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New border meeting venue: China extends an olive branch to India in Ladakh, but will it last?

A major event of strategic importance took place on 1 August in Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) in Chushul sector of eastern Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir when one of the highest airstrips in the world at an altitude of 16,000 feet became the venue for a border personnel meeting between Indian and Chinese military commanders. #border meeting point #China #ConnectTheDots #India

12 mins ago

BCCI to introduce code of ethics for players and agents

BCCI has already initiated the process of preparing a comprehensive Code of Ethics in addition to already asked for "Conflict of Interest" Declarations. #Anurag Thakur #BCCI #Code of ethics #Cricket #Jagmohan Dalmiya #Players #SportsTracker

13 mins ago

Parliament logjam to continue till BJP resolves issues of corruption: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Scindia said that Congress will not "budge" on its demand for resignation of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over Vyapam scam as it has dented the image of Madhya Pradesh at the international level. #Jyotiraditya Scindia #Madhya Pradesh #parliament #sushma swaraj #TheySaidIt #Vasundhara Raje #Vyapam

31 mins ago

Delhi govt lodges FIR against tobacco company for surrogate advertising

The FIR was lodged last week on the complaint of Tobacco Control Cell of Delhi government. #Delhi #FIR #gutkha #NewsTracker #surrogate advertising #Tobacco

36 mins ago

Chosen over Big B, Rajinikanth: Single-para CV got Gajendra Chauhan selected as FTII president, reveals RTI

Did the government appoint actor Gajendra Chauhan chief of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India on the basis of a single-para CV with only notable achievement being the role of Yudhisthir in BR Chopra's TV serial Mahabharat? #Aamir Khan #Amitabh Bachchan #BJP #FTII #FTII president #Gajendra Chauhan #NewsTracker

Aug 2, 2015

Athletics: Leaked blood test results indicate one in three medallists have allegedly doped

Athletics faced a fresh doping scandal Saturday when leaked results from 12,000 blood tests taken from 5,000 competitors allegedly demonstrated instances of cheating #Athletics #Doping scandal #IAAF #Sports Controversies #SportsTracker #World Anti-Doping Agency

Aug 2, 2015

Jaitley has started well on the fiscal front, but needs to keep a watch on that purse

How has finance minister Arun Jaitley managed government finances in the first quarter (Q1) of the current financial year? Well, he seems to have started on the right foot. #Arun Jaitley #ConnectTheDots #Economy #Finance minister #fiscal deficit #India #Revenue

Aug 2, 2015

Two security forces killed, 24 wounded in PKK attack in east Turkey | Reuters

ISTANBUL Two security force members were killed and 24 were wounded in a suicide bombing attack overnight by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey's eastern province of Agri, the local governor's office said in a statement on Sunday. The attack was carried out with a tractor loaded with two tonnes of explosives on a gendarmarie outpost located in the Dogubeyazit district of eastern Agri province, bordering Iran, the governor's office said. (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, editing by William Hardy) #Europe #India #Latin America #Middle East #Syria

Aug 2, 2015

Amnesty International responds on Yakub Memon: Why India does not need the death penalty

In India, the risk of executing someone in error is not minor. The Supreme Court has itself acknowledged that death sentences are handed out in a subjective and inconsistent way. Research by Amnesty International and PUCL has shown that whether people are sentenced to death depend on factors ranging from the quality of their lawyers to the idiosyncrasies of judges. #Amnesty International #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #InMyOpinion #Yakub Memon

Aug 2, 2015

Kolkata under water: Streets flooded after incessant rains, road and rail traffic disrupted

Flood situation in south Bengal turned grim with 1.19 lakh people taking shelter in relief camps in 12 districts of the state even as weatherman forecast more heavy rains in the next two days. Kolkata was inundated with the incessant rail fall. Here are images. #Floods #ImagesOfTheDay #Kolkata #rain #West Bengal