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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince dismissed: Royal decree


Riyadh, Apr 29: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman today dismissed the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Moqren bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud, and replaced him with the Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef. ”We have decided to respond to his highness and what he had expressed about his desire to be relieved from the position of crown prince,” said a statement ...

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India cancels licences of nearly 9,000 NGOs over foreign funds


New Delhi : India has cancelled the registration of nearly 9,000 charities for failing to declare details of donations from abroad, as New Delhi tightens surveillance on foreign-funded non-governmental organisations in the country.The crackdown comes days after the government suspended the licence of Greenpeace India and put U.S.-based Ford Foundation on a security watch list, ordering government approval of any ...

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Death toll in Nepal may go up to 10,000: PM Sushil Koirala


Kathmandu, April 28: The death toll in Nepal’s devastating earthquake may go up to 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Tuesday told the envoys of India, China and the US. Koirala told the ambassadors that nearly 4,400 people were already dead from Saturday’s temblor, many of the thousands of injured were in serious condition and further hundreds were missing across ...

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Ram Jethmalani shoots 12 stinging questions to Arun Jaitley on black money!


Rajya Sabha MP and senior criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani published an article in the form of an advertisement in The Indian Express, criticising the Narendra Modi government for its stance on the black money issue. In the ad published on April 28, the former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member posed 12 stinging questions to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asking ...

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Indian naval ship INS Tarangini leaves on 8-month voyage to Europe


Kochi, Apr 28: INS Tarangini, the sail training ship of Indian Navy, left the port of Kochi on an eight month voyage through Europe to participate in the annual Tall Ship Races and other events organised under the aegis of Sail Training International. During these eight months, the ship is expected to travel approximately 17,000 miles under sails. In addition ...

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