Daily Archives: September 25, 2018

Trump to ‘soon’ meet Kim again

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he expects to soon hold a second summit with Kim Jong-un as he returned to the United Nations with warm words for the North Korean leader whom he eviscerated last year. Mr. Trump used his début address to the UN General Assembly …

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Renewed push for Statehood in Northeast

Statehood movements have gathered momentum across the Northeast, with a renewed push for Bodoland, a proposed State comprising areas beyond the four districts under the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC). On Sunday, organisations such as All Bodo Students’ Union, Peoples’ Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement, and two factions of the …

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PM should take a call on Shastri files: CIC

The classified papers on the death of the country’s second Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, should be placed before the Prime Minister and the Home Minister to consider their declassification, the Central Information Commission has said. In his order on Monday, Central Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu ruled on a Right …

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Monsoon withdrawal to begin by weekend

The monsoon will likely start withdrawing from the country by the end of the week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a forecast on Tuesday. “Prevalence of dry weather is likely over western Rajasthan from tomorrow. Reduction in the moisture associated with the monsoon flow and a changeover in …

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India’s 100th airport opens in Sikkim

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the first airport in Sikkim. With this, the number of functional airports in the country went up to 100. “This is a historic day for the State of Sikkim and also an important day for the rest of India. With this inauguration, the …

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Claims, objections to NRC begin today

The crucial claims and objections round of the exercise to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is scheduled to start on Tuesday. This phase provides a 60-day window of hope for 40,07,707 of the 32.9 million applicants who were left out of the complete NRC draft published …

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Domestic aviation traffic saw 17% growth in August

Domestic aviation traffic registered a growth of 17% in the month of August, with airlines ferrying a total of 11.3 million passengers as opposed to 9.6 million same time last year, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s monthly data. Gurgaon-based budget carrier SpiceJet was at the top in …

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