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Backed by contingency plan, govt sets ambitious target of foodgrain production despite deficit rainfall

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Despite stress on Kharif (summer-sown) crops due to deficit rainfall in many districts and floods in several others, the Centre on Tuesday set an ambitious target of overall foodgrain production for the 2017-18 crop year (July-June) based on its contingency measures including use of quality seeds and other appropriate inputs for Rabi (winter-sown) crops.

Centre gives de-registered NGOs opportunity to file annual returns, but with a penalty

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The home ministry, which had last month cancelled the registration of 4,842 NGOs and associations under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) over their failure to file annual returns between 2010-11 and 2014-15, has given them one more opportunity to do so but after paying a penalty.

Centre to approach Supreme Court for ‘modification’ in Chakma citizenship order

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The union minister said that there are genuine ground difficulties in giving citizenship to Chakma-Hajong refugees, and it also violates the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation of 1873, currently known as Inner Line Permit, as an outsider has to take special permission before visiting Arunachal Pradesh.

Venkaiah Naidu advocates use of mother tongue

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Advising Indians to take pride in their native language and attach less importance to English, Naidu also said ‘Amma’ and ‘Ammi’ were far more evocative ways to address one’s mother than the English ‘mommy’.

Hizbul Mujahideen forces youth to confess on gunpoint

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A video of a terrified youth whom Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists forced on gunpoint to “confess” that he was a police informer, went viral on messaging platforms in Kashmir on Monday. The video was shared along with the picture of the youth shot dead soon after the Hizb extracted a “confession” and apology from him.

No one ready to become Kashmir’s LeT chief after Abu Ismail killing: DGP

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No militant is ready to become chief of the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit in Kashmir after the killing of Pakistani terrorist Abu Ismail in an encounter last week, said S P Vaid, director general of Jammu and Kashmir Police, on Monday.

In U.N. speech, Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy North Korea’ and calls Kim Jong Un the ‘Rocket Man’

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NEW YORK — President Trump warned the United Nations in a speech Tuesday that the world faces “great peril” from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight to defeat them. “We […]

‘We have lost all what money can buy’: Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica

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As Hurricane Maria bore down on Dominica on Monday evening, some of the most revealing updates about the storm’s havoc came in the succinct, prayerful Facebook posts of Roosevelt Skerrit, the prime minister of the tiny Caribbean island nation. Earlier in the day, Skerrit had warned residents that the looming hurricane would be one of […]

Congress didn’t keep promise of making me CM: Narayan Rane

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Asked about his next step after he blasted the Congress and its state chief Ashok Chavan at a rally on Monday, Rane claimed, “For me there are vacancies everywhere, even in the Shiv Sena. But I won’t go there.”
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