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Normalcy returns to Odisha town after 2 killed in clashes at Vedanta plant

BHUBANESWAR Normalcy returned to Lanjigarh in Odisha’s Kalahandi district on Tuesday, a day after a security man was burnt to death by a mob and a protestor killed in clashes near the Vedanta alumina refinery. Both Vedanta and the state government announced financial assistance to families of the security personnel and the villager, who were killed when violence erupted as …

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China says won’t recognise Dalai Lama successor, if found in India

BEIJING China on Tuesday indicated that it won’t recognise the successor of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama if found in India. The 14th Dalai Lama has been living in India in exile since 1959 after a failed revolt against Communist rule in Tibet. Beijing calls him a “dangerous secessionist” and is worried about his successor. In an interview with Reuters, the …

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Election Commission issues notice to Babul Supriyo for campaign song

KOLKATA The Election Commission Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to Union minister Babul Supriyo for putting out a campaign song, composed and sung by him, without prior permission, officials said. The music-video was posted in social media and some local TV news channels aired it without certification from the Election Commission, Additional Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal Sanjay Basu said. The singer-turned-politician, …

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Congress seeks Salman Khan’s help to capture BJP’s Indore citadel

BHOPAL The Madhya Pradesh Congress has requested Bollywood megastar Salman Khan to breach the BJP’sIndore citadel in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. The actor was born in Indore’s Palasia area in 1965 and has spent a substantial part of his childhood in that city before moving to Mumbai. “Our leaders have already talked to Salman Khan to campaign …

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PDP to contest all six LS seats in JK: Mehbooba

JAMMU The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday dismissed reports of an alliance with the Congress and said the party is preparing to contest all the six Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir. “We are preparing to contest all the six seats,” Mehbooba told reporters late Tuesday night. Dismissing media reports of parleys with the Congress …

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Iran sends 300,000 barrels of gas condensate for export from new phase of South Pars gas field: ISNA

GENEVA Iran has sent 300,000 barrels of gas condensate for export from a new phase of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field, Payam Motamed, operator of the South Pars phase 13 project, said on Tuesday, according to the ISNA news agency. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani formally inaugurated four new …

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Iran denies joint operation with Turkey against Kurdish PKK: Report

DUBAI Turkey repeated on Monday that it and Iran were carrying out a joint operation against Kurdish militants, despite a denial from Tehran that it was involved. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the joint operation targeting militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Monday was the first of …

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Islamic State loses big part of Syria enclave, SDF sees defeat ‘very soon’

DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE (SYRIA) U.S.-backed Syrian forces said they were close to defeating Islamic State in its final scrap of territory at Baghouz in eastern Syria after seizing an encampment from the jihadists on Tuesday, though the battle was not over yet. Hardened militant fighters holed up in the encampment …

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