Owaisi on dispute over placing idol near dargah: ‘We know bulldozers will be…’.

All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi asked Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan whether his government will arrest those accused of “desecrating a mosque” in Neemuch as he took a jibe on the ongoing bulldozer politics. Prohibitory orders were imposed in a part of Neemuch city after tension in the area over the installation of Lord Hanuman’s idol near a dargah.“Sir @CMMadhyaPradesh will your government arrest the accused for desecrating a masjid...

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India rejects Pakistani parliamentary resolution on Jammu and Kashmir.

India on Tuesday rejected what it described as a “farcical resolution” passed by Pakistan’s Parliament opposing the delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir and said Pakistan has no locus standi to interfere in the country’s internal matters.The resolution, which was presented in Pakistan’s National Assembly by foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari last week, had called on India to immediately halt and reverse what it said were “unilateral and illegal actions” in Jammu and Kashmir...

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Rajnath Singh launches India-made ‘Surat’ and ‘Udaygiri’ warships in Mumbai.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh launched two made-in-India warships 'Surat' and 'Udaygiri' at the Mazagon Docks in Mumbai on Tuesday. This is the first time that the two indigenously built warships have been launched together, the Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) said. Surat is the fourth guided missile destroyer of P15B class, while Udaygiri is the second stealth frigate of P17A class. Both warships have been designed in-house by the Directorate of Naval Design (DND) and built at MDL, Mumbai. Rajnath...

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Turkey ‘will not allow’ Sweden, Finland joining NATO: Erdogan.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he won’t allow Sweden and Finland to join NATO because of their stances on Kurdish militants, throwing a wrench into plans to strengthen the western military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.At a press conference in Ankara late Monday, Erdogan poured cold water on expectations that Turkish opposition to the enlargement plan could be easily resolved. The remarks were his clearest indication that he intends to block membership for the two countries,...

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Macron names Elisabeth Borne as France’s new prime minister.

Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was appointed France's new prime minister on Monday, becoming only the second woman in history to hold the post.Borne, 61, the labor minister in French President Emmanuel Macron's previous government, succeeds Jean Castex, whose resignation on Monday was expected after Macron's reelection last month to a second five-year term.Borne spoke soon after her appointment, noting the emotions she felt at being selected for the highest office a woman has ever held in French...

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India’s Thomas Cup win: Bugle of history, chorus of the future.

Our badminton people are going bananas. It has never been their demeanour — no one ever saw Prakash Padukone doing fist pumps or Pullela Gopichand dancing the Macarena in glee. The Thomas Cup triumph by the Indian men’s team in Bangkok on Sunday has however meant that the floor is being wiped with titles won in other sports – including, would you believe it, the big C. But honestly, if our badminton people won’t go utterly OTT now, then when will they?The Thomas Cup is the holy grail of men’s...

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Sri Lanka imposes nine-hour nationwide curfew amid protests: Report.

The Sri Lankan government on Monday imposed a nine-hour curfew amid continued unrest in the island nation. According to reports from local media, the curfew will be imposed from 8pm Monday and remain in force till 5am Tuesday.The island nation has been witnessing protests over the ongoing economic crisis in the country, said to be the worst in decades. With law and order deteriorating in the wake of weeks-long protests, the Lankan authorities are said to be making efforts to bring the situation under...

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‘India, Nepal ties unshakeable like…’: PM Modi at Buddhist Conference in Lumbini.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India and Nepal's ever-strengthening friendship and closeness will serve entire humanity “amid the kind of global situation that is emerging today”. Modi, who is in the Himalayan nation at the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba on a day-long visit to Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, said the relations between the two nations are “unshakeable like the Himalayas”.Addressing a Buddhist Conference in Lumbini, Modi said...

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Global wheat prices surge to record high on India export ban.

Global wheat prices shot up a record 6% on Monday following India’s decision to restrict overseas sales of the staple, exacerbating a global food crisis, trading data showed. The world was banking on India to alleviate wheat supplies crimped by the Ukraine war.India, the world’s second-largest wheat grower, on May 13 said it was banning private exports to manage its food security which is “at risk”, keeping a window open for overseas shipments only on the specific request of a foreign government...

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No Kuwaitis among casualties in Buffalo; Mass shooting kills 10.

No Kuwaitis were amongst the casualties of the Buffalo mass shooting, said a Kuwaiti diplomatic source late Saturday. The Kuwaiti Consulate in New York affirmed in a statement obtained by KUNA that no Kuwaitis were amongst the casualties of the Buffalo mass shooting. It urged Kuwaitis to avoid the place of the incident and obey the local authorities’ instructions. The statement called on Kuwaiti citizens to contact the Consulate in New York: at the +19172426688 number in case of emergency.The 18-year-old...

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