 24, 2019 8:34 am gmt |
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Ministers meet on March 1, the first time the Islamic body has invited an Indian dignitary to attend, the government announced on Saturday. Coming on the heels of statements of solidarity from t...
In India
February 16, 2019 10:58 am gmt |
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An analysis by the National Security Guard of the scene of attack in Pulwama, 30 km from Srinagar, has established that the SUV (sport utility vehicle) driven by the suicide bomber was packed with RDX, A type of high explosive. A senior government official told The Hindu that preliminary investigatio...
In Cricket
January 24, 2019 9:24 pm gmt |
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Hardik Pandya will join India’s limited-overs squad in New Zealand and KL Rahul the India A squad that is currently playing a 50-overs series against England Lions in Thiruvananthapuram, after the BCCI lifted their suspensions on Thursday. Pandya wlll fly out to New Zealand “at the earlie...
In India
November 20, 2018 9:29 am gmt |
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With soldiers marching and military brass bands playing, Russia and India began their joint military drills on Monday (November 19) in India‘s northern city of Jhansi. Branded INDRA 2018, the drills, which will end November 28, involve about 500 Russian and Indian soldiers and include training ...
In India
October 30, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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India and Japan outlined a vision for strengthened bilateral relations at the 13th annual summit here yesterday (Monday). Enhanced strategic and defence cooperation dominated the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. Japan’s formulation of a “free and op...
In India
October 29, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump will not travel to India as the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade, and the White House has conveyed its regrets to the Narendra Modi government. The government is now exploring several other options for the event. According to multiple government and diplomatic sourc...
In World
September 23, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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The Maldives is set to vote in a heavily-criticised election that will be closely watched by India and China. The Indian Ocean archipelago is best-known overseas for its clear waters and high-end resorts but its government stands accused of crushing dissent. President Abdulla Yameen has embraced Chin...
In Latest Stories
September 19, 2018 4:04 am gmt |
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The government had not taken any decision to hand over the Palaly domestic airport to India or any other country and said it would be developed in partnership with the Tourism Development Fund and Civil Aviation Authority, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said yesterday (...
In India
September 14, 2018 4:15 am gmt |
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The President has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi will assume office from October 3. He is the first Chief Justice of India from Assam. The warrant of appointment comes in less than 10 days after incumbent Chief Justice Dipak Misra recommended Justice ...
In India
September 9, 2018 3:07 am gmt |
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The Brahmaputra was till 1962 the only river in India that had not been bridged along its entire length either for road or railway, according to a 1988 book co-authored by former railwayman and IIT Madras teacher S. Ponnuswamy. The river, more than 10 km wide in several stretches, now awaits the comp...
In India
September 3, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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At the 2+2 dialogue between India and the U.S. here on coming Thursday (September 6), an announcement could be made about an in-principle agreement between the two sides on the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), but its signing is doubtful, say officials on both sides. “Wo...
In Latest Stories
September 3, 2018 2:48 am gmt |
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England have an unassailable 3-1 lead over India, but the series has been closer than that. There have been some tight games and India will feel like they have missed opportunities. Even the fourth day in Southampton, when England eventually earned the win that sealed the series, was nip and tuck. Fo...
In India
August 28, 2018 6:30 am gmt |
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The police in Kottayam, Kerala were alarmed as a caravan of trucks bearing flags similar to that of the Tamil armed group LTTE arrived with flood relief material. Indian website Manorama Online said. The website added that the vehicle had a banner with the picture of late LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabh...
In Latest Stories
August 28, 2018 5:52 am gmt |
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A dispute among students and the authorities has forced the postponement of the opening of an Indian funded auditorium at the Ruhuna University. The Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in University of Ruhuna, the largest auditorium of a Sri Lankan University, was to be declared open under the pa...
In India
July 16, 2018 3:21 am gmt |
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No sanitary worker has availed himself of the benefits under the National Scheme for Liberation and Rehabilitation of Scavengers (NSLRS) in the last five years, said officials from the Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation (TAHDCO). Officials added that no worker came forward to...
In India
July 11, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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A person’s choice of a partner is a fundamental right, and it can include same-sex partner, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said on Tuesday. The observation came on the first day of hearing by a Constitution Bench of petitions challenging the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colo...
In India
July 7, 2018 5:49 am gmt |
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The Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa in India, said it was “carefully looking into” charges of baby trafficking leveled against a nun and a worker at one of its homes. Indian authorities sealed a home which provides shelter for pregnant unmarried women run by t...
In India
July 5, 2018 7:10 am gmt |
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India is WhatsApp’s biggest market with over 200 million users. But false information on its app this year has contributed toward the triggering of mass beatings of more than a dozen people, at least three of whom have died.  On Sunday, five more people were lynched in the western state of Maharashtr...
In India
July 4, 2018 4:52 am gmt |
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Fishermen in India’s southern coastal town Rameswaram on Tuesday (July 03) were forced to dock nearly half of their boats after the government failed to provide fuel for the boats on subsidized rates as per norm. The government provides about 1200 litres fuel for fishing boats to fishermen at a...