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Developing Ties With Bhutan

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on Developing Ties With Bhutan

Prime Minister NarendraModis two-day visit to Bhutan was aimed at re-engaging with the Himalayan neighbour during his second term in office as part of his ‘neighbourhood first policy. The visit had added significance since Bhutan has been changing under its new government and India-Bhutan ties had to be reoriented to the new winds blowing in […]

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A CDS For the Armed Forces Must Come With Full Play

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on A CDS For the Armed Forces Must Come With Full Play

The proposal for appointing a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has been doing the rounds since the time of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister and Lord Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy in India. In response to a communication from Lt.Gen M.L. Chibber, former Director General Military Operations (DGMO), Mountbatten wrote in 1977: “Last […]

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INR 4,432 crore more approved for 3 natural disaster-hit states

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on INR 4,432 crore more approved for 3 natural disaster-hit states

New Delhi, Aug. 20 (IANS): The Centre on Tuesday approved INR 4,432.10 crore additional assistance for Odisha, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, which faced natural disasters, like drought, avalanches, hailstorm and landslides, this as well as last year. Of this, INR 3,338.22 crore will be given to Odisha for Cyclone Fani, INR 1029.39 crore to Karnataka […]

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Karnataka’s BJP Cabinet expanded with 17 ministers

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Karnataka’s BJP Cabinet expanded with 17 ministers

Bengaluru, Aug. 20 (IANS): Karnataka’s over three-week-old BJP ministry was expanded on Tuesday with the induction of 17 legislators, including one Independent, as Cabinet ministers at a simple ceremony here. “State Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 17 lawmakers at the Raj Bhavan,” an official said. The legislators, who […]

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Rajiv Gandhi remembered on his 75th birth anniversary

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Rajiv Gandhi remembered on his 75th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Aug. 20 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary. The Prime Minister tweeted “Tributes to our former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.” Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi remembered his father as someone who taught him never to […]

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Jio tops 4G download speed in July, Vodafone leads upload speed

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Jio tops 4G download speed in July, Vodafone leads upload speed

New Delhi, Aug. 20 (IANS): Reliance Jio has topped the 4G download speed chart and Vodafone the 4G upload one in July, according to telecom regulator TRAI. Reliance Jio continued to lead the average 4G download speeds last month. Jio achieved 21.0 Mbps average download speed in July, witnessing an improvement from 17.6 Mbps in […]

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Auto slowdown: SBI waives processing fee on car loan, more PSBs to follow

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Auto slowdown: SBI waives processing fee on car loan, more PSBs to follow

New Delhi, Aug. 20 (IANS): In a bid to boost car sales amid piling inventories, the State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday waived processing fee on car loans during the upcoming festival season and is also offering the lowest interest rate starting 8.70 per cent on car loans, with no escalation in interest. The […]

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Government forms panel on working of J&K UT

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Government forms panel on working of J&K UT

New Delhi, Aug. 20 (IANS): The Central government on Tuesday accorded sanction for the constitution of a committee for devising modalities for functioning of proposed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the order, the committee will be chaired by Advisor to Governor, K.K. Sharma and its members will be Financial Commissioner, Finance Department, […]

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India, Myanmar likely to set up four ‘Border Haats’ in NE states

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on India, Myanmar likely to set up four ‘Border Haats’ in NE states

Aizawl, Aug. 20 (IANS): The success of the “Border Haats” with Bangladesh has prompted other northeastern states of India to go for similar arrangements with Myanmar. At the instance of the Mizoram government, the Centre is likely to set up four “Border Haats” (market) along the border with Myanmar to boost local trade and livelihood […]

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Government extends time limit to appeal against exclusion from NRC

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Government extends time limit to appeal against exclusion from NRC

New Delhi, Aug. 20 (IANS): The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday increased from 60 to 120 days the time limit for filing appeals in Foreign Tribunals (FTs) regarding exclusion from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. A review meeting chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday decided to amend the rules […]

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