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India, US vow to work as friends to resolve issues

Hindustan Times 1 hour 29 minutes ago

Indias concerns about US threats of sanctions on the $5.2-billion deal to procure S-400 missile defence systems from Russia, trade-related differences, tensions in the Persian Gulf, and the...
S400 missile deal Will go by national interest: India
NEW DELHI, June 26 - India on Wednesday told the US that it will go by its national interest while dealing with other countries, including with sanctions-hit Russia from whom New Delhi is procuring S400 missile defence systems.
Will do what is in our national interest: India to US on S-400 deal
India#39;s strong stance on the S-400 deal was conveyed by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to his American counterpart Mike Pompeo during their wide-ranging meeting, the first high-level interaction between the two countries after return of the Modi government to power last month.
India will go by its national interest: S Jaishankar tells US on S-400 missile system deal with Russia
Amid concerns in the US over India procuring S-400 missile defence system from Russia, India said on Wednesday that will go by its national interest and has many bilateral relationships which also have a history
India will do what is in its national interest: Jaishankar to Pompeo on S-400 deal
India told the US that it will go by its national interest while dealing with other countries, including with sanctions-hit Russia from whom New Delhi
India will Do What is in Its National Interest: S Jaishankar to US Secy of State Mike Pompeo on S-400 Deal
In a joint press interaction, Mike Pompeo said India is an important partner of the US and that the bilateral ties were reaching new heights.
India will do what is in its national interest: Jaishankar to Pompeo on S-400 deal
In a joint press interaction, external affairs minister S Jaishankar conveyed to his American counterpart Mike Pompeo that India will go by its national interest while dealing with other countries, including with sanctions-hit Russia from whom New Delhi is procuring S 400 missile defence systems. Pompeo said bilateral ties with India were reaching new heights.
India Says Guided By "National Interest" On S-400 Deal After Pompeo Talks
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted to Washington having a divergence of view with New Delhi on issues such as trade during his joint press conference with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar in New...
First Post.com, Hindu Business Line, News18, Times of India, NDTV,
  

Mike Pompeo calls for efforts to defend religious freedom

Hindustan Times 54 minutes ago

India has rejected the criticism in the 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom, released by the US on June 21, saying no foreign government has the locus standi to comment on the state of...
Let's stand up together for religious freedom, says Mike Pompeo days after US releases report on mob attacks in India
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo's remarks assume significance as they come days after the US state department, in its annual 2018 International Religious Freedom Report released last week, alleged that mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against minority communities, particularly Muslims, continued in India in 2018, amid rumours that victims had traded or killed cows for beef.
Let#39;s speak out strongly in favour of religious freedom: Mike Pompeo
Pompeo also said the US is pleased to see the UN designating JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist.
'Let's Speak Out': In India, Pompeo Talks About Religious Freedom, Draws Parallel Between Trump and Modi
Hailing India as birthplace of four major world religions, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that United States and India should stand up together for religious freedom for all.
Let's speak out strongly in favour of religious freedom: Pompeo
"India is the birthplace of four major world religions. Let's stand up together for religious freedom for all, let's speak out strongly together in favour of those rights for whenever we do compromise those rights, the world is worse off," US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said in his India policy speech in New Delhi.
Let's speak out strongly in favour of religious freedom: Mike Pompeo
He hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump, saying they are leaders who aren''t scared to take risks and the two countries are poised to do "incredible things together".
Let's Defend Religious Freedom For All, Says Mike Pompeo On India Visit
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a two-day visit to Delhi, today said the US and India should "stand up for religious freedom". The comment is likely to raise eyebrows, coming on the heels...
News18, Times of India, Economic Times, NDTV,
  

