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Nigerian President Buhari approves committee on 'ease of doing business' in Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the formation of a presidential commission that would help improve the ease of doing business in Nigeria, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. The latest World Bank Doing Business Report 2016 said it was more difficult to do business in Nigeria in 2016 than it was last year, as the country remained one of the poorest business destinations in the world...

At least 16 killed and 17 injured in major fire at ammunition depot in Maharashtra's Pulgaon: Army

In a deadly fire that broke out in the Central Ammunition Depot at Pulgaon in Wardha district in Maharashtra during the early hours of the morning today took lives of at least 16 people, including two officers, one jawan and 14 civilian firefighting staffs, and 17 were injured. "The fire has been completely doused and the situation is now under control. However, in our efforts to douse the fire, two officers and 14 personnel (including one Army Jawan and 13 civilian firefighting staff) lost their lives ..

Rajnath reviews facilities granted to Minority Communities from neighbouring countries

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the facilities granted to minority communities from the neighbouring countries. He also discussed the status of grant of Long Term Visa (LTV) and citizenship and other measures taken to streamline the process during the last two years. The present Government has taken a number of steps to address the problem being faced by minority communities in neighbouring countries who have come to India due to religious persecution in their country...

Diesel car ban: National Green Tribunal seeks report from all states on pollution levels

Amid the developments over diesel car ban in several states in the nation, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday gave three weeks time to all states to furnish a report on the pollution levels in their worst affected cities. The next hearing in the matter is on July 11, in which all states will have to present data on vehicular population, pollution from dust and the two most polluted cities in their respective states to the NGT...

More than four crore youths trained in 2015-16 under Skill India Mission says Rajiv Pratap Rudy 

On the occasion of completion of two years of inclusive growth and development under the NDA government, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said that more than 1.04 Crore youth have been trained under the Skill India Mission in the year 2015-16 which is 36.8% higher than the previous year’s recorded data. In the current arrangement, 60 percent of the trainings are directly under Ministry of Skill Development and Entreprene..

Gunmen attack three buses in Afghanistan; kills 9 passengers and kidnap around 170

At least nine passengers were killed and about 170 kidnapped on Wednesday when Gunmen attacked three buses in the northern city of Kunduz in Afghanistan. The attackers stopped three buses on a road and ordered the passengers out, shot dead nine of them and kidnapped the rest, said Massoum Hashemi, deputy police chief of Kunduz. Government forces later freed most of the abducted passengers in a rescue operation. Around 200 passengers were travelling in the buses...

Iraqi Special Forces launch attack against ISIS in Fallujah city; recapture nine villages  

Iraqi Special Forces on Monday morning launched an assault on terror outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by attacking Fallujah, a stronghold of the terror group. "Iraqi forces entered Fallujah under air cover from the international coalition, the Iraqi air force and army aviation, and supported by artillery and tanks," said Lieutenant-General Abdelwahab al-Saadi, the commander of the operation...

Alaister Cook breaks Sachin’ record; becomes youngest player to reach 10,000 Test runs

While claiming a series victory over the Sri Lanka in Durham on Monday, England skipper Alastair Cook became the youngest player to reach 10,000 runs in Test matches. With scoring 47 not out against Sri Lanka in the second test, Cook boke the record of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. Cook At age of 31 years and 157 days displaced Sachin Tendulkar who achieved the milestone at 31 years and 326 days. However Sachin had achieved the record in 195 Test innings while Cook got his during his 229th innings. ..

India is 2nd largest UN peacekeeping contingent deploying 7695 personnel says Dalbir Singh

A joint seminar on ‘United Nations Peacekeeping: Role and Relevance in Conflict Resolution’ was organized at New Delhi on the occasion of International Day of UN Peacekeeper on Monday. The event was organized by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) and Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) along with United Nations Resident coordinator’s office. ..