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    Russia elected as IMO Council member having secured more votes than USA and UK

    Russia elected as IMO Council member having secured more votes than USA and UK Russia has been elected as IMO Council member, a source in London told IAA PortNews. According to the source, the Russian Federation was ahead of the USA and the UK having secured 147 votes out of 160 nations which...
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    Turkey renews membership in IMO Council

    Turkey renews membership in IMO Council Turkey was re-elected Friday to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), according to the country’s foreign ministry. “The International Maritime Organization Council elections were held during the 30th Session of the IMO Assembly in London on Dec...
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    `Proud moment`: India wins election to re-enter International Maritime Organisation Council

    `Proud moment`: India wins election to re-enter International Maritime Organisation Council India on Friday got the second highest number of votes enabling it to re-enter the Council of the International Maritime Organisation under Category-B which are states with the largest interest in...
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    Onion prices rally in Asia as India restricts exports

    Onion prices rally in Asia as India restricts exports countries like Bangladesh and Malaysia are struggling to secure supplies of onions after the world's biggest exporter India restricted overseas sales amid limited availability in the global market. Onions, an essential part of the diets of...
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    India ranks 100 in global prosperity index, catches up with China

    India ranks 100 in global prosperity index, catches up with China India's improvement stems from gains in three — Business Environment, Economic Quality and Governance — of the nine pillars of prosperity India has been ranked at the 100th position among 149 nations in the global prosperity...
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    New city of the dead takes shape underneath Jerusalem

    New city of the dead takes shape underneath Jerusalem A vast underground burial site Under the serene and silent hills of Jerusalem's largest Jewish cemetery, a team drills into stone to create a vast underground burial site, melding modern technologies with ancient concepts. A shortage of...
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    Real estate to get real: How Modi is setting India's Housing in order

    Real estate to get real: How Modi is setting India's Housing in order It is clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants homes to be more affordable for the masses. The real estate sector has been under his hard gaze as is evident from the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) which came into...
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    Canada Accuses India of 'Discriminatory Treatment' Over $855 mn Pulse Crop Exports

    Canada Accuses India of 'Discriminatory Treatment' Over $855 mn Pulse Crop Exports Canada on Wednesday accused India of "discriminatory treatment" against it in a dispute over C$1.1 billion ($855.10 million) worth of Canadian pulse crop exports. Canada normally ships much of the peas, lentils...
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    India acts fast to counter Chinese moves in Myanmar

    India acts fast to counter Chinese moves in Myanmar India's military exercise with Myanmar and move to deliver relief material for displaced people in Rakhine state are in keeping with its strategic interests of expanding relations with the neighbouring country at a time when China is seeking...
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    Danish FM’s trip 1st high-level India visit since Kim Davy case

    Danish FM’s trip 1st high-level India visit since Kim Davy case India has overcome the Kim Davy hurdle, as New Delhi welcomed Denmark's foreign minister Anders Samuelson on Monday, the first high-level political visit after India downgraded diplomatic ties with the Scandinavian country in 2011...
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    Australia, Japan and India Trilateral in Delhi on December 12

    Australia, Japan and India Trilateral in Delhi on December 12 India, Japan and Australia, close on the heels of the Quadrilateral meet, are expected to hold the fourth edition of their trilateral meet at the foreign secretary-level in New Delhi on December 12 to maintain the momentum of...
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    India to be guest of honour at UAE festival

    India to be guest of honour at UAE festival DUBAI: India will be the 'guest of honour' country at the UAE's prestigious month-long annual cultural festival, the largest classical arts event in the Gulf region. The festival celebrating art and culture will see the participation of over 500...
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    NHS to hire more than 5,000 nurses from India and the Philippines

    NHS to hire more than 5,000 nurses from India and the Philippines The NHS is to hire 5,500 nurses from India and the Philippines in a desperate bid to plug staff shortages, health officials have said. The mass recruitment exercise follows an increase in the number of UK graduates abandoning...
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    US firm Planet to launch 4 satellites on board with India's PSLV-C40

    US firm Planet to launch 4 satellites on board with India's PSLV-C40 Planet Labs Inc, a US-based integrated aerospace and data analytics company, today said four of its Dove satellites will be launched aboard India's PSLV-C40 mission, scheduled to fly in January next year. The primary payload...
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    India's new diplomatic push to secure seat in UN maritime body

    India's new diplomatic push to secure seat in UN maritime body India will undertake another major diplomatic exercise and this time to secure its seat in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the next two years. India has been a member of the council since 1959 and was always elected...
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    Food security: India, China want ‘legal certainty’ for permanent solution

    Food security: India, China want ‘legal certainty’ for permanent solution India wants “legal certainty” for the mandated permanent solution for public stockholding programs (PSH) for food security that needs to be concluded at the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting in Buenos...
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    Rigid alliances will be avoided: India

    Rigid alliances will be avoided: India Many of the assumptions that guided our thinking in the past are no longer valid, says S. Jaishankar A week after joining the first official-level meeting of the new quadrilateral grouping in the Asia Pacific region, India on Monday stressed that it will...
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    Tamil Nadu to Set up India’s 1st Offshore Desalination Unit, Cost an Estimated Rs 2000 Crore!

    Tamil Nadu to Set up India’s 1st Offshore Desalination Unit, Cost an Estimated Rs 2000 Crore! In a bid to ease its water woes, Chennai may just be on its way to becoming the first in India to set up an off-shore desalination plant. To facilitate the same, a deep-sea site that is 40 km from the...
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    UK Drops Out of Top 5 Economies, Only One Spot Above India Now

    UK Drops Out of Top 5 Economies, Only One Spot Above India Now London: Britain has officially abandoned its claim to be the world's fifth largest economy. Treasury chief Philip Hammond acknowledged the slide on Wednesday, noting the new ranking in a series of statements meant to highlight the...
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    Pre-monsoon dust aerosol loading reduces over north India

    Pre-monsoon dust aerosol loading reduces over north India Though the aerosol burden over north India is three times more than the global mean value and has been increasing at about 3% per year for the past few decades, the amount of dust aerosol during the pre-monsoon period has decreased by...

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