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Decoding India’s latest diplomatic push in the West Asian theatre | Opinion

While successfully balancing relations between Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia power blocks, New Delhi’s affinity for this Gulf outreach is rooted in geopolitical and geo-economic realities
India is central to the economic and geopolitical thinking of Asia and global economics and politics(ANI)
India is central to the economic and geopolitical thinking of Asia and global economics and politics(ANI)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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ByKabir Taneja

Coronavirus-hit airlines in push for divisive route subsidies

Major airlines are seeking operating subsidies for key routes once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, a leaked lobbying document shows, stoking tensions with some low-cost carriers that are less likely to benefit from the additional funds.
Route subsidies feature on a list of financial support requests circulated among airline members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and seen by Reuters.(Unsplash)
Route subsidies feature on a list of financial support requests circulated among airline members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and seen by Reuters.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 10:19 AM IST
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Paris | ByReuters

Land records needs a digital push

Non-availability of proper land records is a big concern for real estate developers and home buyers.To evaluate the situation of land records across the country, NCAER Land Policy Initiative was launched.
NCEAR will also offer solutions to states to improve their land records database digitally.
NCEAR will also offer solutions to states to improve their land records database digitally.
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 12:27 PM IST
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Livemint | ByAshwini Kumar Sharma

Government turns to women to provide push to its drive against plastic

The officials said plastic recycling can also be profitable for women. In Tamil Nadu, women groups have developed a successful model for recycling and segregating plastics for their supply to construction firms for building roads.
The SHGs, which are involved in micro-economic activities, will be engaged in collecting plastics and desegregating them from other garbage for recycling.(HT image)
The SHGs, which are involved in micro-economic activities, will be engaged in collecting plastics and desegregating them from other garbage for recycling.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 02:09 AM IST
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New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Road connectivity, boost in jobs, pay in Centre’s rural push

Even as the government’s overall aim is to reduce the dependence of the poor on manual jobs, over the next five years, work under the flagship MGNREGS is expected to involve 1358 crore person days.
The rural development ministry has also just launched the third phase of its rural roads scheme. By 2024, the scheme will sharpen its focus on creating connectivity in areas affected by Left Wing Extremism and border areas, officials said.(AP FILE/ Representative Image)
The rural development ministry has also just launched the third phase of its rural roads scheme. By 2024, the scheme will sharpen its focus on creating connectivity in areas affected by Left Wing Extremism and border areas, officials said.(AP FILE/ Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 05:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Govt clears wage code in new wave of labour reforms

The bill, often called the Wage Code, also allows payment of wages by depositing the same in the back account of the employees, electronically or by cheque.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and others during the first cabinet meeting(Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and others during the first cabinet meeting(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 12:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

China asks US to act ‘cautiously’ after its push to ban Masood Azhar at UN

Asked about the development, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a media briefing that Washington move only complicates the issue.
The US, supported by France and the UK, has moved a draft resolution in the UNSC to blacklist Masood Azhar.(REUTERS)
The US, supported by France and the UK, has moved a draft resolution in the UNSC to blacklist Masood Azhar.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 07:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

US steps up push to blacklist Jaish chief Masood Azhar at UN

The United States circulated a resolution - drafted with British and French support - to the 15-member council that would designate JeM leader Masood Azhar, subjecting him to an arms embargo, travel ban and asset freeze, diplomats said.
Maulana Masood Azhar, head of Pakistan's militant Jaish-e-Mohammad party.(REUTERS)
Maulana Masood Azhar, head of Pakistan's militant Jaish-e-Mohammad party.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 09:21 PM IST
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United Nation | ByHT Correspondents

China offers $295 million grant to Sri Lanka in push for dominance

The grant offer comes at a time when a Chinese firm is facing heavy criticism for allegedly financing the last election campaign of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Chinese President Xi Jinping walks along the red carpet in front of a Guard of Honour at the Presidential Palace during his visit to Dakar, Senegal.(REUTERS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping walks along the red carpet in front of a Guard of Honour at the Presidential Palace during his visit to Dakar, Senegal.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 22, 2018 11:50 PM IST
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