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DP 2034: Mulund, Bhandup to get ground, garden

Mumbai, June 25 -- A Japanese garden for Bhandup and a playground for Mulund - the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is planning to redo these two plots in the eastern suburbs under its Development Plan (DP) 2034.

While the DP - a blueprint for the city's development over the next two decades - is yet to be approved (the original deadline to pass it was 2014), the civic body has planned to develop these two plots, which it owns.

The plot at Bh... Read More


Trump accuses Obama of not acting against Russia, again

New York, June 25 -- United States President Donald Trump has accused former president Barack Obama of not taking an action against Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, suggesting that they were trying to help Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The FBI is investigating into the alleged meddling by Russia in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's campaign.

"Well I just heard ... Read More


Poppy husk seized

KARNAL, June 25 -- Karnal CIA arrested two people and recovered 1.44quintal poppy husk from their possession.

The accused have been identified as Didar Singh of Pakka Khera village of Karnal district and Harmandeep Singh of Uttar Pradesh's Bahadurganj

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PM Narendra Modi arrives in US on the second leg of three-nation visit, Trump welcomes 'true friend'

New Delhi, June 25 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived began his second leg of a three-nation tour as he landed at the Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC today. This is Indian Prime Minister's first visit to the US since President Donald Trump took office on January 20. Ahead of PM's arrival in the US, Trump said he was looking forward to welcoming "true friend" Modi to White House on Monday and discuss "strategically important" issues in fi... Read More


Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts

MOSUL( IRAQ), June 25 -- Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate.

U.S.-trained urban warfare units were channeling their onslaught along two perpendicular streets that converge in the heart of the Old City, aiming to isolate the jihad... Read More


15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

Sri Lanka, June 25 -- The bodies of 15 people have been found after a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China left more than 120 people missing.

About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian County, after the side of a mountain collapsed on Friday night.

Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks dislodged by heavy rainfall.

President Xi Jinping urged rescuers to "spare no effort".

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PM Modi in U.S: CEOs to stress on introducing stricter cyber laws in meeting

Washington D.C., June 25 -- Prime Minister Modi, who reached Washington D.C. minutes back, would be the first world leader to have a working dinner with Trump at the White House on Monday.

The upcoming meeting, which is deemed to be one that can significantly strengthen bilateral relations between the two democracies, will also include an interactive session with the Indian-American community as well as 20-odd top CEOs in Washington.

Speaking a... Read More


India's first women kazis overcome resistance, to fight social evils

India, June 25 -- Even as the triple-talaq controversy rages on, the Muslim community in India is all set to see its first batch of women kazis - or Islamic judges - make inroads into a domain hitherto considered exclusively for men.

Besides being trained to solemnise the nikah (marriage) and validate the talaq (divorce), they are also qualified to oversee the khula (legal separation initiated by the wife) and assess the mehr (money given to the... Read More


PM Modi arrives in US on the second leg of three-nation visit

New Delhi, June 25 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-nation visit to Portugal, the US and The Netherlands, began his second leg of the tour as he landed at the Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC today. This is Indian Prime Minister's first visit to the US since President Donald Trump took office on January 20. Ahead of PM's arrival in the US, Trump said he was looking forward to welcoming "true friend" Modi to White House on Mon... Read More


H-1B visas not on agenda, says US

WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The White House is rolling out the "red carpet" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his first meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday.

The two leaders will discuss deepening of defence and security ties, launch new initiatives on counter-terrorism and thrash out trade issues.

They are also expected to discuss climate change, an uncomfortable issue after Trump took an ill-informed shot at India (and China) in remark... Read More