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Quebec’s top court upholds kirpan ban at provincial legislature

Toronto, Feb 21 : A Canadian court has upheld the right of Quebec’s national assembly to prohibit people from entering the building with a kirpan, an article of faith for the Sikhs, media reports said. Two members of the World Sikh Organisation of Canada were challenging a unanimous motion adopted in the national assembly in […]

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US disappointed over extension of emergency in Maldives

Washington, Feb 21: The US today expressed disappointment over the Maldivian government extending the state of emergency by another 30 days and asked President Abdulla Yameen to uphold the rule of law in the troubled Indian Ocean island nation. Yameen yesterday extended a draconian state of emergency by another month, bolstering his grip on power […]

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Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun ‘bump stocks’

Washington, Feb 21 :Facing anger over the deadly school shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump has directed the Justice Department to consider banning bump stocks, the controversial device that turns semi-automatic rifles into fully automatic weapons capable of firing hundreds of rounds a minute. Trump yesterday said he signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General […]

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Citing India, UNGA President says world needs science for addressing water scarcity

United Nations, Feb 21: Citing a project in India where farmers are using solar-powered pumps to access groundwater for irrigation, UN General Assembly president Miroslav Lajcak has said that the world needs science for tackling global water scarcity. Noting that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for making sure that there is water and […]

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India has nothing to worry about China-Bangla ties: Hasina

Dhaka, Feb 21: India should not be worried about Bangladesh’s growing ties with China, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, asserting that the cooperation with Beijing was meant only for the country’s development. Hasina said her government was only concerned about the development, and is ready to cooperate with any country that helps Bangladesh’s growth. […]

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200 dead as Syria enclave pounded ahead of expected ground assault

200 dead as Syria enclave pounded ahead of expected ground assault

Hammuriyeh, Feb  20 (AFP)  Heavy Syrian bombardment killed at least 200 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor said, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault. Yesterday’s escalation came as pro-government forces were also expected to enter the northern Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, to take a stand against a month-old […]

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 China upgrades air defence along Indian border: Report

Beijing, Feb 20: China is upgrading air defence of its Western Theatre Command, which looks after the security along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), to “confront any threat from India”, an official media report quoted a military expert as saying. The Chinese military has released photographs of a J-10 fighter jet – a lightweight […]

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Khaleda Zia challenges 5-year sentence in graft case

Dhaka, Feb 20 (PTI) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia today challenged the five-year prison sentence handed out to her in a corruption case, claiming that it was a political scheme by the government to keep her out of the general elections in December. The 72-year-old three-time former prime minister and main opposition leader was […]

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Nepal’s CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist merge; form new powerful bloc

Kathmandu, Feb 20 (PTI) Nepal’s two main Communist parties CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre have struck a historic merger deal and formed the country’s biggest political bloc after their sweeping win in the federal and provincial polls, a move experts say may usher in much-needed political stability. The Left Alliance of the CPN-UML, led by Prime […]

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Iran teams find wreckage of plane in Zagros mountains

Tehran, Feb 20 (AFP)  Iranian search teams found the wreckage today of a plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier with 66 people on board, a spokesman said. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared in the Zagros range on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran. After two days […]