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Maldivian former Prez Mohamed Nasheed gets rejected to contest presidential elections

Former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed is on the mode to problems as The Maldives Elections Commission on Monday announced that anyone convicted of a criminal offence could not legally contest in a political party's presidential primary, warning that such elections would be annulled...

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Fearing uncertainty over scrapping summit, US Prez Trump asks China to be tough on North Korea border

After weeks of warms words and diplomatic backslapping, Pyongyang abruptly threatened to pull out of the planned summit next month because of US demands for unilateral nuclear abandonment. Sighting this issue, United States President Donald Trump asked China to be tough with North Korea on its border till Pyongyang signs a deal on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula...

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Nepal thanks India for standing together in tough times, Embassy in Nepal back to pavilion

India Nepal relations have reached great heights with PM Narendra Modi visiting the neighboring country for the third time; relations and friendship have created a strong base for future bonding. Elongating the need to deep root its base of friendship in the neighboring country Nepal, the Biratnagar Camp Office of the Embassy of India will be shut down and re-located. ..

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Opening gates for international investors and professionals, UAE aims for 10-yr residency visa programme

Welcoming investors and professionals with wide warm hands the United Arab Emirates have decided to extend the visa system to 10 years. The Cabinet on Monday announced that they would issue a long-term visa system for investors and exceptional talent to boost their position on the international platform...

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US President Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae discuss North Korea’s threat to scrap summit

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in today discussed North Korea's recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington...

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Gunshots in Santa Fe High School of Texas killed 10 people

America is once again grappling with the plague of school gun violence, after 10 people were shot dead and at least 10 others injured when a gunman entered his Texas school and opened fire...

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EU will not abandon Iran nuclear deal after US withdrawal: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the European Union (EU) has no intention to abandon the Iran nuclear deal after the US withdrawal. She said although the agreement is not perfect, it is better than no agreement. ..

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Armed groups in South Sudan frees more than 200 children: UN

The UN says more than 200 children have been released by armed groups in civil war-torn South Sudan. UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq today said that a release ceremony was the third this year, bringing the total number of children released so far this year to 806...

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Holding hands of his key figures, Russian Prez Vladimir Putin reshuffles his cabinet

Months after Russian President Vladimir Putin regained his throne as the tsar, he reshuffled his Cabinet on Friday, replacing some longtime members while keeping key figures in place. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev presented the candidates for ministerial posts at a meeting with Putin in Sochi, and the president approved his proposals...

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Shortly after takeoff, Cuba plane crashes leaving 100 dead

In ageing airliner carrying 110 people crashed shortly after take-off from Havana airport in Cuba on Friday, leaving just three survivors in the country's worst aviation disaster in three decades...

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US to build a global coalition against Iranian regime and its destabilizing activities

The United States on Thursday announced to build a global coalition against the Iranian regime and its destabilizing activities. Notably, the announcement from the United States comes days after President Trump accused Iran of supporting terror and announced the withdrawal of United States from the 2015 landmark nuclear deal...

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Since 2015, UAE provided $3.76 billion in financial assistance to war-torn Yemen

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have so far provided $3.76 billion in financial assistance to Yemen, the country devastated due to the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. Notably, the financial assistance given to Yemen was aimed to benefit various sectors with emphasis on the development, humanitarian and charitable fields...

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EU gives strong signals to block US sanctions on Iran

The European Commission will launch the process of activating a law that bans European companies and courts from complying with US sanctions against Iran after the USA pulled out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal...

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Gina Haspel is new Director of US Spy Agency CIA

Gina Haspel, 61 has become the first woman director of the American Spy Agency CIA. Her appointment was confirmed by the US Senate on Thursday ending the bruising confirmation fight centred on her ties to the spy agency’s past use of water boarding and other brutal interrogation techniques...

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Denmark announces withdrawal of forces from Iraq as most of the areas fell to ISIS liberated

Denmark on Thursday announced to withdraw its forces from Iraq as most areas once controlled by Islamic State have been liberated. Notably, the Islamic State terrorist organization is witnessing historic fall in the middle-east countries including Iraq and Syria as the US-led coalition armed forces continue to eradicate them from the two countries...

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Extending a helping gesture, Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza for Ramazan

Making a rare decision, Egypt President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi decided to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to cross during the holy period of Ramzan. The decision to keep the crossing open was taken "to alleviate the suffering" of residents in the Palestinian enclave...

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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts sending up 30000-foot high ash plume

An explosive eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano early Thursday has brought life to a halt in that region and also it has created an enormous ash plume that prompted the closure of schools and forced residents to remain indoors as a light ash rained over the surrounding area on the eastern edge of the island...

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After US, Guatemala cuts ribbon for its embassy in Jerusalem

Two days after the U.S. opened its embassy in Jerusalem, Guatemala has moved its own embassy to Jerusalem. With this Guatemala becomes the first country to follow in the footsteps of the United States...

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Filling up the gap, Russian Prez Putin opens up bridge connecting Russia and Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has inaugurated a highly-controversial bridge linking the Russian mainland to Crimea, tightening Russia’s hold over the disputed peninsula which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014...

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Dear UN Blue Helmets, rush for dead but 'nose itching' Palestinians!

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the violence along the Gaza-Israeli border. UNSC has also called for calm along the border of the Gaza Strip following Monday’s deadly clashes...

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Sri Lanka swayed by heavy flash flood affecting over 8000 people

Lashes of heavy rainfall swayed and created havoc in Sri Lanka's Galle and Kalutara districts, affecting around 8000 people. Several people had been evacuated from their homes due to the heavy downpour, but as the rains had ceased by Monday morning, the situation was normalizing...

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Australia doubts Google; alleges the search engine steals data

Google is under investigation in Australia following claims that it collects data from millions of Android Smartphone users, who unwittingly pay their telecom service providers for gigabytes consumed by the activity, regulators said today...

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US embassy opening in Jerusalem creates riots: Around 55 Palestinians killed in restrictive fire by Israeli troops

The United States has opened its embassy in Jerusalem. President Donald Trump had announced the decision to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in December last year when he formally recognized the holy city as the capital of Israel...

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So far 115 killed in Yemen after gun battle erupts between Saudi-led coalition, Iran-backed Houthi rebels

At least 115 people were killed in Yemen in two days after the outbreak of gun battle between forces loyal to a Saudi-led coalition and Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Notably, Yemen is still suffering from the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera...

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UK, Germany and France remain committed to ensuring Iran deal is upheld: British PM Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her country and its European partners Germany and France remain committed to ensuring that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is upheld...

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Strengthening military bond, Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat touches Sri Lanka on four day visit

Deepening the base on all fronts, India has made strong relations with countries in every possible way. To strengthen their ties on the military and political front with Srilanka, Indian Chief Army General Bipin Rawat visits the neighboring country for a four days crucial tour. Paying his respects at Indian Peace Keeping Force War Heroes memorial in Colombo General Rawat was received by the Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake by traditional honors...

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US delegation arrives in Jerusalem for its embassy opening

US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have arrived in Israel ahead of the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem today...

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North Korea pledges to dismantle its nuclear site between 23 to 25 May

The decision taken by North Korea citing to dismantle the nuclear site has been welcomed by everyone. But the decision to dismantle it was not taken underway and shutting down every speculation, North Korean foreign ministry announced that the country will begin dismantling its nuclear test site between May 23rd and 25th...

