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Former Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed says his side will not abstain from the election process

Former Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed has charged that Sunday's Presidential elections are already rigged by President Abdullah Yameen but his side will not abstain from the election process...

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Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died today after an illness, state television and radio announced. Quang, 61, died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a “serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors,” Vietnam Television reported...

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UN Chief Antonio Guterres calls for concrete action to follow up North Korea’s commitment to denuclearization

With another historic summit between North and South Korea asserting on ‘era of no war’ and giving a nod to denuclearization, UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for concrete action to follow up on North Korea's commitment to close a missile test site with international monitors present...

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Imran Khan writes letter to PM Modi; urges for resumption of peace, talks

The whole world knows about Pakistan having the habit of back-stabbing. Perhaps Pakistan continued backstabbing, as at one side Imran Khan writes a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for peace talks and on the other side Pakistani forces mutilated the body of BSF personnel along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir...

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Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, others get interim relief; Islamabad Court suspends prison sentences in Avenfield corruption case

Providing an interim relief to the ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar, the Islamabad High Court suspended their respective prison sentences in the Avenfield corruption case on Wednesday...

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India pulls up Pakistan at UN; says real problem in Jammu and Kashmir is cross-border terrorism emanating from neighbour

India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan in the United Nations Security Council saying that the real problem in Jammu and Kashmir is cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan. While exercising its right of reply after Pakistan raised the UN report on Kashmir in the Human Rights Council, India firstly dismissed neighbour’s continued reference to the fallacious and motivated report which has been already out-rightly rejected. ..

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Taking a step closer to peace, North and South Korea commit to 'era of no war' by signing military agreement

With the historic summit between the two Korean countries, the leaders of North and South Korea once again took a step closer to peace by signing a joint military agreement that removes the threat of conflict on the Peninsula in their latest three day summit...

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Terrorism funding leads Pakistan to ‘begging’; auctioned its own ‘esteemed respect’ along with govt vehicles

It has been nearly three decades, Pakistan used its financial resources in waging war mainly ‘proxy war’ against India through terrorism. When there was a time for Pakistan to create jobs, employment opportunity and enrich the whole country with infrastructural development, but the Indian neighbour used all financial resources only against India. Well, Pakistan did not succeed in its foul agendas against India but now the time has come so bad in neighbouring country that the government is begging ..

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EU, non-EU nationals to face similar post-Brexit immigration rules: Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May today gave the first major indication that immigration rules for non-EU citizens such as Indians are set to be closely aligned with those for European Union nationals once Britain has left the economic bloc by next year...

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India, Sri Lanka sign pact for construction of a 5000-metric ton cold storage in Dambulla

Standing by a common aim of extending support to its neighbors, India and Sri Lanka has always fulfilled each promise. In a latest move, India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of a 5000-metric ton temperature controlled warehouse in Dambulla. ..

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Saudi continues to face missile attacks from Iran-backed Houthi rebels

Missile attacks in every week shows up that the Houthi rebels have ramped up their campaign against Kingdom! Notably, Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Saturday fired a Badr ballistic missile targeting the Saudi Arabia's industrial city of Jizan. Fortunately, no casualties and damages to the property occurred...

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Maldives Opposition fears EC plans to use tablet computer to collate election results

In the Maldives, the Opposition has alleged that country’s elections commission is secretly planning to use tablet computers to collate election results from polling stations during Presidential polls scheduled for Sunday...

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Powerful Typhoon Mangkhut barrels into coast of Guangdong province

Tropical storm Mangkhut continued on its destructive path on Sunday as it hit the southern coast of China, killing two, after leaving at least 64 dead in the Philippines amid landslides and flooding...

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Pakistan arrests 18 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing into their territorial waters

Neighbours will never stop the proxy war against India! Notably, Pakistan I authorities on Tuesday this week arrested 18 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters. An official in Karachi on Thursday said that at least 18 Indian fishermen were arrested on Tuesday by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and they will be produced before a judicial magistrate by the Docks police. “Along with Indian fishermen, two fishing boats were seized,” the official added...

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Online firms face EU fine if extremist posts stay up over an hour

The European Union’s chief executive on Wednesday proposed fining Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other online platforms if they fail to remove extremist content within one hour...

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PM Modi addresses 125 th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

PM Modi addresses 125 th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda ..

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US slams Pakistan; says bilateral ties depend upon Islamabad's actions against terror groups operating from its soil

In a strong message, the United States of America has told the new government in Pakistan that the nature and quality of their bilateral relationship would depend on actions taken by Islamabad against terrorist groups operating from its soil. Notably, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who recently visited Islamabad to meet the new leadership of Pakistan has delivered the message of Trump administration. A senior Trump administration official on Monday read out the message that stated the clear intention ..

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Indian-Origin persons who made their imprints in governance & politics

Hindus abroad not only contributed to the economic and material well-being of their respective countries, they also headed the governments and left their lasting imprints on the polity of those countries...

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India Bangladesh Rail Link Project

India Bangladesh Rail Link Project..

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Paris knife attack injures seven including two Britains

Seven people including two British tourists were injured after they were attacked by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar in Paris on Sunday...

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Venkaiah Naidu calls on Indian diaspora in US to convey timeless, harmonious vision of India to world

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Monday called on Indian diaspora in US to convey the timeless, harmonious vision of India to the world and bring the best ideas and practices from the world to India. Notably, while addressing the Indian Community at the Historic Art Institute of Chicago, the place where Swami Vivekananda delivered his speech in 1893, VP Venkaiah Naidu said that the Indians living abroad, have become the spiritual and cultural ambassadors for India...

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Trump salutes North Korean leader for marking its 70th anniversary with military parade without nuclear missiles

Much to everyone’s surprise, North Korea had a twist and amazed everyone as it marked its 70th anniversary on Sunday. North Korea rolled out some of its latest tanks and marched its best-trained goose-stepping units through Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang in a major military parade. The country held back its most advanced missiles and devoted nearly half of the event to civilian efforts to build the domestic economy...

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In retaliation to recent bombings in Yemen, Houthi rebels fire ballistic missile targeting civilians in Saudi Arabia

String of missile attacks on Saudi Arabia continues. Notably, in retaliation to the recent bombing in Yemen, Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Friday fired a ballistic missile targeting Saudi Arabia's southwestern region of Asir. In the attack, Saudi Arabian troopers were injured. Houthi rebels in a statement said that a missile strike was carried out by Yemeni Houthi rebels targeting Saudi Arabia's southwestern region of Asir, resulting in troops being injured. Houthi rebels further that the strike against ..

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UN postal agency to issue special Diwali stamp next month

The United Nations (UN) will be giving a Diwali gift as its postal agency will issue special stamps in New York next month to commemorate the festival. The United Nations Postal Administration will issue a New York special event sheet on the 19th of October to commemorate the festival...

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Strengthening connectivity, India gifts 160 railway passenger coaches to Sri Lanka

Extending a supporting hand to Sri Lanka, India has decided to to supply 160 railway passenger coaches to Sri Lanka valued at around 82 million US dollars under concessional financing. The agreement to supply coaches custom-made in India was signed between RITES Limited of India and Sri Lankan government in Colombo last evening. ..

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Kim Jong Un wants denuclearization during Trump’s first term

With South Korean envoy meeting North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un on sidelines of their next summit, the envoys informed that Kim Jong-un told a South Korean envoy that he wanted to denuclearize North Korea before Donald Trump’s current term ends in early 2021...

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France, Germany, Canada, US back Britain over Salisbury poisoning

United States, France, Germany, and Canada today backed Britain's assessment that two suspects accused of poisoning a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in the UK were Russian military intelligence officers and that the Russian government "almost certainly" approved the attack...

