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  • Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russia meddling
  • Cabinet approves doubling, electrification of Bhatni-Aurnihar line
  • Cabinet gives nod to Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel in Uttarkhand
  • Cabinet approves six-laning of Nidagatta-Mysuru sec in Karnataka
  • Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain
  • Mahadalit lynched in Bihar
  • Khaleda committed crime by embezzling Trust fund: Court
  • CM hits back at Rajnath on Meghalaya’s law and order situation
  • Maldives police arrest 25 after protest demanding leader's arrest
  • Campaign takes pace in poll-bound Meghalaya; politicians make beeline to woo voters
  • Maldives leader seeks approval to extend state of emergency
  • Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions
  • Fire in battery factory in Patparganj
  • 3 years on, Justice for Govind Pansare remains elusive
  • Reference rate fixed at 64 5254 against USD
World

Prisoners in China granted 5-day freedom over Lunar NY holiday

12 Feb 2018 | 3:58 PM

Beijing, Feb 12 (UNI) Prison authorities across China have granted temporary pardons to 1,300 inmates, allowing them to spend five days of the Lunar New Year holiday at home with their families, according to local media reports.

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Former Lankan president Rajapaksha calls for snap elections

12 Feb 2018 | 3:46 PM

Colombo, Feb 12 (UNI) Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday called for snap parliamentary elections after the country's ruling coalition suffered a shocking defeat in Saturday's local elections.

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Explosion, fire cut power in Puerto Rico

12 Feb 2018 | 3:45 PM

San Juan, Feb 12 (UNI) An explosion and fire at a power sub-station caused a blackout in parts of northern Puerto Rico on Sunday, according to authorities.

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Oli, Dahal discuss govt formation

Oli, Dahal discuss govt formation

12 Feb 2018 | 3:34 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 12 (UNI) CPN -UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, the PM in-waiting, and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting on Monday to discuss the new government formation, according to a report in The Kathmandu Post.

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With visit to temple and mosque, Modi wraps up his Oman visit

12 Feb 2018 | 3:34 PM

Muscat (Oman), Feb 12 (UNI) On the last leg of his four-nation tour aimed at strengthening India’s footprint in the Gulf and West Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the historic 125-year-old Shiva temple in the Matrah area here, performed abhishekam, offered prayers and also interacted with the members of the Temple Management Committee.

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Ramaphosa to replace Zuma as president of South Africa

12 Feb 2018 | 3:19 PM

Johannesburg, Feb 12 (UNI) The national executive committee of the African National Conference
will seal the fate of President Jacob Zuma on Monday, affirming party president Cyril Ramaphosa as his successor, reports here said.

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CPN-MC’s Dahal to succeed Oli as PM: UML

12 Feb 2018 | 2:29 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 12 (UNI) CPN-UML leaders have offered to make CPN-Maoist Centre chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal the prime minister for two-and-a-half years after UML Chair KP Sharma Oli completes two-and-a-half years as prime minister, The HImalayan Times has reported on Monday.

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Russia crash: Investigators comb crash site near Moscow

Russia crash: Investigators comb crash site near Moscow

12 Feb 2018 | 2:14 PM

Moscow, Feb 12 (UNI) Russian investigators are searching snow-covered fields near Moscow for clues why a passenger plane crashed, according to a BBC News report on Monday.

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London City Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames

London City Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames

12 Feb 2018 | 2:04 PM

London, Feb 12 (UNI) London City Airport has been closed after a World War Two bomb was found nearby in the River Thames, a BBC News report said on Monday.

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Trump declines to give timeline for Israel-Palestine peace plan

12 Feb 2018 | 2:00 PM

Washington, Feb 12 (UNI) US President Donald Trump has declined to give a timeline for releasing Washington`s plan for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, saying that neither party was committed to the process, the media reports here said.

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Nepal: Seven chief ministers set to take oath of office

Nepal: Seven chief ministers set to take oath of office

12 Feb 2018 | 1:50 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 12 (UNI) In Nepal, chief Ministers elected to seven provinces are set to take oath and run provincial governments for the first time in Nepal’s history, following the selection of Prithvi Subba Gurung as parliamentary party leader of Province 4 on Sunday, The Kathmandu Post reported.

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Indian Army chief Rawat on 3-day visit to Nepal

Indian Army chief Rawat on 3-day visit to Nepal

12 Feb 2018 | 1:47 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 12 (UNI) Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat is arriving here on Monday on a three-day visit to Nepal to attend its Army Day, which coincides with the 250th anniversary of establishment of the Himalayan nation's unification, the media reports said here.

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Israel's border: US concerned over escalation of violence

12 Feb 2018 | 1:20 PM

Washington, Feb 12 (UNI) The United States has expressed its deep concern over Sunday's escalation of violence in connection Israel's border and strongly supported Israel's sovereign right to defend itself.

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Harvey Weinstein: NY state sues Weinstein Company

12 Feb 2018 | 1:05 PM

New York, Feb 12 (UNI) New York prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, alleging that the studio failed to protect staff from American film producer Harvey Weinstein, a BBC News report said on Monday.

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Liberia's Sirleaf wins African leadership prize

12 Feb 2018 | 12:56 PM

Monrovia, Feb 12 (UNI) Liberia's ex-president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has won the $5m (£3.

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