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A former member of the banned Lamphel group of Kangleipak Communist Party was gunned down here on early Saturday while taking a morning walk. He had laid down his arms last year.

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind will on Saturday visit Uttar Pradesh to inaugurate the International Science Festival and also to attend a conference on women’s health, his office said on Friday. “In Kanpur, the President will grace the International Conference on Women’s Health, Wellness and Empowerment organised by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies …

United Nations: India has offered to power the UN headquarters with solar energy, helping bring the organisation in line with its own global advocacy of fighting climate change with renewables. “India is happy to inform that it intends to partner with the UN Secretariat to use renewable solar energy at the UN premises,” India’s Permanent Representative …

Srinagar:A 21-year-old youth who sustained injuries here on Friday after being run over by a CRPF vehicle died on Saturday, officials said. Hospital sources said Kaiser Ahmad, who was admitted to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, has succumbed to critical internal injuries. The youth was over run by a Central Reserve Police Force …

Jakarta:A�Starting his official engagements in Indonesia on Wednesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the Kalibata Heroes’ Cemetery here. “Lest we forget…Paying homage to martyrs of Indonesian independence struggle! PM @narendramodi laying wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes’ Cemetery and signing the Visitor’s Book,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted along …

Mumbai: Key indices of the Indian equities markets recovered on Monday after early indications of a possible BJP defeat in Gujarat sent the market plunging during early morning trade session. Both the S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty took an early beating but recovered from the day’s low levels as value buying helped pair initial losses …

United Nations: Overcoming the slowdown from demonetisation, the growth rate of India’s economy is projected to accelerate from this year’s 6.7 percent to 7.2 per cent next year and 7.4 percent in 2019 making it again the world’s fastest growing major economy, the UN said on Monday. “Despite the slowdown observed in early 2017 and the …

New Delhi:  It was a cloudy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average, the weather office said. “The sky will remain generally cloudy with mist or shallow fog in the morning. There are chances of light rains towards the evening or night,” …