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All 5 Indian-American lawmakers get key Congressional panels

January 16, 2017

Washington, Jan 16 (PTI) 

All five Indian-American lawmakers, the highest in the history of the US Congress, have been nominated to influential Congressional panels.

Congressman Ro Khanna representing Silicon Valley has been nominated to the powerful House Budget Committee, while Congresswoma…

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Indo-US 'strategic convergence' at highest point: Obama admn

January 16, 2017

Washington, Jan 15 (PTI) 

The Obama Administration has asserted that the Indo-US "strategic convergence" is at its highest point, as it hoped that the incoming Trump government would continue to prioritise the bilateral partnership of "paramount importance" to address global challenges.

"I wa…

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44 jailed for mafia-style crime in China

January 15, 2017

Beijing, Jan 15 (PTI) A local court today sentenced 44 people, including two leaders, to jail terms varying from 10 months to 25 years in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for their involvement in a mafia-style gang activities.

The Dahua Yao Autonomous County under Hechi City court …

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North Korea capable of launching nuke, does not master targeting: US official

December 9, 2016

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A man watches a TV news program showing a file image of missile launch conducted by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul.


Washington: North Korea has developed the capability to pair a nuclear warhead with a missile and launch it, but has not mastered bringing the weap…

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UN envoy says Syria peace talks should restart

December 9, 2016

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Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria.


United Nation: The UN envoy for Syria has said that political talks to end the nearly six-year war should resume soon. Staffan de Mistura told reporters on Thursday following a closed-door meeting of the Security Council that “now is t…

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South Korea Parliament Votes to Impeach President Park Geun-hye

December 9, 2016

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Ms. Park addressing the nation over the scandal in November. She has been accused of allowing a shadowy confidante, Choi Soon-sil, to exercise remarkable influence on matters including choosing government officials, and of helping Ms. Choi extort tens of millions of dollars from Sou…

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US man charged with 1978 killing of British couple

December 9, 2016

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Los Angeles: A 75-year-old California man has been charged with the chilling 1978 murder of a young British couple who had been sailing on his boat in the Caribbean Sea. 

Silas Duane Boston allegedly beat and bound Christopher Farmer and his girlfriend Peta Frampton, attaching wei…

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UN calls on Suu Kyi to visit crisis-hit Rakhine

December 9, 2016

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Yangon: The UN has urged Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit northern Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.

The Nobel peace prize winner has faced growing international criticism for not stoppi…

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With Senate passing bill, India to become key defence partner of U.S.

December 9, 2016

The 2017 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA), passed earlier by the U.S. House of Representatives, now goes to Obama for signature

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 “As the world’s largest democracy and one with which U.S. strategic interests increasingly align, India is an important partner in promoting econom…

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Have voiced concern to Pak over terror safe havens: US

December 8, 2016

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Washington: The US has said it has voiced concern to the Pakistani leadership over the country's tolerance of terror safe havens for Afghan Taliban groups like the dreaded Haqqani Network, days after India and Afghanistan hit out at Islamabad for its support to extremist outfits.

"We hav…

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