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Nepal PM: We will not allow our territory to be used against India

Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Friday assured that he would not allow Nepal’s territory to be used against anti-India activities in future. Assuring visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that Nepal was sensitive to India’s interests...

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Taliban attacks multiple bases of Afghan security forces; over 50 policemen killed

At least 53 policemen were killed while many others were injured after the Talibani terrorists attacked multiple bases of Afghan security forces on Friday. All the terrorists were eliminated following the counterterrorism operation led by Afghan security forces...

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UAE places nine Iranian individuals, entities to list of terror supporters

Taking a stringent action on its fierce regional rival Iran over the support of terrorism, the United Arab Emirates has added nine Iranian individuals and entities to the approved list of terrorism supporters. Notably, the UAE cabinet has placed nine Iranian people and entities on its list of terrorists and terrorist organizations for suspected connections with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards. The move comes in line with the UAE’s keenness to target and disrupt networks associated with terrorist ..

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Proud of the rich cultural bondage between India and United Kingdom: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

An exhibition which manifests the spirit of collaboration between India and UK has been organized naming ‘India & The World – A History in Nine Stories’ for two months...

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Religious tourism to strengthen Indo-Nepal ties, expedite development: Yogi Adityanath

Receiving the bus from Janakpur in Nepal to Ayodhya in India, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath exuded confidence that this venture will help strengthen the cultural relations between the two traditional neighbour...

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India Russia strengthen ties discussing issues related to security and enhancing bilateral contacts

With the aim of combating terrorism, organized crime and drug trafficking, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on 11 May, discussing issues as a part of regular contacts between the two countries' security councils. ..

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Turkey detains 150 soldiers over alleged Gulen links

Turkey Police have detained 150 soldiers over alleged links to the U.S based preacher, Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara says orchestrated an attempted coup in 2016...

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Maldives Court jails two Supreme Court justices for 19 months

In Maldives, a court has sentenced two Supreme Court justices to more than 19 months in prison on charges of influencing lower court decisions...

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Sri Lankan Army to have its own think tank; aims to set up “Directorate of Overseas Operations”

Sighting the need to have a think tank of its own, Sri Lankan government has decided to set up “Directorate of Overseas Operations” to defend itself against war crimes charges during the three-decade-long LTTE war. ..

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Israel- Iran Military Conflict- Background and Projections

Within last one week, Israel has launched two strikes on Iranian targets within Syria. The second one is biggest ever, for which Israeli defence PRO publicly accepted of hitting 70 “Iranian” targets within Syria. ..

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Scoring a historic victory, Mahathir Mohamad wins Malaysian Election becoming the next Prime Minister

Scoring a historic victory Mahathir Mohamad won the Malaysia’s election by ending the six decade rule of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s party in a landmark shift for the Southeast Asian nation...

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Saudi Arabia vows to develop its own nuclear weapons if Iran restarts program

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday reiterated its commitment to develop its own nuclear weapons if Iran restarts its atomic weapons program. The statement from Saudi Arabia comes a day after President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of United States in the 2015 landmark nuclear deal...

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Cross strikes between Iran, Israel raises tensions in the countries

Iranian forces in Syria launched a rocket attack on Israeli army bases in the Golan Heights early on Thursday, Israel said, prompting one of the heaviest Israeli barrages against Syria since the conflict there began in 2011...

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Pakistani media’s false propaganda flops; World Bank rubbishes reports that Nawaz Sharif laundered $4.9 billion to India

The World Bank on Wednesday denied as "incorrect" media reports in Pakistan that former PM Nawaz Sharif allegedly laundered $4.9 billion to India. This was the massive setback for Pakistani media who were trying to spread false propaganda against India. The denial from World Bank comes a day after Pakistan's top anti-corruption body, National Accountability Bureau ordered a stringent investigation against former PM Nawaj Sharif and others after Pakistani media reported his involvement in laundering ..

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Giving major unity goals; China, Japan and South Korea bond to discuss North Korean denuclearization

Showing major unity goals to the world, China, Japan and South Korea leaders met at the trilateral summit in Tokyo on Wednesday. This summit focused on the three nations agreeing to cooperate in seeking peace on the Korean peninsula and a push for the isolated country to give up its nuclear weapons...

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Britain PM Theresa May faces defeat again: Upper House votes against her proposal on Brexit

Britain’s upper house of parliament (House of Lords) on Tuesday inflicted another embarrassing defeat on Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Tuesday, challenging her plan to leave the European Union’s single market after Brexit...

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Prez Trump withdraws US from Iran nuclear deal; warns other countries against any cooperation with Tehran

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Iran for supporting terror and announced the withdrawal of United States the 2015 landmark nuclear deal. Notably, fulfilling his longtime campaign promise President Trump announced the withdrawal of United States the 2015 landmark nuclear deal Iran accusing the country of supporting terrorism. After the announcement, President Trump signed a fresh set of sanctions against Iran and warned countries against any cooperation with Tehran on its controversial nuclear ..

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Seeking blessings from Goddess Sita, PM Modi set to embark Nepal trip from Janakpur on 11 May

Viewing the strengthening demographics of India with China, India is tightening its diplomatic relations with a friendly gesture with other countries. On his next destination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to embark a two day visit to Nepal on 11th and 12th May. ..

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Indians accounted for over 74% of H-1B visas in the year 2016 and 2017

Indians are highly successful in getting jobs in the western countries mainly in the United States of America. Therefore, India accounts as many as for 74.2% and 75.6% of the total number of H-1B visas issued by the US in the year 2016 and 2017 respectively...

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Indo-Srilankan ties and the Chinese challenge

This article provides an in-depth analysis on the economic, diplomatic and security challenges that chinses entry into Sri Lanka has posed for strategic interests of India. It also addresses issues like indian Cabotage laws , which has a potential to be the silver bullet to end chinese hegemony in the region...

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Russian Prez Putin retains Dmitry Medvedev as Prime Minister for his new term

Reining the tsar by sworn in as the President of Russia, Valdimir Putin has made it crystal clear by announcing that he has chosen to retain Dmitry Medvedev as Prime Minister for his new term. President Vladimir Putin stuck with his long-serving Prime Minister signaling that he would keep faith with a policy direction that has brought Russia into conflict with the West...

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US to cut ribbon for new embassy in Jerusalem on May 14

The United States to send a high-level delegation including President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner for the opening of the American embassy in the Israeli capital Jerusalem on May 14...

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Sushma Swaraj requests her Afghani counterpart to help rescuing seven abducted Indians

Taking a cognizance in the shocking incident of the abduction of seven Indian Nationals by Taliban in Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj requested the Afghan government to provide all possible help in rescuing them. Notably, during a telephonic conversation, Minister Sushma Swaraj requested the Afghan government to provide all possible help in freeing seven Indian engineers of an RPG group company working in Afghanistan who were abducted by the Taliban terrorists in northern Baghlan ..

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Qatar provides $8 million in financial assistance to address humanitarian needs of over 6 lakh beneficiaries in Libya

Amidst intensified Gulf crisis, Qatar has vowed to provide $8 million in financial assistance to address the humanitarian and medical needs of more than 623,000 beneficiaries in Libya. Notably, the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) on Sunday signed an $8 million funding agreement to address the humanitarian and medical needs of more than 623,000 beneficiaries in Libya...

