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Vice Presidential Elections to be held in August June 29, 2017 13:00

The Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr. Nasim Zaidi today announced that the Vice Presidential elections will be held on August 5 and the results will be announced on the same day. The last date of filing is July 18, Zaidi said at a press conference. The election for the Vice President is conducted through a secret ballot where only members of both the house, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha get to vote. AMandeep

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PM Modi meets Dutch PM Mark Rutte June 27, 2017 18:46

After high profile meet of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the U.S. President Donald Trump, PM Modi flied to Netherlands to meet his Dutch counter part Mark Rutte today. PM Modi said that India and the Netherlands are on the same page on several global issues “Today the world is interdependent, inter-connected. It is natural that we will be discussing not only bilateral issues but also a slew of global issues,” Modi said here in a joint statement issued with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two nations, Modi stressed on strengthening the people-to-people contact through Indian diaspora in the Netherlands. He said the Indian diaspora are the links and bridge between the people of two countries. Modi is set to address them later in the day. He hoped that the CEOs of Dutch companies will continue to have a positive outlook AMandeep

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Thalaiva to join Politics? June 23, 2017 18:48

Indian superstar, who has temples dedicated to his name by his fans, Rajnikanth may be getting ready to take a plunge into politics. Recently, several speculations were made after the death of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa that Thaliva may step in to save the state from dirty politics. But the superstar declined all the rumors then and said he will not be joining politics. But seeing the situation of the state he may have changed his decision. In Arnab Goswami’s newly launched ‘Republic TV,’ S. Gurumurthy disclosed that the superstar is ready to plunge into politics. He also said that Rajinikanth will not be joining any current political party, but will form his own and join hands with the NDA. Gurumurthy did not disclose further details about the party, like the name and people associated with it, but said that the works are going on. AMandeep

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In a Bizarre act Pakistan High Court Seizes Indian Diplomat’s phone May 12, 2017 14:40

In an act of disgrace, the ‘Pakistani High Court’ seized the cell phone of the First Secretary of Indian diplomat. The incident occurred in Islamabad High Court, when the consular officer was attending the proceedings of a case of an Indian woman, who took refuge in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad after arriving in Pakistan to marry, was being heard. 20-year-old Uzma sought refuge last week and asked to be repatriated back to India after she realized that the person she got married to Tahir Ali, a resident of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa was already married with four children. AMandeep

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Grenade found in Delhi’s Red Fort May 05, 2017 10:45

Law enforcement agencies were thrown into fizz, when a grenade was found in a well at Delhi’s historic site Red Fort. According to media reports a team of National Security Guards has reached the spot and checking whether the grenade is live. In February this year, during a clean-up drive boxes of explosives and bullets were found inside the Red Fort complex. Tens of Thousands of tourists visit the historical monument in the heart of India’s capital, New Delhi, where the celebrations of Independence Day are held every year. AMandeep

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Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derails in UP April 15, 2017 10:52

At least eight coaches of the Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed on Saturday morning in Uttar Pradesh. The train derailed between Rampur and Mundapana, near a bridge over the Koshi River. No casualties have been reported so far. Railways minister Suresh Prabhu tweets: “Personally monitoring the situation. Directed senior officers to rush to the spot.Ensure speedy relief and rescue operations,” adding that an enquiry has been ordered into the incident and strict action will be taken against defaulters, if any. A rescue train has been arranged for the passengers and fortunately no major injuries have been reported yet, said Neeraj Sharma, CPRO, Northern Railways. -Trains delayed due to the derailment. -Ministry of railways, says no casualties reported. -At least 10 people were sustained minor injuries in the accident. -No casualties have been reported so far. A few injured passengers have been admitted to the nearby district hospital. The accident is the latest string of similar incidents the public transporter has suffered in recent months. The Indian government faces challengers in turning around the colonial-era rail network that carries more than 23 million passengers every single day. In November last year, at least 142 people were killed and more than 200 were injured, when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed in Dehat, Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. In January, at least 32 died and more than 50 were injured, when Bhubaneswar Express derailed in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. Last month, nearly 50 were injured, when eight coaches of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express derailed in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh. Most of these accidents were attributed to lack of maintenance and poor infrastructure. 24,000 Indians still in war-torn countries AMandeep

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24,000 Indians still in six war-torn countries April 07, 2017 10:45

