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    Karen rebels mark 70th anniversary of struggle

    Reuters . Myanmar-Thai border | Updated at 05:10pm on February 04, 2019

    Thousands of people sporting traditional ethnic costumes and Karen rebel fighters showing off their guns marched, sang and danced last week to celebrate 70 years...

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    Mamata stages sit-in against Modi

    Reuters . Kolkata | Updated at 01:01pm on February 04, 2019

    The chief minister of a big Indian state led a sit-in on Monday in a standoff with prime minister Narendra Modi’s government over a corruption...

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    India protests at US detention of several Indian students

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:50am on February 04, 2019

    India on Saturday said it had lodged a protest with the United States government after several Indian students were detained there in connection with their...

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    Modi, Rajnath should worry about winning own seats: Mamata

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on February 04, 2019

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said prime minister Narendra Modi and home minister Rajnath Singh should worry about winning their own Lok Sabha...

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    Seven die as train derails in India’s Bihar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:59am on February 03, 2019

    At least seven people have died and 24 others have been injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed in Bihar’s Vaishali, reports NDTV. Nine carriages of...

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    Nawaz Sharif taken to hospital

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:15am on February 03, 2019

    Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a seven-year jail term over graft charges, was taken to hospital on Saturday, officials said.Sharif was...

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    Modi plans to raise rural spending by 16pc to woo voters

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on February 01, 2019

    India is likely to raise its rural welfare spending by 16 per cent for the fiscal year beginning April, two government sources said, as prime...

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    Modi to raise rural spending by 16pc to woo rural voters

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 03:12pm on January 31, 2019

    India is likely to raise its rural welfare spending by 16 per cent for the fiscal year beginning April, two government sources said, as prime...

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    Refugees in West Bengal get land titles amid citizenship row

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 01:14am on January 30, 2019

    Authorities in India’s West Bengal state have given land titles to about 30,000 refugees who have lived in settlement colonies for years, and promised that...

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    Ex-defence minister of India George Fernandes dies

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on January 30, 2019

    George Fernandes, a former defence minister of India, has died at 88. He had been unwell and bedridden over the past few years, reports NDTV.George...

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