Modi meets Sri Lankan PM

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Thursday.

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Suicide attack on Afghan demonstration kills 8 (Lead)

Kabul |Thursday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST

At least eight people were killed and another 17 wounded on Thursday in a suicide attack on a group of demonstrators gathered in support of a former police chief in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, offic

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Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for repatriation of Rohingyas (Lead)

Nay Pyi Taw |Thursday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST

The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Thursday signed a MoU, clearing the way for the repatriation of the 622,000 Rohingya refugees who fled across the border to escape a military crackdown.

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Bangladesh firms awarded for solar power trade network

United Ntaions |Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 AM IST

A UN-linked fund awarded $1 million to two Bangladeshi companies in recognition of their novel project to allow villagers more access to solar power and entrepreneurship.

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India wants Kulbhushan's mother to accompany his wife to Pakistan

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST

After Pakistan offered to allow a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on allegations of espionage, and his wife, India has s

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Manmohan, Sonia meet Sri Lankan PM

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here.

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India keen to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka: Kovind

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that India is keen to strengthen the economic pillar of its relationship with Sri Lanka and there is lot that can be achieved, given the synergy and economic

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Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties

Islamabad |Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST

Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties after his "leave of absence" was approved by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

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Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed (Lead)

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST

A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the horrific 2008 Mumbai terror attack, from house arrest that began in January this year.

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Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2017 5:15:06 PM IST

A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

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Pakistan accountability court resumes hearing against Sharifs

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain Muhammad Safdar (Retd.) appeared before an accountability court here on Wednesday as the trial resumed into the cor

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Al Qaeda front's two militants among three held in Kolkata (Lead)

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST

Three persons, including two suspected members of Bangladesh-based Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), were arrested on Tuesday from the Kolkata railway station, a police officer said.

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