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International Yoga Day celebration gets a kick start in Netherland with beauty, serenity and calm meditation

Just a few days ahead of the International Yoga Day, hundreds of yoga enthusiasts took to mats and stretched, bent and twisted their bodies in multiple complex postures at an event in the Netherlands on Sunday...

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Iran backed Houthi rebels fire ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia; one Pakistani national wounded

Iran backed Houthi rebels have intensified their movement against Saudi Arabia. Notably, Saudi Arabia on Sunday intercepted yet another ballistic missiles fired from the rebel-held territory of Yemen leaving one civilian injured. This is the tenth incident when Houthi rebels fired ballistic missiles targeting residential areas of Kingdom...

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Colombia gets new President: Ivan Duque

Conservative political newcomer Ivan Duque has been elected President of Colombia...

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Strong earthquake in Japan kills two, injures 200

A magnitude 6.1 earthquakes shook Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains. No tsunami warning was issued. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and that its top priority was the safety of residents...

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India welcomes unprecedented move of Afghanistan extending ceasefire with Taliban

India on Sunday welcomed Afghanistan’s decision of extending the ceasefire with Taliban with an aim to make peace in the country. The External Affairs Ministry in a statement said, "We welcome the decision of President Ghani to announce a ceasefire and its extension. We hope this gesture would be reciprocated by armed groups and their supporters with complete cessation of terrorist violence.”..

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UN International Court of Justice to hear Qatar’s case against UAE this month

The United Nations International Court of Justice is all set to hold the public hearings on June 27 in an urgent case between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Notably, on Monday this week, Qatar dragged the United Arab Emirates, one of the key ally in Arab quartet to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice over describing the diplomatic crisis and stringent economic sanctions as a violation of human rights...

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UK to ease its visa rules: Aims to attract more IT professionals, doctors ‘post-Brexit’

The UK government has tabled changes to its immigration policy in Parliament. The amendments include a review of its strict visa quotas available to professionals from countries like India. This easing visa rules is to address a shortage of doctors and also encourage tech entrepreneurs as it prepares a new post-EU immigration system, an issue that drove the Brexit vote...

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Saudi continues to remain prime target of Houthi rebels; fires ballistic missile

Kingdom continues to remain as the prime target of Houthi rebels! Notably, Saudi Arabia on Thursday intercepted a ballistic missile fired from the rebel-held territory of Yemen. The incident comes within a week after Saudi-led military coalition pushed a major offensive to capture a strategic Hodeida port in Yemen...

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Pakistan wants tax from GB without giving them any facilities, forces to civilians; massive protest held

The apathy and human rights violation from Pakistani forces and government on the innocent civilians of Gilgit-Baltistan is well known across the world. This has led Gilgit-Baltistan as a centre of protests against Pakistan. Hundreds of protests have been done so far against Pakistani government on various serious issues. However, for one more time, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan came across the streets and held a massive protest over extremely controversial and derogatory remarks of Chief Secretary ..

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United Kingdom: Terrorism arrests rise up by 17 percent than last year

Terrorism is something with which almost every country is fighting. The number of arrests being made by counter-terrorism officers in the UK has risen by 17 percent in the past year. The arrest figures released by the Home Office, which cover the year up to the end of March 2018, reflect the sustained increase in the pace of activity by police across the UK's Counter Terrorism (CT) network. In the year to March 2018, 441 arrests were made, compared to 378 in the preceding year, marking a 17 percent ..

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Hello Palestinian! Don’t you worry, big daddy UN is with you

United Nations (UN) has shown thumbs up to their dear Palestinian and thumbs down to Israelis as in an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an Arab-sponsored resolution calling for greater protection for Palestinians, and deploring any use of “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate” force by the Israeli military against Palestinian civilians, particularly in Gaza...

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Britain PM Theresa May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament

Knots for British Prime Minister Theresa May is increasing day by day as she is likely to bow to pressure from pro-Europe rebels in her party for a second day today when lawmakers debate the government's plans for future customs relations with the European Union (EU)...

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Netflix eclipses Disney by $160 billion market capture

One of the entertainment companies who is ruling almost all the urban TV Sets as it has crossed 125 million total subscribers worldwide. Now the company says that its market capture is $ 160 billion which is more than Walt Disney’s ($150 Billion)...

