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  • ‘Irrefutable evidence’ Wing Commander Abhinandan shot down Pak F-16: IAF

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) says that there is “irrefutable evidence” that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman downed a Pakistani F-16 with his MiG 21 Bison aircraft in a dogfight on 27 February.

  • Buried under tide of complaints: Indian EC

    Ahead of a general election that starts on Thursday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) says it is swamped with hundreds of thousands of such

  • Modi-led alliance closes in on majority: survey

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance will be just a few seats short of a majority in par-liament, bolstered by a rise in nationalist sentiment over hostilities with arch foe Pakistan

  • Taliban kill 12 Afghan security forces

    Taliban fighters have killed 12 security forces in the last 48 hours in ongoing fighting in Afghanistan's western province of Badghis, the defence ministry said yesterday.

  • Nepal sends team to re-measure Everest

    Nepal is sending a team of government-appointed climbers up Mount Everest to remeasure its height, officials said yesterday, hoping to quash persistent speculation that the world's tallest mountain has shrunk.

  • Three women hoping to upset Modi

    India's alpha-male Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces three formidable women looking to spoil his chances of winning a new term in elections beginning next week.

  • Modi vows citizenship to Bangladeshi minorities if re-elected

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto for upcoming parliamentary polls that says all trade movement with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan will be conducted through integrated check-posts after completion of 14 more such check-posts by next four years.

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    India's EC buried under tide of complaints

    Did Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi break election rules by addressing the nation on an anti-satellite test recently? Is it right to have a channel dedicated to the leader? Can the country's armed forces be called "Modi's soldiers"?

  • 117 polling stations for women in Mizoram

    There would be 117 all-women polling stations with women polling officials and security staff for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the north eastern state of Mizoram in India.

  • Taliban storms west Afghanistan district

    Hundreds of Taliban fighters stormed a district in Afghanistan's western Badghis province, with both Afghan government forces and the insurgent group suffering dozens of casualties, provincial officials said.