Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against "un-Islamic" suicide bombings

ISLAMABAD | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday says. The South Asian nation ha

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Former chairman of legislative council Pharande dies

Mumbai | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

Senior BJP leader and former chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council N S Pharande died on Tuesday. He was 78. Pharande was being treated at a Pune hospital after suffering a brain ha

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Islamic organ condemns suicide bombings in Baghdad

Rabat |Tuesday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has condemned the twin suicide attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad that killed at least 36 people.

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UP BJP serves show cause notice on party legislators

Lucknow |Tuesday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST

Irked at a brawl between its sitting Lok Sabha MP and a legislator over blanket distribution to the poor a few days ago, the Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit has served them a show caus

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Sri Lanka Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen for fishing in island nation

Ramanathapuram | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

The Sri Lanka Navy arrested 16 Indian fishermen and confiscated four mechanized fishing trawlers for allegedly fishing in the Island nation's territorial waters on Tuesday. Fisheries officials said

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Japan's defence chief criticises China over submarine near disputed islands

TOKYO | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

Japan's defence minister criticised China on Monday for sailing an advanced stealthy nuclear submarine close to disputed islands claimed by Japan and China, saying the action had stoked tension. The s

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Surprise defeats, reinvigorated teams & narrow victories happen ninth match-week of Hero ISL

Kolkata | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

The past week saw some surprise results, the renaissance of a few players, and the usual dose of action and drama in the ninth match-week of Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2017-18. Kerala, under

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BSP Legislators should resign for demanding ballot-based elections: BJP

Lucknow | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

Reacting to the demand of BSP Chief Mayawati that next elections should be held on ballots not EVMs, the Uttar Pradesh BJP on Monday said that BSP should ask its legislators and other public represen

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Budget session of Bihar Legislature from February 26

Patna | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

More than one month long budget session of both houses of Bihar Legislature will begin from February 26. Special Secretary of Cabinet and Coordination Department Upendra Nath Pandey said here that a

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French jail boss quits as guards protest over Islamist inmate's attack

PARIS | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

The head of a French jail where an al Qaeda inmate wounded three guards in a scissors attack resigned on Monday as security staff at several prisons protested, saying they no longer have the staff or

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BJP negotiates with four to five Meghalaya legislators

Shillong | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

The BJP today said that it is still negotiating with four to five sitting Meghalaya legislators of the state assembly to convince them to join the party. "We are negotiating with some MLAs. But we ca

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Turkmenistan FM arrives in Islamabad

Islamabad | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST

Turkmenistan Foreign Affairs Minister Rashid Meredov arrived in Islamabad on Monday on a two-day visit, during which he is expected to hold talks on bilateral and regional issues. He is visiting at t

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