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Saudi Arabia provides protection to whistle-blowers reported financial, administrative corruption

Saudi Arabia on Sunday vowed to provide protection for employees (whistle-blowers) who reported financial and administrative corruption. Notably, the Saudi Arabia authorities arrested 11 princes, 4 ministers and a number of former government ministers as it was re-examining the 2009 Jeddah floods and investigating the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, which emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012...

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US Prez Trump showers praises on Kalpana Chawla, brands her ‘American Hero’

The United States President Donald Trump showering praises on Indian-American woman astronaut Kalpana Chawla branded her as American Hero and inspiration for millions...

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Wuhan Summit Fallout: Is Abduction of Indian engineers in Afghanistan a Warning Shot?

Since the year 2010 attacks by Haqqani Network and Taliban on Indian targets in Afghanistan have consistently dropped barring few serious attacks. But yesterdays abduction of 7 Indian engineers in Baghlan has very different meaning and smell. Most probably its warning shot fired by Haqqanis to force China and Indis to think twice before executing a joint project in Afghanistan, as declared in Wuhan Agreement...

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Reining as Tsar, Valdimir Putin sworn in as the President of Russia for the fourth time

Being in power for almost 18 years as President or Prime Minsiter, Valdimir Putin has been liked by the people of Russia. Owing to their likeness and support, Valdimir Putin on Monday has once again sworn in as the President for the fourth time renewing another six-year term in office...

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At least seven Indian engineers abducted in Afghanistan by Taliban: Indian authorities monitoring situation

Sunday has brought the horrifying news from Afghanistan which has not only shocked to the Indians living in Kabul but also to India. Notably, at least seven Indian engineers of an RPG group company working in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province were abducted by the unknown gunmen...

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North Korea accuses US on misleading world opinion on denuclearization

Sighting the major reconciliation between North Korea and South Korea, North Korea also went on to declare to take back and stop any further nuclear site test. North Korea accused the US of misleading world opinion by saying that Pyongyang’s commitment to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula was the outcome of international sanctions and pressure...

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#Kansasshooting : Adam Purinton gets life imprisonment for murdering Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Finally, the soul of Srinivas Kuchibhotla would have got peace today as his murderer was sentenced to life imprisonment a US Court. Notably, 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer hailed from Hyderabad was shot dead in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas city of the United States in February last year...

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In a pacifying gesture, North Korea resets its time zone to match up with South

Taking a step ahead promoting North and South Korea’s reconciliation, North Korea on Saturday moved its clock forward 30 minutes, aligning its time zone with South Korea. The change came a week after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that he wanted to unify the time zones to promote inter-Korean reconciliation and unity...

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspends two of his chief staff on bribery allegations

Corruption or taking a bribe is something which won’t be able to hide more. Likewise was proved in Sri Lanka when the Sri Lankan anti-graft agency arrested President Maithripala Sirisena’s chief of staff and another state official on Thursday on suspicion of accepting a bribe. And also President Sirisena has immediately ordered for their suspension...

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No Nobel Prize in literature this year!

The Swedish Academy says the Nobel Prize in Literature will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within its ranks that have tarnished the body’s reputation...

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French Prez Emmanuel Macron calls India for alliance against China

French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit in March this year has strengthened the Indo- French relations and now he has called for the creation of a new strategic alliance among France, India and Australia to respond to challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and the growing assertiveness of China...

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Preparing for the much awaited Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Indian Embassy in Nepal issues advisory for yatris

Releasing the dates for the much awaited pilgrim yatra to Kailash Mansarovar, the Indian Embassy in Nepal has directed an advisory. Pertaining to the released advisory by the Ministry of External Affairs, it states that the Indian citizens travelling should get appropriate Chinese visa and Travel Permit for Tibet before commencing the journey...

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Amidst Gulf crisis, US agrees to sell Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Bahrain

The United States of America on Tuesday approved the sale of 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters at the cost of $911.4 million. Notably, Bahrain will use the helicopters as a deterrent to regional threats and strengthen its homeland defence. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said that Bahrain has requested 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters via the U.S. Foreign Military Sale process which has been approved. The DSCA estimated that the cost of the purchase is $911.4 million...

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South Korea wants US troops to stay regardless of any treaty with North Korea

Citing the condition on not sidelining the US troops, South Korea said the US troops would stay regardless of any treaty with North Korea. The recent historic meeting of the two Korean leaders aimed to wipe out the black past and create a new positive relation between the both Koreas. However South Korea demands the US troops to be stable as it has nothing to do with the peace treaty signed between the two nations...

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After two months of political unrest, Sri Lankan Prez reshuffles his cabinet

After months of political unrest between the two main coalition partners, Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, on Tuesday reshuffled his unity government, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by Sirisena and the ruling United National Party (UNP) led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Eighteen new Cabinet Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena...

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Britain, Brexit on two ends of rope: Theresa May proposes to have custom relationship with EU

Britain's post-Brexit customs arrangements with the EU have for weeks been the main battlefront in its domestic politics with Theresa May's cabinet due to discuss the matter this morning, things look to be coming to a head...

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India ranks second in number of foreign students studying in US

India ranks second in the number of foreign students studying in the US as at least 211,703 Indian students are currently studying in various American universities. While tops the list with 377,070 students. Today every Indian dream of studying and working abroad mainly in the United States of America to get a bigger opportunity and earn a high income. Therefore, Indian NRIs and students have comprehensively contributed to the economy of US...

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French police controls May Day protest by arresting hundreds in Paris

France will increase police numbers for the next round of protests over economic reforms after violent clashes marred the annual May Day rally in Paris, interior minister Gerard Collomb said Today...

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Twin bomb blasts target worshipers outside mosque in Nigeria, 60 killed

Taking a serious cognizance of the tragic incident of twin attack that took place in Mubi city, Nigeria. It has been estimated that nearly 60 people have been killed in the twin suicide attack on May 1...

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US-led coalition launches intensive counter-terrorism operation against final ISIS strongholds in Syria

The United States-led Global coalition including the Syrian Democratic Forces has launched an intensive counter-terrorism operation against Islamic State terrorist (ISIS) organization. Notably, the offensive is launched in a bid to liberate the final ISIS strongholds in Syria...

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South Korean Prez urges UN to verify North’s nuclear test site shutdown

Sighting the historical accord between North and South Korea, pledging to have a peaceful relation by denuclearization, South Korea President Moon Jae-in has asked the United Nations to verify the planned closure of North Korea's nuclear test site. ..

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Multiple blasts in Kabul claims lives of 60 people including kids, Afghani forces; ISIS takes responsibility

At least 40 people including ten journalists and 11 children were killed and 60 others were wounded after the multiple bomb blasts took place in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul on Monday. Notably, three suicide attacks occurred in Kabul which was later claimed by the most dangerous terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)...

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UNSC members to visit Myanmar; aims to retrack peace in Rakhine state for Rohingyas

UNSC members are going to visit Rakhine State today which is the epicenter of the mass displacement crisis, which has caused clashes between Buddhist residents in the State, and Rohingya Muslims...

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Dalai Lama congratulates North and South Korea for Pledging peace and denuclearisation

Nobel peace prize winner Tibetan Guru Dalai Lama has congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Monday for holding the historic summit to promote peace and denuclearise the Korean peninsula...

