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Islamabad
Pakistan is wary of powerful countries pressurising smaller nations to exempt India in the admission process to the NSG and feels that strategic stability in South Asia would be undermined if Pakistan's application was not treated equally with that of India.
Dhaka
Bangladesh today paid homage to the intellectuals martyred in the 1971 liberation war as President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led thousands in paying their respects in the capital.
Islamabad
Pakistan today said it has held first-ever consultations with Russia over important global and regional issues amid warming ties between the former Cold War rivals.
Islamabad

Pakistan today said it has set up a special naval force to protect the sea lanes under the USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) linking western China with the Arabian Sea.

Islamabad

India was developing atomic submarines and building up its atomic stockpile day by day, a top Pakistani official claimed today, asserting that Pakistan is forced to take measures to ensure its defence.

Beijing
As China relaxed its controversial one child policy this year, millions of women are being helped by hospitals to remove intrauterine devices implanted to prevent child birth in the world's most populous nation.
Peshawar
A 18-year-old Pakistani student has succumbed to his wounds received in the deadly 2014 militant attack on the Army Public School here, three days before the country marks the second anniversary of the massacre that claimed over 150 lives.
Kathmandu

Nepal's three main political parties have agreed to hold local elections by April-May and keep the Constitution amendment bill inactive to break the political deadlock over the contentious new statute.

New York

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif might like to attend US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration with his government voicing optimism the new administration in Washington will provide it with "a fresh opportunity to burnish its credentials" with the US, a medi

Chandigarh

The Enforcement Directorate has seized Rs 2.20 crore from the premises of a cloth trader here as part of its operation to check hawala trade in the wake of demonetisation.

NEW DELHI

Taking a jibe at Samajwadi Party over its possible tie-up with Congress, BSP supremo Maywati today said "only weak needs support" and that the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led party's keenness for an alliance shows its poor condition.

Mumbai

The Bombay High Court today directed CBI to consider if prima facie evidence points out offences of unnatural sex against the 10 police officials booked in the 2014 custodial death case of a 25-year-old youth.

Jabalpur (MP)

A 38-year-old small screen actor Kamlesh Pandey, who among other serials has played role of an inspector in Hindi serial Crime Patrol allegedly shot himself dead over a domestic issue here, police said today.

NEW DELHI

With the Opposition continuing its tirade against the Centre over demonetisation, Kerala Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "rejoicing" in the suffering of people affected by the decision.

Jammu

Jammu traders' body today alleged that the government wants to change the demographic nature of this city by allowing Rohingya Muslim refugees to "settle" here in violation of Article 370.

Bengaluru

Stung by an alleged sex CD scandal, Karnataka excise minister H Y Meti resigned today with government ordering a CID probe into the entire purported episode over the charge that he sought sexual favour from a woman in return for help.

NEW DELHI

Haryana has become the first state to adopt the Centre's Mahila Police Volunteer scheme in two of its districts and has inducted 1,000 women as part of the programme.

Puducherry

The four-member legislature wing of the opposition AIADMK in Puducherry today urged Sasikala, long time aide of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, to take over the leadership of the party.

Lethpora (JK)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said both the coalition partners want benefits for the Kashmir Police Service (KPS) officers to be at par with the Indian Police Service (IPS) officers. "I want people to rise from the grassroots level.

Tamang murder
Report by: 
Agencies

The Calcutta High Court today allowed anticipatory bail prayer of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha and 20 others in connection with the murder of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang.

Kolkata

A West Bengal BJP worker today lodged a complaint against state chief minister Mamata Banerjee for her statements against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Army.

Bhubaneswar

Twenty winners of the 10th edition of Young Astronomer Talent Search programme, organised by Tata Steel in collaboration with Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Bhubaneswar were felicitated today by Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

Medininagar

Seven persons were killed and as many injured in a road accident when the vehicle in which they were travelling hit a tree near Harsan Mod, 18 km from Palamau district headquarters, police said today.

Kolkata

12839 Howrah-Chennai Mail scheduled to leave Howrah at 11.45 pm on Wednesday (December 14) has been rescheduled to leave Howrah at 5.45 am on Thursday (December 15) due to late arrival of corresponding link rake.

Author: 
Gopakumar Pookkottur

Haritha Gramam is not just any story but it is the story of Peroorkada, a residential locality in Thiruvananthapuram city which went green by practicing effective waste management at its source.   Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala now has more than 3000 households which adopted this model as a message for waste management after its successful implementation in Peroorkada. Particularly a total 14 wards belonging to the city have emulated this model.

Author: 
Pandurang Hegde

According to Central Soil Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Dehradun, India is losing 5,334 million tonnes of soil every year due to soil erosion because of indiscreet and excess use of fertilisers, insecticides and pesticides over the years.  On an average 16.4 tonnes of fertile soil is lost every year per hectare.

The non-judicious use of fertilizers has led to deterioration of soil fertility causing loss of micro and macronutrients leading to poor soils and low yields causing low agricultural yields.

Toward the end of the Left rule in West Bengal when the Left Front was fast losing its support among the people, it had become a daily habit of the CPM leaders to target Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee personally, in vulgar and obscene language. CPM leaders like Binoy Konar, Anil Basu, Shyamal Chkarabarty and others earned notoriety for abusive language against Mamata. With the end of the Left rule, chastened CPM leaders desisted from using foul language against their political opponents. It created a healthy climate in the State’s politics.

Investment not more than Rs 2000 cr as against a promised Rs 2.50 lakh crore
Report by: 
Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay

Even though West Bengal, after the conclusion of the second edition of Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) held in January last year in Kolkata received business proposals worth about Rs 2,50,253 crore, a reality check by Echo of India revealed that in the last one year, only eight companies  have got Registration Certificate 1 (RC1) that is required to start busin

Rahul accuses PM of waging war against poor Biggest scam; says Chidambaram, seeks probe into seizure of Rs 2000 notes
Report by: 
Agencies

Principal Opposition Congress today unleashed a dual attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over note ban woes with Rahul Gandhi accusing him of "waging a war" against the poor by rendering them "cashless" and P Chidambaram calling it a "biggest scam" of the year that needed to be probed.

NEW DELHI

Launching a counter attack on Congress after the Grand Old party's vice president Rahul Gandhi today came down heavily on the Prime Minister, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley today said the party's "scandalous record" is making it extremely uncomfortable with the M

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