Brian Lara discharged from hospital

The Assam Tribune 1 hour 56 minutes ago

MUMBAI, June 26: West Indies cricket icon Brian Lara was on Wednesday discharged from a hospital here, declared "fit and fine" a day after he complained of chest pain.
Brian Lara declared 'fit and fine', discharged from hospital
Brian Lara declared 'fit and fine', discharged from hospital
After minor heart scare, Brian Lara ‘fine and recovering’ at Mumbai hospital
After minor heart scare, Brian Lara ‘fine and recovering’ at Mumbai hospital
West Indies Legend Brian Lara Discharged From Mumbai Hospital
Brian Lara released an audio recording on Tuesday night in which he said he was "fine".
Fit and fine Lara discharged from Mumbai hospital
In a late evening message on Tuesday, Lara had allayed concerns over his health.
Brian Lara discharged from Mumbai hospital
Lara was rushed to hospital on Tuesday in Indias financial capital where he is currently working for Star Sports, the official broadcasters of the ongoing cricket World Cup.
NDTV, Hindu Business Line, Hindustan Times,
  

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets two-year extension

Hindu Business Line 7 hours 54 minutes ago

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has extended the tenure of Niti Aayogs Chief Executive Officer, Amitabh Kant by another two years.Kants term w
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets 2-year extension
He was first given a two-year term, which was later extended by the Cabinet#39;s Appointments Committee to June 30.
Amitabh Kant gets two-year extension as Niti Aayog CEO
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of Kants tenure for a further period of two years beyond June 30, 2019, i.e. up to June 30, 2021, on the same terms and conditions, the Personnel Ministry said in the order.
Amitabh Kant Gets Two-Year Extension As Niti Aayog CEO
Amitabh Kant was givena two-year extension as Chief Executive Officer of Niti Aayog, an official order said.
Amitabh Kant gets two year extension as NITI Aayog CEO
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved an extension of Kant's tenure till June 30, 2019, the order issued by the personnel ministry said. Kant is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.
Kant gets two-year extension as Niti Aayog CEO
Amitabh Kant was on Wednesday given a two-year extension as chief executive officer of Niti Aayog, an official order said. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of Kant's tenure for a further period of two years beyond June 30, 2019, i.e. up to June 30, 2021, on the same terms and conditions, the personnel ministry said in the order.
NDTV, Economic Times, Times of India,
  

Gayle to call it a day after home series against India

Hindu Business Line 3 hours 23 minutes ago

Dashing West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from international cricket after the home ODI and Test series against India scheduled in August-Se
Cricket: Gayle delays retirement to play home series against India
West Indies opener Chris Gayle wants to play the home series against India in August-September reversing his earlier decision to quit international cricket after the ongoing World Cup, the batsman said on Wednesday.
Chris Gayle plans retirement after home series against India in August
The 39-year-old had last month stated that he would call it quits after the ongoing World Cup but speaking to the media on the eve of the game against India, the left-hander said he has had a change of mind.
Chris Gayle To Play Home Series Against India Before Retiring
Chris Gayle has played 103 Test matches for the West Indies along with 294 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals.
Gayle plans retirement after home series against India
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from international cricket after the home ODI and Test series against India scheduled in August-September. The 39-year-old had last month stated that he would call it quits after the ongoing World Cup but the left-hander said he has had a change of mind.
Chris Gayle to retire from international cricket after home series against India
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from international cricket after home Test series against India in August-September.
NDTV, Times of India, Hindustan Times,
  

Union Home Minister reviews security arrangements for Shri Amarnathji Yatra during his visit to Srinagar

PIB 4 hours 24 minutes ago

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah conducted a review meeting of the security arrangements for Shri Amarnathji Yatra, in Srinagar today. J&K Governor Shri Satya Pal Malik, Union Home Secretary Shri...
Amit Shah Reviews Security In Jammu And Kashmir In First Official Visit
Signifying the importance given to Jammu and Kashmir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, Union Home Minister Amit Shah Wednesday chose the state for his maiden visit after assuming office...
Amit Shah reviews security in J-K on his first official visit
Breaking away from protocol, Governor Satya Pal Malik, accompanied by his advisors and some top officials of the state administration, received Shah at the airport, officials said.
Amit Shah reviews security situation in J&K on his maiden official visit
Signifying the importance given to Jammu and Kashmir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday chose the state for his maiden visit after assuming office and reviewed the security situation.
Amit Shah reviews security situation in Jammu and Kashmir on his maiden official visit
Immediately after his arrival here, the Home minister, who is on a two-day visit, chaired a high-level meeting of civil administration officials and top bosses of various security agencies in the state, the officials said.
Home Minister Amit Shah in Jammu and Kashmir to Review Security Situation for Amarnath Yatra
Amit Shah will review the security situation, especially preparedness of the security grid for the annual Amaranth Yatra, which will begin on July 1, officials here said.
Times of India, Money Control, News18,
  

