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Myth of opposition unity just a chimera: Omar

August 8: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has hinted at the BJP returning to power in 2019 general elections, saying the "myth" of opposition unity was just a "chimera".

China’s claims on Arunachal meaningless: Chinese scholar

August 5: In an unusual move, a Chinese strategic analyst has questioned Beijing’s "national obsession" with Arunachal Pradesh, saying that the state is only a "chicken rib" and hardly an "asset" for the country.

Hope countries cooperate in fighting all forms of terror:India on Azhar issue

August 5: Upset over China stalling the move to list JeM’s Masood Azhar a global terrorist by the UN, India today hoped that countries sharing its concerns over international terrorism would cooperate in fighting all forms of terror.

China’s investments under CPEC safe: New Pak PM assures China

August 5: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has assured a worried China that its over USD 50 billion investment under the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor

US warns against ’staggering’ leaks, vows crackdown

August 5: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions today vowed a tough crackdown on people revealing classified or sensitive national security information

Migrants will not get welfare for first five years: Trump

August 5: Days after announcing his support to a merit-based immigration system, President Donald Trump has said that migrants will not get welfare in the first five years after they arrive in the US.

US informs UN its intention to withdraw from Paris deal

August 5: The US has submitted its formal communication to the UN indicating it will withdraw from the historic 2015 Paris climate agreement as soon as possible, the State Department has said.

Judge sets $30K bail for UK researcher in malware case

August 5: A Las Vegas federal judge has set bail of USD 30,000 for a celebrated young British cybersecurity researcher accused by US prosecutors

UN chief asks US to re-engage in 2015 Paris climate agreement

August 5: The UN chief today urged the US to re-engage with the 2015 Paris climate agreement even after America submitted its formal communication indicating its intention to withdraw from the historic pact as soon as possible.

Anti-defection law of no help to check cross-voting

August 5: The Election Commission’s reminder about the NOTA (None of The Above) option in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat and other states triggered anxiety among major parties.

J&K govt attaches IAS officer after objectionable pics surface on social media

August 5: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday attached a senior IAS officer after his alleged objectionable pictures with some girls in a hotel room went viral on social media.

Three LeT militants killed in Sopore encounter

August 5: Three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, armed with latest AK-74 rifles, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district in an overnight encounter.

90.83 per cent voting till 1 pm in vice presidential election

August 5: More than 90 per cent votes in the vice presidential election had been cast by 1 pm, the assistant returning officer said today.

BJP, RSS behind murderous attack on Rahul’s car: Congress

August 5: The Congress today accused the BJP and the RSS of being behind what it described as a "murderous attack" on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat and claimed it was a "pre- planned" conspiracy.

Modi, Naidu, Sonia early voters in VP election

August 5: Parliamentarians queued up in Parliament House on Saturday to cast their votes to elect the next vice president.

3 injured in firing allegedly by Army personnel in J-K

August 5: Three persons were today injured when Army personnel allegedly opened fire at a group of stone- pelting youths in Bandipora district of Kashmir,police said.

Dialogue is the only way to resolve conflicts: PM

August 5: Dialogue is the only way to cut through deep-rooted religious stereotypes and prejudices that divide communities across the world and sow seeds of conflict between nations and societies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

Nagaland CM seeks disqualification of ten NPF MLAs

August 5: Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang has filed a composite disqualification petition to the state Assembly speaker against ten NPF legislators.

Four Spanish tourists among five killed in AP accident

August 5: Five persons including four Spanish nationals were killed and six others injured when their van was involved in a collision with a container truck at Punganoor, about 100 kms from here today, police said

China realises N Korea is becoming greater threat: US official

August 4: China has realised that nuclear-armed North Korea is becoming a greater threat to its security and is working to address the challenge posed by Pyongyang, a top US official has said.

India may face deadly heat waves within decades: study

August 4: Nearly 1.5 billion people in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are likely to face deadly heat waves within the next few decades due to climate change

Pak EC bars Shehbaz Sharif from campaigning for by-election

August 4: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has been barred by the Election Commission of Pakistan from taking part in his own by-election campaign to a National Assembly

Military brought Pak on track, civilians derailed it: Musharraf

August 4: Pakistan’s former dictator Pervez Musharraf, who faces treason charges, has defended the country’s previous military rulers

Pakistan govt website hacked, Indian national anthem posted

August 4: The Pakistan government website was today reportedly hacked briefly by unknown hackers who posted the Indian national anthem and Independence Day greetings on the web page.

India should show willingness for peace through deeds: China

August 4: China today said India should show through deeds its willingness to maintain peace at the border and claimed that 48 Indian soldiers were at Doklam area backed by a "large number" .

Narendra Modi has ushered in a golden age for BJP: US think tank

August 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ushered in a golden age for the BJP as the party made a comeback to power in Bihar after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar relegated coalition partner Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)

Cabinet of new Pak PM Abbasi sworn in

August 4: The Cabinet of Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was sworn in today with media reports saying that Khawaja Asif has been appointed the country’s first full-time foreign minister since 2013.

Building wall least important thing: Trump to Mexican prez

August 4: US President Donald Trump during his call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledged that his promise to get Mexico to pay for a controversial border wall has left him cornered as he described the wall "the least important thing".

’Rajiv Gandhi was genuinely interested about US military ties’

August 4: Rajiv Gandhi was "genuinely interested" in developing military ties with the US and the former Indian prime minister had shown he could move India’s foreign policy in new directions

Govt to enhance human milk bank facility

August 4: The government proposes to enhance the human milk bank facility which was recently launched in a city hospital, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

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