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  • Woman killed, another person injured in road accident in Kashmir
  • Swansea's Dyer wants Liberty Stadium to become fortress
  • Shutdown, protests in parts of Kashmir against fresh braids’ chopping
  • Five drug peddlers nabbed, Charas and Ganja seized
  • PM Modi in Gurez to celebrate Diwali with soldiers on LoC
  • Pakistan: Anti-corruption court indicts Nawaz, his daughter and son-in-law
  • Attack on Afghanistan military base kills at least 43 servicemen
  • Defence Minister Celebrates Diwali with Jawans of Andaman Nicobar Command
  • Nepali Prez extends greetings on Tihar, Diwali
  • PM Abbasi leaves for Turkey to attend D-8 Summit
  • Medicine trader shot dead in Bihar
  • Accountability Court reject petitions of Nawaz, Maryam against indictment
  • India can keep an eye on Pakistan: Nikki Haley
  • Mitsui Life to boost Oct-Mar foreign bond holdings by over Y100 bln
  • Taliban kills at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base-officials
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Tanzanian president splits energy and mining in ministry shake-up

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 7 (Reuters) Tanzanian president John Magufuli split the energy and minerals ministry in two and appointed heads for the new ministries on Saturday, five months after sacking the previous minister.
Two presidential committees had recommended the move to tighten supervision of natural resources in Tanzania, where Magufuli has sent shockwaves through the mining community since his election in 2015 with actions he says are aimed at ensuring that the African country benefits from its natural wealth.
The country passed new laws in July to increase mining taxes, to force companies to re-negotiate their contracts and to allow the state to own up to 50 per cent of mining firms.
Nicknamed "the Bulldozer" for his forceful leadership style, Magufuli is increasing pressure on miners, including Acacia Mining, the biggest gold miner in Tanzania, to pay more taxes.
Magufuli fired Sospeter Muhongo in May after an investigation into possible undeclared exports by mining companies. Several senior officials resigned or were fired after allegations of impropriety in Tanzania's mining sector.
The president appointed Angellah Kairuki as the new mining minister. The 41-year-old lawyer by training previously served as minister of state in the president's office responsible for public service management and good governance.
Medard Kalemani, 41, was promoted from deputy energy and minerals minister to lead the new energy ministry. He has worked for the ministry for more than a decade, previously as its legal affairs director.
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PM greets people on Diwali

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19 Oct 2017 | 12:50 PM
Accountability Court reject petitions of Nawaz, Maryam against indictment

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Islamabad, Oct 19 (UNI) Accountability Court on Thursday rejected two separate applications - one by Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar and the other by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif - against their indictment.

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19 Oct 2017 | 2:35 PM
India can keep an eye on Pakistan: Nikki Haley

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Washington, Oct 19 (UNI) US Am­bassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that India can help the United States in keeping an eye on Pakistan, as Washington cannot tolerate any government that shelters terrorists.

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19 Oct 2017 | 2:16 PM
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19 Oct 2017 | 1:05 PM
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19 Oct 2017 | 1:10 PM
Security Council voices concern over reported violence in Kirkuk

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19 Oct 2017 | 1:13 PM
CPN-MC to withdraw support from Govt in Nepal

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Veteran Indian diplomats hail Trump Admin's 'first comprehensive statement' on India Policy

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New Delhi/Washington, Oct 19 (UNI) The major policy announcement by the Trump Administration in which it has described India as US's 'reliable partner' at the world stage in a period of uncertainty, while chiding China's 'provocative action', is being seen by veteran diplomats here as a reflection of increasing convergence of interest between the two countries in the Asia pacific.

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