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India offered Afghanistan a fresh $1 billion in economic assistance

NEW DELHI: India offered Afghanistan a fresh $1 billion in economic assistance after their leaders met in New Delhi on Wednesday to strengthen already close ties between the neighbours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India’s commitment to helping the war-torn country strengthen its education, health, agriculture and other sectors during …

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Two protesters killed in Held Kashmir clashes

SRINAGAR: Two protesters were killed and at least 100 injured Saturday when anti-India demonstrators clashed with government forces in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) as the region remained locked down for the 64th straight day, officials said. One young man was killed in southern Shopian district when his head was hit with …

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Indian aircraft crashes in Rajasthan

DELHI: A fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Saturday. No loss of life was reported. “The aircraft crashed near Uttarlai Air Force station in Barmer,” a defence spokesperson said, adding further details are awaited. “The plane crashed at an open field near Malio ki …

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This Indian jail offers tourists to experience a night in the cell

  SANGAREDDY, India: A 200-year-old former jail in southern India offers tourists the chance to live a day in the life of a prisoner. Visitors to the colonial-era Sangareddy District Jail in the state of Telangana receive a prison uniform, basic bedding, soap and eating utensils before being taken to …

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This Hindu girl teaches the Holy Quran to Muslim kids for free

DELHI: (Web Desk)- 18-year-old Hindu girl Pooja Kushwaha has been teaching the Holy Quran to Muslim children in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Speaking to the Times of India, she revealed how she learned to read Arabic and begin teaching the Holy Quran, despite being a Hindu. “Many years …

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Delhi’s ex-women’s minister arrested on rape charge

NEW DELHI: The former women’s minister of the Indian capital, who was sacked over a “sex tape”, has now been arrested following a claim by a woman shown in the tape that he raped her, an investigator said Sunday. Sandeep Kumar was arrested on Saturday, days after he was dismissed …

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Burhan Wani was an icon, says ex-RAW chief

India’s former spymaster has said that a Kashmiri separatist killed by Indian security forces last month was an ‘icon for the people’ of Kashmir. Burhan Wani, was killed by Indian security forces in an alleged gunfight on July 8. New Delhi called Wani a terrorist of the Hizbul Mujahideen and …

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India becomes fourth country to successfully test launch scramjet engine

DELHI:  India on Sunday became the fourth country to successfully test launch a scramjet engine, The Hindu reported. The test flight, which represents a milestone in the Indian Space Research Organisation’s efforts regarding its future space transportation system, took place at the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre launch pad. The purpose …

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Death toll in the ongoing violence in Kashmir has risen to 85

SRINAGAR: One youth was martyred and over two hundred others were injured in the brutal actions of Indian forces on peaceful protesters across Indian-occupied Kashmir. A large number of people took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Bandipore, Kupwara, Islamabad, Bijbehara, Baramulla, Sopore, Palhallan, Pattan, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and …

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