Mob did not storm home of Manipur chief minister: Indian police

Indian police have dismissed as "false and misleading" reports that a mob attacked the private residence of Biren Singh, chief minister of the strife-torn northeastern state of Manipur, adding that it was protected by "adequate security"

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FIR filed against Sikh separatist chief for 'World Terror Cup' threat

The Indian police in the western Indian state of Gujarat have registered an FIR against Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, chief of banned Sikh separatist outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), for threatening to turn the cricket World Cup, starting on October 5 in Ahmedabad, into "World Terror Cup"

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China launches first cross-sea bullet train line near Taiwan Strait

China launched its first high-speed rail line that will travel across several bays and skim along the coast of the southeastern province of Fujian near the Taiwan Strait, state media reported on Thursday

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VIOLENCE IN MANIPUR / India declares the entire state ‘disturbed area’

The government of India’s northeastern state of Manipur yesterday declared the entire state a ‘disturbed area’ under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for a period of six months in the wake of the prevailing law and order situation.

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STADIUM ROW / IAS officer retired by Indian govt

A senior bureaucrat of the Indian government, who had reportedly ordered the emptying of an entire stadium of athletes so that her pet dog can take walks, has been compulsorily retired.

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Eye virus outbreak: 56,000 Pakistan schools shut

More than 56,000 Pakistan schools will shut for the rest of the week in a bid to curb a mass outbreak of a contagious eye virus, officials said yesterday.

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Bomb blast kills two in Myanmar

A bomb blast in northern Myanmar killed two people and wounded more than a dozen yesterday, a military source and a member of a local rescue organisation told AFP.

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India to look into any ‘specific’ info

India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said on Tuesday that India has told Canada it was open to looking into any “specific” or “relevant” information it provides on the killing of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Indian govt retires IAS officer who emptied Delhi stadium to walk her dog

A senior bureaucrat of the Indian government, who had reportedly ordered the emptying of an entire stadium of athletes so that her pet dog can take walks, has been compulsorily retired

AIADMK quits BJP-led NDA alliance ahead of polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party today suffered a major jolt losing a key ally in the southern state of Tamil Nadu as regional outfit All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) announced quitting the ruling party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA)

16 killed in coal mine fire in SW China

At least 16 people were killed in a coal mine fire in southwest China’s Guizhou province yesterday, local officials said.

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India confiscates properties of top Sikh separatist

India's top investigation agency today confiscated the properties of a prominent Sikh separatist and close ally of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, whose killing has sparked a diplomatic row between India and Canada

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US says it expects India to work with Canada on murder case

The United States made clear on Friday that it expected the Indian government to work with Canada on efforts to investigate the possible involvement of New Delhi agents in the murder of a Canadian citizen in June

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After protests, 5 men arrested under stringent law get bail

In a rare occurrence, bail has been given to five men in Manipur despite them being charged under sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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ISRO says 'no response' from Moon lander, rover

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today said it attempted to re-establish communication with Vikram lander and Pragyan rover of Moon mission but has not got any response yet

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Indian sports minister won’t attend Asian Games in China

Decision taken in protest of Beijing’s denial of accreditation to some Indian athletes from Arunachal Pradesh

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33% reserved seats for women: Upper house of Indian parliament approves bill

The Indian parliament has given approval to the historic Constitution (128th Amendment) Bill-2023, providing for the reservation of 33 percent of seats in Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies for women

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Killing of Sikh Separatist Near Vancouver: India-Canada row escalates

New Delhi yesterday said it is seeking the reduction of Canadian diplomatic staff in India and has stopped visa services, as a row over the killing of a Sikh separatist deepens.

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Beijing, Moscow must deepen co-op

Beijing’s top diplomat told President Vladimir Putin that China and Russia must work to strengthen cooperation in the face of a “complex international situation”, Chinese state media reported yesterday. Speaking at a meeting with Putin in Saint Petersburg,

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Pakistan sets election for January

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) yesterday announced a general election for January, almost three months later than scheduled, removing political uncertainty over the timing to help salvage a falling economy.

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