Erase payment data from foreign servers in 24 hrs, says RBI

Hindustan Times 1 hour 30 minutes ago

The RBI had, on April 6, 2018, asked payment system operators to store data related to payments in India. These regulations were expected to affect companies like Mastercard, American Express,...
RBI says foreign firms can process abroad, but must store data in India
Foreign payment firms such as Mastercard and Visa can process transactions made in India outside of the country but the related data should be brought back for local storage within 24 hours, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Wednesday.
Payment data should be stored in systems located in India: RBI
Despite opposition from multinational financial services players including those from the United States, the Reserve Bank of India has reiterated that
'Data related to payments to be stored only in India'
The Reserve Bank on Wednesday said all data related to payments must be stored only in India and data processed abroad will have to be brought back to the country within 24 hours.
Data related to payments to be stored only in India: RBI
Last week, the issue of data localisation was raised by several e-commerce firms during their meetings with Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.
RBI issues clarifications on data localisation circular
The central bank said that while there is no bar on the processing of payment transactions outside India, the PSOs will have to ensure the data is stored only in India after the processing.
Times of India, Economic Times, Money Control,
  

PM calls Bihar AES deaths 'matter of pain and shame'

Hindustan Times 1 hour ago

Acute encephalitis syndrome claimed one more life in Muzaffarpur on Wednesday, taking the total number of casualties across the state to 154, officials said.
Bihar encephalitis deaths, a matter of shame, says PM Modi
Speaking in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the need for simultaneous elections and rubbished concerns overthe cred
"Matter Of Shame For The Nation": PM Modi On Encephalitis Deaths In Bihar
With the number of deaths in Bihar crossing 160 this month due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called it unfortunate and a "matter of shame...
Matter of Great Shame, PM Modi Says in First Address Over Bihar Encephalitis Deaths
Calling it an unfortunate situation, the Prime Minister said in the Rajya Sabha that the Centre and state would work together to emerge out of the present crisis.
Live: Lynching in Jharkhand has pained me, says PM Modi in RS
The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha is now under way and will continue till July 26. Stay with TOI for live updates
News18, Times of India,
  

Google Maps gets Stay Safer feature in India; alerts if your vehicle goes off-route

Fone Arena 3 hours 49 minutes ago

Google Maps has been getting a host of new features recently likelive train status,AR navigation,speed limits and speed traps, and more. Similarly, today, Google is now introducing a new 'Stay...
Google Maps launches #39;Stay Safer#39; feature in India
The feature will also allow users to share the live status of their trips with family and friends, Google said in a statement.
Google Maps rolls out off-route safety alert feature in India
The feature ensures that the user is not tricked by a cab driver while travelling to an unfamiliar part of the city
Google Maps launches 'Stay Safer' feature in India
Google Maps launches 'Stay Safer' feature in India
Google Maps to alert Indians if cab drivers deviate from route
New Delhi: Next time when you board an Uber or Ola from the airport, railway station or from a friend's place at midnight anywhere in India, keep your Google Maps on. In case the driver deviates from the designated drop route for 500 metres, your phone would buzz with a prominent notification -- informing you about the deviation and you can promptly alert the cab-hailing service, near and dear ones, or even cops. Called "Stay Safer", the India-first feature was rolled out from Wednesday that would alert Android users travelling in public vehicles like taxis or auto rickshaws if their drivers deviate more than 0.5 km from the suggested route on Google Maps. The users' phones would buzz with a prominent notification which they would be able to tap on and see where they are compared to the original route. "Through our extensive research across India, we found that a lot of people limit their mobility due to safety-related concerns. To address this, we are launching this India-first feature," said Amanda Bishop, Product Manager, Google Maps. After searching for your destination and getting directions, select the "Stay Safer" and "Get off-route alerts" option. The feature, tested exclusively in India, would also allow users to choose to share the live trip with friends and family directly from the screen so they know and can keep track of the journey. For now, it remains unclear if users in other countries would also get the "Stay Safer" feature or not. Google has lately been updating Maps with a plethora of features including a speedometer and support for showing radar locations. The company also launched three new public transport features including live train status, to help Map users in 10 of the largest cities in India to see bus travel times from live traffic, get live train status for Indian Railways and get mixed-mode commute suggestions that now combine auto-rickshaw and public transport.
Times of India, Sify,
  

