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Swiss President accorded ceremonial welcome

August 31, 2017

NEW DELHI: President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard, who is here on a four-day visit, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Leuthard before the guard of honour. Leuthard later paid homage at Rajghat and also met External Affairs Minis...

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Demonetisation: Rs 15.28 lakh cr of banned Rs 15.44 lakh cr returned to system, says RBI

August 30, 2017

MUMBAI: Revealing the low efficacy of last November's demonetisation of high-value currency, the RBI said on Wednesday that of the Rs 15.44 lakh crore of notes taken out of circulation, Rs 15.28 lakh crore had returned to the system by way of deposits by the public. According to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) annual report for the last fiscal, ...

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Modi to visit China, Myanmar next week

August 29, 2017

NEW DELHI: With the Doklam standoff resolved, Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to China next week to attend the BRICS Summit in Fujian province and also visit Myanmar on the way back, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. According to a statement issued here, Modi will visit Xiamen in Fujian province from September 3 to 5 to attend the ...

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Sushma offers medical visa to Pakistani baby

August 29, 2017

NEW DELHI: Sticking to her promise made on Independence Day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that a Pakistani baby who is in a critical condition will be given a medical visa for treatment in India. Responding to a tweet from one Irfan Shah and another from Syed Saif Ullah - both from Quetta, Balochistan - seeking help for ...

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Dera chief gets 10 years jail for rape

August 28, 2017

ROHTAK (HARYANA): Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Monday sentenced to 10 years jail for the rape and sexual exploitation of two female disciples. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court judge Jagdeep Singh, who announced the sentence, had on Friday held the Dera chief guilty of rape and criminal intim...

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Blue Whale game claims first victim in UP

August 28, 2017

LUCKNOW: The fatal online Blue Whale game has claimed its first victim in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur district, police said on Monday. Parth Singh, 13, was found hanging in his bedroom in Maudaha village on Sunday night. The police said the class sixth student had his father's phone on his hand in which the game, that directs the player to commit su...

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Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as Chief Justice of India

August 28, 2017

NEW DELHI: Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in on Monday as the 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Misra was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind. He has succeeded Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar who demitted office earlier on Monday. Chief Justice Misra will preside over the top court for 13 months and six days...

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Sushma, Qatar Foreign Minister discuss welfare of Indian workers

August 26, 2017

'EAM Sushma Swaraj welcomes Mr. Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Foreign Minister of Qatar on his visit to India' NEW DELHI: Amid a diplomatic standoff between Qatar and four Arab nations, the welfare of Indian workers in the gas-rich Gulf nation came up for discussion during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Q...

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Mann Ki Baat will take place tomorrow at 11 AM

August 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: Mann Ki Baat is an Indian radio programme hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he addresses the people of the nation on All India Radio, DD National and DD News. Mann Ki Baat will take place tomorrow at 11 AM. ...

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30 killed in Panchkula after Dera chief is convicted

August 25, 2017

CHANDIGARH: Thirty people were killed as security forces fired at rampaging mobs in Panchkula in Haryana on Friday after a court held Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of rape and sexual exploitation, police and hospital sources said. ...

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