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UK, Germany drop key Brexit, easing path to deal

The British and German governments have abandoned key Brexit demands, potentially easing the path for the U.K. to strike a deal with the European Union, people familiar with the matter said. Germany is ready to accept a less detailed agreement on the U.K.’s future economic and trade ties with the EU in a bid to get a divorce deal done, according to people speaking on condition of anonymity because the discussions are private...

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5 reasons why world Hindu Congress should succeed

5 reasons why world Hindu Congress should succeed..

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ISIS strikes in Afghanistan with twin bomb blasts; kills 20 innocents including two journalists

At least 20 innocents including two journalists were killed and 70 others were injured in twin bomb blasts that took place in different parts of Afghan capital Kabul. ISIS responsibility claimed the responsibility of the coward act. Notably, the first attack took place around 6 p.m. local time when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest in the Maiwand Wrestling Club with the second blast targeting media and emergency services at the scene of the initial explosion. The attack mainly targeted ..

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Amid war-crisis in Yemen, Spain cancels 400 laser-guided bombs deal with Saudi Arabia

Taking cognizance of the current situation in war-torn Yemen, Spain has cancelled sales of laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia. Notably, Spain’s defence ministry has confirmed the cancelling of sales of a contract with Saudi Arabia for 400 laser-guided bombs while declining to give any further details. On the other side, there was no immediate response from Saudi authorities...

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South Korea envoy meet N Korean leader Kim Jong Un to bolster nuclear diplomacy

As South Korea and North Korea gear up for their much awaited second historic summit, South Korean envoys met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday during a visit to arrange an inter-Korean summit planned for this month and help rescue faltering nuclear diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang...

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Protest continues in few parts of Iraq over lack of public services; 7 protesters killed, dozens injured

Massive protest erupted in Iraq’s southern Basra province as the demonstrators took to the streets against lack of public services. Unfortunately, the protest turned violent and ‘Red’ as at least seven protesters were killed and more than 30 others were injured on Tuesday after the security forces opened fire at a protest...

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Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi elected as 13th President of Pakistan

Pakistan gets a new President days after new Prime Minister Imran Khan took the charge. Notably, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi was on Tuesday elected as the 13th President of Pakistan. The Election Commission of Pakistan, in a press release, said, “A total of 1,110 voters participated in the presidential polls held simultaneously at the Parliament House and the four provincial assemblies today. Of the total votes cast, 27 votes were declared invalid.”..

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Prez Kovind invites Indian diaspora in Bulgaria to become part of India's transformative journey that is a land of opportunities

As soon as President Ram Nath Kovind reached Bulgaria, second country of his three-nation visit to Europe, on Tuesday called upon the Indian diaspora to become a part of India's transformative journey and added that today's India is a land of opportunities for those who want to connect, innovate, trade and invest...

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Kingdom targeted again: Saudi forces intercept ballistic missile launched by Houthi rebels; no casualties reported

Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Monday fired a ballistic missile in the direction of Saudi Arabian city of Jizan from Saada Governorate in Yemen targeting the civilians. Notably, firing missiles on Saudi Arabia frequently shows that Iran backed Houthi rebels have intensified their movement against Kingdom. Saudi Arabia’s air defence forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Houthi rebels towards a densely populated civilian area in the Saudi Arabian city of Jizan from Saada Governorate in Yemen. ..

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Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat reaches Singapore to woo investors

Uttarakhand is on the full swing to lay red carpet for investors. A delegation of Uttarakhand led by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat reached Singapore to meet various investors and participate in the “Invest North Summit 2018” organized by the Indian High Commission. The “Invest North Summit 2018” is being organized on September 4 in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)...

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Raise Expectations over 2 + 2 Indo-U.S. Engagements!

On scripted lines, Indian media is bound to raise expectations to the sky the first “2+2 Dialogue” United States (U.S.) and India engagement on September 6, 2018 in New Delhi between the heads of respective defense and foreign ministries of both nations...

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Gulf crisis deepens: Saudi Arabia plans to build canal to turn Qatar into an island

Gulf crisis seems to get intensified ones again after the months of silence as Saudi Arabia has decided to go tougher on Qatar. Notably, Saudi Arabia is planning to build a canal that would turn Qatari peninsula into an island...

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Asserting for a second summit, South Korea intends to send special envoy to Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a special envoy to Pyongyang next week to discuss plans to hold a summit with the North's Kim Jong Un and nuclear disarmament. ..

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Historic! Akshay Kumar starrer film ‘Gold’ becomes first Hindi movie to be released in Saudi Arabia

Historic! Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy starrer ‘Gold’ became the first Hindi movie to be released in Saudi Arabia. Notably, last year, Saudi Arabia lifted the ban on commercial cinemas that lasted more than three decades. Gold movie, which was released on Thursday in theatres of Saudi Arabia received a huge response from the viewers. This is a first for the Bollywood industry to have a Hindi film screened in Saudi. Akshay himself took to a twitter to inform the whole country about the release of his ..

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Connecting links of glorious heritage; PM Modi, PM Oli jointly inaugurate Pashupatinath Dharmashala in Kathmandu

Linking not just diplomatically, India and Nepal share a very strong bond over past history and cultural connection. After concluding a successful BIMSTEC Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister K P Oli jointly inaugurated the Pashupatinath Dharmashala in Kathmandu...

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PM Modi, PM Oli jointly inaugurate Pashupatinath Dharmashala

PM Modi, PM Oli of Nepal inaugurate Pashupatinath Dharmashala..

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Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull resigns from parliament, government loses majority

Australia’s former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today resigned from parliament, a source familiar with the matter said, stripping the government of its one-seat parliamentary majority...

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Russian military successfully test-fires new interceptor missile

The Russian military has successfully conducted a test launch of a new interceptor missile for Russia’s missile defense system. Russia is in the process of implementing a large-scale rearmament program, which was announced in 2010. The country reportedly aims to upgrade 70 percent of its military equipment by 2020...

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After cholera and diphtheria, outbreak of Cancer destructing Yemen; at least 11,000 new patients diagnosed each year

First cholera then diphtheria and now Cancer has brought disaster in Yemen. Notably, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday estimated that around 35,000 people have cancer in war-torn Yemen. The WHO has estimated that around 35,000 people have cancer in Yemen, with 11,000 new patients diagnosed each year. Many of them are children. After the estimation, WHO blamed the ongoing civil war in Yemen...

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UK starts work on satellite system to rival EU's Galileo

Britain said today that it would start work on an alternative satellite system to the European Union's Galileo project to ensure its national security if it is barred from equal access to the EU programme after Brexit...

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Ahead of the BIMSTEC summit, India commits bringing socio-economic transformation by growth and prosperity

With BIMSTEC slating to kick start from August 30, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen V.K.Singh has emphasized India's sincere and abiding commitment to work with BIMSTEC Member States...

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Defence come together as Russia all set to hold its biggest war games next month

Intending to recreate the past military exercise in the country, Russia will hold its biggest military exercises since 1981 next month. Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the country has decided to hold its biggest war games in nearly four decades...

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Britain PM Theresa May says no-deal Brexit not 'the end of the world'

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that failing to secure a deal with the European Union before Britain leaves the bloc next year “wouldn’t be the end of the world.”..

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Regime changed but apathy continues on PoK; dozens injured after police baton-charged demonstrators

In Pakistan the whole government changed, Prime Minister changed but the apathy and human rights violation from Pakistani security forces on the residents of occupied Kashmir. A massive protest erupted ones again in Pakistan occupied Kashmir as the demonstrators demanded their due share of rights, which they have been deprived of under Islamabad's more than seven-decade misrule in the region. But police did lathi-charge to suppress the voices...

