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    Facebook removes many accounts in India, Pakistan

    Reuters . New Delhi/Islamabad | Updated at 12:58am on April 02, 2019

    Facebook has deleted 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan for ‘inauthentic behaviour’, it said on Monday, many of them linked to India’s...

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    Girl among 2 killed in shelling over Kashmir border

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:36am on April 02, 2019

    India and Pakistan exchanged fire Monday across the border in Kashmir, officials said, killing a young girl and a soldier in just the latest bloodshed...

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    15 killed in Myanmar bus crash

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on April 02, 2019

    At least 15 people were killed in Myanmar after the bus they were travelling in plunged into a gorge, police and state media said Monday.The...

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    Nepal storms kill 27

    Agence France-Presse . Bara | Updated at 10:38am on April 01, 2019

    A freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more...

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    Silent on citizenship bill, Modi pledges migrant-free Assam

    New Age Desk | Updated at 02:36am on April 01, 2019

    Bolstering BJP’s quest for a repeat of its 2014 success story in Assam, prime minister Narendra Modi kicked off his Assam campaign for 2019 in...

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    Rahul to contest second seat from Wayanad in Kerala

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on April 01, 2019

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi will also contest the Lok Sabha election from Wayanad in Kerala, apart from Amethi in UP, reports Times of India....

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    Boost to BJP from terror strike waning ahead of election: poll

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on March 31, 2019

    The potential benefits accruing to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance from a spike in nationalist sentiment following recent clashes with arch rival Pakistan...

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    BJP backs acquittal of Hindu hardliners in train bombing

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 02:50am on March 30, 2019

    India’s ruling party Friday backed a court decision to acquit a group of Hindu hardliners accused of killing 68 people in a train bombing, despite...

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    Modi predicts easy victory two weeks before polls

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on March 30, 2019

    Prime minister Narendra Modi said on Friday his ruling coalition would increase its majority in India’s upcoming election, despite some independent analysts suggesting it could...

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    Modi launches election blitz, trumpets space feat

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:20am on March 29, 2019

    India’s prime minister Narendra Modi embarked on a campaign blitz Thursday with three huge rallies where he declared voters would reward his decision to test...