Former UP, Uttarakhand CM ND Tiwari passes away

Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, passed away in New Delhi on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 93.    He breathed his last at a private hospital.      Narayan Dutt Tiwari served thrice as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and once Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.   
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi have signed a strategic co-operation treaty. The treaty, designed to increase trade, military and other ties, was signed by the two leaders in Sochi yesterday.  Mr al-Sisi, who was completing a three-day visit to Russia, hailed his talks with Mr Putin and termed the agreement
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Russia has opposed the US sanctions against Iran, saying that Washington seems to be taking every opportunity to exert pressure on countries that do not follow its policies.  Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Moscow considers the new sanctions against Iran as well as countries involved in Syrian reconstruction a negative move.  The US
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The United States has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. US President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House that they have asked for the recording if it exists. 60-year old Khashoggi vanished on the 2nd
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At least 19 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. Russian investigators say, an 18-year-old student ran through the Kerch technical college, firing at fellow students before killing himself.  There are also reports of a blast caused by an unidentified explosive. The Investigative Committee said, most
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In Bhutan, third general elections are being held today. Polling for 47 seats of National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, will start at 9 am local time. Elaborate arrangements have been made for free, fair and peaceful elections.  The Election Commission has deputed over 5,300 officials in 865 polling stations across the country. Out
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Ankara for talks with the Turkish leadership over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. According to news agency AFP, Mr Pompeo touched down at Ankara’s Esenboga Airport today, following fresh talks in Saudi Arabia. The Secretary of State is due to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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In Afghanistan, an election candidate was today killed in a bomb blast ahead of Saturday’s Parliamentary polls. Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack on Jabar Qahraman, who was contesting from the southern province of Helmand, a stronghold for the terror group.  Provincial Governor spokesman told reporters that another seven people were wounded in the
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Anna Burns has become the first Northern Irish writer and the first woman since 2013 to win Britain’s renowned Man Booker Prize for her novel ‘Milkman’.  Milkman is an exploration of Northern Ireland’s three decades of sectarian violence told through the voice of a young woman. The novel chronicles the struggles of a middle sister
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Sri Lanka has set up a committee to formulate a strategy to help Sri Lankan businesses invest more into the Indian market. The ‘Break Into India Strategy Committee’ appointed by the Ministry of Development strategies and International trade includes members from several top firms as well as representatives from research institutions and consulting companies.  The
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