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After beaches, Goa to develop rivers to boost tourism

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 14:28

Panaji, April 17 (IANS) With its crowded beaches crunching under pressure of growing footfalls, Goa now wants to tap its rivers for their ability to attract tourists as well as share and shoulder the burden of transportation and commuting within the state.

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North Korean capital's population up

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 13:24

Seoul, April 17 (IANS) North Korea's capital Pyongyang might have experienced a slight rise in population compared to a year ago, a media report said on Sunday.

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Sushma Swaraj in Iran eyes oil imports, meets Indians

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 13:06

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met members of the Indian community in Iran and visited a Sikh gurudwara at the start of her two-day Tehran visit to boost ties between the two countries, particularly raising India's fuel imports after the US removed trade embargoes against the oil-rich Gulf nation.

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Beijing backs Delhi's odd-even scheme

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:40

Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China has come out in support of the odd-even traffic scheme, the second phase of which began on Friday in Delhi with a view to battle pollution.

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Curbs on leasing farmland should go: NITI Aayog panel

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:40

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Leasing a farmland is "no symbol of feudalism" and legal restrictions on such an arrangement have proven to be anti-growth and anti-poor, an expert committee appointed by NITI Aayog has said in its latest report.

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