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India to review 'Most Favoured Nation' status to PakistanThe PM will hold the meeting on Thursday.

India to review 'Most Favoured Nation' status to Pakistan

27 Sep 2016 | 12:34 PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review India’s unilateral granting of the 'Most Favoured Nation' (MFN) status to Pakistan under the WTO rules. A meeting to this effect will be held on Thursday.

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KV Prasad

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 27

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review India’s unilateral granting of the 'Most Favoured Nation' (MFN) status to Pakistan under the WTO rules.                    

A meeting to this effect will be held on Thursday and will be attended by top officials of the government, including Commerce and External Affairs, top sources in the government said.                        

The review comes amid a clamour to take action against the country in the backdrop of the September 18 Uri attack.                        

India granted the MFN status to Pakistan in 1996.

Pakistan has not given a similar status to India.

Clinton puts Trump on defensive in blistering debate

Clinton puts Trump on defensive in blistering debate

27 Sep 2016 | 11:49 AM

HEMPSTEAD: Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance on Monday, putting him on the defensive during a debate that a snap poll said boosted her White House chances.

War of words between India and Pak after Sushma's speech

War of words between India and Pak after Sushma's speech

27 Sep 2016 | 12:31 PM

UNITED NATIONS: The message that Kashmir is an integral part of India should be “loud and clear”, India on Tuesday told Pakistan, calling it a “dysfunctional state” that committed atrocities on its own people.

Former bureaucrat, son commit suicide at Delhi residence

Former bureaucrat, son commit suicide at Delhi residence

27 Sep 2016 | 12:14 PM

NEW DELHI: Former Director General Corporate Affairs BK Bansal, who was facing a CBI probe in a corruption case, allegedly committed suicide along with his son at their residence in East Delhi on Tuesday morning.

Twitter could take many forms; depends on new owner

Twitter could take many forms; depends on new owner

27 Sep 2016 | 10:25 AM

SAN FRANCISCO: With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the social networking service may end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions depending on who ends up paying for it.

Apple originated in China, not in West, claims documentary

Apple originated in China, not in West, claims documentary

27 Sep 2016 | 10:54 AM

BEIJING: Apples first originated in China’s remote Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, a new documentary has claimed, quashing the popularly held Chinese belief that they were introduced in the West.

Over 90 per cent world breathes bad air, says WHO

Over 90 per cent world breathes bad air, says WHO

27 Sep 2016 | 11:12 AM

GENEVA: Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organisation said today, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six-million deaths a year.

Water vapour plumes found on Jupiter's moon Europa, life next?

Water vapour plumes found on Jupiter's moon Europa, life next?

27 Sep 2016 | 11:04 AM

WASHINGTON: In a surprise find, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted water vapour plumes erupting off the surface on Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting that life may exist in our solar system.

Punjab largesse for pvt bus operators

Punjab largesse for pvt bus operators

27 Sep 2016 | 9:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Ahead of the Assembly elections, the Badal government has initiated the process of extending bus routes and enhancing the operational timing to private transporters at a massive scale at the expense of the government-run buses.

Ropar farmer gets winning diversification formula

Ropar farmer gets winning diversification formula

27 Sep 2016 | 1:44 AM

CHAMKAUR SAHIB:While the majority of farmers in Punjab have been struggling to wriggle out of the vicious wheat-paddy cycle, Jinder Singh of Sandhua village, near here, has developed a successful crop diversification model.

Expelled for low attendance, Delhi students stab teacher to death

Expelled for low attendance, Delhi students stab teacher to death

27 Sep 2016 | 12:36 PM

NEW DELHI: In a shocking incident, two Class-12 students of a Delhi government school in Nangloi allegedly stabbed their teacher to death in front of their classmates after they were not allowed to sit for an examination due to low attendance.


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Sacked UP ministers back

Sacked UP ministers back

27 Sep 2016 | 2:12 AM

LUCKNOW: Tainted former Uttar Pradesh Mines Minister Gayatri Prajapati was today reinducted into the Akhilesh Yadav Cabinet in an apparent attempt by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to bridge the widening chasm in his family, drawing instant flak from the Opposition.

