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World’s tallest statue worth unveiled in India

The monument is a tribute to Patel who played a major role in integrating the princely states into the Indian Union. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled the 182-metre high ‘Statue of Unity’ in honour of country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and dedicated it to the nation. ...

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Pakistan, Uzbekistan to work for Afghan peace

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Uzbekistan vowed to work jointly for regional peace, especially in Afghanistan. Speaking at a joint news conference here after a meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov said both the countries shared views on Afghanistan. They expressed the resolve to further enhance ...

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One ‘black box’ recovered from crashed Indonesia jet

INDONESIA: One black box from the crashed Lion Air jet has been recovered, the head of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said Thursday, which could be critical to establishing why the brand new plane fell out of the sky. The devices record information about the speed, altitude and direction of ...

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Sri Lanka Attorney General refuses to endorse sacking of PM

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s attorney general refused to endorse the president´s dismissal of the prime minister for a former strongman accused of rights abuses, the clearest sign yet the move may be unconstitutional. The country has been locked in a tense standoff between two rivals claiming to head Sri Lanka´s government ...

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Journalist, two policemen killed in Maoist attack in India

CHHATTISGARH: A cameraman from India’s national broadcaster, Doordarshan, and two policemen have been killed in an alleged attack by Maoist rebels. They were ambushed on Tuesday morning in the central state of Chhattisgarh, which is often hit by Maoist violence. The attack comes days after rebels blew up a vehicle ...

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Pakistan Frees Asia Bibi from Blasphemy Death Sentence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations. Asia Bibi was cleared of all blasphemy charges and the apex court ordered her immediate release. A three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif ...

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Bangladesh court doubles jail term for Khaleda Zia

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Tuesday doubled a jail term for imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia from five to 10 years for what her supporters say are trumped-up corruption charges. The decision came a day after Zia, arch-rival of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was handed a separate seven-year term for other ...

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Indonesian military chief ‘strongly believes’ crashed jet found

JAKARTA: The smashed fuselage of a crashed Indonesian jetliner may have been found, the country’s military chief said Wednesday, two days after the deadly accident feared to have killed 189 people. Using sonar technology, Hadi Tjahjanto said authorities were confident they had pinpointed the location of the Boeing 737-MAX plane ...

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More body parts found from crashed Indonesian jet

JAKARTA: Indonesian search teams Tuesday recovered more remains at the site of a crashed Lion Air jet that plunged into the sea with 189 people aboard, as a report said it had suffered an instrument malfunction the day before. The Boeing-737 MAX, which went into service just months ago, plunged ...

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Chehlum of Imam Hussain (AS) being observed today

LAHORE: Chehlum of Imam Hussain (AS) is being observed across Pakistan today with religious fervour. Processions will be taken out and congregations will also be held in every major city of the country to remember the sacrifice of Imam Hussain (AS). Foolproof security arrangements have been made for the processions ...

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