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China-Nepal border port reopens

Kathmandu, Oct 13 A major China-Nepal border port in China’s Tibet region reopened on Tuesday after it was disrupted by the quake that hit Nepal on April 25.

The road leading to the port finally reopened after months of repair, allowing the port to operate again, Xinhua quoted…

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Who benefits by driving a wedge between Jammu and Kashmir? (News Analysis)

Srinagar, Oct 13 The nocturnal murderous attack on a Valley bound truck in Udhampur town of Jammu region on October 9 has sent ripples across communities in Jammu and Kashmir whose beneficiaries can only be enemies of peace and progress.

The Udhampur attack happened following a beef party organized and…

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VHP seeks anti-conversion law in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Oct 13 After a large number of tribals reportedly converted to Christianity in Jharkhand’s Gumla district, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has sought an anti-conversion law in the state.

“Anti conversion law should be formulated in Jharkhand. Christian missionaries are silently working on their agenda, converting tribals…

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Man visits Bihar from Saudi Arabia to cast his vote

Patna, Oct 13 The Bihar elections have drawn thousands of migrants to visit the state from far and wide to exercise their franchise this time, a trend perhaps not been visible with such an enthusiam earlier.

Mohammed Atiqur Rahman from Saudi Arabia is one of them.

Rahman says he visited…

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Alia Bhatt lauds Deepika for mental health initiative

Mumbai, Oct 12 Bollywood’s young star Alia Bhatt has come out to support her senior colleague Deepika Padukone on her “lovely” initiative to spread awareness about mental health.

Deepika, who has personally battled depression, has come out with an NGO “Live Love Laugh”, which will deal with the issue…

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Indian-origin doctor may get trip to space

Toronto, Oct 12 An Indian-origin neurosurgeon is training for a scientist-astronaut project that may give her a chance to travel in space, a media report said.

Shawna Pandya and her colleague Michael Gallagher, practicing in Edmonton, were getting training for Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere (PoSSUM…

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India’s August factory output expands by 6.4 percent

New Delhi, Oct 12 A rapid expansion in the manufacturing and mining sectors accelerated India’s factory output growth to 6.4 percent in August from a rise of 4.1 percent in the month before, official data showed on Monday.

The industrial output in the corresponding month of 2014…

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Indonesia to unveil stimulus plan on Thursday

Jakarta, Oct 12 The Indonesian government is to announce the fourth batch of economic stimulus measures on Thursday to lure investment and revive economy, officials said on Monday.

Indonesia has launched three stimulus packages since last month, which has boosted rupiah value against the US dollar, Xinhua news agency reported…

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No dent in Modi’s image, says Rajnath Singh

Patna, Oct 12 Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image has not dented, at least not in Bihar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, and added that the BJP is confident of forming the next government in the state.
Modi enjoys the same appeal as he did when he led…

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India fails to get MTCR membership, but wins wide support

New Delhi, Oct 12 India has failed in its maiden attempt to win consensus support for its entry to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).

But, inspiring hope for India, the outgoing Norwegian chairman of the grouping, Roald Næss, tweeted after the meeting concluded on October 9: “Broad support…

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