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PM says India firmly with Afghanistan in its fight against terror

Agencies, New Delhi/Kabul Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed India’s solidarity with Afghanistan in its fight against terrorism and quest for peace and development. Describing Afghanistan as a close friend, the Prime Minister...

Prachanda’s spl envoy briefs Modi on developments in Nepal

Agencies, New Delhi Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi, who is also the special envoy of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda,’ today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him about developments...

Saudi to grant exit visas, free passage to stranded jobless Indian workers : Swaraj

Agencies, New Delhi External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said Saudi Arabia has agreed to grant exit visas to Indian workers, who are struck the country after losing their jobs, and will also provide free passage to them for their return...

Japan’s PM picks hawkish defence minister in limited reshuffle

Agencies, Tokyo Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed conservative ally Tomomi Inada as defence minister today, which risked upsetting China and South Korea, as part of a limited cabinet reshuffle that left most top posts unchanged....

Emirates Airline flight crash-lands at Dubai airport : Government

Agencies, Dubai An Emirates Airline flight coming from India crash-landed at Dubai International Airport today, the Dubai government media office said on its official Twitter account, adding that there were no reported casualties yet. Pictures...

Obama to Republican leaders: Why are you still endorsing Trump ?

Agencies, Washington President Barack Obama issued a scathing attack of Donald Trump today for criticizing a Muslim family whose US Army captain son was killed in Iraq, and he challenged Republican leaders to withdraw support for their “unfit”...

US likely to push for India’s entry in NSG in Oct

Agencies, Islamabad A fresh push led by the US for India’s inclusion in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is expected by October this year, according to a diplomatic source. The NSG’s consultative group is tentatively scheduled to meet...

Taiwan bus bursts into flames, killing 26, including 24 tourists from China

Agencies, Taipei A Taiwan tour bus carrying tourists from China crashed into a highway railing en route to the airport today and burst into flames, killing all 26 on board, Taiwanese authorities said today. The bus was carrying 24 tourists...