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Indian telecom major cuts call tariffs to Bangladesh, Nepal

One of India's telecom majors, Bharti Airtel, has sharply cut international call tariffs to Bangladesh and Nepal for its prepaid customers to boost consumption on these routes and, in turn, drive overseas call revenues.

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India's first anti-corruption ombudsman appointed

The Indian government, at the end of its current tenure in office, has appointed a retired judge of the Supreme Court as its first anti-corruption watchdog.

Former Pak President Musharraf moved to hospital

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf required sudden hospitalisation in Dubai after suffering a reaction to treatment he is undergoing for a rare disease, the media reported.

Violence in district polls kills six in Bangladesh

At least six people, including four law enforcers, an election official and a school teacher, were shot dead and 16 others injured in district level polling in the Rangamati Baghaichhari upazila in in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill tracts, in a violent turn of events after the second phase of the local polls.

India, Maldives pledge to fight terror, support each other

India and the Maldives have reiterated support for each other in areas of mutual interest, including combating terrorism, while the Maldives vowed to remain "sensitive" towards India's strategic interests in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

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