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Japan Behind Amelia Earmart Disappearance in 1937? Not Convincing!

First woman pilot Amelia Earhart who disappeared in her 1937 flight around the world still remains a mystery. Eighty years after, on July 4, 2017, when the United States was celebrating its Independence Day, news channels are abuzz with new evidence blaming Japan for her disappearance. A newly surfaced photo from the National Archives shows Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred ...

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West Bengal Governor Threatened Me, Alleges Mamata Banerjee

The communal riots in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Tuesday night over a Facebook post have resonated in Raj Bhavan. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi in a meeting in Raj Bhavan had “threatened” her over the communal clashes and described his behaviour like “a BJP block president” and not as governor. Tripathi, ...

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Nirupam Sen: A Diplomat from NAM to Neo-Global Order

Nirupam Sen, India’s former Permanent Representative to the UN, died in New Delhi on Sunday aged 70. Nirupam Sen, a 1969 batch IFS officer, was India’s Permanent Representative from September 2004 to March 2009 and served as Special Senior Advisor to the UN General Assembly President. He also served as India’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Bulgaria and Norway during his ...

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Modi Releases Photo Book on President Pranab Mukherjee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi releasing the photo book titled “President Pranab Mukherjee - A Statesman” and presenting first copy to the President, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on July 02, 2017.(PIB)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released a photo book titled “President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman”, at an event in Rashtrapati Bhawan and presented the first copy of the book to the President. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that in his view, we can be more history conscious as a society, and preserve aspects of our ...

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Cabinet Approves MoU with US Homeland Security

Video grab of PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump on Monday (White House)

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, approved signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between India and the United States of America on Homeland Security. The Memorandum of Cooperation will further strengthen bilateral security relations between India and the USA and will also help in coordination and interactions among the six Sub-Groups that are proposed to be formed under ...

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EC Launches Voter Registration Reminder on Facebook

Election Commission of India (ECI) is launching a ‘Special Drive’ to enrol left-out electors, especially first time electors from 1st July , 2017 , to ensure that ‘NO VOTER TO BE LEFT BEHIND’. In order to reach out to maximum eligible voters, the ECI has roped in Facebook to launch first Nationwide “Voter Registration Reminder” on 1st July ,2017 .  With over ...

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US President Upbeat as Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Travel Ban

US President Donald Trump has termed the Supreme Court decision as a clear victory for the country’s national security. He said the court verdict allows him to use the directive as an important tool for protecting the Nation’s homeland. He has appreciated that the court decision was unanimous at 9-0. A statement by the White House said, “It allows the travel ...

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Sushma Swaraj Digs out Old Lok Sabha Video to Counter Meira Kumar

The Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Meira Kumar meeting the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi on February 22, 2014.(PIB)

Sushma Swaraj, known for her open challenge to Sonia Gandhi when she was slated to become Prime Minister in 2004, has reiterated similar stand against the opposition candidate for President, Meira Kumar, digging out an old video from archives. BJP Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition candidate Meira Kumar, former Lok Sabha speaker will be contesting the office of President of ...

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Meira Kumar Congress Nominee for President

File Photo of the Speaker, Lok Sabha, Mrs. Meira Kumar meeting the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi on February 22, 2014.(PIB)

The presidential race between Congress and BJP has become intense with both the national parties trying to woo the Dalit vote bank in the country with the presidential elections. Soon after BJP’s unilateral choice for Ram Nath Kovind, current Bihar governor, UPA Chairman and Congress President Sonia Gandhi has announced former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar will be the combined ...

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Japan Emperor to Abdicate Chrysanthemum Throne to Son Naruhito

Japan Diet's passage of a Special Bill on Friday, June 9, 2017 opens new gates allowing aging emperor to abdicate throne to his elder son Crown Prince Naruhito (Japan Imperial Agency Photo)

Japan’s Upper House passed a special bill on Friday, paving the way for Emperor Akihito to step down and pass the Chrysanthemum throne to his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, within a week after the bill was duly passed by the lower house. Once regarded divine power, the oldest monarchy of Japan will undergo another major change with the passage ...

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Lok Sabha Passes the Admiralty Bill 2016 to Claim Maritime Jurisdiction

In view of the Kerala coastline incident which led Italian ship staff killing Indian fishermen, the new Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha on Friday, March 10, 2017 to claim jurisdiction on all such cases legally. The Bill aims to establish a legal framework to consolidate the existing laws relating to admiralty ...

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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

Indian Muslims population growth

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

twenty second amendment

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


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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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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