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526 Pakistanis await Indian citizenship

They top the list of 1,084 applicants Nearly half the applications pending for Indian citizenship are from Pakistanis, according to a Home Ministry database. Out of the 1,084 applicants who applied for Indian citizenship before 2011, as many as 526 are from Pakistan. There were 103 applications pending from Afghanistan, …

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Robot trucks to help airlines save on ATF

TaxiBots will tow aircraft during taxiing at IGI Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport is set to be the first airport in the country to commence commercial use of TaxiBots — semi-robotic tow trucks — to help airlines reduce use of air turbine fuel during taxiing. SpiceJet and Jet Airways will …

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Elite China security team arriving

Visit to help both sides learn from each other on VVIP security A delegation of a Chinese group that takes care of the security of the top seven members of the nation’s leadership will visit New Delhi in November, as security ties between India and China begin to expand. The …

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‘Extend Vishakha norms to religious institutions’

PIL plea says it will help check abuse against women The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a PIL petition to extend the Vishakha guidelines against sexual harassment in workplace to ashrams, madrasas and Catholic institutions. The Vishakha guidelines introduced by the apex court in 1997 were evolved into a …

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Day One: Modi, Abe hold informal talks

The two PMs visit factory making industrial robots Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, held informal talks at a picturesque resort near Mount Fuji and visited a factory making industrial robots on Sunday as they spent eight hours together on the first day of the two-day …

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Respect democracy, Sri Lanka told

Amid Sirisena-Wickremesinghe stand-off, New Delhi assures Colombo of continued development aid India on Sunday reminded Sri Lanka of constitutional process, in an official statement following the ongoing political crisis that erupted after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. India’s response came as both the leaders began an outreach …

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Pollution hits a high in Delhi

Air quality turns ‘very poor’ ashaze engulfs city The Capital continues to battle dangerous levels of pollution and on Sunday recorded its worst score on the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the season. The city registered an average AQI of 366, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category, based on …

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Trump not to attend Republic Day event

U.S. President Donald Trump will not travel to India as the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade, and the White House has conveyed its regrets to the Narendra Modi government, The Hindu has learnt. The government is now exploring several other options for the event. According to multiple government …

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Opposition seeks SC action for Shah’s remarks in Kerala

‘His comments on Sabarimala verdict contempt of court’ The Opposition parties on Sunday termed BJP president Amit Shah’s comments on the Supreme Court judgment allowing entry of women to the Sabarimala shrine as unconstitutional and contempt of court and hoped that the court would take suo motu cognisance of them …

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