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India-US Trade Talks in Delhi Today
India-US trade talks to begin today, in Delhi. A delegation led by Assistant United States Trade Representative for South and Central Asia, Christopher Wilson is in Delhi to discuss bilateral and economic issues with his counterparts in line ministries and departments of Government of India.
6 Patients Rescued From Delhi’s Hospital After Fire Broke Out, No Casualties Reported
In Delhi, fire had broken out in the ceiling of operation theatre on the 3rd floor at Employees’ State Insurance Model Hospital in Basai Darapur.
No casualty reported till now. 6 patients have been rescued.
India Lifted 271 MN People out of Poverty Between 2006 and 2016: UN
“India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in areas such as “assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition,” a report by the United Nations said.
Pak Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi Heckled in London
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi heckled at a conference in London by a social media activist.
Indian Army Retaliates to Pakistan Ceasefire Violation in J&K
In Jammu and Kashmir, at about 8 AM today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation with firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along LoC in Mankote, Krishna Ghati Sector, District Poonch and Nowshera Sector, District Rajouri. Indian Army is retaliating.
Fire Breaks Out at Hospital in Delhi, 6 Tenders on the Spot
In Delhi, fire breaks out at Employees’ State Insurance Model Hospital in Basai Darapur. 6 Fire tenders have rushed to the spot. More details awaited.
Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Poonch, J&K
In Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch sector. Indian Army is retaliating. More details awaited.
First Train Carrying Water Moves From Vellore to Chennai
In Tamil Nadu, the first train carrying water from Jolarpet railway station in Vellore district to Chennai, started from the station this morning. The state government had announced to bring in water from Vellore by rail wagons as Chennai is facing water crisis.
Encounter Breaks Out Between Naxals, Police in Gadchiroli
An exchange of fire took place between Naxals and Gadchiroli Police in a remote area in Etapalli tahsil in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district.
The police retaliated after Naxals opened fire. They later fled the spot.
World Needs Indo-US ‘Mahagathbandhan’: Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga
The strategic partnership between India and the US is the ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) that the world needs, Mastercard CEO and president Ajay Banga said, asserting that strong ties between the “two greatest democracies” can make a difference in the world.
PM Modi to Meet BJP’s Women MPs Over Breakfast
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet women MPs of the party over breakfast at his official residence. This will mark the PM’s fifth such interaction with party MPs.
Compound Wall of Building Damaged in Thane, No Casualties So Far
In Maharashtra, a compound wall of an apartment building, Central Point Society, was damaged after a tree fell on it and 3 vehicles, earlier this morning in Panchpakhadi, Thane.
No casualties/injuries reported. Fire brigade with 1 emergency tender and 1 rescue vehicle is present at spot.
UP Police Registers Case Against Sonakshi Sinha Under Sections 406, 420 of IPC
UP Police, a case has been registered against actress Sonakshi Sinha at Katghar Police Station under sections 420 (cheating), 406 of IPC. In 2018, she had taken ₹24 lakh for a stage performance but didn’t turn up. Police went to her residence in Mumbai, yesterday but she wasn’t present then.
India, EU Hold High-Level Talks on Migration, Mobility
India and the European Union on Thursday held the fifth high-level dialogue on migration and mobility and discussed steps aimed at realising the full potential of “further strengthening” cooperation in the key areas.
Sanjiv Arora, Secretary (Consular, Passport and Visa and Overseas India) and Paraskevi MICHOU, Director General (Migration and Home Affairs), European Commission co-chaired the talks, according to a statement put out by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).