Daily Archives: October 17, 2018

I have the President’s support: Mattis

Defense Secretary brushes aside speculation that he may be asked to quit U.S. Defense Secretary General Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has assured him of his full support, one day after Mr. Trump appeared to cast doubts over the Pentagon chief’s fate. Speaking to reporters as he flew from …

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POCSO Act: no time bar to report crimes

Survivors of child sexual abuse can file a police complaint after they become adults. The government clarified on Tuesday that there is no time bar on reporting such crimes. The Law Ministry concurred with the opinion of the Ministry of Women and Child Development that unlike the Code of Criminal …

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Korean war memorial to be built in Delhi

To commemorate India’s role in war which ended in 1953 A Korean War memorial will be built in New Delhi to commemorate India’s role in the war which ended in an armistice in 1953. “India and South Korea have agreed on building the war memorial. Administrative processes are on,” South …

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Titli casts a pall of gloom

The devastation wrought by the cyclonic storm Titli and the resultant heavy rain has cast a shadow on Dussehra festivities across Odisha, especially for farmers. Hundreds of puja pandals in the State — where Durga Puja got under way on Tuesday — are witnessing low turnout as people are yet …

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El Salvador eyes Indian investors

El Salvador is keen to attract investments from Indian companies in the energy, ITeS, pharma, manufacturing and textiles sectors, the Central American country’s envoy said. In an interaction with journalists at The Hindu here on Tuesday, Ariel Andrade Galindo, El Salvador’s Ambassador to India, said the country was looking to …

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Local tribals ‘deeply hurt’

Tribal people gathered in large numbers on Tuesday to protest against the State government’s decision to implement the Supreme Court order permitting women of all age groups to offer worship at the Sabarimala temple. Uthaman, leader of the Malampandaram tribe at Laha, told The Hindu that denial of entry into …

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U.P. Cabinet okays ‘Prayagraj’

Confusion over whether the new name for Allahabad has already taken effect The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday adopted the proposal to rename the historical city of Allahabad as Prayagraj, a move opposed by the Opposition parties in the State. The State government said it was only restoring an old …

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J&K fourth phase sees just 4.2% polling

Cumulative turnout 35.1% in local body elections held after a gap of 10 years; counting to be held on October 20 In the lowest turnout recorded in the urban local bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir, just 4.2% of the electorate voted in the fourth and last phase on Tuesday, …

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