US President Donald Trump describes PM Modi as a ‘true friend’, says looking forward to his visit

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US President Donald Trump on Sunday described Narendra Modi as “a true friend” and said he was looking forward to discuss important strategic issues with the Indian Prime Minister. “Look forward to welcoming India’s PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday. Important strategic issues to discuss with a tr...

Five STF jawans injured in gunbattle with Maoists in Sukma

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Five special task force (STF) personnel were today injured in a fierce gunbattle with Maoists in the dense forests of Chhattisgarhs Sukma district, the police said. The encounter is still going on, they added.The exchange of fire is underway between a joint team of security forces and ultras in t...

Protest marches in Darjeeling as shutdown enters 10th day

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Protesters marched through the streets in several places today as the indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills entered its tenth day with GJM chief Bimal Gurung threatening to intensify the agitation for a separate state.Internet services were suspended for the seventh day and local cable chan...

Presidential Election 2017: Opposition parties to meet Thursday, Meira Kumar could be candidate

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New Delhi: Major opposition parties will hold a crucial meet on Thursday amid indications that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar could be their nominee for the Presidential Election. Fuelling the suspicion was a meeting between Meira Kumar and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday. Thou...

Modi-Trump meet: India eyes surveillance drone deal but no discussion on H1-B visa

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NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: India is pushing for US approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to revitalise relations with Washington when he meets President Donald Trump for the first time. Securing agreement on the purc...

Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared self-styled caliphate

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Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq's military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site. It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants' ...

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: India to take on host England in opener

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Mithali Raj has already made statements in and off the field, with a fine 85 against Sri Lanka in India's last practice match being followed by a strong telling-off of a reporter in the pre-tournament dinner. But those things are now all in the past as India take on an extremely formidable Englan...

Countdown for ISRO's Launch of 31 Satellite Begins

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The 28-hour countdown for the Friday morning launch of India's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 other satellites (29 foreign and one Indian) with Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has begun on Thursday morning, the Indian space agency said. According to Indian Space Research Organi...

Brexit: In Brussels, UK PM Theresa May offers EU expats a "fair" deal

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Theresa May offered fellow EU leaders a "fair" deal on Thursday for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit, though her peers are likely to push for more from a prime minister weakened by an electoral misfire two weeks ago. Given the floor at the end of a Brussels summit dinner, her first sinc...