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PM Holds Talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi arrives at Orly Airport, Paris on the last leg of his four nation visit, in Paris, France on June 02, 2017.(PIB)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, met French President Emmanuel Macron in Parisand congratulated him for the recent election victory. The Prime Minister spoke of the service to humanity and human values that France-India relations have rendered successfully over the years. He expressed confidence that relations will go forward even faster. In this context, the Prime ...

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President Congratulates DRDO Test-firing of Indigenous Nuclear-Capable Prithvi-II Missile

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated DRDO on the successful test-firing of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II Missile. In a message to Dr. S. Christopher, Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development & Director General, DRDO, the President has said, “I extend my hearty congratulations to all those associated with the successful test-firing of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II Missile. The nation ...

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IFS Officer Trainees Call on President in Rashtrapati Bhavan

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee with the Officer Trainees of Indian Foreign Service of 2016 batch from Indian Foreign Service Institute, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on June 01, 2017.(PIB Photo)

A group of Officer Trainees of the 2016 batch of the Indian Foreign Service called on the President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee today (June 1, 2017) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Addressing the Officer Trainees, the President congratulated them for choosing the Civil Services as a career. He said that as they had chosen to serve their country as its diplomatic ...

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India, Georgia to Study Free Trade Agreement Scope

The Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge), Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman addressing a press conference on Budget proposals pertaining to the Ministry, in New Delhi on February 06, 2017.(PIB Photo)

A high level delegation led by the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Mr.Giorgi Gakharia called on the Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today on 11th April 2017, ahead of a Joint Statement on the launching of the Joint Feasibility Study on the Free Trade Agreement between the two nations. Upon the completion of the Joint Feasibility ...

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US Envoy Richard Verma to Quit as Trump Admn. Takes Over

Richard Verma

Indian-origin US ambassador to India, Richard Verma, will quit as he was a political appointee of President Barack Obama and as per the tradition all political appointees quit after a new President is sworn in. Since the trasition team of President-elect Donald Trump refused any grace period to political appointees, all of them including Richard Verma will relinquish their offices ...

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Dawood Ibrahim UAE Properties Seized, BJP Claims Modi’s Victory

By Pallavi Kumari pallavik Following news reports from Dubai about the United Arab Emirates government seizing the properties of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim worth Rs.15,000 crore, BJP has gone to the street basking on its new accomplishment. In a tweet, the Bharatiya Janata Party said the credit goes to PM Narendra Modi’s "major diplomatic success". It has also claimed that ...

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Pearl Harbor Visit by Japan PM Abe to Bury Hatchet or History?

In a reciprocal gesture to US President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, cementing the leftover feelings of animosity, if any, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that he would visit Pearl Harbor NOT on December 7 but 20 days later. Pearl harbor was a US Naval base in Hawaii that Japan attacked on ...

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Mozart’s Music Reduces Hypertension (BP), Says Study

A study from the University Bochum in Germany showed in its recent comparative research of the classical music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss II vis-a-vis Abba of the 1980s that the hepertension comes down when you listen to Mozart or Strauss but not ABBA. They corraborated how Mozart’s music can reduce blood lipid concentration, blood pressure and heart ...

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Ordinance Issued to Defer NEET This Year

In a deja vu, the Union government on Friday issued an ordinance postponing the implementation of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for medical and dental courses in institutions under state governments. The NEET will apply in these institutions from next year, 2017 onwards, said the statement. It means the NEET 2016 will be applicable only to those who are ...

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JNU Bus Incident: Navnirman Sena Man Held for Mysterious DTC Bus Bag

Delhi Police on Thursday night arrested Amit Jani, the Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena chief, who had threatened to kill Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and another student Umar Khalid by leaving behind a bag full of weapons and a letter to kill the student leader. The bag full of weapons and a letter threatening Kanhaiya and ...

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Netaji Files: 50 More Declassified, Not Those in Shiroganedai House of India?

While the series of declassification of files pertaining to Netaji are being declassified and released in bonhomie by the BJP government, it is intriguing to note that there is no word about the files in Japanese which were stuck in the cup boards of Indian embassy buildings in Tokyo, especially in the old Shiroganedai house where the Indian Charge d’ ...

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Why Humans Still Live in Slow Motion World?

Small birds, which measure just one percent of Humans in mass, have vision that is incredibly twice the speed of human vision, found a team of Swedish scientists. It is known that perching birds (small passerines) do not only have good visual eyesight but they also see things at lightning speed. Compared to them, humans are still in slow-motion world, ...

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Selena Gomez Uploads Nude Photo on Facebook

Selena Gomez has silently updated her Facebook page with a nude picture sending shock waves across the globe, especially for her fans.   Star of “Wizards of Waverly Place”, Selena has been a symbol of deceny for long and her break up with boyfriend Justin Biber has hurt more of their fans than the couple themselves who have carved out ...

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India Seeks to Block Onion Exports, Increase Imports to Control Price

onions

With the onion prices skyrocketing, the Indian government has cracked whip on rising prices of onions in the country going for a faster track imports and a tender has been floated for 10,000 MT of Onions which will be opened on 27th August, 2015. Currently, the onion prices are in the range of Rs. 80 (US$1.2) per kilogram. To offset the ...

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Supreme Court relents, Allows CBSE 2 Months to Hold AIPMT 2015

Following the CBSE’s inability to conduct the cancelled AIPMT 2015 entrance exam within a month, the Supreme Court on Friday gave two months time to the Board to conduct the exam, preferably before August 16. Following paper leak and mass copying reports, the apex court cancelled the AIPMT held on May 3 and asked the board to re-conduct the AIPMT ...

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Prabhu Deva’s ‘ABCD2’ Gets Less Flak

  Remo D’souza’s directorial “AnyBody Can Dance 2”, released on Friday June 19 all over the country, did not make a high decible noise but went off well with known dance fame figures such as Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhudeva, Lauren Gottlieb and dancers from Dharmesh to Punit Pathak from ‘Dance India Dance’ fame. Varun Dhawan potrays the role of ...

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