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Saturday 8 August 2020
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Category: Indian News

Jayalalithaa features prominently at Tamil Nadu R-Day parade

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Her pictures were prominent on all the tableaux of various departments of the State government.  The traditional fervour, march past and unfurling of the tricolour marked the 66th Republic Day...

Modi breaks protocol for president Obama

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Indian prime minister Narendra Modi broke from protocol Sunday morning as he drove in to welcome Obama at the gate of his aircraft, the personal gesture elevating the already high profile of the...

President Obama cancels Agra visit for US delegation in Saudi Arabia

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A day before US President Barack Obama is to visit India as the guest of honour for the 66th republic day celebrations; his scheduled visit to Agra has been cancelled. Obama was scheduled to visit...

Barack Obama & Narendra Modi to hold a most important diplomatic engagement on 25th January

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama will engage in bilateral talks on 25th January, the day the foreign leader arrives in India for his three-day state visit. Obama is the...

Finance minister Arun Jaitley meets Jayalalitha at her Chennai home

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Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday night called on former chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalitha at her residence. According to sources, the minister, who was in the city to...

Modi wishes Tamils ‘Happy Pongal’ in Tamil

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In yet another calculated ploy of getting close to Tamils all over the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished Tamils ‘Happy Pongal’ on his Twitter account. The significant thing about...

BJP should not bulldoze regional parties: Mamata Banerjee

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday targeted BJP, saying it should not bulldoze regional parties and destabilise the country’s federal structure. “A particular national...

India well prepared to thwart possible terror attack: Parrikar

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said India is “well prepared” to thwart any possible terror attack in the backdrop of intelligence inputs that strikes could be carried out on...

‘Not eyeing DMK general secretary post’

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Refuting reports that he was in the race for the post of general secretary of the DMK, now held by K. Anbazhagan, party treasurer M.K. Stalin on Sunday said he was re-contesting only for the post he...

Pakistan captures two Indian fishing boats

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Four days after Coast Guard intercepted a Pakistani fishing boat allegedly carrying explosives off the coast of Gujarat, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA) captured two fishing boats with 12...

India, Pakistan Trade Fire in Kashmir; 1 Dead

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Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire Wednesday near the border that divides the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, leaving one dead on the Indian side and two wounded on the Pakistani side,...

Pak should be ready for collateral damages if they fire: BSF

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Asserting that BSF never fires “first” towards the Pakistan side along the International Border, the force today said the neighbouring country should be ready to suffer collateral damages...

Modi arrives at Myanmar for ASEAN, East Asia summits

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Nay Pyi Taw in the Myanmarese capital on Tuesday to attend the ASEAN and the East Asia summits on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also...

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-II missile

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India on Sunday successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by...

Central alert over possible terror attack at Kolkata Port

Security forces in Kolkata are on high alert following a central intelligence warning that the city’s port may be the target of an attack by militants posing as fishermen, home ministry officials...

Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh receives Japan’s top national award

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Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was conferred one of Japan’s top national awards for his “significant contribution to the enhancement of relations and promotion of friendship”...

TNCC heading for a split

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Toughening his stance against the Congress high command, former Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan on Saturday gave ample indications of breaking away from the party and reviving the erstwhile Tamil...

Time ripe for Rahul to take charge: Digvijay

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Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday stirred a controversy by saying that time has come for Rahul Gandhi to take charge of the party from his mother Sonia Gandhi, a statement that...

Modi may take up fishermen issue with Rajapaksa

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With India stepping up efforts to prove the innocence of the five Indian fishermen sentenced to death for drug trafficking by the Colombo High Court, sources told The Hindu that New Delhi was hopeful...

Indian prime minister wins time to prove majority

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NEW DELHI, India – India’s executive has won four more days to gather enough backing in the nation’s lower place of parliament to spare his administration. India’s President...

Kabaddi wrestles its way back into sporting limelight

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Mumbai, India – If you experienced childhood in India, chances are you played kabaddi as a tyke. I did. My companions did. Bollywood performer and now proficient kabaddi class group manager,...