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       HEADLINES: Baby girl found abandoned                                              Pinarayi death case: 'Auto-driver bought rat poison for Soumya'                                              POCSO Act: Death penalty will be futile, says Justice Shah                                              Siddaramaiah files nomination from Badami                                              Parliament is not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhary                                              Decision to reject impeachment motion against CJI was not hasty: Venkaiah Naidu                                              Centre defends death by hanging in SC, says far safer and quicker                                              Death toll in Toronto truck collision rises to 10                                              Fire in karaoke bar in China kills at least 18                                              Selective army censorship of press may impact Pak polls                                              US plans to end work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders                                              IPL '18: Kings XI Punjab prevail as DD continue to lose                                              I’ll share champagne with Kohli if he breaks my record: Tendulkar                                              Barcelona Open: Bopanna-Vasselin look for winning start                                              Zverer surges to 3rd spot, Nadal stays top in ATP rankings                                              Tendulkar recalls 'happy dents' of World Cup triumph                                              Kaumudi Facebook
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         US plans to end work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: The Donald Trump administration is planning to end allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to work legally in the US, a top federal agency official has told lawmakers. The move may have a devastating impact on tens of thousands of Indians.

 
         Selective army censorship of press may impact Pak polls    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: An article published by a leading British newspaper has said that press freedom in Pakistan is under threat, being selectively censored by that country's powerful military establishment, which doesn't take kindly to criticism of its actions, or support for the civilian political class.

 
         Fire in karaoke bar in China kills at least 18    
 
 
BEIJING: A fire that tore through a karaoke bar in southern China in the early hours of Tuesday killed 18 people, the police said, adding that arson was probably the cause.

 
         Death toll in Toronto truck collision rises to 10    
 
 
TORONTO: The death toll in the incident of Toronto truck collision has risen to ten as the number of people injured is reported to be 15.

 
         China's BRI exposes its ulterior strategic motives    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: The official narrative in China and the highlighting of the country's "core interests" in terms of fostering and promoting economic development in Europe and the Indo-Pacific region through the ambitiously conceived "Belt Road Initiative" (BRI) may not be entirely true.

 
         CPEC: Business, security headache for China, Pak    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: The ongoing over USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which forms a part of Beijing's ambitious transnational Belt Road Initiative (BRI), is according to a report, turning out to be an economic as well as a security headache for both China and Pakistan.

 
         Pak Army Chief calls for meaningful Indo-Pak dialogue    
 
 
NETHERLANDS: Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday called for a meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan.

 
         The royal family of UK welcomes baby no. 3    
 
 
LONDON: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, have welcomed their third baby - a son - into the world on April 23, 11:01 BST.

 
         Yemen: At least 30 killed after Saudi-led air strike hits wedding party    
 
 
RIYADH: At least 30 people were killed after an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in Yemen late on Sunday night.

 
         China denies "hidden" military bases on CPEC    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Beijing has refuted the reports suggesting that the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under construction with Islamabad has "hidden" military or strategic bases, maintaining the commercial status of the project.

 
         World’s oldest person Nabi Tajima dies at 117 in Japan    
 
 
TOKYO: The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed.

 
         Barbara Bush Funeral: Scores of mourners gather in Texas    
 
 
HOUSTON: Scores of mourners, including former Presidents George H W Bush, George Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, on Saturday (local time) attended the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush at Houston's St Martin's Episcopal Church in Texas.

 
         17 dead in China's dragon boat accident    
 
 
BEIJING: At least 17 persons were killed on Saturday after two dragon boats capsized in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the authorities confirmed.

 
         Death toll in Kabul suicide blast rises to 31: Reports    
 
 
KABUL: The Death toll in Sunday's deadly suicide bombing in Kabul has risen to 31, confirmed the Afghan officials. The number of injured has also increased to 50.

 
         US must stop Pak's Pashtun crackdown: Activist    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A United States-based advocacy group, the Voice of Karachi, has requested Washington to exert pressure on Pakistan to stop its alleged human rights violations against the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) and other groups representing that nation's ethnic and religious minorities.

 
         Pak is China's client state: US report    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: China's recent decision to provide Pakistan with the military version of Beidou, its hi-tech ballistic missile tracking and monitoring system, has once again certified a well-known strategic view that Beijing uses Islamabad as the first choice exporting nation for testing its weaponry under supervision.

 
         Mira Ricardel to be new deputy national security advisor    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: National security advisor (NSA) John Bolton on Friday (local time) named Undersecretary of Commerce Mira Ricardel as his deputy, announced the White House.

 
         Ships don't want to stop at Chinese run Hambantota    
 
 
COLOMBO: The Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka in which China has a 70 percent stake, is being seen by shipping analysts and other experts as a virtual white elephant because most ships passing through the Indian Ocean don't stop to unload their cargo.

 
         Sheikh Hasina makes it to Time's list of 100 most influential people    
 
 
DHAKA: Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made it to the list of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2018.

 
         PM Modi should pay more attention to women safety: IMF chief    
 
 
IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday called on India´s leader to focus more on women in the wake of the ‘revolting’ rape and murder of two young girls.

 
         Cuba marks end of era as Castro hands over power    
 
 
HAVANA: Cuba’s new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that emphasized the need to modernize the economy.

 
         Rawalpindi village named after Malala    
 
 
RAWALPINDI: A village in Rawalpindi District of Pakistan's Punjab province has been named after Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate.

 
         Pak-sponsored PoK-Khalistani elements burn Indian flag in London    
 
 
LONDON: Pakistan-backed PoK and Khalistani elements burnt the Indian flag in Central London yesterday while the London Metropolitan Police quietly watched the flag burning taking place right before its eyes.

 
         CIA chief had 'smooth' meeting with Kim Jong Un: Trump    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: United States President Donald Trump has confirmed that CIA director Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in a secret visit to Pyongyang.

 
         31 militants dead, 37 wounded in Afghan    
 
 
KABUL: At least 31 militants have been killed and 37 wounded during the coordinated air and ground operations in various provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, confirms the country's Ministry of Defense (MoD).

 
         India-UK MoU on illegal immigrants under discussion: Foreign Secy    
 
 
London [UK]:The meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and the United Kingdom has paved the way for a discussion on a possible Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on illegal immigrants, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said on Wednesday. "An MoU on illegal immigrants is under discussion. I think there will be a meeting of Home Secretary and Home Minister, perhaps at the end of next month, and I presume we will continue to discuss it in that time," Gokhale told press here.

 
         UIDAI did not accuse Google of trying to fail Aadhaar'    
 
New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday refuted media reports that its counsel Rakesh Dwivedi accused Google of trying to fail Aadhaar while presenting arguments in the Supreme Court.

 
         Minority Hindu families protest abduction of minor    
 
 
Islamabad: Protesting minority Hindu families residing in the Yazman Tehsil, which is approximately 30-kilomters from Bahawalpur, have come out onto the streets to demand the recovery of minor girl allegedly abducted five days ago.

 
         Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92    
 
 
WASHINGTON/HOUSTON: Former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush, wife of US president and mother of another, died Wednesday. She was 92.

 
         Blast near Indian Embassy camp office in Kathmandu    
 
 
KATHMANDU: A minor explosion took place near camp office of the Indian embassy in Kathmandu's Biratnagar on Monday night. The Camp Office was targeted in the blast that occurred on Monday night at around 8.15 pm, District Police Office, Morang's Chief SP Arun Kumar BC informed.

 
 
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