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India to Set Up Task Force for Future Olympic Games

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India to Set Up Task Force for Future Olympic Games

India to Set Up Task Force for Future Olympic Games After India’s poor performance at the recent Rio Olympics, the country has decided to take steps to help athletes do better at the future games. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced at the meeting of the Council of Minister’s today that a Task [...]

Sachin Tendulkar Interacts with Swachh Bharat Champions

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Sachin Tendulkar Interacts with Swachh Bharat Champions

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with UNICEF, organized an interactive session between Swachh Bharat Champions Collectors across 22 States and Swachh Bharat ambassador, Sachin Tendulkar who was a leading Indian cricketer. The interaction was aimed at celebrating and honoring the efforts and determination of Collectors who have done exemplary work in [...]

Industry and Academia to Join Hands for ‘Make In India’

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Industry and Academia to Join Hands for ‘Make In India’

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurated Monday a CII-IIEST Conference on the theme of “Enabling Make in India through Industry Academia Innovation Platform” in Kolkata, West Bengal. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that India’s external sector has remained steady with current account deficit improving to 1.1 percent of GDP in 2015-16 from [...]

Kashmir Conflict: Opposition Parties Meet Narendra Modi

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Kashmir Conflict: Opposition Parties Meet Narendra Modi

Kashmir Conflict: Opposition Parties Meet Narendra Modi By Rakesh Raman A delegation of opposition political parties from Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) met India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi today (August 22). The meeting holds added significance in view of the fact that the law & order situation in Kashmir is going from bad [...]

Finally, the UN Offers to Resolve Kashmir Conflict

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Finally, the UN Offers to Resolve Kashmir Conflict

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored the killings in Kashmir and offered to provide his mediation to facilitate a dialogue between India and Pakistan. ByRakesh Raman After maintaining a neutral stance for years, finally the United Nations (UN) has offered to mediate between India and Pakistan to resolved the Kashmir conflict. In a letter written [...]

Thailand Urged to Allow Freedom of Expression

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Thailand Urged to Allow Freedom of Expression

The United Nations human rights arm expressed Friday its concern about the mounting constraints on the democratic space in Thailand – calling for a prompt return to civilian rule. “Following the military coup in May 2014, severe restrictions on freedoms of expression and opinion and assembly have been in place through the use of criminal [...]

New Education Policy to Focus on Quality: HRD Minister

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New Education Policy to Focus on Quality: HRD Minister

India’s Minister for Human Resources Development, Prakash Javadekar, asserted Friday that education is fundamental to bringing social change in the society. Speaking at a function organized in Ruia College, Mumbai to facilitate meritorious poor students, Javadekar said that active participation of society was also essential for ensuring education for all. “You can not entrust the [...]

Can Amnesty Help Stop Human Rights Abuses in India?

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Can Amnesty Help Stop Human Rights Abuses in India?

Amnesty has been quite vocal about the draconian sedition law in India which allows the Indian governments to settle a score with all those who tried to raise voice against their excesses. By Rakesh Raman The Indian arm of human rights organization Amnesty International is facing sedition charges in India for its efforts to raise [...]

Narendra Modi Says Happy Birthday to Arvind Kejriwal

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Narendra Modi Says Happy Birthday to Arvind Kejriwal

Narendra Modi showed his magnanimity today by wishing long life to Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday. By Rakesh Raman There are no permanent friends or foes in politics. This saying was substantiated today by India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi when he wished his adversary Arvind Kejriwal “long life and good health.” Now, Delhi Chief [...]

Divyang Yodhas Participate in Cycling Expedition

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Divyang Yodhas Participate in Cycling Expedition

India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, flagged in the para-cycling team of amputees of Border Security Force (BSF) which had started off from Manali in Himachal Pradesh. The objective of the para-cycling rally had been to bolster the morale of the force personnel who had been victims of various attacks or accidents [...]

Narendra Modi Greets You on Independence Day

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Narendra Modi Greets You on Independence Day

Narendra Modi Greets You on Independence Day The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has greeted the nation on Independence Day (August 15). Modi who uses Twitter frequently tweeted today with his message, “स्वतंत्रता दिवस की शुभकामनाएं। जय हिंद। Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind! ”. He addressed the people of the country from the ramparts [...]

Smart Ganga City Scheme Launched in 10 Cities

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Smart Ganga City Scheme Launched in 10 Cities

India’s Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Uma Bharti, and Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu launched Smart Ganga City Scheme on Saturday in 10 cities through video conference. These cities are – Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mathura-Vrindavan, Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Patna, Sahibgunj, and Barrackpore. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has chosen [...]

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