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India summons Pakistani diplomat, lodges protest over truce violations

India  summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner to India Syed Haider Shah and lodged a "strong protest" at the loss of life of a seven-month-old infant in unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Bhimber sector across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

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2 JMB militants get death penalty for killing Bangladesh professor

A court in Bangladesh on Tuesday handed out death sentence to two militants of the banned Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and life imprisonment to another three for the murder of a university professor in 2016.

Pakistan extends border fencing with Afghanistan: Army

Pakistan Army on Tuesday extended its border fencing with Afghanistan to southwestern Balochistan in its efforts to curb illegal cross-border movement of the militants.

India-Pakistan revive Track II dialogue


A group of Indian experts visited Pakistan without any prior publicity to discuss bilateral ties and revive the Track II diplomacy process with Islamabad, a welcome sign amid the virtually frozen dialogue. The original Track II initiative, Neemrana Dialogue, received a fresh start with the visit, diplomatic sources told PTI.  The interactions took place between April 28 to 30 in Islamabad.

Up to 200,000 Rohingyas at risk from monsoon rains in Bangladesh

The UN International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday said that up to 200,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, including 55,000 children, are at risk from the imminent monsoon, including pre-monsoon rain and storms that have already hit refugee camps in Cox's Bazaar.

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India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report

India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said.


India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...