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Day: November 28, 2018

Kolkata Book Fair from January 30

Kolkata, Nov 28: Guatemala will be the theme country of the 43rd International Kolkata Book Fair which is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 30 next year, the organisers said Wednesday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the fair which will be held at the Central Park […]

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US intel chief to brief NATO on US withdrawal from INF treaty

US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday that he is heading to Europe to explain to allies Washington’s decision to pull out of a major nuclear weapons treaty because of Russian violations. Coats told reporters that he will meet NATO defense and intelligence officials in Brussels […]

North American free trade deal to be signed in Argentina: Kudlow

The new North American Free Trade Agreement, which binds Canada, the United States and Mexico, will be signed on the margins of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires this weekend, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Tuesday. Kudlow said US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister […]

Republican wins Mississippi’s racially-charged Senate runoff

A Mississippi Republican who drew scorn for making racially insensitive comments managed to hold her US Senate seat Tuesday in the final race of 2018, networks projected, avoiding what could have been an embarrassing setback for President Donald Trump. Incumbent Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was leading Democratic challenger Mike […]

Two Koreas study possible rail link as ties get back on track

SEOUL – South and North Korea will launch a field study on Friday to relink railways cut since the 1950-53 Korean conflict, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said on Wednesday, the latest development in improving ties between two sides technically still at war. The announcement came after the U.N. Security […]

Pakistan likely to pay back IMF before Chinese debt-U.S. Treasury official

WASHINGTON  – Pakistan is likely to pay off an International Monetary Fund bailout before its loans from China come due, easing concerns that IMF funds will be used to pay back Chinese creditors, the U.S. Treasury’s top diplomat said on Tuesday. David Malpass, the Treasury’s undersecretary for international […]

DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh asks North Eastern States to expedite fund utilization

open view web desk The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has asked the North Eastern States to expedite fund utilization, so that the financial support made available […]

Shri Sunil Arora next Chief Election Commissioner of India

open view web desk The President is pleased to appoint the senior–most Election Commissioner, Shri Sunil Arora as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission. Shri Sunil Arora will assume the charge of office of the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from the 2nd December, 2018 vice Shri […]

Security Restrictions on Construction Activities in Border Areas

open view web desk The Security Restrictions Guidelines enunciated by Ministry of Defence on 31.10.1990, were restrictive in nature towards developmental activities near border areas. In supersession of all previous orders, fresh guidelines were issued on 27.11.2017 on security restrictions of construction activities in Border areas which are […]

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