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New software eliminates the role of middlemen, saves time Gone are the days when people submitting documents for registration at the Sub-Registrar offices in Tamil Nadu had to wait for days to get the registered papers back. In a first, the Tamil Nadu Registration Department has introduced a system where …

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Helpline soon to receive sand-related complaints

The Dakshina Kannada district administration will shortly open a helpline to file complaints, if any, on non-availability of sand and on illegal sand extraction, according to Minister for Urban Development and Housing and in-charge of the district U.T. Khader. Talking to reporters here on Sunday, he said that the helpline …

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Ministry amends rules for minorities

The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, is pending in Parliament, but the Union Home Ministry has notified amendments to the Citizenship Rules, 2009, to include a separate column in the citizenship form for applicants belonging to six minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Under the amendments, a separate entry …

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Pak. issues visas to visit Shiva temple

Will provide all help to pilgrims: envoy Going ahead with a people-oriented diplomacy, Pakistan has issued a large number of visas for Indian pilgrims who are expected to visit the famed Shiva temple at Katas Raj Dham, near the city of Lahore. “Group of Indian pilgrims, comprising 139 people, has …

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‘History’s greatest arms race in Asia’

Ex-NSA blames U.S.-China tensions Asia is witnessing “history’s greatest arms race” as a result of a sense of insecurity stemming from tensions between the United States and China, and an “ill-defined Indo-Pacific concept”, said former National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon here on Sunday. “U.S. and Japan seek partners for …

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‘U.S. sanctions amount to terrorism’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said U.S. sanctions were “economic terrorism”, as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on Saturday. Addressing Parliament speakers from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey, Mr. Rouhani said they had all suffered economic pressure from the U.S. “America’s unjust and illegal …

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Caring for the treasured jumbos

The month began on a sad note for Sri Lanka’s wildlife enthusiasts, when an 11-year-old tusker was shot dead in Udawalawe National Park, about 160 km southeast of Colombo. The results of the post-mortem examination pointed to a fatal bullet injury in the animal’s head. Caretakers in the park told …

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Trade, tariffs and opioid addiction

About a week ago at the G20 meetings in Buenos Aires, over a dinner that featured sirloin steak, caramel-rolled pancakes and glasses of Malbec, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly talked trade, tariffs and fentanyl. The first two have grabbed headlines internationally, but the third has …

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