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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 28, 2018, 04.51 PM(IST)

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China won't force India to accept Belt and Road project, says Chinese vice foreign minister

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou said on Saturday China does not think it is important whether India accepts China's Belt and Road infrastructure project and China won't force it to.

Dalmia Bharat Group wins historic Rs 25 crore bid contract to maintain New Delhi's Red Fort

Dalmia Bharat Group has had adopted the Red Fort in New Delhi and  Gandikota Fort in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh under the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project of the central government, as per reports on Saturday.

To avoid Dokalam like situation, Modi, Xi agree to issue 'strategic guidance' to their militaries to build trust

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have decided to issue "strategic guidance" to their militaries to strengthen communications and to build trust and understanding, the top Indian diplomat said on Saturday, a move aimed at avoiding a Dokalam-like situation in the future.

ISIS threatens Iraq elections, releases video showing the execution of 'election advocators'

Islamic State's Amaq News Agency released a video on Friday showing what they said was Islamic State militants shooting "two advocators" for next month's Iraqi parliamentary elections in the town of al-Tarmiyah, in the Salah al-Din governorate north of Baghdad.

Donkey issued admit card to write examination in Jammu and Kashmir

In a strange yet repeated incident, a donkey has now been issued an admit card to write an exam in Jammu and Kashmir to appear for a recruitment test for naib tehsildars, reports said on Saturday.