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Arunachal CM woos investors, offers specific tax benefits in CII's Eastern Regional Council meet

The Arunachal Pradesh Government has initiated several policy measures and incentives for attracting investors in the state, said Chief Minister Kalikho Pul on Saturday while addressing the second meeting of Eastern Regional Council organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Speaking on the policy initiatives on boosting investment climate in the state, the CM said that the state government has put in place a single window system for all statutory approvals and clearances through a State ..

'Mission 11 Million' to be launched this October; to engage more than 11 million children in Football

The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has urged the states and Union Territories to take necessary steps to popularize and promote the sport of Football in their territory in order to make the FIFA U-17 World Cup a huge success, by including Football in various programmes of the State Governments. In a letter sent to all Chief Secretaries of states and Union Territories, the Secretary, Department of Sports Rajiv Yadav has said that FIFA U-17 World Cup is going to be held in India in October, 2017 ..

WHO urges to retain Brazil as venue for upcoming Olympics; issues guidelines to fight Zika virus

World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday advised that cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus. In addition, it also laid down various measures to be taken care of by people who are considering traveling to Brazil. “Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus”, said WHO in a statement. WHO also cl..

Iraq’s strong counter to ISIS in Fallujah

Iraq's counter terrorism forces have been deployed on the outskirts of Fallujah for the first time since an operation was launched to retake the city held by Islamic State (IS) militants. The counter terrorism forces, Iraq's best-trained and most battle-tested fighting troops, took positions around the city on May 28..

Centre to act tough on racist attacks on African nationals

After a week of the incident where a Congolese national was beaten in Vasant Kunj in South Delhi, six more African Nationals were attacked with cricket bats and sticks in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area on Thursday. The complaints were lodged by two women from Uganda and South Africa as well as two men from who were from Nigeria. Earlier, a student from Nigeria was also beaten up in Hyderabad by the local residents after an argument over parking space issue...