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  • Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

    Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

    Over 60 people were killed in two separate suicide attacks on mosques in Afghanistan, during Friday prayers. A gunman walked into a Shiite mosque in Kabul where he detonated his explosives vest, killing 30 worshippers and wounding 45. The suicide bombing in Ghor province struck a Sunni mosqu...

    Pradhan launches Piped Natural Gas (PNG) project in Odisha

    Pradhan launches Piped Natural Gas (PNG) project in Odisha

    Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today launched the PNG supply by GAIL (India) Ltd in Bhubaneshwar as a part of a 4,000 crore rupees project to provide cost-effective and green fuel in the twin city of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Yojana. ...

    Police Commemoration Day to be observed on Saturday

    Police Commemoration Day to be observed on Saturday

    The nation will pay homage to the policemen martyred in firing by Chinese troops in 1959 and 34,400 others who laid down their lives protecting India's unity, at a special function in New Delhi on Saturday, the home ministry said. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead the nation to pay homag...

    Eight killed as portion of TN transport corporation's building collapses

    Eight killed as portion of TN transport corporation

    At least eight people died and three others sustained severe injuries when a portion of the roof of a six-decade old building belonging to Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation collapsed at Porayar in Nagapattinam district in the early hours of Friday. Police said the deceased and injured w...

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit India next week

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit India next week

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to India and Pakistan next week as part of his five-nation tour that also includes Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Switzerland. Tillerson will make Saudi Arabia his first stop on the week-long tour beginning on Friday. He will then travel to Doha, wher...

    440 senior officials of Communist Party of China probed for graft

    440 senior officials of Communist Party of China probed for graft

    About 440 senior officials of the ruling Communist Party of China have been probed in the last five years in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched by President Xi Jinping. Xi launched the high-profile anti-corruption campaign five years ago, which led to the downfall of a number of hi...

    Attack on workers at key Gwadar Port for Chinese project; 26 hurt

    Attack on workers at key Gwadar Port for Chinese project; 26 hurt

    Unidentified men threw a grenade into a labourers' hostel in the Pakistani port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them. The attack is likely to raise concern about security for the Pakistani section of China's "Belt and Road" initiative. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

    CIA chief's strong words for Pakistan

    CIA chief

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo has said that United States is going to do everything it can to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table in Afghanistan, but Pakistan must first deny the militants a safe haven on its soil. Pompeo said for talks to move ahead, the Taliban must have no hope of winni...

    UP CM lashes out at Opposition for criticising Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya

    UP CM lashes out at Opposition for criticising Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday visited the disputed Ram Janmabhumi site, a day after the mega pre-Diwali celebrations organised by his government in Ayodhya. He offered prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple and visited the Digambar Akhara where he had breakfast with ab...

    Pakistan anti-graft court indicts Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges

    Pakistan anti-graft court indicts Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges

    Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were indicted on Thursday by an anti-graft court in a corruption case related to the Avenfield property in London. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had registered three cases of corruption and money laundering...

    Hafiz Saeed's house arrest extended for 30 days

    Hafiz Saeed

    Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed's house arrest was extended for another 30 days by a Judicial Review Board of Pakistan's Punjab province on Thursday. However, the board refused to allow the same in the detention of his four aides. The 30-day detention wi...

    Fire breaks out at central Kolkata office building

    Fire breaks out at central Kolkata office building

    A massive fire broke out on the 16th floor of a commercial building in central Kolkata on Thursday, gutting the global market office of the State Bank of India (SBI). Thirteen fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire that originated from the server room of the SBI's global de...

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