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👔Vijay Gokhale Takes Charge As Foreign 🛫Secretary of 🇮🇳India

Seasoned diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale, who played a key role in resolving the Doklam standoff with China, took over as the foreign secretary of India today, succeeding S Jaishankar. A 1981-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Gokhale is served as the secretary (economic relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA …

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💰Economic Survey🔎 Predicts 7–7.5% Growth📈 in FY18

The Economic Survey 2017-18, tabled in the Lok Sabha at the start of the Budget Session, has pegged India's GDP growth in the next year at 7-7.5%. This fiscal, it will reach 6.75%, thanks to several major reforms including GST, bank recapitalization, FDI liberalization and higher exports, the …

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Messi passes Ronaldo for free-kick goals in La Liga

Lionel Messi's late strike against Alaves on Sunday gave Barcelona the 2-1 win, and also gave the Argentine the advantage over Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga free-kick goals.

With Sunday's game deadlocked in the 84th minute, Messi curled home a dead-ball effort to earn a victory for the league leaders …

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Afghanistan mourns after ambulance bomb kills more than 100

As Afghanistan mourned another deadly attack Sunday -- one that raises questions about the potential for stability in the region -- a top American general says US victory in Afghanistan is still a possibility. The Afghan government declared a national day of mourning after an ambulance packed with explosives blew up in …

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Kabul military academy hit by explosions and gunfire

Heavy gunfire and explosions have been heard at a military academy in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The Marshal Fahim National Defense University came under attack early Monday morning, reports said. It comes days after the deadliest bombing for months hit Kabul when an ambulance packed with explosives killed at least …

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Republic Day parade: Maharashtra’s Shivaji coronation float gets first prize

Maharashtra’s tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade depicting the grand coronation of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji was awarded the first prize. The state also emerged winner in the cultural category and the inter-state dance competition held as part of the parade. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “It …

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Varun Gandhi wants rich MPs to forego salary to reduce inequality gap

BJP MP Varun Gandhi has urged Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to initiate a “movement” to encourage economically advantaged Lok Sabha members to forego their remunerations for the remaining term of the Lower House. Gandhi underlined that the move may trouble a few MPs. The remuneration of an MP include …

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Cracks surface in Pimpri BJP, leaders train guns at each other

Less than a year after the BJP came to power in Pimpri-Chinchwad, different camps led by key leaders seem to be forming in the party. The party-led Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) administration recently came under the lens when BJP MP Amar Sable sought Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s intervention in …

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JD(U) favours simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls

The ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar on Sunday said it favoured, “in principle”, simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha and state assemblies as this could lead to lower poll-related expenses. The party, however, made it clear that it supported such an arrangement “for the entire country” and ruled out the …

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