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Six killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

Six killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

Kabul: Six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Kabul Monday, close to where scores of Afghans had been protesting against Taliban attacks on the minority Hazara ethnic group. The attack is the latest in a wave of violence across war-torn Afghanistan as the Taliban intensify pressure on beleaguered government security […]

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Rohingya refugees should move voluntary from B’desh to Myanmar: US

Rohingya refugees should move voluntary from B’desh to Myanmar: US

Washington: Seeking a voluntary, safe and dignified return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, the US asserted that Dhaka must ensure that the returnees have the freedom of movement and “not be confined to camps”. Dhaka and Naypyidaw have agreed last month to begin by mid-November the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya […]

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Iranian border guards kill 2 Pakistanis

Karachi: Iranian border guards killed two Pakistani men and injured four others after they tried to enter the Iranian territory through an illegal route in Panjgur district of the restive Baluchistan province. Baluchistan Levies Force officials said a group of seven persons in a van were trying to cross the Pakistan-Iran border without legal documents […]

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Pakistan arrests 12 Indian fishermen

Karachi: Twelve Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly straying into the country’s territorial waters off the coast of Sindh province, a security official said Monday. They were arrested over the weekend by personnel of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) during an operation. A security official told PTI that two boats […]

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Hijack scare on Kandahar-bound plane at Delhi airport

Hijack scare on Kandahar-bound plane at Delhi airport

New Delhi: A hijack scare on a Kandahar-bound flight sent security officials at the Delhi airport into tizzy on Saturday after the pilot “mistakenly” pressed the ‘hijack button’ when it was taxiing for take-off, sources said. The Ariana Afghan Airlines plane took off nearly two hours later after “satisfactory” security checks, they said. While there […]

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Loan waivers worth 3.5 lakh Cr offered to select industrialists: Rahul

Loan waivers worth 3.5 lakh Cr offered to select industrialists: Rahul

Charama (C’garh): Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of waiving loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore of 15 select industrialists and hit out at Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over the issue of corruption. On the second day of his campaigning in the state, where the first phase of polling would […]

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Karnataka CM, his deputy skip ‘Tipu Jayanthi’

Bengaluru: Protests by the BJP and right-wing outfits coupled with the absence of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his deputy marked the ‘Tipu Jayanthi’ celebrations in Karnataka Saturday. Tipu Jayanthi is celebrated to observe the birth anniversary of controversial 18th-century ruler of the erstwhile Mysore kingdom, Tipu Sultan. The celebrations brought the state under […]

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The Dragon turns friendly: Indian, Chinese troops meet at Arunachal, vow to boost ties

The Dragon turns friendly: Indian, Chinese troops meet at Arunachal, vow to boost ties

ITANAGAR: A high-level meeting between Army officials and Chinese PLA troops was organised on Friday at Bumla, near Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, where the two sides reaffirmed their resolve to strengthen friendship and maintain peace along the Line of Actual Control. The 4057-km-long Line of Actual Control separates India from China. The delegations, led […]

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Pak delegation leaves for China to workout bailout package

Pak delegation leaves for China to workout bailout package

Islamabad: A high-level Pakistani delegation left for China on Thursday to finalise the quantum of a potential financial aid package for the cash-strapped country, even as a team of officials from the IMF is here for talks on a possible bailout plan. The government of Prime Minister Imran Khan is facing grave economic challenges as […]

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Modi govt’s bid to take control of RBI will be catastrophic: Chidambaram

KOLKATA: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to “capture” the Reserve Bank of India to tide over its fiscal crisis, warning that any such move would be “catastrophic”. He alleged that the government has packed the central bank’s board with handpicked nominees, and was making every attempt […]

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