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Modi govt to face its first no-trust vote on Friday, expects easy win | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: On the opening day of the monsoon session on Wednesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepted an opposition motion for a no-trust vote that the government ought to win with ease but which should see a riveting clash on issues ranging from farm distress, lynching and polarisation. The vote will take place on Friday. The change in the government's stand — it had stonewalled the demand in
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Elite special forces of Army, IAF, Navy get major weapons upgrade | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: From new long-range sniper rifles and man-portable anti-tank weapon systems to high-speed underwater scooters and hand-launched micro drones, India continues to gradually modernise its clandestine warfare arm. But the long-proposed Special Operations Command (SOC), or even its truncated version in the shape of a much smaller directorate, is still nowhere on the horizon. Defence ministry sources on Tuesday said several contracts worth "hundreds of crores" have been
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Abstentionist Irish rebel MP finally enters Westminster

[ad_1] Grandmother of abstentionism and the first woman MP, Constance Markievicz has finally entered Parliament - 100 years after winning her seat.Her portrait, donated by the Irish parliament, has been received by Speaker John Bercow on behalf of the House of Commons. The painting forms part of the UK Parliament's Voice and Vote exhibition until 6 October, when it will be transferred to nearby Portcullis House to go on public
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No-confidence motion: BJP positive of getting support from 314 MPs; Congress buoyant | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The BJP-led NDA government and the Opposition dug in for a showdown in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday admitted a no-confidence motion and said it would be taken up on Friday for discussion and voting. Both the fronts expressed confidence that they will be able to muster the required number of votes to turn the motion in their favour. While the BJP said
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Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi ‘found off South Korea’

[ad_1] Image copyright Shinil Group Image caption The Shinil Group say this is the nameplate of the sunken Donskoi A Russian warship that sank 113 years ago has been found off the coast of a South Korean island, salvagers say.The Shinil Group say they found the Dimitrii Donskoi off the coast of Ulleungdo island, east of South Korea.Companies have claimed in the past to have found the wreck, amid historic
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‘Stupid statements’ – Trump WW3 jibe stuns Montenegro

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Montenegro joined Nato last year and its population is eyeing a path to EU membership too Donald Trump reckons that Montenegro is a "tiny country with very strong people". And he will soon discover that they have forceful opinions as well. "He's the strangest president in the history of the United States," Ranko Krivokapic told the BBC. Mr Krivokapic knows a thing or
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Thai cave rescue: What we learned as boys tell of ordeal

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThai cave boy describes "miracle" rescue The remarkable rescue of 12 boys and their football coach who were trapped in a flooded cave network in Thailand's Chiang Rai province gripped the world. Speaking in public for the first time since their ordeal, the Thai youngsters looked happy and relaxed as they sat alongside Thai Navy Seals and prepared to share details