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Release Jadhav forthwith, India tells Pakistan

‘We’ll continue efforts to free him’ A day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) asked Pakistan to review the death penalty given to former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, India called upon Pakistan to release him forthwith. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, making a statement in both Houses of Parliament, …

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SC to hear Ayodhya title dispute cases from Aug. 2

Mediation panel told to submit report by August 1 A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, on Thursday fixed the Ayodhya title dispute cases for hearing from August 2. It asked the Registry to keep the case records ready and the mediation …

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Karnataka CM asked to prove majority by 1.30 p.m. today

Govt.’s fall appears imminent as Governor sets deadline; rebels to skip session In a shock to the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government in Karnataka, Governor Vajubhai Vala has directed Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove his majority by 1.30 p.m. on the floor of the Assembly on Friday.With the rebel MLAs …

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EU launches probe into Amazon over data use

Says it gets undue edge over rivals The European Union’s powerful antitrust authority launched an in-depth investigation into Amazon on Wednesday, amid suspicions the U.S.-based internet behemoth misuses merchant data hosted on its website. The formal investigation opens a new chapter in the European Union’s campaign to address the dominance …

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Malaysia’s ‘Phoenix’ is breaking barriers

Hijab-clad wrestler uses sophisticated moves to take on her male opponents A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as “Phoenix” cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim fighter taking on hulking opponents in a male-dominated world. Dressed in flame-patterned trousers, a black and orange hijab and top, Nor …

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ICJ tells Pakistan to review Jadhav trial

However diplomats said that ordering Mr. Jadhav’s release was never really an expectation from the ICJ. “This was a big victory, and as much as India would have hoped for at this stage,” said Gautam Bambawale, explaining that “the ICJ never gives directions beyond its authority as it cannot implement …

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