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Jayanth Jacob: The United States’ national security advisor and Afghan war veteran HR McMaster arrived in India on Tuesday for discussions after saying what India wants to hear about terrorism in Pakistan. McMaster will meet his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and the two top officials are set to discuss a host of issues such as […]

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Two more poachers were killed in Assam by forest department guards on Monday night amid an ongoing debate on the stringent measures adopted to prevent poaching of endangered species in the country. The latest incident happened at Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park (RGONP), located 150km west from state capital Guwahati, following an exchange of gunfire […]

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With ruling AIADMK (Amma) faction deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran facing a possible arrest, efforts are on to bring the two warring factions of the party together in Tamil Nadu. A nine-member team of AIADMK (Amma) leaders has been formed to negotiate with the O Panneerselvam camp to draw up a merger formula, party sources […]

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Nepal president to hold talks with PM, President today Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari will hold talks with the Indian leadership, including with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an effort to expand cooperation between the two neighbours amid differences over provisions in the Nepal’s Constitution about representation for the Madhesis. Vice-president […]

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Trump ‘disappointed, a little surprised’ by stinging health care defeat

Washington: US President Donald Trump declared himself “disappointed” and a “little surprised” by a stinging health care defeat on Friday, which called his much-vaunted deal making skills into question. US President Donald Trump talks to journalists at the Oval Office of the White House after the AHCA health care bill was pulled before a vote […]

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Healthcare bill: For Donald Trump, it was the ‘lost’ art of the deal this time

Washington: In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal. US President Donald Trump.(Reuters Photo) For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the US House […]

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With healthcare bill dead, US Republicans turn to taxes

Washington: After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the US Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump’s next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community. House of Representatives tax committee chairman Kevin Brady speaks to the media.(Reuters Photo) Division among Republicans was the chief cause […]

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Sikh charity in UK accused of fraud

London: Britain’s regulator of charity organisations investigated a group seeking “to advance the Sikh religion in the UK” and concluded on Friday its main trustee had used the body as a conduit for immigration fraud to bring Indian nationals to the country. The Charity Commission removed the Khalsa Missionary Society from its register in February […]

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Set for Fifth Jupiter Flyby

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is expected to make its fifth fly-by over Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops on Monday. This enhanced-color image of a mysterious dark spot on Jupiter seems to reveal a Jovian “galaxy” of swirling storms. (NASA) At the time of closest approach (called perijove), Juno will be about 4,400 kms above the planet’s cloud […]

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Air strike on prison in Syria’s Idlib kills 16

At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Saturday. Idlib is one of the most important strongholds of rebels, including jihadist factions, who seek to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.(Reuters photo for representation) […]

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