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Let's respect Indus Waters Treaty, Pakistan tells India

Islamabad, March 20: Both India and Pakistan must respect the Indus Waters Treaty as it is in their interest, Pakistan’s Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif said on Monday. “The talks, postponed since 2015, have resumed due to efforts made by the government. They are in the best interests of both neighbours,” he said as the 113th India-Pakistan Indus Water Commission con...

 
Trump says N Korea acting 'very, very badly'

Washington, March 20: US President Donald Trump slammed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for “acting very, very badly”, following Pyongyangs missile activities, a media report said. North Korea claimed it tested a new high-thrust rocket engine on Saturday, the latest in a string of missile tests over the past few months, The Hill magazine said in the report. “He’s acting ...

 
'No debt at NATO', German Ministry says after Trump tweets

Berlin, March 20: Germany does not owe NATO and the US “vast sums” of money for defence, German Federal Ministry of Defense said on Sunday, rejecting the tweets by US President Donald Trump. “There is no debt account at NATO,” German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement, elaborating on the distribution of Berlin’s military expenditure, which is...

 
Sharif orders to reopen Pakistan-Afghanistan border

Islamabad, March 20: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered to reopen the Pakistan-Afghanistan border with immediate effect. The Prime Minister said that the decision was taken as a goodwill gesture as the countries enjoy “religious, cultural and historical ties”, reported Dawn newspaper. Pakistan sealed the Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan for an indefinite period in...

 
North Korea denounces 'anti-terror war' by US

Pyongyang, March 20: North Korea on Monday denounced the “anti-terror war” by the US as an excuse to intervene in the sovereignty of other countries. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the “anti-terrorism war” of the US is “state-sponsored terrorism and a new version of war of aggression against the anti-US countries for realising the imperialists’ am...

 
Theresa May to trigger Brexit on March 29

London, March 20: Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union on March 29, a government spokesperson said on Monday. Downing Street said Britain’s ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, notified the EU of May’s intention verbally.

“The Prime Minister will deliver her letter triggering Article 50 to President (Donald) Tusk on Wednesda...

 
With President’s nod, Hindu Marriage Bill in Pakistan now law

Islamabad, March 20: President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday gave his approval to the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2017 on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, turning it into law.

The law aims to protect marriages, families, mothers and their children and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Hindu families. It is a consolidated law for solemnisation of marriages by Hindu families...

 
Duterte meets Suu Kyi, donates aid for Rohingyas

Manila, March 20: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday met Myanmars de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and donated $300,000 for the Muslim minority Rohingya community, which has been the victim of an escalation of violence that has left dozens dead and thousands displaced.

The closed-door meeting between Duterte and Suu Kyi took place at the presidential palace in Naypyidaw, th...

 
Pope begs forgiveness for church’s role in Rwanda genocide

Vatican City, March 20: Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the church’s failures during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide in which close to one million ethnic Tustis were killed. The papal statement followed Francis’ meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame at the Vatican, reported Efe news. The Pope acknowledged that several members of the Catholic...

 
Digital clutter making smartphones vulnerable

Moscow, March 20: Increased digital clutter, owing to an explosion in the usage of apps, is leaving smartphones vulnerable to security threats, a new survey said on Monday. Conducted by cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab across 17 countries, it showed that users typically install 12 Android apps every month but delete only 10, in effect adding two apps to their device on a monthly basis. With mo...

 
Former IS sex slave demands justice for Yazidis

Washington, March 20: A Yazidi woman who was kidnapped and taken as a sex slave by the terror group IS has demanded investigation from the Iraqi government and the UN and asked for justice, a media report said. Nadia Murad, along with her counsel, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, described her ordeal in an interview to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday. It began in 2014 after ...

 
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 Arunachal News
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CM inaugurates Kharkutta Police Station
State has alarming proportion of untrained teachers: CAG
JACATAM serves State government deadline
Birth anniversary celebrated
 Northeast News
Manipur territorial integrity will be protected, says CM
ONGC's exploration mission begins in Northeast: Official
NH 44 will remain open during monsoon, assures Assam
No agreement to carve out larger Nagaland, says government
 Cachar News
Garbage is not a waste but a resource: C Srinivasan
Primates face struggle for survival in Cachar
 National News
Hizbul commander killed in J&K shootout
Hyderabad police foil protest over 'dharna chowk'
Indians regard nature as mother: Rajnath
Allow us to build Ram temple, Swamy tells Muslims
 International News
Six killed in blasts in Bangladesh
Trump promises new healthcare plan once Obamacare 'explodes'
'Pakistan's ties with China not a zero-sum game'
'Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession process'
 State-1
Ex-Servicemen rally organized by Army
KSA seeks early solution to Assam-Meghalaya border dispute 
Stress laid on improving tea industry, role of small tea growers lauded
ATASU to organize Mukoli Bihu
 State-2
Peace and unity among different tribal communities underscored
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Puthimari Bapubheti farmers set an example in organic farming
Workers in Gohpur tea gardens demand wages in cash
 Local Sports
Time to work on publicity and better transport facilities: Yarza
Barpeta, Dhemaji win titles
Neelabh causes major upset
 Sports
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Lyon revels at extracting bounce at Dharamsala pitch
Pandey's 104 helps India 'Red' beat Tamil Nadu by 32 runs
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 Editorial
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Towards ensuring quality education
'Over 70% aquifers overdrawn, water crisis looming'
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