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Donald Trump ropes in intelligence official as his point person for South Asia

On Wednesday, The U.S. president Donald Trump announced in the White House to nominate Robert Williams, who is an intelligence officer with a specialization in South Asia and Afghanistan as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs. Williams has also been an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service since 2017 and was previously a senior adjunct professorial lecturer at American University’s School of International Service from 2013 to 2016. He also pursued his B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and also…

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Rajasthan Result: Congress MLA’s ask Rahul Gandhi to decide on Chief Minister

After Rajasthan election result, the congress legislature Party on 12th December passed a single-line resolution authorising party president Rahul Gandhi to decide name of the Chief Minister. Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot moved the resolution, which was unanimously adopted in the first meeting of CLP. AICC General Secretaries Avinash Pandey and K.C. Venugopal were present in the meeting which held on 12th December. Mr. Venugopal, AICC’s observer was monitoring the situation, later sought the opinion of each legislator separately. According to the party sources, the individual opinions will also be…

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SENSEX JUMPS OVER 300 POINTS

After the appointment of new RBI Governor, the equity bench mark BSE SENSEX jumps over 300 points in the early trade on Wednesday. NIFTY also rose by 98.50 points or 0.93%, to 10,647.65. The 30-share index was trading higher by 324.94 points, or 0.92%, at 35,474.95. All the sectoral indices, led by banking, auto, and consumer durables stocks were trading in the positive zone. Brokers said that the investor sentiment got a boost after the appointment of the new RBI Governor on hopes that it will now address the liquidity…

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PM NARENDRA MODI TO INAUGRATE BOGIBEEL BRIDGE, INDIA’S LONGEST RAIL ROAD BRIDGE

PM Modi will inaugurate India’s longest railroad bridge which is named as Bogibeel Bridge on 25th December and this day will also be marked by the government as Good Governance Day. The Bogibeel Bridge is 4.94 km long which will connect the north and the south banks of the river Brahmaputra, which falls in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The Bogibeel bridge will provide a connection between the Rangia-Murkongselek section of the North East Frontier Railway on the north bank of Brahmaputra and Lumding Dibrugarh Section that lies to the south of the…

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Vijay Mallya offers to return 100% of the Loans and Public Money

The politician and business tycoon Vijay Mallya who was charged in the case of liquor and money laundering. Mallya said on Wednesday that he will pay back the entire principal amount of Rs. 5,500 crore as he owned from various banks. And he also said that he will return 100% of public money.  Vijay Mallya who is being investigated for fraud and money laundering has been living in the United Kingdom for the past two years. Vijay Mallya who fled away in 2016 to U.K. is wanted in India over a default of…

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Criminal cases against MPs, MLAs: Supreme Court asks for special courts in Bihar, Kerala

On Tuesday Supreme Court directed the constitutions of special courts in each district of Bihar and Kerala for the trial of pending criminal cases against present and former MLA and MP’s. The group of Chief justice Rajan Gogoi and justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph passed the direction for setting up special courts in each district of Bihar and Kerala. The report was made on the order of the bench Rajan Gogoi, which wished to impact the court’s verdict on the against sitting and former lawmakers. As per the report…

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Rupee falls 9% to 70.55 against US dollar in early trade

With the rising price of crude oils, rupee falls by 9 percent to 70.55 percent in early trade at the interbank foreign market on foreign funds outflow. Foreign dealers said that there is a fresh demand from the American currency from importers amid rising in crude oil prices weighed on the domestic unit. After the rise, the rupee opened lower at 70.50 per dollar and dropped further to quote at 70.55, 9 paise over its previous close. On Monday the local unit snapped the four days rising streak and dropped…

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It’s time for Pakistan to get on board with peace process in South Asia: United States

U.S Defence Secretary James Mattis said in a conference that Pakistan must take on a substantive role in peace talks with the Taliban if the war in neighboring Afghanistan is to be ended. While addressing the conference he said that it is the right time for everyone to support the efforts of the UN, efforts of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all those who are trying to maintain peace in South Asia. He said that “The United States and Indian Prime Minister have overcome hesitation of history carrying forward…

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Demonetisation proved ineffective in tackling misuse of money during poll.

Former Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Monday said that according to the data, demonetisation was not effective in stopping the misuse of money during the election, but in fact, in some states, more seizures were reported compared to previous years. He also said that note ban was ineffective in checking black money in India. After the retirement, Rawat said that demonetisation did not reduce the use or misuse of black money in elections but in fact in some states, more seizures were reported compared to previous years. In his report,…

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If BJP forms government, Owaisi will have to run away from Hyderabad – Yogi Adityanath

Telangana polls are going to be held on December 7 in a single phase and results will be declared on December 11. TRS is likely to retain power in the state with 70 seats. The Congress is likely to pocket 31 seats while its ally Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party is expected to bag just 2 seats. It predicted 8 seats for Owaisi’s party and 3 for BJP. The Telangana Legislative Assembly has 119 seats. In the campaign in Telangana, Yogi Adityanath warned AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) leader Asaduddin Owaisi. …

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