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Nepal Foreign Minister calls for revitalizing Saarc


Kathmandu, Aug 15: Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Wednesday stressed on the need for revitalizing the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) to advance prosperity in the region. Addressing an event in the capital, Gyawali expressed the hope that the Saarc can play a pivotal role in advancing prosperity in the South Asia region. “A peaceful, stable and ...

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Indian Army, China’s PLA meet at Nathu La, Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 15: The Indian Army and China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held two special meetings of border personnel at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector and Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir to boost mutual trust and promote peace. Both the meetings happened on the Indian sides to commemorate the 72nd Independence Day of India. The PLA ...

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Australian Senator compares Muslims with ‘poisonous jelly beans’, calls for ‘final solution’


Sydney, Aug 15: Australian Senator Fraser Anning on Wednesday compared Muslims with “poisonous jelly beans”, following his “racist” maiden speech in the Senate seeking immigration restrictions based on race. Anning, from the conservative Katter’s Australian Party, advocated a return to White Australia policy and called for migration bans on Muslims in his speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ...

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Soldier wounded while foiling infiltration bid in Nowshera: Army


Jammu, Aug15: An army soldier was injured while foiling an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. “At about 5:15 am, the alert army troops noticed movement along the line of control in Naushera Sector. On being challenged, the armed intruders opened fire on own troops. Our troops ...

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Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory fire in Tangdhar: Army


Srinagar, Aug 14: Indian Army on Tuesday claimed to have killed two Pakistani soldiers in “retaliatory action” in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “In retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar Sector, own troops carried out calibrated operations last night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed,” said Srinagar-based ...

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Rupee hits record low against US dollar


Mumbai, Aug 14: Fears over a rise in global protectionist measures, along with a strong US economy, dragged the Indian rupee to a fresh intra-day low of over 70 against a US dollar during the pre-afternoon hours on Tuesday. Around 11.00 a.m., the rupee plunged to 70.08 to a US dollar. However, soon afterward the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is ...

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Israel, Egypt held secret meeting over Gaza in May: Report


Jerusalem, Aug 14: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo in May over the issue of the Gaza Strip, a media report said on Monday. The Hebrew-language Channel 10 TV news reported Monday that the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office was not immediately available for comments, but quoted anonymous US officials as saying ...

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India, Pak armies exchange fire along LoC in Tanghdar


Srinagar, Aug 14: Army on Tuesday said that there was an intermittent exchange of fire between the armies of both India and Pakistan along the line of control (LoC) in Tanghdar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. An official said the Pakistan troops violated ceasefire by targeting Indian army’s Anil post, Cheetak Post, and Black Rock post with small arms along ...

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Sri Lankan tourist police told to learn Hindi


Colombo, Aug 13: Sri Lanka’s Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara on Monday said 25 new police posts will be set up covering all main the tourist spots across the country for visitors’ security. And police personnel have been asked to learn Hindi. The decision was taken after discussions with the Chairman and senior officials of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development ...

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NASA launches world’s first mission to ‘touch’ the sun


Washington, Aug 13: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, mankind’s first mission to ‘touch’ the Sun, was successfully launched on Sunday on an unprecedented, seven-year long journey to unlock the mysteries of the star’s fiery outer atmosphere and its effects on space weather. Liftoff of the USD 1.5 billion mission took place from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...

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