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India’s tallest Tricolour Flag Near Border Irks Pakistan

It is not the tallest flag in the world but certainly one of the tallest at attari-Wagah border in India but the sight of tricolour even from Lahore has irked Pakistan, who woke up on Sunday seeing India’s national flag. The 360-ft tall tricolour, hoisted on a 110-meter high mast, measures 120-foot long and 80-foot wide and the weight of ...

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By 2050, India to Replace Indonesia with World’s Largest Muslim Population

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Global research outfit Pew Research Center has predicted that India will replace Indonesia, with currently the world’s largest Muslim population of 311 millions or 11% of global total, while Hindus will be about 1.3 billion (130 crore). However, Muslims are expected to grow faster than Hindus as they have the youngest median age and the highest fertility rates. In 2010, ...

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US Congress Delegation Meets PM

The US Congressional Delegation calls on the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on February 21, 2017.(PIB Photo)

A delegation of 26 members of the United States Congress called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and exchangd views on recent developments in the US. Welcoming the Congressional Representatives, he said it augurs a good start to bilateral exchanges following the new US Administration and Congress. The Prime Minister recalled his positive conversation with US President Donald ...

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British MPs’ Delegation Meets PM Modi

An eight-member delegation of British Parliamentarians, calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on February 14, 2017. (PIB Photo)

An eight-member delegation of British Parliamentarians on Tuesday, Feb.14, 2017 called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said the relations between India and UK have strong bipartisan support in both countries, and hoped for enhanced interactions between the Parliamentarians of both countries. The Prime Minister recalled his own visit to UK in November 2015, and the visit of Prime Minister ...

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Missing Obama? Majority Americans Prefer to Have Him Back as US President

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Within two weeks after Barack Obama stepped down after completing his two terms as US President, the unpopular Muslim visa ban of new US President Donald Trump has shaken Americans to wish for Obama’s return. However, the Twenty Second Amendment to the US Constitution doesn’t allow it. In an opinion poll conducted by the Public Policy Polling after surveying 725 ...

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Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chavan Handed Over to India

India Pakistan flag meeting

Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chavan, who crossed over to Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir from Jammau and Kashmir Krishna Ghati sector on 29 September, 2016 was finally handed over to Indian army on Saturday. India has taken up his release with Pakistani Military authorities through the existing Hotline and scheduled DGMO level talks. His presence was acknowledged by Pakistan on Oct.7, 2016. “The matter ...

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Trumpeting ‘America First’ Theory Far-Fetched But Feasible

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US President Donald Trump in his first Presidential address has put “America First”, setting the tone for an inward-looking diplomacy that might radically change the course of world events since the Pearl Harbor attack seven decades ago. “We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall ...

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Raisina Dialogue 2017 Concludes

Raisina Dialogue

The second annual Raisina Dialogue was held in New Delhi, this time in January with distinguished foreign and Indian intellectuals and academics addressing the seesions. Envisioned to be India’s flagship conference of geopolitics and geo-economics, the conference was designed on the lines of Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. This year’s conference was jointly held by the Ministry of External Affairs, India ...

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Obama Pardons WikiLeaks Soldier Chelsea Manning

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US President Barack Obama has one commendable exception to his term when he commuted the sentence of soldier Chelsea Manning in Wikileaks Case, which may free her in 4 months instead of 2045 as she was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Chelsea Manning was convicted of stealing secret diplomatic and military documents and disclosing them to WikiLeaks. Others who ...

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Assembly Elections Schedule Goes Viral on Twitter, Facebook

State Elections

The announcement of Election Commission of India on State Assembly Elections in five States on 4th January, 2017 has gone viral reaching 21 lakh people on social media within 24 hours, achieving widest possible outreach of information on the election schedules and other ECI guidelines for citizens. The combined effort made by Press Information Bureau (PIB) and Ministry of Information ...

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Bangalore Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 to Focus on Diaspora Achievements

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 or the annual global convention for the Indian diaspora, to be held in Bangalore from January 7 to 9, 2017 will focus on what the Indian origin NRIs and PIOs achieved in the last few years and an awards function at the end of it will felicitate some of them. The event, to be attended ...

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UN Needs to be United to be Strong: Ban ki Moon

In its farewell to the outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council today acknowledged his contribution to international peace, security and development, in particular his exceptional efforts to solve global problems in economic, social, environmental and cultural fields. Adopting a resolution by acclamation, the Council also acknowledged his endeavours to meet humanitarian needs and to promote and encourage ...

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IT Raids Unearth Rs.2,600 Cr Since Nov. 8

The Income Tax Department has carried out investigations since the de-monetisation of Old High Denomination (OHD) currency announced by the Government on 8th November, 2016 and unearthed  Rs.2,600 crore in 291 cases across the country. In addition, open enquiries have been effected in more than 3,000 cases. Approximately Rs. 393 Crore including Rs. 316 Crore cash and Rs. 77 Crore worth ...

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President Mukherjee Launches ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign on Birthday

President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee marked his 81st birthday by launching a ‘100 Million for 100 Million’ Campaign organized by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (December 11, 2016). Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was delighted to launch the campaign led by Nobel peace prize winner, Shri Kailash Satyarthi, from Rashtrapati Bhavan, ...

