Saturday, 8 August 2020

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Pakistan unveils new map, claims all of Kashmir

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: The government of Pakistan has exercised its executive authority by formally laying claim to the disputed Himalayan territory of Jammu and Kashmir in a new political map, experts said on Wednesday, adding that the move was in line with the country’s decades-old position on Kashmir since it had ...

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India bootleg alcohol death toll cross 100

NEW DELHI: The death toll from a toxic bootleg alcohol scandal in the north Indian state of Punjab rose to 100. Police have arrested 25 people so far over the worsening tragedy, which started coming to light late last week, the Press Trust of India news agency said. Hundreds of ...

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New lockdowns ordered as India virus cases near one million

PATNA: One of India’s most impoverished states went into lockdown, but near-normal traffic on Patna’s streets showed the difficulty of corralling over 125 million people. The lockdown in the northern state bordering Nepal started as India reported more than 600 deaths in the previous 24 hours, and the Red Cross ...

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Iran drops India in key rail project

TEHRAN: In a startling development, Iran has reportedly dropped India from a key rail project along the border with Afghanistan after New Delhi showed reluctance in joining the project due to US sanctions. The Iranian government has decided to proceed in the long-stalled project without India’s participation, citing delays from the ...

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Alphabet’s Google to commit $10 billion to India

NEW DELHI: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said it will spend around $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years through equity investments and tie-ups, marking its biggest commitment to a key growth market. The investments will be done through a so-called digitization fund, highlighting Google’s focus ...

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Asia’s largest solar power plant inaugurated in India

REWA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated Asia’s largest 750 MW solar power plant at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, via video conferencing. “Today, Rewa has really created history. This place has been identified with mother Narmada and white tiger. Now the name of Asia’s largest solar power project ...

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8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Gulf state

KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee has determined that the draft expat quota bill is constitutional, Kuwait Times reported. The bill is to be transferred to the respective committee so that a comprehensive plan is created. According to the bill, Indian’s should not exceed 15 percent of the ...

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India passes 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI: India now has more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to government figures released Saturday that showed a record daily leap of 18,500 new infections. Authorities said a total of 15,685 people had died after another 385 fatalities were added to the toll in 24 hours. The pandemic ...

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India and Pakistan scale down diplomatic ties

NEW DELHI / LAHORE: In a major move to scale down bilateral diplomatic contacts, India today announced its decision to reduce by half the staff strength in the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and reciprocally cut by the same quantity the Indian presence in Islamabad. This decision, which is ...

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