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The Indian Army "needs to tone down (its) hawkish rhetoric" and India "is diplomatically immature" said a Chinese state media editorial today referring to General Bipin Rawat's recent comments that appeared to challenge China and Pakistan.
Over 100 lockers were rented out at the South Extension private vault for an annual fee of over Rs 1.5 lakh per locker. In banks, lockers are available for less than Rs 1,000 per annum. The cash and bullion worth Rs 85 crore seized came from just about 41 lockers in the vault.
In happy tidings for India's tourism sector, the year 2017 ended on a high with the number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) crossing the 10-million mark, which pushed the country's earnings to over 27 billion dollars.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra took the first step on Tuesday towards resolving the stalemate with four senior judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — by holding a meeting with them and promising to consider their grievances.
In keeping with Supreme Court orders and its own political plank, the Modi government will no longer provide subsidy to Haj pilgrims and has pledged that funds saved will be used for the education of minorities, particularly girl children.
In a dramatic twist in the ongoing strife in the Supreme Court, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra on Tuesday ordered that the PIL seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya be put up before an "appropriate bench".
The 11-year-old spent two hours reliving his memories in the house where he lived with his parents, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and Rivka Rosenberg. "Shalom...bahut khushi (I'm very happy)," Moshe had said earlier, while speaking to media at Mumbai airport.
Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, injuring an Army Captain, officials said. The injured Army Captain has been hospitalised, a security official said.
The theme of the meeting, spread over 400 sessions, would be 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World', while the meeting would also see the largest ever proportion of women leaders (21%) including all co-chairs being women this time including social entrepreneur Chetna Sinha from India and IMF's Christine Lagarde, the WEF said.
"It is part of the Modi government's efforts to empower minorities with dignity and without appeasement," Naqvi said. The funds would be utilised for providing education to minorities, he said.
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These limited emergency purchases, which come after repeated scrapping of projects due to graft allegations or unrealistic technical parameters as well as a woeful lack of indigenous options for well over a decade, are to be subsequently followed by separate, larger "Make in India" projects.
Under the proposal, cleared at the meeting chaired by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, 72,000 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines will be procured, the sources said.
Speaking at a function organized to start work on the Rs 43,129 crore Barmer oil refinery project here, Modi said drought and Congress walk hand-in-hand and the state saw end of drought when the party was shown the door. He said the Cong had only laid foundation stones for projects to claim credit.