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    India: Dalit topper refuses medal from President Ram Nath Kovind

    In an unexpected development, a Dalit student who has topped MCA programme in the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University has refused to accept the gold medal from President Ram Nath.

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    Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to submit reply to ICJ today

    The detailed reply will cover all aspects “including concrete evidence of Jadhav’s alleged confession of involvement in terror-related activities and rejection of India’s stance submitted with the ICJ.”

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    India: 'We are confident of winning Gujarat polls', says Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi has promised a "zabardast" verdict when votes are counted next Monday in the Gujarat assembly elections. At a press conference in Ahmedabad that stood in for a cancelled roadshow.

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    India: Former PM hits out at Modi for Pakistan conspiracy theory

    In a sharp counter-offensive on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “conspiracy with Pakistan” remark, former premier Manmohan Singh on Monday said he was setting a “dangerous precedent”.

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    Russia urges India to join China's Belt and Road initiative

    Russia threw its weight behind China’s massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing.

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    Rahul Gandhi named president of India's Congress party

    Senior Congress leader Mullappally Ramachandran said the 47-year-old had stood unopposed for election as the president of the party his family had led for generations.

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    India: Congress suspends Aiyar for comments about Modi

    Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar was suspended on Thursday from the primary membership of the party for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “neech aadmi” (a vile man).

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    Muslim man hacked to death in India over 'love jihad

    Press Trust of India reported late Thursday that the arrest came after the suspect shared a grisly video of the labourer Mohammad Afrazul being hacked to death and then set on fire. TV reports aired.

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    China says Indian drone 'invaded' its airspace, crashed

    An Indian drone has ‘invaded’ China’s airspace and crashed, China’s Defence ministry said on Thursday, months after the neighbours ended one of their worst border standoffs in decades.

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    Britain must apologise for colonial-era massacre, says London Mayor

     The 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, in which British troops opened fire on thousands of unarmed protesters in the city of Amritsar, remains an enduring scar of British colonial rule over the subcontinent.

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    Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

    Veteran Indian film industry stalwart Shashi Kapoor has died at the age of 79, it has been confirmed. His nephew Randhir told the Press Trust of India (PTI) that the actor had died in Mumbai on Monday.

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    Accidents, suicides account for death of 1,600 Indian troops annually

    Without going to war, India loses around 1,600 military personnel every year. And the single biggest killers are road accidents and suicides, much more than counterinsurgency operations .

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    India: Ahead of Gujarat polls, BJP boots out 24 leaders for anti-party activities

    Ahead of high-voltage Gujarat Assembly elections, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit has suspended 24 of its members for their involvement in anti-party activities.

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    India: Instant triple talaq illegal, 3-year jail term for husband

    According to the draft law, which will be applicable to the whole of India, except Jammu and Kashmir, pronouncing instant triple talaq will also attract a fine. It will be a non-bailable and cognisable offence.

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    India should cherish, nurture its large Muslim population says Obama 

    Former US President Barack Obama on Friday said India should cherish and nurture its large Muslim population that thinks of itself as Indian. Speaking at the 15th edition of the Hindustan Times

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    India should pursue case against Hafiz Saeed internationally if it has proof: Pak

    Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that if India thinks there is substance to its allegations against Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed it should pursue charges against him on an.

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    In India, Ivanka Trump embodies U.S. glamour

    Irfana Begum, who was dodging barricades trying to figure out what road home was open for traffic, said she was very glad that Ivanka Trump chose to visit, despite the inconvenience of getting about the city.

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    Hafiz Saeed calls Pak ex-PM a traitor for seeking peace with India

    Newly-freed Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks, called on Friday ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif a ‘traitor’ for seeking peace with India.

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    Pakistan Hints At Taking Kashmir To International Court Of Justice

    Pakistan on Thursday indicated that it could take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) following the footsteps of India, which took the matter of death row.

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    Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed

    A review board of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered the release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed fom house arrest. Hafiz Sayeed on January 30 along with four of his associates – Abdullah.

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    China upset over Indian president’s visit to disputed border region

    China on Monday criticised a visit by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims, saying China opposed any activities by Indian leaders in disputed areas.

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    Pentagon forces Us Congress to drop linkage of Pakistan aid to Let

    The United States (US) Department of Defence (DoD) placed pressure on key Congressional committees to drop a provision linking financial aid to Pakistan as Islamabad is taking demonstrable action.

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    How Indian Govt is playing a duplicitous game over 'Padmavati'

    It is a fact that most of those who raged and fulminated and fatwa-ed against Salman Rushdie had never ploughed through The Satanic Verses. Geoffrey Robertson who defended Rushdie in the blasphemy case writes.

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    Rahul Gandhi set to be Congress president before Gujarat polls

    The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday announced the schedule to elect the next party president, paving the way for Rahul Gandhi’s coronation just before the Gujarat elections.

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