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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said an optimistic note about trade negotiations with China as two of his top economic advisers downplayed friction from the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies. “China talks are going very well,” Trump tweeted on Twitter, without providing any details. Prominent companies have …

The US says 800k to 2 million religious minorities detained in Chinese internment camps

An estimated 800,000 to 2 million religious minorities are recently being detained in internment camps in China, the Trump administration has told lawmakers, who have expressed critical concerns over the massive human rights violations in the Communist nation’s Xinjiang province. The situation in resource-rich Xinjiang has been restive as the native Muslim Uighurs have been …

Tej Pratap Yadav says won't return home till family backs divorce; 11-day 'puja organized to resolve RJD leader's marital problems

Between strains in the marriage of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tej Pratap Yadav, an 11-day puja was performed at the MaaVindhyavasini Devi temple in Mirzapur, a priest said Friday. Lalu Yadav’s family members have great faith in the goddess enshrined there and have been frequent visitors to the temple in eastern …

EC bans exit polls from Nov 12 to Dec 7

The Election Commission on Friday imposed a near month-long ban on holding exit polls commencing November 12 in the five poll-bound states. A notification issued by the poll panel proposed between 7 am of November 12 and 5.30 pm on December 7, “conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing the result of the exit …

Livestock Insurance Scheme

About the scheme The Livestock Insurance Scheme, a centrally sponsored scheme was implemented on a pilot rule during 2005-06 and 2006-07 of the 10th Five Year Plan and 2007-08 of the 11th Five Year Plan in 100 selected districts. The scheme was after implemented on a regular basis from 2008-09 in 100 newly selected districts …

Gobar Dhan Yojana

Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation has launched the GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) – DHAN project. The project is being implemented as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin). The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) combined of two main components for creating clean villages – creating open defecation free (ODF) villages and managing solid and liquid …