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    Five killed in Varanasi explosion

    Five persons were killed and more than half-a-dozen injured in an explosion in Varanasi, police said on Wednesday."Prima facie, the explosion appears to have been triggered by a fire in a stockpile of illegal firecrackers, ahead of Diwali.
  • Rescuers help an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, after a hostel for police cadets was attacked by militants. Photograph: Arshad Butt/AP

    Gunmen storm Pakistani police academy, 60 dead

    Heavily-armed militants wearing suicide vests stormed a police academy in Quetta, killing at least 60 people and wounding dozens more, Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said Tuesday, in one of the deadliest extremist attacks this year.
  •  'Pakistan will attend Heart of Asia conference in India'

    'Pakistan will attend Heart of Asia conference in India'

    Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has confirmed that Pakistan will be attending the upcoming Heart of Asia conference scheduled to be held in India.
  • Chief minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal with the Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu (R) and US Ambassador to India Richard Verma at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. (PTI Photo)

    Stop sabotaging border talks with India: China tells US

    China strongly criticised on Monday United States ambassador to India Richard Verma’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh last week, asking Washington to stop its attempt to “sabotage” the ongoing Sino-India talks on the festering boundary problem.
  • Indian troops kill 18 Maoist insurgents in Odisha

    Indian troops kill 18 Maoist insurgents in Odisha

    Indian troops killed at least 18 Maoist rebels in Odisha on Monday after tracking them to a remote, forested area where a gunfight erupted shortly after midnight, police said.
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    'Women will be allowed to enter Haji Ali in a month'

    Women will be allowed inside the inner sanctum of Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah in a month’s time, the shrine’s trust told the Supreme Court on Monday, a landmark victory for female worshippers still barred from India’s most holy places.
  • 'Producers who cast Pak actors in films will give Rs 5 cr to army'

    'Producers who cast Pak-actors in films will give Rs 5cr to army'

    Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will finally release on schedule after MNS chief Raj Thackeray rolled back his threat of blocking the film following a promise by producers not to engage Pakistani actors in the future and pay Rs 5 crore as ‘penance’
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    Afghan Taliban brief Pakistan about talks with Kabul: officials

    :Three senior Afghan Taliban members travelled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Afghan Taliban and Kabul,
  • Millions of debit cards compromised in India

    Millions of debit cards compromised in India

    The Indian government on Friday asked the banks concerned and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to submit a report on the nature of a security breach which compromised about 3.25 million debit cards and assured customers that their interests would not
  • Pakistan's cricketer turned politician Imran Khan, center, talks to journalists outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad on Thursday. (AP Photo)

    PTV attack case:Court directs police to arrest Imran Khan,Tahirul Qadri

    A Pakistani anti-terror court directed police on Friday to implement its order to arrest cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri by November 17 in connection with an attack on Pakistan Television headquarters during a protest
  • Ketan Desai, the former president of the Medical Council of India, walks after his hearing at a courthouse in Lucknow, India. PHOTO: REUTERS

    Indian doctor accused of crimes becomes president of World Medical Association

    The World Medical Association (WMA), the top medical-ethics body, on Friday installed an Indian doctor facing corruption charges as its president, despite controversy surrounding his appointment while legal cases are pending.
  • Chinese military officers walk past a photo of President Xi Jinping in Beijing. China is deepening its military ties with Pakistan by offering it eight attack submarines. (AP)

    China confirms sale of 8 attack-submarines to Pak,first delivery by 2023

    China has announced the sale of eight attack submarines to its close ally Pakistan, widely considered to be one of Beijing’s biggest military deals with an estimated value of about $5 billion.Reports in the Chinese state media and the military’s
  • Pakistan Warns India On Indus Water Treaty Breach

    Pakistan Warns India On Indus Water Treaty Breach

    Pakistan Thursday warned of "appropriate action" if India violated the Indus Water Treaty and said it was closely monitoring the situation, amid reports that New Delhi might revisit the key water sharing accord.
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    Pakistan welcomes Trump offer to make peace with India

     Pakistan on Thursday welcomed an offer by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to ease tensions with nuclear-armed rival India over ongoing unrest in Kashmir, which both claim as their own.
  • Students let vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar and other officials to step out for a meeting after detaining them – allegedly without food or water -- angering a section of the protesters, who shouted slogans of “JNU murdabad”. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)

    JNU protesters call off 20-hour blockade of vice-chancellor over missing student

    Students at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University called off a blockade of the vice-chancellor and top officials inside a building on Thursday after 20 hours over a student’s disappearance five days ago.