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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities are investigating the identities of at least two other passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in addition to two who were found to be using stolen passports, a security official said. Investigators were verifying the identities with the relevant embassies in Malaysia, said the official, who has knowledge of the investigation and declined to be identified. The passengers being checked had all bought their tickets through China Southern Airlines, the official said. The flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, after losing contact with air traffic controllers off the eastern Malaysia coast.

No organised drug gangs in Goa, says chief minister Manohar Parrikar

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No organised drug gangs in Goa, says chief minister Manohar Parrikar

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said there are no "organised gangs" that distribute drugs in Goa. "There are no organized gangs which specialize in distribution of ...


Sania Mirza doesn't deserve to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP

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Sania Mirza doesn't deserve to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP

Hyderabad: Telangana BJP leader K Laxmantoday flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennisstar Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-outstate, terming her as "daughter-in-...

Finish projects on time, world won't wait for you: PM Modi to DRDO

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Finish projects on time, world won't wait for you: PM Modi to DRDO

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of delays in several of its major projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to speed up and comp...

Will clean up graft in censor board, no place for corruption: Javadekar

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Will clean up graft in censor board, no place for corruption: Javadekar

New Delhi: Following the arrest of Censor Board CEO Rakesh Kumar by CBI in connection with a case of alleged bribery, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today said that processes ...

Will try to get Civil Defence subject in textbooks: Rajnath Singh

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Will try to get Civil Defence subject in textbooks: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: The Home Ministry will take the initiative to introduce civil defence as a subject in school textbooks and curriculum to inculcate knowledge of this important life-saving skill in young min...

Both, Pakistan and India agree Kashmir is a dispute: Adbul Basit

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Both, Pakistan and India agree Kashmir is a dispute: Adbul Basit

New Delhi:Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Wednesday said his country's government attaches immense importance to having better relations with India, and that both the countries, acc...

Indian Mujahideen planned to send letters soaked with poison to targets: police

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Indian Mujahideen planned to send letters soaked with poison to targets: police

New Delhi: Suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives had planned to send letters soaked with poison to kill their targets, says a Delhi Police chargesheet filed in a case relating to an illegal arms...