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India to show off its big Act East policy as ASEAN leaders begin diplomatic visit

New Delhi: Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will arrive at 11.30am on Wednesday, the first Southeast Asian leader to pull in for the three-day diplomatic jamboree comprising the India-ASEAN summit, nine bilateral meetings, and Republic Day Parade on January 26. Heads of nine ASEAN countries will arrive on Wednesday, while Indonesia President Joko Widodo […]

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Shiv Sena dumps BJP for 2019 polls; Aaditya Thackeray elevated

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday announced it will contest the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly polls, to be held in 2019, without its current ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The resolution to go solo in the polls was passed on Tuesday in the party’s national executive meeting held in the city. The decision […]

Entertainment India

Padmaavat release: Ahmedabad malls vandalised, vehicles set on fire; Section 144 in Gurgaon

Ahmedabad: Violence and arson hit Ahmedabad on Tuesday night shortly after a candle march by Karni Sena activists against the January 25 release of controversial Bollywood film Padmaavat. More than 150 four-wheelers and two-wheelers were damaged as mobs went on the rampage after 8pm, targeting three malls with multiplexes and a standalone theatre complex in […]

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BSF pounds Pakistan positions across International Border with 9000 mortar shells

Jammu: The BSF has fired over 9,000 rounds of mortar shells across the International Border (IB) in Jammu in the past four days as part of “pinpointed” retaliatory action against Pakistan’s unprovoked firing, destroying firing positions and fuel dumps of the Pakistan Rangers at multiple places, officials said on Monday. Senior officials of the Border […]

India International

India means business: PM Modi tells global CEOs at Davos meet

Davos: Prime Minister Narendra Modi told top CEOs in Davos on Tuesday that India means business and presents exciting opportunity for the global businesses. Addressing a roundtable before a dinner meet, Modi narrated India’s growth story. He was accompanied by top government officials including Vijay Gokhale, Jai Shankar and Ramesh Abhishek. Under the tagline of […]

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India hosts welcome reception at WEF summit, Modi holds talks with Swiss President

Zurich: India hosted the welcome reception at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Swiss President Alain Berset in Davos as the annual gathering of the rich and the powerful began on Monday. More than 130 participants from India will attend the meeting where the official sessions will kick off with […]

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IMF says India set to regain status as fastest growing economy in 2018-19

New Delhi: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday reaffirmed that the Indian economy is projected to grow by 7.4% in the next fiscal year, regaining the rank of the world’s fastest growing large economy. The Fund’s World Economic Outlook Update released in Davos gave a rosier estimate for the current year than the Indian […]

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India’s entry into nuclear groups reaffirms its non-proliferation commitment: Modi

New Delhi: India’s entry into elite nuclear groups in the recent past has reaffirmed the country’s strict non-proliferation commitments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday. Modi’s remarks come against the backdrop of India becoming a member of the Australia Group (AG), a move that is expected to raise New Delhi’s stature in the field […]

International

US government shuts down; Democrats, Republicans divided over immigration, border security

Washington, D.C.: The US government officially shut down on Saturday on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration as Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security. In a dramatic late-night session, senators blocked a bill to extend government […]

Entertainment India

Padmaavat row: Supreme Court rejects plea challenging CBFC clearance

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday rejected a plea for urgent hearing on a fresh PIL seeking the quashing of CBFC certificate granted to Bollywood period drama, ‘Padmaavat’. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said, “The Court has to function as a constitutional court and it has already yesterday in […]

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