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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)

Padma Awards 2015: Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar get Padma Vibhushan

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Padma Awards 2015: Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar get Padma Vibhushan

One of the highest civilian honours, Padma awards were announced on Sunday. President Pranab Mukherjee approved conferring of the prestigious award to 104 personalities from various fields of activiti...


Barack Obama pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, calls him rare gift to world

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Barack Obama pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, calls him rare gift to world

US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, on Sunday paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at the Rajghat memorial here describing his spirit as...

Breakthrough: India-US end six-year-old logjam over civil nuclear deal

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Breakthrough: India-US end six-year-old logjam over civil nuclear deal

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Sunday ended the six-year-old deadlock over operationalising the landmark civil nuclear deal signed in 2008."The civil nuclear...

Barack and I: The new political bromance of Modi and Obama on display for world

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Barack and I: The new political bromance of Modi and Obama on display for world

Chemistry between US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was very much evident today with the Indian leader calling him by his first name more than once during their joint m...

US President Obama Visit: India, US renew their 10 year Defence Framework Agreement

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US President Obama Visit: India, US renew their 10 year Defence Framework Agreement

Vowing to take defence ties to a "new level", India and the US on Sunday renewed their 10-year Defence Framework Agreement and agreed in principle to pursue joint development and production ...

India not to display Agni-V during Republic Day parade

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India not to display Agni-V during Republic Day parade

Agni-V, Indias intercontinental ballistic missile, will not be displayed during the Republic Day celebrations on Monday which will have US President Barack Obama as chief guest. The decision was on th...

From Malpua to Galauti Kebab: Presidential dinner for Obama has all the flavours of India

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From Malpua to Galauti Kebab: Presidential dinner for Obama has all the flavours of India

In perhaps the biggest ever Presidential banquet dinner, 250 people have been invited at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday night. President Pranab Mukherjee is hosting the dinnerfor US President Barack...