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Opp to meet on Friday, strategies to take on Modi govt

August 9: The Opposition parties will meet on Friday to chalk out post-Parliament session strategy to take on the Narendra Modi-led government.

Naval officer, on global wooden boat race, takes up no-tech challenge

August 9: An Indian Navy officer will embark on a solo-circumnavigation trip using a wooden boat without deploying modern devices on board.

RS washed out as Oppon protests over currency

August 9: Rajya Sabha proceedings were washed out on Tuesday when the Opposition created an uproar alleging that different kinds of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 currency notes were being printed, calling it the “biggest scam of the century”.

Lakhs converge to take part in Maratha rally

August 9: Lakhs of people belonging to the politically-strong Maratha community had converged in Mumbai for the much-awaited grand rally demanding reservations in jobs and education

Chandigarh police summons Vikas Barala in stalking case

August 9: The Chandigarh Police today asked Vikas, the son of Haryana BJP leader Subhash Barala, to join the investigation into alleged stalking case of a woman here in which he is an accused.

US, allies slam Chinese island-building

August 8: The United States, Australia and Japan today denounced Beijing’s island-building and militarisation of the South China Sea

Withdraw from Doklam to avoid confrontation: PLA to India

August 8: Senior Col Li Li of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) may be thousands of kilometres away from Doklam but has a stern message for the Indian Army

Jinping sees Modi as someone willing to stand up for Indian interests: US Expert

August 8: Chinese President Xi Jinping sees Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a leader who is willing to stand up for Indian interests and to work together with other countries in the region

Pak says not bound by treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons

August 8: Pakistan today said that it was not bound by the recently concluded treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons as it failed to take into account the interests of all stakeholders.

Japan says ’many concerns’ over Osprey flight after crash

August 8: Japan’s new defence minister today told the US military of his "many concerns" after it flew an Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in the country following a weekend crash off Australia, the defence ministry said.

Around 300 communal incidents this year: UP and Karnataka on top

August 8: Close to 300 communal incidents took place in the country in the first five months of this year with Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka topping the list.

State govt to take Ordinance route on SC/ST promotions

August 8: The state Cabinet on Monday decided to take the ordinance route to circumvent a recent Supreme Court order striking down the consequential seniority in promotions awarded to SC/ST employees.

Govt to import sand from Malaysia

August 8: A Mala­ysian company has been shortlisted for import of sand, a move the state government hopes will ensure availability of sand at an affordable price.

RS election in Guj: NCP will vote for BJP’s Rajput

August 8: Giving some anxious moments to the ongress on the eve of Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat, NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja today claimed the party high command has decided to support BJP candidate Balvantsinh Rajput.

After Vaghela jolt, two Cong MLAs admit voting for BJP in RS polls

August 8: Voting is underway in Gujarat today for the Rajya Sabha elections in which Ahmed Patel, the influential political secretary to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

SC dismisses plea for making yoga compulsory in schools

August 8: The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking framing of a national yoga policy and making the practice compulsory for students of classes 1-8 across the country.

Woman stalking case: Police retrieve CCTV footage

August 8: Chandigarh Police has retrieved footage of five CCTV cameras on the route on which a 29-year- old woman was allegedly chased by two men including son of a Haryana BJP leader last week.

Minority status to non-Muslims in J&K: SC grants time to Centre

August 8: The Supreme Court today gave a last opportunity to the Centre and asked it to take a decision within three months on a plea to grant minority status to non-Muslims in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

2 types of Rs. 500, 1000 notes: Opp alleges ’biggest scam of century’

August 8: Opposition Congress, supported by TMC and JD(U), today forced four adjournments of the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha

Myth of opposition unity just a chimera: Omar

August 8: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has hinted at the BJP returning to power in 2019 general elections, saying the "myth" of opposition unity was just a "chimera".

China’s claims on Arunachal meaningless: Chinese scholar

August 5: In an unusual move, a Chinese strategic analyst has questioned Beijing’s "national obsession" with Arunachal Pradesh, saying that the state is only a "chicken rib" and hardly an "asset" for the country.

Hope countries cooperate in fighting all forms of terror:India on Azhar issue

August 5: Upset over China stalling the move to list JeM’s Masood Azhar a global terrorist by the UN, India today hoped that countries sharing its concerns over international terrorism would cooperate in fighting all forms of terror.

China’s investments under CPEC safe: New Pak PM assures China

August 5: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has assured a worried China that its over USD 50 billion investment under the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor

US warns against ’staggering’ leaks, vows crackdown

August 5: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions today vowed a tough crackdown on people revealing classified or sensitive national security information

Migrants will not get welfare for first five years: Trump

August 5: Days after announcing his support to a merit-based immigration system, President Donald Trump has said that migrants will not get welfare in the first five years after they arrive in the US.

US informs UN its intention to withdraw from Paris deal

August 5: The US has submitted its formal communication to the UN indicating it will withdraw from the historic 2015 Paris climate agreement as soon as possible, the State Department has said.

Judge sets $30K bail for UK researcher in malware case

August 5: A Las Vegas federal judge has set bail of USD 30,000 for a celebrated young British cybersecurity researcher accused by US prosecutors

UN chief asks US to re-engage in 2015 Paris climate agreement

August 5: The UN chief today urged the US to re-engage with the 2015 Paris climate agreement even after America submitted its formal communication indicating its intention to withdraw from the historic pact as soon as possible.

Anti-defection law of no help to check cross-voting

August 5: The Election Commission’s reminder about the NOTA (None of The Above) option in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat and other states triggered anxiety among major parties.

J&K govt attaches IAS officer after objectionable pics surface on social media

August 5: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday attached a senior IAS officer after his alleged objectionable pictures with some girls in a hotel room went viral on social media.

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