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    6.0 magnitude quake hits Bay of Bengal

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:02pm on January 17, 2019

    A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale hit the Bay of Bengal region on Thursday morning. The earthquake hit the region at...

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    Rohingya exodus from India to Bangladesh hits 1,300

    Agence France-Presse . Cox's Bazar | Updated at 08:14pm on January 16, 2019

    At least 1,300 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year, an official said Wednesday, as fears of deportation...

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    Hindu ascetics lead millions of Indians in holy bath, but politics weigh

    Reuters . Prayagraj, India | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    Millions of pilgrims began bathing on the first official day of India’s Kumbh Mela on Tuesday, the world’s largest religious festival where politics play an...

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    Workers greet 2019 with wave of demonstrations

    Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    OVER two days — January 8 and 9 — more than 160 million workers went on strike in India. This has been one of the...

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    Bangladesh elections and Sino-Indian rivalry

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    WHILE the Awami League is celebrating and the BNP is groaning as a result of the 2018 elections and the radically one-sided results, other emotions...

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    Headwinds rock Rahul, Modi

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    Signs of disarray in the opposition should comfort the BJP, but evidently the party for the first time is looking mortally afraid of losing, writes...

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    India’s Manu Sawhney named new ICC chief

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 06:24pm on January 15, 2019

    The International Cricket Council on Tuesday named Manu Sawhney its new chief executive officer to replace David Richardson, who will step down after the World...

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    India’s wholesale inflation inches down in Dec

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    India’s wholesale inflation eased to an eight-month low in December, strengthening views among some economists the central bank could ease its monetary policy stance next...

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    Sabarimala trailblazers braving threats, family anger

    Agence France-Presse . Kerala | Updated at 04:07pm on January 14, 2019

      AFP . Kerala   Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga are living on the run since infuriating Hindu traditionalists by entering one of India’s holiest temples...

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    New alliance increases pressure on India’s ruling party

    Agence France-Presse . Lucknow | Updated at 01:22am on January 13, 2019

    Two regional parties that were former bitter rivals announced an unlikely alliance Saturday to fight Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party in...