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  • Myanmar president holds first ever press conference in Nay Pyi Taw

    Rangoon, Oct. 22 (Xinhua-ANI): Myanmar President U Thein Sein held his first ever press conference in Nay Pyi Taw Sunday and answered dozens of questions raised by local and foreign reporters. Asked by Xinhua about what preferential treatments would be granted to foreign investors and what measures would be taken to protect foreign investment by…

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  • Kerala CM Chandy blasts Air India over hijak alrm incident

    Thiruvananthapuram, Oct.22 (ANI) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy lashed out at Air India on Monday over the recent hijack alarm incident at the Thiruvananthapuram Airport here, saying what had happened was “sheer cruelty” by the airline authorities towards passengers from the state. “The hapless passengers were even dubbed as hijackers. This is sheer cruelty. This…

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  • Bollywood bigwigs turn up to pay homage to Yash Chopra

    Mumbai, Oct 22 (ANI): Several Bollywood bigwigs, including superstars such as Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan turned up to pay their last respects to veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, known as the country’s king of celluloid romance. Chopra died at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital. He was 80 years old. According to a Yash Raj Films…

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  • 21 militants killed in Afghan raids within day: Government

    Kabul, Oct. 22 (Xinhua-ANI): Afghan police, backed by the army and the NATO-led coalition forces, have eliminated 21 militants during cleanup operations in different provinces within the last 24 hours, the country’s Interior Ministry said Monday. “Afghan National Police (ANP) in partnership with army and coalition forces launched 11 cleanup operations in Kunduz, Uruzgan, Wardak,…

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