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New long-range missile may be inducted into PLA next year: Report

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PTI | Beijing

China’s next-generation multi-nuclear warhead intercontinental ballistic missile with a proclaimed ability to hit targets “anywhere in the world” may be inducted into the PLA early next year, a media report said on Monday, reports PTI. The new missile — the Dongfeng-41 — also has a speed of more than Mach 10...

Mugabe ignores party’s deadline to quit or face impeachment

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | AP | Harare

Longtime President Robert Mugabe ignored a midday deadline set by the ruling party to step down or face impeachment proceedings, while Zimbabweans stunned by his lack of resignation during a national address vowed more protests to make him leave. “Arrogant Mugabe disregards Zanu PF,” one newspaper headline said. Opposition activists and the...

Arab League condemns Iran’s occupation of UAE islands

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | IANS/WAM | Cairo:

The Arab Foreign Ministers have condemned the continuation of the Iranian occupation of the three UAE islands — Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa — in a resolution at the end of an emergency meeting here to discuss Tehran’s intervention in the Arab countries’ affairs. The resolution on Sunday expressed...

Germany in political turmoil as coalition talks fail

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | AFP | Berlin

Chancellor Angela Merkel was left scrambling for ways to drag Germany out of crisis on Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, potentially forcing Europe’s top economy into snap elections. Germany now faces weeks, if not months of paralysis with a lame-duck Government that is unlikely to take...

EU’s top diplomat ‘encouraged’ by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | AFP | Yangon:

The EU’s foreign policy chief on Monday hailed “extremely encouraging” talks with Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repatriation of Muslims driven into Bangladesh. Federica Mogherini joined a stream of diplomats to meet Suu Kyi in recent days as efforts intensify to resolve...

Alcohol ban on US troops in Japan after car crash

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | IANS | Tokyo:

The US military has banned all its personnel deployed in Japan from drinking or buying alcohol after one of its servicemen was involved in a deadly crash on Okinawa island linked to drunken driving. The accident took place on Sunday when 21-year old Marine Nicholas James-McLean, whose blood alcohol level...

Women raped, mistreated in North Korea: UN

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | AFP | Geneva:

North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace, a United Nations human rights panel said on Monday. After a regular review of Pyongyang’s record, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women...

Mugabe not ruling party chief now

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | AFP | Harare

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was Sunday facing the imminent end of his 37-year rule as the once-loyal ZANU-PF party sacked him as its leader and army generals piled pressure on him to resign. Mugabe's grip on power was broken last week when the military took over, angered at his wife Grace's...

UK watchdog to question schoolgirls on hijab

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | PTI | London

Britain’s schools watchdog Sunday announced that its inspectors will question primary schoolchildren on the decision to wear garments of faith like the hijab. The move follows concerns that girls as young as four are being forced to wear the Muslim headscarf to school. Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman fears that schools may be...

Teacher pulls off Muslim student's hijab in US

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | PTI | New York

A Muslim girl student has alleged that her hijab was pulled off by a schoolteacher in the US state of Virginia, according to a media report. The teacher pulled off the girl's hijab while she was talking with her friends at the Lake Braddock High School, Virginia, the Washington Post reported."So...


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Modi pays tribute to Rang Avadhoot

19 Nov 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Addressing a gathering of people via video conferencing in Bharuch district of poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked them to unite against casteism, terrorism, black money, corruption and communalism. “It is a strange environment…We must hold each others hand and move ahead…...

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Bust of Nathuram Godse seized

22 Nov 2017 | PNS | Gwalior

The Madhya Pradesh police and district administration on Tuesday seized the bust of Nathuram Godse, which was installed inside the office of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha's office in Gwalior. The district Collector had on Tuesday morning ordered for removal of the bust...

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