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Pakistanis committing ‘Sin’ by killing newborns; Shocking! 355 babies found dead inside garbage at Karachi mosque alone

Shocking! Over 350 newborn babies were found inside garbage or some put it at the gate of a mosque in Karachi alone from January 2017 to April this year. Notably, Pakistan is mainly known for harbouring terrorism across the world and spread bloodshed in other countries but some of us hardly know that the killing of a newborn baby is also very common in our neighbouring country. Killing someone is a heinous crime but killing small babies is the biggest sin. Unfortunately, it is very common in Pakistan...

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Enhancing business and investment, India-Nepal join hands to review bilateral trade treaty

With the aim to boost two way commerce and investment between India and Nepal, the two countries have decided to take steps to review the existing bilateral trade treaty. ..

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At least 25 Afghanis including nine journalists killed in twin bomb blast that took place in Kabul

At least 25 people including nine journalists were killed while 45 others were wounded after two bomb blasts took place at Shash Darak area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday morning. The most dangerous terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed the responsibility for the attack...

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British interior Minster resigns over illegal migrants scandal

Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned amid a scandal over the authorities' mistreatment of long-term UK residents wrongly labeled as illegal immigrants. The resignation was accepted by Britain PM Theresa May on Sunday night...

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Relinquishing generous gesture, sacred Buddha relics sent to Sri Lanka for the first time in a century

Marking the great deeds of Lord Gautam Buddha, the world bows down respectfully to the ideals of peace and harmony imparted by celebrating it on Buddha Purnima. Renouncing a symbol of generous gesture, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan’s sacred relics of Sarnath are kept for display on the occassion of Vesak (Buddha Purnima) in Sri Lanka...

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Yemeni Houthi rebels again target Saudi Arabia; launches ballistic missile on Najran province

Yemeni Houthi rebels continue to target the Kingdon. Notably, Saudi Arabia on Thursday again intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi rebels that targeted the southern Saudi province of Najran. This is the fourth time when Houthi rebels targeted Najran province of Saudi Arabia. ..

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In a historical accord, North and South Korean Leaders vow to end the long Korean War

Punctuating a day of smiles and handshakes at the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embraced after pledged to work for the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.”..

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Qatar calls diplomatic crisis as ‘unjust siege’, urges Arab quartet to end ongoing diplomatic crisis

Just in a week’s time, Qatar for the second time has called on Arab quartet including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to end the ongoing diplomatic crisis calling it ‘unjust siege’. Notably, the Arab quartet in June last year have cut the diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed stringent economic sanctions on it over supporting extremism or terrorism...

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Kim Jong Un does something strange; walks out of country to have peaceful talk with South Korea

Both North Korea, South Korea has taken a step towards each other to cut out grudges between the two. Today the day will be marked as a historical moment as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons at the border village of Panmunjom...

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Turkish court sentences 15 Cumhuriyet newspaper staff on terrorism charges

A Turkish court has sentenced 15 employees of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet to prison on terrorism charges and acquitted three, in a case that has sparked global outrage over press freedom under Tayyip Erdogan...

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US-based human rights group criticizes Saudi for executing 48 people in past four months

The United States-based human rights group have severely criticized Saudi Arabia for executing 48 people in the past four months and urged to improve a notoriously unfair criminal justice system. Notably, Saudi Arabia had been regularly criticized by the world for the unfair criminal justice system and highest rates of execution of the criminals. Suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking face the death penalty. In spite of the worldwide criticism, there is ..

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France denies to leave the Iran nuclear deal

France is in no mood to leave the Iran Nuclear Deal as French President Emanuel Macron has said Paris will not leave the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and pushed for a comprehensive agreement with Tehran to address US concerns...

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India, Sao Tome to witness enhanced traditional medical relations soon

There is a very ancient relation of Traditional Medicine with our nation. So to enhance it more and spread the message of traditional message across the other countries, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Sao Tome in Principe for Cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine, Medical Plants and Homoeopathy has been approved inked in last month...

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Qatar calls on Arab quartet to resolve ongoing diplomatic crisis

Qatar on Tuesday urgently called urged Arab quartet including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to resolve the ongoing diplomatic crisis in the region. Notably, the Arab quartet in June last year have cut the diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed stringent economic sanctions on it over supporting extremism or terrorism...

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Britain to put feet in EU’s shoes: To set up satellite system in EU’s Galileo project

Britain is thinking setting up a satellite navigation system to rival the European Union’s Galileo project in the middle of a row over attempts to restrict Britain’s access to sensitive security information after Brexit...

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At least 18 Afghani troopers killed in terrorist attack led by Taliban

A poison of ‘terrorism’ spread by Pakistan in Afghanistan has brought the devastation of the country. At least 18 Afghani troopers including 4 police officers were killed after the checkpoint was attacked by a group of terrorists belonged to Taliban terror outfit in Bala Buluk district...

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US, France to refresh the old nuclear deal with Iran

The US and France have called for a new nuclear deal with Iran after the US President Donald Trump denounced the three-year-old accord as “insane.”..

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Blazing fire at oil well in Indonesia kills 15 people leaving 40 injured

Struggling to contain the blaze at an oil well in the northwestern province of Aceh, almost 10 firemen were killed leaving 40 others injured. ..

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Ensuring safety, Sri Lanka tightens 20 tourist hotspot security

Reciprocating by tightening the security force, the Sri Lankan Government has announced that it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists...

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Thumbs down for Theresa May: UK’s upper house votes against May’s proposal on EU

The U.K.’s upper house (House of Lords) voted against Prime Minister Theresa May on a key piece of Brexit legislation for the third time in a week, further complicating her plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union...

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Deadly Van attack in Toronto slays 10 pedestrians and injures 15, driver arrested

All was not good for people on the Yonge Street in Toronto as a van plowed into a crowd of pedestrians on a sidewalk in two locations in Toronto on Monday afternoon, killing almost 10 people and injured 15 of them. ..

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South Korea to turn off propaganda loudspeakers to ease military tensions with North Korea

In a gesture of goodwill ahead of the historic talks headed between the two countries’ leaders this week. South Korea has stopped broadcasting propaganda across its border with its counterpart North Korea...

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UK to make new laws for children Social Media use

Social Media has both positive as well as negative impact on the children. Now a days increasing use of social media has given sweats to the UK government in some or the other way as Jeremy Hunt, Britain's health secretary said that the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children...

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German leader Merkel presses importance of Free trade between EU and Mexico

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stressed the importance of free trade and welcomed an agreement between the European Union and Mexico on a new trade pact just days before she heads to Washington for talks with President Donald Trump...

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French Assembly stamps ‘Migration Policy’ guarding France against migrant adulteration

France's National Assembly has passed a controversial immigration law that has exposed unprecedented divisions in President Emmanuel Macron's young centrist party. After 61 hours of debate, the measure was approved on Sunday in a vote of 228 in favor, 139 against and 24 abstentions...

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Voices of Pashtuns echoes in Lahore; demands end of enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings of members of community

The voice of Pashtuns against the apathy and human rights violation caused by Pakistani government and Army is strengthening day by day. Notably, a second time in the month, over 1 lakh Pashtuns came on the streets of Lahore despite getting no permission from local police and held a massive rally and demanded an to alleged enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings of the members of their community...

