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Brazil backs out of hosting 2019 climate change meeting

Brazil this week set out of hosting next year’s United Nations global summit meeting on climate change, the latest signal that Latin America’s widest nation no longer aspires to be an influential player in efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming planet. The decision leaves the UN scrambling to find a new place for …

Jalandhar MC alerts Canadian Embassy

A case of illegal immigration to Canada has come into focus after the Canadian Embassy sent the documents of a Jalandhar Municipal Corporation (JMC) Engineer to JMC officials for verification. The prescribed engineer had attached the salary slip of JMC, his I-card and a recommendation letter from a Joint Corporation. The engineer had mentioned his …

PM takes dig at AkbaruddinOwaisi over ‘CM has to bow before us’ comment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday sought to appeal to Telangana pride when he said about AIMIM leader AkbaruddinOwaisi’scurrent remark that whoever became the chief minister of Telangana or undivided Andhra Pradesh had to bow before his party. Labeling a poll rally at Mahbubnagar, Modi asked the people whether they would vote for someone who bows …

PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet on sidelines of G20 summit in Argentina

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet on the project of the tenth upcoming G20 meeting in Argentina on November 30, the Ministry of External Affairs said Tuesday. Modi and Xi have met twice after their informal summit in Wuhan this year — at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held …

IRCTC joins the bandwagon, trolls IndiGo over new web check-in controversy

“We believe in being as clear with our customers as we can be! No hidden charges on any bookings made via IRCTC Air!” tweeted the official Twitter handle of IRCTC. The tweet comes after budget airlines IndiGo was slammed for launching extra charges for web check-in for all seats. Though IndiGo clarified that there is …

Reviewing This Fees, Says Centre, On Airlines Charging For Web Check-In

The government said on Monday that it was reviewing airlines’ decision to charge passengers for any of the seats chosen at the time of web check-in to ascertain whether the move is in compliance with existing rules. No-frills airline IndiGo, which has a domestic market share of nearly 43 percent, has been levying charges for …

'Dharma Sabha' at Ayodhya

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Rambhadracharya on Sunday claimed a high-level meeting will take place after 11 December, at which a decision will be made about the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a final call about the construction of Ram temple after 11 December,” he said while addressing …

NSA Ajit Doval, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hold India-Ch

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will get the 21st round of border talks in China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, officials said. Besides the border argument, the two senior officials at the picturesque Dujiangyan city would also review the progress made in bilateral ties since the Wuhan Summit between …

President unveils Mahatma Gandhi’s bronze statue in Australia

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday revealed a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Australian city of Sydney and said his powerful message of non-violence and peaceful coexistence is relevant in these times of strife. Marking the ongoing celebrations of the 150th anniversary year of the Mahatma along with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, …

Singapore eyes 14% growth in tourists from India

Singapore is expecting 14 per cent growth in tourist visited from India this year compared to 2017, and plans to tap the growing young traveller’s segment. “Last year (2017) was a record year where we received 1.27 million Indians travellers. This year, from January till September we have already got 1.08 million Indians. So seeking …

Bill to protect work permits of H4 visa holders introduced in US Congress

A legislation seeking to prohibit the Trump administration from revoking the work authorization of spouses of H1-B visa holders, which comprise Indians, has been introduced in the US Congress by two lawmakers who said that eliminating this advantage would force many foreign workers to use their talents to compete against American businesses. H-4 visas are …