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Imran Khan and India: Dealing with the “if and buts”

What will be Imran Khan’s foreign affairs policy? This good question comes with a corollary - will Imran Khan have a foreign policy at all, knowing full well that he would have no authority to implement the same? In his first speech, the Prime Minister of Pakistan has chosen to highlight domestic issues, and rightly so, considering the challenge that he faces in turning around a hopeless financial and internal security situation. His offer for personal austerity and appeal to curb government spending ..

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Kingdom targeted again: Iran-backed Houthi rebels fire two Zelzal-1 missiles at Saudi Arabia

Houthi rebels fired two Zelzal-1 missiles in the direction of Saudi Arabian provinces of Jizan and Nazran targeting the gatherings of Saudi soldiers. Notably, Iran backed Houthi rebels have intensified their movement against Saudi Arabia and continue to target kingdom through missiles. A Houthi rebel on Sunday claimed the responsibility of targeting Saudi Arabia through two Zelzal-1 missiles. A Houthi military source talking to the Iran-based Press TV said that the missiles were launched after they ..

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#ShaheedNawabAkbarBugti - Fountainhead of inspiration for Baloch freedom fighters

The 12th martyrdom anniversary of Balch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti is being observed in Balochistan and also at international level by the Baloch people on August 26. ..

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When we respect human rights and provide them with support, we reduce the lasting damage to individuals…

António Guterres..

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US, UK and France jointly vow to take appropriate action against Syrian regime for chemical attacks on civilians

The United States, France and the United Kingdom on Tuesday jointly reiterated their condemnation and vowed to respond appropriately to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria. Notably, on the fifth anniversary of the horrific Ghouta Sarin attack, US, UK and France in United Nations Security Council meeting jointly reiterated their condemnation of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime. The three nations also vowed to take appropriate action against Syrian President Bashar ..

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Tremendous response to WHC 2018 leads to closure of registrations

Registration coordinator Amitabh Mittal stated that registration has been closed two months prior to the event due to the tremendous response. A few spots for co-sponsors are all that’s left and some spots have been reserved, on a case by case basis, for delegates from countries outside or North America...

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Stop chasing peace shadows with Pakistan

There is no place for ‘Doves’ in such a ‘hawkish’ global environment and there is hardly any scope for weak-kneed nations and leaders to steer the nation through various turbulences and rough weather. Given the developments in India’s neighbourhood and elsewhere in the world, sooner the Indian leadership realize it the better for India’s progress, development and above all for the future generations...

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Britain to set out advice on how to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

Britain will today publish a series of notes advising people and businesses how to protect themselves from the potential disruption of a ‘no deal’ break with the European Union...

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Gesture of gratefulness, Sri Lankan Navy rescues six Indian fishermen from drowning

Being thankful to someone for helping is good but for saving a life is being grateful. In a similar gesture of gratitude towards our neighboring country, the Sri Lankan Navy rescued six Indian fishermen from drowning in the sea. Officers and sailors of Sri Lanka Navy’s Fast Gun Boat on patrol, attached to the Northern Naval Command saved the fishermen. ..

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy meets former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Senior BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy today called on former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and invited him for the function organized by Virat Hindustan Sangam. Rajapaksa took to Twitter and informed about the meeting...

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UK asks US, EU to make sanctions against Russia stringent

United Kingdom has urged the US and European countries to do more to call out Kremlin's malign behavior and keep Russian President Vladimir Putin in check by implementing tough sanction against it...

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Britain Court denies bail to Don Dawood Ibrahim’s right hand man Jabir Moti

A Britain Court has denied bail to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s right-hand man Jabir Moti who was arrested in London last week on charges of money laundering and extortion...

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Amidst a diplomatic thaw, North and South Korea agree to close some guards posted at border

Viewing a growing camaraderie between North and South Korea, the two countries have agreed to close some guard posts along their border on a trial basis. Seoul’s defence minister on Tuesday informed the parliament about this decision amid a rapid diplomatic thaw...

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Afghan forces free 149 passengers held hostage by Taliban

Afghan forces on Tuesday freed as many as 149 passengers, including women and children from the custody of Taliban terrorists, who ambushed three buses and abducted more than 150 people in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province. Notably, three buses carrying at least 170 passengers from Badakhshan and Takhar provinces were captured by terrorists belonged to Taliban in Khan Abad district on Monday. A Taliban spokesperson confirmed that the terror group has abducted 170 passengers before adding that ..

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Turkey initiates dispute complaint with WTO against USA

Turkey has initiated a dispute complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the United States for imposing additional tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Turkey...

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Afterthought: Pakistan PM Imran Khan describes “Naya Pakistan” without mentioning "terrorism, religious extremism and enforced disappearances"

24-hours after Imran Khan took the oath as a 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan he addressed the nation and shared his vision for the “Naya Pakistan”. According to Imran Khan, “Naya Pakistan” will be corruption free, swift justice, strengthened economy and supremacy of the law. Side-by-side, Imran Khan’s “Naya Pakistan” will also have terrorism, Religious extremism, Enforced disappearances and Blasphemy. So what is new in Imran Khan’s “Naya Pakistan”?..

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To mark Eid festival peacefully, Afghan Prez Ashraf Ghani announces three-month ceasefire with Taliban

To mark Eid al-Adha festival with peace and prosperity, Afghanistan on Sunday announced a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban. The provisional ceasefire comes into effect from today onwards. In a televised interview, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani declared has a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban to mark the Eid al-Adha festival peacefully. He said that the truce will hold only if the insurgents reciprocate...

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Former UN Secretary-General 'Global statesman' Kofi Annan dies at 80

Former Secretary General of the United Nations ‘Global Statesman’ Koffi Annan died at the age of 80 on Saturday...

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Germany reaches deal on sending back migrants to Greece

Germany has reached an agreement with Greece to send back migrants to the Mediterranean country, if they have already applied for asylum there...

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As the trade conflict intensifies, China all set to send its top negotiators to US this August

As the trade negotiation between China and United States intensifies, China will send a top negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks. This was informed by the commerce ministry as it gets ready for the first public meeting on the subject in weeks as the trade conflict...

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11th World Hindi Conference kicks off with heartfelt tributes to former PM and Hindi lover Atal Bihari Vajpayee

11th World Hindi Conference kicks off with a vision to expand the reach of our national language –Hindi in every corner of the globe. Mauritius bowed down in silence paying tributes to the former Prime Minister and Hindi lover, Atal Bihari Vajpayee...

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Standing through tough times, PM Modi extends support with financial assistance of Rs 500 Cr to flood hit Kerala

With the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kerala and taking stock of the flood situation, PM Modi announced financial assistance of Rs 500 Cr to the state. After a review meeting, PM Modi made an aerial assessment of the damages caused due to floods in some of the affected areas of the State. ..

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Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

Cricketer-turned-politician and Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as a 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan at a ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad. This comes after Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats in the July 25 general election...

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Flow of global tributes to Atalji still on; Israel, Japan, Czech pay their sincere condolences to statesman’s departure

Departure of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee has left millions of eyes with tears. While the entire world has paid its tribute in one or the other way by hoisting their flags half past or paying tributes, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have paid their condolences on the AjatShatru Atalji’s demise...

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Multiple terror attacks in Afghanistan claims lives of 88; hundreds of others injured

At least 88 people were killed including security personnel, innocent civilians and hundreds of others were injured in two separate terror attacks that took place in different parts of Afghanistan on Wednesday. The first terror attack took place after a suicide bomber blew himself in front of an education centre in the west of the Afghan capital, Kabul. As many as 48 people were killed 67 others were injured. The explosion initially set off gunfire from Afghan guards in the area, leading to assumptions ..