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Pakistani probe agencies are finally awake; vows to investigate allegations against Musharraf for wrongful use of power

Pakistani investigation agencies are finally awaken and decided to investigate allegations against former president Pervez Musharraf for holding assets beyond means and wrongful use of power. Notably, Pervej Musharraf has been accused in many corruption cases but the investigation agencies were sleeping for many years...

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World famous DJ Avicii dies at age of 28 in Oman

Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world's biggest dance music stars, has died in Oman on Friday. Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had a massive success on U.S. pop radio died at the age of 28...

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Pakistan’s Kashmir agenda fails in CHOGM, prepare for a negative fallout in J&K

An international summit of world leaders is invariably seen by Pakistan as an opportunity to highlight Kashmir as an unfinished agenda of partition. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in the United Kingdom, was a very significant opportunity for the country to further its agenda and it went all out to push the same...

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Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath – The behind the scene story

Bharat ki Baat Sab ke Saath was a unique event that happened in London. Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the Diaspora in this nearly two hour event. How this event was organised, who organised it and how was it managed so well? Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale tells the interesting behind the scene story of this unique historic event...

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Commonwealth countries nod to take action on cybersecurity by 2020

Many Commonwealth countries leaders nodded to sign a cyber declaration, which will be the world’s largest and most geographically diverse inter-governmental commitment on cybersecurity cooperation...

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North Korea pledges to suspend nuclear and missile test, shutting down its atomic test site

In a new welcoming move, North Korea will no more carry out nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site. The party decided that nuclear blasts and ICBM launches will cease as of Saturday the North has not carried any out since November and the atomic test site at Punggye-ri will be dismantled to "transparently guarantee" the end of testing...

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Start of New Cold War, World War or Mere Punitive Action?

Bashar al-Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons, mainly chlorine, number of times since the American Missile Strike on the al-Shuayrat Air Base in Syria in April, 2017. However, the Chemical Weapon attack in Duma by Syria with Chlorine mixed with Nerve Gas, on 07 April, 2018 was the attack that drove US President Donald Trump to launch a military operation on 14 April,2018 in conjunction with Britain and France, to enforce his stated Red Lines. Two questions that arise in relation to the attack ..

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Berlin set for mass evacuation to defuse World War II bomb

A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin today to allow experts to defuse a World War Two bomb...

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SA Prez Ramaphosa cuts short CWG Summit in London to deal with protests at home

Rigorous protest impeding to unemployment and better housing created an outburst in South Africa. Sighting this issue, the President Cyril Ramaphosa had to cut short his meeting in Commonwealth Games summit held in London. ..

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Facebook insures new policies are according to EU laws

Facebook is on the move to take several steps to give people more control over their privacy and explain how we use data. They have introduced new privacy experiences for everyone on Facebook as part of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including updates to our terms and data policy...

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France contributes 62 million dollars fund for Syria

France has decided to contribute around 62 million dollars towards urgent humanitarian aid for Syria. French President Emmanuel Macron said at a meeting with a group of non-governmental organizations (NGO) in Paris...

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Airstrike by US, UK and France on Syria was necessary: EU

Airstrikes conducted by the US, the UK and France was correct and we support them says Canada which joined the allies to fight against chemical weapon usage in Syria...

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Russian President warns of ‘chaos’ in international relations if Syria is attacked again

Sighting the attacks on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the western attacks on Syria would create chaos in international relations. Creating new economic sanctions, the United States tried to impart pressure on Russia...

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10-year old student dies during slap fight game in Pakistan

In a shocking case, a 10-year old student was killed during a 'face-slapping' game on the school premises in Pakistan's Punjab province. The students Bilal and Aamir were playing the game in front of their teachers during the break time, when Aamir struck Bilal with force near his neck, he lost concious and fell to the ground. Oddly, no case has been registered yet...

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Iran bans foreign social media networks in schools

The use of foreign social media networks in schools has been banned in Iran by the Education Ministry on Sunday...

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Regional Science and Sports complex to boost Young talent: CM Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has assured that state government would lend all its support and resources in order to build the world-class science centers and sports complexes for the aspiring talent across the state. speaking at the public meeting here, Rupani opined that proposed ecosystem will strengthen the efforts of Youngster for showcasing their talent on a global platform...

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France insists Russia to join a push for political solution in Syria

After the USA, the UK and France bombarded Syria by carrying out airstrikes together; Russia has been urged by France to join the allies to fight against Syrian chemical weapon usage...

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EU regulators tell financial firms to prepare for Brexit

European Union regulators are on the mode to get a bit financially stronger as they have urged banks, investors, and customers on Thursday to take “timely action” to avoid disruption to cross-border derivatives and insurance contracts caused by Brexit...

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UK ministers agree on need to discourage Syrian use of chemical weapons

British Prime Minister Theresa May won backing from her senior ministers to take unspecified action with the United States and France to deter further use of chemical weapons by Syria after a suspected poison gas attack on civilians...

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Big blow to Nawaz Sharif! Former Pak PM disqualified from public office for life

Pakistan's Supreme Court today ruled that the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified from holding public office for life. In March 2018, the Pakistan’s Apex court had disqualified Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and stated that all the decisions made by him in the position of the party chief stand 'null and void'...

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UK parliament can block Brexit divorce bill: Brexit minister Davis

The Situations between the UK and European Union are always on the verge of slip. Brexit minister David Davis warned on Thursday that parliament could veto any final deal negotiated with the European Union unless it has a “substantive” idea of what the future trading relationship will look like...

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UAE brings major reform in empowering women; approves legislation to ensure equal pay for men, women

Months after Saudi Arabia began to bring social reforms in the country by bringing liberalization in the lifestyle of women, its neighbour country the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has also commenced walking on the same path. Notably, the United Arab Emirates have approved the issuance of legislation to ensure equal pay for men and women working in the country...

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US Prez Trump warns Russia of ‘missile attacks’ in retaliation to chemical attack on Syrian town of Douma

The United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Russia and Syria for using chemical weapons on the rebel-held Syrian town of Douma. Notably, the chemical attack took place few days before in the last rebel-held Syrian town of Douma in which at least 70 innocent civilians...

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Pakistan’s Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan depicts himself as Lord Shiva to gain Hindu votes; slammed

A photograph depicting former cricketer and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan as a Hindu god Lord Shiva has triggered a debate in Pakistan. Imran Khan's god Shiva in Pakistan is getting viral, after which the fight has started. But the more astonishing thing is that even Pakistan Parliament has intervened into this matter...

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France, Saudi Arabia shake hands on common Goal: Stability in Middle East

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who wrapped up his three-day visit at France mutually agreed on the need to curb Iranian “expansionism” in the Middle East, while also announcing a conference to boost humanitarian support for Yemen, where Riyadh is waging a bombing campaign...

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India, UK mutually nod to legalize the return of illegal migrants

In order to facilitate the return of illegal migrants between the United Kingdom and India, A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has got a nod to be inked soon...

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UNSC dismisses resolution on the probe of using chemical weapons in Syria

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday rejected a Russian-drafted resolution on investigating chemical weapons use in Syria. Notably, the chemical attack took place few days before in the last rebel-held Syrian town of Douma in which at least 70 innocent civilians...

