Ajit Doval to visit Beijing for BRICS NSA’s meet on July 27-28


New Delhi, July 21: Amid the ongoing stand-off between India and China over the Doklam issue, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is set to visit Beijing to attend the BRICS NSA’s meeting on July 27-28. Meanwhile, yesterday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that all the countries, including Bhutan, are with India on the issue of the Doklam stand-off. Sushma’s response ...

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RBI To Release New Rs 20 Note In Mahatma Gandhi Series Soon


Mumbai, July 20: The Reserve Bank (RBI) will shortly issue Rs 20 notes in Mahatma Gandhi series 2005 that will be similar in design to those currently in circulation. The new notes will be bearing inset letter ‘S’ in the number panel and signature of RBI governor Urjit Patel, the central bank said in a notification on Wednesday. “All the banknotes ...

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Won’t talk until India withdraws troops: China


Beijing, July 20: China has repeatedly said the withdrawal of troops from Doklam was the precondition for any “meaningful dialogue” with India over the festering border row in the Sikkim section of the border. China on Thursday reiterated that it won’t talk to India until New Delhi withdraws troops from Doklam where both armies have been locked in a stand-off for ...

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Mayawati’s resignation accepted


New Delhi, July 20: BSP supremo Mayawati’s resignation from the Rajya Sabha was accepted today by chairman Hamid Ansari, a senior official of the Upper House said. The 61-year-old had submitted a fresh resignation letter as per the prescribed format, tendering a hand-written one- line letter, he said, wishing not to be named as he was not authorised to comment. Mayawati ...

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Beware! Don’t press this button on Facebook


San Francisco: The “Hello” button, rolled out silently by Facebook for some users as part of testing last month, has created trouble for some users as they are complaining about using it accidentally. The “Hello” button allows users to get people’s attention by sending them a virtual “Wave”, similar to the infamous Facebook “Poke”. Since “Hello” is placed right next ...

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Reliance Jio Extends the Validity of Summer Surprise Offer for One More Month, As Promised


New Delhi, July 20: Reliance Jio, the high-flying LTE-only network operator in India, has silently made a change to the Summer Surprise offer. The company has silently extended the validity of the Summer Surprise offer for one more month, as they promised at the time of announcing the plan. For the unaware, Reliance Jio announced the Summer Surprise offer back on March ...

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SKUAST-J 10th best state agri university Governor congratulates


Srinagar, July 20: J&K Governor NN Vohra, who is also the chancellor of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu, today congratulated Prof Pradeep K Sharma, Vice-Chancellor and all his colleagues, for the university securing the 10th rank among the state agricultural universities (SAUs) and 15th amongst all agricultural universities including SAUs, state veterinary universities and ICAR Institutes, in a ...

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GST win-win deal for all: Arun Jaitley


New Delhi, July 19: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today described the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as a “win- win” deal for all as it will expand the tax net, end “inspector raj” and bring down prices of goods. Pitching the GST as a measure beneficial for the country at a meeting of the BJP parliamentary party attended by Prime Minister ...

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China blocks WhatsApp services as censors tighten grip on internet


Beijing, July 19: China has partially blocked the popular messaging service WhatsApp , as authorities tighten their grip on the internet ahead of a major leadership reshuffle in Beijing. Photo, video and voice messages sent by the Guardian from Beijing were all blocked on Wednesday, but text messages were not affected. Dozens of users in China complained of a total ban ...

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