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Nepal seeks review of 1947 deal with Britain on Gurkha soldiers

Kathmandu: Nepal has officially proposed a review of the 1947 agreement among Nepal, India and Britain over the recruitment and deployment of Gurkha soldiers and their perks and facilities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on February 12 sent a letter to London, seeking a review of the tripartite agreement, reported The Kathmandu Post. Nepal’s official request for a review comes …

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Americans from cruise land in US

Travis Air Force Base: One of two charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at a California air force base early Monday, starting the clock on a quarantine period to ensure passengers don’t have the new virus that’s been spreading in Asia. A plane carrying American passengers touched down at Travis Air Force Base in northern California just …

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UAE issues reactor licence for first Arab nuclear power plant

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates said Monday it has issued a licence for a reactor at its Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world, hailing it as a “historic moment”. The UAE has substantial energy reserves, but with a power-hungry population of 10 million it has made huge investments in developing alternative power sources including solar. …

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Will provide all possible help to Indians to return home: Indian Embassy

Tokyo: India will provide all possible assistance to its nationals on board the quarantined cruise ship moored off the Japanese coast to return home after they test negative in the final coronavirus tests that would begin on Monday, the Indian Embassy said on Sunday. A total of 138 Indians, including 132 crew and 6 passengers, were among the 3,711 people …

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Kim Jong Un in first appearance in weeks as coronavirus rages next door

Seoul: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un marked the birth anniversary of the country’s former leader Sunday, in his first reported public appearance in over three weeks as a deadly coronavirus rages in neighbouring China. Kim “paid high tribute” to his father Kim Jong Il at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang that holds the embalmed bodies of his …

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‘Indian consignment of medical supplies to China soon’

Beijing: India will soon send a consignment of medical supplies to China to assist Beijing in combating the deadly coronavirus outbreak, Indian Ambassador Vikram Misri said on Sunday as he expressed solidarity with the people of China in their fight against the epidemic. The death toll from COVID-19 outbreak in China has climbed to 1,665 after 142 more people died, …

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Beyond Mexico wall ‘mural of love’

Mexico: Dozens of red hearts were painted on the metal barrier that separates the Mexican city of Tijuana from San Diego in the US as part of a recurring project by independent artist Enrique Chiu to spread a message of love and brotherhood. Children, adolescents, and adults arrived at the venue on Mexico’s border frontage with paintbrushes and full of …

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Making efforts to disembark Indians from cruise ship: Indian Embassy

Tokyo: The Indian Embassy in Japan on Saturday said it is making efforts to disembark all the Indians on board the cruise ship moored off the Japanese coast after the end of the quarantine period as authorities confirmed that 218 people, including three Indians, have been infected with the deadly disease on the ship. A total of 138 Indians, including …

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40 killed in attacks in restive central Mali

Bamako: Forty people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in a spate of attacks in central Mali, authorities said Friday, with most of the deaths caused by inter-ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region. Thirty-one people were killed in an attack overnight in Ogossagou, a village mainly inhabited by Fulani people where 160 died last March in a massacre blamed …

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Sharif exempted from personal appearance by court

Lahore: An accountability court here has exempted Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from appearing before it in a money laundering case on medical grounds and adjourned the hearing till February 28 in the matter, according to media reports on Saturday. The 69-year-old Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo is undergoing treatment in London for coronary artery disease. Sharif appealed to …

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