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US senators introduce legislations to strengthen Ind-US defence

Washington: Two top senators from the ruling Republican and opposition Democratic parties have introduced legislations to strengthen the India-US defence ties, especially in the area of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft and to accelerate joint research and development in the military field. Moving an amendment to the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2021, Senator Mark Warner and Senator John Cornyn asked …

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India seeks Israeli ‘solution’ to safeguard its public places

PTI Jerusalem India is to use an innovative antiseptic disinfectant, which was originally developed for the Israeli Defence Forces to deal with biological warfare, to protect its public places in its fight against the highly contagious coronavirus, stated a media report here. The solution developed by the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), an organisation that works under the supervision …

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Terrorists attack Pakistan Stock Exchange; 11 killed

PTI Karachi Four heavily armed militants, believed to be from a banned Baloch terror group, on Monday made a brazen attempt to take over the Pakistan Stock Exchange building here, killing four security guards and a police officer before being shot dead by security forces. The militants, who arrived in a car, opened indiscriminate fire and lobbed grenades at the …

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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

AP Tehran Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said on Monday. While Trump faces no danger of arrest, the charges underscore the heightened tensions between Iran and …

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32 people drown as ferry capsizes in Bangladesh river

PTI Dhaka At least 32 people were drowned and many were missing on Monday when a ferry carrying over 100 passengers capsized in Buriganga river after it was hit by a bigger vessel in the Bangladeshi capital here, officials said. “It appeared to be an accident caused by negligence of the drivers,” an official of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport …

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International airlines initiate probe against Pak pilots, staff

PTI Islamabad Several international airlines, including Qatar Airways, have initiated a probe against Pakistani employees and grounded them till further notice after authorities here reported that as many as 262 pilots were holding fake licences, a media report has said. Last week, cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) grounded 150 pilots with “dubious licences” after the preliminary probe report of the …

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

PTI Beijing The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is far more widespread …

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Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs LONDON: Legendary British rockband, the Rolling Stones have warned US President Donald Trump that he could face legal action if he continues using their songs at his campaign rallies, the media reported said on Sunday. A statement on Saturday from the band’s legal team said it was working with the performing …

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Pak to hold polls in Gilgit-Baltistan on Aug 18

Islamabad: Pakistan will hold general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan on August 18, the government has announced after the country’s top court allowed holding of polls in the region, notwithstanding India’s strong protest to Islamabad for its efforts to bring “material change” to the territories under its “illegal and forcible” occupation. The Pakistan Supreme Court on April 30 allowed the government to …

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2 in 5 Indian-Americans worried about financial stability

Washington: Two in five Indian-Americans are worried about their long-term financial plan and stability due to the COVID-19, but almost all are changing their lifestyle, according to a first-of-its-kind survey about the contagion’s impact on the community. Similarly, 30 per cent of the Indian-Americans have had financial impact on their job and internship, the Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora …

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