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    Indian Cricketers wife 'exposing' arms photo causes internet frenzy

    Indian all-rounder cricketer Irfan Pathan on Monday posted a picture with his wife Safa Baig on Facebook which created a heating debate among his fans. The photo portrays the couple.

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    Why Modi’s Israel visit really matters

    According to Forbes magazine, the state visit was rightly hailed a resounding success by both sides, with India and Israel formalising the multidimensional strategic partnership the two countries have embarked.

    South Asia
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    Iran’s outreach to Iran-i-Saghir

    When the then foreign minister Inder Kumar Gujral was about to undertake an official visit to Iran in 1991, Iranian government conveyed to New Delhi that the minister was not welcome in Tehran.

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    Chinese Media Warn India of All Out War from Kashmir to Sikkim

    In a fresh warning to India on Tuesday, Chinese state media said that China can go on an “all out” confrontation along the entire around 4000-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) that spreads from Ladakh to Kashmir.

    South Asia
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    Pak lifts ban on airing Indian TV serials

    A Pakistani court on Tuesday lifted a ban on the airing of Indian television serials in the country saying "the world has become a global village" and asking how long "unreasonable restrictions" can be imposed, reported.

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    'China doesn't fear war with India'

    China is battle ready and not afraid to go to war with India in an "all-out confrontation" along the entire disputed border, a Chinese daily warned on Tuesday.

    South Asia
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    Salahuddin, Modi and the declining US image

    On June 26, a US State Department notification declared Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leader Muhammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin, a “specially designated global terrorist”.

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    India Will Face ‘Embarrassment’ if Troops Not Withdrawn: Xinhua

    Firing a fresh salvo against India over the ongoing standoff at the Sikkim border, China on Saturday said there is ‘no room’ for negotiations and the only solution is the withdrawal of Indian troops.

    South Asia
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    China holds military drill near Indian border

    China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has held “live-fire drills” in Tibet, close to the India’s border in Arunachal, to practice quick movement of troops and destroy enemy aircraft, the state media has said.

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    Climate change to have devastating effect in Asia: Study

    Climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in the Pacific and Asia, a new report has warned and said Southern India may witness a decline in rice yields by five per cent in 2030s.

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    India’s SC orders probe into extrajudicial killings in Manipur

    India’s Supreme Court on Friday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to open an investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killings by the Indian Army, Assam Rifles and police in the insurgency.

    South Asia
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    India rejects China's offer on Kashmir, says ready for dialogue with Pak

    In what could be seen as a virtual snub to China for offering to mediate in the long-pending India-Pakistan issue, including Kashmir, the Modi government said on Thursday its stand of bilaterally resolving

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    When Salim Saved the Day and HM the Dignity of the Indian Home Minister's Office

    Two things will be remembered about the dark Tuesday, July 11 that saw countrywide outrage at Monday night's cowardly attack on a bus (bearing the registration number of Gujarat) full of Amarnath yatris.

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    'India developing nuclear arsenal with focus on China'

    Two top American nuclear experts have said that India's nuclear strategy is experiencing a shift as it is now modernising its nuclear arsenal with a focus on China rather than its traditional rival Pakistan.

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    Indian censors want 'cow', 'Hindu' beeped in film

    Indian censors have refused to certify a documentary film featuring Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen unless words like “cow” and “Hindu India” are beeped out, the director said on Wednesday.

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    Facebook rolls out Messenger Lite in India

    Facebook Messenger today rolled out the "lite" version of its  app – Messenger Lite - in India, in its bid to reach people in emerging markets where mobile internet connections are slow. Messenger Lite.

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    China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

    Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing's first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility.

    Southeast Asia
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    Amarnath terror attack: ‘Kashmiri Islamist terrorists killed Hindu pilgrims’ narrative is flawed

    About an hour after the killing of seven Amarnath yatris in south Kashmir on Monday, a childhood friend, now a management professional in Hyderabad, wrote on Facebook: “Do not shoot them.

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    Seven Hindu pilgrims killed in Kashmir attack

    Seven Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two militant attacks on police, stoking outrage and protests nationwide.

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    India's top court suspends ban on trade in cattle for slaughter

    India’s Supreme Court suspended on Tuesday a government ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter, a boost for the multi-billion dollar beef and leather industries mostly run by members of the Muslim minority.

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    India holds naval drills with US, Japan to counter China

    India began holding naval exercises with the United States and Japan off its south coast on Monday, seeking to forge closer military ties to counter growing Chinese influence in the region.

    Southeast Asia
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    How Indira Gandhi gained love, gave up Oxford, and found her calling

    By the time Indira joined Oxford, she had become romantically involved with Feroze. “I myself was once young and deeply in love,” she would say to Sonia Gandhi years later when meeting her for the first time.

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    A Strategic Partnership and its Burdens

    The joint statement released after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel has a resonant declaration in its very first paragraph : “The  historic first ever visit by an Indian Prime  Minister to Israel.

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    Man shoots wife over delay in serving dinner

    A 55-year-old woman was shot dead by her husband allegedly over delay in serving dinner at their house in Ghaziabad late on Saturday night. The accused, Ashok Kumar (60), was arrested on Sunday.

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