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Leak found in nuclear Soviet sub

Small leak found in Soviet nuclear sub A small radiation leak from a Soviet nuclear submarine that sank 30 years ago has been found, Norwegian researchers said on Thursday, but it poses no risk to people or fish. The institute said that findings were around 100 Becquerel (Bq) per litre …

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Re-admit Maldives into Commonwealth: India

It withdrew during Yameen’s tenure India has urged the Commonwealth to expedite readmission of the Maldives as a member country. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar conveyed India’s stand at the 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting in London. “The External Affairs Minister… congratulated the member countries on the 70th anniversary …

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Bill to relax green card cap passed

House removes country-wise cap, increases annual limit of family-based cards The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed (365-65) the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, which increases the annual limit of family-based green cards offered to citizens of each country and eliminates the country-wise cap on employment-based green …

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U.S. concern at treatment of Muslims

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has said the U.S. Congress was, and continues to be, concerned about the treatment of Muslims in India. Ms. Pelosi’s comments came during a conversation with Chairman of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) John Chambers at a Forum event in …

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Draft tenancy law caps security deposit

Comments invited till August 1 The Centre has proposed a model tenancy law that States and Union Territories can enact to regulate renting of premises, including setting a maximum of two months’ rent as security deposit, a three-months notice for raising the rent and appointment of rent authorities. The draft …

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