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Sikh cops’ dress code changed

PTI Houston In honour of fallen Indian-American Sikh police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, the Houston Police Department has changed its dress code policy to allow the minority community members to represent their faith while on duty.  On September 28, Dhaliwal, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s office and its first Sikh deputy, was gunned down while conducting a …

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‘Cold and hungry’ HK radicals start to surrender

IANS Hong Kong Tired, cold and hungry radicals holed up at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University surrendered on Tuesday after the city’s leader Carrie Lam said she hoped the stand-off with police could be brought to a peaceful conclusion. The two sides have been locked in a violent confrontation since Sunday, with sporadic clashes over the past 24 hours interspersed with …

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India calls upon Israel to innovate together for saving water

PTI Tel Aviv India has called upon Israel to “innovate together” to create a synergy for saving life and water to protect the planet, as it sought the country’s cooperation in dealing with water management issues. Addressing a packed auditorium during discussions around India-Israel Strategic Partnership on water, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat outlined India’s issues around water management, and recognising Israel’s …

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Nepal PM says would not allow anyone to encroach ‘even an inch’

PTI   Kathmandu Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that he would ask India to withdraw its forces from the Kalapani area and asserted that its “patriotic government” will not allow anyone to encroach on “even an inch” of its territory. India earlier this month released fresh maps of the newly created Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and …

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Sharif need to show court order to go abroad for medical treatment

PTI Lahore Pakistan’s ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, will remain on the no-fly list and will have to show the court order to go to the UK for medical treatment on Tuesday, a media report quoting immigration sources said on Monday. Sharif, 69, will leave for London on Tuesday by an air ambulance for treatment after the Lahore High …

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s President at Buddhist temple

PTI Colombo Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new President on Monday at an ancient Buddhist temple, thanked the Sinhala majority for their overwhelming support and reached out to the jittery Tamil and Muslim minorities by promising to protect them though many of them did not vote for him. The former defence secretary, who is credited with …

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Indian charged with sexual abuse in US

PTI New York An Indian national has been charged with sexually assaulting an American national while working as a US military contractor in Afghanistan. Lokesh Naik (35) was charged by a federal grand jury in the district of Columbia on November 6 with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact, assistant attorney general Brian …

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lankan presidential election: Official

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s controversial wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will lead the country after ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa conceded the hotly contested presidential poll on Sunday, marking the return of the powerful Rajapaksa dynasty known for its pro-China tilt, amidst security challenges following the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed 269 people. Rajapaksa defeated Premadasa by more than 13 …

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Devastated Venice braced for third major flood

Venice: Venice was braced Sunday for an unprecedented third major flooding in less than a week, with sea water due to swamp the already devastated historic city where authorities have declared a state of emergency. The city forecast “acqua alta”, or high water, of 160 centimetres (over five feet) for 1200 GMT, lower than Tuesday’s 187 centimetres — the highest …

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Iran issues warning to fuel price hike protesters

​Tehran: The Iranian government has warned that security officials will step up action against protesters who have taken to the streets across the country against the government’s decision to ration gasoline and increase petrol prices. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli, speaking during an interview with state television on Saturday, warned that law enforcement and security officials will have “no choice” but …

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