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Rahul catches Modi by surprise; hugs him after sharp attack

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Rahul catches Modi by surprise; hugs him after sharp attack

New Delhi, July 20 (PTI): He is known for his hugs, but this was one hug Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not expecting. After a no-holds-barred and scathing criticism of Modi on several issues including Rafale jet deal today, Congress president Rahul Gandhi walked across the green-carpeted well of Lok Sabha to Modi and hugged […]

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Bru repatriation issue: FIR against 60 refugees

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Bru repatriation issue: FIR against 60 refugees

Agartala, July 20 (PTI): Tripura Police has registered an FIR against 60 Bru displaced people for allegedly holding refugee leaders captive on Monday and forcing them to withdraw their signature from a tripartite agreement on their repatriation to their home state Mizoram. The FIR was registered suo-moto at Anandanagar police station in North Tripura district, […]

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Ering urges Centre to give importance to NE universities

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Ering urges Centre to give importance to NE universities

Itanagar, July 20 (PTI): Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering has urged the Centre to give due importance to the universities of Northeast while selecting institutions of eminence. “The concept of balanced regional development has been ignored in the IOE selection process, and such discrimination will result in chaotic downfall of education standard […]

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Gauhati HC directs Arunachal govt to conduct rural polls by Dec

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Gauhati HC directs Arunachal govt to conduct rural polls by Dec

Itanagar, July 20 (PTI): The Gauhati High Court has directed the Arunachal Pradesh government to conduct the rural polls in the state by December this year. The term of the three-tier Panchayat bodies had expired on May 31. A change in the structure from the three-tier Panchayati Raj system to a two-tier one has apparently […]

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S Korea’s ex-president Park given eight more years in prison

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on S Korea’s ex-president Park given eight more years in prison

Seoul, July 20 (PTI/AFP): Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country’s spy agency today and given eight more years in prison, on top of her current term. Park, the South’s first female president, was impeached last year after huge street protests over a sprawling […]

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Macron under fire as security aide detained in assault inquiry

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Macron under fire as security aide detained in assault inquiry

Paris, July 20 (PTI/AFP): French President Emmanuel Macron, trying to curb what has become the most damaging scandal of his presidency, today fired a top security aide who has been taken into custody after videos emerged showing him strike a young man during a demonstration in Paris in May. The Elysee Palace said that Alexandre […]

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Putin, Trump talked about referendum for eastern Ukraine — Russia envoy

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Moscow, July 20 (PTI/AP): Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit, Russia’s ambassador to the US said today. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov revealed the discussions amid confusion and concern in the US about what the two world leaders actually agreed […]

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China on ‘wrong side’ of religious freedom, says Pompeo

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Washington, July 20 (PTI): China is on the “wrong side” on the issue of religious freedom, a fundamental human right, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said stressing that America was opposed to “religious intolerance” in any country whether it is an ally or not. At the State Department’s three-day conference next week on […]

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FSSAI directs 10 e-commerce firms to delist non-licensed food operators

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Business  /  Comments Off on FSSAI directs 10 e-commerce firms to delist non-licensed food operators

New Delhi, July 20 (PTI): Food regulator FSSAI today directed Swiggy, Zomato, Foodpanda and 7 other such apps to stop using edibles supplied by non-licensed operators after consumer complaints of sub-standard food being served through e-commerce platforms. “Following a series of complaints related to sub-standard food being supplied by food businesses listed on e-commerce food […]

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Nirmala refutes Rahul Gandhi’s charge on Rafale

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Nirmala refutes Rahul Gandhi’s charge on Rafale

New Delhi, July 20 (PTI): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today termed as “absolutely wrong” Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s claim that there was no confidentiality clause in the Rafale aircraft deal with France and said the initial agreement was signed when the UPA was in power in 2008. Sitharaman was making an intervention after Gandhi attacked […]

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