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NEW DELHI: Banning of internet during examinations and security concerns have costed India’s economy $968 million. Going by the Brookings Institution findings, India was most hurt globally by as many as 22 internet shutdowns that cost the country’s economy $968 million from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. The Washington DC-based, Brookings Institution, a …

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LUCKNOW: At least 24 people, including 20 women, were killed in a stampede that took place on the Rajghat Bridge that connects Varanasi to Chandauli on Saturday afternoon. More than 60 persons have been injured in the incident following the rumour of bridge cracking to collapse leading to the stampede. Government authorities have confirmed the …

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By Ansar Abbasi ISLAMABAD: The Indian foreign secretary in a recent meeting with German ambassador in New Delhi is said to have admitted that there was no “surgical strike” undertaken by the Indian Army inside Azad Kashmir. This startling information has been shared by the German authorities during a recent official meeting with Pakistan Embassy …

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NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University administration on Thursday ordered an inquiry into burning of effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others by a section of students in the university campus on the occasion of Dussehra by projecting them as Ravana. “We have ordered an inquiry into the effigy burning incident and are examining …

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NEW DELHI: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar is planning to seek a replacement for the BMW car she was given as a token of appreciation for her performance at the Rio Olympics. The luxury car is proving hard to maintain in her hometown of Agartala, her family said. She was given the car in August by the …

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ISLAMABAD: A prominent Pakistani journalist has been barred from leaving the country after he reported on a rift between civilian and military leaderships during a key meeting in which the powerful ISI was told that its support for terror groups led to Pakistan’s international isolation. Cyril Almeida, a columnist and reporter for the Dawn newspaper, …

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Indian Spokesman Bureau: NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who until recently was on the fast track of losing his credibility for failing to deliver what he had promised with 125 billion people of India for being voted to power in April 2014, goes gaga over the countrywide overwhelming praise by all and sundry …

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, has said that Pakistan wants de-escalation of tensions with India for the collective good of the entire region. Radio Pakistan quoted Aziz as saying in an interview that no progress was visible in the Pakistan-Indian relations until Narendra Modi was in power in …

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