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India-China border crisis slams into a wall

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) India’s diplomatic efforts to end a seven-week military standoff with China have hit a roadblock, people briefed on the talks said, prompting Chinese state-run media to trumpet rhetoric of “unavoidable countermeasures” on the unmarked border.China has insisted that India unilaterally withdraw its troops from the remote …

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Intra-Kashmir trade fails to resume

MUZAFFARABAD (Web Desk) Intra-Kashmir trade could not resume on Tuesday, as was decided last week, reportedly due to concerns expressed by a majority of traders and truckers from Azad Jammu and Kashmir.During a two-hour-long meeting on Aug 3, officials from AJK and India-held Kashmir (IHK) had decided to resume trade …

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Five Kashmiri youth martyred by Indian forces in Kupwara: KMS

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) Indian troops martyred five Kashmiri youth in Kupwara district on Tuesday, according to the Kashmir Media Service (KMS).Indian troops killed the youth during a military operation in Macchil area of the district.The bullet-riddled body of Ishtiaq Ahmad Wagay was recovered from Aalam Gunj area of Shopian. Gunshots …

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Gandhi brand no longer sells in Indian politics

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) India’s Congress party and its controlling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has been synonymous with political power for most of the 70 years since independence, hit a new low with this weekend’s vice-presidential election. The Congress-backed candidate was crushed in Saturday’s parliamentary ballot by the nominee of Prime …

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Chabahar port may be opened next year: Indian minister

NEW DELHI: The Indian government is hopeful that the strategic Chabahar port in Iran will be operational by 2018, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said. India’s minister for transport, highways and shipping was in Tehran on Saturday in connection with the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani’s second term in office. …

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Indian troops kill 3 Kashmiri militants in gun battle

SRINAGER (Web Desk) Three Kashmiri militants were killed in a gun battle with Indian troops on Saturday, triggering a new round of anti-India protests and clashes.The fighting began after government forces raided a cluster of homes on a tip that suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were hiding in India-held Kashmir’s northwestern …

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Floods leave over 120 dead in India’s Gujarat

NEW DELHI  (Web Desk) Widespread flooding in India’s western industrial state of Gujarat has killed more than 120 people and paralyzed infrastructure, officials said on Friday, with tens of thousands of cotton farmers also suffering heavy damage.Torrential monsoon rain and flooding in recent weeks have killed at least 300 people …

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Dalit leader Kovind sworn in as India’s president

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as India’s president on Tuesday, becoming just the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind was elected to the largely ceremonial position last week with more than …

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Monsoon rains wreak havoc in India, killing 16

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) At least 16 people have been killed this week in heavy monsoon rains that have lashed western India, including the desert state of Rajasthan, with more than 24,000 villagers evacuated to higher ground, officials said on Tuesday. Hundreds of rescuers using motor boats saved 789 people, …

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