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Qatar drags UAE to UN International Court of Justice over stringent economic sanctions put by Arab quartet

An ongoing rift between Qatar and Arab Quartet intensifies. Notably, Qatar on Monday dragged the United Arab Emirates, one of the key ally in Arab quartet to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice over describing the diplomatic crisis and stringent economic sanctions as a violation of human rights...

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India commends #TrumpKimSummit positive development, says it will bring peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula

As the world witness the most historic summit which was once impossible, appreciation and applauds are pouring from every nook and corner of the world. India also expressed appreciation over the Trump and Kim Summit. Welcoming the US North Korea Summit held in Singapore, India cited it as a positive development...

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Friendship Goals: India extends financial aid to Nepal for boosting agriculture productivity in Terai

Promising to stand with each other in tough times, India and Nepal have once again shown their support towards each other. As an extending support India gave Nepal a financial aid of Rs 99 million for the construction of 2,700 shallow tube well irrigation systems in 12 districts of the country's southern Terai region to boost agricultural productivity...

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At least 33 people including security personnel killed after a multiple blasts hit different parts of Afghanistan

At least 33 people were killed including security personnel and dozen others were injured after the multiple bomb blasts hit different parts of Afghanistan on Monday. After the blast, the most dangerous terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) took the responsibility...

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Citing “strong bond” #TrumpKimSummit conclude with signing up “comprehensive agreement” on denuclearization

Creating new history, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un made head turn around each time they made a friendly gesture. US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un concluded an historic personal meeting in Singapore with a comprehensive signing of agreement on denuclearization...

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New Delhi hits out at Pakistan over changes to Azad J&K Constitution; asks to vacate illegally occupied territories

India on Monday lodged a strong protest with Pakistani authorities against so-called "Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution (13th Amendment) Act 2018”, or any other action to alter the status of territories illegally occupied by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir and asked it to vacate all such areas...

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Jab they met: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un finally grab attention with their much anticipated historic summit

After much anticipation of how the meeting would turn out to be, US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands and smiled as they started a historic summit on Tuesday, just months after the trade of being skeptical about the summit. For both the leaders it is the first and a defining moment...

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Houthi rebels fire ballistic missile targeting Jazan province of Saudi Arabia; 3 killed

Yemeni Houthi rebels continue to target the Kingdom. At least three civilians were killed after the Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile targeting the Jazan province in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Saudi-led coalition spokesperson, Col. Turki Al-Maliki confirmed that the Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile targeting the Jazan province in southwestern Saudi Arabia that killed three civilians. He further added that the ballistic missile was launched deliberately by the Iranian Houthi rebels to ..

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EU to implement counter measures against US tariff on steel, aluminium

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said European Union (EU) will implement counter-measures against US tariffs on Steel and Aluminium just like Canada. In an interview following the G7 summit, Merkel said the European Union is preparing counter-measures against US tariffs on steel and Aluminium imports, in line with World Trade Organisation rules...

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Singapore welcomes Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un for the much anticipated historic summit

The much anticipated Singapore Summit is slated to be held tomorrow after a long series of twists and turns. Arriving in Singapore, this will be the first time a sitting U.S. president has met face-to-face with a North Korean leader to discuss North Korea’s illicit nuclear weapons program, and a potential deal to denuclearize the communist country...

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Air strikes in rebel-held Zardana area of Syria killed at least 51 civilians; dozen others injured

At least 51 civilians including nine children were killed while a dozen others were injured in suspected air strikes carried out by Russian jets on a rebel-held residential area in northwestern Idlib province of Syria on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that as many as 51 civilians including nine children were killed when the air strikes hit the rebel-held Zardana area of Idlib province in Syria. However, the death was rising because more bodies had been found under the rubble ..

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India as very important inspiration for international community: UN chief

India as a very important inspiration for the international community says UN chief Antonio Guterres. He was speaking at an event marking the first anniversary of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund. It was launched last year to support projects in the developing world for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals...

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European members oppose Trump's call to readmit Russia to G7

European members of the G7 have unanimously opposed US President Donald Trump's call for Russia to be readmitted into the club...

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Afghanistan announces temporary ceasefire with Taliban ahead of Ramzan; US, UN welcome unprecedented move

In a massive move to bring peace in the region ahead of Ramzan, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani announced a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban terror outfit till June 20 of this year. Notably, the Afghani President Ashraf Ghani in a televised address announced a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban until June 20. He said that the security forces will stop counter operations against Taliban till 20 June...

