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Govt monitoring Iraq situation as concern mounts for Indians

New Delhi: As concern mounted for safety of Indians stranded in Iraq, government on Tuesday decided to monitor the situation on an hourly basis and explored possibility of ground-level cooperation with Iraqi authorities to assist its citizens in violence-hit areas of the oil-rich Gulf nation. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was “monitoring and reviewing” the situation in Iraq and issued ...

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PDP finalises party candidates for assembly polls

SRINAGAR: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir today said it had finalised the list of candidates for upcoming assembly polls in the state and would declare their names shortly. The PDP’s Politcal Affairs Committee (PAC) met under the chairmanship of party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and discussed the electoral strategy for the assembly elections scheduled later this year, ...

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India to assist Fiji in conduct of general elections

India will assist Fiji in conduct of its general elections in September which will include providing indelible ink and imparting training to election and parliamentary officials. India has also provided eight vehicles to the country as part of its assistance programme for conduct of the elections to be held on September 17. The vehicles would be used for voter awareness ...

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Congress protests over power, water crisis; burns effigies of Modi, Kejriwal

Keeping up its offensive over long power outages and water crisis in the national capital, Congress on Sunday held a protest in Karol Bagh area of central Delhi and demanded immediate intervention of the Centre to address the problems. All Indian Congress Committee (AICC) general secretaries Shakeel Ahmad and Ajay Maken, and Delhi unit chief Arvinder Singh Lovely led scores ...

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Violations by Pakistan must stop for dialogue to progress: Jaitley

Srinagar : The Centre on Sunday asserted that dialogue with Pakistan cannot progress if ceasefire violations and infiltration continue, saying such hostilities “must stop” for the situation to “normalise”. “For the situation to normalise I think it is extremely important that these kind of violations which are taking place at the LoC must stop. That in itself is a confidence ...

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Constitute Cauvery Management Board: Karuna to Modi

Days after the ruling AIADMK turned down his demand for an all-party meeting for a discussion on constituting the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), DMK president M Karunanidhi today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute the CMB, saying there was no legal bar to do so. In a letter to Modi a day after Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa asserted that ...

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Southern Naval command bids adieu to Vice Admiral Soni

Kochi: Southern Naval Command on Saturday bid farewell to its Commander-in-Chief Vice Admiral Satish Soni, who has been posted as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval command. An impressive ceremonial parade was held in the Naval base this morning in honour after which the traditional ‘Pulling Out’ ceremony was held in which Soni was ceremonially pulled out in ...

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Mahajan to take decision on Leader of Opposition post studying rules

Keeping the Congress on tenterhooks, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will take a decision on the issue of giving the post of Leader of Opposition to the party after studying rules, regulations and precedents. Elected to the post unanimously a week ago, she says she would consult constitutional authorities, legal experts and “experienced persons” before deciding the issue ahead of ...

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Home Minister for doubling police modernisation budget

NEW DELHI: In order to better equip police and paramilitary forces in the country, theUnion Home Ministry has decided to seek doubling of the budgetary allocation for their modernisation. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today met officials to discuss issues “which need to be addressed on priority” vis-a-vis central paramilitary and other police forces. During the meeting, a ministry statement ...

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Trinamool Congress Appreciates President’s Address

Trinamool Congress today appreciated the President’s Address to Parliament in which the Narendra Modi government’s agenda was outlined and promised to be by its side if it fulfills pro-people programmes. Trinamool member Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, while speaking on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha, said her party supports the speech delivered on June 9. ...

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