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    Goa Records 79% Voting In Assembly Polls

    Goa on Monday registered a very high voter turnout of 78.94 per cent in polling for the 40 Assembly seats which passed off peacefully with no untoward incident reported from any part of the state.

    South Asia
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    Indian girls tell court: Hijab an innocent practice of faith, not religious jingoism

    The Muslim girls who have moved the Karnataka High Court against the ban on Hijab argued on Tuesday that wearing the headscarf was an innocent practice of faith and not a mere display of religious jingoism.

    South Asia
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    Turkmenistan to hold early presidential election on March 12

    Turkmenistan will hold an early presidential election on March 12, a Central Election Commission official said after President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov hinted he planned to resign.

    Central Asia
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    India: Minister's son accused of killing farmers granted bail on Election Day

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday granted bail to Ashish Mishra, the son of Union minister Ajay Mishra, in the Lakhimpur incident in which eight people including four farmers were killed.

    South Asia
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    India: Court asks students not to insist on wearing ‘religious things’ till matter is resolved

    The Karnataka High court hearing the Hijab issue on Thursday asked students not to insist on wearing any cloth on campuses of educational institutions which can instigate people, till the matter is resolved.

    South Asia
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    Crucial Election In India's Largest State Begins

    As the first phase of the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly concluded on Thursday, the voter turnout for the Jat-dominant belt of western Uttar Pradesh was recorded to be over 61%.

    South Asia
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    Toyota To Domino's: Kashmir Controversy Entangles More Companies

    Global automaker Toyota Motor and fast food chain Domino's Pizza are among half a dozen companies that have apologized to India for social media posts from their Pakistani partners expressing support for Kashmir.

    Business
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    Court To Decide If Muslim Students in India Can Wear Hijab To Schools

    Amid raging tensions over the wearing of Hijab by female Muslim students in Karnataka, a three-judge bench of the Karnataka High Court will hear the case in this matter on Thursday.

    South Asia
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    Day Before Polls, PM Modi Says BJP Will Win All 5 States

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday exuded confidence about winning assembly elections in all five poll-bound states- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur.

    South Asia
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    BJP Poll Manifesto: ₹ 1 Lakh Fine, 10 Years Jail for 'Love Jihad'

    The BJP on Tuesday assured free electricity for irrigation, a job for every household and inalso promised a minimum 10-year sentence in cases of what it describes as “love jihad”.

    South Asia
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    Government wants to alter history; fearful of future, mistrusts present: Indian MP

    TMC MP Mohua Moitra on Thursday hit out at the government saying that it wants to alter history, is “fearful of the future” and “mistrusts the present”.

    South Asia
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    How Uttar Pradesh Elections Will Determine PM Modi's Future

    The outcome of the elections in Uttar Pradesh will be a litmus test for the BJP. This will largely determine the Hindu nationalist party’s political future.

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    Sadr claims largest bloc, promises nationalist government

    Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Monday claimed victory in Iraq’s parliamentary election and, striking a nationalist tone, warned foreign countries not to interfere.

    West Asia
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    Malaysia’s new PM strikes conciliatory tone in first address

    Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob struck a conciliatory tone in his first national address on Sunday, saying he would embrace the opposition.

    Southeast Asia
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    PM Modi Unfurls Tricolour At Red Fort As India Celebrates 75th Independence Day

    India is celebrating 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', marking the 75th year of Independence, amid patriotic fervour. A series of events are being organised across the country to mark the occasion.

    South Asia
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    Raisi names US-sanctioned Mokhber as Iran’s vice president

    Iran’s new President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday named the chairman of a powerful state-owned foundation sanctioned by the United States as his first vice-president, the president’s.

    West Asia
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    Ebrahim Raisi sworn in as Iran’s eighth president

    At the ceremony in the country’s parliament in Tehran on Thursday, Raisi, with a hand on a Quran, read the inauguration oath before adding that he will make Iran stronger and engage with the world.

    West Asia
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    Malaysia PM Under Pressure to Quit After Stern Royal Rebuke

    Malaysia's embattled leader was accused of treason and urged to quit Thursday after the king denounced his crisis-hit government for misleading parliament, a rare public.

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    Ebrahim Raeisi becomes Iran’s 8th president

    There was heightened security in Tehran for the ceremony with airports closed for two and a half hours, and traffic restrictions in place on the streets near the venue of the ceremony

    West Asia
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    Pakistan PM Imran Khan's party to form government in PaK

    Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party is set to form the next government in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir (PcK) as it emerged as the largest.

    South Asia
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    Pakistani Side of Kashmir Goes to Polls Today: Key Things to Know

    More than 700 candidates from 32 political and religious parties are contesting for the 45 general seats. Out of the rest eight reserved seats, five are for women and three.

    South Asia
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    Rajapaksa to seek second term as Sri Lanka crisis deepens

    Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced on Monday he would stand for a second term, reversing a promise to only stay for five years, media reports said.

    South Asia
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    US-Iran War and Consequences for India

    He was being talked about as a possible candidate for the presidency in 2021, after the Parliament elections this year. As a popular figure, seen as restoring Iranian hegemony over West Asia as in the Achaemenid empire

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    Pro-independence group forms political party in Taiwan

    The pro-independence Formosa Alliance formed a political party on July 20, saying that it hoped to field at least 10 candidates in the legislative election next January and give independence-leaning.

    Southeast Asia

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