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Modi speaks to British PM, draws his attention to vandalism of High Commission by Pak mob

New Delhi/London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a telephone conversation Tuesday with his British counterpart Boris Johnson, drew his attention to vandalism of the Indian High Commission by a violent Pakistan-led mob August 15. The British PM regretted the incident and assured that all necessary steps would be taken to ensure safety and security of the mission, its personnel and visitors. During the phone call, Modi raised the issue of challenges...

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Will meet Modi at the G7 in France, do best on Kashmir issue: Donald Trump

Washington: After speaking with the leaders of India and Pakistan and urging them to reduce tensions over Kashmir, US President Donald Trump Tuesday said he would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the weekend at the G7 in France, and he would do his best to mediate in the issue. Addressing reporters in the White House, President Trump said: "Kashmir is a very complicated place. You have the Hindus, and...

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Behera bats for more teeth to SCW

BJD leader and social activist Minati Behera Tuesday assumed charge as the Chairperson of State Commission for Women (SCW). The post had been lying vacant since the resignation of Lopamudra Buxipatra in November 2018. Behera briefly worked as a lecturer at a college in Tirtol before joining politics. In an interview with Gyan Ranjan Mohapatra of Orissa POST, Behera revealed her plans and objectives to streamline the commission that is often called...

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Apathy forces Daya West Canal to die a slow death

Bhubaneswar: The Daya West Canal has turned into a dying water body, thanks to the apathy of the Water Resources department. The 34 km-long canal, that originates from Barang and flows to Rathipur in Jatni Assembly constituency, has turned into an abandoned water body in recent years due to lack of proper maintenance. Sources said the department has failed to refurbish the Daya West Canal despite holding several meetings for the...

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ED lays bare IL&FS cabal modus operandi of Rs 7,400 cr loot

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate charge sheet against IL&FS and the cabal which ran it gives the full scope and extent of the malfeasance and all pervasive rot. Pertinently, it refers to the closed user group individually and by name and provides details on their conduct. The conclusion is that it was pretty much a circus with...

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Dollar falls amid declining US Treasury yields

New York: The dollar decreased Tuesday, as long-term US Treasury yields retreated again, raising worries over potential economic slowdown. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, decreased 0.17 per cent at 98.1849 in late trading, the Xinhua news agency reported. In late New York trading, the Euro rose to $1.1096 from $1.1081 in...

P. Chidambaram missing, CBI pastes notice on his gate

New Delhi: With senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram continuing to remain missing after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him protection from arrest in the INX Media case, the CBI late Tuesday night pasted a notice on his gate asking him to appear before the investigation officer "within two hours". Earlier, a...

Behera bats for more teeth to SCW

BJD leader and social activist Minati Behera Tuesday assumed charge as the Chairperson of State Commission for Women (SCW). The post had been lying vacant since the resignation of Lopamudra Buxipatra in November 2018. Behera briefly worked as a lecturer at a college in Tirtol before joining politics. In an interview with Gyan Ranjan Mohapatra of Orissa POST,...

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