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Algerian Military Plane carrying 200 passengers crashes; fears on no survivor left

A military plane crashed near the military base of Boufarik in Algeria might have left 200 people dead. The plane, an Ilyushin Il-78, was reportedly carrying more than 100 military personnel. All people on board are feared dead...

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Quashing the two year suspension, Russia-Egypt to resume air services from tomorrow

Russia and Egypt are slated to resume direct flights on April 11 after a more than two-year suspension prompted by the bombing of a Russian charter plane over the Sinai Peninsula in 2015...

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US approves to sell guided missiles worth Rs $300 million to Qatar amidst Gulf crisis

Amidst intensified Gulf crisis, the United States on Monday approved a deal to sell Qatar guided missiles worth Rs $300 million. The move from the United States comes hours before President Donald Trump's White House meeting with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani...

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Yemeni forces launched ballistic missile at Kingdom; unspecified number of Saudi soldiers killed

In a retaliatory action to Saudi led campaign in Yemen, Yemeni forces have launched a domestic-made ballistic missile at a military base in Kingdom. The missile attack from Yemen comes two weeks after Houthi rebels launched seven short-range ballistic missiles that targeted residential suburbs in Saudi Arabia...

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Chinese Debt Aggression of Africa: Is India the solution?

The Chinese method of influencing a country and its policy by means of providing large debts is now well known to the world. Many experts on Chinese foreign policy have termed this new type of subtle aggression as DEBT-TRAP. Chinese Debt-Trap has caused many countries their ability to execute sovereign foreign policies. From the early 1970’s China had tried to export its communist revolution to the African continent. The continent had been for long ravaged by colonization, civil wars, feudal dictators ..

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Poisoned Russian spy Yulia Skripal discharged from British hospital

Spy Poisoning issue which led to the repulsion of hundreds of diplomats from western countries and Russia as well has brought new news that Yulia Skripal, the poisoned daughter of Russian ex-spy Sergei, has been discharged from the hospital...

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg takes responsibility of Cambridge Analytica scandal; says ‘Sorry’ to US Congress

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Monday accepted the full responsibility of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and apologized to the US Congress for not doing enough to protect users personal data.Notably, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving data-mining firm, Cambridge Analytica hours after Indian IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad raised suspicions of data breaching...

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Germany: Hundreds of flights canceled in as airports hit by public sector strikes

Thousands of passengers at four German airports, including the biggest hub Frankfurt, were stranded on Tuesday as ground staff and other public sector workers staged walkouts across the country to increase the pressure in a pay dispute...

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Saudi prosecutor begins probe in corruption cases; detainees to face money laundering, terrorism charges

The authorities of Saudi Arabia has begun investigations in the corruption cases which involved 11 princes, 4 ministers and a number of former government ministers who were arrested late last year. The deputy attorney general for investigations Saud al-Hamad on Sunday said that whoever is charged will be referred to court for prosecution in cases related to money laundering or terrorism. Hamad said some of those under investigation had failed to respect confidential agreements while others committed ..

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UK to launch new laws restricting sharp objects in public

The UK is on the way to imply new law which will enhance the security of the country further. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd will vow on Monday to do "whatever it takes" to curb crime as she unveils a new multi-million-pound response to a surge in violence in London and elsewhere...

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Four German airports may face flight disruptions due to strikes on Tuesday

Travelling to Germany? Then you might face flight disruptions on Tuesday as German public sector workers will extend strikes to airports across the country, labor union Verdi said on Monday, predicting flight disruption as it seeks to increase pressure in pay talks...

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US, France jointly criticizes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for chemical attack in Douma

Chemical attack on the last rebel-held Syrian town of Douma which killed at least 70 innocent civilians has brought a worldwide criticism including United States of America and France to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad. The United States President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron criticized Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and vowed a strong, joint response to the horrific attack. During the telephonic conversation, the two presidents agreed that the government of Syrian ..

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Trade War: China refutes US allegations of forceful technology transfer

China on Monday has discarded US allegations of trying to make forceful technology transfer in world with respect to 'Made in China 2025 plan'. On Saturday, China hit out at the US 301 Section investigation report according to which it is accused of forced technology transfer to U.S. companies through joint-ventures and shareholding shares. ..

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Over 1 lakh Pashtuns walked on streets of Peshawar, raised slogans against Pakistani govt; demands 'aazadi'

On Sunday, over 1 lakh Pashtuns came on the streets against Pakistani government and troops and held a massive protest and demanded international community to intervene in war crimes being committed in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Notably, Pakistan’s NaPak activities have left more than half of the country to fire. As the days are passing, more the locals are coming on the roads against Pakistani government and troops over human rights violation and apathy they are facing...

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US deploys 4,000 National Guard troopers at Mexico border to stem illegal immigration

The Pentagon has finally approved to deploy as many as 4,000 troops to the US-Mexico border in a bid to curb illegal immigration. The move comes in response to US President Trump's call for using troops to stem illegal immigration in Mexico border. Notably, the United States Defence Secretary James Mattis signed a memorandum to send up to 4,000 National Guard troops for duty along the border with Mexico. According to the Defence Department memo, the Guard members will not perform law enforcement functions ..

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Chemical attack hits Syrian rebel-held town of Douma kills at least 70 innocent civilians

At least 70 innocent civilians were killed and a dozen others were injured in the suspected chemical attack on the last rebel-held Syrian town of Douma. Notably, the chemical attack is banned and none of the party including Syrian government, Russian jets or rebels has claimed the attack...

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Junior hockey team bus crashes in Canada leaving 15 dead, 14 injured

It was shocking for not only Canada but for the whole world after getting information given by Canadian police that on Saturday 15 people were killed and 14 people were injured after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in Western Canada...

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Top Pakistani News Channel ‘Geo TV’ forced to go off-air for criticising Army

Pakistan's largest television network Geo News says it has been forced off the air by cable operators in most parts of the country. The network's channel assignment on the cable distribution network has also been lowered...

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Rajya Sabha hears on agreement between NPCIL and EDF of France

There are currently four Evolutionary Pressurized Reactors (EPRs) under construction viz. Olkiluoto-3 in Finland, Flamanville-3 in France and Taishan 1&2 in China said Dr. Jitendra Singh MoS Atomic Energy and Space in Rajya Sabha to a question asked about it...

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German court releases Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont on bail

German court has ruled that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain. It said most serious charge Puigdemont faces is not punishable under German law...

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Qatar allows women to join national service amidst intensified diplomatic blockade by Arab quartet

Amidst intensified diplomatic blockade by Arab quartet, Qatar has taken a huge step of introducing women to join national service and also extended the time served in the military by conscripted men. The Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Thursday signed a legislation that said, “Women aged over 18 will be able to volunteer for national service while men will now serve a year instead of three months.” The new law came into effect on the immediate basis...

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Disgrace! S. Korean president Park sentenced to 24 years in jail for corruption

Corrupt politicians are like termite that destroys not only the party but the whole country as well. And if the corrupt politician is a President, then it’s time to call it off. Citing guilty of crimes ranging from bribery to coercion, abuse of power and the leaking of state secrets, South Korea’s first Female President Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24-years in prison...

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Russia, Iran and Turkey vows to secure Syria's territorial integrity; calls for ceasefire between conflicting parties

Few days after Syrian armed forces liberated the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta province, Russia, Turkey and Iran have vowed to secure the territorial integrity of Syria and called for a lasting ceasefire between the conflicting parties. On Wednesday, the president of three nations including Russia, Turkey and Iran during a trilateral summit in Ankara vowed to secure the territorial integrity of Syria. According to a joint statement released after the summit, the three nations have also called for a lasting ..

