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Pope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour today after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.


The US is not satisfied with Pakistan's cooperation in the war against terror as it has not done "anything significant" to rein-in the Taliban and the Haqqani network and destroy their sanctuary on its territory as part of its promise, a senior White House official ha


The US wants Pakistan to act in "its best interest" and take action against terror safe havens, Jim Mattis said today, ahead of his first visit to Islamabad as America's Defence Secretary.


US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Pakistan next week as part of a four-nation tour during which he is expected to pressure Islamabad to do more against militant groups.


Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has confirmed that his organisation Jammat-ud-Dawah will contest the 2018 general elections in Pakistan under the banner of the Milli Muslim League, which is yet to be registered with the Election Commission.


About 1.60 lakh Chinese drivers have been investigated for alleged reckless driving from January to October, authorities said today.


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan lashed out at the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chairman Nawaz Sharif in a rally held at the Railways Ground in the Chishtian tehsil of Bahawalnagar today (Sunday).


China has showcased its J-11B jet fighters in the disputed South China Sea islands as Beijing seeks to consolidate its hold over the region.


A 22-year-old student of a private university was found dead under mysterious circumstances here, police said today. Surinidhi Shivsain Ram Kartik, from Visakhapatnam, was residing in a paying guest accommodation in the vicinity of the university, the police said.


Jammu and Kashmir police today claimed to have busted a gang of thieves in Poonch district with the arrest of three persons and recovery of stolen property worth over Rs 10 lakh.


Two people, including a teenager, were killed after being hit by a speeding vehicle in the Dataganj area, police said today. The incident took place last night when Tikaram (23) and his nephew Pintu (14) were returning home, they said.


Police have arrested a man and woman for torturing a 4-year-old girl, the woman's daughter from a previous marriage, by scalding her with a hot frying pan.


Train services were affected for about three hours after the locomotive of the Udaipur-Indore Virbhumi Express derailed near Ujjain today, officials said.


About 9.61 lakh litres of liquor, Rs 1.71 crore in cash and gold and jewellery worth over Rs 8 crore have been seized by the Election Commission-appointed surveillance and expenditure monitoring teams in poll-bound Gujarat till now.


The Jammu and Kashmir government is keen to promote AYUSH method of treatment which has become very popular in the state and does not have any side effects, state health minister Bali Bhagat said.


Jail authorities are "custodians" of undertrials on behalf of the judiciary and are supposed to give them proper medical care, treatment and food, a Delhi court has observed while coming down on Tihar Jail officials for not complying with earlier directions.


Home guard personnel will be deployed at 143 unmanned railway level crossings in 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh in a bid to ensure no accidents take place at such junctions.


The Delhi government has asked its schools to identify those students from west Delhi's Kathputli Colony who had lost their uniform, books and stationery during demolition or transit, and ensure no such student drops out of school.


Two Pakistani intruders, who were roaming inside the Indian territory on a motorcycle, were nabbed by BSF jawans from an area close to a border outpost (BOP) in the Ferozepur Sector today, officials said.


Kerala will soon get an Advanced Virology Institute to address the frequent threats of infectious viral diseases, its early detection and rapid prevention besides carrying out research in the area.


More than six months after a chemical leak in a Tughlakabad container depot triggered noxious fumes, the Delhi Police is still probing what caused the tear in the plastic containers which stored the chemicals.


MDMK chief Vaiko today announced his party's support to the DMK in the R K Nagar Assembly bypoll scheduled on December 21, the first such gesture after over a decade.


Virtually left with no hope, a 13- year-old schoolgirl in a Bihar village sent out a distress message through a mobile app of a UN-backed platform that eventually saved her from becoming a victim of child marriage.


Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today called for an inclusive society with no discrimination against differently-abled people.


Prof Swagata Sen has taken charge as the acting vice-chancellor of the University of Gour Banga in Malda district. Sen said he took charge on Friday as the acting V-C. "I will be discharging responsibility for another six months," he said.


Security forces apprehended two rebels of the NSCN (IM) from Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district and recovered arms and ammunitions from their possession, a defence spokesperson said.


A 9-year-old intellectually disabled girl has allegedly been sexually assaulted by a youth beside her school during recess at Hanskhali area of Nadia district, the police said today.


An area commander of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) surrendered before the BSF on Saturday in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, BSF officials said.


Two women cadres of a proscribed militant outfit have been arrested in the hill district of Tengnoupal, police said. The two members of Kanglei Yawol Kanba Lup were held at around 3.45 pm yesterday during frisking at Tengnoupal Bailey Bridge, they said.


The BJP on Saturday claimed that an anti-Congress wave is sweeping Meghalaya where Assembly election is due early next year. People in the state are set to reject the Congress government in the polls, BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli said here.