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    Indian soldiers, Pakistani civilians among dead in Kashmir clash

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 04:15pm on October 20, 2019

    India and Pakistan blamed one another for cross-border shelling in the disputed Kashmir region which killed and injured soldiers and civilians on both sides and...

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    UP govt bans mobile phones in colleges, universities

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:57am on October 20, 2019

    The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has banned the use of mobile phones in colleges and universities in the state, reports India Today on...

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    Pakistan denies entry of CPJ  leader

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2019

    Rights organisations have slammed Pakistani authorities after a member of a leading media watchdog was denied entry to the country, calling the move a ‘slap...

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    Internet shutdown fuels Kashmir fake news battle

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 04:44pm on October 18, 2019

    A communications blackout in India’s powder keg Kashmir region is fuelling a fake news war with Pakistan, as both sides unleash a deluge of disinformation...

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    William follows Diana’s footsteps in Pakistan

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2019

    Britain’s prince William and his wife Kate on Thursday joined locals in a cricket match in the Pakistani city of Lahore before a trip to...

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    Lanka army chief sparks uproar over political endorsement

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:07am on October 17, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s army chief came under fire Wednesday after apparently endorsing Gotabhaya Rajapakse for next month’s presidential election, a day after the front-running candidate vowed...

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    India SC ends hearings on Babri mosque site

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:01am on October 17, 2019

    India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an end to hearings in a long-running dispute between Hindus and Muslims over a place of worship, laying the...

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    3 separatists killed in Kashmir

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 12:08am on October 17, 2019

    Indian security forces killed three separatist fighters, while suspected militants shot dead a migrant worker on one of the bloodiest days in Kashmir since New...

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    Delhi pollution action plan comes into force

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:10am on October 16, 2019

    New Delhi banned the use of diesel generators on Tuesday as pollution levels in the Indian capital exceeded safe limits by more than four times....

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    Rajapakse vows to scrap war crimes probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:08am on October 16, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s front-running presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapakse vowed Tuesday that if elected he will scrap Colombo’s pledge to investigate war crimes committed during his brother...