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India demands immediate consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA

India demands immediate consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA

With Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yesterday admitting that the government was presented with only insufficient evidence on alleged Indian 'spy' Kulbhushan Jadhav who is under detention, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said the government has always maintained that Pakistan's allegations against Jadhav, an Indian national and a former Indian Navy officer, were completely baseless and demands immediate consular access to him."We have seen ..., 13 minutes ago
Pakistan lifts ban on Indian cotton imports, 5 hours ago

Three reasons why Sensex surged 457 points on Dec 8

No stock on BSE Sensex ended in red while only 3 stocks in the broader Nifty50 index settled the day negative Benchmark indices settled the day over 1.5% higher led by gains in Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Adani Ports and ITC. The sentiment was supported by strong global cues ahead of ECB policy review later today. BSE Sensex rose as much as 485 points in intra-day trade while Nifty 50 touched its crucial 8,250 level. The gains today overcame declines in the previous sessions after RBI ...
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PIA says engine failure led to aircraft crash, probe ordered

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashed after one of its two turboprop engines failed en route to Islamabad killing everyone on board, authorities said on Thursday, even as they began a probe into the accident and sent bodies for DNA test to identify the victims. The flight with 47 people, including pop singer-turned-Islamic preacher Junaid Jamshed, his wife and Deputy Commissioner Chitral Osama Warraich, on board crashed in Saddha Batolni village near Havelian yesterday while en ...
 Rediff.com19 minutes ago Singer-songwriter among those feared dead after tragic Pakistan plane crash  Yahoo! Singapore20 hours ago Dozens Killed in Plane Crash in Pakistan  Kayhan International20 hours ago UPDATE: At least 40 killed in Pakistan plane crash  Eye Witness News20 hours ago

Foreign missions seek lifting cap on cash withdrawal

Citizens of many countries including Iran, Sudan and Cuba, who come in large numbers to India are facing severe problems as they do not have international credit cards Anguished over restrictions on withdrawals by their embassies, many foreign governments are contemplating reciprocal measures against Indian missions abroad terming the measures  as a "serious breach" of Vienna Convention. In strong comments, Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos,  Dean of Diplomatic Corps who represents ...
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PM must quit, has no moral right to continue: Mamata

Sharpening her attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday he must resign because the move has led to ‘economic disaster’ in the country and he has ‘no moral right’ to continue. Alleging the country's growth and business have been hit due to demonetisation, she said the prime minister ‘doesn’t trust’ anyone and he ‘doesn’t understand’ what is good for the country.
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'Nero fiddled while Rome burned': Congress on PM Modi vis--vis note ban

In the wake of demonetisation that has put the nation through great hardships, Congress today likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Roman Emperor Nero who fiddled while Rome burned.'There is a saying, Nero fiddled while Rome burned. As the story goes, in the time of a crisis, the Roman Emperor was busy playing the violin. He was both whimsical and ineffectual when Rome needed him the most.'It has been a month since that fateful day when Modi decided that 86 per cent of the cash in the ...
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A top Test nation likely to visit Pakistan soon: PCB

IMAGE: Sri Lanka's cricket team members prepare to board a Pakistani military helicopter at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore after their team bus was attacked by gunmen in 2008. Photograph: Syed Mujtaba/Reuters. A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has indicated that it is close to signing a deal with a leading international team to tour the country, which has not hosted a Test nation since 2009. Najam Sethi, who heads the PCB's executive committee, said on a television channel ...
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Mamata flight controversy: Pilots played 'naughty' for early landing

A row had erupted after the Trinamool Congress alleged that the IndiGo aircraft carrying its chief Banerjee was not accorded priority in landing despite fuel shortage. Cockpit crew of the three aircraft reporting short on fuel over Kolkata recently was "crying wolf" and played "naughty" to seek early landing to show good on-time performance, a top Directorate General of Civil Aviation official said on Thursday and justified the action of de-rostering them. All the three aircraft had, in fact, ...
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Cheaper fuel, Rs 10 lakh Rail cover if you go digital

Monthly and seasonal suburban railway tickets purchased through digital mode will get 0.5 per cent discount from January 1   In bid to promote less-cash economy, the government, on Thursday, announced discount on an array of services from buying petrol to insurance and railway tickets through the digital mode and waived service tax on card transactions of up to Rs 2,000. A discount of 0.75 per cent will be offered on purchase of petrol and diesel through either credit/debit cards, ...
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For God's sake, do your job: Prez to MPs

In a stinging attack on the Opposition over Parliamentary paralysis, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the House is not a place for dharna and disruption which amounts to ‘gagging of majority’ by the minority. He told Parliamentarians that they are meant to discuss and transact business and not to disrupt. "Disruption is totally unacceptable in Parliamentary system. People send representatives to speak and not to sit on dharna and not to create any trouble on the floor," ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago For God's sake, do your job: President tells MPs  Rediff.com4 hours ago Industries are suffering, people are loosing job: ASSOCHAM president  Rediff.com9 hours ago
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