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Temple vandalised in Pak’s Sindh province

Karachi: Four unidentified persons vandalised a temple in a village in Pakistan’s Sindh province following which a case was registered against them, according to a media report on Monday. The Mata Deval Bhittani temple in a village near Thar’s Chhachro town in Sindh province was vandalised by four men on Sunday night, Dawn newspaper reported. A first information report (FIR) …

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Emotional final week for British MEPs

Brussels: Some will walk away with bitter regret. Others will march off with their flag held high. But British MEPs of every stripe face an emotional final week in Brussels.  Those who believed in the European project were defeated by what they see as the “blatant lies” of the eurosceptics.  Those who came to Brussels to undermine the European Union …

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‘Coronavirus’ ability to spread getting stronger’

Beijing: Scientists in China are ramping up efforts to develop a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus as the death toll on Sunday rose sharply to 56 and the number of people infected with the SARS-like virus expected to reach 3,000, prompting authorities to expand travel lockdown to contain the epidemic. The mayor of Hubei province’s capital Wuhan, a city of …

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Indians across the world celebrate 71st Republic Day

Melbourne/Colombo: Thousands of Indians across the world enthusiastically celebrated the 71st Republic Day on Sunday and participated in various cultural events with unfurling of the tricolour and singing of the national anthem. Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu led the Indian community during the celebrations at the India House on Sunday. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, …

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Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

Washington: President Donald Trump’s lawyers plunged into his impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House.  “They’re here to perpetrate the most massive interference in an election in …

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Air India doubles flights on Tel Aviv-New Delhi route

Tel Aviv: In view of the increase in passenger traffic on the Tel Aviv-New Delhi sector, India’s official carrier Air India will double the number of flights on the route to six per week from April. The national carrier created history by becoming the first commercial flight to fly to Israel over Saudi Arabia and Oman in March 2018, seen …

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China bans wild animal trade until viral outbreak eases

Beijing: China on Sunday ordered a temporary ban on the trade in wild animals as the country struggles to contain a deadly virus believed to have been spawned in a market that sold wild animals as food.  Raising, transporting or selling all wild animal species is forbidden “from the date of the announcement until the national epidemic situation is over”, …

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Indian embassy in Beijing cancels Republic Day ceremony due to coronavirus

PTI Beijing The Indian embassy in China on Friday cancelled the Republic Day ceremony in view of the coronavirus outbreak which has killed 25 people and infected over 800 others. The Indian mission here took to social media to announce the cancelation of the celebrations scheduled for January 26. “In view of the evolving situation due to the coronavirus outbreak …

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Britain angered by US refusal to extradite diplomat’s wife

AFP London Britain on Friday rebuked the United States for refusing to extradite a diplomat’s wife charged over a car crash that killed a British teenager, calling it a “denial of justice”. The case of Anne Sacoolas has been a thorn in London’s close relations with Washington, stirring up debates over the limits of diplomatic immunity in cases unrelated to …

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Nepal wishes to resolve boundary issue with India

PTI Kathmandu If India can resolve its land boundary issue with Bangladesh then why not with Nepal, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Friday, referring to the lingering territorial differences between the two neighbours. India in November released fresh maps of the newly-created union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. In the maps, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is part of …

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