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Ayodhya ruling: India detains users for incendiary online posts

LUCKNOW/AYODHYA: Dozens of people in India have been detained on suspicion of publishing inflammatory social media posts and setting off celebratory firecrackers after the Supreme Court ruled to give a disputed religious site to Hindus, police said yesterday. The court

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Modi rejects Asia trade pact to protect India’s interests

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday that he could not compromise the interests of farmers and workers at home by joining a China-led regional trade pact after it failed to address Delhi’s concerns over market access. The Regional Comprehensive

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Under pressure, M’sia offers to increase imports from India after Kashmir row

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is considering raising imports of raw sugar and buffalo meat from India, potentially easing trade tensions after reports New Delhi could restrict Malaysian palm oil imports following the country’s criticism of India’s actions in Kashmir. Malaysia is

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Modi assures Kashmir lockdown will normalise in four months

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said it would take four months for Jammu and Kashmir to return to normal after his government stripped the state of its special status in August and imposed harsh restrictions. At a

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Modi and Xi to discuss border issues amid Kashmir row

NEW DELHI: Chinese President Xi Jinping and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to agree new security measures along their unsettled border during a summit today, officials said, in an effort to smooth ties ruffled by differences over Kashmir.

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Kashmir: M’sia-India ties still strong despite boycott campaign

KUALA LUMPUR: A proposed boycott of Malaysia by Indian netizens over social media would not jeopardise the country’s position in the international arena as well as its bilateral relations with India, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Foreign Minister Datuk

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Nine-year-old among nearly 150 children held in Indian Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Police in Indian Kashmir have detained 144 children, including a nine-year-old, since early August when the government revoked the disputed region’s special status and imposed a lockdown, according to a court-appointed committee’s report. But all those arrested and

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Pakistan’s Imran Khan warns of nuclear war over Indian Kashmir

NEW YORK: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned the United Nations yesterday that his country’s dispute with India over Kashmir could escalate into an all-out nuclear war that would have dire consequences for the world. In a fiery speech lasting

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US hopes India will lift Kashmir curbs soon

NEW YORK: The US hopes to see rapid action by India to lift restrictions it has imposed in Kashmir and the release of detainees there, the senior US diplomat for South Asia said yesterday. Alice Wells, the acting assistant secretary

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Farooq Abdullah’s arrest leaves India with little allies in Kashmir

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir: The detention of pro-India politicians and the crackdown against their party members in Indian-administered Kashmir indicate a further shrinking of New Delhi’s allies in the region. For the most part of the last five decades, the National

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