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PM Trudeau with PM Modi.

India-Canada relations at a standstill, no ministerial level talks after Trudeau’s controversial visit

Trudeau's visit to India was marred with numerous controversies.
President Trump with PM Modi at G20.

Time to back PM Modi on trying to maintain peace: US Secretary Jim Mattis to Pakistan

USA has been complaining that Pakistan is not doing enough to combat terrorism
Farhan Akhtar is wrong in his criticism of Statue of Unity

As inauguration of Statue of Unity completes a month, the mindless, illogical criticism doesn’t seem to end

Biggest grouse that the naysayers seem to have is that the money used to make the Statue of Unity, should have been invested in alleviating poverty

Delhi: Nuts and bolts stolen from recently inaugurated Signature Bridge, officials fear for safety

Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) engineers said that they will be welding the whole section to avoid such incidents in the future.

Fact Check: Congress and The Wire spread falsehoods about Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

If in spite of loan waivers by three big states, the farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana drop by mere 84 lakh out of whopping 5.72 crores, isn’t it an indicator that the scheme is still alive and kicking?

Government officials’ promotions to be attached to public grading and feedback system: DoPT

The new system will account the grading of each government officials received by the public and based on these ratings the promotion of public servants will be considered.

Ayushman Bharat Yojana: First open heart surgery successfully facilitated under ‘Modicare’

In the first 10 days of its launch, Ayushman Bharat had approximately seen 23,387 claims worth Rs 38 crores.
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India to host G-20 summit in 2022 on the occasion of 75th year of India’s independence

Italy, which was supposed to host the event in 2022, accepted India's request to allow it to host in 2022.

PM Modi to BRICS nations: “Terror and financial crimes are the biggest global threats”

PM Modi met BRICS leaders on the sidelines of the G-20 summit held in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Andhra Pradesh government leaked information, making fight against corruption difficult, says CBI

The CBI issued a statement on Friday said that such an attitude by the state government will make the fight against corruption “difficult”.

India to be fully electrified by year end under Modi’s ‘Saubhagya’ scheme

The government is committed to ensuring 24x7 access to electricity for all by March 31, 2019

Latest GDP and growth figure revision is based on robust and rigorous methodology

According to the revised GDP numbers released by the government on Wednesday, India’s economic growth under the previous Congress-led coalition government was slower than estimated earlier and was never in double digits.
General Bipin Rawat

General Rawat warns about the ongoing demography change in POK

Army Chief Bipin Rawat recently had stated that external forces are attempting to revive the Khalistani insurgency in Punjab.

Jammu and Kashmir: Controversial Roshni Act, once dubbed as the ‘biggest land scam of the country’, repealed

Against the expected 25,000 crores, the Roshni Act has managed to raise only 78.4 crores for the state government.

Railways to use a ‘weakness’ of elephants to save them from being killed on tracks

Northeast Frontier Railway had adopted 'Plan Bee' last year. The mechanism was hailed as an innovative way to save the lives of elephants and is now being adopted by Indian Railways

India all set to issue the highest valued tender for its bullet train project

PM Modi has kept a stern deadline of August 15, 2022, for the completion of the bullet train project.

Kartarpur corridor not connected to talks, Pakistan must stop aiding terrorists first: EAM Sushma Swaraj

Sushma used this occasion to also show her dismissal of Pakistan's 'invitation' to PM Modi to attend the 20th SAARC summit.
John Allen Chau

‘Aren’t easy to come by’: Christian zealot Chau travelled without missionary visa to convert the Sentinelese

John Allen Chau wanted to 'establish the Kingdom of Jesus on the island'.

Pakistan government boasts of ‘inviting’ PM Modi for SAARC summit, India calls it ‘posturing’

SAARC summits have been stalled since 2016 after India decided to boycott talks with Pakistan after the Uri army camp attacks.

Thanks to Subhagya scheme, India breaches 180GW of peak power demand

Apart from a pick-up in industrial production, a reduction in the average duration of power cuts also played a role in increased power demand

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code has led to recovery of Rs. 3 lakh crores of stressed assets in 2 years

More than 9,000 cases have come for redressal under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) after it became fully operational in December 2016.
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Governance is executive’s domain, all should appreciate the ‘Lakshman Rekha’: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad said the judiciary has to decide 'how far' it can go in taking over power on issues of governance as he stressed the need for all organs to appreciate the proverbial ‘Lakshman Rekha’.

Saubhagya: The Silent Revolution

Madhya Pradesh has become a pioneer in the implementation of developmental schemes and it is this fact which has brought in a complete shift in the day to day life of its citizens.

IndiGo announces they will charge for every seat during web check in, Govt to review after outrage

The check-in at the airport, where seats would be assigned as per availability, is free.
CM of Tripura Biplab Deb

Tripura government to replace Left-era education system with NCERT curriculum

Tripura government has decided to replace the current syllabus in the state with CBSE syllabus

Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport to be renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Since the veteran leader breathed his last on August 16, everyone has been finding ways to honour the stalwart in their own way

NGO that filed complaint against Rafale Deal is partners with George Soros’ Open Society, Misereor and Oxfam among others

The complaint against the Rafale deal filed by NGO Sherpa against the Rafale deal should be treated with extreme caution.

Congress lies yet again, this time about prices of LPG cylinders

Perhaps Congress would do well to get their information straight before making a mockery out of themselves by spreading lies that are so easily caught.

India slams Pakistan for harassing its diplomats and denying permission to meet Indian pilgrims

Pakistan has repeatedly insulted Indian diplomats and denied access to Sikh pilgrim sites.

PM Modi’s SIT secures death penalty for 1984 rioter: Lessons to be learned

If we run out of patience before the ecosystem runs out of provisions, they will win.

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