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Chidambaram, Tharoor, other prominent citizens urge Modi to rethink Rohingya stand

Chidambaram, Tharoor, other prominent citizens urge Modi to rethink Rohingya stand

New Delhi, Oct 12 (UNI) As the Supreme Court is set to take up the case on Rohingyan issue, 51 prominent citizens, including former Union Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram and former home secretary GK Pillai, on Thursday urged the government not to forcefully deport the Myanmar refugees. In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the citizens, also including Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, lawyer Prashant Bhushan, urged him to exert India's "diplomatic clout to pressure the Government of Myanmar to end the security crackdown in Rakhine, respect the rule of law and ensure the eventual safe and unhindered return of those Rohingya who wish to go home”. Earlier, the Home Ministry had told the Supreme Court that Rohingyas were a threat to national security and the Government cannot allow them to stay here. The citizens' letter, also signed by NCP MP DP Tripathi, lawyer Kamini Jaiswal, human rights activist Harsh Mander, urged the government to “lead a global response to this crisis, and embark on a strategy that includes concrete actions” to deal the issue. “As an aspiring global leader of the twenty first century, India cannot afford to adopt a short-sighted approach to what has now become a monumental, global crisis. Our actions must now align with our ambitions. In the absence of strong, international leadership, India has the opportunity to craft a bold, new approach and pave the way for a new kind of leadership”, they said in the letter. The letter says that it is India’s national security interest to ensure that all hostilities against the Rohingya community come to an immediate halt and India’s credibility as a net security provider for the neighbours in the region would be severely compromised if the country fails to act on behalf of the broader interests in the region. UNI KNA SB 2159

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PM blames 'nervous' Congress for refusing his help for 2013 U'khand flash floods

PM blames 'nervous' Congress for refusing his help for 2013 U'khand flash floods

Kedarnath, Oct 20 (UNI) Blaming a 'nervous' Congress for blocking his efforts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday recalled that the UPA II Government, then in power in Uttarakhand, had refused his offer as Gujarat Chief Minister to rebuild the hill shrine of Kedarnath after the devastating 2013 flash floods in the hill state.

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20 Oct 2017 | 6:18 PM
Solicitor-General Ranjit Kumar steps down

Solicitor-General Ranjit Kumar steps down

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Citing family issues, Solicitor-General Ranjit Kumar, today resigned from his post, a source in the Law Ministry said.

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20 Oct 2017 | 5:29 PM
Virbhadra Singh files nomination papers in Arki

Virbhadra Singh files nomination papers in Arki

Solan, Oct 20 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister D R Shandil filed their nominations papers from Arki and Solan assembly segments of the district, on Friday.

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20 Oct 2017 | 9:16 PM
Indo-Russian tri-service exercise INDRA 2017 begins

Indo-Russian tri-service exercise INDRA 2017 begins

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Aiming to boost their operational coordination, India and Russia on Friday started their first tr-service exercise INDRA 2017.

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20 Oct 2017 | 8:19 PM
All eyes on Tillerson's visit as US-India convergence over China and Pakistan grows

All eyes on Tillerson's visit as US-India convergence over China and Pakistan grows

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be making his maiden visit to India next week with Washington indicating greater convergence with New Delhi vis-a-vis Pakistan's intent on fighting terror and China's challenges to a rule-based international order.

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20 Oct 2017 | 8:21 PM
RS issues notices to Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar Ansari

RS issues notices to Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar Ansari

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha secretariat has issued notices to rebel Janata Dal (United) leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari , asking them to appear before Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on October 30 to present their case in the petition from leader of the party in the House Ram Chandra Prasad Singh seeking their disqualification.

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20 Oct 2017 | 8:50 PM
Singer Harshita Dahiya's brother-in-law owns up to her murder: Police

Singer Harshita Dahiya's brother-in-law owns up to her murder: Police

Panipat, Oct 20 (UNI) Haryana Police on Friday said notorious gangster Dinesh Karala, brother-in-law of Haryanvi singer and dancer Harshita Dahiya, has admitted that he was behind her murder.

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20 Oct 2017 | 7:41 PM
Sukh Ram says money recovered from his Mandi house belonged to Congress

Sukh Ram says money recovered from his Mandi house belonged to Congress

20 Oct 2017 | 9:41 PM

Mandi, Oct 20 (UNI) In a frontal attack on chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday, former Union Minister Sukh Ram, who recently joined BJP along with his son Anil Sharma, disclosed that the money recovered from his Mandi residence during a CBI raid, had been handed over to him by the then AICC treasurer Sitaram Kesari under a conspiracy hatched by Virbhadra Singh.

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