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Sri Lanka blasts: IndiGo, Air India offer free cancellation, rescheduling of flights to Colombo till April 24

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In the wake of the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, two domestic airlines are offering a reprieve to passengers headed to the island country in the next two days. “In light of the recent events in Colombo, we are providing full fee waiver on rescheduling/cancellation for all flights to/from Colombo for travel scheduled till April 24, ...

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Pakistan releases 100 more Indian fishermen, handover at Wagah border today

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New Delhi: Pakistan has released another 100 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture amidst tensions between the two countries after the Pulwama terror attack. The fishermen released on Saturday were part the second batch of 360 Indian prisoners Pakistan has announced to set free in four phases this month. Pakistan had released first batch of 100 Indian fishermen on April 7. ...

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Indian, Chinese armies hold ceremonial meet in Ladakh

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New Delhi: Indian and Chinese troops on Sunday held a ceremonial border personnel meeting (BPM) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh on the occasion of the Baisakhi festival, a defence official said. “A ceremonial BPM on the occasion of Baisakhi festival was held today (Sunday) at the Indian BPM huts at Chushul-Moldo and Daulet Beg Oldi-Ten Wen Den Meeting Points in ...

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14 dead, several injured in bomb blast in Pakistan’s Quetta city

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A bomb blast ripped through a vegetable market in Pakistan’s Quetta city early Friday, killing at least 14 people and injuring several others, media reports said.   Karachi: A bomb blast ripped through a vegetable market in Pakistan’s Quetta city early Friday, killing at least 14 people and injuring several others, media reports said. At least seven of those killed ...

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy conducts first commercial flight

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The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk`s space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts.   The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from ...

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Prevent IMF bailout to Pakistan to repay ‘Chinese debt’: Senior US Congressmen to President Donald Trump

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According to the three US lawmakers, Beijing is investing as much as USD 62 billion in Pakistan under CPEC.    WASHINGTON: In a major trouble for Pakistan, three US lawmakers have urged President Donald Trump to oppose the proposed multi-billion bailout package being sought by Pakistan from International Monetary Fund (IMF) stressing that Islamabad may use the money to repay ...

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Scientists capture the biggest python ever found in US

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The python captured in the US state of Florida weighed 140 pounds and contained 73 developing eggs.   MIAMI: In a first, scientists have captured a female python that was more than 17-feet-long. The python captured in the US state of Florida weighed 140 pounds and contained 73 developing eggs. Scientists said that the python is the largest ever removed ...

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