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Sitharaman becomes 1st Defence Minister to visit Balbir Forward Post

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, on Sunday visited the Balbir Forward Post in Jammu and Kashmir and met troops of the 28th Infantry Division. She became the first Defence Minister ever to visit the post. Sitharaman also held discussions with Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj

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Cyclone Ockhi: Indian Coast guards continue rescue operation

As Cyclone Ockhi still posed threat, the coast guards in different locations continued their efforts to rescue fishermen stranded at sea, on Sunday. “As Coast Guard continues its efforts for rescue of stranded fishermen at sea, two ships of Coast Guard viz. ICGS Sarathi and ICGS Samar have saved ten lives by rendering timely assistance

Indian economy grew 7.1% in first half of fiscal: Sitharaman

New Delhi: The Indian economy grew at 7.1 per cent in the first half of the current fiscal, despite subdued growth in the global economy, Parliament was informed on Monday. “Despite subdued growth in the world economy, India has maintained a GDP growth rate of 7.2 per cent in 2014-15, 7.6 per cent in 2015-16,


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