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Indian envoy meets top CPC official ahead of Sitharaman’s visit

Beijing, Mar 13 : Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale today held talks with a top official of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) ahead of high-level visits including that of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Beijing next month. Bambawale met with Guo Yezhou, the Vice-Minister of International Department of CPC, the Indian Embassy […]

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Mattis in Kabul, says elements in Taliban open to peace talks

Kabul, Mar 13 (AFP) Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today as he arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit. Mattis flew into the war-torn city two weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban. […]

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Trump sacks Tillerson; appoints CIA chief as new Secretary of State

Washington, Mar 13 : US President Donald Trump today fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is currently on a visit to Africa, and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!” Trump tweeted, in a […]

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Over 50 killed in Nepal plane crash, says official

Over 50 killed in Nepal plane crash, says official

Kathmandu, Mar 12 : Over 50 people are feared dead after a US-Bangla Airlines aircraft today crashed and caught fire at Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here, a top Nepalese official said. The plane, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, with 67 passengers and four crew members caught fire after it careened off the runway during […]

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Ex-Bangladesh PM Zia gets bail in corruption case

By: Anisur Rahman Dhaka, Mar 12 : Bangladesh’s ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia today received a temporary relief after a top court granted the opposition BNP chief a four-month bail in a corruption case, a month after she was sentenced to five years in jail. Zia, 72, was sentenced to five years in jail on February […]

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China welcomes India’s positive response to FM’s remarks on bilateral ties

By: K J M Varma Beijing, Mar 12: China today welcomed as “positive” India’s willingness to work with it to enhance political mutual trust and discuss differences on the basis of mutual respect and sensitivity to each other’s interests. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang’s remarks came after India said it was willing to work […]

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UK PM to chair security meeting over Russian spy poisoning

London, Mar 12: British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) to assess the intelligence around the poisoning of a Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent last week. The meeting of the country’s security chiefs has been called to update the British PM on the investigation and […]

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References to Japan PM Abe, wife, finance minister removed from ‘scandal’ documents

TOKYO: References to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife and finance minister Taro Aso were removed from documents related to a suspected cronyism scandal, according to the documents seen by Reuters, as concerns grew about a possible cover-up. Questions over the sale of state-owned land at a huge discount to a school operator with […]

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Tolstoy’s letter giving editorial advice auctioned for $21k

  BOSTON: A rare, signed letter by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy giving editorial advice to a philosopher Pyotr Petrovich Nikolaev, was sold for $21,450 at an auction. Nikolaev had sent Tolstoy a letter enclosing his manuscript on the ‘distortions of the teachings of Christ’ in mid-July 1903. The three-page long letter is the first handwritten […]

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Two Indians with a pistol arrested in Nepal

  Kathmandu, Mar 12 : Two Indian nationals have been arrested and a pistol recovered from their possession when they tried to escape in a car during security check in Nepal’s Bara district, the police said today. Chandan Kumar Raya, 20, and Sanjaya Kumar Raya, 19, both residents of Bihar, were arrested yesterday after they […]