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Privacy is about trust between govt, people: Niti Aayog VC

Sep 13: Privacy is all about trust between government and people, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said today while maintaining that there is hardly any privacy left the minute one uses a credit card.

NSUI makes comeback in DUSU polls, bags president, VP posts

Sep 13: Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) today made a comeback in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections, bagging two of the four crucial posts including that of the president’s.

Govt to grant citizenship to Chakmas, Hajong refugees

Sep 13: The Centre will soon grant citizenship to nearly one lakh Chakma and Hajong refugees, who came from the erstwhile East Pakistan five decades ago and are living in camps in the Northeast, officials said today.

China’s Xi asks Macron for French help easing North Korea tensions

Sep 9: Chinese President Xi Jinping called on France to help ease the situation in North Korea during a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron, state media said today, days after Pyongyang’s largest ever nuclear test.

Death toll rises to 60 in powerful Mexico earthquake

Sep 9: One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country’s southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night.

Indian-origin men plead guilty in US call centre scam

Sep 9: Four Indian-origin men have pleaded guilty to charges of their involvement in a multi-million USD telephone impersonation fraud and money laundering scheme in the US perpetrated by India-based call centres.

China, Pak to boost anti-terror cooperation along CPEC

Sep 9: China and Pakistan have agreed to strengthen anti-terrorism and security cooperation along a USD 50 billion economic corridor that links the restive regions of the two countries through a network of rail and road projects.

Mass exodus in Florida as Hurricane Irma closes in

Sep 9: Store owners boarded up their windows and families sandbagged their homes to join a mass exodus as Hurricane Irma churned toward Florida after cutting a deadly swath through the Caribbean.

Myanmar ’to provide aid’ to displaced Rohingya inside country

Sep 9: Camps will be set up to provide aid for displaced Muslims inside Rakhine state, state-backed media said Saturday

Sitharaman to flag off women’s circumnavigation expedition

Sep 9: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will flag off the Indian Navy women crew’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe here tomorrow.

JD(U) approaches EC to challenge Sharad Yadav’s claim on party

Sep 9: The Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) on Friday approached the Election Commission to counter Sharad Yadav’s claims over the party and symbol.

1 dead in violent clashes in Jaipur, curfew in parts of city

Sep 9: One person was killed when police opened fire on a mob after it went on a rampage, setting ablaze a power house and several vehicles, following an alleged assault of a couple by a constable in Ramganj area of the city, the police said today.

1 militant killed in encounter in Sopore

Sep 9: An unidentified militant was today killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore township of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

Illegal fire cracker factory found inside dera premises

Sep 9: An illegal fire cracker factory was found on the second day of a massive sanitisation exercise inside the dera of rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh today.

Two DYFI workers, RSS activist injured in Kerala

Sep 9: Two DYFI, the CPI(M)’s youth wingworkers and an RSS activist were injured in two separate incidents of attacks on them allegedly by rival party members in the district, the police said today.

Dera violence: Two including incharge of Panchkula Dera centre held

Sep 9: Two key functionaries of Dera Sacha Sauda were arrested for allegedly inciting violence in Panchkula following the conviction of sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case, police said today.

Kerala CM hails Army’s plan to induct women in military police

Sep 9: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today hailed the Indian Army’s plan to induct women personnel in the military police.

MEA says in touch with Indians hit by Hurricane Irma

Sep 9: The External Affairs Ministry said today that it was monitoring the situation and communicating with the Indian diaspora in the US, Venezuela, France and the Netherlands in the wake of deadly Hurricane Irma.

Willing to meet anyone to help find solution to problems in J&K: Rajnath

Sep 9: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who arrived here on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, today said he has come with an open mind and willing to meet anyone who helps the government find solutions to the problems faced by the state.

Facebook: Accounts from Russia bought ads during US campaign

Sep 8: Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about USD 100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 US presidential election, the social network said.

Pak among top 50 countries with high terror-financing risks


Sep 8: Pakistan is among the top 50 countries with high terrorism financing and money laundering risks, according to a latest report by a Swiss group.

Rawat’s remarks contrary to views expressed by Xi, Modi: China

Sep 8: China today reacted sharply to army chief Gen Bipin Rawat’s assertion that Beijing was testing India’s limits, saying the remarks were contrary to the views expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping .

Petition seeks to revoke Suu Kyi’s Nobel over Rohingya crisis

Sep 9: Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for the Nobel committee to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s peace prize over the Myanmar government’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslims.

Wanted Chinese tycoon seeks US political asylum

Sep 8: Chinese real estate tycoon Guo Wengui, one of the Communist Party’s most wanted exiles, has applied for political asylum in the United States.

Irma’s deadly passage batters Caribbean, at least 12 dead

Sep 8: Hurricane Irma pounded more of the Caribbean, shredding homes and weather records and leaving at least 12 people dead as it honed in on the United States, where up to a million people were told to flee.

2 killed, 6 injured in blast in Aligarh

Sep 8: A powerful blast today ripped through a house in the Beemanagar locality here, killing two persons and injuring at least six others, the police said.

SC seeks details on CVC appointment procedure

Sep 8: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government why only those who had applied for the posts were considered for appointment of central vigilance commissioner (CVC) and vigilance commissioner (VC).

Gujarat Cong wants 14 rebel ex-MLAs disqualified

Sep 8: The Gujarat Congress has petitioned the Assembly Speaker to disqualify 14 of its rebel legislators, who voted against its official candidate in the recent Rajya Sabha polls, from contesting elections for six years.

Govt nod to import 3 lakh tonnes of sugar

Sep 8: In a bid to boost availability ahead of the festive season, the Centre on Thursday gave its nod to import 3 lakh tonnes of raw sugar at concessional import duty through ports in the south.

NIA conducts another series of raids

Sep 8: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted yet another series of raids simultaneously on 10 locations in Srinagar and the national capital region (NCR) in connection with the probe into terror funding.

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