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Pakistan lends friendly hand, says 'favours' talks with India

20 Aug 2018 | 11:09 PM

Islamabad, Aug 20 (UNI) Taking one step forward, neighbouring country Pakistan on Monday offered to have talks with India, saying 'Dialogue is the only way forward'.

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Min says India's cow export ban sparked cattle boom in Bangladesh

20 Aug 2018 | 9:55 PM

Dhaka, Aug 20 (UNI) India's decision to strictly enforce the ban on cow export has worked to Bangladesh’s advantage, Fisheries and Livestock Minister Maryan Chandra Chanda has said.

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Modi has not offered dialogue: Pak Foreign Office

Modi has not offered dialogue: Pak Foreign Office

20 Aug 2018 | 8:41 PM

Islamabad, Aug 20 (UNI) Pakistan on Monday clarified that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has not said that Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has made an offer of dialogue between the two countries.

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11th World Hindi Conference concludes in Mauritius

20 Aug 2018 | 7:23 PM

By Ashok Upadhyay and Shivaji
Mauritius, Aug 20 (UNI) The 11th World Hindi Conference concluded in this Island nation on Monday, with a resolve to get recognition for Hindi as among the world's leading languages, while also establishing it as an official language, of the United Nations.

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Couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

20 Aug 2018 | 5:11 PM

Bern, Aug 20 (UNI) A couple who refused to shake hands or answer questions with members of the opposite sex on a naturalisation board in Lausanne have been denied Swiss citizenship, said a Swissinfo report.

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Renewal of Swiss residence permits depends on integration

20 Aug 2018 | 5:07 PM

Bern, Aug 20 (UNI) The Swiss Federal Council has adopted new regulations that would require foreigners residing in Switzerland to meet certain criteria of good behaviour before their residence permits are renewed, according to the Swissinfo.

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Sushma pitches for Panini language centres

Sushma pitches for Panini language centres

20 Aug 2018 | 4:06 PM

By Ashok Upadhyay and Shivaji
Port Louis, Aug 20 (UNI) With an aim of developing reading interest and access to Indian vernaculars among younger generation, Government of India is planning to setup Panini language centres across the country.

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Sixteen members of Pak federal cabinet take oath

Sixteen members of Pak federal cabinet take oath

20 Aug 2018 | 2:53 PM

Islamabad, Aug 20 (UNI) The 16-member federal cabinet announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony held at the President House, Islamabad on Monday.

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Sino-Nepal bilateral agreement implementation process begins

20 Aug 2018 | 2:47 PM

Kathmandu, Aug 20 (UNI) The Nepali government has begun a process to implement energy cooperation agreement held with the government of China in a bid to attract more foreign investment and expand hydropower market in the country, according to a report in The Himalayan Times.

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Rich should pay taxes, says new PM Imran

Rich should pay taxes, says new PM Imran

20 Aug 2018 | 2:46 PM

Islamabad, Aug 20 (UNI) Pakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, has appealed to the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kickstart by selling his office’s fleet of bulletproof cars.

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Former Nepali envoy murdered

20 Aug 2018 | 2:42 PM

Kathmandu, Aug 20 (UNI) Former Nepali ambassador to France Keshab Raj Jha was murdered at his house in Thapathali on Monday, according to a report in The Kathmandu Post.

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Fugitive Nirav Modi is in UK, confirms govt

20 Aug 2018 | 2:37 PM

(Rptg, correcting headline)
London, Aug 20 (UNI) Fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi is in the United Kingdom (UK), officials here have confirmed to India for the first time.

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Fugitive Nirav Modi is in UK, confirms UK

20 Aug 2018 | 2:28 PM

London, Aug 20 (UNI) Fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi is in the United Kingdom (UK), officials here have confirmed to India for the first time.

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Austerity measures: PM Khan, wife Bushra move to new residence

20 Aug 2018 | 1:55 PM

Islamabad, Aug 20 (UNI) As announced in his inaugural speech, Prime Minister Imran Khan has relocated to Bungalow-I located inside Prime Minister House, according to a DUnya News report.

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Afghan Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers near Kunduz

Afghan Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers near Kunduz

20 Aug 2018 | 1:39 PM

Kabul, Aug 20 (UNI) More than 100 people are reported to have been kidnapped after Taliban militants launched an ambush on three buses in northern Afghanistan, a BBC News report said on Monday.

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