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After lifting 35-year-old ban on cinema, Saudi Arabia to soon screen a first commercial movie in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia is all set for the screening of first commercial cinema in the capital Riyadh. Notably, Marvel’s superhero movie Black Panther will be the first commercial movie which will hit the Saudi Arabian theatres on April 18 of this year. For screening of the commercial movies, the Saudi Arabian authorities have signed an agreement with Chinese-owned AMC Entertainment which will screen the very first show of commercial cinema ‘Black Panther’ on April 18. However, the Saudi Arabian authorities ..

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Expelled American diplomats depart from US embassy in Moscow

As many as 60 American diplomats, who were expelled from Russia departed from Washington's embassy in Moscow on Wednesday. Notably, in a major retaliation to the expulsion of Russian diplomats, Moscow announced to expel 150 western diplomats including 60 Americans and close the US consulate in St Petersburg on last Thursday...

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Nepal to deploy drones to patrol its border with India due to lacking security personnel

India's neighbour Nepal is all set to deploy drones to safeguard the 17,000-km open border which it shares with India, said the county's Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa while addressing a presser today...

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Building on our strong ties with Russia, India seeks cooperation in fighting terrorism: Nirmala Sitharaman

"India seeks Russian cooperation in fighting terrorism, welcomes Russia's growing global profile," said Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while speaking at the plenary session of the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security. This was her first visit to Russia as Defense Minister...

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China to launch two satellites for its so called ‘economic partner’ Pakistan in June

The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT) has stated that it is ready to launch 2 remote sensing satellites for Pakistan in June. According to Xinhua, It will be the first international commercial launch for a Long March-2C rocket for around 18 years after it carried Motorola's Iridium satellites into orbit in 1999...

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Indo-Nepal relations ‘age-old and multi-dimensional’; will boost ties: PM Oli

Before his upcoming official visit to India, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday briefed the House of Representatives and intimated the parliamentarians on various issues to be raised during his meeting with dignitaries in India...

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Raksha Mantri visits Russia to revitalize relations focusing on military technical cooperation

Enhancing and revitalizing the relations between India and Russia on the military front, Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday met her Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu and discussed defence cooperation between the two countries with a focus on military technical cooperation...

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Saudi Arabia to host foreign tourists to strengthen economy of Kingdom

Saudi Arabia has decided to issue tourist visas in a bid to give a massive boost to the economy of the Kingdom. Notably, the step comes after Saudi Arabia’s economy collapsed comprehensively due to fall in oil prices...

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India to collab with Germany as a partner country for Ambiente 2019

With the aim to cementify the relation of India with Germany and the globe in dining, cooking, household goods, gift items, jewellery, fashion accessories, interior decoration, furnishing accessories, India will be the partner country for International Frankfurt Trade Fair, Ambiente 2019 to be held during February 8-12, 2019...

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Blow to President Macron’s govt: France faces biggest protest of railway workers

French railway services were thrown into chaos on Tuesday, the first day of rolling nationwide strikes that are set to run for months in the toughest test yet of President Emmanuel Macron’s determination to modernize the French economy...

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India welcomes US action against Pakistan based terror-cum political party Milli Muslim League

India on Tuesday welcomed the high voltage action of United States against Pakistan based terror-cum political party Milli Muslim League. Notably, the United States designated the Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Toiba's (LeT) political front Milli Muslim League on its list of terrorist groups...

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UN chief ignores Pakistan sponsored terrorism in JK; advices investigation

Pakistan is well-known across the world for harbouring terrorism but several International communities including United Nations gently ignore this. Notably, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has shown his concern over the killing of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir ignoring Pakistan sponsored terrorism...

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Big setback for ‘Global Terrorist’ Hafiz Saeed: US designates ‘Milli Muslim League’ as a terror outfit

In a welcome move, the United States has made amends to 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's terror outfits by labelling the latter's Milli Muslim League as a terror outfit. Saeed announces to launch his own political party by renaming Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) as 'Milli Muslim League Pakistan' on Pakistan's Independence Day in 2017...

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to be hosted by Donald Trump during 4-day visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is all set to make a 4-day visit to the United States. Shinzo Abe will be hosted by Donald Trump, the President of the United States from April 17 to 18, at a resort in Florida...

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Syrian forces successfully retake rebel-held Eastern Ghouta province; 1,644 civilians killed in offensive

Finally! The Syrian government on Sunday reclaimed Eastern Ghouta province which was held by Islamist-dominated fighters after a relentless six-week airstrike with rockets, barrel bombs. During the six-week of an offensive, at least 1,644 civilians, including 344 children, have been killed while hundreds of others were injured...

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‘Trade War’ between US-China intensifies; Beijing slaps tariff on 128 items of US imports

After giving warning to Donald Trump against trade sanctions, China suspended tariff concessions on 128 items of US products including pork and fruits starting Monday. According to a report by the state-run Xinhua news agency, the decision was a countermeasure in response to the US move to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, Chinese Ministry of Commerce said in a statement...

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Attention! H-1B visa application process for 2019 begins with tough norms

Giving up a major relief to the Indian techies who are all set to work in America, the United States on Monday began the processing of H1B visa for the fiscal year 2019. Notably, H1B visa allows US companies to hire foreign workers and it is considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly-skilled Indian professionals...

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After three years of delay, Afghanistan sets October for parliamentary and local polls

After three years of delay, the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Sunday announces the date of parliamentary and local district elections. “Today the Independent Election Commission officially announces to the people of Afghanistan that the election will be held on October 20,” IEC Chairman Gula Jan Abdul Badi Sayad told a news conference...

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Spat over spy attack deepens, Russia orders Britain to cut over 50 diplomats from its embassy staff

In a spat between two countries over confiscating diplomats over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, the intensity gets deep as Russia has told Britain it must send home "just over 50" more of its diplomats in a worsening standoff with the West. ..

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Amidst intensified diplomatic blockade by Arab quartet, Qatar purchases 12 more Rafale fighter jets

Amidst intensified diplomatic blockade by Arab quartet, Qatar has decided to buy 12 more Rafale fighter jets with an aim to boost and strengthen its defence sector. Notably, the development comes after the economic and financial impact on Qatar put by Arab quartet including United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt led blockade is fading slowly...

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US Prez Trump to withdraw American troops from Syria very soon

The Islamic State terrorist organization which was ones known as the most dangerous terrorist group is now witnessing a historic fall in Syria due to continuous bombing by the US-led coalition armed forces. Therefore, taking a cognizance into this, the United States President Donald Trump said that the US troops would withdraw from Syria very soon...

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USA Visa seekers! Keep you Social media history ready for inspection

Want to travel to the USA? Then you might have to keep your mobile phones ready while you apply for Visa because you might be asked for your Social Media history. The US administration has said it wants to start collecting the social media history of nearly everyone seeking a visa to enter the US...

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Saudi Arabia decides to not retain passport of Indian airlines crew; staffers to move freely in Kingdom

Saudi Arabia bringing a major reform in its aviation sector, has decided to stop retaining the passports of crew members of Indian airlines including Air India and Jet Airways on arrival. Notably, the strengthened diplomatic relations between India and Saudi Arabia has brought an immense benefit to Indians in many sectors. Therefore, Saudi Arabia has given a major relief to the crew members of Indian Airlines...

