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    Modi shakes hands with Nawaz Sharif at SAARC retreat but no discussions


    By K K Uniyal Kathmandu, Nov 27 (UNI) After cold-shouldering his Pakistani counterpart yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today shook hands with Mr Nawaz Sharif but there was no discussion between the two leaders, it is understood.

       The two leaders came face-to-face at a lunch hosted by Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala in honour of SAARC leaders at their retreat at Dhulikhel near here.

    : 27/11/2014 | : 1:37 PM |



         

    Two militants, civilian killed in ensuing gunbattle on IB, ultra held


    on LoC Jammu, Nov 27 (UNI) Two militants and a civilian were killed along the International Border in Arnia Sub Sector here while a militant was arrested and an infiltration bid was foiled on the Line of Control in Rajouri district.

       

    : 27/11/2014 | : 3:19 PM |



         

    India to universalise birth, death registration by 2020: Rijuju to UN


    Bangkok, Nov 27 (UNI) The government is committed to universalising civil registration by 2020, ahead of the UN target date of 2024, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju told a regional conclave of over 40 Asia-Pacific countries, convened here today by the United Nations. ''The birth certificate is the basic document to prove identity. Hailing from a state that is on the international border, I am more than aware how important this is.'' Therefore, my personal commitment is more than cent percent,” the Minister told the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics organised by ESCAP, UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR, UNFPA, WHO, ADB and Plan International.

       ''Our Government works on a motto of ‘minimum Government, maximum Governance’. Our aim is to improve the lot of common man in every possible way. Against this background, when the agenda of Universal Civil Registration by 2024 was put forward, the Indian Government saw this as one more opportunity to fulfil its motto. The Government has therefore, set us an ambitious target of achieving by 2020'' he added.

    : 27/11/2014 | : 3:34 PM |



         

    Civilian killed, 2 Army jawans injured in Jammu encounter


    Jammu, Nov 27 (UNI) A civilian was killed and two army jawans were injured in an encounter along the international border between Pindi Post and Kanthar village in Arnia sub-sector here.

       "A group of four to five militants this morning attacked the unit of Territorial Army deployed along the border," sources here said.

    : 27/11/2014 | : 1:02 PM |



         

    BJP will start dialogue with Shiv Sena from tomorrow: Fadnavis


    Mumbai, Nov 27 (UNI) Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that BJP representatives will start dialogue with estranged former partner Shiv Sena asking them to join the state cabinet.

       Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a university programme here Fandavis said, "we had a 25-year-old alliance with them in the state and want Sena to join the state ministry. We have also spoken to SS Chief Uddhav Thackeray over the phone in regards to the matter a couple of days back."

    : 27/11/2014 | : 3:11 PM |



         

    Vasan to unveil new party's name tomorrow


    Chennai, Nov 27 (UNI) Former Union Minister and expelled leader G K Vasan is all set to unveil the name of his new party tomorrow at a grand meeting at Trichy, about 300 km from here.

       The name of his new party was being eagerly awaited in political circles, even as hundreds and thousands of his supporters started converging in the temple town for the mega rally.

    : 27/11/2014 | : 3:34 PM |











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