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Few days before the historic summit, US Prez says he is “well prepared” for talks with Kim Jong Un

Finally the much-anticipated summit between the United States and North Korea will see the daylight on June 12. United States President Donald Trump cited that he is ‘well prepared’ for the upcoming summit and it would not be just ‘photo-op’. ..

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India, Belgium gears up to celebrate International Yoga Day

India, Belgium, and the European Union are jointly organizing events in the Belgian capital and across the country to celebrate the 4th International Day of Yoga...

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White House defends tariff increment on steel and aluminum imports

The White House has defended Trump administration's move to increase tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, saying these are defensive measures and are not aimed at any individual country. ..

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Forget India, read here about the top 50 worst cities of US

Over the years, India was considered as a capital of poverty, poor lifestyle, crimes etc. The Indians who later visited other countries mainly the United States of America in search of better opportunity were embarrassed to speak about India as foreigners would overpower them. However, the trend has changed as India has been developing round the clock and today emerged as a world power. No one points at India when it comes to cleanliness, crime rate, poverty etc...

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Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption: 70 killed, 300 injured and over 200 missing

At least 200 people are missing and over 70 were killed since Guatemala's Fuego volcano began erupting over the weekend. Officials today said, search for bodies in mountain villages destroyed by the eruption was progressing slowly due to the nature of the terrain and the way the volcano released large amounts of boiling mud, rock, and ash down the mountain...

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G7 to call on North Korea to get rid of nuclear weapons: EU

G7 leaders will call on North Korea on Friday to get rid of its nuclear weapons if it wants sanctions against the country to be lifted...

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Singapore's “Capella Hotel” to set the stage ready for the much anticipated Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit

After dramatic twists and turns in the much awaited United States-North Korea summit, the two countries have finally settled to a decision complying with the venue of the summit in Singapore. The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be on Singapore's southern island of Sentosa at the Capella Hotel as the preparations for the summit have accelerated. ..

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Deepening military roots, Nepal Army Chief General Rajendra Chhetri to visit India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal has been a successful event with strengthening the historic relation between both the nations. To solidify the existing bond and enhancing military co-operation between India and Nepal, Nepal Army chief General Rajendra Chhetri is set embark on a six-day official visit to India from Wednesday...

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After UAE, Saudi bans processed fruit and vegetable imports from Kerala fearing Nipah virus

Saudi Arabia in a bid to avoid the deadly Nipah virus attack in Kingdom banned frozen and processed fruit and vegetable imports from Kerala on Tuesday. Notably, it is a major backlog for Keralaities as their income will be affected severely. Fearing the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kingdom, Saudi Arabia banned frozen and processed fruit and vegetable imports from Kerala. The move comes after Saudi Arabia based Gulf News on Monday reported that the Nipah virus itself can cause encephalitis - a dangerous ..

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History repeats itself, this time through biopic; SA honors 125 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement

History repeating itself; this time not in reality but in a documentary. Recreating the history which triggered the need to change injustice in South Africa, the screening of a biopic “Making of a Mahatma” on Wednesday marked the opening of a three-day series of events to commemorate the historic incident 125 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha...

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French swimmer Ben Lecomte begins record Pacific crossing attempt; will swim 8 hours a day for 6 months

A French swimmer has set off from Japan aiming to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean...

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Guatemala: At least 25 killed, 300 injured after eruption of Fuego volcano

In Guatemala, at least 25 people were killed and 300 injured after eruption of Fuego volcano in El Rodeo village near capital Guatemala City. Authorities feared the toll could rise as many people were missing after the sudden eruption...

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G7 Finance Ministers to Trump: Do not impose new tariffs on steel, aluminum imports

The Finance Ministers of Group of Seven nations have urged US President Donald Trump to reverse his decision to impose new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. The group has ended it's annual meeting at Whistler in Canada...

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US cites North Korea to get relief only after “verifiable” denuclearization steps

In a dramatic turn of course in the high stakes diplomacy aimed at ending Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program, United States Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday North Korea will receive relief only after it takes clear and permanent steps to end its nuclear program...

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US blacklists two Iranian entities, three individuals for committing serious human rights abuses

The Trump administration blacklisted at least two Iranian entities as well as three leaders of one of these entities for committing serious human rights abuses on behalf of the Government of Iran. Notably, the US Treasury Department designated two Iranian entities including Ansar-e Hizballah and Hansita Programming Group for committing serious human rights abuses on behalf of the Government of Iran. It has also blacklisted three leaders of Ansar-e Hizballah organization...

