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    Modi, Netanyahu hold grand roadshow in India's Ahmedabad

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday held a roadshow in the city under a heavy security blanket as thousands of people lined up along the route to greet them.

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    An Indian Haj subsidy that did not exist!

    The Indian government on Tuesday announced ending the subsidy saying the move would help empower Muslims with dignity. Making the announcement, minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

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    US withholds $65m from UN aid programme for Palestinians

    The United States will withhold $65m in aid for a UN agency that provides services for Palestinian refugees, a US official said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration appeared to carry out a threat.

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    India: Worry mounts for Assam's Bengali-Speaking Muslims ahead of second NRC list

    Kazi Neel doesn’t go to Jumma, the Friday prayers. The 25-year-old youth from Assam’s Barpeta district calls himself an atheist. None from Kazi's family made it to the first draft of the updated National.

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    India to buy over 160,000 guns worth $553 million for border troops

    The defence acquisition council cleared the purchase of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines for 35 billion rupees ($553m) in a meeting chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

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    India ends decades-old subsidy for Haj pilgrims

    The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party has accused its opponents in the Congress party — who introduced the Haj assistance scheme in the 1950s — of trying to woo Muslim voters through handouts.

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    ‘I’m not giving up’ on ties with Pak, says top US general

    The top US military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the US-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure.

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    1,800 Pakistani religious scholars declare suicide bombings 'haram' in new fatwa

    More than 1,800 Pakistani religious scholars have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday says.

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    Palestinian leaders reconsider recognition of Israel

    The Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) Central Council, the second-highest Palestinian decision-making body, has recommended to revoke recognition of Israel until the latter recognises.

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    Greater India-Israel cooperation needed to eliminate terror: Kovind

    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday called for greater cooperation between India and Israel in countering terrorism and said a strong global response would defeat the menace in all its manifestations.

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    Taliban claims responsibility of killing Benazir Bhutto

    The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007, saying it killed her as she allegedly planned to collaborate with the US.

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    Trump's peace efforts the 'slap of the century': Abbas

    Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas denounced US President Donald Trump's peace efforts as the "slap of the century", at a key meeting on Sunday on the White House's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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    Indian Army chief's comments will hurt peace: China

    China on Monday expressed anger over Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat's remarks, saying such "unconstructive" comments would hurt peace and tranquility in the border area.

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    Protesters burn Netanyahu effigy in New Delhi ahead of ‘historic’ visit

    Protesters in the Indian capital denounced Benjamin Netanyahu’s “historic” arrival in India – the first by an Israeli leader in 15 years. People burned an effigy with the PM’s picture, urging him to go back home.

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    Pakistanis feel 'betrayed' by US: Army chief

    Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told US Central Command Chief General Joseph Votel on the phone that the “entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed over US recent statements.

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    China is a powerful country but we are not a weak nation: Indian army chief

    Acknowledging that China is exerting pressure on the Indian border, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today said that China is a powerful country but India is ‘not a weak nation’.

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    India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger

    Four Indian Supreme Court (SC) judges took the unprecedented step of publicly criticising the chief justice on Friday, warning a lack of impartiality could imperil the world's largest democracy.

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    US urges citizens to 'reconsider travel' to Pakistan

    The United States on Wednesday unveiled a way to warn its citizens about the dangers of foreign travel, with a four-point safety ranking system for countries and an interactive world map. The new travel system.

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    Pakistan erupts in protest following rape, murder of 7-year-old

    Two civilians were killed and several left injured in Pakistan’s Kasur district Wednesday as police opened fire to disperse an angry mob protesting a minor’s murder in the city.

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    1984 anti-Sikh riots: Indian Court reopens 186 cases

    The apex court said it would constitute a fresh three-member SIT, to be headed by a former high court judge, to monitor probe into the cases, that followed the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984

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    Pak suspends int'l,military cooperation with US

    Pakistan has suspended military and intelligence cooperation with the United States in the wake of US President Donald Trump's allegationthat Pakistan has given the US "nothing but lies

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    India reverses order on national anthem at theatres

    India's Supreme Court has reversed an earlier order that mandated theatres to play the national anthem before film screenings to instil "a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism" in citizens.

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    Key Indian N-submarine damaged

    A Russian-designed Indian nuclear submarine, considered a key platform in the country’s second strike capability, has suffered major damage and has been undergoing repair for over 10.

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    Indian police probe reporter after Aadhaar data leak story

    Indian police are investigating the reporter behind a story on alleged leaks from a government database containing the personal details of more than a billion people, sparking accusations of media censorship.

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