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NSG to hold unprecedented special session to discuss India’s membership

NEW DELHI,SUHASINI HAIDAR: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Tashkent for bilateral talks, sources say the Nuclear Suppliers Group is reconvening in Seoul after the day’s plenary session ends, for a special session at 9 p.m. that may go into the night. Leading the Indian team, Foreign Secretary […]

FTII Chairman Gajendra Chauhan rushes to RSS headquarters in Nagpur, meets Bhagwat

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NAGPUR: FTII Chairman Gajendra Chauhan met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur on Thursday. Photo: S. Sudarshan According to sources, Mr. Chauhan appraised the RSS head of the latest state of affairs at the FTII where students are still opposing his appointment. A raging, 139-day strike by students […]

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In Tashkent, Modi engages China on NSG membership

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Tashkent,KALLOL BHATTACHERJEE: As India makes a strong bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tashkent and is understood to have sought China’s support for it, seen as very crucial to take forward the process. The outcome of the meeting between Mr. […]

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No country will allow Indian companies to substantially own an airline:Spicejet chief

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NEW DELHI: Reacting to the government’s move to further open up the aviation sector for foreign players, SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said no country would allow Indian companies to substantially own an airline in their country. Speaking on the sidelines of Assocham’s 9th International Conference on Indian Civil Aviation and Tourism, Mr. […]

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Anil Kumble is Team India’s head coach

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MUMBAI: The BCCI has appointed Anil Kumble as the head coach of Team India for one year. This was announced by BCCI president Anurag Thakur fter the Board’s working committee meeting held in Dharamsala. “Kumble will be now transforming himself from a great cricketer to coach, and that’s why he has been appointed for an […]

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Sikh Army personnel can keep beard on religious ground but Muslims can not

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NEW DELHI: After a great deal of legal wrangling, a jawan who insisted on growing a beard on religious grounds has been terminated by the Army and termed ‘an undesirable soldier’. His dismissal was upheld by the Kochi Bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) recently. Maktumhusen, a 34-year-old Muslim from Dharwad in Karnataka, was […]

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LIC Chairman S K Roy resigns but reasons for exit unknown

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NEW DELHI: State-run life insurance behemoth LIC Chairman SK Roy, appointed by previous UPA government, has resigned nearly two years ahead of completion of his five-year term. Roy, who has been with LIC since 1981, took charge as chairman in June 2013. According to sources, Roy has officially tendered his resignation and the Finance Ministry […]

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PM Modi leaves for Tashkent to attend SCO Summit; to discuss NSG issue with Xi Jinping

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left for Tashkent where he will attend the SCO Summit and meet some world leaders like the Chinese President with whom the NSG issue will figure prominently in the talks. In the two-day summit, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will kick off the process of India’s accession […]

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As war of words intensifies, BJP publication dares ally Shiv Sena to take ‘divorce’

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MUMBAI(PTI): The war of words between Shiv Sena and BJP has further intensified with a publication by the latter daring the junior alliance partner to take ‘divorce’. BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari’s article published on Wednesday in Maharashtra party unit’s fortnightly publication ‘Manogat’, titled ‘When are you taking talaq? Mr Raut’, has dared Sena to walk […]

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Amid NSG membership issue, India-China finance dialogue called off

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The India-China Financial Dialogue due to be held here between Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his Chinese counterpart Lou Jiwei next week has been cancelled. Jaitley is due to arrive in Beijing on Thursday on a five-day visit to take part in a host of events including the planned eighth financial dialogue. But […]

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