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Pak fails to garner support at UNSC informal meet on Kashmir

Security Council urges India-Pak to resolve issue bilaterally

By Deepak Arora

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan was humiliated at the UNSC on Friday when it failed to get support from any other member except China that had sought informal closed door meeting on Kashmir. After one hour consultations, the Council voiced support for India and Pakistan to settle the dispute through peaceful manner, including through direct dialogue, based on related bilateral agreements in accordance with UN Charter. Speaking to newsmen, India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said “India’s position was and remains that matter related to Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is entirely an internal matter of India.”...more More

Wealth creators will not be viewed with suspicion: Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reiterated his government’s resolve to make India a $5 trillion economy in the five years through several initiatives, including Rs 100 lakh crore investment in infrastructure, making policy environment more predictable and pushing for ‘Make in India’ with special emphasis on rural economy, and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). “In the last 70 years we became a 2 trillion-dollar economy, but in the last five years, we added 1 trillion dollars to the economy. This gives me the confidence of becoming a $5 trillion economy in the coming years,” Modi said in his Independence Day speech....more More

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We are facing a learning crisis: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: Schools are “not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned, in a message released to mark the UN’s International Youth Day. Transforming Education is the theme for this year, which comes at a time when the world is facing a “learning crisis”, says Guterres, and students need not only to learn, “but to learn how to learn”....more More

India, China no longer developing nation, won’t let them take benefits: Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has said India and China have “grown” up, and they are no longer “growing nations” that have enjoyed “tremendous advantages” at the cost of “mature nations” like the United States in the context of trade and other bilateral and multilateral relations, and he will not allow that to continue. Without naming the two countries, Trump went on to cite “victories” scored by the US on his watch in trade fights at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the pulling out of the Paris Accord on climate change as proof of an attitude change effected by his America to stop countries for “screwing” it any longer....more More

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20 auto sector workers lose hands/fingers every day: Report

GURUGRAM: While India is celebrating her 73rd Independence Day, its unfornate to learn that about 20 workers on an average lose their hands and/or fingers in Gurgaon and Manesar automobile factories every day, according to a report by Safe in India (SII) Foundation. Safe in India (SII) is an NGO that was launched in 2015 by three alumni of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) namely Sandeep Sachdeva, Ravi Gulati and Prabhat Agarwal. SII is funded and supported mainly by the alumni of IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Roorkee....more More

Satellite pics show Chinese military vehicles near Hong Kong

BEIJING/ HONG KONG: Satellite photos showed what appear to be armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong. The pictures collected on Monday by Maxar’s WorldView show 500 or more vehicles sitting on and around the football stadium at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center just across the harbour from the Asian financial hub that has been rocked by more than two months of near-daily street demonstrations....more More

Baloch activists ask India to help free Balochistan

Irrespective of being a province within the territory of Pakistan, people of Balochistan on Thursday expressed their solidarity with Indians on the occasion of the country’s 73rd Independence Day and said they need India’s support to free their land from the domination of Pakistan and its military establishment. “I want to wish my Indian brothers and sisters a very happy Independence Day. The success they have made in the last 70 years makes Indians proud. Today, Indians are proud all around the world. We Balochs are thankful for their solidarity and help. We want them to raise their voice for a free Balochistan. We need their support. Thank you and Jai Hind,” said Baloch activist, Atta Baloch....more More

Rahul Gandhi declines Governor offer of free plane; Says allow Opposition freedom to visit J&K

NEW DELHI: Taking on the invitation of J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he along with a delegation of opposition leaders would accept the invitation to visit J&K and Ladakh. However, he said, they did not need an hospitality of an aircraft, but freedom to move in the State. Writing on social media, Rahul Gandhi said: “Dear Governor Malik, A delegation of opposition leaders & I will take you up on your gracious invitation to visit J&K and Ladakh.” Gandhi wrote on social media....more More

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India’s passenger vehicle sales drop at steepest pace in nearly two decades

NEW DELHI: India’s domestic passenger vehicle sales in July dived at the steepest pace in nearly two decades, an auto industry body said on Tuesday, as a financing crunch deepened a crisis in the country’s autos sector and triggered large-scale job losses. Sales of passenger vehicles to car dealers plunged 30.9% to 200,790 in July, the ninth straight month of declines, data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) showed....more More

Aruna Vasudev presented one of France’s highest cultural awards

NEW DELHI: Aruna Vasudev, leading film scholar, editor and painter, was on Tuesday presented the Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters), one of France’s highest cultural honours, for her contribution to cinema and arts. French ambassador Alexandre Ziegler conferred the award on Vasudev at a ceremony. He said, “Aruna Vasudev’s lifetime of achievements as film critic, scholar, jury, filmmaker, administrator and painter is near impossible to sum up....more More

South Korea’s Moon calls for talks to end trade row with Japan

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered an olive branch to Japan to end an ongoing trade dispute Thursday, saying Seoul will “gladly join hands” if Tokyo wants to talk. Moon in a nationally televised speech also downplayed the threat posed by North Korea’s recent short-range ballistic launches and expressed hope that Washington and Pyongyang would soon resume nuclear negotiations....more More

Delhi says pay nothing for Rs 800 power bill

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government will extend its 100% power subsidy scheme to those domestic consumers who manage to keep their power bills to at most Rs 800, senior government officials working on the plan said on Monday. The government will also offer a flat Rs 800 discount to those who consume a maximum of 400 units of power, the officials added....more More

Must partly delink CBI from govt’s control: CJI

NEW DELHI: Why is it that whenever there are no political overtones to a case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) does a good job, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi asked on Tuesday. Delivering the 18th DP Kohli memorial lecture at Vigyan Bhawan, Gogoi said given the superintendence and control of the agency continues to, in large measure, lie with the executive by virtue of Section 4 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946, the possibility of it being used as a political instrument remains ever present....more More

Taiwan Agricultural Ambassadors To Visit India To Strengthen Ties

NEW DELHI: A young delegation of agricultural expertise from Taiwan will be visiting India from August 18 to 25 to explore and fortify bilateral ties in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry between the two countries under the former's New Southbound Policy and the later's Act East Policy. The 15-member group, aged between 18 and 40, will be led by Lin Chih-Hung, Deputy Director General of Taiwan's Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture (COA) and Huang Yi-Lung, Section Chief of Public Diplomacy Coordination Council under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs....more More

 

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Mario Bellini, a multifaceted and innovative Milanese designer, has been awarded a Special Lifetime Award during the Salone del Mobile.Milano. The life time award to Mario Bellini is celebration for one of Italy’s most versatile and iconic architects and designers.

 

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A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him. While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.When finished painting, he received his money and left.

Countries must up their game to reduce low birth weights, warns UN-backed report

Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report. Around one-in-seven babies worldwide weighed less than 5.5 pounds, or 2.5 kilogrammes at birth, according to latest data from 2015.

 

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