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Shashi Tharoor slams Pak for ‘unnecessarily’ raising Kashmir issue at Asian parliamentary assembly meet

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday slammed Pakistan at the Asian Parliamentary Assembly meeting in Belgrade after it cited developments in Jammu and Kashmir for its inability to host the group’s plenary, and said the country was ...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Nepal on two-day state visit

Kathmandu: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here on Saturday on a two-day state visit, becoming the first head of the Communist nation to visit Nepal in 23 years during which the two countries are expected to sign a number of ...

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali, 43, wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo, Norway: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country’s conflict with bitter foe Eritrea, the Nobel Committee said. Abiy was honoured “for his efforts to achieve peace ...

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In honour of Mahatma Gandhi, UK to issue coin to mark his 150th birth anniversary

Paris: The UK government has decided to issue a commemorative coin to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid. The Pakistani-origin British finance minister said he had asked the UK’s Royal ...

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Imran Khan govt borrows ₹7.5 trillion in just 1 year, breaks all record

Islamabad: Pakistan’s ruling Imran Khan government has broken all previous records in borrowing money merely in the first year of its tenure. According to the official data, during the one-year regime of the present government ₹7.509 trillion (Pakistani currency) increase ...

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Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus issued arrest warrant

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladeshi economist and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has been issued with an arrest warrant after failing to appear at a hearing over the sacking of workers at a company he heads, officials said Thursday. A judge at a ...

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Xi Jinping says he’s watching Kashmir, will back Pak on core interests: report

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would support Pakistan in issues related to its core interests, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Xi told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during ...

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet President Xi Jinping

Beijing: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived here on Tuesday on a two-day visit to China during which he will hold talks with the top Chinese leadership, including President Xi Jinping, and discuss issues of regional and bilateral significance. ...

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India shreds Pakistan for “weaponising” women’s rights issues at UN

United Nations: India has slammed Pakistan for “weaponising” women’s rights issues for self-serving political gains in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it is ironical that a country where violations of women’s right to life in the name of “honour” go unpunished, ...

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Afghan Taliban frees three Indian hostages in exchange for its 11 members: Report

The Afghan Taliban said it has freed three Indian engineers held hostage for over a year in an exchange for securing the release of 11 of its members, including some high-ranking officials of the militant group, according to a media ...

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Six wild elephants drown after slipping off waterfall in Thailand park

Bangkok: Six wild elephants drowned after slipping off a waterfall in northeast Thailand, authorities said Saturday, with two others saved after they became stranded while apparently trying to rescue one of those that fell into the current. Officials in the ...

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Indian-origin tech millionaire found dead after being kidnapped from home in US

Washington: Tushar Atre, an Indian-origin tech millionaire, was found dead in his girlfriend’s car hours after the owner of a digital marketing company in the US was allegedly kidnapped from his posh California home, according to media reports. Atre, 50, ...

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Thai Judge shoots himself in court after acquitting murder suspects

Bangkok: A Thai judge shot himself in the chest in front of a packed court after acquitting several murder suspects and decrying the kingdom’s judicial system in an impassioned speech broadcast on Facebook Live. Critics say Thailand’s courts often work ...

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Benjamin Netanyahu faces corruption allegations amid fight to stay in power

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a hearing into corruption allegations against him Wednesday while at the same time plotting how to remain premier following an election stalemate, with unity government talks at a dead end. The hearing came ...

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