India take on depleted West Indies

The Assam Tribune 1 hour 56 minutes ago

MANCHESTER, June 26: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's batting approach and position in the middle order will be the team management's primary concern when India take on an ousted-yet-dangerous West Indies in...
World Cup 2019: All eyes on MS Dhoni's approach as Team India take on...
World Cup 2019: All eyes on MS Dhoni's approach as Team India take on...
World Cup: India vs West Indies: MS Dhoni, Indian Batsman To Watch
MS Dhoni has become India's batsman to watch, not necessarily for his great finishing skills but whether he is being used at the correct slot.
World Cup 2019: All eyes on Dhonis approach as India take on depleted West Indies
Dhonis painfully slow approach against the Afghanistan yielded 28 off 52 balls and he was roundly criticised.
India vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: All eyes on MS Dhoni's approach as India take...
In fact, West Indies unpredictability and the former India captains repeated failure during the important second Powerplay overs leaves skipper Virat Kohli with a few points to ponder.
Hindu Business Line, Hindustan Times,
  

No intel failure in Pulwama attack: Govt

Sify 2 hours 25 minutes ago

New Delhi: The Government on Wednesday dismissed reports that Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel on February 14 was due to intelligence failure. In a written reply to a question in...
Government rules out intelligence failure in Pulwama attack
The Centre ruled out any intelligence failure in the Pulwama attack and said that the NIA has identified the conspirators and suicide attacker responsible for the February 14 terror strike in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. On February 20, The NIA took over the probe into the terror attack from the Jammu and Kashmir police.
Centre rejects claim of intel failure in Pulwama attack, says all agencies working in coordinated manner
On being asked whether the reasons of Pulwama terror attack was a failure of intelligence, Reddy in Lok Sabha replied, "Jammu and Kashmir are affected by terrorism sponsored and supported from across the border for the last three decades."
'There was no intelligence failure in Pulwama attack': Government in Parliament
On 14 February this year, 40 Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) personnel were killed in a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) orchestrated terror attack in South Kashmirs Pulwama district.
Pulwama Attack Not An Intelligence Failure, Government Tells Parliament
There was no intelligence failure in the Pulwama terror attack, the government told parliament on Wednesday. The Home Ministry said all agencies are "working in a coordinated manner and the...
Hindustan Times, NDTV,
  

'No good or bad violence': PM on Jharkhand lynching

Hindustan Times 1 hour 12 minutes ago

The PM said that all kinds of violence whether in Jharkhand, West Bengal or Kerala, should be treated with the same yardstick.
Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha: PM says Jharkhand lynching pained him, but no one has right to insult state
PM Modi broke his silence on the lynching of a Muslim youth in Jharkhand, saying it has pained him and the guilty must be severely punished, but stressed that all incidents of violence in the country should be treated the same
'Pained': In Rajya Sabha Address, PM Modi Condemns Jharkhand Lynching But Says Wrong to Blame State
In Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that violence whether in Jharkhand, West Bengal or Kerala should be dealt with equally.
Minorities Safer Under PM Modi, Says K J Alphons
Minorities have never been more safe in the country than under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP leader K J Alphons said in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday amid opposition references to lynching cases.
Lynching in Jharkhand pained me: PM Modi
Lynching in Jharkhand pained me: PM Modi
NDTV, Times of India,
  

