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24 July, 2017 5:40 PM Congress MPs suspended: Deeply hurt by conduct, says Speaker; Opposition cries foul

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said she was "deeply hurt" over the conduct of Congress MPs in the House and that she had only asked them to raise the lynching issue after Question Hour. Mahajan's comments came shortly after she suspended six Congress MPs from the House for five days for their "highly unbecoming" conduct during protests over the lynching 14

24 July, 2017 11:33 AM Sikkim stand-off: China hints at Doval-Yang bilateral meet

Amid the Sikkim stand-off, China on Monday hinted that a bilateral meeting could take place between NSA Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart. Doval is set to travel to Beijing this week to attend the BRICS NSAs' meeting scheduled for July 27-28. BEIJING: Amid the Sikkim stand-off, China on Monday hinted that a bilateral meeting+ between state councillor 25

24 July, 2017 11:03 AM Mumbai: Woman biker crushed to death while avoiding a pothole, probe ordered

A 36-year-old woman was killed when she was thrown off her two-wheeler while avoiding a pothole on a road near Mumbai and was crushed by a passing truck. Bandra-resident Jagruti Hogale, a member of the all-women 'Bikerni' motorcycle club, was on a trip with two other bikers to Jawhar in Palghar district yesterday when the incident occurred, a police 14

24 July, 2017 8:22 AM Ahead of NSA Ajit Doval's visit, China says open to bilateral talks, but imposes a Doklam precondition

Chinese Foreign Ministry suggested 'meaningful dialogue' on the ongoing Doklam standoff was unlikely until India fulfilled the 'precondition' of withdrawing troops from the area, and that the two officials may discuss other issues. China indicated today that National Security Adviser Ajit Doval could hold bilateral talks with his counterpart, Chinese 25

24 July, 2017 6:36 AM Birth certificate no longer mandatory for passport; PAN card, Aadhaar, driving license will suffice

New Delhi: In order to streamline, liberalise and ease the process of issue of passport, the government has said that the birth certificate is no longer required to get a passport. While informing the Parliament, Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh said birth certificate that specifies the date of birth is no longer mandatory 16

24 July, 2017 5:49 AM PM Modi condoles ex-ISRO chief's death, says his contribution to India's space programme will never be forgotten

Saddened by the demise of renowned scientist, Professor U.R. Rao. His remarkable contribution to India's space programme will never be forgotten, Modi said in a tweet. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over the death of former ISRO chief UR Rao. He said Rao's contribution to India's space research will always be remembered 20

24 July, 2017 2:21 AM Geelani-led Hurriyat warns of Syria-like situation in Kashmir

A day after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti rejected third party intervention, Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani warned that "if the mediation of UN body or any third country is not solicited or accepted, the situation in Kashmir may become like Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan." The Hurriyat spokesman noted that both India 26

24 July, 2017 2:05 AM Those who imposed Emergency now talking abt intolerance: Subramanian Swamy

BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy took potshots at the Congress, saying that the party which once imposed Emergency in the country is now talking about 'intolerance'. Swamy was here to speak on 'Intolerance: Reality or Illusion', a lecture organised by a city-based organisation. "The party which imposed Emergency in the country is now talking 23

23 July, 2017 7:26 PM ‘Form high-level panel on fishermen’

Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) president G.K. Vasan on Sunday urged the Centre to look into the issues faced by Tamil Nadu fishermen and form a high level committee to hold talks with the Sri Lankan government to resolve the issues. In a statement, the TMC president pointed out a slew of incidents in which Tamil Nadu fishermen had been arrested by the Sri Lankan 15

23 July, 2017 1:59 PM Sushma Swaraj to hold talks with Iraqi counterpart on abducted Indians

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold extensive talks with her Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari tomorrow during which focus is expected to be on the issue of 39 Indians kidnapped by the ISIS three years back from Mosul city. Al-Jaafari's visit from July 24 to July 28 to India comes two weeks after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider 15