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In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a tit-for-tat response.

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Beacon from crashed EgyptAir flight 804 detected, search narrows

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Beacon from crashed EgyptAir flight 804 detected, search narrows

Cairo: A French vessel that joined the searchfor the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66people on board arrived on Fridayin the crash area, as Egyptianofficials said search teams in ...


Ready for 'loose cannon' Trump's fantasy campaign, says Hillary Clinton

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Ready for 'loose cannon' Trump's fantasy campaign, says Hillary Clinton

Washington: Describing Donald Trump as "an unqualified loose cannon", Democratic presidential front- runner Hillary Clinton has warned that every American should be concerned that th...

Major space breakthrough: Astronomers discover giant planet orbiting a young star

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Major space breakthrough: Astronomers discover giant planet orbiting a young star

Washington: Astronomers have discovered a giant planet, at least eight times larger than Jupiter, that orbits a two million-year-old star about 450 light years from Earth, contradicting a long-standin...

Two years on, Modi govt has managed to bolster foreign policy along all axes

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Two years on, Modi govt has managed to bolster foreign policy along all axes

When Narendra Modi swept to power in May 2014, nobody could have dreamed that he would mouldIndia's foreign policy so decisively. Observers both foreign and domestic opined that Modi would not focus ...

Have Broken Middlemen-Defence Ministry Nexus: Manohar Parrikar

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Have Broken Middlemen-Defence Ministry Nexus: Manohar Parrikar

New Delhi: The nexus between the middlemen, arms agents and Defence Ministry officials has been broken, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday and termed it as one of the "biggest achievemen...

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa seeks Modi's intervention in release of 5 fishermen

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Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa seeks Modi's intervention in release of 5 fishermen

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in securing the release of five fishermen from the state jailed in Iran.In a letter to Mo...

Water across 91 major reservoirs in India dips to 17 percent

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Water across 91 major reservoirs in India dips to 17 percent

New Delhi: Water level in 91 majorreservoirs across the country has dipped to 17 percent oftheir total capacity, the government said Friday.According to Union Water Resources Ministry, 26.816billion c...