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A hostile act, says U.K.

Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a ”hostile act” on Saturday, rejecting Tehran’s explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt called the incident a “hostile act”. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt …

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China stresses need for united trade front

Ugly path of unilaterialism has affected economic stability, says envoy to India Ahead of the next informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, China has flagged its interest in partnering India for building a united front of emerging economies and developing countries to counter trade …

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Pakistan troops violate ceasefire again

A civilian was injured in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the Pir Panjal valley’s Poonch district on Saturday, the Army said. An Army spokesman said Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation around 9 a.m. by firing small arms and shelling with mortars along the Line of Control in …

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RSS is part of Indian ‘mosaic’: German envoy

Explaining the comment, Mr. Lindner said that as a German, he was conscious of the organisation’s history during the 1930-40s, including the inspiration some of its leaders had drawn from Germany’s Nazi movement and had discussed that with Mr. Bhagwat. “I asked many questions on radicalism, and there are no …

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Release our sailors, India tells Iran

New Delhi reaches out to Tehran over 18 seamen on board detained oil tanker India has reached out to the Iranian government to help release 18 Indian crew members on board the British oil tanker seized by Iranian forces in the Straits of Hormuz, the government said here on Saturday. …

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Kashmir issue will be solved: Rajnath

No power on world can stop it, says Defence Minister on the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the Kashmir problem was “bound to be solved”. The Minister is in Jammu and Kashmir on the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War. “ Kashmir …

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German envoy: RSS is a mass movement

Says as a German, he was consciousof its history during the 1930s-40s Terming the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh a “mass movement” in India, German Ambassador Walter Lindner said his visit to the RSS headquarters in Nagpur was part of his attempt to understand the “Indian mosaic”. Speaking to The Hindu about …

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Four new Governors appointed

Anandiben Patel moved from Madhya Pradesh to Uttar Pradesh In a major reshuffle, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday transferred two Governors and made four new appointments across six States. New Governors will take charge of the Raj Bhavans in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Nagaland and Tripura. …

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