• Modi asks BJP CMs to implement schemes in 'mission mode'

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Asking BJP Chief Ministers to work on "mission mode" for better implementation of central government schemes in their states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday set up a party committee to prepare a road map of a uniform agenda for "welfare of poor".

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  • Radio Kashmir goes off air due to technical snag

    Srinagar, Aug 27 (IANS) Radio Kashmir suddenly went off air on Saturday evening, fuelling strong speculations in the Valley till authorities clarified it was a technical snag in the station's transmitter situated in city outskirts. After some media persons contacted station director, Humayun Kaisar

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  • Swaraj Abhiyan holds press meet on liquor issue in club serving drinks

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Swaraj Abhiyan's press conference on Saturday to attack the liquor policy of the AAP government in Delhi was ironically held at the Press Club of India (PCI), which itself serves drinks. Journalists covering the event wondered if another venue could have been chosen for

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  • Sitharaman defends 2% rate cut to boost SMEs credit

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Defending her demand for two percent cut in interest rates by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said it is essential to boost small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and create jobs. "My comment about SMEs, their access to credit

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  • Rampal power project won't affect Sundarbans: Sheikh Hasina

    Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that the Rampal power plant project, being jointly built with India, will not affect the world's largest mangrove forest Sundarbans. The agreement to build a 1,320 megawatt coal fired power plant near the Sundarbans was

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  • Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian GP

    Francorchamps (Belgium), Aug 27 (IANS) Mercedes' German driver Nico Rosberg will on Sunday take the pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix, 13th stage of the Formula One World Championship, after he led the official practices on Saturday.

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  • Centurion Lewis takes Windies to 245/6 in first T20I vs India

    Lauderhill (Florida), Aug 27 (IANS) Riding on opener Evin Lewis' century, West Indies posted 245/6 in the first T20 International against India at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground here on Saturday. Down after losing the Test series 2-0, the reigning T20I champions were at their

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  • Chawrasia, Chikka to represent India at World Cup of Golf

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) S.S.P. Chawrasia and S. Chikka will represent India at this year's World Cup of Golf slated to be held at the Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne from November 23 to 27, it was announced on Saturday. Chawrasia, who represented India at the Rio Olympics earlier this month

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  • Overstaying foreigners deal in drugs, are a real problem: Goa AG

    Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Overstaying foreign nationals, especially Nigerians, are a "real problem" and their only ostensible business is drug dealing, Goa Advocate General Saresh Lotlikar said on Saturday. "The problem is with foreigners, the Nigerians in particular.

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  • Pakistan to send special envoys to highlight Kashmir issue internationally

    Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday decided to escalate its diplomatic lobbying on Kashmir, with 22 parliamentarians to go as special envoys to various countries to apprise them about the "brutalities and human rights abuses committed by Indian forces" in Jammu and Kashmir. Prime

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  • 'International arbitration structure skewed in favour of developed nations'

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Developing countries, including India, should build capacity instead of playing the victim as the structure of international arbitration was heavily biased towards the developed countries, a top Finance Ministry official said on Saturday. "International arbitration structural

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  • Mehbooba's different voices: Pakistan bashing in Delhi, conciliatory in Kashmir

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) While she was in Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday attacked Pakistan and separatist leaders for inciting trouble in the state, but later in Srinagar her tone and tenor changed -- from being angry to conciliatory. During her meeting with Prime

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  • Bankers voice concern over financing large infra projects

    Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) There could be some concern about financing large infrastructure projects as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) proposes to reduce bank exposure to large corporate entities, said a top SBI official here on Saturday. "There could be some concern for financing large infrastructure

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  • Watch: Myanmar President offers prayers at Mahabodhi temple in Gaya

    Myanmar President U. Htin Kyaw, who is on a four-day India tour, visited world famous Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya on Saturday. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mahabodhi temple, is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage where Lord Buddha had attained enlightenment. The holy shrine is 1500 years old.

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  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Bengaluru from Jan 7

    Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated in India each year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India.

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  • Sakshi, Sindhu, Dipa, Gopi to be gifted BMW cars

    Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) India's Rio Olympics medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand will be gifted BMW cars at a function to be held here on Sunday. Chamundeshwarnath, President Hyderabad District Badminton Association, is presenting

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  • 'Effect of Modi government's reforms beginning to be felt now'

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The impact of the Narendra Modi government's reforms is beginning to be felt now, taking India closer to eight per cent growth this fiscal, a top finance ministry official said here on Saturday. Adding to the reforms, this year's Union Budget has also been very well

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  • BRICS nations need to engage on own arbitration centres: Jaitley

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The BRICS group of emerging economies need to soon set up a task force of officials to explore a mechanism for setting up arbitration centres for use by the grouping as well as by non-BRICS countries, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. "Over the next

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  • Sachin bats for healthy India in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru, Aug 27 (IANS) Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday appealed to the people here to pledge for a 'Swasth Bharath' (Healthy India) as physical fitness and well-being are key to nation-building. "Medical issues are not restricted to sportspersons and I can tell you from

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  • BAI welcomes PM's initiative of Task Force for Olympics

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta on Saturday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to set up a Task Force for effective participation in the next three Olympic Games - 2020, 2024 and 2028. The Task Force, which was announced at

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  • US embassy denies BJP MP's allegations

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The US embassy has denied the allegation levelled by BJP MP Virendra Singh Mast that he was asked by embassy officials to remove his 'pagdi' or headgear for the visa documentation. "The United States does not discriminate on the basis of religion nor do we forbid

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  • New Nalanda to emulate old: President

    Rajgir (Bihar), Aug 27 (IANS) The new Nalanda University here will emulate its historical predecessor in helping the youth pursue intellectual, philosophical, historical and spiritual studies, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday. "Our goal is to bring together the brightest and the most

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  • Dhoni invites Windies to bat in first T20I

    Lauderhill (Florida) Aug 27 (IANS) India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field in the first of the two-match T20 International series against the West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground here on Saturday.

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  • Mehbooba pins Kashmir hopes on Modi, blames Pakistan for unrest

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday squarely blamed Pakistan and separatists for fuelling the ongoing trouble in the Kashmir Valley that has been seething with public anger and violent anti-government protests for the past 50 days. Mehbooba was on a whirlwind visit to

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  • Whistleblower to hand over Scorpene data to Australian government

    New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The leaked data on Scorpene submarine has changed a few hands, after being taken from DCNS by a subcontractor, before reaching the whistleblower who gave it to The Australian newspaper, and will be handed over to the Australian government on Monday, said a report by the journalist

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