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Imran Khan a stooge of Pak Army

Those who had keenly observed the events of past couple of years in Pakistan, will agree that the all-powerful army of that country did not spare any effort in vilifying the erstwhile premier Nawaz Sharif; even the judiciary was taken on board by the Generals sitting in Rawalpindi...

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Extending support to enhance road infrastructure, India releases 470 million Nepali rupees for Terai road project

Giving major friendship goals to the entire world, India has always stood by Nepal in all its efforts to support its neighboring nation. In another major support to Nepal, the Government of India has released 470 million Nepali rupess grant for Terai roads project in Nepal. ..

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Ensuring safety of tourists, Sri Lanka assures to establish 25 new tourist police stations

In a new vow to increase tourist attractions in the country, Sri Lanka’s police Chief meeting with tourism officials has assured to establish 25 new tourist police stations across the country to ensure the safety of tourists...

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North and South Korea teams up for another bilateral closeness holding a summit this September

With the aim of strengthening the ties, North and South Korea has decided to walk ahead with their third meeting in September. The meeting will take place between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang. The date of the third-inter Korean summit between the two leaders would be announced later...

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Arabs oppose Israel’s nation-state law at Tel Aviv, wave Palestinian flags

he Arab community in Israel has not taken the Jew nation’s ‘only Jew State’ law in its stride. They are opposing this nation-state law passed by the parliament of Israel sometime back...

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Israel demands total ceasefire from Hamas: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel demands nothing less than a complete cease-fire from Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday before the weekly government meeting...

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Oman provides financial assistance to WHO for countering cholera in war-torn Yemen

Oman has contributed US$5mn to the World Health Organization (WHO) in war-torn Yemen in the wake of an outbreak of dangerous diseases including cholera and Diptheria. Notably, Yemen is devastated due to the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. Since April 2017 to February 2018, more than 1,060,000 suspected cases of cholera and 2300 deaths have been reported in Yemen...

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Gesture of Goodwill! India gifts newly-built houses to Indians in Sri Lanka

As a special gesture to the people India living in Sri Lanka, India handed over the first lot of houses built under USD 350 million project for Indian-origin people, mostly Tamils, in Sri Lanka's tea plantation areas. The Indian Housing Project is ought to be one of the largest one by India in any country. Almost 404 houses were handed over to the Indian-origin people, mostly Tamils...

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Pakistan plotted Referendum 2020 flopped in UK after NRI Indians protested and sung patriotic songs to show unity

No matter how many times and in whatever ways Pakistan try to break India or equality amongst Indians, they will never succeed. Pakistan has never succeeded in destroying integrity, equality of India in past and neither it will succeed in future. Notably, the so-called Referendum 2020- a plot of Pakistan in Trafalgar Square in London turned out to be the biggest flop as it failed to draw an anti-India support...

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Pakistan releases 26 Indian fishermen from prison humanitarian grounds

Pakistan on Sunday released at least 26 Indian fishermen who were imprisoned on the charges of poaching in neighbour’s territory as a goodwill gesture or on humanitarian grounds. This comes a day before newly-elected Parliament's maiden meeting to start the process of handing over powers to the new government...

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Trump administration gives major blow to Islamabad; suspends military training to Pakistani officers

Soon after Islamabad and Moscow signed an agreement to allow Pakistani troops to receive training at the Russian defence centres, the Trump administration suspended more than a decade-long military training programme of Pakistani personnel at the US institutions. Notably, the Trump administration has denied providing funds to Pakistani students for the next academic year at the US military institutions for training. The suspension of the training became apparent when the US National Defence University ..

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India, Nepal vow to enhance cooperation in border security and intelligence sharing

Enhancing mutual cooperation and timely sharing of intelligence, the border guarding forces of India and Nepal committed to check trans-border crimes along the 1,751-km porous frontier the two countries share...

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Nearly 29 children killed in a bus attack in war torn Yemen

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels hit a bus driving in a busy market in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 50 people including children and wounding 77...

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In response to over 24 rockets launched by Palestinian, Israel launches fresh airstrikes on Gaza

Israel has launched fresh airstrikes on Gaza after dozens of rockets were fired from the enclave into its territory. The Gazan Health Ministry said, a Palestinian was killed, while at least six were wounded in raids aimed to target sites across the strip...

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Bad weather hampers Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, 200 stranded pilgrims evacuated from Simikot

Sighting bad weather and unfavorable conditions, all pilgrims returning from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra have been evacuated from Simikot in Nepal. The last batch of remaining 12 pilgrims was brought to Nepalgunj this morning. ..

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Break on NaPak intentions! US Senate passes bill to cut financial aid to Pakistan by over 75 percent

The United States has decided to cut its financial aid to Pakistan by over 75 percent to $150 million from $1 billion. Notably, ‘NaPak’ intentions of Pakistan was exposed long ago. Fighting against terrorism in the country was also a lie and on the basis of this lie, Pakistan used to get financial aid from the United States. Now, the whole world now knows the reality of Pakistan that it is the only country which provides safe haven to terrorism and harbours terrorist in other nations...

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Iran loses access to US banknotes and trade after Prez Trump re-imposes tough, unilateral sanctions

The United States of America on Monday re-imposed a series of tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran which were lifted under the nuclear deal. Notably, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that targets Iran's access to US banknotes and key industries including cars, graphite, aluminum, steel, coal, carpets etc. The sanctions have come in effect from Monday midnight...

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Over 50,000 marooned in Myanmar as four rivers flooded due to heavy rain

Four major Myanmar rivers are swolen due to heavy rains causing massive flooding in their catchment areas leaving over 50,000 people marooned in three states of Mon, Karen and Bago, agency reports said...

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Despite economic blockade put by Arab quartet, bilateral trade between Qatar and US increased by 64%

The bilateral trade between Qatar and the United States which has witnessed a sharp growth by 64 percent indicates that Doha has moved on from economic blockade put by Arab quartet including Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates accusing it of supporting terrorism and sowing discord in the region...

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UK announces new organ donation plan to address Indian-origin shortages

The UK government has announced new plans to change the law for organ and tissue donation to address the urgent need for organs within the Indian-origin communities in the country. The proposed new system of consent for organ and tissue donation is expected to come into effect in England in 2020, as part of a drive to help black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people desperately waiting for a life-saving transplant...

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Bloody weekend! At least 63 shot in different shooting instances in Chicago; 10 dead

The bloodiest episode which continued till 36 hours in Chicago finally stopped, however, left killing 10 and 53 injured including teenagers. Notably, from Friday to Sunday, at least 63 people including teenagers were shot in Chicago out of which 10 were killed and 53 others were wounded. Majority of the shootings took place in six, tenth and 11th districts which are largely crowded...

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North Korea has not stopped nuclear and missile programs; continues to evade UN sanctions

North Korea is in no mood to stop its nuclear and missile programs and continues to evade the UN sanctions through increased illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea...

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Drones carrying explosives target Venezuela Prez Nicolas Maduro; six arrested over suspicion

Venezuela's government said today it had arrested six terrorists and hired killers over an alleged assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro using explosive-laden drones. Interior and Justice Minister Nestor Reverol announced the arrests on state television and said several vehicles have been seized and hotel raids carried out in Caracas where important information was collected...

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Recalling the 73rd year of the dark chapter of world history! #Hiroshima brings people vowing to stand against nuclear violence

As the entire world still shakes on recalling the worst nightmare ‘Hiroshima and Nagasaki Nuclear Attack’ still gives goose bumps resonating the nastiest attack. Marking 73 years of the dreadful attack, the scares of the violence are still afresh in the minds of millions. The world pays tribute to Hiroshima Nagasaki attack owing respect to the thousands who lost their life and other who were injured and still suffer the bouts of the inhuman violence...

