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Pak. duplicity key hurdle in fight against terror: Sushma

The External Affairs Minister tears into Pakistan in her UN General Assembly address

IMA slams govt.’s move to scrap MCI

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) action committee, in an emergency session in Mumbai, condemned the “supersession” of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and noted that “this action of the Government, at a juncture when the election to the MCI has been announced, is unwarranted and mala fide.

India to gift 3 MiG-21s to Russia

The aircraft will also get new registration numbers, and may be adopted for vintage flight.

Swaraj for global framework on terror

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday reiterated India’s demand for a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) at the UN General Assembly.

Mizoram’s date with displaced Brus

The displacement of some 40,000 Bru people from Mizoram in 1997 got much less traction than that of the Kashmiri Pandits seven years before.

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The lowdown on IL&FS cash crunch

The cash crunch and debt pile-up being faced by Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), a major infrastructure finance and construction company, has led to concerns about risks in the entire non-banking financial sector, a fear that spooked markets all of last week.

59 plant species in IUCN threat categories

Threatened wildlife is not just about tigers but numerous plants too. Recently, scientists identified the threat status of 59 Indian plant species based on criteria used by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in the hope that this “streamlines” conservation efforts for the plants.

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