Former Indian MP, brother shot dead live on TV

Gunmen seemingly posing as journalists shot dead a former Indian member of parliament and his brother live on TV as they were being taken in handcuffs to hospital by police, authorities said.

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Iran seals 150 businesses in headscarf crackdown

Iranian police said on Sunday authorities had closed more than 150 businesses in 24 hours for not respecting the obligation for women to wear headscarves under Iran's strict Islamic dress code.

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G7 foreign ministers meet in Japan

G7 allies met yesterday for two days of “difficult” climate talks in northern Japan, facing pressure to show progress on key fossil fuel commitments in an example to other major economies including China.

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Japan PM unhurt, resumes campaigning

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was evacuated unhurt after a suspect threw what appeared to be a smoke bomb at an outdoor speech in western Japan yesterday.

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Pakistan's top court directs central bank to issue funds for snap polls

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday directed the central bank to issue funds for provincial snap polls, a court order said, a day after parliament ruled against provision of the money, deepening a discord between the judiciary and the government amid months of economic and political turmoil.

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Pak govt, judiciary in new standoff

Pakistan’s government yesterday rejected a panel set up and headed by the chief justice that is due to rule on a draft law clipping his powers, claiming conflict of interest, the latest standoff amid months of economic and political turmoil.

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India opens new probe into BBC

India’s financial crime-fighting agency has opened an investigation into alleged violations of foreign exchange rules by the BBC, a source told Reuters yesterday, months after tax officials searched the broadcaster’s Mumbai and Delhi offices.

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Stay on conviction: Court to rule on Rahul Gandhi's plea April 20

A sessions court in Surat in India's Gujarat today said it will give its ruling on April 20 regarding a criminal defamation case against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who is seeking a stay on his conviction.

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Asean 'strongly condemns' Myanmar air strike that killed dozens

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), criticised for its inaction over the deepening Myanmar crisis, yesterday strongly condemned air strikes that reportedly killed dozens of people

BBC India sued for ‘violation of foreign exchange rules’

India’s enforcement directorate (ED) today filed a case against BBC India for alleged violation of foreign exchange rules, the directorate’s officials said..The case was registered under stringent Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), reports our New Delhi correspondent..The enforc

Agartala-Akhaura rail link likely to be opened by year-end: Indian minister

"We are expecting this project to be inaugurated by the end of this year and in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina," he told media at Nischintapur

4 cops killed by militants in Pakistan

Four policemen were killed yesterday in a gunbattle with militants in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, police said, hours after four people died in a bomb blast in the region’s capital.

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Sri Lanka again delays local polls

Sri Lanka again postponed local polls yesterday in defiance of a court order, delaying a de facto referendum on President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s efforts to restore the bankrupt island nation’s finances.

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How to build a well-planned city: lessons from Singapore

Singapore has long been recognized as a model city for its impeccable urban planning, making it one of the most desirable places to live and work in the world. Over the years, the city-state has made tremendous efforts to enhance the quality of life of its citizens through thoughtful and proactive planning initiatives.

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PM of Pakistan-administered Kashmir sacked by court

Pakistan administered Kashmir's Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas was sacked from his office by a court today in a contempt case, the court order said..Ilyas comes from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has been locked in a political wrangl

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50 killed as Myanmar military attacks rebel gathering

At least 50 people were killed in central Myanmar today in an air strike by the military on an event attended by opponents to its rule, according to media and members of a local resistance movement..Citing residents in the Sagaing region, BBC Burmese, Radio Free Asia (RFA), and the Irrawad

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Indian EC revokes TMC’s national party status

In a setback for West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress, India’s Election Commission yesterday revoked its status as a national party.

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Four killed in blast targeting police vehicle

Four people were killed and fifteen injured in a bombing targeting a police vehicle in a marketplace in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta yesterday, a hospital official said.

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China ends Taiwan drills

China ended three days of military drills around Taiwan yesterday saying they had tested integrated military capabilities under actual combat conditions, having practised precision strikes and blockading the island that Beijing views as its own.

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China criticises Indian minister’s visit

China firmly opposes a visit by India’s home minister to Arunachal Pradesh and views his activities in the area as violating Beijing’s territorial sovereignty, a foreign ministry spokesperson told a news briefing yesterday.

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Indian EC revokes Trinamool Congress' national party status

In a setback for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress, India’s Election Commission today revoked its status as a national party

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