India secures Switzerland's support for NSG membership

Geneva June 6 In a strong boost to its bid, India on Monday secured the support of Switzerland for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
“Switzerland welcomes India’s contributions to non-proliferation of nuclear arms,” Switzerland President Johann Schneider-Ammann said at a joint address to the media…

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Ansari describes North Africa visit as satisfying

In Board Air India one, Jun 4 (PTI) Vice President Hamid Ansari has described his visit to Morocco and Tunisia as satisfying, having covered various issues of bilateral and international interest, including trade, terrorism and economic relations.
Talking to the media on board his special aircraft during the return flight…

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Khadse rubbishes allegations, says facing a trial by media

Mumbai, June 4 (ANI): Eknath Khadse, who resigned as Maharashtra’s revenue minister following allegations of impropriety with regard to a land deal and alleged calls from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, on Saturday alleged that a trial by media was being conducted against him sans evidence.
“It is an attempt…

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100 iconic places to be cleaned up under Swachh Bharat Mission

New Delhi June 4 The Narendra Modi government has decided to undertake a special clean-up initiative focused on 100 iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places in the country under its Swachh Bharat Mission.
The list of these 100 places is under discussion and will be finalised soon, said a…

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Priest who refused 'sirpora' to CM Badal transferred

Amritsar, June 4 (ANI): Balbir Singh, an ardasiya (prayer reciter), who refused the traditional ‘siropa’ (robe of honour) to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has been transferred.
The priest had refused to give a siropa to the party patriarch inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple, citing “government…

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