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    Will release Hafiz Saeed if Pak govt fails to submit evidence: Lahore High Court

    Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest will be set aside if the Pakistan government does not submit evidence against him, a top court in Lahore has warned.

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    Muslims flee Indian village after singer killed in argument with Hindu priest

    At least 200 Muslims have fled their village in Rajasthan after a Hindu priest and his friends were alleged to have killed a Muslim folk singer late last month, police said on Wednesday.

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    Downgrading the Taj

    According to a news report, he dropped the Taj Mahal from UP’s list of tourist attractions. This is akin to Paris deleting the Eiffel Tower from its tourist brochures, or New York downplaying the Empire State Building.

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    Gujarat riots: Indian court commutes death sentences of 11 Muslim men

    The Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted the death sentence of 11 convicts to life imprisonment in the 2002 Godhra train burning case. It has, however, upheld the life sentence to 20 other convicts.

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    India doing propaganda against CPEC to divert attention from Kashmir: Pak

    India is unleashing baseless propaganda against China Pakistan Economic Corridor and nothing good is expected from New Delhi, Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.

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    India says ready for more 'surgical strikes'

    Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready for full spectrum operation but any decision on surgical strike involving the air force has to be taken by the government.

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    Indian Court rejects last appeal in 2002 riot case against Modi

    India's Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected Zakia Jafri's plea for an investigation and action against Narendra Modi — the then chief minister and current prime minister— and 57 others.

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    Galaxy Note8 sales beat iPhone 8, Samsung India set for record year

    Samsung Galaxy Note8 that came to India last month and saw over 250,000 registrations within no time is selling like hot cakes and has left Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus behind in the race.

    Technology
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    'India Is Neglecting Taj Mahal Because Muslims Built It'

    Last Wednesday, a 32-page booklet entitled “Uttar Pradesh Tourism – Unlimited Possibilities” was unveiled. It highlights the key attractions in UP but Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders.

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    Syrian War Nearing Its End, Says Grand Mufti

    Islam is a religion of peace and had never waged a war against anyone, and gives shelter to others. We are standing at the gate of victory in Syria and soon we will announce “Syria is free from foreign fighters”.

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    Actor Tom Alter dies of skin cancer at 67

    Veteran film, television and theatre actor and Padma Shri Tom Alter has died aged 67. The renowned actor and one-time sports writer and author had been battling stage four skin cancer.

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    Why is India reluctant to send troops to Afghanistan?

    A UN visit to Myanmar's conflict-battered Rakhine state was postponed on Thursday, thwarting efforts to reach the epicentre of violence for the first time since the start of a massive exodus of minority Rohingya Muslims.

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    Pak says it got proposal to swap Kulbhushan Jadhav for a militant

    Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif during an interview with Asia Society disclosed Pakistan was offered to exchange self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav with a terrorist involved in the 2014 attack.

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    India seeks US drones to monitor China: report

    As the US and India try to move forward with a deal to supply the Indian navy with 22 Sea Guardian drone aircraft, experts believe New Delhi wants to monitor activities in the region.

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    Gandhi, Nehru, Ambedkar were NRIs, Rahul Gandhi says in US

    Congress leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were NRIs who returned to their country to transform India, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has said, exhorting overseas Indians

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    Political reporter beaten to death in north-east India

    A reporter covering political unrest in India's northeast was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials said on Thursday, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist.

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    China Eyes Iran as Important Belt and Road Hub

    China’s strategic interest in Iran is intensifying. Chinese manufacturers are looking to establish new operations in Iran, and Tehran is viewed as a vital transport and logistics hub.

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    Short-range nuke weapons to counter India’s doctrine:Pak

    Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Thursday his country has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter the ‘cold start doctrine’ adopted by the Indian Army.

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    Some Rohingya are a serious security threat, Indian govt tells top court

    The Indian government told the country's top court on Monday that some of the Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar are a serious security threat as it sought to justify moves to deport up to 40,000 of them.

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    Indo-Pak talks to safeguard benefits of Indus Waters Treaty, says World Bank

    As Pakistan and India concluded their two-day water talks here on Friday, the World Bank, which is mediating the talks, said the meetings were part of a process to safeguard benefits of the 57-year-old Indus Waters Treat

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    OIC has no locus standi on Kashmir: India at UN

    Reacting to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s statement on the Kashmir issue at the United Nations, India on Friday said the group has no locus standi to comment on its internal affairs.

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    India calls Rohingya refugees ‘threat to national security’

    India’s top court is hearing a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslims, filed by two Rohingyas living in Delhi who fled their village in Myanmar’s.

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    Modi, Abe lay foundation for bullet train in India

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined Abe at the ceremony for the railway project that will link Mumbai and Ahmedabad, before holding their summit in Gandhinagar in the western state of Gujarat.

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    Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in held Kashmir

    Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir to quell civilian protests.In a report the rights group.

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