The Indian government announced on Tuesday that there are 28,084 Indians currently residing in sex war-torn regions, including in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs General V. K. Singh (retired) said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha that approximately there are about 11,000 Indians in Iraq, an estimated 8,000 are in Lebanon and 3,000 are in Afghanistan. As per information available with the ministry, 27 Indians were kidnapped during 2015, 2016 and 2017, said Singh, while responding top a separate query on Incidents of Indians being taken hostage in foreign countries. The minister said that one of the kidnapped continues to be in captivity in Yemen since 2016, while 25 have been released and one has died. In yet another query on complaints about Non Residential Indians (NRI) marital disputes, the ministry has received 2,485 such complaints from 2014 to 2017 (till date) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. Now Talaq Through Advertisments AMandeep

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Iran releases 15 Indian fishermen April 03, 2017 13:31

15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were arrested in October last year for entering Iranian waters without permission have been released, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Monday. “I am happy to inform that Iran has released our fifteen fishermen from Tamil Nadu. They were detained with their three Bahrani boats who were arrested with their three Bahraini boats,” Ms Swaraj tweeted. The 15 fishermen released during the weekend were among 37 other Indian fishermen, who were arrested in the waters near Iran last year. Iranian coast guards arrested Indian fishermen on October 22nd, when they were on their way from Bahrain to Sharjah. The court order came within a week after India released a British citizen of Iranian-origin, who was facing charges in India. With the release of these 15 fishermen, Iran now has 22 other Indian fishermen in its custody, who were detained between August 2016 and January 2017. The release of fishermen is a positive sign for India-Iran ties following Iran’s objection to former Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif for joining the Saudi-led coalition of Islamic forces. AMandeep

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UK to trigger Brexit on March 29 March 20, 2017 18:51

United Kingdom, Prime Minister Theresa May will active Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which is the formal notification of the UK’s intention to leave the European Union (EU) on March 29th, a spokesperson for the UK leader said on Monday. The British government has informed European Council President Donald Tusk's office of Theresa May's intention "Last June, the people of the UK made the historic decision to leave the EU. Next Wednesday, the Government will deliver on that decision and formally start the process by triggering Article 50," Brexit minister David Davis said in a statement. The move will start a 2 year negotiating period in which the UK and the EU hope to agree on the terms of Britain’s exit and reach a deal on the shape of their future relationship, most prominently in the terms of trade between the two. AMandeep

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5.9 Earthquake hit around Nicobar Islands March 14, 2017 10:24

A strong earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale today (March 14th) hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A unit of the Ministry of Earth Sciences the earthquake’s epicenter was in the Nicobar Islands region, occurred at 8:21 a.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the National Center of Seismology. The earthquake was not so powerful to merit a tsunami warning. There is a dedicated tsunami warning center in India that sends warning to states and neighboring littoral countries in case of an earthquake. There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property. Another earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale jolted Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir at 5:48 a.m. AMandeep

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India beat Australia by 75 runs in 2nd test March 07, 2017 15:50

India- 189, 274. Australia- 275,122. India made the impossible, possible; India has defeated Australia in an exemplarily played match on the fourth day of the 2nd test in Nagpur.’ Despite failing to set a huge target in both the innings, the home side tackled well against the Australian openers. Though Australia performed better than the home side in the first innings, Virat Kholi’s captaincy gave a boost to the fielding side and stopped the Kangaroos at mere 122. A target of 188 was never enough. That’s what experts believed. But, team India believed in themselves and ensured that 188 seemed to far a cry for the Aussies. Ravichandran Ashwin was awarded the bankable player of the match for his outstanding performance by taking total 8 wickets in both the innings (6 in the second). KL Rahul was awarded the Man of the Match for his steady performance of 90 runs off 205 balls in the first innings. AMandeep

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Pakistan behind 26/11 Mumbai attacks, admits former Pakistan NSA March 06, 2017 17:21

Mahmud Ali Durrani the Former Pakistan National Security Advisor (NSA) admitted that 2008 Mumbai terror attack was carried out by a terrorist group based in his country. This is the first admission, by a high-ranking Pakistani official confirming India’s stand that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) plotted and executed the massacre nine years ago. "I hate to admit that the 26/11 Mumbai attack carried out by a terror group in Pakistan is a classic trans-border terrorist event," said Durrani. Durrani was the NSA when 10 terrorists from Pakistan sailed into Mumbai on 26th November 2008 and killed 166 innocent people. Durrani was speaking at the 19th Asian Security Conference held at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi. US assured India of speedy justice to hate crime victims AMandeep

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