Daily Archives: December 1, 2018

NGT reiterates urgency in cleaning Ganga

A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said: “One of the projects to check pollution of the Ganga is installation of STPs at Haridwar with enhanced capacity… According to the compliance affidavit, the work is likely to be completed by February 2020. Having regard to significance and …

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Pakistan must turn secular: Rawat

Pakistan will have to develop as a secular state in order to stay together with India, said the Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, on Friday.“Pakistan will have to introspect on its internal condition… It has transformed itself into an Islamic state. If they have to stay together …

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SC defers hearing on Rohingya plea

The Supreme Court on Friday deferred its hearing on a plea by Rohingya immigrants against the government’s proposed move to deport their 40,000-strong refugee community back to their native land of Myanmar, where discrimination and possibly summary execution await them.The Rohingya community, which fled to India after violence in the …

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Modi meets Trump, Putin ahead of G20 summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of the G-20 summit .The brief exchange of views took place before the first trilateral meeting between Mr. Modi, Mr. Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …

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Paris Agreement can’t be renegotiated: India

India will resist attempts by countries to renegotiate the Paris Agreement, said one of India’s key negotiators at climate talks set to begin next week in Katowice, Poland.While he didn’t name them, meetings in the run-up to the COP have seen several, particularly Australia, and the U.S. prominently, raise concerns …

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‘Fake news affects voting behaviour in a big way’

The biggest challenge as CEC was back-to-back elections throughout the year and it is almost getting resolved. I took over in the midst of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland polls. All those elections were very sensitive, because of issues like the terrain and underground cadres. But, that went off very well. …

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Vigil tightened along border ahead of Bangladesh polls

With just a month to go before the Bangladesh Parliamentary elections, security has been tightened along the 856-km-long international border in Tripura to prevent anti-national elements from sneaking into Indian territory, a top Border Security Force official said on Friday.The election in the neighbouring country is scheduled to be held …

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Kartarpur is an easy task: BSF chief

The Border Security Force conducts a regular study of any change in the population along India’s border, BSF Director-General Rajni Kant Mishra said on Friday.Asked at the annual BSF press conference whether there was any increase in the Muslim population along the border at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, he said: “Yes, …

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