India pledges $1.5 lakh for UN peacebuilding

New Delhi: India has announced a pledge of $1.5 lakh for the UN Peacebuilding Fund so that the international community could look at peacebuilding in a more focused manner, said India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti said. India said normalisation of relations between Israel and Arab nations has the potential to provide necessary momentum for resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and Palestine. TNS

Govt hikes MSP of milling copra by Rs 375 per quintal

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday approved an increase in the minimum support price (MSP) of milling copra by Rs 375 per quintal and ball copra by Rs 300 per quintal to boost farmers’ income. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the MSPs of copra for 2021 season. TNS

Raj Kapoor’s house sale stuck over rate

Peshawar: The owner of film legend Raj Kapoor’s ancestral home in Peshawar has refused to sell the building at the rate (Rs 1.5 crore) fixed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. He claimed the prime property had been severely undervalued. — PTI

No SC interim relief for ‘Tandav’ makers

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim protection from arrest to the makers of web series ‘Tandav’ in connection with FIRs against them on charges of hurting religious sentiments. — TNS

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