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China angered as Dalai Lama shares stage in Rajgir with Indian officials

China angered as Dalai Lama shares stage in Rajgir with Indian officials

BEIJING, Mar 20 (Reuters) China expressed anger today after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama attended a Buddhist conference supported by the Indian culture ministry. "Recently, India ignored China's solemn representations and strong opposition and insisted on inviting the 14th Dalai Lama to attend an international Buddhist conference organised by the Indian government," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. The Dalai Lama also shared the stage with Indian government officials and gave a speech, she told a daily news briefing. "China is strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposed to this," Hua added. "We urge the India side to clearly recognise the anti-China separatist nature of the Dalai clique, abide by its promises on the Tibet issue, respect China's core interests and avoid further disturbances and harm to China-India relations." The Dalai Lama and Indian Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the conference on Friday, the Indian culture ministry said in a statement. Buddha's teachings were especially relevant in a world facing violence, President Pranab Mukherjee said yesterday in a closing address to the conference, held at Rajgir in Bihar. In December, President Mukherjee hosted the Dalai Lama at his official residence with other Nobel prize winners, the Tibetan leader's first public meeting with an Indian head of state in 60 years. Next month, Indian federal government representatives will meet the Dalai Lama when he visits Arunachal Pradesh, despite a warning from Beijing that it would damage ties. REUTERS RP1851

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Cabinet approves MoU b/w India, Israel on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India

Cabinet approves MoU b/w India, Israel on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India

New Delhi, Jun 28 (UNI) The Union Cabinet in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Israel on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

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28 Jun 2017 | 9:32 PM
Cabinet approves recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances

Cabinet approves recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances

New Delhi, Jun 28 (UNI) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications.

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28 Jun 2017 | 10:05 PM
China holds India responsible for 'stand off 'in Sikkim sector; No reaction from Defence Ministry

China holds India responsible for 'stand off 'in Sikkim sector; No reaction from Defence Ministry

New Delhi/Beijing, June 28 (UNI) China today held India responsible for the on-going stand off in the Sikkim sector and also for the closure of the Nathu La pass after Indian troops reportedly halted a Chinese road project in the region.

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28 Jun 2017 | 9:38 PM
Cabinet approves hike in allowances for central govt staff from July 1

Cabinet approves hike in allowances for central govt staff from July 1

New Delhi, Jun 28 (UNI) The Union Cabinet today approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for higher allowances, including House Rent Allowance (HRA) which will benefit about 47 lakh central government employees and defence personnel.

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28 Jun 2017 | 8:10 PM
Heavy rains lash Delhi

Heavy rains lash Delhi

New Delhi, Jun 28 (UNI) Heavy rains today lashed the national capital bringing a sigh of relief from the humid weather.

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28 Jun 2017 | 10:18 PM
PM to attend 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji tomorrow

PM to attend 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji tomorrow

Mumbai, Jun 28 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend tomorrow the 150th birth anniversary of spiritual luminary Shrimad Rajchandaji, who was also spiritual guide of Mahatma Gandhi, at Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

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28 Jun 2017 | 11:11 PM
Pankaja Munde visits martyred Sandip Jadhav's house

Pankaja Munde visits martyred Sandip Jadhav's house

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Jun 28 (UNI) Maharashtra Women & Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde today visited martyred Sandip Jadhav's house at village Kelgaon in Sillod taluka of the district and consoled his bereaved family members.

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28 Jun 2017 | 11:36 PM
Yogi orders strict traffic rules in UP

Yogi orders strict traffic rules in UP

28 Jun 2017 | 11:49 PM

Lucknow, Jun 28 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to include traffic rule safety norms in school curriculum as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to act strongly against drink and drive and the bikers’ gangs which have created nuisance on the city roads.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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