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Finally, tricity connected to Dubai

Finally, tricity connected to Dubai

27 Sep 2016 | 2:39 AM

MOHALI:With the taking off of the IndiGo Airlines 180-seater Airbus A-320 at its scheduled departure time, 4.05 pm from the international airport here, direct air connection with Dubai was established today.

NoAAP and Congress workers block the Moga-Jalandhar highway at Dharamkot in Moga district on Monday. Tribune Photo

Akali leader booked for AAP activist’s murder

27 Sep 2016 | 1:58 AM

MOGA: The police today booked Akali leader Jagseer Singh Seera, his accomplices Satwinder Singh, Rajdeep Singh, Mahinder Singh, Buta Singh, Sukha Singh and Bhinda Singh, and eight unidentified persons for the murder of AAP activist Jagroop Singh.

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Sidhu’s front changes tack, open to tie-up with Cong

27 Sep 2016 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: Awaaz-e-Punjab, which had taken potshots at Parkash Singh Badal as well as Capt Amarinder Singh, now says that it is open to an alliance with the Congress.

AAP leaders differ on allying with Gandhi

27 Sep 2016 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: Differences have cropped up in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on handling suspended MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, his call of forming a grand regional party and on the inclusion of former Akali MLA Pargat Singh in the party.

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Chief Secy should have faced contempt proceedings: HC

Chief Secy should have faced contempt proceedings: HC

27 Sep 2016 | 12:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear contempt proceedings should have been initiated against the Haryana Chief Secretary in connection with the selection of Assistant Professors.

Stung by CM’s remarks, five HPCC secys write to Sukhu

27 Sep 2016 | 12:35 AM

SHIMLA: Close on the heels of resignation of two state Congress secretaries in protest against Chief Minister’s remarks on appointment of party functionaries, today five more secretaries Manjit Thakur, Amarinder Thakur, Ritesh Kapret, Mahesh Sharma and Deepak Rathore expressed their pain and anguish over the remarks which they said would only damage the party.

No truckers for Kashmir apple; unrest mars harvesting season

No truckers for Kashmir apple; unrest mars harvesting season

27 Sep 2016 | 1:09 AM

SRINAGAR: Apple growers are grappling with lack of labour and transport this season. The Army says it is facilitating movement of 1,500 trucks out of the Valley every day. While people across rural Kashmir get busy collecting apple, this season, growers are facing problems never seen before.

Retirees to get more pension

27 Sep 2016 | 12:39 AM

DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand Cabinet that met last night approved a host of decisions, including the revision of pension and family pension of state government employees who retired before 2006, new River Training Policy (2016), rehabilitation policy for those affected by the projects on the Bindal and Rispana.

Child TB deaths set to fall after new drugs launched

Child TB deaths set to fall after new drugs launched

27 Sep 2016 | 10:43 AM

NAIROBI: More children are likely to survive tuberculosis, the leading infectious disease killer, after Kenya introduces child-friendly medicines on October 1 - the first country in the world to do so.

Call drop: Telcos face TRAI fire

Call drop: Telcos face TRAI fire

27 Sep 2016 | 1:10 AM

NEW DELHI:As row between incumbents like Airtel and new entrant Reliance Jio escalated, telecom regulator TRAI today stepped in and said it will slap show-cause notices on operators for call drops that are far exceeding the norm.

NoThe Indian players celebrate after winning India's historic 500th Test match at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Monday. REUTERS

India pass 500th Test in style

27 Sep 2016 | 1:42 AM

KANPUR: At exactly 12.52 pm, 42 minutes after the lunch break, Ravichandran Ashwin sneaked in a carrom ball into left-hander Neil Wagner to trap him leg-before-wicket.

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Skipper Kohli pleased with a wagging tail

27 Sep 2016 | 1:41 AM

KANPUR:On Indian pitches, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are always expected to deliver the goods.

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Santner, Ronchi huge positives for us: Williamson

27 Sep 2016 | 1:41 AM

KANPUR:Notwithstanding the 197-run defeat in its opening Test, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said the all-round performance by Mitchell Santner on his maiden visit to India was a huge positive for the side.

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