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Lawmakers to summon President Ghani over string of terror attacks

Updated: Jan 12, 2017 04:01 IST      
Lawmakers to summon President Ghani over string of terror attacks

Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan. 12 (ANI): Lawmakers at the Lower House of Afghan Parliament condemning Tuesday's deadly explosions said that President Ashraf Ghani must be summoned to brief them on the chain of events that claimed the lives of dozens of people in a string of explosions.

The MPs referred to Article 69 of the Constitution and said based on that Article, MPs have the right to summon the president of the country.

"If you look at CCTV footage, a white Corolla vehicle explodes 10 minutes (after the first explosion). Now you can imagine the negligence of security personnel," Tolo News quoted MP Abdul Qadir Zazai as saying on Wednesday.

Other lawmakers said they have started collecting MPs' signatures for consensus to summon Ghani, arguing that attacks on such a large-scale indicate a breakdown in intelligence.

Reports indicate that more than 50 people were killed in twin blasts in Kabul which was claimed by the Taliban.

Almost 36 of the victims were employees of the Lower House and 11 others were staff members of the Upper House of Parliament.

The MPs warned that more attacks could happen in future if government fails to come up with robust and comprehensive security measures for the capital and other big cities in the country. (ANI)

PM Modi, Trump called on Pak to curb terrorism: MEA

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 07:04 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that terrorism and counter-terrorism ruled the discussions between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump even as they called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terror attacks on other countries.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump gave Indian Prime Minister a guided tour of his residence quarters in the White House, including Lincoln bedroom and showed him a copy of the famous Gettysburg address of the 16th President of the United States of America and the desk on which he wrote it, on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid special emphasis on the growing camaraderie between India and the United States even as he addressed the media jointly with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House here on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump stressed on eliminating and destroying radical Islamic terrorism even as he addressed the press, along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the White House here on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the second day of visit to the United States, sat down for delegation-level talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House here.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi was grateful to United States President Donald Trump as he, along with the First Lady, Melania, rendered a warm and grand welcome to the Indian Head of State.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump extended a warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi even as he, along with First Lady Melania, received him at the White House on Monday.

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Trump, Melania receive PM Modi at White House

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 01:42 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump along with First Lady Melania received Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday.

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Al-Qaeda releases Swedish hostage held in Mali since 2011

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 01:40 IST     

Stockholm [Sweden], June 27 (ANI): Johan Gustafsson, a Swedish national who was held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been released.

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Washington DC [United States] June 27 (ANI): Pakistan is the United States' 'frenemy' and not an ally in war on terror, said a United States security expert on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 (ANI): Washington's decision to designate Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist shows that the United Sates recognises that India is a victim of terrorism, said a senior political scientist here.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): Speaking ahead of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump here on Monday, former Pakistan ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani expressed hope that with closer India-U.S. ties, Islamabad would also change its policies towards terror groups.

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New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his meeting with Secretary of State United States of America Rex W. Tillerson and Secretary of Defence Corps General James Mattis discussed ways to counter terrorism effectively.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): India on Monday welcomed Washington's decision to designate Hizbul Chief Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist.'

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Washington DC [U.S.A.], June 26 (ANI): With Prime Minister Narendra Modi all set to meet US President Donald Trump today, Senior Associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Michael Kugelman said that counter-terrorism is a major area of co-operation between the two countries, and the war against Islamic terrorism is bound to bring both nations together.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.], June. 26 (ANI): In a major vindication for India and embarrassment for Pakistan, the U.S. Department of State on Monday designated Hizbul Chief Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist'.

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Washington D.C.: PM Modi meets US State Secy and Defense Secy

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 22:06 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): Ahead of his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): Director of India Initiative at Hudson Institute Dr. Aparna Pande has said that closer ties between India and U.S. will surely send a strong message to China and especially Pakistan, who would come under pressure to take action against terror groups enjoying safe haven in the country.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday permitted the Trump administration to partially reinstate the travel ban which would affect people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

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New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has alleged that the former administration failed to take action against Russia for election meddling, as it was confident of Hillary Clinton's win.

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