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Pentagon cautions India over buying Russian weapons

Posted by on 30/08/2018
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Pentagon cautions India over buying Russian weapons

Pentagon cautions India over buying Russian weapons

WASHINGTON: A top Pentagon official cautioned India on Wednesday that there are no guarantees for a special waiver from US sanctions if it buys new weapons platforms from Russia. Washington is alarmed at the prospect of India, an increasingly important US military ally and the world’s top defense importer, buying new systems from Russia, including […]

Demonetization ‘a flop’; rupee hits fresh lows

Posted by on 29/08/2018
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Demonetization ‘a flop’; rupee hits fresh lows

Demonetization ‘a flop’; rupee hits fresh lows

MUMBAI: Indians returned almost the entire amount of currency withdrawn in the government’s note ban of Nov 2016, raising fresh questions over the purpose of a shock move that triggered a sharp slowdown in the economy. In its annual report, the Reserve Bank of India said the total value of notes returned by the public […]

Rebels kill four police officers in Indian Kashmir

Posted by on 29/08/2018
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Rebels kill four police officers in Indian Kashmir

Rebels kill four police officers in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Suspected rebels shot dead four police officers while security forces killed two militants in Indian Kashmir yesterday as tensions rose before a major Supreme Court hearing on the troubled region. Five police officers who had stopped near the southern Kashmir town of Shopian to repair their vehicle were ambushed, Inspector General of Police Swayam […]

Pakistan party call for Dutch envoy’s expulsion over cartoons

Posted by on 29/08/2018
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Pakistan party call for Dutch envoy’s expulsion over cartoons

Pakistan party call for Dutch envoy’s expulsion over cartoons

LAHORE: An Islamist party in Pakistan called for the expulsion of the Dutch ambassador yesterday as it launched a protest against a far-right Dutch politician’s plan for a cartoon competition featuring caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Several thousand activists gathered in the eastern city of Lahore for the demonstration organized by Tehreek-e-Labbaik, a […]

India’s airlines go into a tailspin

Posted by on 29/08/2018
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India’s airlines go into a tailspin

India’s airlines go into a tailspin

Cheap fares, costly fuel and sinking rupee cause turbulence MUMBAI: Bargain-basement fares, high oil prices and a tumbling rupee are causing turbulence in India’s hyper-competitive aviation market, virtually wiping out airlines’ profits and leaving them scrambling to cut costs to survive. India’s aviation sector is expected to become the world’s third-largest by 2025, with passenger […]

UN slams Myanmar army for ‘genocide’, Facebook slaps bans

Posted by on 27/08/2018
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UN slams Myanmar army for ‘genocide’, Facebook slaps bans

UN slams Myanmar army for ‘genocide’, Facebook slaps bans

GENEVA: UN investigators called yesterday for Myanmar’s army chief to resign and for him and five other top military commanders to be prosecuted in an international court for genocide against the country’s Rohingya minority. The call prompted Facebook, which has been criticized for allowing hate speech against the Rohingya to flourish, to ban the army […]

‘Stressed, weeping’ pilot caused deadly Nepal plane crash

Posted by on 27/08/2018
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‘Stressed, weeping’ pilot caused deadly Nepal plane crash

‘Stressed, weeping’ pilot caused deadly Nepal plane crash

KATHMANDU: An investigation into a deadly plane crash at Nepal’s international airport has blamed the captain who wept and suffered an emotional breakdown during the flight after his skills had been questioned, according to a draft of the report leaked yesterday. The March 12 flight from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka crash-landed at Kathmandu airport and […]

‘Snake alert’ issued in India’s flood-hit Kerala

Posted by on 26/08/2018
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‘Snake alert’ issued in India’s flood-hit Kerala

‘Snake alert’ issued in India’s flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. Local media reports warned that snakes may be “hiding in cupboards” or under carpets, among clothes or inside washing machines in homes previously […]

One year on: Daily struggle makes Rohingyas forget wounds, worries

Posted by on 26/08/2018
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One year on: Daily struggle makes Rohingyas forget wounds, worries

One year on: Daily struggle makes Rohingyas forget wounds, worries

COX’S BAZAR: Rohingya labourer Jamal struggles to carry bricks in the Bangladesh camp that is now home, having lost an arm after being shot and left for dead fleeing an attack in Myanmar one year ago. But like many who fled the violent crackdown by Myanmar forces, the 20-yearold has strived to rebuild his life […]

Death toll nears 400 in flood-hit Kerala

Posted by on 20/08/2018
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Death toll nears 400 in flood-hit Kerala

Death toll nears 400 in flood-hit Kerala

Worst flood in a century kills nearly 400, dozens missing KOCHI: The death toll in India’s southern state of Kerala rose yesterday to nearly 400 after its worst flood in a century, as authorities handed out medicine and disinfectants to ward off disease in thousands of relief camps. Dozens of people are missing and 1.2 […]

India, Pakistan leader call for peace talks

Posted by on 20/08/2018
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India, Pakistan leader call for peace talks

India, Pakistan leader call for peace talks

ISLAMABAD: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for dialogue with Pakistan in a letter to its newly elected leader and Pakistan also saw talks with its old rival as the “only way forward”, Pakistan’s foreign minister said yesterday. New Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan offered an olive branch to India after his election victory […]

More bodies found in Kerala as toll hits 370

Posted by on 19/08/2018
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More bodies found in Kerala as toll hits 370

More bodies found in Kerala as toll hits 370

THRISSUR, India: Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India yesterday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more than 700,000 from their homes. Entire villages in Kerala have been swept away in the state’s worst floods for a century. Rescuers fear the death toll will rise as […]