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  • President Pranab Mukherjee hails GST as shining example of cooperative federalism

    President Pranab Mukherjee hails GST as shining example of cooperative federalism

    President Pranab Mukherjee has said that Parliament stands for debate, discussion and dissent adding that disruption hurts opposition more than the government. In his farewell address at Central Hall of Parliament last evening, he said, disruption denies the opportunity to opposition to raise the co...

    Former ISRO Chairman U R rao passes away; PM Modi expresses grief

    Former ISRO Chairman U R rao passes away; PM Modi expresses grief

    Eminent space scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman U.R. Rao passed away in Bengaluru in the early hours today due to age related ailments. He was 85. Prof. Rao is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. He served as the Chairman of ISRO for ten years from 1984-...

    Tamil Nadu police arrests Pakistani national on charges of forgery

    Tamil Nadu police arrests Pakistani national on charges of forgery

    In Tamil Nadu, the police have arrested a Pakistani national near Ramanathapuram on charges of forgery, travel without a valid passport and alleged links with drug mafia. The 65-year old accused is identified as Mr Mohammed Yunus from Jodia Bazar area of Karachi. Police sources told AIR News that he...

    India, Bangladesh sign pact to connect both countries by waterways

    India, Bangladesh sign pact to connect both countries by waterways

    India and Bangladesh have signed a pact to connect both the countries by waterways. The waterways will facilitate movement of passengers and goods between India's northeast and West Bengal with Bangladesh. Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya said in Ag...

    Arun Jaitley inaugurates Sainik Rest House in New Delhi

    Arun Jaitley inaugurates Sainik Rest House in New Delhi

    Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today inaugurated the Sainik Rest House in New Delhi on Sunday. It is the 315th Rest House of the Kendriya Sainik Board, which is built at a cost of around 8 crore rupees. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Jaitley expressed hope that this is the beginning of an initiative an...

    Syrian regime carries out air strikes near Damascus

    Syrian regime carries out air strikes near Damascus

    Syrian regime carried out air strikes on one of the last rebel strongholds near capital Damascus on Sunday, said a human rights monitoring group. The raids come a day after Syrian army declared a ceasefire in parts of the besieged enclave on the outskirts of the capital. The Britain-based Syrian Obs...

    US lawmakers reach deal on sanctions against Russia, Iran & N Korea

    US lawmakers reach deal on sanctions against Russia, Iran & N Korea

    US Republicans and Democrats have agreed on a bill that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. Under the legislation, President Trump must submit to Congress a report on proposed actions that would significantly alter US foreign policy in connection with Russia. It also aims to p...

    Syrian regime carries out air strikes near Damascus

    Syrian regime carried out air strikes on one of the last rebel strongholds near capital Damascus on Sunday, said a human rights monitoring group. The raids come a day after Syrian army declared a ceasefire in parts of the besieged enclave on the outskirts of the capital. The Britain-based Syrian Obs...

    14 killed, 26 wounded as bus veers off road in Afganistan

    In Afghanistan, at least 14 people were killed and twenty-six others wounded when a bus veered off the road and overturned in northern Baghlan province today. A spokesman for the Baghlan governor, Mahmood Haqmal, said the bus was travelling from the capital Kabul to northern Mazar province. Haqmal s...

    Hungary's PM Viktor Orban vows to defend Poland from EU sanctions

    Hungary

    Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has vowed to defend Poland from criticism from the EU after it approved controversial court reforms. He said Hungary will use all possible legal means in the European Union to show solidarity with the Poles. Earlier, Poland's Senate backed a bill that gives MPs ...

    India extends assistance for construction of school buildings in Nepal

    India has extended an assistance of over 66 million Nepalese rupees for construction of school buildings in Nepal. The assistance under the Small Development Programme Scheme is for infrastructure development for education. Indian ambassador in Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated one of the...

    India, Bangladesh sign pact to connect both countries by waterways

    India and Bangladesh have signed a pact to connect both the countries by waterways. The waterways will facilitate movement of passengers and goods between India's northeast and West Bengal with Bangladesh. Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya said in Ag...

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