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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has launched an "anti-terrorist" operation in the eastern city of Kharkiv and about 70 "separatists" have been arrested for seizing the regional administration building, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Tuesday.On his Facebook page, Avakov said: "An anti-terrorist operation has been launched. The city centre is blocked along with metro stations. Do not worry. Once we finish, we will open them again."Ukraine's Interior Ministry was quoted as saying by Interfax-Ukraine news agency that those detained were suspected of "illegal activity related to separatism, the organisation of mass disorder, damage to human health" and breaking other laws.(reporting by Richard Balmforth, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Timothy Heritage)

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Netherlands plans to ban full-face veil in public places

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Netherlands plans to ban full-face veil in public places

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government on Friday agreed to introduce a partial ban on the wearing of the full-face veil in public places, the Home Affairs Ministry said in a statement.The proposed...


From politicians to Bollywood, Naqvi faces flak for 'go to Pak' remark on beef ban

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From politicians to Bollywood, Naqvi faces flak for 'go to Pak' remark on beef ban

New Delhi:Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's remark on beef eaters has drawn strong reaction from the political class and also from some members of the filmfraternity who have trashed it outrightDem...

Selection process of IIT directors like 'running lottery': Kakodkar

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Selection process of IIT directors like 'running lottery': Kakodkar

New Delhi: Breaking his silence, Chairman of IIT Bombay's Board of Governors Anil Kakodkar on Friday said he had resigned because he did not want to be part of the selection process of IIT directors w...

Delhi High Court refuses contempt notice against Khobragade's ex-maid

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Delhi High Court refuses contempt notice against Khobragade's ex-maid

New Delhi: Delhi High Court today refused to pass any interim order on a plea by Devyani Khobragade, former Deputy Consul-General of India in New York, seeking contempt action against her former house...

ONGC, OIL free from subsidy if average oil price is $60/barrel

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ONGC, OIL free from subsidy if average oil price is $60/barrel

New Delhi: The government has exempted oil producers ONGC and Oil India from payment of fuel subsidy if the global oil prices average up to $60 a barrel, but will pay a graded rate beyond this thresho...

The Maggi saga: Nestle noodles now to be tested by Maharashtra FDA

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The Maggi saga: Nestle noodles now to be tested by Maharashtra FDA

Mumbai: Food and Drug Administration in Maharashtra on Fridaysaid it will verify the claims about presence of lead in Maggi noodles before taking a decision onrecalling the product.FDA in UP had claim...

Islamic State claims Yemen mosque attack through Twitter statement

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Islamic State claims Yemen mosque attack through Twitter statement

Cairo: A bomb exploded at a Shi'ite Houthi mosque in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, wounding 13 people, a security source said, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a st...