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Quadrilateral group on Afghanistan meets minus Taliban; Doval arrives in Kabul

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:56

Muscat/New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Senior representatives from the US, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan met in Muscat, Oman, on Monday to revive stalled peace talks with the Taliban, but the insurgent group failed to participate in the meeting being held after a year. In the backdrop of the meeting, India, a close partner in Afghanistan's rebuilding efforts, sent National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to Kabul to meet with the leadership.

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Open to good ideas for lasting solution on Darjeeling: Mamata

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:48

Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government and some political parties from the troubled northern hills held the third round of talks on Monday to find a way out of the impasse, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying her dispensation was open to "considering good suggestions" to find a permanent solution.

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Bengal second in atrocities against SC/ST, providing false reports: Commission

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:46

Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government of being irresponsible and indifferent in tackling the cases of atrocities against the backward classes in the state, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes on Monday said the state is in the second position in the country in terms of crime committed against them, with only Kerala being ahead of them.

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Bengal businesses show interest in Telangana

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:22

Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Bengal business houses have shown interest in investing in Telangana and a city-based business group has signed an MoU with the state in packaged food segment, a Telangana minister said on Monday.

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India should recapture its scientific glory: Naidu

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:20

Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said it was time to achieve new advancements in science and technology and India should recapture its past glory in these fields.

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Former sarpanch shot dead in J&K

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:20

Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) A former sarpanch (village headman) was shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday evening, police said

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CPI-M attacks Centre on economic slowdown, jobless growth

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:18

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Attacking the central government on "slowdown in economy and jobless growth", the CPI-M on Monday accused it of "creating more jobs outside India by focusing on imports" than within the country.

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UN chiefs seek solidarity for Rohingya refugees

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:18

Geneva/New York, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi and two other top UN officials on Monday urged the international community to boost relief for over 500,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar since August.

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Clamour to probe Shiv Sena 'horse-trading' of MNS corporators

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:08

Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after MNS President Raj Thackeray hurled allegations of "horse-trading" of his party corporators against his cousin and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, the BJP and an NGO on Monday demanded a detailed probe, including by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), in the matter.

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New vocational college for Delhi

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:02

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday inaugurated 'School of Vocational Studies' which will offer three courses for students at Karampura Campus of Ambedkar University here.

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