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Schools, offices closed tomorrow on Vajpayee’s demise

More than 12 states and the central government have announced a holiday tomorrow, Friday, August 17, 2018 following the death of former Prime Minister of India, Atal Behari Vajpayee. The states include Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, UP, MP, Bihar, Assam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, among others. Vajpayee breathed his last on Thursday at 5:05 ...

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Team Indus gears up for second chance at Lunar XPRIZE

TeamIndus rover

India’s first private sector space agency Team Indus is gearing up for the XPRIZE lunar launch giving final touches to its stalled latest mini rover meant for lunar landing. Since Team Indus failed to raise funds for ISRO-backed PSLV launch, it could not meet the deadline set by Google as of March 31, 2018. Eventually, Google withdrew the prize money ...

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be Held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

A high-level delegation from the Government of India and the United States met today, at NITI Aayog to plan the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be held November 28-30 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad, India. The Summit will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, who leads ...

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Swiss technology companies should take part in our initiatives

Swiss technology companies should take part in our initiatives like Make in India, start-up India, Swachh Bharat and skill India, says President . The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, yesterday (August 31, 2017) received Her Excellency Ms. Doris Leuthard, the President of the Swiss Confederation, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also hosted a banquet in her honour. Welcoming the ...

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India Missile in Pipeline to Target Whole of China: Report

PINAKA missile of India

India is gearing up its nuclear arsenal aimed at targeting entire China, while it is already capable of deterring Pakistan, said a research article published in July-August issue of ‘After Midnight’. Written by top American nuclear experts — Hans M Kristensen and Robert S Norris — in the article titled, “Indian nuclear forces 2017“, the report said India is modernising ...

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Jio Effect: BSNL Matches 2GB Daily, How it Stacks up?

Freebies galore for Reliance Jio, BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone telecom users in July 2017

The broadband race is heating up with BSNL desperately trying to match Reliance Jio offering 2GB daily cap on 4G data to its subscribers, while Airtel, Vodafone and Aircell trying to woo the customer with more freebies. Currently, Reliance Jio is offering 28GB of 4G data for 28 days with a daily FUP of 1GB, free voice calls and unlimited ...

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New Born Declared Dead Comes to Life Just Before Funeral

In a repetition of several such incidents where the patients are declared dead without proper checks, a hospital in Warangal, Telangana declared a four-day-old baby dead on Sunday but when she started moving at the cremation grounds, parents realised the faux pas but in vain. The baby delivered at a private hospital weighed just 450 grams and was brought to ...

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NASA Data Detects Huge Drop in Global Fires, Good or Bad?

NASA satellites have detected from space that the number of fires across tropical forests in South America, the Eurasian Steppe, and the savannas of Africa are increasingly declining due to settled lifestyle than previous nomadic lifestyle in the regions. The transition is leading intensified agriculture and steep drop in the use of fire leading to decline of forest fires, said ...

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Zika Virus Surveillance in India Widened Now: Centre

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Following the first zika virus positive test report from Ahemedabad and two more in surveillance tests, the government said it has announced immediate measures to tackle the cases and test equipment across the country. The sample was from a 34-year-old female patient admitted to hospital with complaints of fever following delivery of a healthy baby who had no travel history ...

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President Trump, PM Modi Joint Press Statement Reveals Little (Videos)

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

The joint press statement from US President Donald Trump and the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi elicited too little despite high expectations, especially on deep difference both nations have on several issues. Trump in his typical speech pointed out that during his campaign, he had pledged that if elected, India would have a true friend in the White House. ...

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President Greets on Idu’l Fitr as Prayers, Celebrations Mark Ramzan

President Pranab Mukherjee meeting the invitees, at an Iftar party, on the occasion of id’ul Fitar, hosted by him, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on June 23, 2017.(PIB)

The President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee has greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Idu’l Fitr, known as Ramzan, which is being celebrated on Monday, June 26, 2017 in India. In his message the President said, “On the auspicious occasion of Idu’l Fitr, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers and ...

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Welcoming India, Pakistan Aboard, China Says No Bilateral Issues at Shanghai Group

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel meeting the Vice Mayor of Shanghai (incharge of youth affairs), Mr. Shi Guanghui, in Shanghai, China on June 12, 2017.(PIB)

Welcoming India and Pakistan into the SCO, China categorically ruled out any bilateral issues cropping up at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a stand that India avowedly upheld in all multilateral forums. “As a founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), we are very happy about the membership of India and Pakistan,” China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou said at ...

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First Airbus Training Centre in Asia to be Set up in India

European aviation firm Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers and the ground-breaking for it was performed by Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus said the training centre will be the first such ...

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China, India Behind 50% of Global Deaths Due to Air Pollution: Study

Representational Picture: The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge),Mr. Prakash Javadekar addressing the inaugural session of a workshop of Pollution Control Boards of States, in New Delhi on May 18, 2016. (PIB Photo)

China and India together contributed for more than half of the total global deaths due to air pollution in 2015, said a study by the U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI). The report showed that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million deaths in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause of death. But just two countries – India and China ...

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Challakere in Karnataka: No Secret City But Hub of Nuclear Power, Says Report

Representational Photo: The DFP Awareness Rally organized, during the Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign, at Challakere, Chitradurga Dist, Karnataka on December 26, 2011.(PIB Photo)

Challakere in Karnataka is not only a hub for buses travelling to and fro Bangalaore and Bellary but also a hub for the Defence ministry, purported to be the nuclear city of future to generate the country’s nuclear power for submarines and weapons. Last year, the US magazine Foreign Policy, quoting a former PMO official, said it may trigger competition from ...

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Nepal SAARC Meeting on Feb 1 to Decide on Next Summit Schedule


The nations of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) will meet in Kathmandu on February 1-2 to attend the Programming Committee meeting over the next SAARC summit schedule. This is the first meeting of the SAARC members after the controversial postponement of the 19th SAARC summit scheduled in Islamabad last year in November due to India’s objections over the ...

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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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India, Mauritius Sign MoU on Fisheries, Cooperatives

India Mauritius

India signed an MoU with Mauritius on Monday to cooperate in fisheries and cooperatives in agro industry, fisheries and dairy sector. India’s Union Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh and Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Govt. of Mauritius, Mr. Soomilduth Bholah signed on MoU for Cooperation in the field of Cooperatives, in New Delhi on Monday. The MoU will ...

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India, Kenya to Renew Ties as President Kenyatta Visits New Delhi

Welcoming Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had visited Kenya 6 months ago, said common belief in democratic values, shared developmental priorities and the warm currents of the Indian Ocean bind both the countries. “In our discussions today, President and I reviewed the full range of our relationship. During my visit to Kenya ...

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