Amidst boundary tensions, India-Nepal meet next week

modi-oliNew Delhi, Aug 12: A thaw in tensions is expected when Nepal’s foreign secretary Shankar Das Bairagi will lead a team of officials, while the Indian side would be headed by Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra.

The two sides would meet next week to review the projects funded by the Indian government. The meeting will take place through video-conferencing owing to the pandemic. The meeting in all likelihood will be held on August 18.

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In raids against Chinese individuals, web of bank employees, chartered accounts under scanner

money-launderingNew Delhi, Aug 12: 20 premises of Chinese entities were searched in Delhi, Gurugram and Ghaziabad by the Income Tax department. Incriminating documents relating to hawala transactions and money laundering were found. A Chinese individual with a fake passport allegedly representing multiple Chinese firms in India was held.

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With subsidiaries like Base Movement in Kerala, why AQIS is the most resilient terror group

terroristNew Delhi, Aug 11: A recent report by the United Nations said that there are a huge number of terrorists hiding in Karnataka and Kerala.

The report also noted that the Al-Qaeda has between 150 and 200 terrorists from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Indian sub-continent. It also said that the group is planning on carrying out attacks in the region.

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De-escalation may take time along LAC, India prepared for long haul says top General

ladakh-snow-meltingNew Delhi, Aug 11: The Indian Army is preparing for a long haul along the Line of Actual Control as the de-escalation would take more time.

Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat informed a committee of lawmakers that the de-escalation in Ladakh where the Chinese troops transgressed in June may take more time. He also said that this transgression led to the Indian troops being deployed in large numbers.

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Ahead of big take over UNSC, India adds might to diplomatic network

unsc1New Delhi, Aug 10: India is readying for the big take over as the non-permanent member of the Security Council in January 2021.

India’s External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar will personally review India’s stint at the UNSC every month. Meanwhile India has appointed an additional deputy permanent representative and a counsellor to hand matters relating to the UNSC. R Ravindran, and IFS officer posted as joint secretary (Central and West Asia) will join at the rank of DPR at the Indian Permanent Mission to the UN at New York. Pratik Mathur, IFS and the deputy secretary (PMO) will join as counsellor, sources familiar with the developments tell OneIndia.

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Kerala Gold Smuggling: There is evidence says court while rejecting Swapna’s bail plea

swapnaNew Delhi, Aug 10: A special NIA court has rejected the bail petition of Swapna Suresh an accused in the Kerala Gold Smuggling case.

There is prima facie evidence that she was involved in the gold smuggling, the court also observed while rejecting her bail plea.

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India wants Chinese construction to stop at Depsang-Daulat Beg Oldie sector

in-chinNew Delhi, Aug 10: India has told China to stop further construction and pull back troops from the Depsang-Daulat Beg Oldie sector of eastern Ladakh.

During the talks between the two sides, India also told China to stop further construction activities in the area.

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India-China stand off unlikely to overshadow BRICS, SCO summits

bricsNew Delhi, Aug 10: India has said that it expects an early end to the stand off with China.

The same was conveyed to Russia and India said that the end of the stand-off will ensure a greater success of the forthcoming BRICS and SCO summits, which would be hosted by President, Vladimir Putin in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese premier, Xi Jinping will be present.

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New law to protect land rights of people of J&K soon

srinagarNew Delhi, Aug 10: The Centre is considering bringing in a new legislation to protect the land rights of the native people of Jammu and Kashmir.

A Bill to this effect is expected to be tabled in Parliament soon. This is an important move and is aimed at addressing the concerns of the citizens of the Union Territory after. Article 370 was abrogated on August 5 last year.

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Atmanirbhar: The complete import embargo list of Defence Ministry

IN03_RAJNATH_1981452fNew Delhi, Aug 09: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the Ministry of Defence will introduce an import embargo on 101 items beyond the given timeline to boost indigenisation of defence production.

He also said that the MoD is ready for a big push towards the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

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