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    Pakistan allows 'Indian spy' to meet wife on humanitarian grounds

    In an offer that has taken India by surprise, Pakistan on Friday said it would arrange a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer held on espionage charges, and his wife.

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    Erdoğan criticizes Saudi Crown Prince’s ‘moderate Islam’ pledge

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the recent vow by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to make Saudi Arabia a bastion of “moderate Islam”

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    Indian commandos in Israel for ‘major’ military drill

    India is looking to boost its special forces’ capabilities, including cross-border counter-militancy operations, by participating for the first time in a major military drill with the air forces of Israel and eight other

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    How India's cow vigilantes deny Muslims their livelihood

    As if on cue, the reports on cow vigilantism and Muslims being targeted in an organised manner by self-proclaimed “gau rakshaks”, often with covert nod from the BJP governments in their states.

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    US sets up fund against religious violence in India

    The United States has announced a grant of nearly $500,000 for a non- governmental organisation to come up with proposals to develop early warning systems for “reducing religiously-motivated violence.

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    Schools shut as toxic smog hits Delhi

    Delhi shut all primary schools on Wednesday as pollution hit 70 times the World Health Organization's safe level, prompting doctors in the Indian capital to warn of a public health emergency.

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    'Black Day' protests mark demonetisation anniversary in India

    At least 18 opposition parties, including the Indian National Congress, will mark the anniversary as a "Black Day", accusing the government of harmingthe country's economy with its policies.

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    Pakistan's Army chief in Iran for security talks

    Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Tehran at the head of a delegation of ranking military officials for talks with his Iranian counterpart and other officials.

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    War with India not an option, says Pakistan PM

    Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that war is not an option with India and that only talks can resolve all outstanding issues including Kashmir.Addressing a conference on 'Future of Pakistan 2017.

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    India successfully test its first fully indigenous Glide Bomb

    The government said on Friday that an indigenously developed lightweight 'Glide' bomb has been successfully tested in Chandipur in Odisha, marking a major milestone in developing such weapons.

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    Pakistan rated among most dangerous countries for journalists

    An international index for press freedom places Pakistan among the most dangerous countries for journalists – along with the Philippines and Bangladesh – as the world observed on Thursday.

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    China again blocks US move to ban Masood Azhar

    China on Thursday blocked a bid at the United Nations by the US, France and Britain to list Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant group.

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    Dina Wadia, Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s estranged daughter, passes away at 98

    Dina Wadia, the only child of Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah, passed away at her home in New York Thursday. She was 98.She was the mother of leading Parsi businessman Nusli Wadia who heads.

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    Indian power plant explosion kills 26

    An explosion at an Indian power plant on Wednesday killed at least 26 workers and seriously burned dozens of others, police said. The blast occurred at a coal-fired power plant.

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    In a first, Indian team heads to Israel for combat drill

    India on Tuesday dispatched a C-130J 'Super Hercules' aircraft, along with a 45-member contingent, including Garud commandos, to Israel to take part in the top-notch multilateral 'Blue Flag-17' exercise from November.

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    As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry

    Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a “world-class army” by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat -- for now.

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    Pak plans to build several new nuclear reactors, says official

    Pakistan plans to build at least three to four big reactors as it targets nuclear power capacity of 8,800 megawatts (MW) by 2030, the country’s atomic energy commission chairman said.

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    China to choke India water? mulls tunnel to divert river

    China is working on an incredibly ambitious water diversion project involving the Brahmaputra, one of India’s largest rivers, which may become another point of tension between the two Asian neighbours.

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    Pakistan Army claims to have shot down Indian spy drone

    The Pakistan army on Friday claimed it had shot down an Indian “spy drone” in Rakhchikri sector along the Line of Control (LoC) after it entered its airspace.Pakistan military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor.

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    Soldier returned by Pakistan court martialed in India

    Indian Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chavan, of the 37 Rashtriya Rifles, who had reportedly crossed the Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan in September last year has been court martialed in India

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    Outrage over attack on Swiss couple in India

    A Swiss couple have been attacked at Fatehpur Sikri, a monument 44km (27 miles) from the Taj Mahal, Indian police say. A senior police officer told reporters that four men attacked.

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    India's ruling party to face poll test on PM Modi's turf

    Voters in Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat will go to the polls in December, the election commission announced Wednesday, in what will be a key test for India’s right-wing premier.

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    Woman detained for throwing bangles at Indian PM Modi's face

    A viral video shows the activist, Chandrika Solanki, the president of Contract and Fixed Salary Struggles Committee women wing and affiliated with the Accredited Social Health Activist.

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    Modi, Ghani express firm resolve to end terrorism

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani expressed their firm resolve to end the menace of terrorism, Outlook India reported on Tuesday.

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