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Taliban Members Are Now Governors, Police Chiefs In Afghanistan

November 8, 2021
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The Taliban appointed 44 of its members to key roles including provincial governors and police chiefs on Sunday, a key step in shoring up its governance as the country grapples with growing security and economic problems. It is first large-scale round of appointments announced since the cabinet was formed in September. | Read more|

Energy Crisis In India, China That Helped Revive Coal Is Easing, For Now

November 8, 2021
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An energy crisis in two of Asia's key economies that caused power shortages and threatened slower growth is beginning to ease, though further risks remain. Supplies of coal, the key source of electricity generation in China and India, are rising again after governments pressed miners to boost output. That's allowing po | Read more|

"Only Mamata Banerjee Got It Spot On": Derek O'Brien On Demonetisation

November 8, 2021
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Only Mamata Banerjee got it spot on, Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien tweeted today on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sudden demonetisation move or ban on high-value currency notes in 2016. On the five year anniversary of the move, the Trinamool Rajya Sabha member shared a screenshot of five tweets from the West | Read more|

Iraq Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survives assassination bid with drones

November 7, 2021
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Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted his residence early Sunday and officials said he was unharmed. The attack was a major escalation amid tensions sparked by the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept last month’s parliamentary election resul | Read more|

Tripura violence: After SC lawyers, 102 social media accounts face UAPA charge

November 7, 2021
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Three days after they charged four Supreme Court lawyers under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), police in Tripura have invoked the same stringent anti-terrorism law against 102 social media handles, and served notices on US-based Internet companies seeking detailed information on the owners of these acc | Read more|

India, France agree to expand partnership in defence, security

November 7, 2021
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India and France agreed to strengthen defence and security partnership by enhancing intelligence and information sharing, bolstering capabilities, expanding military drills and pursuing new initiatives in maritime, space and cyber domains, the Indian embassy in Paris said on Saturday. | Read more|

Amid Resignation Row, Top Punjab Government Lawyer Attacks Navjot Sidhu

November 6, 2021
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Punjab Advocate General APS Deol has hit back at Congress leader Navjot Sidhu - who has demanded he resign from his appointed post for representing two accused cops in the 2015 sacrilege and police firing case. Mr Deol slammed the former cricketer for "repeated utterances (that) seek to derail the earnest efforts of th | Read more|

Aryan Khan appears before NCB as part of bail conditions set by Bombay HC

November 5, 2021
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Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday as part of one of the conditions set by the Bombay High Court while granting bail to the 23-year-old who was arrested, along with several others, by the agency in the drugs-on-cruise case. | Read more|