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Pak. issues Guru Nanak coin

Pakistan on Wednesday issued a commemorative coin to mark Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary in November. In a Facebook post, Prime Minister Imran Khan shared a picture of the coin. The coin comes ahead of the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor on November 9. Last November, both India and Pakistan …

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Over 22,000 Indians seek asylum in U.S.

Over 22,000 Indians, including nearly 7,000 women, have applied for asylum in the U.S. since 2014, according to the latest official figures. The reason behind Indians seeking asylum in the U.S. can be “unemployment or intolerance or both in India”, Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director of North American Punjabi Association …

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U.S. House recognises ‘Armenian genocide’

Ankara slams the move, says Turks too died during the war Armenia rejoiced but Turkey was furious on Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic resolution recognising mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide. With tensions already high over Turkey’s assault on Kurdish-controlled areas of …

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Heavy rain likely today, tomorrow

India Meteorological Department has warned that the coastal districts in the State are likely to receive heavy rain on Thursday and Friday. Rainfall in the districts are likely to exceed 65 mm on Thursday with heavy rainfall in isolated places in the coastal belt. Heavy to very heavy rain is …

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J&K, Ladakh become Union Territories

The bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories came into effect at midnight Wednesday. Girish Chandra Murmu and Radha Krishna Mathur will be sworn in as Lieutenant Governors of J&K and Ladakh respectively at two separate ceremonies on Thursday. J&K Chief Justice Gita Mittal will administer the oath …

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Impeachment proceedings unveiled

The House Democrats in the United States have unveiled plans to open up the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump with public hearings, after criticism from Republicans that the process has been overly secretive. The White House responded that it still considers the proceedings a “scam,” signalling no let-up in …

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Terror in Kashmir a big problem: MEPs

The delegation of Members of European Parliament (MEPs), on a visit to Srinagar on Wednesday, said “terrorism is a severe problem in Kashmir” and named Pakistan as its source. They felt India’s decision to revoke provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu & Kashmir was an internal …

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