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United Nations calls on for ‘independent investigation’ after Israel-Gaza violence takes 16 lives injuring thousands of Palestinians

‘March of Return’ a peaceful protest carried out by thousands of Gazans on the Gaza Strip turned errant killing 16 Palestinians and injuring thousands of civilians. Deeply concerned with the violent clash, United Nations has called on for an independent investigation...

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Sweeping majority of votes, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reelected as Egypt President for second term

Sweeping majority and garnering nearly 92% of votes, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been elected as the president for the second term. The preliminary results showed on Thursday, but turnout of just 40 percent dented his push for popular legitimacy...

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US drone strikes kill 6 Islamic State militants in Afghanistan

At least six militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in a drone strike carried out by the US forces in eastern Kunar province. According to the local officials, the latest drone was carried out on Wednesday in the vicinity of Chapa Dara district...

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Bus crashes carrying illegal migrants kills 17 in Turkey

A minibus packed with migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran crashed and burst into flames in eastern Turkey, killing 17 people and 36 wounded...

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Strengthened diplomacy on top! 90 percent of work permits given to spouses of Indian H1B visa holders

Indians are highly successful in getting jobs in the western countries including US, Saudi Arabia, the UAE etc. The United States has issued employment authorization documents to spouses of more than 71,000 H-1B visa holders that include 90 percent of Indians...

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Pakistan test fires 450kms range cruise missile BABUR successfully

Pakistan has test fired its BABUR (SLCM) successfully with the help of an underwater dynamic platform. The cruise missile has a target range of 450kms, is capable of carrying various payloads with ultimate precision while maintaining proper flight parameters...

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Pakistani PM Shahid Abbasi had to go same security screening like commoners as he was on a private visit: US clarifies

Days after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was frisked at an airport in the US, Washington on Thursday clarified the incident saying that he was on a private visit to the country and basic security measures were followed. Notably, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was treated like any other regular person at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York as he was frisked during the security procedure...

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PM Modi addresses Kutchi Leva Samaj in Nairobi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Kutchi Leva Samaj at Nairobi through Video Conference..

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EU dumps nearly 300000 British owned ‘.eu’ domains into Brexit bin

Following Britain's decision to eventually depart from the European Union, it has been decided by the European Commission to cancel all 3,00,000 domains under the ‘.eu’ a top-level domain that has a UK registrant...

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In a major retaliation, Russia does ‘Tit for Tat’ with the US and other Western countries; expels 150 diplomats

In major retaliation to the expulsion of Russian diplomats, Moscow on Thursday announced to expel 150 western diplomats including 60 Americans and close the US consulate in St Petersburg. Notably, the move come few days after 125 Russian diplomats from Western countries and Nato allies of Britain following allegation over the use of nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the US ambassador had been informed of the retaliatory measures...

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ISIS terrorists posed as soldiers with fake check-post; killed 5 Iraqi troops

At least five Iraqi security personnel were killed Thursday in an ambush by Daesh terrorists in the northern city of Mosul, according to a local security source. A captain in Iraq’s border security force, Saif al-Din al-Shammari said that a group of members of the Da'id organization disguised themselves as Iraqi forces and set up a fake security control on the road between the Mosul district and the Rabia district of Tall Afar district west of Nineveh...

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…and now “Bharat ki baat Sabke Saath” for Indian diaspora

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact and share with diaspora in London on April 18, 2018 in this unique event called “Bharat ki Baat Sabke Saath”...

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Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan after 5 years

Malala Yousafzai has returned to her home, Pakistan, after five years and meets with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday. The youngest Nobel laureate in a homecoming speech on Thursday at a function at Prime Minister House in Islamabad, "We need to invest in kids' education. The Malala Fund is already working on this. We have invested more than $6 million on girls' education in Pakistan, and we are continuing this work.”..

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Nearly 24 fishermen from Gujarat nabbed by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency

Pakistan is well known for harbourig terrorism in other countries and operating proxy war against India. Pakistan exports terrorists who spread bloodshed in India and on the other hand, it arrests Indian fishermen from the Arabian Sea. Notably, the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on Wednesday arrested nearly 24 Indian fishermen from Gujarat in the Arabian Sea...

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Death toll heads up to 68 as blazing fire sweeps in Venezulean police station

In an attempt to break out of the cell, blazing fire was seen oozing out of Venenzula Police Station, tolling the death of 68 people. The blaze reportedly started after prisoners set fire to mattresses in an attempt to break out on Wednesday...

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Shocking! Nearly half a million children dropped out of school due to escalation of conflict in Yemen

Nearly half a million children have dropped out of school since the year 2015 due to the escalation of conflict and cholera outbreak in Yemen, bringing the total number of out-of-school children to 2 million. Notably, the death toll has mounted to 2,250 due to waterborne disease cholera and the suspected cases have reached over 1,060,000...

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Warning bell from Britain: Those who seek to attack us beware

As the whole world saw that Russia faced the biggest blow when many nations came together to expel its diplomats, now Prime Minister Theresa May has warned those “who seek to attack us” that Britain will deploy all its capabilities to defeat them...

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India condemns missile attacks in Saudi Arabia; reiterates its resolve to fight terrorism, violence in all its forms

Taking a cognizance in Saudi Arabia missile attack in which one civilian was killed, India on Wednesday strongly condemned the renewed missile attacks targeting civilian areas in the direction of Riyadh and other cities and reiterated its resolve to fight terrorism and violence in all its forms...

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Xi-Kim hold surprise meeting in Beijing; vows to enhance mutual ties and support

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un made a surprise visit to China and held talks with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping from March 25 to 28. Jinping talking about Kim and his wife Ri Sol Ju's visit said that he speaks highly of it. He promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbour...

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NATO joins the nations in Russian diplomat expulsions over spy attack

In the initiative to expel Russian diplomats, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) joined two dozen governments around the world today in response to a nerve agent attack in Britain, marking what London called a turning point in the West's relations with Moscow...

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Humiliation, a fate of Pakistan! Pakistani PM Shahid Abbasi frisked at US airport, video goes viral

Humiliation has now become a fate of Pakistan. Pakistan has always shamelessly supported terrorism, harboured terrorists in neighbouring countries including India, Afghanistan etc. However, Pakistan is paying a price for supporting terrorism in terms of humiliation. Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was treated like any other regular person at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York as he was frisked during the security procedure which is not less than a humiliation...

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Responding to the expulsion, Russia to take measures against countries expelling their envoys

Responding to the expulsion of Russian diplomats and closure of Russia’s Consulate general in Seattle, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told media on Monday that there will be a response to everything and appropriate measures will be taken on each country, both regarding the expulsion of diplomats and the closure of the Russian Consulate General in Seattle...

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North Korean supremo Kim Jong on a visit to China, says Chinese Media

A report by a leading global media agency stated, Kim Jong Un, the North Korean supremo is in China. The DPRK chief had arrived in Beijing by train. The visit by Kim Jong Un is expected to fortify the ties between both nations...

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Biggest blow to Russia: Over 125 Russian diplomats expelled from Western countries

Over 125 Russian diplomats have been expelled from Western countries following allegation over the use of nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain...

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