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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...

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s second confessional video: Full text

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Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, has filed a mercy petition with Pakistan Army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa. In a statement, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) claimed that in his plea, Jadhav has “admitted his involvement...

Loan waiver has become fashion now: Venkaiah Naidu

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Taking cues from his cabinet colleague Arun Jaitley, Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu too has joined the club of those warning against the farm loan waiver spree, now spreading fast across the country, Karnataka being the latest state. “Loan waiver has become fashion now. It shou...

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...

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' ...

Saudi king replaces crown prince with son Mohammed bin Salman

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been relieved of his post and replaced by deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, a royal decree said today, in a promotion for King Salman's 31-year-old son that confirms him as next ruler of the kingdom. Prince Mohammed bin Salman becomes deputy prime ...

Encounter in Kashmir, two militants holed up

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The operation was resumed Wednesday morning and gunfight started after the trapped militants opened fire on the forces, which was responded to. (Express Photo/ Representational) An encounter is underway between militants holed up inside a house and security forces in Rafiabad area of Kashmir’s Ba...

Troops shoot suspected bomber in Brussels station - police

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Belgian troops shot a suspected suicide bomber in Brussels Central Station on Tuesday, officials said, adding that there were no other casualties and the situation was under control after people were evacuated. A Reuters correspondent at the scene a little over an hour after the incident - in whi...

Indefinite bandh in Darjeeling hills to continue: GJM

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The indefinite bandh in the Darjeeling hills, which entered its sixth day, will continue until security forces are withdrawn, a GJM-sponsored all-party meeting decided today. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), spearheading the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland since June eight, also decided to w...

Justice CS Karnan arrested from Coimbatore

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After evading the police for more than a month, retired Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan was on Tuesday arrested in Coimbatore. "We have arrested former high court judge Karnan from south India," a senior officer of the West Bengal CID told PTI. Karnan has been evading the police since May 9 a...