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Five militants, one Indian soldier killed in gun battle in held Kashmir

Srinagar (Web Desk) Five suspected militants and an Indian air force commando were killed during a fierce gunbattle on Saturday in India-held Kashmir, which also left another soldier injured, the Indian military said. The shootout began when soldiers cordoned off a neighbourhood in the northern area of Hajin following a …

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India reiterates conditions for talks with Pakistan

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) India said on Thursday that there had to be a conducive environment and an atmosphere free of terror for talks to resume with Pakistan.According to Press Trust of India, the remarks by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar came in response to a question regarding reports …

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US sets up fund against religious violence in India

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) The United States has announced a grant of nearly $500,000 for a non- governmental organisation to come up with proposals to develop early warning systems for “reducing religiously-motivated violence and discrimination” in India, according to a report on Wednesday.The Press Trust of India (PTI) said the …

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India in talks with Iran for sea route trade to Afghanistan

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) India is in talks with Iran to begin interim operations at a port in southeast Iran, officials say, proceeding cautiously on developing the facility at a time when the Trump administration has laid an aggressive new approach towards Tehran.India has committed $500 million (381.37 million pounds) …

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2 Indian soldiers, militant’ killed in IHK gun battle

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) Two Indian army soldiers and a suspected militant were killed in a gunbattle in India-held Kashmir, police said on Friday.Fierce fighting began overnight after Indian government forces laid a cordon around a cluster of homes in southern Samboora village on a tip that ‘militants’ were hiding there, …

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Swiss tourists suffer brutal attack while on holiday in India

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) A Swiss tourist has been left with a fractured skull after he and his girlfriend were attacked near the Taj Mahal during a holiday in India, police and media reports said on Thursday.A group of men approached the couple near a local railway station and demanded …

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Modi, Ghani resolve to end terror

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday discussed a range of bilateral,regional and global issues and expressed their “firm resolve” to end the menace of terrorism.The two leaders also discussed ways to further the shared objective of promoting security and stability …

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Tillerson arrives in India, starts talks dominated by China

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday started talks with Indian leaders expected to highlight the strong alliance between the two nations, with both anxious to counter China’s growing influence.Tillerson arrived from Pakistan, India’s arch-rival, where he was given a low-key reception after US complaints …

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