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India seeks greater market access in China

NEW DELHI, November 6: India has sought greater market access for areas like agriculture products, pharmaceuticals, IT services and tourism in China, with a view to bridge the widening trade deficit with the neighbouring country, the commerce ministry said Tuesday. The issues were discussed during the meeting between commerce secretary Anup Wadhawan and Wang Shouwen, vice minister of China's commerce minister in Shanghai. "The commerce secretary informed that areas like agriculture products, pharmaceuticals, information technology services and tourism in which India has proven strengths and significant global presence but minuscule...

Faizabad renamed as Ayodhya

Ayodhya, Novmeber 6: A day before the nation celebrates Diwali, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath renamed Faizabad district to Ayodhya. This is the second time in less than a month that Adityanath changed the name of a major place in his state. Speaking at the Ram Kath Park in Ayodhya in the presence of South Korean First Lady Kim-Jung Sook, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader also announced a slew of projects for the development of the city. “I want to inform you that this district (Faizabad) will now...

Stand up to PM, protect nation: Rahul Gandhi’s message to Urjit Patel

NEW DELHI, November 6: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a media report which claimed the government is seeking Rs. 3.6 lakh crore from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), He allege that the PM needs the amount to fix the "mess his genius economic theories" have made. Mr Gandhi urged RBI Governor Urjit Patel to "stand up" to the prime minister and "protect the nation". "That's how much the PM needs from the RBI to fix the mess his genius economic theories have...

62 Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh; Govt terms it ‘huge achievement’

RAIPUR, November 6: As many as 62 Maoists surrendered before the police in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district today, giving the state government a major boost in its fight against Left-wing extremism. They also laid down 51 countrymade firearms in the presence of Bastar Inspector General Vivekanand Sinha and Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla, ANI reported. The "hardcore Naxals" were working under the Kutul area committee of the CPI(Maoist), Mr Sinha said. The development comes in the run-up to the assembly polls in a state that has been reeling under Left-wing...

UN recorded 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation or abuse in past three months

United Nations, November 6: The UN has received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, involving 77 victims, between July and September across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing its programmes, its spokesperson said. Of those 64 allegations between July 1 to September 30, 2018, six involved peacekeepers, 33 involved personnel from UN agencies, funds and programmes and another 25 concerned non-UN staff working with organisations implementing UN programmes, Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said. Dujarric said during the daily press briefing here Monday that not all the allegations...

Over 200 mass graves of thousands of Islamic State victims found in Iraq

Baghdad, November 6: More than 200 mass graves have been uncovered in Iraq in areas formerly controlled by Islamic State militants, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The graves contain the remains of thousands of people, believed to be the victims of the hardline Sunni group, who between June and December 2014, overran large swathes of northern Iraq and declared it part of their so-called caliphate. The dead include women, children, the elderly and disabled, as well as members of Iraq’s armed forces and police, a U.N. report said. The...

China grants Trump family 18 trademarks in 2 months

Beijing, November 6: China has given companies linked to US President Donald Trump and his daughter 18 new trademarks in the last two months, raising concerns about conflicts of interest in the White House on the eve of national elections. The trademarks cover products from perfume to voting machines and will be finalised after 90 days if no one objects. Ivanka Trump said in July she was shutting her namesake brand to focus on her role as a White House adviser. Critics have been especially concerned that China, where the...

Saudi Arabia grilled at UN rights review session over Jamal Khashoggi killing

United Nations, November 6: Saudi Arabia expressed “regret and pain” over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and asserted its commitment to achieving the “highest possible standards” in human rights in the country as it was grilled by countries at the United Nations on Monday over the brutal murder. The public debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva came just over a month after the royal insider-turned-critic was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Confirming that an investigation is still on-going into the death of Khashoggi, who...
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A Reflection on the Naga Club 100th Year Centenary Celebration

The British administration has introduced a uniform system of administrative control toward the later part of 19th century in Naga territories occupied by them. It had enabled the different Naga tribesmen to mix with each other more freely without fear. For the first time, they came to realise the advantage of living in peace with each other instead of fighting among themselves. Secondly, the advent of Christian missionaries into Naga land had also significantly contributed toward enlightening the Nagas by introducing Christianity and teaching of the 3Rs (Reading, Writing and...
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Anomalies in implementing job reservation for PwDs

Even after the Supreme Court issued authoritative judgement and explicitly directed the government to do away with distinction and extend at least 3% (now 4%) reservation in job to PwDs in all the identified posts irrespective of the mode of filling such posts, Nagaland government still failed to comply the same and turned a deaf ear towards PwDs of Nagaland. The matter was already filed in Guwahati High court, Kohima Bench by Ms. Toviholi Swu (assisted by NLSA) but the case is still pending in Court. Even though the state...
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