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Karachi a hub of anti-India terror outfits: think-tank

LONDON: Pakistan is stoking the fire of ethnic, political and sectarian tension and its port city of Karachi has become a hub of anti-India jihadists, according to a new report… Read more »

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Need ‘solid evidence’ to back Azhar ban at UN: China

BEIJING: Ahead of its strategic dialogue with India, China today said “solid evidence” was needed for it to back efforts to get JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN…. Read more »

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China protests to India over Taiwanese delegation’s visit

BEIJING: China today said it has lodged a diplomatic protest with India for hosting a Taiwanese parliamentary delegation and asked it to deal “prudently” with Taiwan-related issues to maintain sound… Read more »

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Theresa May wins crucial vote in UK Parl to start Brexit

LONDON: British Parliament overwhelmingly supported a bill today empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start crucial negotiations by March 31 on leaving the European Union, bringing Brexit a step closer…. Read more »

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NRI-led startup launches transaction platform in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A financial technology start-up of an NRI in Singapore today launched an online platform which the company said allows consumers to transfer funds to India cheaply. SingX Pte Ltd… Read more »

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Top Indian diplomat re-appointed to UN Joint Inspection Unit

UNITED NATIONS: Achamkulangare Gopinathan, a top Indian diplomat, has been re-appointed by the UN General Assembly to the Joint Inspection Unit, the only independent external oversight body of the UN… Read more »

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Iran announces ‘reciprocal action’ to US sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran: “In response to the new move by the United States of America and as a reciprocal action, (Iran) will impose legal limitations for some American individuals and companies… Read more »

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Iran ‘biggest state sponsor of terrorism’: Mattis

TOKYO: US Defense Secretary James Mattis said today that Iran was the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country’s weapons procurement… Read more »

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UN removes Hekmatyar from designated terrorists list

UNITED NATIONS: The UN has removed Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from its list of designated terrorists, lifting the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo imposed on the insurgent leader who… Read more »

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China may deploy 2nd aircraft carrier near South China Sea

BEIJING: China’s second aircraft carrier, currently being built at a rapid pace is likely to be based somewhere near the strategic South China Sea to handle “complicated situations”, the state… Read more »

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Iran’s president calls Trump a dangerous ‘newcomer’

TEHRAN: Iran’s state TV is reporting that President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at the recent executive order by US president Donald Trump to suspend immigration and visa processes for… Read more »

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Indian-origin magician faces fraud charges in Singapore

SINGAPORE: An Indian-origin magician in Singapore has been charged with multiple counts of helping others to fraudulently obtain cash payouts and bonuses amounting to USD 7.6 lakh. S Chandran, 35,… Read more »

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China’s skewed sex ratio may lead to serious problems: Official

BEIJING: China’s skewed sex ratio, where men have outnumbered women by millions in the last three decades, could create serious social problems in the world’s most populous country, a top… Read more »

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Indian-origin woman’s body found hidden in suitcase in UK

LONDON: A 46-year-old Indian-origin woman’s body was found hidden in a suitcase dumped in an alleyway in the UK following which her husband has been charged on suspicion of murder,… Read more »

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NSG, Azhar issues must not be ‘stumbling blocks’ in ties: China

BEIJING: China today said differences over India’s NSG membership bid and designating of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN should not be “stumbling blocks” in developing… Read more »

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Mexico says won’t fund wall but wants good ties with Trump

MEXICO CITY: President Enrique Pena Nieto again rejected Donald Trump’s demand that Mexico pay for a wall along the border, but he vowed to seek good relations with the US… Read more »

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India’s Agni long-range missiles broke UN limits: Chinese media

BEIJING: India has “broken” UN limits on nuclear arms and long-range missiles and Pakistan should also be accorded the same “privilege”, state-run Chinese media said today as it criticized New… Read more »

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China justifies its stand on Azhar, denies double standards

BEIJING: China today dismissed as “untrue” allegations of double standards by India by blocking its bid to list JeM leader Masood Azhar as global terrorist by the UN, claiming that… Read more »

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British-Indian professor knighted in New Year’s honors

LONDON: Shankar Balasubramanian, an Indian-origin British professor of chemistry, has received a Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the field of science and medicine. Balasubramanian, 50, Herchel… Read more »

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China police kill 3 over Xinjiang attack: state media

BEIJING: In a brazen attack, three suspected Uyghur militants crashed a vehicle into the ruling Communist Party’s office in the restive Xinjiang province and set off an explosive device, killing… Read more »