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White House confirms Summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12

After the dramatic twists and turns running around the US-North Korea Singapore Summit, the latest development in the meeting is that the United States of America President Donald Trump has said, summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12th of this month is back on. His statement comes a week after the summit was scrapped...

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Arab-backed UN draft resolution calling for protective measures for Palestinians failed due to US veto

An Arab-backed UN draft resolution calling for protective measures for the Palestinians that won backing from 10 countries at the Security Council but failed after the United States vetoed it on Friday. Notably, the United States vetoed an Arab-backed UN draft resolution calling for protective measures for the Palestinians after more than 100 people were killed in Israeli fire during protests at the border with Gaza...

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European Commission reacts to US restrictions on steel and aluminium affecting EU

The European Commission has said it will respond with countermeasures to the US decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the bloc...

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Ravaged by growing Muslimization, Denmark bans wearing of burqa and niqab in public

Danish Parliament voted Thursday to ban garments covering the face in public places: effectively outlawing the burqa and niqab, coverings worn by some Muslim women to uphold what some politicians say are secular and democratic values...

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Over 22 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance

At least 22.2 million people i.e 75 percent of the population of Yemen is in the need of humanitarian assistance. Notably, Yemen is facing worst crisis ever due to the dual attack including civil war and outbreak of cholera. A report published by UNHCR on Wednesday said, “Conflict in Yemen has left 22.2 million people, 75 percent of the population, in need of humanitarian assistance and has created a severe protection crisis in which millions face risks to their safety and are struggling to survive.”..

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Canada to impose targeted sanctions on 14 Venezuelan officials

Canada has said it will impose targeted sanctions on 14 Venezuelan officials. The new Canadian sanctions include freezing the assets of the officials and prohibiting Canadians from having property or financial dealings with them. ..

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Following disruption due to flood, Sri Lanka warns people of health crisis

The Sri Lankan government Health Ministry on Wednesday warned its citizens that diseases such as dengue, leptospirosis and skin-related disorders could spread in districts affected by the recent floods and urged the public to take precautions. ..

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EU proposes to ban single-use plastic: Aims to tackle marine litter

With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission (EU) is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear...

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India to participate in RIMPAC military exercise from June 27; US disinvites China

As many as 26 countries, including India, will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific, RIMPAC military exercise from June 27 to August 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The Pentagon announced this on Wednesday...

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Sushma Swaraj seeks report from Indian High Commission in Pakistan over killing of Sikh community leader Charanjeet Singh

External Affairs Minister taking an immediate cognizance in the killing of Sikh community leader and human rights activist Charanjeet Singh in Pakistan on Wednesday sought a detailed report from Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad...

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Aiming towards empowerment of women, Saudi Arabia to criminalise sexual harassment

In a bid to empower women and stop their exploitation, Saudi Arabia passed a new law to criminalise sexual harassment. Notably, the announcement from Saudi government weeks before a decades-old ban on women driving is set to expire...

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Qatar, Turkey donates $1 million in financial assistance to war-torn Yemen

Qatar and Turkey on Tuesday donated $1 million 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 deliver vital food aid on the immediate basis...

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Linking ties through roads: India-Nepal connecting strongly through financial assistance on highway projects

Strengthening the connectivity between India and Nepal, India has released 33 point 10 Crore rupees to Nepal towards cost of two road packages of Birgunj-Thori Road. This project is being implemented under Postal Highway Projects in Nepal with Government of India’s grant assistance...

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West, Gulf gets involved verbally over political instability in Lebanon; blame game is on

While many countries in the Middle-East including Lebanon are facing worst political instability, the Gulf countries and West are getting involved in blame game. Saudi Arabia on Tuesday rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's allegations that the kingdom held Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri captive in November last year. Notably, the Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri in November last year unexpectedly resigned from his post during a trip to Saudi Arabia fearing his own assassination and accused ..

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“It will happen” says US Prez Donald Trump as US team visits North Korea for Singapore Summit

After the dramatic twists and turns running around the US-North Korea Singapore Summit, the latest development in the meeting is that the United States of America has sent its team to North Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday a U.S. team had arrived in North Korea to prepare for a proposed summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which Trump pulled out of last week before reconsidering...

