US Vice President to meet Modi during Summit

Washington : US Vice President Mike Pence would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his four-nation trip next week, during which he will also attend the US-ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit in Singapore, the White House has said. Generally the summit is attended by US President. However, this time Pence would be representing
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Mumbai : A fire broke out in two wagons of a goods train near Dahanu in Palghar district of Maharashtra , as a result of which at least 10 long-distance trains were halted, police said. According to an official, the incident took place around 11 pm between Dahanu Road and Vangaon Railway Stations. The fire
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Seoul : Seven tenants were killed and 11 others injured when a blaze ripped through a three-storey studio complex in Seoul, fire authorities said. While South Korea is technologically advanced and has risen to become the world’s 11th-largest economy, many people who have missed out on its progress struggle to get by. Low-income tenants often
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Yangon : A plan to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are “terrified” about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens of aid agencies working in the region said. More than 720,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state to Bangladesh after a heavyhanded army crackdown in August that
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Chennai, Nov.8: Over 20 lakh applications have been received so far by the Election Commission either for inclusion or exclusion from the voters list in the State. The new electoral rolls will be released on January 4. More time has been given for seeking changes by the Commission but those received will not find place
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Washington, Nov.8: President Donald Trump fired attorney general Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, a day after he was handed a mixed mid-term verdict, which he sought to spin as a victory, despite Republicans losing the House of Representatives, one of the two chambers of US Congress, and several governorships. The president also warned Democrats, who won
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Harare : Forty-seven people were killed in Zimbabwe on Wednesday when two buses collided on a road between the capital Harare and the southeastern town of Rusape, police said. “We confirm 47 people have died in a road traffic accident at the 166-kilometre peg along the Harare-Mutare highway,” police spokesman Paul Nyathi said.

Lahore : A Christian woman who was convicted of blasphemy and acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court last week, has been released from a jail in Multan and taken to Noor Khan Airbase, Rawalpindi, from where she would be shifted to the Netherlands, local media reported. However, a Punjab government spokesperson refused to comment on the
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Washington : Greeting people on the occasion of Diwali, US President Donald Trump said the festival of lights is a special opportunity to reflect on the bond of friendship between India and America.Trump said First Lady Melania joins him in sending their best wishes for a very happy and memorable Diwali. He also recognised the
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Singapore : Two Indian-origin were charged with lighting illegal fireworks in Singapore’s ”Little India” precinct on the eve of Diwali and they face up to two years in jail and a fine ranging between SGD2,000 and SGD10,000. It is illegal to set off fireworks in Singapore without obtaining permission from the authorities. Thiagu Selvarajoo (29)
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