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All 10 ASEAN nation heads to grace R-Day celebrations of 2018

All 10 ASEAN nation heads to grace R-Day celebrations of 2018

Manila, Nov 14 (UNI) The next year's Republic Day celebrations at the Rajpath on January 26, 2018 is likely to see the grand gathering of all nation heads of ASEAN member countries.

"Prime Minister invited all the 10 leaders from the ASEAN countries for the ASEAN Commemorative Summit on January 25, 2018 and then he invited them to be special guests for the Republic Day celebrations on January 26....In response all the ASEAN leaders thanked the Prime Minister for the invite and graciously accepted this invitation," Secretary East in the MEA, Preeti Saran, told reporters here at the end of the 31st ASEAN Summit here.

She said all the leaders of ASEAN countries warmly welcomed Prime Minister for this particular Summit.

Thanking the ASEAN leaders, Mr Modi invited all of them to arrive India for next year's mega event at the ASEAN-India level.

In his opening remarks at the ASEAN Summit, Prime Minister earlier in the day said, "I look forward to a befitting culmination of the commemorative year and receiving you at the India-ASEAN Special Commemorative Summit on 25 January 2018 in New Delhi".

"The 1.25 billion people of India are keen to welcome the ASEAN Leaders as our Chief Guests at India’s 69th Republic Day Celebrations. I am committed to working with you to realize our common destiny," Prime Minister said.

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Rail service suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Nov 18 (UNI) Train service has been suspended on Saturday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where a militant and a Sub Inspector (SI) of state police were killed in an encounter on Friday evening on the city outskirts.

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Srinagar-Leh highway remains closed, Kashmir highway open

Srinagar, Nov 18 (UNI) The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway remained closed for vehicular traffic for the second day on Saturday while traffic on historic Mughal road was suspended since Friday afternoon due to slippery conditions.

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All educational institutions closed in Srinagar, exams as per schedule

Srinagar, Nov 18 (UNI) All educational institutions remained closed as a precautionary measure on Saturday in Srinagar district, where a militant and a Sub Inspector (SI) of state police were killed in a brief encounter on the city outskirts yesterday.

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French Foreign Affairs Minister calls on PM

French Foreign Affairs Minister calls on PM

New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday the significance of India-France Strategic Partnership is not limited to the bilateral context, but 'acts as a force for peace and stability in the regional and global context as well.

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Defence Minister rubbishes Rahul’s allegations on Rafale deal

Defence Minister rubbishes Rahul’s allegations on Rafale deal

New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday rubbished Congress party’s allegations of bypassing the procedures in procuring 36 Rafale aircrafts from France, saying that the deal for the planes was done in a transparent manner and had to be struck quickly keeping in mind the defence preparedness of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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Diplomats urge govt to address Delhi air pollution problem

Diplomats urge govt to address Delhi air pollution problem

New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) The killing Delhi air pollution has evoked serious concerns among the diplomatic community which was conveyed to the External Affairs Ministry by Dean of Diplomatic Corps Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos on Friday.

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Gulmarg, upper reaches receive fresh snowfall, rain in plains

Gulmarg, upper reaches receive fresh snowfall, rain in plains

Srinagar, Nov 17 (UNI) World famous ski resort of Gulmarg and other higher reaches received fresh snowfall in the Kashmir valley, where plains, including summer capital, Srinagar, experienced rain resulting in further chill on Friday.

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