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Putin tells Obama he wants better relations

(Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin called for an improvement in ties between Russia and the United States on Friday in an Independence Day message to Barack Obama, urging Washington to treat Moscow as an equal partner. Relations between the two presidents and countries are at a low ebb following disagreements over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and over human ...

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India, Nepal to discuss security concerns, military supplies

Kathmandu: India and Nepal will discuss bilateral security concerns and defence cooperation, including the supply of military equipment to Nepalese army, during a two-day meeting of top officials beginning on Sunday. A 13-member delegation from India led by Joint Secretary North at the Ministry of External Affairs Abhay Thakur is arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday to attend the 11th India-Nepal ...

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Paswan asks states to rise above politics to control prices

New Delhi: Union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday called hoarding an anti-national activity and asked state governments to rise above politics to control prices by effectively enforcing the Essential Commodities Act. The current price rise is a temporary phenomenon created by hoarders, he said. In a federal system, it is the responsibility of both the Centre and states ...

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Prime Minister Modi inaugurates Uri hydroelectric project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 240-Megawatt Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) located near the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district of Kashmir. The Prime Minister dedicated the power project to the nation in presence of Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and top officials of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). This is ...

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‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ to go off air on July 10

Popular television show ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ will go off air on July 10. The drama explores the worlds of two different personalities, Ram Kapoor and Priya Sharma, who accidentally discover love after they marry. According to sources close to the development, “the show is going off air because the story is coming to an end. It will end with ...

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Big B’s iconic look in ‘Deewar’ resulted from tailoring error

Mumbai : The denim blue shirt teamed with khakee coloured pants and a rope dangling over the shoulder is arguably Amitabh Bachchan’s most iconic film look till date and the megastar reveals the styling in ‘Deewar’ was a result of a mistake by the tailor. Reflective of the tumultuous politics of the early 70s, the 1975 film directed by Yash ...

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Indian air travel market grows by ‘muted’ 4% in May

NEW DELHI: Indian air travel market showed a “muted” four per cent growth in May, even as overall global air traffic rose by a strong 6.2 per cent, latest figures showed. While global air traffic performance was “consistent with signs of improvement in demand drivers”, in India, “by contrast, growth was a muted 4.1 per cent in May,” the International ...

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Govt can double power output without raising tariffs: Goyal

NEW DELHI: Eyeing a quick-fix to blackouts,Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal today said the government is working on innovative methods that can help more than double electricity generation to 2 trillion units without raising tariffs. India faced a peak power shortfall of 6,103 megawatts, or 4.5 per cent of the requirement of 1,35,918 MW last fiscal, he said, adding ...

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China’s Xi snubs N Korea with summit talks in South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With a single meeting Thursday, the leaders of China and South Korea simultaneously snubbed North Korea, bolstered their already booming trade relationship and gave the U.S. and Japan a look at Beijing’s growing influence south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. There were smiles, cheering schoolchildren and red carpets as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a ...

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UK airports on terror alert over US ‘stealth bomb’ fears

LONDON, JULY 3: Security has been tightened across all UK airports over US intelligence reports pointing towards a “credible threat” to trans-Atlantic flights being targeted with a new generation “stealth bomb’’. US officials believe two terror networks in Syria and Yemen have teamed up to target flights bound for America, media reports said here. UK transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin confirmed ...

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