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Major Rohit Suri awarded Kirti Chakra for leading armed personnel for surgical strikes

New Delhi, March 20 (UNI) Major Rohit Suri, who led the surgical strikes against terror pads in PoK in September 2016, was awarded Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhawan here today.
The citation for the Parachute Regiment officer said he executed the task flawlessly and killed four terrorists in close-quarter combat.
The Kirti Chakra, which is the second-highest peacetime gallantry award, was conferred on Major Suri for his "decisive thinking, warrior ethos, exemplary leadership and courage beyond the call of duty”.His team was able to eliminate four terrorists in close-quarter combat, an official release said.
Member of the same team, Naib Subedar Vijay Kumar of the Parachute Regiment was presented the Shaurya Chakra for gunning down two terrorists.
Corporal Gursevak Singh of the Indian Air Force (Security), who was killed while fighting terrorists at the Pathankot air base in January last year, was posthumously conferred the Shaurya Chakra.
The awards were given during the Defence Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.
The President awarded 13 Shaurya Chakras, which included six posthumous awards.
The President also presented 22 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, one Bar to Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, three Uttam Yuddh Seva Medals and 15 Param Vishisht Seva Medals.
Param Vishisht Seva Medal winners included Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi, head of Eastern Command of the Indian Army, and Lt. Gen. Manoj Kumar Unni, Director General Armed Forces Medical Services.
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PM Modi likely to host dinner for NDA allies, others to discuss candidates for Prez polls

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New Delhi, Mar 27 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to resort to 'dinner diplomacy' with key leaders of NDA constituent parties especially Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on May 29 to build up a consensus for the ensuing Presidential elections.

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27 Mar 2017 | 8:56 PM
Parliament passes Mental Healthcare Bill; attempt to suicide to be no more punishable under IPC

Parliament passes Mental Healthcare Bill; attempt to suicide to be no more punishable under IPC

New Delhi, March 27 (UNI) Attempt to suicide will no more be punishable under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016 today getting the Parliament nod.

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27 Mar 2017 | 6:40 PM
New Central Goods and Services Tax Bill seeks to broaden tax base: Govt

New Central Goods and Services Tax Bill seeks to broaden tax base: Govt

New Delhi, Mar 27 (UNI) The Central Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017 moved in the Lok Sabha today among other things provides for measures to "levy tax" on all intra-state supplies for goods or services except supply of alcoholic liquor and also broad base the input tax credit.

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27 Mar 2017 | 3:20 PM
Prabhu stresses on complete digitalisation of Railways

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New Delhi, Mar 27 (UNI) Railway Minster Suresh Prabhu today stressed on complete digitalisation of Indian Railways and said that there was a need for a holistic approach for digitalisation of the national transport in partnership with IT industry so that Railways and vendors can benefit mutually.

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27 Mar 2017 | 8:37 PM
Cong alleges Rs 20000 cr  scam in purchase of LED bulbs, demands high level probe

Cong alleges Rs 20000 cr scam in purchase of LED bulbs, demands high level probe

New Delhi, Mar 27 (UNI) Accusing the NDA Government at the Centre of lack of transparency in the tendering and procurement process in purchase of LED bulbs, street lights, pumps and fans to promote energy efficiency , the Congress today alleged a scam of Rs 20000 cr in the purchase and demanded an impartial inquiry under the supervision of a retired Supreme Court judge into it.

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27 Mar 2017 | 9:50 PM
December 16 gangrape: Apex Court reserves order

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27 Mar 2017 | 4:43 PM
Kenyan forces kill 31 al Shabaab militants in Somalia-statement

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Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank; will testify

28 Mar 2017 | 7:14 AM

By Elena Fabrichnaya, Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Mar 28 (Reuters) A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine disclosed that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign.

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