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  • Bosch to invest Rs 1700 Cr in India over next three years: Denner
  • ICC unveils inaugural World Test Championship schedule
  • Haryana cracked vicious circle of corruption with introduction of e-governance : CM
  • DPCC to distribute pamphlets against AAP, BJP
  • Denmark, Norway eye Kabul centre for minors denied asylum
  • Surjewala counters BJP charge on 'politics' over Rohith Vemula's death
  • Flood situation stabilises in Assam
  • Two Inter-State criminals nabbed in Karnataka
  • J&K had 13 CMs, eight spells of Governor's rule
  • Separate electricity feeders for farmers from January 2019: Raghubar
  • Mansoor Hussain resigns as Vice Chairman of KVIB
  • Tension continues along Nagaland-Assam border
  • Prez Kovind to lead yoga celebration in Suriname, PM Modi to join in Dehradun
  • HC upholds Dhinakaran's election in RK Nagar Assembly bypoll
  • Chief Economic Advisor decides to quit, will go back to US
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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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DPCC to distribute pamphlets against AAP, BJP

20 Jun 2018 | 6:47 PM

New Delhi, June 20 (UNI) The Delhi Congress on Wednesday announced that it would distribute pamphlets in 13 lakh households across the national capital to highlight how the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) failed in delivering on their promises.

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Award for 50 govt  school teachers for revolutionary changes

Award for 50 govt school teachers for revolutionary changes

20 Jun 2018 | 6:25 PM

New Delhi, June 20 (UNI) An independent national jury will select the best teachers for the National Award on the basis of their innovations and revolutionary changes in education system and style of teachings, said Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.

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Chief Economic Advisor decides to quit, will go back to US

Chief Economic Advisor decides to quit, will go back to US

20 Jun 2018 | 6:22 PM

New Delhi, June 20 (UNI) Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has decided to quit his assignment due to personal reasons, but has yet not decided his last working day in the government.

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East Delhi Mayor inspects areas in Mayur Vihar Phase-3, Ghadoli

20 Jun 2018 | 6:20 PM

New Delhi, June 20 (UNI) East Delhi Mayor Bipin Bihari Singh on Wednesday inspected areas in Mayur Vihar, Phase-3 in Ward 6 and Ghadoli and directed the officials to take strict action against those found littering the public places.

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Prez Kovind to lead yoga celebration in Suriname, PM Modi to join in Dehradun

Prez Kovind to lead yoga celebration in Suriname, PM Modi to join in Dehradun

20 Jun 2018 | 6:14 PM

New Delhi, June 20 (UNI) Stage is set for the Fourth International Yoga Day to be observed across the world on Thursday.

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