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Confirmation of prison cell in India sought by UK court

London: Nirav Modi, wanted in fraud and money laundering charges amounting to nearly USD 2 billion, was on Thursday remanded till June 27 by a UK court, which directed the Indian government to confirm within 14 days which prison he is to be held in if he were to be extradited. Modi, dressed in a blue shirt and black trousers, …

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Russia did not help me get elected: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump Thursday asserted that Russia did not help him get elected in the 2016 presidential elections and alleged that Moscow would have preferred Hillary Clinton as president. “No, Russia did not help me get elected. You know who got me elected? You know who got me elected? I got me elected? Russia didn’t help me at …

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US removes India from its currency monitoring list

Washington: The US on Tuesday removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners, citing steps being taken by New Delhi which addressed some of the Trump administration’s major concerns. For the first time, the US placed India in its currency monitoring list of countries in May 2018 with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies. Switzerland is the other …

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Boris Johnson asked to face court over Brexit lies

London: Boris Johnson, frontrunner to become the next leader of the Conservative Party, was on Wednesday asked to appear in a court over claims that he lied and misled the public by saying the UK sends 350 million pounds a week to the EU. Johnson has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 …

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New Zealand treasury website hacked on eve of budget

Wellington: Ahead of its much speculated “well-being budget” scheduled on Thursday, hackers stole crucial information from New Zealand’s Treasury website. Someone made more than 2,000 unauthorised attempts that appeared to be directed at Budget-related information, nzherald.co.nz reported on Wednesday, adding that Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf confirmed the hack. While it was not clear whether the hack had come from within …

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Nirav Modi to be produced before UK court in extradition case

London: Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi is set to be produced before a court in London on Thursday as he fights his extradition to India in the nearly US$ 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case. The 48-year-old has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his third attempt at seeking bail was rejected …

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Pakistan seeks dialogue with India for region’s development

Islamabad: Not invited for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inauguration on Thursday, Pakistan has sought a dialogue with the new Indian government, saying it is the only way for South Asia’s development. The Indian government on Monday invited leaders of BIMSTEC member states as well as Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius and Chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation for Modi’s swearing-in.  Pakistan, which is …

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Stop interfering in Tibet: China tells US

Beijing: China on Tuesday told the US to stop interfering in Tibet after the American envoy advised Beijing to hold talks with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama who is living in India. In a rare visit to Tibet last week, US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad advised the Chinese government officials to hold talks with the spiritual leader and …

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UK Foreign Secretary warns against no-deal Brexit ‘suicide’

London: UK Foreign Secretary and Tory leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has warned that his party will be committing “political suicide” if it tries to push through a no-deal Brexit, drawing a major dividing line between himself and the frontrunners in the leadership contest. Hunt told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday that the move to no-deal would result in …

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Bangladesh police on alert after blast claimed by IS

Dhaka: Bangladesh has put its police force on alert after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bomb blast that targeted security forces here. A woman police officer and two others were injured when a powerful bomb went off near a police pick-up van in the capital’s Malibagh intersection on Sunday night. Islamic State claimed responsibility, with its propaganda wing …

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