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Taliban targets Shiite mosque in Afghanistan; kills at least 40 people with cowardly attacking worshippers

At least 40 people were killed and 70 others were injured after a suicide bomb blast hit a shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan. Immediately after the blast, Taliban terror outfit claimed the responsibility of the coward act. Notably, two burqa-clad terrorists carrying rifles stormed into the Khawaja Hassan (Shiite) mosque in the city of Gardez in the province of Paktia and started shooting at worshippers before detonating their explosives. The attack happened when hundreds of people were gathered ..

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UNICEF warns of another cholera outbreak in Yemen

Yemen has just become like another hell as the peoples are only getting killed in the war-torn country either by civil war or by an outbreak of disastrous diseases including cholera, diphtheria etc. Taking a noted on the recent attacks on Hodeida port, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned of another cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen...

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Showing dustbin to Human Rights of minorities, Pakistani authority sack first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh

Pakistan's first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh was dismissed on Friday for being absent from office for over three months. The move from Pakistan’s traffic police, however, creates suspicion. As when we talk of crushing the voices of minorities, killing the minorities and violating the human rights of minorities..we do talk about Pakistan. Because Pakistan tops in harbouring terrorism and as well as in crushing the minorities and still so-called various human rights preservers including United Nations ..

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Emmerson Mnangagwa of ZANU-PF party wins Presidential election in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of ousted President Robert Mugabe, has won country's landmark Presidential election. With all 10 provinces declared, Mnangagwa won 50.8 per cent of votes to 44.3 percent for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa of MDC party...

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France adopts law on asylum, immigration

France's parliament Wednesday signed into law an asylum and immigration bill. The bill is designed to accelerate asylum procedures by cutting the maximum processing time to 90 days after entering France from 120 currently...

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Myanmar Prez establishes four-member panel to investigate Rohingya abuses

The Myanmar government has formed a four-member 'independent' commission to investigate allegations of human rights violations in the Rakhine state following attacks on security forces’ check-posts in August last year...

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EU moving anti-piracy HQ says goodbye to UK; shifting to Spain after Brexit

European Union countries today decided to move the headquarters of the bloc's anti-piracy Atalanta patrols from London to the Spanish port of Rota on March 29, when Britain exits the EU...

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Drought of Cinemas in Saudi to end soon; Al-Rashed Empire Cinema Consortium to open 30 theatres

Saudi Arabia in April this year, raised curtains after 35 years displaying its first commercial movie in a theatre. But now to give a boost to the commercial movies, Al-Rashed Empire Cinema Consortium will open as any as 30 theatres in various cities of the Kingdom...

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Zimbabwe to have new President soon; elections held today

Presidential, Parliamentary and local elections are being held in Zimbabwe today. More than five million voters are expected to exercise their franchise. There are 23 candidates on the Presidential ballot. A Presidential run-off vote is scheduled for 8th of September if no candidate wins at least 50 percent in the first round...

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Sushma Swaraj on the rescue! Indian abducted in Malaysia saved, 3 Pakistani arrested

In need of any help? Stuck somewhere and unable to get accustomed to your family? Contact Sushma Swaraj! Yes, in her new list of achievement, an Indian abducted in Malaysia has been rescued by the police there and three Pakistani nationals have been arrested in connection with the abduction case...

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Imran Khan’s Kashmir policy

Imran Khan, in all probability, will be the next prime minister of Pakistan; the goal, though not realized as yet, looks to be a distinct possibility. It has taken him 22 years to fulfill this dream. While lauding his perseverance, one is inclined to feel that for him the nightmare has just begun. He has proverbially “sold his soul to the devil,” which, in this instance, is the all-powerful Pakistan Army. Sitting in opposition and haranguing against the government is a better option than becoming ..

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Qatar asserts to have move on from Arab quartet’s economic blockade; all set to host 2022 Football World Cup

Amidst intensified Gulf crisis, Qatar has moved on from the economic blockade put by Arab quartet and is all set to host the 2022 Football World Cup as it. Notably, Arab quartet including Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have cut off ties with Qatar and have put the stringent economic sanctions on Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism and sowing discord in the region...

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Brexit will be on agenda for September EU leaders' meeting in Salzburg: Britain

European Union leaders will discuss Brexit when they next meet in the Austrian city of Salzburg on Sept. 20, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said after discussions with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz...

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Prez Putin accepts Prez Donald Trump’s invitation to Washington citing strengthening relations

Bonding over diplomatic relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted United States President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit the White House. On a similar note, Russian President Vladimir Putin said an invitation has been sent to the US President which the White House confirmed citing President Donald Trump is willing to visit Moscow...

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Get latest results of #PakistanElections2018 here; Imran Khan in talks with smaller parties, independent candidates to form govt

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has so far declared the provisional results of 267 out of 270 National Assembly (NA) seats of the country’s 11th general elections that were held on July 25. According to the results, Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has managed to win 115 seats and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 64 while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) bagged 43 seats. On the other side, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) clinched 13 seats while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan ..

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Nepal Cabinet goes digital! Embraces digital technology with their commitment to go paperless

Digital wave swaying across the world and how! In its commitment to go paperless, Nepal government on Thursday held its first digital Cabinet meeting at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu...

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Death toll mounts to 246 after ISIS launched a string of suicide attacks in southern Syria

The death toll in a series of suicide attacks and shooting led by Islamic State terror outfit in southern Syria mounted to nearly 250 including personnel of Syrian forces and civilians. On Wednesday, a series of suicide blasts and shooting killed at least 246 people including personnel of Syrian forces in southern Syria. Notably, this was one of the most deadly assaults in the country by ISIS. Immediately after the attack, ISIS terror outfit claimed the responsibility saying soldiers of the caliphate ..

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#PakistanElections2018 : Imran Khan claims victory and thanks nation; eyes on trade with India

A cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who is also a chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday claimed victory in the country’s 11th general elections. Notably, the latest results show that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has so far won 104 seats, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz- 57 and Pakistan Peoples Party -25 in the country’s 11th general elections which was held on Wednesday. Among others, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal won 11 seats, Muttahida Qaumi Movement 5 and 11 independent. However, the ..

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Pak Military ensured Imran Khan’s victory: Union Minister RK Singh

Terming Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan as a military-sponsored candidate, Union Minister RK Singh said that former skipper’s new innings won’t make any difference in existing Indo-Pak relations on the issue of state-sponsored terrorism...

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Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leads with 118 seats in #PakistanElections2018

The counting of votes for Pakistan’s 11th general elections began an hour after the polling process was completed on Wednesday. The latest preliminary results available for 268 of 272 seats indicate that Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is in a position to win...

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US Prez Trump, EU's chief Juncker agree to ease trade tensions

US President Donald Trump and European Commission Chief Jean-Claude Juncker have agreed on a plan to defuse the festering trade dispute between the two major economies...

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US President Trump downbeat ahead of trade talks with European Union

U.S. President Donald Trump took a pessimistic view of talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker set for today aimed at averting a trade war...

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Shutting doors, Indian Embassy in Biratnagar moves back to pavilion from August 1

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 relocated. Making an announced to shut down its camp office in Biratnagar of Morang district, Indian embassy in Kathmandu confirmed that the camp will close with effect from August 1...

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Voting for #PakistanElections2018 begins; over 12,570 candidates for 849 seats of Parliament, four provincial assemblies in fray

Today, lakhs of people are reaching to the polling stations to cast their votes in Pakistan’s 11th general election. The polls in Pakistan started at 8 AM and will continue till 6 in the evening. The counting will be taken up immediately after the polls and the results will be announced within 24 hours...

