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Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale embarks on a two day visit to Nepal

The two Foreign Secretaries will discuss wide range of bilateral issues. They are expected to asses progress of various projects including Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline, Railways and Aurn III Hydro power Project. In the wake of last month’s terror attack in Pulwama, the issue of combating terrorism is also likely to be discussed.  Later in the day Foreign …

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Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale  embarks on 2-day visit to Nepal tomorrow

The two Foreign Secretaries will discuss wide range of bilateral issues. They are expected to asses progress of various projects including Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline, Railways and Aurn III Hydro power Project. In the wake of last month’s terror attack in Pulwama, the issue of combating terrorism is also likely to be discussed.  Foreign Secretary will pay courtesy call to Prime Minister …

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Election Commission appoints special expenditure observers in six states

The poll body appointed former member of CBDT, Gopal Mukherjee as special expenditure observer for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana while former  Director General I-T(Investigation), D D Goel has been deployed in Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.   AIR correspondent reports that the special observers will supervise and monitor the work being …

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Ukraine triples its renewable energy production

Build in 2016, this power plant use wood chips as bio-fuel, approximately 140 tons of this fuel is used each day. The wood chips are produced from logs and waste from local woodworking industry. All of it is then accumulated crushed by a machine to get chips that suitable for …

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VVIP Chopper Scam: ED arrest defence agent SM Gupta

Gupta was arrested by the agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, it is suspected that he had some payment details in the purchase of VVIP choppers in his possession. The ED officials said Gupta’s role in the case came to light on the basis of disclosures made by …

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UK PM Theresa May dealt fresh BREXIT blow

This comes after the UK Parliament decisively rejected the prime minister’s own deal on two occasions. The amendment put forward by Oliver Letwin, a lawmaker from May’s Conservatives, changes the rules of parliament on Wednesday, in order to provide time, for indicative votes on Brexit options. Lawmakers voted by 329 …

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Four Naxals gunned down in Sukma encounter

The encounter took place around 6 AM in a forest in the Chintalnar police station area.  An elite unit of the CRPF’s Commando Battalion for Resolute Action was cordoning off the forest area near Karkanguda village, around 500 km away from the state capital, when a group of Naxals started …

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Former SP MP & actor Jaya Prada joins BJP

Former Samajwadi Party MP and actor Jaya Prada joined the BJP on Tuesday. She is best remembered for her iconic victory from Rampur as an SP candidate, despite opposition from the regional heavyweight Azam Khan. And the fight will be the same this time also, as BJP has decided to …

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Election campaign gathers momentum across India

Senior BJP Leader Rajnath Singh was in Northeast Delhi. Congress President Rahul Gandhi camped in Rajasthan and TDP chief Chandra Babu Naidu shared the stage with National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah in Andhra Pradesh. Here’s how electioneering gained further momentum today. As poll dates near, electioneering across the country is …

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BJP announces 29 candidates from UP, 10 from West Bengal

The BJP repeated Union minister Manoj Sinha from Ghazipur, his ministerial colleague Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti from Fatehpur and its Uttar Pradesh president Mahendra Nath Pandey from Chandauli. Uttar Pradesh government ministers Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Satyadev Pachauri have been fielded from prestigious Allahabad and Kanpur seats respectively. The party announced …

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BJP’s Vijay Sankalp Rally culminates today

The aim of the rally is to give an account of five years of the Modi government to the people. Addressing a Vijay Sankalp Rally in Delhi. Home Minister Rajnath Singh unleashed a scathing attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the promises made for women safety. He said …

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LS Polls: Last day of filing nominations for 2nd phase

The other States and Union Territories where voting will take place in this phase are Karnataka 14 seats, Maharashtra 10 seats, Uttar Pradesh 8, Assam, Bihar and Odisha 5 seats each, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal  3 each, Jammu and Kashmir 2 each, and Manipur, Tripura and Puducherry 1 seat each. …

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Vice President attends 16th convocation of IGIDR in Mumbai

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday attended the 16th convocation ceremony of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai, wherein he awarded degrees to various students. Addressing the students, the Vice President said that the country needs research, innovation and transformation. Congratulating the students, he urged the youth of …

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