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US President Donald Trump's new travel ban can "compound" the anguish of refugees fleeing deadly violence and persecution, the UN refugee agency has warned.


Turkish, Russian and US military chiefs held talks today in the southern Turkish city of Antalya to discuss regional issues including Iraq and Syria, the Turkish army said.


The Japanese government today took a major step to overhaul century-old sex crime laws as it seeks to impose tougher penalties and make prosecutions easier.


More than 2,000 fighters sent from Iran have been killed in Iraq and Syria, the head of Iran's veterans' affairs office said today.


An avalanche hit a ski slope in the popular French Alps resort of Tignes today but no one was hurt, the resort said. Police had told AFP earlier today that the avalanche, which hit at about 10:00 am (0900 GMT), had engulfed "many" skiers.


The Sri Lankan navy has promised a thorough probe into the killing of an Indian fisherman but denied that it was responsible for his death after India raised the issue with Sri Lanka's prime minister.


China hosted a delegation of top Afghan Taliban leaders recently as part of its efforts to encourage the militant group to join the peace process in the war-torn Afghanistan, a media report said today.


The Kerala government plans to go for a cloud seeding experiment to tackle the severe drought situation prevailing in the state, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the assembly today.


Political parties, including the Congress, have become "family private limited" companies and hence, a new platform is needed for Tamil youngsters seeking a political career, P Chidambaram's son Karti has said. "They (youngsters) do not have space in any party.


The Maharashtra Legislative Council was adjourned today after members cutting across party lines demanded termination of membership of Independent MLC Prashant Paricharak for allegedly making insulting remarks on wives of soldiers.


The Osmania University (OU) is gearing up to hold its centenary celebrations with focus on bringing reforms in various dimensions as well as good academic atmosphere and research culture.


Describing the ongoing delimitation of panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir as a sham, National Conference today urged the Election Commission to intervene and prevent "subversion" of democracy in the sensitive state.

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Redoubtable rights activist Irom Sharmila will take on chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh in the second and last phase of polling in Manipur tomorrow in 22 Assembly constituencies.


The Meghalaya government will constitute a judicial enquiry into the police firing in which three civilians were injured in North Garo Hills district, chief minister Mukul Sangma informed the Assembly today.


Opposition Congress and Left Front jointly staged a walkout in West Bengal assembly today after the speaker rejected an adjournment motion moved by them seeking discussion on recruitment of teachers in state-run schools through Teachers' Eligibility Test (TET) exam.


It's official -- 18 months after the October 2015 Assembly elections, Bihar still awaits the bounty of Rs 1.25 lakh-crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the poll campaign, an RTI query has revealed.


The Tripura government has decided to set up at least one English medium school in every block by next year, state education minister Tapan Chakraborty said today.


The Army staged a flag march at Silapathar in Assam's Dhemaji district today after members of an organisation ransacked the office of the All-Assam Students Union (AASU) here demanding Indian citizenship for Hindu Bengalis who came to the state from Bangladesh after 1


Opposition NDA today announced boycotting Bihar minister Abdul Jalil Mastan in the Assembly, a day after taking a similar move in the Legislative Council for his "uncharitable" remarks against the Prime Minister.


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has seized counterfeit notes with the face value of Rs 3.90 lakh from two persons here, police said.


Alleging unruly behaviour of students, the vice chancellor of Ravenshaw University, Prof P C Sarangi on Monday stepped down from his post.


Keeping in view the huge rush of passengers during ensuing summer season, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run thirteen pairs of special trains between Santragachi-Puducherry-Santragachi from April 1 to June 26.


Ghanshyam Singh, general manager, Eastern Railway felicitated Amit Bakshi, technician, Grade-I, Sonarpur with safety award in a meeting, held at Eastern Railway’s Headquarters, Fairlie Place today for his sincere and diligent work in avoiding possible incident in trai

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Shortage of doctors at the lone Primary Health Centre is taking a toll on villagers here. According to reports, against the general practice of posting at least two physicians at a PHC, the Baratang Primary Health Centre is functioning with only one for the past two months.

Port Blair

The Coast Guard Ship Aruna Asaf Ali conducted a Community Interaction Program in co-ordination with MRCC Port Blair at Fish Landing Centre, Junglighat on Tuesday as part of developing social connect with coastal community and sensitizing fishermen under the guidance o

Port Blair

On the occasion of Andaman Moplah Day celebrated on Monday by the Andaman Moplah Service Organization (AMSO), the foundation for Moplah Bhawan was laid by veteran members of the community led by the founder office-bearers of AMSO, Mr T Hamza and Mr C Abdu at Kanyapura

Port Blair

The Executive Engineer, RCD, APWD, Mr Chozhi accompanied with Pradhan, Mr O. Bashir and Chairman Standing Committee, Mr P. Abdul Manaf visited Mannarghat Gram Panchayat on Tuesday.

Port Blair

The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands observed Black Day on Monday  in protest of the indifferent attitude of Central Government on the 21-point charter of demands of central government employees.

Port Blair

‘Don’t  get scared of pain and pangs of life. Face them and beat them.’ That was the catchword of the debate, organized by the Andaman College as part of the ongoing anti-alcohol and anti-drug abuse awareness campaign among college students.

Port Blair

The Indian Coast Guard team comprising five personnel headed by Assistant Commandant Mr P. Dharmaraj along with officers of Fisheries Department organized a fishing community interaction programme at Gram Panchayat, Mannarghat on Tuesday. Mr O.