Monday, April 24, 2017

International News


Afghan defence minister, army chief resign over deadly Taliban attack

Afghanistan’s defence minister and army chief have resigned days after a deadly Taliban attack killed over 140 soldiers at a military base. “Defence minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief of staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with immediate effect”, a tweet from the Presidential Palace. The attack, the deadliest since ...

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Mehbooba Mufti meets Indian PM to discuss unrest in Kashmir

Amid increasing violence in the disputed Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, the state’s Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kashmir has seen various instances of locals clashing with security personnel over the last few weeks. Our India correspondent Neha Poonia reports

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38 Indians detained in UK for visa breach

Britain’s immigration officials have reportedly detained 38 Indians for overstaying their visas or working illegally. This came after authorities apparently conducted raids in two clothing factories in the city of Leicester. Of those detained, 31 had outstayed their visas, seven had entered the country illegally and one was working in ...

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India road accidents kill 410 people a day

More than 410 people were killed each day on India’s roads last year, according to new figures. The Indian government is aiming to halve the number of road accident fatalities in the country over the next three years. Our India correspondent Rebecca Bundhun reports

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