PM inaugurates first airport in Sikkim, 100th in India

Pakyong, Sept 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated Sikkim’s first greenfield airport at Pakyong to the nation and said it was a historic day for the hill state as well as the country. With the inauguration of this airport, the country currently has 100 airports, Modi said. “It is a historic day not only
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Panaji (Goa), Sept.24: Two ministers have been dropped from the Manohar Parrikar Cabinet in Goa, the Chief minister’s Office (CMO) said today. The BJP’s Francis D’Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar have been ailing for some time and were admitted at hospitals. The development comes at a time when Chief Minister Parrikar is undergoing treatment for a
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New York : With Pakistan expected to rake up the Kashmir issue during the high-level UN General Assembly session this week, India said a “one-trick pony” can “regurgitate” the same act but “single act plays” have no resonance on multi-lateral platforms like the United Nations. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said
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Washington : Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organisations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled . Rather than waiting to respond to a famine after many lives already have been lost, the tech firms “will use
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United Nations : Twelve months on from his explosive debut on the world’s biggest diplomatic stage, Donald Trump returns to the UN General Assembly to trumpet a turnaround in ties with last year’s number one enemy, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. But while relations with Kim have improved dramatically, leaders attending the annual gathering at
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Gangtok : Sikkim’s dream of having an airport will come true on Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate an aerodrome at Pakyong, around 33 km from here. The foundation stone of the greenfield airport was laid in 2009. Modi will also address a gathering at St. Xavier’s School at Pakyong after
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Beijing : China must come clean about the fate of an estimated one million minority Muslims swept up in a “massive crackdown” in far western region of Xinjiang, Amnesty International said in a new report. Beijing has ramped up restrictions on Muslim minorities to combat what it calls Islamic extremism and separatist elements in the
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Ouagadougou : An Indian and a South African were among three mine workers kidnapped in a northern part of Burkina Faso which has been repeatedly targeted by jihadists, sources said. “The three men of Indian, South African and Burkinabe nationality were kidnapped by unidentified armed men” between the Inata gold mine and the town of
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Jammu : Twenty-nine people stranded in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district after flash floods and heavy rains were rescued Monday, officials said. Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the all-weather road linking Kashmir to the rest of the country, was also restored Monday a day after it was closed due to landslides at different places,
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New York : Reformed multilateralism, climate action, sustainable development, peace and security will be the key priorities for India during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly as the high-level week for global diplomacy kicks off Monday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in the city Saturday to attend the high-level UNGA session and
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