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The operation to rescue remaining 8 boys and their coach trapped in a cave in northern Thailand will resume today after a pause of 10 hours. Four boys were rescued from the flooded cave yesterday after remaining trapped for two weeks. Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn corrected earlier reports that said...
Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government. The resignation comes days after British Prime Minister Theresa May secured the Cabinet's backing for her Brexit plan at a meeting at Chequers outside London. Shortly after Mr Davis' resignation, his deputy Steve Baker, and another Brexit Minister Suella Braverman...
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the 17th World Sanskrit Conference in Vancouver, Canada, today. More than 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries are participating in the five-day event. They will present papers on various subjects. An official release said, there will be a special panel discussion...
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a two-day plenary meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong, Meghalaya today. NEC is a regional planning body of eight Northeastern states. DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh, Governors and Chief Ministers of all the Northeastern states will also take part in the meeting,...
On the second day of his four-day visit to India, South Korean President Moon Jae-in will attend the India-Korea Business Forum in New Delhi today. He will visit the Gandhi Smriti with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders will also visit a Samsung plant in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister...
The Law Commission will hold a two day consultations with all the national and recognised state political parties from today to discuss the feasibility of conducting simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies. The commission had written to the seven recognised national and 59 state parties to participate in...
India and Bhutan have reaffirmed their resolve to further strengthen and enhance co-operation between the two countries in all areas of mutual interest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Dasho Tshering Tobgay during their meeting in New Delhi yesterday agreed to take the exemplary bilateral partnership to new...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Jaipur in Rajasthan today. During the visit, Mr Modi will witness an audio-visual presentation of experiences shared by 12 beneficiaries of various Central and state government schemes. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will be moderating the presentation. The twelve are beneficiaries of schemes...
The evacuation of stranded Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims in Nepal is continuing on the fourth day. Over 970 pilgrims have been evacuated from Simikot so far. Our correspondent reports that 88 pilgrims have been airlifted from Simikot by 5 flights and a chopper this morning. In a massive operation undertaken by...
In Jammu & Kashmir, the bullet-riddled body of police constable kidnapped by suspected terrorists from South Kashmir's Shopian area yesterday has been recovered early this morning. The cop Javaid Ahmad Dar of Vehil Shopain area was kidnapped by a group of four unidentified terrorists from a local medical shop. No...