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Taliban captures Helmand's Khanashin district

Updated: Jul 30, 2016 14:51 IST      
Taliban captures Helmand's Khanashin district

Kabul, July 30 (ANI): Local officials on Saturday said that Khanashin district in Afghanistan's Helmand province has fallen to Taliban after hours of clashes with the security forces since last night.

Officials said that battle started after Taliban fighters attacked parts of the district on Friday night, reports Tolo news.

Omar Zwak, Helmand Governor's spokesman said clashes were underway between the Afghan troops and the Taliban rebels in parts of the district.

He said the Air Force has started supporting the ground troops in the district and nearly 20 Taliban rebels have been killed in the air raids.

Zwak added that one police personnel was killed and five others including Khanashin district police chief Abdul Rauf were injured in the conflict. (ANI)

Lahore [Pakistan], June 25 (ANI): Death toll in Pakistan tanker fire on Sunday rose to 148 and dozens more are in critical condition, reports AP quoting rescue officials.

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Panama Papers case 'a joke', says Sharif

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 15:32 IST     

London [United Kingdom], June 25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has described the ongoing case in the Panama Papers Leaks case as a joke, rather than as an effort on accountability.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 25 (ANI): Following his talks with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and National Security Adviser Haneef Atmar in Kabul, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has had similar discussions with senior Pakistan government officials in Islamabad.

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London [U.K.], June 25 (ANI): Accusing Pakistan, especially its armed forces and its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of promoting a willful campaign of cross-border terrorism in the region and the border areas, scores of Afghans took part in a protest march in Central London, and demanded that Islamabad stop its policies of spreading instability in their country.

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Trump accuses Obama of not acting against Russia, again

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 10:35 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has accused former president Barack Obama of not taking an action against Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, suggesting that they were trying to help Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Over 120 killed as oil tanker catches fire in Pakistan

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 10:34 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], June 25 (ANI) : Over 120 people were charred to death when an oil tanker burst into flames in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, on Sunday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Throwing light on the issues that will be discussed in an upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday, Vijay Chauthaiwale, In-Charge, Department of Foreign Affairs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that counter-terrorism would be a major topic of discussion.

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Egypt President Sisi ratifies Red Sea islands deal

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 08:51 IST     

Cairo [Egypt], June 25 (ANI): Eypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified the maritime demarcation deal that cedes sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread public criticism of the deal.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Modi, who reached Washington D.C. minutes back, would be the first world leader to have a working dinner with Trump at the White House on Monday.

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Indian expats in U.S. cheer for PM Modi ahead of his arrival

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 07:02 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi was about to arrive at the Andrews Air Force base here, the Indian diaspora seemed excited and all set to render a warm welcome to him, who is on his fourth visit to the U.S. capital.

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PM Modi touches down at Andrews AF base fourth time in three years

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 06:51 IST      By: Smita Prakash

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is no stranger to Washington D.C. As the head of the Indian Government, this is his fourth visit to the American capital.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): The H1B Visa issue will most likely not be sorted out in the upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump, Joshua White, who served the Obama White House as senior advisor and director for South Asian affairs at the National Security Council, has said, adding, apart from the U.S. Congress, even the latter is opposed to reviving it.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled meeting with United States President Donald Trump, senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Alyssa Ayres on Sunday said that a first in-person interaction is essential to bring a good chemistry between the two leaders as both Washington and New Delhi are concerned about terrorism emanating from Pakistan.

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New Delhi [India], June 25 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump inveighed against former president Barack Obama for having failed to respond to Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.

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Looking forward to host 'true friend' Modi: Donald Trump

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 02:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 25 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that he has important issues to discuss with his 'true friend' Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Lisbon [Portugal], June 25 (ANI): In a gesture highlighting his deep friendship and amicable bonds with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa was present at the airport to bid goodbye to the former, as he emplaned for his next stop-Washington D.C.

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India, Portugal sign 11 MoUs across various fields

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 01:41 IST     

Lisbon [Portugal], June 25 (ANI): India and Portugal have signed eleven MOUs for cooperation in areas including double taxation avoidance, science and technology, trade and investment, nanotechnology, space research, administrative reforms and culture.

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UK Parliament rocked by cyberattack, MPs targeted

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 01:23 IST     

New York [U.S.], June. 25 (ANI): A spokesperson for the Houses of Parliament has confirmed that the UK Parliament's computer system has been hit by a cyberattack.

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Lisbon [Portugal], June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the Overseas Citizen of India card to Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who traces his routes to Goa.

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Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 (ANI) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa launched a unique startup Portal - the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) - aimed at providing information on start-up hotspots in the two countries and associated policies.

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