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Government considering policy on naming of new airports after cities instead of personalities

NEW DELHI(PTI): The Centre is considering putting in place a policy on naming of new airports in the country, under which they will be known after the city’s name and not personalities or icons. The Civil Aviation Ministry keeps getting requests from different political parties to name/rechristen airports after certain icons and personalities, more particularly […]

India, Pakistan should ‘maintain momentum’ in improving ties: China

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Beijing(PTI): China on Thursday said it hopes that India and Pakistan will “properly deal” with their differences through dialogue and “maintain momentum” in improving ties, days after Beijing asserted that the Pathankot attack may have been launched intentionally to disrupt Indo-Pak relations. “Chinese side welcomes all the actions that are conducive to improvement of relations […]

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PM Modi’s ‘mindless diplomacy’ on Pak has belittled PMO: Congress

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NEW DELHI(ANI): Asserting that the BJP-led NDA Government has mastered the art of ‘taking unauthorised U-turns’, the Congress Party on Thursday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘mindless diplomacy’ and said his immature handling of Pakistan has belittled the stature of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). “The Modi Government doesn’t have a policy on Pakistan. They […]

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Uttar Pradesh: Samajwadi Party bags 60 out of 74 district panchayat chairman posts

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Lucknow(PTI): The ruling Samajwadi Party on Thursday tasted massive success in the district panchayat chairman polls by winning in 60 out of 74 districts, including two rebel MLAs who also displayed the winning streak. “Of 74 districts, where elections for the post of district panchyat chairman were held, the party has won in 60 districts. […]

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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi shut down an ISIS sympathiser on Twitter

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Hyderabad(Deccan Chronicle): On Wednesday, Hyderabad Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi took on an ISIS sympathiser on social media. The ISIS sympathiser who tweeted from the Twitter handle ‘abotalout’ told Owaisi to shut up and that ISIS would invade India soon. Owaisi is also the chief of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.   Asaduddin Owaisi @asadowaisi @abotalout […]

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PM Modi approves merger of Overseas Indians Ministry with External Affairs

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New Delhi(PTI): Nearly 12 years after it was set up to improve engagement with the Indian diaspora, the government has decided to merge the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) with the External Affairs Ministry in sync with its broad principle of minimum government, maximum governance. The proposal for merger was cleared by Prime Minister […]

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If telcos compensate for call drops, they can’t recover it even if rule set aside in future: High Court

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DELHI(PTI): Delhi High Court on Thursday observed that if telecom operators were compelled to compensate consumers for call drops as per the new TRAI regulations, they would not be able to recover it if the rule was set aside in future. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath also said it […]

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Nobel laureate Amartya Sen praises Arvind Kejriwal’s Odd-Even scheme

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen praised the Delhi government’s car rationing ‘odd-even’ scheme saying he salutes the effort as air quality in India was in many ways worse than that of Beijing. “I think, the most important thing that we learn from the odd and even (scheme) is that it is not just odd […]

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PDP writes to Governor, backs Mehbooba Mufti as next Jammu and Kashmir CM

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JAMMU(PTI): People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has written to the Governor backing Mehbooba Mufti as the next Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister. “As far as PDP is concerned, we are unanimous that Mehbooba shall succeed Mufti Sahib,” senior PDP leader and Lok Sabha member Muzaffar Hussain Baig told reporters. Unlike the long delay in stitching the […]

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India talks tough, says ball in Pakistan’s court to take forward talk process

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New Delhi: In a distinct hardening of stance, India has conveyed in unequivocal terms to Pakistan that ball is in their court to take the peace process forward. This is in the aftermath of the Pathankot terror attack where suspected LeT terrorists stormed into IAF base and killed seven security men before being neutralised. Spokersperson […]

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