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India launches second IT corridor in China to gain access to big Chinese market

India on Sunday launched its second IT corridor in China to cash in on the burgeoning Chinese software market which remained elusive despite the presence of top Indian technology firms. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has established one more Digital Collaborative Opportunities Plaza (SIDCOP) platform in China in an effort to provide market access to Indian IT firms in the huge Chinese market, the NASSCOM said. Agreements worth RMB 36 million (about $6 million) were signed between Indian service providers and Chinese customers at the launch of the corridor by China's Guiyang Municipal government and the NASSCOM, a NASSCOM official said.

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J&K police crack down on 'keypad jihadis' on social media

Jammu and Kashmir Police have a new task at hand — identify the 'keypad jihadis' who spew venom on social networking sites to try and create a law and order situation in the state by spreading rumours on the internet or giving communal colour to any event. The police have registered cases against five Twitter handles and filed complaints with service providers against such misleading posts on Facebook and WhatsApp so that necessary action is taken at the earliest, officials have said. The officials said a communication had been sent to the micro-blogging site for providing details of the Twitter handles so that punitive action could be initiated at the earliest as it would help in reining in what is called 'keypad jihadis'. Police have laid special emphasis on monitoring the social networking websites and also various groups created on messaging services like WhatsApp, Telegram and similar such tools available on the Internet, they said.

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Delhi Metro: South Campus, Moti Bagh among 10 stations renamed

Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus and Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh stations on the Delhi Metro Pink Line did not carry the name of the two personalities in the original plan and they were rechristened on the recommendations of a panel, which had suggested renaming of eight other names on the network, according to sources. Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus station, named after the freedom fighter, social worker and educationist, is a part of the Pink Line corridor inaugurated in mid-March, and Sir Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh station, expected to open soon, intends to fortify the legacy of the legendary engineer-scholar. Both places are among the 10 stations whose names were changed following recommendations of the committee set up for reanaming metro stations, the sources said. "The other stations include Tughlakabad (changed to Tughlakabad Station), Okhla (to Harkesh Nagar Okhla), Badarpur (to Badarpur Border) on Violet Line; Okhla-Phase III (to Okhla NSIC) on Magenta Line and Ghevra (Ghevra Metro Station) on Green Line," a source told PTI.

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India lodges protest with Pak deputy envoy over so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order

India on Sunday summoned Pakistan's deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shah over Islamabad's so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order, and told him that any action to alter the status of any part of the territory under his country's forcible occupation has no legal basis. In a statement, the ministry of external affairs said it conveyed to Shah that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir, which also includes the so-called 'Gilgit-Baltistan' areas, is an integral part of India by virtue of its accession in 1947. Through its order on Gilgit-Baltistan on May 21, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has seized more authority from the local council to deal with the affairs of the region.

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Modi asks people to shun plastic, imbibe environmental responsibility

Citing the adverse effects of plastic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to the people not to use things made by using low grade materials.

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Modi remembers Veer Savarkar, Nehru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered Hindutva proponent Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, saying the memories of this month are linked with him.

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PNB fraud: ED to seek immediate confiscation of Nirav Modi's assets under fugitive ordinance

The ED is set to move a special court in Mumbai to seek permission for "immediate confiscation" of about Rs 7,000 crore assets of designer diamond jeweller Nirav Modi under the recently promulgated Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance. The agency, empowered by the Union government to enact the new power in the country, will seek an official declaration to categorize Nirav Modi as a "fugitive" based on its prosecution complaint (charge sheet) filed before a special court in Mumbai last week under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). On May 24, the ED had filed its first charge sheet in the over $2 billion PNB fraud case involving diamantaire Nirav Modi and his associates stating that over Rs 6,400 crore of bank funds were allegedly laundered abroad to dummy companies by him and others.

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PM Modi inaugurates Rs 11,000 cr Eastern Peripheral Expressway

Asserting that infrastructure is a key priority of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Rs 3 lakh crore has been spent on laying a network of 28,000 km of highways.

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Congress worships one family, can't respect democracy, says PM Modi

Making a stinging attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said those worshipping one family cannot respect democracy.

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BJP will 'definitely' not come to power in 2019: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he is a "campaign PM who has failed to deliver on promises" and said the BJP would "definitely not come to power in 2019". Inaugurating Mahanadu, the TDP's annual conclave here, he said the Telugu Desam Party played a key role in forming governments in the past and had the power to change the political narrative in the country, hinting that it would tie-up with like-minded parties to stop the BJP's juggernaut in 2019. "The Congress is in the opposition. It cannot do much. But the BJP will definitely not come to power in 2019," he said. Naidu said the BJP coming to power in 2019 was a "distant dream" and Prime Minister Narendra was a "campaign PM, who gives slogans only, and has failed to deliver on promises".

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