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    Lord Rama Nepali, not Indian, Ayodhya in Nepal, claims Nepal PM

    Online Desk | Updated at 11:09am on July 14, 2020

    In a stunning claim, which is set add a new twist in India and Nepal relationship, Nepal prime minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday said...

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    Lanka shuts schools again as coronavirus cases surge

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:31am on July 14, 2020

    Sri Lanka ordered government schools across the nation to shut Monday, just a week after they re-opened, following a surge in new coronavirus cases. The...

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    Malaysia PM wins parliamentary test of support

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 10:41pm on July 13, 2020

    Malaysia’s prime minister narrowly won a vote to remove the parliament speaker during a rowdy session of the legislature Monday, a key test of support...

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    Lanka cancels election rallies over new coronavirus wave

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:44pm on July 12, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s ruling party Sunday called off its rallies ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections and delayed the international airport’s reopening over a surge in virus...

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    23 killed in Nepal floods, landslides

    New Age Desk | Updated at 11:40pm on July 11, 2020

    Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 23 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday, reports The...

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    Nepal cable operators ban Indian news

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:31am on July 11, 2020

    Nepal’s cable television operators have suspended Indian news channels for ‘objectionable’ reporting on the country’s prime minister as tensions between the neighbours rise over a...

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    US bans PIA over licence scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Karachi | Updated at 11:55pm on July 10, 2020

    The United States has banned Pakistan International Airlines from operating chartered flights to the country, the airline said, after it announced nearly 150 pilots would...

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    Furore after Indian police shoot gangster dead

    Agence France-Presse . Lucknow | Updated at 02:31pm on July 10, 2020

    Indian police shot dead one of the country’s most wanted gangsters Friday just a day after his dramatic arrest, sparking accusations of a staged extra-judicial...

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    Fair and unlovely: India confronts dark-skin bias

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 01:42pm on July 10, 2020

    When Chandana Hiran was a child, strangers would urge her to lighten her skin. Today the Indian student is leading a campaign against whitening creams...

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    Kashmir BJP leader, family members shot dead

    Online Desk | Updated at 01:59pm on July 09, 2020

    A senior leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and his father and brother were shot dead Wednesday by suspected militants in north Kashmir’s Bandipora...