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    Solution to problems lie in returning to genuine Islam: Rouhani

    He said the solution to the problems faced by the humanity lie in returning to genuine Islam and underlined the need for educating all, especially youth, of the teaching of Quran and Prophet Mohammad

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    India's defence budget breaks into world's top five: UK report

    India's defence budget broke into the world's top five, beating the UK for the first time, a new report by a London-based global think-tank has said, signalling a key shift in the military balance

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    Reports of Pak ISI ‘honey trapping' Lt Colonel ‘pure speculation’: Indian Army official

    A day after reports of an Indian Army officer being detained in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh over alleged honey trap by Pakistan’s spy agency ISI, a senior Army official on Thursday said that such reports

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    China fumes as PM Modi visits Arunachal Pradesh

    China today voiced its "firm opposition" to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Arunachal Pradesh which it claims as part of South Tibet and said it would lodge a diplomatic protest with India.

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    Tight security in place for Rouhani's India visit

    Tight security arrangements have been put in place with about 1,500 police officers deployed as part of the security arrangements for Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the city on Thursday and Friday.

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    Pakistan slipping out of US influence, say intelligence agencies

    Seventeen US intelligence agencies have warned Congress that Pakistan will continue to slip out of America’s influence and into China’s orbit in 2019, and will become a threat to Washington’s

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    Rouhani to begin maiden visit to India from Hyderabad

    President Hassan Rouhani will land in Hyderabad first and not the national capital of New Delhi. “He will land in Hyderabad on Thursday evening. After completing his schedule here, he will leave for New Delhi on Saturday

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    Hassan Rouhani to make first-ever India visit as Iran's president

    Iran President Hassan Rouhani will come on a three-day visit to India starting Thursday at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday.

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    Pak Court bans Valentine's Day celebrations; rules it un-Islamic

    The Voice of America reported that in order to comply with the court ruling, Pakistan's Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) imposed guidelines to its TV and radio licenses.

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    US pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist

    The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watch-list with an anti-money laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official.

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    Ahead of Paris terror meet,Pak moves to ban Hafiz Saeed’s JuD

    In a major development ahead of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris early next week, reports have emerged that Pakistan has placed 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind.

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    Rouhani visit to cement Iran-India ties

    India is all set to host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani later this week reasserting the growing ties between the two countries that is expected to strengthen New Delhi’s relationship with the West Asian power house. 

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    Modi in Ramallah today, to discuss peace process

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his three-nation West Asia tour on Friday with a stopover in the Jordanian capital, Amman, where he met King Abdullah II.

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    Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to five years in prison

    The others sentenced are former Bangladesh Nationalist Party MP Quazi Salimul Haq Kamal; former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Kamal Uddin Siddique; and two others, including a businessman.

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    11 killed, 13 injured in Taliban suicide attack in Pakistan

    At least 11 soldiers were killed in a suicide attack near a military camp in Swat, a valley in north-western Pakistan and hometown of noble laureate Malala Yosuafzai.

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    US general rules out military operations inside Pakistan

    Another general said that despite differences Pakistan remains “absolutely critical” to America’s success in Afghanistan, while the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson urged Islamabad to join US efforts.

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    India's Modi to make 'historic visit' to occupied Palestinian territories

    India's Prime Minister Narenda Modi will make a historic visit to the West Bank next month in the first ever trip by an Indian premier to the Israeli-occupied territory.

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    Pakistan to host top-level SAARC chamber meetings

    Pakistan will host top-level 73rd Executive Committee and 22nd General Assembly meetings of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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    India displays military might, cultural prowess before Asean chief guests

    Signifying India's fast growing strategic ties with ASEAN, leaders of all the 10 countries of the powerful bloc attended the parade at the majestic Rajpath which showcased the country's military might and cultural.

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    Padmaavat protests: 18 arrested for attack on school bus in India

    Indian Police Thursday arrested 18 persons in connection with yesterday’s attack on a school bus in Gurugram locality . The men were part of the mob that attacked the bus with stones and sticks

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    UN says attacks on Rohingya continue, return to Myanmar still not safe

    Attacks on Rohingya Muslims appear to be continuing in Myanmar and it is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning home, a senior United Nations official said.

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    Hindu Groups Call for All-India Protest Ahead of Controversial Movie Release

    Indian right wing Hindu groups intensified protests against the release of a controversial Bollywood film "Padmaavat" amid heightened police presence in various states on Wednesday.

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    India corruption: Laloo Prasad Yadav jailed for five years

    Former Indian railways minister Laloo Prasad Yadav has been sentenced to five years in prison in a notorious case known as the "fodder scam".He was jailed on Monday after being found guilty of embezzling.

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    Indian police arrest country's ‘most wanted terrorist’

    Delhi police on Monday arrested the founder of Indian Mujahideen terrorist organization, and the alleged mastermind of the deadly 2008 Gujarat bombings, Abdul Subhan Qureshi.

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