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India, Bangladesh join hands to set up “border haats” boosting economy and trade

Promoting extensive operational border haats between India and Bangladesh, the two countries have decided to join hands to make way by establishing six more border haats at new locations. ..

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Naela Quadri Baloch urges Balochistan to boycott Pakistan Elections accusing manipulations by ISI and Pak Army

Naela Quadri Baloch who is a known Baloch activist and President of World Baloch Women’s Forum on Tuesday urged the people in Balochistan to boycott Pakistan General Elections to be accusing Pakistani Army and ISI of manipulations. Notably, Pakistan General Elections to be held on July 25...

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Thousands attend Saudi Arabia’s world-famous honey festival

Thousands of visitors attended the Saudi Arabia’s world-famous honey festival that took place in a South-Western region of Baha. Notably, the honey festival which was kicked-off on Saturday aims to help beekeepers promote their products in a professional manner and is also financially rewarding...

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Series of earthquake hit western and Southern region of Iran; over 300 injured

Sunday brought a dreadful day for Iranians, as a series of the earthquake hit many parts of Iran. Over 300 people were injured after the earthquake of magnitude 5.9 hit the mountainous western region of Iran. The temblor came hours after two quakes struck Hormozgan province in the southern region of Iran...

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Assisting Sri Lanka with Emergency Ambulance Service, India marks another major achievement in strengthening relations

Extending a helping hand with providing assistance by the expansion of Emergency Ambulance Service over the entire island in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the event over live video conferencing. Exemplifying the partnership between both the countries, PM Modi expressed happiness on the National Emergency Ambulance service is being extended all over Sri Lanka...

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U.S. urges strict U.N. sanctions until North Korea acts on denuclearization

Claiming to stand by their words on denuclearization which was one of the most important base of the summit, United States called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday to act on his promise to give up nuclear weapons and said the world, including China and Russia, must continued to enforce sanctions until he does so...

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To everyone’s surprise; US Prez Donald Trump invites Vladimir Putin to Washington

Taking back everyone by surprise, the United States President Donald Trump has shared his thought on inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn. The invite came as a major blow and astonishment after the summit that led to an uproar in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront Putin for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. ..

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Kamal Haasan, Shruti Haasan, legendary cricketer Vivian Richards invited for India Day Parade

Superstar Actor Kamal Haasan and his daughter Shruti Haasan will grace the 38th edition of India Day Parade in New York. The mega event will be held on August 19. The maverick actor will be the Grand Marshal of the parade...

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Israel's Knesset passes Jewish nation-state bill into law

The law was passed after a stormy debate full of theatrics that stretched more than eight hours...

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UK Foreign minister asks the lawmakers not to abandon Brexit

Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has asked fellow lawmakers not to abandon Brexit, urging them to remember the initial enthusiasm surrounding a complete break from the European Union...

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Turkey lifts state of emergency after two years

In Turkey, the state of emergency, which was imposed after the failed coup two years ago, came to an end today. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared an emergency on 20th July 2016, five days after warplanes bombed Ankara and clashes broke out in Istanbul that claimed 249 lives...

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Shattering hopes for Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani Court denies bail; adjourned hearing until polls finished

Shattering the hopes of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz of getting bail, a Pakistan court on Tuesday adjourned until last week of July. Notably, Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt Safdar were convicted in the Avenfield corruption case...

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“Accept Islam or prepare to die, we are the fanatic ISIS”: Hindus of Cox’s Bazar gets threatening letter

Creating violence and averring atrocities against the Hindu community in Bangladesh is very common with the instigation of community hatred coming back from the independence era. With the Islamic fanatic activists attacking Hindu homes, business enterprises and temples, a horrifying incident came to limelight. In another attempt to torture the community, Islamic fanatic group circulated a threatening letter to the temples of Cox’s Bazaar Districts in Bangladesh. ..

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Make way for the new Billionaire! Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos becomes the richest man in the world

Online shopping took a remarkable change with items and stuffs easily available for the consumers on one click. Amazon created a wide scope for consumers to engage in ease of shopping, Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Officer of Amazon has become the richest person in modern history with his net worth crossing the $150 billion mark. ..

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Syrian forces re-captures strategic al-Haara hill overlooking Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

The Syrian government forces months after reclaiming Eastern Ghouta province, on Monday took control over a strategic al-Haara hill overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Notably, the Syrian army and its allies have taken control of al-Haara hill in Quneitra province after a fierce gun-battle with artillery strikes and airstrikes over the rebels. Confirming the development, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the Damascus government units had made a quick advance against ..

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Afghan Embassy in US holds memorial service for Sikhs killed in Jalalabad terror attack

The Afghanistan Embassy in the United States on Sunday held a memorial service for the members of the minority communities including Sikhs killed in a terrorist attack in Jalalabad. During the memorial service, Afghanistan Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib, Indian Ambassador in US Puneet Kundal, first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress Tulsi Gabbard, Sena Lund, president of the New York-based Afghan Hindu association amongst other dignitaries were present...

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US Prez Donald Trump and Russia Prez Vladimir Putin vow to start afresh, consolidating their relation

Touting to start afresh and let bygones be bygones, United States President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin began their historic summit by vowing their determination to reset the troubled relations between the world’s greatest nuclear powers. ..

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Nation-wide protest continues for seventh straight day in Iraq over unemployment, corruption and poor services

Massive protest has erupted in many parts of Iraq as the demonstrators took to the streets against unemployment, corruption and poor services. Notably, thousands of protesters in Basra province of Iraq on Monday came out to demonstrate against Iraqi government over the issue of unemployment, water and electricity shortages and poor governance etc. Today, it was the seventh straight day of protest...

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Rajnath discusses security issues with his Bangladeshi counterpart

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh discussed security issues in a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan in Dhaka on Sunday during his three-day visit to India’s eastern neighbour...

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Super Powers meet: US Prez Donald Trump and Russia Prez Vladimir Putin hold first ever summit in Finland

Two super powers United States and Russia are all set to exchange their ideas and possibilities of positive future prospects. The much awaited summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally seen the light of the day as both the leaders will meet at Finland. ..

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Easing visa restrictions; India, Bangladesh join hands with Revised Travel Agreement

Union Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Bangladesh saw a wide spectrum of strengthening relations with meeting PM Sheikh Hasina and also inaugurating the world’s largest visa center easing application of Visa. Apart from this, easing visa restrictions for citizens of Bangladesh, India on Sunday signed a revised travel agreement with Bangladesh...

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Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz sent to jail that is not less than 5-star hotel

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by Pakistani accountability officials on Friday. Notably, Nawaz Sharif was with awarded ten-years imprisonment a case stemming from 2016 Panama Papers revelations that showed they owned the apartments through off-shore companies. While Maryam was convicted and awarded with seven-years imprisonment for concealing ownership of the apartments...

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Protests erupted soon after US President Trump reaches Britain; asserts they “love” him lot

There are only a few leaders in the world who cannot be ignored. Either you love them or hate them but cannot ignore them. Amongst them, one is United States President Donald Trump. The people of US love him but people of United kingdom hate him like anything...

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Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz set to return Pakistan to serve prison term in corruption case

Abu Dhabi, July 13: Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are all set to face ten-years and seven-years imprisonment respectively in the Avenfield corruption case. Notably, the duo of father and daughter is returning today to Pakistan from London to face the punishment in the corruption case.  Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam will land at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport at 6.15 PM today as they have reached Abu Dhabi. However, before getting ..

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Sri Lanka sentences death penalty for drug criminals

Welcoming a capital punishment for drug-related crimes, Sri Lanka paved way for the resumption of death penalty after nearly 40 years. ..

