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Islamic State fighters kill 18 Afghan soldiers in attack on outpost

KABUL, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters attacked an Afghan army post in the eastern border province of Nangarhar, near Pakistan, late on Thursday and killed at least 18 soldiers, a local official said.
Ahmad Ali Hazrat, head of the provincial council, said the attack took place in the Deh Bala district of Nangarhar and killed about 18 soldiers manning an outpost. A security official, who declined to be named, confirmed the account.
Attahullah Khoqyani, spokesman for Nangarhar's governor, said operations by Afghan troops backed by international forces, had killed about 25 Islamic State militants in two districts of the province in the past 24 hours.
Over the past two years, militants loyal to Islamic State have established a stronghold in eastern Afghanistan where they fight both Afghan security forces and the Taliban.
U.S. and Afghan officials believe Islamic State has several hundred fighters but say the movement has been weakened by repeated drone strikes and special forces operations.
However the group has claimed a number of high profile attacks outside its eastern stronghold, notably against Shi'ite targets in the capital Kabul.
The Nangarhar attack came on the same day that Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing on a Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, that killed at least 83 people.
Khoqyani said Pakistani artillery had shelled Lal Pur district on the Pakistan border, forcing hundreds of families to flee their homes
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Panneerselvam sworn in as Deputy CM, Pandiarajan re-inducted into TN Cabinet

Panneerselvam sworn in as Deputy CM, Pandiarajan re-inducted into TN Cabinet

Chennai, Aug 21 (UNI) Hours after the merger of the two factions of the ruling AIADMK, three-time Chief Minister O Panneerselvam was today sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister in the Government headed by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaiswami.

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21 Aug 2017 | 5:27 PM
PM assures Panneerselvam Centre's support

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New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Centre's full help to Tamil Nadu for the state's development.

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21 Aug 2017 | 6:27 PM
Prez presents Colours to Ladakh scouts, five battalions at Leh

Prez presents Colours to Ladakh scouts, five battalions at Leh

Leh, Aug 21 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind today presented the President’s Colours to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre and all five battalions of the Regiment here today.

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21 Aug 2017 | 3:44 PM
Rajya Sabha poll: Gujarat High Court sends notice to Election Commission, victors Ahmed Patel, Amit Shah, Smriti Irani

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Ahmedabad, Aug 21 (UNI) Gujarat High Court today issued notice to the Election Commission and the victors in the recent Rajya Sabha polls from the state in a case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party's defeated nominee Balwantsinh Rajput seeking cancellation of the hustings.

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21 Aug 2017 | 6:01 PM
SC grants bail to Purohit in Malegaon blast case

SC grants bail to Purohit in Malegaon blast case

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) The Supreme Court today granted bail to Col Shrikant Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon blast case which had left six people dead and nearly 100 others injured.

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21 Aug 2017 | 4:33 PM
LG gives 'in principle' approval for Delhi Govt proposal to take over Pvt schools not refunding excess fees

LG gives 'in principle' approval for Delhi Govt proposal to take over Pvt schools not refunding excess fees

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal today gave an 'in principle' approval for the proposal of the Delhi Government to take over the 449 private schools who have not refunded the excess fee charged from the students, official sources said.

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21 Aug 2017 | 3:32 PM
PM reviews progress of Soil Health Cards and PMFBY

PM reviews progress of Soil Health Cards and PMFBY

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today emphasised that soil health cards should be printed in the local dialect of the area, so that the farmers are able to read them and that quality of these reports should be ensured.

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21 Aug 2017 | 2:38 PM

Mehbooba announces Rs 10 cr additional funds for LAHDC Leh

21 Aug 2017 | 7:20 PM

Leh, Aug 21 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is on a three-day tour to Ladakh region, today announced an additional grant of Rs 10 crore to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh for completing various on-going projects and also meeting some past liabilities.

Legends bemoan Windies' woes as "a cricketing tragedy"

21 Aug 2017 | 7:05 PM

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) The gradual decline of West Indian cricket is hardly a new phenomenon but the latest capitulation of a once-dominant test match power has brought genuine expressions of sadness throughout the sport.

Mega sports, fitness goods exhibition in New Delhi

21 Aug 2017 | 6:55 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) Indian Exhibition Services and Indian Trade fair Academy is all set to organise India’s biggest Sports Goods Show-“Sport India 2017 - 5th India International Sporting Goods Show from August 22 to 24 August.

Tata Power launches electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Mumbai

Tata Power launches electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Mumbai

21 Aug 2017 | 4:02 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI As part of its commitment towards sustainability and another green milestone, Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has installed their first Electric Vehicle charging station at Tata Power Receiving Station at Vikhroli, Mumbai.

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