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Bahrain school calls Indian couple to pay fee of dead daughter


Bahrain-based Indian school has left the parents of an Indian girl “devastated” after calling them up to clear outstanding fees of their eight-year-old daughter, who had died in January. Shiny Philip, the mother, received a call from Indian School Bahrain (ISB) last week about outstanding tuition fees for her daughter Abiya Shreya Jophy despite having informed the school of her ...

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7 killed in Pakistan as blast hits Punjab Home Minister’s office –


The blast brought down the roof of the office building and around 20 to 25 people, including the minister, were buried under rubble. A powerful blast today blew up the political office of Pakistan’s Punjab province Home Minister Shuja Khanzada in Attock, killing at least seven persons and burying him and several others under the rubble. The blast brought down the roof of the ...

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Narendra Modi reaches out to kids, leaves officials surprised


When Prime Minister Narendra Modi crossed the barricade and met the students gathered at Red Fort last year, it came as a surprise. In the run-up to the Independence Day celebrations this year, the Prime Minister’s Office told the organisers that this action was unlikely to be repeated. But, Modi did repeat his action, stopping his cavalcade to reach out ...

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PM Modi’s Independence Day speech: No announcement on OROP, ex-defence personnel threaten to step up agitation


After Prime Minister Narendra Modi made no formal announcement about the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme during his Independence Day speech at the Red Fort on Saturday, former defence personnel threatened to intensify the agitation for their longstanding demand. During his speech, the Prime Minister reiterated his government’s stand, saying the demand for OROP has been ...

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FTII row: RSS is ‘capturing’ educational institutions, says Rahul Gandhi


Two weeks after he visited the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune and promised to offer his support to the striking students, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday, seeking his intervention. After meeting the President, Rahul said educational institutions were being “captured” by the RSS and that he saw no merit in Gajendra Chauhan, ...

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India keen to foster strategic partnership with UAE in trade, counter-terrorism: PM Modi


Ahead of his talks with the Emirati leadership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the Gulf region is vital for India’s economic, energy and security interests and he wants to see the UAE as the foremost partner in trade and countering terrorism. Noting that both India and UAE have a range of common security and strategic concerns in the region, including terrorism and extremism, the Prime ...

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