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3,498 Bru families identified as bonafide residents of Mizoram

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Aizawl, July 16 (PTI): Mizoram government officials have identified 3,498 families staying in the six Bru relief camps in Tripura as bonafide residents of the state, Home secretary Lalbiakzam said on Tuesday. All the identified families have expressed willingness to the officials to return to Mizoram during the proposed government-sponsored repatriation process, Lalbiakzama told PTI.

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Flood fury grips all of Assam, toll rises to 17

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Flood fury grips all of Assam, toll rises to 17

Guwahati, July 16 (PTI): The flood situation in Assam turned critical on Tuesday with all 33 districts of the state coming under the grip of the deluge, which has so far claimed 17 lives and affected over 45 lakh people, officials said on Tuesday.

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Two Rohingyas arrested in Tripura

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Agartala, July 16 (PTI): Two Rohingyas have been arrested from near the India-Bangladesh international border in Tripura, police said on Tuesday.

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India to have 40K primary health care centres under Ayushman Bharat by 2019-20 — Govt.

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on India to have 40K primary health care centres under Ayushman Bharat by 2019-20 — Govt.

New Delhi, July 16 (PTI): Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday informed the Rajya Sabha that the country will have 40,000 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWC), meant for primary health care, by the end of 2019-20.

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Balakot showed IAF’s ability of precision bombing — IAF Chief

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Balakot showed IAF’s ability of precision bombing — IAF Chief

New Delhi, July 16 (PTI): The Balakot strike demonstrated the IAF’s ability of precision bombing, Air Force Chief B S Dhanoa said on Tuesday, asserting that it is capable of taking part in full spectrum of conflict, ranging from “sub-conventional to nuclear”.

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Delhi court grants bail to Kejriwal in 2 defamation cases

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Delhi court grants bail to Kejriwal in 2 defamation cases

New Delhi, July 16 (PTI): A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in two criminal defamation complaints filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leader Vijender Gupta.

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Air India passengers travelling to UAE can now carry 40 kgs of check-in luggage

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Air India passengers travelling to UAE can now carry 40 kgs of check-in luggage

Dubai, July 16 (PTI): Passengers travelling to the UAE by Air India can now carry 40 kgs of check-in luggage after the national carrier enhanced the baggage limit by 10 kgs.

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Pakistani journalists hold protests to denounce censorship

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  Karachi, July 16 (PTI/AP): Pakistani journalists held nationwide protests on Tuesday to denounce rampant censorship by the country’s powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. The rallies, dubbed Day of Protests, were spearheaded by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, which said that journalists, […]

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Khamenei: Iran to keep rolling back nuclear commitments

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  Tehran, July 16 (PTI/AFP): Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the Islamic republic will keep rolling back its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. “You did not carry out a single one (of your commitments), why do you want us to stick to our commitments?” Khamenei said, criticising European […]

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$800,000 spent in one day on Malaysia ex-PM’s cards, court hears

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on $800,000 spent in one day on Malaysia ex-PM’s cards, court hears

Kuala Lumpur, July 16 (PTI/AFP): Credit cards belonging to Malaysia’s disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak were used to spend over 800,000 in one day at a luxury jeweller in Italy, a court has heard. The 2014 spending spree is the latest evidence of what critics say is the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by Najib after he and […]

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