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From Japan, a museum of peace built on memories of war

Japan Manipur a museum of peace built on the memories of one of the fiercest battles of the Second World War- Battle of Imphal.

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Time running out to curb terror, Pak. told

Reminding Pakistan that it has less than three months to show progress on curbing terror financing, India said it expected the Pakistan government to fully comply with the action plan set out by the global body Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Iran warns U.S. of retaliation if it is attacked

Iran warned the United States that any attack would see its Middle East interests going up in flames after U.S. President Donald Trump said he called off a strike at the 11th hour.

Increase number of judges, CJI urges PM

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to increase the strength of judges and raise the retirement age of High Court judges to 65.

Ayushman Bharat undergoes price review

The government’s flagship health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) — is now undergoing a price review of the over 1,000 medical packages being offered to patients.

Nepalese nationals require visa to enter India via Pak, China

Nepalese nationals must hold a Indian visa if they are entering India from Pakistan, China, Hong Kong and Macau, according to a notice issued by the Nepalese Embassy in New Delhi.

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Tea Association seeks curbs on extension of tea-growing areas

Tea Association of India (TAI) wants State governments to restrict new lands being brought under tea cultivation for at least five years, in order to bring a balance in tea demand and supply.

Budget: realty sector wants govt. to tackle NBFC crisis

The real estate sector wants the Budget to spur growth and provide a solution to the NBFC liquidity crisis

Banks may extend foreign currency loans for exporters

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said the Ministry is in talks with banks to see ways to extend foreign currency loans to exporters.

Bhubaneswar becomes 0.5 degree C hotter due to urbanisation

How urbanisation of cities in the last decade can sharply increase the local temperature has been well documented by a recent study undertaken by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar.

IIT Guwahati uses water-repelling cotton for sustained drug release

Sustained release of drugs for as long as 110 days has now been achieved by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati by immobilising the drugs on cotton that is extremely water repelling (superhydrophobic)

Remotely sensed indices unreliable in informing elephant forage

A field study by researchers from Bengaluru shows that a popularly used index that remotely estimates density of vegetation does not yield a reliable estimate of food abundance for elephants in tropical forests