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Rafale deal info not being revealed in ‘national interest’: Minister

PUNE Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said Thursday the details relating to the Rafale deal are not revealed in the national interest. The Congress Thursday urged the CAG to carry out a forensic audit of the “Rs 60,150-crore” Rafale fighter jet deal and bring all “facts” on record to enable Parliament to fix accountability for the alleged …

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Israel reinforces troops outside Gaza as border protests enter seventh month

JERUSALEM Israel said it was reinforcing troops around Gaza on Thursday as a precaution against Palestinian border protests now in their seventh month, and threatened the enclave’s ruling Hamas Islamists with a “very harsh” response in the event of attacks. The Israeli statements did not appear to herald any imminent …

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Turkey will not leave Syria until Syrian people have an election: Erdogan

ISTANBUL Turkey will not leave Syria until the Syrian people hold an election, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. “Whenever the Syrian people hold an election, we will leave Syria to its owners after they hold their elections,” Erdogan said at a forum in Istanbul. Erdogan agreed with Russian …

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Bangladesh kids turn the tide on climate change aboard ‘floating schools’

DHAKA (BANGLADESH) Mosammat Rekha’s older cousins grew up unable to read and write, their tiny village so frequently cut off from the nearest school by floods that would rise suddenly in their remote corner of disaster-prone Bangladesh. But seven-year-old Mosammat is learning her ABCs aboard a boat fitted with a …

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Equating madrassas in Pakistan with terrorism unfair: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD Ignoring the role of madrassas in Pakistan and equating them with terrorism was unfair, Prime Minister Imran Khan has told the country’s top clerics as he underlined that improving the education system was his government’s top priority. Khan made the remarks during his first meeting with a prominent delegation of Ulema (clerics), who called on him at the Prime Minister Office …

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