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India, China commanders meet at border point

India, China commanders meet at border point

Eastern Ladakh standoff

New Delhi: Corps Commanders of the Indian and Chinese armies met Monday for the first time after the Galwan Valley incident in which 20 Indian Army personnel were killed in violent clashes with Chinese troops. XIV Corps Commander Lt General Harinder Singh and South Xinjiang Military District Commander Major General Liu Lin met at Moldo […]

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Saudi Arabia mulls cancelling Hajj for first time: Report

Saudi Arabia mulls cancelling Hajj for first time: Report

Riyadh: Saudi Arabian authorities were considering cancelling the annual Hajj pilgrimage season for the first time since the establishment of the Kingdom in 1932, after the number of coronavirus infections exceeded 100,000, a senior official said. “The case has been carefully studied and various scenarios are being considered. A formal decision will be taken within […]

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PM chairs high-level meeting over Ladakh situation

PM chairs high-level meeting over Ladakh situation

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a meeting with the country”s top defence and foreign affairs officials and the National Security Advisor (NSA) over the prevailing situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. NSA Ajit Doval and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, were part of the […]

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Will build Pandit townships, rebuild temples in Kashmir: Amit Shah

Will build Pandit townships, rebuild temples in Kashmir: Amit Shah

Jammu, Feb 18: Ten special townships and renovation and rebuilding of temples were among the promises made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits on Tuesday. The delegation, which included Utpal Kaul, Col Taj Tikoo, Dr Surinder Kaul, Sanjay Ganjoo and Parekisht Kaul, met Amit Shah to “express gratitude” to […]

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South Africa mulling Pakistan tour for T20Is: Report

South Africa mulling Pakistan tour for T20Is: Report

Cape Town: South Africa might consider the prospect of a short tour to Pakistan to play three T20Is in late March, immediately after their ODIs in India which finish on March 18, according to an ESPNcricinfo report. It is reported that South Africa will send a security delegation to Pakistan next month, either during the […]

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6,000 acres of land identified in J&K for investors

6,000 acres of land identified in J&K for investors

Srinagar, Jan 29: The Jammu and Kashmir government has identified 6,000 acres of land across the Union territory for potential investors who will take part in the J&K Global Investors Summit in April, officials said on Wednesday. Forty thousand of the total 50,000 kanals of land have been identified in the Jammu region as against […]

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Budget 2020 likely to raise spending to revive economic growth: Report

Budget 2020 likely to raise spending to revive economic growth: Report

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is expected to raise spending on infrastructure and cut some personal tax in its 2020/2021 budget, to spur consumer demand and investment, government sources and economists said. India is facing its worst economic slowdown in a decade. Growth slipped to 4.5% in the July-September quarter, worsening the […]

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Amit Shah and his team of 16 working on Kashmir, NRC

Amit Shah and his team of 16 working on Kashmir, NRC

New Delhi, Jul 29: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the Prime Minister’s most trusted lieutenant in Modi 2.0, is learnt to be focusing on vital aspects of national security with 16 key bureaucrats to fix the structural crises — the militancy in Kashmir, the NRC, and the situation in Northeast and Maoist-affected areas. With the […]

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India rejects Trump’s claim of PM Modi seeking help on Kashmir

India rejects Trump’s claim of PM Modi seeking help on Kashmir

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, calming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently sought his help in resolving the dispute. India has denied Trump’s claim. The US president made this remark while meeting Pakistani PM Imran Khan at the White House. “I was […]

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Centre gives environment clearance for expansion of runway at Jammu airport

Centre gives environment clearance for expansion of runway at Jammu airport

New Delhi, Jul 22: The Centre has given environment clearance for the expansion of runway at the Jammu Airport which will entail an investment of Rs 92 crore, a senior government official said Monday. Jammu airport, which is in operation since 1985, belongs to Indian Air Force and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) maintains […]

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