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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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Scorpne leak: French firm DCNS moves court for injunction against 'The Australian' newspaper

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Scorpne leak: French firm DCNS moves court for injunction against 'The Australian' newspaper

Melbourne: Embattled French defence firm DCNS has approached the Supreme Court in Australia seeking an injunction against The Australian from further publishing the leaked documents of India's Scorpen...


If Kashmir issue is not resolved under PM Modi, it will never be resolved: Mehbooba Mufti

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If Kashmir issue is not resolved under PM Modi, it will never be resolved: Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu: Stating that the approach adopted by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the only way to resolve the Kashmir dispute, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday claime...

Manohar Parrikar visits US: New Delhi, Washington set to sign key logistics agreement

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Manohar Parrikar visits US: New Delhi, Washington set to sign key logistics agreement

New Delhi: India and the US are set to sign a key logistics agreement this week which will enable both militaries to use each other's assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies.Defence ...

ACB examins Sheila Dikshit connection with Tanker scam, gives her a questionnaire

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ACB examins Sheila Dikshit connection with Tanker scam, gives her a questionnaire

New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was on Sunday"examined" by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) in connection with her alleged involvement in the multi-crore rupees...

Rajnath Singh may lead all-party delegation to Kashmir on 3 September

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Rajnath Singh may lead all-party delegation to Kashmir on 3 September

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to lead the all-party delegation which will visit Jammu and Kashmir on 3 September even as the state continues to be on edge.As unrest in the Kashmir V...

Discussed situation in Kashmir with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, says Burhan Wani's father

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Discussed situation in Kashmir with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, says Burhan Wani's father

Srinagar: The father of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who met the Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the latter's ashram in Bengaluru, today said he discussed the situation...

Kerala: 32 fishermen rescued after two boats capsize near coastal villages

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Kerala: 32 fishermen rescued after two boats capsize near coastal villages

Thiruvanthapuram: Thirty two fishermen were rescued in Kerala on Sunday in two separate incidents after their boats capsized off two coastal villages in the state.In the first instance, 15 fishermen w...