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    Farmers block rails, roads in India to protest new bills

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 07:54pm on September 25, 2020

    Angry farmers took to the streets and blocked roads and railways across India on Friday, intensifying protests over major new farming legislation they say will...

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    So far 35 found dead following building collapse in India

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:17pm on September 23, 2020

    The death toll from an apartment block collapse in western India jumped to 35 Wednesday, officials said, as hopes of finding anyone else alive dimmed...

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    Facebook challenges hate-speech hearing summons in Indian court

    Agence France-Presse .New Delhi | Updated at 10:57am on September 23, 2020

    Facebook India’s chief had lodged a petition with India’s top court challenging a summons to appear before a panel probing allegations the social media giant...

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    India, China agree to ‘stop sending more troops’ to contested border

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:18am on September 23, 2020

    Military commanders from India and China have agreed to ‘stop sending more troops’ to their disputed Himalayan border after high-level talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours,...

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    India completes fencing three-fourths of border

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 01:18am on September 23, 2020

    The Indian government has completed the construction of over 3,120 kilometres of barbed-wire fences covering more than three-fourths of the total international border with Bangladesh....

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    NBR issues SRO withdrawing duty on onion import

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:50pm on September 22, 2020

    The National Board of Revenue on Tuesday issued a statutory regulatory order withdrawing five per cent customs duty on onion import. The decision had come...

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    India building collapse death toll raises to 20

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 02:27pm on September 22, 2020

    The death toll from an apartment block collapse in western India climbed to 20 on Tuesday, with more bodies likely to be recovered, officials said,...

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    India tests new fighter jets near Chinese frontier

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:43am on September 22, 2020

    India’s new French Rafale jets have flown ‘familiarisation’ flights above the border region contested with China where a deadly clash between soldiers from the nuclear-armed...

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    Onion price high at retail level despite govt efforts

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:36pm on September 21, 2020

    A substantial fall of Tk 25 to Tk 35 per kg in the wholesale market has had little impact at the retail level where the popular kitchen...

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    10 dead, 25 feared trapped in India building collapse

    Agence France-Presse. Bhiwandi | Updated at 11:12am on September 21, 2020

    A residential building that was due for repairs collapsed in central India early Monday, killing at least eight people, officials said. Rescuers were working to...

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