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President extends greeting on National Day of Singapore

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS): Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of Singapore on the occasion of the National Day of Singapore, which will be celebrated Saturday.

US Defence Secretary meets Modi, seeks to deepen strategic ties

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS) US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, who is on a visit to India, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to discuss the Indian PM's forthcoming visit to USA and a whole range of issues to strengthen defence, strategic and economic ties.

Captured BSF jawan handed over to India by Pakistan

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS): Pakistan on Friday handed over to India a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, who was captured by their troopers for allegedly crossing the border, after the motorboat in which he was on a patrol duty malfunctioned in River Chenab and swept him away to the waters of the neighbouring nation.

Court convicts Sher Singh Rana for Phoolan Devi assassination

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS) A court in Delhi has found Sher Singh Rana, who was arrested for gunning down dreaded dacoit turned politician Phoolan Devi in 2001 in the national capital, guilty after a long drawn trial.

Lawmakers rue absence of Sachin, Rekha in Parliament

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS) Some lawmakers in Parliament are vocal about the absence of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actress Rekha in Rajya Sabha, where they have been nominated as members by the previous UPA government.

Rajnath Singh launches Web application of Delhi Police

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday launched the Web application of Delhi Police for issuing Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) to the people of Delhi who require the PCC for emigration, employment etc.

New rules for bureaucrats for efficient governance under Modi

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS): To provide clean and efficient governance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken measures to make the bureaucrats go by some new rules or 19 new pointers, said reports on Friday.

PM speaks to family of ailing Jaswant Singh

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to the family of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh in the morning after he was admitted in a hospital.

Will Beniwal face a criminal charge now?

Jaipur, Aug 8 (IBNS): Former Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal, who was removed from the office on charges of corruption, is likely to face criminal charges, media reports said.

US Defence Secretary meets Sushma, seeks partnership with India

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS) US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, who met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday as part his three-day trip to India, said the U.S. wants to be a partner in India’s military modernization, and recognises India’s need to strengthen their defence-industrial base.

Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh hospitalised

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS): Veteran politician Jaswant Singh has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Army's Research and Referral hospital here, sources said.

Odisha flood toll rises to 35

Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IBNS): The toll climbed to 35 with the reported death of eight more people in Odisha as the floods triggered by heavy downpour in the past week hit nearly 1.8 million people in 24 of the state's 30 districts.

Captured BSF jawan to be released today from Pak

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS): The Border Security Force (BSF) jawan who was captured by the Pakistani troops for allegedly crossing the border is expected to be released on Friday, sources said.

Pranab condoles loss of lives in China earthquake

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IBNS): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday conveyed his grief and sympathy over the earthquake that hit the Yunnan Province of South West China on Sunday.

Delegation of Dalit entrepreneurs calls on PM

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IBNS): Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Milind Kamble along with a delegation of entrepreneurs from the community met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday.