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China should drop road plan for troops pullout, says Centre

July 15: India will withdraw its soldiers from Doklam Plateau of Bhutan only if China does the same to restore status quo, the government told Opposition leaders here on Friday.

2 terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Tral: Police

July 15: Two terrorists were believed to have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district today, police said.

Trump in Paris with Russia scandal in tow

July 14: France rolled out the red carpet to welcome Donald Trump today on a presidential visit laden with military pomp that the White House hopes will offer respite from a growing scandal back home.

Tillerson leaves Gulf with no end in sight to Qatar crisis

July 14: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today wrapped up a four-day mission to the Gulf with little sign of progress in resolving the diplomatic crisis pitting Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar.

11 Indians killed in Saudi blaze

July 14: Eleven Indians have been killed in a fire in the southern Saudi city of Najran and the Indian Consulate in Jeddah is providing all assistance to the families of the deceased and those injured in the tragedy.

Beijing faces backlash after dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody

July 14: China’s Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died after losing his battle with terminal cancer, remaining in custody under guard in hospital until his last breath as Beijing faced a wave of criticism over its treatment.

China fast catching as global economic power, US at top: survey

July 14: China is fast catching up as a global economic power, while the public perception around the world is that the US still remains at the top, according to a new survey in 38 countries.

Al-Qaeda in Indian subcontinent getting more active

July 14: Al-Qaeda is getting more active in the Indian subcontinent and by 2017, it boasted several hundred members

Trump caught on tape complimenting Macron’s wife’s body

July 14: President Donald Trump was captured complimenting the French president’s wife’s appearance as he toured a famous Paris landmark.

SBI to cut NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%

July 14: In a push to digital payments, state-owned lender SBI will cut charges on electronic transfer of funds through NEFT and RTGS by up to 75% from Saturday

Nagaland CM revokes Zeliang suspension

July 14: After turning down Governor P B Acharya’s directive to seek a trust vote by July 15, Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Thursday night

VP nominee to be named soon

July 14: The final round of consultations between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top BJP leaders have begun, with the party’s parliamentary board likely to meet within the next two days to pick a candidate for the vice president’s post.

India rejects China’s offer on Pakistan

July 14: A day after Beijing offered to play a “constructive role” in improving India-Pakistan relations, New Delhi rejected the proposal, saying no “third party” could have any role in resolving its disputes with Islamabad.

Sushma directs officials to rush to Najran blaze site

July 14: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday instructed officials of the Consulate General of India in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to rush to Najran to help the victims of a fire.

Landslides in HP, J&K; monsoon revives in Maharashtra

July 14: Heavy rain on Thursday triggered landslides in Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, affecting vast swathes of areas, while five more fell prey to Assam floods.

5-judge bench to decide on medical council

July 14: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to set up a five-judge Constitution bench to decide upon the question whether the apex court-appointed Oversight Committee will continue to look after the affairs of Medical Council of India.

World’s largest community kitchen faces GST heat

July 14: Organisers of the world’s largest community kitchen at the Golden Temple in Amritsar have sought exemption from GST on materials used for preparing free food.

Andhra govt invites tenders for refurbishing Viraat

July 14: Andhra Pradesh government plans to decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat into a “dedicated tourist attraction”.

Afghan held while trying to exfiltrate to Pakistan

July 14: An Afghan national, awaiting deportation from Delhi, was arrested from Baramulla District of Kashmir as he was on his way towards the Line of Control to exfiltrate to Pakistan, police said today.

10 Indians killed in Saudi Arabia house fire

July 13:Ten Indians were killed and six others injured in a fire that ripped through a windowless house in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Panama Papers probe: Nawaz Sharif rejects demands for resignation

July 13:An official statement said the Cabinet reposed full confidence in the leadership of Mr. Sharif and endorsed his firm decision not to step down.

Find out potential taxpayers; focus on smaller cities: CBDT to taxmen

July 13:With almost 91 lakh new taxpayers brought in the tax net last fiscal, the CBDT has asked the Income Tax Department to increasingly identify those who can pay tax but are not doing so, with a special focus on smaller cities.

Yeddyurappa to meet Union Home Minister on Sunday

July 13:B.S. Yeddyurappa, president of Karnataka unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, said here on Thursday that he along with other leaders of the party will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?

July 10: G20 countries have managed to avoid a total bust-up with Donald Trump over climate change, leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement -- but at the cost of risky concessions.

Pak summons India’s deputy high commissioner for second day

July 10: Pakistan today summoned India’s deputy high commissioner here for the second consecutive day over alleged ceasefire violations along the LoC, claiming that more civilians were killed in firing by the Indian troops.

Third night of G20 clashes between police, protesters

July 10: Fresh clashes erupted early today in the streets of Hamburg following the end of the G20 summit, with protesters setting fire to a number of vehicles, the police said.

India gets G20 praise on startup funding, derivative reforms

July 10: Acknowledging steps being taken by India for sustainable and inclusive growth as well as support to global economy

Woman stabbed to death by brother for ’honour’ in Pak

July 10: In a latest case of honour killing in Pakistan, a 25-year-old woman was stabbed to death allegedly by her brother for "disgracing the family" by marrying a man of her choice in Punjab province.

Pakistan frees 78 Indian fishermen

Pakistan today released 78 Indian fishermen held for trespassing into its territorial waters, officials said

Trump says time to work ’constructively’ with Russia

July 10: US President Donald Trump said today it was time to work "constructively" with Russia, saying his counterpart Vladimir Putin had "vehemently denied" meddling in the 2016 election.

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