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India denies entry to British MP in the country over "Inappropriate Visa"

British parliamentarian Lord Alexander Carlile has been denied entry into India on his arrival in New Delhi for not having the appropriate Indian visa...

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India becomes 69th shareholder of European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

India has become the 69th shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, paving the way for more joint investment with Indian companies across the bank's regions of operation...

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British data regulator to fine Facebook 6,60,000 dollars for failing to protect users data

Facebook! Keep half a million pounds (660,000 dollars) ready as Britain's data regulator will fine you for failing to protect users' data. This follows an inquiry into whether personal information had been misused by campaigns on both sides of Britain's 2016 European Union referendum. In a progress report, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said, the company had failed to be transparent about how people's data was harvested by others...

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UK govt to deploy almost double number of its troops in Afghanistan

The British government is planning to almost double the number of its troops in Afghanistan after a request from US President Donald Trump for reinforcements to help tackle the fragile security situation there...

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Rejoicing victory over #ThaiCaveRescue mission, Thailand expresses profound gratitude to India for immense support

Reaching a successful climax, the 12 boys of the Wild Boar soccer team and their coach were effectively rescued by the Thai navy after 18 days of being trapped in the flooded cave. The Thai navy Seals, who have been running the operation, confirmed that all 13 were out. ..

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Turkish President Erdogan vows to advance governance system after being sworn in for new term

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unveiled a new-look cabinet after being sworn in for a new term, with his son-in-law Berat Albayrak given the crucial post of Finance Minister...

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Quarter of world's children live in a country affected by conflict or disaster: UN

About a quarter of the world's children are living in a country affected by conflict or disaster. This was said by Henrietta Fore, the head of the UN children's agency on Monday in the United Nations general assembly meeting. Sweden, which holds the Security Council presidency this month, organized the open meeting on the theme "Protecting Children Today Prevents Conflict Tomorrow" and sponsored a resolution unanimously adopted by the 15 members to strengthen UN actions to ensure the care and safety ..

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Nepal lauds India’s support in linking Cross Border Rail Links between countries

Expanding connectivity with enhancing people to people connectivity, the government of Nepal has appreciated India for its support in the development of India-Nepal Cross Border Rail Links. ..

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Clinching a deal, China agrees to reduce import tariff on Indian medicines; especially cancer drugs

Consolidating the relations between India and China, the two countries have taken a step forward in terms of trade. Clinching a deal with India on the reduction of import duties on Indian medicines including anti-cancer drugs, which are highly expensive in the country, China said that it will reduce the import tariff of Indian medicine...

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Our latest frontline warship INS Trikand leaves Sri Lanka after goodwill visit

After a goodwill visit, our Naval Ship “Trikand” arrived at the port of Colombo on Saturday and left the port today...

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Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government. The resignation comes days after British Prime Minister Theresa May secured the Cabinet's backing for her Brexit plan at a meeting at Chequers outside London. ..

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Canada to have essence of our vedic culture from today: Prakash Javadekar to cut ribbon for 17th World Sanskrit Conference

Today will be the day when the western countries will have the essence of our vedic culture as more than 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries will be participating in the 17th World Sanskrit conference and exchange their knowledge by presenting papers on various subjects followed by discussions from amongst the members...

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Shocking! A rapist of 30 minor girls, pedophile priest Jose Ataulfo Garcia acquitted by Roman Catholic Church

A pedophile priest Jose Ataulfo Garcia, who admitted of raping 30 young girls between the ages of 5 and 10 years old, has been acquitted by the Roman Catholic Church and will not face criminal charges. Shocking isn’t it. A rapist is acquitted. According to a Spanish-language news site named as Urgente 24, a priest Jose Ataulfo Garcia was acquitted of any crime by the Archdiocese Primada de Mexico after confessing to having sexually abused dozens of minor girls in the indigenous community of Oaxaca...

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UAE says no meaningful negotiations until Qatar fulfills 13 demands announced by Arab quartet

Amidst intensified Gulf crisis, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday reiterated that unless and until Qatar fulfills 13 demands announced by Arab quartet, there would be no starting point for any meaningful negotiations. Notably, Arab quartet including Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have cut off ties with Qatar and have put the stringent economic sanctions on Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism and sowing discord in the region...

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UK opens its door by launching new visas open to Indian scientists, academics

The UK has launched new visas that will be open to overseas scientists and researchers, including Indians, to encourage the growth of the country's research sector...

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Malaysian PM Mahathir no to deporting Zakir Naik

Mahathir Mohammad, Prime Minister of Malaysia Friday said that the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will not be deported. Zakir Naik, who is wanted in India in connection with terror activities and hate speech, is currently staying in Malaysia...

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UN member states approve USD 6.69 billion dollar budget for 13 peacekeeping operations; US tops in contribution

The United Nations member states on Friday approved a USD 6.69 billion dollar budget for 13 peacekeeping operations for the year 2018-19.Notably, the United States continues to remain the biggest contributor to the United Nations, paying 22 percent of the USD 5.4 billion core budget and 28.5 percent of the USD 7.9 billion peacekeeping budget. However, China is the other top contributor with 10.3 percent and Japan with 9.7 percent...

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Mission Accomplished! Thank you EAM Sushma Swaraj, #IndianStrandedinNepal evacuated successfully

Mission evacuation has finally seen the day of light with 1430 stranded pilgrims being airlifted from Simikot and Hilsa to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. The Indian Embassy evacuated pilgrims by engaging 21 flights, 2 private choppers from Simikot to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. The embassy’s team continues to station at the place in order to monitor the situation...

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Pakistan Ex PM Nawaz Sharif convicted in corruption case: Gets 10 years in jail; daughter Maryam also convicted and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment

Pakistan's accountability court on Friday pronounced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law Captain Safdar guilty in the Avenfield corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the Supreme Court's directives in the landmark Panamagate verdict last year which deseated then PM Nawaz...

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Qatar opens door of world’s first Angry Birds entertainment park for visitors and residents

Amid diplomatic rifts with Arab quartet including Saudi Arab, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, Qatar is innovatively trying to attract more foreigners and tourists to the country. Notably, the Angry Birds World, a new amusement park based on the hit game franchise which is built in Qatar, is now opened for the residents and visitors...

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European Parliament rejects EU copyright law proposal

The European Parliament rejected a highly controversial EU copyright law proposal that has pitted Beatles legend Paul McCartney against internet giants and the creators of Wikipedia, today. ..

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“Communication is the key for a successful association”; says Amb Bambawale welcoming Indian Youth Delegation to China

Exchange of ideas leads to welcoming new developments and initiative. Encompassing this mindset, 200 members of Indian Youth Delegation is currently visiting China as part of the efforts by the two governments to provide opportunities to their youth to mutually understand each other better...

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You are famous as "Hotel, Motel and Patel"; you can boost Indian Tourism: PM Modi to US based Patel community

Bridging the gap between the Patels who stay in the USA with their native place, PM Modi gave the mantra of coming to India at least once a year and he also invited the Patels staying over there to visit India during the Kumbhmela to be held next year. ..

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Cambodia reopens railway line to Thailand after 45 years

Cambodia has reopened the railway line to Thailand after a gap of forty five years with the railway running between capital Phnom Penh to Thailand border. Cambodia’s Transport Minister Sun Chanthol expressed joy saying this as “historic day for our nation”...

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While Mission Evacuation intensifies! MEA issues advisory for prospected pilgrims of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

As India intensified the mission evacuation of the stranded Indian pilgrims in Nepal, the Ministry of External Affairs has pronounced an advisory for those pilgrims who would continue their route to Kailash Mansarovar. ..

