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UN sets up new agency to promote equality for women

UNITED NATIONS: After intense negotiations stretching four years, the UN General Assembly has approved setting up of a single entity within the world body to promote equality for women at its plenary session chaired by Minister of State for External Affairs Ms Preneet Kaur.

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26/11 case: court told India won’t send Kasab to Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government Saturday informed an anti-terror court hearing the Mumbai attack case involving LeT’s Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects that the latest Indian dossier on the 26/11 strikes said Ajmal Kasab could not be sent to Pakistan to testify against the accused.

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Congo: UN says at least 220 dead in oil explosion

KINSHASA (CONGO): A fuel tanker flipped over and exploded into flames in eastern Congo overnight, killing at least 220 villagers and wounding more than 100 who had rushed in to siphon leaking liquid from the vehicle illegally, the UN and local officials said on Saturday.

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India to provide offshore patrol vessel to Mauritius

PORT LOUIS: Stepping up defence ties with Mauritius, India on Saturday agreed to provide an off-shore patrol vessel (OPV) to the island nation that would help it improve surveillance in surrounding pirates-infested high-seas.

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Kyrgyzstan to become Central Asia’s 1st parliamentary democracy

MOSCOW: In a development that could have far reaching political impact in the region, Kyrgyzstan is all set to become Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy with an overwhelming 90.55 per cent voters backing a new constitution which strips the president’s wide ranging powers.

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Obama expects best and brightest from India

WASHINGTON: The President, Mr Barack Obama has pledged to fix America’s “broken” immigration system to ensure that the US will remain a magnet for the best and the brightest from countries like India.

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‘Dr Death’ gets 7-yr jail term for manslaughter

MELBOURNE: Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel, dubbed ‘Dr Death’ for botching up a string of operations, was on Thursday sentenced to seven years in jail on manslaughter charges for killing three patients and causing permanent harm to another.

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Most Indians victim of racism in UK: study

LONDON: Forty-five per cent of the victims of racial attacks in Britain are Indian, says a study which also claims that such violence is spreading in the country due to the government’s approach towards racism.

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