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Death toll rises to 445 after flood hits India’s Kerala

KERALA (Web Desk) The death toll from devastating floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 445 Sunday with the discovery of 28 more bodies as the waters recede and a massive cleanup gathers pace, government officials said.Around a million people are still packed into temporary relief camps …

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Qureshi-Sushma meeting on the cards in New York next month?

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) Pakistan and India may see resumption of formal dialogue after a hiatus when their foreign ministers will attend the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York next month, and likely to hold an audience on the sidelines of the UNGA. The …

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India, China agree to expand military ties after defence talks

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) India and China have agreed to expand their military ties and enhance interaction to ensure peace on their common border, India said after a meeting between the old rivals’ defence ministers.Relations between the Asian giants were strained last year over a 73-day military face-off in a …

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‘Snake alert’ issued in India’s flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes.Local media reports warned that snakes may be “hiding in cupboards” or under carpets, among clothes or …

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India-Iran will survive hostile pressures

New Delhi (Web Desk) n an exclusive article penned for IRNA, Seema Guha,who is a veteran journalist and commentator on international affairs writing for leading Indian print media, observed that ‘India’s ties with Iran have the stamp of history. Leaders of both countries have always emphasized their civilisational links.Yet the …

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Kerala temple opens doors to Muslim to offer Eid prayers as mosques flood

KERALA (Web Desk) A Hindu temple in Kerala’s Thrissur district in Kerala opened its doors to Muslims to offer prayers on Eid-ul-Azha on Wednesday as the nearby mosque was flooded, reports The Indian Express.Authorities at the Purappillikkav Rakteswari temple at Eravathur near Mala allowed a hall attached to the building …

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Three cops killed during pro-liberation protests in Indian-held Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) An officer and three policemen were killed in a series of attacks in Indian-occupied Kashmir’s Kulgam district, Kashmir Media Service reported on Thursday.A bullet-riddled body of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was also recovered in Pulwama district after anti-Indian, pro-Pakistan demonstrations in Srinagar on Wednesday. …

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Bodies found as floods recede in Kerala

KOCHI: (Web Desk) Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400. With nearly three quarters of a million people packed into relief camps in the southern state, authorities also …

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India’s flood-hit Kerala faces huge clean-up, fear of disease

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) Indian health authorities prepared defenses against the spread of disease in flood-hit Kerala state on Monday as the water receded and a huge clean-up gathered pace after the worst floods in a century killed more than 200 people.Incessant rain since Aug. 8 in the southern state …

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Woman gives birth after helicopter rescue from Kerala floods

KOCHI: (Web Desk) A heavily pregnant woman stranded by floods in the Indian state of Kerala gave birth just after being airlifted to safety, an Indian Navy spokesman said, as the military stepped up rescue operations on Saturday. Dozens of navy helicopters have embarked on high-risk missions to save people from …

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