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Saturday, August 2, 2014, Chandigarh, India
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PM raises India’s trade concerns with US
A day after India’s veto at WTO, Modi tells Kerry not to ignore developing world’s needs

New Delhi, August 1
US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday. In his maiden interaction with a top US official, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told Secretary of State John Kerry that the developed world must not ignore the challenges faced by governments in developing countries while taking a stand at the international stage.

US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday. A Tribune Photo




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Chandigarh, Aug 1
The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) today declared its first list of 62 candidates giving representation to youth, women, Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes (BCs). The list, which has the 'blessings' of convicted INLD supremo Om Prakash Chautala and released by state INLD president Ashok Arora and senior leader Abhey Chautala here today, contains the names of 15 sitting MLAs while three MLAs has been dropped.

If Pak provokes, we’ll hit back hard: Gen Suhag
New Delhi, August 1
Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag Adopting an aggressive posture, new Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag today gave a stern warning to Pakistan, saying a military response to any misadventure from Islamabad would be ‘intense, immediate’ and more than adequate.

UPSC row: Big language barrier
Aspirants blame Google translation, English bias

New Delhi, August 1
Protesters raise slogans against introduction of the C-SAT in UPSC exams in New Delhi on Friday. The UPSC must be increasingly realising that it’s not such a good idea to bank on Google translator to translate English passages into Hindi for the all important Civil Services Examination (CSE) which annually gets nearly five lakh applicants.

Protesters raise slogans against introduction of the C-SAT in UPSC exams in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

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Ruckus in Parliament over UPSC exam row
New Delhi, August 1
Amid speculations that the Verma committee report could be against the wishes of the agitating UPSC aspirants, the Civil Services Aptitude Test (C-SAT) row again rocked both Houses of Parliament. Assurances by ministers of the NDA government that the matter would be soon resolved could not buy peace as some parties threatened to intensify their protest.

India’s demands block $1 trillion WTO deal on customs rules
Geneva, August 1
The World Trade Organisation failed on Thursday to reach a deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades but was blocked by India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling. "We have not been able to find a solution that would allow us to bridge that gap," WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo told trade diplomats in Geneva just two hours before the final deadline for a deal.

China violated border pact on June 2: Jaitley
New Delhi, August 1
Just a week after the new government took over on May 26, China violated the border pact it had signed with India. The violation of the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) took place on June 2 in southeastern Ladakh.

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