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TN Cabinet Seeks Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa, Bronze Statue in Parliament

The Tamil Nadu cabinet on Saturday decided to recommend J. Jayalalithaa’s name for India’s highest civilian honour, the ‘Bharat Ratna’ and installation of her life-size bronze statue in Parliament complex. “A resolution was adopted in the Cabinet to recommend to the Centre to award Bharat Ratna to honourable Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa,” said an official statement after the cabinet meeting ...

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Trump Nominates Gen ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as Pentagon Chief Against Rule Book

US President-elect Donald Trump is likely to nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his selection for secretary of defense during his latest “thank you” tour in North Carolina tonight, said reports. Trump earlier stated in a Twitter message:”General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, who is being considered for Secretary of Defense, was very impressive yesterday. A true General’s General!” James ...

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Heart of Asia Conference Tomorrow: What’s the Focus?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and other 12 represntatives from Asian countries at the much coveted Heart of Asia Conference being held in Amritsar tomorrow to highlight terrorism, trade and cooperation takes place. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will address the conference as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is ill. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and ...

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10 Years of Ban ki Moon as UN Chief: Receives France Civilian Award

As United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demits office, it is time to recollect his accomplishments with some historic achievements uch as adoption of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2015 and setting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Speaking to the press in Paris, Mr. Ban thanked France for its support for the UN in combating violent extremism ...

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Promote Indian Entrepreneurs Abroad in Global Industries: Minister

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, said that Indian entrepreneurship needs to be promoted in global electrical industry. While speaking at Light India Exhibition 2016, Goyal said, “We welcome technology from all around the world but at the end of the day, we would like to strengthen our Indian hands. ...

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BREXIT Fall Out: PM Cameron to Quit in October

Now that the UK has done what was expected in the last one decade, exiting from the European Union, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has decided to quit from the office in October as the referendum went against his wish to continue in the Union. In India, the government’s reaction is on expected lines that the economy has enough "firepower" ...

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Kolkata Flyover Collapse Not New Ahead of Elections

Since it was the elections time, what happened in Kolkata following the collapse of flyover under construction in a busy area should not surprise onlookers as the impending elections speak volumes for pushing such projects under tight deadlines irrespecitve of the quality. Quality given a go by, even huge structures will come down within days if not months as was ...

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New India? Refusal to Chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ Attracts Beating, What Next?

A teenager and his two friends were reportedly beaten up in Delhi, the capital of secular and independent India. The incident happened in a park outside a school in outer Delhi’s Begumpur area, police said on Tuesday. According to police, the incident took place on 26 March, when three boys from a madrasa called up the police control room. They ...

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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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OROP Arrears Paid in Record Time: Govt

The Government said it has kept its promise with regard to the decision taken on 05 September 2015 to implement the demand of Ex-Servicemen for One Rank One Pension (OROP) and ensured that payments have been made in record time by issuing orders through a notification on 07 November 2015 by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW) of the Ministry ...

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Nostradamus Predictions: From Hitler to Modi?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi never claimed himself but his ministers and the BJP coterie around him are bringing him more ridicule than applomb. While cracking on JNU campus in hurry, Home Minister Rajnath Singh branded all JNU students as "anti-national" only to eat his own words on the floor of the house and they saw what they created instead ...

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JNU Never-Ending Row: Umar, Anirban Get Bail but JNU’s Baiting Notice Awaits Them

The other two JNU students — Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya — who were charged for sedition by Delhi Police amid national acrimony against the highhanded charges over students, were granted bail today but back home at JNU an equally acrimonious situation awaits them. The over-enthusiastic administration that is eager to serve the wishes of the ministry for funds and ...

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Even Knife to My Throat Won’t Force Me Say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai: Owaisi

The religious divide in India is getting worse with the Hindu nationalists, especially the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideology wing of Hindu Sanghis calling for imparting education to all Indians to say “Bharat Mata ki Jai’ from childhood to invoke nationalism getting an equally reverse rhetoric by AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi. Speaking to Muslim groups in Udgir tehsil, Latur ...

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TN Honour Killing: Dalit Engineering Student Hacked to Death on Road, Video Goes Viral

In a bizarre incident that was caught on camera and going viral all over India, a young engineering Dalit student who married an upper caste girl was hacked to death in a bazaar road in Tirupur, a city known for its knitting garment exports all over the world. The chilling video footage shows that three men killed Shanakr, 23, in ...

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India’s Real Estate Bill Passed

The much awaited the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015 has been passed by the Rajya Sabha on March 10, 2016. The key points of the proposed bill which is going to benefit property buyers but impact consderably promoters, developers and real estate agents, are as follows: Ø      The Bill requires setting up a new regulator for the real ...

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IMF Conference: Modi Ponders India’s Future and Asia’s 21st Century

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Addressing the IMF conference in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Asian people save more traditionally compared to other parts of the world and the future of world economy belongs to them as they have surplus to invest in rejuvenating the global economy, though IMF quotas do not reflect the global economic realities. Change in quotas is an issue ...

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