Ahead Of PM Modi Visit, China Says Hope India Learnt Lesson At Doklam

China and India have great potential for cooperation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday, seeking to cast their difficult ties in a positive light ahead of next week’s visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.On Monday, both countries ended a more than two-month-old stand-off near the border in Sikkim, just in time for Sunday’s kick-off of a summit of the BRICS grouping of nations.

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British PM Theresa May Visits Japan With Eye On Brexit Fears

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Japan on an official visit on Wednesday with an eye to soothing Brexit fears and pushing ahead on early free-trade talks with the world’s number three economy.May is scheduled to sit down with Toyota’s chairman during her three-day tour which starts in Osaka before moving to Tokyo where she will meet with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Flood Situation Worsens In Eastern Uttar Pradesh; Army Help Sought

The flood situation worsened in eastern UP districts adjoining Nepal today following continuous rains and discharge of water in rivers with the strict administration here seeking the help of Army in relief and rescue operations.The movement of traffic on the Gorakhpur-Sonauli road towards Nepal has come to a standstill with the waters of Rohin river inundating Maniram township and the national highway.

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Sri Lanka Appoints First Tamil Navy Chief After Four Decades

Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah was today appointed as the chief of Sri Lanka’s naval forces, making him the first from the minority Tamil community to head the Navy since the brutal civil war erupted in the country 45 years ago.Rear Admiral Sinniah, who played a decisive role in the destruction of the LTTE warships in deep sea during the height of the civil war, was appointed as the Navy chief.

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Big Asteroid To Pass Safely By Earth On September 1: NASA

A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of seven million kilometres, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances, according to NASA.Asteroid Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size. Measurements from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer mission indicate it is about 4.4 kilometres in size.

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Indian-American Doctor Announces 2018 US Congressional Bid

An Indian-American physician from Arizona has announced that she will run for the US House of Representatives in the 2018 general elections.Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and cancer research advocate, said she believes in solving problems and improving lives.She would run from the Arizona’s eighth Congressional District, which is one of five primarily urban districts centered around Phoenix.

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Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Files Plea In Supreme Court Challenging Ouster

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case.The Supreme Court sacked Sharif last month following an investigation into corruption allegations against him and his family, making him the 15th premier in Pakistan’s 70-year history to be sacked before completing a full term.

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Cabinet approves India-BRICs MoU for setting up agriculture research platform

The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and various BRICs countries for the establishment of a BRICS Agriculture Research Platform .It may be recalled that during the 7th BRICS Summit held on July 9, 2015 at Ufa in Russia, PM Narendra Modi had proposed to establish BRICS Agriculture Research Centre which will be a gift to the entire world.

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Donald Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks A ‘Disgrace’: Indian-Americans

Indian-Americans have condemned US President Donald Trump’s remarks blaming “both sides” for the Charlottesville violence and termed his defence of neo-Nazi groups and white supremacists as a “disgrace”.The president reverted yesterday to his initial position that both left and right-wing extremists became violent during the weekend rally and blamed both sides including the “alt-left”.

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