Narendra Modi slams Congress' 'arrogance' in Rajya Sabha speech, says party can neither accept defeat nor digest win

First Post.com 7 hours 27 minutes ago

A day after mounting a bitter attack on the Opposition for obstructing triple talaq bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Congress in the Rajya Sabha,...
PM Modi Flays Cong Over Doubts on EVM Efficacy, Asks Party If They've Questions on Wayanad Victory Too
The law to use EVMs was framed in Parliament when Congress was in power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing Rajya Sabha.
'There is limit to arrogance': PM Modi pans Congress in Rajya Sabha speech
PM Modi, who led his party to a stunning victory in the Lok Sabha elections, also took on the congress-led opposition head on for its campaign against electronic voting machines. This, he said, was a new disease.
Congress insulted voters by questioning BJP's massive win: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
PM Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of insulting voters of the country by questioning the massive victory of BJP in Lok Sabha polls. Replying to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in Rajya Sabha, Modi attacked the Congress, saying by questioning the mandate of the people, the opposition party has put voters in the dock.
Congress insulted voters by questioning BJP's massive win: PM Modi
Modi said there was a limit to the arrogance of the opposition party as it has put voters in the dock by questioning their verdict.
Times of India, Economic Times,
  

Over 6.8 lakh posts in Central govt vacant

The Assam Tribune 1 hour 56 minutes ago

NEW DELHI, June 26 - Amid chorus over lack of jobs, the government on Wednesday said over 6.84 lakh posts were vacant in different departments under it.
Need a job? Over 6.84 lakh posts in central govt departments are vacant
Of the total sanctioned strength of 38.02 lakh, 31.18 lakh were filled as on March 1, 2018, leaving 6.84 lakh posts vacant, according to a written reply by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh.
Amid Chorus Over Lack of Jobs, Govt Says More Than 6.84 Lakh Vacant Posts in Central Govt Departments
Of the total sanctioned strength of 38.02 lakh, 31.18 lakh were filled as on March 1, 2018, leaving 6.84 lakh posts vacant, according to a written reply by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh.
Over 6.84 lakh vacant posts in central government departments: Govt
Amid chorus over lack of jobs, the government on Wednesday said over 6.84 lakh posts were vacant in different departments under it. Of the total sanctioned strength of 38.02 lakh, 31.18 lakh were filled as on March 1, 2018, leaving 6.84 lakh posts vacant, according to a written reply by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh.
Over 6.84 lakh vacant posts in central government departments: Government
Of the total sanctioned strength of 38.02 lakh, 31.18 lakh were filled as on March 1, 2018, leaving 6.84 lakh posts vacant.
Times of India, Economic Times,
  

PMs reply in Rajya Sabha to the motion of thanks on the Presidents Address

PIB 8 hours 11 minutes ago

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today replied to the motion of thanks on the Presidents address, in Rajya Sabha. He thanked the members of the Upper House for participating and contributing...
Bihar AES crisis #39;unfortunate#39;, have to fight it together: PM Modi during Rajya Sabha address
PM Modi assured the Upper House of Parliament that the government has pressed resources to fight the epidemic
'Are India and the Congress the same thing?' PM Modi's top 10 quotes in Rajya S...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Rajya Sabha onWednesday during his reply to the discussion on the Presidents address to the joint sitting of Parliament.
PM Modi's First Address In Rajya Sabha After Elections: Top 10 Quotes
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the upper house of the parliament this afternoon as he replied to the President Ram Nath Kovind's joint address to the parliament last week. This is his first...
Parliament LIVE updates: 'Congress' ego knows no bounds'; PM slams party for 'India lost with Narendra Modi's win' comment
Parliament LIVE updates: The Prime Minister's office tweeted that PM Narendra Modi will reply to the "Motion Of Thanks On the President's Address' in the Rajya Sabha today at 2pm
NDTV, First Post.com,