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‘China should engage in direct dialogue with Dalai Lama’

Washington: The US should express publicly that China needs to engage in a meaningful and direct dialogue with the Dalai Lama or his representatives, without preconditions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told lawmakers, ahead of his visit to Beijing. The Chinese Government officials and the Dalai Lama or his representatives have not met in formal negotiations since 2010. The US has encouraged both sides to engage in meaningful and direct dialogue, without preconditions, to lead to a settlement that resolves differences.

US to return 1493 Columbus Letter

Vatican City: The United States announced on Wednesday that it will return to the Vatican a copy of a handwritten 15th-century letter by Christopher Columbus in which the explorer recounts his “discovery of America” to the Spanish royal family.

13 transgenders to contest elections in Pak

Peshawar: Thirteen members of the transgender community will be contesting the July 25 elections on various seats across Pakistan, the All Pakistan Transgender Election Network (Apten) said on Wednesday.

How can a commando be so afraid to return: SC

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday gave former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a deadline until Thursday afternoon to present himself in the court in the lifetime disqualification case against him, taunting that how can a commando be so afraid to return to his country.

Georgia’s PM resigns after protests

Tblisi: Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili on Wednesday announced his resignation after a series of anti-government protests highlighted a dramatic drop in his cabinet’s popularity.



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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Cooperation of all necessary to achieve target: Ramsheela Sahu

15 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

State of Chhattisgarh is moving faster from malnutrition to normal. But on the path, to achieve the target cooperation of all is required, said women and child development minister Ramsheela Sahu...

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