Sidhu hopes Imran Khan’s accession to PM’s post will be good for Pak, India peace process

Islamabad, Aug 18 (PTI) Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today hoped that his friend Imran Khan’s accession to the prime minister’s post will be good for Pakistan-India peace process. Wearing a blue suit and a pink turban, Sidhu was among the special guests present at Khan’s oath taking ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in […]

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Imran Khan seeks British PM May’s help to combat money laundering

Islamabad, Aug 18 (PTI) Imran Khan has sought UK’s help to combat the menace of money laundering during a conversation with his British counterpart Theresa May, Pakistani media reported, a day after he vowed to act against those who “looted” the country. Khan’s request is significant as former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his close […]

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WCD asks state women commissions to conduct surprise inspections at one-stop centres

New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) The WCD Ministry has asked state women commissions to conduct surprise inspections at one-stop centres amid complaints against them for not functioning properly, according to a senior official. The one-stop centres have been made to support women affected by violence, in private and public spaces, within family, community and at workplace. […]

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PM announces immediate relief of Rs 500 cr to flood-hit Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today an immediate financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to the rain-battered Kerala, after reviewing the flood situation in the state. Modi also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh per person to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured […]

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‘Singapore will remember Vajpayee as a good friend’

Singapore, Aug 18 (PTI) Singapore’s foreign minister has condoled the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the former Indian prime minister will always be remembered as a good friend of the country. Vajpayee, one of India’s most charismatic leaders and inspirational orators, died on August 16 at the age of 93 in New Delhi. “Vajpayee […]

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Panel probing Jaya”s death summons AIIMS doctors

Chennai, Aug 18 (PTI) The Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry, probing the circumstances leading to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s death, has summoned three doctors of AIIMS, who examined her at the Apollo Hospital here, to appear before it on August 23 and 24. The commissioned has summoned G C Khilnani of the Department of […]

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Imran Khan – A cricketer who struggled for 22 years to become Pakistan”s PM

Islamabad, Aug 18 (PTI) Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan struggled for 22 years to fulfil his dream of becoming Pakistan’s Prime Minister to transform the corruption affected country into an Islamic welfare state. Khan took oath as Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister after leading his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) to the victory in the elections and subsequently proving […]

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Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister

Islamabad, Aug 18 (PTI) Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister today, nearly 22 years after the former cricket hero entered politics. Khan, 65, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was administered the oath of office by President Mamnoon Hussain at a simple ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in […]

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Odisha urges Kerala to assist stranded Odia labourers

Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 In the wake of a distress call by some Odia people in flood-hit Kerala, the Odisha government has requested the southern state to provide assistance to 130 labourers from the state in Odapally, official sources said. The Odisha government’s request followed an alert from one Anil Sethi who informed that about 130 labourers […]

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Expansion plans of Paradip port to help proposed PCPIR’s growth

Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 Ambitious expansion plans of Paradip port will improve the stake of the Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIR) coming up in Paradip with investment potential of over Rs.45,000 crore. A recent analysis of the PCPIRs taken up by the Union Ministry Chemicals and Fertilizer reveals that as many as four PCPIRs […]

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