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Pay $7.85 mn Outstanding Membership Fees for 7 Years or Get Out – SAARC Countries to Pakistan; India and the other Saarc members
recently read the riot act to Pakistan, asking it to immediately pay up $7.85 million as its contribution to the South Asian University (SAU).
The government is holding consultations with all regulators including the RBI to introduce Aadhaar-enabled KYC regime across financial
‘Resolve Marine’ completes salvage of Indian Navy Warship INS Betwa; Salvage contractor Resolve Marine has completed the US$2.9m
salvage of an Indian navy frigate which tipped over at Mumbai naval dockyard in an accident claiming the lives of two sailors and
injuring 14 others.
G20 leaders to discuss world economy and finance on the ghats of Varanasi; Holy city will play host to officials from G20 nations, IMF, World Bank and ADB who will brainstorm on the state of global economy next week.
Digitalisation of Indian Armed Forces is Top Priority; Union Minister Subhash Bhamre on Thursday said digitisation of forces is one
of the top priorities of the government, an official said.
In a first, the Law Commission is likely to recommend addition and expansion of certain sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to the
law to effectively prosecute politicians for hate speeches that violate the Constitution and it will also strive to define what
constitutes hate speech.
Bangladesh wants UN to recognise 1971 genocide; Bangladesh today said it would reach out to the UN to declare March 25 as Genocide
Day globally, in remembrance of the atrocities carried out by the Pakistan Army on the same day in 1971.
The Supreme Court will turn paperless in six to seven months, Chief Justice JS Khehar said on Thursday, in a bid to make the judiciary
more ecofriendly and also to save funds. The judicial system thrives on tonnes and tonnes of paper, with lawyers filing copious
amounts of documents and judges insisting that lawyers submit everything in black and white.
Pakistan Army unlikely to allow strategic shift in ties with India: Expert; The “controlling influence” of Pakistan Army and
intelligence services on Islamabad’s “core state policies” is unlikely to allow any strategic shift in its ties with India,
“We are talking about protecting the environment. But I am sorry to say the Supreme Court is the biggest guzzler of paper.” senior
advocate Indira Jaisingh said, refusing to put down her objections in paper.
Tawang is a part of China :: Tibetan Scholar; Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is “a part” of China and India’s “unfriendly” move to allow
the Dalai Lama to visit the town will negatively impact bilateral ties as it involves “sensitive issues” related to the border
dispute, a prominent Tibetan scholar said today.
One has to grant Narendra Modi this: even at his peak, he has promoted a new leader, two decades younger than him. It could be a great
Pakistan has to vacate PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan: India; The only issue of dispute between India and Pakistan as far as Jammu and Kashmir
is concerned is the illegal occupation of PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan by Pakistan, the government today said.
Maharashtra doctors withdraw mass leave agitation; The MARD said the Bombay High Court had taken a very sympathetic view of the
doctors concerns about physical security and related issues, which it would monitor every 15 days.
The document, being put together by BJP’s UP unit, will be especially meant for BJP units in states that are headed for polls next —
Gujarat and Himachal.
Russia in talks to clinch Chinese approval for India’s NSG EntrySince India’s entry into MTCR the two sides have been able to expand
the range of jointly developed Brahmos missiles
US develops a Brahmos-like Ramjet Powered Missile in just 6 Months using off-the-shelf parts; For a military with the world’s largest
defence budget, things move at a glacial pace, or so experts say. Therefore, it’s surprising that the US Navy actually managed to
design, build and test a new ramjet missile in just six months.