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    6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar only in one month: MSF

    The international medical charity Doctors Without Borders says at least 6,700 members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority group were killed in state-sponsored violence in Myanmar .

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    Gujarat Elections: EC has become Modi's 'puppet': Congress

    The Congress on Thursday made a strong attack on the Election Commission, accusing it of becoming a "puppet" in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who it said was breaking.

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    Gujarat polls: Voting for 93 seats in second, final phase begins

    After a bitter and a high voltage campaign, the stage is set for the final phase of polling in Gujarat on Thursday. The second and final phase of elections will see 93 Assembly seats spread across.

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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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    2 dead, 770 injured as 'day of rage' protests erupt across Palestine

    At least two Palestinians have been killed and about 770 others have sustained injuries when clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinians demonstrating in protest against the recent decision .

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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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    US defense secretary, Pak PM discuss US policy in South Asia

    US defence chief James Mattis arrived at the Nur Khan Airbase, Pakistan on Monday afternoon where he was received by officials from the Pak defence and foreign ministries. 

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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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    Obama says Pakistan did not know whereabouts of Bin Laden

    Former US president Barack Obama on Friday said Washington does not distinguish between terrorist groups which target India and those that target the United States.

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    Pakistani Taliban attack university campus, killing 13

    The gunmen, disguised as women, arrived at the Agriculture Institute of Peshawar on Friday. They shot and wounded a guard before entering the campus, said police chief Tahir Khan.

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    Pakistan to support Saudi-led military alliance while maintaining close contact with Iran

    Pakistan highlighted its "successful counter-terrorism operations and the comprehensive National Action Plan" during the first meeting of the defence ministers of countries involved in the Islamic .

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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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    Saudi prince freed in $1 billion settlement agreement

    Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the former head of the National Guard, was released after being arrested as part of a crackdown on alleged corruption among senior Saudi officials. 

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