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India says WTO deal not dead, can sign in Sept if concerns addressed

India is willing to sign a global trade deal, which it has torpedoed, if other WTO members can agree to its parallel demand for concessions on stockpiling food, senior officials in New Delhi said on Friday. Why India stood firm at WTO trade talks

ICUs for virus victims: buildings ready, but no doctors, staff

The paediatric ICUs set up by the government in nine districts of the state for treating child victims of a killer viral disease have failed to serve the purpose, a health official said.

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Common IIT, NIT counselling from 2015: Delhi HC

In an effort to  fill all the seats in prestigious institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology(NITs), the Delhi High Court  has directed the HRD ministry and the IITs to  have a common  counselling for these institutes from next year.

Women in rural India will have their say in deciding rural road projects

Women in rural India will have their say in deciding the road projects, a modification in the guidelines of centre's flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) said.

Anatomy of the CSAT controversy, who wants what

Protesters claim the second paper of the CSAT, which tests logical reasoning, analytical ability, basic numeracy and English language comprehension, puts rural students and those from non-English medium schools at a disadvantage.

Fast track criminal justice system, suggests SC

Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Friday told the central government to take steps to fast-track criminal justice system so that cases can be decided expeditiously instead of lingering for years.

Sri Lanka offers apology as article on Modi, Jayalalithaa triggers row

Jayalalitha urges Modi to revoke rail fare hike
Sri Lanka tendered an unqualified apology to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday after an article posted on its defence ministry website triggered a furore in India.

No ministers will accompany Modi on Nepal visit

Dismissing media reports Nepal’s foreign minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey clarified on Friday that no minister would accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his Nepal trip.

Non-bailable warrants against Anurag Thakur, accomplice

BJP Youth president Anurag Thakur
A Dharamsala court on Friday issued non-bailable warrants against Hamirpur MP and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president Anurag Thakur and former Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) state chief Narender Attri in the case obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty.

SL govt website article says Jaya hampering ties

An article on the Sri Lankan defence ministry’s official website alleges that Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is destroying the strong ties between Sri Lanka and India.

US court ruling on Bhopal tragedy disappoints many

Several NGOs working for survivors of 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster have expressed dismay over a New York court's decision that Union Carbide Corporation can't be sued for contamination.

Jailed Subrata Roy gets office to negotiate hotel deal

Subrata Roy
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Sahara chief Subrata Roy to use the conference room in Tihar jail complex for ten days from August 5 to hold negotiations with potential buyers to sell his three luxury hotels in New York and London to raise Rs. 10,000 crore to get regular bail.
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