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  • Afghan forces kill 14 IS militants in Nangarhar

    Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Jan 17 (IANS) Security forces during overnight operations killed 14 Islamic State (IS) terror group militants in the eastern Nangarhar province, provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogiani said Wednesday.According to the official, units of security forces raided the...

  • Second giant panda baby born in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: A female giant panda in a zoo here has given birth to a second cub, zoo officials said on Wednesday.The cub is the second born to giant pandas Xing Xing and Liang Liang, after Nuan Nuan was born in 2015. She was returned to China last November.A video released by the National Zoo of...

  • Australian Open: Youngsters trouble top seeds (Roundup)

    Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Many of the top seeds at the Australian Open tennis tournament struggled through their second round matches here on Wednesday, as young guns put on a show for the 70,000 fans in attendance at Melbourne Park.What was supposed to be a routine match up for women's singles...

  • Muslim bodies demand competitive bidding for Haj travel

    New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A day after the Narendra Modi government announced withdrawal of Haj subsidy, prominent Muslim organisations, including Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, on Wednesday reiterated their demand for competitive...

  • Gadkari seeks states cooperation on river interlinking

    New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday called upon state governments to cooperate with each other and with the central government to expedite the projects for interlinking of rivers.Addressing the 14th meeting of the Special Committee for Inter-linking of...

  • Adani Power net loss widens to Rs 1,290.74 cr in Q3

    Ahmadabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Adani Power on Wednesday reported that its consolidated net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 has widened to Rs 1,290.74 crore from Rs 667.89 crore loss in the year-ago period.Revenue from operations during the quarter declined 10.8 percent to Rs 4,844.46 crore,...

  • Afghan leaders ask UNSC to mobilise global pressure on Pakistan: Haley

    By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) Afghanistan's leaders have asked the Security Council to mobilise international pressure on Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists, United States Permanent Representative Nikki Haley said on Wednesday.Meeting reporters here after the Council's weekend...

  • US decision on Jerusalem caused 30 deaths: Palestinian President

    Cairo, Jan 17 (IANS) Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said that protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has left 30 people dead, 7,000 wounded and some 1,000 imprisoned.Abbas made his remarks on the opening day of al-Azhar...

  • India-Israel ties get fillip with Modi, Netanyahu's Gujarat visit

    By Amit CowperGandhinagar:The greetings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 'Dhanyavad Mere Pyare Dost' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and 'Aliechem Shalom' by Modi to his Israeli counterpart depicted the bonhomie between the two leaders during their visit to Gujarat on Wednesday....

  • UP okays drinking inside liquor model shops

    Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) In good news for tipplers in Uttar Pradesh, they will now be allowed to consume liquor inside model shops.This comes after an amendment in section 24(a) of the Combined Excise Act of 1910 was cleared by the state cabinet at a meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi...

  • Koreas to carry single flag in Winter Olympics opening (Lead)

    Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) Bitter cross-border enemies North and South Korea on Wednesday said both countries would march under a single flag during the opening ceremony of the upcoming Winter Olympics.The development comes amid talks aimed at reducing tensions between the two nations still technically...

  • CJI Misra likely to meet four rebel SC judges on Thursday

    New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Chief Justice Dipak Misra is likely to meet the four rebel judges -- Justices J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph -- on Thursday to resolve issues relating to the allocation of cases and the functioning of the court.The meeting that was expected...