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Afghanistan to hold legislative elections after years of delays

Kabul, Apr 1 : Afghanistan’s legislative elections will be held on October 20, officials said Sunday, following three years of delays as the war-torn country grapples with a resurgent Taliban and political instability. The polls were originally set to be held in 2015 following presidential elections the previous year, but were repeatedly pushed back due to […]

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Rajapaksa hopes Sirisena will back no-confidence motion against PM

Colombo, Apr 1 :  Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed hope that incumbent Maithripala Sirisena – who was responsible for his ouster in 2015 – will support a no-confidence motion backed by the Joint Opposition against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The motion scheduled for April 4 was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya […]

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H-1B application process to begin tomorrow; to face unprecedented scrutiny

  Washington, Apr 1 : The process of filing petitions for H-1B, considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins tomorrow amidst unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump Administration. A strong indication is coming from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the federal agency which is responsible to process all H-1B […]

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UN chief calls for independent investigation into Gaza deaths

UN chief calls for independent investigation into Gaza deaths

United Nations, Mar 31 :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an “independent and transparent investigation” after 16 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded during clashes with the Israeli military, a spokesman said. His call came as the UN Security Council heard fears of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip […]

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Gazans bury their dead after bloodiest day in years

Gazans bury their dead after bloodiest day in years

Gaza City(Palestinian Territories), Mar 31 : Gazans buried their dead today with calls for “revenge” a day after a major demonstration led to clashes that saw Israeli forces kill 16 Palestinians in the bloodiest day since a 2014 war. But while anger seethed over yesterday’s events, only several hundred protesters had returned to tents erected […]

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Israel says it will expand response if Gaza clashes go on

  Gaza City (Gaza Strip), Mar 31 (AP) Israel will target “terror organizations” in Gaza if violence along the territory’s border with Israel drags on, the chief military spokesman warned today, a day after thousands of Palestinians staged protests near the border fence. The mass marches were led by Gaza’s ruling Hamas group and touted […]

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Russia says Britain must cut over 50 diplomats as spy crisis deepens

Moscow, Mar 31 : Russia said today that Britain had to reduce its diplomatic staff by more than 50 more people as a crisis in ties between Moscow and the West escalated over the nerve agent attack on a former spy. The new measures came after 23 British diplomats left Russia earlier this month and […]

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India appreciates desire of Tibetans to return to motherland: Ram Madhav

Dharamsala, Mar 31 : BJP general secretary Ram Madhav today said India appreciates the desire of the Tibetans-in-exile to return to their motherland, and that they should not consider themselves refugees in “their second home”. The Tibetan government-in-exile today kicked off year-long celebrations under the “Thank You India” campaign to mark 60 years of the […]

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Defence Minister Sitharaman to visit Russia on Apr 3

Moscow, Mar 31 : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be travelling to Russia next week to attend the seventh Moscow Conference on International Security here. This will be her first visit to Russia in her capacity as the Defence Minister. During her three-day tour, between April 3 and 5, she will participate in the VII […]

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Saudi govt decides to not confiscate passports of Indian airlines crew: Air India

New Delhi, Mar 30 : The Saudi Arabian government has decided not to retain the passport of the Indian airline crew members on arrival in the country and issue a bar code instead, an Air India spokesperson confirmed. The move comes as a big relief to the crew of Air India and Jet Airways, the […]