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Heatwave shakes Canada: Takes 19 lives

Bad weather condition shakes every nation whether developed or developing. Same is the situation of Canada where a heat wave has killed at least 19 people in the past week as high summer temperatures scorched mainly in eastern part of the country. According to local media reports, five of the deaths occurred in the past 48 hours...

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Following a suicide attack in Jalalabad city, Afghani prez Ashraf Ghani offers condolences to Sikh community

Following a suicide attack in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday visited Gurdwara in Kart-e-Parwan area of Kabul and offered condolences to the Afghan Sikh Community along with promising a thorough investigation...

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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters

The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday arrested 12 fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters and two mechanised boats used by them seized...

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Trump administration files lawsuit seeking to revoke American citizenship of an Indian-origin man convicted of terrorism

The Trump administration on Wednesday filed a lawsuit seeking to revoke American citizenship of an Indian native named Khaleel Ahmed, who is convicted of terrorism. Notably, an acting Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio filed a lawsuit seeking to revoke or denaturalize American citizenship of Khaleel Ahmed in a federal court in the Northern District of Illinois. After filing a lawsuit, he said, "Civil denaturalization is one important tool in our anti-terrorism efforts. We will continue to zealously ..

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#IndiansStrandedInNepal evacuation mission intensifies! Around 500 Kailash Mansarovar Yatris airlifted

Intensifying the evacuation mission of the stranded Indians in Nepal, the mission has been able to evacuate about 500 pilgrims through helicopters from Hilsa to Simikot in Kailash Mansarovar region. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured to avail every possible requirement to the pilgrims stranded in Nepal...

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Yemen conflict claimed life of over 2000 children; UNICEF condemns 'carnage'

The United Nations on Tuesday slammed devastating impact of Yemen's three-year conflict on children, with some 2,200 children killed, and many more going hungry, forced to fight or die due to preventable diseases. Notably, Yemen is facing worst crisis ever due to the dual attack including civil war and outbreak of cholera due to which thousands of Yemenis died...

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Ex- Malaysian PM Najib Razak accused of corruption

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption today for allegedly accepting millions of dollars in bribe money. He faces three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power. Najib has been accused of pocketing 10.4 million US dollar from the state development fund 1MDB. He has denied wrongdoing. Najib pleaded not guilty to the charges after they were read to him in court. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years' jail...

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Turkey issues a decree assigning more powers to the President

Adapting presidential system resulting from last month’s presidential and parliamentary elections, Turkey issued a decree on Wednesday transferring some powers to the President...

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Mission evacuation in full swing! 150 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated from #IndianStrandedinNepal

As India gears up to vacate the stranded pilgrims; Indian mission in Kathmandu has been able to evacuate about 150 pilgrims from Hilsa to Simikot in Kailash Mansarovar region. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the ministry has requested the Government of Nepal to provide army helicopters. ..

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Russia joins the league to take action against US on metal duties

Joining the league, Russia entered in becoming the latest country to join in with five other countries and the European Union to take action through the World Trade Organization against the United States over the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum duties...

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Australian court sentences one-year imprisonment to Archbishop Philip Wilson for hiding child sex abuse

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide is all set to serve one-year imprisonment for hiding the child sex abuse and protecting the abusers. Notably, an Australian court on Tuesday convicted Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide for covering up child sex abuse and sentenced an imprisonment for one year. However, Archbishop Philip Wilson will not go immediately into custody as his suitability of going in home detention will be considered on August 14. Also, the Adelaide Archbishop will have to serve at ..

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Bonding strong over years: Bhutan Prime Minister embarks on a three day visit to India

India has demographically extended its support to all its neighboring countries and also other countries on bilateral context. In a new move to strengthen its ties with India, Bhutan Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay, will embark a three day visit to India. ..

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EU shows red-eye to US over auto tariffs

The European Union warned that up to 294 billion dollars worth of US exports would face counter-measures if President Donald Trump went through with his threat to slap duties on auto imports on Monday...

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Embassy opens helpline as bad weather stranded 1500 Indian pilgrims at Kailash Manasarovar

Heavy rains have seemed to take a toll disrupting the normal lives of the people. After heavy rainfall caused landslides at several locations, almost 1500 Indian pilgrims of Kailash Manasarovar are believed to be stranded in the mountainous regions along the route of Kailash Mansarover Yatra in Nepal. ..

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Netherlands bans Islamic veils; joins the league of europian nations facing islamic invasion

The Dutch government has said the new law partially banning face-covers is "religion-neutral." Only about 400 women are estimated to wear full-face veils in the Netherlands...

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Terror attack in Jalalabad of Afghanistan kills 19 including 10 Sikhs; PM Modi strongly condemns the incident

A suicide bomb attack in Jalalabad of eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting killed at least 19 people including 10 from the Sikh Community on Sunday. Also, more than 20 were injured. This incident is strongly condemned by India. PM Modi also condemned the incident...

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Camaraderie going strong! North Korea and South Korea reopen maritime communication channel after a decade

The camaraderie between North Korea and South Korea has seen the day of light shining high with the two suspending the hitch between them. Another major victory coming on lines, North and South Korea reopened a maritime communication channel on Sunday, with vessels from the two countries making radio contact for the first time in a decade...

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Islamabad says ' Please rain come fast, we have only 10 days water left'

If someone tells you that you have only 10 to 12 days water left with you then? it perspires the government authorities. Whether the developed nations like the USA, Japan etc or developing nations like us, Pakistan etc, water scarcity weakens the pillars of administration. Same is the situation of Pakistan when Senate Standing Committee on Capital Administration and Development on Friday was shocked to know that Islamabad only has water reserves for 10 or 15 more days if it did not rain in the next ..

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Canada announces billions in retaliatory tariffs against US

Canada has announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the US in response to Trump administration's duties on Canadian steel and aluminum. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government released the final list of items on Friday that will be targeted from July 1...

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We agree to extend economic sanctions against Russia: EU leaders

European Union leaders agreed at a summit in Brussels today to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine for a further six months...

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Bali airport closed down due to volcanic eruption; Indian embassy opens helpdesk for stranded Indians

Bali closed its Ngurah Rai International Airport following a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island that sent thick smoke and ash billowing 2,000 meters into the air. The disruption has affected nearly 75000 passengers as a total 446 flights have been canceled for departure and arrival...

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China’s creeping crypto-colonialism: Sovereignty of small neighbors in danger

China, of course, would never admit to the undertone of colonialism with regard to its Belt and Road Initiative. But symptoms are there but no diagnosis as yet; this form of colonialism is not so hard-edged and couched in a different language and harder to recognize. Hence I call it crypto-colonialism...

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British Queen nods for Brexit law that will end membership of EU

Britain's Queen Elizabeth granted royal assent to Prime Minister Theresa May's flagship Brexit legislation today, ending months of debate over the legislation that will formally end the country's European Union membership...

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INS Sahyadri touches Pearl Harbour to participate in RIMPAC 2018

The world's largest multilateral naval exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) will begin today off Hawaii in the Western Pacific Ocean. The two-month long biennial exercise is likely to be attended by navies of 26 countries including India...

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Hailing ‘tremendous’ victory, US Supreme Court uphold Donald Trump’s 'travel ban'

A reason to rejoice, a reason to celebrate for Donald Trump as he hails tremendous victory over his decision on travel ban by the Supreme Court. Handling over one of the biggest victories of his presidency, the US Supreme Court upheld Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim majority countries. ..

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Iran bans imports of over 1,300 products to prepare its economy to deal with US sanctions

In order to prepare its economy to resist threatened US sanctions, Iran has banned imports of over 1,300 products, following public protests against the plunge of its currency to a record low...

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