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Armed forces chiefs meet PM

New Delhi:  The chiefs of the Army and the AirForce along with the Vice Chief of the Navy today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence here. The meeting assumes significance as it comes against the backdrop of the deadly Uri attack. Defence sources described the meeting as “routine”. The chiefs of the armed

Sushant, Dhoni meet Rajinikanth ahead of their film’s release

Chennai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni met South superstar Rajinikanth ahead of the release of their film, “M S Dhoni: The Untold Story”. Dhoni and Sushant are in Chennai to promote the biopic, which has the actor playing the limited overs skipper. Sushant, 30, shared a picture of himself with

Parrikar, Rajnath meet to discuss Kashmir, BRICS Summit

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him various issues, including situation in Jammu and Kashmir and security for BRICS Summit to be held in Goa next month. During the half-an-hour long meeting, the two senior ministers discussed the prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley as well as

Rajnath postpones visit to Russia, US, calls emergency meet

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today postponed his scheduled visit to Russia and the United States in the wake of the attack in Uri and the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and called an emergency meeting to review the situation arising out of the terror strike. Singh also spoke to the Jammu and Kashmir

Vizag to host BRICS Urbanisation Forum meet from tomorrow

Visakhapatnam: The city will host the third BRICS Urbanisation Forum meet from tomorrow with the district administration and police geared up for its smooth conduct.Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the three-day meet where Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and others are likely to be present. Visakhapatnam Joint Commissioner of Police A

Focus on Rohit as selectors meet to choose Test squad

Mumbai: The below-par Test record of Rohit Sharma is expected to be the focus of discussion when the selection committee, headed by Sandeep Patil, picks the Indian cricket squad for the home Test series against New Zealand, here tomorrow. Despite Rohit’s poor form in the Tests, he has the confidence of captain Virat Kohli, who

Chottepur, Gandhi, Pargat hold meet

Friday turned out be a day of big surprise with Sucha Singh Chhotepur and Pargat Singh meeting suspended Member Parliament from Patiala, Dr Dharamvira Gandhi.The trio held in camera meeting at Dr Gandhi’s residence that last for short while. Speculations are rife that meeting took place to create a common platform for launching fourth front

BJP’s Legal Cell holds key meet on Punjab polls

Punjab BJP Legal Cell has prepared a strategy for the role of jurists in the 2017 assembly elections. A meeting in this regard was held on Wednesday at the party headquarters in Sector 37 in Chandigarh.While addressing the meet, the state BJP General Secretary Dinesh Kumar stated that lawyers and jurists have played an important

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Modi looks forward to ‘outcome oriented’ G20 meet

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India will engage constructively on all pressing international priorities and challenges with world leaders as he is looks forward to “a productive and outcome oriented” G20 Summit in China’s Hangzhou that begins from Sunday. The Prime Minister, who will travel to Vietnam this evening before heading for

Bathinda Urban Mahila Congress meet organised

Bathinda: On Thursday, Mahila Congress organised a meeting in Seth Bhanamal Dharamshala in Bathinda Urban. Mahila Congress president Mamta Dutta was present at the event where more than 200 women participated. During this event Balraj Nagar president Harpal Kaur, who was working with Akali Dal since last seven-eight years joined Congress along with other women,

AAP volunteers clash, hurt one another at Amritsar meet

Amritsar: All is not well in the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) state of affairs in poll bound Punjab is concerned. What has been triggered by Sucha Singh Chhotepur ever since he was removed from the post of party’s state convenership seems to have now percolated to the grass roots level where workers do not mind taking

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New UK Trade Minister Fox to meet Sitharaman tomorrow

New Delhi:Commerce and Industry MinisterNirmala Sitharaman will meet her UK counterpart Liam Fox tomorrow to discuss ways to strengthen trade and economic ties between the two countries post Brexit.The meeting assumes significance as India and the UK are exploring the possibility of a free trade agreement following the Britain’s decision to exit from the European

Advocates meet Deputy CM, demand land for construction of chambers & parking

Ludhiana: Delegation of advocates, under the leadership of President District Bar Association (DBA) Vijay B Verma met with Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal regarding their demand for 8 acres of land, situated at rear side of court complex. A memorandum in this regard, was handed over to Deputy CM. During meeting with Deputy CM, President DBA

Meet Europe’s oldest living inhabitant

London: A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1075 years old. This makes it currently the oldest known living tree in Europe. It is one of more than a dozen individuals of millennial age, living in a treeline forest high in the

Two sisters meet Akhilesh after ‘blood letter’ seeking justice

Lucknow: Two teenage sisters who wrote a letter in their own blood to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking justice for their dead mother, met him here on Saturday. The girls, Latika and Tanya Bansal from Bulandshahr, had written the letter alleging that their mother Annu Bansal was burnt alive on June 14 by

Breaking: All party meet on Kashmir begins

New Delhi:  An all-party meeting convened by the government to discuss the Kashmir situation began here on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the meeting. Earlier, the Lok Sabha adopted a resolution on the violence-hit Kashmir before it was adjourned sine die Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament this week that an all-party meet would

Sunny Kainth shows strength during Cong workers’ meet

Ludhiana: Youth Congress vice president Sunny Kainth showed strength during the workers meeting in Gill constituency which was attended by senior party leaders on Wednesday. A large number of Youth Congress activists participated in the meeting under the leadership of Kainth. To mark his presence Kainth along with hundreds of supporters carried out road show

Sushma chairs meet on overseas Indians’ philanthropy work

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday chaired a meeting of the India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI), a philanthropic organisation engaged in supplementing the country’s social development efforts. “Facilitating Diaspora’s desire to give back to India. EAM chairs sixth board meeting of IDF-OI in Delhi @GivingtoIndia,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas

Housefed residents meet Police Commissioner

Ludhiana: Three days after the murder of female domestic helper in Housefed complex, the residents on Monday met Commissioner of Police Jatinder Singh Aulakh and demanded thorough probe into the case. The residents alleged that the police have registered case against Housefed residents’ NK Tangri and his son under the pressure. Now, the police are

Omar questions Mehbooba’s absence from meet on Kashmir

Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today took a swipe at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for not taking part in the crucial meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to review the volatile situation in Kashmir. However, a senior official in Jammu and Kashmir clarified that since it was a briefing by