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UK court dismisses Pak’s claim over Nizam’s funds

London: A UK High Court judge on Wednesday ruled in favour of India in a decades-old legal dispute with Pakistan over funds belonging to the Nizam of Hyderabad at the time of Partition in 1947 and deposited in a London bank account. The Nizam’s descendants, Prince Mukarram Jah – the titular eighth Nizam of Hyderabad – and his younger brother …

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US successfully tests ICBM: statement

Los Angeles: The US military said Wednesday it had tested an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with reentry vehicle from a base in California across the Pacific Ocean. Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:13 am local time (0813 GMT) the reentry vehicle travelled approximately 4,200 miles (6,750km) across the Pacific Ocean to the Kwajalein Atoll in …

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Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary marked in UK with bhajans, tributes

London: Several people across Britain gathered at various locations on Wednesday and sang Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajans and paid tributes to the leader of the Indian national movement to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary.            The central focus of the celebration was on the Gandhi statues at Tavistock Square and Parliament Square in London as the Indian High Commissioner to …

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Indonesian Parliament sworn in amid protests

Jakarta: The newly-elected members of the Indonesian Parliament were sworn in on Tuesday amid mass protests against corruption and a legal reform bill that have rocked the country since last week. The 575 legislators, elected in the April polls, took the oath of office while hundreds of youths protested outside the House of Representatives, which has been the chosen venue …

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North Korea to begin nuclear talks with US this weekend

Seoul: North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament, a senior North Korean diplomat said Tuesday. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s first vice minister of foreign affairs, said the two nations will have preliminary contact on Friday before holding working-level talks …

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‘India has non-partisan approach to US’ domestic politics’

Washington: Asserting that India has a non-partisan approach to domestic American politics, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his ‘Howdy, Modi’ rally was merely referring to the phrase ‘Abki Baar Trump Sarkaar’ used by the US President’s supporters during his 2016 campaign. “No, he did not say that,” the minister said on Monday when asked …

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Preparations on for fitting funeral to Dhaliwal

Houston: Thousands of Sikh community members are gearing up for a fitting funeral to trailblazing Indian-American Sikh police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who was murdered while on duty in Texas in a gruesome killing that has triggered an outpouring of public grief. Dhaliwal, 42, the first Indian-American police officer in Texas, made national headlines when he was allowed to grow …

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It’s endgame for Maradu flat owners

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a plea of flat owners seeking stay on its order on demolition of four apartment complexes in Kochi’s Maradu which were built in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone norms. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and S Ravindra Bhat dismissed the plea of flat owners, who have also challenged the legality …

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Around 900 prisoners to be shifted from flooded UP jail

Ballia (UP): Floodwaters have entered the barracks of the district jail located near the River Ganga here, prompting authorities to shift around 900 prisoners to other jails, a senior official said on Monday. Four deputy superintendents of police, 20 SHOs, 80 sub inspectors, 146 head constables and 380 constables have been deployed to ensure safe shifting of the inmates. The …

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No review of order, Bilkis to get relief: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review its April order  directing the government to pay a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to Bilkis Bano, a Gujarat riots  victim, along with a job and accommodation. In April, the apex court had directed the Gujarat government to rehabilitate and pay Rs 50 lakh  as compensation to Bilkis Yakub Rasool …

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