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At UNGA, PM calls for unity against terror

PTI United Nations Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday exhorted the international community to stand united against terrorism, which he described as one of the biggest challenges not for any single country, but for the entire world. Addressing the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Modi lamented the lack of unanimity amongst the member states on the issue of …

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Suspension of Parliament ‘unlawful’, says UK SC

PTI London In a body blow for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his controversial move to suspend Parliament in the run-up to Brexit was “unlawful”, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, an unanimous judgment the embattled leader said he would respect even though he “strongly disagrees” with it. Johnson suspended, or prorogued, Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, …

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Modi wins hearts and trust of Kashmiri Pandits

PTI Houston Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the hearts and trust of the Kashmiri Pandits in the US when he empathized with them and said “you have suffered a lot” during his meeting with a delegation from the community here. Several Kashmiri Pandits settled in Houston and various parts of the US flew in to be present at the …

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Over 40 flights cancelled after Thomas Cook collapsed

SPUTNIK Moscow Over 40 flights were cancelled on Tuesday in Spain following UK tour operator Thomas Cook’s declaration of bankruptcy, which left thousands of travelers stranded throughout various holiday destination spots in Europe, Spain’s AENA airport operator said. On Monday, the Thomas Cook Group, which includes the tour operator and airline by the same name, announced its compulsory liquidation following …

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Taiwan unveils new supersonic fighter jet prototype

IANS Taipei Taiwans military aircraft manufacturer on Tuesday rolled out a prototype of its new advanced jet trainer as part of the governments plan to use locally-made self-defence weapons. At a ceremony presided by President Tsai Ing-wen in Taichung, the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation presented the “Yung Ing” or “Brave Eagle”, which is set to replace its current AIDC AT-3 …

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Bangla PM Hasina honoured with ‘Vaccine Hero’ award

PTI New York Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Vaccine Hero’ award in recognition of the country’s outstanding success in vaccination, especially for her role in eliminating polio, cholera and various communicable diseases. Hasina was conferred with the award at a ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York on Monday on the sidelines of …

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Hong Kong opposition lawmaker hospitalised after attack

IANS Hong Kong Hong Kong opposition lawmaker Roy Kwong Chun-yu was hospitalized on Tuesday after being attacked in a parking lot here, according to his political party. The Democratic Party said he was attacked by three assailants, one of whom filmed the incident, reports Efe news. Kwong, who is conscious, underwent a brain scan and cervical spine X-ray at the …

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THOMAS COOK COLLAPSES, SENDING JITTERS TO GOA

AFP London British travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday, leaving some 600,000 holidaymakers stranded and sparking the UK’s biggest repatriation since World War II. The 178-year-old debt-plagued group, which had struggled against fierce online competition for some time and blamed Brexit uncertainty for a recent drop in bookings, declared bankruptcy after failing to secure £200 million (US $250 million) …

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‘Howdy Modi’ tremendous display of bigger ideas: US diplomat

PTI Houston The ‘Howdy, Modi’ mega event in Houston jointly addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump was a tremendous display of bigger ideas and visionary leadership to further accelerate the Indo-US strategic partnership, a top American diplomat has said. In a grand show of friendship and common vision, Prime Minister Modi and President Trump shared …

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Israeli-Arab bloc backs Netanyahu’s rival Gantz

IANS Jerusalem Joint List, an Israeli-Arab bloc, has backed former Army chief Benny Gantz to become the country’s new Prime Minister and said that it wants to oust incumbent leader Benjamin Netanyahu who has been in power since 2009. The country’s second general elections which were held on September 17 after the first polls in April failed to form a …

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