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Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced in South Africa

Johannesburg: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi here has been defaced by a group of people who threw buckets of white paint on it amid racist taunts. The incident occurred yesterday when the group came in a car at about noon and threw buckets of white paint on the statue and surrounding plaques detailing Gandhi’s history in South Africa, security guard ...

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Indian Army set to scale Everest,to bring down tonnes of trash

A mountaineering team of the Indian Army is set for the challenging journey to scale the Mount Everest from where they will bring down 4,000 kg of trash left behind by climbers, marking the golden jubilee of the first Indian conquest of the world’s highest peak. The thirty-member team, which will depart from Kathmandu tomorrow towards the high mountains, will ...

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India elected to four key subsidiary bodies of UN ECOSOC

India has been elected to four key subsidiary bodies of the United Nations’ agency on economic and social issues, continuing its impressive record of winning elections at the world body. India was elected by acclamation, a form of election that does not use a ballot, to the subsidiary bodies of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) during its coordination ...

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Pak court adjourns Mumbai attack trial for the 4th time

Islamabad: Prosecution in the 2008 Mumbai attack today failed to produce the record of the case involving seven suspects, including mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, forcing Pakistan’s anti-terrorism court to adjourn the hearing for the fourth consecutive time till April 15. “No proceeding of the case was held today for the fourth consecutive hearing as?the record of the case has been ...

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Terrorism needs to be dealt with: Indian envoy TCA Raghavan to Pakistan

Islamabad Apr 8 : India and Pakistan have not managed to put together a concrete list of issues to be discussed at their next dialogue even one month after foreign secretary’s visit here, the Indian High Commissioner has said, asserting that real issues including threat of terrorism needs to be dealt with. Hoping that India’s ties with Pakistan would move ...

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Jamaat leader loses final appeal against execution

Dhaka, Apr 6 (PTI) A top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh today lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence for atrocities committed during the 1971 independence war, clearing the way for his execution. The Supreme Court upheld its previous verdict on Muhammad Quamaruzzaman, rejecting his plea for reviewing death penalty. “Rejected”, pronounced chief Justice Surendra Kumar ...

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Greece confirms it will repay loan due in April: IMF

Washington, Apr 6 (AP) Greece’s finance minister has told the International Monetary Fund chief that his country will repay a substantial loan from the organisation that is due this week. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Yanis Varoufakis met in Washington for an “informal discussion” on the debt-stricken nation’s reform programme, an IMF statement said. The Greek government has said ...

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Chinese city scraps family consent for body donation

Beijing, Apr 5 (PTI) Faced with severe shortage of cadavers in medical schools, a major city in China has passed a new regulation to allow body donors to bypass the mandatory family consent provision in the law. The southern city of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, has amended the previous regulation which required consent from all direct relatives before a ...

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Crash pilot’s profile prompts questions, deep unease

Berlin, Apr 5 (AP) The profile that has emerged of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has become more troubling by the day. In the hours after Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps two weeks ago, Lubitz was regarded as one of 150 victims in an unexplained disaster. Two days later he was the prime suspect of an unfathomable act. By ...

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13 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai attacks

Cairo, Apr 2 (PTI)?At least 13 soldiers and four civilians were killed?during a series of attacks on army checkpoints in Egypt’s North Sinai region today, officials said. The sources added that 19 soldiers and 20 civilians were injured also in the terrorist attacks that targeted two army checkpoints in the Rafah-al-Arish International road in North Sinai. The militants attacked the ...

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