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India, US discuss terrorism, security cooperation

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

Holding their first bilateral meeting, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed on Friday the terrorism challenge and security cooperation, besides deliberating on ways to further strengthen bilateral partnership. “They discussed further strengthening the US-India partnership, particularly in the areas of fighting terrorism, promoting economic...

B’desh says Rohingya refugee influx over

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | AFP | Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) | in Sunday Pioneer

The influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh has ground to a virtual halt, officials said on Saturday, almost a month after the eruption of violence in Myanmar which has seen nearly 430,000 flee in four weeks. The Rohingya Muslims have jammed camps around the Bangladesh border city of Cox’s Bazar, stretching...

Trump, Kim are like ‘children in a kindergarten’, mocks Russia

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | IANS | Moscow | in Sunday Pioneer

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has likened the war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to a kindergarten fight between children. The North Korean leader earlier labelled Trump ‘mentally deranged’ and a ‘dotard’ after Trump threatened to destroy his country. Trump responded with a tweet...

Iran tests new medium-range missile

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | AFP | Tehran | in Sunday Pioneer

Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that such activities were grounds for abandoning their landmark nuclear deal. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high- profile military parade...

Macron: UK needs to clarify Brexit position

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | IANS | Paris: | in Sunday Pioneer

The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, French President Emmanuel Macron has said following British Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech in the Italian city of Florence. Macron said on Friday the settlement rights of EU nationals living in the UK, the financial terms of the exit...

Pak testfires anti-ship missile from helicopter

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | PTI | Karachi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Pakistan Navy on Saturday successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile from a helicopter in the Arabian Sea, a navy spokesperson said. The anti-ship missile fired from the Sea King helicopter into the open sea successfully hit its target, Dawn newspaper quoted the spokesperson as saying. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad...

Next version of Trump travel ban could be more tailored

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | AP | Washington: | in Sunday Pioneer

Donald Trump is weighing the next iteration of his controversial travel ban, which could include new, more tailored restrictions on travellers from additional countries. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the new, targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share sufficient information with the US...

South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | AP | Seoul | in Sunday Pioneer

South Korea’s weather agency says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. An official from Seoul’s Korea Meteorological Administration said today’s quake was detected in an area around Kilju, in northeastern North Korea. She...

Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | IANS | Istanbul: | in Sunday Pioneer

The winner of Miss Turkey has been stripped of her crown after one of her past tweets came to light. Itir Esen, 18, had shared a post referencing last year’s coup attempt, comparing her menstrual cycle to the spilt blood of ‘martyrs’, BBC reported on Friday. The organisers said the tweet...

Syria at UN says ‘victory is now within reach’

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | AFP | United Nations: | in Sunday Pioneer

Syria’s foreign minister told the United Nations today that a military victory in the six-year war was ‘now within reach’ following a series of battleground gains by government forces. “The liberation of Aleppo and Palmyra, the lifting of the seige of Deir Ezzor and the eradication of terrorism from many...



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Matikala Board to hold ‘Mati ki Mehak’ exhibition-cum-sale

26 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh Matikala Board is organising ‘Mati ki Mehak’ exhibition-cum-sale and state level prize distribution ceremony at Gauhar Mahal on September 26. The ceremony will be inaugurated by Cottage and Gramodyog Minister Antar Singh Arya at 7 pm...

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