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Modi inaugurates controversial dam project

MUMBAI-UNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s biggest dam on Sunday, ignoring warnings from environment groups that hundreds of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods, reported Reuters. The controversial Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river in the country’s western state of Gujarat that …

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Two-front war with China, Pakistan cannot be ruled out: Indian army chief

NEW DELHI -UNS: Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that the possibility of a two-front war with China on the North and Pakistan to the West cannot be ruled out. “As far as the Northern adversary is concerned, flexing of muscles has started. …

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Pakistani girl killed by Indian firing in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD -UNS: A five-year-old Pakistani girl was killed on Saturday after she was hit in the head by a bullet fired by Indian troops across the border in occupied Kashmir. The incident took place in Polas village at Abbaspur sector on the Line of Control. …

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‘India, Pakistan hit by spy malware’

MUMBAI -UNS : Symantec Corp., a digital security company, says it has identified a sustained cyber spying campaign, likely state-sponsored, against Indian and Pakistani entities involved in regional security issues. In a threat intelligence report that was sent to clients in July, Symantec said the …

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India says troops ‘disengaging’ from stand-off with China

India said on Monday it had agreed with China to end a months-long military standoff at a strategically important disputed area in the Himalayas and troops had begun disengaging. India’s foreign ministry said it had reached an “understanding” after talks with Beijing about the tense …

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Indian city barricaded as ´rape guru´ awaits sentencing

SIRSA: Supporters of an Indian guru ended a tense standoff with soldiers Sunday after the “godman” was convicted of rape, but authorities are bracing for more trouble on the eve of his sentencing after rioting by devotees left 36 dead. Thousands of followers of Ram …

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Indian city under siege after clashes over ‘rape guru’ kill 36

Hundreds of troops Saturday laid siege to the headquarters of a sect led by a controversial Indian guru whose conviction for rape triggered deadly clashes that have killed at least 36 people. Soldiers and riot police cordoned off the routes leading to the sprawling premises …

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Over 28 killed in Indian Clashes as court convicts guru of rape

PANCHKULA -UNS/AFP – At least 28 people were killed Friday when clashes broke out in northern India after a court convicted a controversial religious leader of raping two of his followers, sparking fury among tens of thousands of supporters who had gathered to await the …

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AJK protesters rally to condemn blacklisting of Hizbul Mujahideen by US

MUZAFARABAD -UNS- A rally to condemn the United States’ recent decision to blacklist Hizbul Mujahideen as a ‘terrorist organisation’ was held in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), on Thursday. The US decision came weeks after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Salahuddin was designated a global …

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Clashes between Chinese,Indian troops started on disputed border

SRINAGAR -UNS/AFP  : Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long stand-off between the two armies. Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction …

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