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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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Uttarakhand fire reaches school in Himachal: Rajnath Singh says no casualties even as death toll reaches 7

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Uttarakhand fire reaches school in Himachal: Rajnath Singh says no casualties even as death toll reaches 7

The blazing fire that has been engulfing Uttarakhand forests for the past 88 days, reached a school in Himachal Pradesh.On Monday, aNDTVreport stated Pinegrove School in Kasauli had to be evacuated be...


'Declare drought as national emergency': Kailash Satyarthi urges PM Modi

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'Declare drought as national emergency': Kailash Satyarthi urges PM Modi

New Delhi:Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately declare drought as a "national emergency", saying it had badly hit children in rural a...

Syria crisis: Violence between rebels and Assad forces kills nine in Aleppo

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Syria crisis: Violence between rebels and Assad forces kills nine in Aleppo

Beirut: Syrian rebels and government forces on Tuesday shelled each other's neighborhoods in Aleppo, leaving at least nine dead and scores wounded on both sides as the diplomatic focus moved to Moscow...

NEET 2016: Aligarh Muslim University to file appeal before SC

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NEET 2016: Aligarh Muslim University to file appeal before SC

Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University, which conducts its own medical entrance test for admissions to medical courses, has decided to file an appeal before the Supreme Court on the issue of the National ...

School fee hikes loot parents; AAP govt only blowing its own trumpet: Child rights' lawyer

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School fee hikes loot parents; AAP govt only blowing its own trumpet: Child rights' lawyer

- Unaided private schools hike fees exorbitantly every year. - For a single admission, unaccounted donation of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 15 lakh is taken illegally. No receipt is given. - Money is taken on seve...

AgustaWestland row gets murkier: After Tyagi, ex-IAF chief NAK Browne's role under scanner

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AgustaWestland row gets murkier: After Tyagi, ex-IAF chief NAK Browne's role under scanner

Even as former Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi is facing heat over allegations in the AgustaWestland controversy, another former Air Force chief's name has cropped up in relation to the case.CNN-News18 quo...

Heat wave in Telangana claims more than 200 lives

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Heat wave in Telangana claims more than 200 lives

Hyderabad: Heat wave conditions in some parts of Telangana continued to take toll as the number of deaths rose to 219, according to the State Disaster Management department."These 219 deaths were...