The News Scroll 08 July 2018  Last Updated at 5:00 pm | Source: PTI



New Delhi, July 8 (PTI) Following are the highlights at 1700 hours



Routine work being carried out along Indo-Myanmar border: MEA

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today said no border pillar along the India-Myanmar boundary in the Manipur sector has been shifted into the Indian territory, amid tension over border issues in some areas of the north eastern state.


India reconsidering Rs 2 lakh crore 5th generation fighter jet programme with Russia

New Delhi: India has conveyed to Russia its unwillingness to go ahead with the joint development of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) primarily due to high cost involved in the project, official sources said.


Malaysian PM meets Zakir Naik, ruling party defends decision not to deport him to India

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met Zakir Naik, wanted in India for alleged terror activities and money laundering, and a ruling party strategist has stoutly defended the government's decision not to deport the controversial Muslim preacher, Malaysian media reported today.


Opposition's 'fear-mongering' campaign demolished, 30-35% minorities to vote for BJP: Naqvi

New Delhi: Opposition's "fear-mongering" campaign has been "demolished" by the government's development without discrimination approach, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today, and exuded confidence that 30-35 per cent minorities, including Muslims, will vote for the BJP in 2019.By Asim Kamal


PM's remarks at my farewell considered departure from accepted practice: Ansari

New Delhi: Raising the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks at his farewell function almost a year ago, former vice president Hamid Ansari says many considered the comments to be a departure from accepted practices on such occasions.


Fear of child lifting not completely 'unfounded', 55000 children kidnapped in 2016 in India

New Delhi: It seems that the fear of child lifting prevailing in different parts of the country is not completely unfounded, as nearly 55,000 children were kidnapped in India in 2016 -- a whopping 30 per cent increase over the previous year. By Achinta Borah



IAF raised bills of Rs 29.41 cr to ferry currency notes post-demonetisation: RTI

New Delhi: Over Rs 29.41 crore was spent on using the Indian Air Force's ultra-modern transport aircraft -- the C-17 and the C-130J Super Hercules -- to ferry the newly-issued Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 currency notes post-demonetisation, according to an RTI reply.


CBI looks for banking, tax experts to help probe into multi-crore scams

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the over Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank scam as well as other financial frauds, has sought deputation of banking and tax experts from various ministries with an offer of good monetary incentives.By Ashwini Shrivastava


JD(U) authorises Nitish Kumar to finalise party stand on political issues

New Delhi: The JD(U), a BJP ally, today authorised its president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to finalise the party's stand on political issues, including the upcoming assembly and Lok Sabha polls.


Mumbai reels under torrential rain, bridge closed for traffic

Mumbai: Torrential rains lashed Mumbai and neighbouring areas, causing waterlogging at several places and submerging rail tracks on some routes today.


Cracks in Left Front over proposed 'adjustment' with Congress

Kolkata: Cracks seem to have emerged in the four-decade-old CPI(M)-led Left Front, with a section of its leaders advocating "adjustment" with the Congress in West Bengal while their allies are opposed to the idea.Pradipta Tapadar



Drugs abuse among children: SC asks Centre about steps taken to curb menace

New Delhi: The issue of growing menace of drug abuse among children has come up again before the Supreme Court which asked the Centre to apprise it of steps taken to comply with its 2016 verdict that had directed measures including formulation of a national action plan to combat it.



GST a mixed bag for hotels, restros; rationalisation needed

Mumbai, Jul 8 (PTI) The goods and services tax (GST), which celebrated one year of rollout on July 1, has been a mixed bag for the hospitality and restaurant sector, and firms are expecting further rationalisation of the tax structure.



PTI Exclusive: US democracy under attack, says Indian-American CEO of Democratic Party's governing body

Washington: The US democracy is under attack and some of its sacred institutions are being challenged every day under the Trump administration, Indian-American Seema Nanda, the newly-appointed CEO of the opposition Democratic Party's decision-making body, has claimed. By Lalit K Jha



India A batsmen make merry before 'Test' meanders to draw

Beckenham: A splendid batting performance from India A raised visions of victory before West Indies A managed to hold on to a draw in the four-day 'Test' that concluded here yesterday.

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