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Deal key to relief package: India
Committed to Sri Lanka’s territorial integrity, says New Delhi
U.S. bid to ease India’s concern
ISLAMABAD: If India was worried about Washington’s intentions in the region, especially on Kashmir, Robert Blake, the new U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, has offered some reassurance. In a wide-ranging interview ...
Wives in Afghanistan denied food for refusing sex
Junta frees American
Washington/Yangon: A senior U.S. lawmaker on Saturday met pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and military ruler Than Shew and secured the release of an American jailed for secretly visiting the residence of Ms. Suu Kyi. Democrat ...
DAVENPORT (California); Strong winds are spreading multiple wildfires across parched parts of California as officials worry the gusts could ignite more blazes and force more evacuations in areas already under a state of emergency. The ...
Youth Olympics countdown clock starts ticking
SINGAPORE: A “countdown clock” has been set ticking here to monitor preparations for hosting the world’s first-ever Youth Olympics, slated for August 14-26 next year. Unveiling the clock against the backdrop of the ...
Helping hand so that they can walk
LAMPANG (THAILAND): Motola, a female elephant who stepped on a landmine 10 years ago and endured painful operations, was fitted on Saturday in Thailand for a permanent artificial leg. The 48-year-old pachyderm has become a symbol of the ...
India & World
‘Rise of Islamist militancy in Bangladesh worried India, U.S.’
Dhaka: The assassination of Bangladesh’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975 had sparked fear in India and the U.S. about the rise of Islamist militancy in the country, declassified American documents from the Nixon presidency ...
Indian I-Day celebrated in Dhaka
DHAKA: The Indian Independence Day was celebrated with traditional pomp and gaiety here. A function was held at the High Commission premises. High Commissioner Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty unfurled the tricolour and read out the ...
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