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Daily Archives: October 13, 2018

Durga Puja diplomacy plays out in Bengal

Most Consulates are participating in the celebration and see it as an opportunity to enhance ‘cultural ties with eastern India’ The participation of foreign envoys in Durga Puja festivities in Kolkata saw a new upsurge on Thursday with the arrival of U.S. Ambassador to India Keneth I. Juster in Kolkata …

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Soyuz crew survives emergency landing

Russia’s rocket developed engine glitch midflight The two-man crew of a Soyuz rocket made a successful emergency landing on Thursday after an engine problem on lift-off to the International Space Station, in a major setback for the beleaguered Russian space industry. U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin …

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Indians top list of overstayers in U.K.

Visa policy seen as hostile, warn submissions to a parliamentary inquiry on post-Brexit ties India accounts for the largest number of individuals staying in the U.K. illegally, and the number of those subjected to forced returns to India has fallen by 50% in three years, Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office …

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Ogyen Trinley Dorje meets rival in France

Tibetan monks vow to ‘heal divisions’ Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, met with Trinley Thaye Dorje, a rival claimant in the Tibetan movement. While the Dalai Lama has on several occasions in the past endorsed Ogyen Trinley Dorje as the future of the Tibetan movement, the other Buddhist …

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1 in 5 Indian children ‘wasted’, says GHI

Country’s ranking drops 3 places inthe index for 2018 At least one in five Indian children under the age of five are ‘wasted,’ which means they have extremely low weight for their height, reflecting acute under-nutrition, according to the Global Hunger Index 2018. The only country with a higher prevalence …

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Fears of flooding as rain pounds Odisha

Rising rivers prompt fresh evacuation in Odisha; in A.P., around 100 houses collapse, power supply cut off Cyclone ‘Titli’ that left a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Thursday was not as intense as Phailin and Hud-Hud that wreaked havoc in 2013 and 2014. However, high-speed winds …

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U.S. sanctions Act no hurdle: Russian envoy

Kudashev hints at more defence deals with India after the conclusion of the S-400 Triumf missile purchase India and Russia’s defence deals won’t be affected by the United States’ threat of sanctions, and several more defence deals are expected to be completed after the S-400 Triumf missile deal concluded on …

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HC quashes amendment to PF pension order

The scheme had drastically reduced pension to employees A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday set aside the Employees Pension (Amendment) Scheme (GSR609(E) effecting various changes in the schemes that have drastically reduced pension payable to employees. The Bench comprising Justice K. Surendra Mohan and Justice A.M. …

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