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US envoy Richard Verma condemns Uri attack

Updated: Sep 18, 2016 15:51 IST      
US envoy Richard Verma condemns Uri attack

New Delhi [India], Sept. 18 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador to India, Richard Verma on Sunday condemned the terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, where 17 soldiers of the Indian Army were killed and extended condolence to the family members of those killed.

"We strongly condemn the terror attack in Uri, J&K. Our thoughts are with the families of the brave soldiers who lost their lives #UriAttack," tweeted Verma.

The Army in a statement said that a group of heavily armed terrorists targeted the rear administrative base of a unit at Uri earlier today, and in the counter action, four terrorists have been eliminated and combing operations are in progress.

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh has reached the Valley to take stock of the situation.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also postponed his forthcoming visits to the United States and Russia in the wake of terrorist attack.

He has instructed Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior officers in the Ministry of Home Affairs to closely monitor the situation in the Valley.

Rajnath, who chaired a high-level meeting at his residence over the terror attack, stated that he has apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the deliberations of the security review meeting this afternoon.

Branding Pakistan as a 'terrorist state' and stating that it should be identified and isolated as such, the Home Minister added that there are definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of Uri attack were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped. (ANI)

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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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India, Portugal sign new agreements in 'taxation'

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 21:10 IST     

Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 (ANI): India and Portugal on Saturday signed new agreements in the field of taxation, science, space, youth affairs and sports to further expand their bilateral relations.

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Washington D.C. [United States], June 24 (ANI): Director of India initiative at Hudson Institute Dr. Aparna Pande has said that H1B visa is a part of United States President Donald Trump's desire to overhaul the entire immigration system of the country.

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Death toll in Parachinar twin blasts reaches over 50

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 19:51 IST     

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Portuguese PM arranges special 'Gujarati lunch' for PM Modi

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 19:42 IST     

Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 (ANI): A gesture exuding personal warmth and attention, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa organised a special Gujarati meal at the lunch organised for visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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PM Modi arrives in Portugal on first leg of three-nation tour

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:58 IST     

Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Lisbon, Portugal on the first leg of his three-nation tour on Saturday.

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The 'Indian connection' will reflect in Modi-Costa talks

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:15 IST     

Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 (ANI): The Indian connection of Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio

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The Hague [The Netherlands], June 24 (ANI): The United Nations has awarded the first prize for public service to the West Bengal Government for its girl child scheme titled "Kanyashree Prakalpa".

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Student injured in explosion in South Waziristan

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 16:38 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 24 (ANI): At least one student was injured when a landmine exploded in Ladha, South Waziristan, on Saturday.

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JIT interrogates Sharif's son-in-law

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 16:12 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 24 (ANI): Captain (Retired) Mohammad Safdar, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son-in-law, was interrogated by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that is looking into the Panamagate case on Saturday.

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14 PIA personnel arrested for drug smuggling through planes

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 14:36 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 24 (ANI): Fourteen employees of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have reportedly been arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on charges of drug smuggling through PIA aircraft.

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Two suspected terrorists killed in Peshawar

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 14:35 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 24 (ANI): Police in Peshawar have confirmed the elimination of two suspected terrorists in the Chamkani area of the city this morning.

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