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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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    Pak SC rejects challenge against Asia Bibi acquittal

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 04:48pm on January 29, 2019

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court rejected Tuesday a challenge against its decision to acquit Asia Bibi, lifting the last legal hurdle in the years-long blasphemy case and...

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    Modi govt asks SC to allow land transfer for Ram temple

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 04:37pm on January 29, 2019

    India’s government on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to hand over land to a Hindu trust that wants to build Ram temple...

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    India politician jailed over Modi Facebook post

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:33am on January 29, 2019

    An Indian politician who posted a picture of prime minister Narendra Modi with a begging bowl on Facebook has been arrested, police said Monday, in...

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    Modi to appease voters, put reforms aside in budget

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2019

    Desperate for five more years in power, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance will woo rural and urban middle-class voters with farm relief measures and...

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    Pakistan Supreme Court to review Asia Bibi’s blasphemy acquittal

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 04:27pm on January 28, 2019

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court will on Tuesday begin a review of its own acquittal of a Christian woman charged with blasphemy, a verdict that sparked days...

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