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Alert India strongly reacts to Pakistan's wicked move of so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order

MEA conveyed Pakistan envoy that such actions can neither hide the illegal occupation of part of the J&K by Pakistan nor the grave human rights violations, exploitation and denial of freedom to the people residing in Pakistan occupied territories for the past seven decades...

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Need help? EAM Sushma Swaraj on the way; evacuates 10 Indian trekkers stranded near Mount Everest

Standing true to her words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has worked for the people of the country leaving no stones unturned. In her new list of praises and accolades, 10 stranded Indians have been evacuated from Lukla in Nepal. ..

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Pakistan’s Sindh province assembly passes landmark bill which allows Hindu widows to remarry

In Pakistan, Sindh province's assembly has passed a landmark bill allowing Hindu widows to remarry. The bill was initially moved by Nand Kumar Goklani of the functional Pakistan Muslim League in the assembly...

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Vladimir Putin says 'of course' Russian rocket did not shoot down flight MH17

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday (May 25) the rocket that shot down flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine in 2014 was “of course” not Russian, dismissing the Dutch and Australian decision to blame Moscow for the tragedy...

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Trump says US - DPRK summit 'likely' remains as scheduled

US President Donald Trump has now assured that the United States will possibly reinstate the meeting with the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un...

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EU secures its data users by applying ‘General Data Protection Regulation’

The European Union's new data protection law comes into effect from today. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU citizens more rights over how their personal information is used...

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PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina unveil ‘Bangladesh Bhaban’ in Santiniketan: Marking the flourishing threads of heritage and history shared by India-Bangladesh

Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the blooming relations of India-Bangladesh while addressing the Convocation of Visva Bharati University. PM Modi recalled the India-Bangladesh’ flourishing ties that date back decades sharing common threads of history, heritage and culture. PM Modi and Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina unvield the 'Bangladeshi Bhavan', which will house the immense contribution made by Rabindranath Tagore towards Bangladesh, Indo-Bangla relations, and the Liberation War of Bangladesh...

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Bomb explosion in Indian restaurant of Canada injures at least 15; MEA Sushma Swaraj assures all possible help

Fifteen people have been injured after two men walked into an Indian restaurant and set off a bomb, Canadian police say. The male suspects fled the scene after detonating what police have described as an "improvised explosive device" inside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario, on Thursday at about 10.30pm..

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Calling it quits, US Prez Donald Trump pulls off the much anticipated US-North Korea summit; North Korea still ready for talks

The country had eyes on the much anticipated summit between North Korea and United States scheduled on June 12 has called it quits. US President Donald Trump has cancelled his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, blaming increasingly hostile speech-making from Pyongyang...

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Rohingya Muslims’ infiltration design exposed with arrest of 8 in Manipur

The Rohingya refugees currently housed in the refugee camps in Bangladesh, are increasingly using the soil of West Bengal to filtrate into Indian states,..

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Mosques in China directed to hoist National flag

The Chinese Islamic Association, a state-run organisation has asked all the mosques in China to raise the country’s national flag and study the Chinese Constitution and socialist core values to strengthen their “concept of nation” and carry forward the “spirit of patriotism”...

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UN lifts up travel ban for North Koreans travelling for summit between Kim Jong Un- Donald Trump

The United Nations Security Council committee on Wednesday approved the travel of North Korean officials to Singapore for a June 12 summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and planning meetings...

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Summit with North Korea may not happen next month: US Prez Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said there is a very substantial chance that a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un next month may not happen. Trump was speaking as he received South Korea's President Moon Jae-in at the White House. The North has said it may cancel the summit if the US insists on it giving up nuclear weapons unilaterally...

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Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to EU Parliament for data breach

Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg has apologized to the European Parliament for the recent data breach scandal involving British consultancy firm, Cambridge Analytica. During the live-streamed hearing in Brussels, Zuckerberg admitted that up to 87 million users, including 2.7 million Europeans, may have had their data hijacked by Cambridge Analytica, which worked for US President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign...

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Lashes of wind and heavy rainfall rise death toll in Sri Lanka to eight, over 38,000 people affected

Lashing out high winds and heavy rainfall across Sri Lanka since Saturday has disrupted the normal life of the people. With high death rate reaching to 8 on Tuesday, over 38,000 people were affected, the Disaster Management Center reported...

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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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