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Don't want escalation of trade friction with US: China

Don't want escalation of trade friction with US: China

China said on Thursday it doesn't want to see increased trade tensions with the US as the two countries hold talks in Washington this week, but it's prepared for any outcome and will defend its own interests. The comments by a Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman came after President Donald Trump tweeted that there has been "no folding" in the discussions.

No rotational CM arrangement with Cong

No rotational CM arrangement with Cong

JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy, who is all set to take over as Karnataka CM on Sunday dismissed reports about his party working out a power sharing formula of heading the government for 30 months each, with its coalition partner the Congress. "No such talks have taken place," he told reporters when asked about reports on power-sharing formula of 30 months each.

Bastariya Battalion to combat Naxals

Bastariya Battalion to combat Naxals

The much-awaited "Bastariya" Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) comprising recruits from naxal-hit districts in the state will be commissioned into service tomorrow, with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attending its passing out parade in Ambikapur district. Rajnath Singh today arrived in Surguja district on a two-day visit to the state.

Atmosphere of dejection prevails: Sinha

Atmosphere of dejection prevails: Sinha

An atmosphere of dejection was prevailing among the people of the country, who were feeling let down by the unfulfilled promises made by the government, former Union minister Yashwant Sinha said today.

Sinha, who quit the BJP recently alleging that there was a "threat" to democracy under the current dispensation led by the party.