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  • At least 46 attacks in area of Niger where U.S. troops killed -UN
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  • Virbhadra Singh files nomination papers in Arki
  • Air quality data shows decline in pollution level in Punjab this diwali as compared to pre diwali day
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  • Suicide bomber kills at least 30 at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul
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  • Xi Jinping foiled coup attempts by former top leaders, claims key Chinese official
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Mali: UNSC urges parties to adopt timeline for implementing peace agreement

Mali: UNSC urges parties to adopt timeline for implementing peace agreement

United Nation, Oct 7 (UNI) The UN Security Council has expressed a deep concern over the persistent delays in fully implementing key provisions of the peace agreement between the Government of Mali and the Plateforme and Coordination armed groups, urging the parties to adopt an agreed-upon timeline for implementation. In a press statement here yesterday, the Council welcomed the signing on 20 September 2017 by the Plateforme and Coordination armed groups of a series of commitments, including an immediate, comprehensive and definitive cessation of hostilities, calling on the armed groups to strictly adhere to this commitment. The 15-member body underscored the pressing need to deliver tangible and visible peace dividends to the population in the country’s north and elsewhere to keep the momentum of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, signed in 2015. The Council expressed its intention to dedicate a specific focus of its upcoming visit to the Sahel region to the implementation of the Agreement. The Council urged all parties to comply with their obligations under applicable international law and to bring an end to all human rights violations and abuses, and encouraged the Government to continue its efforts to combat impunity, with the support of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Expressing a concern about the security situation in Mali and the threat posed by terrorism and transnational organised crime in the Sahel region, the Council underlined that the efforts by the force of the Group of Five for the Sahel States to counter the activities of terrorist groups and other organized criminal groups will contribute to create a more secure environment in the region and help MINUSMA fulfill its mandate to stabilise the country. UNI XC-SNU 0734

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PM blames 'nervous' Congress for refusing his help for 2013 U'khand flash floods

PM blames 'nervous' Congress for refusing his help for 2013 U'khand flash floods

Kedarnath, Oct 20 (UNI) Blaming a 'nervous' Congress for blocking his efforts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday recalled that the UPA II Government, then in power in Uttarakhand, had refused his offer as Gujarat Chief Minister to rebuild the hill shrine of Kedarnath after the devastating 2013 flash floods in the hill state.

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20 Oct 2017 | 6:18 PM
Solicitor-General Ranjit Kumar steps down

Solicitor-General Ranjit Kumar steps down

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Citing family issues, Solicitor-General Ranjit Kumar, today resigned from his post, a source in the Law Ministry said.

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20 Oct 2017 | 5:29 PM
Indo-Russian tri-service exercise INDRA 2017 begins

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New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Aiming to boost their operational coordination, India and Russia on Friday started their first tr-service exercise INDRA 2017.

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20 Oct 2017 | 8:19 PM
All eyes on Tillerson's visit as US-India convergence over China and Pakistan grows

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New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be making his maiden visit to India next week with Washington indicating greater convergence with New Delhi vis-a-vis Pakistan's intent on fighting terror and China's challenges to a rule-based international order.

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20 Oct 2017 | 8:21 PM
RS issues notices to Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar Ansari

RS issues notices to Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar Ansari

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha secretariat has issued notices to rebel Janata Dal (United) leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari , asking them to appear before Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on October 30 to present their case in the petition from leader of the party in the House Ram Chandra Prasad Singh seeking their disqualification.

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20 Oct 2017 | 8:50 PM
Singer Harshita Dahiya's brother-in-law owns up to her murder: Police

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20 Oct 2017 | 7:41 PM
India leads the world in pollution-related deaths

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New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) With 25 lakh people facing premature death in India in 2015 due to various types of pollution, India has the dubious distinction of leading the world in the number of pollution-related deaths, a study by a reputed medical journal has revealed.

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20 Oct 2017 | 7:22 PM
RS issues notices to Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar Ansari

RS issues notices to Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar Ansari

20 Oct 2017 | 8:50 PM

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha secretariat has issued notices to rebel Janata Dal (United) leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari , asking them to appear before Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on October 30 to present their case in the petition from leader of the party in the House Ram Chandra Prasad Singh seeking their disqualification.

Suicide bomber kills at least 30 at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul

Suicide bomber kills at least 30 at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul

20 Oct 2017 | 9:22 PM

By Hamid Shalizi KABUL, Oct 20 (Reuters) A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi'ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said, the latest in a string of violent attacks on the country's Shi'ite minority.

Sukh Ram says money recovered from his Mandi house belonged to Congress

20 Oct 2017 | 9:20 PM

Mandi, Oct 20 (UNI) In a frontal attack on chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday, former Union Minister Sukh Ram, who recently joined BJP along with his son Anil Sharma, disclosed that the money recovered from his Mandi residence during a CBI raid, had been handed over to him by the then AICC treasurer Sitaram Kesari under a conspiracy hatched by Virbhadra Singh.

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